St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool

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A place to grow

Bright Horizons' St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool in Hulme, Manchester is located in a Grade II listed building. 


We provide a warm welcome to families from all cultural identities with our nursery being a diverse, multicultural setting.  


Close to the city centre it also offers two hours’ free parking directly outside the nursery as well as a nature garden and large outside play area.

Nursery Manager
Stephanie Ruddock
Nursery Manager
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Nutrition

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.

Supporting and Learning

A Day at St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool

Below is an example of a typical day

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Breakfast

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Play & Activities

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Singing Time

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Free Play

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Story Time

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Pick Up

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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Stephanie Ruddock

I have worked for the company for 9 years starting as a nursery nurse before eventually becoming a nursery manager, a role which I have had for 3 years. I have an NVQ level 4 in Children’s care, learning and development and I am currently working towards a degree in Early Years Practice which is proving to be a really valuable experience. 

Being a nursery manager is a very rewarding job and I enjoy getting to know the families and watching the children grow as they move through the nursery. Each day brings something different and fulfilling.

Laura Woods

I have worked for Bright Horizons for a year but have over 20 years childcare experience. I started as a room leader later progressing to my role of nursery deputy manager. I currently hold a level 4 qualification in Children’s care learning and development and I am also studying for my Early Years Practice degree at University. This is proving to be an interesting and useful experience.

I continue to develop professionally within Bright Horizons and I look forward to each and every day with the children and their families as well as working with our fantastic staff team. As a deputy Manager at St Mary’s I feel happy and fulfilled.

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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