Kid Ease Nursery, Hawkinge

Haven Drive, Hawkinge, Folkestone CT18 7RH

Kid Ease Nursery, Hawkinge, Folkestone, Kent
Kid Ease Nursery, Hawkinge, Folkestone, Kent
Kid Ease Nursery, Hawkinge, Folkestone, Kent

Kid Ease Nursery in Hawkinge offers childcare in the heart of a busy community for children from three-months to 11 years.

Children are supported by a key person as they play, explore and learn and development is tracked and recorded in line with the child’s current interests.

The nursery has a large outdoor environment which is accessible to all ages of children as well as individual free flow smaller spaces. Its stand alone baby room caters for babies up to 15 months in a nurturing environment. Children are supported at each transition through the nursery from babies until they are ready to move onto primary school.

Kids Ease Nursery supports children with speech and language through its own speech and language coordinator who works closely with the local specialised provisions.

Additional activities such as Little Kickers (football skills for young children delivered by professional sports coaches) and French sessions are also offered.

The nursery has a large, private car park to allow the safe drop off and collection of your child. The nursery offers funded places for eligible children aged two, three and four are also available.

Group: Kid Ease Ltd

Person in charge: Claire Blackman (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 104

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 11 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: Prices reflect our fully inclusive provision of nappys, selected formulas and all meals and snacks

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 8.2 (8.155)

The Review Score of 8.2 (maximum of 10) for Kid Ease Nursery, Hawkinge is based on 2 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 8.155 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.917 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 3.238 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 8.155 for Kid Ease Nursery, Hawkinge is based on 2 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 4.917 for Kid Ease Nursery, Hawkinge is calculated as follows: ( (22 Excellents x 5) + (2 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 24 Ratings = 4.917

    • 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 3.238 for Kid Ease Nursery, Hawkinge is calculated as follows:

      1. 2 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 2 Positive Reviews = 0.200

      3. (2 Positive Reviews ÷ 104 Children) x 2 = 0.038

  • 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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  • 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 twin sons have attended the setting since they were 1 (they are now almost 4) and we have been delighted with the level of care given by the staff. At each transition the boys have been given time to settle into the new room and get used to their new key worker. The boys thoroughly enjoy their time at nursery, particular highlights are the Little Kickers football sessions, exploring for bugs in the garden and getting messy with glue and paint! The crèche sessions offered by the nursery have been really useful.

How likely would you be to recommend Kid Ease Nursery, Hawkinge? Extremely Likely

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 have a daughter who has been at Kid ease since January 2015. She really looks forward to going each day. They do many fun and interesting things with the children, and make the children feel at ease. Each child is allocated a key person who looks after and records their progress. The key persons are all very friendly and approachable to both children and parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Kid Ease Nursery, Hawkinge? Extremely Likely

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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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April 2016

December 2015

Food Hygiene rating - 5

Recipient: Kid Ease Nursery, Hawkinge

Date: Tuesday 15 Dec 2015

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