Training Depot Day Nursery, which looks after children aged one to five, received a Gold Award from Investors in People (IIP).

Investors in People set standards for people management and organisation, offering accreditation to agencies and businesses that follow the IIP standard.

Director of the nursery, David Reavell, said to Luton Today: “Since our previous award, all the criteria now strictly required for success, has been significantly raised.

“We are very delighted to have secured another Gold Award, which we will look to sustain over the next three years.

“Investors in People set all measurements’ standards which we must meet, we are a small company and are therefore very proud of all we have achieved.

“The award is also positive for the children, staff, and the nursery as a whole; those standards our staff are meeting, being modelled, are passed onto the children we care for.

“The staff are measured by IIP, and we encourage all our staff to be open and honest in everything they say and share.

“Our new accreditation shows us all where we are doing well, also where we can seek to improve in reviewing our aspirations, communication, methods, practice and very importantly, teamwork.

“We are delighted with our award and very much wish to share this news with all the parents as well as the local community.”

Training Depot Day Nursery prides itself on the quality of support the children receive at the setting, providing the children with a key worker and the best learning experience in a friendly environment. Staff record development and progress through the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) record sheets, which includes taking photos and recording observations.

Mr Reavell continued: “I believe this to be a successful nursery, we have made many improvements previously, and will continue making many more.

“The IIP accreditation is especially useful in wishing to reach our goal as an Ofsted-rated “outstanding” nursery.

“There are several areas for improvement, for example, broadening the leading roles, creating an improvement log and continuing to work closely with parents, Luton Borough Council and of course, the community.

“Our Investors in People Gold Award is really very important as it recognises the experience, skills, and professionalism of our team.”

Story by: Luton Today


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