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About Us

First Steps Day Care is privately owned and managed by Emma Shaw & Rebecca Stephenson. Between Emma & Rebecca they have over 18 years’ experience in child care.

We offer a wide variety of sessions to suit individual needs. We understand that many parents/carers work various shifts so we pride ourselves on being flexible. Please contact us regarding your requirements and we will do our best to accommodate them.

 
We offer;

Full day sessions 7.30am - 6.00pm

Half day sessions 7:30am - 1.00pm/ 1.00pm - 6.00pm

Play Group sessions 9.00am-11:30am/12:30pm-3.00pm

9-3 Session 9.00am-3.00pm

Before School Session 8.00am - School

After School Session After school - 6.00pm

You can also create your own session, please speak to a member of the team for more details.


The Nursery itself is set up to put the children’s welfare first and to OFSTED’s Specification. The building is set up on two floors with 0-2 years on the ground floor and 3+ years on the top floor. The nursery operates under the guidance of the Early Years Foundation Stage and are registered and inspected by Ofsted.

We offer 10% discount for the eldest child.

After joining with us you are entitled to 3 x FREE settling in sessions. (1 hour sessions to help your child settle and get used to their surroundings.

We offer two weeks holidays at half fees in accordance to your child's sessions.

On Tuesday's we have Signing Tots, Dawn visits the nursery to sing songs and teaches the children Basic British Sign Language.

On Wednesday's we have Kismet Kids Yoga. Yoga helps the children to improve their balance, strength, endurance, and aerobic capacity. It can also offer psychological benefits for the children.
 

On Thursday's we have Rhythm Time where the children explore with music, instruments and sensory equipment.

Meet The Team

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Emma 
Owner/Manager


Hi I am Emma, I am one of the Owners and Managers and you will find me in the Office. I have my CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce and i have also completed my Level 2 in Leadership and Team Skills. I am currently on Maternity Leave at the moment but you will always catch me popping in and out of the setting.

I have also completed my....
Safer Recruitment,
Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding Level 2 and Level 3,
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Level 2 in Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Fire Marshal Training
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.
General Data Protection Regulation.
Display Screen Equipment Module.

Supporting Staff Well-being in Early Years.
Appropriate Touching.

Physical Intervention in the Early Years.
Professional Boundaries in the Working Environment.

Whistleblowing & Potential Barriers.
Encouraging Positive Behaviour.

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Rebecca
Owner/Manager


Hi I am Rebecca I am one of the Owners and Managers and you will find me in the Office. I have my Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Early Years with the triple grade distinction and i have also completed my Level 2 in Leadership and Team Skills.

I have also completed my....

Safer Recruitment,
Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding Level 2 and Level 3,
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Level 2 in Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Fire Marshal Training
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.
General Data Protection Regulation.
Display Screen Equipment Module.

Supporting Staff Well-being in Early Years.

Sign Language,
Biting in Early Years.
SEND Diploma.

Appropriate Touching.

Physical Intervention in the Early Years.

Professional Boundaries in the Working Environment.

Whistleblowing & Potential Barriers.

Encouraging Positive Behaviour.

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Ellie 
Room Leader

Hi i am Ellie, I am currently Room Leader in the Pre School Room. I look after children aged from 3-5 years+. I have my Level 3 Diploma in Children's Learning & Development.

I have also completed my....
Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.
Understanding Babies.
Witchcraft.

Appropriate Touching

Physical Intervention in the Early Years

Professional Boundaries in the Working Environment

Whistleblowing & Potential Barriers

Encouraging Positive Behaviour

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Kerry 
Deputy Manager
 
Hi i am Kerry, I am the Deputy Manager. have my Level 3 Diploma in Children's Learning and Development. 

I have also completed my....

 Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.

Understanding Babies.
Withcraft.
SEND Diploma.

Appropriate Touching

Physical Intervention in the Early Years

Professional Boundaries in the Working Environment

Whistleblowing & Potential Barriers

Encouraging Positive Behaviour

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Ella
Apprentice

Hi i am Ella, I am currently an apprentice in the Pre School Room. I look after children aged from 3-5+ years. I am currently working towards my Level 3 Early Years Educator Qualification

I have also completed my....

Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.

Witchcraft.

