Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)

19 Bushmead Avenue, Bedford MK40 3QJ

Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford), Bedford, Bedfordshire
Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford), Bedford, Bedfordshire
Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford), Bedford, Bedfordshire

Lavenders Day Nursery is set in a beautifully converted property retaining much of its original character.

The large, fully resourced garden offers year-round structured and free play activities designed to promote children's social, emotional and physical activities.

A friendly and enthusiastic employee team work closely with the children and parents, building strong partnerships. Lavenders offers high-quality day care where every child is treated as an individual.

Group: Childbase Partnership

Person in charge: Juliana Di Niro (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Bedford Borough Council

Number of Staff: 40

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

Total Places for Children: 112

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Languages Spoken (other than English): Punjabi Mirpuri, Italian, Panjabi, Punjabi, Romanian, Urdu

Vacancies

5 Child Vacancies

posted 04 Oct 2017

Now taking registrations

Reviews

9.8 Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford) has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.768)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford) 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 59 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 29 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 4.768 for Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford) is calculated as follows: ( (553 Excellents x 5) + (146 Goods x 4) + (9 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 708 Ratings = 4.768

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford) is based on 29 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 22.4 positive Reviews (112 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 29 Reviews ÷ 22.4 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
    49
  • Good
    10
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    56
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)

  • Mother of Child
    50
  • Father of Child
    9

My girl has been getting ready to move up to the next room and the staff have been great in taking her for visits to make her feel more comfortable. Her confidence has grown so much since her time at Lavenders, and she has so much fun there (and eats and sleeps well!).

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? 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

We are very pleased with how our son is developing during his time in Lavenders Day Nursery. More importantly, staff and management take safeguarding, security and cleanliness very seriously which is very reassuring as a parent. Moreover, they pay very good attention to every child's individual needs and are very accommodating. My son is very happy here and I would recommend Lavenders Day Nursery definitely.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have 2 children at nursery both of whom started at 6 months and I couldn't want for a better start for them. The atmosphere is wonderful, the staff are kind, caring and enthusiastic. Both my children are always excited to start their days at nursery. I know they are safe and having lots of fun. Their time at Lavenders Day Nursery is filled with so many different activities, outdoor play, messy play, role play, trips to the local bookshop, the list could go on. Myself and my husband could not be happier with our choice of nursery for our children and I shall be very sad when their time at Lavenders Day Nursery comes to an end. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? 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

We are very happy with Lavenders Day Nursery and all the staff here.
Our little daughter seems very happy here and learning new things every day.

All the staff, especially the manager, are willing to listen to our concerns and help. Very friendly and helpful staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? 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

Lavenders is a fantastic nursery. Our daughter is very happy and settled here mainly due to the extremely caring and supportive staff.
The buildings and facilities are also of a very high standard.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? 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

We have been so happy with Lavenders. They are so flexible and we never have to worry about our two boys when they are there.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? 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

It is an excellent nursery. The children are well looked after and taught.
My son learned English very quickly because of the way they teach, which involves a lot of playing.
Highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? 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 Lavenders staff make parents and children feel at ease. Our son enjoys and looks forward to nursery, which helps us relax and feel happy coming to nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very happy with Lavenders, My son is happy to stay all day.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? 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

We are very happy with Lavenders and all the staff here.
Our little girl seems very happy here and always learning new things.
We will use it for our little boy too and would also highly recommended it to our friends and family. 10/10
The staff especially the manager are very willing to listen and help.
Friendly, polite, helpful, organised, fun and clean.
We are happy with Lavenders Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? 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 two children attend Lavenders (aged 2 and 4) and have done for the last year. The nursery has excellent facilities (especially the new garden!), kind staff and flexible and supportive management. I would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

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

Lavenders Day Nursery is a fantastic nursery and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
My eldest daughter recently left the nursery and started in Reception class. Lavenders prepared her so well for the transition to school in terms of self-confidence, a developing passion to learn, and all round strong social skills.
Her teacher in Reception even commented how well all of the children who moved up from Lavenders have done in their first few months at school.

