Bright Horizons Chineham Park Day Nursery and Preschool

Spindlewood, Stag Oak Lane, Chineham Business Park, Basingstoke RG24 8NN

Bright Horizons Chineham Park (formerly kidsunlimited) in Basingstoke, is a large and versatile nursery that cares for children through the dedication and professionalism of a skilled and responsible team of carers.

Chineham Park is easy to reach and suits the needs of many parents from surrounding rural communities, including some who have children with special needs or who speak English as a second language.

There are safe areas for physical play both indoors and outdoors, and equipment is available for all the different age groups to enjoy.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Michelle Tamburrini (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hampshire County Council

Number of Staff: 32

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

Total Places for Children: 108

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Chineham Park Day Nursery and Preschool is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 64 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Chineham Park Day Nursery and Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 14 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 4.649 for Bright Horizons Chineham Park Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (539 Excellents x 5) + (191 Goods x 4) + (34 Satisfactorys x 3) + (2 Poors x 2) + (1 Very Poors x 1) ) ÷ 767 Ratings = 4.649

  • 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 4.648 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Chineham Park Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 14 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 21.6 positive Reviews (108 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 14 Reviews ÷ 21.6 Target = 0.648

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

9.3 Bright Horizons Chineham Park Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.297)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    48
  • Good
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  • Satisfactory
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  • Poor
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  • Very Poor
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  • Don't Know
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bright Horizons Chineham Park Day Nursery and Preschool?

  • Extremely LIKELY
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  • Likely
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  • Don't know
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  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    1
  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
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Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons Chineham Park Day Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
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What can I say other than it's a pleasure everytime I walk through the door in the morning. All I see is a building full of smiles and that's not just from the children.
Oh, how I am going to miss this all when my son leaves in September. Happy, happy days.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My children have attended Bright Horizon, Chineham since under 1 yrs of age, right up to school age. I highly recommend the nursery. The staff are friendly, attentive to each child's needs and happy to help and offer advice whenever they can. The nursery has managed to retain its staff too which is a good sign.
The Chef is great and both my boys enjoyed the food prepared there. It is clean, tidy and nicely redecorated and welcoming. Overall, I think the nursery has done a great job in preparing my children for school and I am pleased I chose to send them here.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

As an all-rounder, my son is well cared for and one of our concerns have been dealt with and resolved very quickly. I do however feel that considering how much the fees are as well as a recent increase in them that the portion sizes are far too small per child for the amount of money us parents pay. My son often comes home feeling hungry. The new refurbishment is beautiful.

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

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Average Rating:   3.7 out of 5

Katherine O'Brien, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Bright Horizons Chineham Park Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 23 Mar 2018:

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review for your nursery. We appreciate all feedback.
I have fed the comments back to the Nursery Manager who will pass on to her team. She would like to address the concerns of portion sizes with you in person to resolve ASAP so please do pop into the nursery and arrange a time that works for you. Kind Regards.

My son has been attending the setting since he was 8 months old, He has come so far and is now exceeding in many areas and moving onto his second classroom. The staff are so loving and maternal and make me feel at ease when leaving my son in their care.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son absolutely loves this nursery. In the space of 1 month, he has already come on leaps and bounds.
Staff are amazing and very helpful.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The cooking is amazing. Very nutritious food and my children always eat very well here.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The best place for my little one.
Staff are very helpful and look after my little one. I can talk with them about all my concerns and they will try to help me with everything.
My little one loves this place. I can not imagine a better place than Bright Horizons Chineham Park. Will recommend this place to everyone.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My child has thrived at this setting. The staff are warm and caring. The variety of activities is amazing and my child always enjoys taking part. The menu choice is clear and easy to read.
The food itself is tasty having tried some myself. It is nutritious and my child regularly has seconds.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Great nursery that provides good care and education.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

