Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool

70 Marlborough Hill, London NW8 0NH

Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool, London, London
Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool, London, London
Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool, London, London

St John’s Wood Nursery and Preschool is situated in a leafy residential area of St John’s Wood.

The nursery offers a warm, welcoming environment which supports the transition from home to nursery.

The spacious rooms have separate changing areas and the outdoor space has two garden areas, where children can learn about growing plants in the vegetable patch. The children also enjoy cooking the vegetables as part of the Cookery Club.

In addition to outdoor play, children regularly go out on mini field trips from the nursery to the local fishmongers, greengrocers and fire station to learn about the local community around them.

A highly experienced and qualified nursery team provides stimulating activities and fun learning opportunities.

There are a variety of activities on offer at the nursery including Action Club and Hartbeeps (music and sensory sessions) for the under two’s. The older children enjoy French, tennis and piano lessons.

Children are further prepared for their transition to school through an enhanced pre-school class with a smart board and a ready for school programme which includes Growing Readers, Growing Writers, and Growing Mathematicians.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Sara Fleischer (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Westminster City Council

Number of Staff: 23

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

Total Places for Children: 92

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.1 Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.057)

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons St John's Wood 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 32 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons St John's Wood 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 8 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 4.622 for Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (250 Excellents x 5) + (123 Goods x 4) + (11 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 384 Ratings = 4.622

  • 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 4.435 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons St John's Wood 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 18.4 positive Reviews (92 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 18.4 Target = 0.435

  • 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
    25
  • Good
    7
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    28
  • Likely
    4
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    23
  • Father of Child
    9

The staff and administration have been taking care of our daughter for almost 2 years now. While at Bright Horizons St John's Wood we have seen her build wonderful relationships with peers and adults. We have seen her skills, language development, passion to learn and confidence grow because of the adults in the building. More importantly, my husband and I know that she is loved and cared for by all. Upon reading their most recent Ofsted report, I could not disagree more with the judgments. The snapshot of that day does not reflect what we have experienced for almost 21 months. I am confident that her safety and emotional well-being is of utmost importance to all of those associated with this nursery.

The staff in the building know the children well and it feels like a family as soon as you enter the gate. We know that when our 9-month-old son begins in a few weeks, he will be welcomed with open arms.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our daughter has been lovingly guided and nurtured at Bright Horizons St Johns Wood for the last 15 months. The only reason she is now leaving is because she has 'graduated' nursery and will be starting 'Big Girl School' next week. We are sad to leave Bright Horizons, as the entire staff have been incredibly loving, supportive and professional to my daughter and each of us in the family. I was appalled at the last Ofsted scoring that Bright Horizons St Johns Wood was given as it in no way reflects the high-quality care, supportive management and nurturing facility that my daughter has benefited from. If I could appeal the scoring on behalf of Bright Horizons I would, as I can think of no safer place to send my children. Any parent conducting due diligence on nurseries in St Johns Wood for their child would do well to consider Bright Horizons St Johns Wood. It has been a wonderful experience!!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood 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 has been attending nursery full time for almost two years. He is incredibly happy at nursery and has formed strong connections with his fellow pupils and staff. The staff know him well and are always available to offer advice and support. The nursery was disappointed with the recent Ofsted rating and - as a parent - I believe it is an unfair reflection on the nursery. My only concerns with the nursery over the past two years have been in connection to its head office, which I do not believe provides all the support the nursery staff requires. The nursery staff are exceptional.

The staff are the most important resource the nursery has - I hope that Bright Horizons recognises this and provides all the support (career development/resources/logistics) they need.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I cannot thank everyone enough for the great support the Bright Horizons St John's Wood staff gave us over the last 5 years with both our son and daughter. We think they are a fantastic family and we will miss everyone greatly.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Katherine O'Brien, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 19 Jul 2017:

Thank you very much for your review. Your feedback is very important in helping us to understand how we can provide the high-quality care and education to you and your family. The Manager is in talks with the cleaning company to ensure the standard is a high as we would expect.

This nursery is really like a home from home for us.
We are so pleased that our daughter loves it so much. She regularly comes home talking about her day, talking about the staff and her friends. What she's done and who she has played with. She speaks so fondly of the staff.
It feels like a family and they are so supportive. They always find time for you and your child. They really have your best interests, they are always there whether it's at the end of an email, telephone or in person, you're never made to feel a burden. We love this nursery to bits and just so pleased with the progress our daughter is making, it really was the best decision that we made.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Having had 2 children at this nursery, and now looking for a new nursery (as we are moving houses), we under appreciated how great Bright Horizons St Johns Wood really is. While we gave the nursery glowing reviews before, the standard of care, attitude of the staff and general sense of well-being of the kids, is far beyond that of other nurseries which we have recently viewed.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood 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 is a real home away from home environment provided for the children. During dropping off/picking up my daughter, you see the children who attend are happy, settled and love their teachers. The staff and management are fantastic - all very welcoming, friendly and caring.

