The Team

Lesley Tait

Flexible Childcare Services Manager

FCSS - Lesley Tait, managerLesley is a highly qualified and experienced Childcare Manager, she has been in the childcare sector for 20+ years and has experience in a variety of different roles.

Lesley has been with FCSS since its inception and has seen the service develop from a bright idea to a wonderful childcare provision.

An advocate of fresh food Lesley loves to cook in her spare time and has a bountiful supply of fresh veggies from her husband’s allotment to use in her recipes.

When she’s not running our childcare service or creating delicious meals Lesley can be found enjoying a cuppa and the company of her pet dog, Percy.

Lynda Young

Lead Practitioner

FCSS - Lynda Young, lead practitionerLynda has lots of fabulous experience in early learning and childcare services and supports our team in ensuring the experience offered to our children is fun, safe, happy and meets their individual needs.

A great Lead Practitioner by day, in her spare time Lynda enjoys spending time outdoors, especially at the beach.

She also bakes terrific cakes, yum!

Our core team

Our core team consists of four highly qualified and experienced practitioners each of whom brings a different set of skills and talents to our team. We share our knowledge and support each other in delivering best practice in everything we do. We are committed to reflective practice, striving for continual improvement and working together to deliver an exceptional childcare experience for the children and families using our service

Sessional Support Team

Supplementary to our Management and Core Teams we have a fabulous Sessional Support Team consisting of around fifteen further colleagues who work varied shifts to best meet the needs of our service users.

Workforce Development

We are committed to quality in all aspects of our work and this includes our staff development programme. We have a rigorous and effective safer recruitment policy in place and provide robust and detailed induction to new staff joining our team.

We offer ongoing training and professional development delivered by our own senior team and by external professionals.

We are enthusiastic supporters of the future workforce, have clear succession planning in place across our own organisation and contribute to the future proofing of the care sector workforce through provision of opportunities for students and others to learn about working with families and the value of supportive and flexible childcare.

A great place to work

What does a great place to work look like? Well of course it looks like our Flexible Childcare Service, it’s fun, friendly and a fab place to be.

Great workplaces have highly engaged and interested employees. Employees who feel valued, are respected and can bring forward their thoughts, opinions and ideas confident in the knowledge they will be considered.

Our team go above and beyond, they are welcoming, kind, caring and do everything in their power to make the children and families using our service feel safe, comfortable and happy.

Our team feel valued, respected and supported by their managers and have confidence in the organisation’s leaders.

Want to be part of our team?

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