Bright Horizons Manchester Day Nursery and Preschool

4 River Street, The Green Building, Off Great Marlborough Street, Manchester M1 5BG

Bright Horizons Manchester Day Nursery and Preschool, Manchester, Greater Manchester
Bright Horizons Manchester Day Nursery and Preschool, Manchester, Greater Manchester
Bright Horizons Manchester Day Nursery and Preschool, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Located in the heart of Manchester, Bright Horizons Manchester Day Nursery and Preschool is a modern, purpose-built nursery with large outdoor areas. With a close proximity to the Manchester University and Oxford Road train station, the nursery is in an ideal location for parents either living in the local area or commuting to Manchester.

The nursery was rated 'Good' by Ofsted in May 2016 and is part of Bright Horizons portfolio which received the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) award in April 2016.

Children benefit from being involved with the local community, for example trips to the library/museum, having people in the community visit us such as local PCSO’s and guide dogs for the blind.

Nutritionally balanced menus have been produced by a team of Bright Horizons chefs and are set out within the guidelines of the Caroline Walker Trust.

The opening hours have extended, for a small additional fee booked in advance starting from 7.30am and extending until 6.30pm, allowing commuting parents an early start. The nursery also offers funded places for two-year-olds (from 8am - 1pm & 1pm -6pm).

A team of passionate childcare professionals work closely with parents and regularly discuss children’s learning and development. A dedicated parent room supports parent partnership and communication between the nursery and home. Fees include meals, snacks, nappies, nappy cream, bottles and baby formula.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Chloe Barwick (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Manchester City Council

Number of Staff: 27

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

Total Places for Children: 124

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Directions:

Located in the heart of Manchester, Bright Horizons Manchester Day Nursery and Preschool is a modern, purpose-built nursery with large outdoor areas. With a close proximity to the Manchester University and Oxford Road train station, the nursery is in an ideal location for parents either living in the local area or commuting to Manchester.

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Reviews

9.5 Bright Horizons Manchester Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.501)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Manchester 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 51 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Manchester 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 21 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 4.654 for Bright Horizons Manchester Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (414 Excellents x 5) + (179 Goods x 4) + (16 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 609 Ratings = 4.654

  • 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 4.847 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Manchester Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 21 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 24.8 positive Reviews (124 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 21 Reviews ÷ 24.8 Target = 0.847

  • 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
    38
  • Good
    13
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    39
  • Likely
    12
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons Manchester Day Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    39
  • Father of Child
    12

Our daughter was two-plus years old when she started going to this nursery. We were worried initially since she did not know any English and was going to the nursery for the first time. But Bright Horizons Nursery took very good care of her, and especially her key worker, during the initial settlement period. Within a span of 2-3 weeks, she developed attachments towards the staff and other children in the nursery. She has been in this nursery for seven months now and we see a big difference in her social skills, self-confidence, knowledge level and even English! She's grasped the language very quickly and speaks in English at home (we are bilingual). The staff are knowledgeable and provides in-depth feedback on child's development. The nursery takes efforts to conduct extracurricular activities to keep children engaged. Looking back we are very happy that we chose Bright Horizons Nursery and would definitely recommend it to everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Manchester 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

I cant recommend this nursery enough! As first-time parents, we were very nervous about sending our daughter to a nursery, but the support provided was excellent. Our daughter is 4 now and has been through all of the classes and the experience is consistent throughout.

The manager and her team are always attentive, and whenever there is an issue we need to deal with it is always dealt with quickly and effectively. The staff are cheerful and hard-working, and the quality of the services they provide is second-to-none.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Manchester 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Overall I am really happy with bright Horizons Manchester Day Nursery as I find the environment and staff are perfect for me and my son. We were welcomed with open arms and have to say its the best decision we have made inducting our son into the nursery.
The staff are very friendly and caring towards Luqman and make every effort to ensure his needs are seen to on a daily basis.
I'm also a big fan of the communication and newsletter-style way of informing the parents what activities and subjects are being taught week on week.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Manchester 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 daughter is normally quite shy, but she is steadily becoming more and more social and happy around other children and adults. She is always happy and playing with the other children when we pick her up, and even the morning drop-offs have gotten steadily easier. I can only chalk this up to the excellent and attentive care she gets from staff. There's always a smile on their faces even when it's hard. We also get a review of her activities every day which always gives us peace of mind.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Manchester 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 attends the nursery 2 days a week, she loves it there! All staff are brilliant with her and she never wants to leave. I was nervous about sending her to nursery as she is lactose intolerant but the staff and management have been brilliant with me and also accommodated to her every need.

