1 The Green, Frimley Green, Camberley GU16 6HF
Bright Horizons Frimley Green Day Nursery and Preschool (formerly Nursery on the Green ) offers bright and airy rooms, a designated soft play room and a fantastic outdoor environment, including a vegetable garden and a veranda, which allows children to learn and play in all weathers. Children can enjoy growing their own vegetables as part of the Gardening Club.
Extra curricular activities for Preschool children include Sports 4 Kids, Natural Play Builders and Spanish lessons. The children in the nursery are prepared for the transition to school through the unique Ready for School Programmes which includes Growing Readers, Writers and Mathematicians.
Fees include all meals and snacks plus branded nappies, wipes, cream and sun cream.
Person in charge: Lynsey Gardner (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Surrey County Council
Number of Staff: 30
Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care
Total Places for Children: 80
Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months
Opening Days: Mon-Fri
Opening Hours: 0800-1800
When Closed: Bank Holidays, Christmas & New Year
Located off of the B3411 not far from the A331 Blackwater Valley Route. Offers good links to the M3 and local train stations including Farnborough Main Station.
Dedicated Drop Off area
The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Frimley Green Day Nursery and Preschool is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 33 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Frimley Green 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 14 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 4.812 for Bright Horizons Frimley Green Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (326 Excellents x 5) + (62 Goods x 4) + (6 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 394 Ratings = 4.812
b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'
The 5 points available are broken down as follows:
4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.
1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.
If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.
The 4.875 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Frimley Green Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 14 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:
3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4
Target of 16 positive Reviews (80 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 14 Reviews ÷ 16 Target = 0.875
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
Bright Horizons Frimley Green Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.687)
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Elspeth T (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 10 April 2018. Relates to April 2018.
Both my children attend this fantastic nursery and pre-school. My eldest started at 15 months in 2015 and settled in very easily. My youngest started in February 2018 in the baby room and is blossoming.
The staff really nurture the children and appear to very much enjoy working here which is important to me.
The nursery recently underwent a complete refurbishment and is a beautiful setting.
My children regularly bring artwork home and are given lots of opportunities to try different activities, many of which I would struggle to do with them. My eldest particularly enjoys learning Spanish!
We are very impressed with the food that is served, all cooked on site. The menus are published so you know what they'll be eating and I can't fault this element at all. My eldest always tucks in. Again, the variety on offer allows my children to try different foods and tastes which isn't always easy at home.
In short, I recommend anyone to visit when deciding on a nursery/preschool place.
How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Frimley Green Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Delwynne C (Mother of Child) on Thursday 29 March 2018. Relates to March 2018.
My daughter has been attending full time since she was 8 months old. She loves nursery and happily talks about all her 'friends' including all the staff and what she is going to do every morning. The care she receives is consistently good, they care about her a great deal and I'm confident leaving her knowing that they have her best interests at heart. She does a wide range of activities that have contributed massively to her development across all of the early learning goals. The nursery management are competent, friendly, approachable and professional. What I perhaps appreciate most is the pastoral care that the staff have provided me. Any queries I have had about my daughter's development have been met with sensible discussions and suggestions to help me and the nursery staff work with me to overcome any challenges I have. I really value their support.
How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Frimley Green Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Jennifer B (Mother of Child) on Saturday 24 March 2018. Relates to March 2018.
Both of our children attend Nursery on the Green and we are extremely happy with the level of care and attention that they receive.
The nursery offers a range of facilities, including newly refurbished playgrounds and an art studio.
Our children regularly take part in activities such as baking and gardening - on top of lots of opportunities to make crafts and activities to allow them to experiment with textures, shapes and sounds.
The nursery has onsite cooking facilities with all meals freshly prepared onsite - all being carefully planned to ensure that children are offered a varied and balanced diet and can be adapted based on individual requirements.
Above all, the staff at the nursery are exceptionally kind and caring and we leave the children at the nursery knowing that they are being left in a warm, safe and friendly environment.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the nursery to our friends and family as based on our experience we feel their children would be very happy at this nursery.
How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Frimley Green Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Lindi L (Mother of Child) on Thursday 8 March 2018. Relates to March 2018.
Our daughter has been at Green Day Nursery for a month now and she loves it! All the staff are so friendly and helpful and the meals are always varied and interesting. She has learnt new skills like painting and has great fun playing in the lovely garden, as well as having a cuddle when she needs one or reading one of the many great books provided. We are very happy we chose Green Day Nursery in Frimley, and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a nursery in the area.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Michael B (Father of Child) on Monday 26 February 2018. Relates to February 2018.
