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Didcot 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

A place to grow

Our brand new nursery is now open! Didcot offers seven individual home-bases, each tailored to your child’s age group. The nursery boasts a large external play area where the children can flourish and explore while building a lifelong love of learning.

Children in the nursery are well prepared to transition to school with our Ready for School Programmes which including our Growing Readers scheme, Growing Writers and Growing Mathematicians. We also provide our preschoolers with a complementary book-bag and polo tops to help with their transitions to school uniforms.

Our fees are fully inclusive, including all nappies, wipes, formula and meals. All our food is freshly cooked by our on-site chef and is nutritionally balanced.

The nursery is located in the New District Centre for Great Western Park, opposite Gems primary school. The nearest train station is Didcot Parkway (1.5 miles), with fast trains into London taking 45 minutes.


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Nursery Manager at Didcot Day Nursery and Preschool
Ellis Corcoran
Nursery Manager


24 Apr 2021

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Our excellent nutritionally balanced menu is changed regularly to encourage a varied diet. Here is an example of a typical menu.

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Meet the Team

Nursery Manager at Didcot Day Nursery and Preschool

Ellis Corcoran

Ellis has worked in childcare for 13 years within a range of settings with children from birth to 11 years old. Prior to Ellis joining Didcot, she has worked at our Bright Horizons St.Mary’s Nursery in Abingdon for 2 ½ years as the Baby Room Leader and Third in Charge. Ellis helped open Didcot Bright Horizons in 2018 and has grown into the manager role.  Ellis is currently undertaking her Level 5 in business management qualification. 

Bright Horizons Didcot Deputy Hannah

Hannah Talbot

Hannah has worked in childcare since 2012. She began working at our Bright Horizons St Mary’s Nursery in Abingdon as a student gaining her Level 3 qualification. Hannah Transferred to the Didcot nursery in 2018 and quickly became room leader of the 2-3’s room. In May 2019 Hannah became Third in Charge and in January 2021 become the deputy manager.

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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