The Staff Team

At Bright Comets Day Nursery we ensure that the safety and welfare of the children in our care is our top priority. Because of this we ensure that each employee undergoes a vetting process which deems them suitable to look after children. This includes an enhanced DBS and 3 satisfactory references from previous employees. In addition to the management team we have 11 full time members of staff employed at Bright Comets Day Nursery. Out of these:
  • 1 member of staff holds a BA Hons in Educational Studies
  • 7 members of staff hold a relevant level 3 in Childcare
  • 2 members of staff hold a relevant 2 in childcare, one of which is currently undertaking a level 3
  • 1 apprentice studying a relevant Level 2 in childcare
Every member of staff employed by Bright Comets Day Nursery is required to undertake mandatory training such as:
  • Safeguarding Children
  • First Aid
  • Behaviour Management
  • Food Safety
  • Manual Handling
  • Fire Awareness
In addition to the above we also have a qualified cook who has undertaken level 3 training together with food safety and is able to prepare well balanced, health and nutritious meals for children. Along with 2 lunch cover assistants and 5 part time members of staff who cover during staff absences.

Farmyard Room

Age 3 months- 16 months

Vanessa My name is Vanessa, I am the Third in Charge at Bright Comets Day Nursery and the Senior Nursery Practitioner in Farmyard, I hold a level 3 childcare qualification and have just begun my Early Years Foundation Degree. I have 7 years’ experience working in a childcare environment and have worked at Bright Comets Day Nursery since January 2017. I have a child of my own who also attends the nursery on a part time basis and I have been amazed by how much he has developed since joining the nursery. I have chosen to further study to develop my knowledge around childcare as I find it so rewarding seeing the positive outcomes and the special “Wow” moments the children achieve in my care.
kirsty My name is Amy, I am level 2 Assistant Practitioner and have worked at Bright Comets Day Nursery for a year. I have two children of my own and currently work in the baby room. I am studying my NVQ Level 3 and love my job, I enjoy watching the babies grow and develop into little people and particularly enjoy carrying out activities with the children and stimulate and excite them!
kellie My name is Rebecca, I am an Assistant Practitioner and have very recently joined Bright Comets Day Nursery in the baby room. I have just started my NVQ Level 3 and love working at the nursery. I am a very creative person and love doing messy play with the babies! I enjoy working at Bright Comets as it has a close knit family felt environment throughout. I absolutely love the idea of being part of a child’s development throughout life from first steps, first words, smiles and laughter, watching and helping them learn and grow, and just experiencing their progress. I really do feel that being part of a child’s upbringing, and knowing you've participated in their development throughout some of the most important years in their life is very rewarding.
 

Seaside Room

Age 16 months – 2 years

gemma My Name is Carmel, I am the Senior Nursery Practitioner for the Seaside room and have worked at Bright Comets for 4 years. I am level 3 NNEB qualified and have a total of 17 years’ experience working with children of all age groups from 0- 11. As well as this, I have two children of my own. I love my job and love to help children learn through fun activities; being creative and setting up fun, stimulating activities.
  My name is Isabella, I am a Nursery Practitioner and have 7 years’ experience and worked at bright comets day nursery for 5 ½ years, I have recently completed my BA Honours Degree in Educational Studies and currently work with in the Seaside room. I enjoy working with all ages of children and like to plan fun and exciting activities for them that will help them learn and develop in the best way. I particularly enjoy this age group as this is when they begin to communicate and their characters develop! I really enjoy carrying out messy activities and exploring all the different texture with the children.
My name is Faye, I am an Apprentice Practitioner at Bright Comets Day Nursery and have worked here for a year but started many months before hand as a student. I am Level 2 qualified and am currently undertaking my Level 3. I like to watch the children grow and develop and find it rewarding when they reach their next steps.
My name is Danielle, I am a Level 2 qualified Assistant Practitioner and am currently undertaking my Level 3. I am very new to Bright Comets, starting in April of this year. I am currently based in Seaside and really enjoy working with the younger children.
 

