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  • Phone Number
    033 0057 2813
  • Group/Owner
    Bright Horizons Family Solutions Ltd
  • Person in Charge
    Rachel Burgess (Manager)
  • Number of Staff
  • When Closed
    Bank Holidays
  • Type of Service
    Day Nursery – Privately Owned Open all year Full Day Care Sessional Day Care
  • Total Places for children
  • Age range
    from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months
  • Opening Days
  • Opening Hours
  • Rachel B
    February 9, 2018 at 12:00 am

    The nursery staff are nothing short of fantastic! Our daughter loves being there and even squeals with delight when we’re greeted at the door.
    They have been moving her onto cows milk and drinking from a sippy cup, which thanks to their dedication she’s getting the hang of.
    She was a tad poorly recently and they just took amazing care of her, phoning to update us and ensuring she had lots of cuddles and attention.
    Both my husband and I work full time and this wouldn’t be possible if she hadn’t settled in as well as she has, again all thanks to the amazing nursery staff. I really cannot speak highly enough, the nursery is just brilliant.

  • Rebecca H
    February 23, 2018 at 12:00 am

    We are very happy with the care provided by Beehive Nursery and have been very happy with our son’s development since being there.

  • Alana G
    February 27, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Our daughter absolutely loves Barford Nursery, as do we. When we drop her off in the morning she toddles through the door to see all her friends with a beaming smile. From the moment we first came to visit the nursery we were welcomed with such warmth from all of the staff and felt that it was a very caring, safe and nurturing environment to leave our daughter. We enjoy reading our daughter’s daily reports and speaking to the staff about what she got up to that day, which makes us feel connected to her and her day even though we are at work. Her development book is lovely to read with reports and photographs of her week and gives us confidence that she is constantly being helped in her development, we have really noticed the difference in her since being at nursery. She is very confident in new social situations with both adults and children, and will readily play, share with and learn from other children.

  • R L
    August 3, 2018 at 12:00 am

    After moving from the city and a nursery that had some issues with staffing, Barford Nursery is like a breath of fresh air. The staff are consistently friendly, patient, highly skilled and have a genuine enthusiasm for child care and education. There is also a real sense of teamwork and fun. Both our children have thrived since their arrival at Barford and it is always reassuring that they are delighted to get there in the morning.

  • Margaret M
    August 22, 2018 at 12:00 am

    It’s just simply a fantastic nursery run by an experienced and dedicated team. I was so anxious about trusting anyone with our son but the management and brilliant baby room staff reassured me and kept me so well informed, it made the whole settling-in experience that much easier. They’re knowledgeable, kind, thoughtful and understanding. Everyone is so positive and welcoming, you can’t help but love it. The staff’s dedication and enthusiasm shine through by how happy the children are and we love hearing about what he’s been up to when I pick him up. Size and security were key when we were looking at nurseries and we were so impressed with their standards. The facilities are clean, the building has character and it’s just been refurbished; it is lovely. They don’t seem to rest on their laurels either and are always looking at how they can improve. I can only advise that if you are considering Barford, sign up as soon as you can, as places are snapped up quickly with good reason.

  • Ella J
    October 2, 2018 at 12:00 am

    My son has been attending Barford Day Nursery for a year now. Both he and I have been made to feel welcomed and valued from day one. All the staff, especially his key worker, have worked extremely hard to build up my son’s confidence and he is absolutely flourishing. It’s wonderful to see how much he has developed and how happy he is. I love hearing all of his stories of what he has been up to throughout the day, even more so knowing that they really understand him and his interests and plan around them. We are forever grateful.

  • Theresa D
    October 4, 2018 at 12:00 am

    We’ve been very pleased with how the staff at Barford Beehive have worked to settle our son into nursery. It’s been particularly valuable that he has been cared for by the same member of staff, who has been able to build up a relationship with him and get to know him. This means we have also been able to build a relationship with his key worker, as we’ve always been given time for a thorough debrief at pick up time. It’s been wonderful to see how he engages in the other children at the nursery and has tried out new activities. We couldn’t recommend Barford Beehive enough!

  • Lauren T
    April 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

    My daughter goes to this nursery and honestly cannot recommend them more.
    All staff are fantastic and friendly, with a brilliant level of care for all the children. I am always impressed by how happy and content the children look whenever I am there.

    The nursery is always clean and kept to a great standard.
    I have also found the level of care for the children to be of the highest standard, especially as my daughter does need extra help with some things.

