Jack & Jill's Day Nursery

Woodwells Farm, Wood End Lane, Hemel Hempstead HP2 7HY

Jack & Jill's Day Nursery, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Jack & Jill's Day Nursery, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Jack & Jill's Day Nursery, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Jack and Jill's Day Nursery is based in a quiet location with lovely surroundings, situated in Hemel Hempstead.

The nursery provides care and education for children aged six weeks to five years and also runs a school holiday club for five- to eight-year-olds, offering a variety of fun and stimulating activities, both indoors and outdoors.

The nursery is open from 7.30am and offers 15 hours free childcare for three- and four-year-olds.

Jack and Jill’s nursery offers a structured and extensive curriculum, run by a qualified preschool teacher.

The nursery offers flexible sessions from Monday-Friday and provides a breakfast club, lunch club and tea for the children.

It is the only children’s day nursery on Maylands Business Park, located in a very quiet area at the end of Wood Lane End with ample parking, perfectly located for office-based staff who may be considering their childcare options. At Jack and Jill’s they pride themselves on their quality of care and are 100 per cent committed to providing the best possible early years environment for the children they care for.

Owner: Jill Drysdale

Person in charge: Danielle Riley & Sharon Moore (Manager/Deputy Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire 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: 93

Age Range: from 0 years 6 months to 8 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 2 weeks at Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

6.6 Jack & Jill's Day Nursery has a Review Score of 6.6 (6.607)

The Review Score of 6.6 (maximum of 10) for Jack & Jill's 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 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Jack & Jill's Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 1.8 out of 5 from 3 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 4.776 for Jack & Jill's Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (123 Excellents x 5) + (31 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 156 Ratings = 4.776

  • 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 1.831 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Jack & Jill's Day Nursery is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5 then divided by 2 = 1.750

    2. Target of 18.6 positive Reviews (93 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 18.6 Target = 0.161 , then divided by 2 = 0.081

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

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Jack & Jill's Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Jack & Jill's Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    12
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

Lovely, welcoming staff who have excellent knowledge of children. Lots of activities for children to engage with craft, sensory activities and outdoor time are frequent and enjoyable to children. Staff make detailed notes on children's development and are keen to share the events of the day. My twins are almost two and have grown quite attached to their carers. Can not recommend Jack and Jill's enough to prospective parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Jack & Jill's Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

I am sure my story is familiar for most of you reading this review, making the big decision of which nursery to choose. I had to go back to work when my baby was 10 weeks old. I felt guilty leaving my adorable baby with people who I did not know and I have to say, I made the right choice with Jack & Jill's Day Nursery. My cure daughter gets the best care possible, she is pampered, being loved and she is taken care of in an amazing, loving way. She absolutely loves her nanny and all who look after her. I can only recommend Jack & Jill's Day Nursery to all. Many thanks for the loving care.

How likely would you be to recommend Jack & Jill's 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

Thank you for all you have done for our daughter and us as a family. The carers did just that and more, they cared, they gave me confidence that she was well looked after and her needs were met. They helped her confidence grow in all areas which show when she is working something out, either on paper, in the room or with her friends. We will always remember Jack and Jill's and the amazing staff and everything they did for us while she was in their care. Treasured memories that last forever.

How likely would you be to recommend Jack & Jill's 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

In my opinion this nursery is by far one of the best in this area.
Both my children have attended this nursery and words cannot explain how happy they and I have been here over the years.
The care they provide is amazing, going to work and leaving my child with them is great peace of mind.
Everyday I am amazed with all the new things my child has learnt and done. English being our second language has never been an issue and 3 years on my daughter speaks excellently.
The staff really do an excellent choice of activities for the children.
The garden is fully equipped for children to play and enjoy. Perfect all year round.
My kids were not very good eaters, thanks to the staff at Jack and Jill's they now like to eat almost everything, their choice of menus is very good.

I brought my kids here on recommendation and I can honestly say I would recommend this nursery to all working & non working families. The most important thing to us is our children so finding the right childcare is important.. You will not be disappointed.

