New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath)

41 Church Road, Bexleyheath DA7 4DD

New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) has been in operation for over 13 years and is located in a converted Victorian house which has been renovated to meet the needs of caring for young children.

The nursery provides children with a welcoming and friendly home-from-home environment and has a team of highly qualified and enthusiastic staff who have a genuine interest in supporting children to learn and achieve.

Staff are skilled and professional as they support children's individual needs and help them to become capable learners.

Staff are trained to meet every child’s individual needs and help the children to learn and achieve in a fun, attractive and bright learning environment.

The nursery is located close to the main road, and ideally situated for local rail and bus routes.

Group: New Foundations Day Nursery

Person in charge: Joanne Pattenden (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Bexley Council

Number of Staff: 16

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

Total Places for Children: 29

Age Range: from 0 years 6 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: Please contact the nursery for details

Parking:

There is parking available on site for drop off, collection and visitors only.

Overview

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 46 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 28 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 4.824 for New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) is calculated as follows: ( (455 Excellents x 5) + (97 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 552 Ratings = 4.824

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) is based on 28 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 5.8 positive Reviews (29 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 28 Reviews ÷ 5.8 Target Reached = 1

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

9.8 New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.824)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
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  • Satisfactory
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  • Poor
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  • Very Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    46
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
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  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
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  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
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Reviewer Connection to New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath)

  • Mother of Child
    36
  • Father of Child
    10

Our daughter has been attending NFDN in the baby room for almost 6 months, and we couldn't be happier. It is hard to leave any child in the hands of someone else, but it makes it so much easier to know that she loves going. She happily waves us off each morning which is the best sign that the nursery provides a safe and nurturing place for her - one that is homely, fun and educational. They helped her settle very quickly - I found it more difficult to adjust than my daughter did! She has great affection for the staff and will often mention the names of individual staff members when we are at home. The nursery staff are all very committed, caring, and seem to have a genuine interest in the individual personalities of the children and watching them develop. In terms of management, everyone is extremely approachable, flexible and communication is excellent. Thanks to the whole team for all the care and attention you give - you play a huge part in helping them to grow into little people!

How likely would you be to recommend New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Joanne Hammond, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 08 Mar 2018:

Thanks, Katie, lovely review.

We love how the nursery is family orientated. The staff are exceptional and both our kids love the nursery, it was easy for them to settle in.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Joanne Hammond, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 02 Mar 2018:

Thank you Nellie.

New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) is more than a nursery - it’s family. It is everything you can wish for your child: loving, nurturing and very safe environment. I have complete trust in this place and very grateful for all the hard work they are doing every day. Happy I chose them for my first son and of course, it was the only choice for my second. Would recommend to anyone with no hesitation.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Joanne Hammond, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 28 Feb 2018:

Thank you very much for taking the time to review NFDN, your kind comments mean a lot to us.

My daughter absolutely loves NFDN. She has learned a lot over two years but most of all, she has been happy there. The staff team is amazing: friendly, caring and professional. I strongly recommend the nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Joanne Hammond, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 28 Feb 2018:

Thanks, Edyta.

My little one loves this nursery and all the staff are great always keeping us informed about his progress and events etc, our little one has come leaps and bounds since joining this nursery, strongly recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

Joanne Hammond, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 02 Mar 2018:

Thank you Varinder.

Both of my Daughters have attended New Foundations over the past 7 years and my youngest still attends. I can't thank the nursery enough for the care and support they have given my Daughters. They have given them the confidence and love of learning ahead of starting school. Would highly recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Joanne Pattenden, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 28 Feb 2018:

Many thanks for your kind words, we really appreciate them.

Both my daughters are currently attending New Foundations, one in the baby room and the other the pre-school room. As the nursery is smaller than others, it is like a home from home for the girls and they look forward to going. The staff are patient, knowledgeable and friendly, helping to settle both girls in extremely quickly when they both started. Being at the nursery has helped their personal development and the activities they do, are not only fun but educational.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Joanne Hammond, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 28 Feb 2018:

Many thanks for your kind words, we really appreciate them.

Two-year-old daughter attends twice a week and she loves it! All the staff seem to know her and she appears to have good relationships with the staff in her room.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Joanne Pattenden, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 28 Feb 2018:

Many thanks for your kind words, we really appreciate them.

My son has already spent nearly 3 years in this nursery, all staffs are very friendly and professional. Lots of different activities all year round and my son loves to take his nursery work home to show everyone. Fees are more reasonable than few nurseries nearby.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Joanne Hammond, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 28 Feb 2018:

Many thanks for your kind words, we really appreciate them.

My daughter has been attending this nursery for almost two years and we love it! It has a family and community feel to it. All of the staff know my daughter and she has built great relationships with the carers in both the baby and toddler room.

