Meet our team...our most important asset

Our experienced and caring team helps to make Tiggers Preschool an ongoing success. All our practitioners are trained in Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene and Child Protection procedures.

Clare

SUPERVISOR

I am also Designated Child Protection, Behaviour Management and Health & Safety Officer. I have NVQ Level 3 in Child Learning & development and Health & Safety in the work place. I started working in Early Years setting 12 years ago.

Vikki

DEPUTY SUPERVISOR

I am also Parent Liaison, Deputy Child Protection Officer and Health & Safety Officer. I have a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Preschool Practice and Health & Safety in the Work Place. In 2004 I started working as an Early Years Educator, having been on the committee of a preschool.

Michelle

SENCO/INCO

I have an NNEB (equivalent to Level 3 Diploma in Childcare). In total I possess 15 years experience looking after children, both in Nursery and home settings.

Karen

PRACTITIONER/KEYWORKER

I have a Diploma in Preschool Practice. I am married and have 3 grown up children and 2 grandsons. I have more than 20 years experience working with children in either a nursery or preschool setting.

Becca

ADMIN

I carry out administration duties on behalf of the supervisor. Before working at Tiggers Preschool I was a nurse.

Aine

BANK STAFF

I have lived in Ireland for 21 years. I love being outside and was a leader for my local Scout Group.

Zara

KITCHEN ASSISTANT

I am happily married with three children who have all attended Tiggers. I have been a chef for the past 10 years with lots of experience in nursery and school settings.

Staff ratios

During any session, at least half of our staff, including the supervisor, are fully qualified i.e. hold an NVQ level 3 in child care. Ofsted require a ratio of one adult to every eight children aged 3-5 years, with a ratio of one to four for children aged 2-3 years. This means Tiggers is required to have five staff for thirty two children, but we believe that your child benefits from a higher level of adult input and offer five members of staff working with a maximum of twenty six children.

Staff checks, qualifications & training

  • All staff members have an enhanced CRB check.
  • In the event that the supervisor is absent, the Deputy Supervisor will step in.
  • Our members of staff attend training sessions arranged by SureStart and the Early Years Partnership in order to keep up to date with their skills.
  • At Tiggers, we continually strive to improve the care we provide.

The staff are wonderful and create such a lovely atmosphere!

Parent

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