Springfield Nursery Ltd

Springfield Farm, Marwood, Barnstaple EX31 4DU

Owner: Richard & Anna May

Person in charge: Anna May (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Devon County Council

Number of Staff: 24

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

Total Places for Children: 90

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 12 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0745-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: Hourly charge

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Reviews

7.5 Springfield Nursery Ltd has a Review Score of 7.5 (7.452)

The Review Score of 7.5 (maximum of 10) for Springfield Nursery Ltd is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 21 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Springfield Nursery Ltd in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.5 out of 5 from 21 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 4.952 for Springfield Nursery Ltd is calculated as follows: ( (236 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 248 Ratings = 4.952

  • 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 2.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Springfield Nursery Ltd is based on 21 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4 then divided by 2 = 2.000

    2. Target of 18 positive Reviews (90 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 21 Reviews ÷ 18 Target Reached = 1 , then divided by 2 = 0.500

  • 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
    21
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Springfield Nursery Ltd?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    21
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Springfield Nursery Ltd

  • Mother of Child
    20
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

Amazing nursery and team. Both my children go there. Such a high standard. I cannot recommend Springfield highly enough 5 stars. Great outdoor facility's with farm animals, lots of space and a very clean safe environment too.

How likely would you be to recommend Springfield Nursery Ltd? 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

Not only is this nursery set in the most idyllic setting in North Devon, overlooking the Taw and out to Appledore, the facilities are superior. The equipment is in good condition, plentiful and all designed for little people. The staff at Springfield are very professional and certainly come across as very caring. There is an outside / inside policy which means that the children can always go outside whatever the weather, which means there is a lot of freedom for the children to play in a extremely safe environment. Plus they have the added benefit of going out to see the animals on the adjoining farm, which my son absolutely loves. There is no doubt in my mind this is the best nursery in North Devon.

How likely would you be to recommend Springfield Nursery Ltd? 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: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Springfield is an amazing nursery, the staff are fantastic, the location is incredible. It offers children a great introduction to the outdoors, animals and growing veg as well as imaginative indoor activities to keep the children amused! The staff are enthusiastic and passionate and you can tell they genuinely enjoy their jobs and care about the wellbeing of the children they look after. My daughter absolutely loves nursery and it's so reassuring to us that she is getting the best possible start to nursery/education. I would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Springfield Nursery Ltd? 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

Such a fab place, especially the baby room!
The setting is so lovely and having the animals right next door for the children to see and interact with is just invaluable!
A nursery in the countryside yet just 10 minutes out of town.

How likely would you be to recommend Springfield Nursery Ltd? 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

Both my children love going to Springfield, it accommodates for all ages and the staff and atmosphere are wonderful. Having the farm animals and utilising all the vast outside space makes it a great for playing and learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Springfield Nursery Ltd? 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

Springfield is a wonderful nursery that my two year old thoroughly enjoys, the staff are lovely the facilities are great, especially outside where the children can interact with animals. I highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Springfield Nursery Ltd? 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 is a fantastic nursery. Everyone there is very caring. Most importantly the children are happy and have a great time. Lots of different experiences available by being a country based nursery. My grandchildren and their friends had the best possible start to their social lives. The nursery also caters for after school and holidays. Highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend Springfield Nursery Ltd? 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 cannot recommend Springfield nursery enough, my daughter loves going. The staff are always friendly and know my daughter very well. The outside facilities they have available are fantastic, the children do forest schools and are able to use the outdoors to enhance their learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Springfield Nursery Ltd? 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 started Springfield when she was just 8 months old and is so very happy there.
My son had been to a nursery in my home village, but 6 years on, I wasn't happy with that nursery for my daughter. A friend recommended Springfield and as soon as I went to look around, I fell in love, so got her on the waiting list.
The staff are really caring and happy, they do everything and more you want them to and Management are really accessible should you need them.
The owner is always there and works so hard to ensure the nursery is tiptop.
The girls in the baby room are lovely, I cannot recommend them any higher. The areas are all clean and full of educational items. The outside areas are out of this world, with farm animals and so much for the little ones to do.
I travel 40 minutes round trip for my daughter to go to Springfield. I think that alone is a recommendation!

How likely would you be to recommend Springfield Nursery Ltd? 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 been nurtured since the age of 1 all the way through to school and have flourished at Springfield nursery. I would highly recommend this setting. The facilities and staff are outstanding.

