Our History

Our HistoryIn 1999 Bright Kids was started by Tricia Wellings from a spacious house converted into a nursery in Studley, Warwickshire. This was soon expanded to include a unique Out of School Club facility. We have grown steadily since, continually refining and improving our quality childcare formula whilst also responding to increasing demand for flexible out of school care. We thus extended our traditional nursery care model to provide wrap-around childcare for 0 – 12 year olds on one safe and secure site.

Building on this successful model we opened a 47-place nursery in September 2001, at Crabbs Cross, Redditch. Using our successful model, this was followed by the opening of a 24-place Out of School Club the following year,

In the summer of 2004 we acquired a third setting based in Northfield, Birmingham. With a total registration for 80 children it is able to cater for up to 64 nursery children. THis setting also has 16 Out of School children’s places again using our unique childcare model

Since then we have also opened further Out of School Clubs within schools,  close to a nursery. In 2011 Wigwam, based at Wychall Primary School, close to our Northfield nursery. In 2014 an Out of School Club at Matchborough First School Academy.


We continue to invest in our staff and infrastructure so we can maintain our high quality standards. This allows the children in our care to maximise their individual learning. This has been made possible by the development of a sister company MBK Training Ltd in 2014 that aims to support the Bright Kids Teams with their knowledge and practice through focussed training and development. During 2016 we also developed a product based company Foundation Focus that also supports our practitioners through useful tools for their work.

All our sites are supported by our Group Head Office Team headed up by Tricia Wellings.