Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford Day Nursery and Preschool

Powder Mill Lane, Dartford DA1 1NT

Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford Day Nursery and Preschool, Dartford, Kent
Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford Day Nursery and Preschool, Dartford, Kent
Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford Day Nursery and Preschool, Dartford, Kent

Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Day Nursery and Preschool makes sure children get the best start in life by making the most of indoor and outdoor areas of the nursery.

The purpose-built nursery boasts a large outdoor area and dedicated art and sensory areas, helping children to learn and discover.

A well-established and highly qualified team of childcare professionals care well for each child. The team makes sure they get to know every child well regardless of what room they are in and make every child feel special.

The nursery also runs a holiday clubs and a before and after school club for children aged between five and eleven years and provides transport by minibus. Please speak to the nursery manager for more information.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Stacey Dowsett (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council

Number of Staff: 48

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

Total Places for Children: 175

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Fees Guide: Please contact the nursery directly for up to date fees

Directions:

SatNav users please use: DA1 1LY

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.8 Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.794)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford 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 41 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford 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 32 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 4.88 for Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (439 Excellents x 5) + (45 Goods x 4) + (7 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 491 Ratings = 4.88

  • 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 4.914 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 32 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 35 positive Reviews (175 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 32 Reviews ÷ 35 Target = 0.914

  • 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
    39
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford Day Nursery and Preschool?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    40
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    1
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford Day Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    37
  • Father of Child
    3
  • Aunt of Child
    1

I was so nervous when my little boy started at 1. He is now 26 months and has come on leaps and bounds. The staff are amazing and makes no difference if they are from his team or helping from a different room they are friendly and approachable. The bond my little boy has with the ladies in both his first room his second room is so clear to see and heartwarming. Every day I notice new things he has learnt or new words he is using. I like how the room layouts and activities get changed around to keep them interested.

The outdoor space is great as well lots to see and do and he loves all the animals as well. If ever he has a bad morning (they all will at some point) he likes to see rabbits or fish and calms right down and settles into breakfast time quickly. Its important to me that I can access his development log whenever I like to see how he is progressing. So pleased we did our researched and picked Springfield Lodge.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford 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: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter was at the nursery for just over a year. The staff helped her to transition seamlessly through their support and the loving environment they provided. It is an extremely expensive nursery but it was worth it. They nurtured her development and I will forever be grateful to them.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Caring, loving team, from key workers to management. Parents and children are made to feel comfortable and welcoming in a professional yet family-like environment. Parents preferences, wishes and requests in regards to care of their children are respected and taken into account during the day to day of our little ones. The staff is knowledgeable on overall child development but most essentially on each and every individual child progress and development. Children are treated as unique individuals and respected as such.

Children are provided with a loving, nurturing and safe environment that promotes their learning and development at all times. The nursery has excellent facilities and equipment.
Staff is always available to support parents and to clarify any doubts. Management has always been open and proactive to any suggestions, concerns and/or criticism.

Thank you to all the team at Springfield Lodge for the amazing work done every day looking after our little ones!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford 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: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Brilliant Nursery, very happy I chose Springfield Lodge for my daughter. She’s very happy there and the staff are all lovely and very welcoming. I would highly recommend this nursery!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My second son left this nursery in August. In all, between my 2 children, we have used the nursery for 7 years continuously and I'm afraid to say it is not as good as it used to be.

There is a 'favourites' system and if your child is not one of their favourites there are some members of staff who are not friendly. It's such a shame as some are truly are wonderful but there can be a very 'cliquey' atmosphere which can make you feel uncomfortable.

We had also used the holiday club run by the nursery which is now like an institute! Horrible, cold, uncaring place. Will never use again.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford Day Nursery and Preschool? Unlikely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Satisfactory

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Katherine O'Brien, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 19 Oct 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. I understand now from your comments you are no longer at the nursery. We would always want to resolve any issues raised ASAP. The Nursery Manager would really like to discuss this to ensure she can make any appropriate changes going forward. To have been part of the nursery for 7 years it would be a shame for your lasting memory to be negative.

My daughter loves her days at nursery and I never feel I need to question the care she receives. Staff are friendly, caring and committed. They will always go above and beyond for their families.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford 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

Amazing nursery supported my child terrifically from settling in until leaving ready for school.
Always felt reassured as a mother that my child was happy and content while I've left them to work.
Staff are very friendly and easy to talk to with any concerns I may have.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford 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

This is a wonderful nursery! The staff are all very friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble for anyone.
Gardens are great and there is so much space for them to run about and have fun!
Food is freshly cooked on site and everything sounds so yummy!
Would highly recommend.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has allergies and they help deal with the multiple allergies with ease and helpfulness.
My daughter is learning very well, knows her numbers and alphabet which has been a huge influence from the nursery. Highly recommend. She has been coming from 9 months old and is nearly 3 now.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both of my children have attended/attends this nursery. My Son is currently there and is very happy to go. He is well looked after and the staff are very fond of the children (they are not just there to do a job, but care for each child).

