East Barnet Day Nursery and Preschool

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A place to grow

East Barnet Day Nursery and Preschool provides care and early education for children aged 3 months to 5 years. 


We are open 52 weeks of the year, and we only close on bank holidays. Children enjoy freshly prepared healthy and nutritious meals cooked on site by our own nursery chef Evi and Assistant Chef Emiliya who have been with us for 10 years. We offer additional activities throughout the week for the children, including a Bilingual music class, a sports coach who does sports and physical education activities, and Boogie Bears which provides music activities for the whole nursery. 


As a Bright Horizons nursery, we also have extracurricular activities which are not included in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework called Growing Enhancements. Some of these are: Growing Readers, Creative Cooks, Growing Scientists and Green Gardeners. We have a number of primary schools nearby and we ensure the transition from preschool to school is as smooth as possible.

Nursery Manager
Daisy Russell
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.

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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.

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Daisy Russell

I have been working in Early Years for the past 12 years, and began as a nursery nurse. I quickly progressed onto a senior role at my previous nursery setting and became a Deputy Manger there. I have also worked in a  primary school setting and enjoy working with children in Early Years. I currently have an Early Years Foundation degree in Early Childhood Studies, and a BA in Education.I am also a Special Educational Needs Coordinator and I am also a designated safeguarding lead. 

I am a very positive, enthusiastic and approachable manager and I like to be a positive role model for both children and my team. I enjoy working with children as it's a new challenge everyday and I like to watch them progress. I am also eager to strive to deliver excellent childcare at East Barnet. In my free time, I enjoy cooking at home, exercising, socialising and spending time with my family.


Kathryn McKenzie

I have been working at East Barnet 6 and a half years and began working here as a nursery nurse,at the time I was studying my CACHE Level 3 qualification in Childcare and Education. Soon after I qualified I was promoted to a room leader, third in charge of the nursery and then was promoted to a deputy manager when I came back from my maternity leave. 
 I have a little girl who is three years old who keeps me on my toes whilst I'm not at work. Having a child also helps me to understand parents when they are settling their child into nursery on their first day before going back to work.
I have many roles within the nursery these include: health and safety officer, fire marshal officer, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, and also a designated safeguarding lead officer. 
I enjoy coming to work every day to support the children’s development and learning but also to a very supportive and caring team which are here at East Barnet. 
I strive to create a strong parent partnership from our very first meeting.

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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