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Canterbury 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 light and spacious nursery in Canterbury

Canterbury Day Nursery and Preschool has plenty of space for children to learn and explore, with three bright and airy age-specific rooms. Offering high quality care and education for babies from 3 months to children aged five with additional benefit of having extended opening times from 7.30am – 6.30pm.

Each room is filled with age-appropriate resources and equipment such as the state-of-the-art interactive whiteboard and touchscreen computer in the preschool room. Babies and toddlers enjoy sensory and heuristic play sessions in our beautiful community room.

The main garden has an outdoor classroom with a cycle track around the outside, two low-level tree houses, a climbing net, a water feature, digging and planting areas, and chalk and painting boards.

Safety is our number one priority. All our practitioners are First Aid trained and all nurseries have specialist SEND staff for children who require additional support due to special educational needs.

There is an easy parking area for drop-off and pick up, as well as buggy shed for your convenience. We are conveniently situated just off Spring Lane near the A2050. 

The nursery has their own chef on site and with all nutritious meals and delicious, healthy snacks are sourced from trusted suppliers and cooked by the chef with menus changing seasonally. The nurseries kitchen holds a 5*EHO rating for food and hygiene.

All-inclusive fees mean that you have less to pack on a busy morning, with everything from healthy lunches and snacks to branded nappies and wipes included.

The team at Canterbury nursery look forward to welcoming you and your little one. Our friendly, experienced and highly qualified staff are on hand to conduct a personal nursery tour, so book a visit today and they will show you all the nursery has to offer during your own personal tour.

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Amanda Simmons
Nursery Manager


28 May 2022

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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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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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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

Headshot of the Manager of Bright Horizons Canterbury Day Nursery and Preschool

Amanda Simmons

Amanda is an experienced manager and has worked in Early Years Education for 13 years in various schools, nurseries and preschools. Amanda has an Early Years qualification in Childcare and Young Families, her role also includes Nursery SENCO  Health & Safety Lead and Designated Safeguarding Manager.  Prior to working in Education, Amanda worked in Training and Development.

The management team work closely with families to meet their childcare needs, offering bespoke free settling in sessions and home visits to welcome new families.

The nursery has a family room with a viewing screen, where parents can relax while their child settles in. The Nursery also offers a weekly Health Visiting Clinic.

Amanda and her team offer a lovely warm atmosphere. The staff team are both established and experienced practitioners that feel passionate about offering high quality care and education for children.

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Clair Cook

Clair has worked in Early Years for many years , the last seven years Clair has managed the nursery and preschool rooms.   
Clair has recently been promoted to Deputy manager supporting the staff team and nursery manager to ensure excellent learning opportunities for children. 

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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