Hallfieldfirst Put Children First With New Appointments
Business is booming for one of Birmingham’s most sought after nurseries. Hallfieldfirst, based in Edgbaston, has appointed a new Nursery Manager, a Room Leader and three new Nursery Nurses to cater for its flourishing childcare demands.
Two of their current Nursery Nurses, employed via an agency, have also been offered permanent positions in the past month while two others have been promoted to Deputy Manager (Senco) and a Third in Charge.
Emma Astle, 33, started her role as Nursery Manager at Hallfieldfirst in December 2017 after working her way up within the nursery over the past 11 years. Emma brings with her a wealth of experience in childcare; she started training at Solihull College at 16, qualified by 18 and took on roles at two other nurseries before joining Hallfieldfirst as a Senior Nursery Nurse in 2006.
Speaking of her new role Emma said: “I’m delighted to be leading such a dedicated team at Hallfieldfirst. I’ve worked here a long time so I know how hard our staff work and our new starters fit right in. “We’ve had a number of new children join us already this year and are set for more in coming months. My priority as the Nursery Manager is to ensure Hallfieldfirst continues to be the outstanding setting it is today providing young children with the best start to their education.”
Anne Oliver, Head of Pre-Prep at Hallfield School, said: “It’s a very exciting time for Hallfieldfirst. The nursery is continuing to go from strength to strength and we’re getting a lot of enquiries from prospective parents.
“We’re very pleased to have Emma on board in a managerial role. She has always had the welfare and development of the children at the heart of everything she does, so we couldn’t think of anyone more fitting for the role.
“We would also like to welcome our new starters – Katie, Raluca, Sana, Irrihum, Anam and Elaine – to the Hallfield family. They have already proven to be a real asset to the team.”
The nursery, which takes 44 children, follows Birmingham City Council’s Start Well programme which encourages staff and children to be more active, eat well and achieve more, for which Hallfield have achieved levels 1, 2 and 3. The programme has enabled staff to support parents and their children with oral health, brushing teeth as well as the dreaded dumping the dummy and binning the bottle.
Hallfield School holds Open Mornings for prospective parents on Tuesdays. For more information please visit www.hallfieldschool.co.uk or call 0121 454 1496.