Bright Horizons Bracknell Day Nursery and Preschool

Wokingham Road, Roundshill, Bracknell RG42 1PN

Bright Horizons Bracknell Day Nursery and Preschool, Bracknell, Berkshire
Bright Horizons Bracknell Day Nursery and Preschool, Bracknell, Berkshire
Bright Horizons Bracknell Day Nursery and Preschool, Bracknell, Berkshire

Bright Horizons Bracknell Day Nursery and Preschool provides an excellent standard of childcare and education for children aged from three months to under five years.

The nursery is spread across two large houses with seven separate rooms, each large and bright rooms, providing a safe and friendly environment. The nursery team of enthusiastic childcare practitioners aims to encourage each child’s development. The staff believe that children should learn through play and have fun and are dedicated in their support to help them discover the world around them.

Children are also encourage to extend their learning outdoor and the nursery boast with a large garden.

Bright Horizons is proud to have achieved a Gold Award in April 2016 from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for the fifth consecutive year, earning them a Gold Medal. Children are well prepared to transition to school with the unique Ready for School Programme including Growing Readers, Writers and Mathematicians programmes.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Christopher Langdon (Senior Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Bracknell Forest Borough Council

Number of Staff: 29

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

Total Places for Children: 96

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Directions:

The nursery is situated on the B3408 Wokingham road if approaching from the town centre the nursery can be situated on the right hand side of the road passed the BP petrol station.

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.9 Bright Horizons Bracknell Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.862)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Bracknell Day Nursery and Preschool is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 40 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Bracknell Day Nursery and Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 36 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 4.862 for Bright Horizons Bracknell Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (419 Excellents x 5) + (54 Goods x 4) + (6 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 479 Ratings = 4.862

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

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

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

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

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

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Bracknell Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 36 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 19.2 positive Reviews (96 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 36 Reviews ÷ 19.2 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
    35
  • Good
    5
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    36
  • Likely
    4
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons Bracknell Day Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    33
  • Father of Child
    7

I can't praise the nursery enough. My son has been attending since he turned one - he is now coming up to three. He loves the rooms, each progression has been greatly supported by the staff. He loves attending and is always full of stories as to what he's got up to. I hear him singing songs regularly that he has clearly learnt there.

There is also lots of outdoor time which I'm a fan of. Each of the staff could not be kinder and more welcoming. There are lots of different events and the new manager has really brought a new lease of life to the nursery. I really can't fault it. Highly recommend and I'm so pleased that my son is doing so well.

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

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been at the nursery since he was 10 months old. He is now 4 and he loves it. He has moved through each of the rooms and has made strong relationships with the staff and the children in each.

Learning is made fun and he has become a confident and sociable little boy who is looking forward to starting school. It definitely makes having to work easier knowing your child is so well looked after and is having a great time!

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

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Both of my boys adore being at nursery, they both started when they were 6 months old (they are now 2 1/2 and 9 months) and have loved it from day 1. My 2-year-old asks to go to nursery nearly every day, even though he only goes twice a week and my little one is always full of smiles at the end of his day there. Wonderful care, all of the nursery staff do a fantastic job!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bracknell 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

Our children have both attended the nursery since they were 9 months old. They love going every day and the staff are always so approachable and make every day fun. In Pre-School our son comes home talking about new things that he has learnt. He recently got to touch exotic animals with a visit from Zoo Lab and hasn't stopped talking about their adaptations.

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

Fantastic newly refurbished nursery buildings with excellent facilities.
Staff are approachable and dedicated, filled me with confidence leaving my son for a whole day.
He is learning so much and made lots of friends.
The nursery provides new activities every day.
My son loves it and he is always coming back home with a big smile on his face.
Thank you for making my son's nursery such a special place.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bracknell 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 nursery with very attentive and caring staff. They are always finding new fun ways to teach children such as doing fun educational science experiments, cooking, various sports...etc. it has really helped my son get more independence and gain more confidence.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bracknell 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

Since the manager and his team have been at the school the change has been so impressive. My son enjoys going and he is progressing with his learning very well.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bracknell 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

I’m so happy with the nursery, both my children started there when they were each about fourteen months old and have both been so happy there. My eldest has just started school and she has made the transition very well despite not knowing any other children at first. This is largely down to what she learnt at nursery - not necessarily the counting/writing etc (although that was helpful too), but how to behave, follow the rules, be independent etc. My other child is still at nursery and she loves it. The staff are brilliant, they can’t do enough for the children and I have total confidence when I leave my children there.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bracknell 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

