Caterham Day Nursery and Preschool | Bright Horizons

Bright Horizons The Laurels Caterham Day Nursery and Preschool

Why Children Love Us

A place to grow

Caterham Day Nursery and Preschool (formerly The Laurels) is located just a short drive from Caterham train station, making it ideal for commuting to London. We have recently had a huge refurbishment creating a brighter space and environment for all age groups, including the garden to encourage exploring in the great outdoors!
Our service is all inclusive meaning all meals, snacks, milk and nappies are provided plus we also offer early drop off and late pick ups, bookable in advance.

Lindsey Gibbs
Nursery Manager

Nutrition

Our excellent nutritionally balanced menu is changed regularly to encourage a varied diet and is approved by the Childrens Food Trust. Here is an example of a typical menu.

Supporting and Learning


A day at Bright Horizons The Laurels Caterham Day Nursery and Preschool

Below is an example of a typical day

  • Morning

    Drop Off

  • Morning

    Breakfast

  • Morning

    Free Play

  • Morning

    Growing Programmes

  • Morning

    Organised Activities

  • Morning

    Organised Activities

  • Midday

    Lunch

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Outdoor Play

  • Afternoon

    Growing Programmes

  • Afternoon

    Organised Activities

  • Afternoon

    Tea / Dinner Time

  • Afternoon

    Outdoor Play

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Free Play

  • Afternoon

    Pick Up

Fees & Availability

Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns, including everything your child needs. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.

Meet the Team

Lindsey Gibbs

I have been working at the Laurels Day Nursery since April 2008, when I started as a nursery nurse. I am now nursery manager having undertaken my Early Years Foundation Degree followed by my BA Hons Level 6. 

Having had three children, I have first-hand experience of the joys of early childhood. I enjoy my job immensely and no two days are the same; I look forward to seeing the children engaged and motivated in their daily activities. I feel proud to be part of their learning journey and rewarded by seeing them achieve to their full potential. In my spare time I love spending time with my own family, riding bikes in the park and walking the family dog.   

Helen Dempsey

I have been at The Laurels since March 2016, having worked previously at our Bromley nursery for the past eight years. I have studied my Early Years Foundation Degree as well as my BA Hons Level 6 in Early Years Education. My passion has always been with children and I enjoy watching them achieve. I like to spend time with my family and friends and enjoy reading, going out to the cinema.

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!

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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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