Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool

Capital Park, Cambridge Road, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5XG

Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool is located on Capital Park in a purpose-built facility and benefits from spacious interiors and large external gardens, set in a tranquil setting.

The nursery offers external play areas and a spacious interior that are ideal for the practice of early years childcare.

There are tailored home-bases for each age group of children and the nursery consists of a team of enthusiastic, dedicated and highly qualified professionals who thrive on creating a warm and friendly atmosphere. The nursery has been rated 'Good' in the latest Ofsted Inspection (February 2015).

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Tamara Pusic (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cambridgeshire County Council

Number of Staff: 36

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

Total Places for Children: 108

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 Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 9 (9.043)

The Review Score of 9 (maximum of 10) for Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool 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 45 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 10 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 4.58 for Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (332 Excellents x 5) + (187 Goods x 4) + (18 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 538 Ratings = 4.58

  • 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 4.463 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 10 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 21.6 positive Reviews (108 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 10 Reviews ÷ 21.6 Target = 0.463

  • 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
    30
  • Good
    15
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    41
  • Likely
    4
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    34
  • Father of Child
    11

My son stayed in this nursery from his very early start (1 1/2 years) until now - he is 3 1/2 years old. He was very shy and sensitive initially but now is so confident and open. All these fantastic changes are made by the brilliant team in the nursery. From the Toddlers' Room to Rising 3 to Pre-School, all the teachers are warm-hearted. They spent great effort to settle him in, to teach him good manners and communication skills. The nursery activities are so impressive and the security is at an outstanding level.

Thanks to all teachers and the nursery manager at this day nursery. My son has settled in another Pre-Prep School successfully with so many developments.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? 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

Ever since our first induction day, there has always been a welcoming atmosphere. Our son integrated very well and the carers are always happy to provide us with information about his day. He comes home tired, like a baby that has had lots of fun and learn lots all day! Thanks.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Both of my children have been coming to the nursery since they were 1 year old. My eldest is now 3 1/2 years old and the youngest is 20 months. They are very happy and enjoy going there. I like the outdoor spaces they have for the children to explore, especially the safe outdoor space for the young baby group. The location is very convenient for me as it's very near to my work. As a part-timer, the opening and closing time allows me to fit as many hours within my working days so it's a bonus. The only negative point I can think of is that there were times I felt there weren't enough staff for the number of children for certain periods, but I didn't feel worried much. Last but not least, the people are very friendly and lovely. So I would definitely recommend the place to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 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: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Katherine O'Brien, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 04 Sep 2017:

Thank you for your feedback and your kind comments. With regards to the ratio concern I will ensure this information is fed back to the Management team as safeguarding is always our number one concern.

As a first-time parent, I was apprehensive of my daughter settling in but the management and the staff helped my 6-month-old daughter to settle quickly which was a big comfort to me and my husband. It has been a positive experience especially the staff being excellent which has put us at ease that our daughter is in safe hands. My daughter is having a positive learning experience with different activities to support her growth.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I would highly recommend this nursery to friends and family. The manager is extremely proficient and very professional. When I looked round she instilled a lot of confidence and the purpose built nursery was friendly and welcoming. My son started in the toddler room 5 months ago and settled very quickly which is a reflection of the hard work and effort the team put in. He has grown immensely in his confidence since starting nursery and clearly enjoys himself. He was transitioned into the rising 3's room recently which was done in a way which minimised any anxieties that he and I had. He again settled very quickly and is enjoying learning new skills and undertaking new activities every day. The outside space is great and the children are encouraged to play outside and freely move from outside space to inside as they wish. I have nothing but praise for the teams and manager.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Both my daughter and son have been at Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool over the last three years and both have been very happy there.
The carers are helpful, warm and genuine people, and take a real interest in the children. We have found it to be a safe environment and also conducive to early learning activities. The facilities are clean and modern with plenty of indoor and outdoor space for the kids. Overall it has been a very good experience for us and the kids.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been going to Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool for 9 months. She started in the baby room and has successfully transitioned to the toddler room.
From day 1, the staff have been kind and courteous and take a genuine interest in my child and her development. There is a lot of interaction between the staff and children, with singing, being creative and playing games.
The management is great, there are regular updates with newsletters and menus sent every week. The menus are varied for both lunch and tea time. A book that records activities performed during the day, including photos (learning storybook) is available to view, so you can see what your child has been doing, which is fantastic.
When there are infections going around nursery (i.e. Chicken pox etc) there are notices to inform parents and guidance on what to do.
The facilities are outstanding, big rooms, clean and lots of open space outside to play. I highly recommend the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn 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 16-month-old has been in the "baby room" at this nursery for 4 months now and we are extremely happy.
The nursery building and gardens are new and purpose built and provide a perfect environment for the babies to play, learn safely and enjoy themselves. The spacious baby room has its own garden in which the babies are encouraged to spend time on a daily basis.
The catering is fantastic and it is a joy to see the babies sitting around a table together at meal times. The thing that we have been particularly impressed with is the level of care and professionalism shown by all staff. I feel entirely comfortable and at ease leaving my 16-month-old (who has a rare bleeding disorder with a complex healthcare plan) in the hands of the kind and diligent staff of the baby room supported by the highly competent and dedicated manager.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