This place is excellent. Our child absolutely loves it and never wants to leave. The staff are amazing and the place is run so well. It's far better than we could have imagined.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Bright Horizons has been absolutely fantastic helping us to be flexible with shift working and childcare. Our son has learnt so much as well as developing into a confident little boy. Staff are amazing, they are always ready to listen and help. The range of activities, different rooms to play in and the variety of food is excellent. I wish I was back at nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our child enjoys being at the nursery and is obviously happy with the carers. Our little one cannot ask for water yet and we are concerned that water is not handed out frequently enough. The food is good though it could be mashed into smaller pieces for ducklings and bunnies. Not sure if the little ones get dressed appropriately for going out as we are dealing with constant colds/chest infections. The carers are very friendly and approachable.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Chineham Park Day Nursery and Preschool? Neither Unlikely or Likely

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Average Rating:   3.4 out of 5

My child has recently come to the preschool room. I'm impressed with the staff and the activities they do with children. The nursery has recently been refurbished and it has so much space now. I'm happy with the management and how they are all taking steps to improve the daily activities. Staff (mostly) are friendly and connect well with parents. All I suggest and want to see improvements with is the meal planning - toddlers need continuous energy as they play a lot, so maybe a cookie or fruit as a mid-morning and mid-evening snack is very nutritious and another idea would be more physical activities - like stretch and grow, gymnastics etc.

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

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My son has only just started at Bright Horizons in September. I find the staff in the room where he is being looked after in very friendly and take sure care and attention of my son.

I feel that the staff on entrance to the nursery could meet and greet parents better. Every time I enter, I make a point of saying hello first. Most of the time no conversation happens on first entrance. It goes a long way to say hello and goodbye and acknowledge of parents coming to the nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Katherine O'Brien, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Bright Horizons Chineham Park Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 05 Oct 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review on the nursery. We appreciate your positive comments and I will inform the management team about your observations upon arrival each day. Many Thanks, Katherine.

My twin boys started at the nursery in March and from day one they got exceptional attention. The staff are amazing not with only the children but with parents too.
They love the kids, everyone always looks happy in Woodpeckers Room.
They play, try something new every day and their food menu always makes me hungry.
There are outside playing areas with tandem bikes and an apple tree.

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

I have been pleased with the level of care provided for my daughter, who loves attending preschool. She is enthusiastic about going in the mornings and tells me all about her day when I pick her up. The learning environment is excellent and the staff are receptive to what she wishes to learn about. I believe she is being very well prepared for school and will have a great grounding to build upon. Thank you for providing a safe, caring, fun and nurturing environment.

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

Marketa Cardon, Bright Horizons Team at Bright Horizons Chineham Park Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 17 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your warm words and positive feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences and compliments about our nursery. I have noticed your low score regarding food/nutrition, I want to mention that we were very proud to receive an approval by the Children’s Food Trust and the menus have been very carefully designed by professional nutritionists. If you have any concerns, I would strongly recommend that you to speak to our team, so any areas of concern can be discussed and addressed.

Bright horizons ChinehamPark have the most amazing staff who always go out of their way to ensure your child is comfortable and happy. We have had a few family related issues which resulted in my child being in and out of the nursery and through it all, the staff supported her and helped her feel comfortable.

We as parents are always kept up to date with what's happening in the nursery and the office staff are always available for questions.

My child had her first play on Dec 16 which was well organised and she was so happy and excited

