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Brighter Beginnings Day Nursery

The brighter your child's beginning, the brighter their future.
Nurseries in Manchester and Oldham

Brighter Beginnings is a family-run company. We have been operating in the childcare field for 30 years. From our first nursery which opened in 1991 we have grown to 9 high quality nursery settings offering full day care, education and After School Clubs across North and South Manchester and Oldham.

We are one of Greater Manchester’s highest quality providers. This is shown by our consistent Ofsted Good and Outstanding inspection outcomes.

Alongside our nurseries we also run a vibrant training academy specialising in early years apprenticeships training our own workforce and those of partner employers on a range of course both face to face and online.

Head of Quality - Sarah Crossley >

Sarah Crossley
Sarah Crossley
Our Opening Hours:
7.30am - 6.00pm Monday to Friday*
These times can include an early or late drop off or pickup.
* Apart from our term-time-only settings which open from 9am - 4pm during the term only.
Brighter Beginnings offers a full range of different health and safety training from paediatric first-aid to workplace courses. We can offer specialised or bespoke packages online or face-to-face depending on your organisation's needs. From 2018 all nursery staff in settings offering full day care are required to be fully trained in first-aid. As this is now a requirement we are working with providers accross Greater Manchester to ensure they are compliant. 
Brighter Beginnings is our nursery group where we provide flexible, high quality full day care from birth to 5 years for working parents along with free entitlement sessions for 2, 3 and 4 year-olds. We have many Ofsted Outstanding settings across Manchester and Oldham. Ofsted consistently report that all our children make excellent progress in playrooms where "children's laughter fills the air" (Ofsted 2019)

Brighter Beginnings Early Years Training is our training academy. We specialise in early year’s apprenticeships and online training. We work with a variety of employers as well as training staff for our own settings. Our training team are all from early years backgrounds so nursery employers can be sure we understand the skills they need for their workforce throughout the apprenticeship training and finally when the young person qualifies.

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Parent Testimonials

Openshaw - Wetherby Street - 2019

“The staff are amazing my son loves going and is well looked after, he has additional needs and they go above and beyond to help him achieve his milestones, he's been there 18 months now, was definitely the right choice in nursery.”
Day - 5 Stars

New Moston - 2018

“Since starting this nursery in January my daughter has come on in leaps and bounds and loves going to nursery. The staff are very lovely, caring and friendly and I would recommend this nursery 100% to family and friends.”
Day - 5 Stars

Charlestown - 2018

“Staff are fantastic, my daughter loves going to the nursery. They are very professional and supportive. I would highly recommend this nursery to every parent, friendly and supportive service. Excellent place.”
Day - 5 Stars
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We ensure our children grow and develop from babies through the first stages of learning right up to preparation for school by following their interests. This way they engage in learning and progress through experiencing the awe and wonder of the world around them.

Where are we? 

We have 9 settings across Manchester and Oldham in North-West England. Please see the map below for the locations of all our settings. 

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Our Settings and Locations:

If you are unsure which location is the closest to you then please have a look below at the setting location and catchment areas. 

North Manchester

Brighter Beginnings Day Nursery
21 Colmore Drive, Charlestown, Manchester
M9 7GB
Catchment Area: Charlestown, Blackley, Moston, New Moston
Brighter Beginnings Day Nursery
Newton Heath Sure Start, Great Newton Street, Manchester
M40 1GX
Catchment Area: Newton Heath, Harpurhey, Clayton, Moston, Failsworth
Brighter Beginnings Day Nursery
442 Hollinwood Avenue, New Moston, Manchester
M40 0JH
Catchment Area: New Moston, Moston, Blackley, Chadderton, Middleton

East Manchester

Brighter Beginnings Day Nursery
50 Wetherby Street, Higher Openshaw, Manchester
M11 1NU
Catchment Area: Higher Openshaw, Debdale, Fairfield, Gorton

South Manchester

Brighter Beginnings Day Nursery
Burnage Sure Start, Broadhill Road, Burnage, Manchester
M19 1AG
Catchment Area: Burnage, Levenshulme, Withington
Brighter Beginnings Day Nursery
Fallowfield Sure Start, Waverton Road, Fallowfield, Manchester
M14 7EB
Catchment Area: Fallowfield, Withington, Whalley Range, Rusholme
Brighter Beginnings Day Nursery
Rusholme Sure Start, Great Western Street, Manchester
M14 4HA
Catchment Area: Rusholme, Fallowfield, Levenshulme


Brighter Beginnings Day Nursery
Gorse Mill, Gordon Street, Chadderton, Oldham
Catchment Area: Chadderton, Middleton, New Moston
Brighter Beginnings Day Nursery
Fitton Hill Community Centre, Fircroft Road, Oldham
Catchment Area: Fitton-Hill, Hathershaw, Lime Side, Bardsley

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    Who are we? 

    Meet the Directors of our family-run company Brighter Beginnings Ltd

    Gill Race


    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


    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 30 years of successful trading.

    Tom Race


    After gaining his degree at Manchester University, Tom joined the family business 11 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.

    Sharon Street


    Sharon has 20 years’ experience leading in early year’s settings. At Brighter Beginnings she and her team provide the very highest standards of quality, education and care in our nurseries. She also oversees the training of the workforce through apprenticeships. 
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