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Our Staff

We firmly believe that our staff are our most valuable asset. 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:

Almost all of 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.


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


Nursery Proprietor

Amanda Tillett 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!

Amanda has a Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce. She is a trained First Aider for both adults and children and is qualified in Food Hygiene. She is also a Designated Safeguarding Officer for the nursery.


Nursery Manager

Kim Fernandes comes to Ollie Owl with a passion for working with children and a wealth of nursery experience.  She possesses strong leadership skills and exactingly high quality standards. She is an expert in the Early Years curriculum, and holds a degree in Education Studies & Early Years. She believes strongly in the power of a skilled and motivated team of staff.

Kim also has a broad range of experience in the area of child protection and is the nursery's second Designated Safeguarding Officer.


Deputy Manager

Sarah Palmer has worked in childcare for almost 20 years, and has three children of her own.  She has extensive experience of setting up and managing nurseries to a high standard, and brings those skills with her to Ollie Owl.

Sarah is an expert in the field of health and safety, and is passionate about keeping both children and adults safe in our care.