Purley nursery celebrates grand opening

The new Bright Horizons nursery and preschool in Purley celebrated its recent opening with a grand event held last Friday. Councillor Sue Bennett, the Deputy Civic Mayor of Croydon, was in attendance amongst many local families and practitioners.

The nursery at Purley, located on Whytecliffe Road North, opened its doors for local children in September. The new state-of-the-art build boasts brand-new resources and equipment, seven rooms and a garden with play structures, helping to inspire young minds and build a love of nature through monitored, safe and explorative outdoor play.

The grand opening event, which was held on November 4th, included fun activities, a circus performer and a ceremonial cutting of the ribbon, enacted by Councillor Sue Bennett, the Deputy Civic Mayor of Croydon. She said, “It is truly inspiring to see so many people within the community come together to celebrate the opening of this local nursery. The early years educators here play a crucial role in supporting not only the children in their care, but also the parents and other carers involved in raising the children.”

Gemma Symonds, who is the nursery manager at Purley and has over 15 years’ experience in the Early Years sector, stated: “We were delighted to welcome so many of our families to help us celebrate the opening of Bright Horizons Purley. The event offered our families to join in the fun with their children and to get to know our dedicated team better. I feel extremely proud of the community we have built here at the nursery in such a short space of time. I look forward to leading the nursery as it grows and supporting and developing my team so that we can provide high quality care and education for all who attend Bright Horizons Purley.”

Purley Day Nursery and Preschool offers the Bright Horizons ground-breaking curriculum, ‘Bright Beginnings’, which focuses on children’s emotional wellbeing as a central aspect to their learning and every-day development. The curriculum is designed to promote confidence and instil a genuine love for learning in every child in order for them to develop skills such as creativity and problem solving.  

Bright Horizons has over 300 nurseries in the UK. We are on the lookout for dedicated and talented Early Year’s practitioners to join our Bright Horizons family and make a real difference in the lives of young children. To find out more about the opportunities available near you, please click here or email jointheteam@brighthorizons.com.