'Where little stars shine bright'
Nursery Deputy Manager -Bettina
Bettina has years of experience within nursery management and is a great asset to our team. Bettina specialises in SENDCO and is our designated officer.
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Stephanie has been in the childcare industry for over 10 years and has worked the majority of this time with babies under 2. Stephanie is our baby practitioner and is qualified up to L6 in childcare. Stephanie has some great bonds with our children and works hard to ensure they are all happy, clean, well fed and have fun, great experiences throughout their day.
Steph is also our designated SENDCo officer (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator), if any learners require additional support or external services Jo will happily set this up and make arrangements with nursery staff, parents, external agencies and Local Authorities.
Jo proudly opened Bright Stars in January 2017, with over 12 years experience in the childcare sector Jo wanted to place her own stamp on the industry and managed to work with family to open the newly renovated building for the New Year. Jo is highly passionate about childcare, 2 main areas of passion for Jo is caring for all children to the up most and to also ensure they learn during those importance early years,
Joanne started studying childcare and working as a nursery nurse from leaving school, working within a managerial role at a local nursery for the last 6 years, Jo has successfully created a highly efficient, effective nursery setting. She is well equipped in understanding what parents require from a childcare setting. Working closely with the local authority, OFSTED, and sure start centres Jo and her team are able to support children in their early years and implement the EYFS programme extensively to ensure all children learn, play and have fun whilst staying at the Bright Stars nursery.
Jo has qualifications that range from Level 4 Management, Level 3 Childcare and Paediatric First Aid, whilst also working on courses for safeguarding.
Nursery Manager -Stephanie
Jo is also our designated SAFEGAURDING officer, as a nursery who prides itself on ensuring all children are safe we make sure all staff are up to date with the latest policies and procedures. Jo is currently under going updated safeguarding training and disseminating this to all staff throughout the nursery.
Claire - Early Years Training Teacher (EYTT)
Claire has recently completed her Level 6 EYTT course , during the course she has gained experience with pre-school and reception classes. Claire has a wide range of experience, working within the education sector and alongside OFSTED for over 10 years. Most of her career revolves around qualifying as a science teacher and supporting Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) learners. Claire is well experienced in working alongside an educational framework and as a teacher is well rehearsed on completing relevant paperwork, timeframes and ensuring all information is dealt with accurately and efficiently. Claire understands the importance of meeting the educational needs of individuals and nurturing young ones to thrive and grow within their own capabilities. As a mother herself Claire knows the concerns and apprehensions parents have upon placing their children in an educational setting, so continually strives to maintain high quality levels.
Claire is also our behaviour management officer.
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