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Church Crookham Day Nursery and Preschool


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


You and your child will love our day nursery and preschool in Church Crookham. Our free-flowing setting supports your child’s development, from the age of 3 months to 5 years.
Set in a quiet and scenic area of Church Crookham near Fleet, our stunning nursery is designed to inspire your child’s love of learning and the outdoors. We do this through the use of our large outdoor area, complete with a natural garden, undercover space and age appropriate play equipment, so your child can explore all year round. To further support your child with their outdoor play, we also have a dedicated sports coach and regular P.E lessons.


Our nursery is conveniently located near the A287 and the J5 on the M3. We also have a buggy storage area and an on-site car park to make pick-up and drop-off as easy for you as possible.
We are dedicated to delivering the best childcare available to the Church Crookham community. This is why local parents have given us a 9.8/10 score on daynurseries.co.uk and a 4.8/5 star rating on Google (as of January 2020). We have also been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in our latest inspection.
We would love to meet you and your child, so book a visit with us today and we will show you all our nursery has to offer during your own personal tour.


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Church Crookham Day Nursery and Preschool Manager
Gemma Butler
Nursery Manager


24 Apr 2021

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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.

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Meet the Team

Church Crookham Day Nursery and Preschool Manager

Gemma Butler

I opened Church Crookham Day Nursery in September 2012 with a small team of 6 staff and only a handful of children. Now, I manage a full, busy nursery and a team of almost 40! I absolutely love coming to work and I am very passionate about the nursery, the service we provide and the team, but most importantly, the children! I have known I wanted a career caring for children since I was very young. I have many younger cousins and I loved helping my Nan look after them all in the school holidays and that’s where my passion for child care and development started.

My employment with the company started in June 2010. I managed the Wandsworth Nursery in South London for 2 years before transferring here to be closer to home and having the challenge of starting up a brand new nursery. 

I have worked in childcare since 2001 when I started as a young apprentice in a small nursery in Basingstoke. I gained my Level 3 qualification a year after then worked my way up through the positions over the years. I completed my Level 4 in Early Years, Care and Development in 2008. All of my professional experience has been with children under 5 in nursery settings. I have been a nursery manager since 2009 and I have managed 3 nurseries. All 3 have been of varying sizes and in different locations.

Church Crookham Day Nursery and Preschool Deputy Manager

Shanice Hall

I moved to Church Crookham in 2016 and I live with my partner. I started my child care journey in 2010 and I gained degree in Early Childhood Studies (BA).  I have worked in three other nurseries and have a range of experience working with different ages. I joined Church Crookham in 2016 as a Nursery Nurse in one of the preschool rooms, I was then promoted to Room Leader of our 1-2s room in 2017, stepped up to Third in Charge and started as Deputy Manager in September 2018. I am also part of the quality team and the parent nursery association group within the nursery. I enjoy researching new initiatives and ideas for the nursery, along with planning and delivering training. I have a genuine passion and love for childcare and I am extremely proud to work at such an exceptional nursery with such a hardworking and dedicated team.

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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