Blois Meadow Day Nursery

Unit L, Blois Meadow Business Centre, Steeple Bumpstead, Haverhill CB9 7BN

Group: Ormiston Families

Local Authority / Social Services: Essex County Council

Number of Staff: 12

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Registered Charity Number: 1015716

Total Places for Children: 55

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Fees Guide: Special rates for children transferring from other nurseries - see our website

Visiting:

Prospective parents are welcome to drop in at any time, although telephoning first for an appointment will help to ensure that a senior member of staff is available to show you round.

Parking:

There is ample parking outside the nursery including a reserved disabled bay.

Vacancies

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Reviews

7.3 Blois Meadow Day Nursery has a Review Score of 7.3 (7.258)

The Review Score of 7.3 (maximum of 10) for Blois Meadow Day Nursery 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 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Blois Meadow Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.5 out of 5 from 11 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 4.758 for Blois Meadow Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (100 Excellents x 5) + (32 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 132 Ratings = 4.758

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 2.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Blois Meadow Day Nursery is based on 11 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4 then divided by 2 = 2.000

    2. Target of 11 positive Reviews (55 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 11 Target = 1.000 , then divided by 2 = 0.500

  • 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
    9
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Blois Meadow Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    11
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Blois Meadow Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    9
  • Father of Child
    2

My son has attended Blois Meadow for approximately the last two years. I have found Blois Meadow Nursery excellent in all aspects. My son was very happy at the nursery and left well prepared to start school. I would highly recommend Blois Meadow Nursery to all parents of young children and in the area.

How likely would you be to recommend Blois Meadow 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

I have three children attending Blois. They are very happy there and have formed a close bond with their respective carers. You get the impression that the majority of the Blois team are passionate about what they do and it is not just a job for them.
My kids have special dietary requirements and this has never been a problem. My eldest has some special needs and the team has been very accommodating and does not shy away from helping. As a parent, I get access to a daily diary, regular observation photos, videos and progress reports.
I can rest assured that they are in good hands. I highly recommend Blois.

How likely would you be to recommend Blois Meadow Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 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: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Lovely little nursery where our 2 children attend. They are always happy to go to nursery and the staff are very supportive and take good care of them. They are very accommodating if we need additional hours or sessions.

How likely would you be to recommend Blois Meadow Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

We have been over the moon with the nursery since our son joined over a year ago. The staff are fantastic, really friendly and have been instrumental in his development.
I have also found the manager to be really helpful when there is space in adding the odd extra day when work demands it. Would highly recommend Blois Meadow Day Nursery to anyone!

How likely would you be to recommend Blois Meadow 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

Excellent nursery, lovely staff.
My son has progressed in many ways whilst being at Blois Meadow, he loves going and is always learning new things.
Wouldn't hesitate in recommending them as a nursery and would definitely use them again in the future.

How likely would you be to recommend Blois Meadow Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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 son hasn't been at Blois Meadows for too long and he is upset some mornings when we leave him but every day we pick him up he is happily playing/singing/reading with the fantastic staff.

They have made him feel so welcome and really accommodated to his specific needs.

Highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend Blois Meadow Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Previously my son, and now my daughter have attended this nursery. It is now not the closest nursery to us but I have been so happy with it I wouldn't consider putting them anywhere else. It's clean, in a quiet location, incredibly well run and the children are engaged and happy. At the end of my son's time here, he was well prepared for heading off to reception - it gave him a flying start. My daughter was so happy in the baby unit and now loves Buttercups. When occasionally there is a wobble when I leave, the staff are attentive and always around to give cuddles. The activities are varied and there seems plenty of time for outside play. The food looks great and has encouraged my picky-eater to try more variety. Management are friendly and amazingly flexible and accommodating with the extra days I have occasionally requested. It's a lovely place for children to spend their early years – everyone should have a nursery like this!

How likely would you be to recommend Blois Meadow 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

Blois Meadow Day Nursery has been extremely brilliant with both my boys attending over the last few years. I would highly recommend this nursery as the staff are always very welcoming and I also think that the children are always their priority, always different activities and always feed back of your child's day. I find the meals are extremely thought of well, and go down a treat with my boys and are no longer "fussy" eaters.

How likely would you be to recommend Blois Meadow 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

A very friendly atmosphere. Children all seem very happy. Great variety of activities undertaken and the meals are well planned and provide a balanced diet. My daughter loves attending the nursery and all the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Blois Meadow Day Nursery? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The nursery is run very professionally and well organised. At the same time it is a friendly and welcoming environment. My child is very happy there.

How likely would you be to recommend Blois Meadow 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

Excellent and caring nursery. My son attended Blois Meadow Day Nursery since he was 10 months old (he is now over 2) and he absolutely loves it. He has formed a close bond with his key worker in each group room. The setting and the atmosphere that the staff provide is amazing.
He is really excited to go to nursery every morning, they do so many different and fun activities. I, personally like their "messy" activities such as finger painting, playing with sand and water, 'baking'. They are so important for a child, good development and understanding of his world, but not practical to do at home. I absolutely love that they take photos or videos of your child during the day with comment on what they like doing, it brings me closer to my son when I can't be there.
I would recommend this nursery to anyone.
Thank you for giving my son an excellent start in life.

How likely would you be to recommend Blois Meadow 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

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