Bright Sparks Day Nursery Belfast

Skainos Square, 239 Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 1AF

Owner: East Belfast Mission

Person in charge: Tanya Malone (Deputy Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Number of Staff: 24

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Registered Charity Number: XN68566

Total Places for Children: 69

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 11 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: 1 week in July & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: Full and part time prices available upon request. Free Pre School places available

Languages Spoken (other than English): Slovak

Directions:

Find the nursery at the back of the Skainos Building on Newtownards Road, enter via Montrose Street.

Visiting:

Feel free to call unannounced during working hours for a free no obligation tour.

Parking:

There is parking available at the setting.

Vacancies

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Reviews

8.1 Bright Sparks Day Nursery Belfast has a Review Score of 8.1 (8.103)

The Review Score of 8.1 (maximum of 10) for Bright Sparks Day Nursery Belfast is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 2 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Sparks Day Nursery Belfast in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.4 out of 5 from 2 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 4.708 for Bright Sparks Day Nursery Belfast is calculated as follows: ( (18 Excellents x 5) + (5 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 24 Ratings = 4.708

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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.

    The 3.395 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Sparks Day Nursery Belfast is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 13.8 positive Reviews (69 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 13.8 Target = 0.145

  • 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
    2
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bright Sparks Day Nursery Belfast?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    2
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bright Sparks Day Nursery Belfast

  • Mother of Child
    2

When I returned to work last year I was really anxious about leaving my son for the first time. The staff at Bright Sparks put my worries at ease with a settling in period that allowed my son to build a relationship with his key worker and get used to spending time away from me.
This meant that once I was back to work full time I knew he was happy to be left in Bright Sparks as he was so well looked after.
Every day I pick him up he is playing away, professional interacting with staff and other babies.

The staff in Bright Sparks are always smiling and seem to really enjoy what they do. I have found everyone I met to be professional and passionate about delivering good care to the children.
I would highly recommend this nursery to any friends or family.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Sparks Day Nursery Belfast? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Tanya, Deputy Childcare Manager at Bright Sparks Day Nursery Belfast responded to this review on 04 May 2017:

Thank You for such positive, lovely feed back Lisa!
We will miss the little man and wish you all the best with your new arrival.
Take Care!

Brilliant day nursery, my son went in on his first day without a problem, no tears or being upset. Went to pick him up a bit early and could see how happy he was playing and interacting with staff and other children!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Sparks Day Nursery Belfast? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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