Day Nursery & Preschool in Barbican

City Child Nursery and Preschool

Why Children Love Us

A place to grow

City Child Day Nursery and Preschool offers childcare and education for children aged 3 months to 5 years with a warm, welcoming environment supporting the transition from home to nursery. Our highly qualified team helped us secure a Good rating in our latest Ofsted inspection.

Our nursery has bright and airy rooms with full length windows looking out into wildlife areas. The spacious outdoor garden, a bonus in a city centre setting, offers children the opportunity to extend their learning outdoors.

Alongside a range of carefully planned activities from quiet story time to role play, messy activities, singing and heuristic play, our children have access to a fantastic variety of extracurricular activities including French, Spanish, Song and Movement and Gardening and Cookery Club. These are all included in the fees. Our unique Ready for School Programme including Growing Readers, Writers and Mathematicians further prepares our children for their transition to school.

There are no hidden extras and our fees include all meals and snacks, branded nappies, wipes, creams and formula baby milk as appropriate.

Georgie
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 City Child 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

Georgie

I joined the Bright Horizons family in June 2016, I currently hold a level 3 childcare qualification and  studying a foundation degree in Childcare and Early Years through Bright University. 

I have worked with children of all ages (0-16 years) over the last 10 years and enjoy being part of a team that helps each child grow and develop. 

Fazeena Akhtar

I have been with City Child since 2010 and I am currently the deputy manager and room leader for baby room. I joined Bright Horizons as a room leader and quickly made my way up and was promoted to deputy manager helping to support and guide the team. I have an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and I completed my course in Nursery Management in 2014.
I previously worked for a City of London nursery where I began as a nursery nurse, being promoted to room leader. After a few years years I joined Bright Horizons, supporting the baby room, helping new children and families settle into the nursery environment. Since being promoted to Deputy Manager I have gained many skills to help with my leadership role and managing the nursery in my manager’s absence.
I have always enjoyed being in the childcare field and the sense of achievement it brings when you see the children in your care happy, confident and learning new skills ready for their school years - just knowing that I have been an important part of their lives makes me feel very privileged and proud.
I hope to continue my journey with Bright Horizons and hope to be a manager in the next few years, so that I may continue to grow and develop my skills, supporting and making a difference.

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

Events at City Child Nursery and Preschool

  • Diwali Festival of Light Open Day at City Child Day Nursery and Preschool

    20 October 2017

    Georgie and the team at City Child in Barbican invite you to celebrate Diwali with us at our Open Day

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  • Bright Horizons Learning Fun Club!

    23 October 2017 to 27 October 2017

    Bright Horizons’ Learning Fun Clubs are so much more than a holiday club – they’re a learning adventure!

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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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