Bright Horizons Greenwich Day Nursery and Preschool

8 Lovibond Lane, London SE10 9FY

Bright Horizons Greenwich Day Nursery is located on Lovibond Lane within the new residential development ‘The Movement’, the nursery is conveniently located for commuting parents. It offers five individual home-bases tailored to each age group, with a lovely external play area where the children can flourish and explore while building a lifelong love of learning.

Bright Horizons’ carefully selected nursery staff team lead the children through a range of educational activities, nurturing each child’s imagination and helping them to develop and learn in a warm and friendly environment. For babies and toddlers they create a safe world, rich with opportunities to actively explore, with books, singing and play.

For preschoolers, Bright Horizons have created a bespoke Ready for School Programmes which prepare children for the next steps on their learning journey. These enrichments include Growing Readers, Growing Writers, Growing Mathematicians, Active Athletes, Cookery Club and Gardening Club.

Food is freshly cooked by an on-site chef and extra-curricular activities include French classes and Theatre Bugs.

The fees are fully inclusive, which means they provide all food, drinks, nappies and formula milk for the babies and children in their care.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Jay Emirhan-Kantar (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Greenwich Council

Number of Staff: 10

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: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Directions:

Located on Lovibond Lane within the new residential development ‘The Movement’, parallel to Greenwich High Road. From Greenwich DLR follow the exit for Greenwich Town Centre and immediately turn right onto Lovibond Lane. From Greenwich rail station, turn right onto Greenwich High Road and continue, turn right onto Waller Way and then turn left onto Lovibond Lane and the nursery will be on the right.

Parking:

Convenient car park area for drop offs and pick-ups at the rear of the nursery.

Overview

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Greenwich Day Nursery and Preschool is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 19 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Greenwich Day Nursery and Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 19 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.484 for Bright Horizons Greenwich Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (129 Excellents x 5) + (65 Goods x 4) + (17 Satisfactorys x 3) + (4 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 215 Ratings = 4.484

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Greenwich Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 19 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). 19 Reviews ÷ 12.2 Target Reached = 1

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

9.5 Bright Horizons Greenwich Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.484)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    12
  • Good
    6
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bright Horizons Greenwich Day Nursery and Preschool?

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    14
  • Likely
    5
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Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons Greenwich Day Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    15
  • Father of Child
    4

My child is having an amazing time at this nursery. He has made loads of friends and is becoming very confident. He is learning how to count and is even speaking a little French, which I think is good. This is preparing him for the next stage which is school and I know he is prepared.
The staff are very friendly which I think is very comforting too.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My daughter settled well as the staff knew to cuddle her on arrival. All the staff are friendly and understand babies needs.
I appreciate the daily report and help weaning her off her dummy.
Very happy with the professional service.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

This is a lovely little nursery, conveniently located near to transport links. The staff are very friendly and really seem to enjoy working with children.
The food is excellent, both healthy and varied. The rooms are very clean and all the toys and equipment are also clean and seem interesting for the children.
The only drawback is limited access to an otherwise great outdoors playing area.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

The nursery provides the necessary care and learning for my daughter's development. I am happy with the staff, meals, activities and care.
I would suggest that the nursery should focus on taking the children outside the nursery as this has not happened since she started with you.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our daughter has settled in amazingly at nursery - we are so happy. We believe this is down to the positive relationships she has with all staff particularly her key workers. It is always nice to hear the lovely comments they make about our daughter's progress, showing they genuinely care.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I have been impressed by this nursery, excellent standards in caring, hygiene/cleanliness and catering. Very educational environment with lots of activities. Thoughtful, attentive and caring staff. Great communication and feedback. Very happy to entrust them with the care of my toddler.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My 15-month-old son loves Bright Horizons Greenwich Day Nursery and Preschool. He's attended the nursery since it opened in February and is really happy here. The staff are wonderful - infinitely patient, caring, kind, fun and genuinely fond of the kids in their care. The facilities are great and staff organise lots of messy play which means we don't have to get sand, water and paint all over the house! We've been very impressed with the quality of food - my son always eats everything and often wants second helping! The management team are approachable and communicate well with parents. Highly recommended.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Extremely competent establishment offering more than enough peace of mind.

