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Poppetts Day Nursery

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

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
Natalie Keyes
Nursery Manager

Food Hygiene Rating of 5

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.

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Meet the Team

Natalie Keyes Manager

Natalie Keyes

Alternative Female Manager Silhouette

Hannah Wilkes

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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