New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup)

Rear of Bird College, Alma Road, Sidcup DA14 4ED

Group: New Foundations Day Nursery

Person in charge: Becky Gibbs (Area Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Bexley Council

Number of Staff: 14

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

Total Places for Children: 25

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: Please contact the nursery for details

Directions:

The Nursery is situated on the site of Bird College, at the rear of their main building, next to Birkbeck Primary School.

Parking:

There is parking on site for drop off, collection and visitors only.

Overview

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) 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 44 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 20 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 4.811 for New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) is calculated as follows: ( (430 Excellents x 5) + (96 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 528 Ratings = 4.811

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) is based on 20 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 5 positive Reviews (25 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 20 Reviews ÷ 5 Target Reached = 1

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

9.8 New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.811)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
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  • Good
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  • Satisfactory
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  • Poor
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  • Very Poor
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  • Don't Know
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
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  • Likely
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  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
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Reviewer Connection to New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup)

  • Mother of Child
    34
  • Father of Child
    10

Both my daughter and son have gone to this nursery and had the most wonderful time there.

The staff are amazing, and I always totally trust that my children are safe and very well looked after.

It is a small setting so feels very personal. They have both made very good relationships with both the staff there and the other children.

I would happily recommend it to anyone in the area.

How likely would you be to recommend New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Nicola Hunt, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 07 Mar 2018:

Thank you, Gerri, for the lovely review.

New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) is friendly, welcoming, caring and approachable. The teamwork speaks volumes, they are all on the same page. The nursery offers additional activities such as Football, Annual Sports day, Jungle day, Space day, World book day, RND, Children in Need and much more which are fun and informative. The outdoor space is so valuable to my son as he is such an outdoors child who thrives in this environment.

Whilst I have started potty training, my son recently the team at the nursery were very supportive and took on board my concerns and thoughts and all really came together to help with the process. My son always eats and enjoys the food provided and has on many occasions has tried new foods whilst at the nursery. On a social level, my son has made many solid friendships. This is a fantastic Nursery, with a super management team and a very pro-active team of nursery nurses who I cannot praise enough as they have a very challenging career. Thank you NFDN for everything, you have been amazing.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Nicola Hunt, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 07 Mar 2018:

Thank-you Jo for the lovely review, the staff and management really appreciate the great feedback.

Very nice small and cosy environment with good facilities for children. Amazed with daily activities. Very Nice and friendly staff.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Nicci Hunt, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 28 Feb 2018:

Thank you for the lovely review, the staff and management really appreciate your feedback.

I can’t honestly recommend this nursery enough, my daughter has been going since she was a year old and is now approaching 3 and she and I both love it.
The staff are extremely warm and friendly and make it a loving environment for the children. There is an excellent line of communication between parents and the nursery and I have always felt like we are working together and I have been able to seek helpful advice in regards to issues like napping etc. I am always kept up to date on her progress and development and feel completely at ease with her being in the care of the Nursery.
I have recently made the decision to keep her there until she attends school instead of sending her to a school preschool as she has always thrived at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) and I am so happy with all aspects of the Nursery and the curriculum that they follow.
I wouldn't hesitate in sending another child to New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) in the future.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Nicci Hunt, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 28 Feb 2018:

Thanks for the lovely review, the staff and Management really appreciate your feedback.

A really amazing nursery with a great family feeling.
Attentive, caring staff, giving great feedback on our children's activity throughout the day. Carefully thought out areas with a wonderful outside space which is in use all year round. Approachable management means that you can raise anything, no matter how big or how small, and it is dealt with efficiently.
In a perfect world, the butterfly room would be split into two rooms but the separate activities for the older children mean there is segregation.
Extremely happy with the care of both of our children and highly recommend the nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Becky Gibbs, Area Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 27 Feb 2018:

Thank you for your kind review.

