Castle View Day Nursery

1 Castle View Road, Strood, Rochester ME2 3PP

Castle View Day Nursery, in Rochester, offers a wide range of childcare package options to local parents, looking to help them manage busy lives while being confident their child can learn and develop in a positive and secure setting.

Experienced staff help all skills to flourish which will help children as they progress through the age ranges and towards the challenges of full-time education. There are numerous play resources to help new interests and abilities thrive.

Owner: Sue Sheridan

Person in charge: Sue Sheridan (Proprietor)

Local Authority / Social Services: Medway Council

Number of Staff: 22

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

Total Places for Children: 70

Age Range: from 0 years to 7 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

8.3 Castle View Day Nursery has a Review Score of 8.3 (8.267)

The Review Score of 8.3 (maximum of 10) for Castle View Day 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 14 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Castle View Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.4 out of 5 from 2 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 4.874 for Castle View Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (148 Excellents x 5) + (17 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 167 Ratings = 4.874

  • 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 3.393 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Castle View Day Nursery is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 14 positive Reviews (70 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 14 Target = 0.143

  • 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
    13
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Castle View Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    13
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Castle View Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    13
  • Father of Child
    1

My little one enjoys her time there - caring and patient staff, very supportive and flexible

My little one has been there for one year - she is much more independent and social than she was before attending the nursery, and has largely improved language skills (she is bilingual). She was shy and knew little English, but currently is confident and eager to show herself in front of audience

She always bring different kinds of crafts home and often surprises me with new songs learnt at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Castle View 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

Castle View Day Nursery is by far the best nursery I looked at for my son. I viewed over 6 in total and Castle View was the best for my child. The staff are warm and friendly, nothing is too much trouble, they go above and beyond for my son.

The rooms are clean, spacious and the activities my son does are great. They have helped my son to potty train, his speech has come on leaps and bounds and his counting and ABC. My son is happy and fulfilled and enjoys going so much.

The safety of my son is very important to me and Castle View have high safety regulations to ensure the children are at all times safe.

The menu my son is offered is always nutritional and he tries a variety of things, it's brilliant, the nursery encourages the children to try new foods.

Overall I would highly recommend Castle View and will be sad when my son has to move up to primary school as he is so happy and confident and excels so much, all because of the fantastic care he receives.

How likely would you be to recommend Castle View 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

Brilliant, my kids (4 and 15 months) love it there.
My eldest has medical needs that require more attention whilst away from me. The owners and staff have been amazing, showing a keen interest to further their knowledge in meeting her medical requirements as well as positively furthering her development using EYFS. She has, and continues, to make great progress. My youngest is new to nursery, but has settled in like it's her second home.
The building is clean, safe and all staff are friendly and polite. They take safeguarding seriously with a buzzer/camera system for entry of parents, carers and have an enriching garden for outdoor activities. The rooms are well structured and tailored to suit the appropriate developmental needs of its age range. This makes a relaxed, but educational environment for children to grow and learn. They also have regular fund raising events to raise money to put back into the nursery for the children. The most recent success purchased 2 iPads.
Overall I am extremely happy!

How likely would you be to recommend Castle View Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Absolutely excellent nursery. My son has been there since he was 9 months old (he will be 2 in April) and they are brilliant with him and he absolutely loves going to nursery. The staff are all friendly and make you feel welcome on every drop off and pick up. The meals are excellent, healthy, varied and included in the price which is so convenient. I would recommend this nursery to anyone who asks 11/10 :-)

How likely would you be to recommend Castle View 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

- The teachers are fantastic, they really care for my children.
- The nursery is flexible and extremely reasonable.
- The owners are the best, they are very practical, they look for ways to make both parents and the children's life comfortable. They are so accurate in the description of your child.
- This is the best nursery my children have ever been in out of the 3 nurseries they have attended, including a London nursery.
- Bringing them here makes me feel so comfortable and I have peace of mind. Even when they have run a temperature they look after them, they gave me a call and informed me of what's going on and I consented to the medication.
This nursery is the best, I wish there was more space to express my heart about this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Castle View Day Nursery? 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

We are extremely happy with this nursery and would not hesitate to recommend it. Considering we'd just moved to the area when our daughter started (aged 2 and a half), she settled in very quickly and was made to feel welcome since day one. She settled here much quicker than at her last nursery - where she had been for two years. The nursery itself is very welcoming and nurturing and they are incredibly flexible with her days.

