Bright Horizons Northcote Road Day Nursery and Preschool

119a Chatham Road, Battersea, London SW11 6HJ

Bright Horizons Northcote Road Day Nursery and Preschool, London, London
Bright Horizons Northcote Road Day Nursery and Preschool, London, London
Bright Horizons Northcote Road Day Nursery and Preschool, London, London

Bright Horizons Northcote Road Day Nursery and Preschool (formerly kidsunlimited) is located on Chatham Road, just off Northcote Road.

There are five child home bases each designed specifically for babies, toddlers and preschool aged children. The nursery also offers a large, secure, outdoor play area with a beach, lookout tower and nature zone.

Preschool children are able to develop and prepare for their big step to primary school with a set of dedicated 'Growing Enhancements', including Growing Writers, Mathematicians, Readers, Scientists and Artists. Children are able to learn and play in a fun and stimulating environment.

The nursery promotes a strong parent partnership and was awarded an Outstanding rating by Ofsted in October 2013.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Paola Testoni (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Wandsworth Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 61

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Directions:

Located on Chatham Road, just off Northcote Road.

Visiting:

Nearest Tube: Clapham South

Parking:

Pay and display parking available in front of the nursery building

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.2 Bright Horizons Northcote Road Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.211)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Northcote Road Day Nursery and Preschool is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 36 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Northcote Road Day Nursery and Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 7 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 4.637 for Bright Horizons Northcote Road Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (300 Excellents x 5) + (108 Goods x 4) + (23 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 432 Ratings = 4.637

  • 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 4.574 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Northcote Road Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 7 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 12.2 positive Reviews (61 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 12.2 Target = 0.574

  • 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 Northcote Road Day Nursery and Preschool?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    31
  • Likely
    4
  • Don't know
    1
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons Northcote Road Day Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    30
  • Father of Child
    4
  • Aunt of Child
    1
  • Stepmother of Child
    1

Extremely happy with Bright Horizons Northcote Road Nursery. Facilities are great and the staff go beyond the extra mile to ensure babies and children are very well cared for.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Northcote Road 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

Excellent service, our son loves going to nursery. The nursery keeps us updated on daily activities as well as any concerns.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Northcote Road Day Nursery and Preschool? Don't know

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been attending Bright Horizons Northcote Road Nursery now for nearly ten months. Our family has been delighted by the quality of care he receives. The staff members are warm, attentive and clearly invested in each child's safety and growth. Management is communicative and always receptive to concerns or feedback. I feel that my child is greatly benefitting from the care he receives at nursery. He loves being there and we feel confident that our son is a good hands.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Northcote Road 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 have two children who attend this nursery. I am extremely satisfied overall with the care at Bright Horizons Northcote Road.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Our experience can be best summed up by the drop-off. Our daughter smiles as soon as we walk in the door. Every member of staff knows her name and appears equally pleased to see her. I know she is in safe and caring hands when she is there. The staff from the carers to the management are lovely and friendly and welcoming, and each child is treated as an individual.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Northcote Road 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son attended through the Emergency Back Up Care that Bright Horizons provides. I am very happy with my son's experience at Northcote Road. The staff were amazing and gave me great feedback. He enjoyed playing outside and doing different activities indoors. I will definitely recommend this nursery to my friends, family and everyone I know.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Northcote Road 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

This is a fantastic nursery.
I am so impressed with the high level of care and attention he receives.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Northcote Road 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

Both of my children attend Bright Horizons and we all love it. The outside space is a real luxury in central London and the staff are second to none.
It has a real family feel and the staff turnover is very low which really helps with stability.
I would not hesitate to recommend Bright Horizons for either a baby or a pre-schooler.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Northcote Road 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: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter started attending the nursery in February 2015. She was welcomed by all the staff with open arms and made to feel very special. She loves attending the nursery and really enjoys going out in the garden. If we have any problems the management are very good at sorting out the problems.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son was 6 months old when attending nursery (he still would be had we not moved) the baby room staff were all very good and caring for him and always doing new activities which he enjoyed. All the staff are very friendly and helpful and management goes that extra mile to help you. Also, we pop into the nursery to visit and we were made very welcome and everyone made a fuss of my son.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My experience at the Bright Horizons Northcote Road Day Nursery was great I am very happy and pleased with all the staff and how they are up to date with the safeguarding, I'm very happy that they make fresh food every day, the staff and management team are very caring and understanding with the days my child does. I am so happy to have my child come to this day nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Northcote Road 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 child is in toddlers and she is very happy, she has a great relationship with the staff in her room and her key worker always goes that extra mile. They give a daily hand over with what my child has been doing that day and I always have the chance to have meetings to discuss how my child is getting on. Myself and my daughter have access to her learning story where there are photos and observations to track my child's progress, the management team are amazing and always go that extra mile to support us as and when we need extra sessions.
They have an amazing chef in the nursery more like a grandma to the children my child is always talking about the food and the cooking they do. The toddler team put on some amazing events for celebrations throughout the year and yes I enjoy taking time off work to spend with my child and see how she interacts with her peers and have a chance to meet the others parents. The transition between rooms works really well.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter attended Northcote Road Day Nursery for emergency childcare. I cannot fault this nursery from the management all the way to the staff. My daughter has not stopped talking about her time spent at the nursery and wants to go back. I would recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Northcote Road 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: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We are very happy for our daughter to join the nursery three days a week. We do think it's a great chance for her to become a balanced little person. The positive environment has encouraged her to learn so many social skills such as eating with a spoon, cleaning herself and her table after lunch. We are always amazed by her improvements and those are guiding us to know what to expect from her. We consider the experienced staff as partners in our daughter's education. Her key person when she started was fantastic and the whole staff provides a very secure environment for the children. Also, we find the daily activities interesting and stimulating. Our daughter loves all artistic activities and she can do this every day. To finish, we do appreciate the warm welcome that our children and ourselves parents receive from the management staff and the teachers when we arrive in the nursery. The overall impression is that of a very professional and friendly nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Northcote Road 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

