Evolution Childcare @ The Lodge Nursery and Pre-school

77 Hales Road, Battledown, Cheltenham GL52 6SR

Evolution Childcare @ The Lodge Nursery and Pre-school, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Childcare @ The Lodge Nursery and Pre-school, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Childcare @ The Lodge Nursery and Pre-school, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Evolution Childcare@ The Lodge Nursery and Pre-School nursery provides a high level of childcare for children aged three months to five years old.

The nursery has four age specific groups. There is a large outdoor garden and car park for parents and staff to use.

Alongside the EYFS it is just as important for carers to understand the way in which children learn through playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically this means that they think carefully about how children learn rather than what they learn.

Through their play, children have opportunities to combine, explore and refine ideas in imaginative ways, leading to narrative thought, the ability to see things from other perspectives and symbolic thinking. Children's play experiences with carers enable them to seek out things that interests them, initiate activities, seek challenges, develop a 'can do' attitude, be willing to take a risk in trying out new experiences with a range of equipment, the environment and resources including a wide range of open-ended heuristic items.

Two, three and four year old funded places are available.

Owner: Evolution Childcare @ The Lodge Nursery and Pre-School

Person in charge: Zara Williams (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Gloucestershire County Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 64

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 4 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

7.9 Evolution Childcare @ The Lodge Nursery and Pre-school has a Review Score of 7.9 (7.876)

The Review Score of 7.9 (maximum of 10) for Evolution Childcare @ The Lodge Nursery and Pre-school 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 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Evolution Childcare @ The Lodge Nursery and Pre-school in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 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 4.798 for Evolution Childcare @ The Lodge Nursery and Pre-school is calculated as follows: ( (67 Excellents x 5) + (17 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 84 Ratings = 4.798

  • 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 3.078 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Evolution Childcare @ The Lodge Nursery and Pre-school is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 12.8 positive Reviews (64 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 12.8 Target = 0.078

  • 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
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Evolution Childcare @ The Lodge Nursery and Pre-school?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Evolution Childcare @ The Lodge Nursery and Pre-school

  • Mother of Child
    6
  • Father of Child
    1

Our son loves going to Evolution. They do so many activities in a day than I would do at home. He particularly loves messy play. The feedback after each session is very detailed and the staff clearly care for all the children and take a real notice and interest in their development. The food is good too and the portion sizes are good. Seeing my son excited when he goes in and not wanting to leave makes putting him in nursery a lot easier and worthwhile.

How likely would you be to recommend Evolution Childcare @ The Lodge Nursery and Pre-school? 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

Staff very helpful, caring and enthusiastic.
Staff training maintained continuously.
Nursery very clean, bright with excellent activities.
Plenty of outdoor space which children are encouraged to use often.
All food homemade on the premises.
Rigorous process in place for administration of any medicines.
Collections are PIN protected if not either parent present.
Excellent feedback to parents after each day including photos and postcards.

How likely would you be to recommend Evolution Childcare @ The Lodge Nursery and Pre-school? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our children are always happy to go to nursery. They are challenged and well looked after. The staff are very friendly and we get a review of our children's day spent at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Evolution Childcare @ The Lodge Nursery and Pre-school? 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

Evolution Childcare provides excellent care. My son has gained so much confidence and he comes home happy at the end of each day, which is the most important thing to a parent. I can't recommend Evolution highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Evolution Childcare @ The Lodge Nursery and Pre-school? 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 had two children attend The Lodge nursery - my elder daughter finished last year to attend school and my younger daughter is in the toddler room. Both children have loved their time at nursery, they adore all of the staff - almost all of whom have been there since my elder daughter started 5 years ago. The rooms and facilities are great, the children are always engaged and happy. I can't fault it in any way and would (and have already) recommend it to friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Evolution Childcare @ The Lodge Nursery and Pre-school? 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

All the staff are well trained, caring and competent in their roles. My son took a while to settle in to the nursery setting but all the staff tried to make this an easy transition for him and were very reassuring. Communication between the nursery staff and myself is fantastic and I feel confident he is being well looked after whilst he is in their care. I feel that I am kept well informed about what he has been up to.
The amount and choice of activities that are provided to the children is good and my son is always excited to tell me all about what they have been up to.
I love that the nursery have a chef who prepares healthy nutritious food for the children. My son loves it so much he regularly has seconds!
He has been well supported with toilet training, expanding his language skills and developing his social interaction. I would happily recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Evolution Childcare @ The Lodge Nursery and Pre-school? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Both my children have attended this nursery from 9 months old. During the past four years the thing that has stood out most is the staff's loyalty and dedication to their vocation and genuine care and affection for the children. Each room benefits from established and experienced staff. My daughter loved her key workers in Caterpillars and Butterflies and is now flourishing in Sunshine Room. My son left the nursery last year, and despite being a young summer baby was well prepared for school by his Rainbow pre school experience. Management are also very approachable and supportive and in touch with the needs of parents and children. