Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End

The Old Methodist Church, Furlong Road, Bourne End SL8 5AE

Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire
Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire
Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire

Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End provide children with first-class education and care. Their team of highly qualified and trained staff are enthusiastic and dedicated in supporting each child to achieve their full potential. Staff provide children with a wide range of exciting and stimulating activities that are tailored to each child’s individual interests and needs, and support them to develop into confident and independent learners.

Children are encouraged to live healthy lifestyles and staff place emphasis on providing a balanced diet and encouraging frequent exercise. While the nursery's on-site chef prepares a range of nutritious meals and snacks using fresh, organic produce, and children benefit from regular opportunities to play in the fresh air and explore the outdoor environment.

Children’s safety and welfare is paramount, and the nursery follows strict safer recruitment procedures with all staff, enabling them to ensure that staff are both professional and capable to fully support each child’s learning and well-being.

Group: Poppies Day Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Charlotte King (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Buckinghamshire County Council

Number of Staff: 24

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

Total Places for Children: 60

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): Spanish; Castilian, French

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.7 Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.693)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End 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 20 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End 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 4.693 for Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End is calculated as follows: ( (173 Excellents x 5) + (57 Goods x 4) + (8 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 238 Ratings = 4.693

  • 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 Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End 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 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 12 Reviews ÷ 12 Target = 1.000

  • 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
    17
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    19
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End

  • Mother of Child
    19
  • Father of Child
    1

Both of my children enjoy their days at Poppies. The staff are excellent and the children seem to be constantly provided with new activities and learning opportunities.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter is nearly two years old and has been attending Poppies since December 2016. The staff at the nursery were amazing at helping her settle into the Little Explorers and she is now always excited to go to nursery. Her speech development has improved and her social skills since attending. She loves all the staff and will talk about them when you mention nursery. Every day they do different activities and often try to get outside as much as possible. The food is great and varied. We are so happy with our daughter at Poppies and know she will continue to learn and grow while being there.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End? 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

Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End is a wonderful place. The staff are caring, professional, attentive and friendly and they all have the same priority - to provide the children with a caring, safe, happy environment.
My 2 year old son has been at Poppies for just over a year, he loves it. He has formed a wonderful bond with his key worker and he is developing lovely friendships with the other children. The food he is given is freshly prepared and they offer a great varied menu. Poppies provide a varied day of activities for the children and also have companies such as Melody Music come in and offer singing and music sessions with the children, my son loves this. I can see he is happy and content and really enjoys being there. We are so pleased that we chose Poppies, it isn't the closest one to where we live but it's certainly the best nursery we visited and we looked at many!
The staff operate very much as one team and this shines through in the quality of childcare they provide.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End? 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

Supportive to parents. Always welcoming.
Excellent care. Great mix of activities.
Have never felt concerned about leaving my daughter at the nursery.
Any questions or concerns we have had have always been dealt with well.
The majority of staff that have cared for my daughter over the years have been excellent. We will be sad when it is time to leave for school.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End? 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

Both my children have been through their early years at Poppies in Bourne End. They have been happy, settled and very well looked after. My son has only a few months left now and I know it will be a sad day when he leaves.
I have nothing but good things to say about our experience at Poppies. My children have definitely benefited from the excellent care and guided development they have received from Poppies.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been at Poppies since she was 18 months old and the change I have seen in her over the past 2 years has been amazing due to the wonderful staff at Poppies. She joined as a very shy, clingy child and with the persistence and patience of the team at Poppies she now skips happily into nursery and I never have to worry about her whilst she is at nursery.
The nursery setting is a perfect size, it has a lovely homely feel and great garden, the nursery staff take the children out on a regular basis and the children are kept busy with various activities all day.
I am so happy with Poppies, that we even put my second child into nursery before he turned one as he enjoyed visiting the nursery from day one.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End? 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

