Our Mission Statement

Showing Young Minds the Brightside in Every Day

Brightside Preschool are creating a warm, friendly, and nurturing environment where children can develop at their own pace. Through our diverse curriculum, we will introduce children to new topics and experiences, exploring their individual interests and encouraging their natural curiosity. We will build relationships with families, working together to ensure every child thrives throughout their early years. The use of online learning journals will allow families to be consistently informed of the experiences and learning seen throughout their time at preschool, as well as providing opportunities for families to get involved with activities and share experiences and learning from home. Brightside Preschool value individuality and will be creating an atmosphere that celebrates diversity.

Brightside Preschool believe that high quality early years provision should be accessible to all families, as it is vital in giving children the best start in life. We will offer government funded sessions for all 3 and 4 year old children, as well as eligible 2 year olds. Additional hours and paid sessions will be available at a competitive rate, making childcare more affordable to families in the local area.

Meet the Team

Brightside Preschool is a family run, Community Interest Company. Our team are passionate about providing high quality care and education to children. We work in partnership with parents to ensure all children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Alison -Managing Director

Alison has worked with children for over 21 years.

She has a Foundation Degree in Early Years, in addition to her level 3 qualification - Btec National Diploma in Childhood Studies.

Alison has an Enhanced DBS, as well as Paediatric First Aid training, Food Hygiene level 2 and Safeguarding training. Alison is a qualified Born to Move instructor and is trained to deliver a range of kids physical activity sessions.

Alison enjoys sharing stories with children and her favourite book is We're going on a bear hunt. Alison loves to cook with children, baking cakes or making play dough.

Karen -Preschool SENCO

Karen has previous experience working as a Teaching Assistant providing SEN support to children in Reception and Year 1.

She has a level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification and is currently studying for a Level 3 SENCO qualification.

Karen has an Enhanced DBS, as well as Paediatric First Aid training, Food Hygiene level 2 and Safeguarding training. Karen is passionate about making our Preschool accessible to all children and to make our environment inclusive and respect the needs of all of our children.

Karen is available to speak to any parents who feel their child may need additional support with their development or are in the process of being diagnosed with additional needs.

Gemma - Deputy Manager

More information to come

Rachael -Volunteer Practitioner

Rachael has previous experience working in a creche/ day nursery settings with ages 0-5 years. She is using her childcare experience to support us as a volunteer at Brightside Preschool.

Rachael has a Cache level 3 certificate in childcare and Education, and is gaining experience to become a key worker/ Preschool Practitioner.

She has an enhanced DBS, Food Hygiene level 2 and safeguarding training. 


Salma has previous experience working in Day Nurseries with ages 0-5 years.

She has an NVQ level 2 in Early Years, as well as an Enhanced DBS, Food Hygiene level 2 and Safeguarding training. Salma will shortly be attending a Paediatric First Aid Course.

Carla - Bank Staff

Carla will be joining the team from September...


Louise has joined us as an Apprentice and will be studying for a Level 2 qualification in Early Years, whilst working within the setting.

Louise enjoyed a brief period of employment in a nursery school, which inspired her to gain a qualification and join us at Brightside Preschool. Louise also has a daughter of her own resulting in real-world experience caring for young children. 

She has an enhanced DBS, Food Hygiene level 2, safeguarding training and Paediatric First Aid.

Recruiting Practitioners

We are recruiting a Preschool Practitioner to work as a part of the preschool team and assist in providing high quality childcare and education to the children.

If you have a level 2/3 qualification in childcare (or higher), get in touch! We would love to hear from you.


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