Our child has attended this nursery for a couple of years now and we have seen this nursery go from strength to strength. The staff are really caring and have the best interests of the children at heart at all times. We have full trust in leaving our child with them. They have introduced some great activities for the older children - learning Spanish and Tiny Tekkers (football based activity) which the children love. It is a small nursery where all the children know each other and all the staff, which is a lovely environment for them. While the building is small it is well equipped and tucked away from busy roads etc and just opposite Waring park for outings in decent weather. If we had another child, we wouldn't hesitate to sign them up to New Foundations.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

A family run nursery, warm and friendly in approach. Both my children have attended New Foundations Nursery and flourished during their time there. The manager and her team do a great job ensuring the well-being and development of children. With an excellent playground and a small but perfectly formed interior, the children have lots to keep them occupied throughout the day.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Nicci, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 27 Feb 2018:

Thank you for your kind words, they mean a lot to our staff and management team.

My son is two and has been coming to this nursery since he was 8 months old and he loves it there as do I. I feel that the staff have really taken the time to get to know him and have created a lovely bond with him. He has just graduated from the baby (Caterpillar) room to the toddler (Butterfly) room and the transition was managed very well. He loved the baby room but he's now at an age where he needs more stimulation which he gets in the toddler room. There are a lot of structured and free flow activities to keep all the children entertained while educating them at the same time. The management and staff also put on lots of family events such as sports day and picnics etc. Recently my son has been enjoying it there so much he doesn't want to come home! I always do and continue to recommend New Foundations to anyone looking for a fantastic nursery for their child. I'll be very sad when it's time for him to leave New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) to go to school which thankfully isn't for another few years!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Nicci, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 27 Feb 2018:

Thank you for your kind words, it means so much to the staff and management team.

When our son started at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) he was 9 months old. To see his progression and development since then (now over 2 years old) has just been incredible and New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) have played a massive part. Their fun and friendly staff make it a very comfortable atmosphere for kids to learn/develop as well as have lots of fun during their day. The activities organised are frequent (e.g. sports day, superhero day etc) and the insistence and focus on outdoor activities is really pleasant to see.
Being able to keep up to date with our son's progress via Tapestry (online portal) is also so innovative and very much appreciated from a parent's perspective. We drop off our son and go to work with a great feeling of comfort, knowing he is in the best of surroundings. A massive thank you to the manager and all of the NFDN staff for exceeding expectations.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Nicci, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 27 Feb 2018:

Thank you for your kind words, it means so much to the staff and management team.

Great nursery and always made to feel welcome when I drop my daughter off. I have 3 children and they all spend time in this nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Nicci, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 27 Feb 2018:

Thank you for your kind words, it means so much to the staff and management team to read these lovely comments.

I viewed almost every local nursery when I had to go back to work 3 and a half years ago and knew instantly this was the right one. I was so nervous to leave him, I'm a real worrier but the wonderful staff couldn't have been more reassuring and continue to be a valued source of advice. It has a wonderful family feel to it and my son has thrived.

He's always been a really fussy eater but tells me he's devoured curry, lasagne or chilli and how yummy it was! All the staff are so friendly, caring, kind and fun and do some lovely creative stuff with them - So lovely to have little keepsakes like that especially when you're at work and might not have the time or resources to do at home with them in the week.

They get plenty of opportunity for play in the garden and my son loves the little kicker's sessions they hold weekly. He comes home now bursting with enthusiasm about the letters and numbers he's learnt in the phonics sessions, it’s been the best start to his early years that I could have wished for.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Nicola hunt, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 27 Feb 2018:

Thank you for the lovely review.

My son has been attending NFDN since he was 9 months old and absolutely loves it! The staff are warm and welcoming and have a great bond with all of the children. NFDN offer a wide variety of activities which help the children learn and play. They take part in Spanish lessons and sporting activities throughout the week, as well as following the requirements of the EYFS. They also take part in themed days where the children learn more about different topics. NFDN offers a brilliant variety of food, all of which my son enjoys. The nursery has a ‘family feel’ to it. I often spend time talking to different staff members at the end of the day and they will all enthusiastically tell me about my son’s day. It is a great relief to leave him in such great care when heading off to work. My son has made some great friends and has absolutely thrived during his time at this nursery. He will be very sad to say goodbye when he leaves to go to school in September. I would wholeheartedly recommend this nursery!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Nicola Hunt, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 15 Feb 2018:

Thank you for the lovely comments.

