The Pre-school staff team is made up of two Leaders and a Deputy Leader, who hold the Diploma in Pre-school Practice, one of the leaders has Early Years Professional Status (EYPS). There are three assistants, one of whom is a qualified teacher.

Three members of the team are qualified Paediatric First Aiders. The qualification is renewed every 3 years.

All our Staff have been “mums” who helped at Magic Dragon when their children were at the pre-school so forming a dedicated team of workers who strive to provide a happy environment for the benefit of the children attending Magic Dragon Pre-school.

Opportunities are provided for staff to continue training in order to keep their skills up to date.

There is a high ratio of adults to children in our pre-school, 1:5, ensuring that each child receives a high level of attention.

We operate a keyperson system whereby:

  • each member of staff has particular responsibility for a small number of children.
  • each child has their keyperson, to relate to, so helping with settling in.
  • a special relationship is made with the child, and they observe, keep records and monitor the child’s progress; to liaising with parents, and encouraging them to participate in their child’s development.