The Team

Experience you can rely on

At Bradley Bar we believe that one of our key strengths is our experienced team. Many of the team have worked at Bradley Bar for a number of years and have a wealth of knowledge and understanding to give to your child and support them in their development in these crucial early years. To achieve our mission and vision we operate a key person system to provide your child with security and enable close working relationships with you as a parent.

Qualified Professionals

All of our team are fully qualified and have progressed their child caring skills by achieving additional qualifications ranging from Level 4 in Childcare learning and development to the Early Years Foundation Degree with Honours.

All of our team members have received paediatric first aid training as well as training for safeguarding children, health and safety and food hygiene. All staff have undergone DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks or equivalent and references have been verified.

Holly Guite, as well as being the owner, is also the setting’s Early Years Teacher’. It is Holly’s responsibility to support and guide the entire team to ensure that quality care underpins the teaching and relevance of play so that the nursery not only meets but exceeds the requirements of the EYFS.

Our team members have demonstrated time and again drive and commitment to providing excellent quality care for your children.

Now, to meet the team!

Holly Guite

Owner of Bradley Bar Day Nursery

Qualifications

NVQ 3 and 4 in Childcare, Learning and Development.

Post Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Studies with Early Years Professional Status.

Experience

16 Years working in Childcare.

16 Years working at Bradley Bar Day Nursery.

Questions and Answers

Questions & Answers

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

“Having my own children made me think about a career change and moving away from an office environment to a more vocational profession. I have not looked back!”

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

“Establishing a high quality childcare setting caring for children from birth to five years and watching them flourish into young adults.”

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

“Organised, Motivated, Active”.

What's your favourite childhood film?

“Bed Knobs and Broomsticks”.

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

“Peter Pan”.

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Helen Green

Officer in Charge and Over Twos Manager

Qualifications

NNEB

Experience

Working in childcare for 37 years. Working at Bradley Bar for 26 years.

Questions and Answers

Questions & Answers

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

“It was all I ever wanted to do from being about 10 years old.”

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

“Working for 2 years in a children’s home as ‘Auntie’ to children aged 6 weeks to 8 years. At Bradley Bar, I have enjoyed seeing the nursery grow over the years from 18 places to nearly 60!"

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

“Friendly, organised and caring”.

What's your favourite childhood film?

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”.

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

“Piglet”.

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Natalie Brown

Deputy Over Twos Manager

Qualifications

BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development Level 3

Experience

Working in childcare for 10 years

Working at Bradley Bar for 7 years

Questions and Answers

Questions & Answers

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

"I have always enjoyed being around children and love to see how they change and develop as they get older."

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

"My greatest achievement so far has been being promoted to Deputy Over Twos Manager."

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

"Fun, cheeky, cuddly."

What's your favourite childhood film?

"Anything Disney!"

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

"Tinkerbell from Peter Pan."

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Vikki Robinson

Under Twos Manager

Qualifications

NVQ 3 and 4 in Childcare, Learning and Development.

Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies

Experience

Working in childcare for 12 years.

Working at Bradley Bar for 5 years

Questions and Answers

Questions & Answers

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

"Childcare was my way into university and a career in midwifery but I enjoyed it so much I never left!"

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

"Gaining my foundation degree and being a successful manager of the under twos floor."

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

“To the point!, witty, truthful and happy – well that’s 4 words!”.

What's your favourite childhood film?

“Parent Trap”.

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

“Tigger”.

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Karen Siddall

Deputy Under Twos Manager

Qualifications

NNEB

Experience

Working in childcare for 38 years.

Working at Bradley Bar for 13 years

Questions and Answers

Questions & Answers

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

“I have always wanted to work with young children from as far back as I can remember.”

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

“Making a difference to children’s lives”.

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

“Positive, helpful and sensitive”.

What's your favourite childhood film?

“Oliver Twist and the Sound of Music, can’t choose!”

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

“Winnie the Pooh and My Naughty Little Sister (from the books)”.