As a first-time parent, I had no idea what to expect from a nursery. Despite the competitive childcare landscape in Cambridge, I was fortunate enough to secure a spot for my baby in the Bright Horizons Fulbourn Nursery starting when he was 6 months old. He loves this nursery so much that he starts laughing as we're entering the front door.

Every evening after nursery he falls asleep with exhaustion. They have been so helpful in supporting my weaning attempts, and we regularly get insights into his fun activities such as finger painting and playing in the sandbox. I was once present for a surprise fire drill, and the entire staff operated as a well-oiled machine getting all of the babies out safely and accounted for. The staff and environment are so wonderful. I can't recommend them highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn 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 daughter has been going to Bright Horizons for 8 months and I couldn’t rate this nursery highly enough. From day one we have felt as part of the ‘family’ and I have never once been worried about leaving her there. The staff in the baby room were kind and caring and she developed a real bond with her key worker.
Since moving to the toddler room, she has been treated with the same care and attention and has settled in without even one tear which is credit to all of the staff who have gone out of their way to make her feel welcome and secure.
Each room is large and clean with lots of new toys and equipment, the outside space is fantastic and the children are encouraged to flow freely between the inside and outside spaces.
The management are super helpful and effective, they know every child by name and welcome them each morning with a smile and phrases like ‘thank you for sharing her with us today’ when you leave which really adds to the family feel.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn 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 son has attended the setting from 8 months old and has loved every minute! He is now in the toddler room at 19 months old and thrives from all the fantastic activities the staff deliver. My son will now wave to me in the mornings and will happily go to any staff member in the room showing he has good relationships with them all. When I pick my son up I know he has had a fantastic day from the smile on his face. The nursery is spacious and modern and the garden space is perfect as that's where my son would prefer to be! He has developed so well and I put that down to him attending this setting. Highly recommend to anyone looking to put their child in a fun, safe and caring environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have been using this nursery for over 7 years now, for our three girls. The staff are wonderful and know our children so well and really cater for their individual, changing needs. The new building is fantastic and light and airy and they seem to spend lots of time in the garden too. I am often recommending this place to friends - it's a great place!

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Our son has been going to the nursery for the last 2.5 years and we have been very happy with the service. We chose the nursery as the staff are friendly and seem to genuinely care for the children. They take an active interest in our son's development and make constructive suggestions to help with any issues. There are good outside spaces, which my son really enjoys, especially the sand. They occasionally go on little trips around the business park which my son also enjoys. They hold events during the year where the families can meet.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter is very happy at this nursery. She loves all the activities on offer, and sometimes doesn't want to leave. The staff are caring and her key-worker takes a genuine interest in her development and well-being.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

We have been very pleased with Fulbourn Day Nursery. The resources, facilities and outdoor space are the best we have seen in Cambridge, the staff are friendly and caring and our children love the time they spend at the nursery. Any questions or changes we have requested have been responded to quickly and helpfully. The nursery is well managed, highly organised and the manager has everything well under control. We have enjoyed the additional events talks and seminars that have been put on. We feel well updated on the children's progress and their learning stories are kept well up to date. Overall we have been very pleased with the nursery and our children love it!

