Bright Stars Private Day Nursery, Halifax

20 Blackwall, Halifax HX1 2BE

Bright Stars is a vibrant, caring nursery in the centre of Halifax, providing childcare for babies and children up to the age of five years. The nursery also provides fun Holiday Clubs for children up to 10 years of age.

Care and activities are planned around the children's interests and needs, so learning is always lots of fun!

The friendly nursery has an amazing outdoor area, equipped with a nature garden, vegetable patch and exciting play equipment where children can have fun and explore every day.

Bright Stars has a highly qualified, experienced team, all of whom have first aid and safeguarding training so families know their children are in caring and capable hands. All staff have undergone enhanced DBS checks and the nursery has secure door entry systems for added security.

Healthy homemade meals and snacks are freshly prepared in the nursery kitchen for children to enjoy every day. Meals and snacks are served from the nursery's seasonal menu, which was received the Bronze Catering Mark from the Soil Association in August 2016.

Families who would like to visit the nursery are can pop in without an appointment.

Fees include nappies, wipes, sun cream, milk and all meals and snacks.

Group: Just Childcare Ltd

Person in charge: Tanzila Akhtar (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 8

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

Total Places for Children: 92

Age Range: from 0 years 0 months to 10 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Directions:

Bright Stars Private Day Nursery is in the centre of Halifax, just a short walk from the train station.

Visiting:

Parents and carers are welcome to visit the nursery without an appointment.

Overview

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Bright Stars Private Day Nursery, Halifax 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 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Stars Private Day Nursery, Halifax in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 9 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.658 for Bright Stars Private Day Nursery, Halifax is calculated as follows: ( (105 Excellents x 5) + (47 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 155 Ratings = 4.658

  • 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 4.489 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Stars Private Day Nursery, Halifax is based on 9 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 18.4 positive Reviews (92 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 18.4 Target = 0.489

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

9.1 Bright Stars Private Day Nursery, Halifax has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.147)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Bright Stars Private Day Nursery, Halifax

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
    2

The management ‘team ‘need to brush up their skills slightly. The manager was not happy with me pushing on the start date by a week. She clearly wasn’t happy about amending the invoice. I was told by her moving the start date would cause a problem as the invoice had already been generated. That should be minor compared to the importance of how confident a parent feels about the nursery and leaving their child once settled or starting to settle.

Their staff were friendly and encouraging on all my visits when trying to settle in my daughter. The nursery is clean, good layout and has a good size play area outside.

In this instance, my daughter won’t be attending Due to settling in issues. However, in the near future, I will not be choosing Bright Stars as a nursery. I felt management are more concerned about numbers coming in and start dates ( outwardly) rather than being more considerate to how I as a parent felt ( at least on the face of it).

April 2018.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Stars Private Day Nursery, Halifax? Neither Unlikely or Likely

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Average Rating:   3.8 out of 5

My son has just started at Bright Stars nursery in Halifax. We could not have had a better welcome. The manager has been hugely supportive in helping us book settling in sessions, helping us understand how all the billing and charges work and how the nursery operates. She is exceptionally warm and friendly, knowledgeable and supportive in everything we needed to arrange. Her approach has helped me feel really happy with our choice to have our son with them. I'd like to call out our sons key worker. She has already fostered a brilliant relationship with him over the various "settling in" sessions and over the past few days in setting. This is really important to me as it gives me comfort he is in a setting he feels safe and comfortable in. My son's key worker and the manager are also supportive to me as a parent, nothing is too much trouble. They give me lots of information and assurance that my son is happy and well cared for. I have peace of mind while I'm at work that my son is in great hands.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Stars Private Day Nursery, Halifax? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

The nursery is very welcoming from the second you step through the door. The staff are always friendly and have a smile on their faces. My daughter has never had an incident here and I am confident she never will. The children do numerous events throughout the year for all the children and their families to join in with.

