Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool (Courtyard)

St Mary's Courtyard Nursery, St Mary's Street, Hulme, Manchester M15 5WB

Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool (Courtyard), Manchester, Greater Manchester
Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool (Courtyard), Manchester, Greater Manchester
Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool (Courtyard), Manchester, Greater Manchester

Located in Hulme, Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool (formally known as kidsunlimited) is a modern service based in a Grade-II building that has been purposely refurbished to suit the highest childcare regulations and early learning development.

Parents are welcome to ask any questions regarding the facility and staff, who look to treat each parent and child as an individual and make any necessary arrangements within the service to suit.

Safety and security are both prior considerations of staff, as is the health and nutrition of children and the maintaining of a pleasant and friendly environment.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Stephanie Ruddock (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Manchester City Council

Number of Staff: 27

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

Total Places for Children: 84

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.6 Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool (Courtyard) has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.629)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool (Courtyard) is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 14 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool (Courtyard) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 13 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day 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.

    The Average Rating of 4.855 for Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool (Courtyard) is calculated as follows: ( (143 Excellents x 5) + (22 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 166 Ratings = 4.855

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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 Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered child places. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered child places has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    The 4.774 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool (Courtyard) is based on 13 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 16.8 positive Reviews (84 registered child places ÷ 5). 13 Reviews ÷ 16.8 Target = 0.774

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    13
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

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

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

  • Mother of Child
    9
  • Father of Child
    3
  • Grandfather of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

I am happy with how my child's development is coming on and I feel that his needs are being met. The staff are very knowledgeable and caring towards all of the children in their care. They know my son very well.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son and daughter-in-law were very nervous about leaving my granddaughter at the nursery but have had a really positive experience. She had extra settling in sessions as she was a little upset which really helped her. The nursery always smells nice and is always clean when I collect her and the staff always friendly

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool (Courtyard)? 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: Don't Know

My child has attended the nursery for 2 years and I am extremely happy with the care she receives. The staff are wonderful and will go out of their way to make my daughter happy. She's well fed and is always smiling when my wife or I collect her. The nursery is very secure and I am confident she is always kept safe.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool (Courtyard)? 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 my daughters love going to St Mary's. The staff are consistent and there is a very caring atmosphere. The older girl has learnt so much during her three years there and the staff prepared her well for starting school. My baby is settling in well and we look forward to a further three years attending the nursery.

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

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter is very happy at the nursery. She has a great relationship with the staff especially her key person. She always comes home with stories to tell about the things she has done. She loves the chef's meals. Also, my daughter was quiet and shy at the beginning but now has lots of confidence and is always talking which I put down to the staff at St Mary's.

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

I am responsible for some drop offs and pick ups for my grandson at the nursery. The staff are very friendly and often help me put the pram away or put my grandsons coat on. The children are always happy when I arrive and my grandson really enjoys attending. The menu looks good and I know my grandson is well fed. The staff at the reception are happy and very welcoming. My daughter and son in law would happily recommend the nursery to others as would.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool (Courtyard)? 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: Don't Know

I am extremely happy with the care from the staff at St Mary's. My daughters key person is wonderful and it is apparent that she knows my child inside and out. There has recently been a manager change but whilst I was dreading this at first - this has been very positive on the nursery. Lots of opportunities including a stretch and grow session. Communication between the staff and myself has improved dramatically so overall I am very happy and would recommend the nursery to all.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been attending BH St Mary's since December 2015. I visited a few locally including others in the Bright Horizons group, and was particularly drawn to St Mary's because of the exceptional warmth of the staff, and the quality of the facilities in its beautiful building, and the outside space. In practical terms, the opening hours and ease of parking also suit us.

My daughter settled in very quickly and has very close relationships with her key workers and other toddlers. She's happy and thriving, very well cared for, and the food is excellent. There are whole-nursery activities throughout the year, including all the major religious festivals, and the staff and children have a real sense of belonging. My daughter is learning a lot and seems to be constantly involved in very immersive games - the children are not just glueing things to take home for the fridge door! A particular highlight is 'Stretch and Grow' on Fridays. We're very happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool (Courtyard)? 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 my children love their time at St. Mary's. My 3 and a half year old daughter attends their pre-school and is always talking about the things she has done and the friends she has made when she's at home, and the nursery have really helped to encourage her natural interest in learning. My 1 year old son has attended since he was 7 months old and I cannot praise the staff enough for how well they have helped him settle into nursery life.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool (Courtyard)? 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 feel my son is very happy at nursery he has good bonds with many staff members and shows this by the affection he shows on arrival. He has made many friends and often talks about both staff and peers in a positive manner at home. Better feedback would be useful as all my son tells me he does at nursery is nothing and i know this isn't true of course.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool (Courtyard)? Neither Unlikely or 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: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Staff are fantastic, caring and understand each child's needs and also help parents know that their children are in safe hands. My son loves it at nursery and some days cannot wait to get there. He enjoys playing with his pals and also loves his key workers and other staff members who are there. My niece went to the same nursery so I didn't bother looking at other nurseries, just signed him up 6 months before he started. Thanks St Mary's for making this a really easy process.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool (Courtyard)? 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 think this nursery is excellent. The facilities available are extremely compatible wit the children's needs. I'm happy I choose to bring my son here. All the staff are helpful and friendly and my son always comes home with a big smile on his face.

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

This is a great nursery, my daughter loves coming here. Staff is very nice and truly care for the children and their needs. A lot of toys and stimulating activities available and a great outside play area. They also offer a lot of activities to bring families together and form a community.

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

My daughter settled in very well at St Mary's instantly making me feel relieved and very comfortable leaving her on a daily basis. She's been here just over 9 months now and has developed so much, she constantly surprises me with new things she has learnt. Her speech has really come on and she is almost fully singing a number of nursery rhymes which is a testament to the care and interaction she gets from the carers at the nursery. I love bringing her here and 100% recommend St Mary's to all my parent friends.

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

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Staff Profiles

Stephanie

Stephanie Ruddock

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2008

Description:

I have worked for the company since 208, starting as a nursery nurse before eventually becoming a nursery manager, a role which I have had for 3 years. I have an NVQ level 4 in Children’s care, learning and development and I am currently working towards a degree in Early Years Practice which is proving to be a really valuable experience.

Being a nursery manager is a very rewarding job and I enjoy getting to know the families and watching the children grow as they move through the nursery. Each day brings something different and fulfilling.

Sarah

Sarah O’Farrell

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2009

Description:

I have been part of the Bright Horizons Family Solutions team since 2009. I started my Bright Horizons journey at Bright Horizons at Trafford, where I was Senior Nursery Nurse for 5 years before progressing myself further and joining the team at St Mary’s as the Deputy Manager. I started my career by undertaking a BTEC National Diploma in childcare in 1999 and I hold Early Years Teacher Status. I don’t have any children of my own but I have 4 godsons, who keep me active. As well as supporting with the management of the nursery and welcoming families into our nursery, I regularly spend time within the nursery units both observing and mentoring staff in addition to spending valuable time with the children.