Bright Horizons Didsbury Day Nursery and Preschool

139A Barlowmoor Road, Didsbury, Manchester M20 2DY

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

Bright Horizons Didsbury Day Nursery and Preschool in Barlow Moor Road, is an ideal location for parents who are commuting to and from Manchester.

The enthusiastic nursery staff promote a fun and stimulating environment for children, allowing them to learn and discover the world around them. A team of bilingual staff are able to offer Spanish lessons. They were delighted to achieve an 'Outstanding' from Ofsted in March 2017.

Following a refurbishment, all rooms have been equipped with high-quality equipment that aids the children's play and learning, including a dedicated art studio where children can benefit from 'messy' activities. All age groups have access to the outdoors, allowing the children to be outside on a daily basis.

Children can enjoy a nutritionally-balanced menu, with meals prepared on-site.

Fees include all meals and snacks, nappies, nappy cream, bottles and baby formula.

Strong parent partnerships assist with the transition from preschool to school as well as Bright Horizons bespoke Ready for School Programme.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Tracey Wrigley (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Manchester City Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 146

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.3 Bright Horizons Didsbury Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.289)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Didsbury Day Nursery and Preschool is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 47 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Didsbury Day Nursery and Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 15 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 4.775 for Bright Horizons Didsbury Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (446 Excellents x 5) + (110 Goods x 4) + (7 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 564 Ratings = 4.775

  • 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 4.514 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Didsbury Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 15 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 29.2 positive Reviews (146 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 15 Reviews ÷ 29.2 Target = 0.514

  • 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
    41
  • Good
    6
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    47
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons Didsbury Day Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    34
  • Father of Child
    12
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

It is very professional, welcoming and very well managed. It is very clean and tidy and my child is so happy there. The daily forms aren't always fully completed, if I am picking up in a rush and don't have time to chat or they are busy, I don't always know what they have done in the day.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter absolutely loved going to Bright Horizons Didsbury Branch. We never had a day when we needed to coax her to get there. She loved the teachers, food and activities which increased her self confidence during her time there.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My husband and I are very happy with Bright Horizons - the staff take a personal interest in my child and have gone out of their way to help him feel settled. My child has a lot of allergies and the team have been brilliant at managing these. They have taken the time to discuss his diet with me to gain a better understanding of what he is able to eat. My child seems to really enjoy himself at Bright Horizons and loves the team!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Didsbury 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

The nursery has been amazing. It's like a family. The staff have been lovely - they make us feel at ease when we are at work. My children feel this is their second home. All the staff are professional and friendly and I would recommend Bright Horizons to any worried parent that wants to return back to work.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Didsbury 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 have had children in Bright Horizons for just over 4 years and will continue to have our youngest there until she is ready for reception.
The nursery is really excellent. The staff have always been great. The managers are fabulous and ensure the children are well looked after and always are available for parents when ever needed. The meals that are prepared for the children are delicious and nutritious with a great variety.
There is a special room with tea/coffee/hot chocolates/biscuits/water/fresh flavoured water/juices for parents in the morning and evening where there are delicious samples of the home baking that goes on in the nursery.
I have only had very positive experiences at this nursery and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a safe, friendly, caring, clean environment for their child/children.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Didsbury 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 Didsbury has looked after my daughter since she was 7months old and she could not be in better hands.
The staff and management are amazing. I would rate this nursery as excellent in every category.
If you want to leave your child with a nursery that treats your little one like family then this is the place.
Well run by the management team.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Didsbury 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

Friendly staff. Very clean. Good facilities.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

We have been so impressed with the personal touches they give to every child and family and the time they take to make everyone feel at ease and welcome. I was dreading my son's transition into childcare as he's always been so attached to me but every member of staff, from childcare to management have made it as easy and stress-free for us as possible. From the regular feedback on his day to the extra settling-in sessions offered we feel as if they really care about making sure all our needs are accounted for. He eats really appetising sounding meals and they are very accommodating of special diets. We cannot fault the nursery and I am so grateful that I know he is in a safe, friendly and stimulating environment now I've returned to work.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Didsbury 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 loved this nursery from being 6 months old to now being 2 and a half. She is always excited about going and often comes back with something she has made. The staff are all extremely friendly and I would not hesitate in recommending this nursery to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Didsbury 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, my son went in at 9 months old and has been attending for 6 months. The staff take great care of the children and he seems to really enjoy it. I would recommend the nursery to others.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter is now 16 months old and has joined the nursery since August 2016. As a mother, I'm very grateful to all the staff who work very hard in looking after my daughter. Since my daughter joined, I have noticed she is much happier, has learnt a lot socially and developmentally. Every time I come to pick her up, she refuses to leave, knowing how much she enjoyed being in the nursery. She's a very confident and independent baby since she started.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter is 14-months and has been attending this nursery for 5 months now. I am extremely happy with it, they helped her settle in from day one. The staff in her room to the managerial staff are all so friendly and welcoming. My daughter now beams with excitement when I drop her off which as a mother makes me feel very content knowing I am leaving her in an environment where she is happy.

