Jade Waddon

Assistant Manager

Jade has worked at Ladybird Lane since 2007.  She joined the team as a student and has been Assistant Manager since 2018.  Jade holds a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education, a BTEC level 1 in Forest school, a Paediatric First Aid certificate and has accessed SENCO training.  She works closely with our lead SENCO and also has a very good knowledge and understanding of Child Protection

Jade’s role includes admissions, introducing prospective families to the setting, organising children’s settling in sessions and ensuring the nursery complies with the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework. She supports colleagues with their professional development and organises regular supervisions with them to discuss their key children to ensure that appropriate observation and monitoring systems are in place to highlight the children’s progress.  Jade supports all colleagues to identify their own training needs and endeavours to ensure that they feel confident and happy in their role. Alongside other members of the senior team she helps to monitor staff mental health and well-being.

Jade works effectively alongside Kerry and Meena to ensure the smooth day to day management of the nursery. She does not have a key group but supports colleagues to identify children who may require early interventions to enhance and extend their learning.