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Nursery and wrap around care

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Bright Start Pre-School is an independent Pre-school which provides education for children between the ages of 2 and 4. This includes funded places for children for eligible 2 year olds, and for children from the age of 3 upwards. Children are able to stay at Bright Start until they reach school age.


As an OFSTED registered pre-school Bright Start strives to achieve the highest possible educational and social standards. In the most recent Ofsted report on the setting (November 2017), Bright Start Pre-school was stated as once again providing good provision.  


Bright Start Pre-School has a strong reputation within the community and has been running since 1974. The pre-school is a registered charity run by a voluntary management committee made up of parents and local people dedicated to the positive development of the pre-school, this includes co-chairs, a treasurer and a secretary as well as a dedicated team of fundraisers.


The pre-school operates for 5 days a week, offering the flexibility of morning sessions running from 9:00 till 12:00 and afternoon sessions from 12:00 till 3:00.  Government funded children may take their 15 hours entitlement within these times, some parents may also be eligible for an additional 15 hours a week, meaning that they can access 30 hours of free childcare within our setting.  The pre-school is open: in term time, Monday to Friday 9:00 – 3:00


Bright Start operates in “The Bungalow” on the Gateway School site, whilst we await completion of our own dedicated building at the school. The Pre-School Staff make good use of the facilities on offer, including a dedicated outdoor area, a forest school and an outdoor reading area.  We also visit the local library and shops, making regular visits with the children.  We invite in firefighters, police, paramedics and other professionals to enhance the children’s learning experiences.


The most recent Ofsted report for Bright Start Nursery can be found here: