Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fernbarrow, Wallisdown, Poole BH12 5BB

Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School, Poole, Dorset
Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School, Poole, Dorset
Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School, Poole, Dorset

Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School offers a childcare service to parents in the Poole community, with a secure and versatile environment in which children can play and learn through various resources and activities.

A highly-trained and experienced team of childcare professionals works closely with parents helping children to flourish and reach their full potential.

A balanced curriculum has been designed to support each child throughout their early learning journey, preparing them for their transition into school.

The nursery is committed to serving healthy, balanced and nutritious foods that provide each child with the energy they need for a busy day of play, learning and development. Menus are carefully planned and freshly prepared by the on-site chefs, in consultation with nutritionists.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Jane Gordon (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Borough of Poole Council

Number of Staff: 57

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

Total Places for Children: 86

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Directions:

Follow Fernbarrow, take a left onto Gillett Road at the end of Gillett road the road bends to the left, turn right into the carpark. Please park on the left hand side in the 20 minute parent and child allocated bays.

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.7 Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.697)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

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

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 18 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 4.697 for Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School is calculated as follows: ( (248 Excellents x 5) + (93 Goods x 4) + (6 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 347 Ratings = 4.697

  • 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 Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School is based on 18 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 17.2 positive Reviews (86 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 18 Reviews ÷ 17.2 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
    24
  • Good
    5
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    28
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School

  • Mother of Child
    25
  • Father of Child
    2
  • Grandfather of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

The staff are absolutely great fun, committed to their jobs and very effective in their caring roles. I am very pleased with their care and consideration of my grandchild.

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

A superb nursery with exceptionally talented staff, who care for our children when we can't. They invest so much and go the extra mile to ensure all children have a happy and personalised time.
My son started at 7 months in the baby room. I found weaning hard and his key worker supported us through it. He then progressed into toddlers where the support with potty training was brilliant and he has now just started pre-school so I'm excited to see him make his next developments. Each move was planned and discussed to suit him and us. Every 6 months a 1-1 review with the key worker is carried out and they genuinely want to support our children. Plenty of settling in sessions were given to ensure he was happy and confident to transition.
You become part of a community within the nursery where all staff and management are always available to discuss anything. The manager is great and really knows all her children. They make good use of the facilities within the university like the big hall and outside sports court.

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? 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 who is now 5 has also been to the nursery and had a fantastic grounding. So when it was time for my son there was no doubt that he would be entering a nurturing and caring environment which would help him grow socially and physically. I have always found staff willing to communicate and cooperate with us to ensure that this is a partnership and an extension of their home experience. I feel they are part of my journey in parenthood.

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very pleased with the care my son has received since attending this nursery, he started in the baby room when he was 8 months old and is now in pre school.
All the staff work hard to provide a safe caring fun environment for the children and has always made his time there enjoyable. He enjoys it so much we are soon increasing his hours he attends as he is always asking to go more!

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have two children who attend Talbot Woods and would recommend it to anyone needing outstanding child care. Both my children absolutely love the nursery and have strong bonds with their key workers. My oldest child started in the baby room and is now at preschool and I cannot thank the staff enough for the wonderful care, education and learning opportunities they have given her. Nothing is ever too much and the staff and management are extremely welcoming and clearly have a passion for what they do. My son settled very quickly into nursery at 9 months, which put me at ease dropping him off in the mornings knowing I did not need to worry about him. I am very grateful to the nursery for the exceptional care they hare giving my children and look forward to seeing how they continue to progress in the future whilst in the care of Talbot Woods nursery and nursery school.

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? 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 started going to Talbot Woods Nursery when he was 9 months old and is currently in pre-school. He has Haemophilia A and was diagnosed with Autism in June 2016. The support and care have been outstanding, both for him and our family. The staff and management are exceptional and put procedures in place for his safety and his additional educational needs. They adapted the rooms so that he was safe at all times and so he did not suffer from any bleeds. They provide 1 to 1 support for him which includes work time and developed 'now and next' boards so he knows his timetable for the day. If he had not attended this nursery he would not have developed and grown into the little boy he is today. He was non-verbal but is now talking in sentences and his communication and understanding has come on leaps and bounds, all thanks to Talbot Woods Nursery and the loving staff. They care so much for the children and their families and I cannot recommend them enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? 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 loves attending Talbot Woods, she is always excited to go in and play and has made some lovely friendships there! She is always talking about the things she has been doing at nursery when we are at home, which makes me secure in the knowledge that she is settled and enjoying her time there. She loves all the staff in her room and she is always given a warm welcome. Thank you to everyone at Talbot Woods.

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Talbot Woods Day Nursery is by far the best nursery I have seen. You worry about leaving your most precious love but you are so supported as a parent, the worry just disappears. The staff are always happy and polite and generally care for your baby. I can see how much my baby boy has grown, building new relationships and becoming so strong and independent, all thanks to Talbot Woods.