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Due to a change of job, came a change of hours. With both parents being shift workers, it was difficult finding a nursery that could accommodate a 4-week pattern. The Nursery my son originally attended could not help us and meant a change of childcare. With only a month to organise alternative care, I contacted Chineham Park. Everything was organised quickly and with no problems.
Since the change of Nursery and in a very short amount of time I have watched my son's communication and social skills develop massively. When he comes home I find him saying or doing something new. I can only put this down to the fantastic environment and excellent staff. My son is always excited to be going to nursery and as a working parent, it is such a relief to know they are happy to be there.
Parents are kept well informed of what their child is learning, events and illness updates not only within each room but the nursery as a whole. This is done through regular emails and communication with staff.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Chineham Bright Horizons is a professional, caring and inviting nursery which possess an environment where my child is safe, well nurtured and able to maximise his development. The staff are friendly and should be considered both a credit to Bright Horizons and to themselves. The communication from the nursery is frequent, concise and informative - the nursery goes above and beyond. Chineham represents excellent value for money and it would be a pleasure to recommend them to other parents.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Nursery, in general, is ok, our child is happy and I feel staff are looking after my child. The only negative aspect is at pick up time when trying to find out what activities my son has been up to, it is always a bit vague or none at all.
Also, I would like to have the opportunity to get more one-to-one discussion about my child progression but don't seem to have any.
All in all, good place but more could be done to ensure my child is progressing towards school goals.

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

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Average Rating:   3.4 out of 5

Marketa Cardon, Bright Horizons Team at Bright Horizons Chineham Park Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 17 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your comments about our nursery, we really value your feedback. Please, can I encourage you to share your comments with the nursery team, as this will help us to quickly address any issues and to ensure that we are continually providing a naturally inspiring environment in which children can flourish and naturally love learning forever.

The nursery staff are very professional and are very good at looking after my child. They have a range of activities that I cannot provide at home (sand pit etc) which means my child enjoys his time at nursery.
I particularly like the fact that all food is freshly prepared on-site by an absolutely wonderful chef. We often go to the monthly cookery club she runs and have a great time.

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

My son started the nursery in mid-Jan and has settled in incredibly well. He has made 3 friends already and he always looks forward to going in. The location is perfect for my workplace and the cost is magnificent especially compared to what I was previously paying. The staff are really friendly as well.

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

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

I was nervous about someone other than myself looking after my 12-month-old son. As soon as I entered Bright Horizons, I was put at ease. They are professional, friendly, helpful and amazingly always smiling. I feel like I leave him in the care of friends.
My son has been there a little under a year but in that time has participated in many activities including, Christmas party, dressing up for Children In Need, professional photo shoot, making cards for our birthdays and Christmas and so many craft activities I loose count! I love seeing the artwork he creates when collecting him. I think my favourite thing is singing a nursery rhyme with him and watching him acting out the actions and trying to sing along - I haven't taught him this and it makes my heart melt every time I find something new he has learnt. If I do have another child I wouldn't think twice about enrolling them into Bright Horizons. Thank you so much for easing the pressure for working parents.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The nursery staff have genuine care and passion/enthusiasm towards the children. The food they serve is healthy, varied and hearty. I wouldn't send my son anywhere else.

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

Always been fantastic with my children but my eldest has just started school and both him and the other children from his nursery all seem far better prepared and are doing really well with reading. I really believe the teaching the nursery did at preschool level especially (and particularly the Oxford Reading Tree books they encourage you to help the kids read too) has made a big difference. The staff all seem to really care and are lovely to boot!

