Green-fingered nursery tots visit local florist to enhance learning

Green-fingered youngsters from our Crabbs Cross Nursery visited The Nursery Shop florist last week to support their learning. A group of children collected some beautiful flowers to display around their rooms and use as part of the nursery’s Curiosity Approach – which encourages children to use their imaginations and explore different ways of using everyday items. The flowers will be used to make potions and perfumes, floral displays and … [Read more...]

Olympic hopeful delivers Thai boxing masterclass to holiday club

An Olympic hopeful stopped by to visit our Crabbs Cross holiday club children to put them through their paces this week. George Rowand, aged 13, gave the children a Thai Boxing masterclass on Monday 30th July, as a thank you to his former nursery as we are sponsoring him in his bid to reach the Paris Olympics in 2024. George, who is due to start at St Augustine’s Catholic High School in September, attended our Crabbs Cross Nursery and out … [Read more...]

Bright Kids Group achieves Millie’s Mark accreditation at all settings

We’re delighted to announce that all three of our settings have achieved Millie’s Mark - a national accolade that recognises commitment to paediatric first aid. We undertook the training at our three settings – Crabbs Cross, Studley and Northfield. And it means that now 100% of our staff are paediatric first aid trained. Millie’s Mark is named after Millie Thompson, who tragically died after choking on food at nursery in 2012, when she was … [Read more...]

Childcare Minister praises Studley’s new facility

It was an exciting day when we unveiled the latest addition to our Studley Nursery - a brand-new building affectionately known as ‘the Chalet’. And staff at the nursery were thrilled to welcome Childcare Minister and MP for Stratford-on-Avon, Nadhim Zahawi, for a tour. Replacing the outgoing ‘Shack’, which had been on the grounds since the nursery opened in 1999, the Chalet provides a new staff room and office, as well as a multi-functional … [Read more...]

Northfield Nursery is Jumping for Joy after gaining ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted report

We're absolutely thrilled to be celebrating being rated ‘Outstanding’ at our Northfield setting, after its recent Ofsted Inspection. We were delighted with the report, which praised the nursery's ‘truly enabling environments’ and ‘ethos of promoting all aspects of learning through rewarding play experiences.’ We celebrated Northfield's 13th birthday last year and it's previously been rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted. But we're literally jumping … [Read more...]

Nursery workers put their best feet forward to raise cash for Chron’s and Colitis UK

A charitable team from our Studley setting is training hard to walk an epic 8.5 miles to raise funds for Chron’s and Colitis UK. The team will be walking from Morrisons in Bromsgrove to Bright Kids, on the Slough in Studley on Saturday 3rd February. They decided to take on the challenge after Senior Nursery Nurse, Zoe Davis, was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis last year. Colleagues Jemma Warring, Katie Tolley, Dan Doughty, Lauren Pegg and … [Read more...]

Free Stay & Play Sessions set to Launch in the New Year

We’re excited here at Bright Kids to be launching our new FREE Stay and Play sessions at all of our settings in January 2018. Parents and tots aged 0-2 can come along every Monday from 9.30-10.30am to our nursery on Norman Road, Northfield, every Wednesday, same time, at our Crabbs Cross setting on Evesham Road and every Thursday at our Studley nursery on The Slough. Sessions launch week commencing 15th January. There will be lots of fun … [Read more...]

Studley Nursery Celebrates Another ‘Good’ Report

Bright Kids Nursery in Studley is celebrating after being rated ‘Good’ in its recent Ofsted Inspection. Staff at the nursery, on The Slough, were delighted with the report, which praised the “well-qualified and experienced management team”, the “quality of teaching” and the nursery’s “robust child protection and safeguarding procedures.” The overall emphasis was on how all children make good progress, from babies through to pre-school, are … [Read more...]

Kind-hearted Northfield youngsters deliver Christmas cheer to families in need

Children from our Wigwam out of school club have been busy little elves the past couple of weeks, wrapping presents for local families in need. The youngsters, who attend Wychall Primary School, wanted to do something to spread festive cheer this year, so they decided to donate Christmas presents to a worthy local cause. Wychall Primary School works closely with Community Interest Company, Malachi – a Birmingham-based organisation that … [Read more...]

Bright Kids throw 80s rock party for Children in Need

Children and staff at Bright Kids Crabbs Cross held an 80s rock themed Children in Need celebration on Friday 17th November. Everyone donated £1 to come into nursery dressed up for the day and enjoyed fun activities such as baking cakes to sell and raise funds for the cause, a bear hunt and a raffle to win a cuddly Pudsey. The children also took home a cardboard Pudsey each and covered them with coins during the week. All money collected … [Read more...]