Nursery Staff

Staff and Training

All our staff are carefully selected and are caring and dedicated. At Appletree we set high standards and we are continually updating our staff training. All are qualified or working
towards a recognised qualification in childcare. The majority of staff are qualified in First Aid and there is always a qualified First Aider on site. New recruits cannot be left unattended with children until they have undergone police checks which is a legal requirement.


It is important for parents and staff to work together to help your child feel confident and secure in the group. The Key Person system is in place to ensure continuity and stability and so that staff can work closely with parents at all stages to ensure the best possible care for each child. Please share with us any concerns you may have. We always welcome comments and suggestions.

There is a notice board within the two year old room and a newsletter is sent out every term. Parents and carers are very welcome to contribute to these.

Nursery Policies

We have policies and procedures in place to cover every aspect of your child’s welfare and development. This file is reviewed and updated regularly and changes are implemented
where necessary. A copy of this file is available to parents at any time.


We operate a sign in/sign out policy in our buildings and children will only be permitted to leave with an authorised person. If someone other than yourself or authorised person is collecting your child, please inform a member of staff. The safety of the children in our care is of paramount importance so we ask for the full co-operation of parents and carers in this matter.


Please put details on the registration form of any special requirements your child may have. Below is a list of items that your child will need to bring with them if required:

  • Prepared formula feed or breast milk in labelled bottles
  • Nappies, wipes, lotion, cotton wool, cream
  • Dummy or comforter if needed
  • Full change of clothes
  • Named outdoor clothes
  • Indoor shoes or slippers
  • Sun hat/Wellingtons


If you have any reason to complain, please in the first instance contact the Nursery Owner or Manager.

In the event of an unsatisfactory resolve please contact:

The National Business Unit
Piccadilly Gate
Store Street
Manchester M1 2WD.

Tel 0300 123 4666