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Southborough Woodlands Preschool

Day Nurseries
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30 Hours Funded Childcare
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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

Woodlands Preschool provides care for children aged 2 to 4. Set in a converted school in beautiful woods next to Southborough Common and behind St Peter’s Church, there is plenty of space to park, making drop-offs and collections easy for parents.  

Our rooms are sparkling from our recent refurbishment which, together with all the new furniture and resources, has had a huge impact on all of our children’s learning and development. We feed into many local schools such as Southborough, Speldhurst, Langton Green, Bidborough, St Matthews and St Johns and work closely with all of them to help ease transitions between nursery and ‘big school’. At Woodlands, our Southborough children's day nursery, we use a 'key person' approach to support parents and children from the very start. Your child’s key person will follow your child’s individual routine and build their day around your preferences and wishes.  

We offer eight-week 'settling in' sessions before your child starts, to enable you and your child to build relationships with your key person and provide an insight into the day-to-day running of the nursery. We tailor the sessions to each family, based on discussions and observations. We also have a fully qualified Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) who works here at Woodlands to help and support children and families with additional needs. 

Children at our Southborough preschool can take part in activities including planting, digging, sand and water play in our amazing adventure garden, as well as hunting for mini-beasts: all of which help with sensory development. The amazing nature observatory overlooking the woods makes our garden a very special place for children to learn, develop and discover the natural world.

Our friendly, experienced and highly qualified staff are on hand to conduct a personal nursery tour at a time to suit you.


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Abby Palmer
Nursery Manager


28 May 2022

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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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Abby Palmer

Southborough Woodlands Preschool Deputy Manager

Nicky Westguard

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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