Bright Horizons Godalming Day Nursery and Preschool

106 High Street, Godalming GU7 1AQ

Bright Horizons Godalming Day Nursery and Preschool, Godalming, Surrey
Bright Horizons Godalming Day Nursery and Preschool, Godalming, Surrey
Bright Horizons Godalming Day Nursery and Preschool, Godalming, Surrey

Bright Horizons Godalming Day Nursery and Preschool (Formerly Teddies) is conveniently located within a five-minute walk of the Godalming train station and offers a 'home from home' environment to children and families. The Nursery is proud to be rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted Nov 16.

An outdoor play area gives the children ample opportunities to explore and extend their learning with their friends.

The staff are led by an experienced management team and guided through the nurseries' 'Great 8 Trainings' including: health and safety, diversity and food hygiene. Staff are also trained in pediatric first aid.

The nursery offers a unique 'Ready for School' programme including Growing Readers, Writers and Mathematicians which prepares children for their transition to school.

The Nursery offers extracurricular activities, including Theatrebugs, Molly Moocow and French lessons, all of which are included in the fees, along with meals, snacks, branded nappies, nappy cream, wipes, bottles and formula milk as appropriate.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Sarah Harman-Sheppard (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Surrey County Council

Number of Staff: 16

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

Total Places for Children: 56

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

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

8.8 Bright Horizons Godalming Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 8.8 (8.762)

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

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 29 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Godalming Day Nursery and Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.1 out of 5 from 4 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 4.655 for Bright Horizons Godalming Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (239 Excellents x 5) + (99 Goods x 4) + (9 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 348 Ratings = 4.655

  • 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 4.107 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Godalming Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 11.2 positive Reviews (56 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 11.2 Target = 0.357

  • 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
    23
  • Good
    6
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bright Horizons Godalming Day Nursery and Preschool?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    26
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons Godalming Day Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    26
  • Father of Child
    3

Our daughter has been at Teddies since about 11 months old and has always loved it.

The level of care from the staff is excellent: caring, supportive, friendly, and professional. They all take the time to really get to know your little one, their interests and the way they learn best.

During her time at Teddies, our daughter has grown into a confident sociable little lady who is eager to learn and being very well prepared for school.

The outside space is a bit limited but there's plenty to keep the kids busy and they all seem to love it anyway so don't be put off.

The extra activities such as Theatre Bugs and French are brilliant and included in the price. And the food is great too.

This is a great, caring nursery which thoroughly deserves its "outstanding" ofsted rating.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

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 has been at Teddies for over a year and a half starting in the first Little Learners class and is now transitioning to preschool. I am so very happy with the care, dedication, support he has been shown. I am always kept informed of his progress and have total confidence in his well being at Teddies. His confidence, ability to communicate, interact with others has blossomed. The activities he loves be it singing, dancing, cooking or the creative crafts he comes home with and is always experiencing new and exciting things. Above all for me to know he is loved, so cared for and safe means more than I can express. A big thank you from one very grateful mummy!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Great little nursery off Godalming high street! My daughter was born overseas and we now live in Godalming again! I grew up around here and wanted to get my daughter into a friendly well run nursery! I visited many or the nurseries around Godalming but liked the Manager's personal and friendly approach so we choose to put our daughter in Teddies. She is loving being there and enjoys the activities it would seem!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Godalming 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: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Since the day we came to look around in 2013 we have felt welcome and part of a fun and nurturing environment. Being at Teddies has been a positive experience at every stage. Both my daughter and I will miss Teddies when it comes time to go to school!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

A fantastic nursery full of happy children, excellent staff and a family atmosphere. It is a pleasure to walk into the nursery to faces filled with smiles! There is nowhere else I would want to leave my daughter. The care given by all the staff to each individual child is brilliant!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Godalming 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

A really lovely nursery where both our children have been very happy over the last six years. Our daughter started at nursery as a very clingy, shy 9 month old & left a few days after her 4th birthday, confident, happy & more than ready for school! Our son started at a year old & progressed slower initially but totally flourished during his time in Pre-School. He left a chatty, happy, confident little boy & has done fantastically in his first few weeks at school.

The staff are all lovely &, almost without fail, seem to really care about & know the children. The managers are great & really make you feel 'part of the family'. The younger children love having Molly Moo Cow singing & action classes & both my children thoroughly enjoyed Theatrebugs & French in Pre-School. The 'holiday club' activities put on during August are a lovely addition & made the summer great fun!

I was very sorry to be leaving Teddies behind in July & would not hesitate to recommend them in the future.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Godalming 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: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our daughter was prepared very well for school, thanks to the excellent work the staff has made, through books, practice days, group time and talking about big school.

