Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool

48 Sydenham Road, Croydon CR0 2EF

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

Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool (formerly Bluehouse) offers an excellent standard of childcare and education for children aged three months to five years.

Part of the Bright Horizons portfolio, the nursery recently received the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) award in April 2016.

The nursery has a happy family atmosphere and believe children to be their own educator. Staff nurture their learning by enabling them to be secure and independent and encourage their curiosity and imagination.

Activities include story time, sand and water play and a safe and secure garden perfect for enjoying the sunshine and fresh air.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Shaneic Simpson (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Croydon Council

Number of Staff: 22

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

Total Places for Children: 80

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:

The nursery is located on Sydenham road opposite the TA centre and just along from St Marys School. If travelling by car when you reach the junction with the school on your left and the Bedford Tavern pub in front of you, please turn left and the nursery is opposite the TA centre. If travelling by train please alight at East Croydon and turn right out of the station and take the first right onto Dingwall Road. Follow the road straight down across a roundabout and a through a junction and the nursery is just past the school opposite the TA centre.

Vacancies

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Reviews

8.9 Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 8.9 (8.868)

The Review Score of 8.9 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.4 out of 5 from 37 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 8 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 4.368 for Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (224 Excellents x 5) + (170 Goods x 4) + (33 Satisfactorys x 3) + (10 Poors x 2) + (3 Very Poors x 1) ) ÷ 440 Ratings = 4.368

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

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

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

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

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

    The 4.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 8 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 16 positive Reviews (80 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 16 Target = 0.500

  • 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
    20
  • Good
    14
  • Satisfactory
    2
  • Poor
    1
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    29
  • Likely
    7
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    1

Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    30
  • Father of Child
    4
  • Grandmother of Child
    1
  • Guardian of Child
    1
  • Stepmother of Child
    1
  • more

The nursery staff have taken the time to really settle my child - I was a bit nervous at first but it's now really good and I know my daughter is well cared for. I really have nothing bad to say about the nursery and when the manager asked me to do this I have to say I cannot fault them. Its easy for me as I work in Croydon and so the travel into work is great. Just a huge thank you from me as it has been a difficult time becoming a mummy.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool? 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

So glad that my son doesn't come here anymore.
The nursery did improve when the new manager came along but not much.
Not much is done for the kids in pre-school. My son had been going there since he was 1 and went out about 3 times in all those years.
Staff never reply to emails and are rude and it's a nightmare to try to drop off/pick up there.
The only reason I didn't find a new nursery for him is that he made friends there.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Unlikely

Average Rating: 

 2.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Very Poor

Facilities / Outside Space: Poor

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Poor

Staff: Poor

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Poor

Cleanliness: Poor

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Very Poor

Katherine O'Brien, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 19 Sep 2017:

I am sorry to hear you you feel this way about your experience about the nursery. I will feed back your comments to the management team.
If you would like to come in and discuss any of your concerns to the manager, she will be more than happy to discuss this with you. We are happy your little one was making friends at his nursery.

My child loves coming to the nursery. I am really happy with the 'settle in process'. I really got to know the staff and I feel really comfortable leaving my child in their care. The staff are also really friendly.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool? 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

Great experience - I am able to drop my daughter 30mins before her afternoon session so I can be at work on time. Overall the staff are friendly and fun. I am glad I settled my daughter into this nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter had been very shy before she started the nursery. I didn't want to send her to nursery but someone convinced me and that was the best decision I could make. She became much more confident and learnt so much. The staff have always been very helpful and caring. I am happy I chose Blue House and would not change. Almost every day, she looks forward to her nursery afternoon.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely 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: Excellent

My 4-year-old daughter is very fussy and temperamental, we find it very hard getting her to eat but teachers have been very helpful. She enjoys nursery especially outdoor play. I will be sad when she leaves.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Poor

