Countess of Chester | Day Nurseries & Pre-School | Chester

Bright Horizons Countess of Chester Day Nursery and Preschool

Why Children Love Us

A place to grow

Bright Horizons' nursery in Chester is located in the grounds of the Countess of Chester Hospital, making it ideally situated for employees and local residents. Our highly qualified team helped to secure a ‘Good’ rating in the latest Ofsted inspection report.

The nursery has 3 separate areas - babies, toddlers and a large preschool. We have a very large garden, unusual for this area of Chester, that the children in all rooms use. Preschool also have the bonus of their own separate garden area.

We offer an all-inclusive fees including all meals and snacks, nappies, nappy cream, bottles and baby formula.

Children in the nursery are well prepared to transition to school with our unique Ready for School Programme which includes Growing Readers, Writers and Mathematicians.

Join us for our Christmas Craft Afternoon, Tuesday 13th December.

Eileen Morrey
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 Countess of Chester 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

Eileen Morrey

I began my role as the manager at Chester in 1998. I had previously worked in numerous settings as a nursery nurse and a manager.


I am qualified ADCE and NNEB and use these skills to promote an inviting, stimulating and relaxed environment where families feel comfortable.  My main focus is to give all children the opportunity to develop with our support and reach their full potential.  

The welfare of our children is paramount and we focus constantly on the safeguarding of our children by offering and completing quality training for every staff member. Each child is nurtured and cared for as if they were our own; we have very strong relationships with all our families and focus on the links between home and nursery to give each child security and continuity.  I split my time between the office and daily running of the nursery, recruitment, ordering, staffing and accounts. I also mentor staff with daily roles and take time with the staff team to ensure communication between the whole team.  I ensure standards are met by completing staff one to ones and appraisals frequently giving my team the opportunity to take on new roles and experience different age groups to develop their own skills.

Donna Morgan

I joined Bright Horizons as the kidsunlimited company as a student in 1995, gaining full time employment at the nursery in 1996. I had previously trained in nurseries, schools and with Barnardos. I was qualified NVQ level 2 in Childcare and Education and then completed my Level 3 with kidsunlimited.

 After working with all age groups and starting a room leader role in the baby room and toddler room I covered the deputy during maternity leave for 9 months.  Once the deputy returned I moved to our Crewe nursery as a new opening and was the unit coordinator there for 3 years before moving to the Total Fitness Chester nursery. I then had my own 2 children and I returned to the Countess of Chester nursery as the deputy.  I currently spend my time mainly in the office with the day to day running of the nursery, recruitment, ordering, staffing and accounts and mentoring staff with daily roles and world class welcome.  I achieved my assessor qualification many years ago and spent time in London supporting kidsunlimited with training new staff. 

 My own 2 children have attended the nursery and I was very happy with their care at all times.  We pride ourselves in spending time to correctly and patiently induct new staff and are always giving feedback in many forms and addressing issues as they arise giving both the children, staff and parents a happy and controlled environment that is efficient and with high standards with the whole families and staff being our focus.

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!

Great place to work - Best Workplaces 2017

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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