Our aim at Toddington Childcare is to provide an environment which is both happy and secure where children and adults can learn and develop together. We provide activities and resources to not only stimulate and enhance development but also to capture and illuminate the imagination and curiosity of every child in our setting.
We are an organisation with charity status, registered with Ofsted and members of the Pre-School Learning Alliance. We receive advice and training from the Children’s Workforce Learning and Development Team at Central Bedfordshire Council and promote Healthy Under 5’s supported by Bedfordshire’s Oral Health Team. We have a committee of parent volunteers and all of our profit goes back in to providing good quality childcare.
We are not part of Toddington St George C of E School although we do work closely with them.
Meet our Team.....
Fiona Greatorex, Manager.
BA(Hons) Early Years, Level 3 Playwork, Level 3 Co-ordinating SEN Provision, Lead SENCO, LAC & Safeguarding Officer, First Aider.
Rachel Turner, Pre-School Deputy.
Working towards Advanced Practitioner level 4, NVQ3 CCLD, Level 3 Supporting CYP's Speech, Language & Communication, Level 3 Coordinating SEN Provision, SENCO, 2 Yr Old Coordinator, First Aider.
Haylee Richards, Club Deputy,
NVQ3 CCLD, Level 3 CYPOP1 Working with Babies, Playwork Level 3, First Aider.
Leah Payne, Administrator.
Working towards BA(Hons) in Child & Adolescent studies, Foundation Degree in Child & Family Studies, Health and Safety officer, First Aider.
Jemma Gadsden, Lead Practitioner, Panda Room.
CYPW Level 3, Level 3 CYPOP1 working with Babies, First Aider.
Lorraine Carney, Senior Early Years Practitioner.
NNEB, Level 3 Supporting CYP's Speech, Language & Communication, Communications Leader, First Aider.
Sue Hickmott, Early Years Practitioner.
CYPW Level 3, First Aider.
Sarah Davies, Early Years Practitioner.
CYPW Level 3, Forest School level 3, First Aider.
Christie Wildman, Early Years Practitioner.
CYPW Level 3, Equal Opportunities Coordinator, Trained in Makaton sign language.
Lynn Walsh, Early Years Practitioner.
Working towards CYPW Level 3.
Our voluntary status requires a committee to exist and all parents are actively encouraged to join, giving support with fundraising events and having overall responsibility. Without a committee the setting is unable to operate.The day to day running of the setting remains the responsibility of the Manager. All committee members are CRB checked and their details are displayed on the parents information board.