Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool

18 Marcham Road, Abingdon OX14 1AA

Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Bright Horizons St Mary’s has a skilled childcare team that take pride in the service they offer to Abingdon parents. They ensure that each child’s health and well-being is protected while achieving excellent early years learning through a range of play activities and related resources.

The nursery has large outdoor areas which allow free flow and encourage children to play and explore in a safe, stimulating space. The garden is also equipped to support all children's needs and abilities. A forest school area gives children plenty of opportunities to learn where their boundaries lie and what is and is not safe under adult guidance.

All staff are highly-trained and experienced in the challenges of an early years education.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Sylvie Ellier-Bogue (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Oxfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 18

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

Total Places for Children: 67

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Directions:

From the A34, exit at the Marcham Road Interchange heading towards Abingdon. Pass Tesco’s on your right, and the police station on your left. You are now on Marcham Road and the nursery is situated on the left hand side, just before the traffic lights and after the Unicorn School.

Parking:

Car park at the back of the nursery with easy access to the main building at the coach house.

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Current Reviews

9.4 Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.363)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 27 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 9.363 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.557 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.806 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 (including Restricted Publication) 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 9.363 for Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 27 Reviews/Recommendations in the last 2 years.

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    • 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 4.557 for Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (201 Excellents x 5) + (102 Goods x 4) + (19 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 323 Ratings = 4.557

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      The Quantity Score of 4.806 for Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows:

      1. 27 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 27 Positive Reviews = 2.700 (maximum score = 1)

      3. (27 Positive Reviews ÷ 67 Children) x 2 = 0.806

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    22
  • Likely
    5
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    23
  • Father of Child
    4

The Overall Average of all the Ratings in the following 

27 Reviews is 4.6 out of 5

St Mary's is a great place to send your children. My daughter loves coming every day. The communication is excellent. Staff go the extra mile to build relationships with not only the children but the parents. I always have artwork sent home so I can proudly display in my house. My daughter is always happy and her development has improved so much when first started. She is now talking and walking, clapping. She is encouraged daily on challenging herself. St Mary's always try to do everything they can to make this experience effortless and so comfortable. They are so friendly and welcoming and always have time to talk.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool? 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

Our little girl loves going to her nursery, which is the best review! The staff are great, very caring, professional and friendly. The food provided is of very high standard and the staff are also very accommodating with regards to dietary requirements. Children's development and learning is being well documented and communicated.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am pleased with the progress my child has made at nursery. Staff are caring and supportive. No complaints!!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Marketa Cardon, Bright Horizons Team at Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 19 Sep 2016:

Thank you for your feedback, your views are important to us and we appreciate you're taking the time to share your experiences. However your score in several areas is not positive and I would strongly encourage you to speak to us about any issues you may have. I will ask the Nursery Manager to speak to you and address any areas of concerns to ensure that you are totally happy with the level of care we provide.

My daughter has really excelled at the nursery, her key worker is fantastic and all the girls that work there are really friendly, the children all love them. There is a large variety of activities and the children are encouraged to be outside and explore nature in the garden. The environment is clean, safe and full of toys and activities for the children. The little ones have a physical playroom that has lots of soft play equipment to encourage their gross motor development safely. Would highly recommend this nursery to everyone!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our son started in the 'Toddlers room' at St Mary's when he was 15 months old and has recently moved up to the 'Over Twos room'. We have been very happy with how the staff have cared for him, especially his two key people who are very enthusiastic and clearly love looking after children. Our son has really bonded with them too.

Our son has learnt a lot whilst at nursery, and they really helped him to learn to walk and to become more interested in arts and crafts and messy play. He has also become more independent and confident.

The Toddlers room has great indoor and outdoor space, however I have marked facilities/outdoor space as Good as the Over Twos room and garden is fairly small. They do have a lovely wooded/natural area though which they can go to in another part of the nursery grounds, which looks great for learning about the great outdoors.

Overall this is an excellent nursery. We were recommended it by two of our friends and we would definitely recommend it to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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 would and have recommended St Mary's to others. Both my children love their key people and form real bonds, which is lovely. Their time at nursery really helps with their learning, my 3 year old is always coming out with things he must have learnt at nursery. Things do sometimes go missing, particularly in the babies room which can be frustrating but understandable - mostly socks! Overall I'm really pleased with all aspects of the nursery, the staff are friendly and helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely 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 great nursery. My son has met lots of friends and loves going to nursery, the staff and management are excellent, very kind, caring and understanding. The only down point I had was the garden but that is now being refurbished. It will be a sad day when he has to move on as he loves it and so do we. Thank you to all the staff at St Mary's Day Nursery, Abingdon.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been at St Mary's since he was 8 months old, during this time he has made bonds with all the staff members and they all go above and beyond to make him so happy at nursery. All the staff are caring and lovely and seem to really care for the children. Managers are so understanding and try to help you out as much as possible. I looked around all other nurseries in the Abingdon area and none of them stood out as much as St Mary's. I wouldn't send my son to any other nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's 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

We have had an excellent experience with St Mary's, very organised and helpful with the admin and finances. Staff in the rooms are great and particularly in the baby room where we feel the children are loved as well as looked after. Our child settled quickly and loves his time here. The staff continuity is good so the children bond with their key workers and other adults. At other nurseries the staff turn over is high and the children suffer as a consequence. If anything negative over 2's room is very full and busy!!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The nursery has always gone the extra mile to care for both my children, one with extra needs. All the staff know my children as individuals and go out of their way to make their day enjoyable. They work with outside professionals to cater for the needs of my children. The Karate club is amazing and my daughter loves it. What a brilliant activity to offer.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Generally a good nursery. My son seems happy and likes his key worker. We've been kept well informed of bumps and accidents and when he's not feeling well.
We're not entirely sure how much he eats because it would be good to know the portion sizes at nursery, but the food sounds varied and interesting.
Sometimes the office admin seems a bit chaotic and we've had to double check things.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Poor

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Marketa Cardon, Bright Horizons Team at Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 10 Mar 2016:

We really appreciate that you have taken time out to share your feedback, your opinion is very important to us. I am going to share your comments with the Nursery Manager and ask her to speak to you. We especially take any concerns regarding safeguarding extremely seriously. I would strongly encourage you to speak to us, so we can address your areas of concerns.

