Our teachers and caregivers are trained, ready and excited to help spark lightbulb moments for your child. We invite you to visit and see our Balanced Learning approach in action
Welcome to Primrose Schools!
We are Tim and Julie Henry, the proud owners of the Primrose School of North Murfreesboro and the Primrose School of Spring Hill.
Our Primrose story began in 2010 shortly after the birth of our first child, Sophia. We lived in downtown Atlanta, GA at the time and struggled to find quality child care in the area. During our search, we discovered the Primrose School of Midtown at Colony Square, and after a tour quickly knew this was the type of place that would fit our needs as working parents and provide the best care for our daughter. Between the overall atmosphere, friendly staff and incredible balanced-learning curriculum, we knew we wanted to be part of the Primrose family forever. Within just 6 weeks, we saw major developmental progress in our then-six-month-old. She loved going to school! She even began to use sign language to communicate with us, though it took us a few weeks to realize that was what she was doing.
In 2013, we moved to Franklin and began construction on our first Primrose School in Spring Hill, wanting to build a business that would help other families benefit from the curriculum and structure Primrose Schools offers. At this time, Julie was pregnant with our second child, Carson. Between caring for our 3-year-old Sophia, building a business, and having a baby; we were very busy! In late 2014 we opened the Primrose School of Spring Hill, and after years of hard work delivering on our promises to parents and building a fantastic team, we earned the reputation as the best preschool in Spring Hill. Wanting to provide even more families with a quality early education for their children, in 2017 we decided to build another school in the greater Nashville area. After almost two years of searching, we found a great location in the fast-growing city of Murfreesboro.
Well before we had a family or a business, Julie earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Emory University and went on to spend two years as a Neonatal ICU nurse. She then made a major career shift to online marketing as an Account Supervisor, where she stayed for eight years. Julie left that position when it was time to focus full-time on building our first Primrose School, which she did nearly single-handedly while pregnant and then caring for an infant. Tim earned a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Georgia State University. As a long-time road cyclist, he worked for years at the amateur bicycle racing level before being offered a contract with a professional cycling team just after college graduation. Tim spent five years as a professional racer, traveling all over the United States and North America. Once Sophia was on the way, he chose to step away from cycling and secured a job with a wine distributor in Atlanta to stay closer to home. Upon the move to Franklin, Tim continued to work in the wine industry until he was able to come on full-time at the Primrose School of Spring Hill. Our two children both graduated from the Kindergarten program at the Primrose School of Spring Hill and now both attend school in Franklin. As a family we love being outdoors, being active, and traveling. In her spare time, Julie likes to paint to relax and run to stay in shape. She has completed 2 half marathons and had been planning on a third in late 2020 until it was canceled like many things in 2020. Tim still enjoys cycling and has taken up running as well. Tim has also competed in 2 half marathons and had planned to complete another one in late 2020.
Who children become is as important as what they know is a belief that is at the core of our Balanced Learning® approach. Our exclusive early learning approach balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion. We deliver more than a curriculum; it’s a life-changing early learning experience for children and their families.
We are excited to meet you and your family!
We are conveniently located on Wendelwood Drive, just off Memorial Boulevard and minutes away from Northfield Elementary School. Unlike an ordinary daycare in Murfreesboro, we provide your child with a robust early education and child care experience.
Infant, Toddler, Early Preschool, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, After School, Summer Adventure Club
At Primrose, your child will get more than an infant daycare experience. Our teachers help your child develop and grow, building one skill upon another, which is why we are the leader in infant child care.
The winner of our decorated box contest is…… PRE-K’s Mrs. Green and Ms. Cook!!! They wanted to give a huge shout-out to the students of their class for helping them create the beloved Encanto house! Congrats you two, and to the Pre-K class!
Fostering a sense of belongingness has been a part of every day at Primrose for the past 40 years, and we’re excited to invite all families, from Primrose and beyond, to join in as we celebrate the annual National Day of Belongingness on September 29.
Try these easy at-home activities to promote character and social growth that will help children celebrate their similarities and differences, and help create connections with others.
To better meet the individual needs of every child, we’re proud to implement Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ®-3 and ASQ®:SE-2) in Primrose schools across the country.
We use books, music and fun learning experiences to explore kindness and generosity all year, but in November, we put even more focus on it with our #CaringandGiving Food Drive. 🥫 Families and students at Primrose North Murfreesboro, collected and donated 700 items or 658 pounds of food! Thank you all for your support and donations! #PrimroseProud #feedingamericafirst
Each Primrose school is held to high standards of safety and cleanliness while maintaining a caring and nurturing environment where children can thrive.
Our wall of Heroes! 🔴⚪️🔵 What a wonderful way to celebrate Veterans Day! We are thankful for all that have served, and currently serve our country. 🎖️ Huge shout out to Ms. Winkler, our Assistant Director of Education, for putting all of this together! 🎉 There is amazing history being displayed, take a moment to check it out today or enjoy the photos! #primroseproud
There’s no question that parents want their preschoolers to grasp the basics of colors, numbers and letters to foster a lifetime of learning.
Trunk or Treat fun! We had a blast at our first Trunk or Treat and the winners are: First Place: The Gibbs Family!! Second Place: Mrs. Varossa and her family!! Third Place: The Allen-Shouse Family!! Thank you to everyone who came, participated, and made our event successful! We are so thankful for strong school community here at Primrose North Murfreesboro. #primroseproud
It might seem odd to think about your preschooler exploring data analysis and algebra.
Health and Safety at any preschool is a top priority. At the Primrose School of North Murfreesboro, we are investing in multiple tools and equipment to keep germs at bay. We are excited to share that the school will come equipped with a ZONO sanitizing and disinfecting cabinet! The ZONO system uses ozone to safely kill 99.9% of common bacteria like Staph and E. Coli and 99.99% of common viruses like Norovirus. One of nature’s most powerful oxidizers, ozone, has been used as an organic sanitizer since the early 1900’s.
It's a fact: children learn better when they are engaged. That's why purposeful play and nurturing guidance from teachers are key components of Balanced Learning. See how this time-tested approach with a strong emphasis on life skills and character development can help your child develop and excel.
We remain committed to providing a clean and safe environment where children can thrive. Our school uses an indoor air purification system designed to reduce the pathogens from the air supply through the HVAC system, helping to limit the spread of viruses. This is just one component of the measures we have put into place to help keep our families and staff healthy and safe.
Character Development - Watch this video for a peek at how we teach values at Primrose Schools.
Congratulations on the recent or soon-to-be addition to your family! This time in life is full of so many decisions – from which diaper brand is best to which pediatrician to call – and all of them can be nerve wracking. But for many parents, the decision that often causes the most angst is, “Who will take care of my child while I’m at work?”
Lately, everyone seems to be talking about STEAM. It’s a hot topic in the world of education and in the business community, but what does STEAM have to do with your preschooler?
When determining the best child care option for your family, tuition cost inevitably plays an important role. But it’s only one of the factors parents must consider, which is why researching and selecting child care options can feel like such an overwhelming decision.
There’s no greater joy than making a positive difference in the life of a child. At Primrose, we’re honored to have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the more than 50,000 children in our schools, and it’s a responsibility we don’t take lightly.