Bright Horizons Clairmont Day Nursery and Preschool

Clairmont House, 126 Gravel Lane, Wilmslow SK9 6EG

Bright Horizons Clairmont Day Nursery and Preschool, Wilmslow, Cheshire
Bright Horizons Clairmont Day Nursery and Preschool, Wilmslow, Cheshire
Bright Horizons Clairmont Day Nursery and Preschool, Wilmslow, Cheshire

Bright Horizons Clairmont Nursery (formerly kidsunlimited) is conveniently located in Wilmslow. Part of the Bright Horizons portfolio, the nursery is a well-established nursery and opened over 30 years ago. Bright Horizons is the only nursery and preschool provider to have received the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) award.

The nursery offers a flexible service to parents of children aged five and below, in a pleasant and secure facility containing a wide range of games and age-specific equipment to help children develop their early-learning skills.

There are six well resourced rooms to encourage children’s development and a dedicated baby nursery located in a separate unit, supporting the transition from home to nursery.

The nursery has a large secure outdoor garden space with a nature trail, and offers weekly Tune for tots, Ministry 4 sport, pyjama drama, Spanish lessons and a trained Forest School leader takes the children on a six week Forest School outdoor course which the children love!

The nutritionally-balanced menu is produced onsite and the nursery holds a 5* Kitchen Food Hygiene rating. Fees include all meals and snacks, nappies, nappy cream, bottles and baby formula.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Angela Brandwood-Greene (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cheshire East Council

Number of Staff: 35

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

Total Places for Children: 96

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

9.7 Bright Horizons Clairmont Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.677)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Clairmont 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 49 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Clairmont Day Nursery and Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.9 out of 5 from 18 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.739 for Bright Horizons Clairmont Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (453 Excellents x 5) + (117 Goods x 4) + (12 Satisfactorys x 3) + (4 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 586 Ratings = 4.739

  • 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 4.938 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Clairmont Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 18 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 19.2 positive Reviews (96 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 18 Reviews ÷ 19.2 Target = 0.938

  • 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
    8
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    46
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    1
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons Clairmont Day Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    38
  • Father of Child
    8
  • Grandmother of Child
    2
  • Aunt of Child
    1

We have had an excellent experience with this nursery over the years, it’s clear to see how hard the team work on a daily basis to ensure all of the children in their care are happy and developing. It makes going to work every day a lot easier knowing your children are in such great care!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Clairmont 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 daughter left Clairmont for school in August and we have been very pleased with the preparation the nursery and preschool did for her moving on to her next class. The packed lunch and sports kit dress up were great ideas and fun for the children.
She has been at the nursery since she was nine months old and has really enjoyed her time there - the staff have been very caring and nurturing and it has been a lovely environment for her to grow up in. We already miss the nursery a lot and go back to visit regularly and keep in touch with everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Clairmont 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

We were in the area for a week and needed childcare for our son (one and a half years old). Initially, we were worried that he'd be very upset to be left in a completely new place with no warning or adaptation period, but he settled in straight away and was cheerful there, even on the first day. We have no doubt that he adapted so quickly because of the warm, caring staff at Clairmont Nursery. They were exemplary - naturals at caring for children, and really seeming to enjoy their job. After the week was over, we were honestly sad we weren't based in the area and able to send our son there all the time!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 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: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I always feel confident when leaving my little boy in the mornings, even when he is unsettled. I know that he feels safe and will settle shortly after I leave, usually with the help of some breakfast. I know that his needs will be catered for, along with the individual needs of each child in the setting.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Clairmont 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 has attended this nursery since she was 4 months old, I have watched her grow and develop in so many ways. The girls are all so friendly and the activities and artwork that she comes home with are lovely. She always has a fantastic day, I cannot recommend this nursery enough.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Clairmont is a wonderful nursery, and provides my daughter with the care and development she needs. My then 15 month old daughter came to Clairmont after previously not settling in another setting, and myself and my husband were very anxious about the transition. Our daughter has been so happy there thanks to the amazing staff and management, and she now even waves us off and giggles when we pull up in the car as she's excited. Something we never thought would be possible! If you are thinking of putting your child into a nursery I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Clairmont.

