Bright Sparks Nursery
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What the parents think 

"The staff all have a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge with children. The fact that staff members have been there for years speaks volumes and is reassuring asthey all know exactly what they are doing - which is brilliant work! The nursery is also expertly organised! Can honestly say I don't think Bright Sparks could be any better"

D. Simpson  July 2019

"It's such a lovely nursery and staff are so friendly and have the childrens' best interests at heart all the time. We love the facebook page as we can discusswith our child what she has done that day and she enjoys seeing the pictures"

H. Ward  July 2019

"The nursery's strengths are the passion, care and efforts of the staff, the fabulous outdoor area, the library and the experiences the children are given. I feel so comfortable and welcome in nursery - the staff mean a lot to me and my children and it is a relationship I have cherished and will miss a lot"

N. Allan   July 2019

"Thankyou so much for helping both of our children to grow and develop in skills and confidence and for preparing them for school. Our girls are very different in personality but one thing they have in common is how much they have both LOVED coming to Bright Sparks"

G. Norris  July 2019

"All the children are so happy and excited to get in which speaks volumes about how much they enjoy it. The outdoor play area is huge and has so much to do in it. I feel one of the main strengths is that the children are not being put under pressure and that there is a high staff/child ratio. I have always been made to feel welcome in nursery and Grandparents also comment on how lovely and welcoming the nursery is"

E. Exley   July 2019

"Well informed about my child's experience and progress. Highly recommend Bright Sparks nursery"

L. Whitfield  July 2019

"Staff are all fantastic and supportive of child and parents. Communication between staff and parents is fantastic. Facebook has been useful to give an insight into a typical day. The nursery always has a warm and welcoming feel"

M. Skipper   July 2019

"Strengths are: high staff ratios, excellent staff/child rapport, structured activities covering all aspects of development, well resourced and bright setting, experienced staff, photographic records as a keepsake. Emails are fantastic for working parents, thankyou"

S. Singleton   July 2019

"Children are encouraged to have helathy snacks and lunches. The nursery is always clean and hygienic.

I receive regular emails and am always kept informed of anything going on in the nursery. The communication is excellent"

B. Dobson   July 2019

"The strengths are the range of activities that my child has been exposed to on a daily basis, which has provided lots of learning opportunities and the fun / playful nature of what is offered"

K. Charlton   July 2019



"We could not rate Bright Sparks Nursery highly enough. From the first point of contact staff have been extremely friendly and they have made us and our children feel very welcome. The staff at Bright Sparks genuinely care for the children - it's not just a job to them"

D. Stewart  July 2018

"Range and standard of equipment is excellent as is the range of activities. Music provision is outstanding. Expectations are high and children are encouraged and supported in all areas. Ethos and atmosphere are wonderful. It's a joyful, busy, positive place and I have never seen staff be anything but kind, caring and supportive"

S. Douglas  July 2018

"There are may strengths including the openess of the nursery - being able to go in and see what the children have been doing and being able to attend stay and play sessions. I always felt welcome and was always verbally informed about things my child had done or said during his sessions"

R. Beer  July 2018

"The facebook page is a wonderful addition. We can now see what our children have been doing and talk about it at home"

K. Martinez  July 2018

"We are always kept informed about what she has done and said and how she has advanced and in which areas" 

A. Taylor  July 2018

"The staff have been amazing. We can always speak to them if we need to"

R. Lanha  July 2018

"Fantastic working with more staff means a more personal approach and in depth knowledge of every child. Bright Sparks is a fantastic nursery. I am just sad I have no more children to send here as it has spurred on development, confidence and individual personality"

H. Graham  July 2018

"I like the size of the nursery. It isn't too large so the children don't feel overwhelmed. The staff are friendly and approachable and there's always lots of new activities for the children to try"

R. Thompson  July 2018

" We are kept up to date with everything going on. All teachers are easy to get on with and listen to every concern, no matter how small. The nursery and staff are fantastic and I cannot recommend them enough"

C. Airey  July 2018

" The strength of Bright Sparks is most definitely the staff. both my children have always felt happy, secure and loved at nursery. Thank you to all the staff for all your hard work. kindness and for nurturing my children as I would."

