Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)

19 Bushmead Avenue, Bedford MK40 3QJ

Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford), Bedford, Bedfordshire
Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford), Bedford, Bedfordshire
Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford), Bedford, Bedfordshire

Lavenders Day Nursery is a beautifully converted property retaining much of its original character has created a 112 place day nursery. Large, brightly decorated rooms to provide children with the opportunity to grow and develop through a stimulating and sociable environment.

The children can enjoy the outside in the spacious garden, stocked with a variety of equipment to promote all areas of their development. A self contained separate under two's unit provides spacious airy rooms, fully equipped with a walled decked play area.

A friendly and enthusiastic staff team work closely with the children to provide continuity between nursery and life at home, Lavenders offers high quality day care where every child is treated as an individual.

Group: Childbase Partnership

Person in charge: Juliana Di Niro (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Bedford Borough Council

Number of Staff: 40

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

Total Places for Children: 112

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Languages Spoken (other than English): Punjabi Mirpuri, Italian, Panjabi, Punjabi, Romanian, Urdu

Vacancies

5 Child Vacancies

posted 13 Nov 2016

Now taking registrations

Current Reviews

9.7 Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford) has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.653)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford) is based on 50 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 9.653 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.76 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.893 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

  • The maximum Review Score for a nursery is 10 and it is based on the published Reviews in the last 2 years. When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

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      The Quality Score (average rating) of 4.76 for Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford) is calculated as follows: ( (461 Excellents x 5) + (125 Goods x 4) + (9 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 595 Ratings = 4.76

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      1. 50 Positive Reviews = 3

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      3. (50 Positive Reviews ÷ 112 Children) x 2 = 0.893

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    41
  • Likely
    4
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)

  • Mother of Child
    39
  • Father of Child
    11

The Overall Average of all the Ratings in the following 

32 Reviews* is 4.7 out of 5

*The Average Rating only uses ratings from the 32 reviews. Ratings from the 18 recommendations are not used for the Average Rating as the rating options were limited to Excellent, Good and Satisfactory.

From the moment I stepped through the door at Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford), I knew that this was the place I wanted my son to attend. Brilliant, professional, experienced staff, clean and tidy place, great facilities and lovely healthy food! I cannot praise the nursery highly enough for the quality of provision and the care and attention the staff have for all of the children. The children are offered a wide range of learning opportunities that are exciting, stimulating and built into the individual interests. Cannot wait for my 3-month-old daughter to start her journey there too. 100% happy with Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford).

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

An excellent nursery, with caring, helpful staff. The facilities are wonderful, with great outdoor space which they seem to use almost every day (barring torrential rain), fresh food, and great segmented spaces within each classroom. My children have been there from the baby room all the way to pre-school (with very good preparation for full-time schooling), and every stage has seen experienced, supportive staff in both the children's rooms and in the management team. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I highly recommend Lavenders Nursery. My son attends Lavenders 3 mornings per week and he really loves it! It is a safe, fun and enjoyable place for children to develop and learn. The staff are very friendly and the nursery now has an extended garden which my son loves!

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My two boys have been at Lavenders since March 2016. I am extremely happy with every aspect of the care they have shown my boys. Every day the boys look forward to going and they come home happy. The employees have been wonderful and I think this is partly down to the manager who is fab and knows each child and their parents by name.

Each day the boys do a range of activities and I have noticed how quickly they are grasping new concepts on a weekly basis. The food is good and they have been happy to adapt meals at our request. The nursery is clean and well organised and all the employees seem to enjoy working there!

I have recommended the nursery to several friends both of which have since put their children there and are very happy with it. The new garden is also fabulous, what a treat for the children in town to be able to have space to explore and have fun!

Lavenders really made going back to work a much easier experience

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

In my opinion, 'Lavenders Day Nursery' (Bedford) is very difficult to compete with. Before I saw this nursery, I must have seen about 10 different ones but as soon as I walked through the front door and met the manager, I knew this was the one. Brilliant staff, brilliant care, brilliant service!!!

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Both my son and daughter have attended Lavenders Day Nursery from a very young age and they have been extremely happy there. The nursery has a real community feel as well as being a safe and homely environment for the children. The staff are fantastic and there is absolutely no doubt how much they love their jobs and the children in their care. I have been particularly impressed by the range of activities they undertake each and every day. Both of our children have flourished under the care of the staff at Lavenders and I would have no hesitation in recommending the nursery to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our son has attended this nursery since he was 14 months old and will be leaving in August 2016 to start school. We just wanted to send this to say a huge thank you to the whole team at Lavenders, Bedford. We have always found it an excellent, nurturing, progressive and caring nursery. Our son has struggled as he is sensitive and we have found individual workers/manager will always listen to our concerns. They go our of their way to try and accommodate his needs and reassure us. We feel it is a real team effort from the domestic staff right up to management who always have a smile, professional approach and know our sons name.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Lavenders Nursery is a lovely place and my two year old son loves it there. He is so settled and loves his assigned key person. I am a working parent and knowing that my son is in such good hands, puts my mind at rest. Also the different activities and environment has taught my son so much, which is absolutely invaluable to me and my husband. We can't praise this nursery enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Totally satisfied with the care that our daughter receives. Staff have alwasy been nothing but caring and supportive. Can't comment on food/drinks as we never see what she eats of drinks (although she is always very thirsty when she gets home). Based on daily reports, however, food variety looks excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

