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East India Dock Day Nursery

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30 Hours Funded Childcare
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

An inspiring and nurturing preschool in East India Dock

Situated in a newly refurbished nursery, Bright Horizons East India Dock Preschool provides high-quality care and education for children aged 2-8 years, and is located in a secure residential area less than a minute's walk from East India DLR.

The experienced and friendly staff of highly motivated, enthusiastic, and experienced staff work together to provide a well-balanced programme of fun activities and learning experiences, within a carefully planned curriculum with Bright Horizons unique Ready for School programme. Fostering an enjoyment of early literacy and maths, with Growing Readers, Writers and Mathematicians Enhancement, helping children to recognise letters, words and numbers in their environment.

Safety is our number one priority. All our practitioners are First Aid trained and all nurseries have specialist SEND staff for children who require additional support due to special educational needs.

The nursery has been awarded an Ofsted rating of 'Good' for their commitment to high quality childcare and education.

We will be delighted to welcome you to East India Dock Preschool. Our friendly, experienced, and highly qualified staff are on hand to conduct a personal nursery tour at a time to suit you.

East India Dock Day Nursery Deputy Manager
Ana Maria Ardel
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

Supporting and Learning

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

East India Dock Day Nursery Deputy Manager

Ana Maria Ardel

I started working as a teacher in 2013 and have over 8 years' experience in child care. I was promoted to Deputy Manager 1st of June 2019. I am a qualified teacher and I have a degree in child care, I enjoy working on my own initiative but am the best when working in a team.

Starting with 1st of April 2022 I have appointed for the position of Nursery manager at East India Dock day Nursery, I have a real passion for working with children and seeing the difference we make to each child's life. Watching them learn, explore and flourish.

In short, I am reliable, trustworthy, hardworking and eager to learn. I am a fast learner focused, approachable, firm humble, honest, kind and very optimistic in life.

I am interested in nature photography, foreign languages (currently learning Spanish) and cooking family meals. I like to travel; meet new people and find out more about other cultures, music and food. I am a friendly, active person enjoys working with a great team at East India Dock Day Nursery.

Myself and team are dedicated to offering high quality care and education.

Kayleigh Coughlan East India Day

Kayleigh Coughlan

I started my career in child care in 2008 and have been working within child care for 14 years. My experience at East India Dock Day Nursery has grown as when I first began at the setting in 2013 and I was just a nursery nurse. I have now been promoted to Deputy Manager on the 21st of April 2022. I have a level 3 in child care and a level 3 diploma in management. I enjoy working within a team to help to support others.

I am a confident and hardworking individual who is supportive and caring within a team environment. Trustworthy, reliable and honest, someone who is approachable and will listen to the needs of others.

I enjoy spending time with family and friends, cooking meals, music, food, football and shopping. I am friendly and an active person who enjoys being around people. I also enjoy my job and working with our amazing team at East India Dock Day Nursery.

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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