I would highly recommend the nursery and I look forward to hearing about my daughter's many happy memories there.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Manchester 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

Very happy with the nursery. My daughter was struggling to settle in and management were more than accommodating in letting her have plenty of settling in sessions. Very friendly and helpful staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Manchester 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

My daughter became very confident and happy since go to nursery. We really appreciate the effort teachers in baby room made to her. Thank you very much.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Manchester 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 started this nursery in September and is enjoying every moment of it.

The nursery’s staff have been extremely helpful, friendly and accommodating. My son is an extremely picky eater but this has not deterred the staff or the chef. They sit with him and are patient with him during meals times and help him to try new foods I have been unable to get him to even look at!! Chef also alternates the food she knows he will definitely eat i.e. rice and mashed potatoes so that if he doesn’t eat the standard planned meal there is something there for him to have so he doesn’t go hungry.

I am truly appreciative as not only is he a picky eater he also has a peanut allergy. To ensure his safety the staff all had extra training (without me having to even question it), they used a simulator epipen I provided at a staff meeting on a teddy to practice how to use it if ever needed and the chef bought new cooking material just for the use for my son.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Bright Horizons has great, caring and friendly staff who genuinely seem to love what they do. Out of all the nurseries which we visited, Bright Horizons was by far our favourite and we would not hesitate to recommend it to everybody.

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

The care they provided is beyond our expectation. Especially my daughter who has difficulty in her speech and language. The nursery provided their best effort to support her and we saw a great deal of improvement over time. They go through their quarterly review process with the parents and we found it really useful for the development of our daughter. She has been there for the past two years. All the carers from both toddler group and preschool have been really supporting and caring. The nursery provides good, both indoor and outdoor activities for kids. I strongly recommend this nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am really pleased with the care my child receives at Bright Horizons Manchester, the staff are really friendly and the management is always happy to help and support when needed. My child loves coming into the nursery and she has made great progress since starting here. I would recommend to others as it is a great nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I would like to thank all the staff at the nursery, they are very nice and very helpful and know how to look after kids. My daughter learns a lot of new words and makes friends and she enjoys coming every day. I have recommended to all of my friends and colleagues, to register their child in the nursery. Many thanks to all the staff.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

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

As a first time mum going back to work, you want to find a nursery that you feel will nurture and take good care of your child to the highest standard, although at first you have to go off instinct and other reviews. I have found that my instincts were correct, my son adjusted well and quickly and I find the staff to be very patient and accommodating, wanting to do as much as they can to make my son's nursery life enjoyable and fulfilling.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Manchester 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

Nutrition could be improved with healthier alternatives which I have been asked to discuss - my children are vegan and it was brought to my attention that they often got upset when other children had different food to them. I was asked if I had any alternatives which I was very happy about and I am happy to discuss further. Overall I am happy with the nursery and my children always come home chatty happy and stimulated.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Staff have been great, very patient as my daughter has slowly settled in and as she has struggled with her naps. I love getting the reports about her day, especially what she has eaten.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Manchester 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 been at Bright Horizons for 18 months now and I can't say enough how good it's been for his development. He loves coming to nursery and it's been lovely to watch him grow up and start to build friendships.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our son (3) has had a wonderful experience in Pre-school. It is amazing how much he has learned and developed here. Each day he brings home a new story to tell me and has been so motivated with learning. The staff are so kind to him and us as parents and always listen to our concerns and will be attentive to any suggestions or request we make. He is not just a number here, he is part of the community and his wellbeing and development is priority. If you want your child to be safe, clean loving and engaging environment I would 100% recommend choosing Bright Horizons (Manchester) for your child. When I leave my son I leave happy and at ease that he is in the best hands.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Manchester 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

This is an excellent nursery and pre-school that I would recommend to anybody looking for a place within the city centre. Our needs have been met in every way possible with our child from when he started in August 2015 up until now. Our son started in the 2-3's room, he was helped with his speaking, socialising, potty training, playing, etc. He had a key learner from day one who would share with us everything he was doing, if he had any issues, how he played, how he was etc everytime we picked up after finishing a session. Just before he was 3 our son moved into pre-school where he has flourished with the team in that room, he has become a more well-rounded, polite boy due to the care and attention he receives in his group. I really can't speak highly enough of the team and the love and affection they give my son. I would recommend this place to anyone and is by far the best nursery in the city centre.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Manchester 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 daughter has received brilliant care at Bright Horizons Manchester Day Nursery. The staff take a genuine interest in her wellbeing. The activities are very varied and she is very happy when at nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

