How many children will be in each room?The number of children in each room will vary from nursery to nursery, room to room. For more information about your specific nursery, please feel free to give us a call!
How many team members will be in each room?We follow statutory guidance on this; the ratios of educators:children are - 1:3 in the baby age group, 1:4 in toddler and this rises again in pre-school to 1:8. We don't count our managers or deputies in this figure so there are always extra pairs of hands if needed!
How many children does one Key Person have?We keep our key groups as small as possible and always plan them in line with childrens' attendance, to ensure that every child has the best experience with their Key Person. Nearer your start date we'll be able to update you as we'll have a clearer view on attendance and patterns.
Who are your staff?We want to hire only the best, and have built very robust recruitment procedures to make sure that our team live by our core values and have the relevant qualifications & experience. All team members go through a rigorous induction process ahead of the nursery's opening, with first aid and safeguarding as standard. You can see our current team members on our Team page, but we are always looking for great people!
What qualifications do your educators have?Our teams' qualifications range from apprentices to qualified Early Years Teachers and PGCEs. We invest in our team through our N Academy so that they can develop their knowledge & grow with us.
What’s your staff turnover like?Team happiness and retention is a huge focus for us at N, as historically staff turnover in the Early Years sector has unfortunately been high. In order to combat this, our People team have developed an industry-leading salary and benefits package for our educators, which includes free lunches, a bonus structure and a round-the-world trip for long service. You can see our full benefits package on our Benefits page. We frequently measure our team's happiness to see how we're doing and welcome honest and open feedback as to how we can build the best possible culture. N is a happy place to work & we support our team's training & development through the N Academy.
How diverse is the team?We're very proud to have a diverse and multi-national team at N – our educators across 7 nurseries speak 27 different languages between them! We are also a member of the MITEY Charter, which actively encourages men into Early Years, and are lucky enough to have some fantastic male educators in our teams. As well as experience, we hire on cultural fit and how much we feel someone represents N's values - which you can find here. You can find out more about our existing team members on our team page.
Do you have male Educators?We're always looking for great people, and are committed to honouring the MITEY charter – encouraging more men into the Early Years sector. We have some fantastic male educators across our nurseries and welcome applications from male applicants.