Willowdene Day Nursery, Widnes

116 Fairfield Road, Appleton, Widnes WA8 6SJ

Willowdene Day Nursery, Widnes, Widnes, Cheshire
Willowdene Day Nursery, Widnes, Widnes, Cheshire
Willowdene Day Nursery, Widnes, Widnes, Cheshire

Willowdene Day Nursery based in Widnes provides high quality childcare for children aged 0-11 years. Set across four rooms specifically arranged to allow all children to develop whilst having fun. Their large secure outdoor space also plays a major part in the children’s learning experience. They offer several flexible out of school clubs including Breakfast Club, After School Club and Holiday Club.

All the nursery staff are committed to providing high quality childcare being qualified to level three or above. Each of the staff members also have an enhanced DBS check as required.

Located in Widnes with convenient access to the main roads linking to the M62. The nursery has an open door policy and show arounds are welcome anytime.

Group: Just Childcare Ltd

Person in charge: Joanne Slydell (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Halton Borough Council

Number of Staff: 19

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

Total Places for Children: 46

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 8.8 (8.757)

The Review Score of 8.8 (maximum of 10) for Willowdene Day Nursery, Widnes is based on 7 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 8.757 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.753 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.004 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 8.757 for Willowdene Day Nursery, Widnes is based on 7 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 4.753 for Willowdene Day Nursery, Widnes is calculated as follows: ( (58 Excellents x 5) + (19 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 77 Ratings = 4.753

    • 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 4.004 for Willowdene Day Nursery, Widnes is calculated as follows:

      1. 7 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 7 Positive Reviews = 0.700

      3. (7 Positive Reviews ÷ 46 Children) x 2 = 0.304

  • 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 daughter has attended Willowdene since she was 8 months old. She is now 3. Nursery is always welcoming like a big family. My daughter is always happy and full of stories to tell me about her day. (What she has done, pictures to show me).

How likely would you be to recommend Willowdene Day Nursery, Widnes? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The staff at Willowdene are very approachable and available to answer any questions. If there is a problem, I can inform the staff or they will inform me. My child is making speedy progress and I am pleased. My child looks forward to coming into nursery 4 mornings a week. The staff provide a friendly and safe atmosphere. There are always a variety of activities available and they provide a variety of food.

How likely would you be to recommend Willowdene Day Nursery, Widnes? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very informative, helpful staff. Always willing to accommodate for individual needs of each child. Range of activities daily, good resources, lovely to have activities focusing on calender events eg. mother's day cards, Easter etc.
Nice to have pictures/painting brought home, displayed on wall. Menu very adventurous and interesting but just not suitable all the time. Very friendly, relaxed, but well managed atmosphere :)

How likely would you be to recommend Willowdene Day Nursery, Widnes? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The staff at Willowdene have been great at helping my baby settle in. As a breastfeeding mother, I worried how my baby would cope without a feed from the breast. The girls were gentle and loving, cuddling him to sleep when he became upset.
They quickly got to know my son and what made him happy. If in doubt about anything they never hesitate to call me. Willowdene has a really family feel about it. My boy loves going and has come on so much since he started.

How likely would you be to recommend Willowdene Day Nursery, Widnes? 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 twins are very settled and happy here. They seem to have formed attachments to several members of the nursery staff and their confidence has grown in leaps and bounds since starting to attend here.
The staff are friendly, happy to chat about how the children are doing and progressing and keen to share stories about their day. The also treat both children as individuals rather than as one of a pair. My little boy has food intolerances and the staff have worked closely with me to manage this, both in terms of avoiding dairy and soya containing foods and in managing a gradual reintroduction of these food items.
The only criticism I have is that there are often delays in receiving the invoice and I have had to send it back on several occasions due to errors.

How likely would you be to recommend Willowdene Day Nursery, Widnes? 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Emma Aitken, Marketing at Willowdene Day Nursery, Widnes responded to this review on 17 May 2016:

Thanks for your feedback. It’s great to hear that your twins have settled in well at Willowdene. We have just launched a new system across all our nurseries which will minimise any future invoice errors.

Our little girl has been there since aged one. The introduction days were excellent and now at age nearly two she has come on leaps and bounds. The staff are friendly and helpful and the meals are excellent. No fuss with childcare vouchers and good value for money.

How likely would you be to recommend Willowdene Day Nursery, Widnes? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My child has learnt so much since starting at the nursery. The staff go our of their way to make me feel welcome.

How likely would you be to recommend Willowdene Day Nursery, Widnes? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

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