Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery

Dittons Road, Stone Cross, Pevensey BN24 5ES

Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery, Pevensey, East Sussex
Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery, Pevensey, East Sussex
Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery, Pevensey, East Sussex

Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery offers a secure and stimulating setting where children can enjoy a fun approach to early years learning, while parents can feel confident that staff are qualified in safeguarding each child's well-being.

The nursery is ideally located for busy local parents, close to main commuter routes and welcoming both full and part-time needs.

Parents are supported in getting involved as much as possible and staff offer regular opportunity for discussion and feedback.

Group: Bluebell Children's Nurseries

Person in charge: Kelly Hall (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: East Sussex County Council

Number of Staff: 23

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

Total Places for Children: 65

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.6 Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.573)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 41 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 23 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 4.573 for Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (301 Excellents x 5) + (174 Goods x 4) + (15 Satisfactorys x 3) + (2 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 492 Ratings = 4.573

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery is based on 23 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 13 positive Reviews (65 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 23 Reviews ÷ 13 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    26
  • Good
    15
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    33
  • Likely
    8
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    34
  • Father of Child
    6
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

My daughter likes the nursery and the younger teachers that are there. She enjoys the smaller groups as she is quite shy. The staff are patient with her and allowed me to go in with her to settle her down.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Overall we are satisfied with most aspects of Bluebell Barn nursery, the carers are great and very friendly, management are always nice and willing to help. Food is of good quality and the cost is reasonable.
Perhaps a better structured, portfolio of the children's activities would be nice. But overall, a good nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My child has developed extremely well over the last few months she is becoming more confident and is always positive about going to nursery each day. Only recommendation is for the monthly invoice to be checked thoroughly in order to avoid inaccuracies each month, we are always correcting the invoice.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? 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

Bluebell Barn is welcoming, friendly and inviting. The staff are knowledgeable, confident and very capable.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? 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 care given when my daughter was unwell, the contact and communication was outstanding.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? 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 loves coming to nursery. He has been here from 11months old and I feel all the staff have played a huge part in who he is today. Confident, happy and playful.
Both he and I will miss everyone when he moves on to school.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? 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

The staff are always smiling, happy and ready to help parents and children - no matter the task!
My children are always happy at nursery and enjoy the daily activities set up for them.
They receive the help and encouragement needed and when necessary, the staff go above and beyond.
All round happy children and happy parents.
Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Clair Coope, Operations Manager at Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery responded to this review on 12 Jul 2017:

Dear Rebecca, thank you so much for this lovely review. This made the staff have huge smiles.

My daughter has settled into nursery well, made lovely friends and enjoys her time here.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

We have had children attending this nursery since August 2012 and we have always been very happy with the nursery.
Staff are friendly and helpful. Our children have always been very happy here.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Both my girls have attended this nursery and both love it here. The staff are very friendly and helpful.
My only concern would be that my child doesn't receive many notifications on eyLog. So I don't get to see her progress.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

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

Clair Coope, Operations Manager at Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery responded to this review on 12 Jul 2017:

Thank you for your review and for taking the time to discuss your concern around notifications with us further. Sorry for the lack of notifications recently. As explained your child's key person has been completing end of term assessments ready for parents evening, this meant that your child's observations had been left in the draft file waiting to be published. Please accept our apologies for the delay, these have now been published and you should be able to see the updates in the next day or two. Please let us know if you experience anything like this again.

Having had 2 children attend this nursery, I would recommend it to anyone and have done so, to people who then attended in the future.
Only marked down as management seems to change a fair bit but very rarely when I've had a problem with the care my child received it was sorted out very quickly and didn't occur again.
Proving that these events were one-offs and any feedback is welcomed and acted upon.
Can't praise the nursery highly enough.
My 2 children loved their time here, from 3 months to 4 years.
Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very friendly capable staff. Great location with good facilities. Excellent range of activities and choice/variety of foods.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? 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 is 3 and has been attending Bluebell since he was 9 months old. I can't praise them highly enough. His carers go above and beyond to make sure he is happy and is reaching milestones, he has made strong bonds with both staff and classmates. The staff have been proactive in putting plans in place to ensure he continues to thrive; we discuss and agree targets be these behavioural, or developmental at regular parents evenings. He can be fussy with food but eats well at nursery which speaks volumes for the quality of their meals. He loves the extensive outside space and I am thrilled that he has so much time outside to explore and to be a child. The time spent preparing him for school is very nicely done, he is learning to sit quietly for circle time and to serve his own breakfast etc. They help him learn at his own pace without rushing or dictating. Nursery should be a fun place of discovery, which is exactly what Bluebell Barn achieves. I can't imagine a better place to send him.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? 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

