My name is Jennifer and I have been working for Summerston Childcare since my 16th birthday. I have experience working with children aged 0-14 ...
Summerston Childcare’s Operations Manager is Maryanne McIlroy who is one of the founder members of the organisation and has many years experience in the field of both childcare and community service. Each centre has a Childcare Manager who handles the day to day operation of their base.
All of our staff hold or are working towards gaining various childcare qualifications which include NC and HNC in Childcare and Education, SVQ level 2, level 3 and 4 in Playwork or Early Years, PDA in Childhood Practice and we have 1 member of staff who has achieved a Post Graduate Diploma in Childhood Practice as well as her Masters in Education. Childcare Managers have an SVQ Level 4 or relevant Degrees in the field of Childcare.
As a commitment to our staff we also facilitate training in a variety of other topics such as First Aid, Food Hygiene, HIV and Aids, Special Needs and other ongoing childcare related qualifications; our Operations Manager is qualified to deliver Child Protection Training and delivers this not only to our own staff but to staff from other voluntary organisations in the city. This ensures that staff are trained in recognising and dealing with Child Protection issues and know how to respond to same appropriately.