The Key, Elvetham Heath, Fleet GU51 1HA
Bright Horizons Fleet Day Nursery and Preschool(Formerly Fleet Elvetham Heath) is proud to have achieved a Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for the fifth consecutive year earning them a Gold Medal and a 'Good' rating from Ofsted in October 2016.
Children in the nursery are prepared for the transition to school through the Bright Horizons Unique Ready for School Programme which includes their bespoke Growing Readers, Writers and Mathematicians programmes. The nursery has a Level 6 qualified pre-school teacher among their experienced staff team.
The nursery includes a soft play room, dance studio and three large separate gardens which can be accessed throughout the day. They also offer many extracurricular activities including Baby Yoga, Stretch and Grow, French, and Spanish lessons.
Fees include all meals and snacks that are freshly prepared by the chef, branded nappies, wipes, cream and formula baby milk as appropriate to ensure that the transition from home to nursery is smooth.
The Nursery has large garden and play area which gives children the space and opportunity to socialise, explore, learn and have fun in an outdoor environment, increasing their overall well-being and health.
Person in charge: Toni Kirby (Nursery Manager- Maternity Cover)
Local Authority / Social Services: Hampshire County Council
Number of Staff: 27
Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care
Total Places for Children: 120
Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months
Opening Days: Mon-Fri
Opening Hours: 0800-1800
When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas
Just off of main High Street, close to A3100 situated on the left hand side opposite Morrisons car park. Travelling by car the A30 and M3 are in close proximity.
Early drop off at 7.30am and late pick up at 6.30pm is available when booked in advance
Ample on-site parking
The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Fleet Day Nursery and Preschool 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 51 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Fleet Day Nursery and Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.9 out of 5 from 21 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 4.797 for Bright Horizons Fleet Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (492 Excellents x 5) + (114 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 611 Ratings = 4.797
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:
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.
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.
If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.
The 4.875 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Fleet Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 21 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:
3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4
Target of 24 positive Reviews (120 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 21 Reviews ÷ 24 Target = 0.875
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
Bright Horizons Fleet Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.672)
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Abbie (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 27 March 2018. Relates to December 2017.
My son had a very happy and positive experience at Bright Horizons Fleet Nursery. First time leaving your little one is never easy, but all the staff put me at ease and made me feel very comfortable leaving my child in their care. When collecting my child, I was handed artwork, photographs and a daily plan of the amount of milk my son had drunk, to how long his naps lasted etc.
It's safe to say I would highly recommend this nursery to my friends and family.
How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Fleet Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Natasha H (Aunt of Child) on Tuesday 27 March 2018. Relates to March 2018.
My Nephew recently started at the nursery, only being four months old. The team within the baby room ensured he was settled and happy at all times. They were attentive to his needs and ensured they had all the information they needed about his routine and care needs before he was left at the nursery. The team also went above and beyond to create a collage of photos from his day, so we could all see how truly happy he had been. I would highly recommend this nursery.
How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Fleet Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Katy (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 13 February 2018. Relates to February 2018.
Our two year old has been at the nursery since she had just turned one. From the start, the staff have been attentive to her needs, have helped her learn and grow and have made nursery a fun and warm place to be.
As a parent, staff have been extremely helpful in settling our daughter in and making sure that each room transition has been a gentle change. It's a nice welcoming environment to come into at drop off and pick up time. I look forward to seeing how our daughter grows as she moves through the nursery.
How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Fleet Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Glen W (Father of Child) on Thursday 1 February 2018. Relates to February 2018.
The staff are super friendly and always ready to help. They are really interested in the kids even the office staff who constantly engage with my daughter when we enter and leave.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Vicki R (Mother of Child) on Thursday 1 February 2018. Relates to February 2018.
Bright Horizons Fleet Day Nursery and Preschool is a fantastic choice. My daughter has been attending on a full-time basis since she was seven months old and is now in her pre-school chapter ahead of starting school in September. I have nothing but praise for them and I am also proud to be on their PNA committee.
From day one, the learning has been structured according to the age-specific rooms, there is always a big focus on nutritional meals for the children and the nursery has fantastic indoor and outside facilities including the children's own working kitchen! The care that the nursery teachers give to the children is second-to-none and even the management team get involved in activities with the children.
Over the past three years, my daughter has progressed into a confident little girl with a fantastic personality and the nursery has had a huge part to play in this; they've really helped shape, support and develop my daughter's character, abilities and no doubt future potential.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Gemma S (Mother of Child) on Thursday 1 February 2018. Relates to February 2018.