The facilities are of an extremely high standard and the staff are incredibly passionate about what they do.
I would strongly encourage those who are considering Lavenders for their children to go and visit.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? 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

Having moved my son from an outstanding nursery in London where he was very happy I was delighted and relieved to find Lavenders.
Having looked around several other nurseries I was beginning to think I was being too fussy, however, the first time I visited Lavenders I found everything I was looking for and realised I didn't have to compromise.
Lavenders offer my son fun, stimulating activities both indoor and out, encouragement, boundaries and independence in a caring environment that ensures his happiness, in which he is flourishing, as he was in his previous nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My children have been attending Lavenders Day Nursery over the past five years and have absolutely loved it. The staff are very nurturing and warm providing a range of stimulating activities throughout the day. I feel very reassured that while I'm at work they are in excellent hands.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? 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

Sending your child to a nursery is a hard decision to make. My son started at Lavenders due to not settling with a childminder.
I felt so anxious about this as he was previously so distressed by me leaving him. I had no need to feel like this though as soon as I walked through the door I knew he would settle just great here.
The nursery is warm and welcoming and the staff are so friendly.
There are so many activities throughout the day that my son is occupied and doesn't have time to miss me.
Going back to work and knowing your child is being well looked after is the most important thing and I can honestly say at Lavenders this happens every day.
Amazing place!

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? 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

From the very first time I visited Lavenders when looking at nurseries for my baby, I was impressed with the knowledgeable and friendly staff and loved how all the children there seemed happy and confident. I knew within 10 minutes that it was right for my son (and me) and was looking forward to him starting in January 2017.

My son didn't settle in as easily as I thought he would but Lavenders were great at reassuring me it was normal and suggesting ideas to help him. As he only goes for one day a week, the staff suggested we split it into two half days so that he wouldn't have a big gap between visits.

He has just finished his second full day and is much more settled. I believe that this is down to the expertise of the staff and the flexibility that they have offered to ensure that my son has the best experience.
I love picking him up now and hearing about all the activities he has been doing - communication from the nursery is excellent.
I wholeheartedly recommend Lavenders.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I would definitely recommend Lavenders. My daughter is so settled there and likes all the staff. She's been going since she was 1 year old.

She loves going in and gets so much out of the activities they do.
Everyone who works there seems to know who she is and are genuinely interested in the children.

I would definitely recommend Lavenders as a warm, friendly and caring environment for children to be cared for in.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? 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

I cannot praise this nursery enough for all they have done for our daughter. She has been attending Lavenders since she was 9 months old and is now 3. It is hard leaving your child and returning to work but the staff here have been wonderful with her and helped her development no end as well as reassuring us as parents; knowing she goes in with a smile on her face each morning makes it a little easier to leave her. Staff get to know each and every child and what makes them tick and have a clear understanding of what they need to do to help each one of them make progress; communication is very good. We love the fact the children get outdoor play every day and the range of activities they do to stimulate and inspire the children is excellent. Our daughter sometimes doesn't want to leave! We have recommended the nursery to friends and will certainly be looking for a place for our new arrival.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been really happy with his key workers throughout his time in Lavenders. He is still sometimes tearful on handover but they are gentle and kind in calming him down and he usually doesn't want to leave when it comes to home time!
He loves the outdoor space and while he can be picky about food, they always cater for his dietary requirements and give him a good variety of foods.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? 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

Very happy with it all.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We have both of our boys at Lavenders and they are thriving. The staff are lovely and supportive, the activities are varied and creative and they get plenty of time to play outside in the garden.
We're very happy with Lavenders and would recommend it to anyone looking for a nursery in Bedford.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? 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

A lovely, warm and friendly nursery. Very supportive and caring.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our daughter loves coming to the nursery. The variety of activities is fantastic. The children have the opportunity to try many different activities; from singing, dancing, cooking to counting, writing and doing some small science experiments.

It is great preparation for school.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Lavenders offers an amazing pre-school and my daughter thoroughly enjoys every aspect of attending. My daughter is making great progress in preparation for school. The staff are lovely and go over and above to reassure you as a parent and work with your child. I'm a happy mum with a happy pre-schooler! Thanks Lavenders!

