Portswood Day Nursery and Preschool

Portswood Day Nursery and Preschool27 Winn Road, Portswood, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1EJ
An Enriching Setting to Support Your Child

Welcome to Portswood Day Nursery and Preschool, situated in a charming, converted house. Our Ofsted Good-rated nursery is the perfect setting for little ones aged 3 months to 5 years to learn, flourish, have fun and make friends.

Spacious and Inspiring Rooms

Our beautiful nursery boasts bright and welcoming rooms filled with high-quality natural resources, supplied by Community Playthings. Every room is finished to an exceptional standard to provide the best learning and play environment for your child.

In our cosy baby room, we follow your little one’s routine from home as closely as possible, to ensure a smooth transition into nursery life. The self-contained room is bright and nurturing and filled with low-level sensory resources.

Our sunny toddler room offers lots of space to allow your child to become more mobile as they explore the world around them. Our under 2’s share a lovely and secure outdoor space.

The large nursery room allows your child to move around independently, allowing them to choose the resources and activities that most interest them.

Preschoolers love their newly-refurbished room, where they’ll develop the key skills they need to feel ready and confident to start school.

Children also enjoy Boogie Mites music sessions where they can learn about the world through music and song.

A Bright Beginning for Every Child

Your little one will get the best start to their schooling life through our enriching and wellbeing-focused Bright Beginnings Curriculum, designed by our own Early Years specialists.

Building on the foundations of the government’s EYFS curriculum, Bright Beginnings combines a wide range of activities to nurture and develop the skills your child needs to flourish and reach their full potential. This holistic yet personal approach supports each child’s wellbeing, development, and progress – whether that’s moving rooms or preparing them for school.

You can stay updated with your child’s day through our Bright Horizons Family app.

Getting Ready for Their Next Steps

To ensure your little learner is confident to start school, our older children take part in our Ready for School programme, which brings structure and focus to maths, reading, writing, and other essential skills they need to get ready for school.

Exploring the Garden

We’re fortunate to have a large, natural garden that offers free-flow access for our preschoolers. The garden is divided into age-specific areas, ensuring your little one always has the best resources for their development.

The landscaped garden can be used throughout the year come rain or shine and has a wooden climbing structure, growing area, and a staging area for all our budding young stars.

All-Inclusive Care and Convenience

  • Nutritionally-balanced meals are prepared daily by our onsite chef. Our all-inclusive care extends to snacks, nappies, wipes, formula, sun cream, and nappy cream.
  • Onsite parking.
  • Our nursery in Portswood is located close to St. Denys train station.
  • Located within the catchment of many schools including Highfield School and Portswood School.
  • Enjoy longer opening hours of 7:30am to 6:30pm.
  • Limited funded only places are available.

Your Personal Tour

We’re so excited to meet you and your little one. To visit our nursery in Portswood yourself and discover everything we have to offer, get in touch today and arrange your own personal tour.

Trudy, Manager - Portswood Day Nursery and Preschool
Nursery Manager
27 Winn Road, Portswood, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1EJ
  • Monday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Tuesday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Wednesday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Thursday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Friday7:30AM - 6:30PM
Lines open: Mon - Fri 08:00 - 19:00

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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.

*Not all nurseries offer every component of the all-inclusive package. Please check with your nursery for details.

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.
  • Trudy, Manager - Portswood Day Nursery and PreschoolTrudyNursery Manager
  • Bright Horizons Portswood Day Nursery and Preschool Deputy ManagerMichelleDeputy 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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