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Lewisham 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

Lewisham Day Nursery and Preschool (formerly Head Start Day Nursery and Preschool) caters for children aged three months to five years.

We offer warm, welcoming environments supporting the transition from home to nursery, and we provide excellent nutritionally-balanced menus using fresh ingredients prepared by our own chef. Our fees include all meals and snacks that are freshly prepared by our chef, branded nappies, wipes, cream and formula baby milk as appropriate to ensure that transition from home to nursery is smooth. 

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

Children in the nursery are prepared to transition to school through our unique Ready for School Programme which includes our bespoke Growing Readers, Writers and Mathematicians programmes. 

There is a large garden which the children use every day and can free flow between.  

 Our highly qualified team helped us to secure a Good rating in our latest Ofsted inspection.


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Lewisham Day Nursery and Preschool Deputy Manager
Sally Osborn
Nursery Manager


24 Apr 2021

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24 Mar 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.

Food Hygiene Rating of 5

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Meet the Team

Lewisham Day Nursery and Preschool Deputy Manager

Sally Osborn

I hold a Level 3 CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education and worked with Bright Horizons Lewisham for 2 years as a Deputy Manager before progressing onto Nursery Manager. 

I have over 9 years’ experience in early years childcare and in that time I have delivered high quality childcare to hundreds of families. As a manager, my aim now is to inspire my team to deliver the best outcomes for our children and their families. 

“There is nothing more rewarding than supporting children to grow, achieve and reach their full potential. I take pride in providing an exceptional child care experience for families and enjoy seeing the positive difference it makes”. 

I’m extremely proud of the nursery and our recent refurbishment means that it looks and feels the best it ever has. Standards are high here and we instil a culture of pride and dedication in our nursery team. 

Bright Horizons Lewisham Day Nursery and Preschool Deputy Manager

Richard Waite

I have been in the childcare sector for over thirty years. Still today, it remains the main goal to make a difference and enrich the lives of all the children I meet. To give children from many social and cultural backgrounds, huge opportunities to learn. I have many years of childcare experience and training, including my NNEB Diploma in Childcare and Education, and my Bachelor of Science Honour’s degree in Technology and Education.

Over the years I have supported, trained or mentored staff, colleagues and friends. My career started as deputy manager, with Teddies Nursery, now Bright Horizons, in August 2005. I worked in nurseries then joined head office in the IT Department, before joining the Early Years Team then the Commercial Marketing Team. Now I'm thrilled to be back in a nursery setting.

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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