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The Childcare Team

Our Team
Kids Academy Childcare at The Willows Day Nursery and Preschool in Warrington Town Centre staff are proud and dedicated to providing outstanding quality childcare for children aged 0-5 years.

We currently employ 16 staff of which 80% are qualified and 20% unqualified of whom are working towards a certificate in childcare at a local college. The setting is managed by Sue Shovelton a highly qualified Manager and assisted by an enthusiastic Deputy Manager Sarah.

The Willows Day Nursery and Preschool hold regular staff/team meetings and attend regular in-house and external training to update our knowledge on all childcare issues.

Staff Training and Development
Our staff have appraisals twice yearly and reviews to maintain high standards of care.

All staff have individual mapped out training plans and are assisted in reaching their full potential within their carer, they have access to higher qualifications. The Willows Day Nursery and Preschoool in Warrington Town Centre currently has 2 members of staff working towards their Early Years Professional Status which they hope to achieve by 2012.

Police Checks
All our team are vetted by the CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) and are monitored and updated annually.

The Willows Day Nursery and Preschool are pleased to have gained the prestigious Investors in People Award, the Two Ticks Award for disability awareness and have won the Warrington Business of the year awards for Staff Training and Development.

We are also very proud to have gained an “Outstanding” Ofsted grade in our recent inspection in May 2009.

Sue Shovelton - Nursery Manager

Sue Shovelton

In 1998 I qualified as a nursery nurse gaining my NNEB. From leaving college I joined a private day nursery working with children between the ages of 2 - 3 years, this position I held for 6 months before I took the position of a nanny for three boys aged 2, 4 and 7 years old. My job entitled sole charge of the children and included all nursery duties.

I joined the Kids Academy Childcare team in 2002 and was employed as the head of the early learner room caring for children for the age of 2 - 3 years old. After several months I was promoted to assistant deputy manager fulfilling more roles and responsibilities which I thoroughly enjoyed.

In January 2004 I joined The Willows Day Nursery and Preschool in Warrington Town Centre as deputy manager and in January 2006 I was promoted to nursery manager. Over the last 2 years I have undergone further management training and recently achieved an NVQ in Health and Safety and undergone a First Aid at Work qualification in my role and enrolled in an Early Years Foundation degree in September 2007 .

Nursery Information

Nursery Name The Willows Day Nursery and Preschool

Address St. James Court
Wilderspool Causeway

Telephone 01925 419 911

Nursery Manager Sue Shovelton

Open Hours Monday to Friday
7:30am to 6:30pm

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