Barnes Day Nursery & Preschool

1B Lonsdale Road, London SW13 9ED

Barnes Day Nursery & Preschool, London, London
Barnes Day Nursery & Preschool, London, London
Barnes Day Nursery & Preschool, London, London

Bright Horizons Barnes Day Nursery and Preschool is a new nursery which opened on 26 October 2015. The setting boast a selection of large, age-appropriate rooms for children from three months to five years, as well as a studio, sleep room, parent meeting room and an activity room for all children to discover and explore.

There is a large outdoor play area with a beach feature and plenty of space for each child to explore and play in, as well as a range of activities to support children's development.

The children receive freshly cooked, nutritionally-balanced food prepared daily by an on-site chef to support their healthy growth and development.

Staff at the nursery are passionate about supporting children’s development through all age groups and their top priority is to create and maintain a safe and secure environment for children and staff.

Extra curriculum activities include: French and Theatrebugs.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Lorna Meese (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Council

Number of Staff: 25

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

Total Places for Children: 79

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Directions:

Situated at the junction of Lonsdale Road, Castelnau and Hammersmith Bridge. 1mile from main village. Bus route- Main bus 283 goes from Barnes Pond, all the way over bridge to Brunel Road (nr Shepard's Bush)

Visiting:

Barnes Train Station and Hammersmith Tube Station(15 min walk)

Parking:

Drop-off spaces available

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.4 Barnes Day Nursery & Preschool has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.375)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Barnes Day Nursery & 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 21 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Barnes Day Nursery & Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 9 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 4.805 for Barnes Day Nursery & Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (204 Excellents x 5) + (45 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 251 Ratings = 4.805

  • 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 4.57 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Barnes Day Nursery & Preschool is based on 9 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 15.8 positive Reviews (79 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 15.8 Target = 0.570

  • 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
    19
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Barnes Day Nursery & Preschool?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    18
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Barnes Day Nursery & Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    15
  • Father of Child
    4
  • Grandmother of Child
    1
  • Sister of Child
    1

This is a fantastic nursery designed in the way a nursery should be, with children in mind.

The staff are extremely nice and caring and the senior manager is a very experienced and a very professional head.

I would recommend any parent to send their child there.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnes Day Nursery & Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My brother has been with Bright Horizons for two years, he has autism and my family and I don't think we could have found any more support than at Bright Horizons.
The staff team are all very professional and worked very hard with my brother, they supported us both emotionally and with him. He improved very much and we can't explain the level of care we received and we are sad that he's going to school, they all love their job as well as the children. A big and special thanks to the manager for supporting us with everything we needed. You have the most caring and special manager.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnes Day Nursery & 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

Friendly, supportive and attentive staff. Incredibly well organised.
We couldn't be happier with our choice of nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnes Day Nursery & Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our daughter has really developed her social skills since being at the nursery and now loves playing with other children.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnes Day Nursery & 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: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My child seems to have settled in well and has learnt from the other children i.e. more confident in walking etc. She appears to be very relaxed with her carers and enjoys the sessions each week. We are pleased there are arts and crafts, painting, activities (messy play). The more the better! Thank you very much - so far so good!

How likely would you be to recommend Barnes Day Nursery & Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

We are extremely happy with Bright Horizons. It is a fantastic nursery, providing a welcoming environment for the children with a good variety of interests for the children, both indoor and outdoor. It is particularly good to have the outdoor space! Our daughter loves spending her days here and gets so much out of it - we really noticed her development. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnes Day Nursery & 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

The nursery is a lovely setting with great facilities. There are lots of space for energetic children. The staff are all very engaged with our child's progress and have been hugely supportive with extra help he needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnes Day Nursery & 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am delighted to have my son attend Barnes Bright Horizons. He is a super happy child and loves being at nursery. I have noticed an increase in his social awareness and his speech is coming on very well along with his confidence. I am pleased that my son has such a balanced and fun format to his days with interesting learning and interactive play. He seems to know a lot about health and safety and always shouts "fine fine" and "hot" at anything potentially hazardous. Would highly recommend this nursery, the staff are fantastic.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnes Day Nursery & Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We are very happy with my daughter's progress, she is a very happy, content toddler and the nursery is encouraging her development well. We like the range of activities the nursery puts on, my daughter really enjoys them.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnes Day Nursery & Preschool? 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