S. King  July 2018

"Bright Sparks is a wonderful nursery where my child has felt happy, safe and welcomed. The staff are caring and work hard to ensure individual needs of all the children are met. Communication between staff and parents is excellent"

S. Jaffery  July 2018

"My child has absolutely loved her time at nursery. She has grown so much in confidence and made lovely friends"

N. Larby  July 2018

"I love that it's a small nursery and I think that really helps the children to feel comfortable. but mainly I felt the teachers understood what I wanted  and how to handle things"

L. Wilson  July 2018



"Bright sparks is such a fantastic nursery. The staff are caring and have a great bond with the children. They make learning fun and keep the children entertained with all the imaginative play. My son adores the staff and has made fantastic progress in all aspects of his learning. There's no other place I would send my children. 

E. Liddle  July 2017

"Small classes with plenty of staff. One on one with the children. I think the communication between staff and parents is excellent. would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nursery"

K. Crozier July 2017

"Friendly staff who always have the children's best interests at heart. You have made his first education experience a positive and fun one!"

R. Wademan   July 2017

"The staff have always made me feel welcome. They are always there if you need them, they give 110% every time"

D. Palfrey July 2017

"The nursery is clean, safe and teaches the children a good level of discipline. We would happily recommend Bright Sparks"

M. Lewis  July 2017

"The staff haev very strong relationships with the parents and carers. We have been fully supported with our child's eating difficulties and she has made great strides thanks to your kindness and patience with her. She has had a wonderful start to her early years education at Bright Sparks. Thank you all so very much!"

S. Singleton  July 2017

"My child loved nursery, no weaknesses, all teachers are there 110% for my child"

R. Innes  July 2017

"It's a stimulating and caring environment. The nursery is well equipped and well maintained. I love the fact that there are different activities each day which keeps it varied for the little ones. My son has had a truly amazing year with you"

E. Docherty  July 2017

"I think the nursery prepares the children extremely well for school both from a personal and academic perspective. I've always felt welcome in nursery and I think very highly of all staff members and the personal relationships they form with the children. A great nursery with amazing staff - I can't recommend Bright Sparks nursery strongly enough"

G. Cameron  July 2017

"It is beautiful place. I recommend for other parents! I am pleased my son had pleasure to enter the best nursery around. All staff is very pleasant and sweet"

M. Sikorska  July 2017

"Main strengths are great teachers, great learning in a small class and good selection of snacks"

C. Purkins  July 2017



"The staff have an amazing relationship with the children. Staff have always been helpful and approachable, we have always felt welcome. The staff always go the extra mile to ensure the children are happy"

S. Rignall-Howie July 2016

"The nursery is really well structured and organised with excellent staff. Ratio of staff to children is great"

G. Norris July 0216

"It has a lovely feel to the place. There are so many things for the children to play with and they obviously enjoy themselves, but there is also disciplne too. My daughter enjoyed it so much she demanded to go all day on a Friday instead of just the morning!"

J. Carradice July 2016

"It is obvious that there is a lot of thought and preparation at every session. There are always new things to try/experience - it keeps the children stimulated and interested in new topics. The best way to learn!"

N. Ord july 2016

"Going from strength to strength and the nursery is always trying to improve - hard to do!"

C. Innes July 2016

"Staff are fantastic at informing parents about everything that involves nursery and children"

D. Gregory July 2016

"A wonderful nursery. both our girls have had a great time with you and you've had a huge impact on their confidence and self-esteem"

G. Davison July 2016

"I feel that I have always been informed about what my son has done and the proress he has made"

D. Jude July 2016

"I believe the staff watched the children to see what they could achieve in different things and helped them with the things they were less confident in, helping them to become the best they could be"

J. Thompson July 2016

"The strengths of the nursery are that all of the teachers genuinely care and make me, as a parent, feel happy and relaxed to leave my child there for a full day. There is always a variety of activities for the children to enjoy and explore"

N. Ramsay July 2016

"Attentive, caring and experienced teaching staff coupled with fantastic facilities and a colourful nursery curriculum"

K. Parkin July 2016



" Staff are friendly and approachable. Parents are kept up to date"

N. Hardy July 2015

"The nursery is a friendly, caring and nurturing environment that teaches the children so many things. The staff are so approachable and I have never felt that my child would not be looked after exactly how I would want her to be"

C. Kirkland July 2015

"If Bright Sparks could bottle its formula, nursery education would be outstanding throughout the country"

D. Jones July 2015

"The relationships staff have with parents and children are fantastic. Parents and children feel cared for, respected, valued, welcome. There is a sense of warmth and genuine affection which I really like and appreciate"

R. Hurst July 2015

"The environment is so well adapted for children - they have a vast range of play equipment to encourage learning and social interaction. There is also structure and boundaries which help the children learn. my child has grown in confidence and learnt new things daily"