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I recommend Lavenders Nursery. It is a very nice warm atmosphere here. The staff are very professional. Children have a lot of activities. It is a wonderful playground. My daughter really enjoys her time in the nursery. Staff provide a lot of information about the children's progress. It is a great nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? 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

Lavenders Nursery have helped my son a lot with his learning. He struggles most with his speech and they've helped bring it on.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? 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

We love all the staff at Lavenders. My son enjoys his time at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

We are very happy with Lavenders Day Nursery. Our son has fantastic care and we feel the staff all genuinely love him. I feel very at ease leaving him to go to work. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? 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

From the moment I stepped through the door at Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford), I knew that this was the place I wanted my son to attend. Brilliant, professional, experienced staff, clean and tidy place, great facilities and lovely healthy food! I cannot praise the nursery highly enough for the quality of provision and the care and attention the staff have for all of the children. The children are offered a wide range of learning opportunities that are exciting, stimulating and built into the individual interests. Cannot wait for my 3-month-old daughter to start her journey there too. 100% happy with Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford).

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? 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: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

An excellent nursery, with caring, helpful staff. The facilities are wonderful, with great outdoor space which they seem to use almost every day (barring torrential rain), fresh food, and great segmented spaces within each classroom. My children have been there from the baby room all the way to pre-school (with very good preparation for full-time schooling), and every stage has seen experienced, supportive staff in both the children's rooms and in the management team. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I highly recommend Lavenders Nursery. My son attends Lavenders 3 mornings per week and he really loves it! It is a safe, fun and enjoyable place for children to develop and learn. The staff are very friendly and the nursery now has an extended garden which my son loves!

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? 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

My two boys have been at Lavenders since March 2016. I am extremely happy with every aspect of the care they have shown my boys. Every day the boys look forward to going and they come home happy. The employees have been wonderful and I think this is partly down to the manager who is fab and knows each child and their parents by name.

Each day the boys do a range of activities and I have noticed how quickly they are grasping new concepts on a weekly basis. The food is good and they have been happy to adapt meals at our request. The nursery is clean and well organised and all the employees seem to enjoy working there!

I have recommended the nursery to several friends both of which have since put their children there and are very happy with it. The new garden is also fabulous, what a treat for the children in town to be able to have space to explore and have fun!

Lavenders really made going back to work a much easier experience

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

In my opinion, 'Lavenders Day Nursery' (Bedford) is very difficult to compete with. Before I saw this nursery, I must have seen about 10 different ones but as soon as I walked through the front door and met the manager, I knew this was the one. Brilliant staff, brilliant care, brilliant service!!!

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? 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: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Both my son and daughter have attended Lavenders Day Nursery from a very young age and they have been extremely happy there. The nursery has a real community feel as well as being a safe and homely environment for the children. The staff are fantastic and there is absolutely no doubt how much they love their jobs and the children in their care. I have been particularly impressed by the range of activities they undertake each and every day. Both of our children have flourished under the care of the staff at Lavenders and I would have no hesitation in recommending the nursery to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? 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: Excellent

Our son has attended this nursery since he was 14 months old and will be leaving in August 2016 to start school. We just wanted to send this to say a huge thank you to the whole team at Lavenders, Bedford. We have always found it an excellent, nurturing, progressive and caring nursery. Our son has struggled as he is sensitive and we have found individual workers/manager will always listen to our concerns. They go our of their way to try and accommodate his needs and reassure us. We feel it is a real team effort from the domestic staff right up to management who always have a smile, professional approach and know our sons name.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Lavenders Nursery is a lovely place and my two year old son loves it there. He is so settled and loves his assigned key person. I am a working parent and knowing that my son is in such good hands, puts my mind at rest. Also the different activities and environment has taught my son so much, which is absolutely invaluable to me and my husband. We can't praise this nursery enough.

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Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Totally satisfied with the care that our daughter receives. Staff have alwasy been nothing but caring and supportive. Can't comment on food/drinks as we never see what she eats of drinks (although she is always very thirsty when she gets home). Based on daily reports, however, food variety looks excellent.

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Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

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

We are very happy with Lavenders and our daughter loves it there, making lots of friends and learning new things everyday. The staff are very friendly and caring. We have been shown the progression of our child and what will be the near future plan in terms of her learning and development. The use of pictures taken during activities is also helpful for parents as it shows what your child has been up to and you feel involved. We are pleased with the experience so far.

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Average Rating: 

 4.4 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: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The service and updates provided by nursery is excellent. My son's development is great and I see the development.

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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

We've had a very positive experience at Lavenders Day Nursery and it all comes down to the staff. They take a genuine interest in the kids and are so warm and caring. They've contributed to my children's ongoing development but they've also picked up issues early. My son has glue ear and if it wasn't for a member of staff picking up the fact that his not listening may have had a reason behind it. It may have gone unnoticed.

