The Kiddies Academy, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
The Kiddies Academy, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
The Kiddies Academy, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

The Kiddies Academy, in Beaconsfield, is a privately owned nursery school that has been established for 12 years. The Nursery Manager has a Early Years and Childcare Degree and the majority of the staff hold childcare qualifications, all staff are CRB checked. Although the nursery offers the convenience of extended hours (7.30am - 6.00pm, 51 weeks of the year), it is a small nursery that has the atmosphere of a pre-school. The nursery offers an excellent educational curriculum with children learning in small groups. The Kiddies Academy is OFSTED regulated and children aged 3 & 4 qualify for government funding towards the cost of fees.   Ofsted Comments include; 'The premises are bright and clean and the nursery is very well resourced', 'Staff know the children well and the children are happy and confident'. Parents comments include; 'A kind and caring atmosphere', 'Personal attention to discipline', 'positive attitude of staff', 'consistent caring staff', 'a good mixture of play and learning'.

Owner: Joanne Hopkins

Person in charge: Janette Thorp (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Buckinghamshire County Council

Number of Staff: 7

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

Total Places for Children: 30

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

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Reviews

6.6 The Kiddies Academy has a Review Score of 6.6 (6.639)

The Review Score of 6.6 (maximum of 10) for The Kiddies Academy 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 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Kiddies Academy in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4 out of 5 from 3 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 4.639 for The Kiddies Academy is calculated as follows: ( (25 Excellents x 5) + (9 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 36 Ratings = 4.639

  • 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 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Kiddies Academy is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5 then divided by 2 = 1.750

    2. Target of 6 positive Reviews (30 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 6 Target = 0.500 , then divided by 2 = 0.250

  • 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
    2
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Kiddies Academy?

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

Reviewer Connection to The Kiddies Academy

  • Mother of Child
    3

I love the variety of activities available at Kiddies Academy. My little boy seems to do something different each week. I especially like that they place particular emphasis on outdoor play.
My little boy loves playing outside and I love that he gets plenty of fresh air!
His speech and social skills have come in leaps and bounds and Kiddies Academy definitely help with this.

How likely would you be to recommend The Kiddies Academy? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have two boys who have both been attending Kiddies Academy in Beaconsfield and they both enjoy it very much. Both of my children run into their rooms and are very happy to wave me off. The staff at Kiddies are both kind and professional. Activities are planned in advance and often coincide with special events around the world and religions. I have particularly impressed with their Duwali celebrations and the Christmas concert. Thank you for your care and consideration of my two boys, Kiddies. Both boys have made progress and new friends with you.

How likely would you be to recommend The Kiddies Academy? 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

Kiddies provides a welcome and 'real world' environment for my child as he prepares himself for big school. I am delighted that although he is cared for, encouraged and inspired, he is not cossetted or fussed over unnecessarily. The team actively encourage independence, and address discipline issues with integrity and respect.

Previous nurseries that my other children attended have been most charming, but have been more likely to spend a long time detailing daily menus, or sending home charming artwork with limited child input, or creating detailed logs of every milestone and goal. I am quite certain that every piece of art my son brings home is his own creation. I do not need Kiddies to scrapbook his life for me.

I am very happy to know that he loves the staff, and they give every appearance of loving him.

The senior management team work extremely hard and are very committed to the kids.

My son loves it, and looks forward to going back every time.

How likely would you be to recommend The Kiddies Academy? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

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