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

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our son has been attending Clairmont since he was 16 months old (he is now 4 years old). We cannot praise the nursery, the manager and staff enough. Clairmont is managed greatly, the staff genuinely care for our son. They always put his and our family needs at the centre of his care. We love the nursery so much that instead of choosing one that is closer we will be driving our daughter to the same nursery (20 minutes drive each way). Our son has come on leaps and bounds since joining!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Clairmont 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 my twin sons going to Clairmont since 2015. The will start their reception in September. This is definitely an excellent nursery. Staff working in Clairmont are very responsible, nice and friendly. Our sons were always happy and safe in the nursery and they enjoyed being there. Our great satisfactions could not be achieved without the full dedication of the team and the manager.
The outdoor play ground is great and safe. Activities planned are diverse and full of fun.
The graduation party they organised was also very nice.

Thank you all for your great help and amazing job!

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

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Clairmont Day Nursery is fantastic, both me and my partner are really happy and our daughter has really settled in well into baby 1.
The staff are so helpful and really go the extra mile to make sure the children and parents are happy. They are always happy, smiling and create a safe and welcoming environment for the children. Whenever either myself or my partner have been in, all the children are engaged and happy.
The activities that she does at the nursery are really stimulating and you can see from the many photos that are sent home that she is really enjoying herself!!
I would definitely recommend this nursery to other parents!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Having recently moved to Wilmslow from Surrey and transferred from another nursery (which we absolutely loved) we've been very warmly welcomed by all at Clairmont. Both the management and room leader have helped ensure the transition for our little girl has been seamless and stress-free for both her and us as parents. We've been impressed by the range of activities on offer (I.e fizzy tots, pyjama drama, music lady) and the quality and variety of facilities on offer. All staff have. When warm, caring and friendly and can't do enough to help. We've also been impressed by the flexibility of options with regards to childcare. A big thank you to all.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My little boy loves nursery.
At a previous nursery he didn't want to go but as soon as we moved to Clairmont he loved it and asks to go each day, running to the car.
The staff are all excellent and friendly and my little boy is very fond of them all.
The music time and 'Fizzytots' are great activities and I especially love the outdoor space.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Clairmont 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 helpful staff who are also very friendly. Our children enjoy visiting and get on very well with everyone.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter has been at Clairmont for nearly 4 years, during her time she has become a confident and happy child. The range of activities she does are varied and well structured and she enjoys the extracurricular activities as much. The staff are friendly and helpful and always happy to talk through any issues or problems when and if they arise. We will be sad to leave Clairmont but know that our daughter has received the best start.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Clairmont 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

Both of my daughters have attended this nursery and it has been a lovely experience with both.

The staff are wonderful and I've always felt there has been a personal connection between my daughters and each of their 'key-workers'.

The office staff have also been amazing in terms of helping me out with last minute day-changes, as my working days are never the same from one week to the next.

All in all, the whole experience has been brilliant for my daughters and myself, and the staff have played huge roles in my daughters' development.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Clairmont 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

The staff are very friendly, kind and caring. Our daughter is very happy at nursery and we have absolute trust in the staff who look after her.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

All staff at this nursery are relly nice and always helpful, they also help with funding and filling out all applications. My son is really enjoying going to this nursery and he doesn't want to leave it at the end of the day.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Clairmont 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 baby boy now attends this nursery and he is just as happy there as I am. From the first show around to starting, the environment was a home from home - making the hard decision of putting my baby into nursery a lot easier! The staff are warm and inviting and have settled my son in with lots of love and care. I cannot recommend this nursery enough. Thank you Clairmont Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Clairmont 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 could not wish for our son to have had a better nursery experience. The team at Clairmont are just fantastic - they have cared for and developed our son since he was 5 months old.
He is now a thriving 14-month-old, who has experienced so much, thanks to the team, painting, singing, dancing, baking - he is so confident, social, happy and playful. Being very busy, working parents we have so much comfort daily knowing that our son is receiving such amazing care. We would recommend Clairmont to friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Clairmont 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

As grandparents, we have collected our grandson several times and always found the nursery very friendly and very efficiently run. Our grandson who is only 20 months. Loves coming to nursery which he does 3 days a week.

