Squirrels Day Nursery

Nelson School, Nelson Road, Whitton, Twickenham TW2 7BU

Owner: Squirrels Nursery Association

Person in charge: Victoria Lika (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Council

Number of Staff: 8

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

Total Places for Children: 25

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 3 days between Christmas & New Year

Fees Guide: £50 per day

Admission Information: Term time only places available

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Reviews

9.9 Squirrels Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.880)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Squirrels Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Squirrels Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 9 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 4.88 for Squirrels Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (95 Excellents x 5) + (13 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 108 Ratings = 4.88

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Squirrels Day Nursery is based on 9 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 5 positive Reviews (25 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 5 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    9
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Squirrels Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    9
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Squirrels Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Father of Child
    1

Very friendly and warm welcoming staff who make every day play interesting for my son. I have noticed a big improvement in my son's speech, behaviour and courage to socialize and make friends. I like the fact that the nursery is offering indoor and outdoor space, especially the extra room which is a classroom and children can learn during play.
I recommend the nursery to all parents in the area.

How likely would you be to recommend Squirrels 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

This is, without doubt, one of the nicest nursery's you will find in the borough of Richmond. It is situated within a primary school and the nursery itself is a lovely setting for children to learn and play within. The staff are extremely warm, caring and make every effort to provide a high level of childcare. Children are supported in their early development with a range of activities that are both stimulating and enjoyable and whilst also being supported with activities that prepare them for the transition to primary schooling.

I would highly recommend parents who are considering nurseries for their children to make a call or book a visit to view this nursery as I know you will be as impressed as I was when I first went to visit.

How likely would you be to recommend Squirrels 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 would highly recommend Squirrels Nursery. My son attended Squirrels for two years and he received excellent care. All the staff at Squirrels are wonderful.

How likely would you be to recommend Squirrels 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

Whitton's best-kept secret. This is a great, affordable nursery for over twos. A lovely setting with long-standing and loyal staff. It's been popular for decades mainly through word-of-mouth recommendations. It's still the most affordable nursery in the area.

How likely would you be to recommend Squirrels 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My child has absolutely thrived since he has been at Squirrels. He has turned into a very sociable three-year-old who is exceptionally friendly and empathetic with others. Squirrels have given him a good sense of routine and instilled his independence. Although he does not like to tell me what he has been doing (typical child!) he does slip up with little pieces of information so I know what he has been learning on a daily basis. Squirrels always support us to carry on with anything that we are working on at home with him. The staff are exceptionally friendly, also and my son loves them.

How likely would you be to recommend Squirrels 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both of our daughters attended Squirrels and it is a truly amazing nursery. Small, friendly and unique in many ways. Fantastic committed staff who our girls adored and still do. A great space for the children inside and out and numerous daily activities. We would have been lost without Squirrels quality full-time child care at a very reasonable price. Squirrels provided our children with an excellent foundation and easy transition to school. We were grateful for the opportunity of being more involved with the nursery and joined the committee for a more active part in the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Squirrels 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

My boys have been at Squirrels for two years now and I am delighted with the levels of care, and the progress they have made. I would not hesitate to recommend it to all future parents. It is also excellent value for money!

How likely would you be to recommend Squirrels 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

Squirrel is a wonderful nusery. My son loves it, he often doesn't not want to come home at the end of the day.

The activities, learning and free play are excellent.

The staff take care and manage all the children as if they are their own.

How likely would you be to recommend Squirrels 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I can not recommend Squirrels enough! My twin boys attended here until August this year and it broke my heart to leave. The boys were there for approximately a year and during this time they completely came out of their shells, with thanks to the amazing staff here. The care and attention that each child is given went beyond my expectations and I’m so grateful to all of the staff for the excellent job they do. To this date, the boys are still asking to go back!

How likely would you be to recommend Squirrels 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

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