163 Marsland Road, Sale M33 3WE
Bright Horizons Sale Day Nursery and Preschool (formerly known as kidsunlimited) is located less than a mile south of the centre of Sale and is close to Brooklands Metrolink station. The nursery offers secure and flexible childcare, focusing on early years learning and development. The Nursery is rated 'Outstanding' in all 4 areas by Ofsted, 2016.
Ofsted states " Staff are excellent role models and play alongside children to teach them the difference between right and wrong".
"Teaching across the nursery is outstanding and worthy of dissemination to other settings.The well-qualified staff use their expertise and knowledge of how children learn to providean exceptional range of learning opportunities"
The nursery provides a stimulating and reassuring environment for children from three-months, through toddler times to preschool. Spacious, well-resourced rooms and a fantastic outdoor area with a unique beach area and reading den which give children the freedom to learn and explore.
Every day includes a range of carefully planned activities from quiet story time to role play, messy activities, singing and outdoor learning. They offer extra-curricular, weekly Spanish lessons for preschool children. Bright Horizons' Growing Programme also includes Growing Readers, Writers and Mathematicians to help prepare children for their transition to school.
The nursery's all inclusive fees encompass all meals and snacks, nappies, nappy cream, bottles and baby formula.
Convenient parent parking means drop-off and pick-up is made as safe as possible.
Person in charge: Jenni McDougall (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council
Number of Staff: 39
Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care
Total Places for Children: 99
Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months
Opening Days: Mon-Fri
Opening Hours: 0730-1800
When Closed: Bank Holidays
5 minutes from the sale junction of the M60.
2 minute walk from Brooklands metro link station.
The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Sale Day Nursery and Preschool 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 55 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Sale Day Nursery and Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.9 out of 5 from 18 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 4.803 for Bright Horizons Sale Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (535 Excellents x 5) + (118 Goods x 4) + (6 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 659 Ratings = 4.803
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:
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.
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.
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 4.909 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Sale Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 18 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:
3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4
Target of 19.8 positive Reviews (99 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 18 Reviews ÷ 19.8 Target = 0.909
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
Bright Horizons Sale Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.712)
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Sian R (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 3 April 2018. Relates to March 2018.
I can’t recommend this nursery and it’s staff highly enough. We recently had another baby and everyone at Sale Day Nursery has been so supportive of my two-year-old that he has sailed through this tricky time. I know in his group/class they have been playing with dolls, washing and nurturing them and there are always cuddles on offer should he be having one of those days.
When the baby arrived, the whole class, as well as the previous class he was in up until a January, made cards galore to celebrate not only the birth but also my son becoming a big brother. We were extremely touched.
My son often comes home with works of art or even yummy treats they have all made in class and he is almost always grinning from ear to ear when we go to collect him at the end of the day.
You don’t feel like a number on the roll sheet at this nursery, instead, the service is very personal and all the staff are very friendly.
How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Sale Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Clare C (Grandmother of Child) on Monday 26 March 2018. Relates to March 2018.
Excellent nursery with the highest of standards. My grandchildren are happy, healthy and thoroughly enjoy their time here.
How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Sale Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Jessica G (Mother of Child) on Sunday 25 March 2018. Relates to March 2018.
My son is very happy at his nursery. Since joining in October he has become very attached and settled with his key worker and other staff in the room. He regularly brings home artwork, which is lovely to see!
How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Sale Day Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Antony P (Father of Child) on Friday 23 March 2018. Relates to March 2018.
The standard of care that we get from Bright Horizons is fantastic! The team always welcome us with a smile and really do care and look after our son.
When picking up our son from the nursery the team give us plenty of information about what has happened in that day - including what he has eaten, how long he has slept for, how many nappies he has gone through etc.
We recently attended a parents evening whereby we were shown a log book which had plenty of information about his time with the nursery so far, including pictures, memorable moments, development/progress.
We know that we leave our son in safe hands which really does make us feel comfortable when going to work.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Rachael F (Mother of Child) on Friday 23 March 2018. Relates to March 2018.
The staff at the nursery are fantastic and always make me feel like my daughter is the only one they look after. They are so thorough with what she has been up to and any concerns are always raised to me. My daughter cries when I pick her up. I think she wants to stay! Excellent nursery. I'm very impressed with the care my daughter gets.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Ciara (Mother of Child) on Friday 23 March 2018. Relates to March 2018.
