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Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Preschool

Day Nurseries
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30 Hours Funded Childcare
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In a Mumsnet survey of 131 users of Bright Horizons Nurseries: 82% would buy again and 85% would recommend

A warm and welcoming nursery at Talbot House, Talbot Campus

Families love our warm, welcoming, purpose-built Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Preschool, rated 'Good' by Ofsted.

Specialist Early Years Care

Designed by our Early Years specialists, your little one will get the best start to their schooling life through our enriching and wellbeing-focused Bright Beginnings Curriculum.

Building on the foundations of the government's EYFS curriculum, it combines a wide range of activities to nurture and develop the skills your child needs to flourish and reach their full potential. This holistic yet personal approach supports each child's development and progress - whether that's moving rooms or preparing them for school.

Outdoor Exploration

Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Preschool is conveniently set in the grounds of Bournemouth University. Your little one can explore the freeflow garden and 'soft terrain' courtyard with confidence. The children also love growing vegetables and plants and enjoy exploring nature during our Forest School sessions.

A Dedicated Environment

Our separate sleep room ensures a peaceful space for your little one to recharge, and our sensory room is perfect for quiet exploration.

Excellent nutritionally balanced hot and cold meals and snacks are provided, using fresh ingredients.

Stay connected with our Bright Horizons Family app to see updates and photos via your smartphone or laptop.

Preparing for School

  • Your child will experience the joy of learning through our Growing Enhancements, that focus on academic and creative skills at all ages. We encourage children to learn through play when they are young and introduce more structured learning as they enter preschool. Growing Enhancements include Growing Readers, Writers, Mathematicians, Artists and more.
  • Our Ready For School Programme for preschoolers includes all our Growing Enhancements, but with an additional focus on life skills. Your little one will start to learn skills such as how to serve themselves at mealtimes, tying shoelaces and communicating effectively.
  • Children love our Boogie Mites activity with exciting opportunities to learn about the world through music and song.

Your Personal Tour

Our dedicated staff are always happy to welcome you and your little one for a personal tour and to ask any questions you may have.

Nursery is located on the GroundFloor of Talbot House on Talbot Campus. Go through the main entrance and the courtyard to the nursery passing through the double doors.

Talbot Woods Nursery Manager Ele Martin
Ele Martin
Nursery Manager


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Supporting and Learning

Bright Horizons Family App

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.

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Fees & Availability

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.

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Meet the Team

Talbot Woods Nursery Manager Ele Martin

Ele Martin

I have worked in childcare for over 10 years now, gaining my level 6 qualification in 2014. I started at Talbot Woods in 2018 as an Early Years Teacher and in my time, I have been a keyworker in every age group here. I became manager in 2021 and am thrilled to work with a wonderful long standing team.

I am also a creative person, holding a degree in interior design. I love being inspired by new ideas for the children and nursery, and will always take others ideas into consideration.

Caroline Payne - Deputy Nursery Manager Talbot Woods

Caroline Payne

Hi, my name is Caz. I work part-time at Talbot Woods Nursery. I have worked at the nursery for 9 years now and have a foundation degree in early years. I am proud to work for Bright Horizons.

Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Preschool Deputy Manager

Jasmine Osborne

Hi, I'm Jas. I gained my Cache level 3 in 2011. I have been working for Bright Horizons for 8 years. I really enjoy working for Bright Horizons and find my job really rewarding.

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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