How likely would you be to recommend Springfield Nursery Ltd? 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

Both my 4 year old and 1 year old attend Springfield Nursery, each starting at 10 months. Both kids have had a great experience. It's so reassuring to leave your children where you can trust all the staff to really look after them, and give them a fun day. Due to it being based on a farm the children get a very varied day and experiences they are unlikely to get elsewhere. They get outside every day which is great. Would definitely recommend Springfield.

How likely would you be to recommend Springfield Nursery Ltd? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Such a fantastic professional nursery, both my boys have been going since they were 11 months old, the eldest finished last September but still returns to use the holiday club facility which he loves as its structured and they do loads of fun activities. My youngest is always so excited to go and especially loves seeing the farm vehicles and visiting the pig!
Being situated on a farm the outside spaces are outstanding. They include a garden where they grow vegetables, various animal pens and lots of child friendly space for playing. The children are able to access these during all weathers, my youngest likes nothing better than getting kitted out in wellies and going puddle jumping!
The staff are very friendly and professional and have always maintained excellent communication. A truly brilliant all round nursery, I recommend them to everyone with young children and it is the only place I am comfortable and happy to leave my children.

How likely would you be to recommend Springfield Nursery Ltd? 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 have had children at this nursery since 2011 and have been exceptionally happy with the service. My children have absolutely loved it there right through from the baby room to preschool in the Barn. The space is fantastic, as is the time they spend outdoors, and the staff have all been great. I would highly recommend Springfield.

How likely would you be to recommend Springfield Nursery Ltd? 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

An amazing environment for kids. Both of my girls love everything about it. I cannot recommend it enough. The staff are fab and know the children so well and where else do your kids get to feed the pigs, cuddle the lambs and collect eggs from the chickens?!

How likely would you be to recommend Springfield Nursery Ltd? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Can't praise Springfield enough! It's an amazing nursery with lovely staff and great facilities. My little boy is now tractor mad from visiting the farm next door and seeing all the animals - you just don't get an experience like that at most nursery's. His key-worker is so well bonded with him that she's like a second mum and I've never had any concerns leaving him. We'll be sending our second child when I finish my maternity leave. Can't recommend enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Springfield Nursery Ltd? 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: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Springfield nursery is a fantastic place. People are fantastic, admin side is always spot on, facilities/outside space are second to none. If you live in Devon you probably want your child to be able to enjoy the countryside even whilst at nursery and Springfield fulfills this beyond your wildest dreams.

Both my daughters love Springfield, cannot recommend it highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Springfield Nursery Ltd? 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

Both of my children have attended Springfield and have loved every minute. My youngest starts school in September and I'm going to be so sad to be leaving there.

The fact it's on a working farm makes it unique. How many other nurseries can your kids come home and say "we fed the pig and saw a lamb be born"? There's a huge emphasis put on outdoor play, they go out rain or shine, which is so important.

I can't recommend it highly enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Springfield Nursery Ltd? 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

Springfield is by far the best nursery in North Devon.
When I drop my daughter off I want to stay myself, there is so much outdoor space with beautiful views and animals that they go and feed.
Messy play, singing, bug hunts and making pizza are just a few things my daughter loves the most.
I've never had a day when she hasn't wanted to go. So glad we found out about the place.

How likely would you be to recommend Springfield Nursery Ltd? 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

Springfield is an excellent nursery, it has amazing outdoor space and with the opportunity for the children to meet all the different animals on the farm on a regular basis. The indoor areas are spacious with lots of optional activities for them to occupy and expand their minds.
My child has been there for over 2 years now and risen up from the baby room to the barn and loves it. The staff are always welcoming and the whole site has a great atmosphere.

How likely would you be to recommend Springfield Nursery Ltd? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter only attends nursery one day a week but asks to go everyday. She is very happy at Springfield. She is cared for amazingly and has made some lovely friends. Springfield is on a working farm and the children spend lots of time outside and visiting the farm. This week they saw the donkeys, which my daughter loved. Springfield is such a wonderful caring environment for any child to spend time in.

How likely would you be to recommend Springfield Nursery Ltd? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Absolutely wonderful nursery. My son has been attending for a couple years now and he loves it! My daughter used to as well until attending school. Staff are caring and friendly. Plenty of space for the children and outdoor time is encouraged which to me is very important.

How likely would you be to recommend Springfield Nursery Ltd? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

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

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