Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery

Mayflower High School, Stock Road, Billericay CM12 0RT

Group: Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery Ltd Head Office

Person in charge: Leanne Tuffen (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Essex County Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 82

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

7.1 Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery has a Review Score of 7.1 (7.057)

The Review Score of 7.1 (maximum of 10) for Dizzy Ducks 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 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.2 out of 5 from 8 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 4.813 for Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (78 Excellents x 5) + (18 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.813

  • 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 2.244 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery is based on 8 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 16.4 positive Reviews (82 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 16.4 Target = 0.488 , then divided by 2 = 0.244

  • 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
    7
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Dizzy Ducks Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    8

My daughter has been attending Mayflower since she was 5 months. Initially my preference was for a smaller nursery were I believed she would get more care and attention. I've been proved wrong! My daughter has been given all the love, care and attention that I would ever have hoped for. Leaving your child with someone else, trusting that they will look after your child in a satisfactory manner is something parents struggle with. I leave my daughter at the nursery knowing that she'll be looked after by people who have a genuine care for children, this gives me complete peace of mind. Any enquiries I have is dealt with in a prompt and professional manner.
My daughter has progressed from room to room, learning new skills along the way, equipping her for when she finally leaves for big school in September.
It would be good to see staff from other ethnicities which reflects the diversity of children they cater for.
Well done! We appreciate your care!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter first started at Dizzy Ducks Mayflower when she was 9 months old. She started with one morning a week then went for a whole day. The plan was to stick to one day a week but she loved it so much we increased to two days.

I was always adamant that my child would not go to nursery but how wrong I was. It is an amazing experience for her and she loves her days at Dizzy Ducks so much that she was sat at our front door with her coat and nursery bag on bank holiday Monday! The staff are brilliant. They all know her name and are able to give a detailed update of her day when I pick her up. I often see her having cuddles when I peek through the door to collect her.

The best things about DD Mayflower are:
Dedicated rooms for certain age groups
Sleeping rooms that are dark and quiet - my daughter naps brilliantly at nursery
A varied freshly cooked menu throughout the day
2 gardens (1 for older children, 1 for younger)
The lovely staff
The online photos and daily update

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

After we moved house I was very anxious in finding a new nursery from my youngest. I worried for nothing. My daughter is incredibly happy in Dizzy Ducks! The staff are always there to give her a cuddle and breakfast when she arrives. Everyone is lively and fully interacting with the children. My daughter always comes home with happy stories of her day.

How likely would you be to recommend Dizzy Ducks 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

Wonderful nursery who provide great care to our 19 month old.

Staff are warm and caring and our little one settled very well and has been supported through room changes and all major learning steps.

Happy to recommend go and have a look around excellent facilities

How likely would you be to recommend Dizzy Ducks 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 4 year old and 16 month old both attend Dizzy Ducks Mayflower - its a fabulous setting with amazing staff.
Both my children are really happy at the nursery - it has a lovely outdoor play area with plenty of space - I would Highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Dizzy Ducks 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 is part of the baby group 1 day a week. I'm still amazed that, although she has a key worker who she loves and has bonded well with, all of the girls know her name from all parts of the nursery and welcome her with open arms. The team are happy to receive calls and give time at the pick up to explain how her day has been, what she's been up and and what she's eaten. The online daily log is great to see and also add comments.

How likely would you be to recommend Dizzy Ducks 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My two children have been at Dizzy Ducks since they were 9 months old and I couldn't ask for a more caring, supportive yet challenging environment for them. Right from when they were babies they have been loved and supported in their development. Whilst the care has always been first rate and the opportunities they have had outstanding, the real value in my opinion was the year before school. In a small group (compared to some other preschools) my son was given first rate preparation for his transition to school. I have recently given up work and no longer need the same extent of childcare for my daughter but have made the decision to remain with Dizzy Ducks so that she can have the same excellent preschool environment as my son.

How likely would you be to recommend Dizzy Ducks 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Dizzy ducks Mayflower has cared for both of my children, my daughter left last year to start school and thanks to dizzy ducks she was very prepared for this and has settled in extremely well. When looking to start my son in nursery I was very happy for him to start in the same setting and they have been brilliant when it comes to additional needs. When he started he was requiring several different medications daily and a special diet and they have good plans in place for allowing this. The kitchen and meals have evolved a lot over the time here and they cope brilliantly with a wide range of different dietary needs from different children and stock lots of alternatives so that children do not miss out on what their friends are having. I will be sad to leave Dizzy entirely when it is time for my son to start school but feel they will have prepared him well.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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