247 Fairmile Road, Christchurch BH23 2LH
Owner: Gill Thomas and Nicola Dowling
Person in charge: Gill Thomas (Owner/Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Dorset County Council
Number of Staff: 10
Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care
Total Places for Children: 36
Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months
Opening Days: Mon-Fri
Opening Hours: 0800-1800
When Closed: Bank Holidays, 1 week end of August, 1 week Easter & 2 weeks at Christmas
Fees Guide: £5.00
Christchurch Montessori Nursery is on Fairmile Road about quarter of a mile from Christchurch hospital and a mile from Blackwater Bridge and A338.
Parents and their children are welcome to visit but they prefer if parents make an appointment so they can insure that there is a member of the team available to show you around.
Parking is available for dropping off and collecting.
Christchurch Montessori Nursery has a Review Score of 6.6 (6.570)
The Review Score of 6.6 (maximum of 10) for Christchurch Montessori Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Christchurch Montessori Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 1.6 out of 5 from 1 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 5 for Christchurch Montessori Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (12 Excellents x 5) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 5
b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. 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:
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.
1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users 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.
If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.
The 1.57 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Christchurch Montessori Nursery is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:
3 = 3 then divided by 2 = 1.500
Target of 7.2 positive Reviews (36 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 7.2 Target = 0.139 , then divided by 2 = 0.070
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Sarah B (Mother of Child) on Friday 26 February 2016. Relates to February 2016.
We enrolled our son when he turned 2 years old and well what can I say, the amount of daily feedback we received was quite overwhelming and the amount of communication regarding his development was far more than we ever expected. It very quickly become evident that after I dropped him off on his nursery days he was doing exactly what the staff had promised us. The staff themselves really are lovely and genuinely seem very invested in the children and enjoy their work.
Therefore I have realized when your 3 year old starts excitingly telling you about volcano's, lava, weather seasons, Chinese New Years (they had fried rice that day), gives you his cards/ paintings, singing ABC 's, nursery songs and talks about their little trips to the park or to the shops to buy milk. We know that for our child we have most certainly made the right decision of which nursery to choose :)
How likely would you be to recommend Christchurch Montessori Nursery? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent
Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent
Food / Nutrition: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent
Nicola, Co owner at Christchurch Montessori Nursery responded to this review on 01 Mar 2016:
We are happy that your sons and your experience has been a good one
Best Wishes Christchurch Montessori Nursery
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