Bright Horizons Farnham Day Nursery and Preschool

Wilkinson Way, Farnham GU9 9FA

Bright Horizons Farnham Day Nursery and Preschool, Farnham, Surrey
Bright Horizons Farnham Day Nursery and Preschool, Farnham, Surrey
Bright Horizons Farnham Day Nursery and Preschool, Farnham, Surrey

This brand new nursery offers six individual home-bases tailored to each age group, with a large external play area where the children can flourish and explore while building a lifelong love of learning.

Children in the nursery are well prepared to transition to school with the Ready for School Enhancement which includes Growing Readers, Writers and Mathematicians.

All food is freshly cooked by the on-site chef and is nutritionally balanced.

The nursery is located on Wilkinson Way between David Lloyd Farnham and Farnham Rugby Club.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Alexandra Buckwell (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Surrey County Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 92

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

9.7 Bright Horizons Farnham Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.701)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Farnham Day Nursery and Preschool is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 14 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Farnham Day Nursery and Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 14 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 4.94 for Bright Horizons Farnham Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (158 Excellents x 5) + (10 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 168 Ratings = 4.94

  • 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 4.761 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Farnham Day Nursery and Preschool is based on 14 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 18.4 positive Reviews (92 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 14 Reviews ÷ 18.4 Target = 0.761

  • 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
    14
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bright Horizons Farnham Day Nursery and Preschool?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    14
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
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Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons Farnham Day Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    10
  • Father of Child
    4

My son is always extremely excited when he knows it's his day at Bright Horizons. He absolutely loves it here and shows on his face. All the girls are very welcoming and always have time to talk about the days activities. My son has a special bond with the deputy manager, which always makes me feel relaxed knowing she is around when I'm not.
He loves the outside freedom that the centre offers, I have not known another setting to have this space or freedom to use.
Food is freshly made each day which is amazing !!
The center is spotless each day ready for the children to have more fun.
I wish Bright Horizons Farnham had opened many years ago so I would have stayed longer.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Farnham 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 visited the Bright Horizons Nursery in Farnham for the launch day and met the manager and the rest of the team who were also supported by upper management showing clear, visible and demonstrable leadership.

Led by the manager, the team were extremely welcoming, patient, professional yet personable and very keen to listen and respond to any question regardless how trivial.

Everything is perfectly organised, a considerable amount of resource has gone into the nursery and would be considered to be 'Best In Class'. A model and leading example for others to follow, from curriculum to the facilities. The kitchen for the children is absolutely fabulous, I can't wait to taste the cakes!

I'm really? excited about our daughter attending the nursery, it's so exciting and the wealth of experience, the passion and energy of every member of the team was overwhelming. If you could capture it, it would be priceless!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Farnham 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

Excellent nursery - the staff are fantastic, so welcoming, caring and extremely professional. The nursery itself is clean, spacious and has everything my children need to learn and play. The garden is also huge and creates the perfect outdoor area for more fun and games.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Farnham 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 daughter has been going to Bright Horizons since they opened and can be nervous in new environments but loves it there! The facilities are great and the staff are lovely and friendly and seem to really care about each child. I would highly recommend the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Farnham 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We moved our Daughter to Bright Horizons in Farnham, from her previous nursery, for her preschool year.
When we first visited the nursery over the Summer it was being furnished and being prepared for its opening.
Now in October and having experienced our first two months, I can honestly say that we are all so happy.
Our Daughter is so happy and very proud to be at her new nursery.
She is very stimulated with the Bright Horizons programme. On top of this, the staff led by the manageress are so happy, friendly and caring - from the moment you step through the door. We are in very good hands.
It is a very positive and professional environment and our Daughter has met some lovely friends who are all so supportive towards each other.
It is really a very nice atmosphere and we are so pleased and happy with our decision. We couldn't speak highly enough of Bright Horizons Farnham and would recommend to any other family without hesitation.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Farnham 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 nursery is a very important part of the life of our daughter. She has built very good relationships with teachers and children. English is her second language and she was able to improve it since she started the nursery in July 2017, she gains more words every week. She likes to spend time there and during weekends she asks when can I drive her to the nursery. We definitely see improvement in her knowledge and day to day life - she learns a lot - big thanks to the teachers of Farnham Day Nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our son started at Bright Horizons at the start of September 2017, and I am delighted with the decision we made for him to go there. We had previously used another Bright Horizons nursery so our expectations were high - everyone from the manager down has exceeded those expectations.
Being brand new, the setting itself is amazing. The outside space is the best in the area by a long way. All the staff are so caring and really get to know the children as individuals. Our son has already built a strong bond with the staff in his room and is clearly happy to arrive there each morning.
The food is another real plus point. The chef at the nursery has really supported our son - being quite young, he can't always eat what the other children have, especially sandwiches or wraps, so he has an alternative pureed meal to make sure he's well fed.
Overall, we cannot recommend Bright Horizons highly enough and are very pleased that our son will remain there until he moves on to primary school.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Farnham 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

