In a Mumsnet survey of 131 users of Bright Horizons Nurseries: 82% would buy again and 85% would recommend
Our warm, homely nursery in Dartford is designed to support your child’s development from the age of 3 months to 5 years.
We support our youngest children with the transition into nursery through free settling in sessions at the beginning, and fun, engaging activities as they grow with us. For preschoolers, the focus is on the transition from nursery to school. An enriching Ready for School programme gives every child the opportunity to gain knowledge and confidence to thrive in school and beyond.
Springfield Lodge Dartford Day Nursery boasts a stunning outdoor space. There is freeflow access to the gardens so your child can explore outside at their leisure. The garden is also large enough to accommodate chickens that the children enjoy learning about and feeding.
We serve excellent, nutritionally balanced food, prepared daily by our own chef using fresh ingredients. Our Creative Cooks activities also aim to instil healthy food choices at a young age.
Our efforts have been recognised by Ofsted with a Good rating in their most recent inspection.
Springfield Lodge nursery is situated in a green area of Dartford, close to Brooklands Lake and Dartford Central Park. We have an onsite car park to make drop-off and pick-up times as safe and convenient for you as possible.
We would love to meet you and your little one, so book a visit today and we will show you everything our nursery has to offer during your own personal tour.
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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.
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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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.