My Son has learnt so much since attending this nursery and has made many friends. I trust this nursery 100% with my Son and highly recommend it.

You get a lovely feel when you walk into the nursery and the staff are very welcoming. There is so much for the children to do inside and outside of the nursery which is great.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been attending the nursery since he was 5 months old and whilst he's not yet able to articulate his opinion, I cannot recommend this Nursery enough.

As a first-time parent returning to work, finding a nursery that guarantees the safety of my child, as well as caring staff and rooms full of interesting, engaging and fun things to do, was essential and Springfield Lodge was the only nursery that ticked all the boxes for me.

The staff are the biggest asset and selling point of the nursery. You can tell they enjoy their job and care for the children - they're all fab!

All meals are prepared onsite and are nutritionally balanced (they also sound delicious!) and bedding for naps is per child and cleaned weekly (as well as all facilities being very clean and looking tidy). The outside space is also something that can't be matched by others in the area.

I would absolutely recommend viewing the nursery and considering it for your child.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford 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

Springfield Lodge Dartford is an excellent nursery. Our child has been attending since 2013 and all of the staff go above and beyond. I would highly recommend this nursery to anybody thinking about sending their child to a nursery. A key point for me is that I can leave my child at the nursery and feel she is safe and well cared for.

The staff are friendly, welcoming and always have time to speak with us when dropping off and picking up. Our daughter loves being outdoors and the grounds are wonderful. The staff encourage the child to go outside every day.

They ensure the weekly topics are varied and the pre-school rooms are great for preparing the children when they move onto school.
The nursery has animals (rabbits, chicken, ducks, fish), a wonderfully varied menu (including snacks), they encourage celebrating the various different 'World' days and encourage the children to learn in a fun environment.

if you list all the things that are included in the cost it is very good value for money.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our son and daughter both attend Springfield day nursery and pre-school. Our children have attended the nursery since around 10 months old and have/are progressing through their various rooms and stages of their developments.

The nursery has provided us with a friendly, safe and fun learning environment for our children. We have certainly seen the confidence of our 3-year-old son blossom and his learning skills develop greatly, and our daughter is always happy to go to nursery and runs off into her room not looking back to say goodbye. Hard for me as a mum but good to know she is happy and contented.

The staff whom we have had close contact with have been supportive and very friendly.

I would definitely recommend this nursery.

Huge thank you!!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

This is an excellent nursery with staff that go above and beyond their job roles. I would highly recommend anyone sending their child to a nursery to go and view the facilities and meet the staff.

My son has thrived since attending here, he is stimulated by the activities, his motor skills and speech have come on leaps and bounds. The food is nutritious and varied. He is never left in soiled nappies and I am given a full daily report of his progress with a book to take home and keep. The staff have been really helpful with tips and ideas to help me, as a working mum these are more than welcome. I cannot fault this nursery on any count. As I deal with quality control I'm quite tough to please.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford 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

All 3 of our children attend Springfield Lodge Dartford and we can't fault the care and developmental support that they receive. We go to work every day knowing that they are extremely well cared for by a brilliant team. Would definitely recommend to anyone considering Springfield Lodge as a childcare provider.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford 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

A wonderful nursery. All staff are very friendly and helped my son a lot to settle down. They always answer my questions and keep me updated about his development. I feel he is safe and well looked after in the nursery. He goes happily to the nursery every day. Staff have also given me advice with issues we have had at home with him which have been of great help for us.

I would definitely recommend the nursery! It is very likely we will use it again if we have a second one.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been attending Springfield Lodge, for two years now and loves it! Both the facilities and the staff are excellent. His development both socially and personally has been immeasurable. I would have no hesitation in recommending the nursery to anybody.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My Son (age 3) joined the Nursery in December and the staff ensured that he settled in very nicely, considering he had never been in a nursery environment before. Prior to him joining the staff ensured effective communication between myself and them as we had to move his start date a few times. Kids development is at the forefront at this nursery and my little one is thriving fantastically. Very happy here and would recommend to anyone

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford 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: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our experience with this Nursery has been amazing. We always feel well informed on nursery matters as well as the activities our child does each day. My child settled in so well and he built a bond with his key worker and other staff in his room really quickly. I am very impressed with the meals they get every day as well as the activities they do with the children. This was definitely the best decision we have made and made the transition back to work so much easier. My son is very happy at Springfield Lodge and can’t wait to go to nursery in the morning.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford 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

An amazing nursery! I have 2 children there - 1 in the babies class and 1 in the pre-school and they love it! The amount of care and attention the staff give to the children at every stage is unquestionably the best we could ever ask for. Everything from the food to the facilities are excellent! We love the staff too! Highly recommend!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford 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

