Lower Earley Day Nursery (Yellow Brick House)

Chalfont Park Pavilion, Chalfont Way, Lower Earley, Reading RG6 5HQ

Yellow Brick House Nursery (Lower Earley) is housed in a low-rise modern building with enclosed, secure outdoor space in Chalfont Park.

The nursery provides care for children aged three months to five-years-old and was rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in July 2015.

The nursery's outdoor play area is accessible from the nursery's two main units. The Little Bears unit is suitable for children aged three months to two and a half years and the Big Bears unit is suitable for children aged two and a half to five-years-old.

Yellow Brick House Nursery (Lower Earley) provides childcare on a full and part-time basis, with term-time sessions available for children aged two and a half to five-years-old in the nursery's Big Bears room.

Group: Complete Childcare

Person in charge: Amrita Gill (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Wokingham Borough Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 80

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: 1 week Christmas & Easter

Directions:

Find the Lower Earley community shops, but head across the mini-roundabout adjacent to the superstore. Yellow Brick is almost immediately on your left, by the tennis and bowling, looking over the park.

Visiting:

Ad-hoc visits are very welcome, but you may find that an arranged show-round is preferable. These can be easily arranged through the published contact details.

Parking:

There is plentiful private parking immediately outside the nursery. This is on a designated car park which is free for nursery users.

Vacancies

2 Child Vacancies

posted 29 Nov 2017

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Reviews

8.8 Lower Earley Day Nursery (Yellow Brick House) has a Review Score of 8.8 (8.836)

The Review Score of 8.8 (maximum of 10) for Lower Earley Day Nursery (Yellow Brick House) is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.3 out of 5 from 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Lower Earley Day Nursery (Yellow Brick House) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 8 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 4.336 for Lower Earley Day Nursery (Yellow Brick House) is calculated as follows: ( (70 Excellents x 5) + (39 Goods x 4) + (18 Satisfactorys x 3) + (4 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 131 Ratings = 4.336

  • 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 4.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Lower Earley Day Nursery (Yellow Brick House) is based on 8 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 16 positive Reviews (80 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 16 Target = 0.500

  • 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
    6
  • Good
    5
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Lower Earley Day Nursery (Yellow Brick House)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    2
  • Unlikely
    1
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Lower Earley Day Nursery (Yellow Brick House)

  • Mother of Child
    7
  • Father of Child
    4

My daughter is extremely happy, her key workers know exactly how to handle her. I am pleasantly surprised how many activities they do in a day, my wishes and special arrangements have always been accommodated as much as possible.
The thing I love the most is that there is a fantastic atmosphere, all key workers work together as a team and it just feels like a happy and friendly place.
I love that the food is freshly cooked on site, from scratch by an amazing chef.
I cannot praise them enough, the care and love that all key workers in Yellow Brick give to the children.
I can see that the room leader of Little Bears class has an amazing relationship with her key workers and she just has such a positive impact, yet is very organised and professional.
My only comment for improvement is that rooms are just a bit small.

How likely would you be to recommend Lower Earley Day Nursery (Yellow Brick House)? 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

Carers are absolutely fine. My daughter's key person is lovely and I am sure they have a good bond. However the nursery has too many restrictions which can disturb us a bit. There is not much space for buggies, which have to be folded down any time.

How likely would you be to recommend Lower Earley Day Nursery (Yellow Brick House)? Neither Unlikely or Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Poor

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Poor

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Friendly staff. Good care of children and health and safety. Only concern is space. it would be nice if room were bigger.

How likely would you be to recommend Lower Earley Day Nursery (Yellow Brick House)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

We are pleased with the staff. They work together very well and the children seem to know all of the staff well. Our son is never distressed when the key person is absent. The staff are professional, we have never seen personal issues affect their work, (our son). The premises inside are rich in resources and are rotated so not many are out as a hazard. The outdoor gardens are used regularly. The staff are very good at teaching staying clean and safe, (good washing hands practice). The staff ratio is just perfect. The room leader is very fair, professional, caring and amazing with parents as well. We feel all staff listen to us and know us well.

How likely would you be to recommend Lower Earley Day Nursery (Yellow Brick House)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Rather expensive, if you came up from Little Bears the reduction in feedback is quite noticeable, but having said that, the key person is reliable and very close to our child. Overall we feel safe and trust the staff on child's wellbeing and care.

How likely would you be to recommend Lower Earley Day Nursery (Yellow Brick House)? Neither Unlikely or Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

We are very happy with Yellow Brick Nursery. The staff and senior management are exceptional, very friendly and brilliant with the children.
The drop offs and pick ups are a very smooth process and the breakfast points are a really good idea to assist this process. Both our boys went here, however, one has left last year due to school. Our youngest is still in "small bears" and loves his time there. I would highly rate this nursery and the staff are the most enthusiastic and patient I have ever met.

How likely would you be to recommend Lower Earley Day Nursery (Yellow Brick House)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

A good nursery in terms of objectives set for children.
The staff here are fantastic, especially senior staff - they are caring and welcome parents feedback.
I feel the nursery could be made better with more educational resources, more learning-based activities and an improved catering menu.
My kids have both enjoyed being here and have been looked after well.

How likely would you be to recommend Lower Earley Day Nursery (Yellow Brick House)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Poor

Care: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

Alec Hodson, MD at Lower Earley Day Nursery (Yellow Brick House) responded to this review on 20 Apr 2017:

Thank you for your feedback, we are looking into those recommendations as we aim to meet everyone's expectations, not just Ofsted's.

We have sent both of our daughters there and the most important thing is that they are happy ... My eldest joined little bears @10 months and my youngest @9 months. My eldest knows all the staff and is so comfortable there her development has been amazing. I find little bears so friendly, structured and I feel like they really care. In the past, I have found when my eldest daughter in big bears' key person isn't there, they are disorganised and no one can give me feedback on her day and how she ate etc.

How likely would you be to recommend Lower Earley Day Nursery (Yellow Brick House)? Unlikely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Poor

The team at Yellow Brick have cared for both our children over the last five years. The nursery is good quality and the facilities too, but it's the genuine care the team show in looking after the children, helping them develop and have lots of fun, that sets it apart. Would recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Lower Earley Day Nursery (Yellow Brick House)? 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

Brilliant, friendly staff from her key worker to the other girls, the chef and the managers. I do not have a bad thing to say about them. They took my daughter at 7months as I went back to work and have looked after her extremely well. She recognises nursery and loves going there. She enjoys all the lovely variety of food and has developed well. They have a great online source to monitor development and the feedback every day is informative and helpful. I would recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Lower Earley Day Nursery (Yellow Brick House)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

All the staff at Yellow Brick Nursery are friendly, helpful and very experienced. I have complete and total confidence in their abilities. We have tried other nurseries in the area and Yellow Brick is the only one we would even consider now. Our little girl is encouraged to learn, play and develop and she does have a very positive experience. If you are looking for a nursery then choose Yellow Brick Nursery as it is extremely safe and pleasant for the children attending.

How likely would you be to recommend Lower Earley Day Nursery (Yellow Brick House)? 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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