📅 Join us for our open day on Saturday 22nd June and find out about funding options. Find out more

Canterbury Day Nursery and Preschool

An Inspiring Setting in Canterbury to Play and Learn

Welcome to Bright Horizons Canterbury Day Nursery and Preschool, where our wonderful team provides the best care and education for children aged 3 months to 5 years. Close to Canterbury West train station, we offer an onsite car park.

We offer bespoke free settling in sessions for our children, the minimum booking pattern is two days per week. The nursery is open 51 weeks throughout the year from 7:30am to 18:30pm.

For our under two children, we offer a fully inclusive package which includes Nappies, Baby Wipes and Formula Milk. Our warm and welcoming under two unit features its very own sensory room, where babies and young toddlers enjoy sensory and heuristic play sessions that teach them about different sights, sounds and textures in the world around them.

Children aged 2 to 3 years old love spending their days in our bright and colourful nursery room. Here, they take part in a range of exciting activities to inspire young minds and work towards developmental goals.

In our nursery room, your little explorer will be encouraged to develop their independence and work towards skills they'll need when they start preschool.

Our Preschool room is divided into two light and airy rooms, where children engage in a variety of activities to enhance their learning journey and prepare them for their next step. Preschoolers enjoy Forest School sessions in the garden, helping them learn about the natural world and develop new skills through nature.

To ensure your little learner is confident to start school, our older children take part in our Ready for School programme, which brings structure and focus to maths, reading, writing, and other essential skills they need to get ready for school.

In addition, we offer Boogie mites an interactive music and movement session, which is loved by children of all ages and provides exciting opportunities to learn about the world through music and song; and while your child is busy exploring and having fun, we can keep you updated via our Family app. Available for all Bright Horizons parents, this will keep you connected with your child's day-to-day experiences and up to date as they develop during their time with us.

We love to get outside and enjoy natural spaces, so learning is often in our large and stimulating garden, with freeflow access, is divided into age-specific sections, from each of the classrooms. The main garden comes complete with a cycle track, two low-level treehouses.

Book your tour today to meet our long-standing team, we can’t wait to meet you!

Headshot of the Manager of Bright Horizons Canterbury Day Nursery and Preschool
Nursery Manager
Spring Lane, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1SW
  • Monday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Tuesday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Wednesday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Thursday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Friday7:30AM - 6:30PM
Lines open: Mon - Fri 08:00 - 19:00

At this location, you will find...

What’s included & Funding options

Whether you’re looking for a full-time or flexible booking pattern, get in touch with us to discuss availability. We will accommodate government funding options wherever possible.

Discover more about what we can offer your family by downloading our easy to read set of guides. Explore our Bright Horizons nurseries and discover the funding options available - from funded childcare and tax free childcare, to childcare vouchers plus key dates. You can also find out what's included in our fees and how we support families from the beginning.

*Not all nurseries offer every component of the all-inclusive package. Please check with your nursery for details.

Included in your fees:

  • Unlimited hypoallergenic nappies*
  • Unlimited hypoallergenic wipes*
  • Three nutritious meals
  • A range of healthy snacks
  • Formula milk for babies under 1 year
  • Cows’ milk or dairy-free alternatives for older babies and children

Find out what people love about us

Read their stories to discover why they trust us with their children's futures.

Bright Beginnings at Bright Horizons

Bright Beginnings Curriculum

We believe that every child deserves the best start in life. Bright Beginnings is a holistic curriculum, designed to acknowledge the individual voice and needs of every child promoting confidence, wellbeing and a genuine love for learning.

As well as nurturing a lifelong love of learning, Bright Beginnings helps set the foundations for emotional resilience to prepare children for the next stage in their learning journey.

Find Out More

Food & nutrition

View Our Menus

Meet the team

Our team are dedicated to making your child's experience safe and fun. We always go the extra mile.
  • Headshot of the Manager of Bright Horizons Canterbury Day Nursery and PreschoolAmandaNursery Manager
  • Headshot of the Deputy Manager of Bright Horizons Canterbury Day Nursery and PreschoolClairDeputy Manager


Did you know that our nursery is on Facebook? 'Like' us to join in the fun! We share what we've been getting up to, as well as activities you can try at home with your little one. Learn about upcoming events happening at our nursery to pop in your calendar and enjoy meeting the team with posts about the amazing early years practitioners in our setting. We look forward to welcoming you to our Facebook community - just click 'like' and you're in!

Bright Horizons Family App

Our Family app offers a variety of features that give you the ability to get more information on your child's day, notify the nursery of any changes to your planned pick-up or absences and even book extra sessions if needed.

Learn More
Bright Horizons Family App
Making cookies - Bright Horizons
Cookie making day!Here is a photo of Charlie and the cookies he made today! 📸
Pick-up time - Bright Horizons
We got your pickup update!Thanks for letting us know, see you at 4:30pm 🕒
Girl on the Phone
New message fromNursery manager 💬 “Hi, yes we can look after..