Clays Nursery


Bright Eyes in the Clays is set in between the clay villages of Nanpean and St Stephens with large play rooms for each age group and ability with mixed playtimes at outdoor play times. With light and airy rooms each one is equipped with the relevant toys and play stimulation for all children and our play childcare practitioners have lots of space to engage them and play games.

Each room has been designed to enhance children’s minds in meaningful sociable play and learning environment. Children have access to a wide range of age appropriate exciting activities and develop and enhance current knowledge, understanding and skills. Toys and educational materials are regularly updated to ensure children have access to varied resources all the time. Resources are renewed regularly to keep children interested and motivated.

With a fully stocked art and crafts section for each room the children are kept busy with regular art projects as well as artwork to take home and keep in their scrap book. Topics such as ‘under the sea’ and ‘space’ are changed monthly to keep interest and provide structure for the children.

Our children have lots of space and are invited to integrate with each other through games and nursery lead activities involving all ages and abilities.

The Rooms –

Daisies:  Birth –  2 yrs
Buttercups:  2  –  3 yrs
Poppies:  3  –  4 yrs
Holiday club:  5  –  8 yrs

Our play rooms are interchanging however we like to work with children the same age to develop children both individually and in a group. We do occasionally mix the childrens room so that it enables them to socialise more and meet older children in the rooms they will be moving up into.


With an exciting purpose built outside play area children are engaged and encourage to explore learning outside. Learning areas outside include forest school, mud kitchen, sand pit, climbing activities, outdoor mark making and so much more!

With an abundance of outdoor play equipment, we also work to arrange seasonal outdoor play such as campfires in autumn in the forestry school section and paddling pool ‘splash zones’ in summer to keep the children cool and entertained.

The garden vegetable patch is vital part of children’s learning here with us and we encourage all children to be involved with the development of the patch to gain understanding of where vegetables come from. We also like to plant flowers and watch them grow with the children.

Our ethos works largely around getting children outside and enjoying nature whatever the weather so that children get out and about at least once a day for lots of fun filled games and activities.

If you would like to know more about Bright Eyes Childcare or would like to visit us please feel free to contact us.