Brandywell Day Nursery

The High Street, Mark Cross, Crowborough TN6 3PJ

Brandywell Day Nursery, Crowborough, East Sussex
Brandywell Day Nursery, Crowborough, East Sussex
Brandywell Day Nursery, Crowborough, East Sussex

Brandywell Day Nursery is situated in the village of Mark Cross in East Sussex and offers exceptional care for children from three months to five-years-old.

The nursery offers a large outdoor facility and home cooked food to support the healthy and development of each child.

Brandywell has an excellent team and care facility for all children's needs.

Group: Pennies Day Nursery Ltd

Person in charge: Victoria Curtis (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: East Sussex County Council

Number of Staff: 12

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

Total Places for Children: 64

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: £4.50 per hour

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.6 Brandywell Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.646)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Brandywell Day Nursery 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 16 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Brandywell Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.9 out of 5 from 12 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 4.708 for Brandywell Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (137 Excellents x 5) + (54 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 192 Ratings = 4.708

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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.

    The 4.938 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Brandywell Day Nursery is based on 12 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 12.8 positive Reviews (64 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 12 Reviews ÷ 12.8 Target = 0.938

  • 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
    12
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Brandywell Day Nursery?

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

Reviewer Connection to Brandywell Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    16

Our son has been at Brandywell Day Nursery from the age of 9 months up until he started school last year. He still goes there for breakfast and after school club. We have been very happy with the quality of the service over the years and especially with the way they accommodated his food allergies. The staff are very kind and responsive to any points raised.

How likely would you be to recommend Brandywell Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have been very happy with the care provided for my child. I receive daily updates from the nursery on my child's day. I feel my son has grown well under the guidance given; this has been shown by both his social skills and personal care (hygiene, eating and the beginning of potty training too). My child's key worker and buddy know my child well and, they play with toys which interest him, his buddy has struck a balance between setting good boundaries and having fun. The outdoor learning space has been a huge positive impact on my son and was a decision in the choice of the nursery from the beginning. The assessment/reports have been fair and well-organised, as well as insightful of my child's day. the manager has been friendly and approachable; she has always clarified my queries.
Recommended ideas:
Use more outside clubs.
More art and craft to help fine motor skills.
Encourage parents to meet one another.
Occasional parent/toddler afternoon - a few times a year.
Share weekly timetable with parents.
It has been lovely to hear the many nursery rhymes my child sings at home of which many he has learnt at school.

How likely would you be to recommend Brandywell Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Very pleased with Brandywell Day Nursery. Caring environment, nurturing and supporting the development of my daughter. Wonderful staff and lovely environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Brandywell Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Brandywell has a friendly staff team and all staff demonstrate knowledge and skills to support the development of each child.
They always provide positive feedback but are also willing to give constructive feedback where necessary - such as top tips for potty training which has worked for my child.
I really like the accessibility the children have to the big garden and selection of animals they have.
There are some good activities such as yoga and often the children help with baking.
I would recommend the nursery as somewhere which provides a personalised approach to care and demonstrates flexibility where they are able to.

How likely would you be to recommend Brandywell Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I cannot recommend Brandywell highly enough, my little boy (20 months) loves going to nursery. He was at a different nursery to start off (and I dreaded drop off, he hated going) and we moved area and found Brandywell, they are exceptional! They aren't too big so you don't feel as though your child is just a number...they know all the little things about them and make a massive effort to bond with them. Also, they have an excellent range of different activities, my little boy has come so far since starting at Brandywell. All Excellent amazing staff!

How likely would you be to recommend Brandywell Day 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

When I sent my son here, who is now 11 years old. I didn't need to think twice about sending my daughter here. The staff are amazing, it is such a lovely friendly place. It's like having an extended family. I couldn't speak highly enough about this nursery. I feel that they have helped set up my children up for the rest of their school life by starting off here.