Clair Coope, Operations Manager at Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery responded to this review on 29 Mar 2017:

Thank you so much for this lovely review. It means a great deal to our staff to receive feedback like this. We very pleased that you couldn't imagine a better place to send your son.

The staff are always passionate and friendly. They all work hard and the children are happy and well cared for. The outdoor facilities are good and themes in their age groups are fun and they make an effort to change and update rooms to ensure the children are motivated and interested in learning about their new surroundings.
Food and refreshments are of a high standard and so it hygiene. Unfortunately, due to poor facilities preschool learning is below standard and not enough time is given to prepare to children for school. General learning skills are not focused on enough. I have to spend time at home to ensure basic writing letters and number recognition is where it should be.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Poor

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Poor

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My experiences have been extremely positive. There is always good correspondence between myself and the nursery. My daughter is developing very well with everything which I put down in no small part to the staff and the activities which are put on. Each child is treated individually and their needs are catered for in every way. Very Positive.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Very pleased with Bluebells. I always come to pick up a very happy child and I feel confident to leave my child here knowing she is in safe hands the staff are very friendly! Keep up the good work girls.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Bluebell Barn is a happy, fun place that our son loves to come to. Happy and friendly staff always make him feel welcome and safe. A wide range of activities are always different. Highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

We have both of our children at Bluebells Barn and couldn't be happier. They both love the two days a week they do. I feel like they are nurtured and really well cared for. Both children have developed so well and I'm sure this is down to attending this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Great nursery, my daughter loves it and gets excited when I bring her in. Staff are always helpful and enthusiastic. Couldn;t ask for a better first nursery for our child.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Bluebell Barn is a fantastic nursery.
My daughter has gone from being a clingy mummies girl to a confident, chatty little girl. Her speech and counting is amazing and I give the nursery a lot of the credit for this.
All the staff are brilliant.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? 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 found the setting very welcoming and friendly. It's perfect for my son.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? 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 girls have been to this nursery or still here and I can't recommend it enough. Any issues that I have had have also been addressed straight away and resolved to a level I am happy with. My oldest daughter, who has now started school, also enjoyed coming here and the staff really helped, working with her to gain her confidence in her own ability ready for starting school. My youngest who is still here always has a good time and is always happy to believe with the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? 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 daughter has been very happy at Bluebell Barn and made many friends and has a great relationship with the staff and carers.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? 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

My daughter is very happy at Bluebell Barn and has really started gaining a lot of confidence since being here. She has settled really well into her new routine since moving up into Pandas and is progressing well with a lot of her developmental steps.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

The nursery has been a really valuable experience for our daughter and I knew as soon as I viewed Bluebell Barn it was the right choice. It has helped our daughter's social skills and confidence come on a long way. It took a little while to get settled but the staff were very friendly and welcoming and I feel our daughter is in good, caring hands.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Top class nursery. My daughter was made to feel welcome from the moment she walked in and all staff and children have been great in helping her develop. She was very shy in the beginning but soon had a good bunch of friends and warmed to the staff. The staff here were kind enough to fit her in last minute too as the first nursery we went to when we moved here was just not good enough for our little girl.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Our son has been at this nursery for over two years and has always been very happy. The staff are very caring and friendly and the nursery is safe.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? 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

My child has had some troubles settling in even though he has been going to Bluebell Barn for some time, the staff have been amazing. Always there to comfort him. The staff have also been amazing with my son when he had some troubles healthwise recently. They took the time to comfort him and help him, I couldn't fault them. The staff have been a great support to my son and myself, I'm so happy with the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? 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

Myself and my husband are extremely happy with Bluebell Barn. Our son started there at 10.5 months old and he's now nearly 4. Our son is really happy there and loves all the staff. The staff are so friendly and caring. They always give lots of cuddles and make nursery fun. The office staff are also so helpful and friendly. We would definitely recommend Bluebell Barn to friends, we already have!

