The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey

1/3 Altham Gardens, South Oxhey, Watford WD19 6HJ

The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey, Watford, Hertfordshire
The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey, Watford, Hertfordshire
The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey, Watford, Hertfordshire

The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey is a fun, stimulating, safe and secure environment for your child and staff pride themselves on a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

There are 3 rooms within the nursery split into the following age groups: one room for 3 months – 20 months, one room for 20 months - 3 year olds and one room for the 3-5 year olds. The nursery has its own garden area which has a separate area for the 3-20 month olds, allowing the younger children to access the outdoor areas whenever they want to. The garden has a protective canopy so that the children can access the outdoors whatever the weather.

Group: The Co-operative Childcare

Person in charge: Emma Stroud (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 18

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

Total Places for Children: 60

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Languages Spoken (other than English): French, Italian, Portuguese

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.7 The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.658)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey 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 23 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 14 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 4.658 for The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey is calculated as follows: ( (196 Excellents x 5) + (66 Goods x 4) + (12 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Very Poors x 1) ) ÷ 275 Ratings = 4.658

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey is based on 14 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 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 14 Reviews ÷ 12 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    19
  • 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 South Oxhey?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    22
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey

  • Mother of Child
    21
  • Father of Child
    2

My son has been going to the nursery for almost 3 years. The nursery is outstanding in many respects. The nursery nurses are caring and skilled. They have encouraged and nurtured my little boy, he is always very excited on nursery days. The management team are fantastic always keeping us updated via newsletters or the nurseries social media page. My son knows the cook at the nursery on a first name basis, the produce is fresh, I love seeing the pineapples and other fresh fruit and veg stacked outside the nursery kitchen. The nursery is wonderful and it comes well recommended by me and my husband and I will be sending my baby there in due course

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I couldn't be happier sending my son to this Nursery. He started in the Ladybird room and is now in Butterflies. I am lucky to have had fantastic key workers for him in both rooms who he has a great a relationship and bond with. This is extremely comforting to me as a parent who has to work full time. I also would like to mention how family orientated this nursery is, always doing events such as Mother's Day tea party. I have friends whose children go to another nursery who do not offer events involving parents. I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? 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 daughter started nursery when she was one. My husband and I can go to work with peace of mind while she is under fabulous care. Thanks to The Co-operative for such lovely care.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Lovely staff, feel like my son is very well looked after. He loves all the staff there. The management is bit ruthless on processes and paperwork but it's all to protect the kids so ok with that. Learning alphabet, writing, numbers could be encouraged more. But otherwise a lovely setting. My older daughter also went to this nursery and she has lots of fond memories and still remembers a lot of the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Great nursery which my son really enjoys attending. Staff really form a bond with the children and take pride in seeing and helping them develop. There's plenty of variety with different toys and activities provided each day, and outside time encouraged daily. Snacks and meals are varied and healthy and must be tasty as they're always finished.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We are happy with this childcare. Very polite and helpful and carrying staff. Learning is excellent. I can see how many words, things my son can say, do.
I now that my child is safe and having good time.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My son enjoys his time at the nursery and his development has definitely come on leaps and bounds since starting, especially his language. He eats all the food provided so he obviously enjoys it.
His key person knows his individual needs well as do the rest of the staff in his room.
I get regular reports and parents evenings to attend.
I am very happy with the whole nursery and all the hard work that I see weekly going into the care and development of my son.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? 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 have 3 children who have attended\attend this nursery and am about to put through our forth. I like the structure to the day the fact that they get time inside and outside of the building. The food is all freshly prepared onsite and very healthy which is also very reassuring. The key workers who look after my boys are lovely and seem to know their characters very well. I feel that when we leave them they are very well looked after with all needs taken care of. I am confident that the staff take great interest in the children to know if they are feeling unwell and am confident that they will contact me if necessary.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Very Poor

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I'm very pleased with the way the nursery have been running so far and I see much improvement from my daughter daily.
I will be recommending Co-operative Nursery to my friends and family. If there is anything we parents can do to support the development of the children, I am always available to support.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

