Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)

Childbase Ltd, Hawstead Lane, Chelsfield, Orpington BR6 7PH

Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington), Orpington, London
Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington), Orpington, London
Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington), Orpington, London

The Ofsted-rated 'Outstanding' Brinds Well Day Nursery in Orpington provides children with a warm and welcoming learning environment where highly trained practitioners promote child-led interests and play.

The fantastic, fully equipped, large garden area offers children a range of outdoor learning experiences and is used in all weathers and seasons. This helps to support children's social, emotional and physical development.

They are located close to the train station, open 7.30-6.30 and are fully-inclusive offering a convenient service to parents.

Group: Childbase Partnership

Person in charge: Nichola Cass (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Bromley Council

Number of Staff: 49

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

Total Places for Children: 136

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Languages Spoken (other than English): Thai

Vacancies

6 Child Vacancies

posted 31 Oct 2017

Now taking registrations

Reviews

9.7 Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington) has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.732)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington) 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 40 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5.0 out of 5 from 26 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 4.776 for Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington) is calculated as follows: ( (382 Excellents x 5) + (86 Goods x 4) + (9 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 478 Ratings = 4.776

  • 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 4.956 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington) is based on 26 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 27.2 positive Reviews (136 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 26 Reviews ÷ 27.2 Target = 0.956

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Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    36
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    36
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    1
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)

  • Mother of Child
    36
  • Father of Child
    4

As a parent, you are always happy if your child is happy but it goes further than that. A lot of care goes into ensuring that nursery standards are met, but a lot of effort goes into going that "extra mile".

The communication between staff and parents is crucial and we always feel that we've spent a day at the nursery along with our son. We not only get a daily verbal report but via the use of the app, we can monitor his progress and development and the weekly newsletter provides an overview of the nursery's weekly activities.

The facilities are exemplary, but it's the staff along with the facilities that make this nursery stand out from the others. Every day our son partakes in different activities, and two days are never the same. Along with supportive and caring staff, it means that our son has not just grown academically but is learning independence and confidence which really shines through when he's away from the nursery environment.

I couldn't recommend the nursery enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? 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

I think the nursery is great and always has the child's care at the forefront of what they do. The staff are excellent that I have worked with, and have become an integral part of my child's upbringing, always keeping me informed and doing their best to help my child develop.
My only slight criticism is that sometimes morning drop-offs are hectic within certain rooms and breakfast is not always out. When it is the breakfast table, it is not always big enough for everyone, and the child will sometimes feel isolated as they cannot sit down, making the drop off sometimes longer than needed.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

The carers in the caterpillar room (babies) are all friendly and take so much interest in each baby. They quickly get to know each baby as an individual and have fun playing with them. My baby is always happy when she gets to the room and especially when she sees those members of staff she knows well. There is a fun and lively atmosphere which we appreciate. Our baby's progress is encouraged and monitored through various activities and the carers are on it regarding when our baby is ready for the next stage. When we saw the food menu we found ourselves jealous of our baby!

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Very happy with the Nursery. Both my daughters have attended/are attending and the staff clearly care about them. The facilities are good. There are some aspects that could be improved such as feedback to patents but overall I am extremely happy with the Nursery and how much girls are looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We are very happy with Brindswell. We have a son in the preschool and a daughter is in ladybirds. They are both very happy in their classes. My son has attended since 10 months old and he has developed so well in their care. He is learning a great deal in preschool, his letters, numbers and general knowledge are constantly developing and it's clear they incorporate lots of learning whilst playing throughout the day.

The online journal is excellent and I enjoy reading the reports, they go into great detail compared to some I've seen from other nurseries and really highlight the personalities of my children. I know the staff in both rooms really understand my children and know them well so when they aren't quite themselves it will usually be fed back to me or a phone call will be made so I am reassured they are in safe hands throughout the day.

All the staff are lovely, right down to the catering staff who know the children's names and interact with them when approached.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I can’t praise Brinds Well enough. My daughter is learning so much and really blossoming. Brinds Well has exceeded my expectations. The staff are dedicated to providing a happy and fun learning environment and really care about the kids. That’s not just the wonderful practioners in her room, it’s everyone from the kitchen staff to the reception and management team.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? 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

Brinds Well is an excellent nursery with fantastic staff and facilities. My daughter aged 18 months gets excited getting out of the car every morning. Both Caterpillar and Ladybird rooms have been fabulous.
I have recently been disappointed with the communication from the nursery. My ParentZone app has been updated twice in over 2 months and I sent an email with a few concerns on which the lady on the front desk immediately replied to saying she would forward onto management but I didn't ever hear from them. Even an acknowledgement email would have been nice.
The ladies on the front desk are fabulous and are extremely helpful with any queries.
The Care from the girls in the rooms is outstanding.
Some sort of parents evening every 6 months might be an idea and also maybe a PTA so the parents can organise events to raise money for the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Both of my children have attended Brinds Well since 1-year-old. The staff, in my opinion, are highly trained and provide all the care and attention needed to look after children in such a positive way. They feel cared for, they are happy and both have run through the doors to get to their room!

