Brighter Beginnings Charlestown Nursery and After School Clubs is rated Outstanding by Ofsted.
The nursery is based in one of Manchester’s finest Sure Start Centres it is set just back from Victoria Avenue near Blackley and New Moston. This is one of our largest settings. The nursery has truly fantastic indoor and outdoor spaces that are well resourced. We have a purpose built air-conditioned cosy playroom for our young babies. All the playrooms are accessible to the outdoors where the children can play and explore freely. We have a dedicated forest school area where children learn independence, confidence and resilience. Children go on many trips out to the local shops and parks and also further afield into town
We provide before and after school care and holiday club and currently have links with three primary schools in the area: St. John Bosco Primary, Cross Lee Primary and Charlestown Primary.
The Nursery Manager is Jo Yates. Jo is highly qualified having gained a Level 6 in Early Years Leadership and Management. Jo has worked in childcare since she left school in 2005. She is very experienced and has worked with a variety of professionals, agencies and families. She has worked for Brighter Beginnings since May 2016. Her other qualifications include First Aid and Designated Safeguarding Lead.
"Charlestown is the heart of the local community and is always busy and bright. Staff here have been with the company for a long period of time. This adds to a real family feel. Charlestown offers outstanding opportunities to children through exciting activities, where staff go above and beyond in creating a sense of awe and wonder within the setting. Children have the opportunity to participate in weekly dance and football sessions, which is provided by Manchester City. These sessions develop confidence, social skills, physical skills as well as lots of fun. Through a strong key person approach child feel safe and secure and parents are happy to leave them in our care. We take pride in watching children grow and flourish with us as small but confident individuals. Come and have a look round!"
The nursery offers all year-round full day care for children from birth to 5 years of age. We also offer 15 hours free entitlement for 2, 3 and 4-year olds along with 30-hour childcare for children aged 3 and 4 years of age and After School and Holiday clubs for children up to the age of 11 years and 16 years for children with additional needs.
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“Teaching is outstanding”
“Children's laughter fills the air of this first-rate nursery.”
“The nursery is a beacon of exceptional practice and holds high status within the community.”
“The nursery’s relentless pursuit of excellence has developed a culture of where only the best is good enough.”
“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.”
“Amazing nursery, my little girl attends the playgroup every Monday and Tuesday morning. They have an amazing set out for the children and breakfast is given there, which she loves. They also do events, like the Easter party, to attend last week. The group is amazing, the staff are lovely and always welcoming and encourage the children to get involved. They also have arts and crafts for the children to make something every time. Ten out of ten. I would definitely advise to attend.”