Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park Day Nursery and Preschool

Garsington Road, Oxford Business Park, Cowley, Oxford OX4 2DQ

Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park Day Nursery and Preschool, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park Day Nursery and Preschool, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park Day Nursery and Preschool, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park Day Nursery and Preschool is a purpose-built nursery providing a wide range of age-specific activities for babies and preschool children.

The nursery offers age-appropriate rooms, each with direct access to four large, secure outdoor play areas.

The enthusiastic childcare team provides a warm, friendly environment where children can learn and grow. Bright Horizons’ unique Ready for School Programme, including Growing Readers, Writers and Mathematicians, prepares children for their transition to school.

The onsite chef prepares nutritionally-balanced menus using fresh ingredients. The nursery was rated Good by Ofsted in June 2015 in recognition of the quality of care provided.

Fees are inclusive of all meals and snacks, nappies, nappy cream, bottles and formula baby milk as appropriate.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Jayne Andrews (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Oxfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 40

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

Total Places for Children: 166

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Directions:

SatNav user use OX42JT

When you turn into Premier Inn the nursery is on your left hand side.

Visiting:

The setting is located close to the M40 and Eastern Bypass and is ideally suited for parents who work locally or live in the surrounding area.

Parking:

Large car park at the front of the nursery.

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

8.8 Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 8.8 (8.751)

The Review Score of 8.8 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park Day Nursery and Preschool is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 18 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park Day Nursery and Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.2 out of 5 from 7 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 4.54 for Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (154 Excellents x 5) + (39 Goods x 4) + (11 Satisfactorys x 3) + (6 Poors x 2) + (5 Very Poors x 1) ) ÷ 215 Ratings = 4.54

  • 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 4.211 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 7 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 33.2 positive Reviews (166 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 33.2 Target = 0.211

  • 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
    14
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    1
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park Day Nursery and Preschool?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    16
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    2
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park Day Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    13
  • Father of Child
    5

Once you fill in the nursery registration form and mention a start date, you cannot change it, you've got to pay for all the days - even before you have actually started the nursery. In spite of the nursery not being full, they say you have signed the contract, it is in the system and you have to pay for it.

Baby room was understaffed, no ratios followed, staff looked exhausted, baby room too noisy (my baby hardly slept), all babies put in one room, even though they have two baby rooms.

Cleanliness and hygiene standards - Rugs were never washed, dirty sofa cover, baby room floor full of sand, the family room - the first impression - it was very untidy too.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park Day Nursery and Preschool? Unlikely

Average Rating: 

 2.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Poor

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Poor

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Satisfactory

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Poor

Cleanliness: Poor

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Poor

Katherine O'Brien, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 27 Sep 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We would really like to discuss your concerns further if you are happy to contact the following email address with your contact details and we will be in touch shortly: ukfeedback@brighthorizons.com

My son has moved up to the 2-3yrs room and my partner and I are so happy with how the transition has gone.
The girls in his new room have all developed a great bond with us as a family and they are very obviously passionate about their jobs.
There is always a great variety of activities going on throughout the day and we are informed weekly of what the next week's activities will consist of.
My son adores not only his key person but the other girls too and is always talking about them at home.
We couldn't be happier, well done ladies!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park 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 would not recommend this nursery to any parent/carer. My child is in 2-3's room and the teachers gave an impression that are just ignoring the children due to lots of facts, like: I saw teacher standing after a crying child and ignoring it completely (and my child as well). I saw a teacher seeing a child falling and saying to it "come in" instead to go pick it up and check whether it's hurt and cuddle it. My child has too many bruises and the room staff never know where he did them, one of them was just after his eye and they never noticed it.
I have an impression that most of the room staff just sit down and they do not bother about playing with the children because every day that I go in I see them sitting down and children just running around.
Whenever I ask them to call me back for any reason they NEVER do it. I have never got a callback.
I am very disappointed with this nursery, need to change it soon.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park Day Nursery and Preschool? Unlikely

Average Rating: 

 2.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Poor

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Very Poor

Activities: Good

Staff: Very Poor

Food / Nutrition: Very Poor

Management: Very Poor

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Very Poor

Katherine O'Brien, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 19 Jul 2017:

Dear Sophy,
We are very sorry to hear you feel this way. I want to thank you for your feedback as it is very important in helping us to continue to provide high quality care and education for you and your family. I have spoken to the Nursery Manager and she would very much like you to come in and talk through your concerns.

