Astley Day Nursery and Preschool

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A place to grow

Bright Horizons Astley Day Nursery and Preschool is placed conveniently on the junction of Higher Green Lane, Astley and the East Lancashire Road, otherwise known as the East Lancs. 

This location allows easy access for parents working in Liverpool, St Helens, Wigan & Manchester. We are proud to showcase our newly refurbished nursery which completed in June 2018. Our £250k refurbishment included redecoration of all rooms, walls, a full garden refurbishment, and update to our bathrooms. We take care of children from new born babies in our superbly equipped baby rooms to school age, where their final year with us would be in our preschool. 


Our primary focus is the children and everything we provide and do has been designed through the eyes of a child; each brightly coloured room is a place of wonderment, and carefully fitted for the age group, where natural curiosity is encouraged and young horizons are allowed to expand. Your child will be guided through their early educational development by our staff, who are selected not just for their qualifications but also their loving and caring nature.  


Our aim is to nurture your child during their formative years, giving them the social skills and confidence they need to make the transition into school life. Most importantly, we want your children to be content and have fun. We know that leaving your child can be difficult but we hope to make that easier for you. 


Every child deserves the best start in life and we aim to deliver just that. The smiles on their faces will say it all.

Nursery Manager
Sarah Jones
Nursery Manager
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Nutrition

Our excellent nutritionally balanced menu is changed regularly to encourage a varied diet and is approved by Action for Children. Here is an example of a typical menu.

Supporting and Learning

A Day at Astley Day Nursery and Preschool

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Fees & Availability

Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns and a range of funding options, including the government's 30 hours funded childcare* provision. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.

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Meet the Team

Sarah Jones

I have worked for the company for 19 years and I have over 26 years’ experience working with children. I qualified as a nursery nurse at the age of 18 where I gained my BTEC National Diploma in Nursery Nursing. As my passion for childcare grew, I took on supervisory roles where I really enjoyed sharing my knowledge with others. By the age of 24, I was given the opportunity to take on a managerial role, which I am truly thankful of. Over time, I have continued to develop my own personal development, gaining my Level 4 in Early Years, NVQ trainer and Assessor Qualification, Advanced Safe Guarding, First Aid and SENCO. 

I have been married to my husband Chris for 17 years and I have two beautiful Children, Emily who is 16 and Freya who is 12. 

Stephanie Meadows

I have always had a passion for working with children, and I made this my career at the age of 18 after studying at College. I started as a nursery nurse and gained me level 3 NVQ in childcare, I then worked my way up to a room leader, where I gained lots of knowledge on leadership and I then progressed to Assistant Manager 3 years ago, I have really enjoyed learning new skills, and enhancing my practice to gain the best out of my staff team.

I have continued to enhance my own knowledge and practice, and I have gained an NVQ Assessors award, Level 3 in Management, Level 3 in Speech and Language, Level 2 in working with children with learning disabilities, and also gained a certificate in Paediatric First Aid and Emergency First Aid at work.

Candy Floss

Hi, my name is Candy Floss, I joined Bright Horizons in March 2010 as the ‘Super Safety Hero’ to help nursery children stay safe and manage risks. My role as a Health and Safety Super Hero is unique to Bright Horizons and I’m in every nursery, 365 days a year.

Back in 2010, I saw a job advert for a Zebra Super Safety Hero – I was very excited, applied and was invited for an interview with several other zebras. We were interviewed by all the children who then voted on which of us would be their Super Safety Hero. It was hoof biting but I was thrilled when they told me I was the most voted for by the children who all loved me because of my cape and bag. My bag is very special, if something fits inside, it’s a choking hazard. You might be wondering how I got my name. The children in our nurseries chose five names and voted for their favourite. I love it as it’s unique, I mean have you ever heard of a zebra called Candy Floss? Exactly!

Why Bright Horizons

The Bright Horizons passion and enthusiasm for providing high-quality care isn’t just common knowledge within our own business – we’ve also gained some impressive accolades from external sources for excellence as both a childcare provider, and as an employer. We are the only childcare company to have been listed for the last 11 years as one of the country’s top 50 “Great Places to Work” by the Great Place to Work Institute.

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