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

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My son has been at Bright Horizons since 2015, starting in the baby room and is now in toddlers. I have found the service and support here to be first-rate. The staff members really work hard to provide a friendly place for children to develop and play. I really appreciate the detailed level of feedback that is provided for daily activities and how my child is progressing. The team have always been happy to make extra time available to discuss development issues. My son needed some extra support to encourage verbal communication and I received nothing but support through detailed feedback on how they were encouraging communication. I found this very reassuring and my son is now comfortable talking and I know a big part of this is a result of the excellent work provided by the entire team. The environment is always clean to a high standard and the meal provision is excellent. My son is always is happy to go to the nursery and clearly loves the staff as he always happy to see them.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Didsbury 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 are new to the Nursery and are so happy my son settled in great with the help and care of the friendly staff. His teachers are wonderful and made him feel comfortable although he doesn't speak much English. Food is great. He loves his teachers and already has made some friends. We are really happy!!

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

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Staff at the nursery go out of their way to provide an all round positive experience for children and parents. An example of this is the refreshment station - being able to grab a drink and a snack on busy mornings or hectic afternoon makes a real difference.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Didsbury 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

Bright Horizons is an amazing nursery, all my 3 children have attended. I cannot fault it in any way, the staff are amazing. The chef is amazing, the food is nutritious and a credit by the children's food trust.
Management lead by example, such a warm friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend to anyone, what a fantastic nursery and team!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Didsbury 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 new to the nursery (May '16) and I have been blown away by my experience so far. The staff are so friendly and professional and the food is amazing. My child goes outside daily in the garden or for a walk. The settle session before she started really put my mind at rest. the management team are friendly, helpful and supportive. The nursery has very high standards.

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

The nursery has been amazing at helping both boys settle in following a move from another nursery staff have really engaged with them and got to know them well. Even cried when my eldest left after 6 months to go to school! They have given them excellent opportunities and experiences for the boys to learn and play. Thoroughly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Didsbury 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 attended this nursery (previously known as Kidsunlimited) since she was 9 months old. The staff are excellent, good communication as to what she has been up to during the day. The nursery also provides a very detailed progress report every six months. I appreciate the good communication from staff because I feel that I'm not being 'left out' when I'm at work.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Excellent staff. Excellent nursery. Great food!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have been very happy with the high quality of care delivered by Bright Horizons for our daughter over the last 3 years. The management team and staff have worked at the nursery for many years which provides a great continuity of care. The nursery building is modern, clean, safe and well suited to the differing needs of the children as they grow. Our daughter always looked forwards to going to nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been at this nursery for three years. It's a great place very well run and I've always began happy with the way in which management communicates with parents. The team running the nursery has been stable and that's been very reassuring for me as a parent- always seeing the same friendly faces at front desk. My daughter always comes home happy, it feels like a friendly place and the staff are engaged and enthusiastic. From a development point view I think her communication and artistic skills have improved as a direct result of her time spent at Bright Horizons Didsbury.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am really pleased with the nursery and care my son receives. I think it's expensive but all childcare is expensive. His key worker has been very supportive and encouraging with potty training. The staff are friendly, they even look after my baby in reception whilst I drop my son off. The only downside is the garden in pre-school is a bit small.
Friendly and professionally clean.
I like the weekly memo's, you can book in for extra days!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Poor

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Without a doubt Kids Unlimited is the best nursery within the south Manchester area.
The staff are so warm and friendly. My daughter is so happy there, we have decided to keep her in for pre-school also.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Didsbury 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 staff. Very nurturing. Good food. My daughter loves nursery. Has learnt her numbers before the age of 2, all done at nursery.

