Nursery Team

The nursery is owned by Andrea and Jason Fitton. The management team are Danielle Lee and Rebecca Edwards who are both highly qualified childcare professionals with years of experience of looking after children, with developed areas of skills. Whilst both managers are experts at providing a balanced curriculum,  Rebecca oversees the Before and After school club and Danielle is focused on Special Needs and the transition process, preparing children for reception.

All Early Years Educators are qualified to at least NVQ level 2 or its equivalent.

Early Years Educator assistants all have relevant childcare experience and are working towards additional qualifications.

All our Educators are working towards other professional qualifications such as their level four and five foundation degrees and Bachelor of Arts Honours in Childhood Studies as well as Childcare Leadership and Management. As education evolves educators pursue new skills and knowledge by attending in-house and external training within specific areas of early years education.


The Curriculum

Communication and language

Development in this area involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment, to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves in a range of situations both verbal and non-verbal. Children will be able to express themselves effectively, developing their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

Personal social and emotional

Development in this area involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others, to form positive relationships and develop respect for others: to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings: to understand appropriate behaviour in groups: and to have confidence in their own abilities.


Development in this area involves providing opportunities for all children to be active and interactive: and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be supported to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to diet, exercise, self-help skills, independence and keeping themselves safe. Practitioners will also support all children in the four specific areas through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.

Additional Benefits


Communication, Language and Literacy Development

At Bright Futures we have several ECAT practitioners who are involved in ‘Every Child’s A Talker’ training which is cascaded throughout the organisation to ensure all practitioners enhance all children’s language and communication through fun activities and daily routines within the organisation.

We also use Chatter Matters, which is a strategy that promotes communication, language and literacy as well as positive behaviour strategies to ensure children successfully achieve through non-verbal, verbal, visual and sign throughout their sessions.


Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

At Bright Futures we welcome all children and their families. Children who attend our nursery and who have additional needs are offered every opportunity to play, learn and develop to their full potential.

At Bright Futures we have Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCO), who are trained to be aware of SEND and related issues. The SENCO’s are trained to support all of our children, families and educators in the provision of care, education and play; to ensure that everyone’s needs are met.

Bright Futures also has partnerships with other professional multi-agencies that can provide additional information and support for parents, children and educators.

If it is felt to be in to be in the best interests of your child, and other children at the nursery, we may find it necessary to help you to find alternative support.


Assessment and Record Keeping

During your child’s time at the nursery, we will keep a learning journey of their progress. These records are strictly confidential and are stored securely on our premises. As a parent you are entitled to access all this information about your child and it will be made available to you on request. Educators will always be willing to discuss the information with you and answer any questions that you may have. On some occasions it may be necessary to make an appointment.


Parents and Bright Futures in Partnership

At Bright Futures we strive to build good relationships between our educators and parents. We value these relationships highly because regular communication between us enables the needs of your child to be met.

Parents Evenings will be held annually plus a summative report of your child’s development each term. Our open door policy welcomes you to visit, spend time with your child and discuss any queries with a member of our friendly, approachable team of educators. This means that you do not have to wait until a Parent’s Evening to ask questions, or talk in confidence about any aspects of your child’s care and learning.

Our ‘Bright Futures Newsletter’ will keep you up to date with nursery news. A display board in the entrance area carries daily notices and news. A good relationship between us makes it easy and enjoyable for you to closely follow your child’s progress through nursery and to share with your child their experience of all that they will see, learn and achieve at Bright Futures.


Partnerships with Professional Multi-Agencies

At Bright Futures we work with other professional multi-agencies to ensure children’s development and their families’ needs are met. We are visited twice a year by our Early Years Officer for Tameside to ensure that we are up to date with initiatives enabling practitioners to sign post parents/ carers to other services available to children and their families.  Training is provided via multi agencies in supporting staff to fulfil their role and responsibilities to children’s learning and development, their health, safety and well-being.

Why Choose Us

With nearly two decades of looking after the hundreds of children, both local and from further afield.  Bright Futures is a trusted part of the Carrbrook community.  The nursery takes pride in being part of the quiet, rural village  which offers plenty of everyday experiences, whilst surrounded wonderful wildlife.  Our highly-trained, professional practitioners take every opportunity to provide a wealth of experiences that encourage the childrens development  gaining an understanding and enjoyment of the world around them, whilst all their nurturing needs are met to the highest standards.