Bright Horizons Bickley Day Nursery and Preschool

2 Daly Drive, Bickley, Bromley BR1 2FF

Bickley Day Nursery and Preschool in Bromley, is a purpose-built facility designed for the effective and secure practice of early years education, with six rooms offering age-specific activities. The nursery is in a great location and is close to Chislehurst and Bickley train stations.

The nursery staff team hold a wide range of knowledge and experience that ensures each individual child can maximise their full potential. The nursery was rated 'Good' by Ofsted in September 2013.

The nursery has large outdoor area, offering a variety of activities and challenges for children of all ages, including a vegetable patch, a mud kitchen and a wooden play house.

Children are well-prepared to transition to school with the unique Ready for School Programme including Growing Readers, Writers and Mathematicians programmes. Extracurricular activities include Sports for Tots and Jo Jingles.

A nutritional food menu ensures that good health is a key feature of the service. All-inclusive fees include meals, snacks, branded nappies, cream, bottles and formula milk as appropriate.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Kathleen Philpott (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Bromley Council

Number of Staff: 25

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

Total Places for Children: 88

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Directions:

From Bickley Train Station turn right onto Southborough Road and then left onto Hawthorne Road. Continue along until you reach a cross roads and continue straight over onto Barfield Road. Take a right turning onto Golf Road and continue to the end of the road where you take a left turning onto Daly Drive. The nursery is located on the left hand side adjacent to the Medical Centre. Bickley Day Nursery and Preschool is located on Daly Drive.

Parking:

Visitor parking is available at the front of the nursery building

Overview

The Review Score of 8.9 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Bickley Day Nursery and Preschool is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Bickley Day Nursery and Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 out of 5 from 7 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 4.512 for Bright Horizons Bickley Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (109 Excellents x 5) + (89 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 203 Ratings = 4.512

  • 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 4.398 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Bickley Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 7 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 17.6 positive Reviews (88 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 17.6 Target = 0.398

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

8.9 Bright Horizons Bickley Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 8.9 (8.910)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons Bickley Day Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
    1

Both of my sons come to this nursery. The eldest is in the preschool and my youngest has just started in the baby room.

The staff there are friendly, helpful and caring. I wasn’t willing to send my youngest to a closer nursery to my home when we moved. The recent induction for my youngest was as stress-free as possible and his key person was amazing at settling him in as were the other staff in the room.

The facilities are also lovely with an outside space that children of all ages can enjoy.

Highly recommended!

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

I would just like to say how much I appreciate all the efforts of the staff who have gone into work despite all the snow to keep the nursery open. Thank you very much.

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

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

An amazing staff member in Toddler 2 has made my child's time at this nursery amazing. He has helped with any need we require and to see this person being male is very nice to see.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has always been happy and felt safe at the nursery from a young age. Staff always friendly and management happy to help you. I felt my son has come on in leaps and bounds regarding numbers, shapes, speech and behaviour.
He's become very confident and come out of his shell. Premises always clean and he has been happy with the food supplied. I really like the fact that you have sports for tots as it helps their development.

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

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

I find Bright Horizons a very friendly nursery. The staff are helpful and good at building relationships with the babies. I have been in contact with a room leader from the baby room 1 and she is brilliant.

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

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

My son first joined the baby room 2 and has moved to toddler 2. I have been very happy as the carers have all been great. My son is happy and has thrived. Couldn't fault Bright Horizons Bickley Day Nursery at this point.

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

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

Overall happy with the care provided by the nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

I am extremely happy with this nursery. My son took a little while to settle at 18 months old but his key worker was amazing. She genuinely cares for the children and has a lovely personality. My son recently moved up rooms and again he has a fantastic key worker. I find all the room staff great. He loves nursery and sometimes doesn't want to leave to go home with me.

The outdoor garden space is really good. I also find it interesting how many activities he gets involved in each morning he is at nursery. He now attends four mornings. It certainly seems that he gets more variety than staying home with me.

The nursery administrative staff are great too. They are very helpful and accommodating when I have requested extra sessions.

A few years ago my daughter attended a different local nursery. I prefer the staff and environment at this nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We are extremely happy with the care and service provided at Kidsunlimited. Our children thoroughly enjoy their days there. We feel comfortable and confident leaving our kids there.

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

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

All the staff have been really great, ensuring that my little girl was looked after and cared for. She started of with a childminder but since putting her in nursery she has been a different child. You can see she really enjoys her time at nursery. The keyworker is included and takes a keen interest in her development. They show great love and care.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our experience has been only positive. Staff are caring and have a lot of common sense. Our daughter loves her time there and always looks forward to her day at nursery. As parents in full-time employment, we are particularly appreciative of the familiar and loving environment. Staff are also excellent at teaching new things and explaining and exploring new items.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The care my daughter gets at the nursery it's brilliant. We are extremely happy with the staff and the facilities.

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My son has been going to the nursery since he was 9 months old (Nov 22 months). During his time at the nursery I have watched my son flourish both in his learning and relationship building. He has developed close bonds with his carers which is a pleasure to see when I drop him off and pick him up. For me as a parent one of the many worries is finding care for my child that was as safe and secure as him being in his own home and I believe that we have found that in the environment and care that the staff at Bright Horizons Bickley provide.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Brilliant care, friendly staff up to date on children's books, keep track on their development, wide range of activities for them to do.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Both our children attend Bright Horizons nursery and really enjoy it. The carers and management give personal care and attention to the children. The children are stimulated with activities and participate in learning exercises that are relevant for that stage (e.g. learning phonics and recognising letters in pre-school classes). We are impressed by how much the children are developing during their time at nursery. They recently celebrated the Hindu festival of Holi and the children got creative with colours to mark the start of Spring - an example of how the nursery involves diversity with play. Overall, we would highly recommend this nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I am happy with my nursery and the activities provided for the toddler's group. My child's profile development book covers a wide range of information that helps me to identify the strengths and weaknesses for my child.

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

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Very happy, friendly nursery with strong focus on development. We love that every member of staff welcomes children by name even if they are in a different class. Quality of the staff, environment, outside space, facilities and curriculum are excellent.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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Kathleen

Kathleen Philpott

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2017

Description:

My name is Kathleen Philpott and I am delighted to introduce myself as the new manager here at Bickley Bright Horizons. I am very excited to be joining the team on Tuesday 2nd January. I have twenty five years’ experience within nursery settings, including a management portfolio of twenty years. I graduated in 2000 with a BA in Early Years and hold a formal level 3 Early Years certificate. I will be the designated Safeguarding Officer for Bickley and I hold both First aid at work and Paediatric first aid certificates.
My vision is to continuously provide quality childcare and an excellent service for all children and their families and I will work hard to ensure that we are providing the very highest standards of childcare possible.
Having managed several high profile nurseries and helped build their practice to a high standard, my goal has always been to ensure parents are not only satisfied with the practice, but reassured that each individual child's safety, development and care is at the forefront of our aims.
I am honoured to be joining the Bickley team and to be part of all of the wonderful families here. I believe that forming strong relationships with all families is key to delivering quality childcare.
My great passion is to inspire my staff team to ensure that all children within the setting are provided with exceptional childcare and take the greatest care to provide the right level of support and encouragement ensuring all children grow in confidence, build on important social skills and learn at their own pace in an enabling and creative environment. The key to a successful nursery is the engagement of the whole team, so celebrating success and recognising the staff’s hard work is a highly regarded part of my role and I am looking forward to getting to know all the staff team and sharing the great work they do each and every day.