50 Wetherby Street, Higher Openshaw, Manchester, M11 1NU

OPEN 8am - 5:30pm MONDAY to FRIDAY

Early drop off and late pickups are available at Wetherby Street

About Wetherby Street

Located in Higher Openshaw just off Ashton Old Road between Ogden Lane and Vine Street. The nursery is a spacious setting and is based in the heart of the local community. There are four small and peaceful playrooms ideal to nurture our young babies and a large, busy central main playroom for our energetic two and three year olds .

We also have a classroom dedicated to getting children ready for school. In this room teachers plan and lead a range of activities designed to prepare the children with all the skills they will need when they start school. Along with this we have several generous and well resourced outside play areas where the children can run about, play and explore in safety.

Amanda Rodgers, Brighter Beginnings, Wetherby Street, Openshaw

Amanda Rogers, Manager at Wetherby Street

Amanda Rogers, the Nursery Manager at our center, has been an integral part of our team for over three years, beginning her journey as an apprentice. Her passion and commitment to children’s well-being and education have been instrumental in shaping a warm, nurturing, and engaging environment where children can thrive and grow.

See what Amanda says about Brighter Beginnings, Wetherby Street

t Brighter Beginnings Wetherby Street, we recognise the unique starting point each child brings to our nursery. Our aim is to nurture a lifelong love of learning and help every child achieve their utmost potential. Building strong, supportive relationships with parents and carers is key to understanding and meeting each child’s needs. We focus on developing children’s resilience through fostering secure attachments with our staff and their peers.

Communication is pivotal in children’s development, and we ensure every child feels free to express themselves and knows their opinions are valued. We uphold high behavioral standards, guiding children to understand and empathise with others’ feelings, and to respect themselves, others, and our nursery environment. Physical development is also a priority. We provide ample opportunities for physical activities and serve nutritious meals to promote healthy growth and understanding of a healthy lifestyle.

Above all, our goal is for every child to feel safe, secure, and part of our nurturing nursery family.


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. 

This setting 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 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.

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.

Managers and senior staff have a mixture of qualifications, in our employ we have qualified teachers (PGCE, QTS), those with higher education degrees (BAHons Early Years eg.) and various Apprenticeship qualifications such as Level 3, 4, 5 & 6. 

Our nursery staff are most commonly qualified up to NVQ Level 3 and have Pediatric First Aid qualifications, although there are many of our staff with higher qualifications . We do employ a number of Level 2 qualified members of staff, most of whom are also undertaking their Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship with us. 

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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