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 children receive Norfolk County Council funding from the start of the term after their third birthday. This funding covers 15 hours per week. Some children are eligible for 30 hours funding per week, depending on parent / carer circumstances.  In addition, some two year old children are entitled to County Council funding. 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.

Please contact us for further information or to arrange a visit to see us in action!

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Vacancy update

Our Scottow Nursery is completely full for the 2023/24 academic year and we are now operating a waiting list for any places that may become available.

Our North Walsham Nursery is still accepting applications for 2023/24 but places are filling quite quickly.

Bookings are also being taken for 2024/25 if you’d like to secure your sessions for your child in good time!

Please contact us as soon as possible to arrange to visit us to see us in action.