Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood Day Nursery and Preschool

1 Poplar Road, Hinchley Wood, Esher KT10 0DD

Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood Day Nursery and Preschool, Esher, Surrey
Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood Day Nursery and Preschool, Esher, Surrey
Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood Day Nursery and Preschool, Esher, Surrey

Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood Day Nursery and Preschool - formerly known as kidsunlimited Esher - is a purpose-built nursery located in pleasant grounds and features a large outdoor play area and a pets corner.

The nursery is located on the Hinchley Park residential development, near to the Kingston Bypass (A309) and has ideally situated drop-off and collection points and access to the A3 and all main line train links to London.

The nursery provides quality childcare for children and adopts methods of early years learning to suit the development of preschool age children.

Nursery staff are skilled and understand the importance of providing consistent and effective childcare and ensure that both children and parents benefit from a friendly service within a homely atmosphere.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Julie Court (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Surrey County Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 72

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.5 Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.469)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood 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 36 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood Day Nursery and Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 11 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 4.705 for Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (311 Excellents x 5) + (113 Goods x 4) + (7 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 431 Ratings = 4.705

  • 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 4.764 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 11 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 14.4 positive Reviews (72 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 14.4 Target = 0.764

  • 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
    28
  • Good
    8
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    32
  • Likely
    4
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood Day Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    31
  • Father of Child
    3
  • Grandfather of Child
    1
  • Nanny/Carer of Child
    1

Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood Day Nursery is a fantastic nursery. Our son (who is nearly two) has been there for almost a year and has done fantastically well there. The staff are kind, warm and friendly, and our little boy regularly comes home and says their names happily, followed by "friend" and "good". It's wonderful to know how much he cares for the people looking after him. We're delighted with every aspect of the nursery, the team do a great job.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has attended the nursery since she was 9 months old. She is now 2 1/2. Both she and I are very happy with the nursery. She has come along leaps and bounds and they are really helping her development by teaching through play. She loves counting and doing her colours. The staff have always been amazing and the manager is lovely.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood 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

I can not speak highly enough of the team at Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood. My little girl attends and my little boy has just left to start school and they both loved it from day one. The staff are friendly and nurturing and really care about the children (this was particularly apparent when my little boy was quite seriously ill last year and the love and support we received from this nursery was overwhelming). There is always a friendly face to help with a query and the children are stimulated and encouraged to get ready for school but most importantly they are cared for in a genuine and warm manner and encouraged to have fun. I would have no hesitations in recommending the nursery to anyone - keep up the good work!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Hinchley Wood is a fun friendly and welcoming environment. The staff are always full of energy and life and can see the love and care for the children. They are consistently coming up with new fun ideas and activities for the children's learning and involve parents and carers when needs be. The management team are friendly welcoming and accommodating.
The environment is clean bright and airy.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood 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 son has been at Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood since he was 10 months (he is now almost three) and he loves it there. He loves all the activities - cake making, playing sports, arts and crafts - and has lots of little friends. He loves the team who look after him - he told me the other day that he wants to invite all his teachers to his birthday party. When I pick him up from nursery and ask him how his day was, his answer is invariably "great" and then he launches into a full account of everything that he has been up to. Would definitely recommend the nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been attending the nursery since she was 8 months old, and she has just turned three. She can sometimes be difficult to settle and dislikes change and new environments: the nursery have been brilliant at managing her changes of room and the staff have been wonderful at building relationships with her. She is very happy here and she astounds me with the things that she can already do - all things she has learnt from being at this nursery. She can already spell her name and can add and subtract simple sums: this blows my mind.