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I can't sing the praises of this nursery enough.
Our son has been attending for just over a year now and the staff are fantastic, very friendly and caring.
The activities are varied and he often comes home with artwork or culinary creations!
He has come on leaps and bounds in his development since attending and has a great bond with his keyworker, as well as many of the other staff members.
Most recently he's been singing songs to himself that he's obviously learnt at nursery, and is constantly surprising us with new words and objects he's learned about.
Unfortunately, we have had to change nursery as we are moving house, and Bright Horizons Bracknell really has set a high bar as the standard - we struggled to find another nursery we liked as much, and our son's new nursery has a lot of expectations to live up to.
We will sorely miss the staff at Bright Horizons Bracknell and their happy, welcoming and professional demeanour.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bracknell 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

I highly recommend this nursery. My little girl has grown from the baby room all the way to now Preschool. With the outstanding care she has recieved in each room, she has grown into a bright, social, confident little lady and loves attending the nursery. From the food to the activities to the outstanding keyworkers I cannot recommend the nursery enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bracknell 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

I have a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old in the nursery. They both are excited to attend every day as the staff are so welcoming and supportive. They show genuine care and interest in their lives and have really supported their progress. The staff take the time to feedback every day and always greet you with a smile. We are glad that the children are so settled there as makes leaving them so much easier and we always have a good start to the day. Thank you.

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

Being a first-time mum and feeling the pressure of going back to work was emotionally, physically and mentally hard for both myself and my daughter. With the added thought of finding the right nursery and leaving her with complete strangers, was a concept I personally didn't like the thought of.

However, rest assured I have nothing but the best praise to give the staff at Bright Horizons Bracknell, in particular, the baby room team. They take the time to understand her and her needs as an individual and have helped make this whole transition that little bit easier. I leave each day knowing she is in capable hands, having fun and growing/exploring. I'm so glad I choose this nursery to be a part of our world and am looking forward to many happy years to come.

Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bracknell 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

Both of my daughters have attended the nursery and preschool, and I couldn't be more delighted by their progress during their time at Bright Horizons Bracknell.
The staff are warm, caring, fun and extremely professional.
As a working mum, it has been such a relief to be able to leave my girls in the capable hands of the staff at this nursery.

The food is healthy and plentiful, my daughters never come home hungry! They have fun, active days playing sports and making art and crafts. The children have a genuine bond with the staff and they always look forward to a day at nursery.
I would thoroughly recommend this childcare provider.

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

I always appreciate the effort and care they take for all kids and my daughter. They always put themselves forward for doing every little thing needed in a very polite and friendly way of communicating. My daughter loves her carers. She believes nursery is her key carer’s house- how innocent is her imagination.

They always give us a warm welcome every morning at drop off which creates fresh start to the day.
I really believe it’s tough to find such a dedicated and fabulous team. I wish them and all the nursery staff good luck for everything.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been attending since June this year. I never thought I could find such a nice nursery and after the first couple of months, they have managed to get my son to try everything that is put in front of him, and it's always a struggle to get him to leave when it's time to go home.

The garden is such a nice feature, allowing lots of space for them to play, which he loves.
The staff are so caring, helpful and friendly you never feel a bother. They are always happy to help and talk about the progression of my son.

Honestly, I would recommend this nursery to everyone. Its brilliant, I fully trust them with my son.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bracknell 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

Fabulous and friendly nursery! They know each child individually and tailor the activities to make sure everyone is included!

Awesome food - my son always has seconds!

My son has come on leaps and bounds here and when I pick him up, he says "hello" then runs off to play some more, trying to get him to leave is the hard part! I would recommend this nursery 100%.

The office is also excellent and they are always happy to help!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bracknell 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 son has been attending since he was 7 months old and is now 2, he has learnt so much from the team and loves attending nursery. The range of activities and freedom they offer from the garden, messy play to looking after the new ducklings means he is never bored and always learning new things every day.

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

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son was at Bright Horizons Bracknell Day Nursery and Preschool from 6 months until school age and loved it. My daughter currently absolutely loves it, especially on 'Drama' day!
For both of them, the nursery has provided the care, education and foundation to help them grow their knowledge, social skills, confidence and in the case of my son, his readiness for school.
All the key workers we have had have been wonderful throughout, and if there have been any issues, the nursery has done everything they can to support and help resolve the issue. Highly Recommended!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been attending this nursery since he was one year old (for almost 2yrs now). He loves going in every morning and enjoys his time there. The children are entertained through a wide range of activities, learning through play, which help immensely with their development.

