Welcome to Brightstart Montessori Nursery!

The Atrium, North Walsham and The Old School, Scottow

Brightstart provides a safe, prepared and calm environment in which children are free to learn naturally from their surroundings. We cater for children between 2 years old and school age.

We have been established in North Walsham since 1996. Our second Nursery opened in the refurbished former Scottow School, The Fairstead, Scottow in September 2008. Our North Walsham Nursery has been based in purpose-built facilities at The Atrium, Spenser Avenue since January 2012.

We are Ofsted registered. Both Nurseries received very positive Ofsted reports at their most recent inspections. (North Walsham EY435785 / 2736133 : November 2018, Scottow EY375401: November 2019.)

All 3 & 4-year old children are entitled to 15 funded hours per week.  This funding starts from 1st September, 1st January or 1st April following their third birthday, whichever date comes first.

Some 3 & 4-year-old children are eligible for 30 funded hours per week, depending on parent/carer circumstances.

Some 2-year-old children are eligible for 15 funded hours per week, depending on parent/carer circumstances.

Any additional hours for funded children and sessions for children who do not receive funding are invoiced termly. Details of our fees are available on request.

If you are interested in Brightstart, please contact us to arrange a visit. We can show you around the Nursery, answer any questions that you may have and give you a registration form to take away and complete.

Contact us for further information

Vacancy update

Both our Scottow Nursery and North Walsham Nurseries are completely full for the 2023/24 academic year. We are now operating a waiting list for any places that may become available.

Our Scottow Nursery is completely full for 2024/25. We are now operating a waiting list for any places that may become available.

Our North Walsham Nursery is filling up particularly quickly for 2024/25.  We would encourage you to contact us in good time to secure sessions for your child!

We are happy to accept applications for 2025/26 for those keen to book early!