Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre

10 Victoria Court, New Street, Chelmsford CM1 1GP

Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre, Chelmsford, Essex
Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre, Chelmsford, Essex
Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre, Chelmsford, Essex

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

Person in charge: Anna Yeates (Nursery 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: 94

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.4 Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.356)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 14 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 4.611 for Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre is calculated as follows: ( (123 Excellents x 5) + (46 Goods x 4) + (9 Satisfactorys x 3) + (2 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 180 Ratings = 4.611

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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 child places. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered child places 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.

    The 4.745 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre is based on 14 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 18.8 positive Reviews (94 registered child places ÷ 5). 14 Reviews ÷ 18.8 Target = 0.745

  • 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
    9
  • Good
    6
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    14
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    1
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre

  • Mother of Child
    13
  • Father of Child
    2

I can highly recommend Kiddi Caru, Chelmsford. The staff there are very genuine and caring.
My child has a couple of allergies and they are very good in making sure they do not come into contact with those foods.
The meals they serve are nutritious and not necessarily something we would make, so it's good they get the opportunity to try these foods.
The activities they undertake are really varied and assist with their development. The staff are helping us with trying to reduce our child's dependency on their dummy, which is really useful.
But the best thing of all is that our child is happy there and enjoying her time at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My youngest daughter started in Snails in January 2016 at 10 months old and I have been blown away at the consistent kindness, support and calmness all the staff have given her (and me!) during these initial weeks while she has settled in and adapted. So far I'm impressed with the attention, dedication and wide range of activities on a daily basis. It's never easy returning to work but it helps having the Kiddicaru Chelmsford team along with you! Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Our girl is looked after well and is happy to attend. She learns a lot whilst at nursery and comes home with new knowledge most days. We have had a few incidents where she has been scratched and bitten by other children and I feel these incidents may have been stopped before my child was hurt by the other child.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre? Neither Unlikely or Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Poor

Value for Money: Poor

Sara Meikle, Marketing Assistant at Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre responded to this review on 06 Sep 2016:

Child safety is our top priority in our Kiddi Caru nurseries. All of our staff are provided with an extensive amount of training regarding safety and behaviour management however, incidents do sometimes occur which parents are informed of the same day.

We consistently work with our parents to put behaviour strategies in place which work for the child both at nursery and at home to avoid any further incidents arising.

If this continues to be an issue for your child at our Chelmsford nursery, then please do contact the nursery management team.

Kind regards, Kiddi Caru.

My son has been in Kiddi Caru Chelmsford since the age of 1 and is now 4 and ready to move onto school. The staff at Kidd Caru have always taken fantastic care of him, and all of the other children he's had the privilege to grow up with at Kiddi Caru.
I think the low staff turnover is indicative of the strong and conscientious leadership by the management team. The activities have evolved my son's development and nursery's facilities have improved over time which demonstrates a desire to keep improving for the good of the children and a commitment to excellent care. I'm eternally grateful to the team at Kiddi Caru for their care and commitment.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

When my son was ill, they were there to support both me and my son. They don't just look after your children, they are there for you as a parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre? 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

Like most first time working mums I was very anxious about my son starting nursery. But all the staff made the transition very easy and comfortable for both my son and myself. My boy also has food intolerances to gluten and dairy. The staff have gone out of their way to accommodate for this allowing him to still get involved with food play as well as kitchen, making special cakes so that he's not left out. My little boy loves his days at nursery and I don't know what I'd do without the great care and support all of the staff give - Thank you to all the amazing staff at Kiddi Caru!

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre? 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 been attending Kiddi Caru for 1 year now and she and us could not be happier. She has settled in well and the staff have been key in this, she loves her key-workers. With my daughters disability we were worried, however there was no need to be. They have supported us and her amazingly.
We will definitely be sending any more children we have here. We all love it.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre? 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

There aren't enough word to describe the care, attention and enthusiasm all the team have shown throughout my daughters time at Kiddi Caru. She loves every moment, every day and is thriving thanks to the staff, as a mother I couldn't ask for any more.
From my daughters first day at Kiddi Caru, where the staff were reassuring and supportive to us as parents, to now where we collect our daughter and feel like a part of the Kiddi Caru family. Credit to you all - keep up the outstanding work.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre? 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

All the girls who who at Chelmsford are fab! Our daughter loves coming in everyday to play with her friends and have cuddles with her key carer.
The help they give with her development is amazing, and we can't thank them enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre? 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

Kiddi Caru Nursery is amazing, my child/children have always walked out smiling at the end of the day which tells me they have had a fun and exciting day. Everything that I have raised about any concerns we have had. I have felt that they have been dealt with quickly and have felt reassured about any accidents/ incidents that may have occurred during their time at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

From the moment my daughter began attending Kiddi Caru, I've received nothing but friendly, caring attention for my daughter, and even myself. Every issues I've brought to their attention has been dealt with swiftly, with confidence and kept private.
The staff are always on hand, funny and always take the time to say hello. I would highly recommend Kiddi Caru to anyone. I will be very sad on my daughters last day. I always felt it was one big family.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre? 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

No issues.
Excellent services.
Excellent care.
Excellent team.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre? 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

We have always been happy with this nursery. The staff know the children well, recognising each child by name no matter which room they are in. They take great care to ensure that childrens' needs are met. When my son started, they quickly noticed the assigned room was not challenging enough and allocated him a room which better suited him.

The manager is firm but kind and approachable. She has driven many of the improvements we have seen, including a new garden.

The nursery has supported us as a family, helping us when struggling, particularly following the birth of our daughter. There's lots of opportunity for parents to get involved eg. Family Fun days.

On the one occasion when we had an issue with another child's behaviour, I was impressed by how the problem was dealt with. I trusted that a resolution was in place and felt reassured.

They have prepared my son well for school. He has really grown in confidence. We feel sad that our Kiddi Caru journey is coming to an end.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have used Kiddi Caru since my son was 11 months old. My son has had a wonderful time playing and making friends with staff, as well as other children. The garden refurbish was fantastic, they were very clever with their planning and my son has the opportunity to use it everyday, weather permitting. The staff at Kiddi Caru really engage with the children as well as the parents. I would highly recommend them to anyone I know. I will be sad when my son leaves in September to start his new adventures, at Big Kids School!

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been attending since January 2015. The enrollment process was straight forward and the manager was very helpful. The staff are always welcoming and cheerful, they provide updates on my son's activities each day and are always helpful especially when it comes to finding my sons hat/top which he loves to hide away. They listen to my concerns and assist with each stage of my sons development such as potty training.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Chelmsford, Town Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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