Farm View Day Nursery

Loddon Court Farm, Beech Hill Road, Spencers Wood, Reading RG7 1HT

Farm View Day Nursery, Reading, Berkshire

Farm View Day Nursery Ltd is an independent nursery group established 1997 and set in a rural location south of Reading, close to the M4 and A33.

The nursery provides full-time and part-time care for babies and children from six -months to five-years-old with a caring, secure and happy environment in which children can flourish socially, physically and emotionally.

A team of professionals encourage each child to reach their full potential and treat them as individuals with individual needs, encouraging good manners and social skills and teaching the children right from wrong.

The most important aim is to ensure that each child is happy and that they enjoy their time at nursery in loving and fun surroundings.

Owner: Farm View Day Nursery Ltd

Person in charge: Emma Cracknell (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Wokingham Borough Council

Number of Staff: 12

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

Total Places for Children: 45

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: AM £41.50, PM £39.50, All Day £66.00

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Reviews

9.4 Farm View Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.421)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Farm View Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 16 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Farm View Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 6 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 4.754 for Farm View Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (145 Excellents x 5) + (45 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 191 Ratings = 4.754

  • 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 4.667 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Farm View Day Nursery is based on 6 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 9 positive Reviews (45 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 9 Target = 0.667

  • 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
    14
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Farm View Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    16
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Farm View Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    14
  • Father of Child
    2

We have used Farm View Nursery for our two children for almost two years and we couldn't have been more pleased. The staff are friendly, professional and take time to build a relationship with each child and the parents. Our son who has just left the nursery to go to school has transformed in his time at nursery from being quiet and shy to having loads of confidence and I know that his environment and the way Farm View nurtures children has had a big part to play.

How likely would you be to recommend Farm View Day Nursery? 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

When our daughter first joined the nursery their attention to detail and support during the settling in period was managed with all of us extremely well; from the initial home visit to time spent at the nursery with a primary carer identified - this was excellent and really helped her.
Her social skills have blossomed and she is excited to go. The variety of activities and learning experiences are evident at home; dancing, singing, sensory (bubble machine a must) colouring and messy play. She loves her time at nursery which makes us happy and thrilled that we have a great relationship with the nursery team.

How likely would you be to recommend Farm View 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 and daughter started here in August, my son in the Baby room my daughter in the Pre-school room. Both were very nervous when starting but staff are absolutely brilliant in getting them settled and feeling relaxed in their new environment.

My daughter is a fussy eater but with help and encouragement from the staff and other children within the class, she is coming on leaps and bounds.

To find out that after both my son and daughter started they got outstanding on their Ofsted report - I could not be happier with the day nursery and the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Farm View Day Nursery? 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

My daughter has attended the nursery since she was 7months old. She settled into the nursery very well and the staff gave my husband and I the confidence to leave our daughter. The learning at the nursery is excellent and my daughter, who nearly two, is learning very well and is always coming home with a new word that she's learnt. My daughter is exceeding her milestones and her social and physical skills are developing very well.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

When my daughter first started Farm View, she was shy and very reserved but this nursery and all the staff here have gone above and beyond to make my daughter feel comfortable and help her personality shine through. I am so glad I chose this nursery as my daughter's first educational experience and wouldn't change a thing. Everything has been perfect throughout her pre-school experience and all my primary school worries that I have had for my daughter have disappeared.
The fact that this nursery has recently received an outstanding Ofsted review really says it all.

How likely would you be to recommend Farm View 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 son started at Farm View in June 2016. He loves his time at the nursery and all the staff are very welcoming and attentive to his needs. He loves his key person and they have a special bond. All staff communicate very well with parents and the nursery spaces (indoors and outdoors) are superb. I would not want my child to go anywhere else.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our son started at this nursery in March 2016. With the help of the staff he has settled in really well and he clearly enjoys his time there. He is only 10 months old so I was worried that he would find this change upsetting (going from spending all day with mummy to being at nursery all day) but in fact he didn't even cry the first time I left him. He loves watching all the other children play and is coming on leaps and bounds in his development.

How likely would you be to recommend Farm View 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 little girl started at the nursery 1 day a week in February. I picked this nursery because I liked the homely feel it gave, rather than like a 'school' of other nurseries I visited and she seemed to take to this nursery more than the others. I liked the fact it was a small one off nursery and not a chain. It had also recently been refurbished so was very clean. The staff were also very nice and I liked the outdoor area as my little girl loves being outside. They also have some horses in the fields they can see. Its a lovely secluded location too. It is a bit more pricey than some but I decided I would rather pay the extra and my little girl be happy than be in a large open plan nursery where I didn't think she would enjoy as much! I have recommended this nursery to 2 other friends who have just looked round and are now moving their children to this nursery as of May.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

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

I have 2 children at the nursery and have been sending then there since July 2012. I have always found that staff to be happy, caring and supportive. My children have both seemed very happy and settled from the beginning and I think that this is because of the strong relationship that they have built with the staff. The recent refurbishment has really improved the facilities.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The nursery has a very nice feel about it.

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

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Very caring and friendly staff, excellent communication with parents. I feel totally confident that my children are being very well looked after and nurtured. They are both flourishing and enjoy their time at Farm View Day Nursery. New buildings are superb and now match the quality of the staff. Can't speak highly enough about this place and so pleased my children attend.

How likely would you be to recommend Farm View Day Nursery? 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

The nursery has a positive and beneficial attitude towards childrens development. We have seen great improvements in our daughter since settling into the school environment over the past month. The staff are very helpful and friendly, whilst being informative about any activities or achievements our daughter has done during her day.

How likely would you be to recommend Farm View 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 nursery is small so it is like a big family. My daughter learns a lot and is always happy to go.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Farm View has a warm and pleasant building. All the staff are friendly and welcoming. My daughter really enjoys her days here and has made lots of friends. I would recommend this nursery to anyone.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My second child is now 2 years into his time at Farm View. The staff have always been fantastic, very caring and both my children have been incredibly happy here. The recent renovations mean the building and facilities now match the high standard of care. Everything has clearly been very well thought out. There's nothing I can think of that I would change!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We moved our daughter to Farm View from our previous nursery as it became less favourable. Farm view is around £5-10 a day more expensive and worth every penny. Everything about Farm View has impressed me: the staff are engaging and work to ensure key workers are assigned to the kids on the basis of strength of relationships, so as our kid developed a closer relationship with another member of staff, they shifted her key worker to her favoured team member - that's simple, but impressive!

Activity is really well structured. I love to hear what they've got up to! From loud painting to quiet painting... Slow drawing to fast drawing... To looking for insects in the garden with magnifying glasses and returning the room to find the same insects in books.

The rooms are all brand new and carpeted. Shoes are off inside, so it's slippers or socks, making it feel really homely.

There's loads more I could say, but fundamentally, it's the quality staff that make the difference to our previous experience. These guys really care.

I would highly recommend Farm View to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Farm View 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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August 2017

Outstanding Ofsted

Recipient: Farm View Day Nursery

Date: Wednesday 02 Aug 2017

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