Cotton Socks Day Nursery

Regent House, 13/15 George Street, Aylesbury HP20 2HU

Cotton Socks Day Nursery, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Cotton Socks Day Nursery, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Cotton Socks Day Nursery, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Cotton Socks Day Nursery makes a massive contribution to childcare in the Aylesbury community, being registered with regulator Ofsted to welcome up to 100 children, all of whom experience a personal service thanks to the hard work and expertise of a professional team.

The provider follows a thorough and versatile learning curriculum, valueing each day spent with children and the thoughts and feedback of parents, with the aim to achieve an environment that is always welcoming and enjoyable.

Group: Sunhill Daycare (Europe) Ltd

Person in charge: Jennifer Bartrum (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Buckinghamshire County Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 100

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: Go to website

Vacancies

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Reviews

6.9 Cotton Socks Day Nursery has a Review Score of 6.9 (6.906)

The Review Score of 6.9 (maximum of 10) for Cotton Socks Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Cotton Socks Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.4 out of 5 from 15 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 4.531 for Cotton Socks Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (107 Excellents x 5) + (62 Goods x 4) + (8 Satisfactorys x 3) + (2 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 179 Ratings = 4.531

  • 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 Cotton Socks Day Nursery is based on 15 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 20 positive Reviews (100 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 15 Reviews ÷ 20 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
    10
  • Good
    5
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Cotton Socks Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    10
  • Likely
    5
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Cotton Socks Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    4

Since moving into a room with older children, my son's speech and learning ahs improved a lot. We are pleased that the nursery work with us to achieve our goals and aid his development. the staff are very caring and my son is very happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Socks Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Poor

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter thoroughly enjoys her time at Cotton Socks Day Nursery.

Each age group has a calm room with the appropriate equipment. Their garden is accessible regardless of the weather with the added bonus of a soft play area.

I moved to Cotton Socks after I was disappointed with another nearby nursery's space for my daughter's age group. Since the move, I have seen a marked improvement in her abilities and enthusiasm.

The staff here are happy and really seem pleased to be there every day. I look forward to the nursery to keep adding new features to their offering and making full use of social media to promote to Aylesbury mums.

I feel that this is the best value for money nursery and I hope that they will grow in years to come.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Socks 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

It's been fun and a great experience. Both my children have thoroughly enjoyed their time at this play school.

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

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Excellent staff, my son has had the best care and the best start in life at this nursery. 10 out of 10.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Socks Day Nursery? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Happy with the care staff about filling me in when we come to the nursery, they always ask how she is. Helpful is needed.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Socks Day Nursery? 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

I'm very happy with this nursery because my son is happy every day after school.
Everyone here is excellent in their jobs.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Socks 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

Every since my child started the management down are amazing. I had personal stuff involving children going on and staff were always able to help and advise.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Socks 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

No complaints. Always a good positive all round experience from the carers and our child. As other nurseries are doing it my feedback would be to have parents in attendance for days or half days for the first week or so of a child initially starting nursery as an option. Webcam, video or voice call options for child to contact parents or parents to look in on their child. I also think it would be good to see better research into child nutiririon, particularly the benefits of plant-based wholefood diets.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Socks Day Nursery? 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

Very happy with the pre-school. Staff always helpful. My son loved going to this nursery.
He gained confidence and met lots of friends.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Over the time my son has attended Cotton Socks I have been very happy with the care he has received. He has come on so well with all aspects of his development and learning and it is thanks to the staff here. I would happily recommend this nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Socks Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

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

My experience has been very good over here. The staff are very supportive and helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Socks Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Poor

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Overall I'm happy with the nursery. My children love spending time in here. Staff are doing their best to help. There was a very big staff turnaround in the last 12 months which made me think that children would be unsettled but it was okay. The previous manager was doing her best and all the children loved her. I don't know the latest manager so I can't comment.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Socks Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 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: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Was very helpful with useful information at all times and very reasonable prices and the staff are well cared for and have the kids interests at heart. We found it the best place in town as they are reasonable and have room for changes to suit parents lifestyle.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I notice the setting is always clean as well as tidy (as possible). My child is greeted warmly by name and the other children seem happy and relaxed. Staff tell me what sort of day my child has had and if my child has been upset during the day. They have outside visits (eg. someone to talk about dental hygiene) and make use of both a soft play PE room and the garden. My child has thrived there.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Cotton Socks is a very positive nursery, staff always welcome me when I arrive to drop of my son. At the beginning of the day I am asked how he is and at the end of the day. I am informed of how he has been. If there is an issue it is dealt with straight away. My son is always happy when dropped and happy when collected. He is always clean and dry. Management are always welcoming and happy to talk or help in any way needed. I always feel happy to leave mu son in the care of Cotton Socks nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Socks 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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Awarded Smile Award Plus

Recipient: Cotton Socks Day Nursery

Date: Thursday 12 Nov 2015

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