Willow Cottage Nurseries Farmoor

Oxleys Farm, Cumnor Road, Farmoor, Oxford OX2 9NS

Group: Willow Cottage Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Ruth Salway (Head Teacher)

Local Authority / Social Services: Oxfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 27

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

Total Places for Children: 65

Age Range: from 0 years 8 months to 4 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0740-1745

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: Available on website

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Reviews

8.3 Willow Cottage Nurseries Farmoor has a Review Score of 8.3 (8.321)

The Review Score of 8.3 (maximum of 10) for Willow Cottage Nurseries Farmoor 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 2 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Willow Cottage Nurseries Farmoor in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.4 out of 5 from 2 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 4.917 for Willow Cottage Nurseries Farmoor is calculated as follows: ( (22 Excellents x 5) + (2 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 24 Ratings = 4.917

  • 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 3.404 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Willow Cottage Nurseries Farmoor is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 13 positive Reviews (65 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 13 Target = 0.154

  • 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
    2
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Willow Cottage Nurseries Farmoor?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    2
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Willow Cottage Nurseries Farmoor

  • Mother of Child
    2

Our daughter attended Willow Cottage (Farmoor) from May 2014 through to August 2017. We cannot speak highly enough of the nursery setting, and in particular, the teachers who cared for her on a daily basis. We were greeted warmly each time we dropped her at nursery, and our daughter came to think of nursery as a second home. We feel that the teachers treated her as if she were a member of their own family - they were gentle and sensitive, excited by her achievements, nurturing of her loves and interests, and attentive to her daily needs. We delighted in seeing her run through the door to be with her friends and were impressed by the care taken to set up new and stimulating activities each day. When we collected her, we received detailed feedback on her day's activities, how she was feeling, and what she had enjoyed doing. We loved to hear of her adventures climbing trees and picking apples in the garden. She received an exceptionally special start to schooling at Willow Cottage.

How likely would you be to recommend Willow Cottage Nurseries Farmoor? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Willow Cottage is a friendly, bustling nursery where both of my children went from one year old. They both loved it there especially the outdoor space and the ability to play with lots of different toys and activities. The staff were brilliant: kind, friendly and diligent from the cooks to the head teachers. The food was carefully planned and I think my children preferred it to mine! I immediately had a good feeling about Willow Cottage and was pleased that both my children went there and have made friends for life. It is a little expensive but sadly that is the case for childcare in the UK.

How likely would you be to recommend Willow Cottage Nurseries Farmoor? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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Awards / Recognitions

December 2013

Outstanding

Recipient: Willow Cottage Nurseries Farmoor

Date: Wednesday 11 Dec 2013

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September 2013

Leading Aspect Award

Recipient: Willow Cottage Nurseries Ltd

Date: Monday 02 Sep 2013

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