Our family recently had an upsetting few months caused by a serious but not life-threatening illness. The support we have had (myself, my husband and my daughter) from this nursery actually bring tears to my eyes. They have been wonderful at providing flexible care in times of need and supported my daughter through times when she hasn't felt particularly happy. For this, I will always be tremendously grateful. I would never hesitate to recommend.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been at the nursery since she was 11 months old. It's a great place and now my daughter is 4 nearly going to school they are teaching her so much and prepping her for school which is fantastic.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood 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: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood is a warm, friendly and nurturing nursery with staff who genuinely care about the children, their development and well-being. There is plenty of variety week to week and a focus on outdoor play/sports as well. The pre-school is a busy (and boisterous!) environment where the children seem engaged and very happy.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My 3-year-old has been attending for 3 months. He still attends another nursery on 1 day close to his grandparents, so we were concerned about him settling in here- we needn't have. It's a bright, open, friendly place. I'd signed him up to another nursery in Esher but on recommendation looked around here, and was so impressed I signed him up that day. He's very active so vital to find somewhere with large, open rooms and big enough outside areas to run/play freely, which this does. It has the best arranged outside space I'd seen. The down time- children relaxing, reading on cushions after play is so sweet. There are little educational zones around the pre-school room which makes me confident he'll be ready for school when the time comes. Staff are lovely, cheerful and always put him at ease when he arrives. The kitchen smells amazing at all times of the day (!) main meals are amazing and teaching him to be more adventurous with his food. This is a lovely, happy place.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Overall the staff and management team provide great care and a safe and fun environment whilst still promoting and encouraging the learning/education side.
Our little boy regularly comes home having learnt new things and shares them! Would definitely recommend Hinchley Wood.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood 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: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My child has attended Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood Day Nursery and Preschool since she was 10 months. She is now 27 months and in her third room so far and we've enjoyed each one. The staff are fantastic in all the rooms as are the admin staff. Always have a smile on their faces and always talk to your child even if they aren't in their room. The building is always kept clean and the children have plenty to play with both indoors and outdoors. My daughter almost always eats all of her meals (sometimes two helpings) so it must be good! She comes home singing all sorts of songs and saying new words, so I know she is developing well at the nursery.
I've never had any complaints about the nursery and would certainly recommend to other parents.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have two children at Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood and they both love it. The staff are warm, caring people who take great care of all the children. In 18 months I've used the nursery, I've never had any concerns about any element of their care. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this nursery to my friends.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

This was my daughters first experience of nursery and she has thrived here. In particular, she has made some great relationships with the staff, including the cook! There are always new activities happening and she participates in a wide variety of learning experiences. The staff know all the individual children well, and this is reflected in how happy they all are at the end of the day when they don't want to come home!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood Day Nursery and Preschool? 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

My daughter has been attending this nursery for 2.5 yrs now. The staff have always been very caring and have provided a nurturing environment to help her develop and grow in confidence. My one-year-old has also recently started there and again, the staff have been great at helping her settle. They both enjoy the daily activities running at the nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I have sent two children to this nursery over the last 5 years and have always found it a pleasure to sent my children to. The staff are always professional and friendly. There is the right balance of learning and play. The management is always informative and can never do too much to help support and guide both myself and my children. Thanks, Hinchley Wood!!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been here since she was 10months old and is now almost 3 years old. Hinchley Wood Day Nursery has been an excellent setting for her early years. All of the staff have a lovely nature and my daughter has always built strong relationships with her key workers. She seems to come home every day having learnt something new and the fact that on most days, she doesn't want to leave, I think says it all!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Very personable. Staff very friendly and helpful. The manager is very approachable. Lovely learning environment as rooms are open and airy and plenty of space for toddlers to run around. Food is excellent with lots of variety.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood 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: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Hinchley Wood feels like a small nursery, with a personal approach despite being part of a large network. The staff are helpful and friendly. My 8-month-old loves his time in nursery and is very stimulated when there.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

They are such an amazing nursery! The staff are so lovely to deal with and always so helpful. My son has been attending the baby room since May 2016 and he absolutely loves it there. I feel so reassured leaving him there with the staff as they are so good with the babies. The staff are so attentive of the children and creative with the activities they do with them. The premises are also the best I have seen. They are very modern and always clean and the meals they get are also very impressive and wholesome. My son often has second helpings which speaks for itself! I will definitely be sending my second child here. Keep up the great work guys!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood 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

Great space and building. consistent staff who clearly care about the children. Good leadership. Food must be good as my daughter always has seconds .

