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Callands Day Nursery and Preschool


Fees Reduced

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30 Hours Funded Childcare
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In a Mumsnet survey of 131 users of Bright Horizons Nurseries: 82% would buy again and 85% would recommend


Your child will love our newly refurbished, purpose-built nursery rooms. With a spacious garden, new flooring and furniture, along with a wide range of new equipment, there are even more play and learning opportunities.

Callands Day Nursery and Preschool are proud to have been awarded Good by Ofsted.

Enhanced Learning Inside and Out

Our nursery is full of exciting learning opportunities inside and out, with separate, age-appropriate garden space for each age group.

Balance bikes, mini rocking horses, hula-hoops, and a wooden tepee are just some of the fun activities we have for your little one to enjoy. Our all-weather garden and covered area means the children can enjoy the fresh air every day, even when it rains!

Stay connected through the Bright Horizons Family app to see daily updates and photos through your smartphone or laptop.

A Bright Beginning for Every Child

Designed by our Early Years specialists, your little one will get the best start to their schooling life through our enriching and wellbeing-focused Bright Beginnings Curriculum.

Building on the foundations of the government’s EYFS curriculum, it combines a wide range of activities to nurture and develop the skills your child needs to flourish and reach their full potential. This holistic yet personal approach supports each child’s development and progress – whether that’s moving rooms or preparing them for school.

Extended Care for the Community

We provide before and after-school clubs, and a holiday club, for 0-11 year olds in the surrounding community.

Callands Day Nursery and Preschool falls within the catchment area of some of the best local schools in the neighbourhood.

All-inclusive and Convenient

  • ● Nutritiously balanced meals are prepared by our onsite chef using fresh ingredients and we hold a 5* EHO rating for food and safety hygiene.
  • ● Your preferred branded nappies, wipes, creams, and formula are also provided, so there’s even less to pack in the mornings!
  • ● Our onsite parking and buggy park will ease your drop-off and pick-up process.
  • ● Excellent transport links and conveniently located near the M62/A49, within close proximity to Gemini Retail Park.

Your Personal Tour

Our dedicated staff are looking forward to welcoming you and your child to explore and ask any questions you may have.

Callands Day Nursery and Preschool Manager
Denise Sharkey
Nursery Manager


28 May 2022

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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.

Food Hygiene Rating of 5

Supporting and Learning

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Bright Horizons Family App

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the NEW Bright Horizons Family App. The app will offer a variety of features that will give you the ability to get more information on your child's day than ever before, as well as being able to notify the nursery of any changes to your planned pick-up or absences, as well as booking extra sessions.

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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.

*Terms and conditions apply to 30 hours funding. Click here for more information.

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Meet the Team

Callands Day Nursery and Preschool Manager

Denise Sharkey

I have worked at Callands for nearly 25 years. I started as a student working in various rooms to gain experience and once qualified to NVQ Level 3, I was based in the preschool room as a Nursery Nurse. I quickly became Supervisor for the preschool unit and in 2003 I progressed to Deputy Nursery Manager. In 2012 I became the Nursery Manager for Callands. 

We have a great team, and we continue to grow and succeed - this is evident with our latest “Good” OFSTED result. I am passionate about my role within the nursery and my team, the children in our care and their families. 

Charlotte Hampson

Charlotte Hampson

I joined the Callands team as a student in 2012 after finishing my Level 3 diploma in childcare. I was then offered a job as a full time staff member in the Toddler room. In 2013 I went to Liverpool Hope University studying Education and childcare studies alongside working as bank staff at Callands.

During my last year of university I completed my Level 3 forest school qualification and returned to Callands as Deputy Manager in 2018 after gaining experience as a room leader. I am passionate about my job and enjoy getting to know the families here at Callands and watching the children grow during their time here. In my spare time I love spending time with my family on days out to the zoo, farms, parks and many soft play centres with my daughter, Penelope.

Callands Day Nursery and Preschool Third in Charge

Kirsty Ostell

I have worked at Callands Day Nursery and Preschool for 18 years. I started as a student, before becoming a base member of staff in the baby room. I then had the opportunity to work in the toddler room.

I went on maternity leave in 2007 and came back part time, based in preschool room before I was then offered the toddler room leader full time.

After 2 years I then took the opportunity to develop the children's school readiness by becoming preschool room leader.

In my spare time, I like to spend time with my husband and my son Alfie. We go for walks with our dog, Wallace. As a family we enjoy visiting Chester Zoo and we also like to spend time spend time in Blackpool with the family.

Candy Floss

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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