Meadow Room

Age 2 – 3 years

  My Name is Kirsty, I am the Senior Nursery Practitioner for the 2-3’s room and have worked at Bright Comets for 5 years. I have worked with this age group for 1 year and previously worked with the Under Twos. I hold a level 2 qualification in Early Years and am currently doing my Level 3. I love my job and enjoy watching the children grow and develop in their first years at nursery.
  My name is Pauline, I am a Level 3 qualified Nursery Practitioner and have worked in childcare for 7 years. I have worked at Bright Comets Day Nursery for 2 years and currently work in the meadow room. I am very creative and love doing fun activities with the children.
 Pauline My Name is Maria, I have worked at Bright Comets Day Nursery for over a year and I am currently undertaking my NVQ Level 3 in childcare. I have worked in the Meadow room for 6 months, the children in here really put a smile on my face and make me laugh every day. I enjoy watching the children grow and develop particularly when I am a part of that, I love creative activities and enjoy watching the children engage in water play and messy play.
Kelsey My name is Kelsey, I am a Level 3 qualified Nursery Practitioner and am new to Bright Comets having worked here for 9 months. I currently work with the 2-3’s and find this enjoyable as every day is different and they are always making me smile and laugh. I like the fact that I get to see them grow and develop and particularly enjoy reading stories to them, creating story sacks to make the stories fun and interesting and also doing lots of fun arts and crafts.
Kelsey My name is Sarah, I am a level 3 qualified Nursery Practitioner and I am new to Bright Comets. I am really enjoying getting to know the children and being part of the team. I am looking forward to developing my knowledge and widening my experience as working with children is something I am very passionate about.
Kelsey My name is Lashi, I am Level 2 qualified and have worked at Bright Comets Day Nursery for 2 years, I have just been offered a full time role and am now based in the Meadow room. I like working with the children as it makes me feel very happy and joyful. I am quit creative and like to bake with the children as well as, singing and dancing and seeing them learn.
 

Safari Room

Age 3 - 5 years

  My name is Rosie; I am a qualified level 3 Senior Nursery Practitioner and currently lead the pre school room. I have worked at Bright Comets for 7 years across all ages groups but have recently joined the Pre School room after having spent many years in the baby room. I have a son who is 2 years old and I enjoy working in this room as I like to see the children take on and achieve some of their biggest milestones.
  My name is Shirley McDowall, I hold a NVQ Level 3 in childcare, have two grown up sons of my own and have worked in childcare for 19 years; 7 of which have been for Bright Comets. I started in the baby room where I enjoyed 4 years caring for the babies before moving to the 2-3 years room. At present I am working in Pre School and am now caring for the children who I originally looked after as babies. It has been great to watch the children grow and develop over the years and be part of shaping who they are today. Working at Bright Comets has been rewarding in many ways from the good team of staff, supportive management to the lovely children I have met and cared for over the years.
  My name is Chelsea, I am a Level 3 qualified Nursery Practitioner and have worked in childcare for 5 years. I have worked at Bright Comets Day Nursery for 2years and currently work in the pre school room. I love setting up new and challenging activities for the children in order to provide them with the best opportunity to meet all of their learning outcomes ready for school. As well as the children I also love my job as I enjoy working as part of such a good team.
 

Other

 
  My name is Angie, I am the Nursery Chef and I have worked at Bright Comets Day Nursery for a year and thoroughly enjoy my job, I particularly like watching the children enjoy my food.
  My name is Malini, I Level 1 qualified and have worked at Bright Comets Day for 4 years, I work across all rooms in the nursery between the hours of 9-2.
  My name is Vanessa,  I am Level 2 qualified and have worked at Bright Comets Day for over 1 year, I work across all rooms in the nursery covering lunches.
  My Name is Katie, I am new to Bright Comets Day Nursery and work across all rooms.
  My Name is Shannon, I am Level 2 qualified and am new to Bright Comets Day Nursery, I work across all rooms.
  My name is Lorenza, I am a Level 3 Nursery Practitioner with many years’ experience. I am new to Bright Comets, recently joining in September 2017 and work across all room.
My name is Umma, I am a Level 3 Nursery Practitioner and have worked at Bright Comets for 4 years. I work three days a week covering all areas of the nursery.