We are very happy with Lavenders and our daughter loves it there, making lots of friends and learning new things everyday. The staff are very friendly and caring. We have been shown the progression of our child and what will be the near future plan in terms of her learning and development. The use of pictures taken during activities is also helpful for parents as it shows what your child has been up to and you feel involved. We are pleased with the experience so far.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The service and updates provided by nursery is excellent. My son's development is great and I see the development.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We've had a very positive experience at Lavenders Day Nursery and it all comes down to the staff. They take a genuine interest in the kids and are so warm and caring. They've contributed to my children's ongoing development but they've also picked up issues early. My son has glue ear and if it wasn't for a member of staff picking up the fact that his not listening may have had a reason behind it. It may have gone unnoticed.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

We are very pleased with the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very pleased with the care provided. Our son has progressed so much in speech and languages. He is very happy and always excited to be here.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both of our children have thoroughly enjoyed their time at Lavenders Day Nursery. The staff are fabulous and we always feel our children are well cared for and happy to learn here.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Lavenders Day Nursery is a lovely place. Both my children have been happy here and love coming to the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I wouldn't trust anyone else with my daughter, in particular her key worker go above and beyond in bonding with and helping the development of my daughter.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Good level of information and the progress of our children. Awareness of progress in relation to others and which is expected at her age(s). Contact with key person(s) is appreciated on relevant topics.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Lavenders is a very good nursery and I am very happy with the care and education my child receives. He enjoys going and has a very good relationship with his key worker who seems to know him and understand him completely. The key worker system is very well implemented as children are with their key worker in small groups for the majority of their time. The environment and activities provided are excellent and original. There are lots often and exciting things planned weekly. Parental partnership is strong with lots of communication.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter started at Lavenders just before she turned a year and is now three. In the 2.5+ years she has been at Lavenders I have been delighted by the care received and I have nothing but praise for everyone there. I found it very daunting leaving my little baby but immediately felt at ease as I could see how much they cared for her. As my daughter has moved up through the rooms, I have felt that she has been loved and cared for by all the staff. The communication between staff members is excellent and my little girl is so, so happy there. The whole team are very nurturing and listen to both the needs of the child and the parent. I cannot recommend this nursery enough and will be very sad when the time comes for my little girl to leave.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Every member of staff I have met has always been helpful, approachable and friendly. I cannot recommend this nursery enough, my daughter loves it and I'm always at ease when I drop her off each morning.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Made so easy, my first child so I thought it would be difficult leaving him in other peoples care. Everyone is so lovely.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We love sending our little boy to Lavenders. Staff are all lovely and they appear to genuinely love our son. My only extra request would be to hear more about what he gets up to day to day rather than just at parents evening. Otherwise excellent!

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Juliana Di ‘Niro, Nursery Manager at Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford) responded to this review on 16 Feb 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to complete the Day Nurseries Review. We value your feedback and are delighted that you rate the nursery as Excellent. We have reminded the nursery team the importance of sharing the details of daily activities with parents.

Our son has been at Lavenders for just over one year and during that time has grown to love and look forward to going to Lavenders. Throughout this time all the carefully designated key workers assigned to him at each stage have helped him grow form the shy boy he was on his first day into the happy, confident and wonderful boy he now is. All the staff show interest in all he does, both inside and outside the nursery. Their dietary requirements are carefully met and his speaking and ability to communicate is coming on quickly. We are so happy that we chose Lavenders as our nursery. Thank you all!

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Likely

No Average Rating is available*

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am very happy with this nursery. All staff are very friendly, I like the detailed reports about your child. Play room us always clean and so are the toys and all the equipment kids are using during the day.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our experience of this nursery is that they are friendly and flexible yet thorough and forward thinking. They consider carefully what the family needs, contacting when necessary and updating us with news, daily updates of activities and necessary information. The team are friendly and clearly have a lovely relationship with our daughter, understanding her personal preferences and needs, despite the fact that she is only with them for a day and a half a week. She has a range of stimuli and activities and is very happy there. We like the range of food she has and the rest, outdoor play and sleep time. Overall this is an excellent nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

A lovely nursery which nurture and engage young children. Staff are kind and caring and listen to needs of parents and children.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