We are very happy with Bright Horizons Fleet Day Nursery and Preschool. Mainly because our son is thriving there, and is always keen to go. He seems to be advancing in various skills. He can count forwards and backwards to 14, say every month of the year, and the alphabet, he's only 3 years old! The pre-school has also been instrumental in the transition of going from nappy to the toilet, and we are extremely thankful and grateful for all the support they have given. Not only in the class but through the every day communication with every member of staff there. A huge Thank you to you all!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Hayley P (Mother of Child) on Thursday 1 February 2018. Relates to February 2018.
The staff are a real asset! Every day they have such enthusiasm and greet each child with such a warm welcome. They strike the right balance between providing a caring and nurturing environment whilst encouraging independence. The range of activities is fantastic and I feel very lucky to have my child attend such a stimulating and fun environment.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Ashley F (Mother of Child) on Thursday 1 February 2018. Relates to February 2018.
The staff focus heavily on both education and fun equally, they are always approachable and have the time for the youngest child to the oldest. Will highly recommend this nursery.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Jesus O (Father of Child) on Thursday 1 February 2018. Relates to January 2018.
My younger son recently started Taekwondo classes and was a bit shy in the first couple of weeks of joining the class. I mentioned this to one of the girls that look after him in his nursery and a few days before his next Taekwondo class, she made him show the others what he learnt and prepared him with pictures about Taekwondo and talked to him about the class to help him gain more confidence about it. The result was that after a couple of weeks he actually joined the rest of the class and participated and had a lot of fun.
When I told her about it and thanked her for her help, she was extremely happy and I could see it actually meant something personal to her and was not just part of her job. This is what I like... people that work there make looking after our kids something personal and that makes the difference.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Hayley (Mother of Child) on Thursday 1 February 2018. Relates to January 2018.
My daughter is 7 months old and has had her first full month at Bright Horizons Fleet Day Nursery and Preschool. She has developed so much in the past 4 weeks and has been involved in activities that she wouldn't necessarily do at home such as mucky painting! We love seeing the daily photos of what she has been up to and its clear from the beaming smile on her face every time that she is loving every moment! Keep up the good work Hedgehog room!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Emily G (Mother of Child) on Thursday 1 February 2018. Relates to January 2018.
My son has thrived in this nursery, in particular since joining preschool. His room leader in 'Otters' is simply wonderful - she genuinely cares about him and enjoys his company! I believe he will be firmly ready for school, despite being a July baby, thanks to the start he's had here!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Danielle K (Mother of Child) on Thursday 1 February 2018. Relates to February 2018.
My son joined the nursery a year ago and settled in very quickly. The staff are all so lovely and he enjoys his time there very much.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Jess N (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 31 January 2018. Relates to January 2018.
Our son was in childminders since he was 2 years old. As September 17 came, we realised he had one year to go before starting school, so we wanted to start him somewhere new with a better social environment and preschool facilities. Since enrolling our son in September/December 2017, he has become a different child.
He loves going to nursery, has made so many friends and his learning, and speech has come along tenfold. He is such a happy boy, and always has so many stories to tell about his new friends and what he’s been doing. We recommend the nursery to all our friends and will be enrolling our second child in the nursery.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Z P (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 17 January 2018. Relates to January 2018.
Our daughter started nursery in August 2016 in the baby room, has moved into Chipmunks and now started her transition into Porcupines. Through each room she has been in, we have been able to watch our baby grow into an independent little lady. She never ceases to amaze us with what she learns at nursery thanks to the dedicated staff working in the rooms. Our daughter is quite shy by nature and has really valued her key workers in supporting her; we have been able to build good relationships with the key worker and are updated each day with her activities. All staff are friendly, welcoming and always work with a smile with goes a long way!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Adam C (Father of Child) on Sunday 24 September 2017. Relates to September 2017.
All three of my children have attended the nursery and my daughter is currently in the eighteen-month to the two-year room, having just moved rooms from the baby room. Staff within the nursery are very welcoming and my daughter has been so happy in both rooms and we can tell she thoroughly enjoys her time at nursery.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by R D (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 12 September 2017. Relates to August 2017.
Very happy to leave my little boy here in the morning. Kind, caring and professional staff and fantastic communication with parents.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by C B (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 16 August 2017. Relates to July 2017.
I have been thoroughly impressed by all the staff at Elvetham Heath nursery during my 3.5 year old's transition to a new nursery. My daughter has been attending nurseries since she was ten months old but was going through a lot of change as we moved back to England from abroad.
