Brighter Beginnings Fallowfield

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About Brighter Beginnings Fallowfield

Name Brighter Beginnings Fallowfield
Ofsted Inspections
Address Fallowfield Surestart Centre, Waverton Road, Manchester, M14 7FB
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Manchester
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this early years setting?

The provision is outstanding

All children flourish at this inviting and nurturing nursery. They receive consistently high-quality care and exciting, meaningful learning experiences.

Children are extremely happy and thoroughly enjoy themselves. They behave impeccably. Staff have high expectations for children's emotional well-being.

They are very kind and deeply committed to their role. Children form extremely strong bonds with staff. They confidently seek cuddles and show that they feel very safe.

Partnerships with parents are very strong. The highly qualified manager and her well-qualified staff team inspire a strong ethos and com...mitment to promoting the nursery motto, 'The true meaning of diversity'. They show an avid interest in children's home lives.

Staff are highly skilled in using many home languages alongside English. This helps children and their families to feel extremely valued. Children learn about respecting each other and their differences.

For instance, parents regularly come to spend time with their children during stay and play sessions. They attend fun days where they appreciate the opportunities to get to know other parents and families. These friendly gatherings also help children to gain a strong sense of belonging.

Parents comment that the nursery is one big happy family that they are privileged to be a part of. All children are highly motivated to join in a superb range of activities and experiences. Staff use their excellent teaching skills to ignite children's curiosity and inspire them to learn.

They make highly effective use of books during the day. For example, staff use children's favourite stories very skilfully to extend and challenge their learning throughout activities, outings, and children's emerging interests. Children develop an exceptional fondness for books.

What does the early years setting do well and what does it need to do better?

The newly appointed manager provides exceptional levels of coaching, mentoring and role modelling for the dedicated staff. She places a very high priority on their emotional well-being and continued professional development. Staff comment that they feel extremely valued and well supported, and they are proud to be a part of 'the amazing nursery family'.

The manager is highly successful at conveying her vision to the staff team. Together, they create a carefully constructed curriculum to ensure that all children benefit from the highest quality education and develop the skills they need for future success.Highly enthusiastic staff provide children with 'fascination traps' that entice them to explore, investigate and experience new things.

For example, children observe in awe when dinosaurs hatch from eggs following a visit to the museum. Staff fully ignite children's interests in the natural world. For instance, children make their own pumpkin patch.

They carve and fill pumpkins with seed to feed the wild birds and become mesmerised when a squirrel comes to visit the nursery garden. Children eagerly welcome a rabbit, who is a recent addition to the nursery. They learn how to care and feed the new nursery pet.

They delight in stroking its soft fur and watching it twitch its nose.Babies and toddlers use their entire bodies to explore their sensory world. For example, they make hand and footprints with paint on huge sheets of paper.

Babies sit in large trays, wearing only their nappies, and delight in the feel of paint and the marks they make. They observe their reflections in shiny foil and listen to the popping sounds of bubble wrap as they jump and stamp on it. Toddlers investigate the properties of flour and coloured water, and discover the 'gloopy' and 'sticky' consistency when mixed.

Babies and toddlers become deeply engaged and highly motivated to learn.Staff make superb use of children's current and emerging interests to develop all aspects of their learning. For example, older children decide to research where butterflies come from.

They watch educational videos to help them to learn about the life cycles of the insect. Older children skilfully draw cocoons and butterflies and are very proud of their achievements. Staff extend their learning even further.

For instance, they help older children to observe in real life how caterpillars go through different stages and emerge as beautiful butterflies. Older children are exceptionally motivated to learn.There is a strong focus at the nursery on protecting the environment.

Children learn about the wider world and current environmental issues. For example, staff teach them what can be recycled at home and in public places. Children pass this important message on to their family members.

For instance, they tell their grandparents they must put their used plastic bottles into recycling bins.Staff supervise younger children very closely as they sleep to ensure that they remain safe. They follow meticulous nappy changing routines, ensuring that children remain comfortable throughout the day.

Staff create a tranquil and sociable atmosphere during mealtimes to help children to feel calm and relaxed. Older children interact and play in harmony with each other. For example, they pay each other compliments, such as, 'I really like the colours that you have used.

Your birdhouse is beautiful'.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.The designated safeguarding lead at the nursery is highly skilled.

She ensures that staff have the most up-to-date knowledge of child protection issues. The designated lead tests staff's understanding very regularly, and they can answer her 'on the spot' safeguarding questions with precision and accuracy. Staff show they have an excellent and securely embedded knowledge of the signs of abuse, in addition to wider safeguarding matters.

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