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Bristol Day Nursery and Preschool

Great place to work - Best Workplaces UK 2019
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In a Mumsnet survey of 131 users of Bright Horizons Nurseries: 82% would buy again and 85% would recommend

A welcoming and enriching nursery in rural South Bristol

Families love our purpose-built nursery rooms and stunning outdoor space. Our dedicated staff have a combined service of 80 years, and love seeing children grow and flourish during their time here.

Located in a beautiful rural setting, our bright and spacious baby, toddler and preschool rooms are all located on one level. Each room has easy freeflow access to a lovely outdoor space.

We are proud to have been awarded the Bristol Standard Quality and Improvement award for the care of children from Birth to 5 years.

A Bright Beginning for Your Child

Designed by our Early Years specialists, your little one will get the very best start through our wellbeing-focused Bright Beginnings Curriculum.

Building on the foundations of the government's EYFS curriculum, it combines a wide range of activities to nurture your little one's wellbeing and develop their skills.

Learning for All Ages

Our baby room includes a separate sleep room so your little one can recharge in a quiet and comfortable area after enjoying daily activities such as Boogie Mites and Makaton signing sessions.

Toddlers love exploring our safe and stimulating toddler room which benefits from freeflow access to an age appropriate garden including mud kitchen, pirate ship and a variety of bikes and scooters.

Your preschooler can explore even more learning opportunities such as yoga, and Forest School sessions, helping them to learn about their world.

Preparing for School

  • Your Growing reader, writer, mathematician and artist will benefit from more of our Growing Enhancements such as our Growing Gardeners area, through our Ready for School Programme.
  • They will continue to enjoy Boogie Mites which provides exciting opportunities to learn about the world through music and song.
  • Our qualified preschool teacher is there to support your little one as their knowledge and confidence grows, and will help them to prepare important life skills so that they are ready physically and emotionally, for the transition to school.

Commuter Convenience

We are situated close to the main commuter routes into the city centre via 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 is a short drive away.

Our onsite car park eases the daily drop-off and pick up process.

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We look forward to meeting you and your little one for a personal tour and we invite any questions you may have.

Bristol Day Nursery and Preschool Manager
Helen Giermann
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

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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.

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Meet the Team

Bristol Day Nursery and Preschool Manager

Helen Giermann

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 22nd year of service with Bright Horizons Bristol in May 2018 and I am proud to be part of a great nursery.

Bristol Deputy Manager

Danielle Reid

I have worked for Bright Horizons for 10 years. I started work here in 2013 whilst I was studying for my Childcare and Education Level 3 qualification. I initially joined the bank staff team and worked just one day a week while I was still studying. I then took on a full time position as a nursery nurse in the toddler room once I had completed my qualification.

I worked alongside the other staff which enabled me to become confident and skilful in my role. When a senior position became available I decided to apply and was successful in my application. This role enabled me to work closely with my Room Leader to gain the additional skills required to manage a small team. Several years later there was on opening for the Room Leader position, I decided to apply and once again the skills I had gained lead me to a successful appointment of Toddler Room Leader.

I embrace Bright Horizon's culture of continued professional development in their employees and am always seeking to improve practise, which in turn provides the children in our care with the best start to their education.

Bristol deputy manager

Chloe Ridley

My name is Chloe Ridley I have a BTEC National Diploma in Early Years and I have 12 years' experience working within Early Years settings.

I am passionate about delivering quality childcare and watching children flourish whilst having the best learning experiences. I live just outside of Bath with my partner and little boy Harry and in my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, walking and cooking.

Jessica Rainbow Third in Charge

Jessica Rainbow

I began my journey in Early Years at 17 years old in 2010 when I chose to study Caring for Children Level 1. During this, I found child development and education extremely interesting so went on to complete a Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies, completing this in 2015. I have now returned to university one day a week to complete my Honours Degree in Education.

Before joining Bristol, I previously worked as an Administrator within a School for Deaf Children - here, I particularly enjoyed learning Level 3 in British Sign Language. I have continued to learn more of this amazing language and have also been learning Makaton which we use as a communication aid at the setting.

I joined Bright Horizons in 2017 as a Nurse Nursery in our Pre-School room and then was promoted to Baby Room Leader and 3rd in Charge in 2018. I find watching and supporting the development of each child so rewarding and like to work closely with the families of the children to ensure their experiences are personalised. I am really pleased I can continue my studies at University whilst continuing to work for Bright Horizons.

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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