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Bunnybrookes Day Nursery and Preschool


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In a Mumsnet survey of 131 users of Bright Horizons Nurseries: 82% would buy again and 85% would recommend

A place to grow

Bunnybrookes Nursery and Preschool is situated onsite at Addenbrookes Hospital and is newly available to the community of Cambridge. 

The dedicated staff team are committed and passionate in all areas of childcare and education, and recently achieved a Good rating by Ofsted. 

Each child’s learning and development is fostered with our unique Growing Programmes and extracurricular activities. All children have access to our outside space where they can enjoy riding bikes, play in the sand and have stories read to them in our ‘magic story area’ under the willow arch shade. 

The nursery is within easy commute of Cambridge and local transportation routes.

Bunnybrookes Nursery and Preschool Manager
Helen Rabbets
Nursery Manager


24 Mar 2020

Cambridge nursery thanks NHS staff

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11 Mar 2020

Cambridge nursery receives Good rating from Ofsted

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06 Mar 2020

Cambridge nursery celebrates World Book Day

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Our excellent nutritionally balanced menu is changed regularly to encourage a varied diet and is approved by Action for Children. Here is an example of a typical menu.

Food Hygiene Rating of 5

Supporting and Learning

Fees & Availability

Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns and a range of funding options, including the government's 30 hours funded childcare* provision. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.

*Terms and conditions apply to 30 hours funding. Click here for more information.

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Meet the Team

Bunnybrookes Nursery and Preschool Manager

Helen Rabbets

Helen has been Nursery Manager at Bunnybrookes since November 2016 with over 20 years’ experience in childcare and education.

She holds Early Years Professional Status and a BA in Early Childhood Studies and Education.

Outside of work, Helen enjoys spending time with her daughters and their horses.

Bunnybrookes Day Nursery and Preschool Deputy Manager

Gemma Turvill Maternity Cover

Gemma joined the team at Bunnybrookes in 2010 and became a Room Leader in 2013. Our current Deputy is on maternity leave, so Gemma has stepped in to cover this position. Gemma holds a Level 3 NVQ in Early Years and is part of the Child Protection Designated Person team in the nursery. Outside of the nursery environment Gemma enjoys spending time with her sister and two young nieces. 

Candy Floss

Candy Floss

Hi, my name is Candy Floss, I joined Bright Horizons in March 2010 as the ‘Super Safety Hero’ to help nursery children stay safe and manage risks. My role as a Health and Safety Super Hero is unique to Bright Horizons and I’m in every nursery, 365 days a year.

Back in 2010, I saw a job advert for a Zebra Super Safety Hero – I was very excited, applied and was invited for an interview with several other zebras. We were interviewed by all the children who then voted on which of us would be their Super Safety Hero. It was hoof biting but I was thrilled when they told me I was the most voted for by the children who all loved me because of my cape and bag. My bag is very special, if something fits inside, it’s a choking hazard. You might be wondering how I got my name. The children in our nurseries chose five names and voted for their favourite. I love it as it’s unique, I mean have you ever heard of a zebra called Candy Floss? Exactly!

Why Bright Horizons

The Bright Horizons passion and enthusiasm for providing high-quality care isn’t just common knowledge within our own business – we’ve also gained some impressive accolades from external sources for excellence as both a childcare provider, and as an employer. We are the only childcare company to have been listed for the last 11 years as one of the country’s top 50 “Great Places to Work” by the Great Place to Work Institute.

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