Located on the main road through the village of Edwinstowe, Bright Beginnings has been open since 1996. We take children from the age of six weeks until they start school, and also operate Breakfast, After-School and Holiday clubs for children up to the age of eleven.
Our premises at 17 Mansfield Road have been extended and upgraded over the years to provide a warm and welcoming environment for the children in our care. The main entrance is easily located on the road frontage, and you enter into a porch area where there are coat pegs and storage trays for the children. Buggies can be stored here if necessary.
You enter through a further door into the main room of the nursery which caters for children within the toddler age range. This room has an open-plan arrangement with the Baby area, which is fenced off with low picket fencing and a baby gate to keep the little ones separate but allow communication with the older children. Our nursery kitchen is separated from the main room by a cafe-style arrangement which enables the children to see and talk to the nursery cook and staff whilst they are preparing the meals and snacks. Both the Toddler Room and the Baby Room have clearly defined areas for different activities eg. Home Corner, Creative Corner, Book Corner etc.
We have a separate sleep/sensory room just off the main room where children have wonderful experiences with light, sound, and touch or can enjoy a peaceful nap.
Walking through the main room you reach the nappy changing/laundry room/milk kitchen at the rear in our conservatory. There is also a door to the rear hallway where we have cloakroom facilities for the Preschool children and access to the children’s toilets, staff room and nursery office. The exit to our very secure and private nursery garden is at the end of this hallway. In the garden the children can climb and ride on our large selection of outdoor play equipment, or simply run around in the fresh air. There is a small vegetable garden where the children learn about growing their own food, and a fenced off Baby Garden with all-weather surface so that the babies can play safely and independently with their own age-appropriate play equipment.
Our Preschool room is situated on the first floor of the nursery and is a large, open-plan room allowing children to access different areas and activities with ease. The children have their own separate toilet facilities on this floor.