Our People

Meet the Childcare Co-ordinator

Hi my name is Nicola McNeil and I am a very proud mum of two. I have been working in childcare for as long as I can remember and enjoy all aspects of my current role. Every day is challenging yet rewarding, in equal measures!  As with many of the team here, I started my journey as a service user. The organisation encourages local people to get involved in identifying and delivering much needed services in the area. It was a valuable opportunity for me to gain more experience and qualifications in early years care and education. This eventually led to me becoming much more confident and feeling able to increase my responsibilities. Now 10 years on I am privileged to recruit, develop and manage my own team of wonderfully flexible workers. They help me to ensure that every child in our care has a safe, fun and memorable experience. People sometimes ask why I chose this career. My motivation is simply lots of love for little people and lots of empathy for their carers.

 

Meet the Team

The Planet Child’s Play childcare team consists of 20 fantastically dedicated people, who are committed to providing the quality of care that all children deserve. Several members have been with the organisation for many years and have extensive childcare experience. Everybody has worked really hard to keep up with the ever increasing demand for our service, while studying for relevant childcare qualifications. Staff training includes First Aid, Equality & Diversity, Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Behaviour Management and Learning & Development. We always work to OFSTED and E.Y.F.S guidelines. All staff will have undergone an enhanced C.R.B check and an individual induction process. Every session is led by a fully qualified level 3 worker and supported by colleagues who have, or are working towards their level 2 certificate. As a team we work closely with service purchasers to ensure that individual requirements and needs are met, so that using the service is a positive experience for all involved. 

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