Kneehigh Nursery, Newquay, Cornwall
Kneehigh Nursery, Newquay, Cornwall
Kneehigh Nursery, Newquay, Cornwall

Kneehigh Nursery, established in April 1991 is privately owned and not part of a chain.

Kneehigh moved into its new purpose built property in March 2003.

It has a completely enclosed play area. Kneehigh is situated in a quiet residential area on the edge of the centre of Newquay, which means access to it is easy. There is parking immediately outside the premises.

Kneehigh provides "Quality care and education, where your child comes first". Kneehigh's dedicated staff make sure your child feels safe, happy and stimulated within a welcoming setting.

Kneehigh gained accreditation in November 2006 and its last OFSTED inspection was 'good'.

Kneehigh has 'freeflow' between the indoors and outdoors for the majority of the day.

The team at Kneehigh are always striving to improve the environment and education provided, whilst keeping the prices affordable.

The setting provides places for children with or without 2, 3 or 4-year- old funding. It offers both 15 and 30 hour funded places. It also accepts work place childcare vouchers.

Owner: Sarah Rendell

Person in charge: Sarah Rendell (Owner/Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cornwall Council

Number of Staff: 9

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

Total Places for Children: 26

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 5 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: 3 hour session £10.00. 1/2 day (5 hours) £16.00. School Day (9am to 4pm) £23.75. Full day £30.00. Plus other variations.

Vacancies

15 Child Vacancies

posted 20 Jul 2017

We have vacancies for children aged 2 years to 6th birthday across all our sessions from 31st July at the moment. We are now taking bookings for places for the Autumn Term. We are offering the 30 hours funded places.

Reviews

9.9 Kneehigh Nursery has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.900)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Kneehigh 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 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Kneehigh Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 6 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 4.9 for Kneehigh Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (64 Excellents x 5) + (5 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 70 Ratings = 4.9

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Kneehigh Nursery is based on 6 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). 6 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.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    6
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Kneehigh Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Kneehigh Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    6

I have two little boys who attend Kneehigh Nursery. They are now aged 4 and 2.
They love going to nursery and have learnt so much since starting there.
All the staff are amazing, friendly, professional and have been a massive part in the boys growing and learning.

I am really happy with the nursery and everything about it. I love that the boys can play outdoors as and when they wish and there is such a free play which I believe is so important for development. They have both developed great relationships with both staff and other little people.

On occasions, the nursery have little outings, which is quite exciting for the kids. I love that they have their own little sports day and Christmas play each year. Every moment is just precious to them.

I am so pleased we found the nursery and have had the opportunity for both my boys to be part of growing up there.

How likely would you be to recommend Kneehigh 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: Don't Know

I moved my daughter to this nursery only 4 weeks ago. The transition has been amazing and I would put that down to the warm, caring, nurturing way the nursery is run by it's staff. She talks about the nursery all the time and loves going. There is an unlimited supply of resources, careful planning, boundless outdoor space and fantastic activities that keep the children happy all day. Excellent!

How likely would you be to recommend Kneehigh 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 loved Kneehigh. It suited her as she loves the freedom to explore and be adventurous - the nursery cater for that with their indoor learning spaces which change every month depending on their chosen topic, and their huge outdoor area with a massive range of equipment and toys.
All children have access to waterproofs and are allowed to go out and play even in the rain if they want to; something which my little girl enjoyed. Unlike some other nurseries, Kneehigh offers so much more than just childcare during the sessions your child attends; I felt that the staff were always friendly and approachable and as a family, I felt we had the support and advice in relation to anything and everything we needed help with or information on.
The staff are a wonderful group of mum's who care, nurture and raise other mum's children which was exactly what I wanted from a nursery. Thank you to the manager and co, you made choosing a nursery for my little girl easy and guilt-free knowing she was so happy in your care.

How likely would you be to recommend Kneehigh 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 attending Kneehigh Nursery for a year now and has loved every minute. The continual change of indoor and outdoor learning activities keep the children interested and engaged. My daughter learns life skills such as cleaning up after herself at snack and lunchtime, changing her footwear and outdoor clothing. Kneehigh Nursery have fully supported my daughter during potty training and removing her dummy. The staff are kind, compassionate, encouraging and nurturing.

How likely would you be to recommend Kneehigh 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son only started at Kneehigh Nursery a couple of weeks ago however so far I have found the facilities to be excellent and all of the staff really lovely. They really make an effort to make him feel welcome when he arrives in the morning and I think they do a brilliant job. I'm looking forward to my son spending happy days at Kneehigh Nursery for years to come.

How likely would you be to recommend Kneehigh 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 arrived from Spain in May 2015. My child has been in Kneehigh Nursery from June 2015. It's a really lovely place for him. He's learning a lot of things. He speaks English perfectly now. The staff is brilliant. We have another boy, he's 2 in March and we want to bring him too. The activities and the place are amazing. Very recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend Kneehigh Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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