The Co-operative Childcare Islington

10 Galway Street, Islington, London EC1V 3SW

The Co-operative Childcare Islington nursery offers a fun, stimulating, safe and secure environment for children. Carers pride themselves on a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

There are 4 home rooms within the nursery split into the following age groups: one room for 3 months – 1 years old, one room for 1-2 Year olds, one room for 2 - 3 year old and one room for the 3 - 5 year olds.

There is a dedicated, loyal team of 18 colleagues who help children to have the best start in life. There are 3 garden areas; one is used by babies, providing them with a separate area away from the older children where they can safely explore the outdoor environment. The other two gardens allow the older children to go outside whenever they please as they are located next to the rooms.

Group: The Co-operative Childcare

Person in charge: James Cuffin (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Islington Council

Number of Staff: 18

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

Total Places for Children: 96

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 8.8 (maximum of 10) for The Co-operative Childcare Islington is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.4 out of 5 from 14 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Co-operative Childcare Islington in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 out of 5 from 7 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 4.393 for The Co-operative Childcare Islington is calculated as follows: ( (76 Excellents x 5) + (83 Goods x 4) + (8 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 168 Ratings = 4.393

  • 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 4.365 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Co-operative Childcare Islington is based on 7 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 19.2 positive Reviews (96 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 19.2 Target = 0.365

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

8.8 The Co-operative Childcare Islington has a Review Score of 8.8 (8.758)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    7
  • Good
    7
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
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    10
  • Likely
    4
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    0

Reviewer Connection to The Co-operative Childcare Islington

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    3

The nursery team seems to be working hard together to create a friendly, safe and attractive environment for kids. The facility went through renovation last year, so looks superb. The nursery has been also taken over by the active management team, which has positive consequences (as seen from parent's perspective).

Children have lots of toys and educational items and large outdoor space, which is even partially covered, therefore used all year around. In some instances, however, more support to parents would be beneficial (such as potty training, speech, etc.) My little one is very happy here and has lots of friends.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Islington? Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

I find the staff to be friendly, warm and engaging. They build strong relationships with my children and they feel like extended family. I trust them with the care of my children and feel safe knowing they are receiving superb attention.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Islington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

I am very happy with my son's placement and the staff are lovely too. They make you feel very welcome. Overall, an excellent place for all children.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Islington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The nursery has improved significantly with new management and addition of administrative staff. My daughter has been attending for almost two years and has really thrived since moving to the 2+ room.

She is learning a lot of new words, they do a great job of keeping the children engaged, and she genuinely enjoys being there. She also had a great time in the toddler room, but the business of the 2/3-year-old room is really stimulating for her.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Islington? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

Great care (amazing carers) and environment let down by poor management and administration (double-charging, etc). Some occasional concerns with some of the rough-play with the older boys getting out of hand.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Islington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   3.8 out of 5

My child seems to be very happy to go to the nursery every day, which means he has a good time there! They do a variety of activities every day and they are helped develop their skills, such as speech and walking.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Islington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The staff are very nice. They know every single child. My son really enjoys going to the nursery. Good management. Good communication

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Islington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My child loves going to nursery. He is always eager to get in the door and play with all of his friends. I know that he is always in good hands. He is fed well, is learning, and is happy with his caregivers.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Islington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My twin boys were at this Nursery until September 2016. I loved it, the staff are amazing and flexible and there is an openness to it there which is lovely. All of the staff are so motivated and love their jobs, they are so welcoming to all children and I often went there early/late to pick my boys up or drop them off and stayed in the room playing for a while. Unlike some other nurseries, they really cannot do enough for the parents and I honestly miss it here so much. If I ever had any more children (which I doubt ;-)!!) I would 100% also send them here. 10/10 and beyond - thanks Guys for looking after my boys so well!
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How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Islington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My child enjoyed time spent at the nursery. She was always happy and enjoyed going back each week. The Staff were friendly and attentive. They offered a lot of support in the settling in process. I would recommend the nursery to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Islington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

Place looks good. Seems to provide a good assortment of activities to keep the kids entertained. The food preparation and catering for special requirements is really good.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Islington? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

Open day visit - our town was very thorough with all key stages explained. I was especially impressed with how the childrens learning and development are recorded. Whilst on the visit, children were well engaged with their respective key workers and everything seemed to be very well organised. Very impressive.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Islington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

I am a mother of a 2 year and 11 month old daughter. My daughter has attended the nursery for 2 years and is extremely happy here as so am I with the level of service provided. Nursery teachers, assistants and management have formed not just a professional relationship but a loving, caring and friendly relationship through the years. All staff go above and beyond to ensure the welfare of my daughter and resolve any concerns l have ever had, whether it be external or internal. All team members work exceptionally hard and always give fair, honest, genuine and truthful feedback and encouragement on a daily basis. for this I am thankful and grateful.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Islington? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My daughter has been going a while now to the nursery and I have seen a lot of changes. I see she is growing in learning and development since she started over a year now. The staff has been really helpful with my request regarding her health and food. The manager has been awesome with managing the nursery and attending to all my questions and answers. Managers and all the staff are caring, loving and supportive. I am really happy my daughter came here and really pleased about new changes in January and the rest of the year. Keep up the great work.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Islington? Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

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