City Child Day Nursery and Preschool

1 Bridgewater Square, Barbican, London EC2Y 8AH

City Child Day Nursery and Preschool, London, London
City Child Day Nursery and Preschool, London, London
City Child Day Nursery and Preschool, London, London

Bright Horizons City Child Day Nursery and Preschool is part of Bright Horizons portfolio and offers a warm, welcoming environment, supporting the transition from home to nursery.

The nursery has a spacious outdoor garden, which is amazing for a central London nursery, and gives the children plenty of opportunities to extend their learning in the outdoors environment. The nursery rooms are bright with full length windows looking out into wildlife areas.

The children benefit from a fantastic variety of extracurricular activities including French, Spanish, song and movement, gardening and cookery club, included in the fees. Piano lessons are available for an additional fee.

Bright Horizons’ own unique Ready for School Programme including Growing Readers, Writers and Mathematicians, further prepares the children for their transition to school.

Fees include all meals and snacks, branded nappies, wipes, creams and formula baby milk as appropriate.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Georgie Mordue (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: City of London

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 54

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & the week between Christmas & New Year

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Reviews

7.1 City Child Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 7.1 (7.139)

The Review Score of 7.1 (maximum of 10) for City Child Day Nursery and Preschool 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 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for City Child Day Nursery and Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.4 out of 5 from 9 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no positive reviews in the last 12 months)

  • 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 4.722 for City Child Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (82 Excellents x 5) + (22 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 108 Ratings = 4.722

  • 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 2.417 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for City Child Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 9 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4 then divided by 2 = 2.000

    2. Target of 10.8 positive Reviews (54 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 10.8 Target = 0.833 , then divided by 2 = 0.417

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


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    7
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend City Child Day Nursery and Preschool?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to City Child Day Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    5
  • Father of Child
    4

We are with City Child to great satisfaction for 3.5 years now, with both daughters (4 and 2 years old) attending. City Child is a little children's paradise hidden in a small alley near the Barbican. Fantastic garden that was completely renewed 4 years ago and a cosy atmosphere, with very attentive, caring staff who immediately made our daughters feel at home.

The nursery has it's own chef, catering for breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. Whilst every nursery goes through times of staff turnover, City Child has always managed to keep its lovely character. Management is very active in organising activities, both inside and outside curriculum, for both the children (eg. piano lessons, sports, Spanish/French) and parents (eg. first aid).

Communication is proactive, with regular newsletters and specific updates when needed. Our daughters absolutely love it, with the eldest already having made great friends whilst going from the baby room via the toddlers to pre-school. Highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend City Child Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

There are a lot of positive things I could say about City Child Nursery, but in the end it comes down to the fact that my daughter is (and has always been) extremely happy to be there - that's enough for me!

How likely would you be to recommend City Child Day Nursery and Preschool? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

A fantastic nursery! My daughter is very happy which is fundamental. The staff are lovely and she has come on leaps and bounds. I was nervous putting her into nursery and I shouldn't have been. She has friends at nursery and they do great activities. Overall I'm happy.

How likely would you be to recommend City Child Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Our son has been attending City Child Nursery for almost one year, starting when he two years old. He has suffered developmental delays, had severe glue ear (which has delayed his speech) and is hyper mobile, all of which made us very anxious about sending him to nursery in the first place. However, since day one, the staff at City Child have helped him more than we could have hoped for. His development has accelerated to the point that he has almost caught up to the other children and he is content and happy in the bright, safe and clean environment of the nursery. Despite it's central location, the nursery has a larger outside space than others we visited and he loves it. The staff have only ever been helpful, courteous and accommodating when we have asked for help making changes to his schedule and so forth. We couldn't ask for more from the nursery and fully recommend them.

How likely would you be to recommend City Child Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our son has been attending City Child Nursery for 8 months now. Since he has started we have been amazed by his development both mentally and physically.
The staff are super friendly and really attentive to his needs. They have worked with us to put a development programme in place and they monitor his progress, which is reported on in his personal development book. At the end of each day we get a written report on what activities our child has participated in and what he has eaten, which really puts our mind at ease that they are really looking after him.
One of the reasons that we chose this nursery is the convenience for both my husband and I in relation to getting to work, and it's also open from 7:30 until 18:30.
Outdoor space was also important to us and they have the most fantastic play area. You wouldn't expect it being tucked away in the city.
We are really happy with our choice of nursery and seeing our son so confident and happy means the world to us.

How likely would you be to recommend City Child Day Nursery and Preschool? 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our son has been at city child for just over a year and we have been incredibly impressed by the genuine level of care and support staff have shown him (and us!). The nursery has a fantastic large out door garden which is unusual for central London nurseries. There are also a huge number of activities on offer for the children from trips to the library to song and move to water/sand/ paint play etc- our son is well entertained.

How likely would you be to recommend City Child Day Nursery and Preschool? 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have sent my son last year and have gone through the baby room and toddler room.
The only thing I can say is how much all of us love this nursery.
Location: conveniently located with multiple tube stations nearby, has lovely outdoor garden where they go out regularly,
Secluded place away from busy city and near to Barbican library where children are taken over there frequently.
Teachers: very helpful and extremely friendly.
Teachers from other rooms all know my son by name! They arranged gradual settling in period at the beginning and transitioning to toddler room.
Handover: daily detailed communication sheet so that parents can have a good snapshot of the child's daily life.
Parents' concerns and opinions are well listened to and quickly acted upon.
Events and activities: lots of fun events song and move, potteries, hatching chicks, summertime bbq
Overall, I think my son is in the best place he can be and would like to use this opportunity to thank all the staff at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend City Child Day Nursery and Preschool? 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

Our eldest daughter has been at the nursery since she was 13 months old (now 3.5) and our youngest joined a couple of months ago.
We have always been very happy with level of care and nurturing environment created by the friendly staff at the nursery.
Both our children are happy and content and have formed great relationships with their allocated key people, which makes it easier leaving them each day.

How likely would you be to recommend City Child Day Nursery and Preschool? 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 enjoys going to nursery knowing that his days will be fun filled packed with activities. The staff have been extremely brilliant and most importantly I know he is always in good hands. They are extremely flexible with his schedule as well which is a major plus and constantly giving us advice onhis wellbeing. Location and facility wise is top notch.

How likely would you be to recommend City Child Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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Awards / Recognitions

March 2017

November 2011

Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

Fazeena

Fazeena Akhtar

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2010

Description:

I joined Bright Horizons as a room leader and quickly made my way up and was promoted to a deputy manager, helping to support and guide the team. I have an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and I completed my courser in Nursery Management in 2014.

I previously worked for a City of London nursery where I began a nursery nurse. After a few years I joined Bright Horizons, supporting the baby room, helping new children and families to settle into the nursery environment.

I have always enjoyed being in the childcare and the sense of achievement it brings when you see the children in your care happy, confident and learning new skills ready for their school years. Just knowing that I have been an important part of their lives makes me feel very privileged and proud.

I hope to continue my journey with Bright Horizons and hope to be a manager in the next few years, so that I may continue to grow and develop my skills, supporting and making difference.