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Wonderful nursery for my daughter, who loves the staff in her room, especially her key worker, who has been amazing from the day she started! I have noticed that all the staff in her room really know my daughter, as they often feed back to me with things that she has said or done, that I know is exactly her personality. This makes me feel really happy and relaxed because it means that my daughter is happy and relaxed too. I feel at ease when dropping my daughter off, as I know she is in safe and caring hands and this makes doing my job a lot easier.
I am in question about meal times, as I feel there isn't really any alternatives if my daughter didn't like/want the lunch provided. I just feel a bit concerned that if she wasn't to eat the lunch, she would be hungry. Maybe a thought for alternative meals could be provided?
However, I can not thank the management enough, for the time and care provided to make myself, as a parent, feel safe and set in my decision on childcare for my child.

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Recently I needed back up care on 2 occasions for my little one. The first time she went into ladybirds, who showed amazing care for my little one and I instantly felt at ease! The second time, I phoned in the morning and they were able to find space for my little girl, she was able to go into the caterpillar room and after a couple of tears, she settled comfortably in the garden! The girls in the room took really good care of her and after my initial worry, as she isn't used to lots of children she was okay! Thank you to the manager and both toddler rooms for taking great care of my little girl! Would definitely recommend Talbot Woods, not just for back up care but for placing your little one in a nursery on a regular basis, as the management team and the whole team are wonderful and friendly in all rooms!!

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? 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 attended Talbot Woods since 12months old she is now leaving to go to school. She has enjoyed her time there and has learnt so much. She's always had a good bond with each key person but would also talk about other staff members within her room. Every day she would tell me about different activities she had done etc. The hand overs are great with plenty of feedback about her day.

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The nursery is lovely, my little boy has had the best time there and has always loved going to nursery! He has an amazing bond with his key worker and enjoys his days in the baby room. The staff are great and there's always lots going on for the children to do. I would definitely recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My granddaughter is extremely happy in the toddler room. Staff are friendly and the nursery is nicely decorated, lots of light, space and plenty of activities available all day. Plenty of healthy, nutritious food and well-planned meals available every day.

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter seems very happy in the Bumble Bee room with her key workers. She has settled in well, even though she's had the inevitable ill health that goes along with children entering daycare. The staff are genuinely friendly and seem concerned with my daughter's wellbeing. I feel assured that she is being looked after well whilst I'm at work.

My only concern is the amount of Quorn provided for her lunchtime meals because she is a Vegetarian. I would like to see more variety in her main meals.

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I cannot recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School highly enough. I feel relaxed leaving my child at the nursery. I do not feel worried at all and she thoroughly enjoys it. She is learning so much at the nursery and surprises me every day with what she has accomplished. The staff are amazing; when I collect my child they give me lots of detail about what she ate that day and what activities she enjoyed among anything else that has happened in the day.

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? 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 managers and staff are really accommodating and friendly with sorting out the hours of care I needed for my son. The room leaders and staff in the room my son was in were very helpful and my son was very happy with the time he spent at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? 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

My daughter goes to the pre-school and she loves going in to see her friends and the staff. My daughter knows all of the staff's names and talks about them at home. My daughter always comes home and tells me all about what she has done during the day and how much fun she has had. My daughter is always happy to go in and do her routine by finding her butterfly, placing it up on the wall and then going off to do an activity. This is a wonderful nursery, the staff are friendly, polite and have a good communication with each other. I think having the record of what they have for lunch is a brilliant idea as you can find out how much they have had and know what type of food they have eaten. I would recommend a friend to this nursery, tell them how amazing the place is for children, always following their interests and making them interests grow bigger. Thank you for being an amazing place for my daughter to grow into an independent child and helping her learn more each week.

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? 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 attends the toddler room and absolutely loves it there. She is always happy to go into the room, and excited to see her keyworker and friends. I can't praise the staff in the Ladybird's room enough. They are always so warm and welcoming, and I can tell that the bond between my daughter and her keyworker is strong. It's not easy leaving your child to be cared for by someone else, but it's made so much better when you know your child can't wait to go each day.

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Talbot Woods made my children feel very welcome when they first joined. All the staff in pre-school took the time to get to know my son, particularly his key workers, joining him in all activities and comforting him when he was unsettled. It took a while for my daughter to settle in the baby room but most staff continued to make every effort to comfort, help and make her comfortable however some of the staff approach didn't suit my daughters personality.

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

This nursery is exceptional! We have 2 children at Talbot Woods and the level of care they receive is outstanding. Our oldest child is about to start school and, thanks to the nursery, we are confident he is more than ready for this transition. All staff are very friendly and forthcoming with information about the day activities, they make learning enjoyable and fun, which we believe is extremely important for young children. Our youngest child is rather "adventurous" and, being at the toddling stage, is prone to the odd bump or two and the nursery contact us immediately to report any incidents (however small). We are able to leave our children with total peace of mind that they are happy and very well looked after whilst in their care . We have already recommended this nursery to many of our friends and will continue to do so.