Appropriate Touching

Physical Intervention in the Early Years

Professional Boundaries in the Working Environment

Whistleblowing & Potential Barriers

Encouraging Positive Behaviour

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Sarah 
Room Leader

Hi i am Sarah, I am currently a Room Leader, I work in the Roaring Lions Room. I look after children aged from 2-3 Years. I have my Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce. Early Learning and Childcare Pathway.

I have also completed my....

 Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
​Safeguarding.
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,

.I am also going to be completing my....

Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.

Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,

 Equality & Diversity,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.
Witchcraft.

Appropriate Touching

Physical Intervention in the Early Years

Professional Boundaries in the Working Environment

Whistleblowing & Potential Barriers

Encouraging Positive Behaviour

Emma 
Room Leader

Hi i am Emma, I am currently the Room Leader in the Mini Monkeys Room I look after children aged from approximately 6 months to 18 months old. i have my NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education.

I have also completed my....

 Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.

Supporting 0-2 Year Olds in the EYFS,
Witchcraft.

Appropriate Touching

Physical Intervention in the Early Years

Professional Boundaries in the Working Environment

Whistleblowing & Potential Barriers

Encouraging Positive Behaviour

Nikki
Nursery Nurse

 

Hi i am Nikki, I am currently on Maternity Leave at the moment. I am a Nursery Nurse in the Pre School Room. I look after children aged from 3-5 years+ I have my Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce.

I have also completed my....

 Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Fire Marshal Training.
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.
Witchcraft.

Appropriate Touching

Physical Intervention in the Early Years

Professional Boundaries in the Working Environment

Whistleblowing & Potential Barriers

Encouraging Positive Behaviour

Leanne.jpg

Leanne
Nursery Nurse

 

Hi i am Leanne, I am currently on Maternity Leave at the moment a Nursery Nurse i work in the Pre School Room. I look after children aged from 3-5+ years. I have my Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce. Early Learning & Childcare Pathway.

.

I have also completed my....

 Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.
Witchcraft.

Appropriate Touching.

Physical Intervention in the Early Years.
Professional Boundaries in the Working Environment.

Whistleblowing & Potential Barriers.
Encouraging Positive Behaviour.

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Sally
Nursery Nurse
& SENCO

 

Hi i am Sally. I  am a Nursery Nurse in the Pre School Room. I look after children aged from 3-5+ years. I have my CACHE Level 3 Supporting Teaching & Learning and i am working towards my Level 3 Early Years Educator. I am currently training to be the new SENCO.
 

I have also completed my....

 Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.
Witchcraft.

Appropriate Touching

Physical Intervention in the Early Years

Professional Boundaries in the Working Environment

Whistleblowing & Potential Barriers

Encouraging Positive Behaviour

maisie.jpg

Maisie
Apprentice

 

Hi I am Maisie, I am an apprentice and currently work in the Roaring Lions Room with children aged from 2-3 years. At the moment I am working towards my Level 3 Early Years Educator Qualification .

I have also completed my....

 Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.
Witchcraft.

Appropriate Touching.

Physical Intervention in the Early Years.
Professional Boundaries in the Working Environment.

Whistleblowing & Potential Barriers.
Encouraging Positive Behaviour.

annie.jpg

Annie
Nursery Nurse

 

Hi i am Annie, I am a Nursery Nurse and I work in the Roaring Lions Room with children aged from 2-3 years. I have just completed my Level 3 Early Years Educator.

I have also completed my....

 Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.
Witchcraft.

Appropriate Touching

Physical Intervention in the Early Years

Professional Boundaries in the Working Environment

Encouraging Positive Behaviour

vicky.jpg

Vicky 
Nursery Nurse

 

Hi i am Vicky, I am currently on Maternity Leave at the moment but i am a Nursery Nurse and work in the Tiny Tiger's Room. I look after children aged from approximately 1-2 years. I have my Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce. Early Learning and Childcare Pathway.
 

I have also completed my....

 Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.
Witchcraft.

fiona.jpg

Fiona
Nursery Nurse
 

Hi i am Fiona, I am currently a Nursery Nurse in the Tiny Tiger's Room. I look after children aged from approximately 1-2 years. I have my Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce, Early Learning and Childcare Pathway.

I have also completed my....

 Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.
Witchcraft.

Appropriate Touching

Physical Intervention in the Early Years

Whistleblowing & Potential Barriers

Encouraging Positive Behaviour

abbey.jpg

Abbey
Nursery Nurse
 

Hi i am Abbey, I am a Nursery Nurse in the Roaring Lions Room. I look after children aged from 2-3 years. I have just completed my Level 2 Early Years Practitioner and have moved onto gaining my Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification.