The staff have ensured that my daughter is happy when I leave her and have gone over and above what I would expect.
The quality of staff and care surpasses my previous experiences, the staff really care about my daughter and it has been a much easier transition for me and my daughter. Every nursery has it's pros and cons but it's the staff that matters and the quality of staff here is really excellent.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Nicola J (Mother of Child) on Monday 14 August 2017. Relates to August 2017.
Being the mother of twins is exhausting and rewarding all at the same time. The lovely staff here look after my 6 month old twins with the same care and affection as we do at home and they absolutely love it on their days here. I wouldn't consider sending them to anyone else, knowing they are looked after and nurtured as if they were at home. Thank you for being so amazing
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Ed K (Father of Child) on Friday 4 August 2017. Relates to August 2017.
My son has been attending the nursery for the best part of 8 months and I have been nothing but impressed with the care and attention he receives. He always comes back from nursery full of beans and with a smile on his face, which makes it much easier for us as parents to leave him knowing he is in good hands.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Jessica H (Mother of Child) on Thursday 27 July 2017. Relates to July 2017.
My daughter joined the baby room at 11 months of age at very short notice, after deciding another setting was just not right for us. The manager instantly took us both under her wing. At settling in I was far more emotional than I had ever expected but the team were none less than amazing and all a mother could ever wish for when leaving their child for the first time.
They were so caring and supportive and in a matter of days my daughter was opening her arms to the staff and this could not have made me happier. It gave great peace of mind she was going to be safe, loved and happy. We have had a lot of experience of nurseries previously with my son so I can clearly say this is an excellent one and I would highly recommend. We are so happy to have found this nursery and can't thank the manager enough for being so welcoming and flexible, which is all a parent needs when embarking on the next stage of the journey back to work. A brilliant nursery and the manager and the team give 100% at all times - thank you.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by C W (Mother of Child) on Thursday 29 June 2017. Relates to June 2017.
Both my son and daughter attend the nursery and from the very beginning, the care and attention my children receive, the interaction of the staff with both the children and parents, the facilities and the management have been outstanding.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Natalie (Mother of Child) on Friday 17 March 2017. Relates to March 2017.
A thoroughly excellent nursery in terms of facilities, staff, care and environment. The rooms are spacious and vibrant with easy access to toys and artwork all over the walls. The outdoor space is equally impressive with lots to do for the children. My children have very busy days doing lots of activities, but there is always time for some quiet time, too, in the cosy reading corners in each room.
The staff are wonderfully caring and greet each child warmly in the mornings. They are always on hand for a cuddle if a child is upset at drop off, or at any time. A lot of effort goes into understanding each individual child, which is an often underestimated quality but very much appreciated as a parent. The management is equally fantastic, willing to listen to ideas and always trying to make improvements to suit everyone.
It's not easy being a working parent, but I have always been confident leaving my children here each day, knowing that they are well cared for and understood.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Tracey v (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 15 March 2017. Relates to March 2017.
My little boy has been attending the nursery for around 3 years and he has been so happy and well cared for. The management team and staff are very focused on the childrens' happiness and well-being and the nursery provides a fun and nurturing environment in which the children can learn and develop. The facilities are fantastic with bright, spacious rooms, a very large range of toys and activities, and a great outdoor space where the kids can explore the messy kitchen and use the play equipment. I would highly recommend Elvetham Day Nursery to anyone who is looking for high quality childcare
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Sara H (Mother of Child) on Thursday 9 March 2017. Relates to February 2017.
My sons have been very happy at this nursery. Some members of the staff are really good and caring. Not very sure the food is as good as it used to be. The office staff are always very friendly and welcoming.
How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Fleet Day Nursery and Preschool? Likely
Marketa Cardon, Marketing at Bright Horizons Fleet Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 23 Mar 2017:
We really appreciate that you have taken time out to share your feedback, your opinion is very important to us. Our menus were carefully planned with professional nutritionists, giving children many opportunities to experience different types of food. We want the children in our care to learn from different tastes, smells and textures the love for food and to develop healthy eating habits and we were very proud to receive an approval by the Children’s Food Trust. If you have any concerns with regards to our menus, I would strongly encourage you to speak to our team so any areas of concern can be discussed and addressed.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Paul M (Father of Child) on Thursday 9 March 2017. Relates to March 2017.
Our eldest daughter has been attending the nursery since autumn 2015 and we are very happy with the care she receives. The staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them to make sure your children are happy. Our youngest daughter has recently started going too, and she is also settling in well.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Sarah B (Mother of Child) on Thursday 9 March 2017. Relates to March 2017.
