Our Responsible Individual is Mrs. Rhona Dyer. Rhona is a qualified, experienced educational psychologist and teacher. As well as ensuring all aspects of our setting are based on current evidence around best practice, Rhona’s particular area of expertise with special needs ensures that the individual needs of all children are fully accommodated.
"Efa has been very happy at Red Balwn Coch and this has been helped by the low staff turnover (she is very confident with Chloe and Ffion in particular). It is easier to drop her off each day when she is happy to be there".
Within the nursery we have an extensive resource bank to which all staff have access. This is continually expanded as new research, developments and legislation are published.
For children with special educational needs, the role to this individual is developed to ensure that additional time is available for implementation of the child’s individual educational plan. For observation, assessment and monitoring of the child’s progress, liaison with parents, colleagues and other professionals as required.
Stephanie-Mayy began working at Red Balwn Coch in 2008, Stephanie-Mayy began working as a nursery nurse within the fluent Welsh unit and over the years progressed to become a senior nursery nurse, Operations manager and now Nursery Manager who is responsible for the running of the Nursery.
Stephanie-Mayy is fluent Welsh speaking and holds an ILM4 in management and leadership as well as a Level 5 (manager) qualification in children’s care, learning and development. Stephanie-Mayy also qualified as a Senior Play worker Level 3 in March 2016.
Addititional training/qualifications: Safer recruitment, RIDDOR, Advanced Child Protection QCF Level 3, Language & Play OCN, Conflict Management, Equality and Diversity, Fire Warden, Health and Safety, Promoting positive behaviour and First aid at Work.
Chloe began as a student at Red Balwn Coch and was then employed as a nursery nurse within our fluent Welsh toddler room back in 2012. Chloe then progressed and is now the senior nursery nurse of the Emrys room (fluent Welsh 18 months-3 years) and also the operations manager of the nursery. Chloe has a Level 3 in child care and education as well as an ILM2 in management and leadership. Chloe is also working towards completing her ILM3 in management and leadership.
Chloe also qualified as a Senior Play worker Level 3 in March 2016.
Addititional training/qualifications: Fire warden, Conflict Management, Health and safety, Working with babies.
Our nursery nurses either have attained a Level 3 qualification in child care prior to taking up their post or are required, and supported, to progress towards this.
All staff receive a detailed induction programme and on-going professional development thereafter. Staff receive both ‘in-house’ and external training in a number of areas with all of the child care team undertaking compulsory training in child protection, first aid, food hygiene and health and safety. All staff receive regular supervision and appraisals and are encouraged to develop particular areas of interest and expertise.
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"I think it is a very well-run nursery. Whenever I have had a query, it is always answered immediately... "
"...I would like to add that I find Stephanie-Mayy extremely helpful and professional. Ariene speaks very highly of her and all the other staff at Red Balwn Coch. I would recommend this nursery to any parents"