St Nicholas Nursery

Bennetts End House, Eastwick Road, Hemel Hempstead HP2 4JQ

St Nicholas Nursery, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
St Nicholas Nursery, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
St Nicholas Nursery, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

St Nicholas Nursery provides a homely and comfortable environment, available for up to seventy-seven admissions, where early years learning goals can be championed and pursued by experienced professionals.

The nursery's friendly team take pride in the high quality of education they achieve, while ensuring that methods remain healthy and secure at all times to protect child well-being and parents' peace of mind.

Group: Sunhill Daycare (Europe) Ltd

Person in charge: Linda Brindle (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 25

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

Total Places for Children: 77

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: Please visit our website

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.8 St Nicholas Nursery has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.806)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for St Nicholas Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 35 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for St Nicholas Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.9 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 4.897 for St Nicholas Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (375 Excellents x 5) + (43 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 418 Ratings = 4.897

  • 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 4.909 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for St Nicholas Nursery 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 15.4 positive Reviews (77 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 14 Reviews ÷ 15.4 Target = 0.909

  • 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
    33
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend St Nicholas Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    35
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to St Nicholas Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    26
  • Father of Child
    7
  • Grandmother of Child
    1
  • Guardian of Child
    1

St. Nicholas is a fantastic nursery that both my children have attended. The facilities are amazing and the staff are brilliant. I cannot fault the care. My child loves it.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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

Excellent nursery

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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 have been extremely happy with the care received for both of my girls.
both have a fantastic time each day and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend St Nicks.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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

As from when my daughter has joined the nursery I have had no issues. The staff are very polite and friendly. My daughter always talks about her keyworker and a few other staff members in a good way and she is always keen on coming back.
If I had any questions they are always answered with no hesitation and always informed on her progress.
I would recommend this nursery and my son will also be starting here soon.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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

St Nicholas nursery is an amazing nursery and I wouldn't want to send my children to any other nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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

Our son is learning lots in the nursery and his speech has improved a lot. No issues and would highly recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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

Parents evening went well. Staff explained in detail about my daughter and how well she is doing.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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

The staff are excellent. I always feel like my son is looked after as well as if it were me caring for him.
Staff show care and concern for his learning, safety and overall wellbeing often going over and above to ensure he is cared for!
Staff highlight potential hurdles to me and help to resolve them. Staff show support for me as well as my son.
The learning opportunities are second to none!

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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

Very happy with the nursery.
Excellent staff, experienced, well established. Excellent communication with parents.
My older child also had an excellent experience at this nursery and my youngest is now also having an enriched experience.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am very pleased with St Nicholas Nursery and the staff. My daughter loves it here, she has enjoyed every room (Twinkle Stars, Stars and Sunshines) the staff are very welcoming. The rooms are always clean and bright with all the lovely displays. My daughter loves the BIG garden and tells me how she is outside a lot 'we done a bear hunt outside', 'we looked at the bogs'. I would and have recommended this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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 comes to this nursery and has had a few developmental issues. This nursery has helped and supported me and my child through them, amazing nursery with AMAZING staff.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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 daughters attend St Nicholas Nursery, I feel the staff are exceptionally friendly and always keep me informed of my daughters' progress and learning. My daughters are always excited to go to nursery and come home happy. The staff have built lovely friendships with my daughters and I feel very happy leaving them in a happy and safe environment.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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

All the settling in sessions were very good. Lots of information about my child was taken and they took the time to get to know her. The organisation is good and emails from the nursery provider are useful. Any payment/voucher queries have been swiftly dealt with. My daughter is happy and well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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

I was so nervous about putting my son into nursery at 18 months old. I was quickly put at ease by the room leader at the time. When my son was being moved up to the toddler room I felt so anxious for him, I had no need to be at all. They are so caring, they really make so much effort with my child and myself, I'm always informed of how my sons day has been etc, they really are fantastic, he has learnt so much. My son absolutely loves coming to nursery, it's time for my son to move up a class again and yet again I'm not disappointed with how much son is looked after. Thank so much, I can't wait for my daughter to start nursery and for her to enjoy it as much as my son does. I would highly recommend St Nicholas Nursery to any parent.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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

St Nicholas Nursery has been amazing for our two children. I found the initial choice of nursery really difficult, as it's hard to really know what goes on beyond an introductory tour, but I'm so glad that we made the right choice. What I find really sets the nursery apart are the following:
1) The staff - there seems to be really good staff retention, with a wonderful mix of age, gender and personality, but an over-riding feeling of enjoyment and caring.
2) Individual requirements - one of our children has had special dietary needs, which the nursery has catered for thoughtfully and without any sense of difficulty.
3) Outside space - the garden is huge, shady and a wonderful place to explore. I read that children need 3 hours exercise a day - it would be difficult to say that most settings could provide this, but St Nicholas' massive garden really helps the children run. And run. And run.
4) Accommodating family life - the nursery love to build activities around home events.
Thankyou!