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

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Both our children have attended this nursery for over five years. From day one we have been constantly impressed by the level of care, passion and customer service shown by all the staff and management team. Our first child has special needs and the nursery were fantastic in adapting to his requirements and at all times went 'the extra mile' and beyond. We have enjoyed a fantastic relationship with all the staff from cleaners to regional manager and never had any 'issues'. I'd definitely recommend the nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Didsbury 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

Bright Horizons (kidsunlimited) has provided a nurturing and development centred environment for my child. The nursery has always treated my child as an individual and his needs have always been met regardless if these differed from his peers. We are more than happy with our experience.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Didsbury 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

Staff always supportive and accessible. A great range of activities, indoor and out. This is our second child through this nursery and soon to be a third. Also recommended to a neighbour whose daughter also enjoys it here.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Staff are great and friendly. Whenever there has been a problem its always been resolved. Customer care is quality.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Didsbury 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 care and development. Staff friendly and approachable.

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

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My child is very settled. The settling in sessions were amazing, giving my child several weeks to settle before they started helped me adjust to going back to work. Excellent care! Excellent nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Didsbury 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 have used Didsbury Bright Horizon Nursery for both our girls. It has always had a warm, family feel where everyone knows the children and cares deeply for their welfare.

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

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Well rounded care provided for my child, offering lots of experiences, education and fun.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Didsbury 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

There is a strong educational element to this nursery which has benefited my kids enormously. They're learning so much here - songs, language development, maths, social skills, etc. The staff are really dedicated to making each day fun, interesting and varied. They keep you informed as to what they're doing and take time to celebrate special events (the preschoolers had a carol concert, for example, which obviously took a lot of effort and was wonderful to watch). The food is tasty and healthy, the place is always clean, and the staff do a great job running the nursery. They're friendly, professional, obviously dedicated to the kids, and always willing to talk to parents about any additional needs or special circumstances (they've helped me out a couple of times). My children are thriving!

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

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Marketa Cardon, Bright Horizons Team at Bright Horizons Didsbury Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 12 Feb 2016:

We really enjoy hearing from our families and understand how important your views are. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

The nursery is fantastic. All the staff are welcoming and friendly. My daughter's face lights up when I drop her off in the mornings. The staff are great at communicating any issues quickly. I love taking my daughter into nursery in the mornings, because I know she has a fantastic time there.

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

Value for Money: Excellent

My sons have attended Kidsunlimited Didsbury for 5 years between them. They ask everyday if its a "nursery day". They are greeted each day with a smile from the friendly staff team! I would recommend the nursery to any parent in the Didsbury area.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Didsbury 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

Marketa Cardon, Mrkg at Bright Horizons Didsbury Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 24 Nov 2015:

Thank you for your positive feedback.

MY child is now in the Toddler Room, and started when she was 6 months old. The care she has received has been amazing. Staff are dedicated, kind and passionate about their work. My child's needs have been met fully, and my expectations blown away. The staff go above and beyond every day. I have just registered my second child due in January as I know spaces are limited. The food is of high standards, all the staff from the house keeper - to chef- to nursery nurses - the the management, are excellent. Thank you Kidsunlimited Didsbury!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Didsbury 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 granddaughter attend Kidsunlimited Didsbury as part of the back up care service provided. We needed a few days emergency care.
She attended Preschool for 3 days and loved her time there.
On picking her up there was always plenty of activities going on and play outside in the garden.
We would certainly recommend the back up emergency care it was so easy to book in without any long term contracts.
The staff were helpful and friendly, parking was easy in the car park outside. The only issue we had was my granddaughter never wanted to come home.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am really happy with how well baby one settled my little girl, she really enjoys coming to nursery. This really makes my day at work a lot easier knowing she is happy and safe. Management and staff are always smiling and very welcoming. The learning journeys are great where they observe her each week with the things she does in nursery. Another thing that I love about this nursery is they go on a lot of outdoor walks in the prams, which my little girl loves!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Didsbury 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

Amazing nursery - we have had 3 children come through Kidsunlimited Didsbury. The staff are so amazing at their jobs. They are friendly, kind and trustworthy. I can highly recommend it to anyone. The food is amazing and healthly, the housekeeper keeps the nursery tidy and the managers are fab and are always happy to help with anything! Kidsunlimited Didsbury is the best!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Didsbury 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

Marketa Cardon, Mrkg at Bright Horizons Didsbury Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 13 Oct 2015:

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so delighted to hear that you are happy with the setting and will pass your warm words on to the nursery team.