  • Sarah O
    December 15, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Barford is a great nursery. My son went there and now my daughter does. She very much looks forward to her mornings there and tells us of all the fun she has had painting, playing in the garden and playing pretend games with her friends. The staff are very caring and kind and communicate well with us as parents. Highly recommend!

  • Mark T
    December 15, 2020 at 12:00 am

    We are coming up to my daughters first full year in nursery having started in January 2020, and I have found Barford to be a great place for her to develop and grow over these last 12-months. Facilities are good, and the staff do a great job of providing a wide range of activities for her to do, which help develop different skills. Given the added challenges that this year has had with Covid, I’ve found the nursery to be extremely helpful and supportive and have kept us fully up to date of its plans and processes. The nursery has also offered alternative ways of catching up with Parents (Zoom calls) to support the child’s development. Overall I am very pleased with the nursery.

  • Marie O
    December 16, 2020 at 12:00 am

    This nursery provides children with a magical learning experience, it provides a range of activities that promote learning, safety and well-being. The staff here have always been extremely attentive to my children’s needs, it is a warm and welcoming nursery where both of my children feel happy and confident. They especially enjoy the outdoor play available and dancing and singing too. We also receive a daily report at the end of each day, which details what our children have been doing during the day, what they have eaten and nappy changes. All in all, a fab nursery, and we wouldn’t choose anywhere else to send our children.

  • Bridget H
    May 18, 2021 at 12:00 am

    We love Bright Horizons Barford Day Nursery and Preschool, our son loves going to nursery and all his teachers and friends there. He is flourishing with his play, speech and language.
    All the staff are amazing and always there for advice or to listen to questions or concerns.

  • Caroline W
    May 18, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Excellent nursery, the staff are brilliant and nothing is too much for them. My child is extremely happy there and I’m dreading the day when she leaves for school as I know she’ll really miss them. Five-star nursery with excellent facilities and staff.

  • Nicola S
    May 25, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Barford has provided a safe childcare environment for my daughter from age 1-3. She is currently in the pre-school room, which I’ve noticed has really stepped up the learning and development and this has been reflected in my daughter’s vocabulary and behaviour.
    In general, she enjoys attending the nursery, has a good relationship with her key worker and has made a lot of friends there.

  • Anne C
    April 25, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Fabulous staff and a very friendly nursery that listens to us and proactively works with us to give us the best development experience for our children. We love the size of this nursery, not too big and not too small. Dedicated staff that really seem to care and have a good focus on cleanliness and health and safety.

  • Eliot F
    January 6, 2023 at 12:00 am

    The nursery has a real family-friendly feel, mixed with that a sound corporate backline behind it which as a parent makes me confident my child is having a great start in life. The staff are great and have done extremely well to continue running the nursery even with all wider external challenges going on. Our son is obviously having a great time and is being fed good quality meals. Little touches like all the staff knowing his name make it extra special. Would highly recommend this nursery and we will be sending our daughter there next year.

  • Sophie C
    January 13, 2023 at 12:00 am

    My daughter has settled in so well after initially being quite shy, she has made friends and loves all the amazing activities she gets to do. The addition since my son was there, is of the nursery app, which is excellent and gives me so much information about the day.

  • S A
    January 16, 2023 at 12:00 am

    What a team! I have two kids at Barford, Bright Horizons, one in preschool and another in babies. Most importantly, they both love it. Every day the kids get to participate in a great variety of activities, both creative, self-led and structured teacher-led, things I couldn’t imagine doing at home. I really think in comparison to other nurseries, my kids are getting a real head start by attending. The staff are all very professional ( and fun ) and I have full confidence my kids are in good hands when I drop them off. My son has allergies and their systems and menu cater for his needs perfectly. My (fussy eater) daughter gets on well too and always comes home with a full tummy. 10/10!

  • Lauren S
    January 16, 2023 at 12:00 am

    I have had three children who have attended Bright Horizons Nursery over the past seven years. They are a kind, caring and professional team, offering a fantastic childcare service. My children enjoy the interactive, varied activities they put on for them and are eager to go to nursery each day.

  • Katie W
    January 17, 2023 at 12:00 am

    I have nothing but good things to say about Barford nursery! From the moment my daughter started at the age of 8 months old, she has been made to feel part of the Barford family. It makes it so much easier for me to drop her off every day knowing she is happy, safe and well looked after. The range of activities on offer to the babies is incredible. I take my hat off to the staff for coming up with such a range of activities for children so young. The communication is great from management and key workers, the app is updated regularly throughout the day, so I always know what my daughter has been getting up to. I cannot rate Barford highly enough.

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