I have also completed my....

 Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.
Witchcraft.

Appropriate Touching

Physical Intervention in the Early Years

Professional Boundaries in the Working Environment

Whistleblowing & Potential Barriers

Encouraging Positive Behaviour

hannah.jpg

Hannah
Nursery Nurse
 

Hi i am Hannah, I am currently a Nursery Nurse in the Baby Bear's Room. I look after children aged from approximately 6 weeks-9 months. I have my CACHE Level 2 in Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences. and I am working towards my Early Years Educator Level 3 Qualification. 

I have also completed my....

 Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.
Witchcraft.

Appropriate Touching

Physical Intervention in the Early Years

Professional Boundaries in the Working Environment

Whistleblowing & Potential Barriers

Encouraging Positive Behaviour

beckie.jpg

Beckie
Nursery Nurse
 

Hi i am Beckie, I am a Nursery Nurse in the Roaring Lions Room. I look after children aged from 2-3 years. I have my Bachelor of Arts with Second Class Honours First Division in Early Childhood Professional Studies.

I have also completed my....
Level 3 Qualification in Paediatric First Aid
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.
Witchcraft.

Appropriate Touching

Physical Intervention in the Early Years

Professional Boundaries in the Working Environment

Whistleblowing & Potential Barriers

Encouraging Positive Behaviour

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Sarah
Nursery Nurse
 

Hi i am Sarah, I am currently a Nursery Nurse in the Baby Bear's Room I look after children aged from approximately 6 weeks to 9 months. I have my Bachelor of Arts with Second Class honours in First Division in Early Childhood Studies. I also have Qualified Teacher Status.


I have also completed my....

 Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.
Witchcraft.

Appropriate Touching

Physical Intervention in the Early Years

Professional Boundaries in the Working Environment

Whistleblowing & Potential Barriers

Encouraging Positive Behaviour

Naomi
Room Leader
 

Hi i am Naomi, I am a Room Leader in the Tiny Tigers Room. I look after children aged from
1-2 Years. I have my Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours First Division in Early Childhood Studies.


I have also completed my....
Level 3 Qualification in Paediatric First Aid
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.
Witchcraft.

Appropriate Touching

Physical Intervention in the Early Years

Professional Boundaries in the Working Environment

Whistleblowing & Potential Barriers

Encouraging Positive Behaviour

Demi
Nursery Nurse
 

Hi i am Demi, I am a Nursery Nurse in the Pre School Room. I look after children aged from 3-5+ years. I have my Bachelor of Arts with Second Class Honours First Division in Childhood and Youth Studies.

I have also completed my....
Level 3 Qualification in Paediatric First Aid
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.
Witchcraft.

Appropriate Touching

Physical Intervention in the Early Years

Professional Boundaries in the Working Environment

Whistleblowing & Potential Barriers

Encouraging Positive Behaviour

zoe.jpg

Zoe
Nursery Nurse
 

Hi i am Zoe, I am a Nursery Nurse in the Tiny Tigers Room. I look after children aged from
1-2 Years. I have my Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning & Development.


I am also going to be completing my....
Level 3 Qualification in Paediatric First Aid
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,
Food Premises Cleaning.

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
FGM,
Awareness of Forced Marriages,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Equality & Diversity,
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,
Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes & Cohort Tracking.
Online Safety,
Breast Ironing
Children's Mental Health.
Staff Mental Health.
Drink & Drug Awareness.
Witchcraft.

Appropriate Touching

Physical Intervention in the Early Years

Professional Boundaries in the Working Environment

Whistleblowing & Potential Barriers

Encouraging Positive Behaviour

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Eilidh
Domestic Assistant
 

Hi i am Eilidh, I am currently a domestic assistant working in the Roaring Lion's Room

I have also completed my...

Level 3 Qualification in Paediatric First Aid
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,

 

Katie.jpg

Katie
Domestic Assistant

 

Hi i am Katie, I am currently a domestic assistant working in the Baby Bears, Mini Monkeys & Tiny Tiger's rooms. 

I have also completed my...

Level 3 Qualification in Paediatric First Aid
Food Hygiene,
Safer Allergy Awareness,

Illness & Infection Control.
​Safeguarding.
Prevent Duty & British Values.
Health & Safety,
Manual Handling.
Fire Safety,

 

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