My 2 children have attended 3 nurseries in Sidcup, and New Foundations Day Nursery is by far our best experience. The staff are so attentive and the setting has everything the children could need. Individual needs of the children, such as allergies, are always met and accounted for. As well as following the basic requirements of the EYFS, they go above and beyond with many personal touches and activities, both inside and outside the nursery. My little one has been incredibly happy here and I genuinely can't rate it highly enough. Makes leaving them as you have to go to work that bit easier knowing they are well looked after and happy.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Nicci Hunt, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 05 Feb 2018:

Thank you for the great review.

Both my children have attended New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) over the last 3 years, my youngest will leave in August. I have always found the nursery to be an extremely warm, friendly and nurturing environment for babies and toddlers. The staff are always cheerful and ready to take care of the children and the staff turnover is extremely low for a nursery which means my children always get to know them very well and vice versa. It's a small nursery with great outdoor space which only adds to it's advantages.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Nicci Hunt, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 05 Feb 2018:

Thank you for the great review.

Thank you so much to New Foundations Day Nursery at Sidcup for looking after my child and making him very happy. It's the worst feeling of having to leave your child but the staff at Sidcup made me feel very confident that my child is in good hands. They keep me fully up to date with his progress and inform me how he has been and what he had done each and every day whilst being there. Thank you again a great nursery and staff are amazing I feel like they are a small family!

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Nicci Hunt, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 05 Feb 2018:

Thank you for the review.

Couldn’t rate this nursery highly enough. My 3rd child currently attends as did my previous two and I cannot fault them. I am 100% happy with the service and care they provide. The team are warm, friendly and welcoming and the setting is like a home away from home. I am so glad to have found them 8 years ago, it certainly made the transition back to work each time that little bit easier.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Becky Gibbs, Area Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 02 Feb 2018:

Thank you Alex, it's been a pleasure having all 3 of them at New Foundations Day Nursery x

New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) is such a lovely nursery with lovely, kind and caring staff. The nursery has such a warm, friendly feel when you enter and everyone always has smiles on their faces. My daughter started in September 2017 and she has grown into a very confident and independent little girl! The nursery itself is a really wonderful and stimulating environment and I know my daughter will get lots of care and attention in a secure and safe place.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Nicci Hunt, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 05 Feb 2018:

Thank you for the great review.

Friendly, professional, flexible and helped my children settle in here well.
Encouraged my children to eat better.
Have a warm fun environment for the children to play in.
Very informative and keep me up to date with progress etc

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

Nicci Hunt, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 05 Feb 2018:

Thank you for the review.

Both my children (now 6 and 3) attended this nursery from 9months old and I can't recommend them highly enough. We were lucky to get a place for our eldest in 2012 and as the nursery has become more and more popular it is no surprise there is now a waiting list. Both my children have been really happy there and we will be very sad to say goodbye next year as my youngest starts school.

The staff are dedicated, caring and supportive and seem to really enjoy helping the kids learn and develop. Although the nursery is small, there is no shortage of resources, with every possible space crammed full of things to do. The team are innovative and are constantly coming up with creative, interesting activities and topics and the kids often proudly bring home their creations. There are lots of extra-curricular things going on too, my youngest particularly loves the Tiny Tekkers football session every week!

Thank you New Foundation Day Nursery (Sidcup) for all you have done for both my children. Best nursery in Bexley!

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Becky Gibbs, Area Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 02 Feb 2018:

Thank you, Sarah, it's been a pleasure having both of them at New Foundations Day Nursery.

