Puddleducks Nursery London

Puddleducks House, Rear of Costcutter, 75 Friern Barnet Road, London N11 3EH

Puddleducks Nursery London, London, London
Puddleducks Nursery London, London, London
Puddleducks Nursery London, London, London

Puddleducks Nursery London is located on the Friern Barnet Road, a short walk away from New Southgate overground station (7 mins) and Arnos Grove underground station (15 minutes).

The nursery is somewhat disguised behind the Costcutter supermarket. Buses 221 operate along the main road regularly.

The nursery has well qualified and experienced staff who are passionate about the care and development of each child.

The nursery has four large rooms and a kitchen where hot food is served to the children for lunch and afternoon tea.

Group: Puddleducks Nurseries

Person in charge: Ushma Shah (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Barnet Council

Number of Staff: 8

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

Total Places for Children: 33

Age Range: from 3 months to 5 years

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Fees Guide: £49 to £57 per day

Languages Spoken (other than English): Spanish; Castilian

Directions:

The Nursery is on the main Friern Barnet Road, though hidden behind the COSTCUTTER Supermarket. There is an off-road access to the nurseries small car park that parents can use for drop-off and pick-up of the their children.
The nursery is just opposite the Princess Manor redevelopment.

Visiting:

There is an open-door policy that allows potential parents to drop in and see the facility in operation during normal opening hours of 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday. However can also make appointments to suit working parents.

Parking:

There is a small car park which is normally used by parents for dropping an collecting children and visiting parents can also use for a short while.

Vacancies

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Reviews

8.3 Puddleducks Nursery London has a Review Score of 8.3 (8.261)

The Review Score of 8.3 (maximum of 10) for Puddleducks Nursery London is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.3 out of 5 from 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Puddleducks Nursery London in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.0 out of 5 from 3 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 4.306 for Puddleducks Nursery London is calculated as follows: ( (13 Excellents x 5) + (21 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 36 Ratings = 4.306

  • 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 3.955 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Puddleducks Nursery London is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 6.6 positive Reviews (33 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 6.6 Target = 0.455

  • 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
    2
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Puddleducks Nursery London?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    2
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Puddleducks Nursery London

  • Mother of Child
    3

This nursery is different to larger nurseries in that it has a real family feel. The staff know all the children's names and really care for their well-being. Everyone is friendly and willing to spend time on a daily basis to discuss your child's progress and development. As a parent, I am kept well informed of activities that my child partakes in and I am updated if my child learns or does something new.

The children spend a lot of time playing in the garden and have lots of messy play. They also do trips to the park and have music and Spanish lessons.

I feel confident leaving my child in their care and they were also very supportive when my child first started and helping with that transitional period.

How likely would you be to recommend Puddleducks Nursery London? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Bharat Kakkad, Director at Puddleducks Nursery London responded to this review on 23 Jun 2017:

Thank you for your positive words. We are passionate about children's development and care for them as close as parents do. It is a pleasure to have your baby at our Nursery and the staff appreciate your keen interest in the progress. You maintain a strong interest in your child's development and that is encouraging.

Been a user/customer of Puddleducks Nursery, Friern Barnet Road, London N11 for over 5 years. A compact and decent space for children to play, learn and develop. Though the nursery has had it's ups and downs, overall, it's been a good experience for my family. I will recommend Puddleducks, especially to families with young children. Good location, good outdoor space.

How likely would you be to recommend Puddleducks Nursery London? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Ushma, Manager at Puddleducks Nursery London responded to this review on 27 Apr 2017:

Thank you for your honest and positive review. We are making efforts to overcome hurdles that have been in our way. Our new staff are gelling well and we have a good management team in place who are skilled, experienced and passionate about their profession. It has been a pleasure to have your child with us.

A welcoming community nursery with a fun, homely and professional feel. Nice decoration with children and staff creative displays on walls. Always polite and friendly attitude. Always organising events for the children to participate such as Christmas party celebrations and other charity fun days. I like the encouragement given to my son in his early years of development. I like my son's learning skills and progression at Puddleducks Nursery. Thank you for your efforts and hard work in making this comfortable and enjoyable for us.

How likely would you be to recommend Puddleducks Nursery London? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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