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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