Southgate Day Nursery and Preschool

An Inspiring Nursery in Southgate to Learn, Grow and Play

Welcome to Southgate Day Nursery and Preschool. At our lovely purpose-built nursery, we're dedicated to giving children aged 3 months to 5 years the care and early education they need to give them the best start.

Spacious and Enriching Rooms

Your child will love spending their days in our bright and vibrant nursery, where we have six large age-tailored rooms all purposefully designed to help your child thrive.

The under 2s have a beautiful sensory room on the ground floor, with a large ball pool, a bubble machine, and cosy mood lighting. The room opens out into the under 2s garden, allowing fresh air and outdoor fun throughout the day. We also have a calming sleep room, so younger children can enjoy peaceful naps.

Over 3s can expand their learning with access to a computer and an iPad in their room, alongside sensory sand, water trays, and a construction area. In our preschool room, your little learner will discover all the skills they need to feel ready and prepared to start big school.

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.

Age-Specific Gardens

We're very lucky to have two beautiful separate gardens tailored to the children's ages. Our under 2s garden benefits from a reading area, plenty of shade, and lots of room to explore.

Our large main garden has a water wall, wooden teepee, balance beams, and lots of space to ride trikes and run around. There is even a covered outdoor classroom offering shade and shelter come rain or shine.

Enjoying the Local Area

We know the importance of community culture and regularly take the children on walks to the local park, pointing out landmarks on the way. This helps to build their confidence in places other than their nursery and makes them more familiar with their local area.

All-Inclusive Care and Convenience

  • Nutritionally-balanced meals are prepared daily and include a variety of tasty and healthy snacks. Our all-inclusive care extends to nappies, wipes, formula, nappy cream, and sun cream.
  • Onsite parking and buggy park.
  • Our nursery in Southgate is located a 3-minute walk from Southgate tube.
  • Longer opening hours of 7:30am to 6:30pm.

Your Personal Tour

If you would like to see more of what our nursery in Southgate has to offer you and your little one, then book a visit today and we'll show you around on your own personal tour.

Active Learning Southgate Day Nursery and Preschool Manager
Nursery Manager
311B Chase Road, Southgate, London, N14 6JS
  • 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.
  • Active Learning Southgate Day Nursery and Preschool ManagerAlysonNursery Manager
  • Active Learning Southgate DeputyHasinaDeputy Manager
  • Active Learning Southgate DeputySimranThird In Charge


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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