Head Start Day Nursery

The Old School House, Willen Road, Milton Keynes Village, Milton Keynes MK10 9AF

Head Start Day Nursery, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Head Start Day Nursery, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Head Start Day Nursery, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Head Start Day Nursery, Milton Keynes, is a former village school surrounded by green space that has been lovingly refurbished. Parents who use the service know that their children will get to experience outdoor learning, including an annual sports day and also walks to the mobile library.

Skilled childcarers are experienced in enabling children to feel confident and respected, while the service pays close attention to all health, security and nutrition concerns, protecting all aspects of growth and development.

Group: Head Start Day Nursery Ltd

Person in charge: Carol Thorniley (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Milton Keynes Council

Number of Staff: 7

Service Offered: Nursery School (Privately Owned), Open term time, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 39

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0900-1430

When Closed: 2 weeks Easter, 2 weeks Christmas & Summer Holidays only

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Reviews

6.7 Head Start Day Nursery has a Review Score of 6.7 (6.670)

The Review Score of 6.7 (maximum of 10) for Head Start Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 2 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Head Start Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 1.8 out of 5 from 2 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 4.917 for Head Start Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (22 Excellents x 5) + (2 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 24 Ratings = 4.917

  • 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 1.753 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Head Start Day Nursery is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25 then divided by 2 = 1.625

    2. Target of 7.8 positive Reviews (39 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 7.8 Target = 0.256 , then divided by 2 = 0.128

  • 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
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Head Start Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    2
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Head Start Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    2

A fantastic nursery, which I can't commend highly enough. We are on our second time around with Head Start, with a gap of a few years, and the standard has remained excellent. The staff are friendly and informative, and genuinely warm with the children. There are varied and well-planned activities every day, with lots of craft - it's rare for my daughter to come home without artwork. The nursery is lucky to be located in the middle of the old village green, with a nearby playground, so the children get fresh air every day, and in the summer they can have lunch in the shade of the trees. I will be very sad when my youngest has to leave to go to school, but I feel that the nursery will genuinely have given her a Head Start!

How likely would you be to recommend Head Start 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

All of the nursery staff are friendly and look after the children's emotional needs fantastically. All of my children started there at 18 months and with the help of the staff have become confident, happy and sociable. The learning is tailored to each individual child and they received encouragement and support through all areas of their development. Head Start MK village is a very special place and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Fantastic ladies!

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

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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