Springfield Lodge Day Nursery is a wonderful nursery where I feel very confident leaving my 18-month-old. It is well run and has a great team of carers. I love the fact that I can drop my son off each day knowing he has the best of care and is very happy being there. The team do their utmost to ensure that there are different activities for the children every day and there is also the wonderful outdoor space which is a huge plus. I couldn't be happier leaving my son there and seeing as I barely get a wave from him, when he heads in and off to breakfast, I think it's safe to say he feels the same! I couldn't recommend the nursery enough.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Staff are happy and friendly and have helped my little boy settle in fantastically.
As a first time mum who has never had to leave my toddler with a stranger, I was made to feel very reassured that my son would be well cared for and have a fun and structured time with them.
I also feel like I am kept very much in the loop with his day book and the nurseries emails.
Thank you, Springfield lodge.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our daughter loves it here, she's learned and grown so much. The staff are friendly and attentive. The food she gets is amazing, she eats better than we do! Highly recommended. She'll be sad when she leaves to go to school.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford 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: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Fantastic Nursery settled my daughter in perfectly and was well looked after for the day. The team managed her problems fantastically and she couldn't wait to return. Freshly cooked meals and snacks throughout the day which she also loved as well as playing in the large garden and seeing the animals within the grounds.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford 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

Lovely friendly nursery. Both my children have attended and enjoyed their time there. They have fantastic caring staff who look after the children very well, keep them safe and help develop their needs. They inform parents well on their learning and have a well resourced environment with plenty of stimulation. Meals are great and nutrious and my children have had lots of fun and developed many key personal skills there.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford 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

We have been using the nursery for over 3 years. All the staff at the nursery are professional, polite, approachable and maintains very high standards of care of the children. There is and has always been excellent communication between the nursery and family at all times. The nursery environment is clean, interactive, colorful and engaging for the children. The in-house kitchen provides an excellent variety of healthy and balanced meals. The menu is seasonal allowing children to try different types of food.
There is plenty of outdoor space and playing outside is encouraged from the very start. The children love the rabbits, chickens and ducks. The breakfast and after school club, school bus and the holiday club helps working parents a great deal.
Both our children are very happy and we as parents feel extremely comfortable leaving our children under the care of this brilliant team.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both my children have attended Springfield Lodge. My daughter from 11 months and my son from 10 months. We took him out for a short period of time but soon realised that he was not settling in the other nursery, so decided to bring him back. This was by far the best decision we have made for him. My daughter grew up in this nursery until she went to school, and now holiday club.
The staff are all really lovely, they have been kind and welcoming to both us as parents and our children. Their welfare has always been top priority and that is what matters most.

I have and will keep on recommending this nursery as the best in the area. A happy, growing and learning child is of utmost importance and Springfield Lodge has given this to both my children. I feel the activities offered at the nursery are great, the open outdoors area is well kept and gives the children a great opportunity to get out and about at all times. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the management and staff at Springfield Lodge for their loving, caring support of my children.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford 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

The staff are amazing! So helpful, and seem to genuinely love the kids. There is plenty of outdoor space, rabbits, chickens and 2 ducks after they were hatched in Spring. My son has been going since 9 months old, and starts school in Sept, and I can't imagine anyone better to have looked after him apart from family. He loves the place, and can't wait to go each day. It's such a relief as a mum to have found such an overall lovely place for him. Can't recommend it enough!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

My second child has just started at the nursery and I wouldn't have sent her anywhere else. They care, love and nurture all children this nursery to such a high standard. Children are provided with a balanced diet with good variety (more than they would get at home!) they are stimulated with activities throughout the day with good quality toys and equipment. The outdoor space is huge and there are plenty of animals for the children to see and learn about. This is an excellent nursery!

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My little girl has attended Springfield Lodge for around 18 months, she is very happy and content at Springfield Lodge and looks forward to nursery every day. I am a full time working parent and to know my daughter looks forward to nursery and loves all the staff, I know I made the right decision returning to work!
All the staff are very caring and friendly, and the nursery has great facilities.
I would definitely recommend Springfield Lodge to anyone looking for exceptional childcare.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been attending this nursery for less than a year but I have been very pleased with the progress he has been making. The staff are always friendly and helpful, and are always happy to fill me on his day. Everything and everybody seems well organised and the office staff keep us parents well informed of events and any notifications.
Overall, I'm very happy with the choice we made.

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

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I would recommend Springfield Lodge. The staff have gone above and beyond for my family. When we lost one of our twin daughters at 17 months they were so supportive to both my husband and I and the children. The care my children have received has been amazing and I feel confident they are safe and being cared for.

When our son didn't get any of our school choices and was offered a primary school not on the nurseries preferred drop off list, they organised with the school to be added on. This meant that I was able to drop my daughter to nursery and my son to breakfast/after school club at one place and that my son would be taken and picked up from school.

