Our teams

At Pinocchio’s we believe that happy staff= happy children= happy parents.

We are very proud of our excellent teams. A large number of our employees have been with us for many years, in fact our Standards and Quality Manager has been with us since we opened our doors 18 years ago!

Learning and Development

In March 2016, we have our 15th year review with Investors in People and wholeheartedly believe that offering quality training to our teams impacts positively on the children's development. 

The majority of our employees are qualified professionals in Early Years Care and Education. Our employees who are not yet qualified are working towards this.

We offer a training programme for all our team members which includes as a minimum- first aid, food hygiene, child protection and manual handling. 

We close for one day annually to hold an in-service staff training day. We gather feedback from our teams in advance to investigate which training will be most beneficial each year. Previous years events have included – Team building, customer service, infection control, health and safety, curriculum training and more. 

Benefits

In Pinocchio’s we strive to offer the best possible customer service, and we have a monthly STAR award which is awarded to an employee who has demonstrated the STAR values the most. Parents and colleagues are encouraged to nominate staff for this award.

We ensure that our salaries and benefits are competitive. In 2016 all salaries have been reviewed, employees are recognised for there effort and training qualification's.  We also offer the following benefits: weekly staff treats, subsidised lunches, idea awards, childcare discounts, discount on gym membership/ fitness classes, job sharing schemes, long service awards and more.

Along with qualifications and development, we feel it is important to have a friendly, home from home atmosphere in the nursery which creates a happy, fun environment for the children to grow and develop. This is created by our staff and our culture within the nursery and I am sure if you visit us, you will agree that we have achieved this.