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Day Nursery Charlestown

Charlestown Sure Start, 21 Colmore Drive, Charlestown, Manchester, M9 7GB

Brighter Beginnings
Day Nursery Charlestown

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.

Our closest settings to this are New Moston and Chadderton

Nursery Manager: Danielle Sixsmith >

Danielle Sixsmith
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About our manager

The Nursery Manager is Danielle Sixsmith who was appointed through our manager training scheme. She has previously worked as a deputy with the company and has a fantastic work ethic as well as interpersonal skills. She has worked with the company a number of years and has taken on the challenge of running one of our biggest and most complex settings.

Danielle says about Brighter Beginnings Day Nursery Charlestown:

"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!"

Who can attend? 

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.

Brighter Beginnings Day Nursery Charlestown Opening Hours:
7.30am - 6.00pm Monday to Friday

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Full Day Care and Out of School Clubs

Working parents can enjoy childcare all-year-round. We are open 51 weeks a year (closed for Christmas week) and offer places with funding stretched across the whole year meaning parents have full flexibility in their childcare needs. Brighter Beginnings Charlestown also offers Before and After School and Holiday Clubs. Please ask us!

Healthy Balanced Meals

Brighter Beginnings enjoys a fully staffed catering service with trained cooks and kitchen assistants who provide daily two course homestyle cooked meals. Meals are cooked to children's likes, while keeping health and wellbeing in mind so parents can be certain that children are getting a healthy, portion controlled balanced diet throughout their time with us.

Getting Ready For School

At Brighter Beginnings we are determined that children are ready for school when they leave us. We have purpose resourced ‘getting ready for school’ playrooms where teacher led activities ensure children are fully equipped with all the skills they will need to make a success of the next stage in their education.

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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.

Ofsted Outcome – Brighter Beginnings Day Nursery Charlestown

Quotes from our latest Ofsted report

“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.”
"Inspirational leadership"

Ofsted Outstanding - Feb 2017

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Parent Testimonials

Charlestown - 2019

“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

Charlestown - 2018

“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.”

Day - 5 Stars
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Where is Brighter Beginnings Day Nursery Charlestown?

Charlestown Sure Start, 21 Colmore Drive, Charlestown, Manchester, M9 7GB
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