Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield

Hillside, Charfield Hill, Charfield, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 8LH

Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield, Wotton-under-Edge, South Gloucestershire
Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield, Wotton-under-Edge, South Gloucestershire
Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield, Wotton-under-Edge, South Gloucestershire

Natural Choice Nurseries-Charfield is situated in the village of Charfield, near Wotton-under-Edge.

It was established by a couple who struggled to find high quality care for their son.

In a converted farm house, the nursery has a baby unit upstairs accommodating children from three months to two years and space downstairs for children aged between two to five years.

The children can enjoy homemade, tasty organic food when they come to the nursery.

Upstairs, there are two separate play rooms for the babies and the toddlers and a sleeping room.

Downstairs are four rooms used by older children for free-play. There is a role play area, dressing up area, a quiet reading room, a dining room and a creative room where craft and art activities take place.

The nursery has a large garden with separate play areas for the age groups.

Group: Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Sara Dixon (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: South Gloucestershire Council

Number of Staff: 12

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

Total Places for Children: 47

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Parking:

On-Site enclosed car park

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Current Reviews

9.2 Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.199)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield is based on 10 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 9.199 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.773 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.426 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 9.199 for Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield is based on 10 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 4.773 for Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield is calculated as follows: ( (93 Excellents x 5) + (25 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 119 Ratings = 4.773

    • 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 4.426 for Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield is calculated as follows:

      1. 10 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 10 Positive Reviews = 1.000

      3. (10 Positive Reviews ÷ 47 Children) x 2 = 0.426

  • 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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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    10
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

The Overall Average of all the Ratings in the following 

10 Reviews is 4.8 out of 5

I have been using Natural Choice Nursery in Charfield since 2012. My children have very different characters and both have been very happy there - an indication of how well they look after individual children. The staff are friendly and caring and they all know the children well. The food is healthy and varied and I'm pleased that they are offered so many different tastes - with my eldest is now at school and having school dinners, I fully appreciate how good the nursery food is!

Speaking to friends using other nurseries, I learned that staff changes and staff turnover can be quite an issue in childcare settings. I had no idea because Natural Choice Nurseries don't seem to face any problems there and, in fact, any staff changes are very well managed which is a sign of how well the nursery is run by the manager and owner.

How likely would you be to recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has recently started attending the nursery. We had no hesitation in taking him to this nursery as our daughter attended for approximately 3 years before starting school. All of the staff are really friendly and do an amazing job in looking after all of the children. I would be happy to recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

Our son was at this nursery for 2 years after moving from an excellent nursery in Bristol. Although initially apprehensive about moving him, he soon settled in and is even happier than at his previous nursery. The outdoor spaces have been improved over the years and activities such as gardening club and French provide a good variety of activities and experiences. The food is organic and varied and all of the staff we know are excellent - fun and caring. Being set in an old cottage, the rooms are quite small but they make full use of it. Our daughter is there now and is just as happy and developing well. I'd definitely recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our daughter is now 4 and has been going to Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd in Charfield since she was 13 months old.
The nursery has been an amazing place for her to be looked after by the lovely staff and has been fantastic for her development.

How likely would you be to recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield? 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: Don't Know

I have never any problems with the staff or generally at Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd. Listening to other mums complaining about other nurseries, I can assure that this nursery is by far the best. My child always comes home without being dirty and always in the best mood! In fact, my child never wants to leave when I pick them up. I am very happy with its outcome and will certainly send my second child to this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Even from my first visit to look around the nursery last year I loved it. I had a warm and cosy feeling and knew my son would be happy and very well looked after and over a year on, I can honestly say I am so very happy with my choice! At the settling in process, I was nervous as any parent would be, all the staff were reassuring and didn't mind how many times I rang to check on him! They were fantastic at helping my son settle in. They do so many fun and exciting activities that most days I struggle to get him to leave. They are giving my son the perfect start to his educational life too. I really can't praise Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd. enough and thank them for all they do.

How likely would you be to recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield? 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

My daughter has been to Natural Choice Nursery - Charfield since she was 6 months old. She is now 3 and a half and still loves it there. She has recently started pre-school at our local school and the staff there have made comments on how bright she is, I'm sure it's Natural Choice Nursery staff I have to thank for this. I am still amazed by the knowledge she comes home with.

How likely would you be to recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield? 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

Natural Choice Nursery is a fabulous nursery, the staff are great and were really supportive in those first few days when I was having wobbles leaving my precious first born with them! My son really enjoys his time there and is definitely benefiting from interacting with the other children. It's a lovely setting with a very homely feel and the menu always looks amazing, much better than I get at work! I would thoroughly recommend it as a place to take your child.

How likely would you be to recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been attending Natural Choice Nursery since she was 4 months hold (now 4 years) and we have experienced no issues at all. The team are excellent, she has developed a great bond with a number of the girls. They have really contributed to my daughter's development over the years and believe it was the best decision we made. We have since moved away from the area but our daughter still attends Natural Choice Nursery despite being surrounded by other nurseries much closer to home. They have been a great support even during difficult times and have made balancing working and being a mum much easier. I would recommend them to anyone and I am sure my daughter is going is going to find it difficult to say goodbye next year.

How likely would you be to recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield? 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

My granddaughter has been with Natural Choice Nursery since she was 7 months old and is now in her final year (starting school next September). She is a very strong-willed child and sometimes very difficult to handle! That's where Natural Choice Nurseries come in. They truly have the patience of angels!! Nothing seems to phase them.
Their care and understanding is second to none. Always something interesting for the children to do each day (she always goes home with some lovely stories of the day) and the food she thinks is yummy (she will eat anything and everything now).
It's been such a success for her that her little brother has recently joined the baby unit (at 7 months) and has had no problems in settling in. My family can rest assured that on the two day's a week that the children go to NCN that they will be safe, looked after in all aspects and very well fed !!

How likely would you be to recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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