My son was enrolled for the Christmas holidays in preschool when he was off from school and has a Special Education Needs (Autistic Spectrum). He absolutely enjoyed his stay, helping the other children during mealtimes and playtimes. The staff were very friendly and supportive with his needs, and he happily talked about the staff and children every day.
The staff were very welcoming and very informative about my son's day and the environment felt very warm, my son did not feel out of place. The room and outdoor garden was very clean, there were many resources available for the children. Myself and my son were very happy for his short stay and would love to bring him again over the school holidays.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My Son has been coming here for the past few months, with me returning back to work.
Obviously there is always that anxiety about leaving your child while going back to work, but nothing was too much trouble. He's settled in straight away and absolutely loves it at nursery.
We also have to patch my son's eye which his key worker has really been great with, feeding back each day how much they have managed.
Overall its been a positive experience and has made the transition back to work easy knowing he's happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Manchester 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

My son was struggling to settle in as he was used to and missing his previous nursery nurses. The staff in the baby room and the lead manager did everything they could to help my son's time be comfortable and fun. I can now happily say that my son is settled and enjoys his time at Macintosh especially when there is paint involved! Thank you to the whole team for helping my son and me!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Manchester 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 enjoys coming to nursery and is always happy when I am dropping him off with the staff in the room. His key worker gives good feed back at the end of the day.
Management has been really helpful in the progress and development of my son and worked with me and his key worker with this.

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

The nursery has many attractive things to let us as a parent feel comfortable and satisfied. All staff at the nursery are always full of energy and happy to provide all necessary help to ensure my son is in excellent care. My son really enjoys every day in the nursery, in particularly those staff working in 2-3 unit. Their kindness, patience, commitment and helpfulness are really impressive. I do believe the quality of this nursery is always kept at a very high level and is still improving. I will recommend this nursery to all of my friends and family. Finally - I just wanted to thank you at Bright Horizons Macintosh.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Four months ago, when I brought my daughter she was suffering from fear and she was scared of any sound, she had a bad experience with her previous nursery. Now, at Macintosh Nursery I cannot even describe how much she has changed. Now she is more social, confident, independent and she loves going to her nursery. She has learnt a lot and I really would say thank you to the staff, management and everybody working there.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Since my son has been in pre-school his language has come along well. He enjoys coming to nursery. The manager at Macintosh Village Day Nursery is supportive with any issues I may have and deals with them appropriately.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

This is a really excellent nursery. The staff are all very caring and concerned that the children are cared for and learn. They sing lots of songs together and do messy activities (like painting) that we might not get to do at home. The building is purpose-built so the facilities are great, even down to under floor heating.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

My daughter has been at the nursery for 18 months. She has made a really good connection with the staff and always enjoys herself at nursery. The standard of facilities, staff, food and overall experience is very high. I was initially nervous about entrusting the care of my child to someone else but she is well looked after, kept stimulated and interested and is learning social skills and self care more than she would have just at home.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Staff are friendly and helped my son to settle in. The nursery is nice and has an excellent day routine.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Good communication and feedback with parents about child development and daily routine. Nice activities to encourage child development. Great selection of meals.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am happy with the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Manchester Day Nursery and Preschool? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

The staff are great with me as a parent and always helpful and clear in the explanations in regards my child's progress. I can see a big difference in my child's communication skills, his interaction with other children and his general behaviour.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The room leader has taken care to create interesting and varied activities for the children. The room assistants are always knowledgeable and do a thorough handover on collection. The personal book for my daughter is always up to date and I look very much forward to receiving it when she leaves.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

All the staff are friendly and polite. They are doing an amazing job furthering my daughters education and well-being. I would highly recommend anyone to use Macintosh.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Manchester 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 child is extremely loving the nursery. He has learnt quite a bit since he started at the Macintosh. The staff are fantastic at what they do as well. Mostly thanks to them my child is doing very well and I am pleased with the progress so far. Since starting he's really come out of his shell and can't wait to show or tell me what he's been learning. I am very happy with my child's report.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Manchester 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: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter's nursery is fantastic! She has such a good time and she has learned a lot. The staff are amazing and they are very professional. I don't regret choosing Kids Unlimited.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Manchester 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 have 2 daughters who have attended this nursery since January 2014. For the city centre the facilities are amazing and the staff have all treated our girls with support and a caring environment in their time here. It is great to feel comfortable to leave your children knowing that they are safe and cared for by staff who care.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Manchester 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

We looked at a number of nurseries and selected this nursery in January 2014, due to the friendly staff and the quality of care our child would be provided. This has been demonstrated time and time again and when our oldest child was diagnosed with a medical condition requiring surgery the nursery were so supportive and flexible and have really affirmed what a perfect place this is for them. I would recommend this nursery to anyone wanting their children to be cared for and educated in a safe environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Manchester 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 really developed here. She loves coming, great friendly staff, excellent activities. Key worker and room leader are the best.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Manchester 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