At first, like any parent, I was worried about putting our little boy into nursery, but the staff made me so comfortable they have all been so amazing to our little boy. He's had so much fun and every time I've picked him up, he's always had a smile on his face, he's learnt so much there as they do lots of learning and activities. I'm sad we're moving cities so he has to move nurseries but I would always recommend Bright Horizons.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park 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

He always has fun at nursery. I'm impressed with the world learning e.g. Brazil, flags and cultures. He has progressed well and we are well informed of his development needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park 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 attending the nursery over the last 2 years. She really enjoys playing and learning with her key worker. All the staff are welcoming and cheerful which makes us happy to leave her in their care.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son is very happy at the nursery. If he ever struggles when I drop him off the staff are very supportive with making him feel comfortable. I'm very happy with his development and how the staff help him learn. In addition, the range of activities on offer are great. I think the nursery has provided a great learning platform for my son's education. I'd definitely recommend the nursery to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park 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

Excellent nursery, friendly and supports my son's learning and development.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter (now 2 and 4 months old), has been going to the nursery since she was 10 months old. She has loved it from the beginning. In my opinion, the people are what makes a childcare or educational environment great, and everyone at Bright Horizons has been friendly, approachable for advice, efficient and helpful. I tend to pick up at the last possible moment, so I get to see the staff at the end of their long days, and they are still smiling and happy, speaking kindly to children and their parents. I also see how they have the room set up for the next day, so see the brilliant variety of activities the children have to choose from. I've always been informed fully about my daughter's day, and have been called promptly any time there has been an 'incident' (I have a toddler who likes to jump off things!) I read the weekly newsletters, which along with the verbal handover and written daily notes, ensures we can talk with our daughter about her day, and carry on with topics at home.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

My son first attended the nursery when he was 9 months old and stayed until he went to school. He loved his time there so much that we used the Summer School this year. The Pre-School staff were amazing with him and he enjoyed coming back and being the 'older kid' helping the staff.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

I am really happy with the care my child receives in the baby room. They made my transition back to work easy, the staff are so friendly and nothing is ever too much trouble. I always get to hear about the exciting things my child gets up to during the day, it's usually something messy which is great as my house stays clean!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter loves the staff in preschool and is always happy to leave me in the morning. The staff are great and really care about me and my child. I love the fact that they also do Forest School and spend time outside, no matter what the weather is and learn great skills. I can see that my child is turning into a confident young child and it's thanks to the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park 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

Excellent nursery. We have got into Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park Day Nursery after searching many others, we are pleased to find this nursery at last. The staff are very friendly and providing homely care to the kids. My son was not missing the parent on even the medical support as he could get from the nursery as and when required. I would recommend this nursery to my friends and family I'm really pleased with the support and caring provided.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

The nursery provides an excellent service. The kids develop a lot and I could see that with my baby who I transferred from another nursery. The difference was huge! The lunch and tea menus are amazing as well. All the staff are trained and experiment, they took care of my baby very well. I will keep her there as long as I can.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park Day Nursery and Preschool is a great nursery! The staff are professional and have cared for my son extremely well.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our daughter loves going into nursery everyday and does not want to leave at the end of the day!! All the staff are friendly and enthusiastic and there is always fun learning activities happening! Thanks Bright Horizons.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park 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

I would just like to share my thoughts on Bright Horizons as i've had nothing but positive experiences since I enrolled my baby boy. The baby room team are always incredibly friendly and everyone greets us in the mornings not just key person. My son is so settled and happy to go to nursery which makes it so much easier for me as a first- time mummy, to leave him and go to work. It's not just the baby room team either, all staff throughout the nursery are so friendly and care about each person who comes through their doors. I'd highly recommend Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park to anyone and everyone looking for childcare :)

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park 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 kids receive the very best of care at Bright Horizons. They love their time at nursery and in turn know they are loved by their key staff. They are both making great progress. We have used this nursery for all our kids (13+ years) and wouldn't go anywhere else. Exceptional leadership is the key to the success.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Oxford Business Park 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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March 2017

Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

Jayne

Jayne Andrews

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 1997

Description:

Hi my name is Jayne and have worked in childcare for over 20 years. My roles in the past have included a nanny for 7 years, a Quality Assurance and training Manager within child care and a nursery manager roles.

I have a degree in early Child hood Studies and a mum to a 12 year old daughter. I have always enjoyed the reward that you get from working with children seeing them achieve their full potential and grow into confident children ready for their next stage in their development. I was inspired to work with children by my mum who worked in preschools.