Bright Horizons Witan Gate Day Nursery and Preschool

1 Eelbrook Avenue, Bradwell Common, Milton Keynes MK13 8RD

Part of Bright Horizons portfolio, this purpose built nursery is situated in a friendly residential area, close to Milton Keynes. Children will benefit from well equipped rooms, enthusiastic team of childcare professionals and fantastic outdoor area which will accessible from every room.

Bright Horizons portfolio received the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) award in April 2016. Children benefit from bespoke Bright Horizon's Growing Enhancements, including Growing Readers, Writers and Mathematicians. The nutritionally balanced menu will be prepared onsite and has been endorsed by the Children Food Trust.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Heidi Quiambao (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Milton Keynes Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 100

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Witan Gate 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 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Witan Gate Day Nursery and Preschool 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.

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 4.856 for Bright Horizons Witan Gate Day Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (113 Excellents x 5) + (19 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 132 Ratings = 4.856

  • 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 4.55 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Witan Gate Day Nursery and Preschool 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 20 positive Reviews (100 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 20 Target = 0.550

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

9.4 Bright Horizons Witan Gate Day Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.406)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bright Horizons Witan Gate Day Nursery and Preschool?

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Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons Witan Gate Day Nursery and Preschool

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  • Father of Child
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  • Grandmother of Child
    2

My son is very happy at Witan Gate. The staff are all, without fail, absolutely lovely, friendly and accommodating and I have complete faith in him being left there. He started at 6 months old and the nursery is very well equipped to cope with young babies, with a dedicated baby room. His development is encouraged through sensory play and he is constantly interacted with and plays with the staff and older children.

I like the policies around weaning - nothing given to the children that they haven't had at home first, but given a variety of fresh nutritious foods (solid and pureed) and encouraged to self-feed. The central Milton Keynes location is very convenient for work and there is a large car park with plenty of space for unloading car seats etc. I have already recommended the nursery to lots of people in real life and would absolutely recommend it to anyone online too!

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have been extremely impressed by all the team at Witan Gate, all members of staff are nothing short of amazing. Everyone has been so understanding and patient with my son settling in, I know my son is well cared for whilst I go to work. There is a nice garden space and lots of different indoor activities, I know that my son enjoys his days there. The nursery is spacious and spotlessly clean, nothing is ever too much trouble and I feel very lucky to have found this nursery. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending the nursery to any parent.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My child absolutely loves this nursery. He settled in really quickly. The staff are lovely friendly and informative and also really professional. Lots of fun, varied activities and I am fully informed about his day. My son made friends really quickly too.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The staff are very professional, dedicated and loving towards children. My son has special needs and has improved dramatically thanks to the wonderful team. I am so happy and thankful that I have found this nursery. The chef is amazing and my son loves his food, everything is so clean. I recommend 100%.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

The staff are brilliant and the facility is spacious.
Very friendly. My child loves it there and never gets bored. The rooms and the kitchen are very clean. I am very happy with everything in Witan Gate.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I was worried about my little one attending a backup care session as she can be a little shy. The staff made such an effort to great her and ensure she was okay. Although she was only here for a day she loved it and always asks when she can go back. The staff provided me with photo's of her day that I loved and gave me really detailed feedback about what she had done. I was very was very impressed that she had eaten her dinner as she doesn't eat much at home. I have had experience with many childcare setting and this is by far one of the best.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Before sending my daughter to nursery I was very nervous however the staff at Witan Gate made the transition very easy.
My daughter has a severe dairy allergy which the nursery accommodate for and I have no worries!
I would really recommend Witan Gate Nursery to any parent.
My daughter seems very happy and is excited to go to nursery every morning.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter settled in well. The staff are very friendly and helped to ease me into leaving my daughter there for the first time.
My daughter is now thriving there and I can see a difference between when she was with the childminder to now in nursery which is good.

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

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

I am extremely happy with how my son has settled in and progressed within the nursery.
The staff are very attentive and offer lots of activities to aid his learning. He is very happy here and the facilities are excellent.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

When collecting my granddaughter from nursery the staff are always very friendly and communicate what she has done during the day, how she has been and what fun activities she has been participating in.
On collection, she is always very happy and sometimes will want to stay at nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My granddaughter has been unsettled at separation but last month because of the staff settling her she loves nursery.
The staff have always been amazing to my granddaughter and her family. I would one hundred percent recommend this nursery. I feel part of Bright Horizons Nursery. The team are the best.

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

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Heidi Quiambao

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2017

Description:

I have been working in childcare and education for the past 8 years and have gained extensive knowledge having been in management for the past 4 years. I hold a BA in Early Childhood Studies and am currently in the final stages of completing my master’s degree. Over my career I have loved seeing the children who attend my nurseries develop into happy, confident and independent children, who leave us school ready and raring to continue their lifelong love of learning.

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Josh Rochester

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2017

Description:

I am a full time dad of my very energetic daughter who is 3 years old who I love spending time with. My career took off back in 2009 in Bright Horizons in Hampshire where I started off as an unqualified member of staff and completed my NVQ Level 3 while I worked. Once qualified I then became room leader in the preschool room which I thoroughly loved and built up great relationships with the children and parents. I then went on to support other Bright Horizons nurseries which was great as I got to meet other caring and passionate staff and also share ideas. I then had a fabulous opportunity to transfer to Kingston Richmond Road as Deputy Manager. I have been here since August 2016 and have been enjoying watching the nursery grow and being part of this team. I am currently the onsite Health and Safety officer and I am also the lead child protection officer.