The Wantage Nursery & Preschool

6/7 Church Street, Wantage OX12 8BL

The Wantage Nursery & Preschool, Wantage, Oxfordshire
The Wantage Nursery & Preschool, Wantage, Oxfordshire
The Wantage Nursery & Preschool, Wantage, Oxfordshire

The Wantage Nursery & Preschool provides a warm happy and homely environment where the top priority is to have safe contented children. The nursery team believes the service should be about making friends and learning through play in a home from home with kind and caring adults for support.

The nursery has excellent facilities indoors and is particularly proud of othe big outdoors space which has specifically been designed with very small children in mind. Staff place great emphasis on spending lots of time outside in the fresh air and use both the indoors and outdoors to deliver all areas of the early years curriculum to a high standard.

The team constantly strives to give children memorable experiences with exciting opportunities to learn through play that they might not always be able to do at home and of course give them the opportunity to make some of their first friends.

Group: Oxfordshire Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Becky Winney (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Oxfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 13

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

Total Places for Children: 46

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.4 The Wantage Nursery & Preschool has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.365)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for The Wantage Nursery & Preschool 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 14 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Wantage Nursery & Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 6 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 4.713 for The Wantage Nursery & Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (120 Excellents x 5) + (46 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 167 Ratings = 4.713

  • 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 4.652 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Wantage Nursery & Preschool is based on 6 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 9.2 positive Reviews (46 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 9.2 Target = 0.652

  • 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
    10
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Wantage Nursery & Preschool?

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

Reviewer Connection to The Wantage Nursery & Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    13
  • Father of Child
    1

I have been very happy with the care provided. My daughter has progressed so much during her time here. She always comes home happy having enjoyed a varied day. The staff are lovely and all take an interest in her.

How likely would you be to recommend The Wantage Nursery & Preschool? 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 developed so well with the care and patience of the staff. He is always happy to be left and loves to play outside for as long as possible. The staff are so friendly and all the children are really smiley and well-mannered, a big indicator of how settled and secure they feel. The nursery has reduced the guilt we feel about leaving him as he is so well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend The Wantage Nursery & Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our son loves the nursery and we feel safe in the knowledge that he is clearly being very well looked after and is progressing very well with the nurseries help.
All staff are very friendly, approachable and professional.

How likely would you be to recommend The Wantage Nursery & Preschool? 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

Our son joined at 9 months old and settled in quickly. When dropping him off he is smiley and excited when we go through the door. His key worker is excellent and very caring. He is very fond of her. We are very happy that whilst we are at work, he is cared and looked after to a high standard.

How likely would you be to recommend The Wantage Nursery & Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Friendly and helpful staff. Always got a smile and are happy to see my son in the mornings. Generally, give a good feedback on the day's events and instil the correct amount of values and discipline.

How likely would you be to recommend The Wantage Nursery & Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son loves coming to nursery and most days it is hard to get him to come home, especially when he is up in pre-school, due to the activities they do up there. But he loves the staff downstairs, loves the garden area. It is a super area, especially with the eating area too.

How likely would you be to recommend The Wantage Nursery & Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I am happy with both of my children's progress since starting here. As soon as I collect them they tell me about their day and how much they have enjoyed it.

How likely would you be to recommend The Wantage Nursery & Preschool? 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

My little girl has come on leaps and bounds and that is down to the amazing staff. They always have smiles on their faces and lots of snuggles when needed. Without this amazing team I don't know how I would have coped going back to work and recently through an illness. I wouldn't take my daughter anywhere else or have anyone else looking after her.

How likely would you be to recommend The Wantage Nursery & Preschool? 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

Love the nursery, manager is great with the children. Staff are amazing!

How likely would you be to recommend The Wantage Nursery & Preschool? 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

Since my son started Wantage Nursery at 11 months old we have been really impressed with the care he has received and the progress he has made. He obviously enjoys his time with the staff and his friends. He enjoys a wide range of activities, arts and craft and loves the outdoor space. There has been some changes in management and care staff in the last 12 months but the nursery have always communicated these changes well and it hasn't been unsettling for the children.

How likely would you be to recommend The Wantage Nursery & Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son loves pre-school, he has developed so much during his short time upstairs, his speaking and confidence has increased so much. The teaching staff are welcoming, kind, caring and professional offering the best possible care and teaching. The pre-shcool room is full of colour and happiness and there is always an activity or two or three for my son, who currently attends afternoons, to get straight on with. It's a wonderful place with amazing staff. :)

How likely would you be to recommend The Wantage Nursery & Preschool? 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 Wantage Nursery provide an outstanding service, creating a warm family environment for children, yet instilling good behaviour and values, with creative and fun learning.

How likely would you be to recommend The Wantage Nursery & Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The progress that my son made from the very beginning was astonishing. The variety of activities that my son takes part in is amazing, from yoga to phonics. My son's key worker has a caring and professional attitude and is committed to ensuring the progress of my son. My son loves nursery/pre-school and the relationship he has with his key worker, the other staff make him want to attend and is reassuring for me as a parent.

How likely would you be to recommend The Wantage Nursery & Preschool? 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 daughter started nursery as a shy 2 years old and after being at Wantage nursery for just a few months she has really come out of her shell. Her teacher is excellent, my daughter adores her and she is treated like her own.
My daughter loves coming to nursery because of this and she has come on in leaps and bounds. I would recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Wantage Nursery & Preschool? 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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