Elvetham Heath Day Nursery and Preschool is a wonderful nursery. The staff are exceptionally friendly and conscientious. They really care about the children and do their upmost to cater to their needs. My daughter loves it, and I love knowing how happy she is when she attends.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by C R (Mother of Child) on Friday 24 February 2017. Relates to February 2017.
Both our children attended this nursery. The pre-school room, in particular, has been fantastic with the staff and the activities provided. It has really set them up well for school and both our children have been very happy here.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Jane G (Mother of Child) on Thursday 23 February 2017. Relates to February 2017.
The nursery is a wonderful place for children to learn and develop. My two boys enjoy every moment they are there. The staff go out of their way to ensure that the kids have interesting and educational activities and really care about the children. We feel like part of the nursery family and the team are so helpful and flexible to help working parents. I couldn't be happier with the nursery and would recommend it to anyone looking for a safe and warm day care environment for their children.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Katie P (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 7 December 2016. Relates to November 2016.
Brilliant nursery. They have been brilliant at settling my little boy in and helping him learn and develop.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Jackie R (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 6 December 2016. Relates to November 2016.
My daughter attends this nursery alongside another and is made to feel very welcome - on arrival, the staff team always greet her and make a big fuss - asking how she has been and taking a general interest in her development. My daughter always has a fun filled day and shows enjoyment in being in the setting.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Dawn M (Mother of Child) on Thursday 17 November 2016. Relates to November 2016.
My daughter loves attending nursery and will often talk about her carers at home, which comforts me that they have such a positive impact on her development.
I asked her what her favourite thing about nursery is and she said "my friends". It is so important for me to know she is secure in her environment and she is able to make friends and expand on her social skills.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Samantha (Mother of Child) on Monday 7 November 2016. Relates to November 2016.
A really fantastic nursery & preschool, conveniently located on the heath.
We loved the place from the first visit, none of the other local nursery/preschools could compare - on facilities and/or staff. It's an ambitious nursery, which really appealed to us, continuously striving to improve its offer.
My biggest apprehension on returning to work after our first child was born was how she would settle in the nursery. It all went really smoothly, thanks to the supportive staff, and after such a positive experience first time around I am now completely relaxed knowing that our second will also go to Elvetham Heath.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Laura (Mother of Child) on Thursday 3 November 2016. Relates to November 2016.
From the moment I stepped in Elvetham Heath Day Nursery, I knew it was the perfect fit for our family. The nursery is bright, safe, clean and well looked after and the staff are absolute superstars. The management team are friendly and approachable and the nursery nurses are welcoming, caring and excellent at what they do. My child has been attending Elvetham Heath Day Nursery since he was 11 months old and it has been such a pleasure to watch him thrive and make relationships with the staff and other children. There are plenty of activities to keep my child entertained and it is great as a mother to know that your child is well looked after, happy and content. I would recommend Elvetham Heath Day Nursery to anyone.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Kristy G (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 2 November 2016. Relates to November 2016.
I put my son in to Elvetham Heath nursery at 5 months old and the professionalism and caring nature of all of the staff helped put my mind at ease about leaving my young baby in their care. My son is now in the pre-school and still loves coming into the nursery. The staff take care to ensure the transition between rooms as they grow older is handled as sensitively as possible, ensuring the children are given plenty of bedding in sessions prior to moving into different classes so they feel ready. I am very impressed that each child is assessed individually and their specific needs are considered as to ensure their welfare and happiness at the nursery is of utmost importance.
I think Elvetham Heath nursery has really enhanced my son's development, confidence and social skills, which I have no doubt will give him a helping start for when he starts school next September.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Victor Sanchez (Father of Child) on Wednesday 2 November 2016. Relates to November 2016.
Our daughter loves this nursery, we were worried and looked around before choosing a nursery for her to go 2 half days a week. We are so glad we choose Bright Horizons
Even though our daughter is 16 only-month-old, she looks very happy when we take her there and when we pick her up. The staff does loads of activities, games and play time.
We are Vegan at home, the nursery has been great to provide the vegan food for every meal, it is different and they make a good variety of foods and snacks.
All the best.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Mark C (Father of Child) on Wednesday 2 November 2016. Relates to October 2016.
My son's key person is brilliant she is so informative and caring and goes above and beyond to ensure he is happy and settled. I am so pleased we choose this nursery! he has come on leaps and bounds since starting in porcupines and is talking lots too!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Kerry L (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 2 November 2016. Relates to November 2016.