Overall, it is a fantastic nursery and I look forward to my son joining his sister at Bright Stars Private Day Nursery, Halifax.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Stars Private Day Nursery, Halifax? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been at this nursery for 2 months and has come on leaps and bounds. What drew me to this nursery is how friendly and lovely all the staff are and how well they connected with my son. I have seen an improvement in my son's manners and speech and communication. I have to move house and I am very gutted to leave this lovely nursery behind. We will be back at events to visit.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Stars Private Day Nursery, Halifax? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Lovely staff, lovely surroundings. Constantly keep my daughter entertained and stimulated. She loves the nursery and all of her friends and the staff. The staff support my daughter's development with me and keep to my wishes i.e. potty training... they really take the time to follow on our methods from home so it is just an extension of home. So proud of my daughters progress at this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Stars Private Day Nursery, Halifax? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter has just started this nursery and I am more than happy with the level of care she has been given. It is a bright and stimulating nursery for children of all ages. I have been impressed with all the staff who are extremely friendly. The manager was very thorough in answering any questions I had prior to my daughter starting so I felt reassured. My daughter has bonded really well with her key worker who is keen to tell me what she has been up to during the day. There is a lovely space outside for the children to play. Overall, is a very clean and well run nursery, I would recommend to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Stars Private Day Nursery, Halifax? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I picked this nursery for my son mainly for the staff, location and beautiful rooms and I have not been disappointed. My son has thrived at Bright Stars. After looking at schools (for next year) I can highly recommend the preschool room as I have found my son is already taking part in activities he will be doing at school like phonics etc. He will be so prepared I'm confident that he is being given the best tools to move on in his next steps.
His younger brother is due to start in January and I know he's in good hands.
I can't recommend it enough.
Just a few good points are the staff, chef and meals, show and tell (this is fab as staff always take a genuine interest at home and has built his confidence) friends and charity events. Plus it keeps getting better with new things being introduced and always asking for feedback that is then put in place.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Stars Private Day Nursery, Halifax? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

One of the best nursery in the town. Recommend for all the parents.. They provide excellent mentoring to the kids and discipline them with good attitude and skills

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Stars Private Day Nursery, Halifax? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

When I visited Bright Stars Nursery for the first time, I didn't think it was the most spacious or greatest place, but when member of staff who was showing me around noticed a boy with a runny nose and asked to be excused for a minute so she could clean him up - I knew that it was the place I wanted to send my daughter to.

She is settling in well. Every morning we've been greeted with a smile and cuddles from members of staff. It feels great. They're always happy to answer my phone calls and tell me how she's doing. Also, I have to compliment the staff's creativity and observation. When they noticed what my daughter enjoyed doing, they made something up, especially for her to keep her entertained. It's so sweet and thoughtful.

Probably the only thing I would like them to do - is to spend more time outdoors, but I understand that it's not easy to do it on wet autumn days.
I do recommend this nursery and if you decide to send your child there, I hope you'll fall in love with it the way we did.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Stars Private Day Nursery, Halifax? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

Our daughter has been attending for almost a year now. She has come on leaps and bounds and we couldn't be more pleased.

The staff are all highly dedicated and make sure parents are listened to and children are supported in their development through fun and play. Our daughter loves the nursery and will often not want to come home at the end of the day.

Over the last year, our daughter has developed a good relationship with the staff and will often talk about them at home. We couldn't ask for better from them all.

The food is great too, a wide variety is provided and must be good as our daughter will regularly have 2 portions.

Overall, we are very pleased with the nursery and the staff and can't speak more highly of them. We have seen first-hand how much love, care and attention our daughter has received and know this is the same for all the children at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Stars Private Day Nursery, Halifax? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I find the nursery staff to be very friendly and accommodating. I have on occasion had to swap my nursery days and this has always been possible with no queries which is extremely helpful for me and very important when choosing a nursery. My son enjoys going and often does not want to come away!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Stars Private Day Nursery, Halifax? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My son has been going to this nursery for more than a year now; he has attended five days a week and currently in half day sessions and my kids goes for full-time during school holidays. They both enjoy going to this nursery. The staff are very good and polite. Both of my kids like them the most and loves to go every day (of course on Mondays my little one makes some fuss, but the staff manage him very well and they take good care of him). The Manager is good and easy to approach. One of the biggest advantages is location and is a convenient location to my work. I wanted to thank each one of the staff got their polite and taking good care of the children. I would recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Stars Private Day Nursery, Halifax? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My daughter has attended this nursery since 9 months of age. She has attended different days of the week and currently attends 4 days per week. She will be leaving to start school this September. I believe that attending this nursery has made my daughter confident and prepared her for school. She is also not a fussy eater which I believe is down to the menu which is very varied. I find the service personal and caring. The manager is always on hand or will call me back quickly if I have any questions about anything. I will be putting my daughter in to their holiday club in the school holidays as it's a familiar surrounding for her and it's a convenient location to my work. I can't Thank them enough as it's been like a second home/family for my daughter. I would recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Stars Private Day Nursery, Halifax? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

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