My son has been in full-time care at Bright Horizons Sale since he was six months old, and I cannot say enough good things about our experience.
He has built strong relationships with his key workers and it's been delightful to witness the things they have taught him. He has really come on in leaps and bounds since starting, both physically and socially.
The team themselves are highly engaged and bring visible enthusiasm and love to their work - god knows where they get the energy! We have made a special bond with his primary key worker, and I trust her implicitly. The manager of the nursery deserves a special mention. She seems to have a warm relationship with the team but is very knowledgeable and professional too, and her personal commitment to the role really comes across. There's a lot of thought and care that goes into all the planning.
Every day there are different structured activities and a varied menu of foods - all of which he loves.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by David C (Father of Child) on Friday 23 March 2018. Relates to March 2018.
I cannot fault the staff at Bright Horizons. They all are very friendly and helpful and obviously really care about the children.
I was worried at first when my daughter first went to nursery (protective parent syndrome) but as soon as I noticed how the staff interacted with her and all of the children it was like dropping my child off with a family member.
The nursery also goes the extra mile to include parents/grandparents in activities such as stay and play or special evening events for holidays (Halloween was my daughters favourite). Also, they are constantly having visitors who will do special activities with the children such as music teachers, painters and one I'm looking forward to for Easter is the chocolatier who is going to help the children make their own Easter eggs.
If you are looking to put your child into nursery this is by far the best one I have found and cannot recommend it enough.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Cassie F (Mother of Child) on Friday 23 March 2018. Relates to March 2018.
My son is in Sale Bright Horizon's nursery, and we are delighted with his progress especially after his parent's evening last night. He is in Toddler 1, and since being in the room has come on leaps and bounds. His vocabulary amazes us every day and we are now moving in to potty training, and his key worker and the team are supporting us. He is so excited to go to nursery and talks about his friends on the way there, in between singing the 'Wheels on the bus'!!.
Thank you for your continued support a for making nursery such a positive experience for us all.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Sophie K (Mother of Child) on Friday 23 March 2018. Relates to March 2018.
My two year old started at the start of 2018 from being at another nursery. Bright Horizons is a fantastic nursery.
My son goes one day a week on a Thursday and I have to say I am very happy and very pleased how settled he is and how much he enjoys going. The staff are amazing, so caring and treat them as their own. Very good 1-1 which helps him and he has learned new skills. I wish I moved him earlier into this nursery.
It is truly amazing.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Nicola S (Mother of Child) on Friday 23 March 2018. Relates to March 2018.
Our daughter absolutely loves going to nursery here and we have seen a big change for the better in her development - her learning and grasp of numbers and letters is coming along wonderfully and she is picking up bits and pieces of other languages (for example singing 'Buenos Dias' at home after learning it at nursery.) She has started eating a better variety of foods at home as a result of trying new things at nursery and has a lot more friends he can socialise with outside of nursery as well (for example at birthday parties.)
The staff are always very helpful and friendly and genuinely take an interest in the children. Our daughter frequently talks about all of the staff in the pre-school room and relates little details about them to us. She has asked several times if we can invite them to our house for dinner as she doesn't want to say goodbye at the end of the day!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by A L (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 10 January 2018. Relates to January 2018.
The staff in Baby 1 and Baby 2 have been fantastic with our little boy. He genuinely loves coming to nursery and it’s such a weight off our minds to know he is happy and enjoys learning. The staff know our son very well and always take the time to chat with us even when they’re busy. Thanks you Bright Horizons Sale!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Nicola S (Mother of Child) on Friday 5 January 2018. Relates to December 2017.
Our daughter started here at the beginning of December 2017 and how quickly she’s settled into nursery life is a credit to the manageress and the team.
As any parent would be, we were nervous about leaving our child in the care of someone else, but we needn’t have been, as we were instantly put at ease and made to feel extremely welcome.
Everyone is really lovely and professional and I love that when my husband dropped her off in her second week, everyone knew her name, even members of staff from other rooms.
We’re now in our 4th week and we’re so pleased we made the choice to come here.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Dan B (Father of Child) on Wednesday 15 November 2017. Relates to November 2017.
The nursery has a lovely atmosphere as soon as you walk through the door. The management team are always happy and welcoming and make it easier for my daughter to come into nursery with their happy, smiling faces. My daughter goes straight to her key person for a cuddle before breakfast.
