Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)

Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Rd, Aylesbury HP21 8AL

Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury), Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury), Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury), Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

A purpose built day nursery, specified by Childbase to the highest quality standard. Developed on behalf of the Stoke Mandeville Hospital to care for children of the Trust employees and the local community, Willows provides a happy, sociable environment where every child is treated as an individual.

The nursery has six main playrooms for individual age groups, including sensory rooms and additional sleeping areas. Outside is a large, enclosed and fully equipped garden with separate areas for different activities including a baby garden with a decking area. In addition to the daily routines, Willows offers extra activities that include, for instance, music & movement sessions.

Group: Childbase Partnership

Person in charge: Tracey Brett (Area Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Buckinghamshire County Council

Number of Staff: 37

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

Total Places for Children: 82

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

4 Child Vacancies

posted 31 Oct 2017

Now taking registrations

Reviews

9.8 Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury) has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.841)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury) 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 47 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 19 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 4.841 for Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury) is calculated as follows: ( (474 Excellents x 5) + (83 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 560 Ratings = 4.841

  • 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 Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury) is based on 19 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 16.4 positive Reviews (82 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 19 Reviews ÷ 16.4 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    43
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    44
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)

  • Mother of Child
    39
  • Grandmother of Child
    4
  • Father of Child
    3
  • Great-grandfather of Child
    1

My son has thoroughly enjoyed his time at Willows. The staff have been fantastic, looking after his every need and preparing him for school.
Feedback has been great and I feel he is progressing well.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Both our children have attended Willows since 2013 and have enjoyed their time immensely.
The staff are caring and thoughtful, always having time to discuss any concerns with a friendly face.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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 standard and quality of care has been amazing and the key workers that have worked with my son have gone above and beyond to ensure that my child has had valuable learning experiences as well as having fun.
The high standards of training and management expectations are reflected through the quality of care that the staff provide.
I would recommend to any parent to use Willows as they will not be disappointed.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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

We are very pleased with the nursery, the staff are excellent and my son has had a fantastic time, learnt lots and gained so many skills. He has experienced so many different activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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

Willows has always been a caring and fantastic nursery, having had two children go through Willows, they have always been excellent at looking after and stimulating my children.
The care from the staff has always been excellent and they have encouraged my son with his needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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 teachers are mostly very caring and lovely to the children. All staff know the children's names and the girls are very happy at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been at Willows for two years and both her social and educational skills have gone from strength to strength. She loves all the staff and never wants to leave at home time.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

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 son has been attending the Willows for nearly 3 years and loves it there.
I can't thank the staff at Willows enough for helping us raise such a brilliant little boy.
The staff at Willows, the management team are always at their best, very welcoming, very approachable, everyone always has a smile and it didn't take long for them to get to know me and my son.
When I leave my son at nursery, I can do so knowing that he will be cared for to a very high standard.
Willows provides various activities for both development and entertainment which keeps the nursery life interesting for him and provides an excellent start to his education. The nursery provides healthy eating, my son loves the food and he always asks for and gets more. Facilities are excellent but above all are the standards and professionalism provided by the staff. I am sure he will miss everyone when he leaves for school later this year.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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

Willows Day Nursery has proven to be a Godsend for us. We had to find a space at a month's notice and stumbled upon a real gem. Our 3yr old loves coming to 'preschool' every day, and even asks to come on her days off. The staff are all very kind, and clearly excellent at nurturing and developing the children. Every day there are loads of different activities, and the older children are being prepared for 'big school' with several exciting events including a graduation party! The nursery is also very efficiently run, which means that all-round we know our child is happy and safe. Our 10month old has just completed settling in sessions and enjoys exploring the large space in the baby rooms. I can very highly recommend this place - the best nursery for miles (we looked at loads!).

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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 started using Willows Day Nursery when I had my first born, he was 6 months old. I have 7 children, all who have attended or are attending to this present day. I am pleased with the nursery and the staff. It is lovely to know the staff can approach me with an issue and I can approach them if I have an issue, it feels like my second home. My children have really enjoyed attending the nursery. The staff don't get much credit for doing what they do, thank you for being part of mine and my children's lives, they have happy memories from attending the nursery. Thanks again Willows.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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 been with Willows since she was just over one and I have found the care and education she has received in these formative years exemplary. She loves the nursery and I now get pushed out of the door when I drop her off! Now in the pre-school room, we can view her learning journal which documents all the fun she's been having and the friendships she has formed. All the staff are lovely, very approachable, listen to what you are saying and the communication within the facility reliable and consistent. I have the utmost confidence that when I leave my daughter she is in a happy, safe and nurturing environment with people that she is familiar with.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has attended Willows since she was 9 months old. She absolutely loves, it as do I.
Everyone is so friendly and caring and the staff have all the time in the world for every child and parent.
There is a very personal touch at Willows which is why I love it so much. I would (and have) highly recommend the Willows to any young family. I'll be sad when my daughter has to leave.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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 loves coming to this nursery, he is a happy, content baby and is always full of smiles when I come to collect him.

