Play-A-Way Day Nursery

Oddfellows Hall, 2a Vicarage Road, Gillingham ME7 5HZ

Play-A-Way Day Nursery, Gillingham, Kent
Play-A-Way Day Nursery, Gillingham, Kent
Play-A-Way Day Nursery, Gillingham, Kent

Play-A-Way Day Nursery is one of two Gillingham facilities from this provider, both of which are well-respected by families and parents whose children have benefitted from a sound early years curriculum.

All of the nursery's team are well-qualified and believe in a friendly approach towards both children and parents, respecting the direction of regulator Ofsted and the key goals of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Group: Play-A-Way

Person in charge: Carol Vigus (Owner)

Local Authority / Social Services: Medway Council

Number of Staff: 14

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

Total Places for Children: 33

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 11 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: 1 week Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.7 Play-A-Way Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.742)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Play-A-Way 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 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Play-A-Way Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 8 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 4.742 for Play-A-Way Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (119 Excellents x 5) + (32 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 155 Ratings = 4.742

  • 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 Play-A-Way Day Nursery is based on 8 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 6.6 positive Reviews (33 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 6.6 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
    11
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Play-A-Way Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Play-A-Way Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

My daughter has been here since April and I have not had any issues or concerns. My daughter loves going and is loved very much by all the staff. I was put at ease when leaving her and no matter how many times I call up to check on her, they are so understanding. My daughter has grown more in confidence and knowledge whilst attending. She was premature by 2 months so again this was another concern but the nursery has been amazing. I can't fault anything with the nursery and will be keeping her there til she is ready to move on.

How likely would you be to recommend Play-A-Way 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

Carol Vigus, Owner/Manager at Play-A-Way Day Nursery responded to this review on 21 Jun 2017:

Thank you for the review they help us to monitor and review our service.

I cannot praise the owner and the staff enough at Play Away, Vicarage Road, Gillingham. My son loves coming into nursery every day. He has come on leaps and bounds and his confidence has grown, he is now ready for school in September. THANK YOU!!

How likely would you be to recommend Play-A-Way 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

Even though my child has only been to the nursery for just over one month he seems to enjoy the atmosphere. He has only had one incident and the nursery was very quick to handle it and deal with it very quickly. Staff are ever so friendly and so easy to approach. My child is picking up more words with them and is very excited to attend. Well done Play-A-Way, keep up the good work.

How likely would you be to recommend Play-A-Way Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am very pleased with my child's progress since being at Play-A-Way Day Nursery. The staff are all excellent and have helped my child come on in leaps and bounds.

How likely would you be to recommend Play-A-Way 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

Overall, the experience is very good. My son enjoys nursery and comes into nursery without any problems. I am satisfied with his progress. Staff are friendly and approachable with any concerns being dealt with quickly.

How likely would you be to recommend Play-A-Way Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

He has settled in lovely and enjoys coming. Staff are very nice and quick to pick up on any problems with your child.

How likely would you be to recommend Play-A-Way Day 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

This nursery is fantastic. My daughter loves coming here. She is learning lots and she is always happy to be there.

How likely would you be to recommend Play-A-Way 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am very pleased with my daughter's progress. I can see how much he enjoys coming to nursery as sometimes he doesn't want to leave!

How likely would you be to recommend Play-A-Way Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am very happy to say all staff and the things they do in respect of my daughters learning and activities that she participates in are highly recommended and useful. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Play-A-Way 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

Both of my children go to the nursery and both really enjoyed their time there. I have no problems what so ever and I think they have flourished in the friendly fun and educational atmosphere.

How likely would you be to recommend Play-A-Way 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: Good

Play-A-Way's has helped our daughter to become more confident on social situations and within groups. Play-A-Way's have always kept us up to date about our daughters progress and events. Play-A-Way's staff are approachable, kind, caring and highly committed. I highly recommend Play-A-Way's.

How likely would you be to recommend Play-A-Way Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The play school has been a brilliant place for my son as he got to overcome his shyness. He learnt quite a lot being in play school.

How likely would you be to recommend Play-A-Way 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

A caring environment, all the staff are brilliant. Each child is looked after with 100% of each carer. Large bright clean play area with lots to do. A lovely spacious garden. Easy access to the toilets and a good range of snacks. The building isn't the most attractive but it is always clean and the space has been used well. I am particularly impressed with how the staff show such interest in my children. They really do care. They are also very flexible which is a winner for me. They always seem to have a wide range of learning tasks which is great. My children always have a lovely time.

How likely would you be to recommend Play-A-Way Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

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: Good

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