Bright Little Stars Watford

80 Sheepcot Lane, Watford WD25 0EA

Bright Little Stars Nursery Watford is a purpose-built nursery located in the Watford area. The gated building has a castle theme, and is housed in a safe and secure environment, surrounded by a coloured fence.

There are three air-conditioned rooms designed for babies, toddlers and pre-school children. The building has natural light where possible and there is a special nurserycam to enable parents to be part of their child's learning day.

The broad-based curriculum is designed to make learning fun within the Early Years Foundation framework.

Group: Bright Little Stars

Person in charge: Nicola Freeman (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 34

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

Total Places for Children: 70

Age Range: from 0 years 6 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays, Christmas & Spring Break

Overview

The Review Score of 8.5 (maximum of 10) for Bright Little Stars Watford is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.1 out of 5 from 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Little Stars Watford in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 out of 5 from 6 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 4.083 for Bright Little Stars Watford is calculated as follows: ( (24 Excellents x 5) + (31 Goods x 4) + (16 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 72 Ratings = 4.083

  • 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 4.429 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Little Stars Watford is based on 6 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 14 positive Reviews (70 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 14 Target = 0.429

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

8.5 Bright Little Stars Watford has a Review Score of 8.5 (8.512)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    2
  • Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bright Little Stars Watford?

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  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
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Reviewer Connection to Bright Little Stars Watford

  • Mother of Child
    5
  • Father of Child
    1

Lovely nursery. Love the Milky Way room. They take such good care of our princess and go above and beyond for her. Would strongly recommend them.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Little Stars Watford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

Great nursery, a wonderfully nurturing environment with enthusiastic staff. My son is very happy here.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Little Stars Watford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

Our son started this month and has settled so well into the MilkyWay room. He’s made a lovely bond with his key worker too, which is such a relief! We enjoy the daily updates showing photos of what he has been doing at nursery.

The whole team have been super welcoming, thank you all!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Little Stars Watford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Good nursery and staff are great also. Hopefully, my child can communicate more and see progress. He has been going for 3 months so far.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Little Stars Watford? Likely

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Average Rating:   3.4 out of 5

Bright Little Stars, is a nursery with a fair number of children, however, the space surrounding the nursery is limited. We feel that a lot more could be done with the parent to staff interface. The hand over is very basic and personally we feel the staff are rushed and wonder if the children to staff ratio is not sufficient.
Lots of activities seem to take place, any feedback regarding these is limited. Technology is used to help in learning but we are concerned when we find the little ones in front of the screen by the end of the day. The invoice is complicated to understand.
The one positive point is the Food/Nutrition Part which is excellent. The kids are fed at regular intervals with snacks and it is clear that the meals are tasty as they eat well in the nursery so I think the catering department is a plus plus.
Parking is limited which is a struggle, especially with a toddler. We hope in time, things will improve.

It is a new nursery and perhaps still finding their feet.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Little Stars Watford? Likely

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Average Rating:   3.3 out of 5

Kelly Dunn, Nursery Support Manager at Bright Little Stars Watford responded to this review on 02 Mar 2018:

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Since your meeting at the Nursery, we are really pleased that we have been able to discuss your comments and reassure you of the high standards we promote at Bright Little Stars. We are delighted that you have chosen Bright Little Stars to care for your little one and understand that you have only been with us a short period, we look forward to our continued partnership with you.

A fantastic nursery with friendly staff. Placing my little one in this nursery from 9 months old was the best decision. The bond that he has with all the staff and how they have helped him progress through each stage has been brilliant. It is great that he comes home a happy baby knowing he has been properly looked after. Keep up the good work.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Little Stars Watford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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Staff Profiles

Nicola

Nicola Freeman

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2015

Description:

Nicola has over 20 years’ experience in the childcare industry, qualifying with her NNEB diploma in 1995. Before opening BLS Watford in 2016, Nicola worked in a variety of roles, with over 12 years being in a managerial role and has successfully led her teams to achieve outstanding practice. Nicola has always had a passion for caring for children and helping them in first years of their lives.

Nicola believes in promoting high quality childcare, she ensures that every child is treated as an individual enabling them to develop to their full potential.