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

8.9 Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School has a Review Score of 8.9 (8.874)

The Review Score of 8.9 (maximum of 10) for Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School is based on 9 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 8.874 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.806 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.068 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 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 8.874 for Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School is based on 9 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 Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School is calculated as follows: ( (87 Excellents x 5) + (21 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 108 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 4.068 for Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School is calculated as follows:

      1. 9 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 9 Positive Reviews = 0.900

      3. (9 Positive Reviews ÷ 107 Children) x 2 = 0.168

  • 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).

  • We receive approximately 40% of Reviews/Recommendations through website submission and 60% of Reviews/Recommendations through Review/Recommendation Cards (only available to Enhanced / Premium Services more info).

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    9
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School

  • Mother of Child
    7
  • Father of Child
    2

The Overall Average of all the Ratings in the following 

9 Reviews is 4.8 out of 5

My son started at Red Bus 4 weeks ago and we have already seen huge changes in his development. He loves going in each day and the staff are very friendly and made my transition of going back to work very easy. The Parentzone app allows me to find out how he is getting on throughout the day and I'm always reassured that he's having a great time, and always jealous of the delicious food he's eating there!

How likely would you be to recommend Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School? 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 son's time at Red Bus was definitely a good one. All the staff are caring, attentive and will do whatever they can to be accommodating. Red Bus was more than happy to allow me to change my sons days. Red Bus offer forest school which my son absolutely loved, he would come home and tell me all about what he had been doing. My son has now left for school but he still mentions Red Bus and his carers there, it has definitely left an impression on the both of us. The carers at Red Bus did all that they could to prepare my son for school.

How likely would you be to recommend Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School? 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

A brilliant nursery. My daughter was helped to settle in quickly with her key-workers support. The activities are regularly updated in the baby room and additional excursions organised eg. forest school, trips to a local park, bus trips to a fruit and veg shop. The outdoor area is ample for the babies and well stocked with stimulating activities. The baby gym was also a huge hit with my daughter. Highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School? 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

Our daughter who is 20 months now loves going to Red Bus Nursery. The staff there are very kind and helpful and there are always lots of great activities for the children to take part in, including fun excursions and trips.

How likely would you be to recommend Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We could not be more pleased with the care our daughter has received at Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School. Every member of staff is friendly, helpful and we feel confident that our daughter is well cared for in our absence. The facilities are excellent and ever improving with tonnes of variety to keep the children occupied. The food is of a very high standard and we are kept up to date with what they eat, on a daily basis. Our daughter's key worker is particularly excellent, we feel she has really bonded with our daughter and feel like she is more of a sister to her than a "carer". We get lovely updates and would highly recommend this care setting.

How likely would you be to recommend Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School? 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The staff at Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School are very friendly and approachable. We had some alternative child care issues (due to unforeseen circumstances) and they were flexible and understanding. The parent zone app is great to see what they have been up tp throughout the day. The activities are varied and look like great fun. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

How likely would you be to recommend Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School? 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 has been at Red Bus for 6 months and she loves it. It is incredible how much she has developed in the last 6 months and I put that down largely to her starting her schooling at the age of 13 months.

How likely would you be to recommend Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely 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: Good

Value for Money: Good

All of the staff are very friendly. My son's key worker is great with him. Very personal and caring. They encourage lots of different activities which is really helping his development. I like the flexibility of the nursery as sometimes I have needed to increase the number of days which he has to attend and this has been acceptable with only 2 weeks notice. My son seems to enjoy himself, especially the yummy food, singing, play gym, messy play and water play!

How likely would you be to recommend Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School? 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 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

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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