Apple Tree Day Nursery

Spring Lane, Larkhall, Bath BA1 6NY

Apple Tree Day Nursery is a family run, independent early years nursery which provides dedicated early years childcare to provide best possible start to their precious early years.

Apple Tree has four rooms; The Snug, Baby and Toddler Room, Pre-School Room and Physical room.

The baby and toddler room is for 0-2 ½ year olds, and the pre-school room is for 2 ½-5 year olds. All rooms are interconnected in order that the children can share knowledge and experience.

Owner: Sheila Davies

Person in charge: Rhianna Davies (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Bath and North East Somerset Council

Number of Staff: 6

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

Total Places for Children: 26

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Parking:

Private car park

Overview

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Apple Tree Day 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 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Apple Tree Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 11 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 4.931 for Apple Tree Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (121 Excellents x 5) + (9 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 130 Ratings = 4.931

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Apple Tree Day Nursery is based on 11 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 5.2 positive Reviews (26 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 5.2 Target Reached = 1

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

9.9 Apple Tree Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.931)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    11
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Apple Tree Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    11
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
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    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Apple Tree Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    9
  • Grandfather of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

My husband and I completely relish Apple Tree Day Nursery! We consider ourselves lucky as it’s such a brilliant place on all fronts to send our child who is very happy there. It ticks all the right boxes for us and the staff are of first degree. - We were so sad especially to have our child grow out of the toddler room but her age, development and happiness is only going up. As a family, a funny timetable and dietary trickiness, our needs from Apple Tree are quite varied yet they are only helpful and deliver a well cared for child at the end of each session. Well cared for also includes social skills, discipline and general all round developments. We consider ourselves lucky to have a place there.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

From day one of visiting the nursery I knew it was the nursery for me! They are always welcoming and friendly! My daughter's online journal allows me to be continuously updated on what she has been doing and her progress! In the 4 months she has been there she has changed and developed so much and I owe that to the amazing team at Apple Tree!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My granddaughter has been attending Apple Tree Day Nursery since she was 1 year old (now coming up to 4) and she loves it just as much now as she did back then! She is always coming home full of stories from a full on day at nursery, lots of artwork and some yummy baking too. The staff are amazing and nothing is ever too much trouble, it’s like home from home. It’s a very welcoming and friendly place (I was even offered pancakes on pancake day). I would highly recommend Apple Tree to anyone!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

All the staff have been incredibly welcoming to my 21-month-old who loves Apple Tree Day Nursery. The activities are varied and creative and my daughter has grown and developed very well in the 5 months she's been there so far. It's a small nursery which is perfect for my daughter who can be herself without feeling intimidated by too many other children. The building is light and airy with a connecting garden where the children can run around and get some fresh air in a safe environment.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Having found ourselves in a difficult situation having to find childcare quickly due to a family member who provided the care getting ill, we were so grateful to find such a lovely happy nursery for our little one to attend. She is always so happy to go and doesn't want to leave, the staff here are so lovely and kind, they make leaving our little one that bit easier as we know she will be not only looked after but loved as if she was their own. I cannot thank the staff enough, you're like our extended family thank you.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

What a lovely little nursery. We have been using Apple Tree for the past 5 months and I can not fault it. Lovely staff, lovely environment. My daughter started when she was just about to turn one. A little apprehensive at first but after a couple of settling in sessions she was quick to be the happy confident little girl we see at home. The nursery is good at communicating with parents and about how her day has been, recording lovely observations with photos and videos of her enjoying herself and her achievements at nursery (parents are invited to view these on the Tapestry App).

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

From the beginning, the nursery has been so supportive. Even though this wasn't my little one's first nursery we had concerns about her settling in.
On her first full day I picked her up to find her asleep in one of the staff's arms, she had a fun and active day.
My little one always comes back with something she's made or cooked.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My eldest daughter first attended Apple Tree when she was 12 weeks old. Since then she has grown into a confident and adventurous 4-year-old and I know that this is because of the great care she received at the nursery. My youngest daughter (2 years old) currently attends Apple Tree and since joining, her development has improved significantly. She always seemed to struggle with her speech and communication, where as now she is a very happy and extremely chatty little girl. Apple Tree Nursery has done wonders for my two girls and I cannot recommend it enough.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Staff are amazing. The progress with my son has changed massively.
I wish I could afford to send him every day.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter absolutely loves coming here!! The staff are amazing and really friendly. I love that they are super flexible too as I work odd hours most weeks so being able to drop off at 10:15 and pick up at 3:15 is fab!!. They have recently redone their garden and they now have guinea pigs (Elvis and Wilbur) which my daughter has fallen in love with!!!( She insists on bringing carrots to nursery). All in all a fantastic setting!!! With fantastic staff!!

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

All the staff do a fantastic job, our Grandaughter loves it there and our other Grandaughter and Grandson really enjoyed their time there. They have made use of every space available in the newly refurbished garden and the guinea pigs are a welcome addition too! Fantastic nursery, I highly recommend!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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