Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool

18 Eden Grove, off Holloway Road, London N7 8EQ

Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Nursery in Holloway is located only 5 minutes from Holloway Road tube station on the Piccadilly line.

The nursery is very pleased to have been awarded 'Good' by Ofsted in their latest inspection, Feb 18.

The nursery provides high-quality care and education for babies and children aged from 3 months to 5 years in a beautiful, purpose-designed learning environment. The building forms the shape of a horseshoe, surrounding the children’s garden, and is equipped to the very highest standard to facilitate the children’s play and learning.

Whichever Bright Horizons nursery you choose, professionals will provide a safe, loving and stimulating environment for your child. With reassuringly high standards of care and excellent facilities, carers can provide the individual attention and stimulus your child needs to feel happy and confident and to approach life and school with a positive disposition for learning.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Donna Dole (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Islington Council

Number of Staff: 37

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

Total Places for Children: 73

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Overview

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

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 15 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.583 for Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (131 Excellents x 5) + (63 Goods x 4) + (8 Satisfactorys x 3) + (2 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 204 Ratings = 4.583

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. 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 maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users 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.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 15 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 14.6 positive Reviews (73 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 15 Reviews ÷ 14.6 Target Reached = 1

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

9.6 Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.583)

Average Ratings

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    11
  • Good
    6
  • Satisfactory
    0
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool?

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    15
  • Likely
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Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    6

The support and availability of staff to help our son was amazing and they truly made a difference in my son's behaviour and development. This was especially important since our family had such a terrible experience with previous nurseries.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I really like the nursery. The staff is accommodating.
My son is learning and almost ready for school.
My son is happy to come in the morning. He really likes all of the teachers and the little friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   3.5 out of 5

Mount Carmel have gone above and beyond for both my children, both with very specific dietary requirements that are always adhered to with ease and deliciousness!
Shout outs to some members of staff who are always incredibly friendly, helpful and my kids love them.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our daughter has been at Mount Carmel since she was one. She has grown in so many ways and is an intelligent and confident girl. She has made firm friends and engaged her time learning and playing.
We have found all the carers to be fantastic, fun and caring.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

My wife and I were very apprehensive about our boy starting nursery. The care and support we received from the baby room staff has been very good and our apprehension soon wore off. Now he has started in the toddler's room we hope he keeps enjoying himself. The management staff have also been very good. If I could change two things it would be for our son to go outside more and for a bit more communication on what he's done during the day. But overall we're very happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

My son has attended this nursery since he was 9 months old and left in September 2017. I also have a daughter who also attends the nursery and has done since she was 9 months old and is still only 20 months now.

All the staff are really nice and get on like one big family. They really do take good care of the children, even when they are ill. One of the best nurseries I have ever come across.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Like any other parent, I was too nervous to leave my kid full-time in daycare, but after 6 months I can confidently say I have no complaints and my son loves his time at the nursery. He has become much more independent at 1 and a half years and made a few friends too. Staff are incredible in loving and taking care of all kids. Tt's just a happy world there.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My son has been attending the nursery since August. We've found everyone to be extremely warm, welcoming and professional. My son has consistently screamed on arrival, but the girls take him from me with care and by the time I return, he's had a lovely time, has eaten and taken naps. I get a lovely update on everything he's done that day and often a quick adult catch up chat too which is really nice.

I feel like they really get each baby's individual personalities and genuinely care about them. Almost everyone I've chatted to has said they love what they do, all these little things make such a huge difference when you're leaving your child in their care.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has settled really well into the baby room, she has formed a strong positive relationship with her key worker.
She is now settling in the toddler room which I'm sure she will love just as much as the baby room.
What I like and appreciate the most is that we get lots of photos to show our baby having a good time throughout the day. This is really nice as my daughter is only 13 months and not yet talking.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool? Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

Great nursery. Great staff who are friendly, attentive and down to earth. Our daughter is very happy there and we will be sad to leave. Couldn't recommend it highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Both of my children have attended Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool from a young age and have thoroughly enjoyed their time there. My children’s key people over the years have been fantastic not only with my kids but with myself.

The staff are very approachable and are really helpful and informative. I really do feel that the staff care for all the children at the nursery and have genuine love for the job.

Both of my children have come on leaps and bounds while attending Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool and I couldn’t be happier with their experience and development.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I will say, our first kid went to the same place, and now we have decided again to put our 2nd child too. I can be 100% confident that my child will be looked after and make progress. She is enjoying her stay with the nursery and very happy.

Great place to be for the young ones, especially in the early years of their life.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Our son has been attending Mount Carmel for the past two years, from the age of seven months moving through the Baby Room and Rising Twos to Pre-School. He has been very happy there and we have been equally happy with the nursery. The staff are fantastic, there has been some high turnover but everyone that comes in seems to provide the high standard of care that we've come to expect. There is a warm family feel - all the staff know our boy - and I've been particularly impressed with the quality of the food provided and the range of the menu. My fussy eater at home eats everything that the chef cooks!

Our son has always attended part time and the fees feel pretty expensive as they are weighted in favour of full time. But on balance, we feel that the quality of the care is worth the expense. The location is particularly convenient for my husband given the transport links to our work nearby.

The nursery was recommended to me and I have recommended it to several other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My twenty-one-month-old boy has a milk protein intolerance and they have been wonderful about it. He loves the range of activities and he eats better than I do. I love that they have men as well as women working with the kids, to give a range of role models. My son loves a particular playworker in his room. He just seems to totally get my son. I love that he mixes with a range of children at different ages, but still does age-appropriate activities and they let him get messy, stimulating his creative side without trashing my house. They do so much. Just did a Halloween dress up and did black history before this. Great.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The staff have been wonderful with my son. They are happy to see him in the morning, ask about his night, give a report about his day when I collect. The encourage him to try new things (eg feeding himself, walking) and are concerned when he gets hurt. He seems happy when I leave him in the morning and is playing contentedly in the afternoon.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I really like the nursery. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and my son loves it here. My child started this nursery when he was around 6 to 7 months and he loved it so I brought him back. I would definitely recommend this nursery to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Mount Carmel Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter has not long been at the nursery but the ladies in the baby room have been fantastic and helped settle her very well. She is always happy when leaving the nursery and is always tired like she has had a very busy day.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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