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter started at the beginning of September. She struggled a little to settle in to begin with, but the staff in her room were amazing with her and now she loves going to nursery and names all of her carers as we get ready in the morning. She then goes in really happily, blows me a kiss and says 'bye Mummy' - I couldn't be happier with this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Very happy with everything to do with nursery, staff and management are great and friendly. The girls in Bunny's are very good with their feedback.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The staff in the Ducklings room have been amazing at helping our 5-month-old daughter to settle in and develop. The whole staff has been wonderful and accommodating. I would highly recommend them to any parent.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Excellent nursery & preschool with friendly staff who provide a great & safe environment for child development & care.
My eldest child attended from 9 months until 4.5 years (for school) and the whole experience was great for her and us as parents. My second child is part way through her experience and loves every minute.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Such a friendly and loving environment. I love the balance of caring discipline and fun and am so impressed by all the staff. My son loves the nursery and I have great trust in the team. He's been in three 'rooms' over the years and we're consistently happy with all the staff who demonstrate genuine affection for all the children.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Overall Bright Horizons Chineham Park Day Nursery has been excellent. The staff are brilliant and the toys and activities are great! My boy seems very happy.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The staff have been very good at supporting my requests such as potty training. They have worked alongside me to provide my daughter with the best support as she started potty training at 18 months. They have also helped my daughter's speech as she wouldn't talk but now has the confidence and won't stop!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We have had a great experience, my child loves coming to play!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been with the nursery for 18 months now and we are very happy with the experience he has had. In the last month, there have been a few changes to staff in his current room, which has unsettled him when being dropped off. Carers have been excellent with him in all 3 rooms that he has been in.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Very good on the whole. Good on updates and calling if there has been an accident. Good at letting me know what my son has been up to throughout the day, food, exercise etc.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter is having a great time at the nursery and always seems very happy.
The staff are very good and friendly. The nursery is a very happy place for children and adults.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter loves coming to nursery and has come on so fast since she started! The staff are great, everyone is so friendly and we're very happy!

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

All the staff are fantastic. My child, from her first day has been exceptionally well cared for. All carers are highly professional and loving towards the children which I see on a daily basis. Food quality is excellent. I can honestly say my child is thriving here.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter attends for three days and always enjoys her time here which makes it easier for me as a parent to know she is happy and safe whilst I am at work. She gets involved in lots of activities whist here and generally eats all her food.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My dealings with nursery have been positive at all times. Install sense of responsibility into the children in their care. Always playing outdoors. Children love show and tell days, ballet and other activities.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My children have been coming to Bright Horizons for the past 5 years and I have never had any issues for concern, the service provided has always been excellent. The staff are brilliant- so friendly and helpful and are fantastic with the children, my girls have always had great relationships with all the staff. Quote from my child "I love my key worker, she always gives me cuddles!!"

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Lovely nursery, my daughter is very happy and son was previously.

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Average Rating:   3.8 out of 5

We are very happy with the care taken of our daughter and the care taken with her educational development.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Overall very good and after some prompting all my concerns are addressed.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

The staff are very welcoming, approachable and friendly. From our initial meeting to settling in sessions and then starting nursery. The staff have made us and our son feel at ease, answered questions and concerns and made us feel included and consulted every step of the way. Our son is only in his first week of nursery. He has thoroughly enjoyed and we look forward to the weeks/years ahead.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Great nursery with very caring and responsive staff and management. Spaces are constrained, especially where there are large numbers of children, but equipment and activities are well provided for. Toilet facilities could be improved in some rooms. Overall very pleased with the service.

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Average Rating:   3.8 out of 5

I decided to bring my son as he was very clingy. The nursery has helped to bring him out of his shell and interact with other children. Staff are always very polite and attentive to the children. I chose this nursery as it has a big outside area and segregated ages. Facilities are excellent and would high recommend.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My eldest son joined the nursery when he was 9 months old and stayed until he started aged just 4 in Sept 2015. I never had a moments worry in the time he attended and was able to focus on working. From the baby rooms where the staff are exceptionally warm and loving to preschool, which is geared to preparing for school, our experience has been great. My youngest son joined at the same age in 2014 and so far our experience has been just the same. Many work places/nurseries/schools talk of being one big family but few genuinely feel like it, to me this does.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Lovely atmosphere at the nursery, staff always happy to help and really care about the kids.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Marketa, Bright Horizons Team at Bright Horizons Chineham Park Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 30 Mar 2016:

Thank you for your review. By giving us your feedback, you are helping us to understand what we do well and how we can provide the highest level of care to our children and families.

