Woodlands Park, Bedford Road, Clapham, Bedford MK41 6EJ
Puddleducks Nursery Bedford is based in a rural setting and yet it is only two miles north of Bedford town centre.
The nursery has an outdoor facility and is housed in a building with three large rooms and a separate sleep room.
The nursery has long-serving staff who are all well qualified with lots of experience. The staff are passionate about children and have personal experience of childcare with their own families.
The nursery has an on-site kitchen where the chef cooks well balanced meals on a daily basis.
Outdoors there is a large garden where children can run around to their hearts content. There are lots of other activities to keep each child occupied and happy.
Group: Puddleducks Nurseries
Person in charge: Sarah Wadsworth (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Bedford Borough Council
Number of Staff: 10
Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care
Total Places for Children: 51
Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months
Opening Days: Mon-Fri
Opening Hours: 0730-1800
When Closed: Bank Holidays & between Christmas & New Year
Fees Guide: Please call
Languages Spoken (other than English): Czech
Located 2 miles north of Bedford, off the A6 when travelling through the village of Clapham. Off the main road and you have to drive up to what appears like farm house.
The nursery has an open-door policy and welcome prospective parents to visit at a time to suit them, though staff ten to be busy first thing on the morning, lunch times and evening tea time.
There is parking facility on site for parents to drop off and pick up children.
Puddleducks Nursery Bedford has a Review Score of 8.1 (8.098)
The Review Score of 8.1 (maximum of 10) for Puddleducks Nursery Bedford is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Puddleducks Nursery Bedford in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 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 5 for Puddleducks Nursery Bedford is calculated as follows: ( (12 Excellents x 5) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 5
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:
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.
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.
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 3.098 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Puddleducks Nursery Bedford is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:
3 = 3
Target of 10.2 positive Reviews (51 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 10.2 Target = 0.098
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by D J (Mother of Child) on Friday 11 August 2017. Relates to August 2017.
We have been at Puddleducks for a year and my son loves it.
We moved him from another nursery due to poor standards and have not regretted it. The staff are great and show genuine interest and care. The facilities (especially the outdoor space) are excellent. The smell of the food cooking each day as we arrive makes me want to stay too.
How likely would you be to recommend Puddleducks Nursery Bedford? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent
Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent
Food / Nutrition: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent
Bharat Kakkad, Director at Puddleducks Nursery Bedford responded to this review on 15 Aug 2017:
Thank you for your positive comments. They help motivate our staff further. It is a pleasure to have your child at our nursery.
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