No complaints. My daughter is very happy to go in on her nursery days and always enjoys herself. The food is excellent and the activities are always educational and varied. The staff are excellent and always friendly.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? 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

I am extremely happy with the care that my child receives at this nursery. He always comes home happy and eager to tell me about his day. He also gets excited to come to nursery. The staff are very helpful and lovely and welcoming, nothing is ever a problem. Would definitely recommend this nursery to others.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? 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 flourished at this nursery. All the staff in his room know his likes and dislikes and give detailed feedback at the end of each day. There is an excellent and varied menu. There are lots of different activities each day.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our son started nursery in January. Everyone has been amazing during the whole settling in process. The ladies that look after him are great and he is learning new things all the time. We have nothing but great things to say about the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? 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: Excellent

A really lovely nursery. My son attended for over a year. The staff were friendly and attentive and really created a bond with my child. He only left the nursery because we moved but I would have loved him to continue there until he started school.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

My daughter has been attending this nursery since November 2014, I viewed around 8 different nurseries and wasn't impressed with any of them until I visited this nursery on one of their open days. From the moment I viewed the nursery I knew it was the one for me.

I am so happy with the nursery I registered my second daughter before she was born.

My little girl is always happy when I collect her and she tells me all about her busy day. I feel well informed about her day by the staff upon collection and I have complete confidence that she is well cared for.

I always recommend this nursery to friends and family when they say they are looking for one.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? 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: Good

Value for Money: Good

I currently have my 2nd child at The Co-operative Nursery South Oxhey and she enjoys going to nursery as much as my eldest child did. The staff are friendly and the facilities are clean. The staff look after my child's needs and try to provide a variety of activities to keep my child interested, having fun and engaged. I gain regular feedback from my child's day and they always help if I need any advice with anything. I feel happier going to work knowing that she is happy.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? 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

Both our boys have been attending the nursery since they were 9m and 3yrs respectively. We have been impressed with the kind and caring staff who go out of their way to make sure the children are happy and well looked after. Would not hesitate to recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My son started the nursery in September 2016 and has settled really well. I think this is down to the exceptional settling in period and the staff in his room. His key person is able to tune into his needs and interests and always gives informative feedback on his day.
He enjoys the different varieties of food the nursery offers and has recently developed his own feeding skills.
He also takes part in the music and movement sessions on a Friday which he loves.
The management team are helpful with any questions and offer advice when needed. I'm very pleased with the choice of nursery for my first child and would recommend it to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? 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

My eldest daughter attended this nursery from the age of 2 until she left and went to school to enter her reception year. When we drop my youngest daughter off in the mornings, she still enjoys being able to see all her teachers and always comments on her fond memories from being at nursery. She still misses it very much even though she has settled in at her new school and is still requesting that she wants to go back to nursery!

My youngest daughter loves the nursery and all the staff. They all create a connection and bond with the children, which makes it so much better when leaving them for the day. When dropping her off in the morning she is off straight away and can't wait to go play and have breakfast... When picking her up she is always indulged in play and smiling away! You can tell she has had a fantastic day!

This nursery is one of the best choices that I have made for my children.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? 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

Co-op south Cxhey Nursery have looked after our daughter on a full -time basis for nearly 3 years since she was 9 months old. Excellent staffing, very caring to kids. She has loved every moment and every carer she has had throughout that time.
They have helped tremendously build her confidence and in other areas and skills and we are hugely grateful for the efforts of all staff. I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone. She will really miss everybody in the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Fantastic nursery staff and the best care for my little boy I could ask for.

My son loved going to nursery every day and was looked after with the best care from from all the staff .

I would always recommend them to anyone that needed a nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? 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 took my seven year old son to this nursery 6 years ago, he stayed with them for 4 years. It can be very scary for a first time mum leaving their child to strangers but Co-operative has no strangers it has a professional management team, qualified, friendly and more caring team.
In May 2015 I then took my second child who has really developed well, within a very safe and secure environment. I would like to say that the team there are outstanding and led very well.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

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

This is a very good pre-school, one of very few that caters for working mums that do a full day which is very helpful. The only down side is the cost as I probably earn the same amount a day at work as what I pay the school a day.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Watford South Oxhey? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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