New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup)

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

New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup), Sidcup, London
New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup), Sidcup, London
New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup), Sidcup, London

New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) has been operating for over eight years and provides childcare for children living near Sidcup.

The nursery was awarded an overall Good rating by Ofsted in April 2015.

The nursery provides children with a welcoming home-from-home environment, where they are supported by a team of enthusiastic and professional staff who are trained to meet each child's individual needs and help them to become confident and capable learners. The children have the opportunity to go on regular outings.

New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) is located near to the main road into Sidcup and close to local bus and rail routes.

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.

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.8 New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.787)

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 33 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 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 4.787 for New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) is calculated as follows: ( (314 Excellents x 5) + (78 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 395 Ratings = 4.787

  • 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 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 5 positive Reviews (25 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 26 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.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    31
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    31
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup)

  • Mother of Child
    27
  • Father of Child
    6

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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

Thank you for the kind words.

My 14-month-old son has been attending this nursery since he was 8 months old and we couldn't be happier with the care that he receives there. The staff in both the Caterpillar and Butterfly rooms have been brilliant in helping to settle him and building a good bond with him. We love that as a small nursery, it feels more like a home from home for him and he has made many friends of different ages which is lovely for him and important for his social development. In addition, he has healthy and delicious meals throughout the day, and he has a lovely, creative environment to learn and play in. For me (as I'm sure with any parent), it is really important that my child is happy and thriving in his everyday environment, and that I can place absolute trust in those who are looking after him while I'm at work. I would strongly recommend New Foundations (Sidcup) to any parent considering which nursery to send their child to.

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

How likely would you be to recommend New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup)? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Both my children have attended this nursery, and we couldn't be happier. The staff are very caring and make you feel very comfortable and confident that your child will be well looked after.

As it is a small nursery the children become very close both to their friends they meet there, and the staff.

They spend lots of time outside making the most of the play area.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

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.

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

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).

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

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).

How likely would you be to recommend New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup)? 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: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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.

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

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

Thank you for the kind words.

My son has been attendingNew Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) since he was 9 months and absolutely loves it. He has just turned 3 and my husband and I are delighted that he is progressing into a happy, confident and sociable little boy. The nursery staff are amazing and know each child well. They are so enthusiastic to let me know how my son's day has been and what he has been doing during the day when I collect him up in the evening. They engage they children in a wide range of activities which also includes weekly Spanish and sports classes. I am also very happy with the variety of home cooked food they serve every day from the onsite cook. My son is incredibly settled and rushes into the nursery room when I drop him off in the mornings, to see his friends and the nursery staff. As parents, we are kept regularly updated with emails and a newsletter. Parents and grandparents are invited to stay and make sessions with the children for mothers and fathers days. I can't recommend this nursery highly enough!

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

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

Thank you for the kind words.

My two daughters have attended New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) for over a year and a half and I've been very pleased with the level of care given. I'm also pleased with the different types of activity carried out and the staff attitudes to the children and parents.

How likely would you be to recommend New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup)? 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: Don't Know

Becky Gibbs, Area Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 08 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your kind words.

Both my kids went here. Lovely staff and always willing to help. Without their support, I wouldn't have been able to settle both kids in the nursery as they cried a lot. Really helped their development in the early years too. Staff encourage children to obtain good playing and eating habits. Would highly recommend.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Becky Gibbs, Area Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) responded to this review on 08 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your 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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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.

I think the most important measure of any nursery is how your child finds it. My little one trots off into the room without a second glance - straight in to chat with the staff and children and get stuck in. That makes a lot of difference to a parent having to head off to work! New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) has dealt with any queries or concerns we have had quickly and professionally and the staff are very supportive and caring of the children. The introduction of regular activities for the toddlers like Spanish lessons and sports sessions is a great move too.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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.

All 3 of my children have/are attending New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup) and I would most definitely recommend to anyone. Great setting and great staff. The 'Caterpillar Room' is welcoming and like a home away from home for the little ones first experience away from their mums and dads. The transition into the 'Butterfly Room' has always been smooth and I can see so much development in my kids when this happens. Will be very sad when my 3rd child has to leave ...luckily not for a few years yet!

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

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!

How likely would you be to recommend New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup)? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

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.

I'm very happy with the nursery and the activities which are on offer and provided. I'm also impressed with the regular fun days the nursery incorporate, such as jungle day, children in need etc as well as the annual family fun days throughout the year. On a daily basis, we receive a report which includes the activities our son has taken part in, the sleep patterns, what he has eaten and how much and if there are any other concerns/comments which are related to him for that day.

How likely would you be to recommend New Foundations Day Nursery (Sidcup)? 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: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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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Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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

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 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

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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

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

This small family run nursery provides excellent care and parent liaison. Both my children have attended the nursery over a seven year period. Staff in both rooms are friendly, caring and professional. The days are packed with activities and they have a fantastic garden that the children love. In addition the location is perfect with good drop off facilities for parents.

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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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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