I feel confident that he will get lots of care and attention when he is at Willows and he adores the staff in the room, especially his key person. I also know that any dietary or personal preferences are adhered to and managed appropriately.

I would happily recommend this nursery to anyone and I'm pleased with how my son is progressing in his time here.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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

My daughter absolutely loves her time at nursery. She has been attending one day a week since she was 10 months old and has settled so well. The staff in the 'Caterpillar Room' are amazing, my daughter loves them all. They always made me feel so comfortable leaving her there every Tuesday. I am looking forward to seeing her grow at her time at The Willows.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I often pick my grandson up from the Willows nursery and just want to say if you are needing a nursery for your child then I would recommend the Willows. The children are very happy and do a lot of activities throughout the day... The staff are so good and have a good connection with all the children. Well done the team and they always make me feel so welcome when I collect him.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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 has been at the willows since he was 10 months old and he has just left to go to preschool. I can not express how great this nursery is and the staff are all outstanding and have a great connection with all the children. My son loved going to nursery and was very sad to say goodbye. He has become a very bright little boy and the daily work that they do with the children is very good. I have some lovely photos of him throughout his stay with the willows. I am very sad to see him leave but with another baby, on way, I will be seeing you all again soon. A massive Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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

Willows is just the most amazing environment for my daughter to flourish. That is a result of their outstanding staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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 have found the nursery very welcoming and the staff very approachable. I like how it's made very clear who my child's keyworker is and she has made a lovely bond with her. I feel happy to drop my child off and know that she will be well looked after at willows.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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

Christmas is an incredibly busy time of year for a nursery, with parties, fêtes, Xmas jumper day, crafting things and yet amazingly the nursery staff do all of these amazing things and retain the smile on their faces and very light hearts.

I LOVE this nursery, not only for the activities but for the wonderful development they give to my 13month old son.

A friend once told me, "it takes a village to bring up a child"... Willows is that village! They spend quality time with each child, they allow the children to develop together and all the staff interact with the children wonderfully no matter where in the nursery they work.

I wouldn't send my son anywhere else.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been here since she was 9 months old, she is now 2. I have never had any concerns with her care and have always been made to feel reassured and confident in the care she receives at Willows. This is because of the competent staff but also because of how happy she is with the staff and how excited she is when I pick her up. I am extremely happy with how the staff treat my daughter and the feedback I receive on a daily basis about how she has been. I feel they have a real interest in developing her and helping shape her as a person in a positive way.

I am also overwhelmed by how much she learns and I like that we get a weekly newsletter so we can practice the things she learns in the nursery at home, which we hope helps reinforce the learning.

All the staff are equally amazing and all very different which is good for her to experience different personalities. I am happy with all aspects of the nursery including admin staff and management.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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 new parent app is really good, have done a range of observations and the detail is great to read. The app is easy to use and I love the fact that I can add things that we do outside of nursery. As my child only does 3 days at nursery it's really important that communication of his development is easily accessible for both key worker at nursery and parents. I think it's a great success.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Willows Day Nursery is a fantastic nursery. Staff are friendly and approachable. My great granddaughter has settled in very well into the nursery and enjoys her time spent there. A very clean and tidy nursery for children and parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Don't Know

We love the staff at Willows, they work so hard and seem to genuinely love the children. They have become our friends and we trust them completely with our children. Great start for kids, we will miss you! Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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

We couldn't be happier with our experience of Willows Day Nursery. We chose it because of the Ofsted 'outstanding' rating, convenient opening hours and excellent facilities however the thing that really stands out are the wonderful staff. Our son has built so many strong relationships with the staff and other children and really enjoys his time there.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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

Fantastic nursery with very caring and kind staff who always go the extra mile.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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 daughter has been with Willows since the age of 1 she is now 4 ½ and has learnt a great deal.
The team at Willows have been very kind, caring and have done a great job looking after our little girl.
Definitely, recommend to others 10/10

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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 excellent.
No complaints. Our son is diagnosed with ASD... the nursery and staff have been very supportive and encouraging. Management has been exceptional and accommodating. Very safe environment. Communication is excellent sometimes could be improved at ground level.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Today my boy graduates from Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury) having been there a few days a week since he was six months old! A sort of emotional day but with happy memories! my son has come on socially in leaps and bounds in the pre-school room and has a great bond and trust with the staff! I will continue to highly recommend the Willows.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have two children at the nursery/ One has just left pre-school and the other is in Ladybirds.
My eldest has loved Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury) throughout his four years there, and since leaving two weeks ago has been very sad not to be there anymore. The staff have always been the perfect teacher/friend combination whenever needed and so my children have flourished there. The activities they both take part in have been far more than I can provide at home and their communication and social skills are always so encouraging, particularly when we are with friends outside of Willows, that I'm so consistently pleased I chose this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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

My three children attend the Willows Day Nursery and I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone. Staff ar friendly professional and above all caring.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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

The staff are always very friendly, helpful and accommodating and we always get a warm welcome when coming into the nursery. My little boy is settling in well and enjoys pre-school. Including the many activities, he does throughout the day. We are all very happy with the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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

