Brinkley Lane Nursery in Colchester

Day Nursery School

Rated Outstanding

About Brinkley Lane Nursery

Centrally located in the heart of the Highwoods area of Colchester, Brinkley Lane Nursery provides a warm and welcoming, home-from-home experience for families. Newly refurbished both inside and out in 2024, our nursery offers an enriching environment filled with the very best early years resources for your child. 

We take pride in fostering strong connections with the local community, collaborating with nearby schools and businesses. Through our unique, expertly designed curriculum, we aim to inspire a sense of awe and wonder in the children we care for, building a generation that is curious, engaged and ready to explore the world. Join us on this exciting journey of learning and growth at our Brinkley Lane nursery.

Brinkley Lane Nursery is one of two Seymour House nurseries in Colchester.

Our Latest Ofsted Results

The quality of the teaching is exemplary. Practitioners are dynamic and demonstrate a superb knowledge of how children learn. Practitioners provide a stimulating range of learning opportunities, which give children the freedom to develop their own interests and learning styles, so that they make excellent progress in their learning.

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Discover Seymour House Day Nursery Schools

We know that parents are a child’s first and most important educator, and we believe that working in partnership with you is as important as our work with your child. Our fantastic team of Early Years Educators and Teachers provide a calm, caring but stimulating nursery environment to offer your child the best space to learn and grow.

Discover Seymour House Day Nursery Schools

We know that parents are a child’s first and most important educator, and we believe that working in partnership with you is as important as our work with your child. Our fantastic team of Early Years Educators and Teachers provide a calm, caring but stimulating nursery environment to offer your child the best space to learn and grow.

Delivering outstanding early education

We believe that working together with parents achieves the best outcome for children’s learning and development. So, we’ve created engaging early education resources that are available for free to parents of children at our nurseries. Our resources support literacy and maths but also communication, critical thinking, creativity, cooperation, curiosity.

Teaching children to read and write

Discover how we teach our nursery school children to read and write by introducing letters and sounds, while practising listening and speaking. Before long, children start to recognise familiar words automatically and read new words by decoding them quickly. As soon as children can read independently, the emphasis shifts from learning to read, to reading to learn.

Teaching children to read and write

Discover how we teach our nursery school children to read and write by introducing letters and sounds, while practising listening and speaking. Before long, children start to recognise familiar words automatically and read new words by decoding them quickly. As soon as children can read independently, the emphasis shifts from learning to read, to reading to learn.

Introducing numeracy to children

Find out how we introduce numeracy to our nursery school children using Dragon Maths. This is an effective learning process that was developed at Seymour House to give children a firm foundation in numeracy. Dragon Maths gives children the confidence to master arithmetic at primary school, mathematics at secondary, and opens the door to the stem subjects: science, technology, engineering, and maths.

Our Team

Our skilled and caring team will help your child love their time at nursery and will ensure they are prepared for school and beyond!

Carly West

Carly West

Nursery Manager

I have worked for Seymour House since 2009 and the amazing training and learning opportunities provided have enabled me to progress from Early Years educator all the way to become Nursery Manager. Through this process I have developed a passion and drive to excel in providing the outstanding care and education offered at Seymour House. I look forward to welcoming you and your child to our outstanding Brinkley Lane setting.

Emma Walker

Emma Walker

Head of Early Years Practice

I have worked in Early years for over 10 years now, within this time I completed my BA Honours Degree in Early Childhood studies. I Joined Seymour house in 2019 as a head of Early years and after moving abroad for two years I have re-joined the Head of Early years team here at Brinkly Lane in 2023. I am passionate about creating and enriching environment to supporting children to learn, develop and grow. Here at Brinkley Lane Seymour house, I lead and work closely alongside our fantastic team who share my core values in providing outstanding care and education to all our children and families. I would be thrilled to welcome you and your family to our amazing Nursey.

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Find Out What parents have said about Brinkley Lane Nursery

Sonya

We have been really impressed and more than satisfied with the level of care and teaching Matilda has received from all at Brinkley Lane since she started 3 years ago. Everyone is friendly and approachable and we couldn’t have asked for a nicer setting and lovelier people to look after her in her first years of life. Thank-you!

Helena

Both my children have been very well looked after by all your lovely, caring staff. It will be lovely when parents can enter the building again in the future but I have been very happy with how everything has been run during Covid and know that both of my children were both happy.

Kerry

I have nothing but praise for you as a nursery. You care about the children so much and know everybody’s name. Bobby has loved his time at Brinkley Lane and although I’ll be sad for him to leave, you really have given him the best start for his next journey.

Davina

Lynnie, Sabrina, Bethany and Carly are always on hand to answer any questions we have, no matter how ridiculous they may be 😉. They keep us informed and up to date with Leon’s progress and always with such lovely smiles and positive attitudes. I feel that the team have prepared Leon perfectly for his next journey to primary school by giving a good solid all round learning experience, changing their approach depending on his needs. Holly and Emma have also been amazing helping with any questions.

Chantelle

I would just like to pass on a massive thank you to all the team for the care that they provide for Mia. I couldn’t ask for anything different, they all do an amazing job and show that they love their time with all the children on a daily basis. She has learnt so much during her time at Seymour House already, skills that are just so valuable and we know she wouldn’t have otherwise. We’re looking forward to seeing what the next year brings.

Samuel

We have found the service from all staff members at Seymour house to be exemplary, throughout the years Ethan has been with you. I know he has very much enjoyed his time with you and will miss the nursery as he progresses in to school, armed with the skills, knowledge and confidence he has acquired. I would not hesitate to recommend your nursery to our friends and family.

Thank you for all the support you and the team have offered even through these more difficult times.

Mrs Ellis

I would like to thank the Brinkley Lane Nursery team for the outstanding care they have given to Millie over the past three years.  Every Team member is kind, thoughtful and professional.  I am eternally grateful for their efforts and I’m sure this is over and above anything I could find elsewhere.  Thank you.

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Phone

01206 852525

Address

Brinkley Ln, Highwoods, Colchester CO4 9XN

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