At Bright Beginnings Day Nurseries, we provide an atmosphere similar to that at home; parents can relax in the knowledge that their babies are given constant care and individual attention by qualified staff.
So that a relationship is built between yourself and your babies’ carers, you will be welcomed into the baby room every morning so that you can chat with staff and they can follow on from your care.
The ratio in these areas is one adult to three babies and our key worker system ensures continuity of care between home and nursery, as well as the freedom to develop individual routines. The suite is split into separate areas for non- mobile babies and the more curious and adventurous ones, with separate adjoining sleeping areas, allowing staff to check on the children whilst they are asleep in their cots.
Bright Beginnings Day Nurseries provides a wide range of activities within the ‘The Early Years Foundation Stage’ including attractive and stimulating toys and equipment appropriate to each stage of development. The toys are designed to encourage new skills at every stage of babies sitting, crawling, walking and talking.
Staff provide lots of love and cuddles to ensure that babies feel both happy and secure and gain in confidence. A daily diary is completed for each baby. This outlines their sleep patterns, nappy changes, nutrition, and activities during the day. A copy of this is given to parents at the end of a session, enabling them to be a part of their baby’s day.
2 – 3 years
The next step along the road is the toddler room. The staff to child ratio in this room is one member of staff to every four children. As with all rooms, Toddlers has a relaxed environment with great emphasis being placed upon learning through play. Here your child will have the opportunity to develop into the vigorous role of a toddler and put their skills into practice. There are a wide range of stimulating and exciting toys and equipment provided for the children to build up their skills, be it learning to walk, extending their vocabulary or building their confidence to play with other children. Toys and activities are constantly updated to ensure that all development skills are encouraged.
Children of this age will be encouraged to recognise colours and shapes, to learn songs and rhymes, to enjoy books and stories and to develop their drawing and painting skills. Activities are planned and evaluated on a regular basis to ensure they are meeting the needs of all children. Emphasis is placed not only on having fun but also in providing the individual attention each child needs. Sleep routines usually begin to follow a pattern at this stage with most children having a nap in the morning and again in the afternoon. Areas are allocated with sleep mats, allowing staff to monitor the children whilst they are asleep. A daily diary is completed for the parents, which details the sleep patterns and toileting progress, meals eaten and the activities each child has taken part in. Monthly assessments are also completed; these being a full record of each child’s development within the areas of physical, language, intellectual, emotional and social development. The results of these assessments ensure that the nursery staff plan activities to develop each child’s individual skills. Being able to provide the love and encouragement that toddlers require gives every parent the total confidence they need in a nursery. Whilst we recognise that toddlers have some of the same requirements as younger babies, in addition carers will encourage walking, talking and co-ordination through stimulating play and musical activities. As with other age groups, staff also give special encouragement to those children with individual challenges.
3 – 5 years
Our pre-school room offers children the opportunity to experience the best possible start to their early year’s education and benefits from smaller classes with one member of staff to only eight children.
We provide a warm, caring environment in which children are safe to explore, learn, and discover through play. We make available a rich variety of activities that encourage imaginative play, creative skills, and constructive abilities.
At Bright Beginnings Day Nurseries, we pride ourselves in our balanced curriculum, which aims to help children take an active part in their development.
Our emphasis at Bright Beginnings is on learning through doing. In our planning we are alert to the requirements of the DfES Early Years Foundation Stage so that children are well prepared for their transition to ‘Big’ school.
The foundation stage has six main areas of Learning
Personal, social and emotional development
Communication, language and literacy
Knowledge and understanding of the world
Learning also takes place outside of the nursery children can enjoy a wide variety of activities on a variety of trips and outings to places of interest around the surrounding area.