Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery

1a Largy Road, Crumlin BT29 4AH

Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery, Crumlin, County Antrim
Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery, Crumlin, County Antrim
Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery, Crumlin, County Antrim

Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery feels there are a lot of things which set the nursery apart in terms of childcare:

1. They believe they aren't just childcare providers. Their role is much more. They see themselves as early years educators and playwork specialists as well as being carers. They want to learn from the children in their care and take their interests and development to ensure that they are extending that as far as they possibly can. They provide a very rich and varied curriculum for the
children in their care.

2. Staff all get up to three hours out of rooms each week to work on recording milestones and planning the curriculum to expand the development of the children in their group.

3. NurseryPal is used, which offers parents real time feedback on what their children are doing each day in the day nursery setting.

4. They deliver NVQ in both Playwork and Childcare to Level 5 and they offer a unique training programme through People 1st. They firmly believe if they have highly trained, motivated staff they will deliver the best possible service to meet the needs of the children. They see CPD as very important in their settings and have gained Investors in People accreditation which recognises this.

5. They offer wrap around care in children's own schools. This not only drives down the cost for parents but it gives the nursery a wonderful and child purpose environment in which to play. They have access to assembly halls, libraries, computer suites and playgrounds, all of which can give them
so much more to develop play opportunities than in a smaller contained day nursery afterschool room. They only charge for the days parents use and if parents don't need them during school holidays, they don't pay - simple. Likewise some parents only use the nursery during holidays so parents can just book in when necessary.

6. It is an All Ireland Centre of Excellence accredited setting

Owner: Diane Koplewsky

Person in charge: Bronagh Creery (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Northern Health and Social Care Trust

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 67

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 12 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: £34 full day; £24 morning only; £21 afternoon only; £16.50 afterschools drop off and pick up

Admission Information: None

Languages Spoken (other than English): French, Irish, Latvian, Russian

Visiting:

The nursery operates an open door policy outside of the following times 11.30-2.30 as this is the children’s lunch and sleep times and we do not disturb this routine.

Parking:

Ample parking - 5 MPH speed limit applies in car park

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.3 Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.290)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4 out of 5 from 5 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day 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.

    The Average Rating of 4.917 for Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (55 Excellents x 5) + (5 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 60 Ratings = 4.917

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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 Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered child places. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered child places has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    The 4.373 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery is based on 5 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 13.4 positive Reviews (67 registered child places ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 13.4 Target = 0.373

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    5
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    5
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    5

My daughter has attended Sleepy Hollow since she was 9 months old and has made my life so much easier. Sleepy Hollow is fantastic, I love the whole Reggio Emilia approach that they use. Love how the children use natural resources to play with and love lots of open natural outdoor space. My daughter loves Sleepy Hollow, especially the Donkey. I would highly recommend to anyone. They also have their All Ireland Centre of Excellence. Fantastic achievement.

How likely would you be to recommend Sleepy Hollow 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

I have 2 children. They both started this nursery when they were babies. It was very hard as we are from another country but now they are very good. We love this nursery because they have lots of friends and we love the staff because they always help when needed.

How likely would you be to recommend Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My children have been attending Sleepy Hollow for over 9 years. I have always found the staff to be warm and friendly. They love the children in their care and provide excellent routines and activities for all the different year groups. Management have always been very accommodating and worked with us to provide the very best care for my children. One of my children has special needs and requires a lot of help. The management and staff have gone out of their way to help him. Excellent place. Happy to leave my children in their care.

How likely would you be to recommend Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

In my experience, I have found the nursery to be homely, stimulating and well-equipped to deal with all spectrums of children. The staff are friendly, caring and considerate and very knowledgeable about children's needs. They are always polite and easy to speak to when leaving our child and collecting him. Our child loves attending nursery and loves the staff, he really enjoys the Reggio approach which the nursery adopts in its daily running. All of this made returning to work so much easier for me.

How likely would you be to recommend Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

As a Reggio inspired nursery setting my daughter loves to attend each morning. The equipment within the room is natural and inviting for children to explore and learn. I've found since my daughter started in Feb 2016 that she has grown and developed more with the guidance and encouragement of the staff and other children's company within her setting. As she is my first child I've been able to see her enjoy the magic of Christmas at Sleepy Hollow as I've enjoyed years before, will looked forward to when my children would enjoy this.

How likely would you be to recommend Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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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