Braeside Day Nursery

1 Braeside Road, Paignton TQ4 6BX

Owner: Margaret Ashby

Person in charge: Denise Harris (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Torbay Council

Number of Staff: 14

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

Total Places for Children: 69

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: 1 Week at Christmas

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 8.7 (8.718)

The Review Score of 8.7 (maximum of 10) for Braeside Day Nursery is based on 6 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 8.718 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.944 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 3.774 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 8.718 for Braeside Day Nursery is based on 6 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 4.944 for Braeside Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (68 Excellents x 5) + (4 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 72 Ratings = 4.944

    • 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 3.774 for Braeside Day Nursery is calculated as follows:

      1. 6 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 6 Positive Reviews = 0.600

      3. (6 Positive Reviews ÷ 69 Children) x 2 = 0.174

  • 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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Having had two girls attended this nursery from the ages of 6 and 8 months, I cannot say enough of how pleased I have been. As a Mother who is self employed it was important for me to feel confident with where my daughters attended. They have both thrived throughout their time developing strong bonds with both staff and children. I would certainly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Braeside Day Nursery? 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 cannot recommend this nursery enough. My eldest son has attended since the age of one and is now sadly leaving for school and my youngest son, now 1 has just started. The level of care they have both received has been exceptional. The love and compassion that every worker has for each and every child is clearly evident. The little touches such as the nativity and leaver's party really show that they care and want to make the nursery experience special for every child.
As a parent they have been extremely flexible and accommodating to both my children's needs and my work schedule and overall have made the difficult event of returning to work after maternity leave so much easier. I have been delighted by every aspect of care from this nursery and reassure every parent looking at Braeside for childcare that the staff excel at childcare, child development and safety and appeal to have a genuine passion for their job.

How likely would you be to recommend Braeside Day Nursery? 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

Putting my son in nursery was a hard thing for me and my partner to do, to trust strangers with your child. Braeside made this so easy, they were warm and welcoming and gave my son all the time he needed to settle in. Since then his development has come in leaps and bounds. He enjoys every day he is there and even asks to go at weekends, he always comes home having learnt new things and with lots of stories about the fun he has had. The nursery staff are so warm and welcoming and the rooms are very homely and cosy. They have helped support me and my partner with my son's potty training and are so easy to talk to. They make the transition to different rooms comfortable that my child was not upset at all. The staff seem to genuinely care and show enthusiasm and interest to all aspect of my child's life. I could not recommend them enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Braeside Day Nursery? 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

My daughter has attended Braeside nursery since she was 6 months old and is now nearly 3 years old she has come on leaps and bounds with all aspects of development. I have not had a day when she has not wanted to attend nursery all the staff are kind and friendly.

How likely would you be to recommend Braeside Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My older daughter went to Braeside so I didn't hesitate to contact them again, when I was looking to find a nursery for my youngest. The staff are always very attentive to each child's individual needs and take great care to ensure they progress to their own capability. My daughter goes most days now and I am always reassured she is in the best capable hands for starting school next year. I am always kept up to date with her progress and I know her day is going to be full of fun and learning. She always comes home happy and always looks forward to going back.

How likely would you be to recommend Braeside Day Nursery? 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

Me and my husband viewed several nurseries in the area. We have two boys one aged 3, and my youngest aged 3 months now. We struggled to find a nursery that could suit the needs of care we wanted for our boys, as we felt the concentration on both different ages varied in quality at other nurseries. However, upon visiting Braeside we instantly felt like each age group is given priority and care to a high level is carried throughout the different age groups, which was reassuring, especially since my youngest was 9 weeks old when he started, and Michelle in the starfish room, the baby room, I could instantly see bonded with him, so on induction dates, I never worried about leaving him in their care and going of for an hour by myself, which was a massive relief.
My eldest in only a few weeks has come on leaps and bounds, and is more happier interacting with children his own age, and has become more affectionate towards his younger brother, and others around him.
At this nursery it is clear that every child matters.

How likely would you be to recommend Braeside Day Nursery? 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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