Bluebells Private Day Nursery, Preston

Longsands Lane, Preston PR2 9PS

Bluebells Private Day Nursery, Preston, Preston, Lancashire
Bluebells Private Day Nursery, Preston, Preston, Lancashire
Bluebells Private Day Nursery, Preston, Preston, Lancashire

Bluebells Private Day Nursery is a nursery for children from the ages of nought to five years in Fulwood, Preston. The nursery also provides a fun out-of-school club for children aged up to eight-years-old.

Bluebells has a secure outdoor play area and a large state-of-the-art sensory room. The spectacular room has been designed to benefit children’s alertness and calmness. It has sparkling lights, bubble tubes, a large glowing ball pool, glowing shapes and even a fibre optic carpet.

The staff team at Bluebells are all experienced with childcare qualifications (most to Level 3 or above), paediatric first aid certificates and safeguarding training. All team members have undergone enhanced DBS checks and the nursery has CCTV and a secure key fob door entry system for added security. This means that children are cared for in a safe and secure environment.

The nursery offers a healthy and delicious menu of meals and snacks which are freshly prepared in the nursery kitchen using quality ingredients. The four-week rotating seasonal menu was awarded a Bronze Catering Mark by the Soil Association in August 2016 and can be altered to cater for any additional or special dietary requirements.

Parents and carers are invited to visit the nursery without an appointment.

Group: Just Childcare Ltd

Person in charge: Joanne Pierpoint (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Lancashire County Council

Number of Staff: 4

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

Total Places for Children: 98

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Visiting:

Parents and carers who would like to visit the nursery and meet the team are more than welcome to do so without an appointment.

Parking:

The nursery has a safe car park for pick-ups and drop-offs. Visitors are welcome to use it.

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.3 Bluebells Private Day Nursery, Preston has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.256)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Bluebells Private Day Nursery, Preston 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 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bluebells Private Day Nursery, Preston in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 11 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 4.695 for Bluebells Private Day Nursery, Preston is calculated as follows: ( (94 Excellents x 5) + (34 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 131 Ratings = 4.695

  • 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 4.561 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bluebells Private Day Nursery, Preston is based on 11 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 19.6 positive Reviews (98 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 19.6 Target = 0.561

  • 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
    10
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bluebells Private Day Nursery, Preston?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bluebells Private Day Nursery, Preston

  • Mother of Child
    10
  • Father of Child
    1

My child has been very happy since moving to this nursery from her former one. She looks forward to going to the nursery and has made lots of friends. The staff are so helpful and friendly and my child is developing well. There is a noticeable shift towards structured activities in the pre-school area which is positive and should be good preparation for the school environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebells Private Day Nursery, Preston? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our baby has been going to the nursery for three months now and is always happy to be left. Although she can't talk, she seems to look happy enough and enjoys her time there when we pick her up at the end of the day. The staff are very friendly and my daughter seems to have settled well with them.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebells Private Day Nursery, Preston? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Very supportive, caring and helpful. Some of the practitioners are simply outstanding in the way they approach and interact with the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebells Private Day Nursery, Preston? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My son started at Bluebells in September 2016 (when they opened). He loves it there, the atmosphere created by the staff for the children is great. All the children have smiles on their faces. The staff are amazing, nothing is too much trouble. The opening hours enable me to work full-time and always be confident that my son is in good hands. Would recommend to anyone who is looking for childcare.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebells Private Day Nursery, Preston? 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: Don't Know

My little girl is almost two and has been attending Bluebells for four months now. The transition into full-time work isn't easy and as all parents will relate, the most difficult part is finding a place for your precious one to be looked after safely, and to be happy, is extremely difficult. I feel like the luckiest parent ever because my daughter settled in at Bluebells so quickly and the initial separation anxiety was kept to a minimum with the dedication of the friendly and extremely caring professionals at Bluebells. My child's confidence and development has come on in abundance since she started her care here, and I can't thank the staff enough. In fact, she loves it so much, it's actually a challenge for me to get her to leave at the end of the day, which speaks volumes to me. Highly recommended to all parents. Thanks so much to all the staff for all the hard work you do each day.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebells Private Day Nursery, Preston? 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

All the members of staff are brilliant with my son. He absolutely adores each one. Cannot recommend it enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebells Private Day Nursery, Preston? 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 and continue to find the staff very welcoming and very approachable.
My boy took a little while to settle but loves it now and has grown fond of his key worker as he was in babies. The staff are very warm towards the children too, which is reassuring.

My only critique would be that I wasn't made aware of the parents evening and I found a lot of gaps in his learning journey, however, I'm hoping that as he's more settled, come Octobers meeting, he will be reaching his targets.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebells Private Day Nursery, Preston? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Lovely nursery, my son settled very quickly and I can leave him knowing he's well cared for by the friendly staff. I'd highly recommend Bluebells to anyone if they are looking for a brilliant nursery that genuinely cares about their child's progress and wellbeing. My son has developed into a confident little boy and he loves going to nursery, playing with his friends and doing lots of fun and creative activities with the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebells Private Day Nursery, Preston? 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 like the Nursery very much, nice staff, very hardworking and very gentle staff. Everything about the nursery is very good. My little daughter is enjoying her every day in nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebells Private Day Nursery, Preston? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 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: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son attends part time here and absolutely loves it! He never wants to leave. His skills have come on no end in the two months since he started, and the staff are great at recognising the individual's interests and encouraging them.
I also love that they are provided with fresh healthy food cooked on site, and it's encouraging him to eat much better!
Being only a year old, the facilities here are all new and clean and fresh and relevant to the specific age groups. Particularly the sensory room, and the baby room is a lovely environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebells Private Day Nursery, Preston? 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

I have had my children in Bluebells Nursery since September 2016 and I am very happy with the support and care my children both receive. The staff are also very helpful and understanding and help when they can.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebells Private Day Nursery, Preston? 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

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Awards / Recognitions

March 2017

Top 10 Large Nursery Groups 2017

Recipient: Just Childcare Ltd

Date: Wednesday 01 Mar 2017

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