We offer a dynamic, relational and individually-based curriculum that is inspired by both Montessori and Reggio Emilia approaches, including best practices from the Zero to Three Initiative of the National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families. Supplemental engagement-based enrichment programs are offered to further promote your child's overall development, including music, dance, drama, art, second language and yoga.

* All rooms are named after rescue elephants in Africa that Bright Beginnings have adopted/sponsored


6 weeks to 15 months (approximate ages)

5 days: $1729/mo
4 days: $1456/mo
3 days: $1145/mo                                                          


We are proud to offer a beautiful, secure, and spacious nursery where our infants are cared for by our nurturing and loving Allomothers, where development of healthy relationships and establishment of routines is of paramount importance. The infant curriculum is determined by the infants themselves, is built around their interests, needs, developmental levels, unique personalities and includes the family culture, language, goals and values. The infant curriculum is flexible, allows for individualization and is based on continuous Allomother reflection.

KIASA was rescued at the age of 6 months, where she was found being taken care of by two young male elephants after her family had fallen victim to the effects of a severe drought. She is now thriving in the Nairobi Nursery and Bright Beginnings is proud to be contributing to her continued care and recovery.


15 months to 23 months (approximate ages)

5 days: $1729/mo
4 days: $1456/mo
3 days: $1145/mo                       

Children in this room are experiencing an exciting stage in which they are becoming increasingly more mobile, inquisitive and starting to interact with others in very small groups. This social interaction with others, including continuing support from our Allomothers, helps promote secure attachments, exploration, sense of safety, trust and comfort. The curriculum continues to ascribe to best practices, which includes reliance on relationships and individualization based on each child's needs.

MALKIA was orphaned and rescued at a very young age. With the aid of our sponsorship, she has assimilated well to life in the nursery and has formed strong connections to her fellow orphans and human caretakers.


2 years to 4  years (approximate ages)

5 days: $1622/mo
4 days: $1370/mo
3 days: $1080/mo                       

As the children develop and get older, the program continues to be flexible and individually-based, but now strives to balance self-directed play with Allomother-led activities. Children's curiosity and imaginations are prominent during this stage and they respond very positively to a wide range of experiences, such as art, music, dance, yoga, sensory and language. The promotion of self-help and problem-solving skills is evident and practiced as well.

Development of the whole child in preparation for the start of preschool and/or kindergarten is the focus during this exciting stage. The children continue to receive flexible and individualized care, while also continuing to develop more advanced skills.

KORA is our oldest adopted elephant, as he was orphaned at a young age due to poaching. After being in the safe and loving care of the nursery, Kora was successfully reintroduced to the wild in a protected national park. He frequently stops by the nursery to say hi to his old friends and caretakers.

What's included

      Included in tuition are:

  • Organic catered meals (Wobblers and Toddlers)

  • Enrichment classes

  • Multiple daily reports of your child (including pictures)

  • Ongoing consultations with our child psychologist