Naturally Learning Truro, Truro, Cornwall
Naturally Learning Truro, Truro, Cornwall
Naturally Learning Truro, Truro, Cornwall

Naturally Learning Ltd is a Truro nursery that is committed to a positive early years experience, in which children can learn via natural environments.

The nursery is registered as a Forest School, has a purpose-built room for under 3s and close links with Truro High Schools within whose grounds the survey is located.

A qualified and friendly team looks to work in partnership with parents, making the most of quality resources, supporting healthy eating, physical exercise and emotional well-being.

Group: Naturally Learning Ltd

Person in charge: Sally Palmer and Carolyne Evans (Managers)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cornwall Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 50

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9 Naturally Learning Truro has a Review Score of 9 (8.990)

The Review Score of 9 (maximum of 10) for Naturally Learning Truro is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Naturally Learning Truro in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.2 out of 5 from 4 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 4.84 for Naturally Learning Truro is calculated as follows: ( (121 Excellents x 5) + (23 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 144 Ratings = 4.84

  • 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 4.15 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Naturally Learning Truro is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 10 Target = 0.400

  • 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
    10
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Naturally Learning Truro?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    11
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Naturally Learning Truro

  • Mother of Child
    12

I knew that this was the right nursery for us within moments of arriving to look around. The staff are lovely, and the set up is perfect, we love wooden toys, and open-ended play, and encouraging independence at home and I could see that this nursery would continue to provide these things for my daughter. I was very nervous about leaving her for the first time but they made the transition much easier and have been so supportive. There is a gorgeous feel to the nursery and I feel 100% relaxed about leaving my daughter there, made even easier with the super app that lets me see what she is eating or whether she has slept, etc...
Thank you all, you're wonderful!!

How likely would you be to recommend Naturally Learning Truro? 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 loves going to ‘school’. I feel so lucky that we found somewhere where he can run and play without too much structure. He enjoys having marshmallows or popcorn on the fire and generally getting muddy!

The staff are welcoming and always have time to give a handover of what they’ve been doing and eating!

Now he’s with the preschool group he’s getting prepared for school and it’s very led by him.

How likely would you be to recommend Naturally Learning Truro? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has always been very happy here. The staff are excellent and know the children very well. The activities are varied and they spend a great deal of time outdoors.
It is a fun and active place to learn!

How likely would you be to recommend Naturally Learning Truro? 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 2-year old daughter has been attending Naturally Learning for 7 months and really loves it. The children spend a lot of time outside, making the most of the natural environment and using that as the basis for their learning. The focus is very much on the development of the individual child, and the staff take the lead for their lesson planning from the interests of the children. The atmosphere is both relaxed and friendly; the staff are very approachable and there is a good line of communication between the nursery and parents. The staff also take the time to get to know all of the children in the nursery, not just those that they are directly responsible for. I would have no hesitation in recommending Naturally Learning to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Naturally Learning Truro? 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 are so happy with the nursery and our baby is thriving there. We love the outdoor focus and the chance for independent play without having to use mainstream toys. A really lovely environment where the children are encouraged to learn at their own pace. A fantastic alternative to the 'normal' nursery options.

How likely would you be to recommend Naturally Learning Truro? 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

The school holidays can't come quick enough!! Both my sons love the forestry club at Naturally Learning's holiday club. The staff are wonderful and my sons have made new friends with the children that attend the holiday club. In my opinion, Naturally Learning is the best holiday club in Truro! (My sons are 5 yrs and 7yrs old). My eldest son loves the fresh home made food cooked daily. Which I'm also delighted with...(No packed lunch making for me!).

How likely would you be to recommend Naturally Learning Truro? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Naturally Learning is an excellent nursery. My child continues to thrive whilst in their care and they do all they can to ensure that the time she spends there is full of fun and learning. I cannot fault the nursery staff with their care of the children and this really is the best nursery that I could have picked. I would highly recommend this nursery to anybody seeking childcare.

How likely would you be to recommend Naturally Learning Truro? 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

Naturally Learning does exactly what it says. Children are outdoors for much of the day and get very involved with materials as part of their learning experience. I am really happy that my 3 year old gets to do forest school and I have noticed her keen interest in nature, which has been encouraged at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Naturally Learning Truro? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have done and will continue to recommend the nursery, we are extremely very happy with setting and highly rate it. My child was difficult to settle but now gets excited when she is visiting. The only downfall I would give is the staff turn over, but this may be the nature of the business.

How likely would you be to recommend Naturally Learning Truro? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Mandy Richardson, Director at Naturally Learning Truro responded to this review on 01 Jul 2016:

Sadly we have had a couple of staff move on to new roles but have been so pleased to find amazing replacements.

The nursery is a excellent place where the kids have a professional support from all the staff. In my particular situation they have been demonstrated that the children and the family are first than the business. They are really helpful and supportive. They gave me an integral support in all the aspects. I highly recommend this nursery. They adapt the nursery for new challenges because in my family we speak Spanish and Portuguese as native language and all the staff try to adapt to our culture to make that my children feel like home.

How likely would you be to recommend Naturally Learning Truro? 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

I am absolutely delighted with our choice of nursery for our two boys. My eldest son has an amazing time as a "Little Explorer" and my younger son absolutely loves his time in the Baby Room. All the staff are incredibly caring and lovely. I would recommend (and have) to all my friends!

How likely would you be to recommend Naturally Learning Truro? 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 children have attended Naturally Learning, Truro for the last year. They are happy to go each day, have developed great relationships with all staff and made lots of friends. They have made lots of progress in their learning, despite telling me every day that they have "just played". The outside space is fantastic and they go outside everyday, often coming home muddy but always happy! I would recommend the nursery fully, they know my children so well and learning is personalised to them, their interests and needs. The food is varied and satisfies even my hungry boys. When asked what they like about nursery my boys said " I like playing" and "Playing outside".

How likely would you be to recommend Naturally Learning Truro? 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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