Oak Valley Day Nursery

Century Park, Station Road, Halfway, Sheffield S20 3GS

Oak Valley Day Nursery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oak Valley Day Nursery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oak Valley Day Nursery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Oak Valley Day Nursery offers children a spacious and versatile play and learning environment where their early years skills can develop, including the benefits of a grassed garden area and soft play surface.

A purpose-built nursery from Early Years Care, Oak Valley Day Nursery makes an excellent contribution to the surrounding Sheffield community, being registered with Ofsted to care for up to 100 children, from baby to pre-school age.

Group: Cornerstone Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Emma Wheelhouse (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Sheffield City Council

Number of Staff: 9

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

Total Places for Children: 100

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

Opening Days: Mon-Sat

Opening Hours: 0700-1900

When Closed: Christmas

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Current Reviews

8.3 Oak Valley Day Nursery has a Review Score of 8.3 (8.331)

The Review Score of 8.3 (maximum of 10) for Oak Valley Day Nursery is based on 6 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 8.331 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.611 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 3.72 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 8.331 for Oak Valley 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 4.611 for Oak Valley Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (50 Excellents x 5) + (16 Goods x 4) + (6 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 72 Ratings = 4.611

    • 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 3.72 for Oak Valley Day Nursery is calculated as follows:

      1. 6 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 6 Positive Reviews = 0.600

      3. (6 Positive Reviews ÷ 100 Children) x 2 = 0.120

  • 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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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Oak Valley Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Oak Valley Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    6

The Overall Average of all the Ratings in the following 

4 Reviews* is 4.5 out of 5

*The Average Rating only uses ratings from the 4 reviews. Ratings from the 2 recommendations are not used for the Average Rating as the rating options were limited to Excellent, Good and Satisfactory.

Both of my children have attended Oak Valley over the years and I have always been very happy with the nursery and staff. Both of them loved attending.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Just want to say bringing my child to this nursery was the best thing I did. He wouldn't settle at the nursery before. I explained he needs that warming environment. He stopped being clingy and really settled down. The staff are all very good and it will be really sad to see him go.

How likely would you be to recommend Oak Valley 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 two children have attended Oak Valley Day Nursery and I have always been happy with the care my children have received. Staff are warm, friendly and easily approachable. The on-site manager is always helpful and flexible with any requests in reading swapping childcare hours/days.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Friendly welcoming staff. Find them very flexible and accommodating. My daughter has attended for four years and now my son has just started there too. I like the fact that it is easily accessible, can park right outside. Also like that it is all on ground level. Safe entry system. I would like to see more outings/trips and different activities such as crafts/baking etc. Could be better organised with paperwork e.g more advanced notice of events and need a direct email to nursery manager rather than to generic group email address.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Fantastic nursery with friendly, kind and approachable staff. My child is settled and happy to go to nursery. They offer lots of activities as well as trips and expertise from external companies, we love the outside spaces the nursery has and now they get the children to use the space in all weathers. They are fantastic with their support for new parents with how they allow us to swap days or store up and how they offer a variety of contracts to suit anyone's needs. Cannot praise the staff enough and thank them.

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

No Average Rating is available*

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 of my children have attended Oak Valley from 9 months old. I can't praise the staff highly enough, they are attentive, caring and enthusiastic. The nursery is very flexible, swapping days of childcare and having flexi sessions, the management is very accommodating. I would recommend anyone looking for a nursery to go for a visit.

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

No Average Rating is available*

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

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