The children's learning stories are always accessible for the parents to look through and you can arrange a working in partnership with your key person at any time to discuss your child's development. She never wants to come home which makes me feel happy as a working parent to know I have put my child in a nursery where they safeguard her and ensure she has a fun and enjoyable day at nursery.
Nothing is ever too much trouble for the team they will always make cards for family members birthdays, invite grandparents and parents into the nursery to enjoy fun activities with the children. The nursery is graded outstanding from Ofsted and you can see why from the moment you walk into the nursery!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Victoria S (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 15 November 2017. Relates to November 2017.
The staff at the nursery are excellent, they provide a high standard of care for my child. The staff are friendly, professional and always meet our needs as a family.
The management team are very approachable and caring and work extremely hard to meet the needs of every family.
The nursery has PNA meetings quarterly where the parents can sit down and discuss nursery topics and events, I have found this a great way to get to know the families. I recently attended a Halloween event at the nursery called "The Ugly Bug Ball" with my daughter, you could tell how much hard work the team put in for the children and parents to have an enjoyable time together.
I would recommend this nursery to all families, the service we have received is outstanding!!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by David S (Father of Child) on Wednesday 15 November 2017. Relates to November 2017.
We have used Bright Horizons Sale Day Nursery and Preschool Summer Learning Fun Club on several occasions. My daughter absolutely loves attending.
Staff are so helpful and caring, and bond well with the children. There is such a great happy atmosphere. Brilliant facility.
I would recommend 100%
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Catherine S (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 14 November 2017. Relates to November 2017.
My daughter has been attending the nursery for almost a year now and she loves it!! Every morning as we pull into the car park she gets excited clapping her hands and cheering.
The staff are fantastic with my daughter and always go that extra mile with her care, her learning journey is amazing and is a true reflection on my daughter with great observations and photographs it’s great to look at and see where she is up to in her development.
The manager of the nursery is always warm and friendly and will always greet us with a friendly hello and a quick chat showing lots of interest in both myself and my daughter's lives.
The manager noticed how on arrival my daughter would always reach out for the pens on the desk as she likes to draw with them so therefore she produced a notepad and pen which is now left out at the children’s height in reception so my daughter can have a quick scribble on the way in which she loves as she now feels very important.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Alexandra S (Mother of Child) on Monday 9 October 2017. Relates to September 2017.
Our son started here two months ago at the age of eleven months. All of the team from management to carers have been absolutely wonderful. Our son loves his key person and the other nursery assistants. Everyone seems to know him and welcome him every morning. I never feel any worry when I drop him off in the morning and know that he will have a fun day and will be well looked after. They also have been helping him to develop skills that I work with him on at home. I have nothing negative I could say about this nursery.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by N D (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 22 August 2017. Relates to July 2017.
Great nursery. Staff are very friendly and attentive to my child.
The baby room is interactive and encouraging for playing and learning.
I would like to see more outdoor activities e.g. trips out.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Hayley H (Mother of Child) on Monday 10 April 2017. Relates to April 2017.
We joined the nursery last year and have been so happy with the care and professionalism of the team at Sale. Working with children myself, I wanted to ensure the nursery was committed to early years development as well as creating a fun and enjoyable space. The team here go above and beyond to achieve this and my daughter loves coming every day. The warmth of the team is truly wonderful and with number 2 on the way, I'm so pleased I found a nursery that is a great fit for us.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Jen (Mother of Child) on Friday 7 April 2017. Relates to April 2017.
The management and staff at Bright Horizons Sale are fantastic and I can see how they received an outstanding grade from Ofsted, they genuinely care about the needs of my family and my son is very happy in the baby room. The memory boxes are a particularly good idea as I felt I could contribute to my son settling in by making up a box of his favourite home comforts for the girls to share with him. Very happy with my decision.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Stuart (Father of Child) on Friday 7 April 2017. Relates to April 2017.
Delighted we have chosen this nursery for our son. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and reassuring and I feel very comfortable leaving my baby boy with them. The outdoor area is fantastic, just what we are looking for as an active family, also the rooms are bright, stimulating and well-resourced with lovely displays featuring my son's artwork. The fees are all inclusive too which is great for getting out of the house quicker in the morning! Can't recommend enough!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Liz (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 15 February 2017. Relates to February 2017.
