The appropriate staffing ratios are laid down in the Early Years Foundation Stage and will be adhered to at all times, however we currently work to a 1:6 ratio for 3 year olds and 1:4 for 2 year old children.
All of our key staff are qualified or working towards qualifications and all adults working with children on a regular basis have DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks. Every three years, all staff update their first aid course and childcare protection procedures.
DP child protection
Deborah has worked at Cygnets since 2011 and is the Pre School Manger
She lives with her husband, their three children and Nelly the springer spaniel. She enjoys family bike rides and walks.
DP child protection
Faye has worked at Cygnets since 2009. She has two children. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, camping and gardening.
She's also interested in forestry and enjoys thinking of activities for the children outdoors.
Alison has worked at Cygnets since 2012 as office manager.
She lives with her husband, two children and golden retriever, Tally.
Caroline has worked at Cygnets since 2018. She lives in Milton with her partner and three children.
In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog, gardening, socialising and watching her two boys play football.
Room Leader/Bumblebee Room
Rachel has worked at Cygnets since 2015. She lives in Milton with her husband and three children.
She loves to be outdoors, swimming, walking and biking with her family.
Sarah has worked at Cygnets since 2004. She lives in Milton with her two children.
In her spare time she likes to socialise with friends and family.
Danielle lives in Milton with her family. She has worked at Cygnets since 2016 and loves working with children.
In her spare time she enjoys shopping and swimming.
Jo has worked at Cygnets Since January 2018. She is has a 13-year-old son and one cat.
As a family Jo enjoys watching films, walking in the countryside and bike rides. She's also trains in taekwondo in her spare time.
Room Leader/ Ladybird Room
Leone has worked at Cygnets since 2017. She lives in Milton with her husband and three children. She enjoys walking, cycling and going on picnics.
Leone has worked in childcare since 2002 and enjoys being creative with the children.
Marilene has worked at Cygnets since October 2008. She is a a mum of four and has been working in early years for 15 years.
She is also a qualified yoga teacher, teaching in adult education.
Fiona has worked at Cygnets since 2015. She has 3 children plus a mad cocker spaniel.
She likes to do a bit of crochet and weekends are spent on the touchline at football matches as all 3 of her children play for Milton Colts.
Debbie has worked at Cygnets since 2017. She is a mum and really enjoys spending quality time with her family outdoors.