If you are a working parent and need childcare for your children, you’ll want them to be at a nursery that really cares, nurtures and encourages them to learn, to create and to have fun. That’s the impression I got of Bright Minds Daycare, a new nursery setting that’s opening up in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham.
I have previously written about Bright Minds Daycare setting in Harborne, and on Saturday, I went along to the open day event at the new daycare setting on Summer Hill Terrace for a sneak peek as to what Birmingham’s little learners can expect. The location is perfect for Mums and Dads that live and work in the city centre as it’s just a stones throw away from the action with excellent transport links.
The new setting is impressive. From the front, the Grade II listed building, looks like a period manor house with three floors and has a double fronted outdoor urban garden space for children to safely play in.
An impressive space for children
Once inside, the nursery is bright and spacious with dedicated areas for each learning and development stage (Babies / Toddlers / Pre-schoolers). Bright Minds Daycare follow their ‘model of providing large open spaces that give children the freedom to explore and play whilst having a ‘home-from-home’ feel to ensure all children feel relaxed and at ease‘. It’s easy to see why children immediately would feel at home.
The open plan rooms have clever spaces for creating, role play, exploring, building, relaxing, reading and nap time all seamlessly immersed giving children the freedom to easily move throughout the room without restrictions.
Bright Minds Daycare STAR framework
It’s important to note that whilst the children are encouraged to play and explore at their leisure, Bright Minds Daycare follow the EYFS guidelines with their star framework applied. This holistic model approach incorporates each of the primary childcare approaches (that you’d find in a Montessori and Reggio Emilia nursery setting) but also includes their own experience and knowledge to create a unique and balanced model. You can read more about their star framework here.
As well as the dedicated development rooms, there’s also an ICT and sensory room where children can get hands on with some of the latest technology and sensory activities.
A space to be free and express themselves
One of the best rooms, according to my six year old, was the Performance Studio and I have to agree. It is a fantastic space with painted blue skies, clouds and seagulls beautifully decorating the walls. The space gives children the freedom to move creatively with a grand piano and other musical instruments, music and best of all, their imagination.
Both my boys loved this room and happily danced, played the tambourines and banged the drums without a care in the world, they really enjoyed themselves up there.
The new Bright Minds Daycare setting is set to open this month (March 2019) and I cannot wait to hear about its success. From what I have heard from both the management and practitioners, hearing about their passion for children’s development and learning, the nursery is going to go from strength to strength quickly. The children of Birmingham are incredibly lucky to have such an inspiring facility on their doorstep.
If you live and / or work in Birmingham and have young children looking for an exceptional nursery, head over to the Bright Minds Daycare website and have a look around. Make an appointment with the staff to see for yourself why this nursery is the place to be for your little ones. I just wish we lived closer!
You can find Bright Minds Daycare at 2-4 Summerhill Terrace, Birmingham, B1 3RA