The various options on the menu are brilliant. I sometimes think they have a better lunch than I do. Both my children are happy and have made so many friends. The facilities are brilliant and it's a clean and happy environment. I couldn't ask for more and makes my life so much easier knowing that my children are safe and happy whilst I'm at work.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford 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

Excellent care and the team are very proactive. My oldest son has recently moved onto reception and the change in him is amazing. He is now very confident and this is due to the excellent foundation he got from Springfield Lodge. My youngest still attends the nursery and I have so much confidence in the team.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We absolutely love this nursery. The staff are so friendly, approachable and helpful. Not only do we love them but more importantly our 18-month-old son does too. They made his settling in so easy and he now loves going to the nursery.

The staff are knowledgeable and go out of their way to make the parents feel at ease as well as the children. There is always a range of activities set up for the children with variety every day. The outside area is amazing with lots of opportunities for children to explore and learn. Our son loves the ducks and chickens.

The communication from the nursery is second to none and we feel really informed of the daily goings on as well as our child's progress.

We could not be happier that we chose to send our son here.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter absolutely loves going to nursery. We used to send her to another branch of the same nursery, when we moved to Dartford we found this one. She has been attending nursery since she was 8 months. The staff are well trained and care for my child just as their own. They are so full of energy and always smiling. The big gardens give children plenty of space to play and there is no feeling of confinement. Their food menu is really good and well thought out. I highly recommend this place.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford 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

Springfield Lodge, Dartford is an excellent nursery.

My daughter has attended for nearly 2 years and is extremely happy here. We chose this nursery after a recommendation from a friend.

The management are organised, approachable with brilliant communication.

The staff genuinely love working with the children and I get daily enthusiastic reports on progress and her antics.

The communication is immaculate which is so important in this environment.

There is lots of outdoor space and the children go out everyday (most weather) and the activities are stimulating and educational.

I am very happy with this nursery and would not hesitate to recommend.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has attended Springfield Lodge since he was 3. I cannot recommend this nursery enough! He has loved his time here. All the girls, from the ones in direct contact in his class, to the reception/management team right through to the team in the kitchen he knows all of them and loves every single one. He has learnt so much and developed so well, the set up was exactly what I wanted from a nursery, just like a preschool, friendly, warm and welcoming.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have had children at the nursery over the last 8 years and am so glad I found this hidden gem. My son had food intolerance and the staff were amazing at providing a menu he could enjoy.

The staff are amazing, the care is excellent and the grounds are lovely too. A super outdoor area, well resourced room and staff that work alongside parents to provide an excellent learning experience for children. Highly recommended!!

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The staff at this nursery are amazing they have helped my child's development grow and now she is about to go to school and they have helped her so she that she ready to start at her new school. The staff at this nursery are so polite and very welcoming, they cover every aspect of learning, cultures, different meal menus each week, different activities through out the day. My daughter loves attending this nursery and adores everybody here.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford 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

As a mother of 2, I was quite nervous about nursery however, on a public play day at the nursery (held Thursday's during term time) I was impressed with its purpose built building, staffing levels as well as their enthusiasm for the children.

After attending a visit and walk through speaking with a range of team leaders from all classes, my anxiety subsided.

My son has been attending just under a year and my daughter joined recently and I am impressed with their experiences.

Communication is open and clear and everyone is a fountain of knowledge from management team right the way to the gifted team.

I recommend this nursery to all, even if you are outside of Dartford but work in the area.

Springfield Lodge is a great learning place for both child and parent. The staff work with you in all ways, providing advice and tips along the way.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My child has been attending Springfield Lodge since he was 11 months old, and I cannot fault the care and attention he's received in the time he's been there. He is well looked after, the staff are enthusiastic and attentive, and developmentally he is stimulated. He always enjoys attending, and comes home full of stories of his day. The nursery arrange regular "special events" including charity fundraising opportunities and sports day - including all the children whatever their age or ability. Everyone is made to feel welcome and included. The facilities are purpose built, and suit the needs of the little ones to a tee. There's loads of space to get the children outside in the fresh air at every opportunity. Overall I think we made the perfect choice in Springfield Lodge for our son's day care.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Springfield Lodge Dartford 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

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Donna Dole

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2010

Description:

I am a qualified nursery nurse in a preschool room. I have had the opportunity to gain lots of experience in different areas up until the post of deputy manager of where I am today.

My journey started in a pack away preschool back in 2006, of where I was able to gain my NVQ level 2 and 3 in early years care learning and development. From here I gain skills which allowed me to move to Springfield Lodge day nursery. Once at Springfield I continued my studies and have completed my NVQ level 4.

My inspiration to become an early year’s practitioner came from my 3 children and they continue to inspire me today.

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Stacey Dowsett

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2012

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