Finchampstead Day Nursery

430 Finchampstead Road, Wokingham RG40 3RB

Finchampstead Day Nursery, Wokingham, Berkshire
Finchampstead Day Nursery, Wokingham, Berkshire
Finchampstead Day Nursery, Wokingham, Berkshire

Rated Outstanding by Ofsted in December 2015, Finchampstead Day Nursery offers childcare to children from the age of three months.

The nursery offers two rooms: the Sunshine Room caters for up to eighteen children aged three months to three years, while the Rainbow Room provides space for up to thirty-six children aged three years and up. Each room has individual outdoor play areas, enabling free flow access.

Freshly cooked meals and snacks are provided, using high-quality, fresh ingredients. Children are encouraged to participate in the preparation of snacks and meals to allow them to express individual preferences and help them learn about healthy eating.

The staff teams, led by graduate trained early years specialists, show a real understanding and love of teaching and caring for young children. Each child and their family is allocated a 'key person' - a qualified, experienced early years practitioner - so that the child can form an attachment which will aid in their development.

Group: Complete Childcare

Person in charge: Gemma Lee (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Wokingham Borough Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 54

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays, Christmas & Easter

Directions:

Look for the signs to Nine Mile Ride Primary School - the nursery is immediately next to it.

Visiting:

For an informative and relaxed visit a pre-arranged visit is best and can be arranged through the published contact details.

Parking:

Plentiful parking in the public car park adjacent the Nine Mile Ride Primary School, which is immediately next to the nursery.

Vacancies

8 Child Vacancies

posted 29 Nov 2017

Sunshine Room - Under 2s 5 spaces
Rainbow Room - Over 2s 3 spaces

Reviews

9.7 Finchampstead Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.692)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Finchampstead Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Finchampstead Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 12 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 4.692 for Finchampstead Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (104 Excellents x 5) + (35 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 143 Ratings = 4.692

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Finchampstead Day Nursery is based on 12 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 10.8 positive Reviews (54 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 12 Reviews ÷ 10.8 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    10
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Finchampstead Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    11
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Finchampstead Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    12

Both my children have attended this nursery, one previously in the pre-school and one currently in the baby room. The staff have always been so amazing with both the children and parents and I have always felt 100% confident that my little ones were in safe hands. My toddler absolutely loves his time here and has formed a great connection with his wonderful key workers. They have some amazing new facilities and fantastic outside space and he is always learning something new as activities are really varied. Plus its right next door to my daughter's school which couldn't be more convenient! They have a close relationship with the school, which made my daughter's transition from pre-school to big school very easy. Overall, I can't fault it and we're very happy here.

How likely would you be to recommend Finchampstead 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

I have sent 3 of my children to this nursery, they have an exceptional relationship with the children, their understanding and support to the children and the parents are second to none. My last little one is leaving in July this year to start primary school and I will miss the whole team dearly. They have given my children a great start in their educational journey.

How likely would you be to recommend Finchampstead Day Nursery? 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

My daughter started last September for 2 and a half years. She is very shy and has always been with me. The staff were brilliant and very understanding, always there to support me. I have had no issues with the staff/nursery. My child has learnt a lot, she is very happy going in.

How likely would you be to recommend Finchampstead 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

This is my second child to attend this nursery and I couldn't recommend it enough.
The staff are excellent and the activities they do with the children are brilliant and completely relevant to their interests and age. My children have been extremely happy to go to the nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

My daughter has attended for 3.5 years since she was 12 months old, always enjoys her time there, Sunshine room and the Rainbow room. The best feature is the quality of the staff. The team is a great mixture of younger and very experienced staff, many of whom are also parents. This gives the nursery a great perspective for my child. They have a wealth of experience from their childcare training and personal experience. My daughter loves the home cooked meals too, often having seconds. The outside space was always the one thing I had reservations about (my son's nursery had 2 acres for him to explore) however the changes made in the last year have made a huge difference and expanded the learning areas into the outside, making the most of the space they do have. Something else new is the French lesson, my daughter comes home saying 'Bonjour' with such pride she is convinced she can now speak French.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son is very happy at the Finchampstead Day Nursery. The staff are the nursery's key asset - the majority of them are very experienced, being mother's themselves and having worked in childcare for many years.
They are attentive, caring, gentle and fun. I couldn't sing the praises of my son's keyworker enough. My son struggles to settle in the morning and she is brilliant at helping him to feel secure and distracting him from his sadness.
The nursery are also very good at gently preparing my son for school - learning letters, numbers and getting a chance to practise his early writing skills.
The staff regularly update his progress and his daily activities on the online Tapestry system. Its brilliant being able to see for myself what my son gets up to, what he says and how happy he is.
The outdoor facilities at the nursery have been improved significantly recently and with the addition of French classes and trips the woods to explore, there is plenty to keep my son very busy and happy!

How likely would you be to recommend Finchampstead Day Nursery? 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Overall I have been extremely happy with the nursery. After experiencing bereavement the nursery, especially my son's key worker, have been fantastic in maintaining a stable, fun and nurturing environment for him. The new facilities and experiences that are now on offer are brilliant and I will be sad to see him leave in the summer but have full confidence all staff will do a great job at preparing the children for the start of school in September.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son absolutely loves going to nursery, the staff are so friendly and caring, I can't praise them enough. The online tapestry system for keeping parents informed with progress and activities is brilliant. I'm really glad we chose this nursery for him.

How likely would you be to recommend Finchampstead 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

My son enjoys every single day in the nursery. That's very positive and happy with everyday updates. My son has learnt quite a lot in the last three months. I like the two rooms 'Sunshine' and 'Rainbow' meet and play.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We are extremely happy with our son's nursery. The care and safeguarding is excellent and we are confident that our son is being looked after. He is learning so much and enjoying pre-school. His confidence is growing which is a key factor to his learning. The inside and outside is fantastic and he can access these with ease and safety.

How likely would you be to recommend Finchampstead 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

The care my daughter receives at Bluebird is excellent. She enjoy's coming to nursery and she is happy with her key worker. Every member of staff both myself and my daughter speak to and come into contact with are so happy and cheerful. They are extremely calm and patient which is very helpful with my daughter. As far as the invoicing of sessions, however, I find them confusing, despite asking about them I am frustrated by a lack of accessible communication about the invoices E.g Email only and delays in replying.

How likely would you be to recommend Finchampstead Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Poor

Our little boy's key person is the best I have encountered - a wealth of experience, has a real interest in your child's welfare and development and a genuine passion for the job.
The nursery environment has been significantly improved and the new outdoor area has really brought this area back to life - the children love it.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Alec Hodson, MD at Finchampstead Day Nursery responded to this review on 25 Apr 2017:

We are so thrilled that the children are enjoying the changes we have made to the indoor and outdoor activities and flow, we think this a lovely nursery in a great location with superstar staff.

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