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Sam Marritt

Senior Nursery Nurse

Qualifications

BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development Level 3.

Experience

Working in childcare for 7 years.

Working at Bradley Bar for 6 years.

Questions and Answers

Questions & Answers

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

“I always wanted to work with children from being little!”

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

“Watching the children learn and thrive in a safe and happy environment.”

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

“Organised, caring and friendly”.

What's your favourite childhood film?

“All Disney films – Fox and the Hound, Lion King, Mary Poppins and Lady and the Tramp”.

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

“Minnie Mouse”.

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Charmaine Milner

Senior Under Twos Nursery Nurse

Qualifications

BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development Level 3.

Experience

Working in childcare for 4 years.

Working at Bradley Bar for 4 years.

Questions and Answers

Questions & Answers

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

“I love children and I want to make a difference in our next generation and help children grow and learn.”

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

“Helping children to achieve goals, working with parents and watching a child achieve milestones. Also making children feel safe and happy.”

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

“Bubbly, caring and friendly”.

What's your favourite childhood film?

“Parent Trap, Little Foot and the Land Before Time – mostly Disney films!”.

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

“Tom and Jerry”.

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Sofina Hussain

Senior Nursery Nurse

Qualifications

BA Honours in Early Childhood Studies

Experience

Working in childcare for 6 years

Working at Bradley Bar for 3 year

Questions and Answers

Questions & Answers

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

“I came from a big family and love looking after younger children.”

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

“Getting my own key group.”

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

“Loud, smiley and outgoing”.

What's your favourite childhood film?

“Bambi”.

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

“Thumper from Bambi”.

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Bex Klavon

Senior Nursery Nurse

Qualifications

NVQ 3 and 4 in Childcare, Learning and Development.

Experience

Working in childcare for 9 years

Working at Bradley Bar for 7 years

Questions and Answers

Questions & Answers

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

"I knew I always wanted to work with children and originally explored joining the child protection unit in the police force. After some consideration I knew nursery childcare was where my heart was and I've been working in nursery care for 7 years now!"

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

“Becoming more confident and learning from a child’s view.”

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

“Honest, organised and creative”.

What's your favourite childhood film?

“Beauty and the Beast”.

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

“Why Bird (Playdays)”.

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Mandy Turton

Nursery Nurse

Qualifications

NNEB

Experience

Working in childcare for 16 years

Working at Bradley Bar for 7 years

Questions and Answers

Questions & Answers

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

"I enjoy looking after children and watching their skills develop."

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

"Helping a child become confident in something they thought they couldn't do."

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

"Punctual, polite and chatty."

What's your favourite childhood film?

"The Little Mermaid."

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

"Ariel."

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Nasim Akhtar

Nursery Nurse

Qualifications

NVQ 1 in Childcare, Learning and Development

Experience

Working in childcare for 1 year

Working at Bradley Bar for 1 year

Questions and Answers

Questions & Answers

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

"My children have now grown up and I just wanted to get back into childcare having completed voluntary work at Ashbrow Junior and Infant School."

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

"Watching them learn and develop."

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

"Positive attitude and punctual."

What's your favourite childhood film?

"Wizard of Oz"

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

"Paddington Bear"

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Karla Harrison

Over Twos Senior Nursery Nurse

Qualifications

NVQ 3 in Childcare, Learning and Development

NVQ 3 Management in Childcare

Experience

Working in childcare for 15 years

Working at Bradley Bar for 2 year

Questions and Answers

Questions & Answers

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

"From leaving school I always knew that I wanted to work with children."

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

"I have looked after several children and watched them grow up from babies to starting school"

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

"Caring, bubbly and organised"

What's your favourite childhood film?

"Tom and Jerry and all the Disney films"

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

"Winnie the Pooh"

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Hannah Thompson

Under Twos Nursery Nurse

Qualifications

BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development Level 3

Experience

Working in childcare for just over 3 year

Working at Bradley Bar for just over 3 year

Questions and Answers

Questions & Answers

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

"From a young age I knew it was something I wanted to do. I took childcare at college and haven't looked back."

