Deerlands Day Nursery

Ferry Road, North Fambridge, Chelmsford CM3 6LS

Deerlands Day Nursery provided high-quality care and education for children aged from three months to five-years-old.

The nursery is set in a unique, rural location in North Fambridge, where it is surrounded by spacious grounds.

Offering a warm, safe, secure and stimulating environment for each child, staff provide a varied curriculum.

Children can learn, develop and express their individuality in a range of both structured and free play activities, which cater for your child's individual needs.

Owner: Heidi Cook

Person in charge: Heidi Cook (Owner/Senior Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Essex County Council

Number of Staff: 23

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

Total Places for Children: 50

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 4 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 8.7 (maximum of 10) for Deerlands 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 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Deerlands Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.8 out of 5 from 3 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 4.944 for Deerlands Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (35 Excellents x 5) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 36 Ratings = 4.944

  • 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 3.8 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Deerlands Day Nursery is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 10 Target = 0.300

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

8.7 Deerlands Day Nursery has a Review Score of 8.7 (8.744)

Average Ratings

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    3
  • Good
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  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
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  • Very Poor
    0
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    0
  • Unlikely
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    0

Reviewer Connection to Deerlands Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    3

My overall experience of Deerlands Day Nursery is extremely positive. I am very happy with the level of care and learning skills provided and the number of different activities for our little boy to do. He always talks about his friends he has made there and the two key workers who look after him.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Lovely nursery, great indoor and outdoor facilities. My son loves his time here at Deerlands.
A good range of activities for all ages that he wouldn't necessarily do at home (I.e messy play, arts and crafts etc).
Like most nurseries, it is expensive and it's not getting any easier for parents affordability wise, it would be nice to receive some funding or subsidised rates for young children in addition to the standard 15 hours at age 3.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our son has been at this nursery for over a year and we couldn't be happier. The nursery has a lovely calm feel about it, not noisy and chaotic like some other nurseries we visited, many of the staff have been there for many years now and are all dedicated, caring, fun and passionate about what they do.
The food that is provided is homemade on the premises, following baby led weaning where requested. The garden area is large and they go out twice a day for outdoor play, in almost all weathers too. The daytime indoor play is both fun and educational, soon after starting at nursery our son actually starting talking and I'm sure this is aided in a huge way by the carers at this nursery, his verbal communication is now excellent and very advanced for his age.
There are many extras too such as sports day, parents evening, a photographer who comes in, the hard copy learning journal you get to keep, birthday parties and much much more. We would definitely recommend this nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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