The Woodside Centre

Lea Road, Tiverton EX16 6SD

The Woodside Centre is a nursery located in Tiverton, Devon.

Friendly and well-qualified nursery staff give children exciting and stimulating learning opportunities.

Within a safe, friendly and fun environment, including indoor and outdoor play areas, children are supported by qualified staff in developing a wide range of skills and interests.

The nursery is managed by the Pre-School Learning Alliance and offers free childcare for qualifying two-year-olds and all three and four-year-olds.

Each child is supported by a key person who understands their individual needs and offers special support to them.

Group: Pre-school Learning Alliance

Person in charge: Zoe Land (Deputy Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Devon County Council

Number of Staff: 11

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care

Registered Charity Number: 1096526

Total Places for Children: 51

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for The Woodside Centre 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 31 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Woodside Centre in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 19 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 4.8 for The Woodside Centre is calculated as follows: ( (303 Excellents x 5) + (61 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 370 Ratings = 4.8

  • 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 The Woodside Centre is based on 19 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 10.2 positive Reviews (51 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 19 Reviews ÷ 10.2 Target Reached = 1

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

9.8 The Woodside Centre has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.800)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    26
  • Good
    5
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Woodside Centre?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    31
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to The Woodside Centre

  • Mother of Child
    25
  • Father of Child
    4
  • Grandmother of Child
    1
  • Stepfather of Child
    1

Welcoming, friendly staff that are happy to help with any questions or queries you may have.
Always have the children's best interests at heart and put in a lot of effort to build relationships with each individual child.

How likely would you be to recommend The Woodside Centre? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Great staff, really helped my child when he went through a tough period. I have used this nursery for both my children and they love it!

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My third child is currently at Woodside and is thriving. He absolutely loves attending nursery and has strong bonds with his key worker and the other staff. He is given the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities and is encouraged to explore a variety of settings. I would highly recommend Woodside to other parents!

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I am happy with my son going to this nursery. Communication between parents and staff is excellent.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

The nursery is a very happy and safe place which my son enjoys very much.
I would be very happy to recommend Woodside nursery to other parents/carers.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My Granddaughter goes to Woodside nursery and it’s brilliant. She loves it and can’t wait to go on her days at Woodside!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son loves his time at nursery. Key workers are encouraging, kind, and full of good ideas for activities and ways of stimulating his imagination. They strike me as being committed to each child in their care and genuinely want them all to do well. We are so pleased with Woodside that his little brother will hopefully start there soon also.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I send my two boys aged 1 and 2 to Woodside. Both boys love going and have grown so much in their confidence and abilities.
They are supported in their personal growth and are encouraged to try new things.
My 2-year-old is having speech difficulties but they are helping him and giving him the time he needs to improve and practise.
All the staff are amazing and go above and beyond each and every day.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Woodside continues to provide excellent care to my daughter. She is developing well and is always happy to go. There is a great range of activities on offer and they seem to be doing something new every week.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter loves it here. Staff are super friendly. I chose this nursery as i thought it was a great setting, outside area and food was handmade.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I cannot highly recommend this nursery enough. From day one the staff have been caring, compassionate and efficient. They understand that childcare needs to be an extension of the home. My child's understanding of the world has thrived especially numeracy and verbally. It is such a relief to send my child off in the mornings with a happy, excited and eager look on her face. She speaks fondly about every single member of staff.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son moved from another nursery to Woodside and absolutely loves nursery days. He has progressed rapidly with their fantastic support. He is confident and happy and has settled in lovely making friends and forming relationships with the nursery staff. Meals are lovely and healthy, playrooms are large and good use of the rooms with play equipment. My son loves playing outside at nursery and has so much to choose from. Communication is really good and staff are really helpful and friendly.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My child is always happy to go to the nursery and has a fun and educational experience whilst there.
The staff are friendly and extremely helpful with any questions I have.
My child enjoys the food provided and the overall cleanliness is good.
I’m incredibly satisfied with my choice in Woodside Nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My daughter is incredibly happy at Woodside and loves going. She loves the staff, and the activities she takes part in. She also loves the yummy food that is cooked for them each day. I would definitely recommend Woodside.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

As parents, we are extremely pleased with the level of service offered by the staff at Woodside Nursery. They always provide a detailed update of the boys' day at nursery when it is time to collect and I was personally very impressed with the detail on my children's development plans and goal progression.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Lovely environment for my little boy to come into. The staff are really kind and supportive and my son has made friends and learnt a lot since coming here.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Very accomplished staff with great energy and enthusiasm.

