Spring Nursery Carousel Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, Braintree CM7 3QZ

Spring Nursery: A springboard for healthy first steps. Where you can leave your child safe in the knowledge that they are going to have fun being equipped with the practical skills they will need as they grow up.

Staff build on what you do by encouraging each child to discover their individuality, try new things, make friends and to learn about the modern world through play.

Spring Nursery is located less than 1 mile from Braintree Freeport and offers a 49 place day nursery. They are open from 8am until 6pm, 51 weeks of the year for children aged 0 months to five years.

They also provide an after-school club for school children aged 4 years to 11 years, collecting from local schools in the area running until 6pm, and a holiday club through school holidays open from 8am until 6pm.

Group: Spring by Action for Children

Person in charge: Emma Clow (Senior Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Essex County Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 64

Age Range: from 0 years 6 months to 11 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Parking:

Car park on site

Overview

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Spring Nursery Carousel Chapel Hill 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 14 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Spring Nursery Carousel Chapel Hill in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 14 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.857 for Spring Nursery Carousel Chapel Hill is calculated as follows: ( (146 Excellents x 5) + (20 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 168 Ratings = 4.857

  • 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 Spring Nursery Carousel Chapel Hill is based on 14 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 12.8 positive Reviews (64 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 14 Reviews ÷ 12.8 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.

9.9 Spring Nursery Carousel Chapel Hill has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.857)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Spring Nursery Carousel Chapel Hill

  • Mother of Child
    13
  • Father of Child
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Very friendly staff who are always helpful and descriptive about my child's development.

My child has developed extremely well since they started attending and always has a fun-filled day.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Carousel Chapel Hill? Likely

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

My children first started coming to this nursery in 2013 and now my youngest is here. We love the nursery and have never had any complaints. All the staff feel like family and are so welcoming! We will miss coming here once my child starts school.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Carousel Chapel Hill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The staff are great. Our daughter has been attending the nursery for two years. We are very impressed with her progress and social skills all encouraged by the staff there.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Carousel Chapel Hill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Staff very friendly and welcoming. My little one has developed so much attending here. I’m always left assured that he is well looked after whilst I am at work.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Carousel Chapel Hill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I would definitely recommend Spring Nursery. The staff are so nice, friendly and also brilliant with the children.

My daughter absolutely loves it there she always comes home happy, she sometimes doesn't want to come home.

She has a great bond with the staff members there, which makes me feel more at ease knowing she is safe and happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Carousel Chapel Hill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I have had 2 children attend this nursery and I cannot fault it in the slightest. The staff are amazing and go above and beyond to ensure the happiness and well-being of every child and parent that attends. 100% the best nursery you will ever find.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Carousel Chapel Hill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Brilliant nursery my twins love going here they have helped them so much grow up and become little lovely people thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Carousel Chapel Hill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I was recommended this nursery from a friend. My child loves attending Monday to Friday.
The staff are very welcoming and friendly. My son has learnt so much from being there, from singing songs to numbers to painting.
Would highly recommend, love getting his book bag from school seeing all the amazing things he has done that day and seeing what he gets up to week to week when he is there.
Communication has also been very good.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Carousel Chapel Hill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has started nursery at the start of January and has really enjoyed it. The staff and his key worker are super lovely. I was so nervous for him to start but the staff and everyone there has been so good and take such good care of him. They update me every time I collect him and he has started to come a long way since starting and it's only been a few weeks. Super happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Carousel Chapel Hill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has attended Spring nursery at Carousel since she was 2. She is now 5 and attends the after school club. I can’t speak highly enough of all the staff, they are friendly and caring and it makes such a difference knowing my daughter is being looked after in a caring environment that she really enjoys and has made some great friends. I would definitely recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Carousel Chapel Hill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

All three of my kids have gone to Spring (Carousel) over the last 8 or 9 years. When looking into nurseries for my youngest to start attending about a year ago I just knew that Carousel was going to be best for her. The staff members who looked after my oldest two remember them both and they talk about them with my little girl which has been fantastic in assisting them to make her comfortable and happy when she is there!
I wouldn’t go anywhere else! This is the perfect nursery for us!

