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Crouch End Fields Day Nursery and Preschool

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

A place to grow

Bright Horizons Crouch End Fields Day Nursery and Preschool (formerly Active Learning Crouch End), which is rated Good by Ofsted, is located on 7 acres of grounds, which form part of the Hornsey Cricket Club and offers care and education for children aged 3 months to 5 years.

Our facilities are designed with every age group in mind and all rooms are based across one floor. We have an amazing sensory room for our under 2’s to explore and enjoy equipped with light tunnels, sensory shakers and mood lighting. At the rear of the building we have two beautiful gardens one of which is used by the under 2's and the other by the over 2's.

At Crouch End Fields, our fees are inclusive of branded nappies, nappy cream, formula milk - making morning and evening preparation easier for you. Meals are freshly prepared in our onsite kitchen and meet each child’s individual dietary requirements.

The nursery has its own off-road car park, which is shared with the cricket club and has over 20 car parking spaces.

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


Active Learning Crouch End Deputy Manager
Samantha King
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.

Food Hygiene Rating of 5

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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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Meet the Team

Active Learning Crouch End Deputy Manager

Samantha King

I began my Bright Horizons journey in January 2016 as Room Leader at Active Learning West Hampstead and was promoted to Third in Charge shortly after. I have had experience working in all rooms across the nursery and helping to support room leaders to excel in their role. I then transferred to Active Learning Crouch End in September 2018 after returning from maternity leave to start a new adventure as Deputy Manager. 

I have had experience in many different senior roles such as being Room Leader, Third in Charge and Deputy Manager at other settings. I have also been Lead SENCO in my past nurseries. 

I am passionate about childcare and thrive on providing a safe, educational, home away from home environment where children can learn and develop whilst enjoying their time at nursery. I thoroughly enjoy my interactions with children and will often be found with a group participating in an activity, whilst supporting and motivating my staff team in providing exceptional experiences for the children within our care. 

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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