Tinkerbells Explore & Learn Nursery

64 Barton Road, Thurston, Bury St Edmunds IP31 3PG

Owner: Craig Smith

Person in charge: Craig Smith (Owner/Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Suffolk County Council

Number of Staff: 12

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

Total Places for Children: 42

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: Under two's = £39 per day AND Over two's = £37 per day

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Reviews

4.9 Tinkerbells Explore & Learn Nursery has a Review Score of 4.9 (4.861)

The Review Score of 4.9 (maximum of 10) for Tinkerbells Explore & Learn 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 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Tinkerbells Explore & Learn Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 0 out of 5 from 0 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 4.861 for Tinkerbells Explore & Learn Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (31 Excellents x 5) + (5 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 36 Ratings = 4.861

  • 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 0 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Tinkerbells Explore & Learn Nursery is based on 0 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 0 = 0

    2. Target of 8.4 positive Reviews (42 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 0 Reviews ÷ 8.4 Target = 0

  • 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
    3
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Tinkerbells Explore & Learn Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    3
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Tinkerbells Explore & Learn Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    3

We were new to the area and needed to feel secure and confident with our nursery choice promptly, we found that security And confidence at Tinkerbells after one visit. There was no need to visit any other nurseries . What we love about Tinkerbells,: There is always enough parking even during peak times, The bungalow provides a homely setting unlike other clinical nurseries , all the staff are warm and have time for you, there is a well built and well maintained outside area which our baby loves, we are assured that our baby is given a healthy meal each day, we are sent pics and updates via emails so we know what she's up to and when, every morning she is pleased to go to nursery and we love receiving her works of art to take home regularly. We love Tinkerbells and so does our baby !

How likely would you be to recommend Tinkerbells Explore & Learn 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 little girl started at Tinkerbells when she was 9 months old. She has loved it since the first day and enjoys every day. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I can read every evening what they have been up to and I love email updates with photos. I would highly recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Tinkerbells Explore & Learn Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

After viewing several nurseries in town, I had a heavy heart about where I was going to leave my son. Each of them left me with a niggling feeling; too big; too clinical; dirty; run down; too far across town; the list went on and I never thought I would find one that ticked all the boxes!!!

The first thing we liked about Tinkerbells is the fact that we called in, unannounced and they were pleased to see us! We were shown round and really got to see what the place was like as they hadn't been able to 'prepare' for visitors! We were met with lovely smells from the kitchen of the children's lunches being cooked and happy faces from both children and staff!

My only concern was whether the nursery was too far out, but it takes me under 10 minutes to get there from the Moreton Hall, which is less than travelling across town!

The rooms are separated into areas for eating, play and sleeping and are warm and inviting as well as being clean!

The garden area is brilliant and they spend as much time as possible outside exploring. They have chickens too!

Technology is also great and 'learning journeys' are stored via an electronic platform, so you get email updates with pictures and information on how your child is doing. This has been great for me on the days when my little boy has been left crying - he stops within minutes and I'm sent a photo of him playing and happy so I know all is ok!

I couldn't believe breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks were included in the daily rate. I also loved the fact that I didn't have to pay for 'settling in' sessions and could have as many as we felt were needed.

The care my son has received from the Room Leader and the staff is fantastic and it's great that the owner is always approachable and helpful. We had some issues with childcare vouchers getting through on time, but he was very understanding about it and accommodating, something I think you lose with the bigger providers.

As is evident from my review, I am extremely happy with Tinkerbells and couldn't recommend them highly enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Tinkerbells Explore & Learn 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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