Flippers Nursery

Parkstone United Reformed Church, The Dickenson Hall, Commercial Road, Poole BH14 0JW

Flippers Nursery, Poole, Dorset
Flippers Nursery, Poole, Dorset
Flippers Nursery, Poole, Dorset

Flippers Nursery provides care for children in Poole between the ages for three months and five years. Staff at Flippers believe that every child deserves the best start in life and, as such, provide the appropriate support and encouragement to enable children at the nursery to reach their full potential.

Children at Flippers are encouraged to learn through play in a fun, safe and stimulating environment which promotes good development. Children engage in activities which are linked to their individual preferences and interests.

Staff are highly qualified, with over 25 years’ experience, and they actively involve parents and carers in their child’s learning and development throughout their time at Flippers. Parents only pay for the childcare they need to the nearest hour.

Owner: Flippers Nursery

Person in charge: Tina Hobbs & Alison Ross (Managers)

Local Authority / Social Services: Borough of Poole Council

Number of Staff: 7

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

Total Places for Children: 40

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800, Fri 0800-1730

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.9 Flippers Nursery has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.858)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Flippers 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 10 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Flippers Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 10 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 4.858 for Flippers Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (103 Excellents x 5) + (17 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 120 Ratings = 4.858

  • 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 Flippers Nursery is based on 10 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 8 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 10 Reviews ÷ 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
    9
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Flippers Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    9
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Flippers Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    9
  • Father of Child
    1

We're really happy we chose Flippers for our little boy's nursery! He loves it there which has helped our transition into work/nursery loads!
The staff are always happy, friendly and approachable!
We love all the activities Flippers do to engage the little ones! And best of all we love the weekly photo updates of what our little boy did in the week!

How likely would you be to recommend Flippers 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

Flippers has been a wonderful place for our son to attend. The staff are all extremely friendly and fun and create a great environment for the children. The activities are well thought out and match the children's interests. Communication feedback is always forthcoming and lunchtime is always varied, healthy and interesting with enough choice for our fussy eater. We are very glad we chose Flippers and highly recommend it.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter and son have both attended Flipper's Nursery. From the very first day, my husband and I were so impressed with the warmth and care that the staff provide.
Before attending my daughter was very shy and nervous in groups. They dealt with this in a lovely and supportive manner, and she grew in confidence and went to school fully prepared and happy.
I love the range of activities and the weekly topics, which are varied and centred around the children's interests.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this nursery to others.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter loves attending Flippers and has done so since she was 12months old. From day one the staff have made me feel completely at ease leaving my daughter in their care. I know that she is having lots of fun whilst learning. She tells me all about the things she does and makes each day on the way home, and is excited when they have a trip out in the local area to see what they have been learning about. She loves sharing her home diaries with her friends at circle time. This has really helped boost her confidence and I am happy that she will be ready to start school in September as a confident and, independent child. The staff are so friendly and supportive, and always spare time to talk.

How likely would you be to recommend Flippers 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

What a wonderful nursery. My son, aged 3 started in January this year and we have been extremely impressed. He is so happy there, he even asks to go in at weekends. In fact he loves it so much he is now going an extra day. The staff are lovely, caring and approachable. The staff have always made time to talk to us and address any concerns. I get to see lots of pictures of all the fun stuff he has been up to. I feel confident and reassured that he is happy and thriving there when I go to work. I would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Flippers 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 Little boy has been at Flippers for a year now. He has always enjoyed going and seems very happy there. Flippers always have fun activities for him to participate in. They also arrange trips outside the nursery for family's, which is great to get to know the other parents and staff outside of their working day. Flippers is a lovely nursery with great friendly staff.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been attending Flippers since she was 9 months old, and now she's getting ready to start school in September. I cannot praise the flippers team enough for their high level of care and support given to my daughter. Not only are her physical needs met, she has also being nurtured, challenged mentally and emotionally to shape her into a well-rounded, healthy and intelligent little girl.
They encourage her interests whilst linking it in with the curriculum in order to help her learn and develop on course.
10/10 would recommend.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has attended Flippers since October 2016 and we have been so impressed by his progress since then. He runs in every morning with barely a backwards glance. Staff are friendly and approachable and we love seeing photographs each week of what he has been up to.
I am so pleased that he spends my working days somewhere where he is cared for so well.

How likely would you be to recommend Flippers Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I have two boys and both have attended Flippers since they were 12 months old. The care is exceptional, with experienced and friendly staff who make both the children and parents feel at ease from day one. Every week the children are involved in different activities based around a topic, which sparks their interest and creativity. The Flippers team create a lovely, warm environment which in my experience has helped my children grow in confidence and independence ready to start school.

How likely would you be to recommend Flippers 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 Flipper's Nursery staff for 18 months now & I couldn't be happier with the care she receives. It always amazes me how many exciting & imaginative activities they come up with related to the theme of the week, which are also hugely varied.
The staff are all very approachable, friendly & informed. One of the things I particularly like is how experienced all the staff are.

How likely would you be to recommend Flippers 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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