Our one-year-old daughter recently started in the baby room where she had settled very quickly, enjoying each day she's there. We believe she has settled so well because of the kind and caring nature of the staff who have provided a safe and comfortable environment for her. We found the nursery does a whole host of different activities and games. The staff always make a special effort to tell us all about what our daughter has been doing in the day and are always printing out photos to show us what she's been up to.
Recently our daughter became very ill at nursery and required an ambulance to be called. We were very impressed with the professional manner in which they dealt with the situation and upon her return, it was clear our daughter appreciated the efforts of the staff involved, which has only strengthened their bond. We would be very happy to recommend this nursery to anyone.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Caroline S (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 13 February 2018. Relates to February 2018.
We were at another nursery and after a house move, Bright Horizons Frimley Green Day Nursery and Preschool was the only and obvious choice. Great staff, fun friendly atmosphere but above all, both my children love going, have an amazing day and have made some great friends.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Hayley C (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 13 February 2018. Relates to February 2018.
My two boys have a physical disability. The nursery has been so welcoming and has really helped and encouraged both boys. They settled so easily and their transition to the pre-school has been so smooth. They can't wait to be "Big" boys. Overall an excellent nursery with excellent staff.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Kelly D (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 7 February 2018. Relates to February 2018.
I have two children that currently attend Frimley Green Nursery and Preschool, one who has just started in hedgehogs (baby room) and the other in Badgers (Preschool) and every time I leave them I feel confident that the whole team have their best interests at heart. They both have dedicated key works but the whole team play a major part in their development but more importantly their happiness.
From the moment we booked our first visit I felt a sense of relief that we have found a nursery that will look after our children as if they were their own and for me, that is a big factor. My daughter has a few medical issues and the team go over and above making sure she is not left out or unable to join in which warms my heart. I can not recommend this nursery highly enough - to us it’s not a nursery it’s an extension of our family as we have trust and confidence in them with our most precious things. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them to family and friends!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Liz B (Mother of Child) on Friday 2 February 2018. Relates to February 2018.
My husband and I couldn't rate Frimley Green Day Nursery more highly!
Our eldest two children attended from the age of 11 months, and progressed through each room until they left for school. Our youngest child is currently in the baby room, Hedgehogs, and will shortly be moving up to the toddler room, Rabbits. The company is only as good as its staff, and I always think that the best judge of an organisation is the length of time that the staff have worked there. The majority of the team have been there for years! A kind and caring team with a manager and deputy manager who are equally as kind and caring, and despite running a tight ship, have always been approachable with an obvious dedication to safeguarding and continual improvement.
A new-mum friend recently asked me if I could give her any tips on selecting a nursery and the only one I gave was to 'trust your gut'. We trusted our gut 7 years ago and have never regretted that decision.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by J C (Father of Child) on Thursday 25 January 2018. Relates to December 2017.
Our son started this nursery when he was about two and a half and was based within the room called squirrels. My partner would walk over 40 minutes to drop him off at the setting as he loved it so much.
When he first started the setting he struggled with his speech but the girls in the room really helped him and but the time we left, at Christmas he talks so much.
We would like to give a special shoutout to his key worker for all the help and support she provided us with and how well she helped develop not only his speech but also his confidence.
We would also like the thank the room leader and all the other girls based within the room. If it wasn’t for your hard work our son would not be where he is today. We can’t wait till our bird child turns two so that we can send him here too.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by S P (Mother of Child) on Thursday 21 December 2017. Relates to November 2017.
Staff at this nursery and pre-school have really helped both of my boys to settle really nicely, especially my younger son who can be quite shy.
They do lots of fun and educational activities, the boys love it.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Sarah B (Mother of Child) on Friday 10 November 2017. Relates to November 2017.
Nursery On The Green and Preschool has it all.
A nurturing environment, a homely atmosphere, friendly staff, a community feel and all headed up by an approachable management team.
My son, who has recently started school, left nursery as a confident boy, ready to take the leap into school life. He has settled wonderfully, and I attribute that greatly due to the care and preparation that the nursery provided.
My daughter remains at the nursery and couldn't be happier in their care.
Thank you to everyone involved in their care to date, and to those who will cross my daughters path in the future.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Liz T (Mother of Child) on Monday 4 September 2017. Relates to September 2017.
After two children and eight years at Nursery on the Green and Preschool, we are very sad to say goodbye! My children have both had such a happy positive experience throughout their time in each of the four rooms at the nursery. The staff are all friendly, kind and helpful and I have always felt confident that my children are well cared for. The nursery has a great management team too.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by S G (Mother of Child) on Thursday 20 April 2017. Relates to March 2017.
