Special Mementos Made for Mother’s Day

Children at the three Bright Kids nurseries have been getting creative and making special mementos for Mother's Day. At the Studley setting the children produced different gifts to give to mums, grandmas and aunties, to show them just how much they are loved. Tina Davis, deputy manager at the nursery said: “The children created some lovely gifts for their mums – and each age group produced a different gift. So, the younger ones made a love sign, … [Read more...]

Red Nose Day Antics for Bright Kids

Fun was had at the three Bright Kids nurseries as children enjoyed a range of activities for Comic Relief. Children at the three settings dressed up in red to mark the day, which raises money to help people living difficult lives across the UK and Africa. Since its launch in 1988, Red Nose Day has become something of a British institution. It’s the day, every two years, when people across the land can get together and do something funny for … [Read more...]

Craft-tastic Celebrations at Crabbs Cross

Children will be getting busy with their craft making skills as they celebrate St Patrick's Day and Mother's Day. Two exciting craft mornings will be held at the Bright Kids setting in Crabbs Cross when children will be enjoying activities ranging from cooking and gardening to jewellery making and dancing. The first craft morning is on March 17th when youngsters will be learning all about Saint Patrick – the patron saint of Ireland. Katie … [Read more...]

Costume Capers for Crabbs Cross

Parents have been busy making costumes ranging from pirates to princesses to celebrate World Book Day. Staff and children at the Bright Kids Nursery in Crabbs Cross dressed up as their favourite story characters, and enjoyed a range of activities based around the book Pirates Love Underpants. There was a treasure hunt in the garden where children followed the clues to a chest, which was filled with LED lights to make it glow. The treasure was a … [Read more...]

Flippin’ Fun at Bright Kids Nurseries

Pancake parties were enjoyed at the three Bright Kids nurseries where youngsters did a range of activities for Shrove Tuesday. All the children had the chance to taste the pancakes at tea time, and they enjoyed a variety of different toppings. Children at the Crabbs Cross setting had theirs with fresh fruit and chocolate sauce, those at the Studley setting had the sweet pancakes plain, while at Northfield the children enjoyed lashings of golden … [Read more...]

Novelty Christmas Knits Raise Funds for Charity

Winter woollies were out in force at a Bright Kids nursery when staff and children donned their jolly jumpers to raise money for charity. Christmas Jumper Day saw some colourful cardigans and party pullovers out in force as the Crabbs Cross setting raised funds for Save the Children. The national event always falls in December and Lorraine Ashford, deputy manager at the nursery, said the event isn't just for fun, but teaches the children an … [Read more...]

Three Days of Christmas Cheer at Crabbs Cross

Christmas fun and games were enjoyed at a Bright Kids nursery when staff organised three days of parties for all the children. Staff at the Crabbs Cross setting had been busy putting up decorations and making festive food for the events, which took place last week. There was even a visit from Santa, with each child getting a present to take home. On Wednesday the Sunbeams enjoyed their party with the children, who are aged two to three, taking … [Read more...]

Christmas Celebrations at Crabbs Cross

A Christmas Bazaar proved to be a cracker of an event as parents, staff and children enjoyed a range of festive treats. The event on Saturday at the Bright Kids setting in Crabbs Cross saw Father Christmas welcoming guests into his grotto. There were also a whole host of exciting games and refreshments, which included hot pork baps and mulled wine. The bazaar was a way for the nursery to kick start it's Christmas celebrations as there is the Our … [Read more...]

Children in Need Fun for Bright Kids

Pudsey Power was in force at three Bright Kids nurseries as youngsters and staff raised money for Children in Need. Money from the fundraising is still pouring in to the nurseries, and so the final total isn't known, but staff say they expect to exceed last year's total. At the Crabbs Cross setting children were sent home with pictures of Pudsey so they could decorate them with pennies. Katie Buckley, deputy manager and preschool leader, said … [Read more...]

Rhyme Time for Crabbs Cross children

Nursery rhymes including Doctor Foster and Baa Baa Black Sheep led to a number of exciting activities at one Bright Kids nursery. Children at the Crabbs Cross setting enjoyed a week of rhyming to celebrate World Nursery Rhyme Week. They looked at a different rhyme each day, which included Incy Wincy Spider, Two Little Dicky Birds and Hey Diddle Diddle, and enjoyed putting their creative skills into action. Katie Buckley, deputy manager and … [Read more...]