Alpha Steps Nursery

89 Vallentin Road, Walthamstow, London E17 3JJ

Group: Alpha Steps Nursery & Preparatory School

Person in charge: Dunni Odetoyinbo (Director)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Waltham Forest Council

Number of Staff: 14

Service Offered: Nursery School (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care

Registered Charity Number: 1059026

Total Places for Children: 90

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays, Easter & Christmas

Languages Spoken (other than English): Spanish; Castilian, French, Italian

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Reviews

8 Alpha Steps Nursery has a Review Score of 8 (8.028)

The Review Score of 8 (maximum of 10) for Alpha Steps Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 2 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Alpha Steps Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.4 out of 5 from 2 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 4.667 for Alpha Steps Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (16 Excellents x 5) + (8 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 24 Ratings = 4.667

  • 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 3.361 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Alpha Steps Nursery is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 18 positive Reviews (90 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 18 Target = 0.111

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

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Alpha Steps Nursery?

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

Reviewer Connection to Alpha Steps Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    2

We are very happy with Alpha Steps nursey. My son has been going for over a year now since he turned one and he really loves it. The care he receives has been fantastic from the beginning, and I have no doubt that his development and speech has been helped hugely by the great learning and nurturing that takes place here. The daily activities are very varied so he has always been exposed to lots of different things.
The daycare staff are wonderful and caring and take the time to get to know each child, even those who are not his key workers know him well so he always feels at home.
It feels like a very personal nursery, there are a good number of children so that he has plenty of interaction and friendships amongst his peers but equally receives plenty of personal attention from the staff too.

How likely would you be to recommend Alpha Steps 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son loves going to Alpha Steps - he giggles when he gets to the door and when I ask in the morning if he wants to go, he starts running to our front door and saying the name of his keyworkers. He is exposed to a great variety of learning - including physical play, different textures, messy play, circle time, music, home corner, stories, mark making, sensory toys - the list goes on.

There is a good ratio of the number of children - enough for my son to always have friends to play with, but also not so many he can't have individual attention. All the keyworkers know him and know what he likes. It's a very loving and caring environment where his learning and development are clearly front and centre of the care from the staff.

They clearly care for the children. I love him going there and it's more than I could have hoped for when we were looking for a nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Alpha Steps 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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