The Wishing Tree Nursery

14 Carden Avenue, Brighton BN1 8NA

Owner: Jayne & Lewis Wood

Person in charge: Bridget Kyffin-Walton and Lorraine Murphy (Managers)

Local Authority / Social Services: Brighton & Hove City Council

Number of Staff: 45

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

Total Places for Children: 86

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Languages Spoken (other than English): Persian (Farsi), French, Polish, Romanian

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Reviews

6.9 The Wishing Tree Nursery has a Review Score of 6.9 (6.851)

The Review Score of 6.9 (maximum of 10) for The Wishing Tree 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 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Wishing Tree Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.0 out of 5 from 4 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 4.859 for The Wishing Tree Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (61 Excellents x 5) + (10 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 71 Ratings = 4.859

  • 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 1.992 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Wishing Tree Nursery is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75 then divided by 2 = 1.875

    2. Target of 17.2 positive Reviews (86 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 17.2 Target = 0.233 , then divided by 2 = 0.117

  • 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
    6
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Wishing Tree Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to The Wishing Tree Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    6

Wishing Tree is a wonderful nursery. The staff are warm, friendly and helpful. Both of my children settled in very easily and quickly. I know my children have fun in the rooms and outside on the green. The staff always seem to go the extra mile for both the children and parents/carers. I highly recommend this nursery to anyone looking for a place for his/her child.

How likely would you be to recommend The Wishing Tree 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

A great little atmosphere in this nursery. I hear about all their daily activities when I collect my baby.
Settling in went very well and there hasn't been a grizzle about being left there since he started.
My son loves his time at nursery and feels happy and cared for as far as I can tell. It's a lovely environment that fills me with confidence in their care.

How likely would you be to recommend The Wishing Tree Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Writing this review is so difficult as there are many positive things about The Wishing Tree and its fabulous staff that have enabled my children to gain so much in their early years, while offering peace of mind and quality care going on four years for my daughter.

The nursery staff have become an important part of our lives and the nurturing, energetic and creative activities my children complete on a weekly basis is awesome. For example, my daughter has attended forest school, undertaken woodwork and been to the Lego store to name but a few. My son, in the toddler room, has painted with his feet, played in a box of cous cous and listened to live music!

This nursery excels in parent relations - I have never been made to feel a nuisance when I have discussed my daughter's dietary needs (vegetation and dairy intolerant) and instead I am respected and my children's individuality understood. Also myself and my husband have attended tea at the nursery - a truly memorable experience.

How likely would you be to recommend The Wishing Tree 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 son has been attending the Wishing Tree nursery for several years now and I could not be happier with the service they offer.

They have excellent facilities including a wonderful garden area and in door soft play room. They also take the children on regular trips to the woods and park as well as the occasional trip to local farms.

I have been particularly impressed by the balance between play and learning. My sons days at the nursery really support his academic development but are also a lot of fun!! It seems no two days are the same!

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Wishing Tree nursery to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend The Wishing Tree 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 daughter has been attending The Wishing Tree Nursery for nearly 2 years, since she was 6 months old. In that time she has thrived in the environment. She has never come home unhappy unless she's been poorly and the care and support given by the teams there is excellent. The wide range of facilities, indoor and out, means that the children get a wide variety of learning experiences through play and they cater very well for the different development stages of the children in their care. I would recommend the nursery to anyone looking for a safe and welcoming environment for their child to learn and develop in.

How likely would you be to recommend The Wishing Tree Nursery? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been attending the nursery full time, since I went back to work after maternity. He has some additional needs and what I love is all the team at the nursery, without exception, show patience, care and treat him as part of the team. He has never looked back or told me he doesn't want to go - which is amazing after attending for 2 years of 5 days a week! He comes home messy and tired which shows me has had a great day! I would thoroughly recommend Wishing Tree Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Wishing Tree 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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