Fitton Hill Community Centre, Fircroft Road, Fitton Hill, Oldham, OL8 2QD


Please note that Fitton Hill is a term time only setting. There is no provision for childcare during school holidays.

About Fitton hill

The nursery is based in Fitton Hill Community Centre on Fircroft Road. It is a spacious setting with a purpose-built sensory room / quiet space. The nursery is in the heart of the Fitton Hill community and offers Free Nursery Places for 2, 3- and 4-year olds between the times of 9am and 4pm term time-only. In spring 2024, we also opened up our new baby room. 
The nursery provides for 30 hours childcare for working parents and also supports the community with several users who access the space out of hours to provide services such as youth clubs and dancing.


This setting is open Monday – Friday 9am to 4pm during the term time only. 


Morgan Critchley, Manager at Fitton Hill

Morgan Critchley, our esteemed Nursery Manager, has been a part of our team for many years, beginning her journey as an apprentice. As one of our youngest and most talented managers, Morgan exemplifies dedication and growth within Brighter Beginnings. Keep an eye out for her portrait, which we will be sharing soon!

See what Morgan says about Brighter Beginnings, Fitton Hill

Here at Brighter Beginnings Fitton Hill we have a large, welcoming and stimulating environment for the children to explore freely. We  encourage each individual child to play learn and to progress. We ensure our children are ready for school so they can go on to develop aspirations in life and achieve success in the next stage of their education. We value and recognise the importance of parent partnership in children’s growth and development. It is our aim for all our children to exceed expectations in communication and language which in turn supports their independence and confidence. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Fitton Hill is term time only. Open 9am to 4pm

This setting is open from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

There is no holiday club provision at Fitton Hill. 

At Brighter Beginnings, 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 our Ofsted Report HERE

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