In a Mumsnet survey of 131 users of Bright Horizons Nurseries: 82% would buy again and 85% would recommend
Our nursery setting is open Monday to Friday from 07:00 to 18:30, for children aged 3 months to 5 years.
We offer a warm, welcoming environment supporting the transition from home to nursery, and we provide excellent nutritionally-balanced menus using fresh ingredients prepared by our own chef. We have a large outside area in addition to free flow gardens with a selection of animals both inside and outside, large hall for indoor physical activities
We offer Holiday clubs for children aged 4 - 11 years.
We will be delighted to welcome you to Springfield Lodge Dartford Day Nursery for a personal tour soon.
SatNav users please use: DA1 1LY
Below is an example of a typical day
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.
*Terms and conditions apply to 30 hours funding. Click here for more information.Request a call back
I have worked for Springfield Lodge since 2006 and started off as a Nursery Nurse within our Tawny Owls Room. Prior to this, I worked in Australia for a year working within a very small nursery, very different in size to Springfield.
Within Springfield, I have worked my way up to a management position. I have seen the nursery go through several changes and two outstanding Ofsted inspections.
I hold a higher national diploma in Early Years Care and a BSc (Hons) degree in Health and Child Development.
From a very early age I have always wanted to work with children and follow the footsteps of family members who have also followed this career path bringing knowledge and experience to help and support not only the children but my team.
I have worked for Springfield Lodge now for 9 years. I completed my level 3 qualification in 2013 at the setting and worked my way up to become the deputy manager in January 2018, I am also the lead SEN at the nursery.
I enjoy organising fundraising events and at Christmas I give up my time to support Crisis.
I have been in a child care environment for around 27 years after having 2 children of my own. I began as a parent helper before being offered full time employment at a small playgroup.
I completed my Level 3 qualification in 2000 and I began working at Springfield Lodge in 2005 as a nursery nurse before working my way up to my current role as a Deputy Manager.
I enjoy spending time with family and friends, visiting various places of interest.
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.