Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College

Stoke Climsland, Callington PL17 8PB

Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College offers a delightful rural setting that can inspire children's imagination and creativity, as they develop new skills on their way towards school.

This stimulating environment has Forest School status and is in close proximity to lakeland and wildlife. A converted barn, the nursery is open to students, staff and the general public.

Group: Flying Start

Person in charge: Laura Vine (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cornwall Council

Number of Staff: 7

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

Total Places for Children: 28

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 22 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 8 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 4.712 for Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College is calculated as follows: ( (193 Excellents x 5) + (66 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 264 Ratings = 4.712

  • 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 Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College is based on 8 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 5.6 positive Reviews (28 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 5.6 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.

9.7 Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.712)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
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  • Satisfactory
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Reviewer Connection to Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College

  • Mother of Child
    19
  • Father of Child
    3

A great nursery where my son has excelled in the past 6 months since I moved him to Flying Start at Duchy College. He comes home buzzing after his day! The only thing that isn’t better than my previous nursery is that there is no option to swap days of the week, although they have always been great with extra hours when needed.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My daughter loves nursery each morning when one of the girls holds her arms open she falls into their arms. she says the names of friends and of staff members. This is her way of showing she likes people.
The staff are very informative at pick up what she has eaten. slept how long, toileting and activities etc.
The setting is beautiful, often going for walks outside and seeing the animals. The day is packed out with themes and interesting activities.
A great place.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been at Flying Start since she was 7 months old and is now aged 4. I really like the location on the nursery and the facilities they have the use of around the college.
I also teach at the college so it's very convenient for me to be able to drop my daughter at my place of work.
I really like the fact they get full meals at lunch time as this helps on busy days and she tries more food.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My son has disabilities and Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College has been amazing for him! The way they help him with his needs is incredible. It’s clear to see he loves it there, everyone is so welcoming. Can’t wait to watch my son blossom because of them! They put all their kids first and I love the fact it’s in a country surrounding. Very highly recommend the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Flying Start has truly been that for my son!!
Everything which is involved with this nursery is fantastic, the setting is a dream within the country /farms/farm animals! Our son absolutely loves and enjoys his time here. All the girls are outstanding and the input they put in is clear to see. Our son has definitely benefited from his time at Flying Start!

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The nursery is fantastic, the staff are all wonderful and the setting is brilliant. My child has struggled with separation and the staff have all supported him with this. I feel he is being really nurtured while he is at nursery. He has learnt so much not just socially but developed number skills and phonics. He has spent so much time in the forest, going on walks and playing in the garden. He has even been on a trip to the library. He always talks about nursery, the staff and children positively at home. My child is summer born and I decided I did not want him to start primary school in September but keep him at nursery until Easter. Even though the nursery have not had a child do this before they have been so supportive of my decision. As the time approaches that my son will begin primary school they have even offered to take him to visit the school. I know that the nursery has given him the best start on his learning journey.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Flying Start Duchy College has been exceptional. Our Son has come on so much very quickly since he started there. He asks to go to Nursery and is always talking about his friends and the staff. The girls really listen to parents views and opinions and have been most helpful when it came to potty training. The location is fabulous with the children able to explore the farm and parents never miss out on what the children have been up to with lots of events for us to join in on. We can't recommend Flying Start Duchy College enough there is such a warm lovely atmosphere there. Keep up the good work.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

A fabulous nursery with amazing staff who really take the time to get to know the children. All the staff are very friendly and I feel that my child is the only child that goes there with all the feedback and attention he receives it’s such a friendly nursery, small and intimate which my child absolutely loves going to.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Friendly, supportive, cohesive with parents recommendations, lots of time spent outdoors, creative, and imaginative.

Highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Both our children have been attending this nursery from a very young age, our eldest from 3months old and youngest from 8months (daily from 8am to 17:30). The staff really have been excellent throughout every stage, whether it's weaning, improving communication, potty training or just giving a cuddle and reading a book! They have always been friendly, caring, knowledgeable and striving to go the extra mile.

Over the last 12months flying start have rolled out eyLog, an online learning journal, which not only improves communication but enables us to feel further engaged in our children's learning and development.