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My experience is so good.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The manager is very friendly and makes the visit to the nursery very pleasant. The staff is good too.
However, sometimes my toddler would have a runny nose while I pick her up and her nose is not clean.
She loves playing with the staff and looks forward to going to the daycare.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.8 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: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I am so happy that we chose to send our 10-month-old son to Blue House. I was nervous about him starting four days a week when I went back to work at the beginning of February 2017, but the whole team have made the transition easy and as stress-free as possible for him and for me. From the management to the chef, the staff are all friendly, warm, caring and understanding. They have done everything they can to help my son settle in, helped him to enjoy meal times with the other children, got him to sleep (miracle!) and sent me pictures to show his progress. They have reassured me when I have been worried about how he is getting on and send a report home each day that shows activities he enjoyed, what he ate and when he slept. The communication is really good and the range of activities that he gets up to is impressive!
Thank you so much to everyone in the Caterpillar room - you are all fantastic and a credit to Blue House.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool? 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 management team is great whenever I have a concern they address is straight away. The staff members that takes care of my son are polite and welcoming and they are taking very good care of my son. At the moment he is toilet training and he is having very little accidents if any as the staff are on top of it. He is being disciplined the correct way when he does something unacceptable and I love it. I continue it at home.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Blue House is a good nursery. The staff are friendly and look after my son. The facilities are good, the outside area is really nice for the kids.

It is well located and the flexibility with opening hours is much appreciated for parents that need to commute to Central London.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.9 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: Satisfactory

My son will be starting school in September and in the last few months, I have noticed improvements with him recognising numbers and forming his letters when writing. This is down to the nursery staff preparing him for primary school.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool? 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

'Blue House Day Nursery and Preschool' have so far provided excellent care for my son who is in 'Caterpillars' (babies). He always comes home with a daily sheet and verbal feedback. They follow anything I ask them to do for my son. The garden is nice but definitely needs a divide for the babies as the older children charge around which is normal for their age. The only thing is that the food needs updating as seems to be similar all the time and not very seasonal.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Poor

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Poor

Care: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Very Poor

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Marketa, Mrkg at Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 23 Aug 2016:

Thank you for your feedback. I would encourage you to speak to the Nursery Manager and her team. It's important you feel that you can openly express your views, so any areas of concern are addressed and you’re totally happy with the high level of care we provide.

My child has settled really well within the nursery. Staff in the baby room very helpful and reassure me my daughter would be okay. My only concern within the nursery is the food and the way the garden is. I find it very messy and unclean. Me, as a member of staff, am always clearing the garden as well as the rest of the members of staff within the baby room. I also find the garden unsafe for babies when the preschoolers are outside because they are very rough and have no care for small babies. As for food, I find the food very watery or dry, times my daughter doesn't eat. Otherwise, like them and find the company very supportive.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Poor

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I feel toddlers room is good but feel babies room isn't as good, need to be more staffed and same staff to the babies, feel needs to improve learning skills in the toddler room, rather than play time.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Markta, Mrkg at Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 23 Aug 2016:

Thank you very much for your review. We really value your feedback. Please, can I encourage you to share your comments with the nursery team. It's important to us that any areas of concern are addressed and you’re totally happy with the high level of care we provide.

I have bought both of my children here and they have loved it so much. The transition into each room has been easy and enjoyable for the kids. The staff have been pleasant, helpful and friendly. My kids have learned so much and I hope that the skills learned at Blue House help at primary school.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool? 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

Blue House is a wonderful nursery. Both of my children have attended with the second still attending. The care of the staff is A+ and the welcoming and warm attitude to all is nothing short of amazing. I have already recommended this nursery to a friend who will definitely be checking it and best decision I have made ever in regards to my children's child care.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My child has enjoyed his last 4 years at Blue House and the staff and management have assisted his learning and personal development in all areas.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool? 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

Staff are friendly and welcoming. The staff are always trying their best to help support my child's needs, Staff are always giving help and advice on what I can do to help the learning and development of my child. The staff are always going beyond what is expected of them to help. I'm always greeted with a polite smile and I am always informed of any changes that are taking place. I would recommend this nursery to family and friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Excellent support and care.