The staff at the nursery are extremely attentive and are always more than happy to help with any support the child may require, which helps immensely in maintaining consistency.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bracknell 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 daughter is currently in preschool and will leave at the end of August. Over the last few months, we have had lots of helpful information from them to help us and our daughter get ready for school. Preschool has given my daughter a great foundation to learning. She has learnt so much, in so many areas including how to be safe, such as cleaning hands before mealtimes. Their mascot Candy Floss represents 'Keeping everyone safe' and is regularly referred to by our daughter when telling us about what she has learnt.

During the last few months, they have undergone a refurbishment. It now looks and feels very clean, more modern and welcoming for children. The rooms are set up well with a free flow area to the garden. They also have a new manager who is very proactive in keeping parents informed and sending out useful information and updates.

The staff are friendly and caring and make learning fun.

I would certainly recommend Bracknell Day Nursery and Preschool.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bracknell 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 son attends Bracknell Day Nursery in the pre-school class. He is always happy to attend pre-school and often talks about his teachers, friends and the activities he's done. The Nursery, on the whole, is managed very diligently. I am often impressed with the general organisation, cleanliness and the regular email updates to parents are helpful. The pre-school teachers are very welcoming and always portray a positive attitude. Would recommend this nursery.

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

My child is based in the baby room and is always very happy at nursery, comes home with art work and enjoys spending time in the garden. Staff are very friendly and always welcoming on drop off and pick ups.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bracknell Day Nursery and Preschool? 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 two children that come to this nursery. My first has been going 2.5yrs and second 9months. With both, I can see how they have come on in all aspects from manners, to learning and even personalities. The staff are lovely and you can tell that by the way, the children react to them. I'm looking forward to seeing the nursery continue changing.

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

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son joined this nursery just over a year ago (he was 2.5 years old). He was attending another nursery where he was very settled, so I was very anxious and worried about unsettling him. I really didn't need to worry as he settled in very quickly and within the second week of being there, he was practically running in, in the mornings!!
The girls in his room (stingrays) were brilliant and offered activities that they knew he really enjoyed.
My son is now in the preschool room and continues to love his 3 days a week that he is there. He talks about his new friends and the great staff often, when we are at home.
All of the staff in his room have been very supportive with potty training and have used lots of encouragement and praise with trying new foods as he is a very fussy eater!
The extra curriculum activities are great and my son particularly enjoys football.
My son's key worker really knows my son's development well and his learning story is full of lovely observations and photos.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bracknell 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

Have used the nursery for both children since 2012, and would overall rate it as a very good nursery. It has a nice and bright feeling about it, with lots of available outside space (which is frequently used).

The staff are very caring and friendly (although there were some instances over the years when it became apparent that there were a lot of temporary staff - it was always addressed quickly though and did not seem to disrupt the daily routines too much).

I always felt confident my children were/are looked after very well here.

They gained a lot of self-confidence, were encouraged and guided to look after themselves (personal hygiene), to try new foods (thanks, chef!) and to believe in themselves.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My little boy started at Dolphin Bright Horizons Bracknell when he was 1 year old in the babies room, and he has always loved it. He is now just over 2 and so has transitioned through the rooms to his now third room. All of the staff are dedicated to the development, enjoyment and well-being of the children in their care. It is great to leave him with a trusted team each day and his development is a direct result of their interaction with him. They manage his food allergies very well, co-ordinating with the nursery chef. The nursery has recently been completely refurbished and looks great throughout. The nursery has a big garden which allows them plenty of outdoor time in the spring/summer. His key worker in each room has been a key point of contact for me, always listetning to me, and he has developed a great relationship with each of his key workers. There are weekly activities such as theatre bugs and jo jingles, which he loves. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bracknell 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

I have been using the nursery over the last 7 years for both my children with my youngest still attending in the Preschool room. The staff are all very welcoming and caring, he has great bonds with them all. The nursery has an amazing outside space which is divided into different sections, with free flow spaces off of the rooms which really enhances the outside learning environment. The nursery Chef has been at the nursery since we have attended, providing a healthy balanced diet and opportunities for children to get involved with cooking which my little one loves. There are a number of activities which enhance children's learning which all rooms use such as growing readers, writers and mathematicians, and they encourage the parents to get involved with these as well. Overall I am extremely happy with the nursery as they go above and beyond for you and I would happily recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bracknell 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 little girl has just transitioned to Seaturtles (toddler room) from Starfish (baby room) and she has transitioned really well. Her time in Starfish was wonderful and the ladies there looked after her and we all grew really attached to them. She has come on leaps and bounds since being there and made tiny friends who have moved up with her and so hopefully friends for life. The nursery is wonderful and I'm so glad I chose Dolphin Nursery to care for my daughter and nurture her on the 2 days a week I can't spend with her. I'm looking forward to her progressing even further with the Seaturtles and I know that she loves her time there.

