Burnage Sure Start, Broadhill Road, Burnage, Manchester, M19 1AG

OPEN 8am - 5:30pm MONDAY to FRIDAY

Early drop off and late pickups are available at Burnage

About burnage

Brighter Beginnings Burnage is a large setting in the heart of Burnage, South Manchester, just off Kingsway tucked down besides St. Bernard’s Primary School and situated on Broadhill Road. The setting is within a large Sure Start Children’s Centre with access to many other local authority services.

The nursery itself has 5 playrooms surrounding a large open central area and has a wonderfully spacious outdoor provision surrounding all the nursery playrooms so that all children have free access to play outside. Our nursery has a dedicated ‘Ready For School’ room where children learn all the skills they need to prepare them for school and we encourage a ‘curiosity approach’ by providing for example real furniture and items instead toys in the home corner.

Danielle Sixmith

Danielle Sixsmith - Manager, Burnage

Danielle, a valued member of our team at Brighter Beginnings since joining us in 2018 . Danielle has worked her way up from being a nursery practitioner, and appointed as a manager through our dedicated manager training scheme. Danielle has demonstrated an exceptional work ethic and impressive interpersonal skills and has embraced the significant challenge of managing one of our largest and most complex settings, showcasing her remarkable capability and commitment to excellence in early childhood education.

See what Danielle says about Brighter Beginnings, Burnage

Here at Burnage we want our children to feel valued and be included within their curriculum, we believe every child has a voice and children voices and schemas are included within our planning ensuring children reach their full potential whilst at the nursery. The nursery has a home from home feel and ensure children feel safe and secure whilst at nursery and create caring and nurturing environments. I treat every child as I would my own. We aim to give children awe and wonder opportunities whilst at the nursery in our recent ofsted inspection it read “The sound of children’s laughter and conversations permeates throughout the nursery.


Frequently Asked Questions

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 Burnage has a limited number of term-time-only places.

Please contact us for more information on term time only childcare.

This setting is open from 8am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday for full time children. 

We offer half day sessions at this setting, and these are available as either AM or PM sessions.

8am – 1pm / 1pm – 5:30pm

In addition, we can offer early drop off and late pickups – please ask for more information.

We do close for the week of Christmas. Please check with your childcare setting for this years dates.

Our vibrant and exciting holiday club, catering to school children aged 4 to 11 and is available at this setting. 

Embark on a journey packed with fun and adventure, perfect for a summer of endless laughter and thrilling experiences.

Our club is specially designed to blend fun-filled activities with enriching learning experiences. From exhilarating outdoor excursions to enjoyable day trips, every day is an opportunity for joy and exploration. We offer a diverse array of activities, ranging from football and dance to yoga, all led by our skilled instructors. These activities are not just enjoyable but also educational, helping children develop new skills, enhance their confidence, and forge lasting friendships.

Adventure awaits each day as we visit local attractions, parks, and nature reserves, encouraging children to engage with their environment and learn valuable teamwork and problem-solving skills. Safety and inclusivity are at the heart of our holiday club. Our trained staff members are dedicated to ensuring the well-being and comfort of every child, creating a nurturing and supportive atmosphere.

Don’t let your child miss out on a summer of growth, fun, and cherished memories. Join our holiday club for an adventure that starts now!

At Burnage, we pride ourselves on our fully equipped catering service, staffed by skilled chefs and kitchen assistants who serve wholesome, home-cooked two-course meals every day, tailored to the tastes of our children.

Prioritising health and well-being, we ensure that each meal is not only delicious but also balanced and portion-controlled. Rest assured, your child will enjoy a nutritious diet that supports their growth and development during their time with us.

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 carefully planned activities ensure children are fully equipped with all the skills they will need to make a success of the next stage in their education.

As of 2016, all staff must hold an in-date first aid certificate. We train our own staff in first aid and this is shown on our ID badges. New staff members access the training as soon as possible after starting with us if they do not already possess an in-date certificate.

Our managers and senior staff hold a range of esteemed qualifications, including higher education degrees like BAHons in Early Years, and advanced Apprenticeships at Levels 3, 4, 5, & 6.

We’re thrilled that our team has expanded their expertise beyond the essential qualifications, embracing specialised areas like SENCO, and early literacy and numeracy. This commitment to excellence ensures we not only meet but exceed the required standards, providing a safe and stimulating environment for all our children. 

Our nursery staff typically possess NVQ Level 3 qualifications, complemented by Pediatric First Aid certifications, demonstrating their commitment to providing safe and nurturing care. Many of our team members also hold qualifications beyond Level 3, reflecting their expertise and dedication to continuous professional development.

Most of those joining us having qualified at Level 2 are actively enhancing their skills through our Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship program, underpinning our commitment to fostering a highly skilled and educated team.

We welcome children from birth to five years of age. We also welcome school children up to 11 years at our holiday clubs.

Availability – for information relating to admissions and places at Brighter Beginnings, please get in touch.   

Childcare costs are variable depending on the number and length of sessions each week as well as any funding that you may be eligible for. Get in touch, and we can go through your personal circumstances and ensure you are accessing any available funding. 

Tax Free Childcare – This is a Government initiative to help reduce the costs of childcare for working parents earning up to £100,000 per parent. For every £8 you pay into your Tax-Free Childcare account, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2000 per year. Read More…

All children aged 3+ are entitled to 15 hours funded childcare per week, and working parents can claim 30 hours a week. Thanks to the nursery education grant funding. This means you are able to deduct the free entitlement from any nursery fees. 

Children over 2 years – from April 2024, working parents are eligible for 15 hours of funding per week, this can be deducted from your fees. 

Contact us for full information on this to see if you will qualify. 

Brighter Beginnings does have a uniform. Though not compulsory, we feel it can really help children to become school-ready We have a cardigan, jumper and polo shirt for sale.

These can be ordered from the Nursery. 

Read the Burnage Ofsted Report HERE

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