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Shortlands Day Nursery and Preschool

Shortlands Day Nursery and Preschool84 Martins Road, Shortlands, Bromley, London, BR2 OEF
A Supportive Setting in Bromley to Play, Learn and Thrive

Welcome to Shortlands Day Nursery and Preschool. Our nurturing nursery is set in a beautiful, converted church, where our experienced and caring team provide the best care and education for children aged 3 months to 5 years.

Light and Spacious Rooms

Our baby room is located at the top of the building, giving it a light and airy feel with lovely views of the street. Little ones stay in this room until they are ready to move to the next room, allowing us to focus on each child's individual needs and development.

The toddler room is for children moving from the baby room until they are 2 years old. This area benefits from two cosy rooms attached together and has access to its own garden space.

Our nursery room is for children aged 2 to 3 and is a large and bright space. We focus on self-care and encouraging independence.

Preschoolers love their busy and fun room, where we prepare the children with the skills and lessons they need to feel confident and ready to start school. The room also has free-flow access to the garden, allowing your child to explore outdoors throughout the day.

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.

Discovering the Garden

We have two lovely garden areas for your child to enjoy. The first is for babies and toddlers, and the other slightly larger area is for nursery and preschool children.

All-Inclusive Care and Convenience

  • Nutritionally-balanced meals are prepared by our onsite chef. Our all-inclusive care extends to wipes, nappies, formula, creams, and snacks.
  • Onsite buggy park.
  • Our nursery in Bromley offers great links to public transport and is just a 3-minute walk to Shortlands train station.
  • Located a 5-minute drive from Bromley high street.
  • Rated Good at our last Ofsted inspection.
  • Longer opening hours of 7:30am to 6:30pm.

Your Personal Tour

We look forward to welcoming you and your little one for a personal tour and to answering any questions you may have about our nursery in Bromley.

Helen shortland manager
Nursery Manager
84 Martins Road, Shortlands, Bromley, London, BR2 OEF
  • 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.
  • Helen shortland managerHelenNursery Manager
  • Shortlands Deputy Manager JodiJodiDeputy 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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