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

My daughter has been going to this nursery since she was 3 months old and now she is 3.5 years old and she spends full days and full weeks in the nursery.
She has been really enjoying her time in the nursery. The staff at the nursery have been amazing, well trained, lovely and really caring for the children. Management team are very cooperative and understanding of our expectations and they do communicate well with parents.

Overall I am very satisfied with the nursery as they have helped my daughter grow into a healthy, matured and well manner kid. I give 5 stars for the effort and hard work of the team (staff, cook, management people). I recommend the nursery to anyone who is on the lookout for a high quality and caring service.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Satisfactory

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

We have used this nursery for both our son (now 8) and our daughter (4) as a preschool setting to get them ready for starting school.

The staff have always been kind and friendly to both our children and we have always been completely satisfied that our children are safe and happy in the nursery environment.

Our children have always had something to say about their days there, whether it's about the arts & crafts, games played, stories read or making friends.

I would highly recommend this nursery's preschool room - which has recently had a refurbishment, and although nursery is expensive, in my opinion, this one is worth it, especially with the funded hours available to help.
I would also say that the quality of early years education has improved since my son attended four years ago, and there are some very good preschool staff in that particular room.

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

My son has been at the nursery for 16 months and is very happy there. Whichever room he has been in the staff have been amazing, whether it's through tracking his development, providing a breadth of different play and learning activities both indoor and out, catering for his dietary / medical requirements or just being a sounding board for my husband and I as parents! I have absolute confidence when I leave him at nursery in the mornings and equally look forward to home time when I get a great overview of what he's been up to that day. The nursery has invested heavily into refurbishing the nursery which has refreshed everything and made the environment even more welcoming.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My little boy joined Dolphin Nursery after a very difficult time as a family and I had my concerns on how he would adapt to further change, a new environment and people. I needn't have worried as he settled very quickly, made new friends and enjoyed his day.
He has attended over a year now and during that time has really grown in confidence and come out of himself in the company of other children and adults. He has become more chatty having expanded his vocabulary through the many songs he seems to learn. He has learned how better to share and cope with sharing. Although headstrong over food choices, persistent encouragement from the nursery staff, in particular his key person, means he will now try new things. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the nursery to friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bracknell 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 daughter has been attending Dolphin Nursery since she was 8 months old and reluctantly leaves this summer to start school! Over the years she has been in all of the rooms from baby to preschool and I can honestly say they were all environments where I felt she would be well cared for and looked after.

So important to a first time working mum was that the staff totally understood, it is such a hard balance between guilt/necessity and what's best for all.

They aim to create a good learning experience for all and I couldn't be happier with the level at which my little one is moving on.

Although as is the nature of these places, staff changes have proved challenging at times but credit to the other team members, who never let anything get in the way of the children.

I've had the pleasure of sharing these early years with some of the best, supportive and well meaning professionals whom I was happy to leave my most cherished with every day....

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

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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter began her time at Dolphin when she was 9 months and has been attending the nursery now for 6 months. The staff in starfish room are really lovely and my daughter has a wonderful bond with her key person and the room manager.
It is so nice to hear all the lovely things that she gets up to while I am working such as painting, making cakes and going in the garden. The staff do learning stories which we can look at any time and it is full of beautiful pictures and little observations of what she has been doing! The nursery is currently having a refurbishment and the baby room looks so lovely now it is complete. I am very happy at Dolphin and look forward to her future here.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bracknell 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 daughter is currently in preschool at Dolphin after starting their nursery when she was a year old.

I have loved seeing her develop through the years thanks to the activities that she does and the encouragement she gets from the staff.  She comes home and sings new songs and you can see her improvement in things like drawing and colouring.

She loves playing outside which they do a lot in preschool through their free flow access. She also enjoys their weekly football session.

The staff are lovely and friendly and I am happy to leave my daughter in their care knowing that she will be looked after and will have a nice day playing with her friends and learning new things. She always looks happy when we collect her and she speaks highly of the 'teachers' who she likes to impress and get praise from.

After a recent refurbishment, it feels fresh and even more child friendly and welcoming.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bracknell 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

I moved my child from another private nursery, where I was not happy with his care. My son is so happy here. He has learned more since he has been in the nursery compared to what he learnt in 1 year at the other nursery.
Very professional, caring and friendly staff. Always available for a chat and happy to help where they can. Thank you for being a great nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bracknell 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 team at Dolphin are fantastic! They are friendly, professional and caring. I leave the nursery every day knowing that she is safe and in very good hands. They always go out of their way to help and have been a huge support to me this year. My little girl loves the staff and has a huge smile on her face when she sees we are at "school". I can't recommend Dolphin enough. The manager and her team are Fab!

