The Staff and the Setting

 Safeguarding

Safeguarding is the top most priority for Cholsey Pre-School. As an OFSTED registered day care provider we are legally required to report all cases of actual or suspected abuse of any child in our care. If you have any safeguarding concerns you can contact Children and Family Assessment Team on 01865 897983.

All our staff have up to date training in Safeguarding and have relevant DBS checks. Any new members of staff will be employed subject to DBS and Reference checks as well as passing our rigorous interview process.

All staff and some members of our committee are trained in Prevent Duty.

CPS102 – Safeguarding and Child Protection – Rev Nov 16

CPS101 – Childrens Rights and Entitlements – Rev Nov 16

CPS401 – Staffing – Rev July 17

The Prevent Duty 2015

Staff

One member of staff will be assigned as your child’s key person who will keep you informed of your child’s progress.

CPS601 – Key Person and Settling In – Rev July 17

Rebecca Cox- Managing Supervisor. I have been at Cholsey Pre-School for 13 years. I live with my husband and 4 children who keep me very busy. I am proud that Cholsey Pre-School is a caring and nurturing environment where children flourish, grow and develop into unique individuals. I have a BTEC National Diploma in Childhood Studies, GNVQ in Health and Social Care and have completed many courses within childcare. I oversee the setting and staff and am the 1st nominated person for Safeguarding.

Dawn Crockett - Supervisor. I have worked at Cholsey Pre-School for 19 years and have seen the Pre-School develop from a small pop up Pre-School into our outstanding Pre-School that we are now. I live with my 3 sons in Cholsey and enjoy physical activities, reading, and socialising with family and friends. I am the expressive arts and design co-ordinator as well as the maths co-ordinator. I have a Level 3 for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.

Ruth Chenery - Supervisor. I started working at Cholsey Pre-School as a domestic assistant and after completing my Level 3 in Young People’s Workforce and Childcare I am now a Supervisor. I am the Understanding of the World co-ordinator and am our SEND co-ordinator. I also take our SPIRALS group. I live in Cholsey with my husband and 2 daughters.

Faye Turner - Assistant. I have worked in Cholsey Pre-School since May 2014 as a domestic assistant. I am now Qualified to level 2 and am working towards my Level 3. I am also a SEND co-ordinatior and Second nominated person regarding Safeguarding having completed the Specialist Safeguarding course. I have 3 boys and love attending the gym and classes.

Val Yewer - Domestic Assistant. I have worked in Cholsey Pre-School for 22 years. I live in Cholsey with my husband and enjoy holidays abroad. I love working at the Pre-School and provide vital support for the Key-workers and children.

 Felicity Holtom - Domestic Assistant. I joined Pre-School in November 2016 and I work on a Tuesday. As well as doing domestic duties I help Becky with some of the admin tasks.  I live in Wallingford and have a 13 year old son who keeps me busy with school, homework and clubs.  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and love Soap operas.

Bob Heal - Domestic Assistant. I started working for Cholsey Pre-School in March 2017. I have lived in Cholsey for over 30 years and have watched it grow. I have children and grand children that have attended the village school and the Pre-School. It’s nice to be apart of a hard working and strong team of dedicated professionals.

All our staff are First aid trained and have had safeguarding training with Becky and Faye as Nominated people with Specialist Safeguarding Training. All of our domestic assistants have Food Hygiene training. We have regular in-house training and attend relevant courses to keep up to date with any changes.

ABOUT CHOLSEY PRE-SCHOOL

Cholsey Pre-school aims to provide high quality, affordable and accessible childcare for children aged from 2 ½, in a safe and supportive environment.  We aim to work in partnership with parents, the Cholsey Primary School Foundation Unit, and local authority, in the provision of childcare in Cholsey. Our staff team comprises of a managing supervisor, deputy supervisor, 3 fully trained supervisors and 1 assistant and 3 domestic assistants.

Cholsey Pre-school is a Registered Charity (No. 900441) and is a member of the Pre‑school Learning Alliance (www.pre-school.org.uk).

Pre-School caters for young children in Cholsey, providing a secure and stimulating environment for them to learn through play. All parents in Cholsey and the surrounding area can register their child and so have an affordable alternative to the childcare offered by local private nurseries.

We believe that working in partnership with parents has great benefits for the child, parents and preschool. We welcome and encourage parents and carers to contribute their time by helping during sessions.

Cholsey Pre-School is run by an elected voluntary committee, which ensures that major decision making is in the hands of the parents who use the group. The committee are responsible for reviewing both policy and practice, and for the employment and appraisal of members of staff.

Our Committee

Rob Wood – Chair

Dan Mayer – Deputy Chair

Sian Andrews – Treasurer

Kamilla LeMesurier – Secretary

Tasha Rockliff – Health and Safety

Claire Collett – Fees

We also have 8 other parents on our committee providing much needed and valued support.

 OUR AIMS are:

  • To provide a safe, happy and stimulating environment which encourages children to learn through their play;
  • To enhance the development and education of children under statutory school age in a parent-involving, community based group;
  • To work within a framework which ensures equality of opportunity for all children and families;
  • To follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, and to plan appropriate learning activities for the children.

We offer your child:

  • Individual care and attention made possible by the high ratio of adults to children;
  • Fun and friendship with children and other adults;
  • The support of a personal keyperson;
  • Opportunities for you, and your family, to be directly involved in the activities of the group and in your own child’s progress;
  • A specially tailored curriculum leading to approved learning outcomes;