Windmill Day Nursery

Yarburgh, Highfield Road, East Grinstead RH19 2DX

Windmill Day Nursery, East Grinstead, West Sussex
Windmill Day Nursery, East Grinstead, West Sussex
Windmill Day Nursery, East Grinstead, West Sussex

Windmill Day Nursery is run by the parents, who work hard to ensure their children receive the best quality care possible.

Professional staff work closely with parents of all the children to create a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment and to provide flexible care.

Windmill Day Nursery, which cares for a maximum of 32 children, has a high staff ratio.

Owner: Windmill Day Nursery

Person in charge: Jo Bates (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: West Sussex County Council

Number of Staff: 13

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care

Registered Charity Number: 281653

Total Places for Children: 33

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 4 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week Christmas

Languages Spoken (other than English): Bengali; Bangla, German, Hungarian, Italian

Vacancies

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Reviews

8.3 Windmill Day Nursery has a Review Score of 8.3 (8.265)

The Review Score of 8.3 (maximum of 10) for Windmill Day Nursery 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 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Windmill Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.6 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 4.712 for Windmill Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (95 Excellents x 5) + (36 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 132 Ratings = 4.712

  • 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 3.553 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Windmill Day Nursery 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 6.6 positive Reviews (33 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 6.6 Target = 0.303

  • 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
    9
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Windmill Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    10
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Windmill Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    9
  • Father of Child
    2

I cannot fault the care and attention the staff give to my son. Outdoor play is really important to us and the nursery ensure plenty of time is spent outside, especially the older ones. I love the homely setting and the freedom the children have to explore, play and grow.

How likely would you be to recommend Windmill Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

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

I have always found the staff to be of a very high competency and my children have always bonded with them and forged a strong positive relationship. I like the layout of the rooms and the way they incorporate educational play and give lots of praise. I am very happy with Windmill Day Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Windmill Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very impressed with the staff who show a genuine care for the children. My children have always been happy here . Only criticism is the drop off point, - it's always a bit crowded and chaotic and no chairs to sit and get your child's shoes off/on etc. always feels a bit rushed.

How likely would you be to recommend Windmill Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Our youngest child has just left Windmill Day Nursery after 11 years of us having 1 or more children at the nursery. All of our children have been wonderfully cared for at the nursery. They've all got very different personalities and have different needs but each one of them thrived within Windmill Day Nursery.
The nursery has a fantastic homely feel and the staff have always cared about families as a whole and not just the children who attend.
We've been very lucky to have had such a wonderful nursery to help us care for our children x

How likely would you be to recommend Windmill Day 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 would highly recommend Windmill nursery. It is a welcoming and well-managed nursery, and I have found that my child has greatly enjoyed and benefited from his time at the nursery. The activities are varied and immensely engaging, and the staff are friendly and helpful. We were very worried when we initially left our son in Windmill's care as he was only 9 months old but we need not have! He was well looked after, and we had daily updates of how his day had been, along with constant contact throughout the day if we felt at all worried or wanted to check he was ok. The staff were very patient and understanding with us, as new parents, and helped alleviate any concerns we might have had. Windmill has been a great nursery choice and we are very pleased with how they have looked after our precious child.

How likely would you be to recommend Windmill Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Both my children have attended Windmill Day Nursery and I cannot recommend it highly enough. As a committee run nursery, you are always 100% sure that all decisions are made for the children!
Thanks to everyone at Windmill for making it such a fab place for my kids to spend their first years!!

How likely would you be to recommend Windmill Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Windmill Day Nursery is a nursery that is like a family. The staff provide a high standard of care, whilst also allowing your child to learn independence - from Free play, to eating, to brushing teeth. The Monkey room gives a safe haven to the under 2s and provides a high level of feedback to parents (which is invaluable to parents who have just returned to work). The staff work closely with the child at the time of transition to the Giraffe and Panda rooms so the child is well settled. In the Giraffe and Panda rooms (2+) every aspect of care is centred around allowing your child make the transition from nursery to school. This is done gradually and with support and good communication with the parents.
Having a year round nursery that provides a considered and high standard of care for your child in a family like setting, is difficult to find and I am pleased we found it!

How likely would you be to recommend Windmill Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Staff are very friendly and accommodating. My son loves his stay and looks forward to it during the week. One of the teachers is bilingual and helps with teaching Italian for which I am very grateful as it is my heritage.

How likely would you be to recommend Windmill Day 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

Both my kids enjoy attending Windmill Day Nursery they love the food and ask for seconds! The nursery program is varied and provides them with good stimulation e.g. painting, baking, dressing up, reading and outside pay and exploratory toys for the under 2's. Fantastic setting! Great friendly and caring staff. My lads love their key workers and settled within a few sessions! Highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Windmill Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

My little one really enjoys going to the nursery 3 days a week. He has a key person who he loves (always talks about her at home). He used to bite other kids when he felt crowded or pushed. Windmill Day Nursery really helped him with this biting issue and encouraged him to express his feelings more adequately. I'm really happy we chose this nursery for him and next year I'm planning on taking my daughter there too.

How likely would you be to recommend Windmill Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been going to Windmill Day Nursery since he was 6 months on my return to work. Throughout his sessions his social/development skills are amazing, his learning is ongoing and he is ding everything he should be. The staff and management have always been friendly, kind and understanding with all of my son's needs. He loves going to nursery. The activities and learning he does there are always so well planned. I wouldn't take him anywhere else.

How likely would you be to recommend Windmill Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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