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Ely Day Nursery and Preschool

Ely Day Nursery and Preschool5 St Thomas Place, Cambridgeshire Business Park, Angel Drove, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4EX
Watch Your Child Flourish at Our Nurturing Nursery in Ely

Welcome to Ely Day Nursery and Preschool, situated on the grounds of Cambridge Business Park. Our modern, purpose-built nursery is the perfect setting for little ones aged 3 months to 5 years to learn, flourish, have fun and make friends.

Bright and Engaging Classrooms

Caterpillar is our fun and cosy baby room, specially designed with your babys comfort and development in mind. There is lots to explore in this room, from sensory toys to arts and crafts, as well as a separate milk kitchen and nappy changing area.

2 to 3-year-olds love their colourful Butterfly room, which has different areas to spark their imagination, including an indoor slide and a lovely book corner.

Penguins is our second 2 to 3s room. This lovely room benefits from freeflow access to the garden, allowing the children to choose whether to play inside or out. We also have pet giant African snails which the children love taking care of.

Preschoolers have so much fun in their Ladybird room, where they learn the key skills they need to feel confident and prepared to start school.

A Bright Beginning for Every Child

Your little one will get the best start to their schooling life through our enriching and wellbeing-focused Bright Beginnings Curriculum, designed by our own Early Years specialists.

Building on the foundations of the governments EYFS curriculum, Bright Beginnings combines a wide range of activities to nurture and develop the skills your child needs to flourish and reach their full potential. This holistic yet personal approach supports each childs wellbeing, development, and progress – whether thats moving rooms or preparing them for school.

You can stay updated with your childs day through our Bright Horizons Family app.

Enriching Learning Programmes

At our nursery in Ely, your child will get the best start to their schooling life through enriching learning experiences thanks to our Growing Enhancement programmes. This unique programme introduces your child to essential key skills in subjects including maths, reading, writing, science, art, IT, sports, and more.

Garden Adventures

Were fortunate to have a large garden which all of the children share. Each room plans age-appropriate activities to enjoy in the garden, so your little one always has the best experiences to aid their development. We also provide waterproof all-in-ones and overalls for the children to wear outside, so they can play no matter the weather.

With trikes and wooden huts, sports equipment and utensils for making mud pies, there is always so much to discover.


All-Inclusive Care and Convenience

  • Nutritionally-balanced meals are prepared daily along with a range of tasty snacks. Our all-inclusive care extends to nappies, wipes, and formula.
  • The nursery is situated within the grounds of Cambridgeshire Business Park.
  • Our nursery in Ely is conveniently located 5-minutes from Ely train station.
  • Longer opening hours of 7:30am to 6:30pm.
  • Funded-only places are available.

Your Personal Tour

We look forward to welcoming you and your little one for a personal tour and to answering any questions you may have about our nursery in Ely.

Sarah Whitaker - Deputy Nursery Manager
Nursery Manager
5 St Thomas Place, Cambridgeshire Business Park, Angel Drove, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4EX
  • Monday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Tuesday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Wednesday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Thursday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Friday7:30AM - 6:30PM
Lines open: Mon - Fri 08:00 - 19:00

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What’s included & Funding options

Whether you’re looking for a full-time or flexible booking pattern, get in touch with us to discuss availability. We will accommodate government funding options wherever possible.

Discover more about what we can offer your family by downloading our easy to read set of guides. Explore our Bright Horizons nurseries and discover the funding options available - from funded childcare and tax free childcare, to childcare vouchers plus key dates. You can also find out what's included in our fees and how we support families from the beginning.

*Not all nurseries offer every component of the all-inclusive package. Please check with your nursery for details.

Included in your fees:

  • Unlimited hypoallergenic nappies*
  • Unlimited hypoallergenic wipes*
  • Three nutritious meals
  • A range of healthy snacks
  • Formula milk for babies under 1 year
  • Cows’ milk or dairy-free alternatives for older babies and children

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Bright Beginnings at Bright Horizons

Bright Beginnings Curriculum

We believe that every child deserves the best start in life. Bright Beginnings is a holistic curriculum, designed to acknowledge the individual voice and needs of every child promoting confidence, wellbeing and a genuine love for learning.

As well as nurturing a lifelong love of learning, Bright Beginnings helps set the foundations for emotional resilience to prepare children for the next stage in their learning journey.

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Meet the team

Our team are dedicated to making your child's experience safe and fun. We always go the extra mile.
  • Sarah Whitaker - Deputy Nursery ManagerSarahNursery Manager
  • ChloeChloeDeputy Manager


Did you know that our nursery is on Facebook? 'Like' us to join in the fun! We share what we've been getting up to, as well as activities you can try at home with your little one. Learn about upcoming events happening at our nursery to pop in your calendar and enjoy meeting the team with posts about the amazing early years practitioners in our setting. We look forward to welcoming you to our Facebook community - just click 'like' and you're in!

Bright Horizons Family App

Our Family app offers a variety of features that give you the ability to get more information on your child's day, notify the nursery of any changes to your planned pick-up or absences and even book extra sessions if needed.

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