The nursery makes a great effort to do different types of play and learning activities. My daughter comes home happy, well cared for and well fed each day.

We will be sending our second child there later this year and would highly recommend it.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Joanne Hammond, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 28 Feb 2018:

Many thanks for your kind words, we really appreciate them.

My little boy loves coming here and never wants to come home when I collect him. He has come on leaps and bounds since starting a year ago, learning and interacting with the other children and listening to all the lovely ladies that work there. They go above and beyond with the activities keeping the children fully engaged and entertained. We are kept well informed of what is going on or any changes that are happening and they always have an open door policy if you want to have a chat.

I would definitely recommend it here.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Joanne Hammond, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 28 Feb 2018:

Thanks, Emma.

This nursery is doing a great job. We send our daughter there 4 days a week. Every day we get to hear about all the wonderfully creative things that they have been doing with her. The staff are very informative and always take on board specific things whenever we have had to ask. Our daughter has really settled in well there and she loves going to nursery in the mornings. She always eats the food they prepare for her, and I can see it's healthy from their menu.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Joanne Hammond, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 28 Feb 2018:

Thanks, Tom.

I have sent both of my children to New Foundations Day Nursery. I have always been incredibly impressed by the care they have received there. The staff are attentive, caring and always convey lots of information to me about the day's events at pick-up time. The nursery provides wonderful toys and planned activities to encourage learning and development, and I love how they use the outside space for outdoor play and learning at every opportunity. My children have always been excited to come to the nursery!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Becky Gibbs, Area Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 27 Feb 2018:

Thank you for your kind review.

All 3 of my children have attended this nursery, with our youngest still there. Our children have always waved us off with a smile and love going to nursery. The staff are warm and welcoming and do everything they can to make the babies settle into a happy environment. I find all the staff very accommodating and nothing is too much trouble. We've watched our sons start as babies and leave ready to tackle big school!

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Becky Gibbs, Area Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 27 Feb 2018:

Thank you for your kind review.

I would highly recommend this place for day care. Its got a homely feel and is very professionally run. The staff are amazing with kids, and always happy to help us. Has really good facilities, especially the outside space.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Becky gibbs, Area Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 27 Feb 2018:

Thank you for your kind review.

My son has been attending New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) for over two years. He has progressed from baby room to toddler room to preschool. He has loved all staff members and each room differently. I can’t fault any staff member and have always been happy to leave him in their care. They have helped him to become the confident, independent boy he is today and he has another 18 months to go! He loves taking part in all activities especially learning Spanish and taking part in Tiny Tekkers. I highly recommend this Nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Becky Gibbs, Area Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 27 Feb 2018:

Thank you for your kind review.

Fantastic nursery, very friendly and personal feel. My son had settling in issues, they worked with me well to help settle him in and do everything they can to make it a home from home environment.

Would definitely recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Joanne Pattenden, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 27 Feb 2018:

Thank you, Rachel.

I will recommend the nursery to everyone. My son took time to settle down and staff really helped. The staff are professional but extremely friendly. They go out of their way to look into small issues. Much appreciated.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Becky Gibbs, Area manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 27 Feb 2018:

Thank you for your kind review.

My son loves going to new foundations nursery as did my daughter before him. We have been coming to the nursery for 8 years.

My son has some lovely friends and he also loves the staff. He enjoys all the activities especially Spanish!

The nursery always makes sure that an individual child’s needs are met and works with parents to make sure this is done.

I cannot recommend the nursery highly enough!

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Becky Gibbs, Area Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 27 Feb 2018:

Thank you for your kind review.

My daughter loves going to New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath). The staff have really helped build her confidence and have encouraged her to learn new skills in only a short space of time. Everybody is always so friendly and helpful.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Becky Gibbs, Area Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 27 Feb 2018:

Thank you for your kind review.

Both my boys have attended New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath), my youngest is still there and I couldn't be happier with the care they receive. All the staff are super friendly and really 'know' the children, the food must be good given my son had 2 helpings every day, and on non-nursery days he asks to go there so they must be doing something right!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Becky Gibbs, Area manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 27 Feb 2018:

Thank you for your kind review.

The nursery is excellent. The children are well cared for and my son (21 months) absolutely loves going there. All the staff work hard to make sure the children are safe and develop their early learning skills.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Becky Gibbs, Area Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 27 Feb 2018:

Thank you for your kind review.

My kids have never said NO to go to the nursery in the morning. Four years with them now, I trust them more than me that they will do their best to keep the kids happy!!!!

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Joanne Pattenden, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 13 Feb 2018:

Thank you Gunjan.

