Media Buzz & Term Dates
Coronavirus Nursery Closure
Dear parents and carers,
As you are aware, all schools, colleges and early years settings are facing extraordinary challenges at this time. We thank you for your continued support.
The statement by the education secretary states that from the end of the day Friday 20th March schools, colleges and early year’s settings are to close and will remain closed until further notice except for the children of key workers and vulnerable children, as part of the country’s ongoing response to coronavirus.
If you fall into one of the following groups, our setting will remain open for childcare to continue. If you do not fall into any group then it is important that your child does not attend until further notice.
* Children whose parents are frontline workers which may include, NHS staff, emergency service workers, teaching staff, social workers, Armed forces, highway agency traffic staff, care workers, food/supermarket workers and drivers, utility workers (Gas and electric).
* Those classed as what the state secretary describes as “vulnerable children” This is those that are under a social worker and have education, health and care plans.
Please reply immediately if your child falls into any of these groups and you would like them to continue attending. Stating hours and days in order for us to plan supervision.
Please note that due to food shortages we will be amending our hot lunch menu for those that would still like to have them.
In the meantime, I would once again like to take this opportunity to thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.
Welcome to Bright Beginnings Montessori Pre School. I am sure that your children will settle in quickly and have lots of fun in their new adventure.
Owner/Manager: Miss Karen
Deputy Manager: Miss Donna
Nursery Practitioner: Miss Hayley
Nurser Practitioner & After School Club Co-Ordinator: Miss Kelsey
Nursery Practitioner: Miss Abbi
Nursery Assistant: Miss Kyra
After School Club Assistant: Miss Kim
Administrations Clerk and Chaperone: Mr Kris
Coats and Bags:
Please ensure that all bags, coats, shoes and lunch boxes are named and placed on your child’s named peg. Bags should contain a spare change of clothes, nappies, nappy bags and wipes if needed. Please try and keep the bags as small as possible.
Each week we have a different topic that the children or parents can choose. The topic is displayed on the door and updated weekly on our website and Facebook page. During the week the children are invited to bring in toys or books to do with these topics to show in circle time. Please do not let your child bring any other toys into the classroom as they may get lost or broken.
Early Years Free Entitlement:
You will be given a form to fill out for the early years free entitlement on your child’s first day. Please can a copy of your child’s passport or birth certificate also be handed in. If you are unable to make a copy, we can do this for you.
30 hours free entitlement Parents wishing to claim the 30 hours of free childcare must access an 11 digit DERN number before the start of the funding block that they wish to claim for.
We would like the children to be comfortable throughout the session and most of the children choose to wear slippers, pumps or crocs in the classroom. This keeps the classroom clean, the children are comfortable and learn to change their shoes independently for outdoor play.
After lunch the children are encouraged to clean their teeth. Children that stay for the afternoon session are welcome to bring in a tooth brush and toothpaste. Please keep in a little bag in lunch boxes.
If you are paying nursery fees and your child is off unwell or on holiday. Fees do still apply. An invoice will be given termly with how to make monthly payments.
Sickness / Holidays
If your child is unable to attend per school, please can you inform the school via email, text or phone call. (07718425943)
Collection of children:
If your child is being collected by someone other than a parent or child minder, please can you inform us at drop off. A name and password will be required otherwise children will not be released under any circumstances without these.
Please look out for any notices. These are displayed on our notice window in the reception area or given out in a newsletter. Notices can also be found on our website and our Facebook page Bright beginnings Montessori school.
Parent’s folder / Policies / complaints and suggestion box:
Located in the reception area is a parent’s folder with useful information and school policy folder for you to look at. We also have a complaints folder situated on our notice board and a suggestions box to post any comments.
All the staff at Bright Beginnings
Yearly Term Dates
Autumn Term: 1st September - 20th DecemberSpring Term: 6th January - 31st MaySummer Term: 1st April - 31st August Christmas closure December 23rd 2020 - 4th January 2021. The nursery will be closed on all bank holiday's
Term Dates 2020-2021
Term time only:
Autumn Term 2020
Monday 7th September - Friday 26th October
Half term 26th October - 30th October
Monday 2nd November - Friday 18th December
Spring Term 2021
Monday 4th January - Friday 12th February
Half Term 15th February - 19th February
Monday 22nd February - Friday 26th March
Summer Term 2021
Monday 12th April - Friday 28th May
Half Term 31st May - 4th June
Monday 7th June - Friday 16th July
Holiday clubs will run throughout the holiday's Ona first come, first serve basis.
What We’re All About
Think. Reason. Question. Experiment. These are just a few of the skills and qualities that children will develop at Bright Beginnings Montessori Pre School and After School Club. Since our founding, we’ve focused on supporting children during all transitions throughout childhood.
All activities are designed to adequately nurture the emotional and intellectual growth of our children. Through stimulating situations and hands-on learning opportunities, young children are free to develop into bright young minds. Reach out to learn more, and enroll with us today!