The staff are outstanding. Their care and consideration towards my son is unquestionable. In and instance of concern they are quick to follow the correct procedures. As parents we have complete trust in the nursery staff and would highly recommend the nursery to any individual in the area. We as parents have a very strong rapport with every member of staff, this is partly due to the outgoing, personable, positive happy and genuine personal that the staff present.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son started nursery in November and because of how lovely the staff are very quickly settled. he is a happy boy who loves going to St Mary's and I know he's very loved and safe when I leave him there. The food is excellent and he always enjoys dinner time. I would definitely recommend the nursery to friends and colleagues.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's 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

St Mary's is a brilliant nursery, since my child joined the nursery her development has come a long way and I have noticed a huge difference in her speech. My child loves coming and has made so many new friendships. All the staff are great, polite and provide excellent care towards all the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's 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: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Excellent nursery. Induction was brilliant when my daughter first started. Daily feedback on my daughters progress/development excellent. Key worker always willing to talk and take on board parental concerns. Overall extremely pleased with the nursery for my first child. Friendly and extremely helpful staff. Safe environment and clean.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool? 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

Such a warm friendly place. My baby seems so happy. Lots of information when I Pick him up. I never feel like I can't ask a question always have so many different activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

She has enjoyed pre-school very much and is always learning new activities, playing outdoors cooking and doing numbers,

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool? 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: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I love St Mary's nursery. It is very friendly and the staff are very lovely and welcoming when I drop my daughter off. My daughter always talks about how much of a good day she has had at nursery and talks very fondly about her key person and the other staff in the room. The management team are lovely and are always willing to help if I ever have a concern/worry.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I an very impressed with how all the staff interact with the children and parents alike. All the staff are knowledgeable about each child. They have been very helpful in giving advice. We have been with the nursery since the baby room and have experienced the same throughout. The whole atmosphere of the nursery is positive and a great place for a child to learn, grow and make friends. Amazing place. Keep up the good work.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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 was nervous about leaving my just turned one year old at nursery, but St Mary's have been absolutely fantastic. He absolutely loves his dedicated carer and is always smiling and play happily when I pick him up. His days are always busy which means he sleeps through now yay! and its lovely getting his artwork, cards and cooking at the end of the week.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Fantastic nursery my daughter and son have developed amazingly and are good at forming friendships and both are very outgoing children which is comforting knowing they are starting school. Staff are attentive and keen to listen and my daughter in pre-school speaks highly of all particularly her key worker.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's 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

The staff at St Mary's have been incredibly supportive, my son had a very serious brain injury and they supported him one on one on his return. It encouraged a much quicker recovery time. They have supported us through numerous difficulties including nutritional and developmental. Always with great pleasure, support and empathy.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's 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: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I visited three to four nurseries in the Abingdon and definitely St Mary's is/was the best. I feel that my son is very happy here and has lots of good friends. I would like to find more support in terms of his language as he is dealing with three languages at same time.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Marketa Cardon, Bright Horizons Team at Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 10 Mar 2016:

Thank you for your feedback, your views are important to us and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences. However your score in several areas is not positive and I would strongly encourage you to speak to us about any issues you may have. I will ask the Nursery Manager to speak to you and address any areas of concerns.

Both my children have atteneded the above the nursery and currently my little girl is in the toddler room. We are very pleased with the care she receives and she is always happy when we pick her up. They seem to do a variety of activities with her she especially enjoys on playing in the outside garden and forest school there.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

St Mary's has been wonderful for both of my children. My 20 month old son has been there since 10 months & my daughter who has now left was there from 10 months to 4 yrs and really enjoyed her time there. St Mary's have helped to develop her into a confident & happy child. The facilities are lovely and of a higher standard than other nurseries in Abingdon. Food is cooked on site and is very varied & fresh. Staff are really good and you have a mixed balance of different ages, low staff turnover and more importantly they are very approachable and I feel totally confident in their ability to help nurture my children. Throughout the year they organise charity events including an art exhibition of which the children enter their artwork into. Christmas parties that parents invited to plus many more. Management is also very approachable and do take on board parents feedback too. Cost wise it is a little bit more dear than other nurseries nearby however for me the children to have all meals (home cooked) catered for during their day makes this very worthwhile. I'm really happy with St Mary's and it will be a sad day when my son is of an age to leave to go to school!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Marketa Cardon, Bright Horizons at Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 03 Dec 2015:

Emma - Thank you for your kind feedback! It’s wonderful to hear!

Very friendly and welcoming nursery. Approachable, caring and flexible staff. Great range of activities for children to join in every day. Bright environment, indoors and outdoors. Opportunities to socialise across age groups and modern approach to teaching bi-lingual children are particular strengths.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

A great nursery with friendly, caring staff. My son has been very happy during his time at St Mary's and that makes us happy parents :). Would highly recommend this nursery to anyone looking for childcare in the Abingdon area.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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