Spooktacular goings on at Bright Kids Nursery

Youngsters at our Crabbs Cross and Studley nurseries got into the festive ‘spirit’ and enjoyed more treats than tricks at their Halloween parties today! Staff and children alike dressed up in ghoulish costumes, took part in a spooky outdoor bug hunt, created pumpkin art, baked spooky cupcakes and danced to Halloween themed party music, amongst other slimy activities. Crabbs Cross Nursery Manager, Lorraine Ashford, said: “The children … [Read more...]

Nursery tots welcome a host of critters to celebrate World Animal Day

Youngsters from our Crabbs Cross nursery got up close and personal with some slithery, creepy crawly and furry visitors last week as they welcomed ZooLab into their setting, ahead of World Animal Day on 4th October. ZooLab is the UK’s leading animal handling experience and lifelong learning company. The children enjoyed listening and getting involved in the story of the Zagaro – based on a well-known children’s story, the hero is a ZooLab … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Bright Kids Defibrillator Campaign

We're raising money for a Defibrillator at each of our three Nurseries as well as a Public Use Defibrillator in the centre of Studley. Did you know that each year between 80,000 and 120,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest in a public place in the UK?  Cardiac arrest can affect anyone, even children. Speedy defibrillation saves lives. The only definitive treatment for a victim of Cardiac Arrest is effective CPR and early … [Read more...]

Curious New Approach Helps Inspire Imaginative Play for Bright Kids

There are curious changes afoot at Bright Kids Nurseries, whose staff are undertaking an accredited training programme that inspires curiosity in learning. Bright Kids Nursery Group has been training staff at its flagship Studley setting in the ‘Curiosity Approach.’ It will also be following the ethos at its other settings in Redditch and Northfield. The initiative was created by nursery owners Lyndsey Hellyn, of the Nest Nursery in … [Read more...]

Bright Kids Crabbs Cross Celebrates Another ‘Good’ Report

Bright Kids Nursery in Crabbs Cross is celebrating after being rated ‘Good’ in its recent Ofsted Inspection. The nursery, on Evesham Road, celebrated its 16th birthday earlier this month, with the news that it had received another ‘Good’ rating coming just weeks before. Staff at the nursery were delighted with the report, which praised the “well-qualified team’s understanding of how children learn and develop” and the nursery’s “bright, … [Read more...]