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...]

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...]