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Team GH at Green Hedges Day Nursery and Preschool, Scarborough

Quality childcare is dependent on quality staff and all our staff hold relevant childcare qualifications and are selected for their knowledge, experience and enthusiasim they can bring to nursery.

We pride ourselves on having staff who are totally committed to continuity of care for children with many staff loyally working at Green Hedges for over 10 years. Staff qualifications range from minimum Level 3 to  L6 graduate practitioner and from Autumn 2018 Early Years Teacher on board.

We also have a trained SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator), ELLP (Early Language Leading Practitioner) and Pre school Level 1 gymnastics coach on board.

The child staff ratios as set by the Ofsted regulations for nursery aged children are as follows;

Age of Child

Staff –Child Ratio

Our Rooms


Birth to 1 year

1 : 3


1 to 2 years 

1 : 3



2 to 3 years   

1 : 4



3 to 5 Years

1 : 8

Bluebells Preschool Unit


With the manager, deputy manager and administration assistant being available over and above the statutory minimum requirements. We have lunch time assistants to support over the lunch period.

We also have a Key Person system at our nursery, where each child has one member of staff who will take particular care of your child's day to day needs and understands their likes, dislikes and developing character. They will be your main your key person will help your child become settled and familiar with the nursery setting and to feel safe within it.

Staff training is embedded in our practice with regular commitment to ongoing training and development for each member of staff.