At The Elms every child is cherished. Our staff work closely with families to ensure we meet each child’s individual needs and provide them with the warmth and kindness to flourish.  Elms families can be confident that their children are in safe hands.


In our Nursery and Pre-School the high staff to child ratios are better than the recommended, as we know that one-on-one time and individual attention play an important role in every child’s development.

Early Learning Facilitators provide quality interactions with each child by genuinely listening and teaching children the skills of making friends, being kind, negotiating and considering others feelings.

Specialist staff

Pre-Schoolers are visited by specialist teachers from The Elms who deliver short age appropriate sessions. Children are encouraged to find learning fun as they focus on developing confidence and self-esteem. By getting to know additional teaching staff in the Pre-School setting, children enjoy a smooth transition to Reception and enjoy recognising familiar faces around school.


Our staff are highly qualified and have many years of collective experience in EYFS care. They span a range of ages providing a balance of long-serving, experienced team members to newer staff who join us with fresh ideas. We pride ourselves on recruiting the highest calibre of staff and on our very low staff turnover. We value our staff and invest in progression and development to ensure they are equipped with the latest skills and knowledge to benefit our children.

ISI Inspection Report 2021

Staff readily engage with children during routine activities and take every opportunity to develop language and social skills.