Kidsunlimited Day Nursery - Macintosh, highly recommend all team and all staff, take great care of my son and facilities are excellent, friendly reception team.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Manchester 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've always felt comfortable leaving my daughter here. The staff are friendly, attentive and caring. It is clear that a premium is placed on child welfare and my daughter always leaves happy. Play is varied with a fantastic mix of activities to keep the children engaged and learning. I've been very happy with how my daughter is developing in this safe, clean and professional environment and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the nursery to others. The pre school facilities are excellent with plenty of space for children to run around in, both inside and outside.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Manchester Day Nursery and Preschool? 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have nothing but good things to say about the nursery, staff and facilities. My son loves it here and we are very pleased with how it's going.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Manchester 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter loves her days at nursery and is always happy at Macintosh.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Manchester 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

The staff are friendly and approachable whilst maintaining a level of professionalism. The children are kept entertained with a variety of activities. From my experience attending nursery has helped my son from the start, improving his motor skills at the start and more recently his speech. The staff have also been very proactive with his toilet training, encouraging him all the way. Overall my experience at Macintosh has been very good and the staff are wonderful.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My children are very happy at the nursery. My 3 year old wants to come in 7 days a week. My 9 month old, who started earlier this month has settled in very well due to the care and efforts of the staff. Thanks kidsunlimited.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Manchester Day Nursery and Preschool? 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 am very happy with everything, my child is very happy here- very friendly and happy with my child's care.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

In general I'm happy with the environment and also the staff are very friendly and helpful.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Marketa Cardon, mrkg at Bright Horizons Manchester Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 29 Oct 2015:

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. Your views are important to us and I would strongly recommend that you also express them to the nursery manager, so she can have an opportunity to address any concerns you may have.

Communication within the room has improved and my son's key worker knows everything about him and his needs. I am very happy how my son has settled and how excited he is when coming to nursery. Since the Ofsted report things seem to have improved in the nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Marketa Cardon, Mrkg at Bright Horizons Manchester Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 29 Oct 2015:

Thank you for your review. By giving us your feedback, you are helping us to understand what we do well and how we can provide the highest level of care to our children and families.

My son has settled well and the staff are really helpful and welcoming. He seems to be enjoying his time here.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Marketa Cardon, Mrkg at Bright Horizons Manchester Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 29 Oct 2015:

Thank you for your review. By giving us your feedback, you are helping us to understand what we do well and how we can provide the highest level of care to our children and families.

My child has attended the nursery for around 3 years. In the time that she's been there i've never had any issues whatsoever. I feel confident that i'm leaving her in capable hands and that she is receiving the best care possible. She comes home every day with a smile on her face and is absolutely thriving. I have recommended the nursery to family and friends and will continue to do so.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Manchester 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very good on active and learning provided.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Marketa Cardon, Mrkg at Bright Horizons Manchester Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 29 Oct 2015:

Thank you for your kind feedback. We are delighted to hear that you are happy with the level of care we provide.

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Staff Profiles

Chloe

Chloe Barwick

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Description:

I am very passionate about working with children in the early years, having a wide variety of experience throughout my career in childcare. I have a BA Honours in Childhood, Youth and Early Years and have qualified as an Early Years Teacher. I am always striving to ensure children learn and develop to their full potential whilst in my care, providing them with opportunities to challenge and stimulate them, using my knowledge and understanding of child development to achieve this.

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Elizabeth Arden

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2017

Description:

I have had a varied and interesting childcare career, where I have had the opportunity to work at high quality settings and work alongside outstanding staff teams. I have gained my diploma in childcare and education and my level 4 in management.
I have been working for Bright Horizons for several years, and during my time with the company I have worked at Bright Horizons in Wilmslow and then moved to the Manchester setting.
I get a real sense of achievement working with young children and making a difference to each child’s individual needs and development, and getting to know the families. I am a dedicated, enthusiastic and an experienced childcare professional. I enjoy my work immensely and I feel privileged to spend my days with inquiring young minds and take the greatest care to ensure each child’s well-being and positive development.
During my time at Manchester I have achieved several career goals and have been able to successfully achieve the role as deputy after supporting the nursery as room leader and 3rd in charge. In my role I enjoy planning events for the children and ensure the rooms have fulling enhancements and activities for the children to reach their full potential and staff to provide the best environment for children to learn.
I look forward to carry on using my wealth of knowledge and ideas to work together with my colleagues and families to ensure the children are able to thrive and have a bright future.