Meet the Team

Who We Are

Brightstart has a well qualified, mature team with years of experience in the childcare field.

Only the BEst

We Know How to Make Learning Fun For Kids

Brightstart employs an enthusiastic, well qualified, experienced and caring team of staff, with a qualified teacher on site every day.  Regular  training courses and forums are attended to ensure that they are equipped with up to date knowledge and current teaching approaches to help facilitate and aid all children within its care.    Brightstart ensure each child is allocated a ‘key person’ within the first few weeks of starting with us.   This key person will then build close relationships with both yourself and your child to ensure that they have a smooth transition into the preschool environment, helping to make the experience fun,  pleasurable and memorable.

A Word

From Our Owner

I have worked at Brightstart Preschool for over 18 years and have seen many changes over the years!!  I began my journey in 2005 being promoted to Deputy Manager,  then Manager and finally taking over the reins in April 2018.  I am very excited about this opportunity and keen to build upon, and continue the excellent provision Brightstart Preschool is renowned for. I am privileged to have a enthusiastic, caring and well qualified team supporting me, who are committed to providing a happy, safe and stimulating environment in which our preschoolers can develop and flourish.  We hope that all the children in our care get to make many fond and pleasurable memories  during their time spent at Brightstart Preschool.

 

- Nicky Thompson

Meet The Team

Get to Know Us

 

Nicola Thompson

Nicola Thompson

Owner & Manager

BA (Hons) in Early Years Childcare & Education

SENCO

NVQ Level 4 in Early Years Childcare

Designated Safeguarding Person

Paediatric 1st Aid

Prevent Training

Level 2 Food  & Hygiene

Ellie Thompson

Ellie Thompson

Qualified Teacher and Deputy Manager

Qualified Teacher Status

Early Talk Boost
Paediatric 1st Aid
Child Protection
Prevent Training

Level 2 Yoga with Children

Level 3 in Child Psychology

Level 3 Designated Safeguarding Lead

Level 2 Food and Hygiene

 

 

 

 

Georgina Chisholm

Georgina Chisholm

Pre-School Practitioner

NVQ level 3
Worked in Specialist Provisions
FGM

Prevent Training

CSE

Sally Smith

Sally Smith

Pre-School Practitioner

NVQ level 2

Child Protection

 

Katherine  Wye

Katherine Wye

Pre-School Practitioner

Undergoing her EY’s Degree

CSE

FGM

Prevent

Child Protection

Paediatric 1st Aid

 

Grace Murphy

Grace Murphy

Pre-School Practitioner

NVQ Level 3

Paediatric 1st Aid

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Level 2 food Hygiene

Heather Smith

Heather Smith

Pre-School Practitioner

 

Bank Staff

CSE

FGM

Prevent

Child Protection 

Gemma Young

Gemma Young

Pre-School Practitioner

Child Protection

Level 2 Food HygienePaediatric 1st Aid

Maxine Collard

Maxine Collard

Pre-School Practitioner

NVQ2

Child Protection

Paediatric 1st Aid

FGM

Prevent

CSE

 

 

Laura O'Doherty

Laura O'Doherty

Pre-School Practitioner

NVQ3

Child Protection

FGM

CSE

Prevent

Paediatric 1st Aid

 

 

Preschoolers

Team Members

Years Established

Get In Touch

Location:

Bright Start Pre-school

Parish Hall

25 Quarry Hill Road

Borough Green

Kent

TN15 8RQ

Telephone: 07858 188867

Email: brightstartbg@hotmail.co.uk

School Hours: Monday - Friday: 7.45am - 5pm