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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

An Enriching Outstanding Nursery in Kirkby

Welcome to our Ofsted Outstanding nursery in Kirkby, where our exceptional team delivers the best learning and care for little ones aged 3 months to 5 years.

Rooms to Nurture and Inspire

We have four bright and spacious age-specific rooms, each of which has been lovingly crafted into an inspiring and stimulating environment with everything your child needs to aid their development in all areas.

To ensure your little one is ready to start school, preschoolers take part in our Ready for School programme, which brings structure to maths, reading, writing and other essential skills they need to get ready for their next big adventure. Your little learner will also be taught by our qualified preschool teacher and enjoy the use of our ICT equipment.

A Bright Beginning for Every Child

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

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 wellbeing, development, and progress, whether that's moving rooms or preparing them for school.

Children also enjoy Boogie Mites music sessions where they can learn about the world through music and song.

You can stay updated with your child's day through our Bright Horizons Family app.

Exciting Outdoor Space

In our recently refurbished all-weather garden, your little explorer will love taking part in a range of stimulating activities, as well as enjoying the garden during free play.

With trikes and bikes, gardening, a bug hotel, arts and crafts, a mud kitchen, a reading corner, an outdoor water play area and lots of other exciting resources, there is so much for them to discover.

Be a Part of Their Nursery Experience

At our Kirkby nursery, we like to involve parents as much as possible, and we're proud of our strong relationships with the families at the nursery.

We hold parents' evenings twice a year, which gives you the chance to speak in-depth with your child's key person. You'll also enjoy regular 'stay and play' evenings, where you can experience with your child all the fun activities they get up to while at nursery.

All-Inclusive Care and Convenience

  • ●Nutritionally balanced meals are prepared daily by our onsite chef. Our all-inclusive care extends to all hot and cold meals, snacks, wipes, nappies, and creams.
  • ●On-site car park.
  • ●Based in the David Lloyd Leisure Centre in Knowsley.
  • ●Our nursery in Kirkby is located close to Kirkby train station.
  • ●Located within the catchment area of St. Laurence's and Park Brow primary schools.
  • ●Limited funded-only places available.

Your Personal Tour

We can't wait to meet you and your little one at our Outstanding nursery in Kirkby. To see the nursery yourself, book your own personal tour and our caring and long-standing team will show you everything we have to offer.

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.

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

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Meet the Team

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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