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In a Mumsnet survey of 131 users of Bright Horizons Nurseries: 82% would buy again and 85% would recommend
Our nursery setting is open Monday to Friday from 07:30 to 18:30, for children aged 3 months to 5 years.
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.
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.
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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I have been working within Bright Horizons for over nine years starting as a nursery nurse at Shortlands and then progressing to deputy manager. I then moved to our Caterham branch in 2016 gaining experience in a larger nursery before returning to Shortlands as the manager in January 2018. I have my degree in Early Childhood studies and feel this has given me the insight into child development. I have had experience in a nursery in Australia and continue to enjoy refreshing my knowledge and experiences in early years. My passion has always been to guide each child to reach their full potential and I feel blessed that I get to make an impact on their lives at the most important time of their development.
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.
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.