From our initial visit, all staff and management made us feel very welcome and expressed a genuine interest in us and our son. Our son is reluctant to eat, become involved in messy play and socialise on occasions and the staff have been extremely helpful and understanding of these issues and are actively working on these eg always having yoghurts of something he likes available, being fed by his keyworker on a knee if necessary. Great feedback provided after every session, have recommended nursery to friends in the area.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Lucy B (Mother of Child) on Friday 10 March 2017. Relates to March 2017.
Two of my children have attended Nursery on the Green and Preschool 14 years apart. Both children were looked after by the manager. She is kind and caring and extremely invested in the Nursery. I want to send my new baby if I decide to go back to work! I could list many of the care assistants that have influenced and helped raise my two daughters! Drop in and meet them first as you will always be made welcome.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Mark W (Father of Child) on Friday 10 March 2017. Relates to March 2017.
Both my kids have been at this great nursery. My daughter loved this nursery (she was there from 13 months till she went to school) when she was there and son doesn't want to leave when he goes to school in September (he has been here since he was 6 months).
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Louise S (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 14 February 2017. Relates to February 2017.
My son has only been going to Nursery on the Green for 5 months and absolutely loves it. He has settled in great and the staff are extremely friendly both with my son and us! His progress has really come on since he has been going to nursery and its great to have a setting where we feel comfortable leaving him, knowing he is going to be so well looked after and keep him stimulated throughout the day.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Rosalyne B (Mother of Child) on Thursday 8 December 2016. Relates to November 2016.
Everyone at the nursery is helpful. They work very hard to provide a lovely environment for both our children. It is an extremely welcoming place and makes leaving the children to go to work far easier.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Chantelle S (Mother of Child) on Friday 18 November 2016. Relates to November 2016.
My daughter joined in October 2015 and like any child, was a bit scared at first, but everyone worked so well with her she has thrived since being at Nursery on the Green and absolutely loves going!
They work so well with me as a parent and keep me up to date with everything that she is doing and learning. My daughter has come on leaps and bounds since being at the nursery, the staff are brilliant and always welcoming to my daughter, it was the best decision I could have made putting my daughter in this nursery.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Kelly M (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 14 September 2016. Relates to August 2016.
This is a wonderful homely setting to send your child. The staff are passionate about the care and education of all children in all rooms within the nursery. Children's safety and well-being is paramount, and this is shown through their 'candyfloss' safety superhero.
All children appear to be content, confident and thriving within this nursery.
The management team are very friendly, supportive and understanding. Any questions I had were answered promptly and with a very professional manner.
I felt very happy as a mother to send my Daughter to the nursery knowing she would have a fun/educational filled day that she loved.
Thankyou to all the team at Nursery on the Green and Preschool.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Dominique S (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 24 August 2016. Relates to August 2016.
We have found the staff very welcoming, the settling in visits were fantastic and really helped us become comfortable. Our daughter always comes home happy and now walks into the nursery waving. The nursery itself it bright and homely and we love the family feeling it has.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by C F (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 2 August 2016. Relates to July 2016.
My daughter is due to change class soon and I was informed with plenty of notice, I was given a handout explaining all about her new classroom, the key carers and a little about what she will be doing. I then had a meeting with her key carer and we discussed all the daily activities and goings on in great detail. My daughter was then allocated time slots over the next month to go visit her new classroom so as to have a smooth transition. I have been extremely impressed with the whole system, and am very happy at this nursery.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by J B (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 26 July 2016. Relates to July 2016.
Lovely nursery, have loved having my son here!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Stephanie B (Mother of Child) on Friday 22 July 2016. Relates to July 2016.
My 3-year old daughter has been attending the Nursery on the Green for over 15 months now and I am delighted with the care she has been receiving. She loves the nursery and staff and has made lots of friends there. She is thriving in what is a very caring environment, and I never feel guilty dropping her off in the morning as I know she will have a great time and will be well looked after.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Jasmine S (Mother of Child) on Friday 8 April 2016. Relates to November 2015.
I could not have picked anywhere better for my son to go, I always feel 100% at ease when leaving him at nursery and watching him toddle straight off to breakfast, the staff are amazing in Hedgehogs and have built particularly great relationships with my little one and I am so appreciative of this as it makes the leaving them and paying for childcare so much easier!)
The nursery offers great variance of activities, learning and an excellent food menu.
I recommended the nursery to a close friend whose son starts in May - I would recommend it to anyone.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Hayley (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 22 March 2016. Relates to March 2016.
