Scribbles Day Nursery

Thorowgood House, Vicarage Lane (West), North Weald, Epping CM16 6AL

Scribbles Day Nursery, Epping, Essex
Scribbles Day Nursery, Epping, Essex
Scribbles Day Nursery, Epping, Essex

Welcome to Scribbles Day Nursery, an independent full day nursery based in North Weald, near Epping.

This early years provision offers a highly professional and dedicated nursery with a home from home atmosphere, with excellent facilities. The nursery is open from 7.00am - 6.00pm, Monday to Friday, 51 weeks a year.

In addition to the children's daily regular routine, Scribbles has many extracurricular activities throughout the day.

The nursery believes that the key to a successful nursery is putting the children's needs first, whilst, at the same time nurturing a close partnership between the nursery and families.

Owner: Lesley Seville

Person in charge: Lesley Seville (Owner/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: 40

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: Flexible package please call the nursery

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.8 Scribbles Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.817)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Scribbles 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 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Scribbles Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 11 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 4.817 for Scribbles Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (108 Excellents x 5) + (22 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 131 Ratings = 4.817

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Scribbles Day Nursery is based on 11 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 8 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 8 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    10
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Scribbles Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    11
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Scribbles Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    9
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

Scribbles is an outstanding nursery, where children are truly nurtured and treasured.

The manager is a superstar and her team is excellent: a great mix of more experienced practitioners and bright young things!

A learning-through-play ethos is at the heart of what the nursery does and we were delighted by our son’s progress through the EYFS framework. We enjoyed reading and contributing to his online Tapestry journal.

Extra curricular activities are extremely good. Regular activities include karate, Jo Jingles, rugby and football. With visits from Zoolabs and Booster Cushion Theatre, nature walks, Mad Hatters Tea Party, Barnado’s Big Toddle, Harvest festival and Christmas parties, a child will not get bored at this nursery!

Scribbles is small but perfectly formed, with a lovely family feel. There is no danger of a child getting lost there, either physically or emotionally. At the same time, it is still highly professionally run and standards are rigorously maintained.

Thank you, Scribbles!

How likely would you be to recommend Scribbles 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

We would thoroughly recommend Scribbles Day Nursery. It has been a fabulous experience for our whole family. The staff have all been wonderful. They've really brought our son out of himself and gently encouraged him to try new things and broaden his experience. He's loved all the extra-curricular activities like French, Spanish, dancing and football and the home-cooked dinners are the best. We've felt so happy knowing he was in such safe hands. We were all so sad to say goodbye but he leaves them ready for school and with lots of new friends.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I'm so pleased that we found you! We moved to the area and you were recommended by my sister, and from day one you have all been amazing! You have all made my little one feel so welcome and us too :) You are all amazing and I know my son will miss you all so much when he leaves for school. You have helped him on his journey to become an independent, funny, kind, caring and loving little boy. His confidence has really grown and he is already asking to come back for holiday club!
Thank you all so much for making his time with you such fun and filled with love, laughter and happiness.

How likely would you be to recommend Scribbles 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 granddaughter has just completed her first year at primary school and received her first school report with her exceeding every area of her development. This result was all thanks to Scribbles Nursery for the ground work they have done in her development. She was so happy at Scribbles and enjoyed every day there. The structure and love given was like home from home. As a grandmother and having been through all this with my own 3 children I can honestly say I have not found a nicer establishment than Scribbles so much so that now my grandson by another daughter attends Scribbles and travels a little way for him to receive the same love and development as my granddaughter. Thank you Scribbles for making me one very happy grandmother KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ?? ??

How likely would you be to recommend Scribbles 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

Such a friendly relaxed atmosphere at Scribbles. The children are all happy playing and I love that there are all different areas of playing, from role plays to creativity, arts and crafts etc. Great updates of how children are doing and constant feedback. Such a fantastic nursery and the staff are brilliant, well trained, chatty and again make you feel relaxed and happy to leave your child in their care.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son absolutely loves going here. There is an outside 'green' area and a fenced off play area for the children to run around and play. The children are kept occupied all day with different fun activities which help them learn in a fun way. There are extra activities which you can pay for if you wish your child to participate in. The staff are all very friendly and your child if appointed a key worker who will liaise with you after every session that your child attends.

How likely would you be to recommend Scribbles 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Lesley Seville, Manager at Scribbles Day Nursery responded to this review on 04 Jul 2017:

Dear Sarah
Thanks for your lovely review. We have seen your son develop from a shy little boy to a more confident little person. We wish him lots of luck in his big school. We are going to miss him lots.
Much love
Lesley
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Such an amazing nursery run by warm, caring and attentive staff who care for each child holistically. Their gentle attitude and compassion helped turn my clingy, petrified and frightened child on day 1 into a sociable, independent little boy who now skips into nursery loving every minute of his time there. Scribbles' communication with us as parents, greatly helped ease our anxieties in the beginning and keeps us involved in our son's development. We receive verbal updates on each nursery session, along with an online journal. The activities available for the children are not only fun and enjoyable but encourage a healthy active lifestyle, along with gaining many interests and hobbies. Each day at Scribbles fulfils our son's educational, physical, mental, and social needs and is greatly preparing him for the next schooling chapter.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Lesley Seville, Manager at Scribbles Day Nursery responded to this review on 04 Jul 2017:

