Bright Horizons at 24 St Swithin

24 St Swithin Street, Aberdeen AB10 6XD

Bright Horizons at 24 St Swithin, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Bright Horizons at 24 St Swithin, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Bright Horizons at 24 St Swithin, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Part of Bright Horizons, the St Swithin day nursery is located in the west end of Aberdeen, and proud to receive the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) award in April 2016.

The setting is spread over three floors. It caters for children from birth to five-years-old. The baby room is designed to be cosy and homely, helping the babies to settle quickly and feel like they are at home. The two to- three-year-old room is spread over the ground floor and has a bright conservatory for the children to play in. The pre-school area is situated on the first floor and the children play in the three separate rooms.

The nursery is filled with many original features and the team of passionate childcare professionals offer children many opportunities to play, learn and discover about the world through play.

The children are helped with their transition to school with Bright Horizon's unique Ready for School Programme including Growing Readers, Writers and Mathematicians.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Helen Stevenson (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Aberdeen City Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 53

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0745-1745

When Closed: Bank Holiday

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Reviews

9.9 Bright Horizons at 24 St Swithin has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.859)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons at 24 St Swithin 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 10 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons at 24 St Swithin in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.9 out of 5 from 10 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 4.916 for Bright Horizons at 24 St Swithin is calculated as follows: ( (109 Excellents x 5) + (10 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 119 Ratings = 4.916

  • 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 4.943 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons at 24 St Swithin is based on 10 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 10.6 positive Reviews (53 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 10 Reviews ÷ 10.6 Target = 0.943

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

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bright Horizons at 24 St Swithin?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    10
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons at 24 St Swithin

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Father of Child
    2

We are extremely happy with our child's care at the nursery. At both drop off and home time, it is clear that she loves being at nursery. The staff are all great and we can see our daughter has great relationships with them. Every day we find out the activities that have taken place and any key pieces of information we need. It's lovely to hear what our daughter has been up to and the range of activities that take place.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons at 24 St Swithin? 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 always receives excellent care and education. He absolutely loves all his teachers, they make him feel safe and welcoming in the nursery. The garden has an excellent choice of toys which bring out their imagination to the max. They have a primary school and a French teacher who comes and teaches them on weekly basis, and there's always amazing planned activities for my son to join.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons at 24 St Swithin? 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 staff have a good focus of my daughter's needs and have a clear plan for further development.

There is a lot of one to one time for my daughter which I am very pleased with.
Overall, I am very pleased with how the nursery is being managed and staff carry themselves professionally.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons at 24 St Swithin? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We have our nearly three year old son and one year old daughter at the nursery. Our daughter started in May and settled in very quickly and now loves going to nursery.
My son has not settled in very quickly as he has delayed speech and some other developmental delay. We cannot praise the staff at St Swithin enough for their continued support, eagerness to help my son in any way at nursery and home life, patience and time with my son and always having time for us too.
They have gone above and beyond their duties for our family and are always happy to help.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons at 24 St Swithin? 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

Both boys have loved being at 24 St Swithin. The staff are fantastic at making sure all their needs are met. Every night we hear great tales of their adventures.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons at 24 St Swithin? 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 and son have both attended the nursery and I have always been very happy with the care my children have received. The staff are knowledgeable and very friendly. My daughter tells me all about the staff and her friends in the evening.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons at 24 St Swithin? 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 extremely happy with the nursery, the team are fantastic and we are completely confident in them. Our daughter loves going to nursery and it is clear to see that a lovely relationship has formed between her and nursery staff. We cannot recommend this nursery enough, they are clearly passionate about providing an encouraging, engaging environment for the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons at 24 St Swithin? 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: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

A very welcoming and pleasant nursery. My child is very happy to go in every day. The staff are warm, smiley and friendly and provide excellent care. The food is nutritious and varied and the children do lots of activities including art, planting flowers and role play. They get outdoor play and walks a lot and the daily communication we receive is always thorough and informative regarding our child's day. I viewed quite a few nurseries- this one is the best I've seen.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons at 24 St Swithin? 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: Good

The staff are ready to accept your child in as soon as nursery opens. They speak nicely to the children and are very calm and welcoming each morning.
My child has only cried a handful of times in the 1.5 years that he has attended. He is always keen to go to nursery and gets excited when he goes in.
I believe that this is a result of the interesting, structured curriculum the nursery offers but also the homely atmosphere created by the caring and professional staff.
All the staff I have come into contact with, demonstrate a keen interest in the children they care for.
They have an excellent understanding of their personalities and needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons at 24 St Swithin? 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: Excellent

Reasons for high rating is safety and excellent care (including health care for teething, small contusions, fever, and first aid in case of emergency)
Cleanliness of facilities, great variety of activities, separate dark room for naps and outdoor activities,

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons at 24 St Swithin? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

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Staff Profiles

Helen

Helen Stevenson

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2000

Description:

I started off my career training to be a children’s nurse back in 2000, I gained my qualification and started working at St Swithin in 2004. I have been working in childcare for the last 12 years. During this time I have worked with all three age groups and helped to open the second and third nursery. I have grown with the nurseries and share all the knowledge that I have learnt with my colleagues. I completed my CCLD Level 4 qualification in December 2009 and hope to progress on to do my PDA in the near future.