A couple of years ago this nursery was in bad shape and I came very close to removing my child. Thanks to a change in management and some excellent appointments it has gone from strength to strength. I'm particularly impressed with the quality of care from the team in babies/cruisers where the staff seem to genuinely love their jobs and the children they look after. They go out of their way to reassure parents and provide a stimulating environment for babies. I think preschool could improve communication with parents. They need to shout about the good work they're doing!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Justine M (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 7 February 2017. Relates to January 2017.
My daughter settled in very well at nursery. She is always excited to return to see her friends and the staff. She is always in a happy mood when I pick her up and she tells me all about her fun day at nursery. The staff are always welcoming, friendly and happy to help.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Anne-Marie (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 7 February 2017. Relates to February 2017.
My son has been at Sale Day Nursery for 6 months now and they have totally met my expectations and more. The staff have a genuine care for children and always treat my son perfectly. They have an excellent approach to childcare and always work with me in relation to my son's development.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Joe B (Father of Child) on Wednesday 30 November 2016. Relates to November 2016.
We have recently taken our child to Sale Day Nursery for a few settling in days. From day one, we found the staff very friendly and caring. The food is varied and interesting and the activities enjoyable. He is starting to settle in well and we are both really pleased with our choice of nursery.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Julian S (Father of Child) on Wednesday 30 November 2016. Relates to November 2016.
We chose this nursery because of the facilities on offer, the friendliness of the staff, it's location, the activities organised for the children and the general feel of the place when we went to visit. We did have other options for childcare through family but we wanted our son to attend a nursery to aid his development and to socialise. We are extremely happy with our son's development. He was extremely shy at first and the staff were brilliant in supporting him and integrating him into the nursery. The staff are very friendly and are all clearly dedicated to the development of the children in their care. The facilities are always spotless and the amount of equipment and outdoor activities are extensive. There is also a wide-ranging healthy menu and meals are cooked on site. On the few occasions when our son has been a little under the weather, the staff were excellent in keeping us informed as to his wellbeing. I would not hesitate in recommending this nursery to others.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by T H (Father of Child) on Tuesday 29 November 2016. Relates to November 2016.
My daughter has been enjoying her time at this nursery since September, despite her ability to speak English. All of the staff have been extremely helpful to us, especially by providing us with daily notes on how our daughter has spent her time at the nursery, which has provided my wife and myself a lot of comfort. I understand it takes a lot of patience to cope with people coming from abroad and we appreciate very much, all the support which have been provided to my daughter and our family.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Joanne B (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 29 November 2016. Relates to November 2016.
My daughter has attended Bright Horizons Sale since she was months old. All the rooms have been incredible for her development. She has found each room supportive and they have developed her individuality. They work well with parents and are flexible to support working parents. Also the extra events the nursery have run have been superb.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Maxine B (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 29 November 2016. Relates to November 2016.
Choosing a nursery is tough! Who is ever good enough to look after your most precious possession?! I viewed several nurseries in Sale and eventually settled on Bright Horizons, a large purpose built building, light, clean and airy and most importantly amazing staff. My son has settled into the baby room really well, he eats well (takes more from the girls than he does with me!) and has good naps which tells me he's happy. I receive lots of pictures to show me what he's doing and I know he'll continue to flourish there. Highly recommended!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Ying (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 12 October 2016. Relates to September 2016.
My little one is in this nursery for a few months now, she was very upset in her first few weeks, but now she just a happy baby again thanks to all the staff. They're so friendly and patient. My girl loves the food as well. The nursery rooms are bright and spacious.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Rachael G (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 11 October 2016. Relates to October 2016.
A lovely, family focused and friendly nursery. We have two children at the nursery and we have been really happy with the care for both of them. The staff are a real strength as is the purpose built building. Both my children have engaged really well at the nursery and grown in confidence.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Jon H (Father of Child) on Monday 10 October 2016. Relates to October 2016.
Our son has been here since he was one and loves it. The staff are lovely and they are very considerate of the needs of the children. For example, they knew that our son formed very close attachments to his key workers, so left him in a class a bit longer than normal to improve the transition for him.
The facilities are very good and modern and the management have kept working on improving and updating the spaces over the last three years.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Jayne S (Mother of Child) on Monday 10 October 2016. Relates to October 2016.
