Manchester Day Nursery and Preschool

Manchester Day Nursery and PreschoolThe Green Building, 4 River Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 5BG
Early Years Excellence in Manchester

Situated in the heart of Manchester, close to Oxford Road train station, Bright Horizons Manchester Day Nursery and Preschool provides exceptional care and education to children aged 3 months to 5 years. Our curriculum, designed by our own Early Years specialists, ensures that your child will have the best start to their schooling life, through our enriching and wellbeing-focused Bright Beginnings Curriculum designed by our own

Our nursery has four age-specific rooms, each equipped with toys for optimal growth and learning. Each rooms include a dedicated space focusing on care, personal, social, and emotional development. The atrium, adjacent to the reception area, hosts a charming reading area and lending library. Home learning bags, containing season-specific or parent-recommended activities, are available in the atrium to support families. For instance, we create bags with potty training information in response to parents' requests and supporting partnership and communication between nursery and home. This room can also be used by parents for breastfeeding.

From our cosy baby room catering to infants from 3 months old, to our toddler rooms, we provide a supportive environment for each stage, with one room featuring its own nappy and toilet area to support toilet training.

The younger toddlers enjoy a cosy environment with a milk kitchen, nappy area, their own outdoor space, and a specialised area for physical development.

Older toddlers explore a dedicated room with activities preparing them for the preschool room. Taught by our qualified preschool teacher, they will engage in our Ready for School Programme, which helps build their confidence ready for their next big adventure

Each classroom has its own garden space, ensuring all children have access to age-appropriate activities and resources. Older children enjoy freeflow access to the garden from their classrooms. And while your child is busy exploring and having fun, we can keep you updated via our Family app. Available for all Bright Horizons parents, this will keep you connected with your child's day-to-day experiences and up to date as they develop during their time with us.

Book your personal tour today and discover more about our nursery.

Manchester Day Nursery Deputy Manager
Nursery Manager
The Green Building, 4 River Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 5BG
  • Monday8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Tuesday8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Friday8:00AM - 6:00PM
Lines open: Mon - Fri 08:00 - 19:00

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What’s included & Funding options

Whether you’re looking for a full-time or flexible booking pattern, get in touch with us to discuss availability. We will accommodate government funding options wherever possible.

Discover more about what we can offer your family by downloading our easy to read set of guides. Explore our Bright Horizons nurseries and discover the funding options available - from funded childcare and tax free childcare, to childcare vouchers plus key dates. You can also find out what's included in our fees and how we support families from the beginning.

*Not all nurseries offer every component of the all-inclusive package. Please check with your nursery for details.

Included in your fees:

  • Unlimited hypoallergenic nappies*
  • Unlimited hypoallergenic wipes*
  • Three nutritious meals
  • A range of healthy snacks
  • Formula milk for babies under 1 year
  • Cows’ milk or dairy-free alternatives for older babies and children

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Bright Beginnings at Bright Horizons

Bright Beginnings Curriculum

We believe that every child deserves the best start in life. Bright Beginnings is a holistic curriculum, designed to acknowledge the individual voice and needs of every child promoting confidence, wellbeing and a genuine love for learning.

As well as nurturing a lifelong love of learning, Bright Beginnings helps set the foundations for emotional resilience to prepare children for the next stage in their learning journey.

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Meet the team

Our team are dedicated to making your child's experience safe and fun. We always go the extra mile.
  • Manchester Day Nursery Deputy ManagerLauraNursery Manager
  • Bright Horizons Manchester Deputy ManagerKatyDeputy Manager
  • Emma Clegg Manchester Day NurseryEmmaThird in Charge


Did you know that our nursery is on Facebook? 'Like' us to join in the fun! We share what we've been getting up to, as well as activities you can try at home with your little one. Learn about upcoming events happening at our nursery to pop in your calendar and enjoy meeting the team with posts about the amazing early years practitioners in our setting. We look forward to welcoming you to our Facebook community - just click 'like' and you're in!

Bright Horizons Family App

Our Family app offers a variety of features that give you the ability to get more information on your child's day, notify the nursery of any changes to your planned pick-up or absences and even book extra sessions if needed.

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Bright Horizons Family App
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