Woodland House Nursery

1 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1AU

Woodland House Nursery, Bristol, Bristol
Woodland House Nursery, Bristol, Bristol
Woodland House Nursery, Bristol, Bristol

Woodland House Nursery is unique in the Bristol area for operating a Beach School.

The British coastline is a wonderful, natural learning resource to which every young person should have access.

This could mean paddling in the water, living out desert island fantasies, creating amazing sculptures, lighting fires, driftwood structures or just as simple as feeling the sand between their toes.

At Severn Beach children can make mud pies to making sandcastles, make marks in sand, search the shore line for treasure, make dens and sculptures, count pebbles or simply run free.

Woodland House Nursery staff say its Beach School is 'a natural spin off from Forest School'. The learning ethos is the same but the surroundings are different.

The nursery's menu incorporates foods from different cultures including varying flavours and textures. The menus include vegetarian dishes, two meat dishes and a fish dish.

Owner: Rebecca Clevett

Person in charge: Emma Base (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Bristol City Council

Number of Staff: 18

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

Total Places for Children: 50

Age Range: from 0 years 1 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week between Christmas & New Year

Fees Guide: Please contact us for details

Admission Information: Priority given to employees of University of Bristol Employees

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.9 Woodland House Nursery has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.899)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Woodland House 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 19 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Woodland House Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 19 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 4.899 for Woodland House Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (206 Excellents x 5) + (21 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 228 Ratings = 4.899

  • 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 Woodland House Nursery is based on 19 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 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 19 Reviews ÷ 10 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.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    19
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Woodland House Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    19
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
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Reviewer Connection to Woodland House Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    16
  • Father of Child
    3

Woodland House Nursery is fantastic and I would strongly recommend it to anyone. My 8.5-month old son loves it there and has been in the 'bunnies' room since he was 6 months. The staff are great with him and are all very friendly. He settled in immediately and I am extremely impressed with the activities and food that are provided for him.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodland House 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 son has been at Woodland House for over three years and I cannot recommend highly enough, the staff are caring, motivated and inspiring. It's like a home from home and we are sad to be leaving (for school). They have just got a very well deserved Ofsted outstanding. My son's reception teacher paid a recent settling-in visit and said it was the best nursery she had ever been to.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodland House 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

Woodland provided fantastic early years care for our 2 eldest daughters, preparing them well for school, building confidence and social skills. Our youngest is currently at the nursery and is thoroughly enjoying it. She has made plenty of friends with children and staff. Her language and comprehension has come on leaps and bounds in the nursery's stimulating environment. The regular feedback and record of her progress is brilliant. All credit to the staff for their excellent and thoughtful hard work, which allows myself and my husband to go to work confident in the knowledge that our daughter is receiving high-quality care.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodland House 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

Woodland House Nursery is a really fantastic nursery. I couldn't be happier with the level of care and attention that my daughter gets here. What first drew me to the nursery was just how happy all of the children were and now after two years, I can see why. The staff are absolutely brilliant, some really lovely characters with great enthusiasm and ideas for the children, and staff turnover is extremely low. The extras the nursery offers are really great too, with weekly music classes, yoga and beach school. Woodland has just been awarded an Ofsted 'Outstanding' and this is really well deserved.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our daughter has been at the nursery for almost a year now and she is very happy there. I have found the staff extremely friendly, helpful and supportive. However busy they are, they always make the time to give a full handover at the end of the day and ask any questions we have. I would highly recommend this nursery to any parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodland House Nursery? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been attending the nursery since he was 8 months old and has today "graduated" to Primary School. The nursery has been exceptional throughout the years and has recently been named as an outstanding nursery by OFSTED.

The main difference between Woodland House and other nurseries is the level of staff engagement. The Head Teacher has engendered a culture of genuine caring which ripples through the staff's relationships with the kids, parents and colleagues. As a team, they strive to continuously improve, which leads to fresh ways of delivering the syllabus, continuously challenging and stimulating the children. I believe that this creativity and desire is driven by their love for the kids and the realisation that, what they do every day, will help to shape these little people into the best big people they can possibly become.

