Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet)

1-3 Orchard Road, Barnet EN5 2HL

Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet), Barnet, London
Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet), Barnet, London
Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet), Barnet, London

Woodlands Day Nursery is a beautiful property, converted to create a 60 place day nursery of the highest quality. Much of the character of the building has been retained to provide spacious and interesting rooms with first class facilities. The outdoor areas at Woodlands have been designed to encourage the children to explore holistically. It incorporates a covered area for babies to allow them to safely discover and investigate whether they are crawling or walking. They have many sensory areas where the children can explore using all their senses. Friendly and well-established, Woodlands provides a happy, sociable environment where every child is treated as an individual.

Group: Childbase Partnership

Person in charge: Melina Koulakis (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Barnet Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 60

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

2 Child Vacancies

posted 31 Oct 2017

Currently taking registrations

Reviews

9.8 Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet) has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.761)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet) 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 22 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 15 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 4.761 for Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet) is calculated as follows: ( (206 Excellents x 5) + (53 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 264 Ratings = 4.761

  • 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 Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet) is based on 15 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 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 15 Reviews ÷ 12 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
    19
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    21
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet)

  • Mother of Child
    18
  • Father of Child
    3
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet) is a fantastic nursery, we cannot recommend enough. We have had both our daughters at the nursery totalling 8 years of us being at the nursery. In between due to a move we tried another local nursery but moved our daughter back within a month! The care, nurturing the activities and all the staff are outstanding. Both our daughters loved their time and we felt so happy to leave them at the nursery as they would have a fun day, it really takes the pressure off the worry of leaving your kids while working. Both of our daughters had problems with their speech and this was supported by the staff and they continued by working with the speech and language therapist.
We would highly recommend to anyone looking for childcare - this is the best in Barnet without a doubt!

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet)? 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 spent two years at Woodlands Day Nursery. We had a lovely and positive experience and we would definitely recommend to others.
Since joining she has developed in so many ways academically and socially. Teachers are caring and approachable for parents and she loved them very much. The nursery provides fun and creative environment for kids.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

This is the most wonderful nursery. Our daughter has been at Woodlands for over 3 years and it has been a home from home for her. The staff all go above and beyond to make it the best possible experience for the children and the lo ve and care they give is second to none. Woodlands is an incredible nursery and a fantastic start for any child.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

Our son has visited Woodlands for about 3 years and is now leaving to start school. In this time he has grown from a small toddler to a self-confident and active child. Woodlands played a crucial part in this. Throughout his development, they have given outstanding support and a wonderful environment for him to grow. The staff are wonderful and our son developed deep relationships to all his key persons during the various stages of his time at the nursery. He always enjoyed going to nursery and is now leaving as a confident, active and happy school-ready child.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Woodlands Nursery is a wonderful nursery for our son. He has attended since he was six months old and the staff and premises provide an excellent, safe and nurturing environment.
My son will be going to school this September and has benefited from the experienced staff at Woodlands who have helped with his preparation for his next step into a school environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The toys are both very happy and settled at Woodlands. The activities are varied and excellent for the children's development. It is a real family atmosphere. The food is all fresh and home-made - the boys love it!

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet)? 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

Woodlands Day Nursery have been nothing short of amazing with our son, he has special needs and developmental delay.
Each member of staff has made the effort to specifically work on his goals and they take on board advice and recommendations from health professionals.
Our son has developed a very close bond with his key worker.
We couldn't be happier with his care.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet)? 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 son has attended Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet) since he was one and has received the highest level of care. The staff are friendly and welcoming and nothing is too much bother. My son has been in most of the nursery rooms and is known by name by all staff. He is happy to attend nursery, this is particularly pertinent as he has trouble settling into new environments. My son will be leaving nursery this July and I am truly saddened by this. Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet) has given him the best start to his education I could have hoped for!

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet)? 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

Overall we get a fantastic experience at Woodlands Nursery. The staff in ladybirds are so welcoming to both us and my daughter. My daughter has made excellent bonds with both her key carer and other members of staff. The staff genuinely take an interest in my daughter and everything she does. Overall a brilliant experience and an outstanding nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet)? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Having had one child attend Woodlands we didn't want our second child to attend anywhere else. We had such a good experience, our daughter thrived and we wanted to repeat this with our son. It makes starting work again much easier knowing that he will be cared for by a great team.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet)? 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

The nursery is really good and is well liked by us and our child. The staff are really committed and go the extra mile.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Amazing! For my son, lots of great activities like drawing, glittering, playing outside, fun boards. Great food and snacks. The carers are all lots of fun on very friendly and helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter started at Woodlands in January and the manager and her staff worked hard to ensure both my daughter and I felt comfortable with every aspect of nursery life.
The team were keen to ensure my daughter experienced key moments before she started full-time, which was great for both of us.
Excellent team and a great friendly atmosphere.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet)? 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 son has been attending nursery since being seven months and he has grown to become an independent little boy. His key worker is like a family member and along with the rest of the team, they all have been incredibly supportive along the way. He loves being at nursery and being surrounded by caring and loving staff who makes him very happy. He can not stop saying his friends and carers names all the time and smiles every time we talk about them. We honestly could not stop praising the wonderful team at Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet) and consider them all our family now.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet)? 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

As a family unit, out first impression was that the nursery was well run and would provide our 2 year- 3-month-old grandson with all the comfort and learning that he would require, and we aren't disappointed. He has required many learning skills from the short time he has been at Woodlands. The staff come up with extraordinary innovative ideas to keep the children active and interested in what they are doing.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet)? 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

Woodlands Day Nursery is such a cool, fantastic place. A great choice from the start for my son. He enjoys every aspect of nursery life. The staff are so friendly and always welcoming any time of the day. I feel it's good value for money, you get what you pay for.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet)? 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

Excellent nursery. Staff are friendly and build an excellent rapport with the children. Great refurbishment to premises.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Excellent rapport with nursery staff, no problem too much. My daughter has settled in quickly and has really grown in her four months here. Absolutely the best choice nursery for her!

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet)? 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 son started at Woodlands at the start of March and within a months has settled really well. He was at another nursery from the age of 10 months but never really settled well, crying whenever he was dropped off. He was there for 14 months! in comparison he has settled at Woodlands within one month! He runs off smiling whenever I drop him off smiling whenever I drop him off and doesn't want to leave when we collect him. This is all thanks to the amazing staff at Woodlands. They appear consistently happy and this is reflected in my sons recent behaviour and development, so thank you Woodlands.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Fantastic key workers and staff. Management can be slow to respond to queries and issues. Late to respond to emails.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Melina Koulakis, Nursery Manager at Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet) responded to this review on 08 Apr 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review of Woodlands Barnet Nursery and the very positive comments about our staff team. I value your honest feedback about our responses to emails and queries and would assure you that we will take action to improve this immediately.

We feel very lucky to be able to send our children here. My daughter was here from 10 months till she was 3 and my son is starting now at 10 months. Lovely staff. Very happy.
It is so nice to leave your children with people you trust completely.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My 13 month old started at Woodlands in April 2015 and the staff were really good in settling him in, getting to know him and making sure he was happy. I was so pleased with the attention to detail i.e dislikes/likes.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Barnet)? 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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