Poor communication, basic seasonal newsletter. Infrequent parents evening and little feedback day to day from keyworker.

Great social environment for children.

Not an academic environment - I won't be keeping my child there for her preschool years (age3-4)
I will be moving her to a preschool/nursery attached to a school where the learning is more structured.

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Average Rating:   3.5 out of 5

Our daughter joined the baby room at The Woodside Centre in January this year after a thorough settling in period and is really happy here. She has some additional needs and the staff have really gone the extra mile to enhance her care and learn about her special requirements. We are very impressed with all the staff, they are caring, friendly and knowledgeable about development. We would highly recommend The Woodside Centre.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I have been using Woodside since 2009 and currently have my second child there. It is a lovely nursery in a fabulous setting with a large open feel to it. The staff are all extremely friendly and welcoming. Both of my children have loved the staff there and I have never had a complaint. I have always felt my children are safe and secure in the setting and that they have experienced many wonderful times there. They have also received great support when needed. Overall a great nursery which I would highly recommend.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter is really happy in the nursery, she is smiling all the time.
They work different areas of learning in a fun way. Staff are wonderful.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Our daughter absolutely loves going to Woodside nursery. They do so many activities and messy play and sing/read stories all the time. She is learning so much without even realising it. The staff are great. They always have time to talk and do an amazing job.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Very welcoming and supportive environment. Every member of staff knows my son and how to settle him at drop off time. He has enjoyed every single session. My child is encouraged in everything he does and is not pushed to do activities he does not want to do.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son loves Woodside, the teachers are brilliant with him and myself and always there to help and talk about my sons day. And my son has come on so much thanks to their support and help and would recommend it to any friends or family.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

As a mum of twins I was a little concerned about putting them into nursery at 2 1/2 years old, but having been advised by her paediatrician that my daughter would possibly benefit from the experience as she has delayed development issues we decided to give it a try. Woodside has been very supportive from the start. She only attends a half-day session but she is treated exactly the same. She has grown in confidence and knowledge through Woodside and loves it.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My son has been at Woodside for 18 months and he loves it. The staff are all wonderful and friendly as well as professional. The facilities are great with different areas inside as well as a good sized outdoor play area. The activities they do are fun and educational and they also do good physical activities such as yoga as well as dancing and balancing activities. I've always been impressed with how thorough the development records are for each child. I would recommend Woodside highly to anyone looking for a nursery or pre-school.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son loves going to nursery and has lots of exciting things to tell me when I collect him at the end of the day. There are always new activities happening that are fun and creative and provide me with a talking point on are journey home. They are doing a fantastic job at getting my son school ready and easing any worries I may have at the next step in his learning journey.
Overall all the staff are doing a fantastic job and have a very important role in my son's life which I'm truly grateful for.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son is currently in the baby room and very much enjoys the activities that are very varied, well planned and supporting the early years learning. The staff are warm and friendly, communication is excellent, as is safeguarding. We recently attended a parents evening (November) which enabled us to see some of the resources in other settings and we were particularly impressed with the sense facility. I would have no hesitation in recommending Woodside to friends.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Woodside is great. The staff are helpful, understanding and supporting. It's clean and tidy and safe. When you apply you get the chance to look around, talk to staff, ask anything and try to get the days/hours you need :) I can't wait to see my little girl develop more. Highly recommend.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

What a wonderful place, very caring staff. Full of fun, plenty of learning. My son has developed amazingly with his speech and communication since attending. Lovely food, snacks etc.. He is always very happy to go to nursery and also to tell me about his day - full of adventures.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My child has a fantastic time at Woodside and enjoys attending. He takes part in a wide variety of activities, both inside and outside and is given plenty of stimulating experiences. The staff are all extremely friendly caring and approachable. They genuinely know my son and I'm looking forward to his brother starting soon to hopefully have the same positive experience.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son has been coming to Woodside full time since 2012 and has really flourished under the care of the staff there. He has many opportunities to do different activities and has formed strong bonds with the staff and has made lots of friends. He is continuing to make great progress and enjoys coming to nursery every day.

My daughter is due to start soon and I have no hesitation or doubt about her coming to Woodside - I know she will be extremely well looked after.

Thank you all

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