Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way

The Colonnades, 619 Purley Way, Waddon, Croydon CR0 4RQ

Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way, Croydon, London
Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way, Croydon, London
Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way, Croydon, London

Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way welcomes local childcare needs, with a safe and stimulating interior and team of staff who look to understand each child's development and give parents a service they can feel confident with.

Both full and part-time requirements are welcome and the team makes sure that a vibrant pre-school education is backed up by sound nutrition.

The provider is well-respected in the region and the communities where it has built up its range.

Group: Brightsparks Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Sue Mcllwin (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Croydon Council

Number of Staff: 13

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

Total Places for Children: 61

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0745-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

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Reviews

9.3 Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.263)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way 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 16 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 6 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 4.771 for Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way is calculated as follows: ( (153 Excellents x 5) + (34 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 192 Ratings = 4.771

  • 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 4.492 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way is based on 6 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 12.2 positive Reviews (61 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 12.2 Target = 0.492

  • 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
    12
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    15
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    5

This is a great nursery. My son looks forward to going there every day. He has a lot of fun and learns plenty too. My wife and I are so happy with the staff there. They take real genuine care of the children there and help the children to learn and play together.
I want to say a big thank you to everybody at Brightsparks, Purley Way.

How likely would you be to recommend Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way? 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 daughter attended Brightsparks from baby room. She was very happy and received lots of support and encouragement at the nursery. When it was my son's turn I did not think twice.

The weekly themed activities are very good. My kids also liked the nursery meals and ate well. The staff have been very caring and the children have a good bond with them. They look forward to going to nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way? 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 at Brightsparks Day Nursery Purley Way when he was 2, he is now 4 and has absolutely loved it! I would definitely recommend Brightsparks to anyone! All the staff and manager are lovely and friendly. As well as always being professional. My son has become much more confident+outgoing since starting+ settled in very well, despite a previous bad experience somewhere else.
Even though there is always lots of fun, I'm always aware of what he is doing each week and am told what he has done that day
Brightsparks has a spacious outside area with lots of activities+toys which was important for me when choosing a nursery. The security is high and I always feel safe leaving my son in their care.
As well as making friends, he has made a strong relationship with the staff especially his key worker+always comes home with a smile on his face+happy stories of his day. We will be sad to say goodbye in September when he starts school, but will always be very grateful for everything Brightsparks has done

How likely would you be to recommend Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way? 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

Brightsparks is a great nursery! My son who is now 7 went there for 3 years when he was little and now my second son goes there! The some of the staff including the manager are still there which tells me a lot about the quality of staff. My son, who is 18 months, is doing really well. Each week we concentrate on new skills/activities and the nursery staff encourage and help develop your child further.

How likely would you be to recommend Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way? 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: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Both my children have attended the Purely Way Nursery over the last 3 years. Fab team of staff that make you feel very welcome and part of the nursery. Great child care, always felt very comfortable leaving my children in their care.

How likely would you be to recommend Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way? 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 highly recommend Brightsparks Purley Way, my older child attended for a year before starting Reception and my younger child has been attending for a few months now. Both my children settled in quickly and were very happy here. There isn't a high staff turnover which I find a huge positive and was not the case at my son's previous nursery. Also, they have a nice and spacious outdoor play area which was very important to me when choosing a nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way? 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 little girl started at the nursery a few months ago. I just want to say thank you to all the staff and management for their wonderful efforts ensuring that my child settled well and for ensuring myself that I had made the best choice for my child. My little girl is in the under two's and the staff are so warm and friendly. Well done Brightsparks! I cannot thank you enough. The nursery is very clean and this was a main factor when choosing a nursery also.

How likely would you be to recommend Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way? 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

Brightsparks Day Nursey, Purley Way is a very lovely nursery. My son has been attending for just over a year now and he loves his time there. The staff know him really well and the key worker system is strong. The manager was very helpful settling in my child, and I have just attended parents and was very impressed with my child's folder of work and the observations they have made on his progress. His speech has come on leaps and bounds and he has made some good friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way? 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 daughter continues to enjoy Brightsparks Nursery. She is now in their preschool and is learning and developing well under their care. The staff are wonderful, the manager is always helpful and approachable and the nursery has a very welcoming feeling. In addition the food is of very good quality and healthy. I look forward to my son starting in August.

How likely would you be to recommend Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way? 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

Sue McIlwain, Nursery Manager at Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way responded to this review on 21 Jul 2016:

Thank you very much for your lovely review Francesca. It is greatly appreciated.

20 month old attending for almost 3 months now. Very welcoming, friendly and approachable. Thorough with child's daily information.

How likely would you be to recommend Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

The staff have been very friendly from the beginning which has helped my son settle in well and quickly to full time nursery.
They have called me when they had concerns (health/fed) and my son enjoys going and wants to continue playing once I arrive to collect him. It is reassuring returning to work knowing he is happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Very friendly, approachable nursery. Positive experience. Lovely place.

How likely would you be to recommend Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We have used this nursery for the past 3 years. My little boy is leaving this September to start school, and I wanted to say a massive thank you to the wonderful staff team at Brightsparks!! You have been there for us every step of the way, we will miss you!!

How likely would you be to recommend Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way? 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 nursery part time at 10 months when I returned to work. Having viewed a few nurseries, my husband, baby and I felt Brightsparks had the friendliest, warmest atmosphere, whilst also being very professional. Staff and children alike seemed very happy, lots of smiles and no snotty noses!! We also like the purpose-built building with spacious rooms and logical layout. Just over 2 months in and our little boy is very settled, and we are content knowing he is very well looked after. Oh and I also like how he does messy play and painting, activities which I don't think he would be doing at home with me right now.

How likely would you be to recommend Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I looked at several nursery's for my daughter but none of them came close the Brightsparks. The team there are so friendly and made settling my little one in very easy and she absolutely loves attending the nursery. Not only does she have lot's of fun and interaction with the other children but she also adores all the staff.

All the children's rooms are vibrant and full of educational play and learning. The toys are swapped over regularly to keep the children stimulated and each child has an educational programme set out for them by their key worker.

The nursery has a large outdoor play area which has been great in these summer months. They also have a garden where they learn and help with growing plants and flowers.

I can't recommend this nursery enough :)

How likely would you be to recommend Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way? 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 son has been at Brightsparks nearly three years and he loves it. The staff are welcoming, friendly and always keep us up to date with his progress. I highly recommend Brightsparks to all. Our son started going at just 9 months. We will be sad when he has to leave for school. 5 stars all the way from our household. Keep up the great work Everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Brightsparks Day Nursery, Purley Way? 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

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