Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare

7 Blantyre Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 5AD

Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Day Nursery and Preschool is conveniently located in the heart of Bruntsfield area, near Bruntsfield Links and provides a secure, warm and welcoming environment for babies and children.

The nursery is split into three bright playrooms with an additional sleep room for babies and toddlers and a dedicated activities room.

The nursery also has an enclosed garden at the back of the building and a small garden at the front allowing children to extend their learning.

Children at Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Day Nursery and Preschool are taken on regular trips to the local library and parks.

The children can also participate in a wide range of extra activities, including: music, French, yoga and sport classes.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Damaris Medina Santana (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Edinburgh City Council

Number of Staff: 10

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

Total Places for Children: 49

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.4 Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.437)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 18 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.9 out of 5 from 9 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 4.519 for Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare is calculated as follows: ( (132 Excellents x 5) + (66 Goods x 4) + (16 Satisfactorys x 3) + (2 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 216 Ratings = 4.519

  • 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 4.918 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare 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 9.8 positive Reviews (49 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 9.8 Target = 0.918

  • 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
    11
  • Good
    7
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    6
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare

  • Mother of Child
    17
  • Father of Child
    1

The staff at Bright Horizons Bruntsfield are attentive, caring, and they are good at tailoring activities to suit the individual child. We have a 2-year-old and a 3-year-old at nursery, and it's lovely to see how the children are given the opportunity to pursue their own interests.

We have found mealtimes to be a particular highlight. The meals provided have been nutritious and varied, and the children's table manners and self-serving skills have developed well during their time at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both of my children have attended the nursery and both have really enjoyed their time there. I have had experience of the rooms for all age groups and of the transition from nursery to school. The staff are kind, competent and knowledgeable about the individual children and their needs. Feedback is almost always very thorough. There is a wide range of interesting things for the children to do and a good balance between structured and unstructured activity. The meals are healthy and varied and a great way to introduce a range of foods and flavours. It would be great if more use could be made of nearby green spaces, although I appreciate this can be difficult to manage.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I like that the staff give me feedback about my child when I pick her up.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Marketa Cardon, Marketing at Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare responded to this review on 05 Apr 2017:

Thank you very much for your review. Your feedback is very important in helping us to continue to provide high-quality care and education to you and your family. We noticed that you didn’t score us 100% in all areas and we would be grateful to know how we can reach it. I have asked the Nursery Manager to speak to you and to find out how we can exceed your expectations. You can also contact us by email at ukfeedback@brighthorizons.com.

Leaving my son in the care of others was extremely difficult for me however the staff at Bruntsfield Nursery Day Nursery and Preschool made it so much easier. He was always greeted with enthusiasm and had a great bond with staff throughout the nursery. I felt that the staff took time to get to know him, his likes and dislikes, strengths and areas of support. After a shaky start, he was skipping in without even a backwards glance (much to my dismay??). Ultimately, he was happy, engaged and cared for. I couldn't have asked for more. Due to a change of jobs, I don't use the nursery anymore, which is unfortunate as was also very impressed by their preschool rooms.

Would also like to mention the wide variety of well-prepared meals that the children are given. My son now eats and enjoys a wide variety of foods. Compliments to the chef!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our daughter really enjoys the nursery. She is happy to go there in the morning and most of the times really does not want to leave when being picked up. I guess that's a good review of the place. The staff is friendly, informative and I know that they take good care of her.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Poor

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter is very happy in this nursery and has a lovely bond with the teachers who care for her. They know her very well, accept her little quirks and have been fantastically encouraging of her. Whilst I might wish that the nursery had more outside space and took the children out on more trips out of the nursery, what is of paramount importance to me is the care that my daughter receives, the encouragement and understanding and the real bond she has with her caregivers. For this reason, we're very happy with our daughter being looked after in this setting.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I would highly recommend this nursery. The commitment of the staff to ensure the nursery remains dynamic in terms of learning opportunities. They are creative, responsive and caring. The cleanliness is a very high standard. The food is incredible! My daughter has become a confident, sociable, creative and caring individual - thanks to the staff and the ethos of the nursery. The staff are a support even to us as parents; if we are facing a particularly challenging time they are ready with advice and support e.g. toilet training/ eating etc

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare? 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

My daughter likes the staff (which is the most important thing for me).
Toddlers have 2 spacious rooms to play in. They can choose where to go. I like that the there is a hall between toilets and toddler rooms rather than being connected by a door (connecting the two areas by a door would cause the smells to go into the playroom no matter how clean it is).

The payment system of the nursery is not the best. It's so hard to work things out when there is an extra payment that needs to be refunded (you would usually get a credit rather than a refund). Also, their computer is old and slow (it wastes everybody's time).

