Brighter Beginnings


At Brighter Beginnings our focus is on quality education and care. Ofsted consistently say ALL our children ‘...Make excellent progress’ because highly qualified staff are ‘...exemplary role models’.

We have also now launched our first nursery school, Brighter Minds Your child can have an amazing start with us. They will learn and grow in a calm secure atmosphere full of fun, play and exploration.

Click on the nurseries to read our Ofsted reports then contact us for a visit to the setting of your choice.

Out of School Clubs

We also provide high quality all year round out of school care in some of our settings.

We have Before, After and Holiday out of school clubs at our Charlestown and Burnage settings where demand is high. Please call early to secure your place.

Breakfast Club

Drop your child off in the morning, and we’ll give them a tasty breakfast and then take them safely to school. Children can make their own choices for breakfast and we also supervise different activities, indoors and outdoors, to ease them gently into the day.

After School Club

We’ll collect your child from school and bring them back to the club. They’re usually ready for a drink and a snack, so there are plenty of healthy options on offer. We’ll keep them happily entertained with lots of different activities, such as table-football, board games, arts and crafts, and outdoor play.

Holiday Club

Our Holiday Club provides the support you need as a working parent and gives children the chance to take part in a range of exciting programmes and new experiences, such as trips out, creative workshops, games, sports, art, cookery, film and media, music and culturally themed weeks. They’re based in a purpose built area , which gives them complete independence from the little ones, so they can relax in their own space and play in their own garden.

Our Nurseries

Click each nursery’s “+” to expand for more information. You can download our Ofsted reports here too!

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MANAGER: Gary Williams
Burnage Sure Start Centre, Broadhill Road, Burnage, Manchester M19 1AG
0161 989 0444

Our Burnage Setting is newly opened literally just off Kingsway on Broadhill Road. It benefits from being in a purpose built children’s centre with huge outdoor play areas. We also operate a very popular before and after school club and holiday clubs.

Gary, the manager has a BA hons in Early Years and Childhood studies. All staff are qualified to at least level 3 and several have foundation degrees in early years.

Gary says ‘At Brighter Beginnings Burnage all the playrooms have access to their own fantastic outdoor space, with lovely soft play flooring, as well as a large grassed area. Children also have access to a wonderful sensory room, which allows the children to explore their senses. Come and visit us.’

Along with all year round full day care we also offer 15 hours free entitlement for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. From September 2017 we will be offering 30 hours funded places for 3 and 4 year olds families that qualify. Please call to find out more.

OFSTED
TBC

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MANAGER: Calli Cusick
Fallowfield Sure Start Centre, Waverton Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 7EB
0161 248 7373

Our Fallowfield setting is Outstanding – Ofsted said ‘The experienced and dedicated management team is both passionate and inspirational’.

The Nursery benefits from being in a children’s centre which is located behind Wilbraham Primary School and is just off Waverton Road.

Calli manages the setting and is a Graduate Leader with a degree in Early Years and Childhood Studies. Calli has worked at other Brighter Beginnings settings where she has gained promotions due to her ability to motivate staff and her dedication to providing only the best for our children

The outstanding staff team are all qualified to at least level 3 and several staff are working towards a foundation degree. There are a number of apprentices learning from the superb practice at Brighter Beginnings – Fallowfield.

Calli says ”At Brighter Beginnings Fallowfield we aspire to be welcoming and friendly, we pride ourselves on our family values.We encourage the children to explore freely, adapting our environment to meet the needs of all children. We appreciate that all children are individuals and enjoy watching them grow, learn and play at their own pace. Come and Join our Family!”

Along with all year round full day care we also offer 15 hours free entitlement for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. From September 2017 we will be offering 30 hours funded places for 3 and 4 year olds families that qualify. Please call to find out more.

OFSTED OUTSTANDING
May 2016

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MANAGER: Jo Yates
442 Hollinwood Avenue, New Moston, Manchester, M40 0JH
0161 682 8057

Our Brighter Minds setting is Outstanding – Ofsted said ‘The setting’s practice consistently reflects high expectations for all the children and staff. Their practice effectively enables children to make excellent progress and prepares them extremely well for school’.

Brighter Minds is Brighter Beginnings first private nursery school. It is located on the main A6104 between Manchester and Oldham.

This setting has recently been refurbished and its play areas carefully designed with purpose built play environments to encourage speech, language and imagination.

