Bringing together the right team for a day nursery is an essential task and also one of the toughest; maintaining standards demands the very best people and we work hard to find them.
Every one of our childcare practitioner comes with a range of qualifications suitable for child carers and nursery school teachers and we expect considerably more than the basics! Perhaps most importantly, we only employ staff that understand our childcare philosophy, believe in it themselves and love working with children and supporting them in developing individual personalities and interests.
Childcare methods change all the time and new techniques of teaching and encouraging are always being developed so we invest in ongoing training for all of our team to guarantee parents that their children are getting the very best nursery care possible. This investment in our staff also helps team motivation and allows our carers to develop a true career path with numerous opportunities for advancement and self-improvement.
Our Team is led by Simone & Jesse Peters a married couple with young twins of their own attending school in Cambridge. Simone has over 15 years Early Years and Primary School teaching experience with a master’s degree in Education at Distinction level with expertise in childcare and the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, National Curriculum and quality standards for early years teaching and childcare. She has a great passion for working with children and strongly believe that early education lays a firm foundation for later life; we only get one childhood and the skills and approaches children learn in early years carry on through to later life and contributes to their success overall. The children of today are the future of tomorrow and we have high expectations for all children. Jesse is a Whitbread and Mayor of London Award Winner. He has over 20 years’ experience working with children and young people providing a full range of pre-school, afterschool and holiday programs, he is highly qualified and has received awards from The Princes Trust, Whitbread Awards, Sport England, The Jack Petchey Foundation and the Mayor of London for his outstanding contribution to the lives of children and young people. Jesse also served as a Fire Fighter and has extensive knowledge of Fire and Health and Safety in the workplace. We also have a qualified chef who takes time out to teach the children cooking skills.
We all take our roles and responsibilities within this small community very seriously, priding ourselves on providing really outstanding care, support and encouragement to both children and parents. All of us work to make the nursery so much more than a place the kids go during the day; it’s a place for families where a close community can come together even more through our annual special events, friendly approach and the day-to-day operations of the nursery.
Based just outside Cambridge in the beautiful village of Papworth Everard our staff and children come from across the local region including Huntington, St Ives, St Neots, Sandy and Biggleswade. The nursery is family owned and managed employing around 16 people who care for up to 39 children each day; numbers that ensure every child gets individual attention and support when they need it.
Whatever your day nursery requirements get an exceptional service from the dedicated team of professionals at Children's Ark Day Nursery; contact us today to learn more or arrange a visit with one of our friendly team to see our nursery for yourself.