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

"Becoming a key person and developing close relations with the children and their parents."

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

"Bubbly, outgoing and confident"

What's your favourite childhood film?

"Finding Nemo"

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

"Power Puff Girls - I wanted to be one!"

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Jeannette Storrie

Nursery Nurse

Qualifications

Qualified as a Registered Nurse and left the profession in 1996 following the birth of my youngest daughter.

Experience

Working in childcare for 9 years

Working at Bradley Bar for 6 years

Questions and Answers

Questions & Answers

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

"Many years ago I worked at a local primary school with children with special needs. Then after my own children had all grown up an opportunity presented itself to work with children again."

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

"Watching my own children grow up and flourish and now working with a new generation of children"

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

"Caring, hardworking and nurturing - a mother hen!"

What's your favourite childhood film?

"Mary Poppins"

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

"Andy Pandy"

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Sheridan Morrison

Under Twos Nursery Nurse

Qualifications

NVQ in Childcare, Learning and Development

Experience

Working in childcare for 2 years

Working at Bradley Bar for 1 year

Questions and Answers

Questions & Answers

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

"As a child I went to a childminder from aged five to eleven and liked the idea of doing it myself."

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

"Hearing first words and seeing first steps and being part of that learning and development as well as forming relationships with the children and their parents"

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

"Honest, caring and chatty."

What's your favourite childhood film?

"Little Mermaid - always and forever!"

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

"Ariel of course!"

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Ellie Harvie

Under Twos Nursery Nurse

Qualifications

Level 3 in Health and Social Care

Experience

Working in care homes for 2 years

Working at Bradley Bar for 1 year

Questions and Answers

Questions & Answers

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

"Working with children is so rewarding, teaching them new things and watching them grow and develop into lovely young people."

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

"Becoming a key person."

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

"Bubbly, positive and caring.”

What's your favourite childhood film?

“Finding Nemo."

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

“Minnie Mouse - and still is!”

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Rugina Bibi

Nursery Nurse

Qualifications

BA Honours in Early Child Hood Studies

Experience

Voluntary Work

Working at Bradley Bar for 1 year

Questions and Answers

Questions & Answers

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

“I’ve always found the persistence and resilient behaviour of a child inspiring.  It’s amazing to see how they overcome challenges. I’ve always wanted to have a positive influence and what better way to achieve this than work with them!”

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

“Inspiring them to be the best versions of themselves! Allowing them to be free and creative.”

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

“The big dreamer.”

What's your favourite childhood film?

“The Tom and Jerry Movie.”

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

“Tigger!”

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Kelly Gilbert

Nursery Nurse

Qualifications

NVQ Level 3 Childcare Learning and Development

Experience

Working at Bradley Bar for more that one year

Questions and Answers

Questions & Answers

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

“I decided I wanted to work with children as I’ve grown up with them in my family.  Having 3 nieces and 2 nephews, I enjoyed being imaginative and using my initiative.”

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

“I decided I wanted to work with children as I’ve grown up with them in my family.  Having 3 nieces and 2 nephews, I enjoyed being imaginative and using my initiative.”

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

“Loud, creative and happy!”

What's your favourite childhood film?

“Barney’s Great Adventure (Magic Egg).”

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

“Snow White.”

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Carole Sweeney

Nursery Cook

Qualifications

NVQ Level 2 Catering and Hospitallity

Level 2 Food Safety and Catering

Experience

Worked in various kitchens since the age of 16

Working at Bradley Bar for 1 year

Questions and Answers

Questions & Answers

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

“I am a mother and a grandmother with a lot of experience and feel passionate about nutrition so what better age than pre-school.”

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

“Encouraging the children to try foods that they wouldn’t usually like as well as encouraging them to have involvement in baking.”

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

“Large as life!”

What's your favourite childhood film?

“Wizard of Oz!”

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

“Road Runner!”

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