My son Zac attended Bright Sparks for two years and he enjoyed his time there very much. He was really shy to begin with and the staff persevered with him and really helped him to build his confidence, which he now has in abundance.
The preschool is family run and has a lovely family feel to it and I think that is due to its size, friendly and fully trained staff, the staff to pupil ratio and the hard work and dedication of the owners, Astrid and Timo Mayr, who are very friendly and approachable. They always got the parents involved in Christmas, May Day and end of academic year performances, put on BBQ’s for parents and children several times a year and you really get the feeling that they have your child’s best interests at heart and they always do their best for the children.
The preschool follows the British National Curriculum, which enables pupils to fit easily into international schools, which Zac has done, or go into German school with an excellent command of the English language. The environment for the children is great, as it includes learning daily routines that set them up for school life as well as gives them freedom to develop at their own pace without stress. There is also a strong emphasis on the importance of play and fresh air and it has its own garden area for the children to play in, as well as a secure grassy park area opposite which the children are supervised in.
You are also able to choose days and half days are an option as well, which is very useful. Bright Sparks is located in the tranquil village of Pullach im Isartal and is very conveniently within a few minutes’ walk to the S-Bahn station, making it very accessible to surrounding areas. The village is pretty and safe feeling and has all the amenities you need, which I also liked a lot.
I would definitely recommend Bright Sparks to other parents looking for a nurturing, supportive and fun learning environment for their little one. Zac still speaks fondly of his Bright Sparks days and many happy memories were made there, as well as lasting friendships.