Whilst reluctant to put our first child into day care the whole team at Chineham Park made everything so easy. He comes home every day tired out from all the activities and fun from the day. Staff are only happy to help with any questions or problems whether they are nursery related or not. I cannot recommend the whole team and nursery enough. Everyone looks as though they really enjoy spending time with every child when they walk through the door. We have learnt how to be better parents from Chineham and the team.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The pre-school my son attends is second to none. They have looked after him and guided him through a tricky home life, parents divorced.
They pay focus on his needs, both emotionally and physically. I feel confident with him on their care.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Engaged staff from management down. Always greet you, quality feedback. Happy children. Great outdoor space.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

I would highly recommend Bright Horizons Chineham. I can go to work confident that my child is safe and happy.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Bright Horizons Chineham has been a fantastic place for my daughter. She has been taken care of since she was 9 months. I completely feel safe and comfortable to leave my little one there! They're also thorough with procedures and have such variety of things for growing children.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been at the above nursery for a year now and absolutely loves it. He settled in without hesitation and I believe this was due to the caring and attentive nature of the staff. His development has come on leaps and bounds, particularly his speech and I credit this to the patience and encouragement of the staff. I would recommend this nursery to any parent and feel rest assured that your children are in the best hands.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Staff are very friendly, my daughter loves them all. Her happiness is key and she loves it here. She is counting and learning really well.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Very professional and high quality care provided. Staff, activities and food/drink excellent.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We had been really scared about moving our son from a child minder to nursery, but we didn't need to worry. The nursery have been brilliant and our son has been so happy. We have been really impressed with his development.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son has attended this nursery since he was 9 months, and he is now in the pre-school room. He has always enjoyed going to nursery and now comes out excited telling me about his day. It has been lovely watching him grow within the nursery and has made some lovely relationships. Carers have been very approachable and helped him to reach different milestones.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

The nursery provides good learning and education for my child. Lots of interaction and experiences, always makes my child feel happy. Staff always happy, give me updates and tell me what's happening.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My child has been in this nursery since she was 5 months old, the overall care she got was excellent however it took her a little while to get used to it. Now that she gets excited every time I tell her that she's going to nursery. She loves her key worker which gives us peace of mind and confidence that she's being cared for really well.

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

My child started here just before turning one with little confidence, feeding skills and slow mobility. Not even 2 yet and this has all been turned around by the wonderful and skilled staff. The environment is friendly and engaging. Transition between rooms has been smooth and as parent I am kept informed on a daily basis. My experience with communication has been great with updates if my child has not been themselves. I strongly recommend this setting!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been attending the nursery from the age of 9 months. His transitions from one class to the other (including now pre-school) were always very smooth. The key people were always aware in terms of my sons individual needs and so was the cook. (he has allergy to berries and every time lots of effort has been put into his dishes so they look like those with strawberries etc. Management is very good and take every feedback constructively.

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

Marketa Cardon, Mrkg at Bright Horizons Chineham Park Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 19 Jan 2016:

Thank you for your review. By giving us your feedback, you are helping us to understand what we do well and how we can provide the highest level of care to our children and families.

We are extremely happy with this nursery and all the staff here, who are very friendly, approachable and both caring and fun. I did have my concerns when my little one started nursery at 11 months as like any mother, but now I am happy I made the right choice. My little one settled down quite well thanks to the staff at Duckilngs team and we could sense the confidence she had developed when she moved to Bunnies (next stage). We couldn't have asked for any better key person or a nursery. We could see our little one has enjoyed the day looking at her smile when we come to pick her up.
I would happily recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Marketa, Mrkg Coordinator at Bright Horizons Chineham Park Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 22 Jul 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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Sara Cooper

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2002

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I have worked in childcare for over 20 years as a qualified NNEB Level 3 Nursery Nurse and I have been at Chineham since 2002. I have always wanted to work with children and I am passionate about supporting children to learn, grow and develop. I have always been fascinated with how quickly they learn new skills and how children adapt their way of thinking as individuals. I am committed to supporting the Nursery Manager with our ethos and care and education we provide for every child in our care. I feel privileged to be able to share my experiences to enhance children’s learning and development