St Clare's School Nursery

Clevis Crescent, Newton, Porthcawl CF36 5AS

St Clare's School Nursery, Porthcawl, Bridgend
St Clare's School Nursery, Porthcawl, Bridgend
St Clare's School Nursery, Porthcawl, Bridgend

Judged 'Excellent' by Estyn in April 2014, the nursery at St. Clare's School is very special with its small class sizes and a full-time qualified teacher. Competitively priced, it offers an outstanding level of care for boys and girls from three upwards and the nursery rate includes a healthy home-cooked hot lunch.

The dedicated and well-qualified team of experienced early years professionals provide outstanding levels of care in a secure, creative and stimulating environment.

The Nursery at St. Clare's School is housed in a self-contained, purpose-built unit which stands in the magnificent grounds of the school. There is ample outdoor space, and children are able to make the most of learning in the woodland area.

Early Years Education funding is available.

Group: Cognita Schools

Person in charge: Simon Antwis (Headmaster)

Local Authority / Social Services: Bridgend County Borough Council

Number of Staff: 5

Service Offered: Nursery School (Privately Owned), Open term time, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 28

Age Range: from 3 years 0 months to 4 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1730

When Closed: School Holidays

Languages Spoken (other than English): Welsh

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Reviews

8.5 St Clare's School Nursery has a Review Score of 8.5 (8.450)

The Review Score of 8.5 (maximum of 10) for St Clare's School Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for St Clare's School Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.6 out of 5 from 2 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 4.843 for St Clare's School Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (92 Excellents x 5) + (15 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 108 Ratings = 4.843

  • 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:

    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 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.

    3. 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 3.607 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for St Clare's School Nursery is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 5.6 positive Reviews (28 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 5.6 Target = 0.357

  • 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
    9
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend St Clare's School Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    9
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to St Clare's School Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

My son started at St Clare's Nursery in September 2017; he settled quickly, has grown in confidence and is thoroughly enjoying the experience of nursery/school. This is undoubtedly due to the excellent teaching staff and welcoming environment the nursery offers. He loves bringing his school book home each week and spending time with myself and his father to read through the books/complete homework.

The teachers are all approachable, positive and encouraging and my son is very fond of them all. The class size is small which is fantastic, and I feel this makes a real difference to the children's confidence and learning. My son always has a smile on his face when he is in nursery - going to and coming home. It really has been a positive experience for him and for us as his parents.

How likely would you be to recommend St Clare's School 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

Holly Fowlkes, Registrar & Marketing Manager at St Clare's School Nursery responded to this review on 05 Dec 2017:

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Nursery. We really appreciate it.

Since joining St Clare's School Nursery, my son has really improved in all areas. His speech, pencil control and concentration has come on amazing. He loves going to nursery every day and I feel it is a really welcoming place. All the staff are fantastic and he has settled in really well. It really is the stepping stones into preparation for school.

How likely would you be to recommend St Clare's School 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

Holly Fowlkes, Registrar & Marketing Manager at St Clare's School Nursery responded to this review on 01 Dec 2017:

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Nursery.

It is a pleasure to bring my grand-daughter into the nursery each day, she is a joy to watch, skipping across the yard full of enthusiasm to learn and play with her friends. Her confidence continues to grow as do her skills. She loves to bring home her reading books and do her homework! It makes such a difference having two qualified teachers and a good support team teaching the little ones. Well done. Thank you for all your hard work.

How likely would you be to recommend St Clare's School 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 am delighted at how my child has settled into the nursery so quickly and looks forward to coming to school everyday. The progress I have seen in six months is fantastic and the regular feedback from the staff is very welcome. I would highly recommend St Clare's to anyone looking for a good start for their little one.

How likely would you be to recommend St Clare's School Nursery? 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

Fabulous nursery with truly fantastic staff! Both my children have delighted and blossomed during their nursery experiences. A perfect environment for little learners with teachers that I cannot thank enough.

How likely would you be to recommend St Clare's School 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: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

St Clare's is an excellent nursery, the staff are wonderful and it never fails to amaze me how much my daughter has learned at such a young age since being there. I Cannot recommend St Clare's enough.

How likely would you be to recommend St Clare's School Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Excellent Nursery. The staff are amazing and my little boy loves it there. They were incredibly nurturing towards him when he made the difficult transition between being at home and actually attending school. He comes home excited and enjoys telling us about his day. You are kept well informed and given pointers on areas in which you could work on e.g he needs a little more practise on learning the colour blue etc. I would recommend the nursery to anyone living in the Porthcawl Area.

How likely would you be to recommend St Clare's School 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

Excellent and caring nursery staff. My son has grown both academically and socially since he started at St Clare's nursery. We love the nursery and the school very much and definitely recommend it to all family and friends!

How likely would you be to recommend St Clare's School 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I cannot recommend St Clare's nursery highly enough. My daughter has attended the nursery for 18 months now and we are so pleased that we decided to send her there. Our daughter loves the nursery and has made significant progress during her time there, both in terms of academic and social development. The staff regularly demonstrate that they know and understand our child very well and are dedicated to assisting in her development. They have also been accommodating and understanding to us as parents, offering much needed reassurance to us on the rare occasions our daughter has been at all reluctant to leave us in the morning. Our daughter has thrived in the caring, supportive and stimulating environment provided by St Clare's nursery. We would not hesitate in recommending it to others and we do so regularly!

How likely would you be to recommend St Clare's School Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

Bev

Bev Poulton

Job Title: Teaching Assistant

Joined: 2015

Description:

Mrs Poulton supports the Ladybirds class

Beverley

Beverley Smithen

Job Title: Teacher

Joined: 2000

Description:

Mrs Smithen is a qualified teacher and is in charge of our Rising 3s class, The Ladybirds.

Josie

Josie Parrish

Job Title: Nursery Teaching Assistant

Joined: 2013

Description:

Miss Parrish works with The Ladybirds class.

Holly

Holly Fowlkes

Job Title: Nursery Teaching Assistant

Joined: 2013

Description:

Mrs Jennings works with the Ladybirds and the Busy Bees