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Chigwell Valley Meadows Day Nursery and Preschool


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All inclusive nursery in Chigwell

We are a private day nursery in Chigwell that offers care for children from the age of three months to five years, open 51 weeks of the year from 7.30am-6.30pm.  

Located within the catchment of all Buckhurst Hill and Chigwell schools, Chigwell Valley Meadows Day Nursery and Preschool offers children exciting, stimulating days of fun and discovery in the care of our established team. 


Our four bright, spacious rooms offer a wide variety of activities, and children are free to follow their own interests and our location within the David Lloyd Club offers the extra opportunities of tennis and swimming for the two-five-year-olds. We are also very lucky to be situated next to a large nature reserve and we make the most of it in all seasons for nature discovery, walks and picnics. Our unique Healthy Hearts and Minds activities provide inspirational and engaging learning experiences using the innovative Boogie Mites and myHappymind programmes. 


Our friendly, experienced and highly qualified staff are on hand to conduct a personal nursery tour at a time to suit you. To book your personal tour please click on the button below.


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Chigwell Day Nursery and Preschool Manager
Chloe Reynolds
Nursery Manager


Our excellent nutritionally balanced menu is changed regularly to encourage a varied diet. Here is an example of a typical menu.

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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.

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Meet the Team

Chigwell Day Nursery and Preschool Manager

Chloe Reynolds

I began my Bright Horizons journey in 2014 as an unqualified nursery nurse; I had a passion for working with children and knew this was a career I wanted to pursue.  I was welcomed into the setting with open arms by an amazing team, and my detailed induction gave me confidence in beginning my new role. During my induction, my manager discussed the option to complete a fully funded Level 3 qualification whilst working – I was happy to be able to gain experience whilst studying, so took up the opportunity. With hard work and dedication, I completed my course in around 10 months and gained a vast amount of knowledge around child development and the ways in which I could support young children’s learning.

After being at the setting for around a year and a half, I was successful in becoming the room leader for the setting’s toddler room. I gained a lot of experience during my time as a room leader and stayed within the role for around another year. During the role, I had expressed how I wanted to progress professionally and my manager put in place a succession plan, in order for me to reach my goals. The role of deputy manager came up in early 2017 and because of the support I had had through regular meetings and following the guidance on my succession plan, I was lucky enough to be successful in my application.

I am now excited to be nursery manager at Chigwell Valley Meadows Day Nursery and Preschool and look forward to welcoming you and your family.



Chigwell Day Nursery and Preschool Deputy Manager

Claire Farace

I have worked with the company for 5 and half years and started as a bank staff and progressed through the company to Deputy Manager. Through my journey I obtained a Level 3 qualification and have used my knowledge to support the staff team in providing enabling environments for the children. I have supported staff to help obtain an Ofsted rating of Outstanding in my previous nursery and look forward to working with the staff team at Chigwell to retain their current rating of Outstanding too. I am very passionate about childcare and want to help children obtain the best start in their life. I look forward to my starting my new journey at Chigwell!

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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