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Kingston Victoria Road 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

Rated Good by Ofsted in April 2018 Bright Horizons Kingston Victoria Road offers care and education for children aged 3 months to 5 years, and is conveniently located for commuting parents from Kingston and Norbiton stations.

In addition to our key workers we employ specialist teachers in Art, Music and a Nursery Teacher who will impart their knowledge and enthusiasm for their subject to your children.

The nursery boasts a large newly refurbished garden, fully equipped art studio, a preschool science lab and an IT studio, as well as a sensory room for the younger children. An enriching Ready for School programme gives every child the opportunity to gain knowledge and confidence to thrive in school and beyond.  

All meals are nutritionally balanced and prepared, using fresh ingredients by our own chef each day.

Active Learning Kingston Day Nursery and Preschool Manager
Sue Banks
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

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

Active Learning Kingston Day Nursery and Preschool Manager

Sue Banks

I have worked in the Early Years Sector for 18 years and started working for Bright Horizons Victoria Road Kingston in 2014 as Deputy Manager, being promoted to Manager in March 2016. I hold a BA Hons degree in Early Years and Child Education and an Early Years Professional Status. I am passionate about providing a high quality of care and education.

As Manager, one of my objectives is to offer each child a safe, warm, and caring environment in which they can feel happy and secure to enable them to thrive so that they are confident and happy and ready for school. I lead my team to provide excellent childcare and education for all of the children and their families in our care.

Active Learning Kingston Day Nursery and Preschool Deputy Manager

Marie Dunbar

I have worked at Active Learning Kingston since 2010, I first started my journey as a Nursery Assistant in the under 2s Room. Since completing my NVQ Level 3 I progressed to Room Leader for the under 2’s Room. From working as a Room Leader I then continued to develop my skills and became a Third in Charge. It was here I started to learn more about the management side and working in the office that lead me to grow further in my current role as Deputy Manager.

Active Learning Kingston Day Nursery and Preschool Deputy Manager

Hema Mawdia

I have been with Bright Horizons for 15 years. I started my journey at Pimlico Nursery and Preschool in 2005 and have worked myself through the nursery up to Deputy Nursery Manager in 2013. Whist working I completed my BA Hons degree in Early Years. I then joined Bright Horizons Victoria Road Kingston in September 2016 as a Deputy Manager. I am passionate about the work I do and it gives me great satisfaction to encourage and nurture children’s learning and development. I work closely with the Nursery Manager to provide an inviting, safe and warm environment for all the families that come to the Nursery.

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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