Our fantastic team
Manageress, Sendco, and Designated Children Protection Officer
I enjoy all aspects of my role, I am very passionate about my role as pre-school manageress, especially watching how confident the children become whilst attending pre-school, developing their skills in all areas.
I am an enthusiastic, caring and patient person who is able to make learning fun and encourage exploration through play. I find working with young children very rewarding. I have three children of my own aged 21, 17 and 13.
I enjoy socialising with my friends, going out for meals with my family and all my voluntary roles I do in my spare time.
Level 3 Deputy Manager & Designated Child Protection Officer
I currently work 2 mornings providing breakfast club for Bright Sparks children and Great Preston Primary School. This involves, caring and interacting with the children, also preparing the breakfast, taking the children round to school.
My main job is deputy in the pre-school. I work 4 days. I am involved with setting up any activities for the children, interacting, observing the children. Interacting with the staff, offering support for children and staff if needed. I really enjoy getting to know the children, seeing them develop and flourish. I enjoy crafty activities. I also really enjoy reading to the children, seeing their little faces as I read. I enjoy playing alongside the children in the home corner, being able to show interest in the children and getting to know them.
Out of pre-school, I am married, with a daughter and granddaughter. My interests include, reading, walking, little sewing projects and recently I have started a Pilates class.
Level 3 Nursery Nurse and Administrator
In 2012 I furthered my career by completing Level 2 in Children’s and Young Peoples workforce, then completing level 3 in 2013.
My role now is Administrator, Level 3 Nursery Nurse and Afterschool Club assistant once a week. I enjoy spending time with the children and interacting with them. I have two children of my own aged 20 and 16 who both attended Bright Sparks, I also have a 3 year old Granddaughter who currently attends Bright Sparks.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and helping look after my Granddaughter who definitely keeps me busy. I also enjoy travelling both abroad and weekends away exploring new places.
Level 3 Nursery Nurse and 1-1 assistant
My role is mainly one to one supporting children with additional needs, however when I am not supporting them, I’m here to care and nurture all the children.
My interests are socialising and taking my son out and spending time together.
Level 3 Nursery Nurse and Supervisor
In 2010, I furthered this by gaining my Level 3 qualification. My interest in children and how they develop and learn, led to me completing a Level 2 qualification in 2021 in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health. In the absence of the Manageress and Deputy Manageress, I also take on supervisory responsibilities.
I thoroughly enjoy interacting with the children, particularly spending time with those who may have Special Educational Needs. I find seeing their development rewarding. I also like getting involved in the children’s activities.
I currently work 4 and a half days in nursery, and work the breakfast club 3 mornings a week. My role at breakfast club is to engage with children and create a fun and stimulating environment, for them to enjoy and play freely.
I am married and have two daughters. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family, particularly my grandson. You will often find us walking, looking at wildlife and having fun. During the weekends and school holidays, I also enjoy walking at local nature reserves, the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. I love all things nature and wildlife, and I am very environmentally conscious.
Level 3 Teaching assistant & Wrap Around Play Worker
In afterschool club I enjoy doing lots of different craft activities with the children, I’m always looking for my next project on Pinterest.
The children love doing what I plan for them to do which includes sewing, paper crafts, the list is never ending, sometimes I just need lots of hands to help them all.
I enjoy working in the pre-school making it look nice, changing display boards, adding the children’s art work.
Cleaning operative & After school Club Playworker
My role is to ensure preschool is clean and safe in all areas. I also help to care for the after school children to encourage them to play freely and help them develop while having fun.
I have 3 children and 2 grandchildren . I enjoy travel and love to spend time with my family and walking our family dog named Robson.
I work a few hours a week helping and supporting people with mental health.
Level 3 Nursery Nurse
I have gone on to do other courses such as Level 2 Mental Health in Children and Young people and I have done lots of professional development.
I enjoy learning and gaining more experience so I am able to support the children the best that I can.
I enjoy going to watch rugby league with my family – I support Castleford Tigers.
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going out shopping, for food and a few drinks.
1-1 Pre-school Assistant & 1-1 SEN Assistant
Immediately prior to this I was a 1-1 SNA for 2 years in nursery and spent 1 year in reception as a TA. My role in learning support spans over 25 years and I have experience in all key stages from EYFS to KS3.
Though I am a 1-1 assistant I still have the pleasure of engaging with all the children in our care, helping to provide a safe, caring, fun and stimulating environment for the children to play and learn.
I myself have 3 children 33, 31 and 17 and I also have 2 dogs and a cat. My Hobbies include reading, swimming and walking but my favourite hobby has to be crafting I just love making things.
Chair & Trustee / Committee Member
Secretary & Trustee / Committee Member