About Us

The Little Bears Team

We have an experienced, fully qualified and friendly team, which consists of our supervisor and three members of staff, all of whom are DBS checked. Staff have paediatric first aid and level 2 food hygiene qualifications.

Staff regularly attending training to continue their personal development (CPD) in order to provide the highest standard of childcare within the setting.

All children at Little Bears are assigned an individual member of staff, to act as their “key person”. They are always happy to speak to parents/guardians about any aspect of their child's time at Little Bears.

We have a designated Safeguarding Lead & Deputy, Language Lead and a SENCO Officer (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) who undergo specialist training.

All members of staff also have safeguarding training. A copy of our Safeguarding policy is included on our Policies page.

We currently have three designated Safer Recruiting team members.

Meet the Team

Early Years Foundation Stage

An integral part of our daily routine is the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). This is a structure of learning, development and care for children which enables your child to learn through a range of activities.

Our Curriculum Statement

Little Bears is about supporting children's learning through play and helping them to be ‘school-ready’. We aim to help every child to become independent, confident, socially interactive and have a rich vocabulary by the time they go to school. Every support is given to them to help them develop at their own pace and reach their optimum potential in every area. We want all our Little Bears to have fun, feel happy and safe in the learning rich environment that we offer.

Download the full curriculum

The Committee

An elected parent committee manages the business of Little Bears, which ensures all decisions affecting Little Bears are taken by the parents. The Committee consists of three officers (the Chair, the Secretary and the Treasurer) and a number of other committee members.

The Committee usually meets once per term to discuss all aspects of running Little Bears as well as look at new ideas for the Pre-School and how we can improve. All committee members are volunteers and as such we are always looking for new members to help out with the various aspects involved in running the Pre-School.