Northfield Newsletter March 2017

Managers Welcome: We have now settled into 2017 and are pleased to see lots of familiar faces as well as lots of new ones. We are especially pleased to welcome many new Little Stars into our Bright Kids family, all of whom have settled in really well and are enjoying exploring their new environment and making new friends...to read the full newsletter click here … [Read more...]

Cooking Up a Feast in Northfield

Flavoursome fun has been had at one Bright Kids holiday club as children have been putting their culinary skills into action. Youngsters attending the Wigwam Out of School and Holiday Club have been learning about restaurants and cooking this week, and have even been out on a trip to see local eateries in action. The club, which is based at Wychall Primary School in Northfield, set up their own Wigwam Restaurant and the children had fun creating … [Read more...]

Love Is In The Air At Three Bright Kids Nurseries

Hearts and flowers are filling the three Bright Kids nurseries as children put their creative skills into action to celebrate Valentine's Day. Youngsters at the settings in Crabbs Cross, Studley and Northfield are enjoying a range of activities today to celebrate the annual event, also known as Saint Valentine's Day. At the Crabbs Cross setting children across the different rooms have been busy baking, and making cards to take home to their … [Read more...]

Chinese New Year Fun at Northfield

The Year of the Rooster is about to begin, and children at the Bright Kids Nursery in Northfield are preparing for the festivities. Chinese New Year begins this weekend and youngsters at the Northfield setting are already putting their creative skills to good use by making Rooster masks, that they can wear next week. Sandra Thomas, senior nursery nurse, said they have a range of fun activities planned for the children. “All four rooms will have … [Read more...]

Northfield’s New Year Rings In The Changes

It's all change at one Bright Kids nursery as new staff are welcomed, and they wish good luck to two members who go on maternity leave. At the Northfield setting new members of staff joining the team include two who will be based in the nursery room, and another one who will be working across the nursery and with the after school club. They have already had Melanie Bayus-Finnegan join the team, who is the new cleaner. However, two members of … [Read more...]

A Crafty Christmas for Bright Kids

Parents and children put their artistic skills into action at a Christmas Workshop, organised by staff at the Bright Kids setting in Northfield. Glue, glitter, coloured paper and candles were used to make some wonderful creations including angels and Christmas trees. They also got busy in the kitchen making chocolate Christmas Puddings with marshmallows. Parents were given a Christmas Challenge where they had to go into the sensory garden and … [Read more...]

Special wreath for St Laurence Church

A church in Northfield has thanked youngsters and staff at a Bright Kids nursery for their handmade wreath of poppies. Children at the setting on Norman Road in Northfield had been busy making the wreath to remember the soldiers who had fought during the different wars. With the help of staff youngsters made their own poppies out of paper and then decorated the wreath with glitter and tissue paper. Manager Janette Moran said the children had … [Read more...]

Animals make a bee-line for two Bright Kids nurseries

Children saw their nursery turned into a mini zoo when animals ranging from owls and rabbits to lizards and snakes descended for a day. Youngsters at two Bright Kids nurseries enjoyed a visit from Animals in Hands when they were able to get up close and hold a selection of animals. At the Northfield setting staff used the visit as a chance to celebrate World Animal Day and find out more about their furry and scaly friends. Deputy Manager … [Read more...]

Cakes and Coffee at Speech and Language Event

Parents, who want to give their children a boost with their communication skills, will be able to pick up tips during a speech and language coffee morning. Bright Kids Nursery in Northfield is holding the event on October 5th where parents and children will be able to take part in an interactive workshop, which looks at ways to develop speaking skills. The one hour workshop will focus on top communication tips to be done at home, and is run by a … [Read more...]

Goodbyes being prepared for graduation day

Hankies will be at the ready later this month as parents attend their child's graduation day at one of the three Bright Kids nurseries. All the nurseries will be saying goodbye to those children who will be leaving them to attend school in September. At the Northfield setting the event takes place on July 11th, at Studley it is on July 15th and at Crabbs Cross the graduation is on July 22nd. Kerrie McCaffery, deputy manager at … [Read more...]