Ian is the owner of Otford Nursery, He is trained to level 5 in childcare. Ian is also one of our designated safeguarding officers within the nursery & Oasis.
Carole-Anne Join the Otford nursery team in 2007. She is trained to level 3 in childcare and is responsible for all admissions and the administrative side of the nursery.
Ally joined the Otford Nursery team in 2009. She is trained to level 3 in childcare. Ally is responsible for the day to day running of the nursery and is also our designated safeguarding officer.
Deputy Manager & SENCO
Hayley joined the Otford Nursery & Oasis team in 2014. She is trained to Level 3 in Childcare. She is the settings Deputy Manager & Special Needs Coordinator.
Amber joined Otford Nursery in 2014. She is trained to level 3 in childcare and is the phonics coordinator.
Niamh joined the Otford Nursery & Oasis team in 2016 . She is trained to level 3 in childcare.
Becky joined the Otford Nusery team in 2017. She is currently training to become a nursery practitioner. Becky has a degree in French.
Amy joined the Otford Nursery team in 2018. She is currently training to become a nursery practitioner.
All staff at Otford Nursery are either Qualified or studying for a childcare diploma or certificate involving at least 2 years training and all hold Paediatrics first aid certificates.
Staff training and development
Continuous staff development is provided through:
regular whole-team training meetings for needs identified within the nursery
frequent staff meetings
a staff training programme created on an annual basis using external/online courses according to staff development needs.
The owner holds individual reviews three times a year with every member of the team. They also carry out observations of staff in action/ peer observations followed by feedback sessions, to be able to support staff in continuing to improve practice.