Puddleduck Nursery

Lambourne House, Howbery Park, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford OX10 8BA

Owner: Hayden Associates Ltd

Person in charge: Sarah Hayden (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Oxfordshire County Council

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

Total Places for Children: 57

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 8 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: £39.00 full day, £22.50 half day

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Reviews

9.5 Puddleduck Nursery has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.468)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Puddleduck 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 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Puddleduck Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 7 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 4.854 for Puddleduck Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (82 Excellents x 5) + (14 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.854

  • 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 4.614 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Puddleduck Nursery is based on 7 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 11.4 positive Reviews (57 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 11.4 Target = 0.614

  • 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
    8
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Puddleduck Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Puddleduck Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    6
  • Father of Child
    2

Always really good. A family run business.
Staff take time over any queries.
The lady in charge sets an excellent example to her staff. Always friendly and professional.

How likely would you be to recommend Puddleduck 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 little boy has settled into Puddleduck Nursery really well. The staff are all lovely and it is a very happy place. He eats really well and the amount of information given at the end of the day is great. I am really pleased with all the activities they get up to and the amount of time spent outside.

I would recommend Puddleduck Nursery without hesitation.

How likely would you be to recommend Puddleduck Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Family run and very friendly nursery. My daughter has been going for two years and absolutely loves it.

How likely would you be to recommend Puddleduck 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

This is a great nursery we've have sent three children to, could not recommend them enough. The people, food, activities and nursery are all fantastic. They spend plenty of time outside and really know the children well.

How likely would you be to recommend Puddleduck 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 first started using Puddleduck Day Nursery back in 2009 with my first child and I loved it so much I didn't even look anywhere else when it came to putting my other child in a nursery. Puddleducks has a great management team and they strive hard to provide top child care as well as focusing on individual development. They have just recently put a lot of effort into setting up a whole new large garden full of different activities for the children to learn through play. I am totally relaxed to work knowing my child is safe and happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Puddleduck Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

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 would highly recommend Puddleduck Nursery as a nursery. It is a small family run nursery where all the staff know every child. Our daughter has been extremely happy there from day one because of the outstanding care she receives. Every day is carefully planned with lots of exciting and fun activities that stimulate her and develop her interests (and exhaust her for bedtime!) There is lots of outdoor and messy play too! Our daughter has some severe allergies and has always been really well looked after and delicious food provided especially for her! We are delighted with Puddleduck Nursery thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Puddleduck 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

Puddleduck Nursery staff are absolutely amazing to my little boy. He enjoys every single day spent with them. They are a little strict with sickness but only for the sake of safeguarding other children.

How likely would you be to recommend Puddleduck Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

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

Puddleduck Nursery is such an amazing place. Our three children have loved this place from the day they started. The staff there are fantastic and always have your child's interests at heart. There is one big garden which all groups can use plus three other smaller outside play areas, each for the different children's rooms. The children get daily and regular exposure to outside and this is great for their well-being. The food there is excellent and freshly cooked on site. Groups often go for walks within the grounds of Howbery Park, taking advantage of the quiet fields and woodland areas, sometimes meeting cows along their way but also on the lookout for the Gruffalo! I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Puddleduck Nursery offers excellent value for money; go and pay them a visit.

How likely would you be to recommend Puddleduck 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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