Merrydale Day Nursery

Broad Oak House, Coppid Beech Hill, Wokingham RG40 1PD

Merrydale Day Nursery, Wokingham, Berkshire
Merrydale Day Nursery, Wokingham, Berkshire
Merrydale Day Nursery, Wokingham, Berkshire

Merrydale Day Nursery is a fun and lively children’s day nursery, providing daycare for ages 3 months to 5 years old. Homely setting at the end of a sheltered road, handy for Bracknell, Reading, Wokingham and Binfield. Home cooked meals, ICT, French lessons and Great Little Movers classes all included, adventure gardens.

Group: Complete Childcare

Person in charge: Gemma Lee (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Wokingham Borough Council

Number of Staff: 13

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

Total Places for Children: 56

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

Languages Spoken (other than English): German, French, Russian

Directions:

The nursery is at the bottom of a secluded lane between The Coppid Beech hotel and the Coppid Beech Roundabout.

Parking:

Parking onsite

Vacancies

8 Child Vacancies

posted 29 Nov 2017

1 vacancies in Explorers (0-12 months)2 vacancies in Adventurers (12-24 months)3 vacancies in Pioneers (24 - 36 months)2 vacancies in Pre-school (3yrs - 5yrs)

Reviews

9.2 Merrydale Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.194)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Merrydale 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 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Merrydale Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 out of 5 from 5 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 4.748 for Merrydale Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (154 Excellents x 5) + (45 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 202 Ratings = 4.748

  • 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 4.446 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Merrydale Day Nursery is based on 5 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 11.2 positive Reviews (56 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 11.2 Target = 0.446

  • 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
    15
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Merrydale Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    14
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Merrydale Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    13
  • Father of Child
    4

My son has been attending for almost a year now. He's come on so much, shy at first but now happy to go to nursery and see his friends and the staff. He's built good relationships with his carers and they all seem to genuinely care. The food always sounds amazing! Over all we're extremely please with Merrydale.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our toddler started at Merrydale 4 months ago, and since then he has come on leaps and bounds. He has just started walking and I am sure that he would not have progressed so quickly without the continued encouragement and enthusiasm demonstrated by the nursery staff.
Myself and my husband are delighted with the level of care and nurture our son receives, and feel very reassured and happy knowing he is in such good hands. We receive timely online updates on the parent portal that we can check throughout the day, plus a debrief when collecting him at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Merrydale 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My little girl has been coming to Merrydale for 18 months and I cannot fault the nursery. The change I've seen in her development is completely down to these 3 days a week she has been here. Interaction with the other children is amazing. All of the nursery teachers are smiley and lovely, my little girl always talks about the nursery and how much she loves it. Every penny spent on this part of her upbringing is completely worth it. Thank you Merrydale!

How likely would you be to recommend Merrydale 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: Don't Know

Our daughter recently made a transition to a new room (2-3yrs) and as parents, we were a little daunted by this prospect. The staff in her previous room, where she had recently become much more comfortable being expressive and communicating, were very reassuring during this time. Similarly, the new staff in the next age group room have been extremely warm and welcoming. Our daughter appears to be enjoying life in the new room and is equally comfortable expressing herself. It is also nice to see she still clearly enjoys seeing staff that she has known from before in the morning and afternoon periods when the groups merge for drop off and collection. The atmosphere within the nursery is always friendly and engaging and our daughter is developing some wonderful relationships with a variety of new adults in the staff across all rooms, including the management staff and also the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Merrydale 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We joined the nursery at the start of 2017 after reviewing several in the area and what won us over (and still does) is the understanding the staff have for the needs of the children and the parents.
We were very impressed with the layout of rooms to have various options for play and educational learning so the kids aren't bored or see the same walls each day.
The staff are very knowledgeable about the individual needs of the children which are very reassuring as a new mum. They offer advice when asked and we (mum, dad and son) have all benefitted from the staff's skills.
My son absolutely loves his time at Merrydale, making me feel confident that returning to work was the right thing for everyone.
One area that we couldn't live without is the Parentzone app. This allows us to review what's going on with our son when we are at work and the pictures the team load up really make us smile.

