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Bright Horizons Great Cornard Day Nursery and Preschool (HS)

Holiday Scheme
General Details

We do not stick dogmatically to any one philosophy of nursery education. We aim to include the best of each, in a common sense approach, making the nursery a happy, stress-free place which helps to build self-confidence in every child. Our curriculum is based on good childcare practice and is underpinned by the Governments Early Years Foundation Stage. Children's play fosters imagination and creativity, a sense of self and understanding of others, as well as a wide range of physical development. We aim to achieve a sensible balance between 'free and structured' play and we offer a wide range of supervised activities designed to encourage language, mathmatics, confidence and independence.

Who to contact

Jo Hayes
Nursery Manager
Crocus Early Years Centre
Great Cornard Upper School, Wells hall road
Great Cornard
CO10 0NH
01787 320649

Venue Details

Great Cornard Upper School
Wells Hall Road
Head Lane
Great Cornard
CO10 0NH
Parking available
Parking details
Car Park available outside the nursery to access this please use the Wells Hall enterance


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
To book a place at the holiday club, please phone Crocus directly or pop in to speak to a member of staff.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 18:00
Monday to Friday: 07.00 - 08.00

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Cultural provisions
Individual dietary needs
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
Autistic spectrum
Downs syndrome
Global Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Speech and language difficulties


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£30.08 Under 3 years - Per session
£50.60 Per day
£227.70 Per week
£26.90 3 years plus - Per session
£43.68 3 years plus - per day
£169.55 3 years plus - per week
We offer a holiday Club for children aged 5 - 11 years, this is at a cost of £30 per day and children need to provide their own packed lunch. We offer a variety of activities such as wall climbing, Den building at the local country park.

Other Details

Accessible parking, Arts and crafts, Baby facilities, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Healthy eating, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Pet fish, Private changing area, Quiet area, Sensory play equipment, Sensory room, Sleeping area, Take children on outings, Vegetable patch
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 0 Year(s) 3 month(s)
To 8 Year(s) 11 month(s)
Age Groups
Last Updated

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
05/10/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
22/01/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
19/08/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

We provide an enviornment in which all children including those with additional educational needs and disabilities are supported to reach their full potential. Crocus Early Years Center is accessable to all including toilets and changing facilities, wider doors allow access to all rooms and gardens are fitted with ramps. We have additional disabled parking at the front of the nursery.

We follow guidelines set out in Specail Educational Needs Code of Practice 2014. Our SENCO - Samantha Walker, monitors the progress and needs of the children within the nursery whom have additional needs and supports the other staff in target setting.

Staff complete regular ongoing training to remain up to date with any changes and we currently have 2 staff who are trained in SEND and others awaiting to complete training. Samantha is currently studying for her BAHons in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Studies.

Staff have completed a variety of other training courser including Makaton, Autism awareness, Sensory awareness and play, and many know and use British Sign Language.

We have a purpose built sensory room onsite which offers small play session for all the children to enjoy. This includes a number of bubble tubes with colour changing lights, fibre optic strands, projectors, sensory tactile boards and more.

We work in partnership with local schools and other early years provision to enable us to have a consistent approach in all settings, as we believe this is fundermental. We regularly liase with other professionals such as Occupational therapists. We work closely with parents at all times and encourage them to have an input into their child's learning and development.

Staff additional training includes:

SENCO level 4

Autism awareness,

Widget symbols,


Makaton (all levels and stages)

British sign language

Physical development training,

Behaviour training.


Samantha Walker
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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