Harmony House at Castle Green provides support to families in the Dagenham area.

The provider works with the local authority, community services and voluntary organisations to offer a range of support services to local families and children.

The Childhood Centre at Harmony House offers care for children aged three months to five years old, providing flexible childcare with full-time, part-time and sessional care available.

Children have the opportunity to learn through play and investigation, either in groups or independently. Activities are carefully planned and recorded by staff, ensuring children meet their full potential, with daily observations carried out by staff.

Group: Harmony House

Person in charge: Angela Smallman (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 79

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

Fees Guide: full week £220.00, per day £44.00, per part time session £23.00

Vacancies

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 8.8 (8.795)

The Review Score of 8.8 (maximum of 10) for Harmony House at Castle Green is based on 9 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 8.795 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.667 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.128 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

  • The maximum Review Score for a nursery is 10 and it is based on the published (including Restricted Publication) Reviews in the last 2 years. When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

    The Review Score of 8.8 for Harmony House at Castle Green is based on 9 Reviews/Recommendations in the last 2 years.

  • The Review Score (maximum of 10) is made up of a Quality Score (maximum of 5) and Quantity Score (maximum of 5):

    • Quality Score: 5 Points are available for the average rating. For each review the nursery is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The 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. (Please note that the ratings of Very Poor and Poor have only been available since the change from Recommendations to Reviews on 7th July 2015.)

      The Quality Score (average rating) of 4.667 for Harmony House at Castle Green is calculated as follows: ( (72 Excellents x 5) + (21 Goods x 4) + (6 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 99 Ratings = 4.667

    • Quantity Score: 5 Points are available for the number of 'Positive Reviews' for a nursery. 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 care provider to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

      • Any Recommendation. Before the change from Recommendations to Reviews on 7th July 2015 all feedback was limited to Recommendations (ie positive comments only)

      The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

      1. 3 points for receiving the first Positive Review.

      2. 0.1 Point per Positive Review, up to a maximum score of 1 Point. (ie a nursery requires 10 Positive Reviews to receive the maximum score of 1 point.)

      3. (Number of Positive Reviews ÷ number of children) x 2, up to a maximum score of 1 Point. ie a nursery has to receive a number of Positive Reviews equal to half of the number of children to obtain the maximum score of 1 point. eg a nursery with 40 children has to receive 20 Positive Reviews to obtain the maximum score of 1 point.

      The Quantity Score of 4.128 for Harmony House at Castle Green is calculated as follows:

      1. 9 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 9 Positive Reviews = 0.900

      3. (9 Positive Reviews ÷ 79 Children) x 2 = 0.228

  • The Review Score is based on user Recommendations/Reviews submitted in the last 2 years. The maximum Review Score is 10. There are 5 Points available for the average of all ratings on users Recommendations/Reviews (Excellent 5, Good 4, Satisfactory 3, Poor 2, Very Poor 1). There are 5 Points available for the total number of positive Recommendations/Reviews submitted in relation to the number of child places at the Day Nursery.

  • Before 1st July 2015 daynurseries.co.uk only accepted Recommendations (positive comments only) and the Ratings were limited to Excellent, Good & Satisfactory. These are marked up as Recommendations.

  • As of 1st July 2015 daynurseries.co.uk changed from Recommendations to Reviews (positive and negative comments) and added the Ratings Poor and Very Poor. These are marked up as Reviews. Between 1st July and 31st December 2015, we are still processing a number of Recommendations from Recommendation cards sent out before 1st July (These are marked up as Recommendations).

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Our son really loved coming here. He has settled in well and enjoys a variety of games, songs and activities. The staff are professional and friendly. I feel they have "the measure" of our son and know his likes and dislikes. He has recently moved up into the next room. I have been so impressed with how they managed my son and adjusted it to accommodate his needs. A super place; great value for money and peace of mind that your little one is having a GREAT day! :)

How likely would you be to recommend Harmony House at Castle Green? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The fact that my 1.5 year old son looks forward to nursery time is the first indication that Castle Green Nursery is doing something right. His social, verbal skills have improved tremendously in the 4 months he has been here. The staff are caring, interested and suitably invested in their development. I am very happy that we chose to admit our son at Castle Green Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Harmony House at Castle Green? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I think its been good so far as I have also noticed a little change in my child, as he has been speaking more and also he looks happy with the nursery so far, which I think is most important for me and the child.

How likely would you be to recommend Harmony House at Castle Green? Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Harmony House is a great nursery. My daughter enjoys coming, and the staff are very approachable.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Friendly nursery. Kids well looked after. Happy with staff and service provided.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We are extremely happy with the love, care and professionalism that my boy is being treated with by staff from Harmony house. He is only 13 months old and becomes over excited as soon as we approach the nursery door in the mornings. This is only an indication of how he is overwhelmed with love and care. Thank you so much for exposing my son to this stable emotional environment. He belongs in the arms of the staff in the sunshine room.

How likely would you be to recommend Harmony House at Castle Green? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My child attended this nursery for nearly 2 years. this was a real life line for me and my child as my child was very shy and found it hard to interact with other children. Since attending this nursery he has come out of his shell and built some great friendships with both children and staff. There is a great atmosphere at this nursery as they have a great team running it . I feel that by taking my son to this nursery it has helped him leaps and bounds and would recommend this nursery above any other in the borough.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have 2 children in Castle Green. It is a well run and brilliant nursery. The staff are great and very friendly. My kids love it there and we have been really pleased with their development. I would highly recommend this nursery.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Two of my children attend castle green and I must say I am so impressed with the improvement in their knowledge and skills. My children look forward to going and the names of their teachers have become house hold names now. They have also helped introduce my children to taking fruits (5 a day), which was what I struggled with. Having used them for two years now,their safety procedures puts my mind at rest. I definitely will continue using them and would recommend.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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Staff Profiles

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Angela Smallman

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2006

Description:

I work as the nursery manager and have managed the nursery since it opened in 2006. I have an Early Childhood Degree. I am also the child protection officer.

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Danielle Stanley

Job Title: Nursery Team Leader

Joined: 2010

Description:

I am presently working in the 3-5 room as the team leader. I have a level 3 qualification.

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Kalah Stanley-Strike

Job Title: Nursery Practitioner

Joined: 2009

Description:

I have a level 3 qualification in childcare and am currently working part-time in the 2-3 room.

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Samantha Shirley

Job Title: Nursery Practitioner

Joined: 2014

Description:

I have a level 3 qualification in childcare. I am presently working full time in the 2-3 room. I am the planning co-ordinator ( support the team with planning activities for the Early Years foundation Stage (EYFS).

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Samantha Polley

Job Title: Nursery practitioner/SENCO

Joined: 2012

Description:

I have been working at the setting for .... years as a nursery practitioner and am currently working in the 3-5 room. I have a level 3 qualification in childcare. I am also the SENCO for the nursery.

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Taylor Dobson

Job Title: Nursery Practitioner

Joined: 2013

Description:

I am a nursery practitioner presently working full time in the 3-5 room. I have a level 3 qualification in childcare. I am also the Equality and Diversity co-ordinator for the setting.

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Wendy Bugeja

Job Title: Nursery Deputy manager

Joined: 2010

Description:

I have been working in childcare for 10 years. I have a level 3 qualification in childcare. I currently work along side the manager as a nursery deputy. I am the settings behaviour co-ordinator.