What We Do
Learning Through Play!
At Bright Sparks we are aware that children naturally want to learn and the best way that we can help them to do this is to provide them with an environment where they feel safe, secure, happy and cared about, where everything they need (for their ‘work’ of developing through play) is available for them.
There is a large variety of high quality, fun and educational learning resources available for the children to freely choose throughout the day.
There is a wide selection of art and craft materials available all day for the children to choose from if they wish to be creative, or simply to explore texture, colour or design.
There is a wide variety of high quality miniature world and role play resources available for imaginative play.
The children love the adaptable home corner that can become a shop, vets, hospital etc. etc. depending on the children’s current interests (which staff plan the activities around).
The children have lots of different resources available for them to ‘mark make’ in preparation for learning to write at school.
This is a very important skill for the children to learn so resources are always available no matter where the children are playing.
Outside and inside and in a wide variety of forms to keep it interesting.
Along with the free play there are set times during the day when the staff carry out skilfully planned activities with the children that expand their learning and help them to reach their individual potentials.
The children have lots fun!
The baby room is well equiped with every thing a baby needs for their development and care. There is the very popular baby gym where they can practice all their physical skills; a sensory tent; a large variety of treasure baskets for them to explore; messy play; dressing up and role play as well as all the baby care essentials like a fridge for their milk and sleep and nappy changing facilities.
Baby gym Singing Treasure baskets
Reflections Outside Messy play
The children love playing outside in our well resourced natural garden. They particularly enjoy the chalkboard, the sand pit, the slope, the tree, the mud kitchen, cosy corner and sensory garden.
The chalk board is available for the children to use at all times, with different colours and sizes of chalks. The children often use this to practice writing their names (or simply to make marks or express themselves).
The sand pit is available most of the time (it is only really covered up in very wet weather as the children love playing in it so much).