Doune Terrace Nursery
Nicola approaches every day with a calm and friendly manner. She is lovely and welcoming when children and their parents come in in the morning and is always positive and warm when delivering feedback at the end of the day. Nicola knows every child in the toddler room well and knows their likes, dislikes and behaviours and adapts activities and practice accordingly for each child. Nicola will happily work in any room or nursery and her positive flexible attitude has gained her respect with parents, children and her colleagues alike. Nicola is always happy to help out her colleagues at Doune Terrace and at our other nurseries and is such a positive role model to all of us. Well done Nicola, we are all proud of you!
Early Days and OCH Nursery
Congratulations to Steavy in our Baby room who has been voted our ‘Employee of the Month’ for her contribution to promoting positive behaviour. All of the staff agreed that Steavy was a deserving winner.
Walker Street Nursery
Sharon always arrives at work with a positive ‘can do’ attitude. She welcomes the children and parents with a smile and she knows every child in the toddler room. Her practice is exemplary and because she plans well, the children respond and love their activities. She is always happy to help colleagues and students alike, and is an inspiration to us all.
Melville Street Nursery
Well done Lydia! The comments received from parents were outstanding:
“Lydia’s nature always seems really warm and she has a lovely calming tone and feel for the room. She is a shining example of who you would want looking after your little babies”
“Lydia really thinks about the details and reasons behind why they are doing an activity and what the specific ares of growth/development is for the babies”
“Lydia always uses a calm tone when communicating with not just the children but the other staff members and parents too”
Our Employee of the month, staff incentive, will continue in to the month of May focusing on Online Learning Journals and observations. Staff have taken part in a training session to look at why we observe the children and what makes a good observation. Over the next 4 weeks, we will be using the following criteria to support the staff in developing the use of the children’s Online Journals…
I know all my key children very well and can discuss their progress with my room supervisor or manager
I can plan appropriate next steps in learning for my children
The content of my observations is relevant to the learning outcomes in our room planning
I can liaise with parents and professionally discuss the content of their child’s journal
I can use learning journals in the playroom for children to peer evaluate each other’s learning