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The staff who look after your children:

Bonnie Ellis - Manager

I’m proud to say that I’ve been the manager of Bream Early Learners since November 2022. I hold 20 years of experience working within early years and education, including room leader for a baby unit, playscheme lead, an early years practitioner, a teaching assistant in a local primary school and a learning resources advisor for a college. My qualifications and achievements in A levels, a CACHE Diploma and a leadership and management apprenticeship mean that I have a wide knowledge and understanding of family life, child psychology and the stages of childhood development. I’m keen to create an environment that encourages children to be resilient, independent and creative, whilst supporting the children’s parents/carers and wider family. Being involved in the local community will be vital to the sustainability of our setting so that fundraising can continue to ensure we have the resources available to support our children and their families. My own children attended Bream Early Learners and I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to work alongside such a fantastic team.

Kelly Eisel - Deputy Manger

Hello, My name is Kelly. I have worked in early years education for over 20 years. I have experienced working in key stage 1 in a primary school, a private day nursery and have been at Bream Early Learners for the last 9 years, approximately 7 of these have been as Deputy Manager. I am qualified to NVQ level 3 in early years and I am currently studying for a BA Hons degree in early childhood. I believe all children deserve to have a safe educational environment to learn and grow. I also make it my goal to make sure that each child receives the best care and support that they deserve.

Derek Broom - Administrator/trustee

Hi I’m Derek and I’ve worked in finance for far too long. I’m a retired accountant and ex council treasurer, but now the Administrator at BEL. I send out the bills to parents and keep the registers of current and new children. They also make me do things like bookkeeping and orders, but I much prefer unstructured play with the children when I get a moment! I joined the committee as I feel my financial background and management experience can help support other committee members.

Katy Nelmes - Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo)

Hello, my name is Katy. I started working in Early Years 14 years ago when my 2 sons attended Bream Early Learners. Initially I became a member of the committee before commencing my role as a practitioner. I am the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) and am devoted to ensuring children with additional needs have the same opportunities as their peers and are fully included in all the fun we have here at Bream Early Learners. I currently work in the 2-3 year old’s room where we provide lots of sensory experiences for the children, to engage their inquisitive minds and help them learn through play.

Vanessa Rouse - Early Years Practitioner

Hello I am Vanessa. I have worked at Bream Early Learners for 11 years. I have a level three diploma in Early Learning and Childcare Pathway, a qualification that my colleagues at Bream Early Learners helped and encouraged me to study for. I believe that play is the best way for young children to learn and I love seeing how the children explore and develop their learning during their time with us.

Stacey Turley - Early Years Practitioner

Hi, I'm Stacey. As a mum to three girls, I understand the challenges that being a working parent brings but I have finally found a job I adore and enjoy working as part of the amazing team here. I live locally to the area and I'm a keen supporter of the community and appreciate the valuable asset that BEL is to the local families. In the future, I hope to continue with my training and achieve the qualifications needed but for the time being, my main focus and priority is my young family.

Layla Jones - Early Years Practitioner/trustee

Hello, I’m Layla. When choosing my options at secondary school, I always knew I wanted a future working with children as I find it rewarding, watching them grow and thrive. When I left school, I attended Gloucestershire College where I completed my Level 3 Diploma in Early years. As part of the course I had to attend a placement. I chose Bream Early Learners and have now worked with the best team since 2013. I love watching the children’s imaginations run free and curiosity grow whilst engrossed in messy play. The benefits it has on children is amazing and I believe the messier the play the better. Our new constitution allows up to two employees to be on the Committee. I have joined the committee to act as a link between the setting/staff and the other trustees.

Carey Hook - Early Years Practitioner/After School Club Lead

Hi, I’m Carey. I have worked at Bream Early Learners for nearly 4 years. I started working initially as supply cover, but now I am leading the after school club and I have recently completed my NVQ Level 3.