Capers Day Nursery

19B Sunrise Business Park, Higher Shaftesbury Road, Blandford Forum DT11 8ST

Capers Day Nursery, Blandford Forum, Dorset
Capers Day Nursery, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Capers Day Nursery located in Blandford Forum, is a family owned and managed nursery that offers a professional childcare service in a secure and nurturing environment.

Following the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, staff encourage children to learn and develop through a variety of educational and stimulating activities such as singing, arts and crafts, country walks and outside play. There are three well equipped rooms within the nursery, specially designed to care for each age group - babies, toddlers and pre-school, and Capers also offers an After School Club and Holiday Club.

The team of qualified child carers work closely with parents and children to ensure high quality care is delivered at an individual pace so that each child's experience is magical, memorable and fun.

Group: Capers Day Nursery & Stickleberries Day Nursery

Person in charge: Sandra Wellstead (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Dorset County Council

Number of Staff: 7

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

Total Places for Children: 24

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 11 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0745-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

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Reviews

9.9 Capers Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.853)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Capers Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Capers Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 12 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 4.853 for Capers Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (124 Excellents x 5) + (18 Goods x 4) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 143 Ratings = 4.853

  • 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 Capers Day Nursery is based on 12 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 4.8 positive Reviews (24 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 12 Reviews ÷ 4.8 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.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    11
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Capers Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Capers Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    1

My son has been going to Capers for the past 7 months. He settled in instantly and has developed a bond with all of the girls that work in his room. He recognises the girls and is always happy to go to Capers for the day. You are given a little book in which they record all the activities for the day and what your child has eaten, how long they have slept and nappy changes.
The building is very secure, clean and tidy. They will supply a hot lunch for an extra amount if needed or you can send your child with a packed lunch.
I feel very happy leaving my son at Capers for the day.

How likely would you be to recommend Capers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I would start off by saying what a fantastic place to send your children. My child has been going since he was 2 and a half. The staff are always so friendly and will talk with you when it's pick up time.
The facilities are clean and tidy. My son has been doing speech therapy and they have continued the work in the nursery which we do at home and at the speech therapist.
The detailed log book is great so you know what they have done. Parents evening and other events have always been great. My son loves going to school and he has such special connections with several members of staff. My daughter has also enjoyed the holiday club, she loved it and can't wait to go back. I would highly recommend Capers to all my friends and family. It's home away from home. They also provide support when potty training and brushing teeth which is a great idea, especially when your little one doesn't always listen to the parents.
A brilliant nursery filled with lovely staff members who go that extra mile.

How likely would you be to recommend Capers Day Nursery? 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

Great nursery - with suitable hours for working family, also support the local military camp nearby.

How likely would you be to recommend Capers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Poor

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I am very happy with the care my son receives at Capers nursery. Having started there when he was just a year old and having attended there 4 days a week ever since, it has become like a second home for him.
My son is forever coming home surprising me with new things he has learnt at the setting.
The children often go on trips out, whether that's a walk to the local park or further afield. Nonetheless, my boy absolutely loves it.
He always talks about his day and is keen to tell me about his close friendship circle, that he has been able to form there.
Capers Day Nursery is very accommodating when it comes to short notice extra sessions. Every 8 weeks, the parents fill out new booking forms requesting sessions for their children for the next 2 months. This is brilliant if you work different shift patterns or going on holiday as you just pay for what you booked them in for, for that period.
We are extremely lucky to have stumbled across Capers!

How likely would you be to recommend Capers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Capers are a fantastic nursery. All the staff support every child through their milestones and help them grow into wonderful children. The staff are very supportive to us parents if we have any queries or problems. I wouldn't pick any other nursery to put my child into he has come on so well since starting Capers in Sept 2015. I give 5* review for Capers!

How likely would you be to recommend Capers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have used Capers for nearly 5 years now for both my children from roughly the age of 9 months. They have always been beyond brilliant and accommodating to my needs. I am currently studying full time at university and my biggest concern was always how my 2 year old would cope being in childcare so much. It's safe to say she absolutely loves her time at Capers and has become a kind intelligent confident young girl and I am sure this is because of the input from the staff at Capers.