The manager, Jo has a level 5 qualification in leadership and management and is passionate and dedicated leader. All other teaching assistants are qualified to at least level 3.

Jo says ‘At Brighter Minds as well as all the literacy and numeracy work, we have a range of extra fun activities from weekly swimming lessons and football skills to music and dance. Come and visit us’

OFSTED OUTSTANDING
Dec 2012

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Pictured: Area Manager Katy Livesey

MANAGER: Linzie Goff
Gorse Mill, Gordon Street, Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 9QW
0161 652 8218

Brighter Beginnings Chadderton is located off the M60 Junction 21 by the side of Gorse Mill.

It is a spacious light and airy purpose refurbished setting with a very large outdoor play area with purpose built play environments.

Linzie manages the setting and is a Graduate Leader with a degree in Early Years and Childhood Studies. All other staff are qualified to level 3, 4 and 5

Ofsted said ‘Management are passionate, committed and driven to embedding high standards of care and education for children’

Linzie says ‘Here at Chadderton we have a bright contemporary setting with a large covered outdoor area to promote continuous provision from morning to evening. We have a passionate highly qualified staff team whose dedication and commitment ensure our children make excellent progress’

Along with all year round full day care we also offer 15 hours free entitlement for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. From September 2017 we will be offering 30 hours funded places for 3 and 4 year olds families that qualify. Please call to find out more.

OFSTED GOOD
Nov 2015

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MANAGER: Natalie Morgan
Fitton Hill Community Centre, Fitton Hill, Oldham, OL8 2QD 
0161 624 0278

Brighter Beginnings Is located in the Fitton Hill Neighbourhood centre. It is spacious, light and airy building.

Brighter Beginnings Fitton Hill provides high quality education for 2,3 and 4 year olds from 9 am to 4pm during the term.

We offer paid 15 hour morning or afternoon places for 2 year olds who don’t qualify for the free entitlement. If you require all year round sessions please see the nursery manager.

Natalie has a foundation degree in Early Years and Childhood Studies and all other staff are qualified to at least level 3.

Natalie says ‘We offer outstanding practice within the heart of Fitton Hill. We create a warm and stimulating environment where every child has the chance to shine. Come and look round’

From September 2017 we will also be offering 30 hours funded places for 3 and 4 year olds families that qualify.  Please call to find out more.

OFSTED

TBC

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MANAGER: Lauren McCormick
Newton Heath Sure Start Centre, Great Newton Street, Off Droylesden Road, Newton Heath, Manchester, M40 1GX
0161 688 6399

Our Newton Heath setting is outstanding – Ofsted said ‘The quality of teaching is superb’ and ‘The leadership and management of the nursery is inspirational’

Brighter Beginnings Newton Heath is just off Oldham Road on the corner of Great Newton Street and Droylsden Road.

The Nursery benefits from being in a purpose built children’s centre with a large area for outdoor play. Lauren is the talented manager here and along with this she has a senior manager role in the company supporting and advising others. All staff are highly experienced and qualified to at least level 3.

Lauren says, ‘Here at Newton Heath we offer a range of extra-curricular activities including swimming, dancing and football. The older children take part in woodland walks every week and enjoy going out into the local community. Come and visit us.’

Along with all year round full day care we also offer 15 hours free entitlement for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. From September 2017 we will be offering 30 hours funded places for 3 and 4 year olds families that qualify. Please call to find out more.

OFSTED OUTSTANDING
Sep 2013

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Pictured: Area Manager Katy Livesey

MANAGER: Elaine Elliot
Rusholme Childrens Sure Start Centre, Great Western Street, Rusholme, Manchester, M14 4HA 
0161 989 0440

Our Rusholme setting is newly opened on the corner of Great Western street and Oxford road. It benefits from being in a purpose build children’s centre with large outdoor play areas.

The manager Elaine has a level 5 qualification in Leadership and management and has been promoted through the company to this positon due to her dedication and commitment to providing the highest quality care and education for our children.

Elaine says ‘Here at Rusholme we are proud of our diverse community of local children and staff who dedicate themselves to planning ‘wow’ activities and experiences for the children in a caring environment. We work hard to build up good trusting relationships with parents and carer’s so the transition from home to nursery is easy for the child. Come and join us!’

Along with all year round full day care we also offer 15 hours free entitlement for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. From September 2017 we will be offering 30 hours funded places for 3 and 4 year olds families that qualify. Please call to find out more.