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

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am extremely happy with the care my daughter has received whilst at Bright Horizons Clairmont Day Nursery and Preschool. She is always excited to tell me about the fun things she has been doing and learning throughout her day and loves the food. The staff are friendly and supportive and it is clear they all enjoy the job they do.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Clairmont 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 just started at Clairmont Day Nursery and Preschool she is very settled and happy when I drop her off. The staff in the baby unit are very friendly and attentive. The manager and deputy were amazing at supporting me with leaving her. You all do an amazing job. Thank you so much.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Clairmont 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

The nursery always looks lovely. The staff are very friendly, caring and helpful. The management team are always happy to help. My son's development came on leaps and bounds since starting at Clairmont Day Nursery and Preschool and I would highly recommend the nursery to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Clairmont 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 nephew attended the summer learning fun club and had a wonderful time. He especially enjoyed the growing artist program and talked about what he had done when he got home at the end of the day. The nursery was very welcoming and the staff were all very friendly. Very lovely setting will definitely be returning for half term holiday in October.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Clairmont 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

The care at this nursery is fantastic. My little girl has just started in the baby unit. She is happy when we pick her up each day. The staff are brilliant at catering for needs, I was concerned at first about leaving her at such a young age but the girls have really settled my fears. I get a good hand over at collection and always know what she has been up to.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Clairmont 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

Me and my baby were welcomed in the baby unit. The management team and staff were fantastic with us (very friendly) I am very happy with the care.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Clairmont 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

Overall a decent nursery however showing signs of decline;My son joined the baby 1 unit 14 months ago and the ladies in the room were fantastic, really attentive and I felt comfortable for 4 days a week knowing that they really cared and connected with my boy. The transition to Baby 2 room was handled well and the staff were nice however there were many staff changes. My son had been in the baby room 2 for 7 months and despite my requests to see his development story, I have never received it. My son has just transitioned to Toddler 1, which was handled poorly in terms of the amount of times he visited and the timing of the transition. I can only assume that these declines are a result of poor management/direction with the staff and a lack of focus on learning/development which is why I've marked these points low. Its a shame that I've encountered these issues - with a few tweaks then I'm sure the rating would be far better as there are lots of good points about the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Clairmont Day Nursery and Preschool? Neither Unlikely or Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Poor

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Poor

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son (4.5) and daughter (2.5) attend Clairmont Nursery and both are very happy and confident.

The nursery is well maintained and the staff are friendly and approachable and care for every child who attends the nursery.

The outdoor space is excellent at the nursery which has 2 gardens.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Great bunch of people. My son always happy to be left and is now a struggle to take home at the end of the day. Eats all his food so it must taste good. They always go the extra mile with creative pictures/paints.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Disappointed at development to date, however following feedback this is starting to improve. Caring is very good, all girls are great.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Poor

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Poor

Marketa Cardon, Bright Horizons Team at Bright Horizons Clairmont Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 23 Mar 2016:

We really appreciate that you have taken time out to share your feedback, your opinion is very important to us. I am going to share your comments with the Nursery Manager and ask her to speak to you, so we can address your areas of concerns.

Both my children have attended Clairmont since the age of 1 and we love it. The care is fantastic and the staff are full of energy and positivity.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter is very settled and enjoys coming in on a daily basis. Staff are professional, caring and able to meet her needs. No concerns.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Clairmont 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

Absolutely fab! Great care, friendly and safe environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Clairmont 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

Always friendly and professional. Made it easier for me to return to work part time as I felt my son's individual needs and well being were accounted for to a high standard. Lots of different activities and outside play. The staff consistency is high meaning they get to know all the children really well.