I couldn't be happier with the Nursery, they really made me feel at ease about leaving my daughter there.
The staff are lovely, they provide fun and varied activities, my daughter loves going and I would recommend to anybody.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Rachel (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 22 March 2016. Relates to March 2016.
My daughter is so happy and has progressed massively since attending nursery on the green. She has been in 3 out of the 4 rooms in the nursery and has thoroughly enjoyed each one. The members of staff at the nursery are caring, nurturing and attentive. I cannot recommend this nursery highly enough.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Sally W (Mother of Child) on Thursday 12 November 2015. Relates to November 2015.
Staff are always on hand and make time to listen at drop off and pick up. My daughter has really flourished at nursery on the green and loves going. Extra curricular activities such as Spanish, sewing and cookery are big talking points at home! Her development in the preschool room is tracked well and we receive regular feedback. I feel she is getting great preparation for school life there.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Nam C (Mother of Child) on Thursday 29 October 2015. Relates to October 2015.
We have had a great experience with Nursery on the Green and would definitely recommend it. The staff are extremely patient and kind, our son is extremely happy here. The children seem to have a lot of fun and the carers are very experienced and professional.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Rachel G (Mother of Child) on Monday 26 October 2015. Relates to October 2015.
I cannot fault Nursery on the Green, my eldest daughter who is now 7 attended the nursery for 3 years and my youngest son now also attends, it's amazing to know the staff who taught her are still there and now look after my son and that they all love their jobs
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Amy J (Mother of Child) on Friday 25 September 2015. Relates to September 2015.
My son has been attending this nursery for six months now. He has complex special needs but the staff manage these very well and do everything they can to help him develop. He is very happy there and I feel very confident when I leave him that he will be safe and well cared for, and provided with lots of fun and stimulating activities.
Marketa, Mrkg at Bright Horizons Frimley Green Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 29 Sep 2015:
Thank you for your positive feedback
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Eloise G (Mother of Child) on Friday 18 September 2015. Relates to September 2015.
My son started this nursery as a very shy, sensitive and a recluse around other people. Nobody could look or talk to him as he would start crying. We are a military family and move around quite a lot, unfortunately this has resulted in my son not having experience with many other adults apart from myself and my husband.
However since starting this nursery and only being there for 3 weeks, he has turned right around, he loves the staff that look after him and talks about them when at home, we no longer have tears when looking at new people, in fact he went as far as saying 'hello' to a complete stranger walking her dog yesterday! And if you knew my son that is a massive achievement. The nursery is his second home and the staff are his second family, they are fantastic and I cannot praise them enough!
I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone! They're outstanding!
marketa, mrkg at Bright Horizons Frimley Green Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 18 Sep 2015:
Thank you very much for your lovely review.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Laura L (Mother of Child) on Friday 4 September 2015. Relates to September 2015.
My little boy has been at Nursery on the Green for a just over a year year and is extremely happy. It's always a daunting time leaving you child for the first time but the Nursery staff are so welcoming which made settling in so much easier. As parents we've been so pleased with my son's development since joining the nursery so a big thank you to the brilliant nursery staff. The range of activities the children undertake is great and the food menu is amazing! I would always recommend Nursery on the Green.
Julie-Anne Hayward, Website Administrator at Bright Horizons Frimley Green Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 04 Sep 2015:
Thank you so much for your great feedback. We really appreciate it.
Date: Saturday 04 Oct 2014
Date: Wednesday 02 Apr 2014
Date: Sunday 30 Jun 2013
Job Title: Nursery Manager
My name is Lynsey Gardner and I am the Nursery Manager for Nursery on the Green and Preschool. I have been working in the childcare industry since 1996. I have been working at Nursery on the Green since 2001. I joined in December 2000 as a Room Leader am during my time at the nursery I have worked across all the age groups from the babies right through to the Preschool group. In 2013, I was promoted to the Nursery Manager and am striving to create a relaxed home from home feel here at the nursery. I love working at the nursery and find every day so rewarding. I am passionate about providing first class childcare and delivering the best educational standards to provide all the children in the nursery the best start in life.
Job Title: Deputy Manager
I have worked at Nursery on the Green since 2008, whilst I completed my degree in BA (Hons) Childhood Studies. After completing my qualifications I was promoted to Preschool Principal and ran the Preschool room. In 2013, I was promoted to Deputy Nursery Manager.
I really enjoy working within the nursery and ensuring the children receive excellent care and attention at the nursery as well as making learning lots of fun. At Nursery on the Green we aspire to give each child the best possible start in life and progress and develop throughout their time at the nursery.