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, Julie, 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. Natasha is the SENCo and the Designated Safeguarding Officer at Riverside Nursery School.
Natasha is the Safeguarding Officer for the CCAA (www.ccaa.org.uk), a charity for children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), a childhood form of arthritis.
She also has two young children who take up the rest of her time!
Julie - Deputy Manager
Julie supports the manager with the running of the preschool and steps in if the manager is away. Julie is an experienced Early Years Practitioner. She has worked in a pre-school since 2005 and has lots of experience with children aged from 2 to 11 years old. Julie has an interest in supporting children with special needs and has experience of children with Autism and with Cerebral Palsy.
Julie always plans fun and exciting activities for the children at Riverside Nursery School and especially enjoys incorporating her love of cooking, being outside and exploring new places.
Julie has 3 grown up children of her own.
All positions are advertised through the Young In Herts page and will appear below.
We are currently looking for bank staff to cover staff absences and busy periods. We are looking for experienced practitioners who can be available at short notice. If you are interested please email your CV and a covering letter to email@example.com.
We were inspected on 29th September and have been graded as 'GOOD'
Areas suggested for improvement were actioned immediately.
Read the report here.
Thursday 12th October
Teddy Bears Picnic - Charity Coffee Morning. (World Arthritis Day)
Mon 23rd - Fri 27th October
Half Term break
Thursday 9th November
Friday 15th December
Christmas Party & Last Day of Term