Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School

Westbury Lane, Coombe Dingle, Bristol BS9 2PR

Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School, Bristol, Bristol
Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School, Bristol, Bristol
Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School, Bristol, Bristol

Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School have a purpose-designed setting focused on achieving excellent indoor and outdoor play environments, staffed by highly-qualified professionals who are passionate about the childcare and learning standards they deliver.

The aim is for a learning experience that is tailored to each child as an individual. All parents receive regular feedback and learning goals are age-specific towards babies, toddlers and pre-school.

Group: Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School

Person in charge: Komal Pandit (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Bristol City Council

Number of Staff: 40

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

Total Places for Children: 107

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 9.2 (9.174)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School is based on 13 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 9.174 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.931 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.243 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 9.174 for Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School 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 4.931 for Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School is calculated as follows: ( (135 Excellents x 5) + (8 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 144 Ratings = 4.931

    • 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 4.243 for Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School 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 ÷ 107 Children) x 2 = 0.243

  • 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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My daughter has used the toddler and pre school room and now my son is in the baby room so have been fortunate enough to have used every room here. The staff in every room all give 100% and really care about the children. The buddy system works great in the baby room and I am fully confident in the staff and their care. Both of my children love the nursery and have always been very happy to go. The reception staff are equally as great and create a lovely warm welcome and nothing is ever too much. I fully trust the staff and the nursery with my children and look forward to hearing their feedback each day,always honest and caring. Lastly, I travel 25 minutes out of my way each day to use this nursery when I have plenty in my area as I am so happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School? 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 are extremely pleased with Red Bus. There is good communication about the activities and developmental milestones. The staff are all very friendly and listen to any special requests. They are very good with giving feedback and feel like they form special bonds with the children. We would highly recommend Red Bus to anybody.

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

Our son continues to enjoy his time at Red Bus nursery (in the baby room). Remarkably he has made some real friends (other children and key workers) which has surprised me for an 18 month old, but is testament to the atmosphere of the place. The level of care is superb and we think development wise, our son has really benefited from his time at nursery. I was particularly pleased to learn that Red Bus uses baby sign language as we do also.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My children have loved going to red bus they enjoy the space and the staff are friendly, helpful and caring.

The baby room was fantastic and now they are in the toddler room and they really enjoy the creative activities that the staff plan for them. I would defiantly recommend Red Bus

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

Fantastic setting, staff and management are very helpful and informative. Feedback is always excellent. Overall extremely happy with my child's development and learning.

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

Excellent facilities. Bright, light, open, spacious rooms. Clean. Lovely staff. Happy children. Each child has their own diary in which their key worker writes an account of each day, sometimes including pictures and photos. Excellent communication from the nursery generally. Varied and exciting activities e.g pets, all sorts of toys, visits to local farm etc. Children are able to go in the garden every day. Varied meals and snacks. Flexibility of booking extra days when needed.

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

We are entirely satisfied with Red Bus Nursery. The staff are friendly, caring and considerate. They have good facilities and come up with lots of activities and innovate ideas to entertain the babies. There also seems to be lots of care in the community through their schemes. They do lots of events to involve parents and create a good network. A very thoughtful nursery and staff are very good with the children.

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

I've been really impressed with this new nursery. My son started in the baby room and i felt the quality of care and affection he received was excellent. He is now in toddlers and they find a really good range of ways to promote healthy stimulating environment. Some days my son doesn't want to leave when we go to pick him up at the end of the day. The staff are always pleasant and professional and seem to genuinely like the children.

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

Our son has settled really well in the babies room and his key worker and deputy are absolutely charming and fantastic with the children. The notebook method of communication (bringing in and taking home a notebook each day) is so valuable. It helped our son settle in because I could make suggestions on how to help him sleep etc and we love reading the reports of what he has been up to and seeing the photos pasted in. The nursery has also helped with emergency sessions we needed.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

They are brilliant, staff are spot on. Very impressed with everything about the 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

I would like to say how great I think this nursery is. My son started in their toddler room last January & is now in their per-school room & he has come on leaps & bounds since going there & we are so pleased with how well he has done. Our daughter has just started there in the toddler room & I am very confident she will do just as well. The staff are great & very helpful & understanding, I feel very happy with leaving my children in their care.

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

Since my very first contact with Red Bus over one and a half years ago, they have been nothing but excellent and supportive. All the staff are professional, engaged, motivated and above all genuinely caring. Both my boys, now 3.5yrs and 1 yr old have such a great time, being educated and developed in a really stimulating atmosphere. The facilities are superb, so much thought has gone into each age and stage of child and the appropriate activities are supplied in abundance. With indoor and outdoor space, the children get to run around and learn in a safe environment and the food supplied throughout the day to fuel all this is plentiful and nutritious.
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Red Bus to any parent.

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: Good

Our daughter started with Red Bus when she turned 1 in the baby unit. We chose Red Bus because we were so impressed with the quality of staff and the open rooms. Her year in Babies did not disappoint. Her key worker was fantastic with her and she loved the activities - a mini gym, lovely upstairs outside area with toys and gardening equipment, and great facilities for messy play and food. It's a shoe free area so safe for children, and we loved seeing all the art work on the walls as well as photos of the children enjoying their time there. Her key worker worked with us to help her sleep during the day, and with concerns we had with her eating. She had a great bond with her key worker, but also had a fantastic time with all the other carers. We felt we could talk to any one of them about her development.

She had a bit of a blip when she moved down to the Toddler room where she was a bit unsettled. We were able to voice our concerns to the owner and manager. She is much more settled again, and loves her days at nursery. She enjoys playing with the dollies, in the home corner, listening to stories and singing. The outside facility is great and they go out whatever the weather. Our daughter has made some great friends, and we know she's having a great time. We have a good relationship with all the staff in the Toddler room and again feel we can talk to any of them about her development - currently having potty training discussions!

We are surveyed for our thoughts and can see suggestions put into place so feel listened to.

We're thrilled with her development and can't believe a child at just over 2 can count to 20, say the names of the week and recite the alphabet. We're pleased they're working with us to give her such a great start in life.

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: Good

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