We chose kidsunlimited in Didsbury due to the closeness of my work and recommendations from friends. Our son has quite a few dietary requirements (egg allergy, lactose intolerance) but he is properly catered for and eats a variety of different foods. The staff are lovely and there are no worries or issues when dropping him off in a morning. Our son goes to nursery 2 full days a week and we feel due to this environment, his development has progressed quickly. We would definitely recommend kidsunlimited Didsbury.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Marketa Cardon, Mrkg at Bright Horizons Didsbury Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 13 Oct 2015:

Thank you

A very good nursery, very happy with the staff and food. Very clean. My little one loves it here. A bit on the expensive side though.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Marketa Cardon, Mrkg at Bright Horizons Didsbury Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 07 Oct 2015:

Thank you for your feedback, what you think is important to us.

My daughter has attended this nursery for 5 months now, she settled in really quickly and genuinely loves being there. The staff are very welcoming and helpful and are very capable. My daughter has developed really well since she has attended nursery. She learns new things every day and had access to some great resources. The nursery provide nappies and food/milk which makes it much easier to get ready each day. The children are given healthy nutritious meals each day which my daughter loves. She is also taken on walks regularly and they take the children out in the garden when possible. Overall I am really happy with the service provided by the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Didsbury 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

Marketa, Mrkg at Bright Horizons Didsbury Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 06 Oct 2015:

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are delighted to hear that you are happy with the level of care our nursery provides.

This is my second child that has been to Kidsunlimited Didsbury. During the time that they have both been at nursery we have been made to feel very welcome. The boys have come on in leaps and bounds. The staff take the time to listen and take a genuine interest in your child. I would recommend kidsunlimited to any parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Didsbury 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

Marketa, Mrkg at Bright Horizons Didsbury Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 06 Oct 2015:

Thank you for your kind feedback. We are so delighted to hear that you are happy with the setting and will pass your warm words on to the nursery team.

I LOVE THIS NURSERY. My daughter is in preschool at Didsbury, she has been through every room from baby 1 all the way through to preschool. The care and attention from every single member of staff is incredible, each and every one of them from management to housekeeping have been dedicated to the welfare and development of my little girl for the past two and a half years. They all have a smile and a warm welcome when you arrive at drop off. The management team are very happy to help in anyway they can and whatever your question or query is everyone strives to help you.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Didsbury 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

Marketa, Mrkg at Bright Horizons Didsbury Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 06 Oct 2015:

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We proud ourselves in offering high standard of care.

During summer time and inset days both my girls attend Kidsunlimited Day Nursery. The welcome is warm and they are encouraged to take part in activities making them inclusive and feel part of the nursery. The activities are extended further for them to meet their age level. Outdoor activities were wonderful and my daughters didn't stop talking about what they did during the day. The nursery took into account their diet personal interests and choice of activities. They were encouraged to join in and play independently too, enjoyed exploring in the home corner with real fruits and vegetables which they loved. Would definitely recommend it to all worth every penny.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Didsbury 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

Marketa, mrkg at Bright Horizons Didsbury Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 29 Sep 2015:

Thank you for your warm words & positive feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and complement on our nursery.

My child loves coming to this nursery. The staff are all so lovely, it's nice that my child has such a good bond with the staff in the room. My child even asks to come at the weekend! My child needs additional support with eating and the staff have done enough to aid this as my child has really come along with this since attending nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Didsbury 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

Marketa, mrkg at Bright Horizons Didsbury Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 29 Sep 2015:

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are delighted to hear that you are happy with the level of care our nursery provides.

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Staff Profiles

Tracey

Tracey Wrigley

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 1987

Description:

I have been with Bright Horizons since 2010 although have been in childcare since 1987. I have my NNEB certificate in Nursery Nursing, Supervisory Management, First Aid, Basic Food and Health and Safety certificates to mention a few.

In my role as a Manager I support the staff teams with planning, paperwork, observation, and support with the daily routines. I assist with the day to day management of the nursery, and support other Bright Horizons nurseries.

'In my free time I support I support a local under 15’s boys football team and I enjoy spending time with my family, and reading books by Alex Kava and Michael Connelly.'

Ofsted in the latest report (Feb17) described Tracy as: 'The highly skilled and experienced manager is truly inspirational. She leads her well-qualified staff team with superb efficiency and admirable enthusiasm.'

Akeela

Akeela Hussain

Job Title: Room Supervisor

Joined: 2009

Description:

I am currently the Room Supervisor in Baby 2. I am married and have two little girls who have both attended kidsunlimited. I live locally within the Manchester area though I have been brought up in Dubai and Kenya. When I am not working I like reading books, cooking, spending time with my family and travelling.

As well as completing my Level 3 qualification in childcare I am currently working towards a foundation degree in early childhood studies. I have worked at kidsunlimited for 7 years and really enjoy what I do. I love to play such an important part in early childhood development.