Staffing expertise and key workers at Blandford Nursery

All staff support the children's learning and development and provide quality care. The nursery is committed to the professional development of all staff members. The nursery use a named key person system so that each child gets the support they need.

See details of our staff and their qualifications:

Manager and SENCO: Melissa Young

Melissa has a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies.

Deputy Manager: Lauren Owen

Lauren is working towards a foundation degree in Early Childhood Studies.

Senior Childcare Workers, Childcare Workers and Childcare Assistants

All staff have qualifications ranging from NVQ Level 2 to foundation degree. Most staff have NVQ Level 3 qualifications.

Staff ratios at Blandford Nursery

See our table showing staff ratios:
Child's age Staff ratio
Under 2 years 1:3
2 to 3 years 1:4
3 to 5 years 1:8

Ofsted report and policies for Blandford Nursery

See Blandford Children's Centre Nursery's Ofsted inspection report

Contact us at the nursery for a copy of their policies.

Safety at Blandford Nursery

The safety of all children is key to Blandford Children's Centre nursery. The nursery provides safe premises for children to explore and grow. 

Safeguarding at Blandford Nursery

The nursery follows the Safeguarding Children Policy. This is used when there is a concern for a child's well-being or safety. It ensures that children and families get the support they deserve to keep them safe. 

The nursery has a Designated Safeguarding Officer (the nursery manager) who works alongside Blandford Children's Centre team lead.

For support and advice, contact the nursery. If you have a concern about a child, see our child protection page.

Staff checks at Blandford Nursery

Before employing staff, we will:

  • complete an enhanced DBS (suitability) check
  • explore their work history
  • check references and supervision

Blandford Nursery

Name: Nursery manager
Name: Melissa Young
Email: northdorsetnurseries@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01258 457856
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