Our Baby Room has a spacious play area full of activities such as sensory play, sand and water and music and rhyme time. This room also has a quiet and secure sleeping area for nap times.
Our aim is to provide a caring and stimulating environment in order to promote your baby’s development. All planning and activities are displayed in the room for you to view. Our staff ratio is 1:3.
Parents are asked to supply wipes, nappies and milk to ensure continuity between home and nursery. We are a breastfeeding friendly nursery and will support mothers returning to work and still wishing to breastfeed. Our staff are trained in the storage and use of breast milk and we welcome you to visit for feeds during the day where possible.
When your baby is around 14 months old we would hope to advance them to the Tweenie Room. This would take place after discussions with yourself.
Children in the Tweenie Room are cared for under the supervision of qualified and experienced staff with a ratio of 1:3. (Staff Ratio 1:3).
The Tweenie Room provides for a smooth transition to the toddler stage by adopting a more challenging and varied approach to the day. This includes activities such as arts and crafts, messy play, music and role play. The children love a variety of activities and we have seen many painted mini masterpieces!
Each child’s day is recorded for you to take home so you know exactly what your child has been up to.
After the Tweenie Room, your child will move on to the Sunshine Room. This happens when your child is about 2 years old, and after discussions with yourself. In the Sunshine Room children are cared for under the supervision of experienced staff with a staff ratio of 1:5.
The Sunshine Room provides a structured day with a much greater choice of learning opportunities including arts and crafts, construction activities, table top games and much more. We also introduce early numeracy and literacy skills and activities designed to develop your child’s communication skills.
Each day the children spend time outside in the play area or local park. Your child’s day is recorded for you to take home so you will know what they have been learning throughout the day.
Bright Beginnings Nursery is recognised as a 3-5s centre by the Education Department. In the 3-5s Room children will follow the Curriculum for Excellence (Staff Ratio 1:8). Your child will progress to the 3-5s Room at around 3 years old.
We pride ourselves on ensuring that when children leave our nursery for school they do so confidently and independently, whilst taking with them the enjoyment of learning and a pride in their achievements. We strive for your child to have the following skills when leaving the nursery: recognising and writing their own name, demonstrating good observational skills, showing preliminary reading skills, handling good pencil control, showing creative skills and knowledge of numbers.
At the end of each year the children take part in a graduation ceremony where they are presented with their leaving certificates and there is always a special party to mark the end of their time at Bright Beginnings!
We love to get outside here at Bright Beginnings. We have two gardens tailored to suit our 0-2s and 2-5 year olds. Our preschool children love playing with our natural play resources, mud kitchen and construction site! Both or our outdoor areas provides children with opportunities to get fresh air and have fun in a safe and secure environment.
As well as access to our fabulous outdoor play areas, children of all ages enjoy regular walks in the local area. Our youngest children are often seen out in our double buggies enjoying the fresh air, sights and sounds of the local community. We use Walkodile Child Safety Systems and high visibility vests to keep children safe when out on trips away from the nursery. We believe there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing – so we ask parents to provide their children with appropriate clothing for all types of weather, from wellington boots to sunglasses!