I am grateful that my son leaves their care as a happy and confident little boy, who loves learning and is well prepared for the next step.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Thank you, Woodland House Nursery! Our little girl has been going since last September. She started at almost 2 years old but the team has been very patient and amazing with her - and particularly because she speaks only French at home. She is learning so much and we feel completely confident.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodland House 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

Not much to add on top of my across the board "excellent" scores. My daughter enjoys every single day she is in nursery. The staff here are amazing, always friendly and obviously brilliant with the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodland House 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 daughter really enjoys going to Woodland House Nursery. It is great for me - I know she is well cared for and can get on with my day job. When I come to collect her in the afternoon, I get a detailed report (written as well as verbal) of how the day has been which I really like. The staff are super friendly and the whole atmosphere feels very positive.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodland House Nursery? 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: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have two children at the nursery and are extremely pleased with the care they receive. The staff are imaginative and do an amazing job on quite a small site. There is always a good combination of trying and learning new things and meeting an individual child's needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodland House Nursery? 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: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My third child has followed her siblings in attending Woodland House from 9 months to school. All my children have been very happy - with each very individual needs and quirks met to the highest standard. The staff are well trained and supported taking great pride in their work. They, in turn, are well supported by their management team. They truly seem to be a very happy, positive team. Love the food cooked on site, the activities - my child loves everything messy, the key workers, Beach school, the tortoise and playing outside.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodland House 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 our boys have been happy, stimulated and very well looked after at Woodland House. We've been delighted to see them enjoy a variety of activities and resources, make great friends and flourish in the fun, friendly, supportive and caring environment.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My child has a wonderful time at Woodland House Nursery. The staff are gentle, caring and highly knowledgeable. The approach to child development is holistic and creative, with plenty of messy play, craft and time spent outdoors. Lots of attention is given to the individual child, as well as to forming friendships with other children and socialising in a group. There are lots of extra activities - music, gym, outings, family gatherings. This nursery goes the extra mile. I couldn't recommend it more highly.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodland House 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

The staff seem to really genuinely care about the children and go the extra mile to make the children's experience fun and varied. A lot of thought goes into the activities and the displays. They manage conflict between the children well and encourage children to think things through and work out the right resolution. Their approach is calm, fair and nurturing. A nod also to the kitchen who produce a wonderful variety of fresh and healthy meals. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have discovered this newly opened nursery when we were looking for a place for my son all those years ago. I knew it was the right place straight away!

How likely would you be to recommend Woodland House 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Woodland House is brilliant, I can safely say it is such a relief knowing that while I am at work my child is in such great care. They offer such a wonderful range of things for the children, beach school and art field are definitely huge hits.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodland House 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

The nursery is excellent and is particularly good at developing social skills and interactions and my daughter's sense of responsibility. They encourage collaborative play and choice which they really enjoy.
They also safely run several regular trips out like beach school, the secret garden, book reading and more recently Artfield at their sister site. Staff have always been supportive and imaginative.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodland House 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our son was at Woodland House from 8 months old right up until he started school and now our daughter is in the Bunnies room. They both love the nursery and our son wants to come back! The low turnover of staff ensures the children form strong bonds and feel secure and happy there. The outside space is lovely and the children are given the opportunity to explore the 'secret garden' and local area as well as attending beach school when they go up to the Wise Owl room.
The nursery has a real family feel to it - the staff know and engage with every child, even those in the other rooms.
We love the way the staff are encouraged to share their skills and talents for art, music, languages and yoga with the children so they are always learning and experiencing new things.

Our kids have always felt safe and loved there and we always recommended Woodland House to anyone looking for a nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodland House 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 daughter has been through this nursery, in all three rooms, Bunnies, Fox Cub and Wise Owls and is now at school. My Son is currently there and both children have loved it. I have been incredibly happy with the care, structure and love that my children received and receive. The staff are really super and so good with the children. Both children love the food. Beach School is a real bonus - superb. I would recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodland House 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 daughter has been at this nursery for two years and has progressed through all the rooms, bunnies to fox cubs to wise owls. They are all brilliant she is really happy there. The staff are really kind and friendly and most staff have been there as long as my daughter, there is not a high turnover of staff which is a bonus. It is well structured and organised and the Beach school is a real adventure and great experience for the pre-school children. Freshly prepared food from the cook is healthy and provides variety. Brilliant nursery I would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodland House 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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