Dragonfly Colchester

14 North Hill, Colchester, Essex CO1 1DZ

Our Colchester branch is located in the heart of the city centre, adjacent to the High Street, on North Hill. The nursery is situated within a beautiful Grade II listed building with a rich history dating back to the 15th century. The nursery boasts quirky features such as exposed wooden beams, little nooks and crannies for exploring and a large protected mural wall which makes for great storytelling. The building itself feels like an adventure for young minds! Although the building oozes with historic character and charm, the interior spaces have recently undergone refurbishments in order to provide us with high quality, practical, and carefully planned out spaces to work well for young children.

We operate between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, for 51 weeks of the year, excluding bank holidays. The nursery is closed for one week between Christmas and New Year.

We offer an all-inclusive service, including meals, snacks and milk. All meals are freshly prepared on the premises by our in-house chef. We promote healthy eating through our carefully planned, rotating four-weekly menu, which changes seasonally. We cater for any special dietary requirements and babies have a personalised menu to support the parent-led weaning process.

Dragonfly Colchester has access to a large secure garden offering a range of opportunities for outdoor play. The children are given access to the garden at different times throughout the day to assist in their learning and development.

Colchester plays host to several venues and sites for the children to enjoy excursions and day trips at, including the Natural History Museum, Colchester Zoo, Castle Park and the local libraries, which the children will get an opportunity to visit during their time at Dragonfly.