Bright Horizons Highbury Day Nursery and Preschool

Unit A, Highbury Stadium Square, Highbury Mews, London N5 1FP

Bright Horizons Highbury Day Nursery and Preschool (formerly kidsunlimited) belongs to the Bright Horizons portfolio and follows the company's philosophy of educating preschool age children with age-specific activities.

Bright Horizons is very pleased to have received the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) award in April 2018.

The nursery lets children enjoy a friendly, fun, stimulating atmosphere in a fully-supervised and secure environment. It was awarded a 'Good' rating by Ofsted in June 2016.

This modern nursery is set in the grounds of the redeveloped Highbury Stadium with excellent commuter links and a parking area.

The children have access to three great outdoor areas to explore (nursery garden, communal garden and nature reserve) as well as a dedicated activity room where they can play and discover new things.

A team of experienced, caring childcare professionals work closely with parents to meet children's needs.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Irmina Paseveckiene (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Islington Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 70

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Visiting:

Part of the old Arsenal football club pitch.

Parking:

Visitor parking is available at the front of the nursery building

Overview

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Highbury 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 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Highbury Day Nursery and Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 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 4.644 for Bright Horizons Highbury Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (89 Excellents x 5) + (39 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 132 Ratings = 4.644

  • 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 4.571 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Highbury Day Nursery and Preschool 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 14 positive Reviews (70 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 14 Target = 0.571

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

9.2 Bright Horizons Highbury Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.215)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons Highbury Day Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    11

I am extremely pleased with our choice of nursery. My son is very happy and always has fun. All the staff are very caring. I feel that my son receives very personal care which supports his development.

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

All the staff is really warm and welcoming. The girls in charge of toddlers are really patient, smiley with our older son. He is really happy to go to the nursery 4 days per week. The girls are really sweet and gentle with my 1 year old daughter.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My toddler always seems happy and content. His diary is always filled in so I know what he has done that day.
Activities are wide and varied.
The staff seem caring and attentive.

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

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

My daughter has been very happy at the nursery and made some lovely friends. Staff are very caring. I would definitely recommend this nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son has really enjoyed his time in this nursery. The staff are always enthusiastic when they see him and they have taken care of him the best they can. We like the special events that the nursery organises, where parents can attend and see the children play with each other. The food menus are great and he usually eats really well there. One of the downsides as part of a chain is that there seems to be quite a high staff turnover, the integrated carers helped my son transition easily enough though.

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

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

My son attended the nursery full time for three years, from when he was a year old. We have watched him grow into a strong, confident and happy child during this time and remain very grateful to this nursery for nurturing care that he has received. He has made great friends and developed social skills and is outgoing as a person as a result. His complex allergy needs have been meticulously attended to. I cannot recommend this nursery highly enough.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

It is an excellent facility, which is extremely well managed and with very caring and friendly staff. The place is bright, very clean and ideally located. Every day there are some new activities ready for the children. My son is very happy there and he loves the food, with the chef making particular effort to please the kids' tastes. The nursery is not cheap but similar in price to comparable nurseries. I would highly recommend it.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son loves going there. Very lovely and caring staff. Lots of toys and activities to keep him occupied.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My daughter loves her time at nursery. The staff are lovely and she is very happy here.

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Lovely caring staff

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Staff are always friendly and helped with settling in my child.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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Irmina Paseveckiene

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2013

Description:

I have been with Highbury since 2013.
I joined Kidsunlimited/Bright Horizons as a nursery nurse in 2006 and worked up to nursery manager in 2014.
I have a Bachelor degree in early years education and 20 years’ experience in child care.

I am very passionate about providing inclusive play and learning opportunities for all children attending the nursery and to maintain a safe, stimulating and enjoyable environment.

I always work with the HEART principles being honest, having respect, accountability and engaging with my team to achieve excellence.

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Samia Begum

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2010

Description:

I joined kidunlimited in 2010 as a nursery Nurse. In 2013 I studied towards achieving a Level 3 in childcare and became a Deputy Manager in 2014.

I try my best to deliver the best care with the help from my team and I am always supportive towards my team. I enjoy creating fun (but save) experiences for the children, allowing them to discover, learn and flourish.