We couldn't be more pleased with Bright Horizons in Farnham. Our daughter has now been attending for six weeks and in that time she has settled in well and enjoyed all the great benefits of the nursery. The facilities are brand new and there is so much for the children to do. The freeflow doors in and out of the playground is a great idea and the classrooms always feel fresh and airy. Our daughter was transitioning to BH from a previous nursery and the staff have all done everything they can to ensure a happy transition. She feels confident and always runs in with a smile on her face. The facilities are exemplary inside and out, including a mini kitchen! But the primary reason for recommending this nursery is the kindness and capabilities of the staff. Everyone is always friendly and helpful, and the administration has been very straightforward. The Head and Deputy are both clearly outstanding and all the staff we've met have been exemplary.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Farnham 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

It's hard to express exactly how good this nursery is but, in short, it's really really good! From the moment you walk in the door there's a warm, face to face welcome and always a bright greeting (they know all the children and even siblings - by name). Great care is taken to look after not only the children but the parents too. The team clearly know that most parents have already climbed a mountain by 7:30 am in getting their kids up, ready and out the door because when you arrive, they leap up to make your handover smooth and stress-free. Doors are opened for you, parents are supported in unloading cars and children, then off you skip feeling somehow better than when you arrived. On pickup, it's touching that each member of staff knows exactly what sort of day your child has had, and takes the time to share with you the little intricacies and anecdotes of what they've been up to - so you almost feel you were there. We're so pleased we moved our (now 1year old) daughter here and can't recommend it enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Farnham 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: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My child started at the nursery when it opened in June. From the start, all the staff really got to know my child and they fully understand her character. Everyone that has come to pick her up with me has commented on the fact that the staff all know her, which is brilliant. The staff are always pleased to see her.
The facilities are brilliant - loads of space, inside and out. I love the communication between myself and the key workers, it is nice to know they are teaching them manners and developing her language which has improved so much since she started in June.
My biggest concern when starting nursery was her eating but I have no concerns now as the staff have so much patience with her that she seems to eat everything now which has helped with eating at home.
I am glad that we chose to come here as it is getting my daughter the best start in her life skills and education.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Farnham 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 would highly recommend Bright Horizons Farnham Day Nursery. They have been looking after my 1-year-old twin daughters since they opened in June and the girls absolutely love it there and have really blossomed into confident happy young toddlers. The key workers have quickly been able to tell the difference and have grasped their different personalities - and I can tell that they really care about them. No two days are the same in terms of activities and a good mix of indoor and outdoor play. The food is healthy and balanced plus they are teaching the girls to be independent with eating.

The team have also been incredibly supportive to me and go that extra mile to help me carry one of them to and from the car to save me lugging my double buggy in and out. I also love the fact that on pick up no matter how busy they are, I get a debrief of what each girl has been up to.

I saw a number of local nurseries before I chose Bright Horizons Farnham Day Nursery and Preschool and this knocks spots off the others!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Farnham 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

Facilities are brilliant and the staff are very attentive to my son.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Farnham 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 8-month-old daughter recently started to attend Bright Horizons Farnham for morning sessions Monday to Friday, working up to full time later on this year. I was naturally quite nervous about starting this process, especially given that this is my first child. I shouldn't have worried though, as my daughter has settled into her new routine so easily and I can genuinely see that she looks forward to attending each morning. The entire team are so warm and friendly and go above and beyond to accommodate the individual needs of each child. The facilities are brand new and far above anything else I toured in the surrounding areas. There is a huge outdoor space with sandpits, climbing frames and soft play materials. For me, the best thing about this nursery is that it feels like a home away from home. My daughter is happy, playing with new exciting things, socialising with other children and enjoying tasty healthy meals. I cannot speak highly enough of Bright Horizons Farnham.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Farnham 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

Put quite simply- I cannot recommend Bright Horizons Farnham highly enough.
My son has recently been diagnosed with ASD, so needs some extra individual attention with his targets. Nothing has been too much trouble for the team there, they are so accepting of his little quirks.

Having recently moved from another local nursery the positive difference in my son is marked. I particularly like that they impress upon the children good manners and clearing up after themselves after meals. The parent communication is also fantastic and the facilities speak for themselves.
Whilst this may not be the cheapest nursery in the area, I wholeheartedly believe with nurseries you get what you pay for in these vital early years, my son gets so much out of his days there.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Farnham 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

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