Our son has attended since just after his 3rd birthday and has been through Babies and Toddlers and is now in the pre-school. He is happy, learning key skills and communicates well with peers and our contacts outside the nursery. The staff work collaboratively with you to maximise your child's potential and provide support with practical aspects of parenthood e.g. toilet training. This is a great nursery/ pre-school and I'd happily recommend it.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Adrian (Father of Child) on Monday 10 October 2016. Relates to October 2016.
A warm and welcoming nursery which we felt comfortable after our first visit. The staff are always friendly and bright, our daughter has settled in really well thanks to them. A great location and modern facilities we thought it stood out against other nurseries in the area.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Amandine G (Mother of Child) on Monday 10 October 2016. Relates to October 2016.
Both of my children are at the nursery and I can't recommend it enough. The place is pretty new, bright and clean with a nice exterior area. The staff is always friendly and competent with children. The menu is very healthy and balanced with original features.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by L H (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 27 September 2016. Relates to September 2016.
I am very happy with this nursery, in particular, the care that our son is shown by his key worker and room manager, both of whom are lovely. Communication is excellent and I feel confident that any signs of illness are picked up quickly. The facilities are clean and modern. The management staff are also very approachable and give me confidence. Overall I am very happy and would recommend this nursery. My toddler is in the cruisers room.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Gavin D (Father of Child) on Sunday 11 September 2016. Relates to September 2016.
From the first day our son started at this nursery, he has thoroughly enjoyed his time there. The staff are genuinely welcoming, and when he wants to give them a hug at the start and end of the day, it shows just how much he likes them. Being a modern building it has all the necessary facilities, and the outside "garden" area means he gets plenty of fresh air and can get "messy" rather than being inside all the time. Please keep up the great work.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Rachel S (Mother of Child) on Friday 9 September 2016. Relates to September 2016.
I cannot speak highly enough of the staff and management at this nursery. My child moved from another nursery where I felt unhappy with so many elements. From day one, I felt a warm welcome at Bright Horizons and the staff wanted to go out of their way to help my little boy settle. They have shown compassion towards me as a first time mum experiencing leaving my baby behind for the first time. They have reassured me in the form of phone calls and pictures throughout the day via email. Furthermore, the catering staff are able to meet my son's complex dietary requirements with exciting and varied meals that he loves. In the room my son is in, the staff are loving towards my child as if he were their own, providing cuddles when he needs them as well as being skilled in distraction techniques to help him settle and forget Mum! I feel happy in the knowledge he is safe and well looked after as well as having fun and learning at the same time. I would recommend this nursery without any doubt.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Dandan L (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 15 June 2016. Relates to June 2016.
The nursery got most friendly staff and very children friendly facility. Both me and my baby like this nursery! We found it very exciting to see the smiles on the staffs' faces each morning and pick up our baby with a happy little face.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Ruth H (Mother of Child) on Thursday 9 June 2016. Relates to June 2016.
I have already recommended the nursery to friends & neighbours.
We have been using the nursery since it opened in 2012 and both my girls have been really happy here. We will be sad to leave this year!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Kate P (Mother of Child) on Monday 6 June 2016. Relates to June 2016.
Fab and friendly nursery, staff all lovely, my little girl settled well and can't wait to go to nursery on her days, she even asked to go one weekend!
OFSTED outstanding rating was well deserved. Congratulations to the manager and team!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Katie W (Mother of Child) on Monday 6 June 2016. Relates to June 2016.
I planned to send my second baby to the nursery that my first child went to. Having been for a session something didn't feel right, so I booked a settling session with Kids Unlimited. Everything felt just right, from the food menu, to the sleeping area, the indoor and outdoor space. My baby has been there for 2 months now, he happily waves me goodbye in the morning and has settled so well. The staff are lovely and communicate really well. There is always a wide range of different activities going on. I feel my baby has come on so much in the short time he's been there, which makes me feel less guilty about leaving him. I'm happy that he's happy in his nursery.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Shelley O (Mother of Child) on Monday 6 June 2016. Relates to May 2016.
The nursery have always been very good at settling my son, whenever he is poorly they are so helpful and quick to put my mind at ease. Choosing a nursery was incredibly hard but after visiting and seeing the attention they gave their potential new child, I was sold. Nothing is too much trouble and my little one is now coming in and waving me off to work. Happy baby, happy mum and dad.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Naomi G (Mother of Child) on Monday 6 June 2016. Relates to May 2016.
