All of our staff are either NNEB (National Nursery Examination Board) or equivalent, or participating in the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in Early Years and Childcare.
We have a very high qualified staff ratio which far exceeds that of OFSTED requirements. All of our staff are trained in First Aid.
Monkey Puzzle Altincham is run by Owners and Directors Laura Cardy and Nicola Cooper.
Laura Cardy BSc Hons PGCE has worked in Early Education for the past 14 years. She has been an EYFS leader in a primary school for the past nine years whilst also being a Reception class teacher.
Laura has an excellent understanding of what is required to establish and manage a high quality childcare setting. Laura has been part of a senior management team at her school where she has helped lead the whole school staff through the ever changing world of childcare and education. As part of her management role, Laura has helped lead the school through three successful Ofsted inspections where her EYFS department has always performed to an outstanding level.
Being a mother herself to two young children, Laura knows first hand, from a parents perspective, the importance of providing high standards of care and education to children. Laura is passionate about working in partnership with parents to ensure all families receive the very best for their children.
Nicola Cooper holds a BTEC Nat Dip in Childcare and a Certificate in Early Years Practice (Level 4), she is currently studying a Foundation Degree in Early Years Childhood Studies, due to be completed in December 2017.
She has experience of working within a private day nursery setting and has worked as a EYFS teaching assistant for the past 13 years. Having worked across all age ranges between 0 to 5 she has an excellent understanding of what is required to manage the day to day running of a childcare setting.
Being a mother herself she has first hand understanding of the need for high quality early years care and education provision. Nicola prides herself on being a successful communicator and working in partnership with parents.
Laura and Nicola have worked together very successfully for the past 13 years and are both thoroughly committed to making this franchise a huge success. They already have extensive skills and abilities in place with regards to the EYFS understanding and implementation and are passionate about children receiving the best possible start in life. They feel that together, their past working experiences and shared vision will compliment each other in succeeding to achieve this. They are driven and passionate about providing a brand new childcare setting within the area of Altrincham.
Monkey Puzzle is committed to providing great career opportunities for its entire staff. We are very keen to ensure that our team of staff participate in training at all levels. Our policy is always to recruit and/or promote internally if at all possible.
Please see our Current Vacancies below:
Level 3 Nursery Practitioner
Level 2 Nursery Practitioner in training
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If you think you have what it takes and would like to be a part of our exciting new team, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org