In a Mumsnet survey of 131 users of Bright Horizons Nurseries: 82% would buy again and 85% would recommend
Our lovely, newly refurbished day nursery is set in rural surroundings in the south of Bristol and has a warm feeling as soon as you walk in. Situated under the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, the nursery overlooks the beautiful surroundings of the Ashton Court Estate.
We have a very established team who have worked together for many years. Our combined service to the nursery covers a staggering 80 years between us, of which we are extremely proud.
The nursery is convenient for commuters and is situated on one of the main commuter routes into the city centre - the A369, within the suburb of Bower Ashton. There is a local Park and Ride just 5 minutes from the nursery and the city centre itself is a short drive away.
Our opening hours are 8:00am – 6:00pm.
The nursery interior was refurbished in late 2017 and the garden refurbished in early 2018.
Our bright and spacious baby, toddler and preschool rooms are all located on one level with great accessibility to our stunning outdoor spaces. The baby room also includes a separate sleep area. All children have access to our beautiful garden areas throughout the day, with a door from each room leading into the garden to allow for free-flow play. Our outdoor spaces includes a Growing Gardeners area for planting and a mud kitchen.
We are proud to have been awarded the Bristol Standard Quality and Improvement award for Birth to 5 years.
We have an onsite chef who cooks all meals freshly each day, from our four weekly rotational menus which are accredited by The Children’s Food Trust.
One of Bright Horizons core values is Keeping Everyone Safe, which has awarded us the ROSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Gold Medal Award for 7 consecutive years.
Drop off and collection is also made simple with an onsite car park, both a benefit from a security and convenience perspective, especially on those rainy days!
You will always be greeted by a friendly face in the office, located by the entrance, as well as having a coded door system in place for optimal security.
The Bright Horizons family pride ourselves in providing safe, exciting and enjoyable nurseries where children thrive as they learn. Our nursery is a wonderful day care environment that is innovative, stimulating and inspiring for children and staff alike.
Our Preschool children have the opportunity to take part in Forest School sessions at Ashton Court which are carried out by our in house qualified Forest School Leader.
We’d be delighted to welcome you to Bristol Day Nursery & Preschool. Our friendly, experienced and highly qualified staff are on hand to conduct a personal nursery tour at a time that suits you.
Below is an example of a typical day
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I have been working in childcare for over 18 years after qualifying with an NNEB in Childcare and Education. Bright Horizons Bristol was my final placement while studying and. as a new nursery, they were looking for staff to join the team.
I started as bank staff while finishing my course and soon became a permanent member of the team. I then worked my way up from Nursery Nurse to Room Leader; then to Deputy Manager and from Deputy to Nursery Manager. I have always wanted to work in childcare and as part of a motivated team. This year I was promoted to Senior Nursery Manager which has enabled me to step out of my own nursery and support other local Bright Horizons Nurseries in a variety of capacities. I celebrated my 18th year of service with Bright Horizons Bristol in May 2018 and I am proud to be part of a great nursery.
In my spare time I enjoy shopping and eating out, visiting friends and spending time with my family and have 2 boys aged 10 ＆ 8 who are football crazy and keep me very busy. I also have 2 house bunnies called Kiki and Maisie who are adorable
I have been in childcare since qualifying with a BTEC ND in Early years in 2003. I previously worked for two companies in a range of settings (as Nursery Nurse, Room leader, Deputy and Manager) over Bristol.
I joined Bright Horizons in 2012 at Woodpeckers as the Baby Room Leader then was promoted to 3rd in Charge after about a year. I felt very quickly that Bright Horizons was a company who took time to value their staff with training to support their future goals. I was offered promotion to Deputy Manager at Bristol Bright Horizons (then Teddies Bristol) in 2014 and I have not looked back! I thoroughly enjoy my job where I get to support, motivate and train an established team.
I have just returned from maternity leave after having my first baby, Maisie, in February. I am really pleased that I am able to return to my job as well as adjusting my working pattern to allow time with my daughter. She is attending the nursery herself and seems to really love being here which, as a parent, gives me great piece of mind whilst I work.
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.