Bright Beginnings Stirling, Stirling, Stirling
Bright Beginnings Stirling, Stirling, Stirling
Bright Beginnings Stirling, Stirling, Stirling

Bright Beginnings Stirling offers age-specific early years learning, with dedicated departments that plan activities in well-resourced play rooms.

Situated in a two storey property located in the Kings Park area of Stirling, the nursery has access to equipped outdoor areas with all weather surfacing. Children enjoy walks in the surrounding area and trips in the local community.

Healthy meals and snacks, e-journals and the use of tablets and a smart board are all included in the nursery fees, while children can also benefit from sports classes.

The aim is to value children as individuals within a warm and welcoming environment, with qualified staff working to see them grow and flourish.

Bright Beginnings Stirling is a member of NDNA and an ECO schools centre, and is part of the Smile Too Dental Scheme. The nursery has strong links with Stirling Council enabling it to offer funded pre-school education sessions.

They also offer early drop off, late pick ups and various discounts.

The nursery offers childcare for children from birth to five years of age.

Group: Bertram Nursery Group

Person in charge: Emma Bell (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Stirling Council

Number of Staff: 25

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

Total Places for Children: 90

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: Christmas & New Year

Fees Guide: Funded pre-school sessions available

Directions:

Located beside Kings Park and the Hospital, the nursery is a 20 minute walk from the train station.

Visiting:

Staff members are always more than happy to help in any way possible. Please contact to book your unique show around of Bright Beginnings Nursery so you can see the fantastic facilities for yourself!

Parking:

There is a small car park next to the nursery which all parents and enquiring parents are welcome to use.

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

7.2 Bright Beginnings Stirling has a Review Score of 7.2 (7.183)

The Review Score of 7.2 (maximum of 10) for Bright Beginnings Stirling 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 21 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Beginnings Stirling in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.5 out of 5 from 21 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 4.683 for Bright Beginnings Stirling is calculated as follows: ( (173 Excellents x 5) + (78 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 252 Ratings = 4.683

  • 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 2.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Beginnings Stirling is based on 21 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4 then divided by 2 = 2.000

    2. Target of 18 positive Reviews (90 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 21 Reviews ÷ 18 Target Reached = 1 , then divided by 2 = 0.500

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


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    17
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bright Beginnings Stirling?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    21
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bright Beginnings Stirling

  • Mother of Child
    20
  • Father of Child
    1

My first child has been attending the nursery from he was 9 months old and the whole experience has been positive. The staff were the main reason that we chose Bright Beginnings Stirling. They are extremely child-centered. From the initial visit to now on a daily basis, they are focused on my son and his needs from first meeting him, just wanting to talk to him, and playing with him. The details of the nursery itself and how it operates came second. This was very important to us as we did not want him to be another number in a group of many children. The staff are very attentive and offer lots of activities to stimulate the babies and encourage learning. Staff give a full update at the end of the day as to what my son has been up to and online observations are also used so we can actually see photos of him in action. We also like that each room in the nursery has access to an outside, age specific play area.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Beginnings Stirling? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have had three kids in the care of Bright Beginnings - Stirling since they were babies. Two are still there and one has graduated! We've had no issues and the kids have loved it. They've bonded with the staff well and the staff are completely focused on the kids and take the time to chat away to us at the start and end of each day. The online journals they use help us connect even more with what they get up to. Food is also great - all homemade loveliness by the lovely chef! The other huge advantage to the nursery is access to outdoor space, and the kids explore the woods, library etc. on a regular basis.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Beginnings Stirling? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son has attended Bright Beginnings for almost a year. In that time I have noticed that he has developed many new social skills and is a happy confident little boy. He loves his nursery days. The staff are very friendly and build a great rapport with the children. I find that both management and nursery nurses are very approachable.
The flexibility of the nursery particularly helps as I work shifts and it has made going back to work a lot easier. I am delighted that we were lucky enough to get a space for our son, I am confident that he is well cared for and his needs are met and more with the great mix of activities that are on offer.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Beginnings Stirling? 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

My little girl had only attended this nursery for the past two months. She was quiet unsettled to begin with , staff have been great in helping her settle . They are very helpful and very approachable. Would definitely recommend this nursery to others .

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Beginnings Stirling? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Our 4-year-old son has been going to this nursery for over 3 years and enjoys it. He has met new friends and it has brought him out of his shell more and more.

The staff are friendly, and although there may be the odd problem, they are quick to deal with it.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Beginnings Stirling? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Value for Money: Good

My little girl has attended Bright Beginnings Stirling for almost two years and I've seen her develop into a social confident little person with the help and guidance of staff.

They've gotten to know her and her little quirks so well that my once fussy eater now happily tries foods unknown to her.

I love the new reward system with certificates too- really lovely to receive after a long day at work missing your wee one!

We will miss Bright Beginnings Stirling.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Beginnings Stirling? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I love this nursery and staff, I never feel nervous leaving my child in the morning, and sometimes I think she'd rather stay rather than come home!!
Regular on-line updates with what education is taking place and the next steps to develop their learning,
As well as verbal updates each day, I've recommended a friend that's unhappy with their current nursery too!
I did look around other nurseries due to cost, but price is what you pay, value is what you get.
A brilliant nursery.

