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Canterbury 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

A place to grow

At Canterbury Day Nursery and Preschool, we have a light and spacious nursery, which provides an exciting, engaging, and friendly environment for children to develop to their full potential. 

We have three spacious gardens for children to play and explore with water features, chalk and painting boards, low-level tree houses, cycle tracks and our very own gardening club. Spring Lane has a flexible settling in process that adapts to suit the individual needs of each family and we believe in good partnership with parents. Your child will have a key person who will nurture strong bonds, provide special attention and work with you to deliver the care you want for your child. We use the Early Years Foundation Stage (Government Framework) to promote and support Education, care and development in the early years. 

Each room is filled with age-appropriate resources and equipment such as the state-of-the-art interactive whiteboard and touchscreen computer in the pre-school room. Babies and Toddlers enjoy sensory and heuristic play sessions in our beautiful community room.Our unique Healthy Hearts and Minds activities provide inspirational and engaging learning experiences using the innovative Boogie Mites and myHappymind programmes. 

Our delicious, healthy and nutritious food is sourced from trusted suppliers and all our food is prepared and cooked by our very own chef with menus changing seasonally. Our kitchen holds a 5*EHO rating for food and hygiene. 

Canterbury Day Nursery & Preschool is all inclusive for 0-2 years, now providing nappies, wipes, cream and milk.

We will be delighted to welcome you to Canterbury Day Nursery and Preschool. Our friendly, experienced and highly qualified staff are on hand to conduct a personal nursery tour at a time to suit you, so why not book a visit today?

Canterbury Nursery Manager
Amanda Simmons
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.

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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

Canterbury Nursery Manager

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.

Canterbury Deputy Manager

Michelle Toy

Michelle has worked in Early Years for many years in a management capacity and has an extensive knowledge of the EYFS framework and Health and safety.
Michelle helps to maintain the high standards within the nursery ensuring the children are happy, safe and learning each and every day. 

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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