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Watford Day Nursery and Preschool

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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

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
Amber O'Leary
Nursery Manager


26 May 2022

Preschool Play Date

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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

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. 


Sophie Lehane Watford

Sophie lehane

After being a student for two years whilst I studied my level 3 childcare qualification, I officially became part of the bright horizons family in May 2013 as a bank staff member at Northwick Park Day Nursery and Preschool. I embarked on my career in childcare and was given the opportunity to grow within my role and become a room leader.

My passion lies within providing the best possible outcomes for the future of our next generation. I love helping to develop children through their learning journey, and supporting them onto their next steps. I can truly say it’s the most rewarding job.

Over the last 9 years I have grown, learnt new skills and knowledge which has now pushed me to progress further in my career as Deputy Manager. I look forward to continue building a bright future for all the children at Watford Day Nursery and Preschool.

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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