Muddy Puddles Day Nursery

Bingham Park Farm, Potten Hill End, Water End, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3BN

Muddy Puddles Day Nursery, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Muddy Puddles Day Nursery, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Muddy Puddles Day Nursery, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Muddy Puddles Day Nursery is committed to providing premium childcare for children aged three months to five years. Dedicated staff will cherish and nurture your child, encouraging them to develop friendships, independence, curiosity and, most importantly of all, to have fun.

Children attending Muddy Puddles Day Nursery are cared for from their bespoke nursery which is set in beautiful farmland in Potten Hill near to Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamstead. Resources and activities within each room are aimed at encouraging further development within the seven key areas of learning and development.

Additional equipment and resources within four, age-appropriate rooms are aimed at extending and supporting the key areas defined in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Messy play, painting, gluing, mark-making, baking, stories, construction, threading, imaginative play and dressing up are amongst the indoor activities which are all enjoyed across the nursery on a regular basis along with singing, music and dancing which are supported on a weekly basis by their external partners Jelly Babies, Jelly Beans and Tiny Mites.

Uniquely situated in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, Muddy Puddles Day Nursery endeavours to make the most of its rural surroundings to enhance your child’s development through outdoor play and learning, be it joining together for a nursery picnic, discovering creepy crawlies on a woodland walk or watching awestruck as an incubated chick emerges from its shell, its aim is to fill your child’s nursery days with exciting experiences and challenges.

Mealtimes at Muddy Puddles are a happy, social occasion for children and staff alike. All the food is prepared and cooked daily on-site by the nursery chef and offers a healthy, balanced diet as well as meeting individual needs and preferences.

Group: Asquith Day Nurseries & Pre-Schools Ltd

Person in charge: Gemma Lester (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire 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: 92

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

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Reviews

9.6 Muddy Puddles Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.552)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Muddy Puddles Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 16 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Muddy Puddles Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.9 out of 5 from 16 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 4.682 for Muddy Puddles Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (135 Excellents x 5) + (53 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 192 Ratings = 4.682

  • 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 4.87 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Muddy Puddles Day Nursery is based on 16 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 18.4 positive Reviews (92 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 16 Reviews ÷ 18.4 Target = 0.870

  • 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
    12
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Muddy Puddles Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    15
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Muddy Puddles Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    13
  • Father of Child
    3

Overall very happy with this nursery. My daughter is happy there. I particularly like the varied and healthy menu that encourages good eating practices and the amount of outdoor time that is easily accessible and encouraged.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Since joining nursery, our little baba has absolutely loved every day. She really enjoys going in every morning. The staff are super, very nice and caring with the children. The little one is always busy playing when we pick her up, says a quick hello and goes back to the nursery toys. It's just brilliant for us to know she is so happy there.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My children love attending Muddy Puddles they are constantly learning new skills. My daughter also attended and upon starting school was streets ahead in terms of reading/writing. Security is very good. The staff very friendly and helpful and my kids love them.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our son is very happy at Muddy Puddles and attends happily 5 days a week. The nursery is set in beautiful surroundings with great facilities. We have always found the staff helpful and friendly and our son likes all of the nursery workers who have looked after him.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very happy with the care our son receives especially as he has a dairy allergy. The nursery has always been supportive and the level of care is outstanding.

How likely would you be to recommend Muddy Puddles 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been at Muddy Puddles for over 2 years since age 2. He has loved his time at the nursery. All the staff are very kind and caring and really get to know the children as individuals. There is always a lot going on to engage the children's interest including music, football sessions and French. The outdoor space is second to none. I would highly recommend the nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have both my son's at this nursery and have been delighted with their treatment from day 1. The staff are caring and very considerate, the meals provided are nutritious and loved by both my boys. The rooms are spacious and have plenty of resources for the children to use. Outside space is amazing and was one of the reasons we chose this nursery in the first place. Overall I am very happy with the quality and content.

How likely would you be to recommend Muddy Puddles 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 son has developed very well with his speech, and he's interactive with children and adults. He always looks forward to his days at nursery, the teachers are very well trained and take a real interest in their progress. As a whole, i'm very happy.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The nursery environment is great and the team in the nursery room are really attentive. My son has really come on with his development and loves coming every day.

How likely would you be to recommend Muddy Puddles 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: Excellent

Friendly and approachable staff.

My daughter enjoys her time and always seems happy.

Variety of activities and toys available.

We had a rough time with illness etc and felt my baby girl was well taken care of!

Thank you Muddy Puddle.

How likely would you be to recommend Muddy Puddles 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Lovely staff and both children love it. Location is amazing and the ongoing care cannot be faulted.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 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: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Pre-school staff are welcoming and attentive. They are always enthusiastic and my daughter enjoys every day she spends here.

She has learned so much since she started in pre-school and there seems a good mix of children to play with. The pre-school encourages group play, which enhances their social skills.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

Both of my children have attended Muddy Puddles and I cannot put into words how impressed I have been with the pre-school team and the nursery manager. My youngest son was very nervous and upset about having to start pre-school, but the team worked really hard to ensure he felt settled and comfortable in a very short space of time. The range of activities that the children have available is fantastic and the relationships amongst the staff and pupils is clearly extremely nurturing.

How likely would you be to recommend Muddy Puddles 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Overall great! Lovely environment, creative activities and lovely and caring staff.

My daughter loves coming here.

How likely would you be to recommend Muddy Puddles 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We are so grateful for all of the help and support we have received from Muddy Puddles. Our experience has been amazing settling our daughter into the nursery. The staff are so amazing and helpful. It has been such a positive experience. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Muddy Puddles 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

I am very happy that my son is really enjoying being at nursery. I know he is cared for really well and he is always happy when he comes into nursery. He really enjoys the breakfast and tea but the lunch he never gets on with.

How likely would you be to recommend Muddy Puddles 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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