Staff Member of the Month – February

A BIG Juice Nursery shout out to Charlotte Myers, who has really gone the extra mile this past month and as such has been awarded our February, Staff Member of the Month award.

But don’t take our word for it, here is what Evie’s Mum had to say about her…

“A very special thanks goes to Charlotte this week who has really gone the extra mile. Evie has always had a treasured rabbit soft toy who has gone to nursery with her every day since she started. She does everything with him and he goes everywhere with us! However, she unfortunately tends to suck her thumb a lot when she is carrying him (its a comfort thing) and this is not only effecting her teeth (to the frustration of the dentist) but also makes the eczema on her hand worse. I therefore spoke to the girls in Green Room to let them know that we would slowly be working towards rabbit having to stay at home. This Tuesday when I dropped Evie off I told Charlotte it would be rabbit’s last day at nursery and that day she made a whole book of pictures of Evie with her rabbit over the years with “Goodbye Rabbit” written on the front. Evie was absolutely over the moon and it has made the whole process so much easier.
This is just one example of how much the team in Green Room care and look after Evie so well and Charlotte really does deserve a special thanks.

Staff Member of the Month – January

Congratulations go to Kate Cartledge, our Preschool Teacher, who was named our Juice Nursery Staff Member of the Month in January.

As well as getting our Juice Nursery YouTube channel up and running, she has been in touch with Early Years Guru, Alastair Bryce-Clegg, arranging for us to feature in his ABC Does Blog sharing with his followers (all 7000+ of them) details of some of the fabulous activities that the children in our Preschool enjoy, which is a real coup for the nursery, we will look forward to sharing more with you shortly.
Well done, Kate!

NDNA Nursery of the Year Awards 2018 are OPEN

We are very proud of our nursery and the quality of care that we provide and would like to publicly acknowledge the efforts of our fabulous team by entering the 2018 NDNA Nursery of the Year Awards.   

The NDNA (National Day Nurseries Association) seek to reward and celebrate excellence across the sector, through an annual awards programme, highlighting the fantastic work of nurseries in supporting over one million children and their families.

The programme is open to all nurseries across the UK and are the ONLY awards voted for by parents. As a setting we have entered the ’Nursery of the Year‘ category, which seeks to recognise exceptional settings, providing excellent levels of care to their children.

So, if you would like to show your appreciation for the work that we do then please vote for us, by clicking here. To support your vote please include comments, highlighting what it is that you (and your child!) love and value most about Juice Nursery.

As well as entering as a setting we have also Danielle Norwood forward in the Practitioner of the Year category.

With a passion for all things early years, and a dedication to ensuring that all the children within our setting receive the highest possible level of care, Danielle is an exceptional member of our team, who has found her vocation in life, working with passion and consistently going the extra mile.

Originally joining Juice Nursery in 2008, on a college placement, Danielle has risen through the ranks, from Apprentice to Childcare Worker, to Senior, before being promoted to Room Leader in 2017.

With a key focus on ensuring that we are a truly inclusive setting, Danielle has been the nursery SENCO since 2013, a role that she relishes.

As well as overseeing our SEND provision, Danielle is a Safeguarding Officer, a role which she proactively developed last year, taking responsibility for ensuring all Policies and Procedures are regularly review and updated, as well as running a Safeguarding Refresher Workshop for her colleagues, covering a number of areas including British Values and The Prevent Duty.

With a wealth of experience, bubbly personality and ‘can do’ approach, Danielle is an extremely positive role model, which has also seen her mentoring Apprentices joining the nursery.

Ultimately aspiring to become a Pre School Teacher within a nursery setting, and part of the management team, Danielle is a reflective practitioner, who strives to evolve her practice and, as a result, proactively seeks to continue her professional development.

To register your vote for Danielle click here, providing comments, if possible, detailing why you think Danielle should be the lucky winner of this award.

Thank you for your support :)

 

 


Here’s to the next 10 years!

As you may already know, here at Juice Nursery, we have been celebrating our 10th anniversary since opening, and what a 10 years it has been!

It has been a lot of hard work but we are extremely proud of our nursery, the service that we provide to the families that entrust their children to us – which we believe to be truly Outstanding – and most of all to our team of staff, without whom none of this would be possible.

We believe that our continued success can, in no small part, be attributed to having such a strong team of dedicated and motivated staff, who have a passion for what they do, and are keen to grow and develop with us, as the nursery continues to evolve.

In an ever changing world, we are very proud that a good number of our staff, who joined the team at the very beginning, are still with us – including our Nursery Manager, Lesley Wilson, pictured here with Julie Round and Kim Starkie, who were also amongst the original team all those years ago. So, as we look back over the past 10 years and look forward to the next, we want to say a massive thank you to all our hardworking members of staff, who work hard every day to ensure that we are the best that we can be.

July Staff Member of the Month

A big shout out to Rachel Girdlestone, our Housekeeper, who was our Juice Nursery July Staff Member of the Month.

An unsung hero of the nursery, this recognition is a very well deserved acknowledgement of all the hard work that Rachel does to keep the nursery running efficiently on a daily basis.

Rachel is proactive, a real team player, constantly going above and beyond. Well done, Rachel!

Staff Member of the Month – June

Rather than single out one member of our team as our Juice Nursery Staff Member of the Month for June, we wanted to recognise our entire team, saying a BIG thank you to everyone, for all that they have done recently getting ready for Parent’s Evening and working together during what is always our busiest time of year.

To say thank you, we are treating them all to a yummy Honest Crust Wood Fired Pizza on us. Enjoy!

Staff Member of the Month – April

Congratulations to Sarah Abbey, our Juice Nursery April Staff Member of the Month, who has been extremely on the ball and proactive, suggesting a number of ideas and initiatives that we have taken on board and implemented, including adding first aid prompt cards to each room and introducing new paperwork to the Purple Room for parents to complete if their child’s routine has changed in anyway.

Well done, Sarah… keep those ideas coming!!