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Finchley Central Day Nursery and Preschool


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Funded Childcare*
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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

Right in the heart of Finchley Central just minutes walk from the tube, we aim to offer every child a rich and stimulating nursery experience while working in close partnership with parents.

We include a diverse range of inclusive classes and trips which you and your child can attend regardless of whether they take place on days when your child attends or not.  We also use an industry leading online learning journey called Tapestry with which we can work even more closely with you to nurture your child's development and confidence at all levels.

Our unique Healthy Hearts and Minds activities provide inspirational and engaging learning experiences using the innovative and well established Boogie Mites and myHappymind programmes.

Before starting with us, there will be an opportunity for your child to make two pre-start visits and to discuss his/her individual needs. We operate an inclusive approach whereby all families and children are welcome.


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Katy Dorward
Nursery Manager

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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

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Katy Dorward

I have been working with children since 2005 after qualifying at college with a BTEC National Diploma in Early Years Level 3. I have worked across a variety of sector roles from children’s centres to support roles and thoroughly enjoy managing a nursery. Being a nursery manager allows me the opportunity to not only nurture and develop young children but also to support families in their journey’s and the teams that provide the care. 

Providing learning and care for every child, every day, is an ethos I instil in the nursery. 

In my spare time I love to go on long dog walks, read and watch football. I have a competitive streak to my personality and so am always looking for a personal goal to achieve, whether charity walks or personal development. I am working towards my BA Honours in Early Childhood Studies and enjoy challenging myself every day! 

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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