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Maidstone 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

Maidstone Day Nursery and Preschool (formerly known as Teddies Nursery) is situated close to Maidstone West station with perfect links into London and bus routes into the town centre. 

We have close relationships with all of the local Primary and Secondary schools and offer a popular after school club. 07:30 – 18:30 opening hours means the nursery is absolutely ideal for working or commuting parents. 

 The nursery management team are long serving members of the Bright Horizons family with the Manager, Lisa supprting our staff and children since 2002. The staff team are warm, friendly and passionate about the care and development of all children and families - you can feel their enthusiasm within the setting and in each individual room.

Our unique Healthy Hearts and Minds activities provide inspirational and engaging learning experiences using the innovative and well established Boogie Mites and myHappymind programmes.

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

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Maidstone Day Nursery and Preschool Manager
Lisa Beaney
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

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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

Maidstone Day Nursery and Preschool Manager

Lisa Beaney

I gained my BTEC National Diploma in childcare in 1994 and worked in a nursery as a nursery nurse.  I then gained experience as a teaching assistant in schools and then went to Canterbury Christchurch College and studied to become a Primary school teacher.  I gained my QTS qualification and taught in a local Infant school.  Throughout my time teaching I taught all age groups in Key Stage one.  I also had experience as a supply teacher teaching Key stage two, which broadened my experience.  My preferred age group was Reception and I felt very passionate about the Early Years Foundation Stage and wanted to support this in the early years.  This is when I joined Bright Horizons Maidstone and I have been Nursery Manager since 2002.  We pride ourselves at Bright Horizons Maidstone with our amazing staff team and partnership with parents.  It is a lovely environment to work in and I strive to offer the best quality childcare and education to the children.  

Maidstone Day Nursery and Preschool Deputy Manager

Naomi Tribe

I started my childcare career back in 1997 as an apprentice, I worked my way up to be a room leader whilst completing my level 3 NVQ.

I had the privilege of working with all age groups from babies to preschool gaining lots of knowledge and experience. 

I had a break from childcare to follow a new carer but I realised I was missing being in a childcare environment, so in 2011 I joined Bright Horizons as a nursery administrator, the position arose for the deputy manager which I grab the opportunity and have now been Deputy Manager for the last 5 years. This role has given me the opportunity to use my knowledge and skills gained previously in supporting the staff teams and the environment for the children to thrive in.

I enjoy the nursery environment as each day brings something new, I love watching and supporting the children grow and develop from babies and seeing them start on their new adventure to school.

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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