Swingfield House Kid Ease

Canterbury Road, Swingfield, Dover CT15 7SH

Swingfield House Kid Ease, Dover, Kent
Swingfield House Kid Ease, Dover, Kent
Swingfield House Kid Ease, Dover, Kent

Swingfield House is a small semi-rural nursery setting that provides care for babies and children, from three-months-old.

The nursery manager leads a team of experienced practitioners in providing a nurturing environment in which children feel safe and secure and families feel welcomed and respected.

Children engage in peer and family groups and are supported by a key person as they play, explore and learn.

Babies, (until they are 18 months) are cared for in a bespoke baby room which caters for a maximum of nine babies at any one time. When ready, babies move through to the Apples room. Here they play and engage until the term of their third birthday when they move to the Raspberries room.

The nursery has two outdoor classrooms and two gardens. In keeping with the semi-rural location the gardens have been developed with natural and reclaimed/recycled material and children regularly take part in growing and planting experiences.

The nursery has an on-site kitchen where meals are prepared and cooked and a large carpark.

The nursery offers all year round, term time and sessional childcare options. Funded spaces for eligible children aged two, three and four available. Fees are inclusive of meals and snacks and selected nappies and toiletries.

Group: Kid Ease Ltd

Person in charge: Charlotte Williams-Funnell (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council

Number of Staff: 13

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

Total Places for Children: 57

Age Range: from 0 years 0 months to 6 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: Prices are dependant on the age of the child, some free sessions are also available

Directions:

The entrance to Kid Ease Swingfield is located just off the A260 Canterbury Road between Folkestone and Canterbury towards Lydden.
From Folkestone; Turn right off the A260 just past the new Folkestone Garden Centre (which is also on the right). The nursery is signposted a little way down on your left.
From Canterbury; Follow the A260 through Denton and Selsted into Swingfield. Turn left at the second crossroads which is directly before the Folkestone Garden Centre and signposted Swingfield Street and Lydden. The nursery is signposted a little way down on the left hand side.

Visiting:

Kid Ease nurseries have an open house policy and are happy to show families around without them needing to make an appointment. This allows prospective families the opportunity to see the nursery in full swing. They do request that busy times such as the start and end of day, and lunch times are avoided.

Parking:

Private car park (gravel) on site for safe drop off and collection of children.

Vacancies

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Current Reviews

8.5 Swingfield House Kid Ease has a Review Score of 8.5 (8.498)

The Review Score of 8.5 (maximum of 10) for Swingfield House Kid Ease is based on 4 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 8.498 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.958 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 3.54 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 8.498 for Swingfield House Kid Ease is based on 4 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 4.958 for Swingfield House Kid Ease is calculated as follows: ( (46 Excellents x 5) + (2 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 48 Ratings = 4.958

    • 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 3.54 for Swingfield House Kid Ease is calculated as follows:

      1. 4 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 4 Positive Reviews = 0.400

      3. (4 Positive Reviews ÷ 57 Children) x 2 = 0.140

  • 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 Swingfield House Kid Ease?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    4
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Swingfield House Kid Ease

  • Mother of Child
    3
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

The Overall Average of all the Ratings in the following 

4 Reviews is 5 out of 5

My son, now 17 months, has been attending Swingfield House Kid Ease since he was very small. He has developed very well in the baby room with the help of his Key Person. I am extremely happy to see him go in as he never cries, he's always smiling when he see's his Key Person, and he is very confident with all members of staff within the setting. He enjoys going in the garden and he enjoys all the food there! I am looking forward to his move up to Apples very soon, where I am certain they will keep up the good work!!
I would like to thank his Key Person and the Manager for encouraging his development.

How likely would you be to recommend Swingfield House Kid Ease? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been attending the setting since Feb 2014. She settled at nursery in no time as the staff were so supportive and helpful. Today she is such a confident and caring little girl and most of the credit for it goes to the girls at nursery. I have found the staff so approachable which I think every parent looks for. The key person approach work really well as there is always a designated person who is looking after your child's needs, worries and records their development. I really like the natural look and feel of the nursery and also very impressed with the variety of Child-led and Adult-led experiences they do at nursery. These experiences have not only helped my child have fun but also learn, reason and develop at the same time. I was recommended this nursery as safeguarding and childcare is their priority. Every single member of their team is doing a great job, I would like to thank them in supporting and helping me in this journey of my child's development.

How likely would you be to recommend Swingfield House Kid Ease? 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

My son and daughter have used this nursery and I couldn't of wished for a better setting & better team of staff. My children are so happy to come here they cry when I collect them (what more could you want) the team of staff are like a family who run a smooth safe environment and offer an amazing range of activities. The outdoor environment is so inviting. They are always there with a smile on their face to invite you in on every session, my daughter has dietary needs and every need is met without feeling like I'm being a pain. I am happy to say I can't fault this nursery and without a doubt if there was another pitter patter I would be on there door step without needing to look round a long list of nurseries.

How likely would you be to recommend Swingfield House Kid Ease? 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 grandson, now aged 14 months has attended Swingfield House for a year. He was very tiny when he started but as a family we were reassured by the small and relaxed baby room and by the confidence of the staff. He was looked after as an individual and his own routine was followed.
His development has been supported by the nursery and he loves coming. We never have any tears as he is always happy to go to his key person and when he is collected we always hear stories about his day and take home photographs and pictures of what he has been up to.
The nursery has become an extension of family and the love he has for staff is clear as is the love shown to him in return.
I couldn't be happier with this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Swingfield House Kid Ease? 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

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February 2016

Food Hygiene Rating - 5*

Recipient: Swingfield House Kid Ease

Date: Tuesday 09 Feb 2016

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