How likely would you be to recommend Brandywell Day 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 first daughter started at Brandywells 5 years ago - we had viewed so many different nurseries and we had thought we perhaps being silly that we didn't like any...then we discovered this lovely little gem of a nursery and have never looked back. Firstly, the staff absolutely make this place so special. It has such a homely feel and now we have another daughter there and they are both so happy. Couldn't recommend this place highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Brandywell Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My Children have been attending Brandywell for the past year, it has been absolutely fantastic for the both of them. The staff are so friendly and have built fantastic relationships with the children, and they have come on in their development in leaps and bounds. I love the fact that the kids get to play outdoors a lot and do lots of crafty things.

How likely would you be to recommend Brandywell Day 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

My daughter has blossomed since she started attending here. She loves going and is even reluctant to leave sometimes when I pick her up.
The staff are lovely and the range of activities is great and the lunch always sounds delicious.

How likely would you be to recommend Brandywell Day 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

A wonderful nursery where our daughter has thrived.
Caring, considerate staff who go the extra mile for the children in their care. Our daughter has grown and learnt from the day she joined the nursery and it is absolutely key to us as a family to have somewhere safe for her to blossom.
Working life for us is made so much easier knowing the care and development she gets at Brandywell. Would recommend to everyone. Thank you to the fabulous staff!

How likely would you be to recommend Brandywell Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been attending Brandywell for 6 months now and I couldn't be happier. The staff are all so lovely and friendly. My little one was 8 months old when she started and knowing she was happy at nursery made going back to work so much easier. One very happy small person and a very happy mummy and daddy!

How likely would you be to recommend Brandywell Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son joined Brandywell in September 2015 at age 2. The nursery staff were so flexible with settling him in and he has always been very happy there. The staff are all warm, friendly and approachable. There is a range of activities for the children and they have a good variety of food which my son really enjoys. He has made so many friends and I feel totally confident that he is well looked after while he is there.

How likely would you be to recommend Brandywell Day 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Brandywell is a lovely nursery and I have already recommended them to several friends. Both my children started off in the baby room and have gradually moved on the Toddler room and Nursery room respectively. As a new Mum who had to go back to work I couldn't have been more relaxed about leaving my children with the staff who are all lovely and made the transition from home to nursery very easy. In the baby room they kept the same routine as at home and it was obvious that the children were very happy and settled. When the children were ready to move to the next room it was a very organic transition that was led by the children which meant that they were totally settled as soon as they moved. The gardens are also lovely and each room has their own garden directly accessible from the room so they probably play outside more than they do at home! Brandywell really is a home from home nursery and my children love going there.

How likely would you be to recommend Brandywell Day 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

This nursery is perfect, the location, premises and staff.
They have animals which always goes down well with little ones.
I love the flexibility and that they can have lunch there which is cooked on the premises, they sit at the table with the staff and are able to explore different meals which you may not necessarily cook at home!!
For me it is a great way for my lively little girl to mix with her own age group and explore different activities away from home and me which can get boring!!!
She always comes out happy and they regularly keep you updated on progress and any changes.
There is a sleep room which has been brilliant in helping toward her going into a big girls bed at home.
I thoroughly recommend this nursery and it's not even local to me!!!! :)

How likely would you be to recommend Brandywell Day 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

Brandywell is one of a kind - it's home from home. The staff really do care for the children and get to know them as individuals. The outside space is amazing and they play out in the huge garden at every opportunity amongst the chickens, mud kitchen, and play areas. My two youngest sons have really loved their time at Brandywell - they create an excellent balance of nurturing and structure to prepare them for school.
Brandywell is now under new management but I'm hopeful they retain the Brandywell ethos and the fabulous staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Brandywell Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Excellent

A wonderful, home from home which my son loves. The staff are amazing, offering a relaxed and fun environment for him to learn and develop. I would not hesitate to recommend Brandywell to other parents who are looking for somewhere they can send their children safe in the knowledge they will be happy and cared for.

How likely would you be to recommend Brandywell Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

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