Chelmsford Day Nursery & Preschool

Chelmsford Day Nursery & Preschool51 Centenary Way, Springfield. Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 6AU
Watch your little one flourish and thrive at Chelmsford

With five spacious rooms dedicated to ages 3 months to 5 years, your little one will adore spending their days at our warm and enriching Chelmsford Day Nursery and Preschool.

The Best Resources for All Ages

We understand every child is unique and has their own way of doing things. This is why we'll work with you to make sure your child's individual needs are always met.

Little nappers will find the comfort and rest they need in their own dedicated sleep space, where we'll ensure their nap routine is the same as they have at home.

In our toddler room at Chelmsford Day Nursery and Preschool, your child's curious mind will be encouraged to follow their own interests and independence. Your little one will love having freeflow access to our bright and exciting garden, which they can explore at their own pace.

A Bright Beginning for Every Child

Designed by our Early Years specialists, your little one will get the best start to their schooling life through our enriching and wellbeing-focused Bright Beginnings Curriculum.

Building on the foundations of the government's EYFS curriculum, it combines a wide range of activities to nurture and develop the skills your child needs to flourish and reach their full potential. This holistic yet personal approach supports each child's development and progress - whether that's moving rooms or preparing them for school.

Taught by a qualified preschool teacher, your child will develop new key skills that will help them thrive in school and beyond.

Exciting Outdoor Spaces to Discover

Your child will love all there is to discover in our large outdoor gardens. These fun spaces have been designed for each age group and are used to provide opportunities to extend your little one's learning and development. At our nursery in Chelmsford, children aged 3-5 have their own outdoor classroom.

Freshly-Prepared Meals Made Onsite

Little foodies will be in heaven as they tuck into freshly-prepared meals and snacks, all lovingly made by our onsite chef. And to give you a break on those hectic mornings, essentials such as meals, nappies, wipes, nappy cream, sun cream, and formula are included in your fees.

A Convenient and Secure Location

Located in Chelmsford two miles from the town centre and close to Chelmsford station, our nursery is ideal for commuting parents. To make the nursery run as easy as possible, we have onsite parking and a buggy park.

Your Personal Tour

We would love to meet you and your little one at our Chelmsford nursery. Why not pay us a visit and book your own personal tour? We're excited to see you.

Hatch End Nursery Managers
Nursery Manager
51 Centenary Way, Springfield. Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 6AU
  • 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

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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

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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.

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Meet the team

Our team are dedicated to making your child's experience safe and fun. We always go the extra mile.
  • Hatch End Nursery ManagersMeggieNursery Manager
  • Epping nursery managerDonnaDeputy Manager


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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.

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