A Bicester nursery has been rated as one of the top 20 nurseries in the South East of England.

Parents have rated Sparkling Minds Pre-school and Day Nursery in Bicester as one of the Top 20 nurseries, out of 2,306 early years settings in the South East of England.

The top 20 nurseries in the South East have received an award from the leading day nurseries reviews site, daynurseries.co.uk, with the award based on the nursery’s reviews from the children’s families and carers.

The nurseries were rated on overall standard, facilities and outside space, learning, resources and equipment and ICT, care, activities, staff, food and nutrition, management, cleanliness, safeguarding as well as value for money.

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There are over 14,000 nurseries in the UK, with over 400,000 people working in the childcare sector. Around one million children in the UK attend a nursery, ranging in age from three months to five-years-old.

Amanda Hopkins, reviews manager of daynurseries.co.uk, said: “We would like to congratulate Sparkling Minds Pre-school and Day Nursery on being rated by parents as a top nursery in the South East of England.

“Being rated so highly by family and carers of children that attend the setting is a huge achievement.

“Our award is valuable recognition from parents and carers that this nursery is offering their children an excellent standard of care and a stimulating environment, which will help boost their development and hopefully create a lifelong love of learning.

“We hope these awards give parents that much needed guidance in choosing the right nursery for their child.”

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Jennifer Walker, director at Sparkling Minds Pre-School and Day Nursery said: “Sparkling Minds Pre-School and Day Nursery is delighted to have been recognised, for the second time, as a Top 20 Nursery in the South East of England.

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“The award is based on direct feedback from parents, reflecting their personal experiences throughout their child’s time at Sparkling Minds.

"Families taking time to provide their insight into their experiences make it such a special endorsement.

“The whole team at Sparkling Minds are thrilled with the recognition that this award presents. It is a testament to the professional standards, care and educational development that they demonstrate on a daily basis.”

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The daynurseries.co.uk Top 20 Nursery Awards 2024 recognises 20 of the top rated nurseries in each region of the UK based on reviews from parents/individuals responsible for a child.

The awards are based on the review score as of 28 March 2024, for a full breakdown of a Nursery's Review Score please visit the 'Reviews' tab on its profile page. Nurseries are excluded from the awards if they are not compliant with the regulatory authority.

The awards are based on over 67,000 reviews received between 29 March 2022 and 28 March 2024 from parents, relatives and guardians of children who attend the nurseries.