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.
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.
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I have been Nursery Manager at Swanscombe since 2011. I have worked at Swanscombe Springfield Lodge since 2004 whilst studying for my BA Hons Childhood Studies. I have also completed my Early Years Professional Status in 2011 and I hold a NVQ level 4 in Management.
I am passionate about providing enabling environments for all children and I love spending time in the rooms getting involved in a variety of adventures and activities. The children are my inspiration and they lead us in our planning and development of the nursery.
I have a child of my own who is nearly two and likes to keep me on my toes. She attends the nursery and is thriving. Having my daughter has made me look at the nursery from a parent's perspective and how we can make things easier for parents and make them feel assured that their children are in safe hands.
I have been working at Springfield Lodge Swanscombe since 2015. I have over 20 years' experience in a wide range of childcare professions including 8 years of Out of Schools with school children aged 4-11 years and Youth Club for 11-14 year olds. I am level 4 qualified in Childcare and I am a level 3 Forest School Team Leader.
I work alongside Emma to deliver the highest quality care and education for children and families. I am passionate about Forest schools and the outdoor environment for all children. I have developed the programme for children at the nursery and we are lucky to have local woodlands to use as well as our large sensory garden.
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.