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Swanscombe Day Nursery and Preschool

Explore, Learn and Have Fun at our Swanscombe Nursery

Welcome to Bright Horizons Swanscombe Day Nursery and Preschool, where we provide quality care and education for children aged 3 months to 5 years. Our convenient location, just half a mile from the town centre, offers onsite parking and a buggy park, with close proximity to Swanscombe and Ebbsfleet International train stations. To cater to your child beyond regular nursery hours (7:00 am to 6:30 pm), we also offer a breakfast, after school, and holiday club for children aged 3 months to 8 years, featuring a range of enjoyable activities.

Our delightful baby area boasts three light and airy rooms for children from 3 months to 2 years. From arts and crafts to cosy reading areas, there's plenty for them to discover. The baby area also has its own sleeping area to ensure peaceful naps.

For toddlers aged 2 to 3 years, our spacious toddler unit with two lovely rooms is designed to foster independence. It includes a toilet and nappy changing area to support their transition from nappies to toilet training.

In our preschool, children aged 3 to 5 years find an environment rich in opportunities for independence, with lots of space and exciting activities. Additionally, we have a ready-for-school room where we equip children with the skills they need to feel confident and excited about starting school. To prepare your child for school, our Ready for School program focuses on essential skills like maths, reading, and writing.

Outdoors, our garden provides a fantastic space with physical apparatus, a gardening area, age-appropriate equipment, and covered spaces, ensuring year-round fun and discovery. Divided into age-appropriate sections, the garden features playground equipment, trikes, and covered areas for fun in any weather. A lovely natural forest area adds to the learning experience, perfect for exploring nature and mini beast hunts.

Our Swanscombe team is eager to welcome you and your child. Book a personal tour today and come see everything we have to offer!

Swanscombe Day Nursery and Preschool Manager Megan
Nursery Manager
Craylands Lane, Swanscombe, Kent, DA10 0LP
  • 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.
  • Swanscombe Day Nursery and Preschool Manager MeganMeganNursery Manager
  • Swanscombe Day Nursery and Preschool Deputy Manager AynsleyAynsleyDeputy 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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