Childcare Resources & FAQ's

Childcare costs

Childcare Careers

FAQs

Are all your staff trained?

More than 90% of our staff are fully qualified in childcare.

And we’re very proud of that.

We feel it’s important to provide the children we look after with the best possible care, from highly-trained individuals.

So not only do we employ so many qualified members of staff – we’re constantly providing additional training to improve the quality of their care even further.

Our managers spend approximately 75% of their time in the nursery mentoring other staff, observing practices, and conducting training.

If having trained staff is important to you, then consider your local Shine nursery.

Am I entitled to free childcare?

If you have a child between the ages of three and four, then yes, you are entitled to some free healthcare.

You get 570 free hours per year for each child you have. Which normally works out at 15 hours a week, although you can alter this slightly if you need to.

Some children may be eligible for as many as 30 free hours of childcare per week.

It all depends on your personal circumstances.

You can find out more information and apply for free childcare on the official Gov.uk website.

Core Values

To be outstanding everyday

Our aim is to be outstanding every day, not just when Ofsted visit.

That way parents can be confident they’re leaving their children in the best care possible.

Ofsted has rated three of our nurseries as ‘Outstanding’, which we’re very, very proud of – and committed to continuing.

They judge the quality of a nursery on four categories. The first of which is Effectiveness in Leadership & Management.

We ensure exceptional management of the nursery, curriculum, and the staff – which has led to our ‘Outstanding’ rating.

You can read snippets of our Ofsted reports on each individual nursery page.

To be outstanding everyday (part 2)

Shine nurseries are outstanding every day, not just when Ofsted visit.

We want parents to feel confident they’re leaving their children in the best possible care – so we’re constantly striving for excellence.

Three Shine nurseries have been rated ‘Outstanding’, which is quite an achievement. And we aim to continue providing outstanding care.

Ofsted judges the quality of a nursery on four categories. One of which is the Quality of Teaching, Learning & Assessment.

We achieve a high level in this category by ensuring our staff are trained and qualified, and are always striving for improvement.

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