We have experienced and qualified staff, supported by a dedicated team of volunteers. All staff and volunteers are safely recruited in accordance with guidance from Local Authority and Local Safeguarding Children’s Board in safer recruitment practice.
All adults are Disclosure & Barring Services (formerly CRB) checked and have access to relevant training in order to keep their knowledge up to date. Each individual is treated as a member of our valued team.
Our Pre-School Manager, Tracy, has over 25 years experience. She, our Deputy Manager and all our practitioners have extensive childcare experience.
The Pre-School meets all legislative requirements and standards laid down by the 1989 Children’s Act. The setting has also qualified under the Quality Assurance Scheme adopted by Brighton & Hove City Council which is recognised UK wide: Quality Improvement in Learning and Teaching (QuILT)
Tracy Beaver, Business support Manager
NNEB qualified. At the Pre-school since 2006. Over 18 years experience in childcare and 16 years experience as a manager. Mum to an 8 year old son and 7 year old daughter.
Clare Gambetta, Manager
Diploma in childcare and education Level 3. At the Pre-school since November 2010. Over 14 years experience in childcare and over 8 years experience as a Deputy manager. Mum to a 3 year old daughter.
Sian Healy, Lead Practitioner
NVQ Level 3, over 3 years experience in childcare. Been at Brighthelm since September 2015. Mum to a 13 and 10 year old daughters and twin girls aged 7.
Hannah Wilson, Deputy Manager
NVQ level 3, over 7 years experience in childcare. Been at Brighthelm since June 2016. Mum to a 2 year old daughter.
Jyosna Patani, Practitioner/bank staff
NVQ Level 2. Over 14 years experience in childcare. Been at Brighthelm since 2006.
Priyanka Sudhan, 1:1 support and Bank staff
MSc Masters in Maths and B.Ed in India. Joined in 2012.
Rosalind (Rozzie) Turner, Administrator
Joined October 2015, over 10 years experience in finances. Mum to a 6 year old daughter.