There is great communication between the management/staff and parents – regular emails and newsletters informing parents of nursery updates and events. Since our daughter started at St John's Wood nursery she has thrived and blossomed, which wouldn’t have been possible without the guidance and love of her preschool class and teachers.

We had a bad experience with a previous nursery and the staff made sure it was a smooth transition, updating along the way on her progress. She absolutely loves pre-school and has had some wonderful experiences – all holidays are celebrated and learnt about which the children love and really get involved in. I think my daughter’s favourite was Holi and Easter bonnet making – she still talks about it now.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

We have been very pleased with the nursery. Our son has thrived there. The teachers are incredibly kind and warm. All the staff have been incredibly helpful and have gone out of their way to make our son's adjustment to his new preschool class a huge success.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood 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

Best start in life for both my sons.
All staff are wonderful, caring and always have a smile on their faces.
They are always very helpful to sort out any problems and very approachable at any time.
They provide lots of interesting activities and encourage children's specific interests.
I always feel I am leaving my kids in safe hands.
Highly recommended!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our son joined this nursery when he was 10 months old and over the past three years, he has progressed throughout all classes (Baby room, Toddlers room, 2-3s room & now at Preschool). The management and teaching staff have been very supportive during 'difficult' times, i.e. teething/refusal to eat, toilet training, adjusting upon return from holiday breaks etc. Preschool has proved to be a great learning experience for our son, both in terms of knowledge but for his own personal development, that we decided to extend his attendance in this class for another year! A big thank you to all the teachers!!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Overall a fabulous nursery. My two girls love going here. Very friendly and caring staff. Amazing food and activities. My girls are well looked after. Excellent safeguarding and first aid facilities. Very good management. Peace of mind guaranteed.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood 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 started when he was 5 months old and he even did not sit at the time. All weaning routine was set up by nursery staff and I just had to follow the same at home. That made the whole process so easy! I highly recommend it to all moms and dads.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our daughter started at bright horizons when she was only 8 months old and spent a wonderful year and a half there. We, unfortunately, had to leave the nursery because we moved house. The carers are really enthusiastic and loving and you can see it in the smiles of all the happy children who attend. The children have a great new outdoor area and lots of activities to keep them happy and busy. Management is really friendly and was really responsive to our requests. Communication with the parents and between the staff is excellent. When there was a problem, steps were quickly taken to produce an action plan to ensure it didn't happen again. Meals looked great and our daughter certainly preferred them to what we had at home! The children were never left to go hungry and had healthy snacks in between meals. Our daughter loved the nursery as did we, and all the staff there were like one big happy family. All in all, a brilliant nursery and we would highly recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood 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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The nursery is a home from home for my son. He has a great time, his development is progressing well, he gets to eat interesting food and gets lots of love and cuddles, which is important, as its a long day.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son started at Bright Horizons St John's Wood Nursery and Preschool when he was 2 and a half years old. My wife and I have always been impressed by the warm and friendly environment at the nursery and we've seen my son develop and mature significantly during the 2 years he spent there. The facilities are excellent (and recently further renovated improved) and he particularly enjoyed the cooked meals each day which introduce a very healthy and varied diet. His creative side has been unlocked during the numerous hours of painting and drawing and we've seen measurable improvements in his speech and confidence month after month. Most importantly though, he enjoys going every day. He often asks can he go even when it is not a nursery day he is that keen. We already recommended the nursery to a couple of friends who sent their child shortly after ours joined 2 years ago and they were not disappointed either.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our daughter loves nursery. She has been there since she was in the baby room, giving her a strong bond with many of the staff in each room she's been in (she's currently in 2-3s). The activities are varied, the food is excellent and the personal care is fantastic and the learning and discipline reflect how we bring her up. We never have any worries about leaving her, even on days when she might be a little tired or a little clingy - within minutes she's settled and happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The initial search for my baby's childcare was a daunting experience but my daughter has been attending Bright Horizons in St John's Wood for nearly 3 years now and I have been very pleased. I have peace of mind that she is in good hands while I am at work and the staff who take care of her have her best interests at heart. She has been very happy there with staff and other children alike. Food is healthy and nutritious and children are involved in activities from French class to baking to outdoor free play. To be recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son started at this nursery at 9 months. The staff were so warm and helped us both with the settlement process. He has come on leaps and bounds during the 6 months attending. His emotional and social development skills are superb. The staff have become our extended family and I am a very happy working mother, knowing my pride and joy is in safe hands.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Caring and professional staff and nice atmosphere for the children. My boy clearly enjoys going here every day. The nursery communicates regularly with parents and they are clearly very concerned about safety, which is obviously absolutely crucial. The key selling point as with all of these things are the staff. They really are great.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our son has been attending the nursery for two years. The staff has always been helpful and we trusted them through the years.
The toddlers down is a very big bright room with a private outdoor area. Toddlers up and above 3 are upstairs, maybe not very big rooms, but the children can also go in the outdoor area downstairs on the front of the building. It has been recently renovated and this is worth a plus. Apparently, our son eats all his meat and vegetables at the nursery and rejects both of them at home. And this is a very big plus.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Great place where kids feel welcomed and appreciated! Unites caring with competences' development through tailored activities for each age and development goal. Highly recommended for children that don't have English as their native language, since children are very encouraged to welcome the others and be friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have two children at this nursery and have been able to see the workings of the baby room, the 2-3 and the preschool rooms. I can't speak highly enough about the staff. My children run into the nursery every day and are greeted with enthusiasm and warmth. There is very good communication between staff and parents and I feel very comfortable and confident leaving my children there knowing they will learn and have fun. The staff and chef have even gotten my children to eat vegetables!! I would strongly recommend St John's Wood Nursery for parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood 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

