Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool

4c Bradmore Road, Oxford OX2 6QW

Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool provides childcare for the benefits of staff, faculty and students at the University of Oxford. The Nursery was awarded 'Good' by Ofsted in February 2018.

**Only employees and students of the University of Oxford are eligible to apply for places.**

Housed all on one level with direct access to large, spacious gardens from all rooms. The nursery is unique in its layout as from the centre all rooms are visible, this offers flexibility when planning group activities as each age group can interact whenever possible.

The enthusiastic childcare team provides a warm, friendly environment where children can learn and grow. Bright Horizons’ unique Ready for School.

Programme, including Growing Readers, and Writers and Mathematicians, prepares children for their transition to school. With a strong parent partnership, Bradmore Road is a ‘family’.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Bryony Bennett (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Oxfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 25

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

Total Places for Children: 54

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool 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 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 17 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 4.665 for Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (138 Excellents x 5) + (62 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 203 Ratings = 4.665

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool is based on 17 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 10.8 positive Reviews (54 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 17 Reviews ÷ 10.8 Target Reached = 1

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

9.7 Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.665)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
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  • Very Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool?

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    17
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Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    14
  • Father of Child
    3

A lovely nursery environment; the staff work really hard to meet the individual needs of the children, and the kids are very happy!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Our twins have attended Bright Horizons Bradmore Road for over 3 years. We're delighted with the care they receive. All staff seem extremely caring and professional, approaching their work with energy, creativity and sensitivity. We're particularly pleased the nursery has male and female staff. There's also plenty of space to run around. Staff have a good understanding of childrens' different developmental stages: we've repeatedly been surprised to discover that our 2 are capable of things we had not imagined them ready for. What's more, our son's speech problem was picked up at a very early stage by nursery staff. Although day-to-day this is a friendly, informal setting, everything that goes on at Bradmore Road is underpinned by a rigorous, strategic approach to nurturing children - e.g. communication with parents is outstanding. In short, I would have no hesitation in recommending Bradmore Road.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

We are very happy with the childcare at Bradmore Road. The activities for the children are imaginative, varied, enriching and engaging. The staff genuinely care and look after the children professionally as well as affectionately. Our child is very happy and looks forward to going to the nursery. We can go to work safe in the knowledge that she is being well looked after, and learning, experiencing and developing new skills every day. We couldn't ask for more - a sincere thank you to all staff at Bradmore Road!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Three of my children have so far attended Bradmore Road, and throughout the standard of care has been excellent. The staff have a genuine warmth and connection to the children, and build an atmosphere of close family within this cosy environment. The nursery buildings work very well with the smaller number of children attending, focused around an open central area and making everyone feel included in the nursery family. Over recent years there has been some difficulty with fast management turnover but this has resolved well over the past year and the room leaders have kept the excellent nursery atmosphere safe and secure during the transitions. The current management team seem excellent and I have confidence in them supporting and developing the nursery. Particularly notable benefits of this nursery beyond the smaller family-style environment are an emphasis on accepting and celebrating different cultures and languages and an enthusiasm for active outdoor play.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Very happy with the standard of care at Bradmore Road nursery. Both of our children (one still in attendance) seem to have thoroughly enjoyed their time there. The staff are always very welcoming and conscientious.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My child has attended this nursery since he was just under a year old. He is now in the pre-school room. Throughout his time at Bradmore Road, the staff have been wonderful. They genuinely care about his health and happiness, and there is a great atmosphere. The activities are varied, interesting and fun. Every day there's something new to explore. The manager is brilliant. Couldn't ask for more.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The staff really are what make Bradmore Road a great nursery. They are loving and accommodating. They take suggestions and make an effort to adapt as necessary.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My eldest daughter has been at this nursery for nearly a year and a half, progressing through the first two rooms into the third. She is clearly very happy there and has learned a great deal from being there.
The staff are friendly and exceedingly helpful, even providing support outside of the nursery on a couple of occasions when we would have struggled otherwise.
There is great outdoor space for the kids to play in and the staff try to use this space whenever it is practical.
The nursery is well equipped: the only improvement I might suggest is they could use more room for bike, stroller and bike-trailer storage.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Katherine O'Brien, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool responded to this review on 09 Jan 2018:

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review for the nursery. Thank you for your positive comments I will ensure the Nursery Manager feeds it back to the team.
With regards to the bike/buggy storage, I will let the Nursery Manager know and they can look at options.
Kind Regards, Katherine.

Overall I like this nursery a lot, as they have educationally based activities and lots of outdoor space. Staff are excellent and management is good as well. I won't hesitate to recommend this nursery to a friend. Keep up the good work!

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

Our daughter is extremely happy at Bradmore Road and I love how loving, caring, and vibrant the environment is there. Everyone seems happy, welcoming and genuinely cares about children. I wouldn't want to leave my child in a place where I'm not sure she is loved. Bradmore Road nursery in a way feels like extended family.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The staff at the nursery really care for the children and guide their learning very well. We have been very happy sending our child there.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

The staff is well aware of children's needs and try to accommodate them as much as possible within their responsibilities. They are also aware of the multicultural background of children and encourage them to be aware of this and enjoy diversity.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

A fantastic purpose-built building; spacious and bright with ample ceiling space and rooftop windows. There are two big and quiet freeflow gardens. The kitchen is at the entrance and you can see the chef and smell the yummy things. There is a hallway with bench where you can stop and chat to the manager whose office is right there.
The baby room is superbly well arranged, with so many safe places to stand up; pull up; explore. The room staff are great, with very good working relationships; they are all happy, relaxed and friends with each other, which creates such a relaxed and happy mood; even when a baby is crying everyone is so calm and reassuring that babies really thrive and feel secure and cared for. I have a 10 months old who started at 6m and is truly happy there.
Manager: available, engaged, hands-on, keen to listen to parents, extremely competent, leader. Great help during weaning – full of ideas and reassurance. Staff are more motivated and happy after her start in Sep 2017.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Great nursery, staff are nice and friendly. Food is very good, maybe try to encourage kids to drink more water.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Bradmore Road Nursery is a well-organised nursery, a very pleasant place with nice big gardens. The staff are doing a great job teaching the kids many songs, sleeping and eating on their own and many more things developing the toddler's personality and behaviour. I highly recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

The staff love the children, very welcoming and inclusive. My child settled in very well, sleeps and eats well and feels confident in the nursery environment. We receive regular feedback. Overall, we are so far very happy. We particularly enjoyed the Christmas tea party with the opportunity to meet all children and parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Wonderful nursery. It is such an important, enjoyable and educational part of our toddler's life. The staff are really friendly and they genuinely seem to enjoy their jobs. The children love them. We are grateful to have our daughter at Bradmore Road.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

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