Bright Horizons Tabard Square Day Nursery and Preschool

10/12 Empire Square, Tabard Street, London SE1 4NA

Bright Horizons Tabard Square Day Nursery and Preschool, London, London
Bright Horizons Tabard Square Day Nursery and Preschool, London, London
Bright Horizons Tabard Square Day Nursery and Preschool, London, London

Tabard Square is part of Bright Horizons portfolio and located in the heart of SE1, near London Bridge and Borough underground stations, allowing opportunities for the children to interact with the local community. The enthusiastic team of childcare professionals helped secure a ‘Good’ with elements of 'Outstanding' at the most recent Ofsted inspection (June 2016).

The purpose-built nursery offers an abundance of natural light flowing into the well-equipped and spacious, open-plan rooms. The friendly staff team are well qualified and highly experienced, providing children with a wide range of activities, including quiet story-time, role-play, creative activities and outdoor learning, all of which are carefully planned to ensure that the individual needs of all children are met.

As well as a range of age-appropriate activities, the children can benefit from extracurricular activities including: French, Spanish, piano lessons, Music and Movement and Click IT. Babies enjoy a weekly ‘Music and Sensory’ class. Children are helped with their transition to school with Bright Horizons’ unique Ready for School programme including Growing Readers, Writers and Mathematicians.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Jennifer Gagg (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Southwark Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 96

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 8 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Directions:

If you come out of Borough station, carry on straight across the crossroads and turn right onto Tabard Street, the nursery is further up on the left.

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.1 Bright Horizons Tabard Square Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.140)

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Tabard Square Day Nursery and Preschool is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Tabard Square 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.

  • 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 4.775 for Bright Horizons Tabard Square Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (162 Excellents x 5) + (38 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 204 Ratings = 4.775

  • 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 4.365 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Tabard Square 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 19.2 positive Reviews (96 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 19.2 Target = 0.365

  • 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
    14
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bright Horizons Tabard Square Day Nursery and Preschool?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    17
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
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  • Unlikely
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Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons Tabard Square Day Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    12
  • Father of Child
    5

Very friendly, helpful team. Very focused on child development and provide a supportive and fun environment for them. My daughter really enjoys coming in.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Tabard Square 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 nursery is a second home to our children. We are extremely grateful to the amazing staff who work very hard.
The environment is safe and extremely caring. We have been here for six years (two kids) and we cannot recommend it enough.
There are always new activities planned and the children love coming here.
Please continue your hard work developing the learning in Preschool 2, preparing the kids for school.
Thank you.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

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 had two children attend the nursey . I rate this nursery excellent in every area.
My son is in the baby room and the staff are very helpful and very caring. My older child also attended the nursery. I find the management team very professional and helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Tabard Square 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

Anyone thinking of sending their child to Tabard Square Nursery I could not recommend it more. My son has attended since he was 4 months old and is very very sadly leaving aged 2. This has been the hardest decision ever as he is so settled, loved and cared for as well as the personal rapport I have with the staff.
The setting is brilliant as he thinks of it as his second home.
Special thanks must go to all the staff in little learners along with extra thanks to his key worker who has transitioned and looked after him since the start. She is a true credit to the team and holds a special place in our hearts. My son has come on leaps and bounds and is reaching levels and above for his age. A true reflection of the time and care given to each child.
There are two ladies that are so easy to talk to and provide a warm greeting which reassures you as a parent that our child is in the safest, best and kindest hands.
Thank you all. We are going to miss you exceptionally.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Tabard Square 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

Great staff, food, and activities. A lot of activities also provided by external companies e.g. French, Spanish, or Piano. Good space, light, clean, and a good number of rooms from Baby to Preschools. I would definitely recommend the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Tabard Square 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

People, facilities, food and atmosphere are all great - we can comfortably go to work without having to think or worry about the child care. We are happy and our son is happy so thank you for a great service.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We feel very lucky to have found Tabard Square Bright Horizons. Really lovely, caring and thoughtful staff who took great care of our son. We would not hesitate to recommend this nursery to prospective parents.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My baby son is extremely happy at Tabard Square. He is a people person and he enjoys a variety of activities, foods and exposure to other caring adults that I could not provide on my own. Each staff member has taken the time to get to know him, not just his assigned carer. They are all extremely informed about his development and are willing to figure out what is best for him. I have a flexible work schedule and the management are also extremely helpful in providing extra sessions when they are available. I consider myself fortunate to have this nursery available to us.