Our daughter is coming to the end of her time at Willows Day Nursery and it has been a pleasure since the first day. The staff are professional and courteous and have provided a sound foundation for our daughter's development.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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 Willows Day Nursery for nearly 4 years, she has loved every minute of it and we couldn't be happier with her care. She has learned so much, made lots of friends and been made to feel very safe and secure. The staff have really got to know her and personality. They have let her develop her skills and encouraged her interests. The food is excellent and couldn't be better. I couldn't have asked for more for myself or my daughter.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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 daughter loves coming to the nursery, has been coming here since she was a baby.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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 cannot say enough lovely things about this nursery. My son has been attending for nearly 18 months now and he will stay there until he leaves to go to school in 18 months time. The staff are super friendly, nothing is too much, and you can see and feel how much they care about the children in their care. Our son loves it there and is always excited to attend. The key workers are knowledgeable in child development and I am always amazed at how attentive they are and how well they measure the children's development and milestones. I wont take my son anywhere else.

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Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son attended Willows Day Nursery since Jan 2015 and feel his speech and development has grown a lot in this time. The staff are great and very welcoming. There are always 3-4 activities available to the children and a large outdoor area which is very safe and secure. My son has moved through Caterpillars and Ladybirds and soon to move to Bumblebees which we are all looking forward to. We have had great experiences so far and would definitely recommend.

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Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have two grandchildren presently at this nursery both started before a year old and are now 2 and 3. They both settled in happily and quickly, the staff handling those early days that were filled with the emotion of separation sensitively and so naturally, knowing when a hug or a quick distraction looking out the window allowing Mum or Nan to leave without too many tears. They have blossomed in their care and are always excited to be going to Nursery. There is a wonderful diversity in activities helping their physical, mental and social skills. It is such a happy environment, lots of smiling faces from the receptionists to the key workers and even the dinner ladies. They're greeted by name by everyone and the key workers really do seem to care and take interest in your child and what they have been up to. The daily feedback is very welcome. We would definitely recommend this nursery.

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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 have recently increased my son's days at Willows as he gets so much from attending. The staff were very helpful and made it easy to increase his days. He loves interacting with all the other children, and with the staff. He is always excited to go in and loves all the activities put on. Thank you for taking care of my son.

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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 my grandchildren attend The Willows and I collect them on a weekly basis. Both the children are always happy at nursery and I feel their key workers have a great bond with them. The staff are friendly towards me, they give me relevant feedback and the rooms are always busy with lots going on for all the children.

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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: Don't Know

Willows Day Nursery is a lovely nursery with very friendly and helpful staff. My son has been there for two and a half years and loves it. He always has a smile on his face when I pick him up and is happy to go there on his nursery days. His key workers have always been fabulous wanting to know all about him and how he is at home. The management and reception team are always very helpful and quick to solve any problems. I feel that Willows is a safe and friendly environment for my son to grow and learn.

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Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Fantastic staff, really helpful and kind. Extremely accommodating to changes in shift slots. One particular member of staff is always approachable and prompt to reply to queries. Another went above and beyond to help me with a flat tyre and her kindness did not go unnoticed. One staff member in Bumblebees is very friendly with my son and makes me feel like he is being left in safe hands. A fantastic nursery, highly recommended.

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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

My daughter has found the past few months coming to nursery quite difficult in terms of separation from me, but the girls in her room were so supportive, always greeting her with a cuddle in the morning and distracting her if she got upset. She has formed a lovely relationship with everyone and although she still has a few wobbles in the morning, enjoys her time at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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 Willows and are now at school. They had a great time at nursery and made lots of friends. Some of whom are now at school with them. It was such a good stepping stone for them, teaching them their letters, numbers and phonics before they got to school. This seemed to give them a head start when they started learning the same things at school.

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Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

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

The Willows Day Nursery has been an amazing nursery for my child. The staff are friendly and approachable. They have always been very kind and caring and understanding of my child's needs. I would highly recommend this nursery to friends/family. They have been great.

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Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Daughter moving up to big school this month after 3 and a half years full time at Willows Day Nursery. The staff team have been fantastic with preparing my daughter for her transition. Overall I have been very satisfied with the level of care, range of activities offered and encouragement for my daughter to progress into a confident individual.

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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

Very caring environment, really helped my child settle well. He is now looking forward to pre-school. Always welcoming. Great feedback on what he has been doing and eaten. Outside area- stimulating and exciting.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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 started at The Willows when he was six months old. I was understandably nervous at leaving him at such a young age however he has settled in incredibly quickly and really enjoys his time at nursery. I was concerned about the impact of losing one-on-one time with me with constant cuddles and encouragement however I needn't have worried. All of the staff know his name, not just those in his room, and they all say hello and smile at him. He gets lots of cuddles and feels happy and secure enough to explore the room and play on his own as well. He's full of smiles as soon as we go through the front door and it's such a relief to leave him happy and smiling every day. I'm a strong believer in parents and educators working together for the benefit of the child and I feel I am able to do this with his room staff. There is a reassuring blend of routine and flexibility, cleanliness and messy play which is ideal.

How likely would you be to recommend Willows Day Nursery (Aylesbury)? 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

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