Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery

The Goward Hall, Cade Street, Heathfield TN21 9BS

Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery is a day nursery in part of a lovely old historic hall on the edge of Heathfield offering warm, friendly and stimulating childcare, either full-time or part-time.

The nursery is in an area which was once part of the Goward Hall and which has now been converted to provide a beautifully laid out nursery with its own private garden. The nursery is bright and airy and equipped so that your child can enjoy a wide variety of fun, creative and educational experiences.

The nursery and garden are completely enclosed and security is paramount. Bluebell Wood is on the eastern outskirts of Heathfield, overlooking fields and woods but only a few minutes from the town centre and local schools. There is ample parking and commuters in the area will find it very easy to reach. The nursery is less than 15 minute’s drive from villages and towns as far apart as Mayfield, Mark Cross, Buxted and Battle.

Group: Bluebell Children's Nurseries

Person in charge: Holie Trinder (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: East Sussex County Council

Number of Staff: 14

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

Total Places for Children: 40

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 23 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 8 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 4.735 for Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (203 Excellents x 5) + (71 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 275 Ratings = 4.735

  • 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 Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery is based on 8 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 8 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 8 Target = 1.000

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

9.7 Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.735)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
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  • Satisfactory
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  • Poor
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  • Very Poor
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Reviewer Connection to Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    16
  • Father of Child
    6
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

A great nursery with friendly, caring staff. Accommodating with regards to early starts and late finishes. Our kids enjoy attending very much.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

The staff at the nursery are excellent. There is always lots of fun activities being planned for the children to take part in. Excellent indoor and outdoor facilities. The lunches and tea always sound delicious!

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter really loves the nursery, going from not wanting to leave me to taking her shoes off or going with one of the practitioners straight into the bunnies, happy and smiling, ready for breakfast.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

We are really pleased with the nursery, our son is now nearly 15 months old and his development is great, it is clear to see that a lot of this is down to the activities he does and guidance he receives from the staff. Our older daughter had attended another nursery which has since closed, which was brilliant for her development, so we had reservations before we started about anywhere else being as good, but they were quickly banished. All of the staff are great at passing on relevant updates to parents, and I can see that they really care about the children. We like the opportunity to see photos and even better the comments on the things he has been up to, as a working parent that is really important. We would highly recommend this nursery and indeed have.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter started attending Bluebell Wood last year when the nursery she was at closed down. She settled in very quickly, making new friends and really enjoying her time there. They have done a brilliant job getting her ready to start school in Sept and I'm so pleased that some of her friends from Bluebell Wood will be going along with her so she can maintain that connection.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My son has been coming to the nursery for over a year now. We have been very pleased with the nursery. They are all very professional and friendly. We really enjoy the weekly updates of EYLOG and seeing the pictures and videos of him interacting with nursery staff and joining in with activities. I especially like having the daily sheet that he comes home with RE: Nap times, BO, what food he has eaten and how much. I feel that with the amount of children that the nursery staff have they still manage to do a brilliant job and keep all the children safe and happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

The staff at Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery are fantastic and I know my son is in good hands.
He gets a range of foods to try, plays with their toys as well as has structured parts to his day where they enjoy messy play or be creative with different media.
He loves singing along to songs with the girls and he really enjoys going there, which is something every parent wants!

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

I cannot recommend Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery enough, I was very nervous at first leaving my daughter whilst returning to work. The video and photo updates are so exciting! I also now have my son attending. They both are thriving from being social with other children, activities and craft /music sessions. I especially like the one to one time they have with their own key worker. This makes my partner and I feel more at ease as they are getting to know our children on a more personal level. All events/programs and parents evening well informed too. Highly recommended

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I have seen my granddaughter develop into a well-balanced toddler. Her understanding of numbers, colours, days of the week and months are unbelievable at such a young age. She enjoys her two days with the nursery a lot and often talks about it to me and her Grandad. Well done with all the set discipline you install and food you provide, especially in such a confined space. My hat goes off to all of you that work there.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Everything is just perfect for my little girl. She has been attending the nursery for almost two years now, full time. She has grown into a clever and independent little girl from a cute baby. The management and staff are just amazing.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

I am very happy with this nursery. They work hard to satisfy their customer. The children are well cared for. My little girl is happy and has made a lot of friends. She has attended full time since she was 10 months old.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My 2 yr old has been attending for just under a year and I have no bad word to say about Bluebell Wood. The staff are fantastic, the security is impeccable and my son is so happy there, always has been. I asked him what he would like to say about the nursery and he said "my best friends"- quite an admirable review from a 2yr old!

