Briar Cottage Day Nursery

Briar Cottage, Cannon Lane, Maidenhead SL6 3NR

Owner: Emma Murphy

Person in charge: Emma Murphy (Nursery Proprietor)

Local Authority / Social Services: Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough Council

Number of Staff: 3

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

Total Places for Children: 10

Age Range: from 1 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays, 1 week Easter & Christmas, 2 weeks Summer

Fees Guide: Morning £26, Afternoon £24, Full Day £45.00

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Reviews

7.1 Briar Cottage Day Nursery has a Review Score of 7.1 (7.095)

The Review Score of 7.1 (maximum of 10) for Briar Cottage Day Nursery 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 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Briar Cottage Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.5 out of 5 from 7 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 4.595 for Briar Cottage Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (54 Excellents x 5) + (26 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 84 Ratings = 4.595

  • 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 2.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Briar Cottage Day Nursery is based on 7 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 2 positive Reviews (10 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 2 Target Reached = 1 , then divided by 2 = 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
    5
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Briar Cottage Day Nursery?

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

Reviewer Connection to Briar Cottage Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    6
  • Father of Child
    1

My little boy started around July 2015 and he absolutely loves it here. He instantly made friends and settled in very well. The owner is so lovely, friendly and very helpful. She felt like more of a friend rather than just nursery staff! When I needed extra sessions it wasn't a problem. Briar Cottage has really helped my son to develop and grow and I can't thank the staff enough. My son eats very well at Briar Cottage and even try's things he wouldn't at home. Although capacity isn't as big as other nurseries I never felt it was missing anything and that was why I chose this nursery in the first place. Keep up the amazing work your doing!!

How likely would you be to recommend Briar Cottage Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I would recommend the Briar Cottage Day Nursery. For me it was a really nice experience for my daughter to be looked after in a small nursery structure, I was looking for a "second mum" to look after her and they are very good. The kids never get bored or left alone. My daughter developed a very nice relationship with other kids and it was really nice to watch. A very friendly nursery! Clean and tidy, lovely garden so the children are not stuck indoors all day!
All those were very strong points for me. Also for the drop off, it was handy as there are 2 ways to join the M4. Happy time for sure!!!

How likely would you be to recommend Briar Cottage Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Briar Cottage Day Nursery have looked after both our children over the last three years and we have been delighted with the care provided. We initially selected BCDN due to the small group size which suited our eldest child's shyness perfectly. They were able to provide a homely environment for him which was far removed from the large nursery he attended previously and he developed really well with their care. When his little sister was old enough, it was a natural choice for her to go to BCDN too, and she looks forward to going every day. They have a large, well equipped garden; good food and plenty of space indoors to provide a fun learning environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Briar Cottage Day Nursery? 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

Briar Cottage Nursery is a lovely nursery, the first time I came to visit, I was taken away by warmth of the staff and it is a very special place and a great environment in setting the foundations for your child's future. All of my three children went to Briar Cottage Nursery. I have recommended it several friends and will continue to do so.

How likely would you be to recommend Briar Cottage Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Briar Cottage nursery is just a wonderful child friendly small nursery that fits in with my child's individual needs. Owner and staff are so friendly and very easy to talk to, they cater to my sons needs and always go that extra mile to make sure he is well cared for and happy.
I like the fact that it's not a big profit run commercial nursery and that the ladies that run it and work there are mums themselves so they understand children (and parents!) and how different each child can be and they fit around my sons routines so he feels secure. I feel happy leaving my son with them and I know he is safe and well cared for. I like the fact it doesn't have lots of children at once and that there are plenty of staff there so I know my son gets lots of attention. I would highly recommend Briar Cottage nursery it's a lovely environment for children to play and learn with lovely, kindhearted and efficient staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Briar Cottage Day Nursery? 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

Both of my children attended Briar Cottage Day Nursery and they were very happy there. I can thoroughly recommend the nursery; it was very much a-home-from-home for the children and the staff are friendly and provide daily feedback on the progress of your children.

How likely would you be to recommend Briar Cottage Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My one year old daughter has been attending the nursery for about two weeks. She seems to be happy there. The staff is extremely friendly, attentive and flexible. The nursery has a garden where the little ones can play when the weather is good. Would recommend this nursery to a friend.

How likely would you be to recommend Briar Cottage Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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