The Co-operative Childcare Oxford Station Nursery

1 Roger Dudman Way, Oxford OX1 1HW

The Co-operative Childcare Oxford Station Nursery has four spacious rooms which enable staff to care for your children according to their age and ability. Within a single storey building each room has direct access to the outdoor environment which allows the staff to offer free flow between indoors and outdoors.

The nursery has a garden area with space for the children to explore and move around freely. In addition to the main garden, there is a smaller more secluded area, which is used by under 2 year olds.
There is a free car park available for dropping off and collecting children. Also has an onsite push chair shed to store personal buggies whilst some parents commute to work.

The dedicated and loyal team of 26 colleagues work together to ensure children have the best start in life.

Group: The Co-operative Childcare

Person in charge: Sarah Jones (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Oxfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 26

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

Total Places for Children: 62

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 8.4 out of 10 for The Co-operative Childcare Oxford Station Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.3 out of 5 from 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Co-operative Childcare Oxford Station Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.1 out of 5 from 4 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 4.329 for The Co-operative Childcare Oxford Station Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (68 Excellents x 5) + (72 Goods x 4) + (13 Satisfactorys x 3) + (2 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 155 Ratings = 4.329

  • 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 4.073 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Co-operative Childcare Oxford Station Nursery is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 12.4 positive Reviews (62 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 12.4 Target = 0.323

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

8.4 The Co-operative Childcare Oxford Station Nursery has a Review Score of 8.4 (8.402) out of 10 and an Average Rating of 4.3 out of 5 from 13 Reviews over all time

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    4
  • Good
    8
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
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  • Extremely LIKELY
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  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    1
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to The Co-operative Childcare Oxford Station Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    12
  • Father of Child
    1

Good location, friendly and effective staff. The nursery is designed to be a nursery. Good access. One floor.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Oxford Station Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Great staff and facilities. Really care for the children and let you know what they have been up to. Long opening hours.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Oxford Station Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

It’s early days to say. My son has only been in for two weeks but the experience hasn’t been great at the moment. Will see how things unfold in the coming the weeks.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Oxford Station Nursery? Don't know

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Average Rating:   3.5 out of 5

Staff seem to enjoy their jobs and really connect with the children who love them back.

Food seems good (all meals are published and cooked from scratch

Always seems to be a good range of activities. Lately, the staff turnover has been high which worries me a little although my child still has his main key worker so we're less affected.

I have a few moans;
1) I wish they used bibs on the kids as all the clothes get really trashed
2) Don't like the white bread they sometimes use
3) The invoices are horrible and confusing. When I was making a lot of changes it was hard to make sense of them
4) You can email or notify staff of holidays or make additional bookings but it always seems to get lost in translation! The app has improved this.
None of these moans are that important though

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Oxford Station Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Our daughters are very happy at the nursery, so my husband and I are very happy. Everyone is very kind and attentive to the children and their needs. Perhaps my only gripe is the lack of lighting in the path. During the winter, it gets dark early and some light along the footpath would be helpful, especially in keeping track of children who run ahead.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Oxford Station Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My child loves to go to nursery and this is because the carers are extremely good in taking care of the children. That means the carers are really caring, do fun and varied activities with the kids and pay special attention to what the children need.
I would definitely recommend this nursery if, you can live with the limited outside space the nursery can offer (only downside, but not much they can do).

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Oxford Station Nursery? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My son has attended The Co-operative Nursery near the station since he was 18 months old. He has enjoyed every day and been cared for by some wonderful people. They greet him warmly every morning and send him off cheerfully when I collect him.
I am always very happy with the care they give him and will always recommend it to other parents when they ask.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Oxford Station Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

The staff at the nursery are extremely welcoming and proactive. Although our son did not always want to join in on group activities, they thought about the best ways in which he could develop and progress. The nursery can be quite busy, but the staff adopt a personal approach to each child. The food is great and when our son comes home in the evening he is always happy and satisfied!

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Oxford Station Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Our child has thrived in the nursery and absolutely loves it there! He is very attached to the teachers, who are kind and warm, and the mix of outside play space with indoor toys and activities keeps him happy and busy.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Oxford Station Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We love all the staff here at the nursery. They have been extremely kind and helpful towards the care of my child. We've been sending our child since he was two to mingle and play with the local children. He's really enjoying his time at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Oxford Station Nursery? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

Both our boys love nursery. In all the rooms they are well known and cared for. The food is brilliant. Some staff are exceptionally committed and caring. Others are less experienced but still put the effort in. There are good systems in place to support staff.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Oxford Station Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Decent nursery, not too much to comment on except the food. I have to say the quality of the food provided is fantastic. Some carers are above standard while others are not. I only recommend this nursery to whom live nearby, otherwise you should have a better choice.

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Average Rating:   3.3 out of 5

I have used this nursery for a number of years. Both my children have been very happy here. The staff are friendly and helpful to the parents and genuinely love the children. They actively engage with the children as they play and support their development.
Often the staff have a little anecdote about something my child did during the day which I really appreciate. The move to recruit more men to the nursery has really worked and is very positive for my son.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Oxford Station Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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