My daughter attends NFDN and I couldn't be happier about that. When I first visited the nursery there was no space for her to attend which I was devastated about as I couldn't have loved it more than I did - it is such a lovely and homely nursery and every child I saw looked so happy and content. When a space became available I immediately took it! I can't put into words how much my daughter has come on since she joined. She has only been attending for approx. 5 months but she has become so much more content and has learned so much already. The staff are absolutely fantastic and go above and beyond. They never fail to keep me well informed and provide lovely updates and pictures of what my daughter gets up to. The nursery is always a clean and welcoming environment - I literally cannot fault it! I honestly feel that no parent would regret sending their child to NFDN. I visited a number of nurseries and NDFN was the only one which was what I felt a nursery should be :)

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Joanne Pattenden, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 13 Feb 2018:

Thank You Kirsty.

New Foundations Nursery provides a warm and caring environment for my son. He has learnt a lot and continues to develop daily, he has many friends including his teachers who he finds friendly and encouraging.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Joanne Pattenden, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 13 Feb 2018:

Thank You.

Every staff member is lovely and it's clear to see are very passionate about their work, they make sure they have a bond with each child and genuinely show interest and care about them. Staff always keep us up to date and call straight away if there is any news to be told concerning our child. The activities/food are always varied and engaging - the amount my child has developed since being at the nursery is amazing. As a father with their first child, I was very nervous about leaving my child for whole day(s) with a nursery - but they settled in straight away and enjoy every minute they are there. Couldn't recommend enough.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Joanne Pattenden, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 13 Feb 2018:

Thank You Joe.

My daughter started (Bexleyheath branch) when she was one, and attended only one-afternoon session per week. She was settled in well with the caring and love from all staffs.

Since this nursery is very popular with limited spaces available, we had to send my daughter to another Ofsted outstanding nursery in the area. Luckily, we can now have three full days with this nursery and I am happy to transfer my daughter from the other nursery because I find her much happier here.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Joanne Pattenden, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 13 Feb 2018:

Thank you Jin.

My youngest son has attended the nursery since August 2017 and is very happy there. All the staff are welcoming and approachable. The food provided is excellent and the activities the children take part in are fun and engaging.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Joanne Pattenden, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 13 Feb 2018:

Thank You Julie.

My son who is now 7 went to New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) and my daughter currently attends. I have nothing but praise for this nursery. The staff are lovely and the nursery itself feels very homely indeed. Throughout the day, the children do age appropriate fun activities and I always have good feedback as to what has gone on throughout the day. Food wise, the menu is varied to help introduce children to different tastes. My child is always happy to attend nursery which of course makes for a happy parent. I will be sad to leave New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) this year as my child looks forward to school in September however content that she has had many happy times in her early years setting. WE WILL MISS YOU New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath)!! XXX

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Donna Ward, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 22 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your kind words.

We adore the New Foundation Day Nursery. My son has developed so much in this family orientated environment. There is not a dummy insight and just very happy excitable children. I have recommended this lovely nursery to all my friends!
Thank you to the staff for all your hard work and compassion.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Becky Gibbs, Area Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 15 Feb 2017:

Many thanks for taking the time to give feedback and for such kind words.

Both of my children have attended New Foundations Day Nursery and I couldn't recommend them enough. The best Nursery in Bexleyheath :-) my children have always gone to nursery with a smile on their face and it feels me with confidence when I leave them with such amazing staff.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Becky Gibbs, Area Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 09 Feb 2017:

Many thanks for taking the time to give feedback and for such kind words.

Great atmosphere all around. My kid is learning so much and looks so happy every time. Staff are very nice, very professional and at the same time like family.
They have convenient parking with great open spaces and a playground.
We're very happy with New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath).

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Becky Gibbs, Area Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 09 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your kind words.

Since my son started a few months back, he has come a long way in everything he does. The staff are so nice and friendly which is a great comfort to know when you are leaving your children and to know they will be looked after. My son loves all the staff and enjoys going to New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath). I would recommend to all of my friends and family. Thank you.

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Jo Pattenden, Nursery Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 06 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your kind words, they are greatly received

My daughter has only just started at the nursery, but I couldn't be happier with the warmth and friendliness shown by all the staff.
It is hard for me to leave my daughter, but they have made it so much easier. I know she is in good hands there.
I was really happy with the amount of settling in sessions my daughter was offered. These were at different times of the day so she could get used to experiencing different activities.
I have nothing but praise for the nursery and the staff.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Jo P, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 06 Feb 2017:

Thank you so much for your kind words.

They really look after my son, he loves going and has made many friends, he started full time at 6 months and has really developed with the support of the nursery nurses.
I have never had any issues. They cater for his dietary requirements and have fully supported the challenges I have had with special milk and eating.

