31 Park Road North, Newton-le-Willows WA12 9TF
Owner: John MacGowan
Person in charge: Janet Clipston (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council
Number of Staff: 18
Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care
Total Places for Children: 61
Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 4 years 11 months
Opening Days: Mon-Fri
Opening Hours: 0730-1800
When Closed: Bank Holidays
Briar Cottage Nursery has a Review Score of 8 (7.966)
The Review Score of 8 (maximum of 10) for Briar Cottage Nursery is based on 1 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 7.966 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.833 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 3.133 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 7.966 for Briar Cottage Nursery is based on 1 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 4.833 for Briar Cottage Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (10 Excellents x 5) + (2 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 4.833
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:
3 points for receiving the first Positive Review.
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.)
(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 3.133 for Briar Cottage Nursery is calculated as follows:
1 Positive Reviews = 3
0.1 x 1 Positive Reviews = 0.100
(1 Positive Reviews ÷ 61 Children) x 2 = 0.033
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).
We receive approximately 40% of Reviews/Recommendations through website submission and 60% of Reviews/Recommendations through Review/Recommendation Cards (only available to Enhanced / Premium Services more info).
We only accept/publish Reviews that are submitted by a Parent (cannot be submitted anonymously) and comply with our Content Standards (eg are relevant, informative, civil and do not contain allegations of abuse, negligence or criminal activity).
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Reviewer Connection to Briar Cottage Nursery
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Nina (Mother of Child) on Thursday 16 July 2015. Review relates to July 2015.
My daughter has attended Briar Cottage Day Nursery since September 2014 when she was two and a quarter. She was ready and then shortly after, we found out we qualified for a free place. This made no difference to them and she was treated exactly the same.
She started in the "middles" room and progressed on to the "Tops" before her third birthday.
She is only coming out the nursery this month as we are moving out of the area. From her point of view it is a shame as she is just starting to recognise her nursery friends when we are out and about Newton Le Willows.
The only thing some people state is the smaller outside play area compared to some nurseries, however the area they have is mainly covered and therefore allows the children out more.
The manager and the staff have always made us welcome, been very friendly and had time for us. I would recommend this nursery to anyone.
How likely would you be to recommend Briar Cottage Nursery? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Facilities / Outside Space: Good
Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent
Food / Nutrition: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent
There are currently no awards/recognitions posted yet for Briar Cottage Nursery