At Brightsparks we aim to provide experiences that are child-initiated and open-ended and the children are involved in a wide range of activities. We plan these activities using the Early Years Foundation Stage.
We make regular observations on every child so that we can find out what the children are interested in, and assess their stages of development. These observations are reviewed regularly so that we can plan the next steps for each individual child. We then use this information to plan activities that are both exciting for the children, as well as moving them forward developmentally.
Parents are invited to view and discuss these observations with their child's Key Person whenever they wish. Every room displays its planning on a weekly basis, and regular updates are given on the child's planned next steps.
Each child has a contact book, which they bring to nursery on a daily basis. This allows parents to see what their child has eaten, how they have slept during the day, their toileting details and information on each activity their child has participated in. If any further information is required the nursery staff are always available at the end of the day to discuss further with parents the child's day, and to answer any questions they may have.