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Poppetts Day Nursery

Poppetts Day NurseryLong Ridings Avenue, Shenfield, Essex, CM13 1DU
01277 289 123
Watch your child thrive at our Shenfield nursery

Welcome to Poppetts nursery in Shenfield, where our qualified and enthusiastic staff are dedicated to the care and early education of all children aged 3 months to 5 years.

A Place to Learn and Grow

Your child will thrive at our Poppetts nursery. Every fun activity is carefully planned to draw on key skills such as mathematics, language and communication, sensory and intellectual development, physical activity, and social skills. We give your child the best start in life and help them to develop the confidence they need for their next steps.

Rooms Dedicated to Every Age Group

In our Baby room, babies from 3 to 24 months are cared for in a stimulating yet calm environment. Filled with cushions, cosy areas, feeding chairs, sleeping pods, and age-appropriate resources, your little one will enjoy happy days with lots of cuddles, exciting activities, and attention as they grow.

Our Toddler room is for children aged 20 to 36 months and is designed to encourage your child to learn basic skills. They'll love getting stuck into messy play, arts and crafts, baking, gardening, and lots more. Toddlers can also enjoy exploring their wider community, including nature walks and trips to the greengrocer and local library.

Your preschool child will be kept busy in their dedicated room, filled with everything they need to prepare them for school. As well as our daily activities, we offer specialist sessions such as yoga, drama, dance, football, and cooking, all taught by external qualified teachers.

As school-age approaches, your child will be encouraged to participate in small groups to spend focused time concentrating on activities that cover KS1 subjects in a fun and enthralling way.

Exciting Outdoor Discoveries

Your little one will love exploring our all-weather garden, which is directly accessible to all rooms. The garden is a safe and comfortable area to enjoy and is fitted with safety flooring and astroturf, so your child can have fun come rain or shine.

There are lots of resources for your little one to explore, including a sandpit, pebble construction area for mini builders, a mud kitchen, water troughs, climbing frames, dens, chalkboards, and bikes and scooters to encourage physical activity.

Your green-fingered tot can also have fun making discoveries in our planting area, where they'll get hands-on experience growing plants and herbs.

Delicious and Nutritious Meals

To ensure your child enjoys tasty, well-balanced, and healthy meals to give them the energy their need to learn and play, our menus are based on the advice of a qualified nutritionist.

All meals and snacks are prepared onsite by our very own chefs and include lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. Fresh drinking water and healthy snacks are available to all children throughout the day.

Out of School Club

As we are situated on the grounds of Long Ridings Primary School, we offer breakfast (7:45am - 9am) and an after-school club (3pm - 6pm) during term time for school children.

Offering a nutritious breakfast, and access to the Pavilion, which is fully equipped with table football, a book corner, arts and crafts, a smart TV, and lots more, there is plenty to keep your child busy and entertained.

Our qualified staff will collect your child after school and escort them to the Pavilion, where we also encourage completion of homework.

Your Personal Tour

We can't wait to welcome you and your family to our bright and spacious Poppetts Nursery. Get in touch to arrange your personal tour, and we'll show you everything we have to offer.

Natalie Keyes Manager
Nursery Manager
Long Ridings Avenue, Shenfield, Essex, CM13 1DU
  • Monday7:45AM - 6:00PM
  • Tuesday7:45AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday7:45AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday7:45AM - 6:00PM
  • Friday7:45AM - 6:00PM
Lines open: Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:00

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What’s included & Funding options

Whether you’re looking for a full-time or flexible booking pattern, get in touch with us to discuss availability. We will accommodate government funding options wherever possible.

Discover more about what we can offer your family by downloading our easy to read set of guides. Explore our Bright Horizons nurseries and discover the funding options available - from funded childcare and tax free childcare, to childcare vouchers plus key dates. You can also find out what's included in our fees and how we support families from the beginning.

Included in your fees:

  • Unlimited hypoallergenic nappies
  • Unlimited hypoallergenic wipes
  • Three nutritious meals
  • A range of healthy snacks
  • Formula milk for babies under 1 year
  • Cows’ milk or dairy-free alternatives for older babies and children

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Bright Beginnings at Bright Horizons

Bright Beginnings Curriculum

We believe that every child deserves the best start in life. Bright Beginnings is a holistic curriculum, designed to acknowledge the individual voice and needs of every child promoting confidence, wellbeing and a genuine love for learning.

As well as nurturing a lifelong love of learning, Bright Beginnings helps set the foundations for emotional resilience to prepare children for the next stage in their learning journey.

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Meet the team

Our team are dedicated to making your child's experience safe and fun. We always go the extra mile.
  • Natalie Keyes ManagerNatalieNursery Manager
  • Hannah Poppets Day Nursery and PreschoolHannahDeputy Manager


Did you know that our nursery is on Facebook? 'Like' us to join in the fun! We share what we've been getting up to, as well as activities you can try at home with your little one. Learn about upcoming events happening at our nursery to pop in your calendar and enjoy meeting the team with posts about the amazing early years practitioners in our setting. We look forward to welcoming you to our Facebook community - just click 'like' and you're in!

Bright Horizons Family App

Our Family app offers a variety of features that give you the ability to get more information on your child's day, notify the nursery of any changes to your planned pick-up or absences and even book extra sessions if needed.

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