Ladybirds Daycare and its owner, Cathryn Hibbard, have provided childcare in the Landkey, Swimbridge and surrounding areas since 1988. As a result the nursery is an established local community resource and has a dedicated and enthusiastic professional childcare team.
We have up to 20 trained staff across the two nurseries, with qualifications including NNEB, BTEC, CACHE and ranging from NVQ level 2 to level 6. We also have apprentices who are learning at Level 2 or training Level 3. We have a dedicated Childcare Manager who works closely alongside the children, parents and staff on the nursery floor, also our Senior Manager who deals with the operational side of both nurseries, helped by a team of admin support staff.
All Ladybirds staff are encouraged and expected to undertake continuous professional development in all aspects of their role. In this respect we send our staff, including managers, on a wide range of non-vocational courses such as first-aid, food-hygiene, child protection and a comprehensive series of specialist child play and child communication skill development courses. All staff are Paediatric First Aid trained, have Level 2 Safeguarding, LADO and Prevent Duty training, which is updated annually.
Ladybirds is registered with, and monitored by OFSTED which means that its levels of care, provision and conduct are in full accordance with nationally accepted standards in terms of content, quality and consistency. We are also inspected by an environment rating scales which are known as ECERS (Early childhood environments rating scale, 2.5 - 5 yrs), ITERS (Infant/toddler environment rating scale, Birth - 2.5 yrs) and SACERS (School age care environment rating scale, 5 - 12 yrs).
At Ladybirds we pride ourselves in providing the ultimate in care and educational development for the children entrusted to our charge in every respect. We recognise that the children who come to us are important and worthwhile individuals.We also consider it vitally important to engage with parents in all aspects of their children's development. We are keenly aware that parents need and appreciate Ladybirds' commitment in offering both full and part time places, flexible opening hours, government funded sessions and part-hourly charging.