Hardingstone Day Nursery

38-40 Hardingstone Lane, Hardingstone, Northampton NN4 6DE

Hardingstone Day Nursery, Northampton, Northamptonshire
Hardingstone Day Nursery, Northampton, Northamptonshire
Hardingstone Day Nursery, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Hardingstone Day Nursery looks to achieve the best early years experiences for children, helping them to make the most of this crucial time in their learning and development.

A range of sessions are available for parents to choose from, with a strong focus on building strong and positive relationships for long-term benefits.

The team are well-trained, both in caring for children and also for supporting learning, with an ongoing focus on quality assurance that has seen the nursery pick up a number of recognitions.

Owner: Michelle Byles

Person in charge: Michelle Byles (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Northamptonshire County Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 74

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Current Reviews

8.9 Hardingstone Day Nursery has a Review Score of 8.9 (8.891)

The Review Score of 8.9 (maximum of 10) for Hardingstone Day Nursery is based on 8 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 8.891 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.875 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.016 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 8.891 for Hardingstone Day Nursery is based on 8 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 4.875 for Hardingstone Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (84 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.875

    • 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 4.016 for Hardingstone Day Nursery is calculated as follows:

      1. 8 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 8 Positive Reviews = 0.800

      3. (8 Positive Reviews ÷ 74 Children) x 2 = 0.216

  • 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 Hardingstone Day Nursery?

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    8
  • Likely
    0
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    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Hardingstone Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    7
  • Father of Child
    1

The Overall Average of all the Ratings in the following 

8 Reviews is 4.9 out of 5

Our son joined Hardingstone Nursery when he was 1 and recently left to start school.
They have given him the best start possible for primary school, he was prepared socially, emotionally & academically.
Our son loved every room that he moved to as he progressed through the nursery, at each stage were a lovely group of staff who formed great relationships with him and who he talked fondly of at home.
I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Hardingstone Nursery as a safe, caring & friendly setting for your child.

How likely would you be to recommend Hardingstone Day Nursery? 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

This has been a wonderful place for our son to attend, from 11 months to 4 years. We have no hesitation in recommending the nursery.

We especially like the 4 rooms for 4 age groups, meaning there is only a small difference in age in each group. The younger children are upstairs in 'homely' rooms with good sleep-room arrangements, offering bespoke care for the young children's needs. The older children's rooms are downstairs, with direct access to the gardens. We especially loved the garden spaces at the nursery, being large varied spaces, the oldest group of children having their own area with climbing equipment, and the main garden having considered, fun elements such as a racing track, a mud kitchen and a vegetable garden.

The staff have been wonderful: friendly, capable, dedicated and responsive. Our son built strong bonds with his key workers, who have really nurtured his learning and his personal development. He always enjoyed his time there, even from 7.30am!

How likely would you be to recommend Hardingstone Day Nursery? 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 am pleased with the service I have received from the staff and management at the nursery from since October 2013. My child has learnt a great deal and now she is in school it is evident to see the benefits of my child being in a nursery setting. The confidence, skills and ability my child has gained from being at Hardingstone Nursery is a testament of the hard work and dedication from the staff at the nursery. I would encourage any parent to send their children to Hardingstone Nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Hardingstone Day Nursery is a lovely setting with a caring, passionate team. The garden area and activities in each of the rooms give the children variety and enjoyment plus the ability to learn through play.

The home cooked meals are varied and there is a wide, balanced suite of menus.

Children are encouraged to grow and develop and the nursery strikes a healthy balance between independence and nurturing.

We cannot fault the care that the nursery has give our two children and would thoroughly recommend it. It is professionally run, strives for continuous improvement and provides a fantastic start for children. My eldest has just started school and the routine, discipline and learning that she gained at Hardingstone has given her confidence in going to school, making the transition really easy for us all.

I thank all of the team for their dedication and hard work.

How likely would you be to recommend Hardingstone Day Nursery? 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

Fantastic nursery with amazing facilities and staff. I couldn't have asked for better care of my child. We were always fully aware of our child's development through daily communication and regular parents evenings. My child loved every minute, especially the garden, which is amazing, and the weekly French lessons.

How likely would you be to recommend Hardingstone Day Nursery? 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

My son has attended Hardingstone Day Nursery since he was 7 months old and is now leaving to attend school. He has loved it there and has made great friends, in both the children and the staff. He is supported in everything he does. I was particularly impressed with the assistance the nursery staff provided with his speech, both in noticing that there was an issue, and then working with us to help with it.
When we were aware of the school he would attend, nursery contacted the new school teacher and arranged a full handover to include the support he had with his speech. In addition, the separate rooms for the differing age groups is brilliant and it was great to see my son progress through the rooms. There are always activities which parents are invited to. I would highly recommend Hardingstone Day Nursery to any parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Hardingstone Day Nursery? 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

Both my daughters are at Hardingstone Day Nursery and are very happy there. I cannot recommend it highly enough. My children love going there and the staff are great, caring and friendly and encourage development of skills for the children.
Communications with parents are great and parents are kept up to date on activities and general info. The nursery listens to feedback and suggestions and takes them on board.
The nursery is a professionally run organisation but with a personal, friendly touch.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My child has enjoyed every day she has been to nursery, made friends and truly had a wonderful time at the nursery. Each day looking forward to what activity they will be doing different from the day before and generally loving every minute. Teaching manners, creativity, fun, loving, preparing my child for the next stage in their life. The staff are so friendly and knowing each child by name and their parents by name is incredible, putting you at ease and knowing you have confidence that your child will be well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Hardingstone Day Nursery? 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

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