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Southampton Nursling Day Nursery and Preschool

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In a Mumsnet survey of 131 users of Bright Horizons Nurseries: 82% would buy again and 85% would recommend

A place to grow

Southampton Nursling Day Nursery and Preschool is rated Outstanding by Ofsted, following an inspection in December 2016 and is based in the David Lloyd Leisure Club in Nursling, Southampton.

The nursery has light and spacious rooms which lead directly onto a beautiful garden area.

Working closely with parents, Southampton Nursling Day Nursery offers an exclusive settling in period ensuring that children are happy and confident prior to starting at the Nursery.

The Nursery consists of two baby rooms, two toddler rooms, a nursery and a preschool room.

Children take part in a variety of activities, appropriate for their age. For example, sensory play is a primary focus for babies as they learn about the world around them. As they grow into toddlers, role play becomes prominent, before they reach preschool age and focus shifts to more structured learning, getting the children ready for the move to school

Our Ready for School programme is implemented in the preschool room. We also have growing enhancements embedded in our daily routines from Creative Cooks to Growing Artists. We also incorporate Growing Writers and Growing Mathematicians, working with the Parents to develop the children's skills both at home and at Nursery through our Play and Learning at Home activities.

Being outdoors is also a common theme, allowing children to experience all weathers, as well as participate in our Growing Gardeners and Active Athletes programmes.

The garden is full of activities and resources to stimulate young minds, including a book corner and access to bikes and trikes.

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Ellouise Marsh
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05 Oct 2021

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Bright Horizons Family App

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the NEW Bright Horizons Family App. The app will offer a variety of features that will give you the ability to get more information on your child's day than ever before, as well as being able to notify the nursery of any changes to your planned pick-up or absences, as well as booking extra sessions.

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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

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Ellouise Marsh

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Rachel Russell

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Mel Price

Asquith Southampton Day Nursery and Preschool Deputy Manager

Laura Saunders

My ambition has always been to work within the childcare profession. This became a reality for me following a work experience placement in a nursery whilst at school. After leaving college I began an apprenticeship in childcare quickly moving into a full time early years practitioner role; during this period I studied for my level 3 and 4 qualifications. On completing my Foundation Degree in Early Childhood I moved into a management role at a pre-school after which I joined Bright Horizons in 2018.

I am passionate about providing quality care and a safe environment in which children can develop and grow, building upon the very foundations of their futures.

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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