DreamMaker Day Nursery

65 Cartwright Street, Wapping, London E1 8NB

DreamMaker Day Nursery, London, London
DreamMaker Day Nursery, London, London
DreamMaker Day Nursery, London, London

DreamMaker Day Nursery is a family run nursery based in the city of London, part of the renowned Royal Mint Complex next to the Tower of London.

DreamMaker is a large but homely nursery facility, which spans over two, two-storey buildings separated by a courtyard. There are four spacious rooms and two of them went through an extensive refurbishment in Autumn 2016.

DreamMaker has the right balance between being parent-conscious and child-focused. Joy is a very important aspect of a child’s life and the nursery prides itself on incorporating it into children’s daily learning.

The ethos in the nursery is that 'when play is fun and child-directed, children are motivated to engage in opportunities to learn'.

Owner: Fortune Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Outi Salokannas (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 99

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 9 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays, Christmas & 3 inset days per year

Fees Guide: Please call

Admission Information: £100 Registration fee + £400 deposit

Languages Spoken (other than English): Bengali; Bangla, Spanish; Castilian, Finnish

Vacancies

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Reviews

8.8 DreamMaker Day Nursery has a Review Score of 8.8 (8.765)

The Review Score of 8.8 (maximum of 10) for DreamMaker 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 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for DreamMaker Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.0 out of 5 from 4 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 4.813 for DreamMaker Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (117 Excellents x 5) + (27 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 144 Ratings = 4.813

  • 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 3.952 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for DreamMaker Day Nursery is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 19.8 positive Reviews (99 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 19.8 Target = 0.202

  • 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
    12
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend DreamMaker Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to DreamMaker Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    1

My son started at DreamMaker in Feb 2017 (almost 9 months old) and I could not be happier with the nursery. He took ages to settle in and all the nursery staff were extremely patient through the transition. Now he happily goes to the staff at drop-off time and I can really see that he gets showered with a lot of personal attention and affection which he of course loves. He always looks happy and contented at pick-up time and we get daily updates on his day, what he ate etc. The extended nursery hours (up to 7 pm) were the main reason I chose this nursery to start with and it was hard to leave him for such a long day. But am very very happy with the decision and the overall level of care. The food options are varied and my son enjoys all types of foods as a result. He also really enjoys the different baby/toddler activities especially the water/sand play. The nursery manager is fantastic and always willing to answer questions and help out. Highly recommend it!

How likely would you be to recommend DreamMaker 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter started at this nursery at five months old and will be leaving at the end of the summer to start school. We have had a very good experience with this nursery. The opening hours are long (7-7) and attendance options are flexible, and they are always prepared to accommodate requests for extra time with notice, which I have found extremely helpful several times. Group sizes are small, so children get the benefit of interacting with peers while also getting a lot of adult attention. The teachers are kind to the children and my daughter has excellent relationships with the staff in charge of her year group. This is a Central London nursery so outside space is small, but the children go on walks and outings, and there is an effort to make sure that they spend time outside. The nursery is relatively small, so everyone knows each other and there is a generally good feel about the place. I would recommend this nursery especially to any parents who cannot manage a 6 pm closing time.

How likely would you be to recommend DreamMaker 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter started at DreamMaker in January 2017 (aged 12months) and she absolutely loves it. The staff are so caring and the playroom is lovely and clean, with great developmental play areas.
Detailed reports are provided each day and I couldn't be happier with the nursery, I'm thrilled I chose it.
I feel like me daughter is in very safe hands, which gives me real peace of mind.

How likely would you be to recommend DreamMaker 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

I sent my son to Dreamaker when he was 6 months old and returned to work. It was hard to put my trust in someone else with the most precious thing in my life but they made me and my little man feel so comfortable and they dealt with my nerves incredibly well!
In the last year, they have helped him develop into a curious, creative and energetic toddler. They encourage him to push his own boundaries and he is excelling in his development. The manager and her team have my utter trust! I couldn't recommend them enough.

How likely would you be to recommend DreamMaker Day 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Dreammaker is a wonderful nursery, with a superb nursery manager. The manager's ethos is 'The children always come first!' which is evident in the way the nursery is run.
I viewed six nurseries before selecting Dreammaker, the deciding factors were the nursery philosophy during the tour, the fantastic space of the nursery, (three large separate rooms and two separate outdoor areas), and the friendliness of the nursery team. I am really pleased that we chose this nursery as my child is extremely happy there. My child has an amazing relationship with his keyworker, in fact, he asks me if he can visit her on the days when he is not in nursery!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We have two children in the nursery: one 2 years old boy and a 7 months old girl.
Both of them are very happy and really enjoy being there.
This is clearly thanks to the staff and the management team who are very nice, very friendly and very caring.
They have activities, games and projects and the redecoration of the toddler's room is great (and there is a lot of space and toys).

We would definitely recommend this nursery to our friends and family and to anyone looking for a nursery in the area.

How likely would you be to recommend DreamMaker 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

My 2 children have been there since they were 3 months old and they love it. Caring staff, nice environment, lots of activities and healthy meals... we are delighted to have found such a place for our little ones.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

DreamMaker is truly an independent nursery (as opposed to being part of a group-owned business). This means foremost that children and their parents/families are treated invariably as individuals. The setting is uncharacteristically spacious and uncrowded for being in central London. For my child who has been attending since he was 6 months old (now almost 4), these qualities have meant that all the carers – including the cook and manager - know him well and he knows them well as well. There is a sense of strong relationship that I treasure, trust and rely on. As a parent, I have always felt that DreamMaker and I are together on a journey of learning and growing. My thoughts and voice are not only valued but sought, whilst I look forward to both the informal and formal feedback from the staff. DreamMaker is small only in terms of administration, not in space or heart. You are lucky to join now (this is my child's last year with them before starting school) – it will only get better!

How likely would you be to recommend DreamMaker 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

I am delighted in the way my daughter has settled into DreamMaker Day Nursery. This nursery provides absolutely everything I could have ever asked for in a nursery. My child is extremely happy. The staff are all lovely and the activities are great, and have an outdoors play area (something difficult to find in central London).
I have had no issues with the management, staff or running of the nursery. The facilities are great, the nursery is always spotless and I would highly recommend it to anyone in the area looking for a nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend DreamMaker Day 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The staff are really lovely. My 10-month son is very happy in this nursery, there's a lot of space and toys for the children to play with in the babies room. I am a happy mum because they take good care of him.

How likely would you be to recommend DreamMaker 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

Excellent day care nursery. Very friendly and efficient staff who have formed a very good relationship with my son and all the children at the nursery. The management is very good which keeps the excellent running of the nursery. It has big spacious rooms for different age ranges which makes it very comfortable and pleasant for the children. It has 2 separate outdoor spaces for the children and they are often taken out to the local park when weather permitting. Great experience so far!

How likely would you be to recommend DreamMaker 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The nursery is brilliant. The key workers are lovely, my kid has learnt her numbers 1-20 and all of the alphabet. She also knows her shapes and sizes, very talkative and coming out of her shell. I would recommend the nursery to anybody. Clean environment, attentive staff and very hands on with my children.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

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

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