Bright Sparks nursery, Tupsley, welcomed back some of their children following the prime ministers announcement that schools and early years settings could re-open.
Although it is evident to all that children under five will not socially distance we have created two small bubbles so children can be spaced out as much as possible and we have to say it has been a superb return.
Children have been very excited to come back and see their friends and the purple ladies and have spent extended time learning and playing outside as much as possible.
We were very lucky to have been able to borrow some gazebo’s from our lovely Mayor Kath, for our outdoor areas and we have also been very grateful to Growing Local is Going Local CIC who kindly donated growing seed packs for all our families and we thank them both very much.
We are now underway with a competition for who will have the tallest sunflower and amount of beans!
Although due to government guidelines we are still missing lots of our little people due to only being able to have limited numbers, we have continued to stay in touch either through children’s online learning journals or telephone call, with parents saying that our contact throughout the pandemic has been amazing.
So out of what has been a challenging time for all, everyone at Bright Sparks has been so happy to return.
Seeing all the happy little faces and hearing all the laughter and conversations has been wonderful be around again.
Bright Sparks Manager Kate Shepherd, said: “I can’t thank parents enough for their understanding and support with the changes we have made and to the staff for their ongoing commitment to ensuring our little ones stay happy, safe and well and I thank them all.
“As the saying goes – Its amazing what can be accomplished when we are all in it together.”