Early Birds Nursery, Bude, Cornwall

Early Birds Nursery is a Pre-school Learning Alliance childcare service located in the seaside town of Bude in Cornwall.

The nursery offers 32 Ofsted-registered places and was rated 'Good' by Ofsted in November 2013.

High-quality care and learning opportunities, for children aged from three months to five years, are provided by a friendly and well-qualified team who follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Staff focus on learning through play and actively encourage parents to become involved in the life of the nursery.

Early Birds Nursery is open from 8am to 5pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8am to 3pm Tuesday and 8am to 4pm Friday. The nursery is open 50 weeks of the year, excluding bank holidays and three staff training days.

Group: Pre-school Learning Alliance

Person in charge: Alex Kimmins (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cornwall Council

Number of Staff: 13

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care

Registered Charity Number: 1096526

Total Places for Children: 32

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1700

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 2 weeks at Christmas

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Reviews

9.4 Early Birds Nursery has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.431)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Early Birds Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Early Birds Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 5 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 4.65 for Early Birds Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (44 Excellents x 5) + (11 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 60 Ratings = 4.65

  • 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 4.781 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Early Birds Nursery is based on 5 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 6.4 positive Reviews (32 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 6.4 Target = 0.781

  • 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
    4
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Early Birds Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    4
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Early Birds Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    3
  • Father of Child
    2

This nursery is excellent!! The staff are fantastic and very professional, my daughter loves it. In September she will be in her second year there. I have already recommended this nursery to others because of its excellence.

How likely would you be to recommend Early Birds 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

We have had an extremely positive experience and our son has gained so much confidence and loves interacting with staff and his peers. We are so pleased we chose this setting and will be taking our daughter here too.

How likely would you be to recommend Early Birds Nursery? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Early Birds Nursery has been fantastic at supporting my daughter through this tricky time. We moved to the area recently and her key worker and the team could not have done more to provide love and support to her. Giving her a steady open minded routine, encouraging self-sufficiency which is fantastic to see in my daughter, preparing her for school so well. Her numeracy and writing have come on leaps and bounds. Thank you, to all you lovely people for your support and care! Fantastic! 10/10!

How likely would you be to recommend Early Birds 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

We have always been happy with the care provided at Early Birds Nursery. This is our second child's stint in their care and both children have enjoyed their time there.
All the staff are friendly and approachable.

How likely would you be to recommend Early Birds Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Alex Kimmins, Manager at Early Birds Nursery responded to this review on 26 Jul 2017:

Hi, thank you for your review. We really value this feedback as it is so beneficial in moving the nursery forward. The areas you have identified as 'satisfactory' are areas we have also actioned. We really hope you see this developing over the course of the next term and how this positively impacts the development of the children. The staff have worked hard over the last year fundraising in order to improve the outdoor environment and we are currently waiting on some quotes for this work to be carried out. Thank you kindly, The Early Birds Team.

My son will soon be leaving for infant school but his three years at Early Birds have been amazing. He has never had a bad day. The staff are all amazing, friendly, helpful and supportive.
I had great support throughout and always on hand with advice and suggestions. My son was always happy to go to nursery and full of excitement when telling me all about his day.

How likely would you be to recommend Early Birds 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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