Thank you for making the transition to big school so smooth and fun.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Poor

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Lovely nursery with excellent staff, a caring and supportive environment for children. Centrally located in Godalming so ideal for parents who commute in and out of London. My son has always been very happy there.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Godalming 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: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Both of our kids very much enjoy the time they spend at Teddies, Godalming. They get a lot out of the activities and enjoy the variety. The staff are lovely and our eldest especially enjoyed the chicks hatching and the caterpillars recently.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

The staff seem lovely and my daughter is very happy there - most days she wants to keep playing! The menu seems varied and very healthy. They do have an outside play area which has plenty to do, although it is a little small, and no grass. That said, the children I've seen playing there are always very happy!
They have been very accommodating to our individual routines and preferences, and are using the washable nappies without any problems at all.
Overall, a great nursery, and I feel happy leaving my baby in their care.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We just love bringing our boy into Teddies each day, he gets so excited when we tell him it's nursery time. Everyone at Teddies Godalming are so attentive and kind, and there are always activities every day. Molly moo cow is our favourite! The food is cooked on site and we always enjoy it often having seconds ?

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

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

All the staff at Teddies are absolutely lovely, and always available and helpful.
The facilities are great, and my 2 year old enjoys her afternoons at Teddies so much that she asks to go there at the weekend sometimes!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Godalming 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Teddies Nursery in Godalming is a fantastic nursery and we are very happy to send our son there. The staff are really enthusiastic and have formed a real bond with our son. The activities provided are varied and stimulating and we are pleased with the progress our son has made in the 9 months he has been attending. We would highly recommend Teddies.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Godalming 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Friendly, caring, experienced and highly knowledgable staff! Very happy with Teddies Nursery. My 2.5 year old son gets to learn and experience lots through the exciting activities and play time environment offered here. He is now well settled into the nursery routine and being an only child thoroughly seems to enjoy the company of the other children in his class. The parents and children I meet on drop off and collection seem equally happy with the childcare that this nursery offers.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Our son loves going to Teddies, he enjoys the food and does lots of different activities during the day. The staff are so caring and have made the transition to nursery seamless. There is nothing I can fault and I can't recommend them highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Godalming 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

Having had some bad experiences with a previous nursery I feared for the worst. I decided to put my son into Teddies and it was one of the best decisions I could have made for him. He loves it there. Not only because the rooms are big and bright, with lots of toys and activities, and the food is fresh and varied, but mostly because of the staff. I truly believe they care about the children there. They helped my son to settle down in the new environment, which wasn't very easy. But with patience and good care they succeeded. He is now a very happy toddler when he is at the nursery. I don't have to worry about his well being when he is at Teddies, I know he is safe. Thank you for your amazing work.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The staff are overall so friendly and helpful. They have great ideas for imaginative play. Sometimes my youngest can be a handful but they talk to him and I feel he's learned good manners at school and home together. They're very supportive with whatever interests the children as well!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I was really nervous about sending my baby boy to nursery because I was worried that he wouldn't get enough attention in a nursery setting.

I visited a few nurseries in the area and Teddies was by far the best choice for us. The nursery manager and the team are lovely and are so caring and hands-on with the babies. They will hold the babies a lot as they adjust to being in a new environment and give cuddles to comfort them when necessary.

My son settled in very quickly and is really enjoying his sessions at Teddies. He loves the activities and regularly has giggling fits whilst spending time with his little friends at nursery - this is testament to how comfortable he feels at Teddies.

I love the fact that Teddies treats each child as an individual. They follow each baby's nap schedule and only give the babies food that they have already tried previously at home. The level of care is fabulous. I have already recommended the nursery to friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Godalming 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter has been attending Teddies at Godalming for about 6 months and she is very happy there. When she first started she couldn't speak English but the staff were very patient with her and she learned really quickly thanks to them, for which I am very grateful.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Lovely nursery where they get to know each child. My daughter loves her carers and all the activities they put on. It never has any complaints on the food, having extra portions whenever she can! It's a sure sign that she's extremely happy, as I get a kiss and waved off as soon as I pop her down for breakfast.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Godalming 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

Our child has been very happy at Teddies and we would recommend it to others. The staff are very professional and caring. The development in the children is plain to see every week.
We had a good feeling about the atmosphere there the day we looked around and we will be sending our next child.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I thoroughly recommend Teddies nursery in Godalming. The staff are so caring towards the children and seem to know them really well. Nothing is too much trouble. It's a real home from home environment and both boys really enjoy all the activities arranged. They love their nursery days!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Godalming 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

From the first introduction to Teddies, I was impressed with the service received. When my daughter started at 7 months old, every care was taken to make sure she was happy and felt safe. Very quickly I realised that she absolutely LOVED going to nursery. She has been at Teddies for six months now and not once has she been unhappy to go into her little learners room.
To watch her over the past months, it is in no doubt that her time in Teddies is contributing in bucket loads to her development.
All the staff seem to have the ability to make every child feel special, and to make us parents feel completely at ease in leaving our children in their care. I have enjoyed the 'artwork' and baking that my daughter has brought home, and love the reports I get when I pick my daughter up regarding her feeding, sleeping and playing during the day. I feel the food that the children get is interesting, nutritious and obviously enjoyed. I would happily recommend Teddies!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