OFSTED OUTSTANDING
TBC

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MANAGER: Sarah Crossley
Charlestown Sure Start Centre, 21 Colemore Drive, Charlestown, Manchester M9 7GB
0161 702 3972

Our Charlestown setting is Outstanding – Ofsted said ‘Exceptional interactive teaching from well-qualified staff ensures children make outstanding progress towards the early learning goals’

The Nursery is on Colmore drive just off Victoria Avenue. It benefits from being in a children’s centre with a huge exciting play areas. We also operate a very popular before and after school club and holiday clubs

Sarah is a very experienced leader and all the staff are highly qualified to at least level 3.

Sarah says ‘We aim to make each child’s time with us a happy, fun filled journey with an inviting and exciting environment both inside and outside.

Along with all year round full day care we also offer 15 hours free entitlement for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. From September 2017 we will be offering 30 hours funded places for 3 and 4 year olds families that qualify. Please call to find out more.

OFSTED OUTSTANDING
March 2015

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MANAGER: Michelle Salt
Hallam Road Children’s Centre, Hallam Road, Manchester, M40 2SY
0161 947 0992

Our Hallam Road setting is Outstanding. Ofsted said

 ‘Teaching is outstanding. Staff are enthusiastic and motivated, using inspirational teaching strategies, which engage children in learning and provide excellent levels of challenge’

The Nursery is in a purpose built early years setting and is tucked away at the side of the Briscoe Lane academy.

Michelle is one of Brighter Beginnings most experienced leaders having been a manager for more than 10 years. All the staff are qualified to level 3 or above

Michelle says. ‘We welcome all children here at Hallam Road with a warm welcome smile, we have lots of fun activities to join in with from great climbing frames in the garden to a fantastic sensory room for babies. Please come and have a look around.’

Along with all year round full day care we also offer 15 hours free entitlement for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. From September 2017 we will be offering 30 hours funded places for 3 and 4 year olds families that qualify. Please call to find out more.

OFSTED OUTSTANDING
August 2014

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MANAGER: Steph Power
50 Wetherby Street, Higher Openshaw, Manchester M11 1NU
0161 301 1675

Our Wetherby Street setting is Outstanding. Ofsted said

Teaching and learning are excellent. Lead staff use their outstanding knowledge and expertise to help all children to become confident, self-motivated learners’

The nursery is in a purpose built setting with good outdoor play areas on Wetherby Street which is tucked away in a quiet area down Vine Street just off Ashton Old Road

Steph manages the setting and is a Graduate Leader with a degree in Early Years and Childhood Studies. All staff are qualified to at least level 3 with some holding higher qualifications to level 7

Steph says. ‘Wetherby Street is a small and friendly nursery set in a quiet community. The local parks and donkey sanctuary give our children endless possibilities to explore our local nature and environment.’

Along with all year round full day care we also offer 15 hours free entitlement for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. From September 2017 we will be offering 30 hours funded places for 3 and 4 year olds families that qualify. Please call to find out more.

OFSTED OUTSTANDING
July 2014

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Directors

Gill Race

Owning Director

Has had 20 years’ experience as an ‘inspirational head teacher’ of an Outstanding school. She was appointed one of the first National Leaders in Education directly advising government ministers on quality in education. She brought this vast experience to creating outstanding early years provision in Manchester and Oldham.

David Race

Owning Director

Brought his business expertise from outside of education to work alongside Gill’s professional Knowledge. He runs the business side of the company ensuring good governance and financial viability as demonstrated by 25 years of successful trading.

Tom Race

Director for HR

After gaining his degree at Manchester University, Tom joined the family business 8 years ago. He works in collaboration with the Directors to lead the company and also provides advice and guidance to managers and staff on a range of HR and other issues.

Jayne Haigh

Director for Nurseries and Quality of Provision

Has huge early years’ experience having originally worked as head of a children’s centre. She is a dedicated member of our hardworking Directors team. She is passionate in her goal of creating outstanding nursery provision and is successful in leading her team of nursery managers to achieving this.

Sharon Street

Director for Training and Development

Sharon has 15 years’ experience working for The Oldham College leading in early year’s apprenticeships. Now at Brighter Beginnings she and her team provide the very highest standards of training and development of early year’s staff for our own company and also for other nursery providers.