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Ely 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

Bright Horizons' nursery in Ely is located on the Cambridgeshire Business Park — just five minutes from E ly train station, making it an excellent location for parents working in the area or commuting elsewhere. The nursery has extended opening hours to cater for parents commuting to and from London. 

The modern purpose-built nursery also benefits from a large outside play area.

We pride ourselves on providing safe, exciting and enjoyable nurseries where children thrive as they learn Including offer our unique Growing Programmes, a variety of carefully selected programmes including Growing Readers, Writers and Mathematicians.  

Our friendly, experienced and highly qualified staff are on hand to conduct a personal nursery tour at a time to suit you.


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Jess Knowles - Nursery Manager
Jess Knowles
Nursery Manager


24 Apr 2021

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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.

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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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Meet the Team

Jess Knowles - Nursery Manager

Jess Knowles

I have been with the company for 11 years. I started working at Long Road as a nursery assistant and I worked my way up to Deputy Manager. I then transferred to Ely as deputy manager in 2011 and a year later, I was promoted to manager. I have always had a passion for children and want the best outcomes for them. I love working with families and seeing the children develop and grow. 

Sarah Whitaker - Deputy Nursery Manager

Sarah Whitaker

I starting working with the company from 2002, where I started as a level 2 nursery nurse. I trained on the job to complete my level 3 NVQ, a short while after, I was promoted to the role of room supervisor in the Early Pre-School room. In 2011, I left the nursery to gain experience in another setting. I returned to the nursery in 2012 as the baby room leader and completed my NVQ level 4 in child care, the following year, I was promoted to Third in charge of the nursery. 

I thoroughly enjoyed my role as a room leader but was looking for a new challenge so I applied for the role of deputy manager and I was successful. I have been the deputy manager at Ely Day Nursery since October 2014 and I thoroughly enjoy every aspect of my job- I wouldn’t change it for the world. 

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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