Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool

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

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

Located in Hulme, Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool 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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Current Reviews

Review Score: 8.4 (8.425)

The Review Score of 8.4 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 6 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 8.425 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.806 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 3.619 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 8.425 for Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 6 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 4.806 for Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (59 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 72 Ratings = 4.806

    • 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 3.619 for Bright Horizons St Mary's Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows:

      1. 5 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 5 Positive Reviews = 0.500

      3. (5 Positive Reviews ÷ 84 Children) x 2 = 0.119

  • 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.

  • Before 1st July 2015 daynurseries.co.uk only accepted Recommendations (positive comments only) and the Ratings were limited to Excellent, Good & Satisfactory. These are marked up as Recommendations.

  • As of 1st July 2015 daynurseries.co.uk changed from Recommendations to Reviews (positive and negative comments) and added the Ratings Poor and Very Poor. These are marked up as Reviews. Between 1st July and 31st December 2015, we are still processing a number of Recommendations from Recommendation cards sent out before 1st July (These are marked up as Recommendations).

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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? Extremely Likely

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? Neither Unlikely or Likely

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? Extremely Likely

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? Extremely Likely

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? Extremely Likely

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? Extremely Likely

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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