My son loves going to the Elvetham Heath Day Nursery and his development has improved so much. My son has been going since April and is now in the pre-school class Frogs, his key worker is caring and has a good relationship with her children. The other nursery teacher, who also works in Frogs, has such a good nature it's not a surprise the children adore her.
The management team are friendly, they go to all lengths to help parents and reassure them through difficult times. The manager has a family feel to her, I'm sure other parents would agree but I feel I can talk to Tomi about anything.
I'd recommend the Day nursery to any parent, they are very helpful in all aspects. My son raves about the food and activities, he enjoys stretch and grow and his lessons.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Kylie R (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 8 June 2016. Relates to June 2016.
We have been very pleased with the consistently high standard of care which our child has received since joining the nursery. There is a very genuine interest taken by the staff in all aspects of the child's care and in supporting their development at nursery and home. The regular parents evening is a great way to support 2 way communication.
We love the kids kitchen and soft play areas which are innovative ways to extend the indoor space. The rooms feel large and spacious.
Our child is extremely happy here , settled very quickly and enjoys the food!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Brian (Father of Child) on Tuesday 15 December 2015. Relates to December 2015.
We are so pleased we chose Elvetham Heath Nursery for our children. The care, attention and educational development has been superb. In particular, our daughter's key worker has been all we could have asked for for our daughter. In addition our older daughter loves her time in the pre-school and her development has been down to a close relationship between us as parents and the staff in the rooms she has progressed through. I couldn't think of a better place for our children to start their exciting journey in education.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Jade B (Mother of Child) on Thursday 19 November 2015. Relates to November 2015.
I couldn't be happier with Elvetham Heath Day Nursery, I knew from the first time I went to visit it was the right one to send my daughter to, it has such a homely/family feel about it. My daughter loves her days there and always does so many activities, I love the day book that gives an update on what she has been up to each day including what she has eaten and when she took her nap, even more so when they include photographs. I know I never need to worry, even when she cries at drop off, I know that someone will contact me to reassure me she was ok after I left.
My daughter loves her and trusts her key person so much, I know she is in safe hands and happy there with her. She is great with her and knows her little ways and even notices little things like a new outfit or new pair of shoes, these little things mean so much and just add to the reassurance that she is in the best nursery.
The whole team in general there are great and so friendly, they make you feel like part of their family :) x
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Priscilla S (Mother of Child) on Friday 13 November 2015. Relates to November 2015.
Excellent nursery. Great food, well organised, caring staff. Both my children have thrived during their time at Elvetham. The management adopt a very personal approach and feel like part of our wider family.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Susannah D (Mother of Child) on Thursday 12 November 2015. Relates to November 2015.
My little girl always has a great time at the nursery. The staff are really friendly and very good with the children. I regularly request extra sessions due to my husband's shifts. They are very good at accommodating us. I have recommended the nursery to many friends and will continue to do so.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Tracy S (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 11 November 2015. Relates to November 2015.
Our son has been at EH Day Nursery for three years now and is currently in pre school there. He has, without doubt, enjoyed all his time there. We are more than satisfied with the level of support he receives and his development has been very good indeed. I'm so so impressed with the pre school team in particular, they are really fabulous. Specifically the presence of a qualified pre school teacher and the ability to have language teaching mean we are very happy to be able to send our gorgeous boy there and that he has a really exciting year to look forward to now before big school starts!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Edwina D (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 11 November 2015. Relates to November 2015.
My daughter has been at Elvetham Heath Nursery since she was 7 months old, her progression over the last year has been amazing and this is due to the professional staff.
The staff are extremely dedicated, caring and have a genuine passion for teaching.
I know when I am at work my daughter is in a safe and happy environment.
The best moment of my working day is when I get a surprise email from the nursery with pictures telling me of how much fun she is having.
The facilities are great with outside play area, soft play, painting, use of iPad and so much more.
All meals and snacks are of the highest standard and my daughter loves them often having seconds!!
I can't praise this nursery enough, as a first time mum going back to the workplace, Elvetham Heath nursery have made everything a lot easier.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Niki K (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 11 November 2015. Relates to October 2015.
Let me start by saying my son has been attending EH nursery for over a year and moved into 2 different classes as he got bigger. He has loved his key people and their assistants so much that I don't have to worry about dropping him off. Even after he has moved on the staff that used to look after him pop in to say hi and for a cheeky cuddle, or say hello when we bump into them outside.
