Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton

Emperor Way, Exeter Business Park, Exeter EX1 3QS

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 Group

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

Overview

The Review Score of 9.8 (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 65 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 5 out of 5 from 54 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 4.825 for Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton is calculated as follows: ( (650 Excellents x 5) + (123 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 779 Ratings = 4.825

  • 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 Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton is based on 54 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). 54 Reviews ÷ 25.8 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.

9.8 Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.825)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
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  • Good
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  • Satisfactory
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  • Poor
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  • Very Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton?

  • Extremely LIKELY
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  • Likely
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  • Don't know
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  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
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  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
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Reviewer Connection to Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
    19

Overall we are very happy with the care of our little ones at nursery. They seem to do different activities regularly and have settled really well and the key workers and staff around seem to really enjoy seeing them learn and grow.
My only wish would be that we could be allowed payment holidays throughout the year as it’s very expensive covering bank holidays and general holidays when the children are not even in nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My two-year-old daughter absolutely loves it at Kiddi Caru, Sowton. She started there at 19 months old after previously attending a nursery which was half the size. Due to this, I was quite anxious about how she would settle at her new nursery, especially as she had not settled well at her last one.
However, to my delight, she settled at Kiddi Caru straight away. She loves all of the Key Carers in her room and gets very excited whenever she sees where she is when I pull into the nursery car park. All the staff have been amazing with her, and I have seen a huge boost in her development and independence.
I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Kiddi Caru, Sowton. I feel very lucky that my daughter attends this nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

This is my second child for this nursery and we chose them at first because of the reviews and for the second because we like and trust the staff. Our children are stimulated and happy and doing so well. The staff are tolerant and are always happy to give any information about our baby's day. I've already recommended the nursery to several people, 2 of whom now have their children there.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter started at Kiddi Caru at 11 months old and from day one I have been absolutely sure she is taken very well care of. The staff is amazing and always very welcoming, taking their time to talk to you both when you arrive and when you leave, they never seem stressed or rushed but they work extremely efficiently and all seem to enjoy their work there. I am always surprised by all the different things they do with the toddlers from messy play to sing and sign and yoga, and I love getting paintings and drawings to take home almost every week. One of the best things for us parents is the little personal books that the staff writes in every day that we take home to read about what they have been up to that day. Last but not least, very impressed with all the tasty and diverse food that is served to the kids. All in all - very satisfied and reassured that my daughter is very happy at Kiddi Caru. Would highly recommend to everyone.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Cannot fault Kiddi Caru at all, they are an excellent nursery. Two of my children have been here and have loved it and learnt so much.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Lovely, friendly staff. Amazing with my child. Always very informative and responsive. Great variety of play and an excellent varied menu for your child's mealtimes.
As a first time parent, I was very nervous about my child starting nursery, however, the staff were helpful and informative by letting me know my child was doing well during her first day, it just gives you such peace of mind. Despite your child coming home with a book where they inform you of the goings on of that day, they always take time to talk to you about your child anyway.
Would definitely recommend. They are nice and professional with a personal touch.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My little boy has been going to Kiddi Caru from 8 months old and is now nearly 2 and a half, he loves it there and so do I and before I’ve even hung up his coat in the morning he’s off into his room.
In the last few months, his confidence has grown and grown, he isn’t talking yet and the work the girls in his room put in with him is amazing. They are so caring and I can see they have a genuine attachment to him.
As a working mum, it’s so hard to leave your little people but when I leave him here, I know he’s having far more fun than he would have at home with me, it really helps to dull the mum guilt.
Lovely staff, lovely nursery. I wouldn’t send my precious little dude anywhere else.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My Daughter absolutely loves coming to Nursery, she gets very excited as soon as we pull up and always runs to the girls inside.
I love the variety of activities on offer and my favourite part of the day is reading what she has been up to in her book and being often surprised by the volume and choice of food that has been consumed! Thank you Kiddi Caru