A wonderful environment for little ones to enjoy. The staff are very friendly and enthusiastic and welcome the children into nursery beautifully. The range of activities and materials they have on offer is excellent and they encourage the children to be independent.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very well presented nursery with many opportunities for learning and play. Hot meals that are far more varied than my daughter's previous nursery. A nice big garden for play and provide wet weather clothing for rainy days. Wish there was a larger place to be able to leave buggy, but that is very minor. Caring staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter attended this nursery for 1 and a half years. She loved it. When she started she could not speak any English and the nursery nurses helped her to feel comfortable and she can now speak a second language thanks to what she learnt there as at home we only speak Italian. The nursery nurses are all lovely and the manager is amazing. I work shifts and she always helped me to accommodate my daughter even if sometimes at the last minute. None of the other nurseries are so flexible. I would definitely recommend them to anybody and we felt like we were leaving our daughter with a family member which made her and us feel happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Love the nursery as my as my little boy - he has come on leaps and bounds development wise. Very pleased with all the lovely staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our son has benefited significantly from the experiences/opportunities provided. He seems comfortable with is care providers and interacts with confidence. His eating patterns have improved tremendously. His playing and understanding is advanced for his age. His development is excellent we attribute much of this to the care given at Lavenders. Thank You.

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 4.6 out of 5

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I could not praise Lavender's Day Nursery highly enough and would certainly recommend it to any parent thinking of putting their child into nursery.

It will be my sons last day next week and I can honestly say that he will miss it very much. The management and staff are very professional and always made my son feel good as he always looked forward to going to nursery.

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 4.9 out of 5

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I would have no hesitation in recommending Lavenders in Bedford to anyone considering placing a child into nursery care. Both my children have attended since the age of 1. Covering 2009-2015, the management staff are fantastic.

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Amazing staff and a facilities, they genuinely care about our children and have brought this great staff to anyone.

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Great staff, children always happy and well looked after.

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My son started attending Lavenders in January, it was a little difficult for him at the beginning but he settled nicely thanks to the support of the staff and their excellent standard of care. Everybody has been extremely supportive and I feel safe and happy to leave my son here, he loves his days at Lavenders. I am extremely happy with the level of care received here. Thank you!

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My daughter has been here since she was 14 months (now 3). The facilities are excellent especially the outside space. The staff genuinely care about my daughter and she has built up some excellent relationships, with all staff knowing her name. Hours are very good as well 7.30am-6.30pm with food provided of a very good standard. I cannot recommend their nursery highly enough.

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Our child will be three now and has been attending Lavenders for almost two years. The care provided by most staff is absolutely second to none. They have been extremely helpful. A special mention of Juliana, who is the nursery manager and in many ways an integral part of the nursery. We would strongly recommend Lavender Day Nursery.

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Lavenders is excellent in all respects. They have really encouraged our daughter's development and they offer a brilliant range of activities that help learning but are also fun. Our daughter loves going there and the staff are always friendly and helpful. The meals are also very good and varied.

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My daughter loves Lavenders, and has made enormous progress in her time there. She needs additional support at times and all the staff look out for her. She has had some excellent key workers, with whom she has really bonded to the point they are like family. The management team are extremely approachable and responsive, nothing is too much trouble. I would not hesitate to recommend Lavenders and have done so.

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Lavenders staff are very lovely, caring and reliable. Babies are safe and have plenty of stimulation to develop. The environment is friendly and pleasant. I recommend it to everyone!

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I would strongly recommend Lavenders Day Nursery to every parent. It is very flexible, the nursery teachers are very nice, especially management who are so understanding. Activities for children are excellent and also learning is excellent, very good nursery.

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Excellent setting. Extremely friendly staff. Very informative at all times. Always kept up to date with his progress. Loads of activities of all areas of ideas.

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Reece really enjoys coming to nursery. All the staff here are really inviting and made both me and my son really welcome. I had worries as Reece was so young when he started, but they soon went away when the staff were so friendly. This is like Reece's second home, and he is always happy here. There is a lot of communication so I always know how Reece's day has been and what he has been getting up to.

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Both my children have attended Lavenders. I have no qualms about recommending them to any parent. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and genuinely care about the children. The nursery is clean with excellent facilities and, most importantly, all the children I see during drop off and pick up look happy and content. I love that all the food is freshly cooked on site and that both my children's dietary requirements were met.

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Overall a fantastic nursery I am very pleased with all aspects of Lavenders.

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Superb nursery

Both of my daughters attended Lavenders. The eldest has now started school and has settled in well which I believe is to do with the education and experiences Lavenders provided to her. My youngest was a challenging little lady but Lavenders has helped her understand the difference between right and wrong. I would totally recommend Lavenders to anyone. The staff and management are superb as is the standard of food and cleanliness of the nursery.

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Like all new parents, we were very apprehensive about leaving our son at nursery. We don't live near family and so he was not used to being looked after by anyone but ourselves, plus he is quite a sensitive little boy and was definitely going through the 9 month 'clingy' stage. However, we shouldn't have worried all the staff at Lavenders have been fantastic and Edison seems very happy there now. We appreciate how they treat each child as an individual and really spend the time to learn likes and dislikes so that they feel happy and safe.

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We thank the staff in Bumblebees for all the love, care and nurturing they have given our daughter. She has formed a special bond with Olivia, who has been amazing with her. It makes the life of a working mum so much easier!

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