Bright Stars is located inside Thorntree Community Hub, in a residential area of east Middlesbrough. We operate from one spacious room with free flowing access to an enclosed garden. We’re on the ground floor so the nursery is wheelchair / pushchair accessible.

We hope you’ll enjoy having a look around! Remember, if there’s anything you want to know and you can’t find the answer here, you can get in touch with us using the form on the contact page.

A cosy seating area inside at Bright Stars
The outdoor area at Bright Stars

Our learning environment

Here at Bright Stars we follow the Curiosity Approach. This means our children are encouraged to learn through exploration of authentic resources, with support from our very experienced early years practitioners. On a daily basis, children can be seen cutting vegetables, pouring drinks, and making their very own potions.

Colourful potion making items on a table
Plasticine on a table for children to play with

Alongside the Curiosity Approach, our qualified Thrive practitioners ensure children’s emotional wellbeing is at the core of our nursery. All children are helped to understand their feelings and behaviours. Thrive practitioners involve children in a variety of activities such as hand massage and mindful relaxation to support their emotional development.

Our environment is very natural and calming to ensure children are not over-stimulated or distracted, so learning is at its best!