Rusholme Sure Start, Great Western Street, Rusholme, Manchester, M14 4HA

OPEN 8am - 5:30pm MONDAY to FRIDAY

Early drop off and late pickups are available at Rusholme

About Rusholme

This setting is situated in the heart of Rusholme’s curry mile. We are located just off Wilmslow road on Great Western Street. The setting is part of a large Sure Start centre. We enjoy all the services and programs that the centre has to offer. The setting has 6 generously sized playrooms around one large central playroom. We are surrounded by a very large and well-resourced outdoor space.

Children can access outdoors from every playroom. Our nursery has a ‘Ready For School’ room where children learn skills to prepare for school. We encourage a ‘curiosity approach’ at Brighter Beginnings Day Nursery Rusholme. We providing real furniture and items instead of toys in the home corner for instance. Along with this we have our own specialist Forest Schools Teacher enabling our children to have an exciting outdoor curriculum which takes place in all weathers.

Elaine Elliott Day Nursery Rusholme Manager

Elaine Elliott, Manager at Rusholme

Elaine Elliott, the experienced Nursery Manager at Brighter Beginnings Day Nursery Rusholme, has been a vital part of our team since 2011. With a childcare career beginning in 1998, Elaine brings over 20 years of expertise to her role. She started with us as a term-time only nursery nurse, steadily ascending through the ranks to become a manager. Elaine is highly qualified, holding a Level 5 certification along with First Aid, Food Safety, Food Allergies, and Designated Safeguarding Lead qualifications. Her extensive experience and diverse skill set make her an invaluable leader in our nursery.

See what Elaine says about Brighter Beginnings, Rusholme

Here at Brighter Beginnings Day Nursery Rusholme we are lucky to be part of a rich and diverse community. We are experts in supporting children who speak English as an additional language and we provide various different ways of communicating with our children and families. We strive to provide opportunities and experiences to help the children learn about the wider community.

We love to encourage the children’s home language and to celebrate our community festivals and special days with them. Our children have access to forest schools activities and we all cook or bake every week.  We aspire to embed outstanding practices and to provide the highest quality provision throughout all our play rooms and especially ensuring that preschool children gain all the skills they need to prepare them for school.


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 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!

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.

Our Forest School program offers a unique and enriching outdoor learning experience. Immersed in the natural environment, our children engage in child-led, explorative learning, which fosters their curiosity, creativity, and problem-solving skills. The Forest School setting encourages physical activity, risk-taking within a safe framework, and a deepened respect for nature. We believe in the benefits of connecting children with the outdoors, which is why we offer this program. It helps build confidence, resilience, and independence, skills that are invaluable throughout their lives.​ Read More…

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. 

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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