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our daughter loves going to Kiddi Caru in Sowton and she is so happy there. We find it very convenient that they are open long hours to fit in with work patterns and she can have all her meals there if needed. We love reading about all the lovely things she has been up to in her book at the end of the day. The staff are all really good and our daughter almost jumps into their arms at times.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Ever since our child started attending Kiddi Caru at Sowton at her age of 1, we have been extremely impressed with the dedication, love, caring and respect demonstrated by the staff. We are happy that our individual needs have always been accommodated as much as possible and we can see how our little one has grown in confidence. Kiddi Caru has been a truly wonderful nursery for us.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Great nursery. My son absolutely loves it here and always has plenty to tell me at the end of each day. They do lots of different activities which keeps the children engaged. We can really see the difference in his social and language skills since going to Kiddi Caru.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My son has been attending the nursery for the past 3 years and has been very happy here. The staff are great and really care for the kids. The progress my son has made socially and developmentally with the help of the nursery has been immeasurable and he is now a confident happy kid.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

I am really happy with the nursery my son attends to. The staff is really friendly and helpful. As my son attends the nursery 5 days per week, his key carer and practitioners give me very clear updates his development which is very important for working parents! The staff in Fern room goes the extra mile! Example: My son loves his dummy and one day he left it at the nursery - the Fern room carer run to my car to give it to me! it really meant a lot! Another one: I was texted when my son used potty for the first time! That showed great commitment!
My son is always clean and his nappy is changed when I come to pick him up and just the fact that he always has a smile on his face means that he loves this nursery too!
The office staff and management are great too! they action feedback and requests quickly and welcome each child with smile! They know names of all the kids at the nursery - this definitely helps them build a great rapport with parents and kids themselves!

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Although the nursery and staff are excellent, sometimes the management / money making side of Kiddi Caru over shadow the care and help for working parents. e.g they charge for bank holidays, even though no one is in. They charge 100% for holidays, they are not helping with the new 30hrs free scheme the government has introduced.

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

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Sara Meikle, Marketing Assistant at Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton responded to this review on 05 Mar 2018:

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and we are happy to hear that you think our nursery and staff are excellent. Providing outstanding childcare is our top priority and nothing would overshadow that. It is stated in our T&C’s about the days of the year we charge for and if you would like some assistance with the Government 30 hours, you can either visit childcarechoices.gov.uk or contact us at Head Office on 0800 028 4500.

All the staff are lovely and welcoming. My little girl always comes home extremely happy after her day. I always feel that she is safe and well looked after!

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Our child moved to Kiddi Caru last year from another nursery, and we are absolutely delighted with his experience. The engagement with our child and us is exceptional, our child felt right at home very quickly. The children are given opportunity to lead on what they want to do, but their day does have some structure and there are times when all the group come together communally (lunch and story times); our child particularly comes home tired but not mentally frazzled as had been the case. The site facilities and resources are excellent and days are organised to allow children to use outside facilities if they choose. Finally, there is a lot of thought gone into scheduling; our child only attends one day a week, but Kiddi Caru rotate all of the activities over different days so that the children who only attend a few days in a month get the full variety. We could not recommend Kiddi Caru enough, it’s been an exceptional experience

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Our daughter has benefitted hugely from her days at Kiddi Caru Day Nursery. The staff have been fantastic in helping her develop and take a real interest in understanding her and her interests. We are certain it has really helped in preparing her for her future education and she always comes home full of beans! Fantastic nursery, well done to all the great staff you do an amazing job!

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Attentive and caring staff. Good ratio of carers to number of children overall. Child always happy when we collect him at pick up time.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My son has attended this nursery from the age of 9 months. He is now 3 and at every stage I have been impressed with the care and activities provided. My son has made friends and enjoys his days there.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Really impressed with the nursery and all of the staff. My little boy (1 year old) started two months ago, settled in quickly and seems to love going. It's clean, the staff are friendly but very professional, the food sounds great and the garden and activities are amazing. For me it provides guilt free working!