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

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My 3 year old son has been at the nursery since May 2015 and my daughter has just started in the baby unit. Both settled really quickly and happily. The rooms are spacious and fully equipped with all the appropriate toys, plus the outdoor areas are fantastic. The staff are absolutely brilliant: really attentive, enthusiastic and open to suggestions/feedback. The mangers have also been really helpful and accommodating when I've needed extra adhoc sessions, which has been a life-saver. I would definitely recommend to others.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Allergies looked after really well.
Really impressed with the ratio of male:female staff at the nursery.
Great attention, care and enthusiasm from every person who looks after my child. Managers are very willing and have an "open door" any time I have needed to discuss anything.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

All three of my children have attended Clairmont, and my youngest currently attends two days a week. The staff are so friendly and my son enjoys a wide variety of activities at nursery. Clairmont is a warm, friendly place, I would highly recommend it to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Clairmont 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 has attend the nursery since she was 18mnths old and is now in Preschool at Clairmont. It is a daunting prospect putting your child into the care of others but I haven't looked back since she started.
All of the staff have been excellent caring for her and she surprises me everyday with what she has learnt. She loves seeing her friends, painting, drawing, and singing in the music class. Some days I think she would rather be at nursery full time than spend it at home with me!

The nursery setting is within a Victorian house with the baby unit in a separate building to the older children. The different aged rooms are good sizes with different learning areas within each room. The outdoor space is excellent with 2 gardens for the different ages of children.
The quality of food that is served is excellent so much so my daughter often eats seconds and thirds of her meals!

The nursery are always open to new ideas and they have lots of exciting activities planned for the next year to enhance the children's time at Clairmont.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The nursery is fantastic. We have had our children in 3 nurseries in the Manchester or Cheshire area and this is by far and away the best. We are extremely comfortable with our children in this nursery and they offer a brilliant, flexible service.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Marketa Cardon, Mrkg at Bright Horizons Clairmont Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 25 Nov 2015:

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

Putting your child into the care of others is possibly the most daunting thing a mum has to do. This nursery made it easy. He's only in two days a week but the staff in Baby 1 have been amazing with my little boy, as are the facilities, the standards of care, the food he eats, the reporting procedures and the overall experience.
He comes home smiling with paintings, homemade gifts for us, pictures of him enjoying himself and it's clear to see he is learning new things every day from the things that he does when he comes home. All this and he is only 18 months old. His transition to Baby Two is going smoothly and he seems to love it just as much.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Clairmont 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

Clairmont is a fabulous nursery. We have been so happy with our choice and our daughter has been there for over a year now. She has received such wonderful care and really grown and changed thanks to the staff. They are so caring and kind and wonderful with the kids. We love the nursery and would highly recommend it to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Clairmont 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 loved Clairmont from the moment I first visited. I'd viewed nurseries before, but this one immediately felt homely. In fact it was once a home. It also has great outside spaces and they even have a rabbit.
The staff are wonderful. I felt dread each time my son moved up a class, as I got to know them all so well. But each time I wasn't disappointed. He settled in beautifully each time he moved and loves it.
I would recommend Clairmont to anyone.

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

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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

Thank you very much for your positive feedback.

Nice, airy, bright, clean nursery and very spacious and lovely outdoor space for children and lots of outdoor toys, compared to other nurseries in the area, my son enjoys attending nursery and seems to enjoy lunchtimes,

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

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

We are very happy with our choice of nursery. Our daughter attends full time and enjoys her time at Clairmont. She is proud to show us her work at the end of the day and she is coming on incredibly well. She starts school next year and the staff are preparing her for this teaching numbers and letters during fun activities. She gets to play in the lovely gardens and help look after the pet rabbit. The staff are very friendly and give thorough handovers to let you know what has happened throughout the day. I highly recommend the nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Julie-Anne Hayward, Website Administrator at Bright Horizons Clairmont Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 07 Sep 2015:

Thank you so much for your great feedback. We really appreciate it.

