Springfield Lodge Dartford Day Nursery and Preschool

Springfield Lodge Dartford Day Nursery and PreschoolPowder Mill Lane, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1LY
Explore, discover and grow at our Dartford nursery

You'll find our bright and welcoming Dartford nursery is the perfect setting for your little one to start their journey and create an easy transition from home to nursery life. Families love our Sensory Room, our all-weather outdoor classroom and our chickens!

If you are visiting our nursery please use postcode: DA1 1LY for your SatNav.

Catering for children from 3 months to 5 years, younger children will feel secure and at ease in our dedicated baby room, and our cots ensure they can enjoy the same sleep routine as they have at home.

A Wealth of Resources

For preschoolers, we know how important it is to prepare them for that next big step - so our focus is on preparing them and ensuring a confident and smooth transition. Our Early Years team provide a wide range of educational resources to help their development and get them school ready.

A 'Bright Beginning' for Every Child

Designed by our Early Years specialists, your pre-schooler will get the best start to their schooling life through our enriching and wellbeing focused Bright Beginnings Curriculum.

Building on the foundations of the government's EYFS curriculum, it 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 development and progress – whether that's moving rooms or preparing them for school.

Delicious Meals Prepared Onsite

Your little one will love tucking into a wide variety of nutritionally-balanced meals - all prepared fresh by our own on-site chef. And they'll learn about healthy food choices, growing food, and early nutrition with our fun and engaging Creative Cooks activities.

Make Amazing Discoveries in the Natural Environment

Children's educational play using the environment is encouraged in our all-weather outdoor classroom. The nursery also has an all-weather outside art room, giving children lots of opportunities to discover imaginative and creative play.

The free flow access from classrooms into the garden and outside play areas also encourages children to interact with our top draw - our chickens - which they adore learning about and feeding.

All-Inclusive Care

All your child's meals, snacks, nappies, wipes, sun cream, and formula are included.

Accessible & Convenient Location

Handily situated for commuting parents, our Dartford day nursery and preschool is located close to the train station and has an onsite car park. Brooklands Lake and Dartford Central Park are also nearby.

Your Personal Tour

The long-standing team here at Dartford can't wait to meet you and your family. Book your personal tour today and we'll be happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have.

Springfield Lodge Dartford Day Nursery and Preschool Manager
Nursery Manager
Powder Mill Lane, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1LY
  • Monday7:00AM - 6:30PM
  • Tuesday7:00AM - 6:30PM
  • Wednesday7:00AM - 6:30PM
  • Thursday7:00AM - 6:30PM
  • Friday7:00AM - 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.
  • Springfield Lodge Dartford Day Nursery and Preschool ManagerStaceyNursery Manager
  • Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge DeputyJoDeputy 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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Bright Horizons Family App
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