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our eldest child has been going to Kiddi Caru for over a year now. During this time his development has been excellent. He has grown in confidence, his social skills have improved and his language has improved significantly. The staff all seem welcoming, friendly, patient and knowledgeable. Communication between staff and parents is very good and special requests are catered for. A wide range of activities are carried out to aid development and detailed in individual diaries. I would not hesitate to recommend Kiddi Caru to other parents with young children.

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

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Staff are friendly, I always get feedback on what my children have been up to during the day. The staff also listen and give advice if I have any concerns with my children. My children are always happy to go nursery and always leave with a smile on their face.

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

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

The Facilities/environment and staff at Kiddi Caru Sowton are all of the highest standard/quality and professionalism any parent could want for their sibling when looking to use a child care center. The whole process from earlier age to older children and their different stages of development has been carefully planned and is delivered so that each child can have the best progress they need.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both my children have been very happy at Kiddi Caru. They have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of activities in a caring environment.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My husband and I are very impressed with the care given to our daughter. She thoroughly enjoys her time at Kiddi Caru and is thriving in the learning environment provided. She is making some lovely friends and experiences many different activities. We would definitely recommend Kiddi Caru to others.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I have recommended this nursery to others because it does a fantastic job. There is always lots going on for the kids and nothing is too much trouble. My son loves it here and I am happy that he is safe and well looked after. The hours are good and finish later than a lot of nurseries which helps me and all the staff know the children well and are really attached to them a fantastic place thanks Kiddi Caru.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Lovely nursery which I have recommended to several other parents who have been equally pleased. My eldest has attended for 3 years since he was 9 months old and we have never had any issues and the staff have even helped with things such as a potty training. My youngest now also attends this nursery and settled in at 10 months old extremely quickly.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our whole experience of Kiddi Caru has been excellent from start to finish. Our daughter was made to feel extremely welcome from day 1, and her learning has developed extremely quickly.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Brilliant Daycare with lovely, thoughtful and professional staff and management. Good security, approachable manager and staff always happy to help and excellent learning environment and facilities with structured and themed activities.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic nursery with the most wonderful staff.
My little boy loves his Tuesdays here.
Thank you Kiddi Caru!

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Since day one I have been impressed with Kiddi Caru. They provide a structured and professional nursery service, but each member of staff welcomes my daughter and I with a friendly hello and I feel that she is in safe hands. Although she is one of a number of children they care for on a weekly basis, they are always aware of her current likes and dislikes and development.
Would thoroughly recommend to any parent.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have been amazed at how much our 16-month-old daughter has developed whilst at Kiddi Caru. It is great to see her excited to go to Nursery in the mornings and come home tired from a clearly fun day in the evenings. The staff are always friendly and helpful and have useful feedback on how she has done that day.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My son has been attending Kiddi Caru for almost 6 months now and loves every minute he spends there, he's always very happy when we arrive and doesn't want to leave when it's time to go home.
We find the feedback after every session very helpful and staff are friendly, approachable and welcoming.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My child has a wonderful time at nursery and they are always doing new things to keep them interested. The menu is always nutritional and interesting for the children.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter started here eight months ago and we have found everyone at Kiddi Caru to be so friendly, helpful and happy. My daughter's face lights up when we arrive!! I know she's happy here and I have no hesitation in recommending this nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter loves it here, staff are always welcoming and friendly. They really get to know your child and form a special bond with them, which as a busy working mum makes me feel happy knowing my child is in a safe, happy environment.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I cannot recommend this nursery enough. The facilities are fantastic and the staff are amazing. My son has been attending for 3 years, and my daughter for 1 year. It feels as though everyone knows who they are and both children are so happy. They also love the food, and knowing they've had 2 hot, nutritional meals (as well as snacks) when they're there is great. We'll miss the place when our children go to school!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter loves the variety of activities, that are continuously happening on a daily basis. From painting to playing in the garden with the chickens.
My daughter is always happy to go to nursery as she enjoys it so much.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I feel the nursery staff cannot do enough my daughter. I feel 100% confident in leaving her there knowing she is happy and extremely well looked after. They really get to know each child and their individual needs.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My children both love attending Kiddi Caru. They enjoy playing in the garden and the variety of activities on offer. Staff are caring and attentive and are always happy to answer questions. I would highly recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Love the staff, they seem genuinely interested and fond of the children.
Great garden.
Management team always very approachable and helpful.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