They also collect my eldest from school and take him back so that at the end of mine or my partners day we only have to do one pick up which is so convenient for us. They provide a lovely hot cooked lunch if you wish from a professional chef so I know my daughter is getting a nutritional hot meal which takes the pressure off when we sometimes don't get home till gone 6 in the evening and she's tired.
I would absolutely recommend Capers to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Capers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The staff are very friendly, happy and welcoming, a lovely warm homely nursery. Our boys are so happy going there and their development has progressed well, thanks to all the staff. There are a variety of activities and resources available for all children. It is a lovely nursery that you feel proud and happy to take your children too. Along with not having to worry too much about your children as you know they are happy and safe there. It is a privilege to have a nursery like this that I feel happy to look after my children.

How likely would you be to recommend Capers Day Nursery? 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 been attending Capers for 2 years.
She does nothing but talk about the activities she does with the staff, from shaving foam and painting to celebrating and recognising a wide variety of festivals and events throughout the year. She has a very close relationship with all the members of staff that are with her and they always go above and beyond to ensure she reaches her full potential.
The nursery is extremely welcoming and has an amazing homely feel to it. For me, I love that the nursery has CCTV in each room.
My daughter has been on numerous walls to local parks and to collect leaves and pine cones to do art activities back at the nursery.
There are reports and updates plus observations on a secure site to keep you informed of what your child is doing, and you can put photos of things that have happened at home and you can comment on any observation. The nursery is an amazing place for my children, wouldn't feel comfortable leaving them anywhere else.

How likely would you be to recommend Capers Day Nursery? 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

Capers is a loving and caring family business. I've known the family for years so I knew my son would be looked after and he is. He loves going to nursery and spending time with the staff and children. He's made so many friends there and has developed so much. I would recommend Capers to anyone. I love all the updates they give me. Makes me proud.

Before going to Capers, my son didn't really get on with many children and thanks to the staff he does, so thank you so much. Capers isn't too expensive as well, if you ever need advice from a member of staff about you child they alway help as best as they can. 5* rating

How likely would you be to recommend Capers Day Nursery? 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 has been going to Capers for a year and we couldn't be happier. We struggled to find a nursery but when we decided to try Capers we knew it was the right place after the first visit. All of the staff are so welcoming and friendly, they are amazing with the children, caring and build a real bond with them.

Our son loves it and has made loads of friends, some of which we regularly see outside of nursery, he talks about his friends all the time as well as the staff and especially his key worker. I would recommend Capers to anyone who has changing shift patterns as they are so flexible.

We wouldn't leave our son anywhere else and will gladly send our second baby there! Capers don't just look after the children but also teach them so much, our son is always saying new words and talking about new things with absolute confidence! The meals are excellent and we love that they have a little book where everything they have done and eaten that day is written in daily.

How likely would you be to recommend Capers Day Nursery? 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 been at the nursery for 2 years now and has turned into a very confident boy and that is done to the staff and activities. Always welcoming. Always helpful and extremely kind. My son loves the girls there. My daughter will be starting later in the year. Can't wait to watch her blossom there. Thank you for looking after him/soon them.

How likely would you be to recommend Capers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son (2 and a half) always has such a lovely time at Capers, he comes home talking about his friends, the toys and the staff. He is excited to go into nursery each morning, my eldest son (now 5) attended the same nursery for over 3 years before heading to school. The staff are all lovely and have a great range of activities going on, they have enjoyed trips to Monkey world, local parks, Reindeer's at Christmas and a local gymnastic class. They also get to enjoy home cooked meals and healthy snacks.
Nothing is to much trouble and happy to try and fit your child in at short notice/emergencies.
I have recommended to lots already and will continue to do so.

How likely would you be to recommend Capers Day Nursery? 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

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