Nurseries in Chelmsford

There are a great number of nurseries in Chelmsford to choose from, it’s always best to visit in person to see what you think. You can also ask for parent experiences in our Facebook group.

Nurseries in Different Parts of Chelmsford

Location is one of the key deciding factors when choosing a nursery so, as well as this full list of Chelmsford nurseries, we created separate lists of Nurseries in different parts of Chelmsford:

Nurseries in the Centre of Chelmsford

Nurseries in Springfield

Nurseries in South Woodham Ferrers and Surrounding Area

Nurseries in Great Baddow and Galleywood

An A-Z of Nurseries in Chelmsford

The nurseries below are all in the Chelmsford postcodes of CM1, CM2 or CM3 and are arranged in alphabetical order.

Beaulieu Park Day Nursery

Address: 9 Albermarle Link, Springfield CM1 6AH

Phone number: 01245 462932

Beaulieu Park Day Nursery is located in Beaulieu Park and takes children from 3 months to when they start school. It also incorporates a forest school.

Bright Horizons Day Nursery and Pre School

Address: 51 Centenary Way, Springfield, CM1 6AU

Phone number: 0371 346 0946

Bright Horizons are a chain of day nurseries and preschools that offer care for babies and young children.

Busy Bees Chelmsford

Address: 5 The Meades, Chelmsford, CM2 0GT

Phone number: 0330 033 8133

Busy Bees Chelmsford is located in the city so great for parents who work in the town.

Busy Bees Springfield

Address: 216 Springfield Road, Springfield, CM2 6BN

Phone number: 0330 033 8133

Busy Bees takes babies from 3 months and has a separate room for preschool age children.

Buttercup Montessori Springfield

Address: Cuton Hall Lane, Springfield, CM2 5PX

Phone number: 01245 463811

A Montessori nursery based in Springfield close to the large B&Q store.

Buttercup Montessori Galleywood

Address: 125 Watchouse Road, Galleywood, CM2 8NG

Phone number: 01245 474280

The original branch of Buttercup Montessori, based in Galleywood to the south west of Chelmsford.

Camelot Day Nursery

Address: 79-81 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0JD

Phone number: 01245 349 397

A nursery located in Moulsham Street, convenient for parents who work in the town centre or commute from the station.

Carealot DayNursery

Address: Fox Crescent, CM1 2BN

Phone number: 01245 353765


Carealot Day Nursery is located just to the north of Chelmsford City Centre

Deerlands Day Nursery

Address: Ferry Road, North Farmbridge, CM3 6LS

Phone number: 01621 744041

Deerlands Day Nursery serves the communities in Maldon, South Woodham Ferrers, Southminster and Burnham on Crouch.

Dovedale Nursery

Address: 102 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0JQ

Phone number: 01245 265611

Dovedale Nursery is based at Chelmsford College’s Moulsham Street campus but is open to the general public.

Hatfield Peverel Nursery

Address: Church Road, Hatfield Peverel, CM3 2RP

Phone number: 01245 382450

Hatfield Peverel Nursery is part of a small nursery chain called Belindas’ nurseries and is based at Hatfield Peverel Infants school.

Jesters Nursery Bicknacre

Address: Horse Shoe Farm, Main Road, Bicknacre, CM3 4EX

Phone number: 01245 222865

Jester’s takes babies from 3 months up to children up to 4. They also offer a holiday club for older children.

Jesters Nursery & Preschool Beaulieu

Address: Armistace Avenue, Beaulieu, CM1 6DT

Phone number: 01245 943333

Jesters is located next to the Beaulieu Park school and also has an after school club.

Kiddi Caru Nursery Chelmsford

Address: 10 Victoria Court, New Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1GP

Phone number: 01245 505323

Kiddi Caru Chelmsford is based in the City Centre so really convenient for those who work in the centre of Chelmsford or comments from the train station.