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? 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

Amazing staff - very happy child. Always excited to go each morning and the nursery room staff and receptionist are amazing with the kids and genuinely care.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Poor

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very friendly and caring staff, a lot of fun activities and a very personal approach to every child.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Brinds Well in Orpington is a fantastic nursery. The staff are very good with the children, helping them settle when parents need to leave. My daughter only attends two days a week but she loves it and has made so many friends.
She is constantly learning new things and surprising us with her knowledge and understanding.
Brinds Well has been a great place for her to begin her learning journey and we're thankful to them for all they've done and continue to do for her.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

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

I have only fantastic things to say. The nursery is excellent and the staff are superb, my son absolutely loves going every day he is there.
Every member of staff knows his name and he has bonded so well with the teachers in his room. He has grown up so much and his development has really excelled since he started.
Any issues he has had have been dealt with quickly and the help and support that have been provided by the staff is incredible.
I feel very confident and happy every day when I drop him off and I am greeted by a very happy little boy when I pick him up.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? 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 received excellent care at Brinds Well since 2014 and has progressed from Caterpillars through the various rooms to pre school. He has flourished in the pre school room and loves coming each day. I feel the staff provide a very high level of care and as a result, I can go to work and not worry because I know he is in good hands. The staff take a real interest in the children's development. It is great to have a male member of staff in pre-school. When there have been any issues they have been dealt with very promptly. I would not hesitate to recommend Brinds Well.

My son enjoys a variety of good and varied meals. I would like to see less tinned fruit and more fresh fruit wherever possible.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My children have absolutely loved their time at the nursery. The staff have all been lovely and my children's key workers have been exceptional. I have never had to worry about their safety and would most definitely recommend this nursery to anyone. They have built such beautiful relationships with the staff and my children talk lovingly about the staff at home. This really is a fantastic nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? 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

Brinds Well is a lovely nursery where my son goes to 3 days per week. The staff are working really hard to make sure that children are not only well looked after but also are stimulated and engaged during the day.
Therefore, my son comes home totally exhausted but I am very glad to see that he is learning new things as well.
The nursery has lovely facilities, with each room having their own garden. The only concern I have is that it is becoming very popular and very busy place, some days it is starting to look a bit chaotic just because of the number of children.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Nichola Cass, Nursery Manager at Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington) responded to this review on 27 Jun 2017:

Thank you for your feedback and kind comments; the nursery is very popular and there is a balance of child initiated and focussed learning activities taking place daily in all rooms.

Brinds Well is a fantastic nursery and pre school. They offer a friendly, professional service with great developmental opportunities for children.
My daughter has thrived at the nursery and loves going. All the staff are friendly and welcoming and have a genuine interest in each and every child.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? 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

My daughter is in this nursery full time and she has been looking after very well by the girls. I really appreciated that any concerns and requests raised to girls have been taken into actions quickly, which helped me to build up confidence that my daughter is happy when she is in nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have three children that have, or do, attend Brinds Well Day Nursery. My eldest is now at school but still enjoys some time there when we pick up the youngest who actually looks forward to going to nursery. The staff that do, and have, looked after my children have all been great, really friendly and caring. The receptionist is always friendly and extremely helpful and the cook has gone out of her way to be helpful with the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have had both my children in Brinds Well nursery and I've never had an issue with anything. My son who is now at school still asks can he go back as he loved it. The nursery is very clean and all the staff are very friendly. I would definitely recommend this nursery to friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? 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

As a first-time parent, I was quite sceptical but I am tremendously pleased with Brinds Well Nursery.
I believe my daughter's needs are well tailored to and the staff evidently enjoy taking care of the children as they are already aware of my daughter' s personality in such a little time.
Even as the parent I learn a lot from the staff in the caterpillar room. The parent zone app is also a wonderful feedback; as a working mum, the app helps me know how my daughter is progressing particularly in her development. I am very impressed!

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Fabulous nursery, always giving the very best care and start-in-life for our little ones.
My daughter is always happy to go to nursery and see her key worker and friends.
She also always eats her dinner, which she doesn't at home.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? 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

-Friendly staff.
-Lovely building and surroundings.
-Have taught my daughter many things including singing, painting and playing nicely with others.
-Post what my daughter has been up to online for us to see.
-My daughter is very happy at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? 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

I have two children at this nursery. I've always found the staff go above and beyond what is expected in order to look after the children. The nursery is proactive in teaching the children by using fun games and their menus are varied and nutritious. I couldn't ask for more from a nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? 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: Good

Our two kids (16 months and almost 3 years old) love this nursery. Both started in the baby room at approx 1 year old and have been really happy since then. They never want to go home. I really like the activities for both my kids, the variety of things they get to do include messy play (great that it's not at my house!). Great space both indoor and outside, lots of space and light, good food and staff have been very accommodating to or special requests. The staff are always very kind to the kids and help them settle in the nursery and every time they move rooms.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? 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