From our very first visit it was clear that Teddies, Godalming was the right place for our son. The staff are outstanding and the atmosphere is home from home. Without hesitation I would recommend this nursery to anyone. Our son has flourished and his development is outstanding due to the wonderful environment he is in.
Finding the right place for your child is daunting, with Teddies we felt it was an easy decision. With a home from home approach transition is easy and supportive. They have also supported us amazingly as a family and we see his nursery as part of our family too. I often comment on pick up that I would love to come and spend the day with them, especially as the food sounds and looks delicious.
Our decision was the best decision and we are all so happy with Teddies, Godalming.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Godalming 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 knew from our show around that this was the nursery for our daughter. We've not looked back since, the staff certainly keep our little one entertained and clearly care so much for all the children in the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Godalming 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: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

We cannot fault Teddies Godalming. I was nervous about leaving my son and him settling, eating and being happy away from home but within two weeks he showed that he enjoys nursery and is so happy and comfortable with the staff in his room. We get a great handover each day knowing what he has enjoyed, eaten, how he has slept and his development. Thank you all for making him so happy at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Godalming 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 child has always been very happy at nursery, and as she has grown older talks about her friends and carers a lot at home. I feel my child is encouraged to learn, and I particularly liked the nursery's astronaut display, as it encouraged my daughter to show a real interest in space. I feel that the nursery does well at keeping the children entertained with a variety of activities throughout the day, particularly in Summer when it is easier to get out and about with the children. I also think its great that the nursery are planning a birthday tea to celebrate the Queen's 90th, and I'm sure it will be exciting for the children to get dressed up for the day.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Godalming 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

Since my child has been at Teddies in Godalming I have nothing but praise to give to them. The standard of care is above and beyond all my expectations. My son loves going to nursery and enjoys all the things he does there especially the learning. I would have no hesitation in recommending any family to use Teddies for their childcare needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Godalming 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 started Teddies at the age of 9 months and throughout his time at the nursery every part of his care and education has been amazing. Lovely, happy environment with outstanding staff. We never had any concerns regarding safeguarding. The nursery always made sure all areas of the EYFS were covered with our son fully prepared and ready for school this year. The meals are fresh with great variety and overall a wonderful start for our sob. Just go and have a look and you will agree.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Godalming 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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Staff Profiles

Sarah

Sarah Harman-Sheppard

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 1991

Description:

After completing my NNEB Diploma in 1991, my career has been varied. It started off teaching Maths and History in Primary Schools followed by working for Social Services, running a Nanny Agency and a Deputy Head at a Montessori School. However in 1996, I joined Teddies Nurseries and in the subsequent years my career has taken many different pathways, from opening many nurseries to being a Quality Compliance Manager, Health and Safety Manager and a Field Manager.

I opened Godalming Nursery in 2002 and enjoy the family orientated and calm atmosphere that is created here by my amazing and committed team. In 2011 my son was born, so I became a parent of Godalming. I can put my hand on my heart and say that Bright Horizons has played a significant positive role in my son’s life. My husband and I comment that bringing our son to Bright Horizons has been one of our greatest investments.

I am passionate about education and care for all children and will always be fully committed to my career. My team and I continually keep updated and extend our qualifications to ensure we are progressing in all areas in our nursery from the EYFS, special educational needs, health and safety to the safeguarding of the children.
Finally my days are never boring, the joy of being with the children is priceless!

Amanda

Amanda Fish

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2006

Description:

I have worked at Teddies Godalming Nursery and Preschool since 2006. I left Guildford College of Technology in June 2006 with a BTEC National Diploma in Childcare and Education and qualified with a Distinction Merit. I am also qualified in Food Hygiene, Health and safety, Manual Handling, Fire Safety, Advanced Child Protection, Paediatric First Aid and Emergency First Aid at Work.

I have always wanted to work with children as you can really help them develop in their early years and see them develop and progress from when they start at the nursery until they graduate with us. It is a heart-warming feeling when they take their first steps, speak their first words, write their name for the first time and all the occasions where it is a pleasure to congratulate them on the successes and see them thoroughly enjoy their time with friends at the nursery.

Every day is different at Teddies Godalming Nursery and Preschool; from the moment you walk through the doors in the morning, to the moment you walk out of the doors in the evening. Every child has their own personality and this is what makes my day exciting, enjoyable, and memorable and it’s what makes my time here special. The team spirit within the nursery allows us together to achieve all and more for our families that enter our nursery; caring for them and their individual needs.