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JW3 Finchley Road 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 place to grow

Located in the JW3 building, Bright Horizons JW3 Finchley Road (formerly Active Learning JW3) provides care and education for children aged 3 months to 5 years with great city links.

As well as being equipped with specialist studios, such as a science lab with separate sleep and sensory rooms for babies, the nursery embraces Jewish traditions, but is open to all.

An enriching Ready for School programme gives every child the opportunity to gain knowledge and confidence to thrive in school and beyond.

Our rooftop garden provides lots of outdoor learning activities and our chef provides nutritional, well-balanced meals using fresh ingredients.

st johns wood deputy nursery manager
Sara Fleischer
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

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Bright Horizons Family App

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the NEW Bright Horizons Family App. The app will offer a variety of features that will give you the ability to get more information on your child's day than ever before, as well as being able to notify the nursery of any changes to your planned pick-up or absences, as well as booking extra sessions.

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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.

*Terms and conditions apply to 30 hours funding. Click here for more information.

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Meet the Team

st johns wood deputy nursery manager

Sara Fleischer

I have worked at Bright Horizons for almost ten years, I started my journey as a Third in Charge and have worked my way to become a Nursery Manager for the past four years.

My passion is to support my wonderful team to provide a warm and engaging environment for the children in our care.

I have two children and this has enabled me to view everything as a practitioner and as a parent.

Lisa Cleary JW3 Nursery Manager

Lisa Cleary

I have worked in childcare for over ten years as a number of roles including SENCO, Room Leader and Third in Charge.

I have a passion for child development and feel honoured to be a part of their journey.

Having been at JW3 since the beginning I am thrilled to take on the role of Deputy Manager to support the nursery to provide excellent childcare and education.

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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