House of Fun Nursery

Unit 45, Longs Industrial Estate, England's Lane, Gorleston on Sea, Great Yarmouth NR31 6NE

Following an Ofsted inspection (July 2017), staff at House of Fun Nursery (HoFN) are very proud to say the setting has achieved outstanding in all areas.

Parental input and a partnership of working together has been crucial in receiving this result - Thank you

House of Fun Nursery would also like to say a massive thanks to all staff who have worked tirelessly to reach this standard and will continue to do so.

The House of Fun Nursery was established in 2003 to provide a warm and friendly environment that is ideal for childcare and pre-school learning, while offering parents a service they can feel confident with.

The nursery is registered for children aged from three months up to their 11th birthday.

A friendly team of staff is trained to meet the needs of all the children within the nursery.

HoFN provide a high adult to child ratio, which is essential in providing good quality nursery care.

The nursery operates a key person system which allows each child to have a specific member of staff who will help them settle and develop with confidence within the nursery setting.

HoFN promotes healthy eating at all times with tasty snacks and meals. All meals are freshly cooked on the premises by the nursery's catering staff, thus enabling them to cater for every child's dietary needs.

Security and protection of all children is of paramount concern and this is reflected in a security system within and around the nursery and its garden.

Owner: House of Fun Nursery

Person in charge: Kerri Phillips (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Norfolk County Council

Number of Staff: 36

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

Total Places for Children: 184

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 10 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 8.5 (maximum of 10) for House of Fun 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 4 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for House of Fun Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.6 out of 5 from 3 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 4.896 for House of Fun Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (44 Excellents x 5) + (3 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 48 Ratings = 4.896

  • 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 3.582 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for House of Fun Nursery is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 36.8 positive Reviews (184 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 36.8 Target = 0.082

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

8.5 House of Fun Nursery has a Review Score of 8.5 (8.478)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to House of Fun Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    4

My son settled in there straight away from 'ladybirds through to chimps'. We enjoy 'stay and play' sessions and he loves playing in the big hall and doing assault courses. He's always happy to go in and never gets upset to leave me. Staff are all friendly and he gets on well with them all.

How likely would you be to recommend House of Fun Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Wonderful team of people. My daughter loves going everyday.

How likely would you be to recommend House of Fun Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The staff at the house of fun are outstanding, the care, support, learning and understanding they display is second to none.
As a mother of a complex needs daughter, I can not recommend this nursery enough, nothing is too much trouble. I trust them completely with the care of my daughter and she absolutely thinks the world of them. 100% amazing.

How likely would you be to recommend House of Fun Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Best nursery in the area by far. Great staff and management. Highly recommended. My son absolutely loves it here and will be sad to see him leave.

How likely would you be to recommend House of Fun Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Awards / Recognitions

July 2017

Outstanding in all areas

Recipient: House of Fun Nursery

Date: Monday 17 Jul 2017

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March 2006

Norfolk Quality Assurance Scheme

Recipient: House of Fun Nursery

Date: Wednesday 01 Mar 2006

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