The Team

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Our staff have been selected to provide the highest standards of care and education for your child and we work as a team. All staff are subject to Criminal Records Bureau clearance through CSSIW (Care and Social Services Inspectorate for Wales), and have a firm commitment to on-going training:


Our Nursery Director and Manager – Nickie Morris-Jones, is a qualified Nursery Nurse (Trained at the prestigious Norland College) and recent Graduate in Learning and Development of Babies and Young Children. Nickie has many years experience in Early Years, recruitment and the business sector and is also a Mum to Harriet!


The team at Saplings are vibrant, motivated and totally enthuastic and ensure that at all times the welfare of the children is paramount and that each child is treated as an individual. Our customers become our friends and we in turn become their extended family. One mother who recently returned to work quoted:


Chesnut“Really happy that we chose Saplings – realise that this was a positive decision. Our son is very happy to be there and the environment is like ‘one big happy family’”.



Nursery Assistants have previous experience in the care sector and are studying on the job skills.


The staff employed at Saplings are excellent and have been chosen very carefully. We have selected personalities that suit the age group that they are working with and employ all age groups, as each provides a balance of a good working team. All of our staff are fully qualified in either NNEB, CACHE, BTEC or NVQ level 2 and above. The staff that are not qualified are currently undergoing their training whilst at Saplings.


Our minimum ratio of staff to children is as follows;


There is always a qualified Nursery Nurse in each room and always at least two members of staff on duty at any time.