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

Average Rating: 

 4 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: Good

Our daughter settled very quickly and loves it here- she's grown in confidence and would go every day if she could.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter has been attending the nursery for over 2 years and she absolutely loves it and the staff. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. I will be really sad when she has to move to school and I'm sure my child will too.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Croydon 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our daughter is very happy at Blue House and seems to enjoy all the activities and especially the food! The staff are very friendly and attentive and seem to genuinely care about the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Croydon 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: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My grandson was welcomed with open arms. His settling sessions were made with lots of reassurances that if he got upset they would ring me which put my mind at ease. The staff were welcoming and friendly. Management told me that I would be notified of changes to fees but my experience as a whole is that I would recommend friends.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Poor

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Marketa Cardon, Mrkg at Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 23 Aug 2016:

Thank you for your feedback – your thoughts are very important to us. By giving us your feedback, you are helping us to understand how we can provide the highest level of care to our children and families. I would strongly recommend that you speak to the Nursery Manager and express your views, so any areas of concern are addressed and you’re totally happy with the high level of care we provide.

I am extremely happy with Blue House, it is a warm and welcoming place. My son is happy and loves to come in. The staff in the baby room are friendly and caring. They are always there to offer advice or to answer any questions. The food made by the chef is healthy and is varied. My son eats more at Nursery then he does at home. I am a school teacher and finding a Nursery that would be flexible to my family needs was hard until I found Blue House. They offered us term time only which fits around my schedule - amazing!

My son has developed and made so much progress in the year that he has attended. He has become a confident and funny young man and I am sure Blue House has contributed to this.

Blue House are brilliant at sharing information with the parents via email or my phone - as a working mum, this makes me feel included in my son's day.

I would recommend Blue House to anyone...and I do!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been at this nursery since he was nine months old. During his time here he has been given all the support he needs. All f the staff are very approachable from the Managers down to the Nursery Nurses.

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

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Friendly and helpful staff, plenty of activities for the children, various foods available. Overall experience for the children is pleasant. Space for putting away the buggies is also available, which is a very good thing, especially during harsh winter times.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Croydon 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

This was the only Nursey that we viewed and straight away we liked it. We found the staff very helpful and if there was ever a problem that it was dealt with and conducted in a very professional manner we would definitely recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Croydon 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: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our son has settled with such ease and loves going to the Blue House. He's happy every morning he's told that he's going to nursery and has developed a really good bond with the staff at the Blue House.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My child has been attending the nursery for 10 months. She is really happy here and tells me when I pick her up, that she has had a really nice time. She has become more confident since she started here. The staff are very friendly and helpful. My daughter looks forward to going in each day.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

My Grand daughter started attending Blue House Day Nursery when she was 5 months old and she is now 15 months old. She loves the nursery and the staff who look after her often not wanting to leave when I go to collect her.
Staff are very polite and informative and are ready to answer any questions or give you updates on your child's progress. The nursery has a wide range of toys for my grand daughter and I can see that she is continuously learning new things and my family comment on how able she is. The nursery also has a lovely garden and outdoor play for the children to enjoy.

I am really pleased I chose Blue House Day Nursery and have recommended it to my family and friends.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

My child has been attending Blue House for over a year now and I am very pleased with the way Blue House conduct. My child's social development has vastly improved and his self confidence. I enjoy the conversations we have about his day and in particular the daily reports I receive. Staff are always friendly and always welcome any concerns and offer great suggestions.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son started Blue House Day Nursery when he was 1 years old. He was very shy and quiet when he started, however the staff really helped him as he began progressing through each room to become confident. He is now in their pre-school and the nursery staff have done an excellent job as he keeps saying "Mummy, when can I go school?".

