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Sunny Days at Brook, nurturing hands

The Team

The Owners
 Brook Director
Our Manager

Owned by a mother and daughter trio Teresa, Gemma and Lydia, Sunny Days have two settings - Sunny Days at Teresa's and Sunny Days at Brook.


Teresa has over 40 years of experience in the childcare industry. As a registered childminder, foster carer, and mother to five, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the nursery. Her commitment to the wellbeing and development of children is unwavering, and she ensures that our nursery operates with the highest standards of care and education. Teresa will continue to offer childcare through our childminding business Sunny Days at Teresa's.

Lydia, with six years of experience in residential childcare, brings her expertise and love for children to our team. As a mother of two, she recognises the importance of creating a warm and supportive environment.  Lydia will continue to work alongside Teresa at Sunny Days at Teresa's, whilst Gemma leads the setting at Brook.

Together, we share a deep passion for childcare and a commitment to creating outstanding experiences for children. We are dedicated to fostering an environment where children can explore, discover, and learn while feeling safe, valued, and supported.


With our combined expertise and genuine care for each child, we strive to make a positive impact on the lives of the children in our care.

Gemma has been working in childcare for four years, previously having spent fifteen years in communications and marketing. As a mother herself, she understands the unique needs and joys of raising a child.


Gemma's passion for creating nurturing and enriching environments shines through in her dedication to providing exceptional care for every child.

Gemma's transition from the corporate world to the realm of childcare is not just a professional shift, but a heart-led commitment. Her enthusiasm for creating nurturing and enriching environments shines through in every aspect of her work. Her dedication to providing exceptional care for every child she interacts with is a testament to her deep-seated belief in the power of positive early experiences.

In her role at Brook, Gemma wears multiple hats. Beyond caring for the children with the warmth and attention they deserve, she also takes on the role of day-to-day business management. Her innate ability to juggle responsibilities ensures that both the children and the operational aspects of the nursery receive the care and attention they need.

Gemma's journey of growth and expertise is ongoing, and has recently achieved her Level 3 qualification, and remains committed to continuously enhancing her knowledge and skills.

Introducing our dedicated and popular manager, Kelly Shaw, who brings over ten years of experience in the childcare field to our nursery. With a true passion for creating magical experiences, her warmth and enthusiasm are evident in all she does.

Kelly's commitment to providing exceptional care and education is unwavering. She believes in the power of a welcoming environment where every child feels valued and supported. Her dedication to creating a nurturing space ensures that all children have the opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential.

With her extensive experience and genuine love for children, she is instrumental in shaping our nursery's curriculum and activities. Her creative ideas and attention to detail create an environment where learning is both exciting and engaging.

As a leader who leads with kindness, respect, and a strong commitment to professional development, she cultivates a sense of unity and shared purpose among the team members, enhancing the overall experience for both the staff and the children in our care.

Above all, her priority is to create an inclusive atmosphere where each child's unique abilities and interests are celebrated ensuring that each child's journey with us is filled with joy, growth, and magical experiences.


Are you passionate about early years education and the magic of outdoor exploration? Join our dynamic team and embark on a fulfilling journey with us. 

If you have a love for creating meaningful learning experiences and a desire to make a positive impact on children's lives, we would love to hear from you.

Additionally, if you're a dedicated forest school enthusiast with a passion for fostering connections with nature, we welcome you to be a part of our adventure. As a member of our team, you'll have the opportunity to shape the future of our children and contribute to their growth and development in a nurturing and inspiring environment.

Join us in creating magical experiences that make a lasting difference!  Contact us today to explore how your unique skills and passion can find a perfect place within our nurturing environment.

We take pride in offering competitive salaries that reflect the dedication and expertise of our team members, and are committed to nurturing our staff and investing in their professional development to ensure they thrive and excel in their roles.

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