Kids@BT9, Belfast, County Down
Kids@BT9, Belfast, County Down
Kids@BT9, Belfast, County Down

Kids@BT9 offer a loving homely environment for your child. Kids@BT9 is the newest nursery in the Clearday Group, opening in March 2011. Originally 2 large detached houses they have been renovated, equipped and resourced to provide a bright and stimulating environment for every child. The Baby unit provides care for 0-2yrs olds. Each room offers age appropriate activities and resources with separate sleeping facilities. The Pre-school and toddler unit offers a fun filled busy day for all the children. The preschool curriculum is complemented by weekly visits from Jo Jingles and Spanish lessons. The garden is divided for each age group with plenty of room to run around, explore and climb on an adventure playground. The children love to share a story on the large story telling seat! Learning through play and developing the 6 areas of learning helps the team to ensure every childs’ individual needs are met.

Group: Clear Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Jill McWilliams (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Number of Staff: 33

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

Total Places for Children: 83

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 9.5 (9.472)

The user Review Score of 9.5 for Kids@BT9 is based on 24 Review/Recommendations. This Review Score of 9.472 is made up of 4.894 Points relating to the ratings and 4.578 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

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I have two children at Kids@bt9. The care that they receive from all members of staff is outstanding. I go to work every day knowing that they are in the best hands. I can not recommend Kids@bt9 enough. All members of staff go the extra mile to ensure that all their needs are met.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids@BT9? 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

Professional and informative staff. Flexible settling in period. Nursery is bright and fun feel to it. My son settled very easily and my mind is at rest when I'm at work knowing he will be well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids@BT9? Extremely LIKELY

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

Amazing nursery. Beautiful rooms. Wonderful external space, garden and park facilities. Caring, compassionate, loving and warm staff members. Settling in at beginning during room transitions. Excellent management and rapid problem solving. Attendance and public health matters.

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

A wonderful nursery, extremely well run. The nursery assistants are very attentive and I have been delighted with my daughters speech, interaction with others, overall development etc.

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

All staff go out of their way to assist in any way they can. There is always an excellent range of food provided, activities are varied with outside play as often as possible. I never have any hesitation leaving my child in their care, safeguarding policies evident on notice boards as well as first aid and nutrition information. Highly recommended.

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son loves his says at nursery, his development is great, all encouraged by the nursery. They get great food and my son eats everything he is given. The staff are all great.

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

My boys have been at kids@bt9 for only a month but they have been welcomed with open arms. Staff are friendly and very informative. Clean premises and fantastic healthy eating for all ages!

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Staff are always so welcoming, very cheerful. Weather eating in the morning or after a long day looking after the noisy 2-3 year olds. They get lots of stimulation and our son comes home with something new he has learned every day.

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 children, my husband and myself love this nursery. Leaving your children in someone else's care is a stressful and distressing thing- from day 1 at Kids@BT9 the care and attention they received made this easier. My son has attended since he was 9 months and now attends the pre-school and wrap around care which is extremely useful for working parents. The nursery has become a second home with the most dedicated and caring staff. Our daughter has just begun on her nursery journey but already we can see how much she enjoys her day in the nursery. I feel I have lovely children (blessed!) My son is polite, confident and happy- we will take credit for this but credit must also be given to the staff at kids@BT9 who have helped him so much.

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: Good

I feel so confident leaving my children at Kids@BT9, I know that they will be looked after by experienced, caring and friendly staff who clearly enjoy working at Kids@BT9 and that love my children. Particular note about Jill McWilliams (Manager) whose attention to detail and is remarkable, she runs a very happy nursery with very contented children and happy staff!

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 been extremely impressed by this nursery. From the moment you walk in, there is the feeling that this is a very happy place. The facilities are immaculate very clean and well kept. Above all, the staff are, without exception friendly and dedicated and have a genuine interest in the children. I would have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending this nursery to other parents.

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Kids @ BT9 is a very well managed nursery with a high level of care for children. I enjoy seeing the childrens artwork on the walls and it it is clear that there are lots of learning activities. The staff are honest, caring, trustworthy and professional. I know my child is in good hands.

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Kids @ BT9 has a very family atmosphere. All of the staff know my child very well which is so important when dealing with her needs . The management and staff are so knowledgeable, particularly with child development advice. They are very supportive with special requirements. They carry out creative and stimulating activities with the children every day. They provide detailed info to parents on their child's day.

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Kids @ BT9 is bright and friendly. Staff are approachable and warm, providing a welcoming atmosphere to children. The nursery is well equipped, bright and fun and clean. The food provided is excellent. My daughter has learnt new songs, play and enjoys her time there.

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Jill and her team provide an excellent level of care. They are always friendly, helpful and provide comprehensive feedback on our child's development. We are impressed with the structured & varied development programme our son receives. I would not hesitate to recommend BT9 Kids to anyone.

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

Kids@BT9 is a fantastic nursery. My son has been there since he was 7 months old and is only leaving this summer, age 3 due to starting preschool. He has loved his time here and runs in every morning. All the staff have taken such good care of him and helped him reach his maximum potential. The staff are caring, enthusiastic and good fun. Jill McWilliams is an excellent manager and has made us feel welcome and comfortable to leave our son in her care since we first met her. The facilities, toys and activities are really good and the food is varied, healthy and interesting. I highly recommend Kids@BT9.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids@BT9? 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

Our two daughters have settled in so well to Kids@BT9 which meant I could return to work very satisfied that they were being well looked after in a safe, well equipped and friendly environment. All staff are very approachable and our kids are very happy each morning to be left in their care.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids@BT9? 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

We went to see 2 other nurseries in the area and were very delighted with this one. The manager took her time with us and nothing was too much trouble. She went through it step by step.

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Review of Kids@BT9

We are delighted with the care and attention our son gets from all of the staff at Kids@BT9 - from Jill and all the team in the Baby Room and even staff from other rooms. Everyone is professional, friendly and cant do enough for us. The facilities are fantastic with lots of different activities to choose from, I definitely think our son's development has accelerated from the interraction with other babies but also from the support and care he gets from the staff.
We have total peace of mind knowing he is being looked after in a safe, secure and loving environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids@BT9? 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

We couldn't be happier with Kids@BT9. All the staff have been professional, friendly and have given our son the very best of care. We really appreciate everything they do.

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Excellent nursery led by a superb manager, Jill McWilliams. The staff are all very enthusiastic, friendly and interested in the children in their care. Super facilities: very bright and a good selection of toys/equipment and an excellent outdoor space. Our kids loved their time at Kids@BT9 and we only moved on because of my son's preschool place.

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

A totally secure, safe environment where the children are encouraged to socialise with other children whilst learning social skills and communication skills. The staff have become our friends over the last two years and due to their warm, welcoming attitude we feel at home and cared for at Kids@BT9, Belfast.

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My girls love going in, the staff are very kind and friendly, lovely family atmosphere. Very healthy lunch and snacks which both girls finish - so they must be good! Staff are very knowledgeable and will always keep you informed of your child's developments or if they are ill. Great team, great nursery, couldn't recommend enough!

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Kids@BT9 is a fantastic nursery and I would highly reccomend it. The staff are very friendly and genuinely care about the children. My daughter loves the girls who look after her and looks forward to going to nursery every day. She has learned so much in just one year there and is constantly surprising me with new words that she has learned relating to the various themes and activities each month. The facilities are modern and well maintained and the menu is varied, healthy and appealing. It is great to have the peace of mind of knowing that my daughter is happy and safe whilst at nursery.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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