At Bright Sparks we are aware of how important family life is to children and the pressures that modern society can have upon this. Therefore we aim to be as flexible as we can to be able to accommodate for most childcare needs.
Our opening times are from 7.00 am to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday, all year round except for Bank holidays and 2 weeks at Christmas when we close.
In our nursery in Plymouth, we provide for a variety of childcare needs for children aged from 3 months to 12 years with:
We have a very well equipped Baby area for the babies and younger toddlers within the Toddler room for children aged up to around 2 years (the room your child will be cared for in is dependent on which one is best suited to your child not strict age banding).
Then there is the Pre-school area for the older children with a separate teaching area for use with those children who are going to be starting school that year (this is where the children get a bit more teaching in-put from our highly trained practitioners to help prepare them for school).
We can provide free childcare with no additional charges for:
Eligible 2 year olds for 15 hours a week term time (or 12 hours a week all year round if you opt for stretched funding).
All 3 and 4 year olds for 15 hours a week term time (or 12 hours a week all year round if you opt for stretched funding).
Eligible 3 and 4 year olds for up to 30 hours a week term time (or 24 hours a week all year round if you opt for stretch funding).
Just ask for more information about how to apply.
For children receiving their Government funded childcare at another setting who need additional childcare (we can pick your child up from another nursery or pre-school etc. and you can collect them from us at the required time, or you can bring your child to us in the morning and we can take them to the other setting at the time required for you.
We care for school aged children up to the age of 12 years.
This includes: a breakfast club and after school club during term time.
In the holidays we run a holiday club where we provide lots of fun activities and trips. The activities are often themed with the children themselves helping with the planning to ensure a fun time is had.
Please see the what we do page for more details about all the childcare we offer.
Mandy Coath (Foundation degree Early years). Mandy is the Registered Person and Manager responsible for the whole nursery.
Katie Luke is a Director and she is responsible for the general administration of the nursery and assisting in the over-seeing of the day to day running of the nursery.
Lisa Owen (Early Years Degree). Lisa is the Deputy Manager and the practitioner responsible for the day to day running of the Pre-School room. Lisa is also the setting SENDCo responsible for assessing and supporting any children with additional needs.
Kerry Taylor (NVQ 3 Early years care and education). Kerry is the lead practitioner responsible for the day to day running of the Baby & Toddler room.
Charlotte Wood (Working Towards NVQ 2 Early years care and education). Charlotte is an apprentice supporting the practitioners in the day to day running of the nursery.