The fees are expensive, but excellent value, given the quality of care. I think it is better than the other nurseries in the neighbourhood and a nanny or childminder would not be able to provide the same standard of activities, social development and facilities.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Tabard Square 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

Great nursery with fantastic staff and facilities for children up to 5. My daughter started at 9 months and loves it. The staff take a very evidently keen interest in her needs and the monthly report we are requested to provide, helps them and us ensure she's receiving consistent input into her development, particularly given she currently attends only 1 day/week. They clearly care; the daily reports and the fact my daughter wants to stay playing after a 10 hour day there makes me feel confident in the service they provide.
They don't have outside space, but they take the children out, which is great and in Central London, I'm not too concerned she's not outside at nursery. The meals are also very good and any dietary requirements seem to be well catered for.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Tabard Square 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

This nursery is extremely well organised. The staff are lovely and well trained in child development. After a few weeks my son would go to his primary care worker when we arrive in the morning and waves bye to me. There is always a new activity for the children. He loves to sing and dance to French and Spanish songs in Theatre Bugs once a week.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Tabard Square 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 Tabard nursery since February 2014 (age 8 months) and our daughter since February 2016 (age 9 months). Our son is especially happy at the nursery and has developed into a confident, happy little boy (now almost three years old!). The staff are without exception excellent at what they do. I can't recommend the nursery highly enough and never hesitate to sing their praises to anyone looking around. In common with almost all nurseries in central London there is no outside space but the nursery itself is large and airy and the indoor buggy stores (three of them!) are a real plus.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Tabard Square Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely 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: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter started at this nursery at 7 months old and has loved it. The staff are unbelievably caring yet providing a strong foundation in what is right/wrong and how to treat others. The meals are very diverse which I believe has led to my daughter embracing all sorts of foods. Overall she has been extremely well supported at her time at Tabard Square both emotionally as well as preparing her academically for big school. May her love of learning that they have instilled continue far into the future.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Tabard Square 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

Excellent care and dedication from everybody working there; great improvements in my daughter's learning and social skills; I am confident that she receives the best attention possible and a lot of love, which is great considering she spends 11 hours 5 days a week there; couldn't wish for more.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Tabard Square 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

Excellent care and stimulation for our child, who has been attending since the age of six months. Very happy with the level of progress in the child's development, and she loves attending. The staff always seem so happy with the children, and I have never had any concerns.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

This is a wonderful nursery. I have never left my children with anyone so was very scared. All the staff are great and are very welcoming. I have two children attending and they both love it. My daughter will be leaving to go to school in September which she is very upset about as she loves being here. All staff are great looking after them and have great communication with me.

The management team are great and make me and my children feel at home. I have referred three people already and will be introducing a lot more.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Tabard Square 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

We are really happy with the services provided by the Tabard nursery. The staff are lovely and always smiling. My son loves his main carer and it is the main motivation for him to go to the nursery in the morning. He has a cuddle as soon as he arrives.
Thank you. It is always nice to leave your kid, the staff are making it easier.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Tabard Square 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: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

A wonderful nursery with people who truly care about the kids. My son loves going to nursery and always chats about his friends and the key workers there. They try to get the parents involved a lot and provide plenty of opportunities for me to be involved in my son’s time at nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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Awards / Recognitions

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Staff Profiles

Jennifer

Jennifer Gagg

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 1996

Description:

I have been in childcare sector since 1996 and I enjoy my role as a Nursery Manager. I have set up a nursery and supported the team to achieve an Outstanding in the past. I gained an Early Years Foundation Degree to enhance my level 3 childcare qualification.

My passion is people 'big and small' that we are all proud of, and to see our little people grow into confident lifelong learners.

Michelle

Michelle Evans

Job Title: Nursery Deputy Manager

Joined: 2001

Description:

Michelle has an NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education and has worked for Bright Horizons for over 15 years. Michelle has a wealth of knowledge especially in the care of under two’s. Michelle is our Health and Safety Coordinator for the nursery.

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Janika Dixon

Job Title: Nursery Administrator

Joined: 2013

Description:

Janika Dixon has AAT Accounting NVQ, Payroll and Admin Level 2, and Health & Social BTEC and has a wealth of experience as an administrator within the National Health Service and Childcare Facilities. Janika is a conscientious worker who works well in a busy environment and especially enjoys being part of a team.