The location is fantastic, not too big and rural enough to give opportunities for the children to get outside daily and enjoy their surroundings.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have sent both of my children here, from as young as four months.

Both girls have been very happy and well cared for here and have made great friends and formed bonds with a number of the key workers.

The nursery location itself is fantastic as the children get to go in a big garden and go around the farm and sometimes even to the woods.

The girls would often do craft or even cookery and often showed me things that they knew that I hadn't taught them so they clearly learnt a lot too - they knew loads of songs and my eldest would tell me facts about Africa or the alphabet!

The key workers were all great with my eldest who was a tough baby and very noisy at first.

Two members of staff were with my eldest for three years, the continuity made a big difference to me and made leaving them there every day easy.

Great nursery manager, extremely friendly, caring towards the children and positive!

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Although the establishment is very small, the staff have created a fun and safe place to leave our most precious cargo!!

My daughter enjoys the time she spends there (2 full days a week) and tells me about the walks she goes on to see the animals or to the woods!

Staff are incredibly helpful and having a nursery at my place of work is so convenient.

The only downfall is the lack of space and not being able to just open the door, letting the children out into a secure play area.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My son has been attending Flying Starts since he was 8 months old and has just turned 1. His key worker and all the staff are extremely cheerful and friendly and he gets excited when he sees them in the mornings which makes it much easier to leave him knowing he is looking forward to his day. The eyLog app details some of the activities he gets up and gives us an insight to some of his days.
Since starting, my son has been weaning and the nursery have accommodated my requests and he seems to be loving the food.
One of my favourite things about being on the grounds of Duchy College is that they go out most days for walks in the fresh air and get to see animals and local wildlife. On the odd occasion when he has been under the weather, the staff have been in contact with me and provided him with the care need. I have nothing to compare the nursery to as this is my first child but I feel confident and happy taking him there and he certainly enjoys it!!

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Flying Start Nursery is a fantastic setting where learning and development sit alongside individual care and attention to children. My daughter has been going to Flying Start since she was 6 months old and is now getting ready to leave for school. In that time she has developed into a kind and thoughtful little girl and some of this is down to the excellent care she is shown in this setting. Children are encouraged to learn and experience new things, there is fantastic contact with parents and opportunities to be involved in learning and development and the staff are incredible. They really care about the children and want to see them do well and are flexible and understanding. The electronic log system has been an excellent addition and allows you to be a part of their time at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We are so pleased with how happy our little boy is at nursery and how confident he has grown over the six months he has attended twice a week. He squeals with excitement when we arrive in the car and walk over to the door in a morning.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

A lovely place to let your child attend while working knowing they will be safe and have lots of fun. I have seen a few day care and nursery around but this is hands down the best by far the staff are lovely!

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter always enjoys coming to nursery, she has a good relationship with all of the staff and loves to see all of the different animals on the college campus.
She also enjoys all of the lunches provided.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

The nursery is a good friendly place to bring your kids they love the setting being able to go out and look at the collage and see the animals. They take them out in all weathers which is good for the kids

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

The staff are always friendly, polite and professional. Always there to help with any problems. My little boy really enjoys going there. I find the app really helpful too, it's great to be able to see him progress through his learning journey and be involved.

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We are very happy with how our son has settled in at this nursery. The staff are very helpful and support our son in all areas and key areas that we have specified. His key worker knows him well and they already seem to have formed a bond and he is happy to go with her despite initially being upset at me leaving him. The nursery provides activities both indoors and outside space that suit his interests well. Highly recommended and will continue to use this nursery as long as possible :)

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Excellent all round care and learning. The management are brilliant, helpful and efficient. They have taught a great range of skills. My son loves his lunch!

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We have only been using the nursery for three weeks and have already settled in well. My child has displayed some reluctance to stay at drop off, initially (which is to be expected) but three weeks on with staff support my child is thoroughly enjoying his time at the nursery. The staff have been very supportive and give regular updates regarding my child's activities. I understand that the outside garden is quite small, but I have not seen it. I chose this nursery as I am a student at Duchy College and need my child on site. So far so good. Well done flying start!!

How likely would you be to recommend Flying Start Nursery @ Duchy College? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

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