We have been extremely pleased with all the staff at nursery, they have been extremely supportive as our son has settled in to nursery. In particular his key worker has been patient and worked alongside him to help him feel at ease and gain confidence. It's hard seeing him upset when he's dropped off but we know he's well cared for and enjoys a wide range of activities while he's at nursery.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Alex D (Mother of Child) on Monday 6 June 2016. Relates to June 2016.
My son has attended this nursery for three years and in this time we have come to expect high standards of care and unlimited enthusiasm. Staff at this nursery are passionate about the children in their care and take the time to know them as individuals, tailoring activities to individual interests and providing a stimulating environment.
My son can't wait to get there in the morning and my food has never measured up at home! We have always felt reassured that not only was he being well looked after, he was also being nurtured and encouraged. He will leave nursery a confident child, well prepared to face the challenges of school.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Jon C (Father of Child) on Friday 3 June 2016. Relates to June 2016.
From coming to the nursery for the first time we were made to feel very welcome. Our son has learnt many valuable life lessons whilst at the nursery and loves going. The handover morning and night is very professional and thorough. The facilities are excellent and modern. We would highly recommend this well managed family orientated Nursery.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Claire K (Mother of Child) on Saturday 14 May 2016. Relates to May 2016.
We moved our daughter here from another nursery which we felt wasn't providing our daughter with enough stimulation. We are so glad we did. The staff are fantastic, friendly, welcoming and very professional. I have been impressed by the wide variety of activities the children do, obviously a lot of thought goes into them.
Our daughter settled in very quickly and I felt confident leaving her here with such great staff from the beginning. I have recommended this nursery to others whose children now attend and they are as pleased as I am.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by S M (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 16 March 2016.
Management has improved significantly in last 4 months. Majority of staff are good and friendly although had high turnover of staff but seemed to have settled lately. Both my children are settled and happy to attend this nursery which is the most important thing to me.
How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Sale Day Nursery and Preschool? Likely
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Veronica R (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 23 February 2016. Relates to February 2016.
Our son started in the cruisers room in April 2015. The staff were very friendly and caring and it really helped him adapt quickly.
The children have a wide range of activities and themes every week and parents can be really involved in their children's development. The rooms and outside area are very well thought out and have plenty of places for curious little hands to be busy.
The new manager has made some changes that have also improved the parents' experience and involvement with the nursery. Love the fruits and the fruity water at the entrance!
Our son absolutely loves going there and enjoys every minute with his carers and friends. We are very please in how he has developed in nursery and would highly recommend Bright Horizons Sale to anyone.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Paul H (Father of Child) on Thursday 18 February 2016. Relates to February 2016.
Our son has recently joined the baby room at Kidsunlimited Sale and the staff in the room have been amazing. They have made lots of really helpful suggestions for making him feel right at home and they have really helped him settle in well to going to nursery, and being away from Mum, for the first time.
Seeing him so happy in the mornings has really helped us as parents feel happy leaving him with the girls - who are really friendly and caring. There are different activities every day that are not only entertaining him, but also really helping in his development.
He LOVES the food and often has 2nds and 3rds. At the end of every day the staff make a real effort to not only explain the days activities, but to also share funny stories and sometimes photographs of the things our son got up to during the day. He always comes home happy and content with is great for us. For all these reasons we know we made the right choice sending him to Kidsunlimited Sale, and we'd recommend it to anyone.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Jodie (Mother of Child) on Thursday 4 February 2016. Relates to August 2015.
My son started in babies last August and has just moved up to cruisers. Leaving my baby boy at nursery for the first time was always going to be hard, especially as he was only 9 months old at the time, but the staff were really reassuring, caring and empathetic. I couldn’t have asked for more.
He spends quite a lot of time at nursery because I work full time, but he seems to love being there and it makes me happy to know that he is having so much fun - even if it isn’t with me!
My son has always been sociable by nature but I believe that because he feels secure and safe at nursery his confidence is growing all the time. Thanks for helping us shape the lovely little boy he is turning into.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Hannah K (Mother of Child) on Thursday 14 January 2016. Relates to October 2015.
I am very pleased with the nursery. My child has bee there for over 2 years and I am extremely proud of my child's development. The staff are happy, enthusiastic fund and creative. The building is purpose built and therefore perfectly set out and equipped for a nursery. The garden is great and the variety of fresh food offered to the children is fantastic. I could not be happier with my child's nursery.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Joceline C (Mother of Child) on Thursday 14 January 2016.