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Overall this is a great nursery. It is spacious, clean, and the internal atmosphere is very encouraging and pleasant. There are plenty of learning tools/toys in the Toddlers room and my little one always seems to have had a lot of fun. I can tell she is definitely learning as her vocabulary increased a great deal once she was settled into Toddlers.
There have been moments when I have felt certain members of staff could benefit from being more approachable or helpful, but having raised my concerns with the nursery manager I felt fully assured that the necessary steps will be taken/people will be spoken too. However, having said that, all other staff members are very caring and nurturing. My little one has formed some really nice relationships with her carers and that is always a nice thing when you are leaving your child in someone else's care. I would say the manager is very efficient, approachable, knowledgeable and informative. She does a great job of managing a busy nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I really like the nursery structure inside and outside. The administration is good as well as the staff. My son is generally happy to go and he has made very good friends. Helped him with his English too. Very happy about it.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Very good nursery overall. "Very caring and Supportive environment, encouraging them in their activities!"
Learning new things and informations daily required for understanding the place that we live and how we live.
I would recommend strongly others to join the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Caring, friendly staff and management who give the nursery a community feel and really get to know each child. Great outdoor space and purpose built facilities and good learning equipment inside. Nursery communication to parents is good with a regular newsletter and events. Management and staff are approachable, professional and always interested.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Both my son and daughter, attended to Fulbourn nursery and they are/were very happy. The place is spacious and clean. And it is one of the best equipped we did visit. The facilities are outstanding. Our son especially loves the outdoor area, they have a gigantic sandpit, the beach, the treehouse and the meadow where they explore to see the rabbits and squirrels from the park and hunt for minibeast... The staff are caring and professional, and you feel your kid is in good hands. They have an onsite cook and they have a varied menu . I would like to specially mention the manager. She runs the nursery very efficiently, she goes the extra mile and she knows the names of all the kids and parents, and she pays extra attention to them, she cares for their development and she is prompt to help if any problem arises.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Overall it is a good nursery, it has improved lots since last year but still areas need to be covered and improved such as:
-staff numbers, they always rely on agencies as often short on staff. Legal ratios are met but unlike other nurseries, it always has the minimum required specially in preschool.
-there is not always a clear structure of the day, specially in rising 3's and preschool rooms.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Marketa, Mrkg at Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 20 Jul 2016:

Thank you for your review. We really value your feedback. Please can I encourage you to share your comments with the nursery team. It's important to us that any areas of concern are addressed and you’re totally happy with the high level of care we provide.

My daughter loves coming to this nursery. They offer a wide range of stimulating activities, and I know that when I pick my daughter up that she's had a fulfilling day. All credit to the staff at the nursery who do an amazing job.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have two children at Fulbourn nursery: a son (2.5) and a daughter (4.5). Both have attended this nursery since they were one year old.
Nursery staff are very caring and fun; my children have formed close bonds with their key workers. Whenever I have had concerns or questions, nursery staff have listened and acted/responded quickly. Staff have worked well with us to help our children through periods of change (e.g. son's arrival).
The nursery building was new in 2014 and the purpose built play spaces and meadow garden are excellent.
The pre-school room has an early years teacher on the team, and this shows in the activities that they are engaged in. They are preparing my daughter very well for starting school in September.
The nursery also organises out of hours activities including family picnics, parents evenings, and information evenings.
I am also finding the Bright Horizons webinars useful. Topics have included: preparing your child for school and encouraging learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? 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: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our daughter loves going to this nursery, each morning she runs in and doesn't look back. And when we pick her up she's happy and engaged. The staff are great very warm and friendly. They genuinely care about my daughter. The facilities are modern and clean. Very happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter started attending this nursery when we she was nearly 18 months. She has really thrived since starting there and loves it to bits.

The nursery building is clean, light and airy, and is laid out so that the children can help themselves to activities they would like to do. There are indoor and outdoor areas they can play in all year round.

I am very confident in the staff who look after the children really well and really support their developmental needs.

The nursery include everything from nappies to sunscreen which is a real help when I am working and have precious little time in the evenings to think about things like that for the next day.

I looked at another nursery recently that would be more convenient (location wise) for my son when my daughter starts school, but it didn't come close to Bright Horizons Fulbourn. I just don't think I would want him to not have the brilliant experience my daughter has had.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The staff at this nursery is second to none! They have looked after my child since she was 6 months old, as he will be turning 3 in August. They are the best, from the baby room straight through to toddlers. The manager is hands on and one of the best managers I have met.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn 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: Don't Know

Fulbourn Nursery is located in the middle of a large, green park, isolated from cars and noise. Our girl loves going there and is always very happy and excited at the end of the day. The nursery staff organises lots of interesting activities for children, encouraging their play and learning. We would definitely recommend this nursery to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My 2 years old loves this nursery, she eats a lot and sings a lot. As English is not my mother language, I also learnt a lot of English from her, e.g. all the names of dinosaurs! Every day when I pick her up, she doesn't want to leave. The staff are friendly, they tell me all the details about her day. The manager is firm and well-organised. They also spend a lot of effort for activities on weekends, such as picnic parties. The nursery is safe, healthy and friendly.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been at Fulbourn since February 2016 and it has made the world of difference to her. She is only in one day a week but she has grown so much and is learning all the time, coming home and using the skills she has learnt whilst at nursery. The staff are great with her, particularly her key worker and the room leader and you can see that she really enjoys being there. The staff always call if my daughter has had a bump which I find reassuring and they are always on hand to give her a cuddle as and when she needs one. The outdoor space is fantastic, lots of room to roam around and play and the building is always clean and tidy. The only slight negative would be that on the very odd occasion, it does not appear that there are enough staff around in the morning. So for a very short period, the ratio of staff to children seems a bit low but this is a minor thing as I have seen other staff members helping out until there are enough staff and the children always seem very happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? 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

This is a fantastic modern nursery with great facilities and extremely friendly and competent staff who are passionate about their jobs. It is really well run by the manager and as a parent, we are kept up to date with all that is going on. Our son loves it!