How likely would you be to recommend Jack & Jill's 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 two very precious grandsons attend Jack and Jill's - and have done since very young babies. The staff are very loving, caring towards all the children they care for and they all work extremely hard to ensure all the children have a wonderful time. The care they both receive has been superb, they are always happy to see the carers looking after them, their friends as well as taking part in lots of exciting activities which are always on offer.

How likely would you be to recommend Jack & Jill's 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

I was recommended Jack & Jills by my mum's work colleague as I was new to the area. There were multiple reasons I looked into the nursery further, not only was the location great for us, but they also offer term time only contracts which is fantastic as my husband is a teacher. Even after an increase in rates (the first in 4 years), the nursery remains excellent value for money. My son has come on leaps and bounds since he started a year ago, and all the staff have been fantastic, even those who aren't in his room (as he does like to make himself known!). The outside garden areas are really big so no shortage of space for the kids to play and I love that the staff ensure children get fresh air and outdoor time at all times of the year. Made a great choice in sending my son to Jack & Jills. Can tell he loves it there as he doesn't want to leave! Thank you to the whole team for all your hard work.

How likely would you be to recommend Jack & Jill's Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Jack and Jill's Day Nursery have looked after our daughter on a full time basis for nearly 3 years, since she was 9 months old. She has loved every moment and every carer she has had throughout that time. She has a shy personality, but Jack and Jill's have helped give her confidence and develop into a popular and happy girl. They have helped tremendously with all other areas and skills and we are hugely grateful for the efforts of all staff. I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Jack & Jill's 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: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I work at the nursery and my daughter attends the sunbeam room, she absolutely loves going to nursery and has so much fun. The staff in her room provide excellent care and support for her development, including lots of different activities. She has become very confident since being at Jack & Jills.

How likely would you be to recommend Jack & Jill's Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My two boys (4 and 2) have been going to Jack and Jill's for 18 months on a full time basis. For me the best thing about Jack and Jill's is the level of training of the staff, which several have levels of NVQ and there is a qualified teacher in the pre-school room. The age range of staff from 18 to grandma! Which I believe gives my boys the best rounded start in life.

How likely would you be to recommend Jack & Jill's Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Fabulous nursery and caring staff! I have recently given birth and J & J's couldn't have been more supportive. I have been able to bring my girls into nursery and into a familiar, loving environment where the staff have enabled them to embrace the excitement of a baby brother. Jack & Jill's have accommodated last minute changes to collection times and who collects them. Summer days have seen the children splashing around in the paddling pool and even helping build new garden equipment that arrives daily!

How likely would you be to recommend Jack & Jill's Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Jack and Jills day nursery is fab. My daughter has been there since she was six months old and is still there and is now nearly two. She has learnt a lot and has become a very loving confident little girl. All the staff are very welcoming and friendly. The management and staff are also very nice and helpful and always able to help needed.

How likely would you be to recommend Jack & Jill's 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 friendly nursery with a family environment. Staff know the children very well and cater for their needs with care. Very satisfied with care received for daughter for 2 and a half years so far and I will be sending my son in the near future.

How likely would you be to recommend Jack & Jill's Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

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: Excellent

Both my children attend Jack and Jills Day nursery and both absolutely love it. The staff are so friendly, approachable and clearly enjoy their interaction with the children. The gardens are spacious and have a range of activities for the children to participate in. The staff are always coming up with new ideas and encourage the children to be involved. For example, my son's classroom are currently saving milk bottles to build an igloo in the garden. When I drop the children off I always feel that they are in a safe, enjoyable and educational environment and when I pick them up, the hand overs are always informative and my children leaving smiling and are excited to share their days adventures with me. I am very grateful for the standard of care that Jack and Jills have provided and this is something that calms me when I have an attack of maternal guilt for leaving them to go to work. I would recommend this nursery to anyone and will be sad when my son leaves to start School in September.

How likely would you be to recommend Jack & Jill's 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

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