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Forest Park Bracknell Day Nursery and Preschool

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30 Hours 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

A bright and homely nursery in Bracknell

Our Forest Park nursery in the Southeast of Bracknell offers a warm and welcoming environment, designed to support your child's development from the age of 3 months to 5 years.

Each of our three carefully designed rooms are vibrant and enriching, with sensory toys and exciting environments for each age range. The Little Explorers room is for our babies, with a wide, open plan room and lots of sensory toys. There's also a slide and ball pit to help children to develop and grow.

The Adventures room is for our toddlers and younger preschoolers. They have a range of construction toys for building and creating, a role-play area for imaginative play, and a quiet area for reading, songs and puppets to help develop speech and language.

Preschool Seniors is our Ready for School room where they learn and develop ready to transition to primary school. The children develop their independence, friendships, self-care and communication. They have a wonderful free flow with a variety of resources that help them develop and thrive. Our unique Growing Enhancement programme aimed at preschoolers encourages children's natural curiosity to learn. The focus is on reading, writing and mathematics, alongside vocational subjects such as art and cooking, giving every child the opportunity to gain the knowledge and confidence to thrive in school and beyond.

Outdoors, we have a lovely garden area with plenty of space to explore. Children can use tricycles, practise their balance on the tyre play zone, and enjoy creative pursuits whilst enjoying nature. We also take the children on walks the local park, where the children watch the abundance of wildlife.

In our local community, we have formed inter-generational relationships with our Age Concern day centre. This provides opportunities from young and old to learn from one another and build a stronger community together.

Forest Park Bracknell nursery is situated in a quiet area of Forest Park, along a parade of shops. There is ample space to park, and we are close to local bus routes. All-inclusive fees means that meals, snacks, nappies, wipes, sunscreen and more are included in the price, giving you peace of mind in the morning.

We have a long-standing staff team, some of whom have been with us for over 15 years. We pride ourselves on our parent partnerships and strong bonds that staff have built with children and their families. We would love to meet you and your little one, so book a visit today and we will show you everything our nursery has to offer during your own personal tour.

Nicole Cotterell
Nicole Cotterell
Nursery Manager


14 Sep 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

Nicole Cotterell

Nicole Cotterell

My Name is Nicole Cotterell and I joined Bright Horizons Forest Park in January 2022. I have been in the childcare industry for 12 years with 4 years managerial experience.

My experience ranges from all ages from birth through to teens, I have worked my way through from an apprentice when I left school right the way through to Nursery Manager.

I have an NVQ Level 3 in Children's and Young People's Workforce, I also hold an NVQ Level 2 in Children's Mental Health, NVQ Level 2 In managing challenging behaviour along with experience as Nursery SENCO and Designated Safeguarding Lead.

I am always looking to further my training and knowledge to ensure I am the best role model for the staff and children. Providing high quality childcare within a safe and secure environment is at the heart of everything I do and I am very excited to join the Bright Horizon Family team.

Clair Hughs Forest Park Deputy Manager

Clair Hughes

My name is Clair and I am the Deputy Manager here at Bright Horizons Forest Park. I started here in 2013 and have worked my way from Preschool room leader, to Third in Charge and now Deputy Manager.

I have been working in childcare for over 20 years, I am the nursery SENCO which I am passionate about providing the best opportunities for all the children. I pride myself on our strong parent partnership relationships and love to get the parents involved in our events and their children's learning.

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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