Brinkley Lane Nursery (Seymour House)

68 Brinkley Lane, Highwoods, Colchester CO4 9XN

Seymour House Day Nursery Schools have been providing outstanding education and care for over 25 years. The nursery on Brinkley Lane is a contemporary, purpose designed nursery school, set in over half an acre within Highfields.

Brinkely Lane Nursery has four cosy rooms, all leading into a spacious garden encouraging children to develop and explore. The nursery offers a comprehensive educational programme, including a Prepared for School Programme ensuring children are ready for their transition to school.

To ensure an outstanding level of care, education and service, Seymour House have developed a dual leadership structure. The nursery manager manages the nursery whilst the head of Early Years Practice (HoEYP) leads the educational practice. This allows for a greater level of specialism in each role and is more robust when combined. All HoEYP’s are qualified teachers or hold the EYP/EYT which is the early years equivalent to the QTS. The nursery manager and HoEYP lead a team of enthusiastic early years educators all of whom hold childcare and education qualifications.

Websites and prospectuses are helpful, but the best way to decide if Seymour House is right for your family is to visit the nursery. The team would be delighted to welcome you into the nursery and share all that Seymour House has to offer.

Group: Seymour House Day Nursery Schools

Person in charge: Emma Price (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Essex County Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 51

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 8.8 (maximum of 10) for Brinkley Lane Nursery (Seymour House) is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Brinkley Lane Nursery (Seymour House) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.8 out of 5 from 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 5 for Brinkley Lane Nursery (Seymour House) is calculated as follows: ( (36 Excellents x 5) ) ÷ 36 Ratings = 5

  • 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 3.794 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Brinkley Lane Nursery (Seymour House) is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 10.2 positive Reviews (51 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 10.2 Target = 0.294

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

8.8 Brinkley Lane Nursery (Seymour House) has a Review Score of 8.8 (8.794)

Average Ratings

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    3
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  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
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    0

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    3
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
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  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Brinkley Lane Nursery (Seymour House)

  • Mother of Child
    3

I would recommend Brinkley Lane Nursery (Seymour House) to any parent looking for a quality nursery where they can feel confident leaving their child. The staff at (Seymour House) have made a difficult time so much easier with their high-quality care and attention to detail. Food quality is excellent, staff turnover is minimal, the toys and resources seem endless, the garden is lovely and all activities seem well thought out. The allocated key workers put in a lot of effort with the children, but all the staff are just as attentive. The Parentzone app provides great peace of mind. My child has had a rich an exciting experience since attending and has undoubtedly developed considerably as a result.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinkley Lane Nursery (Seymour House)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been attending the nursery since January 2018, I was very nervous about returning to work as she is my first child but the nursery staff made the transition to returning to work so much better then I thought. The nursery is lovely and my daughter has really settled here. The staff are lovely and welcoming and I love the parent zone app. My daughter is definitely showing signs of development since attending. I looked at a fair few nurseries before choosing this one and I have defiantly made the right choice.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinkley Lane Nursery (Seymour House)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My eldest daughter went to Seymour House in 2011 when she was 10 months old and we couldn’t fault a thing. She learnt so much, had a consistent staff team and she was prepared for school which I was extremely grateful for.
We built great relationships with staff and was extremely sad when we had to say goodbye when she went to school.
We have since had our 2nd daughter and there was no question about what nursery she would go to. She has been going since she was 5 months old as I had to return to work a lot sooner than I wanted and although I was sad to leave her I never worried about the care she would be getting. She has been going 2 days a week for 2 years now and she loves going and often speaks of staff members at home as well as her friends.
The parent app is great for keeping up to date with what she is getting up to and the food options are very varied allowing my daughter to try things I may never make at home.
I cannot recommend Seymour House enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Brinkley Lane Nursery (Seymour House)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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