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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

An outstanding nursery in Great Cornard

You and your child will love our Ofsted Outstanding nursery and preschool in Great Cornard, specifically designed to support your child's development from the age of 3 months to 5 years.

Resources and Rooms for Every Age

Our cosy baby room has everything your tiny one needs to feel nurtured, while they have fun making exciting new discoveries to support their learning and development. Toddlers have their own room designed to encourage their individual interests and routines, with a dedicated toilet area to help with potty training.

Preschoolers will love their rooms, which have been thoughtfully designed for them to explore while discovering their independence. Children enjoy using the building blocks, painting in the art area, discovering how the world works with science experiments, using the indoor climbing frames and reading in the book corner. Preschoolers will feel confident to start school as they take part in our Ready for School Programme and learn the essential skills for them to take their next steps.

Dedicated Rooms

As well as our bright and inspiring classrooms, we also have additional rooms to enhance your child's experience with us. These include a calming sleep room and a sensory room.

A Bright Beginning for Every Child

Designed by our Early Years specialists, your little one will get the best start to their schooling life through our enriching and wellbeing-focused Bright Beginnings Curriculum.

Building on the foundations of the government's EYFS curriculum, it combines a wide range of activities to nurture and develop the skills your child needs to flourish and reach their full potential. This holistic yet personal approach supports each child's wellbeing, development, and progress - whether that's moving rooms or preparing them for school.

Children also enjoy Boogie Mites music sessions where they can learn about the world through music and song.

You can stay updated with your child's day through our Bright Horizons Family app.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Great Cornard Day Nursery and Preschool offers exciting holiday clubs as well as after-school clubs.

Your little one will have enriched days taking part in our unique Healthy Hearts and Minds programme. A mixture of physical sports and wellbeing activities, these teach children how to look after their whole body.

All-Weather Gardens

Every room has direct access to its own age-appropriate private garden, created using resources to inspire and engage your child. Our garden areas can be used in all weathers.

All-Inclusive Care and Convenience

  • Nutritionally balanced meals are prepared by our onsite chef. Our all-inclusive care extends to nappies, wipes, and creams so there's less to pack on those busy mornings.
  • Onsite car park ensures pick-ups and drop-offs are easy and stress-free.
  • Our nursery in Great Cornard is located close to Thomas Gainsborough School and Sudbury train station.
  • Limited funded-only places are available.

Your Personal Tour

We look forward to welcoming you and your little one for a personal tour and to answering any questions you may have about our Great Cornard nursery.

Crocus Great Cornard Nursery and Preschool Manager
Jo Bullock
Nursery Manager


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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Fees & Availability

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.

*Terms and conditions apply to 30 hours funding. Click here for more information.

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Meet the Team

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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