Your browser version is outdated. We recommend that you update your browser to the latest version.

Our Staff

We firmly believe that our staff are our most valuable assets. We choose them for their caring attitude, playful natures and dedication to childcare, as well as their experience and qualifications. Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic team gives our children the best chance to achieve their potential. The vetting procedure for our staff employment is strict and includes Police Checks (DBS) and references.

Little Cherubs operates a continuous in-house training programme as well as additional external courses to improve the quality of care offered to our children. As part of this continuous development we reserve the right to close the nursery for up to two “staff training days” per year.`

 

Staff Ratios:

Little Cherubs work to a high ratio of staff to children to ensure your child has the best level of care. The ratios differ according to the age group of children:

Under 2 years old:

1 adult to 3 children

2 to 3 years old:

1 adult to 4 children

3 years +:

1 adult to 8 children

 

First Aiders:

All our nursery staff are qualified First Aiders. There is a first aid box complying with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 which is kept in an accessible place out of the reach of children. We also have a Health and Safety officer who makes sure all the H&S needs of the nursery are up to date.

 

Hounslow Council Early Years Team:
Little Cherubs Day Nursery works hand in hand with the Early Years Team at Hounslow Council, which gives parents peace of mind that the care offered to their children is of the highest standard.

 

Nursery Proprietor

Ravneet Sawhney decided to open a day nursery after experiencing difficulties finding a nursery she felt was good enough for her own two children. She has a firm vision of what makes a good nursery and combines flexibility for the parents and support for the staff with a fun, caring and high quality experience for all the children. Plus she brings all the experience of motherhood into the nursery!

Ravneet has a Degree in Commerce. She is a trained First Aider for both adults and children and is qualified in Food Hygiene. She is also the Designated Safeguarding Officer for the nursery.

  

Nursery Manager

Amardeep Panesar has a wealth of experience in working within nurseries for over 10 years. Amardeep has worked across three settings within this time and knows what best practice looks like. Amardeep has previously managed a setting in which she has worked to achieve an Ofsted grading of ‘Good’ improving the grade from ‘Needs improvement’. She is determined to utilise this knowledge and experience here at Little Cherubs, raising standards and improving outcomes for our children. Amardeep has experience of being very hands on as a manager and leads her team by example, getting fully involved and training them on the job.

Amardeep holds an Early Years Practice qualification, level 4/5, and additional has benefitted from Management and Leadership training. She has also had a broad range of experience in the area of Safeguarding and is the nursery’s safeguarded designated person. Amardeep has experience of working with children with special needs and more complex needs, so she is able to support those families, children and staff in ensuring that the best possible care is given. Amardeep also has good relationships with outside agencies and has worked alongside them in a variety of situations. She is passionate about ensuring we offer a high quality service and continually improve to ensure the children receive the best care and learning experiences to give them a fantastic start in their learning journey and the best bit which Amardeep always promotes is that it is all through play!!!

  

Deputy Manager

Winsome Smith has worked in childcare for over 10 years and holds a NNEB qualification. She has extensive experience of managing nurseries to a high standard, and has really been inspirational with her knowledge and experience. Winsome is working closely with the team to ensure planning is relevant to the needs and development stages of the children in the setting. Winsome believes in promoting child lead activities and extending learning opportunities through play allowing children to develop by giving them opportunities to self-select and take lead.Winnie is able to develop and support staff in their practice as well as role model high quality standard care and education for the little ones by being hands on and demonstrating her skills to further develop staff in the setting.