My daughter always had a good time at nursery and I feel very confident that she has the best care at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup). Everyone who works there is polite and great with children. I get a thorough update at the end of each visit to tell me what she did and what she ate and I always feel that she is really well cared for and they pay her a lot of individual attention, which is more than I had hoped for. I don't have a bad word to say about my experiences with the staff and nursery in general.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Becky Gibbs, Area Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 02 Feb 2018:

Thank you so much, we really value your comments.

A wonderful, caring and welcoming nursery with staff who take care to learn about your child, settle them in and really encourage them to have a fantastic time. All 3 of my children have attended this nursery (youngest currently in the caterpillar room) and we couldn't have been happier with them. The staff have been flexible when we've needed it and always demonstrate care and a real knowledge of the needs of our individual children. The location is great and although it may seem smaller than some nurseries, the kids have access to a lovely garden and often take supervised trips to the park next door. The fees are reasonable and include all meals and nappies/wipes which take a lot of the hassle out of an already fraught school and nursery run. And, most importantly, my daughter has a fabulous time while there and adores her key workers (and I know they love her too). I'm really pleased we chose New Foundations for all our children.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Nicola, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 18 Mar 2017:

Thank you for the kind words.

The staff at New Foundations Day Nursery are very caring, friendly and extremely helpful. My 1-year-old has been here in caterpillar room for last 6 months and she is absolutely loving it. The activities planned in their day time are fun which sparks their creativity as well as build confidence. Would definitely recommend this to others.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

I would highly recommend New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup); the staff are wonderful and provide an excellent standard of care and education whilst having lots and lots of fun! The focus on learning, the communication between staff and parents and nutrition are all of an outstanding level and I have every confidence and trust in the team. My husband and I couldn't ask for more - our son is very, very happy.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

New Foundations in Sidcup is exemplary for its childcare. All the staff there are very pleasant and friendly and I trust them implicitly with the care of my son.
The way that they use bespoke methods to educate and develop my son shows that this is not a normal nursery. The children are at the forefront of everything the staff do and I would recommend New Foundations Sidcup to any prospective parent.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Everything's fine. I really don't have more to say, If I wasn't pleased with the nursery then I would raise any issues and I'm sure the staff would address them. As I said though I'm very pleased. My son looks forward to going to nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

Very pleased with the care and education my child received at New Foundations Day Nursery. The transition to get him ready for school was second to none and we, as parents felt ready as well as our child.
Very friendly staff and management, a good meal planner and range of foods that he was encouraged to eat. He was there from the baby room all the way through to leaving for reception and was always in safe hands. Staff always handed over information regarding his day and were enthusiastic about his time. The themed days were amazing and staff went above and beyond in order for the children to have such a wonderful experience.

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Nicci, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 21 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your kind words.

Both of my children have/are attending New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup). My youngest son has attended since he was 10 months. He settled in very well and he looks forward to his days at nursery.
They provide a good range of daily activities. The outdoor play area/garden is fantastic.
The staff are amazing. They are very professional, friendly and caring.
Communication with parents is good. We are always well informed of how our son's day has been at the nursery at pick up including details of the daily activities, sleep pattern and what he has eaten. Parents are kept up to date with what is going on at the nursery via regular emails and newsletters.
It is a fantastic nursery and I would highly recommend New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup).

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Nicola, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 16 Feb 2017:

Thank you for the kind words.

New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) is a wonderfully friendly Nursery. My Son is happy to go and each night comes home happy. The staff are lovely and communication is good. The management and staff make a real effort with building relationships with the children and parents. There are regular events throughout the year such as a Christmas party that involves the children, staff and parents. The nursery is small which means everyone really gets to know each other. The outside space is wonderful. I would recommend New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup).

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Nicola, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 14 Feb 2017:

Thank you for the kind words.

Our twins have attended NFDN Sidcup for over 7 months and have settled in perfectly and this is largely down to the excellent care, support, guidance and structure provided for them in the Caterpillar Room. The staff are very focused on each child's care and education which is a huge relief to my wife and me when we leave them in the mornings. They love going in and when we collect them in the evening the staff are always very helpful and tell us in great detail what each of our children has done, eaten and are also very helpful with any tips for us when we have any concerns. I couldn't recommend NFDN Sidcup highly enough.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Nicola, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 13 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your kind words.

