Bright Horizons Beaufort Park Nursery and Preschool

1 Heritage Avenue, off Grahame Park Way, London NW9 5FW

Beaufort Park Nursery and Preschool makes a significant contribution to childcare needs in the Barnet area. This purpose built nursery provides a fun and stimulating environment with a wide range of play equipment and activities that are age-specific and crucial for preschool learning. Children benefit from direct access to the fantastic, large outdoor area. The Under 2's have their own secluded garden allowing them explore the outdoors.

The experienced manager leads a dedicated team of professional childcare practitioners who are skilled in pursuing a strong early years curriculum. Children benefit from the bespoke Bright Horizons' Growing Enhancements and are well prepared for transition to school with the unique Bright Horizons Ready for School Programme. The nursery offers extra curriculum activities from a sports coach on Fridays to a theatre music and dance activity on Mondays. The children regularly have visits to a local library.

The nutritionally balanced menu is produced by the skilful, onsite chef. The menus have been endorsed by the Children Food Trust.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Sinead Mc Partlan (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Barnet Council

Number of Staff: 27

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

Total Places for Children: 102

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Directions:

The nursery is a short walk from Collindale station on the London underground. It is also a 2 minute drive from the Al with close proximity to the A406.

Visiting:

Buses 303 204 186
Near RAF Museum next to Collindale police station.
Within a 5 minute walk to Colindale Tube Station on Northern Line.

Parking:

Pay and display, but the nursery does have 15 minute display tickets.

Overview

The Review Score of 8.4 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Beaufort Park Nursery and Preschool is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.4 out of 5 from 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Beaufort Park Nursery and Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.9 out of 5 from 4 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 4.438 for Bright Horizons Beaufort Park Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (76 Excellents x 5) + (56 Goods x 4) + (11 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 144 Ratings = 4.438

  • 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 3.946 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Beaufort Park Nursery and Preschool is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 20.4 positive Reviews (102 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 20.4 Target = 0.196

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

8.4 Bright Horizons Beaufort Park Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 8.4 (8.384)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
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  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
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  • Poor
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  • Very Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bright Horizons Beaufort Park Nursery and Preschool?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    4
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons Beaufort Park Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

Overall, we are very satisfied with the nursery and our child is extremely happy there. The staff are caring towards the children and provide a happy environment for them. There are certainly areas that need improvement which has been highlighted and the nursery could do a better job of resolving these faster. Which include but are not limited to - room facilities maintenance (i.e hole in the ceiling) getting new toys etc. Very happy with the food quality and choice of food provided. Overall we are very pleased and will definitely recommend it to friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Beaufort Park Nursery and Preschool? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

Excellent staff. Very friendly and great with both children and parents.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son is currently in the baby room. I feel he is well looked after and he is now very attached to the ladies. However, I think the babies should be more involved in more activities to help them develop better their physical and cognitive growth.
I personally do not agree with the use of sand as my child takes everything into his mouth and I have sometimes found sand in his mouth.

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Average Rating:   3.8 out of 5

Great place for our little ones; to develop and nourish in a caring and safe environment. Our son has developed his communication and social since starting at Bright Horizons, Beaufort Park. We are highly pleased and satisfied.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I'm very happy. Very good standard. Very good Care. Good and healthy meals. I love this nursery! It costs a lot of money a month.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Beaufort Park Nursery and Preschool? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Beaufort Park Nursery features a beautiful shaded outdoor play area, spacious rooms with plenty of stimulating toys and fresh food prepared on site. The room staff have really bonded with our son and it was amazing to see him thrive. The entire team, including office-based staff, know him and it creates great confidence to see such a degree of involvement from everyone.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son is leaving the nursery at the end of this week - February 2017.
The staff at the nursery have been excellent in supporting the upcoming transition for him. When he has been a bit more emotional, staff have reassured him. When my son comes home he talks positively of the staff by name.
It has been a genuine pleasure overall since my son has been attending the nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Learning well, food is ok. Cleanliness is not bad, some improvements needed around nappy changing room, smell lingers.

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

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Average Rating:   3.4 out of 5

Marketa Cardon, Bright Horizons Team at Bright Horizons Beaufort Park Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 26 Feb 2016:

Thank you very much for your review. We really value your feedback. Please, can I encourage you to share your comments with the nursery team? It's important to us that they are addressed and you’re totally happy with the high level of care we provide.

The nursery appears very tidy, clean and welcoming. The staff are very friendly and delighted to help. My son loves to come, learn, play and develop.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

This nursery has been so good, I have had my son with them since he was 2 years old. The staff are very friendly. They keep me updated with his educational progress.

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

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My children are happy to attend and have settled in well. They imitate songs they have picked up at nursery. Overall the service provided has been good and staff have come across friendly and caring.

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

Marketa Cardon, Mrkg at Bright Horizons Beaufort Park Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 13 Oct 2015:

Thank you for your positive feedback.

My son joined in the Preschool room and attended full time. As all parents I was worried but from the moment I walked in the manager made us feel right at home, spent time showing us around and answering my every question under the sun! They gave a settling in period where I was able to see the team in preschool and how my son took to them all. It was a very warm atmosphere, a beautifully spaced nursery, the room was so fun and bright and my son engaged immediately. The staff are very good, gave the right amount of attention and this settled every unease I personally had with leaving my son in new territory. He stayed right up until going to primary school and was fully confident in his personal hygiene, interacting with his peers, had a nice sound introduction to letters and sounds and numeracy and learnt to listen and engage with adult led activities and instructions.

My son has done so well in school and that is greatly due to the help of the fantastic start he first had with this nursery.

I highly recommend.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

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