Meredale Day Nursery

Solomon Road, Rainham, Gillingham ME8 8EB

Set within the grounds of their own Independent School in Rainham, Meredale Day Nursery provide full time care for children aged from 3 months. The Nursery benefits from an extensive range of age appropriate modern facilities offering, bright, cosy rooms. Plus the use of the schools internal and outdoor play areas that are fully equipped with facilities to encourage active outdoor play whatever the weather.

With 20 years experience in childcare, all of the equipment is thoughtfully designed with young children in mind, so that they offer your child new experiences and encourage individual development on a daily basis in a caring and secure environment.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Michelle Homer (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Medway Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 105

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 8.9 (maximum of 10) for Meredale 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 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Meredale Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.2 out of 5 from 5 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.7 for Meredale Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (44 Excellents x 5) + (14 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 60 Ratings = 4.7

  • 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 4.238 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Meredale Day Nursery is based on 5 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 21 positive Reviews (105 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 21 Target = 0.238

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

8.9 Meredale Day Nursery has a Review Score of 8.9 (8.938)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    4
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Meredale Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    5
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Meredale Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    4
  • Cousin of Child
    1

Meredale Day Nursery is a warm and welcoming environment, with committed and caring staff. My cousin was able to learn and develop in an excellent facility, being cared for by well trained and kind staff.

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

Overall Standard

Facilities / Outside Space

Learning

Resources / Equipment / ICT

Care

Activities

Staff

Food / Nutrition

Management

Cleanliness

Safeguarding

Value for Money

Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I would highly recommend Meredale Day Nursery to everyone! I really can not fault anything, I have a poorly child who needs extra help, and from his key worker to the manager to the cook to the cleaner. I take my hat off to them They all interact with him, take time to get to know him. Adjust to things he wants. Which is very reassuring to know that they are truly looking after your child and that they care, They offer family support in times of need. Very understanding and reliable. And to top it off my son loves it there. He is growing developmentally and doing things I thought would take a long time for him to do. I will be happy to send my future children here. Keep up the good work :)

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

Overall Standard

Facilities / Outside Space

Learning

Resources / Equipment / ICT

Care

Activities

Staff

Food / Nutrition

Management

Cleanliness

Safeguarding

Value for Money

Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My eldest daughter spent 3 and a half years at Meredale and absolutely loved it! She developed so quickly and had such a strong bond with her key workers that I had no hesitation in sending my younger daughter. She has now been attending for nearly 6 months and has gone from being an extremely clingy child to running in without even a hug goodbye! She is always smiling when she arrives and when I collect her. The staff are fantastic and keep me fully informed of how her day has been and I love the crafty pictures that come home for my kitchen fridge. The outside space is lovely and colourful with lots to do. The onsite chef is an added bonus and knowing she is getting well-balanced meals is great. The office staff are fantastic and are very quick to respond to any queries I have. I would recommend Meredale to anyone looking for a nursery for their child in the area.

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

Overall Standard

Facilities / Outside Space

Learning

Resources / Equipment / ICT

Care

Activities

Staff

Food / Nutrition

Management

Cleanliness

Safeguarding

Value for Money

Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son has been attending this nursery for over 2 years now and he has a great relationship with all the staff. I feel confident they recognise his needs and will attend to him whenever he needs it. The staff are always very friendly and professional and I have never had any concerns with my son attending. They are also very accommodating when as a working parent extra sessions are needed. My son eats from the vegetarian menu and always given a variety as well as the staff ensuring he doesn’t eat anything else. I would and have highly recommended this nursery!

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

Overall Standard

Facilities / Outside Space

Learning

Resources / Equipment / ICT

Care

Activities

Staff

Food / Nutrition

Management

Cleanliness

Safeguarding

Value for Money

Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter has only been there one day so far but she seemed very happy to go there. The girls are lovely in the baby room that I have met so far. Big warm room for the kids to play in and an outside area also.

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

Overall Standard

Facilities / Outside Space

Learning

Resources / Equipment / ICT

Care

Activities

Staff

Food / Nutrition

Management

Cleanliness

Safeguarding

Value for Money

Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Submit a Review for Meredale Day Nursery

    • We welcome parents/individuals responsible for a child to submit reviews to daynurseries.co.uk

    • This is not a formal complaint procedure or to be used for allegations of negligence, abuse or criminal activity. If you wish to make a complaint or have a serious allegation of negligence, please refer to the procedures on our complaints page.

Your Personal Details

Your personal details below may be used by us or passed on to the organisation you are reviewing in order to contact you for the purpose of verifying/responding to your review. They will not be passed on to any other third parties and will not be published on our website. Please enter your own personal email address (the email of the care provider will not be accepted). Reviews cannot be submitted anonymously.

Your Review & Rating

This information will be published on the website.


(Please edit if you wish, but it is now our policy not to publish the surname of the reviewer)

(Please note we only accept reviews from the connections displayed in the drop down. We do NOT accept reviews from staff or people with a professional connection with the nursery)

Extremely UNLIKELY

Unlikely

Neither Unlikely or Likely

Likely

Extremely LIKELY

Don't know

Please avoid using names and enter a minimum of 100 and maximum of 1,000 characters - Currently 0 characters.
Reviews must comply with our Review Policy Content Standards (eg are relevant, informative, civil and do not contain allegations of abuse, negligence or criminal activity).

Please complete each of the following options

I certify this is my genuine opinion and in submitting it I agree to the terms and conditions on daynurseries.co.uk/terms.
Please note we have zero tolerance for fraudulent reviews, for more info please refer to the Fraudulent Reviews section in our Review Policy

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Awards / Recognitions

March 2018

Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

There are no staff profiles posted yet