Welcome to Merry Poppets

Quite simply our aim at Merry Poppets is to provide the best child care support and early years education for your family.

Our knowledge tells us that working in partnership with our parents contributes to the child’s happiness and security whilst at nursery. Shared information between parents and nursery staff will help develop a greater understanding between us.

We are very proud of our staff, they make each of our settings unique, however as you would expect, all settings are handled with the same high standards of care and professionalism. Our employment selection process ensures that we only ever hire staff we know are passionate about child care. They are a dedicated team who are excited to spend time each day with your child, getting to know them and helping them to learn and grow to their full potential. All our Nursery Nurses have a kind and gentle manner that promotes a warm, friendly and caring atmosphere, designed to encourage happy confident children. At Merry Poppets we work on the basis of promoting positive behaviour rather than managing bad behaviour, our Nursery Nurses are properly trained in being excellent role models and our children thrive in this environment.

We follow Ofsted’s requirement for enhanced CRB and DBS checks (the highest level of checks currently available) on all our staff including the nursery cook and administration staff. References are always stringently checked so we are confident of their integrity. Visitors to the nursery are always chaperoned and under NO circumstances ever left alone with the children.

All our full-time staff have qualifications in child care, we actively support, encourage and sponsor all our staff to study for further qualifications. Many of them are qualified to NVQ 3 level or working towards this level and above. We sponsor all our staff through a paediatric first aid qualification and support those individuals who wish to develop and specialise in any aspect of child care.

We hold regular staff meetings where we frequently review policies, procedures and the Ofsted Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. We ask staff to review different aspects of their job and test their knowledge through personal appraisals and questionnaires.

Staff Uniform

Our Nursery Nurses can easily be identified, all wear named badges and their status is denoted by the colour of their shirts.

Deputy – Black polo shirt
Room Leader – Navy blue polo shirt
Nursery Nurse/Assistant – Light blue polo shirt
Part-Time or Holiday Cover – Orange polo shirt.