Teddies Chesham Day Nursery and Preschool

107 Bois Moor Road, Chesham HP5 1SS

Teddies Chesham Day Nursery and Preschool, Chesham, Buckinghamshire
Teddies Chesham Day Nursery and Preschool, Chesham, Buckinghamshire
Teddies Chesham Day Nursery and Preschool, Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Teddies Chesham Day Nursery and Preschool is part of the Bright Horizons family. Located on Bois Moor Road, it is also ideally situated for commuting parents using Chesham Train Station.

Fees are fully inclusive, covering nappies, wipes, cream and formula milk. Proud to be rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in March 2013, the highly qualified team offer a warm, welcoming environment in bright and spacious rooms. The nutritionally-balanced menus use fresh ingredients by the on-site chef, and the babycare unit has a completely integrated milk kitchen, change area and cosy sleep room.

Exclusive educational clubs for all children to take part in include: Cookery Club, Gardening Club and Bright Horizons own unique Ready for School Programme including Growing Readers, Writers and Mathematicians, which prepares children for their transition to school.

Extra curricular activities include: Numberfit and Tiny Talk Baby Sign (included in the fees). French is offered at an additional cost.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Karen Smyth (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Buckinghamshire County Council

Number of Staff: 17

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

Total Places for Children: 68

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & between Christmas & New Year

Vacancies

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Current Reviews

9 Teddies Chesham Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 9 (9.017)

The Review Score of 9 (maximum of 10) for Teddies Chesham Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 13 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 9.017 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.635 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.382 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.

    The Review Score of 9.017 for Teddies Chesham Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 13 Reviews/Recommendations in the last 2 years.

  • The Review Score (maximum of 10) is made up of a Quality Score (maximum of 5) and Quantity Score (maximum of 5):

    • Quality Score: 5 Points are available for the average rating. For each review the nursery is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating. (Please note that the ratings of Very Poor and Poor have only been available since the change from Recommendations to Reviews on 7th July 2015.)

      The Quality Score (average rating) of 4.635 for Teddies Chesham Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (107 Excellents x 5) + (41 Goods x 4) + (8 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 156 Ratings = 4.635

    • Quantity Score: 5 Points are available for the number of 'Positive Reviews' for a nursery. A Positive Review is defined as:

      • Any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this care provider to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

      • Any Recommendation. Before the change from Recommendations to Reviews on 7th July 2015 all feedback was limited to Recommendations (ie positive comments only)

      The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

      1. 3 points for receiving the first Positive Review.

      2. 0.1 Point per Positive Review, up to a maximum score of 1 Point. (ie a nursery requires 10 Positive Reviews to receive the maximum score of 1 point.)

      3. (Number of Positive Reviews ÷ number of children) x 2, up to a maximum score of 1 Point. ie a nursery has to receive a number of Positive Reviews equal to half of the number of children to obtain the maximum score of 1 point. eg a nursery with 40 children has to receive 20 Positive Reviews to obtain the maximum score of 1 point.

      The Quantity Score of 4.382 for Teddies Chesham Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows:

      1. 13 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 13 Positive Reviews = 1.300 (maximum score = 1)

      3. (13 Positive Reviews ÷ 68 Children) x 2 = 0.382

  • The Review Score is based on user Recommendations/Reviews submitted in the last 2 years. The maximum Review Score is 10. There are 5 Points available for the average of all ratings on users Recommendations/Reviews (Excellent 5, Good 4, Satisfactory 3, Poor 2, Very Poor 1). There are 5 Points available for the total number of positive Recommendations/Reviews submitted in relation to the number of child places at the Day Nursery.

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Teddies Chesham Day Nursery and Preschool?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Teddies Chesham Day Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

The Overall Average of all the Ratings in the following 

13 Reviews is 4.6 out of 5

I went to pick up my grandson from the nursery and I was so impressed. They had asked my daughter to send a picture of me to them, along with my name and a password. On my arrival there is a lock on the door so I had to buzz to get in, I was then asked for photo ID and the password. The staff member who let me in then took me to the room, as there is another lock on the room doors, and took me to a member of staff who had been with my grandson. The procedure made me very impressed with the level of safety of the nursery.
I know that my grandson has improved so much since he started at nursery. His language specifically has increased a lot. He is such a chatterbox now. He often says the names of the staff at the nursery so I know he really likes them.
The nursery looked and felt clean and tidy, busy with children and homely, just as a nursery should. There were lots of toys and activities going on when I came and my grandson struggled to leave because he was having so much fun!

How likely would you be to recommend Teddies Chesham Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Teddies is such a fantastic nursery. The management and staff are so welcoming and make you feel as if nothing is too much trouble. There are always happy smiles on the faces of staff as they greet me and my son, and it's clear that the staff are passionate about their jobs. I can see that my son has the most amazing time there. Since starting at Teddies he has come on leaps and bounds with his language and learning, and I love that the staff set clear and consistent boundaries for my son and the other children, and support them to understand these boundaries. I love the learning stories, and my son's already look great, with pictures and observations. I always feel confident that my son is extremely well cared for, and the nursery has a great culture of safety. The food is amazing and my son regularly eats 2 portions of his meals which are always healthy and nutritious. The settle sessions were great and really supported myself and my child coming into the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Teddies Chesham Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

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 son started at Chesham Bois at the end of September. The manager and the staff are fantastic! So welcoming, warm and very professional. I get a fantastic hand over at the end of each day, telling me what activities he has participated in and why they have planned that specific activity for him. I have been shown my sons Learning Story already and I am very impressed. It shows me how they plan for my child and what he's going to learn from each activity. The photos are a beautiful touch, as I get to see him actually competing for the activities the staff plan for him. I also love the fact my son goes outside in all weathers, at least twice a day. The manager is so approachable, friendly and always willing to help.

