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Springfield Lodge Dartford Day Nursery and Preschool

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In a Mumsnet survey of 131 users of Bright Horizons Nurseries: 82% would buy again and 85% would recommend

A Bright and Welcoming Nursery in Dartford

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. Our unique Healthy Hearts and Minds activities provide inspirational and engaging learning experiences using the innovative and well established Boogie Mites and myHappymind programmes.

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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Springfield Lodge Dartford Day Nursery and Preschool Manager
Stacey Dowsett
Nursery Manager
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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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Meet the Team

Springfield Lodge Dartford Day Nursery and Preschool Manager

Stacey Dowsett

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.


Springfield Lodge Dartford Day Nursery and Preschool Deputy Manager

Sian Bull

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.

Springfield Lodge Dartford Day Nursery and Preschool Deputy Manager

Sue Ayriss

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.

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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