Honey Pots Forest School

Draft Farm, Flaxton, York YO60 7QP

Honey Pots Forest School, York, North Yorkshire
Honey Pots Forest School, York, North Yorkshire
Honey Pots Forest School, York, North Yorkshire

Flaxton Nursery was opened in 1999 by a retired teacher. Located on the grounds of Draft Farm in the rural village of Flaxton on the outskirts of York.

Children have access to over a third of an acre of private land, including a purpose designed woodland area based on the Forest school ethos.

The nursery registered to provide care for children aged three months to five years. Flaxton Nursery is registered both with North Yorkshire County Council and OFSTED and therefore have Early Years funding available for two, three and four year olds. There are eight qualified and dedicated staff employed, including a EYPS and two graduate leaders and trained SENDco on site.

Group: Honey Pots

Person in charge: Jeanette Gray (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: North Yorkshire County Council

Number of Staff: 8

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

Total Places for Children: 30

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: £39.00 per day, includes lunch

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Current Reviews

9.8 Honey Pots Forest School has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.754)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Honey Pots Forest School is based on 13 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 9.754 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.887 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.867 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 9.754 for Honey Pots Forest School is based on 13 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 4.887 for Honey Pots Forest School is calculated as follows: ( (133 Excellents x 5) + (17 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 150 Ratings = 4.887

    • 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 4.867 for Honey Pots Forest School is calculated as follows:

      1. 13 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 13 Positive Reviews = 1.300 (maximum score = 1)

      3. (13 Positive Reviews ÷ 30 Children) x 2 = 0.867

  • 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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Reviewer Connection to Honey Pots Forest School

  • Mother of Child
    13

The Overall Average of all the Ratings in the following 

6 Reviews* is 4.8 out of 5

*The Average Rating only uses ratings from the 6 reviews. Ratings from the 7 recommendations are not used for the Average Rating as the rating options were limited to Excellent, Good and Satisfactory.

My child was welcomed from day 1 and the staff worked hard to help him settle in. He loves his time at nursery and talks about the activities he did there. Staff are excellent and great with the kids.
Excellent facilities and the wood area is a great asset.
My child has thrived from going to this nursery. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Honey Pots Forest School? 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

Jo Bussey, Nursery Manager at Honey Pots Forest School responded to this review on 06 Sep 2016:

Thank you Jemma for your kind words. It was a pleasure to look after your son. Hope he's enjoying school.

Can highly recommend this nursery my little girl went at 10 months old until last September when she went to school and loved it and the staff were great. The outdoor area is lovely and we liked the free access she had to be outside as much as possible. The transition to school has gone great which shows nursery provided a great start for her

How likely would you be to recommend Honey Pots Forest School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

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

All the staff are friendly and caring. My little boy asks to attend on days off. They have been very accommodating if I have needed to change the odd morning/session. The environment is very homely with a good range of structured and non structured play.

How likely would you be to recommend Honey Pots Forest School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

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: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

We are very pleased with Flaxton Nursery. Our son has thoroughly enjoyed his days there over the past two years and I believe that the staff at the nursery have helped greatly in his development and interaction with others. They maintain an excellent structure during the nursery day and I feel that this is something that greatly benefits the children. There is a huge variety of activities a the nursery which the staff organise which I think is fantastic. Everything at the nursery is put to the children in a fun and interesting way allowing then to enjoy their learning. I also really like the fact that the children spend a lot of time outside, and do this at all times of the year.

How likely would you be to recommend Honey Pots Forest School? 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

Our child had attended this nursery since she was 9 months old, she is nearly 3. She has benefitted immensely learning good social skills such as interacting, sharing well, playing with others and communication. The staff are very friendly, helpful and supportive. They organise an extensive array of activities for the children. We have never had a day with tears!

How likely would you be to recommend Honey Pots Forest School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have 2 children at Flaxton Nursery, our older son has been there for 2 years and our younger for 4 months. They love it and are very settled there and we cannot fault the nursery and staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Honey Pots Forest School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Excellent rural care

The variety and the amount of time spent outdoors learning about life. My niece attended the same nursery, she is now at primary school, I am really proud of how she progresses.

How likely would you be to recommend Honey Pots Forest School? 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

My children have been going since they were 9 months and they love it. Their confidence and skills have increased greatly. They have both developed close bonds with the staff and as it's a small nursery still have lots of contact with staff from the baby room now they are in toddlers/pre-school. They are very flexible and fit them in for extra sessions if needed. We feel the staff really know and care about the children. The facilities are great and apparently the mushroom risotto is fantastic!

How likely would you be to recommend Honey Pots Forest School? 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

I can't recommend this nursery enough. My daughter has been in the preschool class for the last year. She has made massive progress with her social skills and learning routines. The staff are extremely helpful and understanding the bonds they have with the children are outstanding. I was a bit apprehensive putting my child into a nursery setting however, I am so happy I did as the benefits for my child are clear to see. I am now planning on sending my son there in a few months.

How likely would you be to recommend Honey Pots Forest School? Extremely Likely

No Average Rating is available*

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

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 who brought our son on so much in terms of his physical, academic and social development. Our little girl has been since 10 months, in the baby room, toddlers and preschool and adores it! The staff are so friendly and helpful. Great new outdoor development!

No Average Rating is available*

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I cannot recommend this nursery high enough, my little girl has been attending since she was 7 months old and is so far ahead, content, happy and confident. The staff all get to know you, as a family, and work with you and your individual needs. Very flexible and accommodating. My favourite aspect of Flaxton Nursery is that it's a small nursery with permission to expand, but keeps to what it does best. You're not just a number at this nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend Honey Pots Forest School? 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

Children are very well behaved and really enjoy their surroundings, especially the outdoor activities. The children all seem very happy and my son loves going. The nursery has been very flexible when I got made redundant and then subsequently got another job requiring more days. The facilities are good and there is ample parking for drop off/pick up.

No Average Rating is available*

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Flaxton nursery and all its staff made the transition of my daughter starting nursery a much easier process. The settling sessions were handled perfectly, increasing in time in a way that allowed my daughter to become familiar with her new surroundings. She settled straight into life there easily and for the past year has had a wonderful time making friends and getting involved in all activities. Her learning progress has been noticed and documented well with nursery. She gets a good, balanced diet of food each day.

No Average Rating is available*

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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