Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe

Barrow Primary School, Old Row, Barrow, Clitheroe BB7 9AZ

Barrow Butterflies provides high-quality childcare for babies and children up to the age of five years old.

The friendly nursery is tucked away in the grounds of Barrow Primary School and has an excellent reputation in the community. The nursery provides wonderful facilities and learning opportunities for children, giving them access to Barrow Primary School’s library and playing field as well as regular trips to the local Forest School.

Barrow Butterflies is next to a lovely open field that is full of lambs during lambing season. The children love going up to the fence to watch the lambs leap about!

The staff care passionately about providing high quality childcare, with the majority holding Level 3 childcare qualifications or higher. The nursery has CCTV and secure door entry systems and all staff have undergone an enhanced DBS check.

The Nursery Chef freshly prepares nutritionally balanced meals and snacks in the nursery kitchen, providing children with healthy and delicious homemade food every day. The seasonal menu, which was awarded the Bronze Catering Mark in August 2016, can be altered to meet any special dietary requirements.

Families are welcome to visit the nursery without making an appointment.

Fees include nappies, wipes, sun cream, milk meals and snacks.

Group: Just Childcare Ltd

Person in charge: Hayley Johnson (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Lancashire County Council

Number of Staff: 11

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

Total Places for Children: 91

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.9 out of 5 from 17 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.574 for Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe is calculated as follows: ( (124 Excellents x 5) + (73 Goods x 4) + (7 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 204 Ratings = 4.574

  • 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 4.934 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe is based on 17 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 18.2 positive Reviews (91 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 17 Reviews ÷ 18.2 Target = 0.934

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

9.5 Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.508)

Average Ratings

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe?

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Reviewer Connection to Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe

  • Mother of Child
    14
  • Father of Child
    3

The nursery staff listen to all my worries and to ease the guilt of being a working mother they do everything to make me feel better; from feeding my child to providing me detailed feedback on her days at nursery.

They push me too - to ultimately help my daughter progress and become independent. As a parent, it is easy to see them as babies until they start school!

They are genuinely kind and lovely ladies who take time to get to know and look after all the children and parents.

My daughter is safe and happy at nursery. This peace of mind is priceless.

How likely would you be to recommend Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

We moved to the area and my children took a while to settle in, but under new management and having excellent key workers the nursery have done a great job helping them to settle and develop. The feedback that we get regularly is reassuring and I always feel I can approach staff and ask questions. They are very supportive of extra needs.
My children and love the extra activities provided like Forest School and French lessons. The progress we have seen in our children and their happiness in attending makes us very pleased with our choice.

How likely would you be to recommend Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

The nursery has been through a period of change with some ups and downs in the last couple of years, however the current team of staff are absolutely excellent and I am very confident and happy with my childs current nursery experience.

How likely would you be to recommend Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Barrow Butterflies is an excellent nursery. My little girl loves going here and is always excited on nursery days. All the staff are wonderful and the preschool is very well run. We have been provided with good feedback on our daughter's progress and I feel the nursery involve parents and want to work together to collaboratively help the child develop and learn. Preparations for starting school seem effective and the food and environment are also very good.

How likely would you be to recommend Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My daughter loves this nursery it has helped her to be more confident and the staff are brilliant with her, she has come on leaps and bounds. The staff have been excellent with her when it comes to food getting her to try new things and become a good eater. She loves playing outside and doing all the different activities they do, she enjoys telling me about her day when I pick her up. The staff are very caring and hardworking and definitely have a passion for their job. The office team are also brilliant always help me with any questions and also fast to contact me back if needed.

How likely would you be to recommend Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Brilliant nursery, our daughter has come on leaps and bounds since she started. Friendly staff, and always a lovely atmosphere.

How likely would you be to recommend Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I love the layout of the nursery and that all age groups get to interact with each other, making the transition to the next stage less intimidating for the little ones. They have a great relationship with the primary school next door and pre-school use their facilities, once again making the transition into primary school a little less scary. The staff are always so accommodating and willing to listen, they treat the children with lots of kindness and love.

How likely would you be to recommend Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Both my boys love it at Barrow. Both have had problems at tea time at first but the staff there have been very patient with both of them. Although my youngest is still getting used to it, he comes out of there with a huge smile on his face now just like how older brother.
My eldest I literally can’t get out of the door as he wants to carry on playing which I think says it all. Staff are amazing and loving to them and I’m very glad I’ve found the car park.

How likely would you be to recommend Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

My son loves attending Barrow Butterflies. He has a fantastic relationship with his key worker and the rest of the team. The range of activities on offer to promote his development, and truly dedicated staff members, have ensured that my son has been happy and cared for over the past year and a half whilst I've been at work. Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I am very very satisfied with all aspects of the nursery.

I know that my daughter is safe, happy and extremely well cared for which are the 3 main things.

The staff take such an interest in each child and I love the family feel to the setting.

My eldest child also attended when she was nursery age which is why I had no hesitation whatsoever in sending my youngest.

I feel I can approach any of the staff with any issues (not that I’ve ever needed to).

How likely would you be to recommend Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I would highly recommend Barrow Butterflies Nursery. The staff are extremely hard working and caring individuals.

How likely would you be to recommend Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Our daughter really loves Barrow Butterflies Nursery. I can still remember she said, ‘I like to go to that nice school’. She has improved socially and academically already. Teachers are lovely. Our all experienced is very good and we would highly recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our daughter spent over three very happy years at Butterflies, she was very well looked after and came on leaps and bounds.

How likely would you be to recommend Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Friendly environment, staff are very helpful. Both my children have enjoyed their time at Barrow and have been supported through their development.

How likely would you be to recommend Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My daughter has walked into nursery and come home with a smile on her face since she started 3 years ago.

She has flourished there and made treasured friends. She loves the staff and they make her feel special.

As a parent, that is all I could wish for.

How likely would you be to recommend Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Would like to see more emphasis on external activities eg. woodland walks, farm visits and swimming lessons etc.

How likely would you be to recommend Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe? Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

Hayley Johnson, Nursery Manager at Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe responded to this review on 22 Feb 2018:

Hi Anthony, thanks very much for your suggestions! We're happy to say that this week we have a meeting with our local primary school to discuss the children attending fun maths and literacy classes and are currently recruiting for a Forest School Practitioner, so are hoping to have these sessions up and running soon. Whilst we have French on Thursdays and weekly trips to the library, we will certainly be taking on board your suggestions for even more walks and trips.

Our child has been attending Barrow Butterflies for close to 12 months now and we have found the service provided to be outstanding and we feel very comfortable that we can leave our child with the comfort that she is being well cared for.
We feel that her development since starting at the nursery has been excellent and we are sure that she will continue to enjoy attending the nursery for the remainder of her pre-school years.

How likely would you be to recommend Barrow Butterflies Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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