Thanks

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Beginnings Stirling? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been at Bright Beginnings from the age of 18 months and now she is nearly 4. We have been really impressed by the staff and the individual care that each child gets. Our daughter is one of the few vegetarian children at the nursery for example, and at each session she gets asked what she wants for lunch. The transition from room to room as children get older is really well managed.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Beginnings Stirling? 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 wee girl has been going to this nursery since she has been 11 months old and she is now 2. The initial settling in period was great and ever since then she has thrived. She loves going to nursery and enjoys all of the activities they do- particularly all of the outside play. She learns lots of different things and the learning that they do based around themes really grabs her imagination.
The staff are all lovely and seem to form real bonds with the children which makes it easier for me to leave my wee girl there as I know she is with people who care for her.
Once my wee boy is old enough and when i go back to work I will have no concerns about leaving him at this nursery as I know he'll be well looked after and will enjoy it.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Beginnings Stirling? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

This is an excellent nursery. We have had very positive experiences with both our daughters. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and form real bonds with the children. Our daughter's knowledge is coming on leaps and bounds and she always comes home chatting about what she has learnt in nursery. She also spends a lot of time outside exploring which she loves. The nursery chef is also lovely and has given me advice on what to cook for 2 fussy eaters. We will be very sad when the time comes for our youngest daughter to leave.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Beginnings Stirling? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Cannot recommend this nursery highly enough - my son has been attending this nursery for the last 12-18 months and has been very well looked after. The staff are extremely friendly, taking the time to get to know the children even if they are not directly involved in his day to day care. My son has bonded well with staff from all over the nursery and this has gone a long way to making him feel secure and settled. The learning activities are excellent and my son has developed brilliantly since joining, quite often surprising me with his knowledge of numbers/colours/dinosaurs etc! I love that the children are outside in all weathers with exercise classes also provided outside. Communication is fantastic and parents are actively encouraged to get involved at all levels. Finally, there is a healthy and very varied menu provided which my very fussy son loves - usually eating a lot more in nursery than he would ever eat at home!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Beginnings Stirling? 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

Our child has been at this nursery since they were 7 months old and our second child will also be attending. All the staff have been very helpful, caring and take the time to get to know each child. They help build the child's confidence, as well as working on the individual learning needs of each child in a group and one to one basis.
The opening hours are ideal for working parents with the options of early starts and late nights if necessary. The fact they are only closed over Christmas and New Year is also ideal as not everyone gets time off over the festive period.
The play areas outside have recently been updated and the children get to spend lots of time outdoors when the weather allows which our child loves.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Beginnings Stirling? 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our wee girl has been going to Bright Beginnings since she was one. She settled in quickly and has never looked back. All the staff are lovely and knowledgeable. We are greeted everyday in a friendly way. Each room is designed especially for the age group it caters for.
I feel my daughter is ready for school, thanks to all the hard work of the staff in the Butterfly room.
I can't recommend Bright Beginnings highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Beginnings Stirling? 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 eldest has been at the nursery for 4 years and my youngest has just started. The service we received for all age groups has been excellent. The children love going to nursery and have learned key skills through attending Bright Beginnings.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Beginnings Stirling? 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

Before my daughter went into Bright Beginnings she was very shy and being an only child wasn't too used to spending time with other children, she has now settled in great thanks to all the staff in both the classes she has been in and has came out her shell. All the staff are extremely welcoming and friendly, the chef has even gone the extra mile to accommodate her needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Beginnings Stirling? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Bright Beginnings Stirling is a lovely nursery. Over the last 6 years we've found all the staff on all occasions interested in and caring of our children. There are several individual rooms for different age groups, which was one of the reasons we chose this nursery. Due to this, the room numbers are not so large and it allows the staff members to get to know and understand your child, tailoring their care and activities to suit.
The indoor and outdoor environments are also very good and recently refurbished. They spend a lot of time outdoors too, which is another reason for our choice. Overall we would recommend Bright Beginnings Stirling and we will be very sad when we have to say goodbye to everyone in a year's time when last child moves up to Primary School.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Beginnings Stirling? 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

Currently very happy with the standard of care my child receives, activities are varied and informative. Access to outside space and learning is very good. Communication and learning updates also good making it easier to reinforce ideas at home.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Beginnings Stirling? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My child attends this nursery and I think it is a great nursery, I would definitely recommend it to others. The staff do a range of different activities with the children including sensory, messy play, stories/songs, outside play etc. The older children learn different topics and they always make this fun for the children whilst teaching them about new things. I particularly like this nursery for the outside space. Each room has it's own garden and there is so much for them to do in the gardens with lots of things to see and do and great wee corners to explore and they get the children outside as much as possible which is great. All the staff are great as is the food they get provided at nursery. My child eats better lunches than me! ??

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Beginnings Stirling? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Staff are very welcoming, polite and professional.
Facilities are kept to a high stand.
The development programme and study materials the staff teach to the children help them not only develop their knowledge but also helps the children get an insight into what lies ahead in a school and high school learning environments.
The children not only have a good nutritional balance diet throughout their attendance at the facilities but also learn about what they are eating and taking more responsibility in their eating decisions.
The staff go out their way to assist in any culture/religious requirements each child may need from specialised diets to learning and practising another language from home.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Beginnings Stirling? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been with bright beginnings since he was 8 months old. The nursery's greatest strength is the staff working there. Strong room leads who develop and nurture. The nursery engage the children in each room and keep parents involved in the activities carried out.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Beginnings Stirling? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have been using Bright Beginnings in Stirling for over 7 years. They are very responsive to feedback and care is individualized. The staff are all genuinely very nice and my children really enjoy the activities provided for them and the caring attitude. The outside space is great and always changing to keep things interesting. The cook does an excellent job and lunches are always eaten by my children.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Beginnings Stirling? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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Awards / Recognitions

March 2017

September 2013

July 2010

Eco Award

Recipient: Bright Beginnings Stirling

Date: Friday 09 Jul 2010

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Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

Emma

Emma Bell

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2017

Description:

Bright Beginnings Stirling Nursery Manager, Emma Bell, has a professional qualification in childcare and many years experience working with children of all ages.