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Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool

Day Nurseries
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30 Hours Funded Childcare
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

Mount Carmel Nursery and Preschool provides care and education for children aged 3 months to 5 years, offering care over 51 weeks of the year Monday to Friday. 

We are located off Holloway Road with convenient links to bus and tube stations. We offer a warm, welcoming environment supporting the transition from home to nursery across our four base rooms and two outside play areas. A unique Ready for School Programme including Growing Readers, Writers and Mathematicians further prepares children for their transition to school. Children are given the opportunity to extend their learning through outing to the local parks, farm and museums.  

Our nursery embrace many different cultures and the staff team supports and celebrates each individual child’s needs. We provide excellent nutritionally-balanced menus using fresh ingredients prepared by our own chef. 

 The highly qualified staff team have secured a GOOD Ofsted rating.


Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool Manager
Rita Lemos
Nursery Manager


14 May 2021

NEW Bright Horizons Family App Launches

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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

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

Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool Manager

Rita Lemos

 I joined Bright Horizons as a Nursery Deputy Manager and made my way up and was promoted to Nursery Manager helping to support and lead the team at Mount Carmel. I have a Level 3 in Childcare and Education, a Level 3 SENCo and a BSc degree in Education from the University of Southampton. I'm a passionate, energetic and versatile individual within the education field, and I enjoy supporting staff development to ensure we are creating the best opportunities for children to become confident, social and happy individuals, whilst being able to learn new skills, ready for their school years. I am very proud to work alongside such an outstanding team. 

Mount Carmel Deputy Manager

Tishaynie Kelly-Smith

I joined Bright Horizons back in 2013 as a Bank Staff while studying at University. I quickly realised my passion for working with children and completed my Level 3 qualification in Childcare with the company. Since then I have worked my way up from Room Leader to Third in Charge and to Deputy Manager at Mount Carmel. 
I am passionate about providing quality and fun opportunities for learning through play and helping to teach valuable life skills that children and staff can take with them throughout life. I enjoy encouraging and supporting my team deliver the best care possible


Mount Carmel Third in Charge

Iqra Butt

I have been working at Bright Horizons Mount Carmel since 2014. I started as a bank staff when I was studying Early Childhood Studies at University. Working with children has always been my passion! My experience so far has been amazing as I’ve been able to progress and develop professionally, and create wonderful bonds with my team, children and parents

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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