Pine Rivers Kindergarten Ltd

5 Western Elms Avenue, Reading RG30 2AL

Pine Rivers Kindergarten Ltd, Reading, Berkshire
Pine Rivers Kindergarten Ltd, Reading, Berkshire
Pine Rivers Kindergarten Ltd, Reading, Berkshire

Pine Rivers Kindergarten Ltd employs a friendly and professional team that is committed to making the most of a building full of character, that is ideal for inspiring the education and imaginative development of early years children.

As well as a wonderful indoor environment, Pine Rivers has excellent outdoor play areas, including grassed areas that are in touch with nature, decked areas and all-weather classrooms. The team looks to foster strong partnerships with parents and children, aiming to prepare each child well for future challenges.

A healthy eating policy is in place to support good nutrition, with much thought gone into tasty seasonal menus.

Owner: Violet Pennison and Lesley Delecia

Person in charge: Helen Kimber (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Reading Borough Council

Number of Staff: 14

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

Total Places for Children: 43

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 7 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays, week between Christmas & New Year

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Reviews

8.8 Pine Rivers Kindergarten Ltd has a Review Score of 8.8 (8.778)

The Review Score of 8.8 (maximum of 10) for Pine Rivers Kindergarten Ltd is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 4 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Pine Rivers Kindergarten Ltd in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.2 out of 5 from 4 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 4.563 for Pine Rivers Kindergarten Ltd is calculated as follows: ( (27 Excellents x 5) + (21 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 48 Ratings = 4.563

  • 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 4.215 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Pine Rivers Kindergarten Ltd is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 8.6 positive Reviews (43 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 8.6 Target = 0.465

  • 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
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Pine Rivers Kindergarten Ltd?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    3
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Pine Rivers Kindergarten Ltd

  • Mother of Child
    4

My daughter started at the nursery when she was 9 months old, she was cared for very well in the baby room. I never felt worried at any point leaving my daughter to go to work. The staff were always friendly and respected our family values and beliefs. My daughter has now left at 4yrs old and she gave the head of the nursery a big hug on her last day. I always loved the way the management team were always very helpful and knew my daughter as an individual not just another child in the group. My daughter always loved the nursery trips to the Library. Pine Rivers always felt like a home away from home, total peace of mind all the years that my daughter attended as well as a good menu available from the on site chef. I will miss the management team as they became our friends. I would definitely recommend the nursery to my friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Pine Rivers Kindergarten Ltd? 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

A heartfelt thank you to all the Pine Rivers Kindergarten staff. My daughter has been very happy and has blossomed in your care. It's lovely to see her progress from nursery but it's also sad to see her leaving all of her first friends. I know she will miss you all enormously but at least she and indeed all of us will keep our fond memories of the past years at Pine Rivers Kindergarten Ltd.

I would recommend this nursery any day any time. The nursery itself is a fun and bright environment and I think it provides the backdrop for more effective learning.

The Manager is approachable and a very good listener.

Excellent staff who are caring, very professional with a good attitude.

How likely would you be to recommend Pine Rivers Kindergarten Ltd? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Lesley Delecia, Director at Pine Rivers Kindergarten Ltd responded to this review on 25 Jul 2017:

Thank you for your kind review, we will miss everyone leaving for school this year as always and wish them all the best for their ongoing learning.
We thoroughly enjoy watching them blossom into confident young children.

Extremely happy with the service. Helpful staff. Nice garden!!

How likely would you be to recommend Pine Rivers Kindergarten Ltd? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Pine Rivers Kindergarten Ltd just tick all the boxes for us. It's a clean, spacious and a colourful environment with big windows in each room that brings lots of light in. The 4 rooms that are set for the different age groups are spacious and well laid out . At the back of the property there is an outstanding looking garden, the largest I have seen in a nursery and it's on one level. There are several activities areas where the children can explore, run and play while supervised by professional, loving, friendly staff .
I have no doubt I have chosen the best nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Pine Rivers Kindergarten Ltd? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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