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Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

We are very pleased with the nursery.

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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

Very pleased with the care provided. Our son has progressed so much in speech and languages. He is very happy and always excited to be 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

Both of our children have thoroughly enjoyed their time at Lavenders Day Nursery. The staff are fabulous and we always feel our children are well cared for and happy to learn 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

Lavenders Day Nursery is a lovely place. Both my children have been happy here and love coming to the nursery.

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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

I wouldn't trust anyone else with my daughter, in particular her key worker go above and beyond in bonding with and helping the development of my daughter.

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Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Good level of information and the progress of our children. Awareness of progress in relation to others and which is expected at her age(s). Contact with key person(s) is appreciated on relevant topics.

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Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Lavenders is a very good nursery and I am very happy with the care and education my child receives. He enjoys going and has a very good relationship with his key worker who seems to know him and understand him completely. The key worker system is very well implemented as children are with their key worker in small groups for the majority of their time. The environment and activities provided are excellent and original. There are lots often and exciting things planned weekly. Parental partnership is strong with lots of communication.

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Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter started at Lavenders just before she turned a year and is now three. In the 2.5+ years she has been at Lavenders I have been delighted by the care received and I have nothing but praise for everyone there. I found it very daunting leaving my little baby but immediately felt at ease as I could see how much they cared for her. As my daughter has moved up through the rooms, I have felt that she has been loved and cared for by all the staff. The communication between staff members is excellent and my little girl is so, so happy there. The whole team are very nurturing and listen to both the needs of the child and the parent. I cannot recommend this nursery enough and will be very sad when the time comes for my little girl to leave.

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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

Every member of staff I have met has always been helpful, approachable and friendly. I cannot recommend this nursery enough, my daughter loves it and I'm always at ease when I drop her off each morning.

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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

Made so easy, my first child so I thought it would be difficult leaving him in other peoples care. Everyone is so lovely.

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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

I am very happy with this nursery. All staff are very friendly, I like the detailed reports about your child. Play room us always clean and so are the toys and all the equipment kids are using during the day.

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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

Our experience of this nursery is that they are friendly and flexible yet thorough and forward thinking. They consider carefully what the family needs, contacting when necessary and updating us with news, daily updates of activities and necessary information. The team are friendly and clearly have a lovely relationship with our daughter, understanding her personal preferences and needs, despite the fact that she is only with them for a day and a half a week. She has a range of stimuli and activities and is very happy there. We like the range of food she has and the rest, outdoor play and sleep time. Overall this is an excellent nursery.

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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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

A lovely nursery which nurture and engage young children. Staff are kind and caring and listen to needs of parents and children.

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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

A wonderful environment for little ones to enjoy. The staff are very friendly and enthusiastic and welcome the children into nursery beautifully. The range of activities and materials they have on offer is excellent and they encourage the children to be independent.

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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

Very well presented nursery with many opportunities for learning and play. Hot meals that are far more varied than my daughter's previous nursery. A nice big garden for play and provide wet weather clothing for rainy days. Wish there was a larger place to be able to leave buggy, but that is very minor. Caring staff.

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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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter attended this nursery for 1 and a half years. She loved it. When she started she could not speak any English and the nursery nurses helped her to feel comfortable and she can now speak a second language thanks to what she learnt there as at home we only speak Italian. The nursery nurses are all lovely and the manager is amazing. I work shifts and she always helped me to accommodate my daughter even if sometimes at the last minute. None of the other nurseries are so flexible. I would definitely recommend them to anybody and we felt like we were leaving our daughter with a family member which made her and us feel happy.

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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

Love the nursery as my as my little boy - he has come on leaps and bounds development wise. Very pleased with all the lovely staff.

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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

Our son has benefited significantly from the experiences/opportunities provided. He seems comfortable with is care providers and interacts with confidence. His eating patterns have improved tremendously. His playing and understanding is advanced for his age. His development is excellent we attribute much of this to the care given at Lavenders. Thank You.

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Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I could not praise Lavender's Day Nursery highly enough and would certainly recommend it to any parent thinking of putting their child into nursery.

It will be my sons last day next week and I can honestly say that he will miss it very much. The management and staff are very professional and always made my son feel good as he always looked forward to going to nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Lavenders Day Nursery (Bedford)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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