Bright beginnings Montessori Pre School
Open 8am - 5pm Monday - Friday
After school club open 3pm - 6pm (collection from local schools)
All 3 and 4 year old's are entitled to up to 15 hours per week of FREE education on the early years free entitlement. At Bright Beginnings you may choose any 20 hours that you would like.
We also offer 2 year old funding places, please ask for more details.
From September 2017 working parents of 3 and 4 year olds will be entitled to 30 hours of free funding. Bright beginnings will also be offering 20 hours of funding to all children that are not eligible.
The Aim of Bright Beginnings Montessori School
Our aim is for the children to have the opportunity to learn through the Montessori Method. To have new experiences and to develop individual skills at their own pace in a supportive environment where they are positively encouraged, valued and respected; and for the children to be happy in our care!
The Early Years Foundation Stage is a single quality framework for all children from birth to the age of five. It is rich in play and involvement in daily routines. Children will have plenty of chances to learn through care routines, fun with physical movement, play for the senses; let’s pretend, books and stories, music and rhymes, heuristic play with natural and household objects and outdoor play and experiences. The “Early Learning Goals” are what most children will achieve at the end of the reception year and are set by the Department for Education and Skills. Here at Bright Beginnings we aim to follow a fun and exciting curriculum with themes throughout the term that the children can relate to and are interested in.
Key Workers and Child Records
Each child is allocated a key worker who is responsible for continuously observing and recording development in all areas. Periodically they will make notes and collect examples of work to enter into the child’s record folder.
Settling in and Parental Involvement
We want children to feel safe and happy in the absence of their parents, to recognise other adults as a source of authority, help and friendship and to be able to share with their parents afterwards the new learning experiences enjoyed in the nursery.
We invite new children to an accompanied introductory visit prior to starting. We are pleased to receive all parental enquiries concerning children particularly in the early stages of settling in. We are more than happy for children to bring their comforters with them, dummies, blankets, teddies etc.
For the first few sessions we recommend that your child is collected around 30 minutes before the end of the session.
Providing a Healthy Diet
Children receive a morning snack and afternoon snack of fresh fruit and milk or water to drink. A snack table is set up for the session and the children are able to help themselves to some fruit and a drink. Drinking water is available throughout the day. For the children that stay for lunch, please provide your child with a healthy packed lunch and a drink. Please NO NUTS as some staff and children may be allergic to these.
Clothes / belongings
It is suggested that children wear a t-shirt available through the school at £8 each. Please provide a pair of slippers/pumps for your child to change into on arrival at school. It is helpful for the children to be dressed in comfortable, washable and easily manageable clothes as we do a lot of creative and physical activities. Please keep personal non-essential items e.g. toys and books from home to a minimum. Each child will need to bring a spare set of clothes and a suitable outdoor coat. Children that are still in nappies please can nappies, wipes and nappy bags be available in the child’s bag. Also please ensure that these are clearly labelled.