Bright Horizons Epping Day Nursery and Preschool

St Margarets Hospital, The Plain, Epping CM16 6TN

Bright Horizons Epping Day Nursery and Preschool, Epping, Essex
Bright Horizons Epping Day Nursery and Preschool, Epping, Essex
Bright Horizons Epping Day Nursery and Preschool, Epping, Essex

Bright Horizons Epping Day Nursery and Preschool (formerly known as kidsunlimited) offers exciting and stimulating early learning for children up to five years of age.

The nursery is located in the grounds of St Margaret’s Hospital, making it ideally situated for employees and local residents.

The nursery team comprises highly qualified care professionals and is home to the Practitioner of the Year 2012 (National Day Nursery Association, June 2012). The modern, purpose-built nursery is situated in beautiful surroundings, with a specially designed garden.

Parents considering the service are invited to visit and discuss their child's well-being, as well as learning about the security procedures in place and the health and nutrition their child will benefit from. Staff are qualified to make the most of the facilities and outdoor play areas on offer.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Carole Byrne (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Essex County Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 93

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

8.2 Bright Horizons Epping Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 8.2 (8.212)

The Review Score of 8.2 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Epping 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 4 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Epping Day Nursery and Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.4 out of 5 from 2 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 4.854 for Bright Horizons Epping Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (41 Excellents x 5) + (7 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 48 Ratings = 4.854

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

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

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

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

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

    The 3.358 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Epping Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 18.6 positive Reviews (93 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 18.6 Target = 0.108

  • 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
    4
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

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

Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons Epping Day Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    4

I have two children attending this nursery in separate rooms. Both of the rooms have excellent staff who make me as the mother very comfortable leaving my children in their care. They are very informative and have developed strong relationships with the children. The activities in the centre are good for all ages. I'm very pleased that my children get the chance to explore outside in the play area as well as baking, reading, arts and crafts etc.
My only area of improvement would be for the key worker to build a slightly stronger relationship with both parents. Although all staff are extremely helpful I do feel this is an area for improvement so the parents and key workers are on first name basis.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Having to put your (almost) one-year-old child into full-time child care is a very difficult thing to do. Handing over your most precious thing to strangers is a hard thing to get your head around but I can honestly say that we have never once worried about our daughter when she has been with the girls in the 'Baby room' at Bright Horizons Epping. They are no longer strangers but are now people we trust implicitly with our daughter. Today is her last day in the 'baby room' and we are so proud of the little girl she has become and that is largely down to the way she has been cared for, nurtured and taught by all of the girls at Bright Horizons.

The words thank you are not enough to express how grateful we are for all that they have done but thank you to all of you, our daughter loves you!

We are looking forward to watching our daughter continue to grow and develop in the toddler room!

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My child loves going in! He really enjoys it! The teachers are amazing and my child has grown up so much with them. They are really flexible and accommodate any requests we have made as much as they can. 100% would recommend them.

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

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We would like to opportunity to express our gratitude to the staff at Brigshthorizons Epping. My son has additional, life limiting needs. He has always been made welcome at the nursery, who go beyond what I would expect, to include him all activities. It is a very inclusive nursery. Staff working both directly and indirectly with my son are brilliant. Everyone has time for a chat with him showing their affection for him with words and actions. Additional requirements like physiotherapy and peg feeding have not been an issue at all for the staff and I am 100% confident he is safe and happy at all times. He is encouraged at every opportunity to overcome his weaknesses and issues and do his very best.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Epping 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

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Staff Profiles

Carole

Carole Byrne

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2011

Description:

I progressed from a Nursery Nurse to Room Leader and then took a position of a Deputy Manager in 2013. I thoroughly enjoy my role and I have recently taken on the role of a Nursery Manager.

Prior to my nursery career I worked in a school, mainly in a reception class. Whilst pursuing this career I attended university and took my BA in Education and more recently in Early Years.

I am passionate about passing on my knowledge and training to develop my team of enthusiastic childcare professionals.

Meggie

Meggie Davis

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Description:

After leaving college with my Level 3 Diploma in childcare, I started as a Nursery Nurse in the baby room and progressed to a Room Supervisor and then a Deputy Manager.

My passion lies in ensuring that the children in our care develop and flourish to their best abilities while feeling happy and confident in a safe and secure environment.

"Choose a job you love and you will never have to work another day."