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

Greenwich Day Nursery is a new nursery opened in January 2017. The delays in opening caused a significant amount of disruption to my return to work following maternity leave. However, the manager and her team have been very communicative and did a great job in supporting my then 12-month-old and me during her settling in period. She is engaged in activities, well fed, always clean and dry and she seems happy in the nursery setting. Her key workers and carers are good and baby likes them. There are a couple of minor issues which I've raised but they have been dealt with satisfactorily. Allergies were catered for. On the whole, I would recommend the nursery to friends.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

I initially had concerns with this nursery being brand new and having some expected start up issues. However, my concerns were addressed professionally and with compassion. The staff have all been great in helping my child settle. I would love my child to have language and sports classes here. Mandarin, Yoga, Football or even a swim class would be great additions as well as excursions.

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

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Average Rating:   3.7 out of 5

Our son has settled in really well and we can see the positive impact Bright Horizons has had on his development and behaviour. The staff are friendly and helpful and interested in his individual needs and interests. The environment is structured around different skill areas and the nursery itself is always clean and bright and well organised. The food is a healthy balance and varied, he eats things here that he won't when I cook them!

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Friendly carers who are always ready with a hug, a smile and a song. Would be nice to hear more about how my baby is progressing towards developmental goals and how we can support these in the home over time.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

The building is a secure environment away from traffic. Good lock and key system to enter the nursery and a manager is sitting right at the entrance to welcome you. Spacious rooms for kids and very caring staff, eager to know about your child and what are they like at home. Even make an effort to learn our local/foreign words to understand what child is communicating to them. Very happy overall.

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

We are very happy with this nursery. My son started in April 2017 and since then he is happy in the mornings when we go. They take good care of him, there are not many kids and they always do plenty of activities and are flexible with food.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Our son has settled into nursery very well. We have seen how his experience in the nursery has helped his development and that he is very happy there. He loves all the activities and enjoys going every day. I have found the staff very helpful and sensitive to our son's needs. It is a nursery I would highly recommend.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter has just started at this nursery. Overall I am happy with the care provided but I do have some constructive comments from my experience at enrollment and settling in:
1/ There were numerous forms to complete on site on first settling day, with info that requires referring to diary/contact book/mobile phone, the latter cannot be used on the site. I suggest this should be emailed to parents to complete before first settling in day.
2/ Baby room should have no outside shoe policy.
3/ Admin staff communication could be friendlier, and more empathic to parents who may not have experienced a child's separation anxiety.

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Average Rating:   2.6 out of 5

Bright Horizons Greenwich has been a fantastic environment for our daughter. The staff are all extremely professional and helpful at all times. My daughter has settled in brilliantly and we couldn't have asked for more.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Great staff and location makes this an ideal nursery for us. Our daughter really loves all the activities, food and staff. Very happy we picked it as our nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

I continue to be impressed by the new Greenwich Day Nursery, you'd think it's been open for years! The staff are friendly and supportive to both the children and the nervous parents leaving their little ones in a new environment. My daughter is always full of smiles and stories when I arrive to collect her.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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Staff Profiles

Jay

Jay Emirhan-Kantar

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2008

Description:

I joined Bright Horizons as a Nursery Manager in May 2016 helping support other nurseries within the business. I led the opening of Greenwich Day Nursery and Preschool in January 2017 and have thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of my job from meeting new parents and children and recruiting high quality staff. I have 10 years’ experience working in the child care sector of which 9 years has been in a management capacity. I gained my BA Hons Education Degree with an Early Years Professional Status award in July 2008.
As a manager I lead by example and believe that everyone can aspire to their goal given the right support and guidance. Childcare is my true passion and I thrive on influencing and engaging staff to come along on my journey to make a difference for our children and families. Self-reflection and evaluation is one of my strengths and as a team we are committed to providing the children with exceptional childcare on a daily basis.

Charley

Charley Murray

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2016

Description:

I joined Bright Horizons in November 2016 as a Third in Charge, I have since worked my way up to becoming a Deputy Manager for Greenwich Day Nursery and Preschool from January 2018. I enjoy having an active role within the rooms, supporting and leading our staff team on a daily basis. I hold a Level 3 childcare qualification and have a strong passion for supporting children with additional needs.

Rezwana

Rezwana Islam

Job Title: Assistant Manager

Joined: 2018

Description:

I have been with Bright Horizons since January 2018. I am a qualified Level 3 in childcare and hold a Business and Management qualification Level 5. I have been working in childcare for 9 years, working my way up from an apprentice, Room Leader, 3rd in charge and now part of the management team. I thoroughly enjoy supporting and mentoring staff to provide children with exceptional childcare on a daily basis.