Quackers Day Nursery & Pre-School

The High Street, Chieveley, Newbury RG20 8TE

Quackers Day Nursery & Pre-School, Newbury, Berkshire
Quackers Day Nursery & Pre-School, Newbury, Berkshire
Quackers Day Nursery & Pre-School, Newbury, Berkshire

Established in 1992, Quackers Day Nursery & Pre-School is in a converted house, providing a homely and cheerful environment in the heart of the village of Chieveley. It is 5 miles north of Newbury, two minutes from junction 13 of the M4/A34 and a 15 minute drive from Thatcham.

Professionals provide high quality childcare for working parents and offer a broad based curriculum for the preschool child.

An established and highly trained team committed to offering the best possible experience for all children and their families.

Owner: Anthony Pickford

Person in charge: Jenna Forey (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: West Berkshire Council

Number of Staff: 25

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 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: Full time under 2 yrs £227.50, over 2 yrs £217.50

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Reviews

7.2 Quackers Day Nursery & Pre-School has a Review Score of 7.2 (7.245)

The Review Score of 7.2 (maximum of 10) for Quackers Day Nursery & Pre-School is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Quackers Day Nursery & Pre-School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.4 out of 5 from 9 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 4.87 for Quackers Day Nursery & Pre-School is calculated as follows: ( (95 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 108 Ratings = 4.87

  • 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 2.375 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Quackers Day Nursery & Pre-School is based on 9 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4 then divided by 2 = 2.000

    2. Target of 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 12 Target = 0.750 , then divided by 2 = 0.375

  • 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
    9
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Quackers Day Nursery & Pre-School?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    9
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Quackers Day Nursery & Pre-School

  • Mother of Child
    9

This is my first review of a nursery, although my son went to 3 different nurseries.
The staff at Quackers are exceptional, professional, dedicated and so friendly. My son went to the nursery for a few months and he would run upstairs to the 'frog room' in the morning and would cry when picking him up in the evening. I would always get drawings, pictures, and updated information about his day. Quackers is the only nursery that has managed to get my son eating his lunch and every morning when dropping him at the nursery I would smell the tasty meals cooked by their amazing cook!
When my husband felt ill and went to the hospital, the manager did everything he could to support us. His kindness and support helped me to focus on my husband knowing that my son was in a safe and amazing place.
Quackers is the only nursery that gave me peace of mind and where staff work so well together. I sadly wish that they were closer to my home!

How likely would you be to recommend Quackers Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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

Lovely nursery, the staff have all been wonderful in helping my son settle in. Really pleased, he comes home happy, the daily book is a great idea and it is lovely to see what he has done that day. Many thanks.

How likely would you be to recommend Quackers Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My husband and I have always been very happy with Quackers. One of the hardest decisions as a parent is to leave your child in the care of strangers. However, as a working parent who needed the income, I had no choice, therefore, my choice of nursery was important. I visited a few and immediately felt Quackers was right for my son and us. The nursery is clean and well kept. The staff are very friendly but also competent. They put your child's needs first and provide a wide range of activities which help to develop their skills. The food provision is also really good with fresh, home cooked meals cooked and prepared freshly each day.

How likely would you be to recommend Quackers Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has settled in well to nursery he has built a good relationship with his key worker and is always happy there. All of the staff are friendly and welcoming to me as a parent and my child. They learn about different things each week and have a good mix of free play. I am very pleased with our choice of nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Quackers Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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 Quackers Day Nursery since he was 8 months old. The care and individual attention he receives has contributed to him developing into a confident and happy 3 year old. The staff has always worked closely with me and my husband and a team we have helped my son reach and exceed milestones. When he was diagnosed with a severe peanut allergy the support from Quackers Day Nursery was outstanding. Their policy around nuts and allergy is flawless but it was the personal touch that made the difference between feeling "special" or like a "freak".

How likely would you be to recommend Quackers Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Excellent

My daughter has been at Quackers since she was 12 months old. I was very concerned about leaving her and needed to be extremely comfortable with the nursery I chose. Since day one at Quackers she has totally thrived, she loves being there and is always very happy. The staff are very accommodating, fantastic with the children communicate well with parents and provide a very professional overall service and a very high level of childcare. I would thoroughly recommend Quackers to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Quackers Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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

Quackers Day Nursery provides a fun and safe environment for my children, with an excellent management team leading dedicated and professional staff who aim to work in partnership with parents. The activities, both indoors and outdoors are exciting and engaging providing the foundations for many skills and developmental needs. The food is of a high healthy standard and quite often my children tell me my dinners aren't as good as nurseries! I would and have highly recommended Quackers to any parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Quackers Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been at Quackers since she was 1 (now 3.5), I can't recommend this nursery enough. The staff are second to none, friendly, approachable and extremely passionate about children and their needs. Very varied activities at all age levels which help with children's development, a real focus on individual children's needs is shown throughout the nursery.

Healthy home cooked meals are served, with a great variety which my daughter loves.

My daughter adores all the members of staff but she respects all of them too, they encourage manners (a huge plus for me) and good listening.

They supported us all through potty training her, encouraging her with sticker charts and verbal encouragement which was so valuable when you are working 4 days a week, to have something significant like that supported by the nursery.
I really can't fault Quackers and that's why my son will be starting there this year as well, so he can start his Quackers journey just like his big sister.

How likely would you be to recommend Quackers Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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

Excellent nursery. Feel entirely happy with my daughter's care. Would recommend Quackers to anyone - and have done so in the past.

How likely would you be to recommend Quackers Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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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