Bright Horizons Barford Day Nursery and Preschool

Church Street, Barford, Warwick CV35 8EW

Bright Horizons Barford Day Nursery and Preschool, Warwick, Warwickshire
Bright Horizons Barford Day Nursery and Preschool, Warwick, Warwickshire
Bright Horizons Barford Day Nursery and Preschool, Warwick, Warwickshire

Bright Horizons Barford Nursery is a 52 early years setting from the portfolio of Bright Horizons, which is well-known throughout the childcare sector for achieving a high standard early years education and care.

The nursery has a fantastic outdoor area with raised garden beds for growing herbs and vegetables, chalkboards and mirrors, climbing frames and a playground area for tricycles, allowing children to grow and develop.

Extra-curricular activities include Leaps and Bounds, a physical activity programme, ballet classes, music sessions and cookery club.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Rachel Burgess (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Warwickshire 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: 52

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.5 Bright Horizons Barford Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.495)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Barford Day Nursery and Preschool is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 22 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Barford Day Nursery and Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 8 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 4.726 for Bright Horizons Barford Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (200 Excellents x 5) + (55 Goods x 4) + (7 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 263 Ratings = 4.726

  • 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 4.769 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Barford Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 8 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 10.4 positive Reviews (52 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 10.4 Target = 0.769

  • 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
    17
  • Good
    5
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    20
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons Barford Day Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    17
  • Father of Child
    4
  • Great-grandmother of Child
    1

Both my daughters currently attend this setting in the baby room and preschool room respectively. The quality of care is high; you can tell the staff in each room take the time to get to know each child as an individual and ensure that they reflect this in the activities they set up for them, the type of play they encourage or even the type of comforting they need if upset. Staff are very supportive and collaborative; either with suggesting activities we can do at home based on the play they have enjoyed in the setting or with supporting feeding techniques - which was especially helpful when my daughter went through a phase of refusing to be spoon fed when she hadn't yet mastered self-feeding. When being given the debrief on your child's day at the end of their session it is really reassuring and comforting to hear your children being spoken about with a fondness and an understanding of who they are as little characters. Would recommend the setting to others.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The staff members at the nursery are always very friendly when we arrive to collect our great-granddaughter. We are always very pleased to see the manager when she lets us in as she always comments on how our granddaughter has been. She really knows the children.
Key people in the toddler room are lovely. And also the one lady in pre-school is lovely and is always smiling.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Barford 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

I recently went to a parents evening which was held one evening. I was very happy to have been asked and included with this as I do not usually pick my daughter up so will not often see her environment or how she has been doing. I thought the parents evening was brilliant. I got introduced to all the staff members and was offered a seat and a drink. I was then showed my daughters book which contained all her development and what she has been doing at nursery. Her development was explained to me and her key person made me feel comfortable and was encouraging me to contribute to her learning story.
I am very happy at where my daughter attends nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Barford 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 settled into the busy bee (Toddler room) really well and enjoys coming to nursery. I feel the staff are fabulous with my daughter and include her in all the activities they are carrying out. My daughter has formed special bonds with her key person and her key buddy person within the room, as she gets excited when we talk about nursery and she always says her teachers' names.
I recently carried out an activity pack which the nursery have set up for parents to take home and complete with their children. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed completing the growing gardeners pack at home. It gave us something to do as a family. I feel the staff members at Beehive Barford go above and beyond to ensure families and children all feel welcomed.

I feel the care is excellent at the nursery, however, I am really excited to hear about the possible refurb the nursery will be undergoing as I feel it could do with a bit of refreshment.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Barford 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

Our daughter was not very confident with people other than mummy and daddy and would scream if anyone tried to hold her. We were worried about her bonding at nursery and I was very hesitant about her going to nursery. Her carer was amazing, she said she was making sure she had one on one time with her to help with bonding and our daughter now confidently marches into nursery and is obviously very attached to everyone in the baby room. We love reading about all the things she has done that day and love to sneak a peak at her having great fun on the slide before she spots us and runs over grinning. All staff are friendly, helpful and supportive and I would thoroughly recommend Barford Beehive to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Barford 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

Fantastic nursery which I cannot praise enough. My two boys have attended the nursery since 2012 and have thoroughly loved it.
The staff are great - in the baby room, I loved receiving the little notes about what they had been up to each day. Suffice to say the handover in the evening (and this is true for each room) is thorough and insightful. The Busy Bee room was so much fun for my little boys - they were well stimulated with lots of outdoor play as well as external providers such as football, ballet and singing. Pre-school is a good preparation for school as well as still making sure they are cuddled and supported as individuals.
Transitions between rooms are well managed with good parent information and a structured settling in process for the children.
The food is excellent - hot meals are home cooked and supplied by the local school.
I shall be very sad when my youngest leaves the nursery - and the lovely staff - in a couple of years.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My little boy really loves going to Barford Beehive Nursery and this I believe is down to the great atmosphere you create for the children at the nursery. The staff are wonderful. Fun, engaging and attentive. You try really hard to fill days with fun and stimulating activities and make sure they get outside as much as possible (which is important to me). You always listen to the parent's desires and try hard to keep home routines as much as possible.

I struggle to get my little boy to leave nursery at the end of the day.... which says something!

