Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes)

Byerly Place, Downs Barn, Milton Keynes MK14 7QE

Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes), Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes), Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes), Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

A purpose built high quality day nursery, friendly and well-established, Woodlands provides a happy, sociable environment where every child is treated as an individual.

The nursery has 4 main playrooms for each age group with additional sleeping areas, an activity room with changing themes and a messy play area. Outside is a large, fully enclosed and well-equipped garden. There is plenty of safe parking and easy access to ensure you have no problems delivering and collecting your child from the nursery. In addition to daily routines, Woodlands offers extra activities that may include, for instance, music and movement an sign language.

Group: Childbase Partnership

Person in charge: Alyson Hefferon (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Milton Keynes Council

Number of Staff: 37

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

Total Places for Children: 75

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 03 Feb 2017

Now taking registrations

Reviews

10 Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes) has a Review Score of 10 (9.956)

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

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 15 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 4.956 for Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes) is calculated as follows: ( (195 Excellents x 5) + (9 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 204 Ratings = 4.956

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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 child places. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered child places 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.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes) is based on 15 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 15 positive Reviews (75 registered child places ÷ 5). 15 Reviews ÷ 15 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
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    17
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes)

  • Mother of Child
    13
  • Father of Child
    3
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

My son has been attending this nursery for over 2 years now. I cannot compliment the nursery enough for the care and attention they put into looking after him.
They treat children with respect and make sure their learning meets their individual needs.
I have been attending many nurseries recently as part of my job role, and each time I walk out I feel so grateful that my son is in a loving supportive environment where he is treated as an individual.
The recent addition of the woodland area to do Forest School has been amazing! My son loves it and talks about his adventures in the forest all the time.

Thank you to the manager and all the staff for allowing me to continue work knowing he is well cared for and appreciated.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes)? 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 find the team at Woodlands excellent and I know my daughter has flourished because of the service that they provide. The opening of the Forest school this year has been an added bonus and is a fantastic facility. Having been right through nursery since the age of one I will have no hesitation at enrolling my newborn son when the time comes.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes)? 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 rate Woodlands highly enough. The standard of care is exceptional, run by the brilliant and highly organised Manager. The girls make every day a joy for the children, with boundless energy, brilliantly structured activities and the right amount of care and cuddles when required. They get lots of fresh air and the new Forest School is an excellent addition to the outdoor play area. My daughter absolutely loves it there and having experienced other nurseries, I can say wholeheartedly that this really is an exceptional one.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes)? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Such a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Staff are so friendly and very supportive. They have been amazing over our worries over our little girl's health concerns.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes)? 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 4 children and all of them loved coming to the nursery. During these 7 years, I have been visiting the nursery on a daily basis. Everything has been spot on. Perfect and amazing. The activities they can freely choose to do are so well organised!! The staff is lovely, the facilities without any doubt, the best ones in Milton Keynes. The nursery is overall truly outstanding. Everyday I know my kids are in the best hands, enjoying every minute there. Food also superb!!

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes)? 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 attends Woodlands Day Nursery 2 days a week and I can honestly say it is so heart warming to see the care the girls in the room show towards him. He is always happy and smiling, well looked after. I can't thank the girls enough for looking after the most precious thing in our lives, so incredibly well. This nursery is pretty amazing!

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes)? 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 also wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and all the staff at Woodlands Nursery for all the wonderful care you have provided for both my children over the last 6 years. They have both loved coming to nursery and have grown into confident, sociable and happy children during their times at Woodlands. They have had the best start to their education that we could have hoped for. It has also been extremely reassuring to us over the years to feel confident that our children were being cared for in a very safe, comfortable and genuinely caring environment. We can't thank you enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes)? 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 grandson has thrived under the care of the staff at Woodlands Day Nursery. All staff are kind and caring also very flexible in offering alternative session where possible. Extra attention was given to his speech development with referral to outside agencies. This has helped with the transition for school. Food is excellent with a wide varied range and children are encouraged to self-select. A fab party was thrown at the end of year for the children graduating and leaving for school. Would 100% recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes)? 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 have had 2 children at this nursery (one currently) and the experience for both is/has been excellent- our children love coming to nursery and are so happy here. The staff are all so caring and loving towards the children and make the day so lovely. Our eldest (9 yrs) still talks about nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes)? 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 my daughters have attended Woodlands Day Nursery from babies to school leavers. Throughout their time here, I have seen them both develop and grow with the staff and wonderful team. The children are all individuals and are cared for with love, understanding of needs and care. My girls have formed many strong bonds with the staff along their nursery journeys. I have been delighted with Woodland and would recommend a thousand times over to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes)? 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: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My little girl loves coming here, the staff are friendly and so caring. Knowing my little girl enjoys going here makes it so much easier for me as a working mum. I know she is happy when I am at work. The food is great and my little girl loves food time here. I will always recommend Woodlands and I now know why it was highly recommended to me.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes)? 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

Woodlands is an excellent nursery and my 18 month old son has settled in very well with caring and attentive workers. The room is spacious with plenty of activities to keep him stimulated. Extended opening hours made it the perfect choice and he always leaves with a smile on his face.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes)? 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

Excellent activities and resources at Woodlands. My child thrives in the nursery setting and loves the yummy dinners that are cooked in house, fresh and wholesome. Staff are always happy and willing to help.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes)? 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 am so happy with Woodlands nursery. I was so nervous about leaving my daughter, but my mind was put at rest due to the contact I was able to have. All the staff are very friendly and seem to care about the children they look after.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Handing my little boy over to a nursery after 12 lovely months seemed daunting. My boy was a little on the sensitive side and struggled with solids (highly sensitive gag reflex). we visited five different nurseries and Woodlands to us just seemed like the perfect place. Dedicated, well trained and caring staff, great facilities and a lovely atmosphere helped my little boy to settle super quick. His eating improved by the day and meal times started to become a real joy. He has developed socially a lot too, not being scared of other kids anymore. He is now one of the "noisy" and cheeky little boys. My boy has fun days there and I have the utmost respect for all the lovely staff at Woodlands, making his days so interesting with plenty of activities and so much fun. can't recommend Woodlands highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes)? 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 loves Woodlands Nursery every day. She comes back so happy. She especially loves her new room, the ladybirds, as they have so many activities to keep the children entertained. The staff are great and they clearly give the children lots of attention and affection. The feedback provided at the end of the day is always very thorough and useful.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes)? 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 wasn't sure what to expect from a nursery, being a mum for the first time this was a whole new experience for me and I wasn't sure what to expect. There was no need for me to worry - Woodlands have been fantastic and I wouldn't put my little boy anywhere else! The staff are warm, caring, experienced and best of all my little one loves them all!
They have been so supportive and they always have time for you if you have any concerns or questions. My little boy barely let food pass his lips before he started nursery now he eats chicken curry!!! Amazing!!! He is also talking more and is so sociable - nursery has played a huge part in this. I would highly recommend this nursery to any parent as I know their child would thrive and be cared for in the best possible

How likely would you be to recommend Woodlands Day Nursery (Milton Keynes)? 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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