Archway Nursery

Hyde Farm, Salisbury Road, Pimperne, Blandford Forum DT11 8TX

Archway Nursery, located very near to Blandford Forum, provides safe and professional childcare, within an environment where children can feel inspired to pick up new skills and interests.

The nursery has an excellent standing in the community and has been established for over 20 years.

Its mission is to deliver the highest standards of childcare and early years education, while always striving for continuous improvement. Staff believe a child’s early years are the most critical for developing the foundations of learning, behaviour and emotional well being, which all influence later outcomes in school, work and society.

Owner: Archway Nursery

Person in charge: Liz Hennicker (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Dorset County Council

Number of Staff: 21

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

Total Places for Children: 82

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0745-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Directions:

The nursery is located at Hyde Farm off Salisbury Road.

Overview

The Review Score of 8.8 (maximum of 10) for Archway Nursery 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 4 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Archway Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.0 out of 5 from 4 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 4.833 for Archway Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (40 Excellents x 5) + (8 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 48 Ratings = 4.833

  • 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 3.994 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Archway Nursery is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 16.4 positive Reviews (82 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 16.4 Target = 0.244

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

8.8 Archway Nursery has a Review Score of 8.8 (8.827)

Average Ratings

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    4
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Archway Nursery?

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    4
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Archway Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    3
  • Father of Child
    1

Archway Nursery is such a lovely nursery. The staff are all very friendly and welcoming and I have no worries when I leave my baby here so I'm able to go to work knowing he is in safe hands.

My child is always happy to go in and stay and is always happy when we pick him up.

His day is always filled with lots of activities which we love to hear about when we pick up and often to get to take home some delightful artwork.

I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone looking for somewhere to take their child. Thanks all.

How likely would you be to recommend Archway Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I am very pleased that I picked this nursery for my son. The staff have been amazing looking after him. He is very happy here and enjoys his time here.
It is always lovely taking to the staff and hearing about his day.

How likely would you be to recommend Archway Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I have two daughters that go to the Archway. My eldest has gone all the way through from the turtle room to pre-school where she is now and she has had so much fun and always been so happy at nursery. There was no question we wanted our youngest to join when she turned 1, she has only been going for a month but is already completely settled and enjoying herself. The staff are fantastic, really caring and they strike an excellent balance between nurturing and instilling some gentle discipline into the children. My children have never failed to form close attachments to all the nursery staff who look after them which is so important and comforting to know when you’re leaving your children for the day. Our eldest has learnt so much and taken part in so many fun activities the whole experience has without a doubt contributed considerably to her development. I feel very lucky that my children can attend such a lovely caring and homely nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Archway Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My son has been attending this setting since he was 9 months old and is now 4! All of the girls are so welcoming and I know that my son is being cared for well at all times. All of the staff go above and beyond to make sure it is so easy to leave my child and I am always well informed on his day and what he’s been up to - I couldn’t ask for anything more from a childcare provider! Thank you very much!

How likely would you be to recommend Archway Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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