Any parent who has to part with their child each day does so with a sense of uncertainty and dread. I can say that the staff at the nursery are so helpful in this process that by the end of settling in my daughter didn't actually want to come home with me! I rely on them for their support and my daughter loves them. :)

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I absolutely love the staff at this nursery. They have made me and my daughter feel very welcomed. When she had the settling period, she was always comforted by staff and that made me feel even more comfortable, to leave her in their care.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Northcote Road 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 niece loved her time spent at Northcote road day nursery.
The staff welcomed her with open arms and she has not stopped talking about the time she spent there and how lovely the food was. I would recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Northcote Road 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: Excellent

I am delighted with the care my son receives from Kids Unlimited Northcote Road and the dedication of the staff is exemplary. recently I had occasion to be involved with assisting in the organisation of their Summer Fayre and was impressed with the level of dedication and creativity of the staff. The environment is great and imaginative, colourful. Preparation for school is great...

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Northcote Road 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter's experience of Bright Horizons Northcote Road could not have been better and it's been built on a team who really care for the kids - all of the other brilliant things (and there are many) flow from there.

It's a pleasure having a child excited and happy to go to nursery each morning and role play being her favourite nursery staff when she's at home - clearly, something is going very right. And now in pre-school, she's thriving amongst all of the extra-curricular opportunities and more structured learning.

Thanks to the team for everything over the last two years - you've been brilliant.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been going to Northcote Road Day Nursery for a year and after taking some time to settle, she now very much enjoys her one day a week at nursery.
From the start, all her key staff have been friendly, approachable and informative.
I would have no hesitation to recommend Northcote to a parent.
My only negative is that the nursery compares to others is very expensive, however, it is my choice to use Northcote as it is very close to my work.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Northcote Road Day Nursery and Preschool? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I was in need of emergency childcare for half term whilst my nanny was off and the team was great, they helped my child settle in and gave handovers at the end of each day with what my child had been doing.
My son got on very well and wanted to go back he did Teddy Tennis, and Spanish all in one week he was very excited.
My son does not eat pork and they were able to cater for his need.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

All the staff without exception have been so welcoming and warm, they are very encouraging and caring towards all the babies in the baby room. My little boy is clearly very happy there and has been thriving ever since attending nursery. The nursery has been very flexible regarding days that suit us as a family too. Would highly recommend!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Northcote Road 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

My son has been at the nursery almost since it was opened doing two or three days a week. The nursery is beautifully equipped and the staff are committed, caring and full of fun. My son has learnt a great deal and I look forward to sending my daughter in due course.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Northcote Road 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

The installations of the nursery are great, with a big outdoor space. The staff is always attentive and nice to the children. Both my children went there, one already left for school, and they were always happy there.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Northcote Road 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

This nursery is a fantastic nursery. They have very good facilities. My child came to visit the nursery in February this year and when he was there Zoolab were in on that day, he loved seeing all the different animals and thoroughly enjoyed his time there.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been at this nursery for over two years since the age of 6 months. I have always been impressed with the care he has received there. I am particularly impressed with the care and attention he has had in toddler room over the last year.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Northcote Road 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

We have both our kids at Bright Horizons Northcote Rd in London and have had a fabulous experience. The staff is all brilliant though there is more turnover than we'd like. The management team is great, very understanding and accommodating as well as proactive in engaging parents on any issues, events, changes, etc.

We would like to see more 1:1 sessions with the staff to get progress updates as well as more feedback for preschool around areas that we could focus on at home (numbers/math, writing, spelling, etc).