I feel comfortable leaving my daughter there and really like the feedback I receive and assistance when required.

My daughter has been at this nursery nearly 2 years and the management seem to continually look at how to improve.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am more than happy to recommend this nursery, my granddaughter loves all the staff and enjoys all the messy activities that take place. She is very well looked after and the environment is always inviting and stimulating.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood 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 children have been at Hinchley Wood for approximately 6 months. Both of them absolutely love going to nursery and have made fantastic progress in their personal growth and development. My oldest son now eats vegetables!! We are really impressed with the quality of care and guidance provided by all of the teachers. I can highly recommend this nursery school. Well done to the manager and her team!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood 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 moved from Ireland in May 2016 and we were very attached to our previous nursery. I was so concerned about starting a new nursery in a new country but from day one I realised we had chosen the perfect nursery. I have a 3 year and 4-year-old and both were so happy in Hinchley Wood. Their day is filled with fun are appropriate activities, healthy food and lots of outdoor play and exercise. We are always kept informed about the children's activities on a weekly basis. I certainly would have no hesitation in recommending this nursery to any other parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood 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: Excellent

My eldest child, who has now moved onto school, thoroughly enjoyed his time here. His sister is currently in Pre-School and really enjoys her days. She is always busy and active and has lots to tell me on the drive home! The staff know the children very well and although the retention of staff has fluctuated, there seems to be a real effort more recently to ensure groups of staff in each room are more set. The current staff work very hard and are always warm, friendly and polite.
It is great that they provide outside agency activities e.g Playball but I do feel that this should be provided and included by Bright Horizons themselves, especially at Pre-School age.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

The staff at in pre-school are amazing. My son started with them in September and found it hard to settle at first. The staff couldn't have done more to reassure us, providing extra settling in sessions to ensure when he did his first full day we were not worried at all. The communication between pre-school and us is fantastic. Both on a daily basis when staff will alway have time to answer questions when we drop off and pick up and regular emails on what pre-school have been up to and what is coming up. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood Day Preschool to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood 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 2 young children have been at this day nursery and pre-school full time for 2 months and we couldn't be happier. The staff have gone above and beyond to make sure that my children have both settled in well and they are both thriving. The building and facilities are fantastic and the staff are friendly, competent, fun and caring. Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood has provided all of the peace of mind working parents like us look for in a nursery and pre-school.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood 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'm very happy to send my boys to nursery because I feel they are nurtured, inspired, safe and have fun here. The staff are mindful of the responsibility they undertake and do it with a smile on their faces and in a gentle, encouraging manner - so the children feel happy, confident and settled. The food is excellent and the activities are many and varied with a constant drive to make their learning environment as useful and productive as possible. I can't imagine being happy sending them anywhere else. I feel they are safe and happy here - which makes me happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood 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 been at this nursery for around three years. We love it. She loves it. We are gutted she now has to leave here and go to school. The staff are very kind. My girl has forged genuine relationships with the staff members and other children. The managers are lovely, they have really taken the time to get to know my daughter and have gone over and above on many occasions for her. We love Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood. Highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood 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

Our daughter first and foremost was very happy here. She knew all the children and staff by name and it gave her such a good start to being part of a community. When I picked her up other children would say to her that her dad was here to pick up. This environment, in my view, is directly related to the open way this nursery is managed. Staff were open, friendly and feedback was always listened to and acted upon. Learning was viewed as important but being part of a community even more so - a key skill in life. This should be well valued by other parents thinking of this nursery for their children.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood 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: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I would be very happy to recommend this nursery. The staff are professional, friendly, fun and very caring towards the children. Many of them have been with the nursery a number of years which I think says a lot about the management team. The environment is clean and bright with plenty of outdoor space and the food is great. The children are always busy with activities and having fun outside.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood 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

