Training and Development
In partnership with Eden Training Solutions we are able to provide fully funded apprenticeships for staff studying Level 2 and Level 3 childcare qualifications.
At ICP Nurseries we are totally committed to giving every member of staff full support and access to training. All of our staff, during the first 6 months of their employment, and annually and/or biennially thereafter, complete a mandatory compliance training bundle – this includes fire safety, food safety and an array of health and safety modules. Staff must also complete safeguarding training which extends to knowledge and understanding of E-Safety, FGM, Prevent and British Values. With the recent introduction of the GDPR 2018 all staff are also made aware of their responsibilities for data protection.
ICP ensure all staff are paediatric first aid trained and courses run regularly for refresher training and for new staff to participate in. We have recently introduced a new first aid course – Mental Health first aid – which our Well-Being Champions have attended to give them the skills and knowledge in dealing with this sensitive subject.
Training for our Chefs includes Allergy Awareness and Nutrition in Early Years.
All our staff have access to a wide-range of ICP fully-funded accredited courses – either full or upskill qualifications. This includes childcare at levels 2, 3, 4 and 5, sponsorship of degree studies, forest school leadership, Makaton and special educational needs.