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? 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

Talbot Woods is very friendly and welcoming. The children are greeted warmly. The spaces are always bright and clean and well maintained especially since the whole Nursery was recently refurbished and redecorated. The staff are very professional and kind and they will go out of their way to help you and to address any concerns. Both my children have had a very positive experience. The key workers take time to form a bond with the children and really get to know them and to develop their particular interests.

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter has been here for 18 months and I can't recommend this setting enough. She has made so much progress. She has additional needs and the nursery manager/SENCO has worked so hard to ensure her needs are met. It's worth every penny knowing that your child is safe and with competent staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? 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

From the top down this nursery is well run and all staff are dedicated to the needs of your children. Our son was there for nearly 4 years full time and developed into a confident, fun loving well socialised boy. Along the way his development was well documented and through regular meetings we were able to monitor and help him progress together until he started school.

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Marketa Cardon, Mrkg at Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School responded to this review on 08 Dec 2015:

Thank you very much for your positive feedback.

My experience at Talbot Woods is very positive. I have been taking my son here for over a year now and he loves it. The staff at Talbot Woods are friendly and approachable. I feel very happy leaving my son in their care. He has turned into a very smart and confident little boy which the nursery has played a big part in. Would recommend this nursery to everyone and especially ones that are a bit unsure after returning to work because the staff here have made the transition for me much easier!

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Marketa Cardon, Bright Horizons at Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School responded to this review on 03 Dec 2015:

Thank you for your feedback.

The most wonderful, caring and professional staff in any nursery I have seen. From Senior Management to part-time carers, everyone is so welcoming to every child and all take the time to get to know each family. The focus on education and development is outstanding and I have seen my daughter come on leaps and bounds. It is a delight to see her run into her room each day, excited for another day of adventures. It makes going to work and leaving my gorgeous girl so much easier.
The food and the focus on nutrition is wonderful and the menu is so varied.
My little girl gets to cook once a week (yummy brownies for mummy and daddy the other week!), she plays in the garden almost every day and she learns about nature, music, science and art. She gets to follow her own interests and develop her creativity and individuality. I could not ask for more.
Genuinely could not recommend this nursery more.

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? 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 really enjoys his time at nursery and he has a lovely relationship with all key workers and members of staff.
I leave him with confidence and I am always greeted with a happy smile when I return.

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? 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: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Everyone at Talbot woods made me and my daughter feel welcome. The manager is very friendly & accommodating. My daughter has been attending for just over a year and loves going twice a week, made lots of friends and great relationships with the staff looking after her. They provide the children with lots of different activities which my daughter gets stuck into. My daughter is very happy there. Thank you :)

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Friendly welcoming manager efficient with show round accommodating with days I need to meet my work schedule staff in my child's room were welcoming and understood how I felt nervous about leaving my child but showed care and consideration to both me and my child which I loved.

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? 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

Talbot Woods is a safe, stimulating and happy environment for my child. I am very pleased with the exceptional care I receive and would recommend this nursery to anyone. The staff are fantastic and work above and beyond to make the nursery an outstanding environment for children. Management are extremely helpful and supportive and their door is always open for a chat :-)

How likely would you be to recommend Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Nursery School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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Staff Profiles

Jane

Jane Gordon

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2011

Description:

I have been at Talbot woods since 2011, where my journey started as a Nursery Nurse then to Room leader; I then progressed in to the Deputy Manager's position which I was in post for nearly four years. I have just recently been appointed as Manager, feeling privileged and excited to continue to embed the high quality care and education that we currently provide to enable us as a team to maintain our Ofsted Outstanding rating.

Since gaining my Level 3 qualification in childcare and education in 2005, I have gained experience and knowledge with all age groups, abilities, disabilities and various cultures through my childcare carer in Africa. I also hold a level 3 Forest school qualification where I have been able to implement Forest school sessions at Talbot Woods.
During my time with Bright Horizons I have been given the opportunity to support other nurseries when needed, where I have shared my knowledge and expertise from all my exposure to previous experiences.

Caroline

Caroline Payne

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2013

Description:

I work as a part time Deputy Manager at Talbot Woods since 2013. I have now completed my Foundation degree in 2014 and worked in childcare for 14 years and I am due to come back from maternity leave after having my second child in March. I feel extremely grateful to be able to work part time in my role for such a supportive and inspirational company, and to work as part of an outstanding team of people.

Jasmine

Jasmine Osbourne

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2012

Description:

I gained my CACHE level 3 in Childcare and Education in 2011. I started with Bright Horizons in 2012 in the Baby Room as a Nursery Nurse and progressed to Room Leader in 2013. I have recently been appointed part time Deputy Manager, I am really excited to join the management team and take on a new challenge.