My daughter has been attending New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) since she was 11 months old. I immediately loved the nursery (I had looked at a number of other nurseries in the area) it has such a warm and friendly atmosphere I feel that the staff treat my baby as I would, she is given plenty of cuddles and attention.
The toys and facilities are great, there is something for everyone to play with and they always have a messy play which she loves. I like that the nursery does a book for each child and focus on themes throughout the year teaching her new things and always some pictures of her having fun. The food that is supplied is all fresh home cooked meals and she loves them. As an anxious mother who was returning to work and dreading leaving my daughter, I honestly cannot recommend this nursery highly enough. She doesn't even bat an eyelid when I leave her now. I am so happy I decided to send her there as she has thrived being there- she has become very sociable and clearly loves it which is a massive relief.

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Nicola, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 10 Feb 2017:

Thank you for the kind words.

I've been sending my daughter here for 5 months now since she was 1 year old. It's a fantastic nursery and both my daughter and us parents are really pleased with the care she receives.The size of the nursery means that all the staff know her name and she gets plenty of attention. It's clear that everyone really cares and the children get lots of varied activities with a regular changing theme.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Becky Gibbs, Area Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 09 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your feedback and kind words.

Our kids attended other establishments before, but I can really say that New Foundations Day nursery has brought out the best of both. The aim of NFD is to develop your child and provide him/her with the key skills and foundation to progress to primary school and this is something that whole team are very good at.
Very professional, friendly, clean and everything you want for your child.

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Becky Gibbs, Area Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 09 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your feedback and kind words.

This nursery is just so amazing. The staff are angels and have shown me and my son how dedicated and passionate and attentive they really are. I was so worried about leaving my son who is 2 years old with childcare and had really found it hard to feel at ease with most of the nurseries I viewed before I viewed New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup). The minute I was greeted at the door, I was the happiest person alive as I was greeted by the manager who then led me through to the rest of the fantastic, vibrant team. I instantly felt at ease and knew that I wanted my son to attend. I really do have the biggest thank you ever to the team at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) for being understanding and supportive. Just amazing! Since my son has been attending New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup). He is learning more and more each time he leaves them and is becoming so much more confident. I am so happy. Thank you.

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Becky Gibbs, Area Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 09 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your feedback and kind words.

My son has been in the baby room for around 5 months and I am really happy with all aspects of the nursery. The staff are open and friendly and provide excellent care for him. Nothing is too much trouble. The children spend time inside and outside each day and there are lots of activities for them to do. The meals are cooked on site and are fresh and healthy without being boring for the kids. They also have family days away from the nursery showing their commitment to the family, not just the child you have in the nursery. It's easy for the drop offs and pick ups with plenty of on-site parking and a place to keep buggies for the day. Choosing a nursery is a massive decision to make and I'm more than happy that we chose this one.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Becky Gibbs, Area Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 09 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your feedback and kind words.

My son has been attending this nursery since he was one year old. All the staff have been so supportive not just to him but to myself and my partner for the whole time he has been there - he absolutely loves it at here!

They are continually challenging the children and provide such a variety of activities to cater for all children's needs. The staff are creative and treat all children with love and understanding. The onsite cooks provide healthy, hearty meals that my son and I'm sure the other children adore so I never have to worry that he is eating the wrong types of food.

It is such a lovely family environment with a good mix of ages and experience of staff who I will miss dearly in August when it will be time for us to leave for 'big school'.

I would be very happy to recommend this nursery to other parents in the local area.

They are outstanding!

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Becky Gibbs, Area Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 09 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your feedback and kind words.

Fantastic nursery. I have 2 daughters in the nursery and they are very happy. They look forward to going and I have never known them not to want to go. Both the baby and toddler rooms are great with the right amount of learning and playing. Putting my second daughter into this nursery was so easy because I already loved it. Staff are so friendly and the atmosphere is lovely.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Becky Gibbs, Area Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 09 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your feedback and kind words.

