Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre

Wooldale Centre for Learning, Wooldale Road, Wootton, Northampton NN4 6TP

Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre, Northampton, Northamptonshire
Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre, Northampton, Northamptonshire
Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre, in Northampton, is well-equipped for early years learning within a safe and hygienic interior and secure outdoor play areas, thanks to the skills of professionals who are dedicated to pre-school care and education. A highly-trained team pursue key EYFS goals and respect both children and parents.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Cheryl Gill (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Northamptonshire County Council

Number of Staff: 18

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

Total Places for Children: 57

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 8.4 (8.438)

The Review Score of 8.4 (maximum of 10) for Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre is based on 5 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 8.438 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.763 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 3.675 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 8.438 for Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre is based on 5 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 4.763 for Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre is calculated as follows: ( (45 Excellents x 5) + (14 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 59 Ratings = 4.763

    • 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 3.675 for Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre is calculated as follows:

      1. 5 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 5 Positive Reviews = 0.500

      3. (5 Positive Reviews ÷ 57 Children) x 2 = 0.175

  • 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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My first child started at Wooldale when he was 10 months old back in January 2008. I was warmly welcomed by the staff & felt very comfortable leaving my child in their care. He remained at Wooldale until he started school in 2011 & the experience he had at nursery clearly showed when he started in reception year & was a confident little boy who was so ready to learn more. My second child started at the nursery when she was 9 months old in 2012 and has been cared for by the same members of staff my son had, which speaks volumes to me. I love the fact that the nursery has their own kitchen and their very capable chef/cook prepares fresh meals daily for all the children. My daughter starts school this year and I am not looking forward to the final goodbye to Wooldale. I couldn't have wished for a better nursery for my children, they have both loved their time there.

How likely would you be to recommend Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Don't Know

Both my daughters are cared for at Wooldale Nursery. The Nursery team seem to be part of our family and have always accommodated our requests and worked in partnership with us to make sure our daughters are happy. We have discussed their development and any challenges openly with their key workers and always agreed on a way forward that works for them at nursery and at home.
Their food is cooked fresh on site each day and the menu is so varied - they often eat better at nursery than at home!!
They cook each week, have a gardening club, and have been on some lovely little outings. I am delighted that they have open access to their garden and spend a good percentage of their day outside in the fresh air.
The curriculum and facilities at the nursery are brilliant. However, as a mum, my first concern is that my daughters are happy and safe while I am at work. At Wooldale they are both.

How likely would you be to recommend Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre? 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 little girl has been coming here since she was 8 months old and I have been very impressed wit the care she has received.

How likely would you be to recommend Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has attended Wooldale for the past 2 years and she is so happy there. All the staff are so caring and seem to have a lot of time and interest in all the children, as well as their families. My daughter started at 9 months and from day one I was made to feel comfortable when leaving my child at nursery. She has flourished whilst in their care and comes home telling me all about what she has learnt everyday. I could not imagine leaving her anywhere else, or with anyone else.

How likely would you be to recommend Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre? Extremely Likely

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: Excellent

I love this nursery. My little boy has been attending Wooldale since he was 8 months old (he's now 3) and the nursery have looked after him so well. The nursery environment is home from home and their outstanding Ofsted result was an amazing achievement. The food provided by the nursery is nutritious and my son always enjoys what he is given. The staff are warm, friendly and professional.

How likely would you be to recommend Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre? 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

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