Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Colchester

Hythe Quay, Colchester CO2 8JB

Kiddi Caru is not just a day nursery; it’s a great start in life!

This nursery is bright, homely and spacious with a fantastic outside area for children to enjoy; an environment that is safe and secure.

The welfare of the children in care is paramount and through an excellent keycarer system professionals are able to ensure that the individual needs of every child are met.

As well as providing all the activities you would expect from a top-quality nursery, the team also offer extra curriculum activities such as yoga, French, music & movement and sing & sign. They believe these activities are simply part of a quality brand and should be enjoyed by all children – therefore these programmes are provided at no extra cost.

Group: Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries Group

Person in charge: Donna Papior (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Essex County Council

Number of Staff: 40

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

Total Places for Children: 122

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Colchester 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 23 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Colchester in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 18 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 4.659 for Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Colchester is calculated as follows: ( (186 Excellents x 5) + (86 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 276 Ratings = 4.659

  • 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 4.738 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Colchester is based on 18 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 24.4 positive Reviews (122 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 18 Reviews ÷ 24.4 Target = 0.738

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

9.4 Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Colchester has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.397)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Colchester

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
    4

My daughter loves attending Kiddi Caru. She looks forward to seeing her carers and the other little children. She also loves the food! She has a great time there and learns many new things. It’s nice to know that she is in safe hands when we have to be at work.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Colchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

All staff are lovely and very welcoming. Children are happy and amused all day. Any problems are quickly resolved. I have recommended to family and friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Colchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

A really lovely nursery where they look after my child well and provide him with lots of different activities for him to do every day. He comes home bursting to tell me about all the things that he has done that day.

Also, I’m always met by a friendly face at the end of each day, providing me with a review of the day’s activities, food given and how much he has eaten etc.

What more could I ask from a nursery? It’s a place my child is happy to be.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Colchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Have incredible support from staff regarding some issues I have with my son.
He loves it there and is happy every time I pick him up.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Colchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My wife and I have always been so happy with this nursery. Over the years all 4 of our children have been here. Our 2 youngest absolutely love it and have formed a great friendship with ladies that look after them. I often recommend this nursery to friends looking for a place to take their one kids.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Colchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Am always impressed with the way the staff are with the children.
Such a warm caring environment for them to be.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Colchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My son has really loved going to Kiddi Caru. He went through the normal 'shy' stage at the beginning but has really come out of his shell. The ladies are great with him and know him really well! I feel very comfortable leaving him there for the day and there's never been any issues. Such a friendly and great place!

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Colchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Very good nursery. Never a concern since child started 18 months ago. Friendly staff. Lots of activities. My son always comes home learning new things. Very good at preparing them for school.

Only negative is the food, it will be good if the children could have a couple of choices per meal. At times when my child does not like his meal, he might prefer another option.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Colchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Sara Meikle, Marketing Assistant at Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Colchester responded to this review on 05 Mar 2018:

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and we are very glad you’re happy with the care we provide. With regards to meal choices, there is always 2 options available for the children to try at dinner times but if you would like to discuss this further, please speak to your Nursery Manager as the nursery office door is always open.

We're extremely pleased with Kiddi Caru, our daughter only goes once a week but she loves it, she would love to go more often!! She started when she was 18 months old and has now just turned 2. Her development has come on leaps and bounds and I partly think this is down to the nursery. I can't recommend them enough :-)

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Colchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Kiddi Caru Colchester is a great environment for your child to grow and learn. The team are great and really work hard to ensure that you child has fun whilst they learn. My son loves going here and sometimes would rather stay than go home.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Colchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My daughter, she loves going to this nursery. She loves the ladies who look after her, especially the ladies from the quiet side. They always inform us about what happened during the day. Everyone is nice and helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Colchester? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

After having a very bad experience with another nursery when my little one was younger I was apprehensive about sending my daughter to a nursery at 3years old however I could not Recommend the nursery higher. Daughter is in the preschool class (Queside) the staff are amazing my daughter's key worker, In particular, has made such a difference, my little one loves being there and has learnt so much she’s constantly singing and dancing! Yoga outside play in all weathers which my little one loves. Meals are great and the staff always know how much she has eaten. It’s so lovely I couldn’t think of a nicer place for her to spend time.
Thanks

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Colchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The staff have always been lovely and always seem to know all the children’s names. My son settled really well and always has a lovely time there.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Colchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Having a child with a learning disability, I was very dubious about sending them to a nursery at such a young age. It was the best thing I've done for them. The staff are amazing and she's included in all activities. Her key worker is brilliant with her and has even attended outside appointments with us to learn how to better support her at the nursery. Staff are willing to hold regular meetings to discuss how she's doing and what they can be doing to help further. She has come along way since starting and I'm sure it's down to the support she's had.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Colchester? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Fantastic experience - my little one started at just 3.5 months old and is now nearly 3, wouldn’t be happy with him anywhere but Kiddi Caru. My other child experienced several nurseries due to moves we made but none offered the all-round experience of Kiddi Caru. ALL of the staff from receptionists to key workers are happy, motivated and on top of their game.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Colchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son adores the staff at Nursery. He can’t wait to go in, he has a lovely day and I’m never anxious to leave him as the staff listen and always get hold of me over any questions.

I can’t praise Kiddi Caru Colchester enough. It’s genuinely a product of a fabulous team working together and producing a brilliant environment for my son and others.

Thank you, ladies. Very much.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Colchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Kiddi Caru Colchester has cared for my youngest son since 2015. Their care has never been anything less than exemplary and we truly feel ‘part of the family’. Any issues that have arisen have dealt with professionally and with immense care. My favourite aspect of Kiddi Caru is how every single staff member has a relationship with every single child. It is a truly wonderful setting and when our time here is over we will miss it very much.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Colchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Very happy with the nursery. The staff all take the time to get to know the children and my girls always have lots of fun.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My little boy has been attending Kiddi Caru, Colchester for nearly a year now. I was very nervous when starting him at nursery but the staff couldn't have been more understanding. He has settled in very well and that's down to the staff. His development has come on leaps and bounds. He was 3 months premature and they have helped me with my concerns regarding his development. He has had two key carers now due to moving rooms, who he gets on very well with. The updates they provide are very helpful and nice to read. Learning through play is wonderful.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I was impressed with Kiddi Caru from our first visit, being a nursery nurse myself I knew what to look for. The nursery itself is very well equipped, including a sensory room and several outdoor areas. All the staff have been friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The staff in my daughter's room are always cheerful which I know is hard sometimes and have built up a really good relationship with my daughter. She settled in quickly and really enjoys her time there. We are so pleased we chose Kiddi Caru for our daughter.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

our son has really enjoyed nursery and loves all the ladies in his room. We got a really good feeling when we came to look around and our son has settled in so well. I would highly recommend.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We are so pleased with Kiddi Caru, my daughter has been attending for almost 6 months now and she is thriving.
She can't really tell me at the moment as she is only young but she gets so excited when I drop her off which fills me with confidence that she is having a great time and she loves all the staff.
We are also very impressed at her varied diet of fresh food cooked on site.
Can't recommend enough.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

We have found the staff at Kiddi Caru very friendly and welcoming to us, as parents, and to our daughter. She has settled in very fast and absoloutley loves going to pre-school. It is a very modern, well-kept nursery and there is a lot to offer children from outdoor space, sand pits and interesting classrooms.
They have great teaching ability and my daughter has learnt so much in her short time spent there. The cooked lunches and/or dinner are top quality. They like to make sure each children eats well with their on-site chef to hand. I couldn't fault Kiddi Caru.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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