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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

This Nursery is fantastic.
My daughter has been at St Nicholas for 3 years and is about to start school. She has developed into a bright confident child and is well prepared for the next step in her education. I have the staff to thank for this with their endless enthusiasm and patience with each child.
I have never had a single complaint to voice regarding St Nicholas. They have been accommodating and understanding with regard to my ever changing work pattern and will always try their best to help.
There is a fantastic team of consistent staff who appear to genuinely love what they do. There is also a very low staff turn over.
The atmosphere is lovely and on sunny days all the children are free to play in the beautiful garden closely observed by staff members.
Both my daughter and I will miss St Nicholas and the close relationships we have built during this time.
Thank you to each and every member of staff and may you continue to provide this excellent service.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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 been going to the nursery since he was 8 months old. His development has continuously been progressing really well during his time there. He enjoys coming home and showing me and my partner his creations and talks about all the exciting activities he has been doing as he is now in the preschool room. My son's favourite part of nursery is their large wonderful garden with growing area and mud kitchen that he loves to explore.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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 daughter goes to St Nicholas Nursery full time and has done since 8 months old. My son also attended this nursery when he was 2 years old to starting school. There is a 9 year age gap between my children and in the time my son and daughter started hardly any of the staff had changed which is a really good sign from my perspective. I had no hesitation in sending my daughter here. Both my children have and will be more prepared for school life. The staff, care and facilities here are excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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

Every single morning our daughter is very keen to go to nursery. Since she has attended St Nicholas Nursery she has improved in many matters. We can't wait for her younger sisters to attend as well.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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 pleased with our grandson's progress and he is really happy at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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 been going to nursery since he was 10 months old, the staff are always friendly and understanding whenever I have concern with his development. He always enjoys going in the big garden to play football. My sons confidence has come on loads since attendning nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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 daughter seems very happy at this nursery. She is encouraged to do what she enjoys and we feel she learns a lot. The staff are very friendly and our daughter appears to love them all dearly. The staff are also very approachable and are happy to answer questions.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

St Nicholas is a place where my son feels happy to go. I love the way of teaching let them discover things on their way. They are free of trying and experimenting around the class but also helping them to choose another ways and games. Teachers are friendly and kind.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

As a younger parent I was very apprehensive about taking my daughter to nursery, I found all of the staff very friendly and easy to talk to. My daughter LOVES going to this nursery, she looks forward to seeing the other children and she has become close to a lot of the staff. The nursery itself is lovely, big bright rooms with lots of stimulus for the children of all ages. A huge garden that is used all war round, and healthy hot meals daily.

I could not recommend St Nicholas enough, I feel 100% confident knowing my daughter is there whilst I'm at work.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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 daughter thoroughly enjoys her time at the nursery. The staff are amazing. My daughter tells me each evening how much she has enjoyed her day and what she has learned throughout the day. The learning is great along with strong teaching methods and caring staff.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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 attended St Nicholas nursery since he was 9 months old and he has always enjoyed his nursery days. I would highly recommend this nursery it is a big decision choosing the child care provider to look after your precious children. I have 100% trust in St Nicholas Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My child likes coming to nursery. My child has nice friends and doesn't want to go home at the end of the day. Her teachers are very nice and good with her. They understand and guide her as much as possible.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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

All three of my sons enjoy or have enjoyed their time at St Nicholas. The staff are always very helpful and do so many activities with the boys. The large garden is a bonus and the children love to play outside. They always help out in emergencies and are flexible with extra shifts.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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

Highly recommend the nursery as we've noticed the positive impact its had on her development. We feel very happy and pleased at leaving her in the care of the staff as they are all lovely and our daughter has created bonds with particular staff, which puts us at ease knowing she's in safe hands and also having lots of fun.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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 pleased how my son is getting on at St Nicholas. He is happy to be here. The activities are very good and the carers are really lovely.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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

The nursery is well organised and equipped for the children's care and learning. The staff and management genuinely care for the children and my son thoroughly enjoys attending and I cannot recommend them enough. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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

All the staff at St Nicholas are caring and experienced, we had the usual concerns and worries when we first sent our daughter to nursery and we needn't have worried.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas Nursery? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The nursery has always been great. My son has done very well, and has particularly settled when in pre-school. The nursery have been very supportive with understanding the change in circumstances. What has been frustrating is the accounts department where I have had to phone and report errors on invoices. Though they have been rectified it, it would be nice to have a quality check before sending invoices out.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Claire Jones, Chief Executive Officer at St Nicholas Nursery responded to this review on 23 Nov 2015:

Thank you for your review. We have listened to our customers' feedback regarding our invoice process and have recently implemented new invoicing software to improve our service.

I have used this nursery for the past 3 years and found everything to be positive about it. The staff are all well qualified for the task and very informative as to the progress of the children in their care. Indoor and outdoor activities are well organized as are any events that are planned. Food, hygiene and cleanliness on the whole site is excellent. I would recommend nursery to anyone be it friends or family.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas 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 had 2 kids in St Nicholas, over the space of 8 years, and they both loved it. In addition to this, both of our kids progressed really well intellectually whilst at the nursery and both are excelling at school.
The open space and gardens first attracted us to St Nicholas and they certainly maximise the outdoor time, letting the kids play outside at every opportunity.
The building is old but well maintained, and there's been some redevelopment over the last couple of years which has also really helped.
The teachers have always been very friendly and both kids have really liked all the teachers they had as they progressed through the nursery.
There's only been a couple of issues over the years, which you'd expect over 8 years, although there's never been anything more than minor things (such as paint on clothes, or not being changed after water play and being left in wet clothes - always with the less experienced staff). However, whenever we've raised issues such as this, they have always been addressed quickly and they've never happened again.
I would also highlight the good work of the team in the Sun Hill Day Care head office - we had a few issues over the years with childcare vouchers and invoices and they always sorted all of our problems very quickly.
All in all, we've had a fantastic experience with St Nicholas over the years, they developed the kids really well, looked after them and ensured the kids enjoyed their experiences.
I would recommend St Nicholas Nursery very highly.

How likely would you be to recommend St Nicholas Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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Awards / Recognitions

March 2016

Food Hygiene Rating

Recipient: St Nicholas Nursery

Date: Monday 03 Mar 2014

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May 2013

OFSTED 2013

Recipient: St Nicholas Nursery

Date: Friday 10 May 2013

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March 2013

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