My one request is that you give parents more information about how the child is tracking against their key development stages. I know that lots is done, it would be good to have a more formal catch up on this (eg parents evenings). I also would be keen to know the different activities you undertake with them to start to promote language, maths etc etc.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both of my daughters flourished in this setting and have made lots of friends and learnt a lot, it's great all the messy art that they do. The staff have all been great and the girls have always loved coming in, it is definitely somewhere I would recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Barford 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 second daughter is now attending the nursery. The nursery are supportive, caring and provide a fun, safe environment for children to thrive in. My daughter always enjoys the fun activities the nursery has planned and always looks forward to spending the day there.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Barford 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

Our children were very happy during their time at Barford. The staff are always very welcoming and caring.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Barford 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

This nursery has been amazing for my 2 girls it has given them the beginnings of being ready for school. Being secure in their confidence and independence, the learning and fun has been excellent and the staff are loving and able to tailor the activities to suit my children. We love Barford Beehive and I am so glad to have found it.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Barford 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

Excellent nursery. Our son has settled in so well and is excelling in every way. He is happy and developing beyond his milestone.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The nursery provided excellent care for my daughter. She enjoyed going and was always happy about telling me what she had done that day. She especially liked to tell me what different foods she had eaten that day.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Barford 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

All the staff are fantastic and take a real interest in the progress of your child. Authentic caring staff.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Poor

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Marketa Cardon, Bright Horizons Team at Bright Horizons Barford Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 19 Sep 2016:

Thank you for your feedback, your views are important to us and we appreciate you're taking the time to share your experiences. However your score in several areas is not positive and I would strongly encourage you to speak to us about any issues you may have. I will ask the Nursery Manager to speak to you and address any areas of concerns to ensure that you are totally happy with the level of care we provide.

Barford Beehive is a lovely nursery. All the staff make it a very safe and fun atmosphere for the children.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

The staff at Beehive Barford Nursery are so professional, approachable and caring. This summer, in particular, with holiday season impacting on children's routines, and my youngest joining his older brother at the nursery they have managed all of the ebb and flow with a calm and friendly outlook.

They all know the children so well and can often provide suggestions during handover feedback at the end of the day which can really help those baby and toddler challenges at home too. Such a family feel to the establishment - we feel very lucky to have them looking after our boys so well.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Barford 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

Great friendly team and believe my son has become more sociable from being at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Barford 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

This is a lovely nursery in a beautiful old building with lots of character. I have been using the nursery for the past 3 years and will be for the next 4 years. The baby room is lovely with experienced staff and I've no concerns with leaving my babies. You are very well informed of their progress and what they've been doing during the day. As you progress into Barford Beehive Nursery you no longer have a written sheet of paper with what has happened during the day but a verbal one. I found this difficult to begin with especially if your other half does the pickup. Then they move to preschool and continue with their learning in preparation for school. There have been quite a few staff changes lately but the older members of staff are lovely and I'm sure once the new staff have settled in you will build a rapport.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My 11-month-old daughter has been with the nursery for only two months but has settled very well. I feel this is because the baby room has a lovely calming feel with lots for the babies to do and see. My daughter's key worker, in particular, is so lovely and gentle. My little girl has taken to her so well. It is so obvious she really takes pride in her job and the children under her care. I would definitely recommend this nursery to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Barford 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

Coming from an education background, choosing my son's nursery was essential for me. From my first contact with the Manager, to present day with all the staff, they have remained professional throughout. The warm setting has, in no doubt, supported my son through several transitions in his home life. When I have had concerns about my sons development, the team have given me great guidance and encouragement.
Barford are exceptional and go above and beyond their duty of care. My son has had several complex issues that has required medication on a trial and error basis and the staff have seen to his every need. I did not believe that I would have difficulty in sending my son to nursery, but alas parenting anxieties kicked in and Barford helped by reassuring and comforting me in my time of need. There is no question that I have chosen the best provision for my son, and fully recommend this nursery to others looking for a 'home from home' for their child too.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both my girls have loved their time at Barford Beehive Nursery. The standard of care has been fantastic - both for them, and for me. I know my third child will be brilliantly looked after too when the time comes.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Fantastic nursery couldn't recommend it highly enough. My twins have been attending from 8 months to nearly 4 years of age. I have watched them grow in confidence each year. Excellent caring and helpful staff. A well run nursery.

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

Submit a Review for Bright Horizons Barford Day Nursery and Preschool

    • We welcome parents/individuals responsible for a child to submit reviews to daynurseries.co.uk

    • This is not a formal complaint procedure or to be used for allegations of negligence, abuse or criminal activity. If you wish to make a complaint or have a serious allegation of negligence, please refer to the procedures on our complaints page.

Your Personal Details

Your personal details below may be used by us or passed on to the organisation you are reviewing in order to contact you for the purpose of verifying/responding to your review. They will not be passed on to any other third parties and will not be published on our website. Please enter your own personal email address (the email of the care provider will not be accepted). Reviews cannot be submitted anonymously.

Your Review & Rating

This information will be published on the website.


(Please edit if you wish, but it is now our policy not to publish the surname of the reviewer)

(Please note we only accept reviews from the connections displayed in the drop down. We do NOT accept reviews from staff or people with a professional connection with the nursery)

Extremely UNLIKELY

Unlikely

Neither Unlikely or Likely

Likely

Extremely LIKELY

Don't know

Please avoid using names and enter a minimum of 100 and maximum of 1,000 characters - Currently 0 characters.
Reviews must comply with our Review Policy Content Standards (eg are relevant, informative, civil and do not contain allegations of abuse, negligence or criminal activity).

Please complete each of the following options

I certify this is my genuine opinion and in submitting it I agree to the terms and conditions on daynurseries.co.uk/terms.
Please note we have zero tolerance for fraudulent reviews, for more info please refer to the Fraudulent Reviews section in our Review Policy

Awards / Recognitions

March 2017

Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

There are no staff profiles posted yet