Bright Horizons Regents Park Day Nursery and Preschool

15 Gloucester Gate, London NW1 4HG

Bright Horizons Regent's Park Nursery is located in a Grade 1 Listed white stucco house, on the corner of Gloucester Gate and Albany Street near to Camden Town underground station.

The friendly nursery team at Regent's Park is established, well qualified and experienced. Staff carefully plan a wide range of activities, including quiet story-time, role-play, creative activities and outdoor learning, to ensure that the individual needs of each child are met. The nursery offers extra-curricular activities French and yoga.

The nursery has a small enclosed courtyard for the children to extend their play and learning outside, and the staff also make full use of the green space of Regent's Park and its well-equipped children’s playground which located very close to the nursery.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Francis Poulastides (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Camden Council

Number of Staff: 21

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

Total Places for Children: 75

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Regents Park 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 10 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Regents Park 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 6 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 4.6 for Bright Horizons Regents Park Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (77 Excellents x 5) + (38 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 120 Ratings = 4.6

  • 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 4.4 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Regents Park Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 6 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 15 positive Reviews (75 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 15 Target = 0.400

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

9 Bright Horizons Regents Park Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 9 (9.000)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bright Horizons Regents Park Day Nursery and Preschool?

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Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons Regents Park Day Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Father of Child
    2

I have two children at the nursery, both who started at the age of nine months - and the eldest who is now in pre-school. They are both very happy at the Nursery and have both grown and developed well in the nurturing, supportive environment that the Nursery provides.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Great nursery with attention to detail (while having the big important things right as well). Both our kids progressed from baby room onwards through the nursery and straight through to preschool the staff is caring for and teaching our kids in an excellent way. Management is also very strong while empathetic. I would definitely recommend this nursery!

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My daughter has been attending the nursery for the past year and a half and I am extremely pleased with both the nursery and my daughter's progress. My daughter was at home until the age of 3 and therefore the transition was not easy, however, everyone was so very kind and considerate to us and our daughter and she now considers the nursery her second home. She adores all of the preschool teachers who always ensure that she is well looked after. This, together with the overall progress she has made in her writing, numbers etc are what make this nursery stand out.
As a parent, I drop my daughter off each morning and am confident that she will be happy, stimulated and well looked after by everyone at the nursery. She knows all the teachers (even those of the other rooms) by name and they know her. The manager does an excellent job managing the nursery and she will always step in should the need arise or if she can be of help in any way.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Our daughter is enjoying preschool. The teachers are all kind and nurturing whilst firm when necessary. She loves the yoga classes and the show and tell.

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My daughter has attended Bright Horizons Regents Park for a year and a half now and couldn't be happier. She loves and trusts the staff and looks forward to going to "school" each day. The staff, led by the manager, create a safe and productive environment where children learn and experiment with different forms of play while developing crucial social and independence skills.

They take field trips to the zoo and library when possible and make holidays special through arts and crafts and parties for the family. They are also very attentive to my daughter's food allergies, leaving my husband and I at ease in knowing her diet is appropriate and tailored to her specific needs. Overall, a great place for children and we're thrilled with our experience.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

I have two toddlers at Regents Park nursery and they're developing and growing happily.

The staff is very professional, kind and loving to the children.

They eat a varied diet and encourage my children to try a wider choice of food.

I highly recommend this nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

I am very pleased with Bright Horizons and all members of staff in their Regents Park nursery and pre-school.
My daughter is quite shy when going to new or unfamiliar places but within 2 weeks she was more than happy for us to drop her off.
We can see nearly every day she is developing more and we could not be happier.

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

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My daughter attended regents park nursery from 5 months of age until she was almost 3. This is a lovely place where everyone knows each child and where their individual needs and preferences are considered. The staff are fantastic and this includes the manager and her deputy, who set a fantastic example for the rest of the team. One of the things I really liked is how proactive the staff is in engaging with parents during pick-ups to tell them about the child's day. It was only when we moved to a different area and had to switch nurseries that I realised how this level of engagement is not easy to find. Good outdoor playing area and kids also go to regents park playground and zoo quite often. My daughter absolutely loved going there!

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

The Regent's Park Bright Horizon Nursery is a lovely place to leave your child. Mine has been there since he was 5 and a half months and I was always reassured about the care that was given to him. He learns so much there and makes a lot of progress. There is some nice outdoor space within the nursery but the children also often go to Regent's Park the weather permitting and to the Zoo when they're lucky.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our daughter has attended Bright Horizons Regents Park from 18 months and I can highly recommend the nursery. The head and deputy head are engaging and supportive. They know the children individually and are engaged in supporting us as a family not just providing hours of care. The carers are lovely, with a nice mix of ages and backgrounds including a number of male carers. They all make the atmosphere positive and welcoming. The children and parents are equally friendly and from many backgrounds and countries. Having said that, the nursery is rooted in a British ethos including things like a Christmas Carol concert performed by the children. We have been absolutely delighted with the quality of care, our daughter really enjoys her time at nursery. There are great activities, from yoga to arts and crafts, learning about letters and number, trips to the zoo and park across the road. I would highly recommend this nursery!

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

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Staff Profiles

Frances

Frances Poulastides

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2003

Description:

Frances level 3 qualified, and has worked at Regents Park nursery since January 2003. Frances is a Safe Guarding Officer in the nursery.
Frances enjoys being with the children and creating a stimulating environment for them to development and learn from. Frances has good relationships with the parents and within the nursery we operate an open door policy.
Frances leads the staff team by example and expects the best high quality childcare. Frances has over 20 year experience in childcare and has 3 children of her own.

Gail

Gail Shewell-Cooper

Job Title: Nursery Deputy Manager

Joined: 2010

Description:

Gail is NNEB level 3 qualified and has been working at Regents Park nursery since August 2010. She is Health and Safety and Safe Guarding Officer in the nursery.
Gail enjoys being with the children and creating a stimulating environment for them to development and learn from.
She forms good relationships with the parents and within the nursery we operate an open door policy.
She leads the staff team by example and expects the best high quality childcare Gail has previously worked in two other Bright Horizons nurseries starting as a Nursery Officer to her present position.