About

We are proud to present the newest of our nurseries, Bright Days. With large, colourful play room and outdoor play area, complete with modern equipment and a variety of age appropriate toys that children love.

Our child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality and self-confidence, whilst delivering the highest standards of nursery care. Bright Days is part of the Maryvale Nursery Group. Maryvale Nurseries Limited is jointly owned by Jane Weir and Les Briscoe, who started their first nursery in 1983. Both Jane and Les are qualified NNEB childcare practitioners and NVQ Assessors. They continue to have a hands-on role in the running of all four Nurseries. For more information on Maryvale Nurseries please click here to visit the Maryvale website.

The Best possible start for the Future

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a play-based framework that acknowledges that every child is unique and that they learn at different rates and in different ways. The aim of the EYFS is to support, nurseries to make sure that children from all backgrounds have the same opportunities and life chances as the most advantaged. With the EYFS, parents will be sure that their children, irrespective of the type of setting they attend, will get the same excellent standards of learning and care. The EYFS brings out the importance of each child being able to develop at their own pace. It focuses on ensuring that each child has a member of staff allocated to them to ensure that they develop and take part in activities, mix with other children and have fun.

Key priorities of EYFS

  • Play is at the heart of the EYFS, children need to play in order to have fun and in order to begin to understand the world around them
  • Welfare and safeguarding of the children is paramount
  • Parents should be kept up to date with what their children are doing and encouraged to get involved as much as possible
  • Each child should be allocated a key member of staff and should be encouraged but allowed to develop at their own pace and in their own way.

EYFS Principal Themes

  • A unique child – every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable and self-
    assured
  • Positive relationships – children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents/carer
  • Enabling environments – the environment plays a key role in supporting a child’s development
  • Learning and Development –children learn and develop at different rates and in different ways. All areas of learning are equally important and interconnected.

Record Keeping

Because of our high staff ratio, we are able to implement an excellent record keeping system in which observation of the children in the group and at home are used as a basis for drawing up a curriculum for each child.