Whipper-snappers Day Care Nursery & Kids Club

Felmoor Farm, Braintree Road, Watch House Green, Felstead, Great Dunmow CM6 3EF

Whipper-snappers Day Care Nursery & Kids Club, Great Dunmow, Essex
Whipper-snappers Day Care Nursery & Kids Club, Great Dunmow, Essex
Whipper-snappers Day Care Nursery & Kids Club, Great Dunmow, Essex

Whipper-snappers Day Care Nursery & Kids Club looks to offer a wide range of learning opportunities for pre-school children within a secure environment, staffed by a reliable team.

In order to keep standards and potential high, staff attend regular training courses while also valuing commitments to diversity and treating all children as individuals.

All seven key areas of learning and development feature highly within the stimulating mixture of play and activities that children enjoy.

Owner: Tina Carnegie Dielhenn and Lynda Bocarisa

Person in charge: Tina Carnegie Dielhenn and Lynda Bocarisa (Owners)

Local Authority / Social Services: Essex County Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 110

Age Range: from 0 years 0 months to 11 years 12 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1815

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

6.9 Whipper-snappers Day Care Nursery & Kids Club has a Review Score of 6.9 (6.884)

The Review Score of 6.9 (maximum of 10) for Whipper-snappers Day Care Nursery & Kids Club 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 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Whipper-snappers Day Care Nursery & Kids Club in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.3 out of 5 from 11 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 4.634 for Whipper-snappers Day Care Nursery & Kids Club is calculated as follows: ( (86 Excellents x 5) + (42 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 131 Ratings = 4.634

  • 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 2.25 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Whipper-snappers Day Care Nursery & Kids Club is based on 11 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 22 positive Reviews (110 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 22 Target = 0.500 , then divided by 2 = 0.250

  • 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
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Whipper-snappers Day Care Nursery & Kids Club?

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

Reviewer Connection to Whipper-snappers Day Care Nursery & Kids Club

  • Mother of Child
    9
  • Father of Child
    2

I can highly recommend this nursery, the facilities are great together with the staff, my little boy always loves going and often asks at the weekends if he is going to Nursery today. We are so happy with the way our son is looked after and the learning he has achieved our other son is starting in the next couple of months.

How likely would you be to recommend Whipper-snappers Day Care Nursery & Kids Club? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been at Whipper-Snappers for almost 2 years and absolutely loves it. I have seen her confidence grow and grow and she has learnt so many new things and developed in many ways.
I feel relaxed that I can go to work and my daughter is not only having fun but she is well taken care of by all the staff. They keep me updated on a daily basis and call me first should the situation warrant it.
Only suggestion would be to have the online system where you can view your children playing and see their updates this way.

How likely would you be to recommend Whipper-snappers Day Care Nursery & Kids Club? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son started at whippersnappers when he was one and from that first day I have had no issues or concerns only praise for the lovely staff and great facilities.

I love the fact that the children spend so much time outside and having the opportunity to attend forest school is brilliant. My sons key worker is always updating me with his learning progress and I have no doubt that his excellent behaviour (most of the time!) and speech is as much down to the staff at whippersnappers as it is myself and my husband.

How likely would you be to recommend Whipper-snappers Day Care Nursery & Kids Club? 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: Excellent

I was recommended this nursery from my sister (her children also loved it). My daughter, who is now four, has been going since a year old. She always wants to go. Would definitely recommend Whipper Snappers to all.

How likely would you be to recommend Whipper-snappers Day Care Nursery & Kids Club? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Outstanding setting for children. My daughter has been at the nursery since she was just over a year old and is now thriving in Pre-School. The setting is wonderful, each barn has an amazing outdoor play space which is well used during the day come rain or shine. In pre-school they are outside as much as they want to be and enjoy and things in their garden including dens, mud and sand kitchens, planting, they have even been able to watch eggs hatch into chicks. My daughter has been keen to learn to read and write and her key worker and the pre-school team have been really supportive of her learning and she is so enjoying her own progression. Whippersnappers is a wonderful place for children to thrive and grow and best of all enjoy a wonderful amount of outdoor space and spend time in it, including Forest School - enjoying childhood as it should be - out in the fresh air.

How likely would you be to recommend Whipper-snappers Day Care Nursery & Kids Club? 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 husband and I agree that Whipper snappers is an excellent child care provider and we feel extremely lucky that our children go there. The staff are superb with the children and take care to know all of the children, not just those allocated to them as the 'key person'. The nursery is very flexible and accommodating and always aims to ensure that they do everything that is possible and reasonable to ensure the children are happy, stimulated and generally well cared-for. I could not recommend this nursery more highly.

How likely would you be to recommend Whipper-snappers Day Care Nursery & Kids Club? 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: Don't Know

My son loves going to nursery here. He grown and learnt so much since being here. The outside space is amazing, the commutation is second to none and you really feel your been their with them. The staff are friendly and always remember you and treat the children as an individual and remover what that like.

How likely would you be to recommend Whipper-snappers Day Care Nursery & Kids Club? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Since starting Whipper-snappers last summer, we have noticed a huge difference in my son to play and share with others, whilst also being able to play independently. My 2 year old has always had trouble eating, but his diet has improved tremendously by watching others and through encouragement from the staff. The key workers have all been amazing with my son's development. We couldn't thank them enough in all areas!

How likely would you be to recommend Whipper-snappers Day Care Nursery & Kids Club? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

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

Amazing nursery, couldn't wish for better staff, care and facilities. Feel 110% comfortable leaving my child everyday.

How likely would you be to recommend Whipper-snappers Day Care Nursery & Kids Club? 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

Big fan of Whipper Snappers. I was referred there by my sister in law and my daughter has been going there since she was 6 months old so has experienced every 'class'. Staff are very friendly, and take learning journeys even at a very young age very seriously. Great facilities. Would highly recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Whipper-snappers Day Care Nursery & Kids Club? 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

Overall standard is very good throughout and would recommend to others. The cost is satisfactory also. There could be more education and learning from the early age. Management are good and there is flexibility in the care.

How likely would you be to recommend Whipper-snappers Day Care Nursery & Kids Club? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

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