Bright Sparks day nursery
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 Nursery Background
  We are a well established day nursery in Penwortham, which has been caring for the children of South Ribble for 15 years. Bright Sparks has family values and is run by its owner Lynn Donnelly, with the aide of well qualified mature staff, who have worked for Bright Sparks for more than 5 years, and in some cases over ten years. Every staff member takes their role of caring and educating children very seriously, which is reflected in the range of qualifications and on going training in early years childcare and education. Qualifications range from EYPS, BA (Hons) Degrees in Early Years to NVQ 3, and other qualifications such as Forest School Practioner. The nursery is divided into three areas, each specialising in a different age group, these are: the baby room, toddler room and pre school. We have spaces for 43 children daily, with ages ranging from 3 months to 4 years.  
 Forest School
  Forest SchoolBright Sparks offer the Forest School experience, Forest school is learning out doors with a qualified Forest School instructor. We are lucky enough to have a large out door facility within a five minutes walk of nursery. Here the children are freed of the restrictions of indoor learning, and are able to learn everything they would learn indoors, out doors. This type of learning is especially benefical to young boys, who we often find, are inhibited by the restrictions of classroom learning. The children access forest school in all weathers, which is all part of the learning process, while at Forest School the children have the opportunity to use tools, observe the world of mini beasts, watch wild life such as birds and squirrels, climb tree's, grow vegetables and much more according to the seasons.  
 Bright Sparks Funded Places
  Bright Sparks offers free pre school education for all children the term after their third birthday. The terms run as follows: Sept - Dec Jan - Mar Apr - Aug Your child will have the opportunity to access the wealth of experience and resources provided by Bright Sparks staff for 15 hours per week term time only, or 12 hours per week throughout the year. These hours will be made available to you as flexibly as vacancies allow. Just call into nursery to book your free sessions, the term before your child is three.  

 Bright Sparks Baby Room
The baby room provides care for nine babies under twenty months. Your baby will have their own member of staff allocated to them, who will provide love, care and understanding during the most vunerable time of their lives.Due to the small numbers within the room, your child will benefit from individual care and attention, and will be known really well by all three members of staff in the room. All the staff working with the babies are mature, expereinced staff, with children of their own, so they understand the difficulties and problems surrounding being a working parent, and are available for a chat whenever necessary. Your baby will have access to planned activites on a daily basis, which may include trips out, messy activites, water play or out door play in their own out door area. During the day your child will follow his/her own routine, regarding sleep, feeding and nappy changes, these routines will be carried out by your childs key worker who knows the individual needs of the children in her care exceptionally well.

Bright Sparks Toddler Room
Once your child moves into the toddler room, the routine will continue along similar lines, with a new key worker liasing with the baby room to find out all they need to know about your child. This is an exciting time for your child as they now have access to lots more new and exciting expereinces, in a large room with a conservatory for all messy activites and a room for quiet play. Again activites are planned around each individual childs needs, this is reflected in a lovely pictorial learning journey, which is developed throughout the time your child spends with us here at Bright Sparks, which you are able to take home when they take their huge step to big school.

Bright Sparks Pre School Room
Pre school is an exciting time for your child, when they begin to feel very grown up. They have access to at least ten individual activities throughout the day. Your child will be encouraged to make decisions and take responsibility for their own learning, which develops an intrinsic love for learning, which once developed will be with them all the way through their school years and into their adult life.

Bright Sparks Secret Garden

Babies out doors
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