My son is in the Bumblebees room full time and I am very happy with the care he receives. He is much loved by his key worker and the staff in his room. He loves being at school and enjoys all the activities and the outdoor play activities. He is well supported with his vision and speech difficulties and I meet regularly with the team for an update on his progress.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I love the parking drop off facility. The premises is always clean and tidy. The staff are always helpful and happy and the food is great for the kids. The Ladybirds section of the nursery where my son goes could benefit a bit by getting more involved with the kids, strangely my son still cries upon drop off and collection which is sad but possibly normal, though if it continues for much longer we may consider taking him to another nursery. We have heard only good things about Brinds Well otherwise and commend all the staff for what is also a challenging task with so many kids.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? Neither Unlikely or 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

My son goes to Brinds Well (all 5 days) and my daughter used to go here as well few years back. The nursery has a positive impact on my Son and the staff/keyworker at Caterpillar are amazing and he is a happy boy. My Son has acute food allergies and the whole process of settling-in was so thorough and professionally handled. The nursery manager arranged few sessions with the Chef, so his diet can be catered, which impressed us a lot. I feel they went above and beyond to assure me that they do a great job! and they all love the kids. Most important thing for me is, I feel he is cared for with affection in a safe, secure and happy environment !

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? 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 Caterpillar room go out of their way to make babies happy and comfortable. They really bonded with our boy and gave him the love and support when he needed it. Our son learnt a lot of new textures, songs, words and moves. He particularly enjoyed the painting sessions and messy plays, playing outdoors, singing, dancing and just being with his new friends. The atmosphere in the room is very friendly and supportive, diet is rich on nutrition and healthy drinking regime encouraged. Overall very satisfied with the room and the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My son really enjoys the room he is currently in, he gets on very well with all the staff and often refers to them outside the nursery. The girls all genuinely seem to like my son and are always going and playing with him, as a parent this is very important to me. The girls encourage his learning and have supported us during potty training, removal of the dummy!
My husband and I think the girls in bumblebees 2 are brilliant and an asset to your company.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Friendly professional staff who appear to genuinely care for the children. We feel our child has developed positively since joining the nursery and we feel she is learning and playing in a safe environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? 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

The preschool is outstanding, always willing to help. Staff go above and beyond in giving feedback, they are always willing to help with any questions I may have regarding development.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? 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

All the staff in the pre-school room are helpful, caring, well presented, informative and friendly. They cater for my child's needs and development. I know that when I take my child to pre-school she will be looked after and cared for by the staff. The management and admin staff are also very professional and helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son is adopted and has been going to this nursery for almost a year. Due to his medical background he was behind with his speech. He has improved so much since going to this nursery, that we want to put him in for 3 days a week instead of 2. He no longer needs speech therapy. Staff are very attentive, they notice something out of the ordinary such as him having blue lips, help with medical referrals and give him extra one on one time, so he develops to his full potential. He absolutely loves the nursery. Big bonus is the great parking facilities and the great rural location.

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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

Lovely nursery. The staff seem to genuinely care. Very happy vibe. Facilities are great, clean and age appropriate. I feel pleased to send my daughter here- thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? 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 eldest son has been having some anger issues, which although not spilling over into his nursery life, were causing problems at home. I had put things in place at home to try and deal with the issue, but with some help from his room leader and advice from a senior staff member we have definitely improved his behaviour. I feel they went above and beyond to help me and I'm very grateful, sometimes you just need to be told you are doing a good job!

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Since my daughter has joined the nursery, I have been so impressed by the staff who are excellent with the children. Different activities are set up each day which look fabulous. Several times my daughter has come home with various creative objects, which again the ideas are great. She loves attending and must be getting so much out of this experience both in interacting with others and learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? 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 1 year old daughter has recently joined the baby room at Brindswell. The staff have been excellent in helping her to settle at the nursery very quickly.
The room is lovely and spacious with lots of great activities, toys and the food menu is excellent.
I am very pleased we picked Brindswell and so far it has exceeded all of my expectations.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? 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 welcome when I drop my child off in the morning's is great. I have a daughter who is quite clingy, they always make me feel better when they take her and she is crying, they talk to her and get her involved in activities. The feedback at the end of the day is full of information and my child also tells me the same information. They take on board any requests I make for learning or what she has interests in, they are all very accommodating for the different situations that have occurred! Food is great often having 2 lots or more!

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? 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

I am extremely happy with the day care that is provided for my precious daughter. The time that the staff afford me when I collect her at 6.15 pm five days a week is always generous, If I require, when telling me what she has eaten and been up to that day. She loves the staff and when required I've seen her comforted by them (usually when dropping her off in the mornings if she's rarely upset) which instantly pacifies her and me! The food is both varied and nutritious and my daughter is very capable of serving herself. In fact compared to the children of friends and family who's children aren't in day care. She is very obviously more advanced in her speech, awareness, play and general manner. This is thanks to Brinds Well. I am very happy with Brinds Well. The facilities, management and staff!

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? 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

Our second child is now going through Brinds Well which in itself says we are happy. The staff are great, the only reason I rated the staff 'good' instead of 'excellent' is because there seems to be a high turnaround which can be a bit unsettling. Our children always seem comfortable which is the true barometer.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinds Well Day Nursery (Orpington)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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