Active Learning Finchley


Fees frozen until January 2020

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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

Active Learning Finchley in North Finchley London offers childcare and education for children aged 3 months to 5 years. 

The nursery boasts a large garden in which children can ride bikes, play sports and explore the natural world. 

 In addition to highly qualified and engaged nursery nurses, children's learning is supported by a specialist in art and performing arts, a preschool teacher and a sports coach. Focused lessons using specialist equipment in the children's own environment, allow them to immerse themselves in new experiences and to learn and grow in confidence in areas that may become a lifelong passion. We also offer Spanish, Japanese and ballet lessons and nutritional meals are provided by our on-site chef, using fresh ingredients.

Nursery Manager
Siobhan McGovern
Nursery Manager


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.

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.

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Meet the Team

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Siobhan McGovern

I have been working in childcare, in Montessori and play based nurseries, for over 14 years in Ireland, New Zealand and the UK, with over 11 years’ experience as part of the management team.  I am extremely passionate about creating a nursery environment that is warm, friendly, respectful, exciting and enriching, not only for the children but also for our families and our team. This starts with our nursery team, they are our most important and valuable assets. As a manager I always invest a lot of time in my team, ensuring they enjoy their job and supporting them to do the best job they can.

I have always loved working with children and their natural desire to learn fascinates me. I have always seen fun and learning as a package, one cannot happen without the other. Children need to have fun and enjoy what they doing in order to learn and equally children need to be learning to have fun, to satisfy their natural desire to learn.

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Sarah Ashton

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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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