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Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare

WHY CHOOSE BRIGHT HORIZONS
Great place to work - Best Workplaces UK 2019
Day Nurseries
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In a Mumsnet survey of 131 users of Bright Horizons Nurseries: 82% would buy again and 85% would recommend

A place to grow

Bruntsfield Nursery and Preschool provides care and education for children aged 3 months to 5 years. We offer a warm, welcoming environment supporting the transition from home to nursery, and we provide excellent nutritionally-balanced menus using fresh ingredients prepared by our own chef. 

During 2019 our nursery had a total refurbishment. The entire nursery was redecorated and we invested heavily in new resources to set up the children’s playrooms. New & improved environments were also created to include a bigger,  new sensory play room for the children to discover

Located in the town centre, we are ideally situated for parents living in the local area, or commuting to Edinburgh as well as studying at the local university.  Our unique Healthy Hearts and Minds activities provide inspirational and engaging learning experiences using the innovative Boogie Mites and myHappymind programmes. 

 

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Demaris Santana
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Nutrition

Our excellent nutritionally balanced menu is changed regularly to encourage a varied diet and is approved by Action for Children. Here is an example of a typical menu.

Supporting and Learning

A Day at Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare

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Fees & Availability

Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns and a range of funding options, including the government's 30 hours funded childcare* provision. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.

*Terms and conditions apply to 30 hours funding. Click here for more information.

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Meet the Team

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Demaris Santana

I have been working in the childcare sector for 10 years since gaining my teaching qualification and I have worked in a manager’s role for the past 2 years since completing a Master’s degree in educational psychology. I also recently completed a forest school leader qualification.

I’m extremely enthusiastic and passionate about the care and development of children, and I believe that a good quality nursery and compassionate staff give children a positive start to their early education, which helps build confidence for a child to make new relationships.

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Miranda Slaven

I have worked in the childcare field for the past 29 years, the last 20 in nursery management. I’m a fully qualified nursery practitioner and I’m currently working towards my SVQ level 4 Social Services and young people management qualification. I have worked at Bright Horizons Bruntsfield for the past year and a half, supporting children and their families is at the centre of everything I do and I enjoy guiding and developing my staff team in our nursery's  journey.

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Janey MacPhail

I have been working in childcare as an early years practitioner for the past 7 years , having gained my SVQ 3 Social Services and Young people. I have been working at Bright Horizons Bruntsfield for the past year and a half as the baby toddler room leader and haverecently become the nurseries third In charge. I enjoy working together with my team to support our children and families by creating an inclusive and nurturing environment. 

Candy Floss

Candy Floss

Hi, my name is Candy Floss, I joined Bright Horizons in March 2010 as the ‘Super Safety Hero’ to help nursery children stay safe and manage risks. My role as a Health and Safety Super Hero is unique to Bright Horizons and I’m in every nursery, 365 days a year.

Back in 2010, I saw a job advert for a Zebra Super Safety Hero – I was very excited, applied and was invited for an interview with several other zebras. We were interviewed by all the children who then voted on which of us would be their Super Safety Hero. It was hoof biting but I was thrilled when they told me I was the most voted for by the children who all loved me because of my cape and bag. My bag is very special, if something fits inside, it’s a choking hazard. You might be wondering how I got my name. The children in our nurseries chose five names and voted for their favourite. I love it as it’s unique, I mean have you ever heard of a zebra called Candy Floss? Exactly!

Why Bright Horizons

The Bright Horizons passion and enthusiasm for providing high-quality care isn’t just common knowledge within our own business – we’ve also gained some impressive accolades from external sources for excellence as both a childcare provider, and as an employer. We are the only childcare company to have been listed for the last 11 years as one of the country’s top 50 “Great Places to Work” by the Great Place to Work Institute.

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