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Carousel Chapel Hill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

This nursery is by far the best we have in the Braintree area. They have been amazing with my daughter, helping her grow into a beautiful polite little girl who is learning so much in such a short time.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Carousel Chapel Hill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I have found the staff at Spring Nursery to be kind, caring, enthusiastic and motivated. They ensure the children have a wonderful experience every day, helping with their development to be happy, settled and ready for school when they come to leave.
My eldest son attended the nursery for 4 years and my second little boy has just recently started, I cannot recommend the nursery highly enough. My babies have been happy, cared for and secure. They have formed strong bonds with their key people throughout their stay.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Carousel Chapel Hill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Couldn’t be happier with this nursery. The staff are fantastic and very friendly, my son has a good relationship with all of them! I wouldn’t choose another nursery now!

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Carousel Chapel Hill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

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Staff Profiles

Amy

Amy Smee

Job Title: Senior Nursery Practitioner

Joined: 2013

Description:

Amy works within our baby room which caters for children aged 0-2 years.
Amy holds a level 3 childcare qualification.

Becky

Becky Stuart

Job Title: Nursery Assitant

Description:

Becky is based in Sunshine room with the 2 to 3-year-olds. Becky started at Spring as a lunchtime assistant and now works full time as a Nursery Assistant.

Bradley

Bradley Gray

Job Title: Nursery Practitioner

Joined: 2015

Description:

Brad is based in Starlight room alongside Carly and Gemma. Brad supports the 3 and 4-year-olds alongside Carly and Gemma.

Carly

Carly Ellis

Job Title: Nursery Practitioner

Description:

Carly is Level 3 qualified and is based in Starlight room supporting the 3 and 4 year olds. Carly is also the health and safety representative for the Nursery.

Diane

Diane Austen

Job Title: Nusery Practitioner

Description:

Di is currently based in Sunshine Room supporting the team in caring for the 2 to 3-year-olds. Di has been in this role since March and moved from her lunchtime assistant role in the 3 to 4-year room to extend her experience.

Emma

Emma Clow

Job Title: Senior Nursery Manager

Joined: 2008

Description:

Emma has worked for the company since February 2008 where she started as a Deputy Manager.
Emma holds a BA Hons in Childcare and Education and has worked in the childcare sector for over 20 years.

Gemma

Gemma Benfield

Job Title: Nursery Practioner / Senior Nursery Practitoner

Description:

Gemma is based in Starlight Room supporting the 3 and 4-year-olds. Gemma also runs the After school club and holiday club which caters for 4 to 11-year-olds.

Heidi

Heidi Lloyd

Job Title: Apprentice

Joined: 2017

Description:

Heidi is an apprentice at Spring Nursery and is based in the Baby room. Heidi has experienced each age range to support her role and ongoing qualification.

Jade

Jade Arnold

Job Title: Deputy Nursery Manager

Joined: 2011

Description:

Jade has worked for the company since 2011 and holds a level 3 childcare qualification. Jades currently supports the nursery manager within the main nursery office.

Jan

Jan Groom

Job Title: Nursery Administrator

Joined: 2010

Description:

Jan is the Nursery Administrator at Spring Nursery and supports the setting with invoicing, general admin duties and ensures new parents are settled and kept up to date with news and events

Laura

Laura Baker

Job Title: Nursery Practitioner

Joined: 2013

Description:

Laura started with the company as a casual worker and has now progressed to working full time at Spring Nursery within the Baby room

Nicola

Nicola Rowell

Job Title: Nursery Practitioner

Joined: 2015

Description:

I am Level 3 qualified in Childcare and work in Sunshine room which caters for 2 to 3 year olds.

Petra

Petra Nel

Job Title: Lunchtime Assistant

Description:

Petra has worked at Spring for several years and is based in the Baby Room. Petra support's the staff over the lunchtime period and loves caring for the children.

Robert

Robert Saunders

Job Title: Youth Worker

Description:

Rob works term time only and works alongside Gemma in the After school club.

Sarah

Sarah Clarke

Job Title: Senior Nursery Practitioner

Joined: 2012

Description:

Sarah holds a current level 3 childcare qualification and is the room leader of our 2-3 room.