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? 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 is extremely happy at Bluebell Barn. He is always being given a wide range of activities which help all areas of his development (this also means I don't have to worry about doing so much messy craft at home!). The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and really seem to know him. There are frequent observations uploaded to his eyLog which mean I can see what he's been doing. He always eats all the food provided so I assume it is good!

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

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

All 3 of my grandchildren have attended Bluebell Barn and Bluebell Hill Nurseries. The quality of care they have received has been excellent. They have also made great progress in all areas of development particularly in personal social and emotional development and speech language and communication. The staff are professional caring warm friendly and lots of fun. Currently, I sometimes have to wait for my 3-year-old grandson to end his game even with the promise of Drusilla's swimming etc. Comments are made such as " Be with you in a minute Grandma" Last time I collected him they had made a car wash to clean the sit in cars. A group of at least 6 children involved in the game having such fun.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? 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 been attending nursery since April 2014. She loves going in, they have a wide variety of activities constantly and a beautiful outdoors area. She adores the girls that work there, you can tell they love the children and make special bonds with them. The nursery is also very flexible with children's routines and adapted to my daughter's food allergy well.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son loves coming to nursery. The carers spend a lot of time getting to know the children and therefore I feel 100% confident with their ability to care for my son. They always have loads of fun activities going on for the children. The food is great in which my son eats a varied diet.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? 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

Clair Coope, Operations Manager at Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery responded to this review on 01 Nov 2016:

Thank you for your excellent review Sam.

Superb care from the entire team. Any issues are easily dealt with everyone is easy to talk to.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Clair Coope, Operations Manager at Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery responded to this review on 01 Nov 2016:

Thank you for this excellent review. All our staff work really hard to make this a superb nursery.

Well organised. Regular stimulating activities. Healthy food menu. Lots of choice of toys. Friendly and attentive staff. Good communication from staff to parents. A good learning environment. Safe and secure environment. Very clean and tidy.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Clair Coope, Operations Manager at Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery responded to this review on 01 Nov 2016:

Thank you for your kind comments. It means a great deal to the staff.

My child has settled really well into the nursery. The staff have been really helpful, kind and caring.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? 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

Clair Coope, Operations Manager at Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery responded to this review on 01 Nov 2016:

Thank you for your review.

Overall I am very happy with the nursery and care from the main team of girls/carers, not so sure of relief staff, feel some are unsure and not very confident. My son seems very happy and is always willing to come in.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Clair Coope, Operations Manager at Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery responded to this review on 01 Nov 2016:

Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased that you are happy with our main team. It is very hard with relief staff as they are not always able to be located in the same room, although we try our best. Please come and discuss any concerns regarding relief staff with the Nursery Manager. It's lovely to hear that your son is happy with us.

Bluebell Barn offers excellent care to my child. The staff are very friendly and helpful. My child is extremely happy when going to the nursery. I would recommend it to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? 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

Clair Coope, Operations Manager at Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery responded to this review on 02 Nov 2016:

Thank you Natasha. This means a great deal to us. We are pleased you are so happy.

Both my children have attended Bluebell Barn and both equally enjoyed. Staff are friendly and accommodating. Surroundings are lovely - free flow in particular. I have always been very happy with the nursery as a whole. Children like attending - sometimes don't want to leave.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Staff are really lovely and always seem really caring towards my son. My son looks forward to attending and is always full of smiles when I pick him up. They were really great when my son was potty training and understanding towards him if he ever gets upset at drop off. The report they did of him at parents evening was really detailed and professional.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

A lovely nursery in a beautiful setting, overlooking fields and animals. First used the nursery from 2011 for my first son and it was the obvious choice to use for my second son. The children take part in a great selection of activities and are looked after by lovely staff. I have found the nursery to be a great headstart to the children's learning and is a brilliant way to prepare for school.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebell Barn Children's Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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