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Watford Day Nursery and Preschool

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In a Mumsnet survey of 131 users of Bright Horizons Nurseries: 82% would buy again and 85% would recommend


Discover our beautiful Watford Day Nursery and Preschool, providing excellent care and education to children aged 3 months to 5 years.

Our highly experienced team make every day an inspiring opportunity for the children. Babies enjoy sensory activities that encourage their natural curiosity. Toddlers have dedicated art corners and plenty of space for messy play and investigation. Preschoolers have access to state-of-the-art ICT equipment, including an interactive computer monitor, a fantastic touchscreen PC and a Light Table.

Bright Horizons offers a unique Ready for School programme that focuses on early academics with subjects such as Growing Readers, Writers and Mathematicians. Green Gardeners and Active Athletes ensure varied learning that caters to each child’s interests. Preschoolers particularly enjoy using our bespoke children’s kitchen during our Creative Cooks Growing programme. It is complete with utensils and child-size counters and sinks, giving children the ability to mix and measure ingredients with confidence.

Watford nursery’s outdoor environment is divided into different areas for each age group. Balancing equipment, building blocks and plenty of space for games supports children’s physical development, teamwork and sense of discovery. A covered area allows for fresh air come rain or shine.

Our nursery in Watford is located within easy reach of Croxley Green Business Park and Watford town centre, and is serviced by excellent transport links. We have drop-off spaces for parents arriving by car and our all-inclusive fees mean that you don’t have to prepare food or bring nappies for your little one.

We would love to meet you and your child, so book a visit with us today and we will show you all our nursery has to offer during your own personal tour.

Watford Day Nursery and Preschool Manager
Amber O'Leary
Nursery Manager

Food Hygiene Rating of 5

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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.

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Meet the Team

Watford Day Nursery and Preschool Manager

Amber O'Leary

I have been with Bright Horizons since September 2011, based at our Mount Vernon nursery. I was given the opportunity to grow within my role and become Deputy Manager in January 2015. Over the last 5 years I have grown in confidence learning new skills and gaining more knowledge by completing Bright Horizons training as well as local borough. This has given me the head-start to take on my new role as Watford nursery manager. 

Not only is my role to be there to provide support for the team and children, but also by helping families through their child’s first years, balancing life and ensuring that we all work in partnership is the key to great success. 


Bright Horizons Watford Day Nursery and Preschool Deputy Manager

Sarah Forde

Having worked in childcare for more than 35 years, I started working for Bright Horizons in October 2016 as Deputy Manager at the City Child nursery. I moved to Watford Day Nursery and Preschool in June 2017. I am Montessori trained and hold a level 3 qualification in Childcare and Development. I love the variety this job offers as no day is ever the same.

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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