How likely would you be to recommend Castle View 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

The staff have been very good and helpful I have been in hospital recently and the staff at Castle View have helped us to be flexible with our drop off and pick up arrangements. They are all ways ready to talk about my daughters development. They all show interested in my son and how he is getting on at school as he was there 4 years ago. In all you feel that your children are being looked after safely and securely and that you are all part of a family.

How likely would you be to recommend Castle View 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 pleased with the progress my daughter has made since she has attended nursery, the staff are extremely polite and go out of their way to make you feel welcomed! They have a wide range of meals that my daughter enjoys. She also comes home with lots of lovely craft. I like that I am able to see my daughters contact book and learning story when I want to and am able to talk to my daughters key worker regularly.

How likely would you be to recommend Castle View 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 been attending Castle View since he was five months old, almost five years now. I have nothing but praise for Castle View and I am extremely happy with my sons progress especially with numbers and letters. The level of care between the staff and my son is brilliant and he has made some strong bonds with the girls. The learning story books are an excellent idea and keeps parents up to date with activities and progress and is a lovely keep sake. Overall Castle View is a fantastic nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Castle View 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 been attending Castle View since January 2015 and I couldn't recommend it highly enough. The staff are so friendly and my son settled in very quickly. They offer long opening hours making it flexible for your working day. The food is of a very high standard, with plenty of choice and changes in menu. If I ask my son how was nursery and what did you do he always says played with my friends and all the toys. I see on a weekly basis how much he learns and has developed and the fact he sees it as a good time playing which means they make learning and playing fun.

How likely would you be to recommend Castle View 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

All of my children have gone to this amazing nursery.

They have all grown and learnt so much thanks to the fantastic staff.

They have/will transfer to school really well due to their support.

My children have never not wanted to go into nursery, I have more trouble getting them to leave.

I have never had a problem with any part of this nursery or staff in 9 years. The fact that most of the staff were there for my eldest child says it all.

How likely would you be to recommend Castle View 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 have used this nursery for 1 year. Overall I think they are good. The managers are very approachable, always willing to listen to feedback. They are also very accommodating regarding catering for special diets. I think the children have fun and are always doing new things.
Two things that could be better; 1) using sweets as a reward, my previous nursery experience is one where no sweets or fizzy drinks were allowed. 2) The staff don't encourage the kids enough academically, on things like writing letters and numbers, they are weaker than my previous experience.

How likely would you be to recommend Castle View Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Castle View has been excellent with my daughter and her development has shown this. She has settled in and been made to interact with many children very well. I know she is in good care with Castle View, they have been very flexible around our working hours. Castle View are very much 'hands on' with my daughter and I couldn't ask for a better nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Castle View 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 viewed this nursery the day before I needed my daughter to start attending due to being unhappy with a nursery I had a place in. We were very happy with the nursery as soon as we walked in the front door. My usually shy and clingy daughter wandered off in the garden after about 2 minutes. The nursery itself has something for everyone. Different rooms for different aged children and the staff are friendly, welcoming, helpful and knowledgeable. I never, ever have any worries about my daughter at this nursery, even if she is upset when I leave. With a security door with camera, I can rest assured my daughter is always safe. The nursery is always clean, tidy and all together very organised. My daughter is always doing varied activities, learning new skills and and developing. They cook a large variety of foods which has helped develop my daughter's tastes and made her less picky at meal times. I would recommend this nursery to anyone and couldn't rate it enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Castle View 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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