Time flies when you’re having fun! It has been a real rollercoaster ride over the last 5 years; when we opened the nursery we could never imagine in our wildest dreams how crazy the past 18 months would be.
We would love for everyone to come and celebrate with us on our special day. It’s FREE entry but ticket numbers are limited and must be pre-booked here.
Firstly, as the owner of this wonderful Nursery, I wanted to say a huge thank you to all our parents, for allowing us to look after your children this year. It’s been a privilege and we are truly grateful for the opportunity.
2019 has seen a number of transformational changes implemented at Zizus including the introduction of Tapestry – our digital learning journal for children which is used by thousands of schools and nurseries around the country. I hope you are benefiting from daily updates on your childs progress and development using the app. It would be great to know what you think and how we could improve communications further so that you are fully up to speed with how your child is doing with us.
Zizus celebrated our 3-year anniversary in September, and we have come a long way since we first opened our doors in 2016, most notably being recognised as a top 20 most recommended children’s nursery in the North East for the third year in a row! It’s also been a significant year where we have seen a new management team put in place. Sarah Fletcher joined us in September 2018 as a highly experienced nursery manager and I have been delighted with the impact she has made, not only with the day to day operations, but also how she is managing a diverse team of Nursery Practitioners and ensuring we continually deliver a best in class standard of childcare that meets the expectations of what the Zizus brand stands for.
This is a special time of the year when we get to spend some quality time with the family and the kids are bursting with excitement eagerly awaiting to see what presents Santa will bring them!
On behalf of the team at Zizus, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2020!
2020 is set to be a fantastic year at Zizus, as we continue to develop some projects to benefit our children and families such as:
We also love celebrating our local area whenever we can and Middlesbrough has some exciting events planned for 2020, which we will be attending with all of our children.
At Zizus we have a stringent recruitment policy that not only allows us to recruit the best talent, but also ensure that all of our practitioners work as a team, so that your child benefits from a seamless transition as part of their early years development.
We are dedicated to encouraging and training our staff on the importance of working as a team and ensuring everyone has a good understanding of what goes on in each room, so that they can develop a more diverse range of skills to cater for all children from 0-11. We are on target for all staff becoming First Aid qualified in the first half of 2020, with over 90% holding a current certificate, and the rest working towards it.
We have said a sad farewell to Ashleigh and Lauren this month who have been with us for some time, and are now ready to move on to pastures new.
We also wish Emma good luck, lots of rest and a temporary goodbye as she starts her maternity leave. We can’t wait to meet your little bundle of joy!
It has been a busy few months selecting the very best from a large number of applicants but we are now delighted to introduce you to our fabulous new staff:
Aimee has over 7 years of experience working in local nurseries. She has NVQ Level 2 and is working towards her Level 3. She also holds a paediatric first aid certificate and has safeguarding training.
Kirsten has returned to childcare after recently working as an entertainer at Parkdean Resorts. She has a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and has also completed the Foundation Degree in Childcare, Levels 4 and 5. Kirsten has previous experience working with a childminder and in a local nursery.
Robyn joins us from a local nursery where she was employed after successfully completing her apprenticeship. She has Level 3 Early Years Educator Diploma, Paediatric First Aid certificate and Safeguarding training.
Chloe also joins us from a local nursery where she has worked for the last six years. She has an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and a Paediatric First Aid certificate.
Our rooms are now;
Leo Lions (6 weeks to 18 months) – Savannah, Amy, June, Chloe
Tiny Tigers (18 months to between 30-36 months) – Joanna, Aimee, Kirsten
Polly Pre-School (30-36 months to school age) – Alice, Robyn, Polly
After School/Holiday Club Tanya, Sheila
When we say we offer flexible childcare we mean it!
Did you know we offer breakfast and after school clubs, and school drop offs/pick ups?
Ideal for shift workers, we currently have spaces for children between 7.30am and 9.30am Monday to Friday.
Please contact Sarah on 01642 061201 or email email@example.com for further information and prices.