The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey

1/3 Altham Gardens, South Oxhey, Watford WD19 6HJ

The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey, Watford, Hertfordshire
The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey, Watford, Hertfordshire
The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey, Watford, Hertfordshire

The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey is a fun, stimulating, safe and secure environment for your child and staff pride themselves on a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

There are 3 rooms within the nursery split into the following age groups: one room for 3 months – 20 months, one room for 20 months - 3 year olds and one room for the 3-5 year olds. The nursery has its own garden area which has a separate area for the 3-20 month olds, allowing the younger children to access the outdoor areas whenever they want to. The garden has a protective canopy so that the children can access the outdoors whatever the weather.

Group: The Co-operative Childcare

Person in charge: Emma Stroud (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 18

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

Total Places for Children: 60

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Languages Spoken (other than English): French, Italian, Portuguese

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Current Reviews

9.3 The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.252)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey is based on 13 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 9.252 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.819 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.433 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 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 9.252 for The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey is based on 13 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 4.819 for The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey is calculated as follows: ( (128 Excellents x 5) + (26 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 155 Ratings = 4.819

    • 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 4.433 for The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey is calculated as follows:

      1. 13 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 13 Positive Reviews = 1.300 (maximum score = 1)

      3. (13 Positive Reviews ÷ 60 Children) x 2 = 0.433

  • 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.

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey?

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    11
  • Likely
    1
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Reviewer Connection to The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey

  • Mother of Child
    12
  • Father of Child
    1

The Overall Average of all the Ratings in the following 

9 Reviews* is 4.8 out of 5

*The Average Rating only uses ratings from the 9 reviews. Ratings from the 4 recommendations are not used for the Average Rating as the rating options were limited to Excellent, Good and Satisfactory.

My daughter has been attending this nursery since November 2014, I viewed around 8 different nurseries and wasn't impressed with any of them until I visited this nursery on one of their open days. From the moment I viewed the nursery I knew it was the one for me.

I am so happy with the nursery I registered my second daughter before she was born.

My little girl is always happy when I collect her and she tells me all about her busy day. I feel well informed about her day by the staff upon collection and I have complete confidence that she is well cared for.

I always recommend this nursery to friends and family when they say they are looking for one.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I currently have my 2nd child at The Co-operative Nursery South Oxhey and she enjoys going to nursery as much as my eldest child did. The staff are friendly and the facilities are clean. The staff look after my child's needs and try to provide a variety of activities to keep my child interested, having fun and engaged. I gain regular feedback from my child's day and they always help if I need any advice with anything. I feel happier going to work knowing that she is happy.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Both our boys have been attending the nursery since they were 9m and 3yrs respectively. We have been impressed with the kind and caring staff who go out of their way to make sure the children are happy and well looked after. Would not hesitate to recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My son started the nursery in September 2016 and has settled really well. I think this is down to the exceptional settling in period and the staff in his room. His key person is able to tune into his needs and interests and always gives informative feedback on his day.
He enjoys the different varieties of food the nursery offers and has recently developed his own feeding skills.
He also takes part in the music and movement sessions on a Friday which he loves.
The management team are helpful with any questions and offer advice when needed. I'm very pleased with the choice of nursery for my first child and would recommend it to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

My eldest daughter attended this nursery from the age of 2 until she left and went to school to enter her reception year. When we drop my youngest daughter off in the mornings, she still enjoys being able to see all her teachers and always comments on her fond memories from being at nursery. She still misses it very much even though she has settled in at her new school and is still requesting that she wants to go back to nursery!

My youngest daughter loves the nursery and all the staff. They all create a connection and bond with the children, which makes it so much better when leaving them for the day. When dropping her off in the morning she is off straight away and can't wait to go play and have breakfast... When picking her up she is always indulged in play and smiling away! You can tell she has had a fantastic day!

This nursery is one of the best choices that I have made for my children.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

Co-op south Cxhey Nursery have looked after our daughter on a full -time basis for nearly 3 years since she was 9 months old. Excellent staffing, very caring to kids. She has loved every moment and every carer she has had throughout that time.
They have helped tremendously build her confidence and in other areas and skills and we are hugely grateful for the efforts of all staff. I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone. She will really miss everybody in the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

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: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Fantastic nursery staff and the best care for my little boy I could ask for.

My son loved going to nursery every day and was looked after with the best care from from all the staff .

I would always recommend them to anyone that needed a nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

I took my seven year old son to this nursery 6 years ago, he stayed with them for 4 years. It can be very scary for a first time mum leaving their child to strangers but Co-operative has no strangers it has a professional management team, qualified, friendly and more caring team.
In May 2015 I then took my second child who has really developed well, within a very safe and secure environment. I would like to say that the team there are outstanding and led very well.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

This is a very good pre-school, one of very few that caters for working mums that do a full day which is very helpful. The only down side is the cost as I probably earn the same amount a day at work as what I pay the school a day.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My Son has been going to this Nursery since Jan 2015, and he loves it. He loves going to Tinymites on a Friday, and he eats more than he does at home! The variation of food is brilliant, he is always trying new things. The staff are amazing. Our son is very well cared for and is always happy when we go and collect him. I can't thank you enough.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? Extremely Likely

No Average Rating is available*

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

Excellent staffing, very caring to kids. Kids feel like their home under such a caring roof. Activities and learning for the kids are more than excellent. The staff are very polite and hard working. I will definitely recommend this nursery to all, as leaving your child with someone is very hard but with Co-op Childcare, South Oxhey is a perfect place for peace of mind.

No Average Rating is available*

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

My son has been going to this nursery for 7 months now, he seemed to settle in really well, he eats well and sleeps longer in the nursery for naps than he does at home!

Its a lovely friendly nursery, all the staff there are excellent, especially a young lady called Emma, she is so efficient, informative and amazing with my son and all the children she looks after,

She is without a doubt an asset to the Co-Op Nursery.

Will 100% send my next child there

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? Extremely Likely

No Average Rating is available*

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

They go the extra mile!

My little one started here in September 2014. He has additional needs. So far, I am very please with the care that he is receiving. The staff are extremely caring, helpful, understanding and patient. They have so far been very accommodating and supportive. My little one knows everyone by name and even looks forward to going to school. I think that overall, from what I have experienced so far - that is a very good setting and I would certainly recommend it to any mother who wants the best care for their child. So far, very good.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? Extremely Likely

No Average Rating is available*

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

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