Wilmington Day Nursery and Preschool

Wilmington Day Nursery and PreschoolCommon Lane, Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, DA2 7EU
A warm and welcoming Nursery in Wilmington

Welcome to Wilmington Day Nursery and Preschool, Our dedicated and passionate staff are committed to providing the best care and early education for children aged 3 months to 5 years.

Enriching Learning Environments

We have five rooms: a baby and toddler room, a nursery room and a preschool room. The nursery provides a friendly, family feel where everyone knows each other.

Our baby room is for children aged 3 to 20 months and has a warm and cosy atmosphere. Babies have access to their own private garden, and we follow individual home routines as closely as possible to make the transition from home to nursery easier.

The toddler room is for children from 20 to 30 months, where we learn and explore through play and exciting activities.

In the busy nursery room, we prepare children aged 30 to 42 months for starting preschool, with activities planned around the children’s interests.

Our preschool room has a more structured focus, with both adult and child-led activities. Here, your child will learn the skills they need to feel ready to start school.

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

A Bright Beginning for Every Child

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

Building on the foundations of the government’s EYFS curriculum, Bright Beginnings 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.

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

Getting Ready for Their Next Steps

To ensure your little learner is confident to start school, our older children take part in our Ready for School programme, which brings structure and focus to maths, reading, writing, and other essential skills they need to get ready for school.

Specialist Rooms

As well as our five home base rooms, your child will also benefit from our specialist rooms, including a sensory room, a preschool learning room, and our brilliant children’s kitchen.

Working With You

We offer eight-week childcare 'settling in' sessions for new parents and children. This enables us to start building relationships with you and your little one before your child actually starts. We provide you with regular updates on your child's progress, offering reassurance and comfort at a key time. Our babies and toddlers have a daily contact book so you and your key people can share thoughts and information, and our quarterly parent evenings are a further opportunity to strengthen the partnership between parents and carers.

We also work in conjunction with the parents, inviting you to share your work experiences with the children, offering lending libraries and inviting you to open days at weekends. This is so working parents have more time to look through learning journals, speak to key people and, of course, play!

Fun in the Garden

Our nursery has two lovely outside areas, including one specifically for the under 2’s. Both areas have an all-weather surface, so the ground is safe to play on in all conditions, and offer freeflow access from the classrooms, allowing your child to use the garden throughout the day.

The outside area also attracts lots of wildlife, providing lots of wonderful learning opportunities for the children.

All-Inclusive Care and Convenience

  • Nutritionally-balanced meals are prepared daily by our onsite chef. Your all-inclusive care extends to snacks, nappies, wipes, and creams.
  • Onsite car park.
  • Our nursery in Wilmington is conveniently located close to Bexley, Dartford, and Crayford train stations and is a five-minute drive from the A2 and the M25.
  • Enjoy longer opening hours of 7:30am to 6:30pm.

Your Personal Tour

We’re so excited to meet you and your little one. To visit our nursery in Wilmington yourself and discover everything we have to offer, get in touch today and arrange your own personal tour.

Carrie Bishop Wilmington
Nursery Manager
Common Lane, Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, DA2 7EU
  • Monday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Tuesday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Wednesday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Thursday7:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Friday7:30AM - 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.
  • Carrie Bishop WilmingtonCarrieNursery Manager
  • Jade Avery WilmingtonJadeDeputy 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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