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

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son attended this nursery for just under 2 years (from Starfish through to Stringrays). I can honestly say I have never had any complaints and walk away every morning knowing that I have left my son in a safe environment with a great team of nursery staff. He has turned into a confident and chatty little boy and has really enjoyed his time at this nursery. The staff have never had any issues with any requests you may have and try their best to accommodate your needs as a parent. We saw 3 nurseries in the area and have to say choosing Dolphin Nursery was the best choice we made and as a parent would highly recommend this nursery without a doubt!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bracknell 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: Don't Know

My son has been coming for over a year and he loves his time at the nursery. During his time at the nursery he has developed in confidence and gained a variety of skills and knowledge through the great activities and interaction from the staff at the nursery. I can feel assured that when I drop him off every day that he is going to have a great day. Since joining the Stingrays room he loves the sport session that they have every Tuesday, and being able to access the garden every day on the free flow space.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bracknell 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

For any parent I feel that child care is a very hard decision to make. Especially if you're returning to work. I've never liked the idea of leaving my baby at Nursery or with a child minder but my mind was completely changed!

Before choosing Dolphin Nursery I went to see other various nurseries in Wokingham and Bracknell but not one came close to making me feel that it was the right one for my son and I. My first Impressions where excellent and still are. The Manager took her time to show us round the nursery the first time where my son, my mum, little brother and sister all came along and had plenty of questions but she was a star! She was happy to answer our questions and was very thorough I left feeling very informed and happy that I finally found a child care solution for him.

He has now been going to Nursery for over a month, he's there 3 mornings sessions a week and I always feel comfortable that he's in good hands.
He caught the flu just before his first day so I was worried over him settling in, but the girls in the baby room have all been so kind and understanding and you can really see for yourself that they genuinely care about your baby and take the time to get to know him as an individual. For example: what they like, what they don't like, what works best for their feeding or their sleeping, really helping them etc.

When I pick him up I receive an update of what he's been up to and get pictures of his activities having fun. You can call in to the room as much as you need to, to see how he's doing. Even get their clothes washed for you if they end up in a mess! I can go on and on about many positive things about the girls and the nursery but I feel that it really has to be recognised for all their hard work and care they put in with the end result of your happy baby.

So I'm very thankful to the Manager all the girls in the baby room!

We really appreciate your caring and hard work for him, it means a lot to us!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bracknell 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

Julie-Anne Hayward, Website Administrator at Bright Horizons Bracknell Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 07 Sep 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.

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Staff Profiles

Christopher

Christopher Langdon

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2016

Description:

Christopher joined Bright Horizons in May 2016 and after moving to Bracknell and took on the role of Senior Nursery Manager at Bright Horizons Bracknell Day Nursery and Preschool.

Nikki

Nikki Hopcraft

Job Title: Deputy Nursery Manager

Joined: 2001

Description:

I have been with Bright Horizons since 2001. I have completed my NVQ level 2 and 3 in childcare and education and also my advanced Diploma in Childcare and Education. I started work as a Room Manager in the 2-3 year old room and progressed to Deputy Manager.

I have seen many families go through our nursery and have enjoyed being part of the children’s development. I have two young children, Grace and George. George attends the nursery here at Dolphin.

I work alongside Julie, the Nursery Manager to deliver the highest quality care and education for children and families. I also regularly spend time in the nursery rooms observing and mentoring staff in addition to spending valuable time with the children.

Hayley

Hayley Sharp

Job Title: Third in Charge and Room Leader

Joined: 2008

Description:

Hayley has worked in childcare since 2008, all of which has been at the nursery. She gained her level 3 Nursery Nurse qualification along the way.

Melody

Melody Hine

Job Title: Room Leader

Description:

Melody has worked in the childcare sector since 2003 she holds her level 3 in childcare and education.

Rebecca

Rebecca Edwards

Job Title: Room Leader

Joined: 2004

Description:

Becky is our Room Leader in our babies room. Becky has been with Bright Horizons since 2004.

Christine

Christine Burton

Job Title: Room Leader

Joined: 2003

Description:

Chris has been part of the Bright Horizon's family since 2003. Chris holds a level 3 in childcare.

Emma

Emma Burton

Job Title: Nursery Chef

Description:

Emma holds her level 3 in Advanced Food Hygiene. She support's the team as a trained Fire Marshal.