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Watford Day Nursery and Preschool

Watford Day Nursery and Preschool2 Printers Avenue, Whippendell Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 7QR
Play, discover and thrive at our Watford nursery

Welcome to Watford Day Nursery and Preschool. Our Ofsted Good rated nursery is run by passionate staff dedicated to providing the best care and early education for children aged 3 months to 5 years.

Inspiring Rooms to Aid Development

Younger children in our Bumble Bee room benefit from a large room, filled with resources to ignite their imaginations and curiosities. There is underfloor heating and overhead speakers where we play soothing music during nap time. We follow each child's care routine from home as closely as possible, so they'll always feel relaxed and secure with us.

In our Caterpillar room, 2-3 year-olds are encouraged to explore the room freely, choosing activities based on their own interests.

Preschoolers love their Dragonfly room, which has everything they need to prepare them for their next steps, including an IT suite.

A Bright Beginning for Every Child

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 wellbeing, development, and progress – whether that's moving rooms or preparing them for school.

The Curriculum is complemented by our Ready for School Programme, which supports the development of key academic and life skills so children can continue their learning journey with confidence.

Children also enjoy Boogie Mites music sessions where they can learn about the world through music and song.

You can stay updated with your child's day through our Bright Horizons Family app.

Cook up a Storm

Your little chef will love our children's kitchen, where we utilise our Creative Cooks Growing Enhancement, teaching children about healthy food options and food preparation. With child-size counters and sinks, and every utensil they need, our kitchen gives little ones the opportunity to build confidence in the kitchen.

Fun in the Garden

Classrooms have direct access to our lovely garden, which is divided into different areas for each age group, ensuring your child has the best resources for their development.

With fun activities and plenty of space to participate in games and even a covered area, garden time can be enjoyed come rain or shine.

All-Inclusive Care and Convenience

  • Nutritionally balanced meals are prepared by our onsite chef. Our all-inclusive care extends to wipes, nappies, creams, and formula.
  • Onsite buggy park and drop-off spaces.
  • Our Watford nursery is conveniently located close to Watford train station.
  • Limited funded only places are available.

Your Personal Tour

We look forward to welcoming you and your little one for a personal tour and to answering any questions you may have about our nursery in Watford.

Watford Day Nursery and Preschool Manager
Nursery Manager
2 Printers Avenue, Whippendell Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 7QR
  • Monday7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Tuesday7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Friday7:30AM - 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.
  • Watford Day Nursery and Preschool ManagerAmberNursery Manager
  • Sophie Lehane WatfordSophieDeputy 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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Bright Horizons Family App
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