"Welcoming to everyone, personable to each child, observations and planning, thoughtfulness of each child’s uniqueness."
The warm, friendly, dedicated team help to make Jordans Village Nursery School outstanding and is one of its key strengths. We have a combined 130 years of experience as nursery teachers and most of us are former parents at the nursery. Everyone works extremely well together to provide high-quality teaching. Everyone attends regular training and we are all qualified in paediatric first aid and child protection. Each member of the team has responsibility for particular areas of the nursery's provision. We adhere to the government and LEA SEND code of practice.
When your child starts nursery they will be assigned a key person. The key person will work with you to ensure your child's transition into nursery goes smoothly. Each child is individual and it is important to work at a pace that suits them. The key person's relationship with your child will help them feel happy and secure whilst at nursery.
'the key person system is exceptional. Children form secure, emotional attachments...they meet individual needs extremely well and help build their confidence.'
(OFSTED report, April 2016)
The key person will work with your child to progress them through the 3 prime areas of learning onto the 4 specific areas. The key person makes regular observations which can be viewed on Tapestry, our online report system. Upon entry you will be sent a passcode for your child's online journal. All observations and reports will be available to be viewed at any time. Please add comments or observations of your own to your child's journal. The journal is an interactive, live documentation of your child's progression, growth and learning.
Meet The Team
Lisa Ballard - Nursery Manager
Lisa has been with the nursery for over 12 years. She holds a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare. Lisa deals with all the day to day areas of running the nursery and is particularly skilled in messy/outdoor/imaginative play. Lisa also has her own child minding business, which she has run for over 10 years.
Liz Phillipps - Nursery Manager
Liz has been with the nursery for over 16 years. She holds a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare. Liz deals with all monetary matters. She is happy to assist parents with their BCC funding.
Chris has been with the nursery for over 20 years. She has a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare. Chris organises and runs our termly concerts. Chris also provides support to children with SEN (Special Educational Needs) to ensure every child has access to a varied and balanced curriculum, in line with EYFS guidelines.
Julie has been with the nursery for over 25 years. She has a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare. Julie looks after admissions and reservations for sessions for your child.
Liza has been with the nursery for over 12 years. She has a level 3 Diploma in Childcare. Liza assists Chris with providing support for children with SEN. Liza also looks after the website, updating the current news section weekly. Please contact Liza with any website input or submissions.
Maria Gomez Monedero
Maria is our newest member of staff. She has volunteered with us for 2 years and has recently qualified with a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare.
Nicola has been with the nursery for over 10 years. She is a qualified teacher. Nicola is our Child Protection Officer.
Samantha (Sam) Pettit
Sam has been with the nursery over 16 years. She has a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare. Sam assists Chris with our termly concerts. Sam also liaises with our parent fundraising team to help raise money for the nursery.
Susan has been with the nursery for over 5 years. She is a qualified teacher. Susan looks after our library, ensuring we have a broad range of books covering all areas of learning whilst reflecting the cultural diversity of the nursery children.
In addition we have 3 dedicated bank/voluntary members of staff who regularly help at nursery - Pamela, Heather and Sue. All are Level 3 or above qualified. Claire is our pianist, who comes in weekly to play for the children. She also plays at all our concerts.