Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester

19 The Causeway, Godmanchester, Huntingdon PE29 2HA

Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Clarence House Day Nursery, Godmanchester was the first nursery in the Clarence House Group and is situated with views of the River Ouse.

The nursery comprises of a double baby room, large toddler room and a double Little Risers room and offers care for up to 47 children aged from twelve weeks to three-years. Once children turn three-years-old they are guaranteed a place at the pre-school which is set down a quiet road in Godmanchester, just a short walk from the nursery.

The nursery gives children the opportunity to participate in local community activities such as the Godmanchester Gala parade, harvest festival and tree planting, and works with local groups and schools to help children develop.

Staff at Clarence House, Godmanchester, have professional qualifications suitable for their individual roles and are able to receive additional training to ensure they remain up-to-date with all aspects of child care.

Group: Clarence House Day Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Sarah Emmons (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cambridgeshire County Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 47

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.5 Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.501)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 19 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5.0 out of 5 from 9 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 4.544 for Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester is calculated as follows: ( (148 Excellents x 5) + (59 Goods x 4) + (18 Satisfactorys x 3) + (3 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 228 Ratings = 4.544

  • 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 4.957 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester is based on 9 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 9.4 positive Reviews (47 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 9.4 Target = 0.957

  • 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
    12
  • Good
    6
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    15
  • Likely
    4
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester

  • Mother of Child
    18
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

Overall the nursery is great; my 2 children enjoy it on the whole. Staff are friendly and approachable and seem to enjoy their jobs. The activities offered are varied and enjoyable and the children spend a lot of time outside which my daughter in particular enjoys.

The menu is balanced and nutritious - I am happy with that and my kids always eat well! It can be a bit chaotic at drop-off/pick-up times, sometimes tricky to relay messages between staff.

My one complaint would be that payments are difficult as they're not split evenly across 12 months meaning a standing order can't be set up - this is something that management changed recently and was not for the better! This obviously has no impact on the kids though!

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

I’m very happy with the nursery. The staff are always smiling and appear to like their job. They have a good selection of toys and do lots of activities with the children. I like the fact that they get the children outside as much as they can. I’m happy with the food menu. This is something that has certainly improved over the 18 months that my son has attended. Most importantly, my son likes going to nursery and really likes those who care for him.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

All the carers my boys had/have at the nursery have been amazing. My eldest was there between 2012 and 2014. He needed special care and the nursery accommodated all his care plan. Now my youngest is with the nursery and he comes home a happy child every day. My husband and I couldn’t ask for more.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Absolutely love this nursery. All of the staff have been so lovely and welcoming. My daughter says their names at home and gets excited about going to see the staff and her little friends. Really fab nursery, so happy that they are looking after my daughter. Would highly recommend! Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester? 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 local nursery where routines are kept and a very friendly environment. Feedback is given daily. New procedures that we were notified of, have not been put into place. Improvements can be made in different areas including the below.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Poor

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Poor

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Brilliant Nursery, staff are wonderful, activities are great, times are ideal for me, lovely atmosphere and facilities, we definitely chose the right place. I'm a very 'child lead' sort of parent which the nursery fully supports, so I don't have to worry that she can or can't do certain things at certain times, they do what she needs when she needs it, (obviously within reason). Can't fault Clarence House, fully recommend!

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester? 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

Fantastic nursery. Every member of staff is lovely and my son loves it there. The staff always put the childrens needs first. Very easy to approach and discuss your child and talk about the progress they are making. The lunch menu is fantastic.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been attending Clarence House since September 2016 and absolutely loves it. The staff are so friendly and welcoming. I recommend Clarence House to all my 'Mummy friends' and even neighbours!

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester? 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

Fabulous nursery! Having looked at numerous nurseries prior to returning to work, this was the only nursery I felt like I wanted to sit down with my child and play, to join in the fun!
It has a very homely feel which makes you feel comfortable and the team are very welcoming.
The team have helped our child settle into nursery well and I am confident of the level of care provided whilst I am at work. They are very proactive in aiding development whilst ensuring the children have fun.
We are regularly updated on our child's progress and daily activities.
Definitely recommend!

