Chandlers Ford


Kingsmead staff are highly qualified, with a wealth of experience in the care of nursery children. The qualifications held by our staff include:

  • DPP
  • NVQ 3
  • BTEC National Diploma in Early Years
  • Level 6 BA Hon’s Education Studies in Early Childhood

All our staff are kept updated with first aid training and basic food hygiene. There is also a continuing programme of training both internally and externally. Each employee must undertake continued professional development as part of their contract of employment.

The courses various members of our staff have attended include:

  • Child protection
  • First Aid
  • Manual handling
  • Managing children’s behaviour
  • Music
  • Indoor/Outdoor play
  • Heuristic play
  • Birth to 3 matters
  • Early Years Foundation Stage

All staff have been registered by O.F.S.T.E.D. and D.B.S. checked. Information about each staff member’s qualification can be viewed in the nursery.

Our Senior Staff:

Manager: Karen Bailey

Deputy Manager: Michaela Hamilton

Deputy Manager: Karen Rai

Kingsmead Back Garden

Our woodland garden is mostly shaded by trees which protects the skin and feels cool on sunny days.

OFSTED 2016:

"The manager makes good use of staff training to help develop their professional skills and knowledge. For example, she gives staff opportunities to attend relevant training and share ideas about practice with staff from other settings."