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

For my son the nursery employees a teacher, and I have found my child's education level has improved. Also they have made learning fun for him. He is always referencing his teacher in conversation. Thank you for giving the WOW factor.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

My kids have been attending the nursery for about 2 years now, and I do feel like they're safe, happy and being well looked after
It's a spacious and welcoming environment. The staff are friendly and there's plenty of activities for the kids, both in-doors and out. Activities are well structured, and as parents you get regular emails on what's planned for the weeks ahead, menu and general updates.
When I had questions or concerns, the key-persons, room leaders and the manager, always made themselves available and looked into/answered whatever it was.
I'm really happy with Bright Horizons Fulbourn, but the choice of nursery is a very personal one, and different parents will have different requirements and expectations, so take the time to visit nurseries and talk to the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Overall the nursery is a good standard. If there is one improvement, I would suggest it would be the interaction and communication between staff and parents. Some staff seem reluctant or not confident to talk to parents, this seems more obvious with younger staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Poor

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Marketa Cardon, Bright Horizons Team at Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 20 Jul 2016:

Thank you for your feedback – your thoughts are very important to us. By giving us your feedback, you are helping us to understand how we can provide the highest level of care to our children and families. I would strongly recommend that you speak to the Nursery Manager and express your views, so any areas of concern are addressed and you’re totally happy with the high level of care we provide.

It is very comforting to know your child is being taken care of in the best possible way. My son is always so happy to arrive at the nursery in the morning and I can tell how much the people there care about him. Cannot really ask for more.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Bright Horizons Fulbourn (Capital Park) is a fairly new purpose built facility - so it's modern and a great environment. I have had a child there for over two years now (in the baby room, toddler room, rising threes room so far!) and I am really happy with his care. The nursery manager runs a tight ship and inspires a wonderful team. My child has so much fun at nursery and has made lots of friends. There's a good mix of structured learning as well as unstructured play. If my child has done something interesting in the evening or over the weekend, I am encouraged to talk to his carers about it, so that they can discuss it with my child and continue the learning journey. It's a wonderful nursery and I'd highly recommend it. My child is safe, happy and cared for there.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Our daughter enjoyed going to this nursery from the start. All the craft and messy play activities are brilliant. The care is personal and professional. I feel she is in good hands when she is at Fulbourn - it helped me to return to work. I am glad to have the nursery helping us with childcare. Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Our son loves going to nursery here and has lots of fun playing and doing the various activities. We have felt supported in his adjustment to nursery and in helping with things like eating. He gets on very well with his key workers. It has made us feel very happy to know how much he is enjoying this experience and how much he is gaining from it.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Both kids always seem happy to be dropped off and still content at the end of a long day. The staff recently gave us great advice on caring for a sick child. Many of the families are from the same company as me and my fellow colleagues all seem very happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I have used this nursery for over 5 years. The staff have always been brilliant and are clearly passionate about childcare. The facilities are first class, the children that attend clearly enjoy themselves and feel happy, safe and loved in this environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our child has been at this nursery for 18 months now. We have found that the staff are nurturing and the facilities are wonderful. What we love the most is the fact that the children have their own gardens and are encouraged to be outside as much as possible. We would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

This is an amazing nursery managed by a strong management team. Our daughter loves it very much. Some members of staff are brilliant educators and work daily with my daughter helping in her development.

The facilities are the best I visited and the nursery is located in a very quiet business park.

I strongly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Overall very happy with the foremost level of care as well as the provision and environment provided.
My son has been going here for 2 years and in this time has moved across 3 groups. He has been mostly happy and settled in all of them.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? 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

I have been really pleased with this nursery. It's a very hard decision to make when leaving your child with what are essentially strangers however everyone has made me feel at ease and nursery daughter adores them. I feel confident that they can look after my daughter well and meet her needs. She is learning so much from being here.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Great nursery and very friendly staff. My daughter loves going and often doesn't want to leave! Good range of activities and lovely outdoor space, a giant sandpit and lots of toys to ride on. Lovely relationship formed with key worker which is a great relief as a parent as you know your child is not only in safe hands, but with someone who really a cares.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My 2.5 year-old daughter is extremely happy in Fulbourn Nursery. Staff are really nice, joyful and you can be 100% sure your kid is in good hands. Nursery is extremely clean, what is very difficult to find. The Principal of the nursery is really nice, organized and knows all kid names. They organize too several activities out of hours that helps parents to meet, making of the nursery a nice community between kids, staff and parents. I have recommended this nursery to several friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Fulbourn Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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