The back garden is too small, the front garden is even smaller. it's really important for children to have a big outdoor space.

Because the surrounding residents are not happy with the noises; the children currently play in the back garden once every morning (not a good thing when your child is there only on PM sessions)

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Poor

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

This nursery offers a safe, clean and nurturing environment for my twins. Currently, in the baby room, the babies are happy to be dropped in the morning. They are greeted by staff and fellow children with smiles and waves. They are offered a number of different learning activities, including messy play, drawing, crafts, sand and water, music and story time. The separate sleeping room, complete with cots and blankets is a plus, not present in other nurseries I have visited. The staff are experienced, warm and friendly. They are also conscientious and helpful and deal with complaints quickly. The only downside to this nursery, in my opinion, is the afternoon "snack". Rather than a proper meal, with a savoury main and dessert, it is one or the other and it is not consistently substantial. This makes it difficult to know whether or not my children will be hungry at pick up time. This aside, I am extremely happy with the quality of care and range of opportunities this nursery provides.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Great nursery, really lovely staff full of enthusiasm for their job and the children. Our son clearly has a fantastic time and nursery is contributing to his development, I would certainly recommend the nursery to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son and daughter are very happy here. They are well looked after, supported with play and I know they have strong bonds with the teachers. We wish the outside space was bigger but the nursery makes the best of it and have outings too.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I find all nursery staff are friendly and helpful. My son has improved a lot on his social and communication skills. He had joined couples different nurseries before this one and this is the first nursery he really enjoy as I always ask him ''do you want to go to nursery today?'' , he says Yes for this one and never has troubles of refusing to go to the nursery in the morning. (He used to cry a lot in the morning and said No to nursery before)
My son used to be a bit shy and quiet before and he has improved a lot of his language skill and start talk to people a lot more in this nursery. But the most important thing is I find him being happy in this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been at Bright Horizons Bruntsfield for the past 8 months and has thoroughly enjoyed her time there, the staff have been so welcoming and have shown her a huge amount of care and attention, evident in her comfort and affection for all the staff I have seen her interact with.
We really appreciated the weekly newsletter to discover the general activities and learning goals within each different area - and lovely to see photos both in emails and in our daughter's learning journal. It was a real relief bringing our daughter in each day to see she had made friends and was almost always enthusiastic about going into nursery (and never overly keen to leave at the end of the day!)
Thanks to all the fantastic staff at Bruntsfield for their hard work in making her feel so at home. Her friends and teachers at Bright Horizons will be greatly missed.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare? 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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

We have used the nursery for a number of years with our children. We are extremely happy with the nursery. It's a lovely warm homely nursery and our children have been cared for by lovely talented staff over our time. The food is also been fantastic with a variety of different dishes and also catering for my child who had allergies whilst there. Outdoor space although small is very well used and children also go to local parks and libraries etc, my eldest when attended used to enjoy visiting the farm. Management team have always been very helpful and it's great to see them in the rooms with the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

A great little Nursery! What lacks in outdoor space is made up with a strong management team and well trained, caring staff. My child has attended the nursery for 5 years and it has been critical to her first start in life. Without the support, learning and interaction at Bright Horizons, she would not have been prepared for school! The home cooked freshly prepared meals have encouraged my child to have a vast appetite for different types of cuisine also.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

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

Our daughter has been very well cared for at Bruntsfield Bright Horizons for over two years.
She had great fun building up strong relationships with the staff and children. The size of the structure allows for a very personal level of care and education for the children as well as very good interactions between staff and parents. We have really appreciated this. The team is lively and very dedicated to the children. Interesting extra activities are organised on a very regular basis.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Marketa Cardon, Bright Horizons Team at Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare responded to this review on 26 Feb 2016:

Thank you very much for your review. We really value your feedback. Please, can I encourage you to share your comments with the nursery team? It's important to us that they are addressed and you’re totally happy with the high level of care we provide.

My children (4&3) love going here. The staff are welcoming and friendly and really know my children well. I feel very confident in leaving my children here and knowing they will be well look after and have a good range for activities to challenge them. My daughter enjoys the French class that the nursery offer.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Marketa Cardon, Mrkg at Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare responded to this review on 14 Jan 2016:

Thank you so much for such a positive feedback, we really value your opinion. I'm going to pass your kind words onto the team.

A well structured and fun nursery, my son is happy there! We have been there for a year now and he is always happy when I drop him off and pick him up. Activities are good, food is excellent, the staff are excellent and friendly.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Early Learning and Childcare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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Damaris Medina Santana

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2017

Description:

We welcome our new Manager Damaris to Bright Horizons Brunstfield.