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Kirkby Day Nursery and Preschool

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


Kirkby Day Nursery and Preschool was established in 2000 and is based in the David Lloyd Club in Knowsley. Our nursery is designed to support your child’s development from 3 months to 5 years, and our team are dedicated to delivering the best possible childcare to our local families in the community.


We pride ourselves on providing a safe, exciting and enjoyable nursery where children thrive as they learn. The nursery is all on one level and has a separate entrance from the David Lloyd Building. Each of our four age-specific rooms has been lovingly crafted into an inspiring and stimulating learning environment with a variety of resources and activities available.


We have a large, recently refurbished garden, which offers lots of opportunity for digging, gardening and imaginative play. Your child will love exploring the variety of areas, such as our mud kitchen hut, the cosy reading shed, and our popular outdoor water play.

Preschool children are well prepared for their transition to school with use of our ICT equipment and our Growing Enhancement programme, unique to Bright Horizons. Alongside the curriculum, these programmes further support your child in navigating subjects such as mathematics, art, reading and writing, giving them the inspiration and confidence to learn and thrive in school and beyond.

Kirkby nursery have a caring and dedicated staff team who pride themselves on the friendly family feel and the relationships we have with our parents. The nursery holds parents' evenings twice a year, giving you an opportunity to talk to your child’s key person. We also have a regular 'stay and play' evening where we ask you to bring along your child and experience the fun things we do at nursery with them.

We are passionate about children’s development, and want to nurture your child’s love of learning, fun, creativity and exploration. Ofsted have recognised our commitment to exceptional childcare and education, with a rating of ‘Outstanding’ in their latest inspection.

Our welcoming nursery in Kirkby is conveniently located within the catchment area of both St. Laurence’s and Park Brow primary schools. 


Our experienced team would love to meet you and your little one, so book a visit today and we will show you everything our nursery has to offer during your own personal tour.


Bright Horizons Kirkby Day Nursery and Preschool Manager
Sarah Shepherd
Nursery Manager


Our excellent nutritionally balanced menu is changed regularly to encourage a varied diet. Here is an example of a typical menu.

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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.

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Bright Horizons Kirkby Day Nursery and Preschool Manager

Sarah Shepherd

 I started working at Kirkby Day Nursery in 2004, I have nearly 30 years of childcare experience, I have a level 4 childcare qualification and also a level 3 management qualification.

I have my own little boy Sam who used to attend Kirkby Day Nursery. I truly love working with children and families, and sharing all the wonderful things that the children do on a daily basis.  

Natalie Sinnott

Natalie Sinnott

I have worked at Kirkby Day Nursery since 2005, I started as a nursery nurse and progressed to Room Supervisor and Third in Charge. I took a year out when I had my little boy Jack, who used to attend Kirkby Day Nursery.

I am extremely passionate about the children's learning and development and always strives to ensure the children are making progress in their development whilst at nursery.  

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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