The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) Nursery

Watford Junction Station, Station Road, Watford WD17 1AB

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

Overview

The Review Score of 9.5 (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 23 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 4.9 out of 5 from 10 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 4.589 for The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (174 Excellents x 5) + (89 Goods x 4) + (12 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 275 Ratings = 4.589

  • 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 4.877 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) Nursery is based on 10 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). 10 Reviews ÷ 11.4 Target = 0.877

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

9.5 The Co-operative Childcare Watford (Watford Junction) Nursery has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.466)

Average Ratings

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

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
    4

Very lovely carers and friendly environment. My son has blossomed at the nursery. Cannot ask for more. It’s like a second home for him.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter loves going to nursery. The staff are lovely and caring. Some of which we've known for years s our older children came here.
They are entertained throughout the day with painting, outdoor play, cooking, playing with textures, dress up and songtime the list is endless.
They are very attentive to individual children's needs. My daughter was intolerant to cows milk as a baby and made sure her diet was dairy free and gave her soya alternatives. Like I said my daughter loves going and is very happy there and that is my priority.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Our son has been at the nursery for 2 years and really loves his time here. Staff are very welcoming and we feel he is very well cared for.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son will be attending the nursery in April. Lovely welcoming staff. Children engaged in activities & happy!

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

A great nursery at a convenient location. Awesome staff, both my kids went there. Happy with the care and learning.
Wish it was a bit more affordable.

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

Amazing care for my son. Practioners are caring and thorough. I feel totally comfortable leaving my baby in such good hands.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Convenient location for commuters. The staff are caring and compassionate. They work hard to get to know the children, help them settle in, and form a bond with them. The children have lots of fun activities to do, and there is outside space for them to use throughout the year too. Really glad that we chose this nursery!

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I am happy with my child’s development and see her growth and learning from the nursery. I am happy with the nursery staff taking board my suggestions and comments.

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

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

I am an anxious mum but have felt so relaxed and happy with the nursery. My child has been enjoying it from the start and has thrived. The staff are incredible and have been so patient with me. They keep me updated all day and share all the details that I miss. The staff in the baby room are just perfect. I trust them completely.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   3.7 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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!

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

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