Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford

7 Holme Street, Bedford MK42 9AU

Kiddi Caru Bedford is a purpose built day nursery, carefully designed with children in mind.

The nursery is committed to supporting all children’s care and development through offering a wide range of learning experiences and high quality resources for children aged 0 – 5 years.

Passionate and knowledgeable staff are dedicated to nurturing a safe, stimulating and caring environment in which each child can flourish.

Group: Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries Group

Person in charge: Hannah Buckley (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Bedford Borough Council

Number of Staff: 40

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

Total Places for Children: 75

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford 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 19 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 10 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 4.432 for Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford is calculated as follows: ( (118 Excellents x 5) + (91 Goods x 4) + (16 Satisfactorys x 3) + (2 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 227 Ratings = 4.432

  • 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 4.667 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford is based on 10 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 15 positive Reviews (75 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 10 Reviews ÷ 15 Target = 0.667

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

9.1 Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.099)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    10
  • Good
    8
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford?

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    15
  • Likely
    3
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    0
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    1
  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford

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    16
  • Father of Child
    3

My daughter has been with Kiddi Caru since September 2017. She is a very shy, quiet little one, but is definitely beginning to come out of her shell as she really enjoys going to nursery. The staff are all so friendly and always have a welcoming smile. Brilliant nursery which I would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Very satisfied with the services and childcare provided. We intend to continue with Kiddi Caru until our son is of school age.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

All I can say is that my daughter waking up in the morning and asking can she go to Nursery. She is really happy there Thank You!

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My daughter has been going to Kiddi Caru for 18 months now. It has been great for her play, learning and socialising with other children.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My children always look forward to going in the morning, they are kept entertained and challenged throughout the day and undertake a wide range of activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

I find the staff welcoming and my son enjoys coming to Nursey. We are kept up to date with his progress which is great.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

My son and daughter have been going to this nursery for 5 months. In this time there has been a high turnover of staff. The new staff are verging on rude. Never acknowledge you or say good morning. I worry about the interaction they have with my children while they are at nursery.
I would highly recommend that the nursery train the staff to be a little more enthusiastic in the morning, look like they want to be at work and are capable of having a conversation. It will give parents faith that their children are being well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford? Neither Unlikely or Likely

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Average Rating:   3.3 out of 5

Sara Meikle, Marketing Assistant at Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford responded to this review on 01 Mar 2018:

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Kiddi Caru Bedford. We are sorry you have experienced so many changes in staff, if you would like to raise this issue further, please contact us at Head Office on 0800 028 4500 and we will endeavour to resolve any issues.

Both my children have attended (one still does) Kiddi Caru nursery in Bedford. I'm happy with the care my children received at the nursery. Staff members are always helpful and caring. I feel my children were safe and happy at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford? Likely

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Average Rating:   3.7 out of 5

My daughter has attended Kiddi Caru since she was 5 months old. She is now leaving the nursery to go to school. My daughter has absolutely loved going to nursery. The care the staff give to the child is fantastic. My daughter loves all her carers and she will miss them so much. I cannot thank the nursery enough for all they have done for my daughter. I know she will do great at school thanks to the input the staff put into my daughters learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My son and daughter have both attended this nursery. My daughter had excellent support from her key carer before she attended school. My son still currently attends and he really enjoys his days there. The staff are supporting him with his potty training and speech development.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My child has been here for almost 3 years and has loved it! She comes home talking about her friends and the exciting things she's done. Fabulous nursery, lovely staff!

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Staff very helpful and I have no worries when I leave my son.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

Staff are very nice and my daughter loves it.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

My daughter really enjoys coming to nursery. She really enjoys spending time in the garden and with her teachers and friends.
She is always talking about her days at nursery. She enjoys the activities that are out.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

On arrival to nursery, the staff are very friendly towards myself and my daughter. They spent time going through things with me and put me at ease from the start. My daughter really enjoys coming to the nursery and talks about the day with her staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My little one has attended Kiddi Caru since she was 1 and a half years old. I can truly say it was the best choice I have made for her. She has learnt so much and every day, she is still bringing home something new. Staff are very helpful and friendly.
They can prepare your kids for school. Nice big garden with lots of toys. If I have another one, I will definitely send him/her to this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   3.8 out of 5

Both my children have been coming now for our 4 years and have aways loved coming.
My youngest has allergies and these have been as well managed as can be. Even better than we can at home at times.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Kiddi Caru is a wonderful and friendly nursery. My daughter has not long started but she enjoys every second that she is there. The staff are amazing and I know she is safe with them. They work well together to fulfil all the needs of all the children with the nursery. There is plenty of space for the children to spread out and explore their imaginations. The food is freshly cooked daily and a range of food is provided to suit each child's dietary needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I took my 11month to Kiddi Caru Day Nursery where she started in the "Koala Room", she has now progressed as a Kookaburra. I have always been very pleased with the level of care and think all the girls/nursery nurses do a great job. At the end of the day you get a review, what she has eaten, nap times and what they have played with that day. My little girl loves it there and gets so much out of the 2 full days in which she goes. She learns so much and I am so pleased with my choice in choosing Kiddi Caru Day Nursery I wouldn't have her anywhere else. They do a top job!

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Bedford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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