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Excellent

The staff are always brilliant; friendly, enthusiastic and happy. It's a lovely nursery and I feel confident that they take good care of my son. The facilities are great with plenty of space, especially outdoors where London is often lacking.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Northcote Road Day Nursery and Preschool? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Excellent management and staff, always smiling, always friendly with the parents. They take their duty very seriously and I feel confident to let my little baby with them.
Good facilities with great toys for the babies. Lots of activities: my daughter seems to learn a lot of things. I am really amazed.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Both my children are happy here and the staff seem to genuinely love and care for the children. My only concern is that there is no formal chef in place - she is on long-term sick leave and no replacement has been made for her. The whole process is too slow hence value for money is slightly lacking here. Instead one of the nursery staff is filling in for her. Also, slow in getting a pre-school lead in place, and there is no formal lead for toddlers (until she passes her exams). Children need to be prepared accordingly for primary school so a formal reading and writing teacher should be in place. However the tennis and yoga lessons are great, the children love them and trips to the common are always appreciated.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Poor

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Marketa Cardon, Bright Horizons Team at Bright Horizons Northcote Road Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 11 Oct 2016:

Thank you very much for your review. We really value your feedback. I will share your comments with the nursery team. It's important to us that any areas of concern are addressed and you’re totally happy with the high level of care we provide.

Our baby boy has been attending Northcote Toad ursery for one month now. The nursery is fantastic - bright, clean and fun. Most importantly your staff are lovely and I feel our child is safe and will develop well. Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Northcote Road 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

Professional and warm day nursery.
People are focused on children.
Nice daily follow-up.
Lovely activities even for babies.
Safe and secure environment.
Nice location - easy to drop and pick up children.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Northcote Road Day Nursery and Preschool? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

A fun and learning sanctuary for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers!

Staff are the most valuable asset of this nursery, genuinely committed to doing their utmost to provide an enriched experience for the development of each child. The staff diversity and bubbly characters enhance even more the children's learning experience.

There is however an opportunity for improvement with the chef's absence (qualified senior nurse covering the position currently) and the facilities improving the upkeep of the exterior (front area), the lift (recurrent inoperability, no light, missing screws on main panel and loose call buttons) and the buggy storage area (untidy with forgotten children's clothes, papers and dust) as this should reflect the excellent quality of the nursery services and staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Northcote Road Day Nursery and Preschool? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Marketa Cardon, Bright Horizons Team at Bright Horizons Northcote Road Day Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 11 Oct 2016:

Thank you for your feedback – your thoughts are very important to us. By giving us your feedback, you are helping us to understand how we can provide the highest level of care to our children and families. I would strongly recommend that you speak to the Nursery Manager and her team or the Regional Manager and express your views about any areas of concern. It's important to us that all your concerns have been addressed and you’re totally happy with the level of care we provide.

I am a first-time mum and I don't have family support in the UK. When I had to return to work, I did a lot of research so I could find a place to leave my baby son comfortably. I cannot be happier with my decision! The nursery is clean and tidy with lots of facilities and the personnel is just lovely. My baby loves going to it and they always provide me with a detailed report where I can see what he has eaten, nappy changes etc and the activities he has done during the day (games, singing songs, learning activities...). I find it difficult to speak through telephone so I prefer email contact, and they are quick in replying to my emails. I would recommend this nursery to everyone! Thanks

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Northcote Road 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

The staff are amazing - competent, reliable and kind, and we are very confident in the quality of care that our daughter receives on a daily basis. The management team are outstanding and we have a high degree of trust in their ability to keep our daughter safe while also nurturing her curiosity and keenness to learn. We love this nursery and are very happy that we chose to send our daughter there.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Northcote Road 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I need emergency childcare for the day and the nursery and deputy managers were very helpful in helping me out.
My daughter loved it and is always asking when she can come back to play. I would recommend this nursery to my friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Northcote Road 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

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Staff Profiles

Paola

Paola Testoni

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2015

Description:

I am originally from northern Italy and have been living in London for the past 23 years. I gained my NNEB Diploma in 1996 and achieved an NVQ Level 4 in 2010. I have been in childcare since 1996, gaining a wealth of experience, working my way up from a Nursery Nurse to a Room Leader, a Deputy Manager and finally a Nursery Manager in 2010.

I absolutely love my job and I always go the extra mile to ensure that my team and I create and maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment supporting and challenging children to make the best progress they can.

Joining Bright Horizons has been a huge step in my career and I am focused on being a contributing and effective member of a large and dedicated family, wishing to make a difference to children's lives.

Rachel

Rachel Aldridge

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2013

Description:

I have been working at the nursery since it opened in March 2013. When I joined the nursery I was the administrator for a few months, supporting the Manager. However as soon as an opportunity to study my Level 3 Diploma in Child Care came up, I jumped at the chance and gained my qualification in 2014. My experience with Bright Horizons started in 2009, when I accepted a role at another nursery, following the birth of my son, I took a career break to spend more time raising my four children. During this time I kept myself busy managing my children's after school club.

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Brenda

Job Title: Nursery Chef

Joined: 2016

Description:

Our new appointed Nursery Chef, Brenda has started in October 2016 but has been already with us as a Senior Nursery Nurse She has always being passionate about cooking and has extensive experience in catering having worked for a local under 5’s centre as a nursery chef for several years and catering for local fundraising events.

Brenda is currently undertaking training with Bright Horizons and has been working solidly on our new menus to ensure they are adhered to and only changed to suit individual dietary needs.

Brenda always welcomes parents views and feedback and is available to meet with parents to discuss individual children’s dietary needs.