Poppets Day Nursery

Unit 10, Fyfield Business & Research Park, Fyfield Road, Chipping Ongar CM5 0GN

Poppets Day Nursery, Chipping Ongar, Essex
Poppets Day Nursery, Chipping Ongar, Essex
Poppets Day Nursery, Chipping Ongar, Essex

At Poppets Day Nursery the children will spend their days in a stimulating, safe, warm and caring environment allowing them to enjoy their time, thrive and progress.

The setting provides generous sized rooms for the children so that they can engage in age appropriate activities. The ‘Babes in the Wood’ room caters for babies from birth to two years; a newly opened ‘Rainbow Room’ caters for the toddlers aged two to three years, and a larger ‘Rising Stars’ pre-school room caters for children aged three to five years.

In addition to this, the nursery provide the children with an innovative timetable and a dedicated team who will gently encourage their educational progress through every key stage of the early learning curriculum.

During the child’s time spent at Poppets Day Nursery, each child will develop all the skills they need to make a smooth transition to school.

The after school children or ‘Cool Cabin Kids’ have their own accommodation which is fully equipped for the five to eleven year olds, set out in the newly refurbished grounds.

Owner: David & Judith Bessell

Person in charge: Katie Holloway (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Essex County Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 64

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

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Reviews

4.7 Poppets Day Nursery has a Review Score of 4.7 (4.694)

The Review Score of 4.7 (maximum of 10) for Poppets Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Poppets Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 0 out of 5 from 0 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 4.694 for Poppets Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (75 Excellents x 5) + (33 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 108 Ratings = 4.694

  • 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 0 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Poppets Day Nursery is based on 0 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 0 = 0

    2. Target of 12.8 positive Reviews (64 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 0 Reviews ÷ 12.8 Target = 0

  • 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
    6
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Poppets Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    9
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Poppets Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    9

Our daughter has been at the nursery for a length of time now. I have worked in nurseries in the past so was very fussy when looking around for childcare. Our daughter started the nursery when it was under previous owners. We was very nervous about the change over from the previous owners but the new owners are very friendly and are often around on site should you need to speak to them. Despite the changes that have been made the children have never been disrupted. Our daughter has allergies and the nursery are excellent at accommodating them and still provide her with alternative balanced meals, they even make her dairy free options when they make cakes with the children or on events such as Halloween/Christmas easter etc. The classrooms are bright and airy with plenty for the children to do whilst within the nursery. The outdoor space is brilliant and my daughter is often outside when I collect her and refuses to come home. There has been a large change over in staff in the last year which is common when a take over happens but despite this our daughter has never suffered and has settled with the new girls really well she actually looks forward to going to nursery and can't stop talking about it when she comes home what more can you ask for. I would not hesitate to recommend the nursery to people in the future as I have already done so in the past, long may it continue to flourish well poppets.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I can only reiterate all the positive points mentioned in the other reviews. The nursery is quite simply 'outstanding'. Before my daughter went to Poppets Nursery I took the time to visit many other nurseries. There was no comparison. This nursery is going from strength to strength. A huge thumbs up to the team at Poppets.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppets 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

Poppets does exactly what they say they can do and be there for my child when I cant. The Poppets After School and Holiday Club is a godsend for working parents. Our Daughter loves spending time at Poppets in the school holidays.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppets 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

My 2 year old daughter has been going to Poppets for 7 months and loves it there, she has even named her dollies after some of the staff. She has really improved her social skills and is a little chatter box, she enjoys telling me about what she has done during the day. The food menu is great, I wish I had their dinners at home. She has lots of fruit and veg, some of which is grown by the kids in their vegetable patch. There is a sensory room for rainy day play and there is always fun days and activities planned. I feel very relaxed and happy knowing she is safe at poppets.
I visited a few other nurseries before finding Poppets but I knew straight away poppets was for us, I would recommend it to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppets 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

My son has been attending for 18 months and very much enjoys his time there. The staff are friendly, helpful and fun. The building is fresh and clean. The premises has the most fantastic garden. The food is tasty and fresh. Would strongly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppets 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

My daughter has attended this nursery for 2 years, since she was 1 years old. She has learnt lots and they have really supported her development. The later opening hours have really helped us balance work and family. Sometimes it's a struggle to get her to come home as she's having such a great time.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppets 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: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We have been very impressed since Poppets management took over the day care facilities at Fyfield Business Park. The owners are lovely people and have invested a great deal in the premises this year, redecorating all the rooms and introducing new smart uniforms for all the staff. The place is looking great! All of the staff are super with the children. My daughter was very happy in the pre-school room for 2 years and the staff have prepared her very well for her transition to big school. My son has just moved from the baby room to the toddler room and I have been very happy with his care there. He loves it and waves goodbye to me in the mornings without a second glance. He has so much fun at Poppets. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Both my two boys have been to Poppets Nursery, one of my sons has left this summer and he was there since he was 13 months old, my eldest went to Poppets from the age of 2 he is now nearly ten I love the nursery and the staff, all of them are so friendly and helpful, the girls love my kids like they are their own, both my boys are now at school but my 8 month old son will be going to Poppets when he is older.

I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone.

Thanks

How likely would you be to recommend Poppets Day Nursery? 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

Debbie Greig, Operations Manager at Poppets Day Nursery responded to this review on 04 Sep 2015:

Thank you for your kind words and lovely review. Your boys have been a joy to have at the nursery and we look forward to welcoming your new addition along very soon.

My daughter has been at the nursery since she was 10 months old. I cannot rate the girls who work in the nursery highly enough. They invest so much love, care and attention into the children and my daughter has flourished into an intelligent, confident and bubbly 4 liitle girl. Although she has now left Pre-school to attend Primary School she will be returning to Poppets for the before and after school club, which is testament to how happy both myself and my daughter are with the nursery. For me, not only are the staff amazing with the children, the environment is lovely, the rooms are beautifully decorated and are full of interesting and stimulating toys and the garden is wonderful, they are out in all weathers, which I think is great! The garden is a huge plus and is brilliant, they have a vegetable patch, a mud kitchen a story-telling chair, there is such a lot of opportunity for outside play. The food is also great, from a very young age my daughter has eaten anything from curry to fish pie, she does have favourites, but is always encouraged by the staff to try everything. Like I said before, the staff are amazing and are like a second family to my daughter and it was the best choice I ever made.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppets 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

Debbie Greig, Operations Manager at Poppets Day Nursery responded to this review on 04 Sep 2015:

It has been our pleasure to have taken such an important role in your daughters life and we look forward to being here for her as she continues her journey at school. Thank you for your glowing review and your kind words for our staff who we are very proud of.

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