Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Preschool

Talbot Woods Day Nursery and PreschoolBournemouth University, Talbot House, Talbot Campus, Ferne Barrow, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5BB
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
Nursery Manager
Bournemouth University, Talbot House, Talbot Campus, Ferne Barrow, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5BB
  • Monday8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Tuesday8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Friday8:00AM - 6:00PM
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.
  • Talbot Woods Nursery Manager Ele MartinEleNursery Manager
  • Caroline Payne - Deputy Nursery Manager Talbot WoodsCarolineDeputy Manager
  • Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Preschool Deputy ManagerJasmineDeputy 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!

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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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