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Finchley Central Day Nursery and Preschool

Finchley Central Day Nursery and Preschool4 Shakespeare Road, Finchley, London, N3 1XE
Exploring, Learning, and Growing Together at Finchley Central

Welcome to Bright Horizons Finchley Central Day Nursery and Preschool located in the heart of Finchley Central, we provide excellent care and education for children aged 3 months to 5 years. Our nursery offers convenient access, located near Finchley Central tube station and major bus routes. We have extended operating hours from 7.30am to 6.30pm, and our nursery includes on-site parking and a designated buggy park, ensuring hassle-free drop-offs and pick-ups.

Our nursery has three beautiful spacious rooms with creative areas for imaginative play. We embrace and tailor to your child’s home routines, and each room is packed with resources and activities that support their development and help them to reach their full potential. In addition, we offer extra-curricular activities such as Boogie mites, where your child will have the opportunity to gain experience through music, song and rhymes. Using deliberate patterning, rhythms, and sounds, and can have enormous benefits on early years learning as well as cooking and Yoga.

We are fortunate to have a large outdoor space consisting of two roof gardens. Our roof gardens offer a free flow access for our babies and toddlers and the Pre School-Garden is spacious and partly covered, so the children can access the space in all weathers. From outdoor role-play areas and play trays to sports equipment and cosy reading nooks, there is always something new to discover. And while your child is busy exploring and having fun, we can keep you updated via our Family app. Available for all Bright Horizons parents, this will keep you connected with your child's day-to-day experiences and up to date as they develop during their time with us.

The team are dedicated to delivering high quality childcare and education to local families like yours. This includes ensuring that the children have the best start to their schooling life through our enriching and wellbeing-focused curriculum designed by our own Early Years Specialists.

Book a visit today, we look forward to meeting you and your family.

Bernadette Mealy Finchley entral
Nursery Manager
4 Shakespeare Road, Finchley, London, N3 1XE
  • 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.
  • Bernadette Mealy Finchley entralBernadetteNursery Manager
  • KhushbuDeputy Manager
  • Finchley Day Nursery Natalia Third in ChargeNataliaThird in Charge


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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Bright Horizons Family App
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