Kiddi Caru Nursery Writtle

Address: Fox Burrows Lane, Writtle, CM1 3SS

Phone number: 01245 421341

Kiddi Caru Writtle is based in the grounds of Writtle College but is open to anyone, not just college students and staff.

Little Darwin’s Nursery

Address: Main Road, Rettenden, Chelmsford, CM3 8WD

Phone number: 01268 768599

Little Darwin’s is located in Rettenden to the south of Chelmsford, close to South Woodham Ferrers.

Little Faces Childcare

Address: Portland’s Park, West Hanningfield Road, Chelmsford, CM2 8HR

Phone number: 01245 473676

Little Faces Childcare is based in Pontland’s park and takes children from 3 months to school age.

Little Hedgehogs Day Nursery

Address: Main Road, Boreham, CM3 3JB

Phone number: 01245 461052

Little Hedgehogs is Day Nursery based in Boreham, to the north of Chelmsford.

Little Spring Wonders Daycare Nursery

Address: 18 High Street, Great Baddow, CM2 7HQ

Phone number: 01245 477773

Little Spring Wonders is just opposite the library in The village of Great Baddow, not far from Chelmsford City Centre.

Little Smarties Nursery

Address: Unit 5, Five Tree Works, Bakers Lane, West Hanningfield, Chelmsford, CM2 8LD

Phone number: 01277 841 424

Little Smarties (on the site formally run as Jack and Jill Nursery) offer childcare from 3 months to 5 years plus before and after school care and holiday clubs for school age children.

Little Owls Nursery

Address: Well Lane, Danbury, CM3 4AB

Phone number: 01245 221333

Little Owls Nursery is located in the village of Danbury to west of Chelmsford City.

Meadgate Nursery

Address: Meadgate School, Mascalls Way, CM2 7NS

Phone number: 01245 255532

Meadgate Nursery is set in the grounds of Meadgate School and looks after children from 3 months to 5 years.

Scallywags Nursery

Address: Burrell Gate, Chelmsford, CM1 6ED

Phone number: 01245 468857

Scallywags nursery is located in Beaulieu Park and has direct access onto a sports field.

Seymour House Nursery Broomfield Hospital

Address: Pudding Wood Lane, Broomfield Hospital, Broomfield, CM1 7SS

Phone number: 01245 514035

The Seymour House nursery at Broomfield Hospital is open to both hospital staff and members of the local community.

Seymour House Nursery Broomfield Road

Address: 140 Broomfield Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1RN

Phone number: 01245 492642

The Seymour House Nursery on Broomfield Road is near the city centre end and fairly close to the train station.

Seymour House Nursery Lawn Lane

Address: Lawn Lane, Springfield, CM1 7PP

Phone number: 01245 346643

The Seymour House Nursery in Lawn Lane serves the Springfield area of Chelmsford.

Seymour House Nursery Springfield Road

Address: 230 Springfield Road, Chelsmford, CM2 6PB

Phone number: 01245 495455

The Seymour House Nursery in Springfield Road is a short walk from the city centre and train station.

Small Wonders Day Nursery Springfield

Address: Tavistock Road, Springfield, CM1 6JN

Phone number: 01245 493437

Small Wonders Nursery is located in Springfield and also offers before and after school care.

Small Wonders Day Nursery Woodham

Address: 57 Hullbridge Road, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5NH

Phone number: 01245 426724

Small Wonders Day Nursery Woodham serves the South Woodham Ferrers area and offers childcare from 3 months to school starting age.

The Stables Nursery

Address: Margaretting Road, Galleywood, CM2 8TS

Phone number: 01245 348159

The Stables Nursery is located on Galleywood Common.

Twizzle Tops Nursery South Woodham Ferrers

Address: Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park, Marsh Farm Road, CM3 5WP

Phone number: 01245 429238

The Twizzle Tops Nursery based at Marsh Farm offers a unique environment for children attending it.

YMCA Nursery

Address: Victoria Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1NZ

Phone number: 01245 355677

The YMCA nursery in Chelmsford is located in the city centre, a short walk from the train station.