Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery Ltd

Buttsbury Infant School, Perry Street, Billericay CM12 0NX

Group: Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery Ltd Head Office

Person in charge: Layla Twinn (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Essex County Council

Number of Staff: 14

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

Total Places for Children: 44

Age Range: from 0 years 0 months to 10 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

7.3 Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery Ltd has a Review Score of 7.3 (7.300)

The Review Score of 7.3 (maximum of 10) for Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery Ltd 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 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery Ltd in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.5 out of 5 from 15 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 4.8 for Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery Ltd is calculated as follows: ( (146 Excellents x 5) + (32 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 180 Ratings = 4.8

  • 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 Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery Ltd is based on 15 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 8.8 positive Reviews (44 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 15 Reviews ÷ 8.8 Target Reached = 1 , 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
    13
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery Ltd?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    15
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery Ltd

  • Mother of Child
    14
  • Father of Child
    1

My son has been attending Dizzy Ducks now for over a year and loves it. The staff are amazing and I have every confidence when leaving him there that he's going to be well cared for and well fed.
The weekly newsletter lets parents know what their children will be getting up to over the next week which I think is great, and also advises of the following week's meal plans which makes it easier to plan meals for when he's at home.
He loves the activities, I love seeing how messy he gets by the state of his clothes when he gets home. If he's going to play in a mud kitchen, I'd rather it be at nursery!
The app is really good for being able to see what he's been up to that day and I love seeing any photos or videos that have been taken.
It's testament to the manager and staff that are there that at the end of the day when it's time to come home he's having so much fun he doesn't want to leave!

How likely would you be to recommend Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery Ltd? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter loves pre-school and the caring practitioners do such brilliant activities with them. We appreciate being met with a caring attitude and friendly smile each day. It is so reassuring to know she is having fun with her friends. Her older sibling also attends breakfast and after school club which he enjoys too.

How likely would you be to recommend Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery Ltd? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter has been attending Dizzy Ducks since January 2016 and I couldn't recommend the nursery enough. My daughter has come on leaps and bounds on only 2 half day visits a week. She has formed strong bonds with the nursery staff which leaves me happy and confident when leaving her.

How likely would you be to recommend Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery Ltd? 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

My Daughter attend the before and after school club here and has a great time and always come home excited to tell me what she has been up to.
She has also attended the Holiday club and has had a great time.

How likely would you be to recommend Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery Ltd? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter started nursery in December and has a fantastic time. The staff who look after her are very caring and attentive. The weekly emails let me know all the fantastic things she will be getting up to and the range of food she will be eating so I can plan what other food to prepare when she is at home.
She has some medical issues to which the staff have been vigilant and keep me fully informed about how she is during the day. We also use cloth nappies and the staff have embraced them fully. On the whole the attitude has been whatever you do at home we will do here. My daughter loves the activities they do, particularly messy play. The messier the better for her, and I couldn't be happier with all the dirty clothes. She is clearly enjoying herself and getting so much out of her time at Dizzy Ducks. The app is brilliant for seeing how much she has eaten and slept and what progress she is making.

How likely would you be to recommend Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery Ltd? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

What makes DD for me and my daughter is the staff. They are all enthusiastic, knowledgeable and genuinely care about my daughters welfare.

It's hard leaving my daughter to go to work and hasn't got easier with time, however I am 100% comfortable leaving her at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery Ltd? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The true testament of a good childcare establishment is happy children. My children are always happy to go to Dizzy Ducks Buttsbury, and happy when I collect them. Dizzy Ducks Buttsbury provides the benefits of a nursery whilst maintaining the comfort of a small setting.

How likely would you be to recommend Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery Ltd? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

This is a lovely nursery which has greatly improved since the new manager. The staff are friendly and helpful. My daughter has special needs and staff have put themselves out to help her achieve her potential. She still attends holiday club as she likes to go back to visit the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery Ltd? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Its is a place where I always feel comfortable leaving both boys, who are always having fun when I sneak a look. They both settled really quickly and the activities they do vary day by day. Show and tell still seems to be the favourite.

How likely would you be to recommend Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery Ltd? 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

My daughter started at Dizzy Ducks Buttsbury last month and I am extremely happy with how well she has settled in. The staff are all fantastic with her and has taken all the stress for me out of returning to work after maternity leave. She enjoys participating in a wide range of activities and eats a varied and delicious range of foods (I think she eats better than me these days)! The nursery have exceeded my expectations as far as care for my daughter is concerned and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone else.

How likely would you be to recommend Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery Ltd? 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 children have had a fab time at Dizzy's. Both have very different characters but were encouraged to be themselves with each member of the team really nurturing them to be happy. I like the Buttsbury setting as it's small and homelike and all the children know each other. The staff have always been excellent and the nursery manager is really approachable and friendly. I've been a Dizzy mum for 8 years and have seen lots of positive changes but always relied on Dizzy's for that home-from-home setting full of fun and genuine care.

How likely would you be to recommend Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery Ltd? 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 been extremely happy with this nursery which both my girls have/do attend. It is a smaller setting than other nurseries so you feel they know your child, and you get to know all the staff. Both my girls love attending which means I feel relaxed about leaving them there. One of my daughters has severe allergies and they have been great at dealing with this.

How likely would you be to recommend Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery Ltd? 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 the nursery 2 days a week since he was 14 months old and he loves it here. He has come on leaps and bounds with his speech and he loves interacting with other children. The staff really care about the children and the parents and it has a real caring family feel about it. My son is 2 and half now and we wouldn't dream of sending him anywhere else.
Any ideas or opinions you have are listened to and considered and you always receive an answer.
The food is prepared to an extremely high standard and the chefs were trained by a famous chef who helped design the menu ensuring that the children's nutritional needs are being met, there are no chicken nuggets on this menu!!!
Dizzy Ducks is fabulous, it's the best!!!

How likely would you be to recommend Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery Ltd? 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

Since my son started he has loved every minute & looks forward to going which makes me so happy as I've left him before, the staff are all fantastic & my sons even started to eat different foods which he would normally not try

How likely would you be to recommend Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery Ltd? 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 was at Dizzy Ducks, Buttsbury, for almost one year. During that time, she developed from a very shy 3 year old into a very confident and sociable 4 year old. I have no doubt that this has a lot to do with the nursery as the standard of care really is very high indeed. Now at school, she is really doing well in reading and writing, having had a great start with this in the pre- school at Dizzy Ducks. We will definitely be sending our younger daughter there when she is a bit older as I know that I will not have to worry when she is there.

How likely would you be to recommend Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery Ltd? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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