I have two children at the nursery, one in the babies and the other in pre-school. There is always a stimulating schedule of activities for the children and the children do not get bored. Safeguarding is taken very seriously, as are the needs of children with allergies. The staff show genuine affection and interest in the children. The facilities and toys are excellent, as is the purpose built building. There is good outdoor play space too. Parents are regularly invited to participate in nursery life and activities. It is expensive, but in my opinion you are getting the very best nursery care for your child and worth the money.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood 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: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Excellent nursery. The care is excellent, the children are always doing exciting and different activities. My daughter (now 2, started when she was 9 months) loves it.
The staff are all very helpful, friendly and approachable.
My first experience of their admin wasn't great (getting registered) but my recent experience has been great - you get daily reviews of what the child has done, weekly email updates from the staff in the room and other ad hoc updates.
I would definitely recommend this nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughters both left to go to school in September and they have both loved the nursery. The team are fantastic and extremely hard working. The girls felt comfortable, excited and happy within the surroundings and as a mother this was so reassuring for me when leaving them. All the team were very polite and helpful. I was very sad when it came to the girls moving school as this meant moving from somewhere they were comfortable, happy and used to.
Overall I couldn't say a bad word about the nursery and if I had to choose a nursery setting over again it would 100 per cent choose here.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

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

My daughter started the nursery in 2013 in the Preschool room. She settled in very quickly and loved the staff that looked after her. She thoroughly enjoyed coming to nursery! The staff were always welcoming and my daughter always came home telling me various stories about the fun activities she had taken part in throughout the day. My daughter wasn't very confident with physical activities and the staff really encouraged this area of her development. I would highly recommend this nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am very happy with the nursery environment and the care for my child. The staff team are very approachable and friendly at all times. They provide nurturing care for not only my child all children throughout the nursery. They are always very pleasant and smiley even when passing by in the corridor they always acknowledge your presences. Any questions and queries I have are fully answered and my feedback at the end of the day is always thorough.
As she is my first and only and in the beginning I struggled with the thought of leaving her but now I couldn't think of a safer place to leave her after seeing how happy she is and excited when walking into the nursery and her room.
The management team are friendly and approachable and are always willing to help and cater if for any additional needs I have.
I am overall very happy with the nursery and with the progress and relationships she is making from such a young age and I look forward to seeing her further within the setting.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Hinchley Wood Day Nursery and Preschool? 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 at Bright Horizons in Hinchley Wood for 4 months now and every single encounter with the nursery has been absolutely brilliant. They made the settling in period go really smoothly (for all of us!) and ever since we have been impressed with the level of care from the staff, the cleanliness of the building and the friendliness of the reception staff. We really feel that our little boy is in very safe hands and that everyone he comes into contact with whilst he is there has his best interests at heart. Both his key workers are just wonderful and we feel very comfortable leaving him with them. He adores both of them and this gives us peace of mind when we are both at work.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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Julie Court

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Description:

I started working with children from the age of 16, working for social services in both children's homes and day nurseries. Whilst bringing up my own children I worked night duty on a maternity unit as well as doing supply work for the local educational authority.

I then joined the private sector, managing a small day nursery as well as supporting nine others. I after that I managed a large nursery in Surbiton before moving to Bright Horizons Esher (which used to be kidsunlimited).

My initial qualification was my NNEB followed by the Advanced Diploma in Child Care and Education. In more recent years I gained the BA Honours in Childcare and Education and completed Early Years professional status.

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Rachel Torbett

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2011

Description:

I am a fun, bubbly character who thrives from new challenges. I started at Hinchley Wood Nursery in July 2011. I started as an apprentice doing my level 2 and from there I worked my way through my level 3 and proceeded to work my way up to a Room Leader. I have managed all ages and currently leading the Preschool room. From working as a Room Leader I worked my way up to Third in Charge where I got to learn more about the business side. I also took on the role of SENCO. From this the deputy position at Hinchley Wood Day Nursery came up and I thought it was perfect timing for me to move up especially in an environment where I started my childcare journey. I have now been in the role since May 2016 and learning new things every day.