Unicorn Nursery

Old School Court (off Leeds Road), Castleford WF10 5HA

Owner: Nigel Corner

Person in charge: Maria Motley (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: City of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 50

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Fees Guide: £160 per full week, £35 per full day, £25 per session am/pm

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Current Reviews

9.4 Unicorn Nursery has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.361)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Unicorn Nursery is based on 11 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 9.361 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.921 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.44 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 9.361 for Unicorn Nursery is based on 11 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 4.921 for Unicorn Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (116 Excellents x 5) + (10 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 126 Ratings = 4.921

    • 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 4.44 for Unicorn Nursery is calculated as follows:

      1. 11 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 11 Positive Reviews = 1.100 (maximum score = 1)

      3. (11 Positive Reviews ÷ 50 Children) x 2 = 0.440

  • 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 Unicorn Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    5
  • Likely
    3
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    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Unicorn Nursery

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

The Overall Average of all the Ratings in the following 

4 Reviews* is 4.8 out of 5

*The Average Rating only uses ratings from the 4 reviews. Ratings from the 7 recommendations are not used for the Average Rating as the rating options were limited to Excellent, Good and Satisfactory.

This is such a great nursery. I feel like my little boy is already known well by the staff and that helps a lot when leaving him. He enjoys it there with the friendly staff, good food and the many different activities. He has learnt so much already in the short amount of time he has been there. The development program is great and doubles as an online picture diary of what he has been up to at nursery. Would definitely recommend this place and send anymore children I have in the future there.

How likely would you be to recommend Unicorn Nursery? 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My two girls 4 and 2 have visited this nursery for the past 12 months and they absolutely love it!
Quite often when I come to pick them up, they would rather stay for a little longer to play with their friends. For me, this is very reassuring and I know that nursery can offer them far more activities that are not just fun but also important for their development than I could not do at home. Every day they have done some art work or learnt something at "circle time".
What I like in particular about this nursery is that it is quite small and that all children know each other and spent time together throughout the day. For my younger daughter it is good to be surrounded by older children and to learn from them. My older one, is very good with young children and babies and feels that she needs to "look after them". I believe that she has learnt this sense of responsibility from the nursery setting. Since they are siblings, it is nice that they are in the same group together and can spend as much time together or apart as they wish.
The staff seem very happy, friendly and helpful at all times.
I would recommend for anyone who lives in that area and is looking for a nursery to visit this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Unicorn Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am very happy with the nursery across the board, my daughter has been going here since she was 15 month old and will soon leave for school and we will be so sad to say goodbye.
I can not fault the staff, activities, food, cleanliness etc. My daughter is always happy to be there and staff are always happy to help and chat.
My daughter has learnt so much and it has given her such a good start ready for school.
I feel so lucky to have found a nursery that I felt so comfortable and relaxed with to leave my daughter in their care.

How likely would you be to recommend Unicorn 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

Absolutely fantastic nursery with excellent facilities following the curriculum to help to push the children to achieve their best. Amazing and caring staff who care about all the children and their development through both playtime, songs and stories as well as structured learning of colours, shapes, letters and numbers. The catering is brilliant and the food is healthy and nutritious. My daughter has thrived since being here and loves attending.

How likely would you be to recommend Unicorn 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'm extremely happy with the care the nursery is providing. All the staff are welcoming and always give me tips and advice on to help with my child. They always have time to talk. The nursery is open plan, clean and an amazing environment for children to play and learn. I would 100% recommend this setting to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Unicorn 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

Nursery very welcoming, my grandson always says he'd had a good day.

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

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very polite nursery and helpful stafd.

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

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Really friendly and welcoming. Staff are always happy to help and support me with decisions. My child is really happy to go to nursery every morning.

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

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very Welcoming

This is a lovely nursery really close to where I live and the staff here are great, they are always very welcoming and spend time talking to me about my sons day and how he has been. My son is very happy attending and goes off to play without getting upset.

How likely would you be to recommend Unicorn Nursery? 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

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Lovely Nursery

The Unicorn Nursery in Castleford is a lovely little nursery. The staff are all very welcoming and are all extremely approachable and friendly. I have no worries whilst my child is there as I know he is happy and in safe hands.

How likely would you be to recommend Unicorn Nursery? 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

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Excellent Nursery

My son has recently started attending this nursery and I have been very impressed by the level of attention he receives from the staff members, the feedback I receive about his day and the progress he has made. I have found all the staff to be very welcoming and friendly and my son has taken no time at all settling into his new routine.
The outdoor facilities are amazing and the outdoor space has been used very very well, he loves the outdoor beach area and mud kitchen and comes home covered which is great because I know that means he has had lots of fun.

How likely would you be to recommend Unicorn Nursery? 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

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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