S. Rignall-Howie July 2015

"The nursery is run very well with very friendly and experienced staff"

D. Jude July 2015

"It is quite clear that the staff genuinely care for the children. The facilities and equipment are fantastic"

G. Musgrove July 2015

"I always feel welcome and appreciate the openess between staff and parents"

K. Martinez July 2015

"The nursery seems to have the balance exactly right between learning and play, and very clever learning through play"

H. Graham July 2015

"Always feel welcome by staff...... if I had any concerns I would not be scared to ask anything"

C. Innes July 2015

"The staff have such an interest in each individual child and quickly figure out how to engage them. Staff often initiate chats about what the children have done or said that day. They talk with insight and affection"

E. Galena July 2015

"The staff are great and work great as a team"

G. Gingell July 2015



"I think the main strengths are how well the staff know and understand each child as an individual, the wide range of activities, the fact that the children are taught about good behaviour and just the general atmosphere which is happy and friendly"

H. Greenwood    July 2014

"I love to see the range of activities every day and the interaction from the staff"

L. Atkinson    July 2014

"Staff are very friendly and accomodating. I have always been made to feel welcome along with all other members of the family who drop off / pick up my child"

M Beer    July 2014

"Caring relationships with a focus on lots of learning experiences, fun and enjoyment. Great outdoor / indoor facilities"

K. Duggins    July 2014

"Calm, friendly environment for children and parents. I've felt the nursery has the individual needs of each child as a priority."

S. Parker    July 2014

"The nursery is a secure safe place for the children to learn, with friendly staff. I've enjoyed looking at my child's developmental records and know she's doing well"

L. Spoors    July 2014

"The main strengths are the lovely members of staff who work there. Always very happy and make the children feel cared for. I feel very welcome at the nursery and feel that if there was ever a problem I could talk to the staff and feel very comfortable"

L. Edwards    July 2014

"My child has thoroughly enjoyed his time at Bright Sparks and has learnt so much. We could not have asked for a better start in his school life. I have always been made to feel very welcome and supported as a parent. I am sure we will miss Bright Sparks hugely"

A. Haq    July 2014



"The nursery has an ideal environment, both inside and outdoors, but the main strength has to be the staff - qualified, experienced and supportive as well as incredibly caring"

A. Stokoe    July 2013

"I like how the kids learn through their play by doing a lot of different activities. They get to experience imaginative play both indoors and outdoors"

N. French    July 2013

"The staff are amazing with the children and my child looks forward to every day he goes to Bright Sparks. I always feel welcome in nursery and also feel comfortable approaching staff should I have a concern or issue to discuss / make them aware of"

G. Cameron    July 2013

"Caring staff, genuinely interested in the children and their individual needs. Very good discipline whilst providing a safe, relaxing environment for the children"

J. Parker    July 2013

"From being a very shy little boy who barely spoke to adults he is now confident, chatty and friendly. That is all because he felt safe and nurtured. He was encouraged and understood and he has had a fantastic time.

The detailed planning that ensures the children experience an amazing range of fun, educational activities, tailored to their needs and interests is very impressive indeed!"

S. Dixon   July 2013

"Bright Sparks is a fantastic nursery. You should all be very proud of the work that you do and the care you provide. You treat each child as an individual and bring out the best in them"

V. Clark    July 2013

"I have been kept up to date with my child's progress and the teachers always tell me what she has been up to that day which I love to hear about. I love reading and looking through my child's file throughout the year to see what kind of things she has been doing"

L. Brown    July 2013

"Quite simply the strengths are the staff! The new building and outdoor play areas are also a huge strength but the dedication of the staff is the biggest draw"

J. Wilkinson    July 2013

"The staff have very good relationships with the children. I think the nursery is run to perfection - this shows in how happy the children are"

C. French    July 2013

"I liked the fact that I could go in and see his records and progress and the teachers will always make time to speak to you"

S. Blunt    July 2013

"Bright Sparks is very organised with a lovely caring attitude towards all the children. I like the idea of my child being in a caring but disciplined environment"

V. Murray    July 2013

"The staff relationships are just as they should be, really caring and attentive towards the children, and I have always felt more than welcome. Bright Sparks is an outstanding nursery and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anybody"

J. Orkney    July 2013




Bright Sparks Nursery, Back Main Street, Crawcrook, Tyne & Wear NE40 4HT |