Alice Haigh

Welcome to St. Mary's Bright Sparks


Welcome to the Bright Sparks website which will provide you with an insight into the day-to-day life of our exciting setting and the learning activities, play and fun that children aged from 0-4 can enjoy here.

Bright Sparks - located in the homely and friendly surroundings of a large Victorian house - has an 'Outstanding' Ofsted rating and is a member of the National Day Nurseries Association.

Our nursery includes a baby room (0-14 months), toddler room (14-24 months), tots room (2-3 years) kindergarten (3 years) and pre-school (4+years).

All of our children play together outdoors in four different locations, including an outdoor forestry area, a garden area, a lovely all weather play area with natural wooden hide and climb lodge, 'hobbit' house and hump back hill, plus a separate tarmac area for bikes, trikes, cars and trucks.

Our aim, with the help of these excellent facilities and our energetic staff, is to provide children with the best start to their educational journey.

We do this by offering a stimulating, creative and - above all - happy environment in which each child in our care is able to learn and develop to the best of their abilities.

We are very proud that our work has been commended by the Independent Schools Inspectorate who said in their most recent report on Bright Sparks that ‘all of the children’s needs are met very effectively’ and pupils of all abilities make ‘excellent progress’.

We recognise that choosing the right nursery is one of the most important decisions for parents to make, so after exploring this website we encourage you to see Brights Sparks at first hand.

Come and visit us, meet our friendly staff and happy children, and see for yourself why we are the right choice for your family.


Alice Haigh

Head of Early Years



Please download a copy of our Ofsted inspection report:

Bright Sparks Nursery Ofsted Inspection Report 2017


Please download a copy of our ISI inspection report, which has been published in the following two parts:

St. Mary's College - ISI Educational Quality Inspection Report 2017

St. Mary's College - ISI Focused Compliance Inspection Report 2017

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