First Friends Day Nursery

West Street, Barford St Martin, Salisbury SP3 4AH

First Friends Day Nursery, Salisbury, Wiltshire
First Friends Day Nursery, Salisbury, Wiltshire
First Friends Day Nursery, Salisbury, Wiltshire

First Friends Day Nursery offers an ideal environment for children to learn through play, maintained by a professional team who understand that childcare and pre-school learning options are one of the most important decisions parents face.

The nursery is situated in the rural village of Barford St Martin, on the outskirts of Salisbury and has been providing childcare to families in the local area since January 2010.

The small, family-run nursery provide care and support to babies aged three months to five-years-old and promote a sense of community within the nursery by taking children out for regular walks around the village. Children can also use the local playing field and visit the village library while they also have the opportunity to grow their own fruit and vegetables on the nursery's allotment.

A bright and colourful interior suits a wide range of play, as the team looks to prioritise all curriculum objectives, while each child is allocated their own key person to safeguard their individual development.

Group: First Friends Ltd

Person in charge: Jane Andrews (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Wiltshire Council

Number of Staff: 10

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

Total Places for Children: 71

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0630-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

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Reviews

7.1 First Friends Day Nursery has a Review Score of 7.1 (7.092)

The Review Score of 7.1 (maximum of 10) for First Friends Day 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 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for First Friends Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.2 out of 5 from 7 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 4.845 for First Friends Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (71 Excellents x 5) + (13 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 84 Ratings = 4.845

  • 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 2.247 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for First Friends Day Nursery is based on 7 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4 then divided by 2 = 2.000

    2. Target of 14.2 positive Reviews (71 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 14.2 Target = 0.493 , then divided by 2 = 0.247

  • 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
    7
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend First Friends Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to First Friends Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    7

After recently moving to the area, my daughter has started at the nursery and I couldn't be happier with the service they provide. I really appreciate the long hours the nursery offers and am safe in the knowledge that the level of care is extremely high. I would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend First Friends Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

A lovely caring nursery! My son loves going to nursery and thrives at First Friends Day Nursery. The staff are kind and caring and I feel happy leaving him in their care. My son loves the outdoors and enjoys the lovely walks that he and his friends go on during his time at nursery. Thank you First Friends Day Nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend First Friends Day 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

The manager and staff were so friendly and welcoming when we first looked round and have remained so ever since. I know that when my boys are at First Friends they are well cared for and have great experiences but most of all they are loved. They go outside a lot which they both love. It is an incredibly flexible nursery in terms of hours and days which has been very handy over the past couple of years with work changes and a new baby. I sing their praises to other mums!

How likely would you be to recommend First Friends Day 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both of my children joined First Friends Day Nursery for a couple of mornings a week- the staff have always been so caring and friendly, helping my eldest in particular who struggled to separate. They nurtured his confidence and in the preschool room he flourished, learning so much and loving his exciting activities each day. My youngest started in the toddler room where she enjoyed learning through play, messy activities, walks and lots of singing and she continues to develop in their preschool room now she's moved up. The nursery has such a lovely "family" feel and I can't recommend it enough.

How likely would you be to recommend First Friends Day 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

My daughter loves her days at First Friends and has progressed really well since starting. All of the staff are lovely, friendly and take such good care of the children. the nursery is well maintained, clean and there are lots of lovely displays on the walls. The nursery is very accommodating and flexible which has worked really well around my hours of work. I always feel very happy about dropping my daughter off at First Friends as she always has such a lovely time.

How likely would you be to recommend First Friends Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

This nursery is fantastic, like an extended family. My son has been going here for nearly 2 years and is always happy there. He has made lots of friends and become very independent. They've helped him become a very polite and thoughtful individual whilst at the same time letting him play and have lots of adventures. The food is freshly cooked and he always eats well there and they are very flexible on hours, being able to change and do extra hours at short notice.

How likely would you be to recommend First Friends Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

This nursery is absolutely wonderful! I would highly recommend it to any parent who is looking for a nursery in the Salisbury area. Our son was 9months old when he started and came on leaps and bounds. I felt so comfortable leaving him as I genuinely felt like I was leaving him with family! The staff are very friendly and there's a wonderful range of activities. Unfortunately we've moved, so he no longer attends. The farewell cards and picture collages have been so touching. Although it's only a week, they are all dearly missed. Thank you all xxx

How likely would you be to recommend First Friends Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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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Awards / Recognitions

June 2017

Apprentice Award

Recipient: First Friends Day Nursery

Date: Thursday 22 Jun 2017

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October 2014

Netmums childcare awards

Recipient: First Friends Day Nursery

Date: Wednesday 01 Oct 2014

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