Day Nurseries & Preschool in Manchester

Bright Horizons Manchester Day Nursery and Preschool

Why Children Love Us

A place to grow

Manchester Day Nursery in central Manchester is a purpose-built environmentally friendly concept nursery situated within the heart of Macintosh Village. It is conveniently situated close to major bus, train and tram routes around Oxford Road. Our nursery has three well equipped base rooms and two large outside play areas, which is a rarity for a city centre nursery. Our team of experienced childcare professionals work closely with parents to support the learning and development of their child, including play and learning at home ideas to support them in reaching their full potential. Our parent room compliments these relationships by being a dedicated area for families and key workers to support partnership and communication between nursery and home. Late pick up is available, bookable in advance for a small fee.

We have recently reduced our fees so now is the perfect time to book your personal tour!

Chloe Barwick
Nursery Manager

Nutrition

Our excellent nutritionally balanced menu is changed regularly to encourage a varied diet and is approved by the Childrens Food Trust. Here is an example of a typical menu.

Supporting and Learning


A day at Bright Horizons Manchester Day Nursery and Preschool

Below is an example of a typical day

  • Morning

    Drop Off

  • Morning

    Breakfast

  • Morning

    Free Play

  • Morning

    Growing Programmes

  • Morning

    Organised Activities

  • Morning

    Organised Activities

  • Midday

    Lunch

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Outdoor Play

  • Afternoon

    Growing Programmes

  • Afternoon

    Organised Activities

  • Afternoon

    Tea / Dinner Time

  • Afternoon

    Outdoor Play

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Pick Up

Fees & Availability

Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns, including everything your child needs. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.

Meet the Team

Chloe Barwick

I am very passionate about working with children in the early years, having a wide variety of experience throughout my career in childcare. I have a BA Honours in Childhood, Youth and Early Years and have qualified as an Early Years Teacher. I am always striving to ensure children learn and develop to their full potential whilst in my care, providing them with opportunities to challenge and stimulate them, using my knowledge and understanding of child development to achieve this.

Lizzie Arden

I have had a varied and interesting childcare career, where I have had the opportunity to work at high quality settings and work alongside outstanding staff teams. I have gained my diploma in childcare and education and my level 4 in management.

I have been working for Bright Horizons for several years, and during my time with the company I have worked at Bright Horizons in Wilmslow and then moved to the Manchester setting.

 I get a real sense of achievement working with young children and making a difference to each child’s individual needs and development, and getting to know the families. I am a dedicated, enthusiastic and an experienced childcare professional. I enjoy my work immensely and I feel privileged to spend my days with inquiring young minds and take the greatest care to ensure each child’s well-being and positive development. 

During my time at Manchester I have achieved several career goals and have been able to successfully achieve the role as deputy after supporting the nursery as room leader and 3rd in charge. In my role I enjoy planning events for the children and ensure the rooms have fulling enhancements and activities for the children to reach their full potential and staff to provide the best environment for children to learn.

I look forward to carry on using my wealth of knowledge and ideas to work together with my colleagues and families to ensure the children are able to thrive and have a bright future. 

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!

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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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