Bright Horizons Maythorne Cottages Day Nursery and Preschool

Maythorne Cottages, Off Nightingale Grove, Hither Green, London SE13 6HE

Bright Horizons Maythorne has four rooms that are between the ages of 15 months and five-years-old.

With a big garden for the children, and the Baby Star 4 room also having their own garden, Maythorne cottages offers a large amount of space for children to explore and gain their independence while enjoying some lovely activities.

The nursery offers a number of extra-curricular activities throughout all rooms. In the younger rooms, Baby Star 4 and Little Explorers 1, the nursery provide bopping bunnies, a music class that attends once a week. In Little Explorers 2 and Launch Pad, the nursery provide a phonics class with Launch Pad also participating in a sports class in order to prepare the children for school.

A yoga teacher completes a yoga class for all the children which is thoroughly enjoyed. Parents that are interested in French lessons provided once a week also pay extra for this.

The chef prepares all the food on-site and is freshly made each day with meat provided fresh from the butchers and fresh fruit and veg from the greengrocers.

Group: Bright Horizons

Person in charge: Kerry Lambourne (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Lewisham Council

Number of Staff: 25

Service Offered: Nursery School (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care

Total Places for Children: 74

Age Range: from 1 years 5 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0745-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas


The nursery is just outside the Hither Green Station.


Next to Hither Green Station which is ideal for parents to go straight to the station to work.

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Awards / Recognitions

April 2019

Top 20 Large Nursery Groups 2019

Recipient: Bright Horizons

Date: Tuesday 30 Apr 2019

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March 2018

Top 20 Large Nursery Groups 2018

Recipient: Bright Horizons

Date: Thursday 01 Mar 2018

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March 2017

Top 10 Large Nursery Groups 2017

Recipient: Bright Horizons

Date: Wednesday 01 Mar 2017

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April 2016


Kerry Lambourne

Job Title: Nursery Manager


Kerry is our Nursery Manager.


Fiona Macleod

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2015


Hello, my name is Fiona MacLeod and I joined Zoom nurseries now Bright Horizons in March 2015 and started my journey as a Third in Charge at our Beacon Road Site. The opportunity came for me to continue my management journey and I secured a promotion as Deputy Manager at Maythorne Cottages in November 2017.

My incredible journey in the childcare sector has given me twenty amazing years and I completed my BA Degree in Childhood Studies with a specialism of Special Educational Needs in July 2018. I am dedicated and believe in ensuring that our children and their families have the most rewarding memories and experiences created within our nursery.