Bright Horizons Pentland Day Nursery and Preschool

224 Squires Lane, Finchley, London N3 2QT

Bright Horizons Pentland Day Nursery and Preschool, London, London
Bright Horizons Pentland Day Nursery and Preschool, London, London
Bright Horizons Pentland Day Nursery and Preschool, London, London

Pentland Nursery, rated as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in April 2013, is located in Finchley, North London, close to Victoria Park.

The nursery is situated in a beautiful converted house and offers a warm and welcoming environment for babies and children. The nursery has a fully enclosed secure garden which provides children with ample opportunity to explore their outside environment.

The friendly and dedicated staff team provide a home-from-home environment, offering a wide range of activities, including quiet story time, role play, creative activities and outdoor learning. Children are individually supported and encouraged through the nursery's unique growing programmes.

Meals in the nursery are homemade using the freshest produce by an on-site chef.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Frederika Mihalik Kazelsberger (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Barnet Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 35

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Directions:

When you arrive in Squires Lane, please enter through the double gates and you will be directed to the nursery entrance which is too the left of the entrance. Please park in the parent bays. Please do not park at the front of the nursery as this is not permitted.

Vacancies

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Reviews

8.6 Bright Horizons Pentland Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 8.6 (8.623)

The Review Score of 8.6 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Pentland Day Nursery and Preschool is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Pentland Day Nursery and Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.9 out of 5 from 3 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 4.694 for Bright Horizons Pentland Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (50 Excellents x 5) + (22 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 72 Ratings = 4.694

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 3.929 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Pentland Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 7 positive Reviews (35 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 7 Target = 0.429

  • 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
    5
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bright Horizons Pentland Day Nursery and Preschool?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons Pentland Day Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    6

Fantastic nursery and staff - very warm, friendly and nurturing. Children always seem happy and my son loves it! There is a great variety of activities catering for every level (my son is in the toddler group) with a lot of flexibility and choice for the children. Also, the hot lunches are terrific! Overall highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Pentland Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

As soon as I walked into Pentland Nursery, I knew it's where I wanted my little girl to go. Call it mother's intuition. I even started back at work two months earlier than planned so I could get her a place with the days I wanted.

The nursery is charming and is run extremely efficiently. My daughter is only 16-months-old and always waves me off with a smile in the morning. She is nurtured and stimulated and given the space to explore so many different ideas and interactive play tools.

Her diet is super varied and I'm always pleased to see the variety of meals she tries on a weekly basis.

This is a friendly, well-run nursery which clearly has high standards and my daughter is cared for with love - what more could I ask for?

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Pentland Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have absolutely loved the nursery. My daughter can't wait to get there daily. Unfortunately, we needed to leave as we were leaving the area.
I feel the teachers and management care about each individual child and parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Pentland Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The manager and team are absolutely fabulous! Our Son has been attending since last 5 months and loves it!
He is well looked after, comes home happy and is keen to go to the nursery the next day!
Thank you so much, guys, and esp. the team of the baby room...xxx

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Pentland Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Pentlands Nursery has been the most wonderful nursery for our daughter. The staff could not be more caring and nurturing. It is a small nursery so all the kids know each other and all the staff know all of the kids very well. I have been particularly happy with the way that the nursery have tailored their approach to each child and what each child needs - from building confidence in the baby room to making potty training fun and easy. They are so thoughtful and considerate. I love going to pick our daughter up at the end of the day as she is always in a great mood and never wants to leave! It is with great sadness that we will be leaving Pentlands Nursery. I feel that the staff are so loving and have made the nursery a really homely environment and I know we will all miss them very much. I will always be grateful to Pentlands Nursery for making nursery such a joy for us all.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Pentland Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son started at Pentland Nursery when he was 20 months old and attended until he was 4 years old. He has been extremely happy there, making great friends and getting very close to his teachers. The environment is very friendly and have a truly family feel, very warm. The whole staff is very loving and caring. My son has grown into an amazing boy there. He has learnt a lot and developed all the necessary skills to enter reception.
My younger daughter is still there in toddlers and joined when she was 1 year old.
The staff respect the needs and personality of the child and are always available for a chat and advice.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Pentland Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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Awards / Recognitions

March 2017

Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

Frederika

Frederika Mihalik-Kanzelsberger

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2016

Description:

Frederika has a Masters in Education (Fine Arts and English Language/Literature), and in addition holds a QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and EPS (Early Years Professional Status). Frederika has many years of experience within childcare, having worked in Early Years since 2010, she joined Pentland Nursery in July 2016 and particularly enjoys participating in creative sessions with the children.

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Shani Edward

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2014

Description:

Shani holds an NVQ Level 3 qualification and is a Teaching Assistant. Shani joined the nursery in 2014 after completing her qualification. She has built and developed strong relationships with parents during her time at the nursery and is a much respected and highly regarded member of the team.