How likely would you be to recommend Merrydale 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 team at Merrydale are fantastic - my son only attended one day a week so we expected it to take him a while to acclimatise but my sons key worker made nursery such a fun and safe environment, he soon looked forward to his time there. Had no bad experiences, the facilities, food and communications from Merrydale are all excellent and I have no hesitation in recommending!!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My son has recently left the nursery to start school. We were sad for him to leave, but all of the staff at Merrydale gave him excellent care and did a fantastic job of preparing him for school. He has left the nursery a confident, happy child who is excited about starting his school life. In particular he enjoyed the wonderful garden with the wide range of play equipment available. We cannot fault the time he spent at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Merrydale 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 just wanted to pass on my thanks regarding the Manager @ Merrydale, I was running 30 mins late for collecting my children due to car accident on the M4 and was worried that I would be penalized for running late... when you have twins that can become expensive!! So I rang her to explain and she showed great flexibility & understanding and importantly empathized with my situation. Thanks a million!!!!!

How likely would you be to recommend Merrydale 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: Don't Know

My three year old son has been attending Merrydale since he was 11 months old and really enjoys it and we consider him to be thriving here. I have been delighted to see the variety of activities that the children do and the imagination of the staff in coming up with different games and creative play.

We love the fact that they have a large garden and the children spend a lot of time outside - for my son in the 'mud kitchen' doing creative play! He also loves the 'Baby French' lessons and Great Little Movers and being encouraged to be independent in preparation for school. The staff are personable and highly professional.

There is a great continuous improvement ethic at Merrydale - from the buildings and resources to improving the menu recently to the electronic 'day-in-the-life' updates - and the approach at Merrydale is very flexible and supportive of the individual child and family.

Overall I consider this to be an excellent provider and am very happy to recommend.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Merrydale is truly outstanding environment for young children to develop and flourish. My daughter has attended Merrydale since she was 10 months old and my wife and I have always been nothing but impressed from day one.

Our key worker immediately built a very strong bond with our daughter which enabled her to settle in in record time. She is challenged and stimulated every day with a diverse array of activities including French and dance movement session.

All in all, there is nowhere else that my wife and I would have our daughter. We were recommended Merrydale by a close family friend and we too recommend it to all new parents in our area, searching for a great nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Merrydale 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 have attended Merrydale and have thrived at this setting. We particularly like the homely setting and the variety of spaces, both indoor and outdoor, that the children have to explore. It's great that the space is continually being developed, keeping it a stimulating environment. My children have formed fantastic relationships with their key workers, and all staff show great care for the children.

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

From day one my daughter first started at the nursery, they helped her settle in really quickly. She really enjoys spending time there. All the staff are friendly and welcoming, they make you feel at ease leaving your child in their care.

How likely would you be to recommend Merrydale 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter enjoys being at Merrydale and the staff are very dedicated and professional. They involve the children in all sorts of activities and create an exciting, fun, yet educational environment. Should one of the children cry then there is always a helping hand or someone doing their best to comfort them. In the beginning it was a tough choice to go back to work and take my 9 month old daughter to a day nursery but after looking around for weeks I found that Merrydale best served my daughter and my requirements. The staff were very reassuring and made my daughter feel at home so that she adapted very quickly. I cannot recommend this nursery highly enough.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My experience with this nursery has been great from the beginning. The management were always very professional yet understanding and the staff very warm and lovely. My triplet boys, now aged 3 years and 11 months have been attending this nursery sine January 2015 and they are very happy.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

The nursery is absolutely fabulous! From making the process easy when my 18 month old switched nurseries to helping my 5 month old settle in when I went back to work, all the staff have been amazingly supportive to them both and I couldn't feel more content with the care the boys receive.

Always accepting of any feedback and willing to be flexible to accommodate the needs of individuals, this nursery is fantastic!

How likely would you be to recommend Merrydale 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: Excellent

Merrydale is a lovely, warm & caring environment - a real home from home. The team there are almost a second family to my son and he loves going to nursery every day. Progressing from a baby through to starting school soon in September, I have felt happy knowing that he is safe, cuddled and having lots of fun coupled with structured learning and play in Pre School to help get him ready for school. I particularly like the daily updates we get by email of his activities, what he has eaten and photos of him engaging in activities. We chose Merrydale because we wanted a smaller, more personal nursery and have been very pleased with our choice. Our son has also made some lovely friends and there is opportunity to interact regularly with other parents. It will be quite emotional in September when he moves on to school!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

I can't recommend Merrydale enough. My daughter has been there since she was 9 months old and has settled extremely well. All the staff are wonderful - they're so caring and nurturing (which is something very important to me - I wanted to feel secure in leaving her following my return to work). Not only does she thoroughly enjoy being there (so much so, she's practically jumping out of my arms when I drop her off), my husband and I feel completely secure in the knowledge that she's in the best hands.
Everyday they're doing different activities and spending lots of time outdoors which is great. She has a balanced diet and interacts with children of different ages.
A lovely nursery with a warm-family vibe!

How likely would you be to recommend Merrydale 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

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