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Fulham Wharf 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

Fulham Wharf Day Nursery and Preschool (formerly Active Learning Fulham) is a beautiful nursery with light, airy and spacious rooms. There is a separate sleep room for our babies with a sensory room for the younger children too.  All of the children can take advantage of our large garden as well as an IT and Art studio, science lab and our unique Healthy Hearts and Minds activities provide inspirational and engaging learning experiences using the innovative Boogie Mites and myHappymind programmes. 

We enjoy weekly trips to the local park and library too.

There is a separate dining room for our Preschool children to create a similar environment to school to help and support that transition along with our ‘Ready for School’ programme.

Situated within a five minute of Imperial Wharf train station, Fulham Wharf is ideally located for commuting parents. There is also easily accessible parking.

We use fresh ingredients to prepare nutritious meals by our on-site chef.

We are lucky to have a staff team who are all long-standing members of staff, creating that really familiar, warm and friendly environment and family feel for both parents and our children.


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Paola Testoni - Nursery Manager
Paola Testoni
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

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.

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Meet the Team

Paola Testoni - Nursery Manager

Paola Testoni

I have been working for Bright Horizons since January 2015. I am originally from northern Italy and have been living in London for the past 25 years. I gained my NNEB Diploma in 1996 and achieved an NVQ Level 4 qualification in 2010 and have been working in childcare for over 20 years, gaining a wealth of experience in both the state and private sector and working my way up from Nursery Nurse to Room Leader, Deputy Manager and finally Nursery Manager in 2010.

I achieved my first Outstanding Ofsted rating in 2011 and this inspired and motivated me even more to continue developing such a rewarding and fulfilling career.

I absolutely love my job and I always go the extra mile to ensure that my team and I create and maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment supporting and challenging children to make the best progress they can.

Joining Bright Horizons has been a huge step in my career and I am focused on being a contributing and effective member of a large and dedicated family wishing to make a difference to children’s lives.

Fulham Wharf Day Nursery and Preschool Deputy Manager

Alison McCarthy

I was born in Fulham and have lived there my whole life, where I met my husband and bought up a large family.

I have a Level 3 Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare and first started working in nurseries 18 years ago. After 4 years, I left because I found out I was pregnant with my 5th child. When my youngest son was 9, I then came back to work full time at Active Learning I love coming into work every day, meeting the parents and learning about the children, every day brings something new and special. I am very passionate about my job, I love to see what the children have achieved by time they are ready for their next steps. 

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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