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester? 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 Clarence House Nursery for fifteen months now and has thoroughly enjoyed her time there. The staff are all wonderful and we have been very impressed with the level of care they have provided. They offer a lot of different activities for the children and we have noticed a tremendous improvement in our daughters speech, communication and socialising skills. The Tapestry system is a great way for us parents to be kept up to date with their progress along with regular photos to see what they get up to.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester? 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

Clarence House in Godmanchester has provided childcare for both of my children from very young babies. My daughter spent 4 happy years attending the nursery. As a first time mum I was anxious to leave my daughter in the care of others. I soon felt at ease after meeting the staff and attending the settling in sessions. The nursery has a welcoming warm feeling and the building itself is homely. I felt guilty going back to work but as time passed I could see how much she had benefitted from the time spent there e.g. her clear speech, good understanding of colours, numbers and shapes and her confidence in building relationships with children and adults. My son started nursery as a baby, soon after daughter went to school. I go to work and feel relaxed as I know he is well cared for. The nursery is always clean and welcoming, with lots of interesting displays and toys. My son enjoys going to nursery and also enjoys the activities they provide each day. I am pleased that most of the messy play takes place at the nursery! Although it gives me some fun ideas to do at home. I would highly recommend Clarence House in Godmanchester. The opening times are ideal and make working full time much more flexible for me. My son looks forward to nursery everyday and my daughter loves popping in to say hello to some of the staff that cared for her a few years ago now.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We're very happy with the care that my child gets at nursery and he is always very happy to be dropped off at nursery. The staff are friendly and attentive. If I've had any concerns of anything listed below we would address it.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester? 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 staff are absolutely amazing, you could not fault them at all.
Re: cleanliness, occasionally has a bad odour when you walk into the nursery, maybe a few plug-ins/air fresheners around. Although I understand due to lots of little children eating and starting toilet training etc. That's the only negative I have regarding the nursery itself. I feel there should also be 6/12 monthly meetings to hear of our child's development etc. Parents evening type meeting? Overall a GREAT nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has settled in very well, is very happy and loves his teachers. The girls working there are kind and loving to my son and give me great feedback to how he is getting on.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester? 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 little boy loves going to nursery. Any negative comments I have are not due to the staff. My main issue is that I feel the building could do with a bit of tlc. It looks tired, its clean but due to the condition of the building it doesn't always look it. There are a lot of children in such a small building, sometimes it feels cramped. The staff are brilliant who look after the children. I have massive respect for them. I just feel if the facilities were better they could be even more amazing.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Poor

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Since my daughter has been at the nursery since she was 5 months I have been so impressed by the nursery and its staff. She thoroughly enjoys it and I am always fully kept up to date on her progress . They cater well for different children needs and allow the children to also be evolved as much as possible if their own care. For giving them responsibility of choosing their own breakfast, making their lunch. The activities and themes they have are always fun and stimulating for my daughter. All the room leaders my daughter has had through babies, Toddlers and Little risers have been fabulous. Giving her that personnel attention. Also all the staff who have been in each room have been great. The managers for me have always been very accommodating and as with the room leaders have given that personnel approach. The only thing I would say about the nursery is it is a shame they done have more open space or at least some grass or plant area.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

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

Both my grandchildren have/are attending Clarence House Day nursery and pre-school. I am very happy with the quality of service provided in all aspects of it. The staff is fantastic, the food menus are very appealing and the management approachable, helpful and understanding. I have recommended the Nursery to some friends and I will whenever anybody is looking for a child care provider.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester? 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 nursery is a friendly and welcoming place, where my son feels happy and secure. The staff are always polite, helpful and professional. They encourage a wide range of play scenarios and the children are regularly involved in activities such as cooking and craft. I am more than happy with the care my little boy receives and would definitely recommend this institution to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

A wonderful nursery with excellent staff who provide second to none care for the children who attend. Fantastic feedback provided by informal chats at the end of the day and through use of tapestry. It is a fantastic way to catch a glimpse of the many activities that the children take part in.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Nursery, Godmanchester? 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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

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