Introduction

Bright Steps Nursery and Day Care is a 55 place Day Nursery open 51 weeks per year. Our opening times are from 7:30 a.m to 6.30 p.m Monday to Friday and we cater for children between the ages of 0 months and 5 years.

Our baby unit holds up to 15 babies aged between 0 months and 2 years. Our room dedicated to 2 year to three year olds accommodate 24 children, whilst the pre-school rooms can take 12 children aged 3-5 years. We also run Breakfast and After School Services for children aged 4 – 16 yrs The rooms in the nursery are as follows, with a little bit of information about each:

Baby: Children 0-1 Years
Our baby room looks after up to 6 babies every day and is very well equipped to cater for all their needs. We hold a variety of activities such as messy play, music time, heuristic play, treasure baskets, sensory areas and plenty of play opportunities. The babies will regularly go in the garden to play and out for walks in the pushchairs. The nursery benefits greatly from being not far from a very nice and well equipped playground and library.

Baby: Children 1-2 Years
Our toddler room looks after 9 children every day and offers many opportunities for their developmental needs. We’ll be having a fantastic adventure centre which will include a slide and tunnel to encourage their crawling and walking. We also include various other activities such as arts and crafts, heuristic play, music end movement, exploratory areas and lots of time to play. The toddlers will also regularly go in the garden to play and out for walks in the pushchairs.

Toddler: Children 2-3 Years
In our toddler room we will be looking after up to 24 children every day. The room is part of two rooms divided into different areas. One will include all their messy activities: arts and crafts, sand end water play, play dough, cornflower and many more. The other sections will include areas like their home corner, book corner, computer area, construction area and a mark making area. By setting the rooms up in this way we aim for the children’s development to take place without too many structured activities. The children will be able to explore and learn throughout their day without too much pressure. They will regularly go in the garden and out for walks when possible.

Preschool: Children 3-5 Years
In our pre-school rooms we cater for up to 12 children aged between 3 and 5. The rooms will be divided into the six areas of learning, and the activities planned towards the Foundation Stage Curriculum. This is to prepare the children to achieve the early learning goals. The children will learn a great deal from the learning environment provided for them as well as our adult led activities. They will regularly go in the garden to play. Activities will also take place outside, weather permitting. We will be encouraging parents and carers to take an active role in their child’s learning.