Autumn Term 2020

Welcome Letter

Yearly Term Dates

Term Dates 2020-2021


Manager: Karen Sayers (Miss Karen)

Deputy Manager: Miss Donna

Nursery Practitioner: Miss Kelsey

Nursery Assistant: Miss Hayley

Nursery practitioner: Miss Abbi

Nursery Assistant: Miss Kyra

After School Club Assistant: Miss Kim

After School Club chaperone: Mr Kris 

Staying safe and well We hope that you are all well and staying safe when out and about. Here at Bright Beginnings we are still following government guidelines for Covid19. Please remember if your child is unwell, has a temperature or develops a continuous cough they must not attend and you should seek medical advice as well as get a Covid test. At this time of year children will suffer with runny noses and coughs. Do not panic this can be simply a cold. We encourage the children to use tissues, wash their hand regularly, play in smaller groups and all toys and equipment are cleaned daily. Always let us know if you are worried about your child’s health.

Staff You may have seen a couple of new faces around the nursery over the last few weeks. Miss Abbi joined us to work during the summer holiday’s and is now continuing as a part time member of staff. Miss Kyra is also a part time member of staff working with the nursery children and Miss Kim has also joined us working with the nursery children and after school club.  

Outer wear As the weather is starting to get colder and winter is coming, please can all children bring in a warm coat and hats etc as we do still love to play and run around outside.        


Drop off and pick up It has come to our attention that children are being dropped off early and picked up late. Whilst we have the correct amount of staff for the child ratio’s, staff start and finish at different times of the day. So, if a child is early or late being collected this could affect our staff to child ratio’s. We are asking all parents to be more aware of this and if you are going to be late please text or call. There will also be a late charge of £5 per child.

Time at drop off Although it is fine to drop children at the front door to a member of staff, we would appreciate that if your child is unable to find their peg, hang their bag up, take their coat off and change their shoes on their own, that you could help them please, just like you do when they go home. Staff are happy to help, but it can take some time when more than one child comes in at once. Children enjoy their time with family members getting ready to come into the classroom and then saying goodbye.  

Christmas Sing Song Every year the children participate in a Christmas production/sing song, which is preformed to the parents. It is with great sadness that unfortunately this year due to Covid19 parents are unable to come and watch. However, all the children can still participate and photographs will be taken and placed in their child profiles to remember the occasion. 

Santa Some exciting news for the children now, our in-house Santa is going to visit the children this year. Nobody will miss out as Santa is going to make a couple of visit’s on different days. Social distancing rules will apply when he is present. 

Christmas Jumper Day We are inviting the children to wear their Christmas jumpers on Friday 11th December.  We will be collecting donations in the reception area.

Christmas Closure This year we will close on Wednesday 23rd December and reopen on Monday 4th January. Term time children will finish on Friday 18th December.      


30 hours funding 30 hours funding can only be claimed for the children that have an up to date DERN number. Any new numbers must be submitted by 23rd December in order to claim the hours for the Spring term. 

T-Shirts & Jumpers T-shirts & Jumpers can be purchased from the office. T-Shirts £8 & Jumpers £12           

If your child is absent from nursery, please contact us on 07718425943 or  01536 262066

Kind Regards

All the staff at Bright Beginnings

  • 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.  

Indoor shoes

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. 

Cleaning teeth

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.

Kind Regards

All the staff at Bright Beginnings

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 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. 


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