Play-A-Way Activity Centre

26 Christmas Street, Gillingham ME7 1TD

Play-A-Way Activity Centre, Gillingham, Kent
Play-A-Way Activity Centre, Gillingham, Kent
Play-A-Way Activity Centre, Gillingham, Kent

Play-A-Way Activity Centre, in Gillingham, is a fifty capacity nursery with an excellent community reputation, offering parents an open and honest service while their child is able to learn and develop in a healthy and secure atmosphere.

The facility is well-resourced for age-specific learning, looking to prepare each child well for the challenges of full-time education.

Group: Play-A-Way

Person in charge: Carol Vigus (Owner/Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Medway Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 50

Age Range: from 0 years to 8 years

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

Vacancies

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Reviews

7.9 Play-A-Way Activity Centre has a Review Score of 7.9 (7.917)

The Review Score of 7.9 (maximum of 10) for Play-A-Way Activity Centre is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Play-A-Way Activity Centre in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 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 4.817 for Play-A-Way Activity Centre is calculated as follows: ( (49 Excellents x 5) + (11 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 60 Ratings = 4.817

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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.

    The 3.1 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Play-A-Way Activity Centre is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 10 Target = 0.100

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

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Play-A-Way Activity Centre?

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

Reviewer Connection to Play-A-Way Activity Centre

  • Mother of Child
    4
  • Father of Child
    1

Our children have been coming to Play-A-Way since the start of September. My boy is 5 and he goes to breakfast club and the walking bus service to school. My little girl is 1 and is at day care full time. They both also attend holiday club. I couldn't recommend play away enough. The staff are kind and caring - they make time to listen to the children and make them happy. I leave my children each day whilst I go to work knowing they are well looked after. They both really enjoy Play-A-Way and have learnt so much by going and always happy and involved when I collect them. Thank you all, it really does make the balance of life complete.

How likely would you be to recommend Play-A-Way Activity Centre? 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 Activity Centre responded to this review on 12 Jan 2017:

Thank you very much for this review of our service, regards Carol Vigus

Not being from Medway, I was originally worried about where to send my first child and thankfully Play-A-Way was recommended to me by a parent. The carers are very friendly and welcoming. My daughter is in the toddler room and my son is in the baby room. All members of staff are helpful and accommodating and I feel they often go beyond their call of duty for all parents. Putting your children's care and well-being in the care of someone else is a daunting experience and I find it difficult trusting someone 100% however, this has never been an issue at Play-A-Way. I'm always kept well informed of both my daughter's and son's behaviour and progress. Daily activities, sleeping times, eating habits and any other issues are always communicated clearly and dealt with on a daily basis. The carers at the nursery are always happy to offer advice and answer questions. Both my son and daughter love spending their days here and it makes my day a lot easier knowing that they are in a safe environment and in excellent hands.

How likely would you be to recommend Play-A-Way Activity Centre? 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

My daughter has been going here since she was 1 years old, she is now 4 and I have never had a problem. Will continue to use them when she goes to school in September for after school club and holiday club.

How likely would you be to recommend Play-A-Way Activity Centre? 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

Overall, we are very happy with Play-A-Way Nursery and the progress our daughter has made. There have been great improvements in our daughter's understanding, language development and general development since starting nursery. Staff deserve 10 stars! xxx

How likely would you be to recommend Play-A-Way Activity Centre? 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

Both my sons have been to this nursery. My youngest began in the baby room and is now in the toddler/preschool area. He loves it here! The staff in each are kind and professional. I have had to move days around but nothing has been too much trouble from management.

How likely would you be to recommend Play-A-Way Activity Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

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