People

Our Ethos

At Wee Care we believe that the first years of a child’s life are fundamentally important. These are the cornerstone years that shape a child’s future.

We believe that children grow, learn and develop rapidly when they receive love, warmth, attention, encouragement, mental stimulation and nutritious well-balanced meals, with this in mind we promote in all of our nurseries:

  • a happy, fun-loving and relaxed atmosphere
  • a warm, loving, safe and caring environment
  • the use of positive language and behaviour at all times
  • dedicated, professional, long-term and highly qualified staff
  • healthy eating
  • the creation of a home from home-like environment
  • flexibility in childcare options
  • equality, irrespective of gender, race, religion or disability

Our People

Tessa Court (North Road Infants branch)

Tessa Court (North Road Infants branch)

Hello, I am Tessa Court and I am the Senior Coordinator for East Belfast based in our Infants branch. I had a modest start to my career in Wee Care in 2002 when I made the difficult decision to give up my job as a trainer for a large company and retrain to work with children. My first role was as a part-time nursery assistant at King's Road. I kept training and pushing myself and was promoted to Unit Head, Deputy Coordinator, Coordinator and now Senior Coordinator. I have level three qualifications in Playwork and in Childcare, Learning and Development. I also hold certificates in Health & Safety Awareness, a level two Food Safety award, Fire Awareness and I am the Designated Safeguarding Officer for my branch. I am currently studying for my Level 5 qualification in Day Care Leadership and Management.

Having worked my way up from a very junior position to Senior Coordinator and having been a mum of two children who attended Wee Care I feel I have a well rounded view of what Wee Care truly is. This is my second family; my daughter always attributes some of her academic success to having been 'half raised by Wee Care'. I love coming to work, I get to see children blossom from little babies full of potential to 12-year olds heading to Secondary School. Everyday is different for me and I am very aware of how that decision in 2002 was one of the best of my life.

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Testimonial:

"The staff are excellent- they provide a "home from home" experience for my daughter every day, helping her play and learn new things. The staff are confident and reassuring, and understand how difficult it is to leave your child, making it seamless & comforting as possible."

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