Here’s some information to help you get to know our lovely staff before you arrive. You can find out everyone’s qualifications (), experience (), and a little bit about them ().

Liz
LizManager, safeguarding lead
BA (hons) Early Childhood Studies and Early Years Teacher Status
11 years of experience working with children 6 weeks to 11 years, worked at Bright Stars for over 5 years
Loves: caravanning and long walks with her family and 3 pugs
Clare
ClareDeputy manager, safeguarding lead
BA(hons) Early Childhood Studies; currently working on ILM (leadership and management) qualification
18 years of experience working with children aged 6 weeks to 11 years, worked at Bright Stars for over 3 years
Loves: going on adventures with her children in their caravan
Alice
AliceEarly Years practitioner, Thrive practitioner
BA(hons) Early Childhood Studies
Worked at a day nursery for 2 years after graduating, before starting at Bright Stars in 2018
Loves: being creative and making things for the nursery, hiking in the Lake District
Elise
EliseEarly Years practitioner
CACHE Diploma Level 3; currently working on foundation degree in Early Years
Placements in schools and day nurseries, including a playscheme for children aged 5 to 18 with special needs
Loves: going for walks on the beach, shopping, and going on holiday
Emma
EmmaRoom leader, SENCo
BA(hons) in Education and Training
Worked in Early Years for 20 years before joining Bright Stars in 2019, worked as Special Needs Coordinator (SENCo) for the last 3 years
Loves: visiting new places, trying new things, green Jelly Babies
Joanna
JoannaEarly Years practitioner
CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education
18 years of experience working with children aged from birth to 11 years in primary schools and day nurseries
Loves: going on walks, camping, and picnics on the beach and in the countryside with the family
Maria
MariaEarly Years practitioner, Thrive practitioner
CACHE Diploma in Nursery Nursing
Experience supporting and working with children, including those with severe disabilities and life-threatening illnesses
Loves: family time with my 3 wonderful boys, camping, walks with Harvey the doggy
Rebecca
RebeccaEarly Years practitioner
CACHE Diploma Level 3 in Child Care and Education; currently working on ILM (leadership and management) qualification
7 years of experience working in child care, including children with special needs aged from birth to 16 years
Loves: exploring different countries, going on walks with Poppy the doggy, horse riding and showjumping