Our son has settled really well at nursery (he was 11 months when he started) and I think this is largely because of the well planned, thoughtful and caring approach taken by the staff at Poppies Bourne End. He is even pleased when we arrive.
They have contacted us when necessary, if he's been unwell etc.
We have had real difficulty at times persuading him to nap - but from the beginning they were able to help him sleep.
He also clearly really enjoys the food they give to him.
It is hard to trust anyone in this situation but Poppies have done everything possible to gain our trust.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End? 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been at Poppies for almost a year after previously being with a childminder. She settled in very quickly and thoroughly enjoys going to nursery. The staff at Poppies ensured the transition between rooms has as little disruptive as possible and I can't praise them enough. The days are varied with lots of fun activities and the meals well balanced and planned.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Every single one of the staff at Poppies is completely fantastic. I feel happy trusting my daughter to their care knowing that she is in a well managed and loving environment.
It is a small nursery in terms of the room sizes, but I feel that this is reflected in the cosy, family feel of the nursery. It is a supportive, caring and positive place.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I searched for a while for a nursery I felt would be right for my first born and then found Poppies in Bourne End! It was the staff, who all had welcoming smiles, bags of energy, care and interest in the children and their welfare. That was in 2015 February and nothing has changed! My boy is part of a family at Poppies and this gave me the confidence to return to work and trust he is in safe, caring hands!

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Highly recommended nursery. All staff work hard to ensure the children feel comfortable and are safe and secure in new surroundings. Each child is greeted with a warm, welcoming smile ready for a session of age appropriate activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End? 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

I am so thrilled to have chosen Poppies. Everyone in the baby nest has been so accommodating and caring with my little boy and go the extra mile on a daily basis. My son has dairy and egg allergies and Poppies make such an effort with his food so that he is eating the same as everyone else. He is absolutely thriving there.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Staff very supportive when 3-year-old son showing aggressive behaviour towards other children. Haf informal meeting and an action plan put in place.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End? 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 attended Poppies in Bourne End in 2013-14 and now my daughter is there. She started in the baby best and is extremely happy. All the carers are lovely and are very good with all the children. She has recently moved up to the Little Explorers room and settled in very quickly. She is also making good progress in all areas of her development, helped by all her carers. We are very happy with Poppies and would have no hesitation in recommending it.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 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: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My child attended this nursery from 10 months until 4 yrs old until they were ready to go to school.

I immediately warmed to the nursery when we first visited as I felt it had a traditional feel about it. All the girls who work in the nursery are lovely and really care and bond with the children. I visited other nurseries before I made my decision to put my child in Poppies Day Nursery.

The children are fed well and do lots of activities throughout the day. The garden environment is also good with a separate area for the babies.

The only downside is the parking at pick up times but it's the same issue at most schools as well.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been happy at Poppies from when she started aged 1 until now. They have many wonderful staff, I feel confident and happy that she is in their care. They teach the children lovely manners, respect, and encourage their development at every step, there is a good variety of activities. I feel that they respect and support my wishes and priorities as a parent. The manager is excellent and inspires total confidence, I've appreciated the flexibility shown over the years and always felt communication has been good.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End? 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: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been going to Poppies Bourne End since she was 10 months old, she is now nearly 3 years old. She has received excellent care throughout this time, and I'm sure her development has been much assisted by attending Poppies nursery. She has become a sociable confident little girl. The staff have particularly excelled in managing our daughter's severe allergies and I have total trust that they will safeguard her in every way. She has made lots of lovely friends, both with the staff and the other children. I can't fault them.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Poppies nursery Bourne End has provided my child with a safe and fun environment during the week whilst we have been at work. She has attended the nursery since she was 2 years old and has loved every minute. The staff are friendly but firm with children so they have lots of fun whilst knowing the boundaries. The day seems to be packed with fun activities, and my daughter has particularly enjoyed the PE sessions run by an outside coach and the daily painting and other crafts.
The outside space at the nursery is great too, with babies and younger toddlers having their own area.
I can't speak high enough of the staff at Poppies and would recommend this nursery in a heart beat.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has attended Poppies for 3 years. I have always been very happy with the care and education he has received. He is always talking about what he has learnt at nursery and the staff who look after him, especially his Key Carer, who he loves!

The whole staff team are very friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere is always warm and inviting.

The nursery garden is a brilliant space, I like that my son spends so much time outside burning off some energy!

I would highly recommend Poppies to anyone looking for a nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have used Poppies BE for my first child who is now 7 and I was always impressed with the quality of the staff and the loving care and attention they gave to my child and all the children. I think the system they have in place of moving classes gets children ready for their time at school and gives them the independence that they need at certain ages. I also love the fact that now we are back using Poppies so many of the staff are still there so plenty of friendly and familiar faces. I cannot recommend Poppies and their ethos enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Bourne End? 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

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