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Barnes Day Nursery and Preschool

Day Nurseries
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30 Hours Funded Childcare
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 spacious and inspiring nursery in Barnes

Families love our purpose-built nursery rooms with age-appropriate play and learning resources to suit children from 3 months to 5 years.

Enhanced Learning

Rated 'Good' by Ofsted, Barnes Day Nursery and Preschool are committed to building on the foundations of the government's EYFS curriculum through our Bright Beginnings Curriculum.

Designed by our Early Years specialists, the enriching curriculum focuses on children's wellbeing as the foundation to successful learning.

Your child is nurtured and supported through their development and will flourish and reach their full potential by participating in a combination of activities that provide the best start to their education.

Designed for Every Age

Our baby room is the perfect, safe environment for your little one to explore and enjoy our sensory toys. We also have a separate sleep room, milk kitchen and nappy-changing room

The toddler room offers safe adventures where your child can practice newly developed physical skills and build independence. Painting, messy play, construction and loose parts play are just some of the daily activities they'll enjoy.

Your preschooler will develop new interests in our preschool room through our Ready For School Programme, where early maths and literacy skills are enjoyed along with other Growing Enhancements. Your Creative Cook, Growing Artist or Growing Scientist can develop a healthy and happy approach to learning.

Our library is available for every age and stage, and our very own children's kitchen will spark their interest in preparing, cooking and eating healthy food.

Follow their progress via the Bright Horizons Family app to see updates including photos and videos.

Outdoor Adventures

Children love our two large gardens with trees and covered seating areas, conveniently separated for age-appropriate play. Our baby garden and toddler garden are suited to each developmental stage and provide a safe space for your little one to explore.

For your preschooler, our designated area includes a little bridge and secure zone for tricycles and balance toys.

All-Inclusive Care and Convenience

  • Delicious, nutritionally-balanced meals are freshly prepared by our onsite chef.
  • Snacks, formula, nappies, creams and wipes are also provided, so there's less for you to pack on those busy mornings!
  • Excellent transport links and a convenient buggy park will ease your drop-offs and pick-ups
  • We're close to Hammersmith Bridge and Hammersmith Tube station, making commuting easy.

Your Personal Tour

Barnes Day Nursery and Preschool, we look forward to meeting you and your little explorer to give you a personal tour and answer any questions you may have.

Barnes Anna Drummie Nursery Manager
Anna-Leigh Drummie
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.

Food Hygiene Rating of 5

Supporting and Learning

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Bright Horizons Family App

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the NEW Bright Horizons Family App. The app will offer a variety of features that will give you the ability to get more information on your child's day than ever before, as well as being able to notify the nursery of any changes to your planned pick-up or absences, as well as booking extra sessions.

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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

Barnes Anna Drummie Nursery Manager

Anna-Leigh Drummie

My career in childcare started at our Richmond nursery. After a short while I was promoted to a room leader and then transferred to Barnes to become the Deputy Manager.

During my time working at Barnes I have found my passions that I can share with the children which are encouraging exploring through play and assisting children to develop their senses through sensory development.

Barnes Manager Jessica

Jessica Burton

Hi my name is Jessica. I have been working for Bright Horizons since June 2018. I started as a baby room leader and then transitioned to toddlers and preschool.

I have a wide range of experience with all age groups. In 2020 I was promoted to Deputy Manager and now support with the day to day running's of the nursery along side supporting the staff and children in the rooms.

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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