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 of Review Score

The Review Score of 9.7 out 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 27 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 27 positive Reviews in the last 24 months.

Detailed Breakdown of Review Score

  • 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 4.746 for Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (245 Excellents x 5) + (74 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 323 Ratings = 4.746

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 24 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 24 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 48 months. 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 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; 3.00 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 24 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 48 months. 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 27 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3.00 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 10.8 positive Reviews (54 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 27 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 (9.746) out of 10 and an Average Rating of 4.7 out of 5 from 27 Reviews over all time

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
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  • Good
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  • Satisfactory
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  • 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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    27
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    0
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  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
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Reviewer Connection to Bright Horizons Bradmore Road Nursery and Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    20
  • Father of Child
    7

This is an excellent nursery. So far four of my children have attended, and have all received excellent care and thoroughly enjoyed their time at Bradmore Road. Arriving each morning to drop them off there is a real sense of coming to a happy nursery, with a warm, friendly family-like environment that is a product of both the building layout (rooms around a central area, so everyone feels 'together') and the passion of the staff for caring for and nurturing the children. Activities are imaginative and fun, and the play areas indoors and outdoors are safe, engaging, and spacious enough for energetic toddlers. A recent complete overhaul of the outdoor play areas has made them into superb play spaces. Management is excellent, closely engaged with staff, parents, and children. I highly recommend this nursery.

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

Our daughter has attended this nursery over the last year and we are really pleased with the care she gets and how she is looked after. The staff and management were very supportive when recently we had to make a change to plans about her attendance due to events beyond our control. We would strongly recommend the nursery to others.

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

A fantastic nursery my children are very happy here and my eldest is always asking to go to nursery on days he doesn't attend. The staff are kind, caring and very helpful. Always providing feedback and willing to follow parents lead in the way they want their children raised.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Bradmore Road is a home away from home. Our child is looked after as if she was the only one there. The staff make her and us feel special - we couldn't wish for a better childcare provider for our child!

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

The staff are always helpful, patient and kind, and always willing to go the extra mile to engage more closely with our child's specific needs. I feel very lucky to send my son to a place where I can be confident that he is being provided with the best of care.

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

Very friendly environment. My child learns so many things. We are impressed so much by his progress on the days he is in the nursery. All the staff are excellent and my son loves them. We have very detailed information, whenever we request.

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

A trustful place for my son to spend a good chunk of his day, staff are well aware of his multiple allergies and they are always risk-assessing activities he will be engaging in.

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

A wonderful nursery and the best staff. My little boy is so happy here and the staff are amazing at working with him through activities to help him develop. Can't recommend highly enough!

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

My children have been really happy at the nursery. The little one settled in quickly and I was so grateful for the caring staff when we first joined the nursery at just 6 months. He has developed so much confidence with all the play and activities he has been exposed to. My older son has built up really close relationships with the staff and says everyone at nursery is his best friend.

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

A lovely, caring, stimulating nursery and pre-school with excellent outdoor space, despite its city centre setting.

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

The staff are fantastic and seem to love the children. They get well supported by the management, who have really stepped up into their roles. The new garden is a massive improvement.
There has been a gap without having a full-on Chef but the team steps up and fills in where they need to. They are also supportive for us outside of nursery too.

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 nursery is excellent. The staff is dedicated and leaving my child here in the morning makes my life easy as all staff is greeting my child with a smile. Great management! Thank you.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

The staff are extremely friendly and professional and I cannot fault the care my son has received for the past 5 months. He settled in so quickly and loves playing in the garden on the bikes. He's learning new things each week and has even started Spanish with his keyteacher, amazing! I would highly recommend this nursery.

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

The nursery have been extremely supportive and helpful, very well organised. This was especially appreciated during the tricky transition for the family. The small and well-appointed facilities are very impressive and reassuring, as are the team here.

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

Our child has been in Bradmore for two years and he enjoys his stay in the nursery very much. After the opening of an amazing new garden, he is even reluctant to go home at the end of the day!
The staff is also very patient, friendly and attentive. Our child has built very close connections with the staff and the children as well. Strongly recommended!

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

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 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

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.

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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.

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Average Rating:   4.8 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.

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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.

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Average Rating:   4.8 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.

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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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