Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton

Emperor Way, Exeter Business Park, Exeter EX1 3QS

Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton, Exeter, Devon
Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton, Exeter, Devon
Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton, Exeter, Devon

Kiddi Caru is not just a day nursery; it’s a great start in life!

This nursery is bright, homely and spacious with a fantastic outside area for children to enjoy; an environment that is safe and secure.

The welfare of the children in care is paramount and through an excellent keycarer system professionals are able to ensure that the individual needs of every child are met.

As well as providing all the activities you would expect from a top-quality nursery, the team also offer extra curriculum activities such as yoga, French, music & movement and sing & sign. They believe these activities are simply part of a quality brand and should be enjoyed by all children – therefore these programmes are provided at no extra cost.

Group: Kiddi Caru Day Nurseries

Person in charge: David Lord (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Devon County Council

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

Total Places for Children: 129

Age Range: from 0 years to 5 years

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.2 Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.232)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton 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 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 out of 5 from 10 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 4.844 for Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton is calculated as follows: ( (154 Excellents x 5) + (24 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 180 Ratings = 4.844

  • 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 4.388 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton is based on 10 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 25.8 positive Reviews (129 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 10 Reviews ÷ 25.8 Target = 0.388

  • 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
    14
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    15
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton

  • Mother of Child
    12
  • Father of Child
    3

My daughter recently finished at Kiddi Caru Exeter Sowton, having started at primary school.

She very much enjoyed her time at Kiddi Caru.

The garden area allowed her to get involved in growing plants and talking about nature.

The staff work hard to allow her and other children to pursue their interests (nature, bugs, painting).

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Both of my girls went to Kiddi Caru. The staff and managers are excellent and very caring. There was always lots of fun activities to do and the outdoor play area is fantastic.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

My daughter has attended this nursery since she was six months old, She is now transitioning to school. I have nothing but praise for Kiddi Caru Exeter.
My daughter has absolutely loved her time there and been given so much support with her learning and personal development. The staff are brilliant and any questions/ issues are dealt with on the day.
My daughter has absolutely thrived in the environment they have in place and we will be so sad to leave. I also think the pictures/ photographs/mothers gifts that she brings home have been amazing and are a lovely reminder of the time she has spent there.
Brilliant nursery, can't fault them at all!

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton? 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

This nursery is fantastic. My three children have all attended Kiddi Caru and my youngest is now coming to the end of his time there ending our 10-year connection with the nursery. As a new parent, I remember having to make that difficult decision about childcare and I have never regretted choosing Kiddi Caru. The staff are brilliant and work with enthusiasm, creativity and care, to create a happy and safe environment in which the children are able to thrive.

My youngest son has absolutely loved being at nursery, from the wide range of activities he has done to being able to form his first friendships and we will be incredibly sad to leave it behind. Kiddi Caru has played a very important part in all of my children's early years and they have all flourished in the very capable hands of the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton? 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 been very happy at Kiddi Caru, lots of activities and a stimulating environment for our daughter. The staff were very helpful and supportive and listened well to our requests and were not afraid to make suggestions on how we could mutually support our daughter's development.
We particularly liked the safe outdoor area where babies could enjoy the outdoors whilst being away from the older children. In the majority of cases, we were able to hand our daughter over to her key carer in the morning and we really enjoy reading about her daily activities in her book.
My main criticism of the nursery is not to do with the setting itself or the staff or management but a policy one. It is absolutely appalling that the company charges for bank holidays when the nursery is closed; especially when their fees are already amongst the highest in the area.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

The staff are excellent, friendly and always have the children's best interests at heart. The facility is safe and has excellent inside and outside play areas.

They provide fantastic support in bringing up well mannered, polite and kind children, great guidance on what is right and wrong, how to treat others and recognising your own feelings. Communication is vital and right from an early age they are taught sign language and it continues from there right through to preparing for school.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have used Kiddi Caru Exeter for 7 years now for both my children and I cannot commend them enough. They are excellent in all fields, professional and both my children have learnt so much. The Deputy Manager deserves a medal for her hard work and nothing is too much trouble.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton? 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 brilliant! Excellent communication, friendly staff, well equipped clean rooms. My son has only been there 4 1/2 months and settled very quickly. He is very happy!

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton? 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

Our son is coming to the end of his almost-4 years at the nursery. He has absolutely loved his time there - and we have been so pleased with everyone at the nursery. The staff are all lovely and are so full of energy and enthusiasm. The facilities are great and my son happily tells me he prefers nursery teas to the offerings we give him! The nursery has given our son a fantastic grounding and I know he is prepared for school in the best way possible. I will be so sad to see him leave!

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton? 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

Since my daughter started nursery in November 2016, her father and I have seen her develop in leaps and bounds. She is so excited to see the staff and her friends every week and I couldn't ask for a better place to send her. The staff put me at ease from the very first day she started and continue to do so.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

Fantastic! My son left to start school this September and I can not praise the nursery enough. My son has been so happy at Kiddi Caru and has developed well in their care. The nursery went through big changes in 2015, but the new manager is fantastic and has made the nursery such a great environment for children. The garden is amazing! Thank you to everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton? 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 just left for school and I can not thank the nursery enough for what they have done for my son during the 4 years he was at the nursery. He has learnt so much there and his key workers have all been amazing. Over the past 12 months, so much has happened at the nursery to make ongoing improvements, but mine and my child's favourite has to be the fantastic outdoor space development. Thank you Kiddi Caru!

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton? 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

This nursery is outstanding. The comparison from our previous experience is so positive. From day one the staff worked incredibly hard to get our son settled, but within a few weeks, he couldn't wait to get there. He now runs down the hallway when I drop him off and is bubbly and smiley every time I pick him up. The staff are friendly, approachable and fun, they all seem to take great pride in what they do.

The activities and facilities on offer are brilliant. They constantly change what the kids do and the garden area offers such freedom and creativity for growing little people.

The staff have supported us with our son's growth and changes. Helping him develop new skills, make friends and gain confidence and independence without us around.

Thanks for all your hard work, it is great to know he is in such good hands!

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton? 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 attended this nursery since she was 7 months old, now nearly 4 and a half, she left to start school in September. Every member of staff has been amazing, friendly and supportive in all aspects of my daughter's development (feeding/potty training/naps/writing). There are so many varied activities to keep the children occupied and my little one has loved it there! The food is fabulous and encouraged my daughter to eat anything! I'd really recommend this nursery to anyone looking for childcare in Exeter.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

Kiddi Caru have been fantastic, my son has settled in so well and clearly loves his time at nursery. The staff are brilliant, they always have time for you to talk through how the day has been and have made a great connection with my son. I have real confidence and trust in the care at Kiddi Caru.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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