The nursery is opened from 7.30 am - 6.00 pm weekdays (except bank holidays). We cater for children aged 0 - 4 years in our purpose built nursery setting.

Meet the team

We have a very dedicated team of staff and each member has equal value, irrespective of the position they hold within setting.

The members of staff belong to different teams/departments, some of these overlap.

These include:

  • Mini Montys - Caring for our babies and toddlers
  • Nursery - For children aged 2½ years to 4 years old
  • Support Staff - Administration, Senco, Literacy coordinator, Child Protection Officer (CPO), kitchen, cleaning and maintenance staff, ensure that support services for the setting are in place.

Our SENCO is a nursery head who works within the nursery.  The SENCO ensures that each child who requires additional support receives the very best we can offer.  The nursery appointed an Early Years Coordinator to ensure that the whole early years team work together to implement excellent early years practice in all areas.

Our staff hold, or are working towards a Montessori Qualification or other recognised teaching qualifications. Listed below are just several of the accredited qualifications staff have already achieved or are currently working towards.

  • Certificate in Childhood Studies
  • Early Childhood Foundation Degree
  • Early Years Professional Status
  • Montessori Foundation Course
  • Montessori Early Childhood Teaching Certificate
  • NVQ Child Care Learning & Development
  • CAF Awareness Training
  • Pediatric First Aid
  • Fire Awareness
  • Food Hygiene
  • Health and Safety 
  • Safeguarding Children

All nursery teachers and assistants wear a similar uniform to the Nursery children. This gives the children a sense of belonging.

All staff are required to have an Enhanced DBS check before they are allowed to work unsupervised with children.

We have available on request a comprehensive School Policy & Procedures booklet this includes our concerns procedure.

Pocklington Montessori