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Great Cornard 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


Discover our inspiring Great Cornard Day Nursery and Preschool, purpose-built to support your child’s development from the age of 3 months to 5 years.

Each spacious and homely room has been designed to inspire learning at every opportunity. Children enjoy using the building blocks, painting in the art area, discovering how the world works with science experiments, using the indoor climbing frames, reading in the book corner and playing exciting word and number games. We have a sensory room for use by all ages, where children can relax while learning about different sounds and textures. Every feature is designed to inspire your child’s natural curiosity and use their interests as the basis for learning.

Outdoors, Great Cornard nursery features separate age-appropriate gardens with space for the children to play and develop their gross motor skills. Favourites include the slide, balance equipment and the covered outdoor seating area.

Our unique Healthy Hearts and Minds activities provide inspirational and engaging learning experiences using the innovative and well-established Boogie Mites active music-making programmes.

Our nursery in Great Cornard is located close to Thomas Gainsborough School, off the Wells Hall Road. Our onsite car park and all-inclusive fees, including nappies, wipes, sun cream and more, take the stress out of your morning preparation.

Ofsted have recognised our commitment to excellent quality childcare by rating us Outstanding in their latest inspection.

We would love to meet you and your child, so book a visit today and we will show you all our nursery has to offer during your own personal tour.

Crocus Great Cornard Nursery and Preschool Manager
Jo Bullock
Nursery Manager


28 Jun 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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Bright Horizons Family App

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the NEW Bright Horizons Family App. The app will offer a variety of features that will give you the ability to get more information on your child's day than ever before, as well as being able to notify the nursery of any changes to your planned pick-up or absences, as well as booking extra sessions.

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Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns and a range of funding options, including the government's 30 hours funded childcare* provision. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.

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Crocus Great Cornard Nursery and Preschool Manager

Jo Bullock

I am the nursery manager for Crocus Early Years Centre and I have been working in childcare for 22 years.     

My career started as a nursery nurse working in a baby room.

I was promoted to baby room manager and then became the nursery manager after having my second child. I have been working at Crocus Early Years Centre since 2003, becoming manager in 2008. 

I have a Level 4 Qualification in Early Years Practice and have completed my Customer Services NVQ 2 qualification.

Crocus Great Cornard Nursery and Preschool Deputy Manager

Samantha Walker

I have been working at Crocus Great Cornard since 2006 and I was promoted to Deputy Manager in 2015.

I started here as a nursery nurse before becoming I have been working at Crocus Great Cornard since 2006 and I was promoted to Deputy Manager in 2015. 

I started here as a nursery nurse before becoming the Preschool Room Leader, which I did for 5 years.   

I have a Level 4 qualification in Early Years Practice, and a Level 4 qualification in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Studies.

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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