Staffing expertise and key workers

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

Acting Manager:

  • Ash Knight


  • Koby Plain
  • Patsy Campbell

Childcare Workers:

  • Abigail Humphries
  • Abi Crane
  • Libby Phillips

Childcare Assistants:

  • Sharna Horwood
  • Beth Hoskins
  • Emily Chatfield
  • Abbie Harper
  • Lisa Wilkinson

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

See the nurseries Ofsted inspection report

Contact the nursery for a copy of their policies.


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


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) and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer.

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

Staff checks

Before hiring a member of staff, the nursery will:

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

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