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool? 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

Kind friendly staff. Very caring and attentive. This nursery is very clean. My son loves going in the mornings, no trouble settling in. Staff always keep us well informed about his activities and behaviour.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son has been going to Blue House for over a year now and we are so happy with everything about Blue House. The staff are all so lovely, happy, friendly and fantastic with the children. The management, and nursery staff are lovely and always happy to help whenever I need anything. They benefit from a onsite chef who is wonderful and the food the children get is fantastic. My son is always ready to go to nursery and comes home really happy and having developed more and more. I find this to be a very creative nursery where the children do lots and lots of varied activities and we are extremely pleased with our sons development and and progression at this nursery.

Thank you to all the staff for making our experience at Bluehouse so lovely every day.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Marketa, Mrktg at Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 07 Oct 2015:

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are delighted to hear that you are happy with the level of care our nursery provides.

My daughter is so happy at Blue House. We moved her here two years ago because she was so unhappy at her previous nursery. The change it made to her and to us was remarkable. The staff are fantastic and get to know all the kids. It's like a big family house. My daughter started at 18 months and is now in pre-school. She often greats us at pick-up with 'I've had a really good day' and has even been known to cry at weekends when she can't go! She loves playing in the garden and when the theatre people come in. The chef is also great.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

marketa, mrkg at Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 22 Sep 2015:

Thank you for your feedback, what you think is important to us.

My son has attended the nursery since 2012 and in this time I have seen him grow and develop with the support of the caring staff within each of the rooms. It is reassuring that the staff know how to support my son's development and ensure he is reaching all of his milestones. This helps me to know he is in good hands, which as a working mum gives me peace of mind.

As he has progressed and moved through each of the rooms in the nursery it has been reassuring that his key worker from each room has supported him to ensure he settles well and making sure the new room knows about his likes and dislikes, as well as his allergies.

Now my son is in pre-school I can see how he is being supported in preparation for reception next year as the nursery has now introduced a ready for school room, where he gets to take part in small group activities which support his development further. His key-worker lets me know what he has been doing throughout the day and also shows me pieces of his work he has done well. He is always happy to come to nursery to see his friends and the staff, especially on Tuesdays when he gets to take part in tot-stars!

The food provided for my son is varied and ensures he is getting a balanced diet. It amazes me the food he will eat at nursery but will not attempt to eat at home!

The management team are also supportive and approachable with an open door policy so I know I can pop in and speak to them at any time. Communication is good as a weekly memo is sent out with events, news and photos included so I can be kept up to date with what is happening at the nursery. There is always someone in the office to greet us every morning, as well as coffee to take away - always a bonus for a busy mum in the morning!!

The nursery has taught my son good values which are also reflected at home to ensure there is a consistent approach with his care.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Marketa, Mrkg Coordinator at Bright Horizons Croydon Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 15 Jul 2015:

Thank you for your warm words and positive feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and compliment on our nursery.

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Staff Profiles

Shaneic

Shaneic Simpson

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Description:

Childcare has always been my passion. I have a BA degree in Education Studies and I have also achieved my Early Years Professional Status, additionally, I work as a Freelance Early Years Ofsted Inspector. I first came into early years when I completed my Degree in 2010. I believe good quality education and care is something that we simply cannot compromise on. As a practitioner I believe in creating a highly stimulating environment which meets the needs of all children. I endeavour to work closely with parents to ensure children’s achievements are recognised and gaps are close in their early education.

Vikki

Vikki Gunn

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2010

Description:

I have always been passionate about working with children and learning new ways and techniques to help them develop. I have been in childcare since 2006 now but I have been at Blue House Nursery and Preschool since 2010. I have a Level 3 in Childcare and I have various other qualifications. I love working alongside families to ensure that children have the best possible start in their early development.

I enjoy working with the Nursery Manager to provide every family in our care with a safe and friendly environment where children can begin their love of learning.