The Co-operative Childcare Poole (Hamworthy) Nursery

Blandford Close, Hamworthy, Poole BH15 4BQ

The Co-operative Childcare Poole (Hamworthy) Nursery, Poole, Dorset
The Co-operative Childcare Poole (Hamworthy) Nursery, Poole, Dorset
The Co-operative Childcare Poole (Hamworthy) Nursery, Poole, Dorset

At The Co-operative Childcare Poole (Hamworthy) Nursery there are 3 home rooms within the nursery split into the following age groups: 3 months – 2 year olds, 2-3 year olds and 3-5 year olds. Furthermore children are able to freely access the garden area at any time, carers encourage all children to play and learn outdoors, whatever the weather! Staff do their bit to keep them warm and dry or covered in sunscreen.

The nursery has its own garden area which has a separate area for the 0-2 year olds. The children have taken part in creating a tranquil area within the garden through planting and growing where they can sit quietly, learn about nature and enjoy the flowers.

There is a dedicated, loyal team of 13 colleagues who help children to have the best start in life in a brightly refurbished modern nursery setting.

Group: The Co-operative Childcare

Person in charge: Lindsay Burnell (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Borough of Poole Council

Number of Staff: 27

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

Total Places for Children: 59

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

9.3 The Co-operative Childcare Poole (Hamworthy) Nursery has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.260)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for The Co-operative Childcare Poole (Hamworthy) Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Co-operative Childcare Poole (Hamworthy) Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 9 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 4.497 for The Co-operative Childcare Poole (Hamworthy) Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (88 Excellents x 5) + (53 Goods x 4) + (12 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 153 Ratings = 4.497

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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 child places. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered child places 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.

    The 4.763 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Co-operative Childcare Poole (Hamworthy) Nursery is based on 9 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 11.8 positive Reviews (59 registered child places ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 11.8 Target = 0.763

  • 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
    7
  • Good
    6
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Co-operative Childcare Poole (Hamworthy) Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    11
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to The Co-operative Childcare Poole (Hamworthy) Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    2

We can't fault the care given to our son at nursery, he enjoys going and seems to be very occupied while there. All the staff are really friendly. He's made a few friends and has become more confident around new people.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Poole (Hamworthy) Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am extremely happy with the quality of care our little one receives at the co-op nursery in Poole. He has attended this nursery since I returned to work when he was 6 months old, now 18 months he has just moved up to the next room (Caterpillars) from Ladybirds. The food is of excellent quality (and quantity which is good as our little one eats a lot!) and the cook is an integral part of the nursery day. The staff genuinely care about the children and give informative feedback at the end of each day as well as at the regular parents evenings. I am really pleased that each child is treated as an individual and their needs are taken into account wherever possible. I am also grateful that our little one has been able to attend nursery at short notice for ad-hoc sessions when other childcare arrangements have fallen through. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this nursery to any parent.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Poole (Hamworthy) 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

We looked around a lot before finally choosing the Co-operative Nursery Poole. From first day on, we could tell it was the right decision. It is a brilliant nursery with excellent staff. My son is very happy there and has made lots of friends with both the staff and the children. He's always running inside in the mornings and jumps straight into the key worker's lap. The care there is amazing and our wishes are always heard. Can not recommend them enough.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Poole (Hamworthy) 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

I have used the Co-op Nursery since my daughter was 4 months old - now she is 22 months.

I have always felt my daughter is getting excellent care from the staff in the nursery. I have never felt anxious about leaving her there. Also, that some of the staff have really bonded with my little girl and she with them, which was and is wonderful. Some of the staff go above and beyond their job role. I can't imagine they get paid much but they work very hard - and bar this reason I have stayed with the Co-op Nursery - the staff are lovely!

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Poole (Hamworthy) Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Good selection of vegetarian food (lots of Quorn products). Good standard of learning and encouraging curiosity.
Recently been a large number of staff changes which unsettled children. Invoices from nursery do not make any sense.
Really like that the cost is all inclusive, so much simpler than other nurseries.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Poole (Hamworthy) Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Good

Staff: Satisfactory

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Really happy that my son has settled into the nursery, the staff are always polite and welcome you.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Poole (Hamworthy) 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

Overall a well run nursery - however there has been a lot of staff changes lately.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Poole (Hamworthy) Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I have been using this nursery for over 4 years. I believe my eldest has done so well in her first year at school because of the skills she learnt at nursery. They treat the children individually and help them develop the social, communication and personal care skills they need.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Poole (Hamworthy) Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Satisfactory

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son is 16 months old. He has attended other nurseries and childminder settings but this one in particular is outstanding. There is nothing I dislike more than leaving my son for the day. The Co-operative makes this situation a lot easier for me. He clearly loves being at this setting and he has a wonderful relationship with the staff. They feed him amazing meals and encourage learning. When I drop him off, he seems very excited and I get to go to work with a clear and confident head. I cannot fault this place.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Poole (Hamworthy) 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

Excellent provision for my 2 years old son! The staff are really friendly and welcoming. I have seen my son grow and develop in leaps and bounds.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Poole (Hamworthy) Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My little girl has been going to nursery every Monday since 16/11/15, the first few weeks she hadn't seemed to enjoy it or struggled with me leaving, however in the last couple of weeks she has had a little skip in the walk to nursery and now talks about it in the week.
This has been down to the friendly staff who really seem to care and look after all the children. I'm very happy with the support my daughter is getting and would recommend the nursery to friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Poole (Hamworthy) Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

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

Great nursery, my daughter is well looked after, great food too. Lot's of different activities which she really enjoys.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Poole (Hamworthy) Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Lots of fun activities arranged, including a visit to Santa. My son was really excited about Christmas. I was particularly impressed when we requested as few extra sessions throughout the month for various reasons, they always had availability and the discount on charges was welcomed. We would have liked more Christmas related art sent home such as a Christmas card made by him.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare Poole (Hamworthy) Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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