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Chelmsford Day Nursery & Preschool


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In a Mumsnet survey of 131 users of Bright Horizons Nurseries: 82% would buy again and 85% would recommend

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Chelmsford Day Nursery and Preschool is a beautiful purpose built setting for children aged 3 months to 5 years. The nursery is conveniently located on the new Beaulieu Park development in the north of Chelmsford, just 2 miles from the town centre.

There are five individual rooms, each tailored to the children’s different age groups as well as a naturally inspiring outdoor play area where your child can explore and flourish. We also have a dedicated outdoor classroom for our 3 – 5 year olds providing exciting outdoor learning opportunities.

Bright Horizons offer unique growing programmes including Growing readers, writers, mathematician’s and scientists. We also have a focus on ICT for our older children including an interactive touch table and ‘bluebots’ which introduce early programming skills to prepare your child for the next step in their education. Our unique Healthy Hearts and Minds activities provide inspirational and engaging learning experiences using the innovative Boogie Mites and myHappymind programmes. 

Our safe and secure nursery mirrors your routine at home, with settling in sessions tailored to you. 

The nursery also provides nutritionally balanced meals, prepared fresh each day by our onsite chef. Our fees are fully inclusive, we provide all nappies, wipes, creams, formulas and meals.


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Hatch End Nursery Managers
Meggie Davis
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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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

Hatch End Nursery Managers

Meggie Davis

Meggie has over 10 years’ experience working in child care, progressing from nursery nurse to Deputy Manager and in May 2019, a field manager, currently based at Hatch End. Meggie has gained her experience by supporting a number of our nurseries through growth, development and Ofsted inspection. As a manager Meggie is enthusiastic and approachable, she brings her wealth of experience to the team which encourages their professional development. She is passionate about creating enriched learning environment and a place where children and their families feel valued.

Chelmsford Day Nursery and Preschool Deputy Manager

Claire Jackson

I have worked at Bright Horizons since January 2018 starting off as a baby room leader and working my way up to Deputy. I have worked with children for just over 5 years and have always had a passion for working with children ever since a very young age. I enjoy building close relationships with parents and watching children’s individual characters grow from a young age, I take pride in the fact that mine and my teams influence has an impact on the people they grow into. I am proud to be a part of such a wonderful, caring and enthusiastic team that work together to provide a fun, stimulating and secure environment for the children in our care.

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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