Being a relatively new nursery, my son, who has been attending since January, enjoys the diverse range of toys and activities offered. However, I was a little concerned by some staff changes early on, as well as inconsistencies regarding certain activities such as sports, provided by external companies. Many of these concerns have now been addressed and I have definitely noticed that my son is benefitting from the continuity. I would like to see more use of some of the amenities available, such as the kitchen and library, and an increased focus on how best to continue certain development objectives at home.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnes Day Nursery & Preschool? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My small grandson (age 3) attends this preschool full time. During this time he has made good progress on all fronts. He is clearly stimulated but has the freedom to develop naturally. The staff are kind, caring, firm and professional. There is an emphasis on the individual and staff work closely with other carers who are updated via daily written reports. I write as I am delighted that my grandson is very happy here but I am a very experienced educational practitioner too. This nursery is well worth considering.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnes Day Nursery & 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The standard of the Barnes Day Nursery & Preschool has exceeded our expectations. Not only does it provide brand new facilities but a safe environment for the children with fantastic outside space. The current nursery manager has overcome a tricky time of staffing change over with determination and enthusiasm. I would not hesitate to recommend this nursery. It is worth paying that little bit extra for such a fantastic facility.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnes Day Nursery & Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son joined the nursery shortly after his baby sister was born. He struggled to settle but the focus and energy the staff put into ensuring he felt welcome and secure, soon enabled him to settle. They took time to understand and get to know my son and responded to him accordingly. He has enjoyed a variety of activities and learnt how to be more responsive and respectful to others. He is now moving to a pre-school but will miss the carers here due to the strong bond he has formed. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnes Day Nursery & Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We are very pleased with the Bright Horizons environment. We feel it is an environment that enables our daughter to build up confidence and discover new experiences. We are very happy with all aspects of her care.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnes Day Nursery & 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My experience was excellent and very informative. It is good to see my child progressing with the help of the staff and friends. All of the staff are extremely friendly. All of the staff I met were very helpful and pleasant.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnes Day Nursery & 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 14-month-old has been at Bright Horizons Barnes for 9 months - since it first opened. He loves it and enthusiastically waves his arms every morning when he arrives. He is making great progress and hitting all his milestones. The facilities are far superior to many other local nurseries. The staff are so warm and friendly. My son is really attached to his key worker which definitely eases working mummy guilt!

How likely would you be to recommend Barnes Day Nursery & 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

Very professionally run. Helpful staff. Keep very helpful records of learning. Our son has settled in very well.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnes Day Nursery & Preschool? 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: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I'm very happy with the care provided in Barnes Nursery. Both my children are very happy at Bright Horizons Barnes. They love the attention and love that they get. Very good communication with parents. Kids have a lot of activities both indoor and outdoor.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnes Day Nursery & 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

Excellent facilities - everything is brand new and top-spec and it's in a beautiful building. The garden is amazing and each room decorated and arranged differently with great furniture, toys and art and learning displays. They do great activities - even for babies they have had people come in and do puppet shows. We have had valentine's hearts, christmas cards and other art come home with us. The staff are so friendly, professional and caring and go over and above to show care and attention to the children. There is constant feedback about the child's development and progress. My daughter is really happy and so am I. She has learned so many new things at nursery and I can see the benefits of her being there. As a first-time mum returning to work, everything about this nursery allayed my fears. Healthy nutritious meals are made on-site and the kids eat really well. It is safe and secure. The location is extremely convenient and the hours are amazing for working parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnes Day Nursery & 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 son has been attending since Nov 2015 and has loved every day so far! He literally runs into the class every day and doesn't want to leave at the end. The staff are extremely warm, kind and fun and its evident my son is very comfortable with them. The fact that the Nursery's manager's own son attends the facility really says it all. The facility itself is of the highest standard, basically brand new and they have thought of everything. Small details like 3 types of sinks - all with different taps (twist, lift and sensor) that they children will meet in real life make this place stand out to me. The kids also have their own fully kitted-out mini kitchen with all mini appliances for them to learn to cook while using the ingredients from the garden they have planted themselves. The outdoor area is state of the art. There are many other aspects I could rave about but a parent must visit the nursery to get the full effect for themselves. Lastly, the safety of the facility is fantastic.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnes Day Nursery & 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 nursery is absolutely outstanding.
Top quality staff, top quality nursery and care.
I cannot fault this place in anyway, wonderful menu for my kids, lots of activities to do.
I couldn't imagine leaving my kids anywhere else.
After seeing many other nurseries as soon as I came here I knew it was the best decision I've made and it's worth every penny.
Thank you Bight Horizons Barnes.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnes Day Nursery & 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

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Lorna Meese

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 1996

Description:

I have worked in childcare and education for the past 20 years and have gained extensive knowledge having been in a variety of positions, from an Early Years teacher, to a private nanny.

I have a passion for childcare and I love seeing the children who attend our nursery develop into happy, confident and independent children, who leave us for a big school ready and raring to go on their next journey.

Dean

Dean Pereira

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Description:

I have been in childcare for 26 years, starting as a Nursery Assistant and working my way up to become a Nursery Manager. I have been with Teddies nurseries for nearly 7 years and become part of the Bright Horizons family.

During my time with Bright Horizons, I have helped Chiswick Park to achieve an Outstanding Ofsted result.

I have NVQ level 2 & 3, Montessori Diploma and CACHE in Management.