Hertford Day Nursery and Preschool


Opening early 2020

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In a Mumsnet survey of 131 users of Bright Horizons Nurseries: 82% would buy again and 85% would recommend

Opening early 2020

Our brand new nursery in Hertford offers seven individual home-bases tailored to each age group as well as two additional extra-curricular rooms. The nursery will boast a large external play area where the children can flourish and explore while building a lifelong love of learning. All age rooms have been designed to be flexible and with good access to the garden. Children in the nursery are well prepared to transition to school with our Ready for School Programme which includes Growing Readers, Writers and Mathematicians. All our food will be freshly cooked by our on-site chef and is nutritionally balanced. 

Hertford Day Nursery and Preschool Manager
Emma Chappell
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.

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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

Hertford Day Nursery and Preschool Manager

Emma Chappell

I have worked in childcare and education for over 20 years and love what I do as much now as I have always. I am thrilled to be part of the new team here at Hertford.  I'm passionate about exceptional care and education in the early years and believe this is best achieved with people who can nurture, inspire and have fun with our little ones in their learning environments. 

I believe as Childcare Practitioners, we never lose track of the fundamentals of being a Nursery Nurse and I love to create spaces and opportunities where children can feel at home and explore. 

Since being with Bright Horizons, I have now become a Mum to a nearly 4 year old son who attends a Bright Horizons Nursery and is loving it. This gives me a unique insight into the head and heart decisions faced by our parents as they embark on using a childcare provider.  Being a working Mum has helped me understand,  with greater clarity the significant role Nursery Practitioners play in the lives of your children. 

I very much look forward to sharing the journey of our Nursery opening with you and welcome you to come and meet the team.

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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