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.
We are open from 7.30 am (7.15 when required) to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday, all year round except for Bank holidays and 2 weeks at Christmas when we close .
We provide for a variety of childcare needs for children aged from 3 months to 12 years please see the what we do page for more details.
We have a very well equipped Baby room for the babies (and younger children who are not yet ready for the busier toddler room).
Then there is the Toddler room for children aged 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).
Finally there is the Pre-school room for the 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).
Government funded education for 2, 3 & 4 year olds for 15 hours a week term time (or 12 hours a week all year round if you opt for stretched funding).
Wraparound childcare 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. We use the Bright Sparks car to transport children to and from a variety of local Schools.
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.
Mandy Coath (Foundation degree Early years). Mandy is the Registered Person responsible for the whole nursery.
Sharleene Sturgess (Bed with honours & Early Years Professional Status). Sharleene is in charge of the day to day running of the nursery and is also the nominated person for any child protection concerns.
Natasha Adams (NVQ3 in Children’s care, learning and development). Natasha is in charge of the day to day running of the Toddler room, and the day to day running of the nursery when Sharleene is not in.
Lisa Owen (Early Years Degree). Lisa is 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 Higgins (NVQ 3 Early years care and education). Kerry is one of the practitioners responsible for the day to day running of the toddler room. Kerry is also our main dedicated driver so she is responsible for taking the children to and from school or other nursery.
Lauren Gill (Early Years Degree BA Honors). Lauren is the practitioner responsible for the day to day running of the baby room. Lauren is also responsible for the running of the After-School and Holiday Club.
Ria Palmer (NVQ 3 Children’s Care, Learning and Development). Ria has expert Forest School knowledge and is the practitioner responsible for developing the children’s outdoor learning.
Chantal Simpson (Working Towards NVQ2 Children’s care, learning and development). Chantal is an apprentice practitioner, learning and supporting the team and the children.