The staff at the baby room are lovely and affectionate with the children. They clearly value each child’s unique personality and respond to their needs. My daughter loves it there and I am completely confident that she is well taken care of.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Good pre-school. As ever whether a child thrives there depends on interpersonal relationships between the carer and child. Some carers there are exceptional, some are good.
The only issue is a high turnover of carers, no idea why it is high, that then affects the children who need consistency.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

This is a lovely, lively nursery with passionate and caring staff. The premises has just been refurbished and there is both great indoor and outdoor play space (albeit not huge). My son has been attending for the past 1.5 years and he has a great time there.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has enjoyed her time at this nursery and has learnt a lot. I am happy with the teachers and my daughter is more confident. Particularly French lessons are really good and she has enjoyed the course.
The only issue I can think of is that there's no fresh air circulation in pre-school room and in summer it is too damp and stuffy. There should be openable windows and using air conditioner is not enough as it wouldn't bring in more oxygen!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool? 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: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son is in the toddler room. His key worker is fantastic but all the team throughout the nursery provide a warm, welcoming environment for parents and the kids. They do so many different fun activities and my son loves singing the French songs he has learnt in his French lesson and tennis and football. A great start to my sons learning in a lovely fun environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son is going to Bright Horizons since the last 10 months now. He has joined this school/day care when he was 9 months old and he got settled there really well, really early. The care, individual attention, attention to every detail, like how much he drank milk, or ate was notified at the end of the day. The activities they carry out daily is age appropriate and they encourage kids to learn new things, soft play, messy play are all well encouraged here. I cant recommend more. It is by far the best day nursery for infants and toddlers. Bright Horizons, St John's Wood.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I could not commend the staff at the St John's Wood Early Care and Education Centre enough. They are extremely caring and tentative to my child and every other child under their care.

When I drop off my daughter in the mornings, the staff are always friendly and make an effort start my day off on a happy bubbly tone knowing that my daughter is well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

A friendly and nurturing environment where my son feels happy and safe. The staff are excellent and have responded well to our son's evolving needs. His key worker has been an outstanding source of continuity, however all of the staff have taken an active interest in his development and seem to genuinely care for him.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We have been very pleased with Bright Horizons in St John's Wood. The staff have been fantastic. Friendly, helpful and, above all, incredibly caring and supportive towards our daughter. She clearly loves being there, loves the nursery staff and has thrived in the nursery environment.

Our only complaints are that the nursery is particularly expensive even when compared to another Bright Horizons nursery, which is presumably a direct comparison, and that slightly more rigorous care might be taken about hygiene in the toddlers' area. The no shoe policy (for visiting/collecting parents) is not enforced and there do not appear to be any facilities to encourage toddlers to wash their hands before meals.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 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: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Marketa Cardon, Mrkg at Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 13 Jan 2016:

Thank you for your feedback. I would like to assure you that we take seriously parents feedback as our focus is to deliver high standards of care and education; whilst working to ensure that we provide safe, clean places for the children and staff at all times. I have passed your comments on the Nursery Manager who will discuss with you any concerns.

The nursery is great! The staff are competent and very kind. It's a very nurturing environment.
Babies do lots of different and fun activities. My daughter loved the music class every Monday and Friday!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons St John's Wood Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

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Staff Profiles

Sara

Sara Fleischer

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2004

Description:

I have been working in childcare since 2004. I started at St Johns Wood in 2012 as a Third in Charge and was promoted to a Deputy Manager a year later.

I'm delighted to be part of an enthusiastic team. My passion is the children at our nursery and helping to support my staff to create a warm and engaging environment for everybody.

I have a one year old daughter who has enabled me to view things as a parent and early years professional.

Becca

Becca Milsome

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2009

Description:

I joined Bright Horizons in 2009 and was promoted to a Deputy role in February 2016.

My passion has always been working with young children and I have grown from a nursery practitioner upwards. I have a wide range of experience working with children of all ages.

My focus is ultimately provide a home from home setting where children can be themselves whilst exploring and developing in a safe environment.