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Northcote 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

Northcote Road Day Nursery and Preschool is located on Chatham Road, just off Northcote Road. 

 

There are four child home bases each designed specifically for babies, toddlers and pre-school aged children. There is also a large, secure external play area and a small growing garden down in the basement in the Toddler 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. 

Northcote Road’s highly qualified team helped the nursery secure an ‘Outstanding’ rating in the latest Ofsted inspection.

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Lee Park Day Nursery and Preschool Manager
Leanne O'Reilly
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Nutrition

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

Lee Park Day Nursery and Preschool Manager

Leanne O'Reilly

Since joining a small nursery setting back in 1999, I knew then that the Early Years sector was for me. Starting as an apprentice and working my way through qualifications I gained my NVQ 2/3 by the age of 18. As the years passed, I have become a Nursery Manager where my experiences and knowledge now help to support a nursery team to achieve and reach their full potential. I have since gone on to achieve my Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Education.

My previous experience has given me a strong ability to accept and meet challenges, enjoy responsibility and relish new situations. Throughout my years of working in different roles my primary focus has always been helping children reach their full potential and this is something that I wish to continue with.

I believe in creating a warm and exciting environment for children, staff and families. The best part of working with young children is witnessing first-hand how children grow and development. Knowing that you had an impact in supporting and nurturing them all individually and giving them the curiosity to learn.

During my time away from the nursery environment. I spend my days exploring country parks and unsuccessfully avoiding muddy puddles with my two Labradors, Buddy and Zuko.

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Carollee Bowley

I joined the Bright Horizons in 2016 and transferred over to Northcote Road nursery and became the Deputy Manager in September 2019. 

I work alongside Leanne to deliver the highest quality care and education for children and families. I also regularly spend time within the nursery rooms both observing and mentoring staff in addition to spending valuable time with the children. I’m committed to providing a safe and fun environment for your child to learn and achieve their full potential. I believe that building strong partnerships with parents and families is vital in ensuring development and learning is extended at home. My passion is watching alongside the Preschool children and supporting them with their readiness for school. 
I gained my BA Hons in Early Childhood studies back in 2015 and use this knowledge to build upon both my own professional development and supporting the staff team. 

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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