Riverside Nursery School is led by the Manager, Natasha, who has overall responsibility for every aspect of the preschool. She is supported in the daily running of the preschool by the Deputy Manager and by our Preschool Assistants. Together they ensure that the quality of the childcare provided is the best it can be.
Our team has been specially selected for their experience and genuine love of working with children and have all passed satisfactory health, police and reference checks.
The team is committed to learning about the changing practices throughout the field of childcare and education and are encouraged to receive appropriate training to improve and increase their skills. Regular team meetings are held and the work of the team is supported by means of regular appraisals.
We operate a key person system, this means your child is assigned a member of staff who is responsible for maintaining the developmental records (Learning Journal) of your child and keeping you informed on your child’s progress, along with being available to discuss any issues. We welcome parents to add their own contributions and observations of their child too.
Natasha - Manager
Natasha leads the preschool and deals with all the administration. She is a qualified primary school teacher. She has lots of experience of working with children of all ages and abilities as well as with children who have a variety of special needs. She has a number of qualifications, including supporting children with Mental Health, and with Speech and Language delays. Natasha is the Designated Safeguarding Officer at Riverside Nursery School.
Emma - Deputy Manager & SENCo
Emma started her childcare career here at Riverside, she is a qualified Early Years Educator and SENCo. Emma is qualified to support children with Speech and Language delays and has experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Global Delay, and an interest in learning about and supporting children with other needs. Emma is also our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Person
Alisha - Senior Early Years Educator/ Nursery Group Teacher
Alisha is a qualified Early Years Practitioner and Key Person. Alisha has experience working with children across the early years.
Alisha is our Nursery Group teacher, working with those children due to start Reception in September to ensure they have the best foundation to help them be great learners in the future
We were graded as 'GOOD' by Ofsted in March 2022
Areas suggested for improvement were actioned immediately.
Read the report here.
We rely on word of mouth to let other parents know about us. We appreciate all feedback and use it to make our preschool even better for your children.