How likely would you be to recommend Teddies Chesham Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been at Teddies, Chesham Bois since he was seven months old. The brilliantly loving and attentive staff have helped nurture him from being a tiny baby through to the happy and confident pre-schooler that he is now. The atmosphere of the nursery is positive, educational and fun with recent activities including baking, walks to the library and sessions on the local Moor. I would wholeheartedly recommend the nursery, particularly since the recent management changes, however it is my son - desperate every morning for it to be time to go to nursery - who I think provides the best endorsement that there can be.

How likely would you be to recommend Teddies Chesham Day Nursery and Preschool? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am finding the current staff at Teddies Chesham Day Nursery and Preschool fantastic, highly supportive of our child's needs, superb reinforcers of our expectations of behaviour, amazing role models and incredibly attentive when we wish to talk or our child has concerns.

We are keen to send our newborn son to Teddies when he is old enough, with the current staffing in mind.

How likely would you be to recommend Teddies Chesham Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My child absolutely loves the nursery. The staff are great, very caring and responsible. I am particularly happy with our new manager, who is doing a brilliant job with the staff and the children. She is super warm and caring and invests a lot of time with the children as well as having a lot of patience for the parents. The staff are always on hand and my child feels very happy. They are also very attuned to his development and make recommendations on which stage he should be in and where they can challenge him more. I would definitely encourage anyone to place their child there.

How likely would you be to recommend Teddies Chesham Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son received tremendous support in progressing his development especially with his speech - he has become incredibly sociable and enjoys all the activities, especially the outside zone, comfortable with all his key workers/staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Teddies Chesham Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son has been at Teddies since he was 6 months old and has enjoyed every minute. I believe the girls there have helped him immeasurably to develop his key skills and confidence around other children both his own age and older. I have every confidence that I would be contacted should he have an accident or fall ill, which as a mother is essential when putting your children in someone else care. I would highly recommend the manager and her team.

How likely would you be to recommend Teddies Chesham Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daugther joined Teddies at the beginning of April, so joined when the change of manager happened so we've witnessed a few changes!

Firstly, I'm pleased that the Baby Room moved back to the larger back room. It's a lot more spacious and has a nicer 'feel' to it, with the cot room and kitchen right there. I know that my daughter seems to like the back room, and I get told that she's likes sitting in there and read the books!

The feel of the nursery seems more relaxed and friendly lately: there seems to be less of a divide between the ages, with my daughter having her breakfast with the older children occasionally.

Any queries I've had have been addressed immediately by the new manager, who is friendly and approachable, and I feel confident that any questions or problems that may arise in the future would be addressed efficiently and effectively.

My daughter's confidence and communication skills have greatly improved since joining Teddies and she really enjoys her time there!

How likely would you be to recommend Teddies Chesham Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Very pleased with the care of my daughter and she continues to grow and develop. Special thanks to the pre-school key workers who are a real credit to the nursery. The range of activities for the children are very good (Number Fit, French lessons, trips out to the Moor, outdoor activities) and my daughter is continuously learning new things.

How likely would you be to recommend Teddies Chesham Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We have been very impressed with the recent changes at the nursery, the new staff that have joined and the way the existing staff have adapted to the changes. The nursery feels organised and efficiently run but also a happy place to be. Our daughter enjoys going, seems to be learning new things every day and talks about her favourite staff all the time.

How likely would you be to recommend Teddies Chesham Day Nursery and Preschool? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I would definitely recommend this nursery to everyone. My daughter goes there and she really enjoys it, the staff are fantastic and very welcoming. The manager and deputy are really good with helping you with anything, or even just seeing how my daughter is.
The staff work really hard and make the nursery a happy and fun place for the children. My daughter has good bond with the staff in her room they care for her very well. She loves the food she gets cooked from the chef, which has good a choice of food throughout the day and the nursery is really clean.

How likely would you be to recommend Teddies Chesham Day Nursery and Preschool? 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 happy with the change in management and I am already seeing a much more positive attitude and the recent room changes look and feel great. Very happy with the staff and believe they are bringing the nursery back to the standard it was when my son first started.

How likely would you be to recommend Teddies Chesham Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

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Staff Profiles

Karen

Karen Smyth

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2011

Description:

I achieved Level 3 in Childcare. I am also SENCO qualified. I worked at my last nursery for 3 years before joining the Bright Horizons Family in October 2015.

I moved here all the way from Brighton and I am very passionate about my role and commitment to the children, families and team I work alongside. I consider myself to be creative and thoroughly enjoy creating environments that enable children to develop, learn and reach their full potential. I believe that, every child is unique and I aim to create a safe and happy environment to cater to each child’s uniqueness.

Amy

Amy Pile

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2012

Description:

I have been working in childcare for 8 years. I joined Bright Horizons in February 2012 as a head of unit and was promoted to Deputy Manager in June 2014.

I hold an NVQ level 3 qualification in childcare and hold many other various certificates including child protection, first aid and SENCO.

I’m very passionate about what I do and the children inspire me daily. I enjoy watching them grow in their learning and development and forming relationships with all children and their parents.