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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 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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Emma Clow
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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.

Food Hygiene Rating of 5

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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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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.

*Terms and conditions apply to 30 hours funding. Click here for more information.

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Meet the Team

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Emma Clow

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Donna Shoat

I have worked for Bright Horizons since 2008 whilst studying for my level diploma in child development at Harlow College.

I started as a student and worked my way up to Deputy Manager. 

I have recently passed my level 2 mental health awareness qualification and level 2 counsellng skills. I am extremely interested in furthering my career.

I thrive on acheiving my goals and supporting and promoting our Nursery staff.

My passion lies in ensuring children in our care develop and flourish to their best abilities whilst supporting our families in our safe and secure enviroment. 

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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