Meet our team
Although WBOOSC has become a Limited Company we still see ourselves as the Luddington family business. The company directors are Helen and Ian Luddington.
Helen has always been a working mother of three children and before becoming involved with childcare had a completely different career. After setting up WBOOSC way back in 1995 Helen gained a Batchelor of Arts , then Masters degrees and became one of the first graduates with Early Years Professional Status to supplement her qualifications in childcare including , NVQ III Playworks (ages 5 to 1 5 years), NVQ III Childcare and Education (birth to 8 years), first aid and food hygiene. Helen has also attended a wide range of professional training courses in other childcare related areas. Helen is a qualified tutor for adult education and assessing and regularly teaches, trains and supports the team through their personal training and professional development which is encouraged for all staff at all levels.
Ian is a qualified teacher having a Bachelor of Science degree, he spends much of his time developing facilities using his skills gained from previous careers in surveying, building and teaching.
Outside of work the Luddington family always try to enjoy a range of outdoor activities. We love to do as much as possible as a family. Current favourites include Skiing, Cycling, Swimming, Gardening, Camping, including wildcamping! We have a passion for animals having a menage of many different types.
The children in our care come first at all times and always want our staff to show the same enthusiasm and dedication to the needs of the children in our care at all times. We employ full time qualified nursery nurses and playworkers with an excellent remuneration package who have a love of working with children. Training and development is always encouraged and we have a team of staff who have worked with us for a number of years, several in excess of 5 years.
We provide regular inhouse training sessions and childcare director, Helen takes an active part in overseeing planning, play and activities and discussing individual children’s developmental needs. We encourage all staff to undertake ongoing training both internally and externally and empower the team to achieve high levels of qualification. We operate a key worker system to always have the “first point of contact” who really knows your child.
The majority of our team are level III qualified in either Playwork or Childcare and Education (or both). We expect our level II’s to work towards their higher qualification. We also encourage staff to work towards: Early Years Professional Status. Early years Degree. Level IV managerial childcare qualification. Teaching and Assessing qualifications. First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene. Health and Safety. With a well qualified and committed team we believe we will always be striving to provide an excellent level of care. Our current team is made up of some extremely highly qualified staff which can only benefit the children we work with.