Not only does he get to do a lot of fun and interesting stuff inside like play with toys, art, stories, singing and messy play but they make every effort for him to have outdoor fun, whether that is playing in their garden, day trip to the local pond/park or even bringing in special visitors like farm animals/spiders or your local firemen. He has also enjoyed baby yoga since he was 8-9 months old and really loves bopping around when he can.
Last month I came in to pick him up after a long day in front of the computer and there he was in some home-made glasses (from piping) that just was priceless, instant pick-up! No doubt he loved it, the staff all loved it and my whole family/friends on facebook loved it too. It's the little things like this that make you feel like they are giving him the attention he needs.
I could give a standard write up about this nursery but I think most parents want something more than generic and read something that sets the nursery apart. My son, like your child no doubt, is the most precious thing/being in my world so I will only choose something to the highest standard to look after him and help him grow. I believe the staff here do their job well but some go even beyond that and make sure he feels part of the family.
How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Fleet Day Nursery and Preschool? Likely
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Nikki Y (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 11 November 2015. Relates to November 2015.
My Daughter has been attending the Elvetham Heath Nursery for the past few months. The staff are very friendly and my daughter has become very close to them.
She loves all of the different activities they plan each week and the toys in their new baby room are fantastic, plus there is so much space to crawl about!
The meals are very nutritious and varied even with my daughter's dairy allergy.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Samantha C (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 11 November 2015. Relates to November 2015.
From the age of 11 months, our son has attended the Nursery and absolutely loves it. Now 16 months, I have seen so much development in his everyday skills, and love hearing about all the activities he gets up to throughout the day including the amazing food choices!
The staff at the Nursery and in his room are wonderful and look after the children as if they were their own.
The Nursery is clean and inviting to both children and parents. I am so happy we sent our son here and would recommend this nursery to friends and family who are looking for the best child care in the area.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Jo W (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 10 November 2015. Relates to November 2015.
Both my children attended from babies to pre-school and flourished in the supporting and caring atmosphere. The staff take time to get to know the children as individuals and encourage and help parents to contribute to their learning. The nursery has good outdoor space and the children get to participate in a broad range of activities.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Lucy P (Mother of Child) on Monday 9 November 2015. Relates to November 2015.
My little boy stared here in September 2015 after needing to change his setting. I was, at first, apprehensive. I even felt guilty going to work and leaving him. I have to say that it's the best decision I made for him, he skips in every morning without a care in the world leaving me to get to work guilt free. He has come on leaps and bounds and has started to become more independent as well as showing off what he has learnt during the day. The staff are brilliant from the ladies in the office to all the nursery team that look after the children directly. Nothing is too much trouble and any concerns or questions I have are immediately answered. Excellent preschool and Nursery setting and I would highly recommend anyone to enroll their children here.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Rosalyn H-K (Mother of Child) on Thursday 5 November 2015. Relates to November 2015.
My son went to the nursery for 1 full day a week he settled in extremely well and loved spending time with the staff and his new friends.
He was able to socialise and develop his learning whilst in there care.
Looking forward to when he can attend Preschool.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Matthew M (Father of Child) on Monday 26 October 2015. Relates to October 2015.
My daughter, 12 months old, has recently joined the nursery and the staff have been very empathetic to both my wife and my daughter. It is a hard transition when starting nursery but the reassurance that she has had a great day with lots of fun activities is fantastic. The feedback at the end of the day is very informative and detailed. They have recently undergone a refurbishment that has meant the baby room is a lot bigger and more resourceful. Thank you for all your hard work and ensuring my daughter is safe on a daily basis.
Job Title: Nursery Manager
I am currently covering the Nursery Manager’s maternity leave, I use to work at Elvetham Heath as a Deputy Manager for a couple of years but then moved on to be a Nursery Manager at our Churchfield House Nursery in June 2013.
I have always had a passion for childcare and have completed a BA (Hons) Degree in Childcare and Education. I have also run a successful business for 18 years and have 2 children aged 22 and 18.
I am a dedicated and passionate person and embrace the importance of providing a caring and loving environment whilst delivering the best educational standards to provide children with the best start in life.
Job Title: Deputy Manager
I joined the team in 2007 as a Room Leader before progressing to my current role. Across the years I have worked in all age groups broadening my experience, along with having two of my own children. Both my children have attended the nursery which I’ve loved being able to work and be in the same environment as them.
I supported the nursery as SENCO and I am currently the Health and Safety Coordinator for the nursery. I am very passionate about my role and enjoy building relationships with new parents and being able to share my own experiences with them.