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Lovely nursery with fantastic staff. My daughter has been at Bluebell Wood since April 2016 and she has done so well. The teachers are very friendly and caring. They always keep me up to date. The Eylog online is a fantastic tool.
I cannot recommend Bluebell Wood more highly. Thank you to all the team there. Especially my daughters keyworker.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

As soon as we arrived at Bluebell Wood, we knew it was the one for our daughter. The separate room downstairs for the under 2's felt safe and protective - especially for when our daughter first started. We like that there's a separate room for the little ones to have their naps. Now our daughter is upstairs with the over 2's and is blossoming. They again have a separate room for the 2-3-year-olds and a slightly bigger room for the older ones. Everything has been well thought out, from the room displays to the equipment; It's clearly done with the children's development in mind. The staff choose a weekly 'theme' and the activities are based around it. My daughter really enjoys this and comes home wanting to try new things. The staff are all friendly and professional. Our daughter has key workers who focus on her learning needs and keep us updated with reports/photos. We have another nursery right near our house but we happily drive to the other side of town to attend Bluebell Wood.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter absolutely loves going to Nursery, she loves the staff and talks about them at home, along with the friends she has made. The Nursery is always very helpful and accommodating when I have needed any extra support and happy to talk through any situation. And they do French classes my daughter loves this at the age of 2.5 years old.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been at Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery for nearly nine months and has settled into nursery life really well and feel that it is all down to the lovely carers at Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery. It's great that she can interact with them all so much so she knows all their names. Her confidence has grown so much since being here, so has her speech. Only the other day she surprised us all by saying all 12 months of the year! At 2 years and 4 months, that's pretty impressive. I would definitely recommend Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery, so much so, my niece is starting there next year!

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Bluebell Wood is superb. Our first daughter attended from a young age and this set her up really well for reception at primary school. Her younger sister soon followed and both have/do really enjoy it.

Parents are kept in touch with daily updates of photos/videos/write-ups so you can see how your child is developing and learning. The staff are really happy and positive and the facilities good, all of which makes for a nice environment for children to positively grow and develop.

I'm grateful our children have benefited from going to this excellent nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Wood Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter has been at Bluebell Wood for almost 18 months now. She settled very quickly and loves coming to nursery. The staff are very friendly and caring and keep parents informed of what has happened each day. Parent's are also welcome to stay and join in for a session at any time. There are lots of different crafts and activities arranged each week, and they also spend a lot of time outside. I would recommend Bluebell Wood to anyone who is looking for a nursery in the Heathfield area.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

A lovely nursery! My daughter is so happy there and the staff are fantastic. Great care, healthy food, variety of creative activities and excellent communication with parents. I am really happy we chose Bluebell Wood for our daughter.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter came to nursery 5 mornings a week and I am very happy we chose Bluebell Wood. She loves going to nursery and it has helped her get ready for school. The staff are always happy to help and take great care in their work.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter came to Bluebell Wood Children's nursery from when she was 2 years old until she left for school. I was extremely happy with her care and all that she learnt from being at nursery. The staff are helpful and friendly and really take the time to get to know each individual child. My daughter was always happy to come to nursery and sometimes didn't want to come home. The nursery itself is bright and welcoming and everything is suitable for all the age range of the children, they have a lovely outdoors space to play which they use every day.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our daughter joined the nursery in January this year and we have been nothing but impressed. The staff at the nursery are caring, kind and have really taken the time to get to know our daughter. The range of activities that have been provided is excellent and the progress we have seen in our child since joining the nursery is great. Communication between the staff and parents is brilliant, staff always take the time to talk to parents. We would definitely recommend this nursery to others and will be applying for a place for our son in the very near future.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The staff made a big effort to help settle my son in when he started nursery which in turn also helped me!
They are all friendly and clearly enjoy their jobs. They always do a wide variety of crafts/activities etc and the children are very happy. We are very happy with the nursery and also they are very good at monitoring my son's progress and development.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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