The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) Nursery

Watford Junction Station, Station Road, Watford WD17 1AB

The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) Nursery, Watford, Hertfordshire
The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) Nursery, Watford, Hertfordshire
The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) Nursery, Watford, Hertfordshire

The Co-operative Chldcare Watfird (Watford Junction) Nursery: There are 4 home rooms within the nursery split into the following age groups: one room for 3 months – 1 year, one room for 1-2 year olds, one room for the 2-3 year olds and one room for the 3-5 year olds.
Each room has its own nappy changing facility and children's bathroom area which promotes independence for the children. All rooms have direct access to free flow play allowing access at any time to a large outside play area with a soft surface, grass area and large under cover area.
There is an extensive enclosed garden area which is tastefully sectioned off to provide safe play areas even if all age groups are out at the same time and includes a covered area to enable children to have access to the outdoors in all weather conditions.

Group: The Co-operative Childcare

Person in charge: Sarah Hurn (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 57

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

9.6 The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) Nursery has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.563)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) Nursery 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 The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5.0 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 4.598 for The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (116 Excellents x 5) + (54 Goods x 4) + (9 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 179 Ratings = 4.598

  • 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 4.965 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) 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 11.4 positive Reviews (57 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 11.4 Target = 0.965

  • 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
    11
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) Nursery?

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

Reviewer Connection to The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    12
  • Father of Child
    3

We have had our little one at this nursery since he was only eight months old - full time.
The staff have been superb from settling time to now. They have been very caring and have taken our wishes for baby-led weaning onboard since the start.
They have also actively encouraged him to spoon-feed himself and walk.
When accidents have happened or they aren't sure about something they have always contacted us promptly. Overall, I have recommended this nursery to friends whose little ones have also started there.
I fully trust them and like them.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) 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 are glad to see our little one growing and having such a good time at the nursery. The care from the lovely ladies is fantastic, our daughter receives lots of stimulation and we are often amazed by all the activities done with the children. We know our daughter is in good hands and is enjoying happy days at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) 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

Both my children have attended this nursery since October 2014. They started in the baby room and are now in pre-school and I am delighted with their progress. They love all of the amazing staff who take a keen interest in both of them. I particularly like that as twins they are treated as individuals with separate key workers. Positive help and guidance with potty training, encouraging healthy eating and fun learning creates a perfect environment, this coupled with the convenience of location for the train station makes it much easier being working parents.
Staff turnover is low so that really helps with my children feeling comfortable. Each day when I pick up, I get a full download of their day.
I have no hesitation in recommending this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) 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: Don't Know

Excellent nursery and lovely staff within a convenient location for train commuters. My little boy loves being there and has built strong bonds with the staff that look after him directly. The food is also a great variety. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The staff in this nursery have been wonderful since my son started in August last year. They look after him and stimulate him so well I almost think I'm not exciting enough for him on our day off together! Thank you to all the ladies at Watford Cooperative Childcare, I know my child is in safe hands with you.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Well done for a good job. My daughter really enjoyed her time at the nursery. I recommend this nursery to anyone looking for their child to join a fun learning environment.
Staff are polite and professional.
Nursery environment is clean.
Children have lots of fun during the day.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Easy and convenient as we are working parents in the city, great drop off and pickup times suitable for many parents but unavailable at other nurseries from what other parents tell us.

Great all in 1 price you only have to provide things if you have specific needs otherwise all generic nappies, food and facilities are fantastic.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son loves nursery, there are areas that could be improvement such as decor as the nursery is a little tired looking. However, in terms of the level of care, I don't have any complaints a happy child equals a happy mummy.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The nursery setup is located at a convenient location and opening times are very suitable for parents who commute from the train station. The nursery can improve in cleanliness in some rooms and providing more attention to kids hygiene.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Gemma Allardyce, Head of Central Operations at The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) Nursery responded to this review on 21 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your comments, we take great pride in our nursery provision so are disappointed to hear of your concerns around cleanliness. Your Nursery Manager will be contacting you for more detailed feedback and we hope to resolve your concerns as soon as possible.

We are really happy with the care our little one receives. The activities he has are fantastic and have really helped his learning.
It helps ease the guilt of coming to work when we know he is so well cared for.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) 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: Good

Watford Junction Nursery has provided an outstanding service to both me as a parent and my child. So much so the fabulous team are already bonding with my younger child who will also be attending there shortly. The environment, care and welfare of the children is of a very reputable standard. The staff are always helpful, friendly and caring.

We thank and every member of the team. Your attention to my child is absolutely great.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

My son went to this nursery and is now in reception. My daughter is now starting here because it has been such a great experience with my son, I had no second thoughts in sending my daughter here. My son got all prepared for school from here. He learnt a lot, enjoyed a lot and was very well taken care of. Parents can easily take their minds off their kids when at work knowing the kids are in good hands in this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Wonderful people work in this nursery. So loving, so caring. Our children love it; they're so happy there. We would recommend this to anyone and we feel very lucky that our kids are in such good hands every day.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) 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: Good

Since sending my daughter to the nursery, she has learnt so much more. She smiles when we arrive outside and loves seeing all of the girls who look after her. The staff keep me informed daily of her activities and when she is doing new things.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) 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

This is a great nursery. We have sent our eldest and she loved it. Our youngest is now attending and the Co-operative values ensure a well designed learning curriculum, fun and healthy food. It is highly recommended!

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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