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Joanne Pattenden, Nursery Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 06 Feb 2017:

Many thanks for your kind words

New Foundations Day Nursery, Bexleyheath is a wonderful nursery.
My youngest daughter currently attends the Pre-School and she thoroughly enjoys her time there, and I must say she is learning absolutely loads including phonics and Spanish, she is only 3.
My eldest daughter also attended NFDN from 2010, until she started reception at infant school.
I would highly recommend NFDN Bexleyheath to any parent who needs daycare.
The staff are amazing and will go out of their way to make sure that your child has the best care possible.

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Joanne Pattenden, Nursery Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 06 Feb 2017:

Many thanks for your kind words

My daughter was very unsettled in the first week or so, as expected with a new routine, however, the staff put me at ease and now she loves it. All the staff are excellent and made me feel confident going back to work knowing she is going to be well looked after and have a fun day in a smaller family type environment.
I'm told she barely leaves any food so it must be good!

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Jo P, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 06 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your feedback and kind words.

My daughter has learnt an awful lot since starting at the nursery and looks forward to going every week.
The staff are all friendly and helpful and responses to emails are very prompt.
Very pleased with all aspects of the nursery and I'm very glad I decided to send my daughter there.

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Jo P, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 06 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your comments, we really appreciate it.

I'm very happy with the nursery, my son settled in quickly in the baby room and is very happy during drop off's and pick up's.
They took fantastic care of him when he fell ill once, so I'm confident he's in good hands. He has grown independent and confident in the time he has spent in the nursery. He has made good friends and loves the members of staff who are very affectionate and caring.

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Jo P, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 06 Feb 2017:

Thank you so much for your kind words.

Our son loves going to nursery and that makes us as parents very happy and comfortable knowing he enjoys his time there. We like the fact the nursery is intimate and we feel safe that he is in a safe environment

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Jo P, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 06 Feb 2017:

Thank you very much for your feedback and kind words, we appreciate this very much.

This is a fantastic nursery. My daughter absolutely loves attending and is always happy when I pick her up at the end of the day. The staff are amazing and super friendly and the nursery has a lovely homely feel to it. I cannot recommend it enough!

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Jo P, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 06 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your kind words and comments, we really value them.

My son loves going to this nursery. The staff are always really friendly and caring which helped him to settle in quickly. Room sizes are small so children get lots of attention and the atmosphere is always calm. Really pleased we decided to use NFDN Bexleyheath.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Jo P, Manager at New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) responded to this review on 06 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate your comments.

My son has been attending the nursery since October 2015, he loves and and so do I. They are always happy to answer any questions I have about his development or about how his day has been. I recently attended a parents evening which I think is a fantastic idea, I had time to look at all of his observations and speak with his key worker.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Since joining the nursery my daughter has learnt many new skills, numbers, letters, colours etc.
She is allergic to gluten, the staff have gone above and beyond to cater for my daughter and make her feel like she's having a special meal, she actually is happier that she gets her special food! I have no faults with the nursery, it feels safe and I'm more than happy to leave my daughter here, she never cries and I always collect a happy child who tells me about all the fun and learning she did at "school". When she was toilet training they even helped with that. Any issues that I've needed help with have been met with kindness and understanding, currently my daughter is in the preschool and learning Spanish!
I believe this to be one of the best nurseries in the area and would 100% recommend this nursery to parents looking at nursery there open most of the year even when schools have there breaks and shut at 6pm at night!

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New Foundations Day Nursery (Bexleyheath) provides a lovely setting for children of early years ages to start their education, my little boy looks forward to meeting his friends and staff each week. There are plenty of friendly experienced staff on hand and they always seem to be doing something new with the kids which really expands their minds and when the weather allows they are encouraged to go outside and play. The kids are given a lot of freedom to express themselves and there are adequate controls in place to ensure they learn some discipline too. The food is of a good quality and the menu varied my little boy even eats the fish pie which I didn't think he would!

This is a fun safe nursery where you can leave you child in the confidence they will be well looked after.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter started New Foundations Day Nursery in Bluebell Room (babies) and progressed through Sunflower Room (toddlers) to preschool.
It has felt like a second home for so long, we will both miss attending terribly once school starts this September.
The care and nurturing environment at NFDN has given my daughter an excellent start to her learning journey.
She has been encouraged and praised at each stage, to enable her to develop into the kind, caring, bright, confident and funny little girl she is today. She is more than well equipped to start the next stage of her development and learning at school. I have no doubt that the care, understanding and commitment of staff at NFDN contributed greatly.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend NFDN to any parent, it is a fantastic nursery with enthusiastic and caring staff who are dedicated to ensuring the nursery is a positive environment for each child and one where they are encouraged to reach their full potential.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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