Overall I thing it is good. The staff are really helpful and they have supported me well. Whenever I raised anything of an issue they dealt with it appropriately. My little girl is always happy and smiling. She loves her nursery. I am a teacher and from my experience I thing the nursery is great.
How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Sale Day Nursery and Preschool? Likely
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Nicola W (Aunt of Child) on Thursday 14 January 2016. Relates to October 2015.
Whenever I picked my nephew up I was struck by how caring and friendly the staff of the cruiser room are. My nephew was always eager to get to nursery and made lots of friends during his time there. There are always lots of interesting, varied activities on the go and even trips to the local park. My nephew thrived in this setting and his language and self care skills improved dramatically. I cannot thank the staff enough for the care and attention they gave him and I know we were all sorry when his time to move on came.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Rachel D (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 2 September 2015. Relates to September 2015.
My husband and I were very nervous about leaving our 11 month old son at a nursery. Up until this point he had been cared for by ourselves and his grandparents only. We were concerned about how he would adapt to the new situation, routine and environment. Kidsunlimited, Sale were fantastic, not only did they settle our little man very quickly into his new surrounding and routine. They were also extremely good at helping us, the parents adapt to his new way of life. The staff at Sale Kidsunlimited are so kind, friendly and caring of our boy and this is reflected in his stages of learning so far. The day our son started nursery a new member of staff also arrived into the baby room. She was introduced as our baby's key worker! She has formed a fantastic bond with our boy (its lovely to see how happy he is when interacting with his key worker) she is very easy to talk to about his development, any concerns we might have and also general everyday conversation. Not only has the key worker been dedicated to the welfare of our son but also the Baby and Cruiser team as a whole, they have had a positive impact on both our boy and us.
Choosing a nursery is one of the most difficult things to do as a parent. I am so pleased that we decided to send our treasure to Kidsunlimited, Sale. A super learning environment and such a delightful team of staff.
Julie-Anne Hayward, Website Administrator at Bright Horizons Sale Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 03 Sep 2015:
Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are delighted to hear that you are happy with the level of care our nursery provides.
Job Title: Nursery Manager
The fantastic thing about being a nursery manager is that never are two days the same. With over 100 families coming through the doors each day there is so much variety.
My day can vary from one extreme to the other, you may find me typing away at the reception desk greeting families or alternatively running around in the garden chasing the Gruffalo with the toddlers or singing nursery rhymes to the babies.
I may greet a policeman at the door who is here to speak to the Pre-school children about keeping themselves safe or equally I may meet a new family looking to find the very best childcare for their precious child.
Every year without fail I meet Father Christmas who takes time away from his busy schedule to come and visit our children. I am also always invited to the children’s Christmas nativity performance which brings a tear to my eye and an overwhelming feeling of pride as the children grow and develop. Graduation is always bitter sweet too as our children are ready for that next step of going to school and sadly the time comes to say goodbye.
I spend a lot of time talking to families and trying to make their experience the very best it can be and I am constantly thinking on my feet of new and exciting ideas which keeps me motivated.
The team I work with are also inspirational and I am in awe of their enthusiasm and creativity when it comes to creating meaningful experiences for our children. One day the room can be covered in flour/paint/sand/water/gloop and the next day the children are rushing under the parachute happily participating in games like one big family. The team always leave at the end of the day with a smile on their face knowing they’ve had fun and made a difference to a child’s life.
My day is always fun and filled with happiness as our children leave full of stories about their day to share with their families. I am very lucky to work with such lovely families and the most inspirational childcare professionals. I can’t imagine doing anything else.
Job Title: Deputy Manager
My name is Hannah I am the Deputy Manager here at Sale.
I have a BA Hons degree in childhood and youth studies and have Paediatric first aid. I have over 9 years of childcare experience and working in nursery settings. I am extremely passionate in ensuring the children enjoy their day at nursery and thrive to ensure you are provided with the highest standard of quality care.
The team here at Sale are enthusiastic and inspirational, they are always coming up with ideas to make the children’s experiences meaningful. They plan every activity based around the children’s developmental needs and enjoy sharing this with the parents during the evening collections. The team are passionate in making the children’s experiences come to life and always leave at the end of the day with a smile on their face knowing they have made a difference to a child’s life.
I like to spend a lot of my time getting to know my families in the nursery and making their experience the very best it can be. I always make sure I am accessible for every family and will endeavour to meet the needs of every family the best way I can.