About Our Nursery

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.

Opening times

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.

What we offer

In our nursery in Plymouth, we provide for a variety of childcare needs for children aged from 3 months to 12 years with:

All day childcare for children from 3 months to 5 years old.

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).

Government Funded Education

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.

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.

Out of school childcare

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.


Managing Director


Mandy Coath (Foundation degree Early years). Mandy is the Registered Person 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.


Natasha Adams (NVQ3 in Children’s care, learning and development). Natasha is in charge of the day to day running of the nursery and is also the nominated person for any child protection concerns.

Assistant Manager

Sarah Owen N.N.E.B & NVQ 4 in Early Years care and Education. Sarah supports and assists the Manager .


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 Taylor (NVQ 3 Early years care and education). Kerry is one of the practitioners responsible for the day to day running of the toddler room.

Other Staff

Roger Coath is our caretaker and he is responsible for all the repairs and maintenance as well as making new things like the mud kitchen & Cosy Corner.

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