We’re celebrating our latest enterprise here at Bright Kids Group, after acquiring a failing nursery – saving it from closure and protecting staff jobs and children’s spaces.
We’re delighted to welcome our newest setting, the former Old School Nursery in Coughton, which recently faced closure following an Inadequate Ofsted rating.
Our Group Owner and Early Years Entrepreneur, Tricia Wellings, decided to swoop in and claim the nursery in a bid to turn it around, following the success of our other settings in Crabbs Cross, Studley and Northfield.
Bright Kids Coughton has now been added to our portfolio and the team is already busy implementing changes to bring it up to scratch with Ofsted, supported by outgoing owner Emma Acors, who will be joining the Bright Kids Team offering consistency to existing families.
Earlier this year Tricia picked up the Business Person of the Year accolade at Touch FM’s Pride of Stratford Awards.
She launched our flagship nursery, Bright Kids Studley, over 20 years ago, and since then has expanded the business exponentially.
Tricia also launched Early Years training facility, MBK Training, in 2014 and subsequently a training products business, Foundation Focus – all of which operate from our head office in Studley High Street.
The Old School Nursery has provided childcare services to the people of Coughton for nearly 10 years.
The Bright Kids team plans to bring all of the experience and expertise offered in our other settings to the nursery.
We’ll be introducing the Curiosity Approach, which is followed across the group, and offering training to the whole team.
We’ve just registered Coughton with Ofsted and are expecting our first inspection anytime within the next 30 months.
All three of our other nurseries are rated Good or better and the most recent inspection was in January 2018, when our Northfield setting obtained an Outstanding rating.
Tricia said: “It’s a very exciting time for us at Bright Kids. We are constantly on the lookout for new opportunities and when the chance to turn around an Inadequate setting, saving it from closure and protecting jobs and childcare spaces came along, I couldn’t resist. We’re very excited to introduce the systems and practices that make our other settings such a success and turn things around with Ofsted. Welcome to the Bright Kids family, Coughton!”
The Coughton Nursery offers quality childcare and pre-school education from 7.30am until 6pm. Flexible part-time hours and 2, 3 and 4-year-old funded places are also available, as well as breakfast, after school and holiday clubs.
For more information or to arrange a visit at Coughton, contact Nursery Manager Josie on 01789 766040.