A fantastic space for my child to learn and grow in. He enjoys every minute at Kiddi Caru. The staff are brilliant and a real credit to themselves and the company.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

We chose Exeter Kiddi Caru for our first child, and are booked in for our second. It is a welcoming and friendly place, that is highly geared up for the children. Being a purpose built building, the facilities in our opinion were better than other local nurseries we viewed. It can appear a little corporate with its branding and management, however, the staff who operate out of Exeter Sowton are so caring and considerate. They show genuine warmth and compassion, and never seem to tire or wane in their enthusiasm for the day ahead. Staff from all rooms and main office take a genuine interest in us, and our children. I would recommend it wholeheartedly, the staff seem to enjoy working there, which shows in the children's care. We love it!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My first son went there and my second is currently there. Lovely nursery, attentive staff, clean and tidy, wonderful stimulation for the children, can not fault it in any way!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our son has been extremely happy at Kiddi Caru, Sowton since his first day when he was 9 months old. He is now in one of the pre-school rooms and is so excited to tell us about his fun packed day when he gets home. We are extremely happy with his progress socially and educationally. The staff have always been fantastic, very informative and friendly. Our daughter has now started to attend the baby room and is loving it, we're looking forward to seeing her time at Kiddi Caru develop too.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our little boy has attended here since he was 10 months old and is now nearly 3. The nursery is really well run, and I’m always impressed how even the managerial and office staff, as well as the core room staff, seem to know all the children. The extra half hour at the beginning and end of the day, beyond many nurseries, is useful to us, as I don’t feel pressurised to be away from work earlier than I can realistically manage. The staff are caring and staff retention seems to be good. They have a very sensible approach to illness. Above all, our little boy loves going here, and our second will start in the summer. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Very good staff and very welcoming. I am unhappy about paying on days where the nursery is closed e.g bank holidays. I would think that those costs should be absorbed into the bigger business model. Likewise reductions for child sickness.
Finally, food is not too impressive with items like butter bean stews not being eaten by many - that needs serious work as children need a good meal every day.

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

Sara Meikle, Marketing Assistant at Kiddi Caru Day Nursery Exeter, Sowton responded to this review on 01 Mar 2018:

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Kiddi Caru Exeter, Sowton. It is stated in our T&C’s about charging for Bank Holidays so this cannot be changed. We’re sorry to hear you are not wowed by our menus. When we next review them we will take your comments into consideration. If you do want to raise your concerns further, please speak to your nursery manager or contact us at Head Office on 0800 028 4500.

My son has been fantastically well looked after at this nursery for nearly 3 years. The attentive staff have always made sure he is entertained, nurtured and cared for perfectly. The facilities, both indoor and out, are exceptional and I usually feel the food far surpasses anything I serve at home! I couldn’t have asked for anything more over the years.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our daughter has been so happy with nursery after starting in Jan 1 day a week, settled straight away and has learnt so much being there. It is very clean and well organised and all the staff are very friendly.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has just left Kiddi Caru to start the next chapter of her life at school but I can't thank them enough for getting her ready, at nursery, she learnt to socialise, be confident, adventurous and take part in lots of different activities.
Although we are sad she has had to leave our son started there earlier this year and is loving it just as much as his big sister.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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).

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

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