Shortlands | Day Nurseries & Pre-School | Bromley

Shortlands Day Nursery and Preschool

Why Children Love Us

A place to grow

Our nursery setting is open Monday to Friday from 07:45 to 18:30, for children aged 3 months to 5 years. We offer a warm, welcoming environment supporting the transition from home to nursery, and we provide excellent nutritionally-balanced menus using fresh ingredients prepared by our own chef. Our highly qualified team helped us secure a Good rating in our latest Ofsted inspection.

Shortlands Day Nursery and Preschool Manager
Joanne Sadler-Patel
Nursery Manager
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Nutrition

Our excellent nutritionally balanced menu is changed regularly to encourage a varied diet and is approved by the Childrens Food Trust. Here is an example of a typical menu.

Supporting and Learning


Growing Mathematicians

1-2-3-4-5! Mathematics is embedded in everything that we do and experience in our day-to-day lives and our Growing Mathematicians programme has been created to help your child understand the purpose and importance of mathematics. 

Growing Readers

Growing Readers brings together home and nursery life, providing parents with some of the theory behind developing children’s reading skills, and also providing handy Hints & Tips, recommended reading lists and suggested activities for parents and children to explore together.

Growing Writers

Our Growing Writer’s approach supports the complex magical journey from making a mark, to emergent writing, to confident writer, laying the foundational skills that enable each child to flourish with the confidence and capability to succeed at school.

A day at Shortlands Day Nursery and Preschool

Below is an example of a typical day

  • Morning

    Drop Off

  • Morning

    Breakfast

  • Morning

    Play & Activities

  • Morning

    Story Time

  • Morning

    Singing Time

  • Midday

    Lunch

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Play & Activities

  • Afternoon

    Story Time

  • Afternoon

    Singing Time

  • Afternoon

    Tea / Dinner Time

  • Afternoon

    Play & Activities

  • Afternoon

    Pick Up

Fees & Availability

Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns, including everything your child needs. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.

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Meet the Team

Joanne Sadler-Patel

I qualified in 1997 by gaining my NVQ Level 3 in Child Care & Education. After qualifying I have worked in several roles in various nurseries across London and the South East. I joined Bright Horizons in 2006 as a Nursery Manager and managed several sites until I left to have my son in 2011. I couldn’t keep away for long and returned to Bright Horizons in 2014 after spending 3 years at home enjoying parenthood. In 2015 I had my daughter who attends nursery with me every day. As a parent I understand how work life balance is important and Bright Horizons have always been supportive in providing that. I am passionate about providing a safe fun learning environment where children can flourish.

Kirsty Field

I started working for Bright Horizons in April 2011, and joined the Shortlands team May 2016. I started off as a nursery assistant and have worked my way up to a deputy manager position. I have a level 3 childcare qualification; I am always keen to gain more knowledge and experience.  I have a passion for providing children with the best starts in life. I support the team in continuously improving to be the best nursery it can possibly be. Once we reach one goal we will make sure we are reaching for another.  

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 10 years as one of the country’s top 50 “Great Places to Work” by the Great Place to Work Institute.

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