Sam Sims & Elly Cattermole - Rydal Co-Managers
We're passionate about what we do, and want you to have the best childcare experience with Rydal. We understand the trust that parents' put in us and we want to do our very best for each and every child. We care about our staff and nurture their careers, which results in an experienced and motivated team to look after your little ones.
Sam & Elly – Managers
Qualified & Experienced Staff
All our staff are qualified. Most are level 3 qualified or above, several staff hold a Teachers status, BA Hons or foundation degree in Early Years. We encourage staff to attend university whilst working with us if they wish to do so and offer apprenticeship schemes for students working towards their Level 3.
All staff are first aid, safeguarding and prevent duty trained and are provided with an in depth induction to ensure they are aware of all policies and procedures. Staff are encouraged to attend advanced training on specialist subjects such as Makaton, behaviour and conflict resolution, maths in early years and minimising biting in young children. Our safeguarding team also attend regular designated person and safeguarding updates with North Somerset to ensure we are supporting our families to the best of our abilities.
We understand parents know their children better than anyone and working closely together we can provide the best possible opportunities for your child. From signing up with us, we work closely with parents to gain as much information about your child as possible to support their learning. Before coming to nursery you will be asked about all their likes, dislikes, allergies or medical needs and hints and tips to support with settling.
We offer a variety of parents evening throughout the year such as reviews, EYFS nights, meet and greet nights, preparing for school, social and charity events and any others that arise such as when we adopted a new planning system. We can offer a home visit or meeting if you would like to discuss anything confidential before your child starts.
Government Funding Available
Ofsted overall Good
Early Years Foundation Stage
Qualified Staff (L3 or above)
Nutrition, home cooked food
"I cannot recommend Rydal Day Nursery enough and no amount of words can give credit for the truly amazing environment they provide. Chloe and I will be sad to leave in the summer when she gets ready for school in September"
"The team at Rydal seem very happy in their environment and confident in their roles. Communication from the nursery is excellent and well organised. I feel very lucky to have this sort of childcare provision on my doorstep"
"The nursery environment is both safe and stimulating for children offering various activities to support development. The experienced EYPs ensure that individual care needs are supported and developed"
Do we have spaces?
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