Basingstoke 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


You and your child will love our day nursery and preschool in Basingstoke. Our beautiful nursery setting is designed to support your child’s development, from the age of 3 months to 5 years, and is led by a long-standing team—some of whom have over a decade of experience in childcare.

We are a well-established part of the Basingstoke area. So we will encourage your child to not only learn, be inspired, try our extracurricular ballet and have fun, but to also feel a part of the Basingstoke community we know and love. This is why we have developed a relationship with the local residential village, so your child can participate in regular visits to share stories with respected and experienced members of the community.

We have also built relationships with local schools, where we provide your child’s school with a report on your child’s progress after they graduate with us, so they never miss a step during their transition.

We are conveniently located just minutes away from Basingstoke town centre and a 10 minute walk from Basingstoke Train Station. Our nursery also has an on-site car park and a buggy storage area to make pick-up and drop off as easy for you as possible.

We are dedicated to delivering high quality childcare to local families like yours in the Basingstoke community. This is why we have received a 9.7/10 score on and are rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted (as of August 2019).

We would love to meet you and your child, so book a visit with us today and we will show you all our nursery has to offer during your own personal tour.

Nursery Manager
Nikki Paine
Nursery Manager


21 Aug 2019

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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.

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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

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Nikki Paine

I have been working for Bright Horizons since 2003. I first qualified in childcare in 2004 when I gained my Diploma Level 3 whilst working within the company; this gave me a great opportunity to learn whilst working. Due to completing my qualification with Bright Horizons I was able to work with all the different age groups. I moved over to Bright Horizons Basingstoke as Deputy Manager in 2009 and I have progressed within my career to Nursery Manager. I really enjoy working with the team and watching them develop their confidence and abilities to also progress within their career. I love working with children and listening to their stories; it is also great watching them develop through the nursery.

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Elizabeth Lee

I have worked for Bright Horizons since 2006. I started working at Bright Horizons as a Nursery Assistant, then progressed through the different roles including being a Room Leader and also Third in Charge, to my current role as Deputy Manager. I hold a Level 3 NVQ in Child Care, Learning and Development which I achieved whilst working at the nursery. I have experience with all age groups and have worked within all the rooms in the nursery, spending most of my time with the under 2 year olds. I love working with children and seeing their development and progress through the nursery. It is lovely to see the babies that start with us graduating nursery and getting ready for school.

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Emma Webb

I have worked for Bright Horizons since 2009. I qualified in childcare in 2007 and hold a BTEC National Diploma in Early Years. I started with Bright Horizons as a member of the Bank Staff team, working in all of the rooms and getting to know all of the staff and families. I have worked my way through the roles and have been in the role of Deputy Manager since February 2018. I have worked with all age groups and have a lot of experience in the Pre School room. I enjoy working for Bright Horizons and find it rewarding when the children gain new skills and experiences whilst in our care. 

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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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