Dolphin Nursery and Preschool | Day Nurseries & Pre-School | Bracknell

Dolphin Nursery and Preschool, Bracknell

Why Children Love Us

A place to grow

Our nursery setting is open Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 18:00, for children aged 3 months to 5 years. We offer a warm, welcoming environment supporting the transition from home to nursery, and we provide excellent nutritionally-balanced menus using fresh ingredients prepared by our own chef. We offer an all inclusive service, with meals, snacks, milk, nappies and wipes included in our fees.

Sarah Harman-Sheppard
Nursery Manager
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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 Dolphin Nursery and Preschool, Bracknell

Below is an example of a typical day

  • Morning

    Drop Off

  • Morning

    Breakfast

  • Morning

    Play & Activities

  • Morning

    Story Time

  • Morning

    Singing Time

  • Midday

    Lunch

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Play & Activities

  • Afternoon

    Story Time

  • Afternoon

    Singing Time

  • Afternoon

    Tea / Dinner Time

  • Afternoon

    Play & Activities

  • 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

Sarah Harman-Sheppard

After completing my NNEB Diploma in 1991, my career has been varied. It started off teaching Maths and History in Primary Schools followed by working for Social Services, running a Nanny Agency and a Deputy Head at a Montessori School. However in 1996, I joined Teddies Nurseries and in the subsequent years my career has taken many different pathways, from opening many nurseries to being a Quality Compliance Manager, Health and Safety Manager and a Field Manager.

I opened Godalming Nursery in 2002 and enjoy the family orientated and calm atmosphere that is created here by my amazing and committed team. In 2011 my son was born, so I became a parent of Godalming. I can put my hand on my heart and say that Bright Horizons has played a significant positive role in my son’s life. My husband and I comment that bringing our son to Bright Horizons has been one of our greatest investments.

I am passionate about education and care for all children and will always be fully committed to my career. My team and I continually keep updated and extend our qualifications to ensure we are progressing in all areas in our nursery from the EYFS, special educational needs, health and safety to the safeguarding of the children. Finally my days are never boring, the joy of being with the children is priceless!

Nikki Hopcraft

I have been with Bright Horizons since 2001. I have completed my NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Childcare and Education and also my advanced Diploma in Childcare and Education. I started work as a Room Manager in the 2-3 year old room and then progressed to Deputy Nursery Manager.

I have seen many families go through our nursery and have enjoyed being a part of the children’s development. I have two young children, one of which attends Dolphin Bracknell Nursery.

I work alongside the Nursery Manager to deliver the highest quality care and education for children and families. I also regularly spend time in the nursery rooms observing and mentoring staff in addition to spending valuable time with the children.

Great place to work - Best Workplaces 2016

Events at Dolphin Nursery and Preschool, Bracknell

  • Bright Horizons Learning Fun Club!

    03 April 2017 to 21 April 2017

    Bright Horizons’ Learning Fun Clubs are so much more than a holiday club – they’re a learning adventure!

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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 10 years as one of the country’s top 50 “Great Places to Work” by the Great Place to Work Institute.

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