Dear Stephanie,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We really have seen your son develop into a confident member of the nursery, especially with his karate. We look forward to continuing his journey with him and to have you and the rest of your family as part of our Scribbles Day Nursery family.
Much love
Lesley
x

Scribbles is a lovely, safe environment with a real home from home feel. The staff care so much for the children and get to know each child individually to make sure all their needs are met. Both my daughters attend this nursery and I couldn't be any happier with the care they receive. As a mother, leaving your children in the hands of other people is never easy but I come away knowing that my children are happy and most importantly safe. There are extra activities to participate in, such as dance and Jo Jingles, tea parties, sports days, charity fundraising events and much more which are all great fun for my children to be involved in! The one thing that stands out to me is how well mannered the children are and respectful towards each other. I am very thankful to Scribbles for taking care of my girls so well and would recommend this nursery to anyone looking for a genuinely caring nursery with such high standards, really does give you peace of my mind when leaving them in daycare!

How likely would you be to recommend Scribbles 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

A small, independently run, warm, welcoming and wonderful nursery. A true personal touch and somewhere where every child is given the time and attention needed to suit their own personal needs as opposed to the corporate nursery structures. An amazing group of professional and caring people which as always comes from the top and filters down. Couldn't feel happier and more reassured knowing our imminent second child will be in their care this time next year.

How likely would you be to recommend Scribbles Day Nursery? 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: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have been very pleased with the care provided by Scribbles. Our children are very happy there and like the friendly and caring staff very much. The learning activities provided by the nursery are varied, creative and always lots of fun. My child has also really enjoyed the extra curricular activities on offer. The nursery certainly has a home from home feel which was important to me when I returned to work.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

A lovely nursery, set in a home from home environment. My child has attended full-time from the age of 9 months and has always been happy and settled. Always feel well informed and the staff are friendly.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Lesley Seville, Manager at Scribbles Day Nursery responded to this review on 04 Jul 2017:

Dear Robyn,

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It has been a joy and a pleasure caring from Edward all these years and it will be a very sad but proud time for all of us here when he moves onto his next step in life. Please keep in touch and bring your son to see us from time to time.
Much love
Lesley

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Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

Lesley

Lesley Seville

Job Title: Owner/Manager

Joined: 2011

Description:

Level 3 in Childcare, Paediatric First Aid trained, Level 3 in Safeguarding.

Emma

Emma Vickery

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2012

Description:

Level 3 in Childcare, Paediatric First Aid, Level 2 in Food Hygiene & Safety, Level 3 in Safeguarding
Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Management.
Advanced level Apprenticeship in Management.

Paula

Paula Scott

Job Title: Senior Nursery Nurse

Joined: 2016

Description:

Level 4 in Childcare, Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce, Trained in Autism Awareness, Level 3 in Safeguarding, Awareness of Prevent duty, Early support coordinator.
SENCO trained, Paediatric First Aid, Trained in observation, assessment and planning.

Emily

Emily Johnson

Job Title: Level 3 Nursery Nurse

Joined: 2014

Description:

Level 3 in Childcare, Paediatric First Aid, Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene, Level 2 in Safeguarding, Female Genital Mutilation, Prevent Duty.

Sue

Sue Bolden

Job Title: Level 3 Nursery Nurse

Joined: 2013

Description:

Level 3 in Childcare, Paediatric First Aid, Food Safety in Catering, Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace, Level 2 in Safeguarding, Health and Hygiene, Equality Named Coordinator (ENCO)

Krystle

Krystle Ayres

Job Title: Level 3 Nursery Nurse

Joined: 2013

Description:

Level 3 childcare qualification, Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene & Safety Level 2, Level 2 in Safeguarding.

Nicola

Nicola Law

Job Title: Level 3 Nursery Nurse

Joined: 2013

Description:

Level 3 in Childcare
Level 3 NVQ in Health & Social Care,
Paediatric First Aid, Level 2 in Safeguarding.

Emma

Emma Gomez

Job Title: Level 3 Nursery Nurse

Joined: 2012

Description:

Level 3 Childcare, Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene & Safety Level 2, Level 2 in Safeguarding.

Elisa

Elisa Franklin

Job Title: Level 2 Nursery Nurse

Joined: 2014

Description:

Level 2 Childcare qualification,
Paediatric First Aid, Level 2 in Safeguarding.

Zoe

Zoe Parsons

Job Title: Apprentice in Childcare

Joined: 2016

Description:

Working towards Level 2 in Childcare.
Paediatric First Aid. Level 2 in Safeguarding.

Haylea

Haylea Hilton

Job Title: Level 3 Nursery Nurse

Joined: 2011

Description:

Level 3 childcare, Paediatric First Aid.
CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE.

Tracy

Tracy Charles

Job Title: Financial Administrator

Joined: 2013

Description:

Higher National Diploma in Accounting, Association of Accounting – Technicians Level 3, Paediatric First Aid, Level 2 in Safeguarding

Kellie

Kellie McCarthy

Job Title: Administrator

Joined: 2016

Description:

Level 3 in Safeguarding, Equality Named Coordinator, Paediatric First Aid, Prevent Duty trained.

Nina

Nina Foster

Job Title: Cook

Joined: 2014

Description:

Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene, Level 2 NVQ Kitchen Services, Early Years Nutrition, Level 2 in Safeguarding.

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Les Carrigan-smith

Job Title: Site Manager

Joined: 2011

Description:

Electrical Testing Level 3