Dawn to Dusk Day Nursery (Maidstone) Ltd

730-732 London Road, Larkfield, Aylesford ME20 6BQ

Group: Dawn To Dusk Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Karen Ansell (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council

Number of Staff: 12

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

Total Places for Children: 75

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

7.1 Dawn to Dusk Day Nursery (Maidstone) Ltd has a Review Score of 7.1 (7.131)

The Review Score of 7.1 (maximum of 10) for Dawn to Dusk Day Nursery (Maidstone) Ltd 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 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Dawn to Dusk Day Nursery (Maidstone) Ltd in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.2 out of 5 from 6 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 4.931 for Dawn to Dusk Day Nursery (Maidstone) Ltd is calculated as follows: ( (67 Excellents x 5) + (5 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 72 Ratings = 4.931

  • 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 2.2 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Dawn to Dusk Day Nursery (Maidstone) Ltd is based on 6 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4 then divided by 2 = 2.000

    2. Target of 15 positive Reviews (75 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 15 Target = 0.400 , then divided by 2 = 0.200

  • 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
    6
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Dawn to Dusk Day Nursery (Maidstone) Ltd?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Dawn to Dusk Day Nursery (Maidstone) Ltd

  • Mother of Child
    6

My eldest son has been going to this nursery since he was three months and is now in the twos room. He loves it and I cannot fault the nursery at all. Very flexible and always adapt what they do to suit my son. My baby starts next week and is four months old and I didn't hesitate to put him in the same nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Dawn to Dusk Day Nursery (Maidstone) Ltd? 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 Dawn to dusk nursery in Larkfield since he was 18 months old and he is now 4 and a half going to school in September and has loved every minute of it. I can not fault the staff one bit. His key worker always communicates his progress in class, praises him all the time and tells him when he's doing wrong which has helped him grow in to lovely little boy. The food is always cooked to high quality and always tells me his lunch was yummy. Would recommend this nursery to anyone looking for childcare.

How likely would you be to recommend Dawn to Dusk Day Nursery (Maidstone) Ltd? 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 using Dawn to Dusk for over 6 years, since my eldest was 9 months old. She now attends the 'Duskies' holiday club, whilst my youngest is in Early Years. I have therefore experienced the nursery at every single stage of my children's development and find them faultless. I trust them wholeheartedly with my children's safety, care, wellbeing and stimulation. Apart from the outstanding care they provide, the staff and management also provide an exceptionally high service in terms of flexibility and cost. The atmosphere is warm & friendly and the nursery and staff are an extension of our home and family. I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending them.

How likely would you be to recommend Dawn to Dusk Day Nursery (Maidstone) Ltd? 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 three year old son has been attending since he was six months old and absolutely loves it. Staff are always friendly and caring towards the children. The staff are professional and have a good knowledge of the early years curriculum. I'm glad I chose this nursery for my son and would definitely recommend it to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Dawn to Dusk Day Nursery (Maidstone) Ltd? 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

My daughter is nearly 3 and has been going to DtoD since she was 6 months old. The staff are wonderful and are completely dedicated to ensuring your child is safe and enjoys their time while they are there. With a relatively small turnover you get to know the staff very well and they always take the time to talk you through your child’s day. Trips to the library, park etc, or simply playing in the nursery's own garden means they are not confined to a room all day. My daughter thoroughly enjoys going every morning and she is thriving. I can't recommend this place enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Dawn to Dusk Day Nursery (Maidstone) Ltd? 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

My Son is now 3, and has been attending Dawn to Dusk since he was 8 months old. He absolutely loves it, the staff treat him like their own relative, not just as a number. They seem to cater to each individual child's needs and development pace, and provide affection, discipline and guidance to an exceptional standard. I can go to work in total confidence that my Son is in the best hands. Can't recommend this place enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Dawn to Dusk Day Nursery (Maidstone) Ltd? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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