Columbus Courtyard | Day Nurseries & Pre-School | Canary Wharf, London

Columbus Courtyard Day Nursery and Preschool

Why Children Love Us

A place to grow

We are excited to announce that Little Unicorns Day Nurseries are now part of the Bright Horizons family. Columbus Courtyard is located on the Columbus, South Colonnade end of Canary Wharf. The nursery offers bright, spacious rooms each tailored to the individual age groups of the children as well as a separate play room, inspiration room and soft play room. The nursery is conveniently located for commuting parents working in or around Canary Wharf.

Marufa Anwari
Nursery Manager

14 October 2017

Making Maths Fun Open Day

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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


Growing Mathematicians

1-2-3-4-5! Mathematics is embedded in everything that we do and experience in our day-to-day lives and our Growing Mathematicians programme has been created to help your child understand the purpose and importance of mathematics. 

Growing Readers

Growing Readers brings together home and nursery life, providing parents with some of the theory behind developing children’s reading skills, and also providing handy Hints & Tips, recommended reading lists and suggested activities for parents and children to explore together.

Growing Writers

Our Growing Writer’s approach supports the complex magical journey from making a mark, to emergent writing, to confident writer, laying the foundational skills that enable each child to flourish with the confidence and capability to succeed at school.

A day at Columbus Courtyard 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.

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Meet the Team

Marufa Anwari

I  first joined the Little Unicorns nursery group in 2005 (Columbus Courtyard was previously owned by Little Unicorns)  working as summer cover while  at University and  I returned each year during the summer months.  I joined permanently in 2009 after graduating. I have a Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young People’s Workforce and have worked my way up from Practitioner to Deputy Manager. I have most experience with three to five year olds and enjoy getting them ready to start school. I look forward to continuing my childcare journey with Bright Horizons.

Louisa Stokes

I have been working with Bright Horizons for over a year. I first started as a practitioner for the previous childcare provider and worked for them for 4 years until they were acquired by Bright Horizons. I was then promoted to Deputy Manager at Columbus Courtyard. My journey in childcare first started in 2010 where I completed my CACHE Level 3 diploma in childcare and education. I have had many different jobs roles such as nursery practitioner, nanny and EYFS coordinator. I really enjoy working with children of all ages. One of my passions is ensuring that the children have a fun, safe environment for them to grow and learn every day. There are so many wonderful things I love about my job but one of my favourite things is working with my team to ensure that the children are getting the best care and are happy.

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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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