After visiting most of the nurseries in the area, and my little boy hating every one of them, we walked into this one and it was an instant calm, relaxing and controlled area, with lovely helpful staff and very happy babies.

After being worried sick that my little boy would never be happy when I leave him, he now cries when I pick him up after his day at nursery. It is safe to say that he absolutely loves it. This has made the transition of going back to work very easy, knowing that he is cared for by highly trained, lovely staff, and that he loves being there.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Clairmont 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

Julie-Anne Hayward, Website Administrator at Bright Horizons Clairmont Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 07 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.

I have 2 children attending this nursery at present and have used Kidsunlimited for 3 years now. The nursery and staff contribute to a very welcoming environment and the nursery itself has been organised well. The service and care that they offer is second to none. There has never been a moment of doubt in my mind that the children are unhappy or lacking in care. The staff are really friendly, professional and happy to be there, the facilities for the children are fantastic and the range of activities that the children are involved in are so diverse and fun! There have been times when I've had to pry my children out of the rooms because they enjoy themselves so much when they are there. Highly Recommended!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Clairmont 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

Julie-Anne Hayward, Website Administrator at Bright Horizons Clairmont Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 03 Sep 2015:

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

We have been really pleased with Clairmont Nursery, our son enjoys attending and has lots of fun. He often brings home with him activities he has done at nursery and loves to tell us about them. When our son started he needed help with his speech and communication and I am very happy that this has come on immensely since he began nursery a year ago.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Clairmont 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

Julie-Anne Hayward, Website Administrator at Bright Horizons Clairmont Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 03 Sep 2015:

Thank you so much for your great feedback. We really appreciate it.

My son has been at the nursery for 8 months now. He started in Baby1 and now is Baby2. The staff at the nursery are great and the main reason that I chose it, along with the children always looking engaged.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Julie-Anne Hayward, Website Administrator at Bright Horizons Clairmont Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 03 Sep 2015:

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

Such wonderful place. The staff are so warm and friendly and caring. My little boy loves going to nursery. He has so much fun, playing in the garden, painting, singing and dancing with Beryl and running riot with his friends.

I can highly recommend Kids Unlimited Clairmont.

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

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Julie-Anne Hayward, Website Administrator at Bright Horizons Clairmont Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 03 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.

I cannot recommend Clairmont highly enough, our daughter absolutely loves nursery; weekly music sessions, painting, colouring, sticking, playing outside are just a few of her favourite things.
We have really noticed a change in her confidence and all round behaviour, thanks to the wonderful staff in the baby annex.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Clairmont 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

Julie-Anne Hayward, Website Administrator at Bright Horizons Clairmont Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 03 Sep 2015:

Thank you very much for your warm words about our nursery. We really value your positive feedback.

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Alex Gaskill

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2011

Description:

Alex has been with the Bright Horizons Family for 6 years.
She has worked with the children in all of our age groups within the nursery.

Alex has gained lots of experience looking after different children and families over the years and has a passion for helping children learn and grow as individuals.

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Alex Gaskill

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2011

Description:

Alex has been with the Bright Horizons Family for 6 years.
She has worked with the children in all of our age groups within the nursery.

Alex has gained lots of experience looking after different children and families over the years and has a passion for helping children learn and grow as individuals.

Angela

Angela Brandwood-Greene

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2006

Description:

I have been with the company since 2006 and have progressed and trained within this time. I have a Level in Childcare and Education and I am also first aid trained and EpiPen trained. I started within the company as a nursery nurse progressing from a Room Leader to a Deputy Manager and then a Nursery Manager.

I am passionate about children's learning and development and also providing an environment that supports all of our families with their busy day to day lives. We create a home from home feeling where everyone's feelings and opinions are valued and respected.