My daughter is now in her 4th year at this nursery, and she absolutely loves it here, she is due to start school in September and I know she is going to be devastated to leave behind the lovely staff and daily fun she has at New Foundations.
She has absolutely thrived here and has grown into a wonderful, conscientious and confident little lady. I know that the teachers are going to be impressed with the level of her development when she starts school and it is mostly down to the loving care and attention of the fabulous staff at New Foundations.
In all of the years we have been coming here I have not once had a single complaint, the staff are incredibly accommodating, helpful and there for you, should you need anything. The kids have loads of fun the staff are very attentive and they do some fabulous enrichment activities.

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Becky Gibbs, Area Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 09 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your feedback and kind words.

Very good, very happy, very safe, very balanced approach to child care with a good mix of activities both academic and recreational.
Particularly happy with themed learning and the approach to learning about and appreciation of different cultures and languages and beliefs via fun based activities.

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Becky Gibbs, Area Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 09 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your feedback and kind words.

My son joined for two full days a week when he was ten months old and has now been attending for almost 4 months. I was nervous about finding the right nursery and worried about him napping properly, eating properly, and generally having fun. I'm so glad I chose New Foundations Day Nursery as all of these worries were quickly put at rest. I feel like the nursery and I are working together to make sure that my son gets the most out of attending and is above all happy. Any minor wobbles he had during his settling in sessions were quickly forgotten about and now he has the cheekiest grin on his face when we drop him off and he sees the girls. Some nurseries we looked at in the area had a great program of activities for older children but not so much for the babies. At New Foundations, they get involved in everything and are always outside in the garden playing. The daily updates I get when I pick him up, with the diary detailing what he's done that day is such a comfort - as is the ability to call whenever.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Both my children have thoroughly enjoyed New Foundations Day Nursery, from joining at approx 11 months to 'graduating' at school age. I cannot recommend this nursery enough. It's small enough to enable children to really settle and make friends, and get to know the staff. The size of it was a big plus point for me versus other nurseries. The setting (including a great garden and access to the park), staff, varied activities, equipment and 'extra curricular' activities/events (sports day, summer picnic, Xmas party, Xmas concert, father's & mother's day craft sessions) all play in a role in making this a great learning and play environment for the children. I haven't had a single issue, complaint or concern about this place across the past 5 1/2 years that my children have attended here.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been attending New Foundations since he was 8 months old and I would highly recommend it.

The staff are wonderful and they children do a wide range of activities each day.

The food provided is excellent and my son could not be happier there. He looks forward to his days at nursery every week.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

This is an amazing nursery which my son absolutely loves attending. The staff are all lovely and are so enthusiastic when informing my husband and I how our son is progressing, and what he has been doing each day. He has a great relationship with them all. It is a difficult decision for any parent when deciding on childcare, but I felt at ease leaving my son in their care and have seen him grow into a happy and sociable little boy, since he started attending from the age of 9 months. New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) have a wide variety of meals which they offer, and the children take part in an array of different activities which are fun but also aid learning and development.
I would recommend this nursery to anyone, in a heart beat!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We fell in love with the nursery on the site visit when they showed us around, before we were even parents. The staff were so patient with our questions and concerns (which as a first time mum, I have thousands). They took the time to explain the core curriculum, but we loved the interaction they had with the children as we did so. Our daughter started at 6 months and she bonded with all the staff straight away. They are always happy to let me know what my daughter got up to that day. She recently transitioned to the Butterfly room and they were so helpful in that adjustment for both of us. We also really enjoy the activities such as the Christmas party, themed days and the month newsletters, etc. Cannot recommend them enough.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our son has be attending New Foundations for the past year and loves it there. He settled in immediately with not one tear, which was very comforting to us as parents. The staff are amazing, caring, professional and always available to catch up or discuss any changes. I would definitely recommend to others.

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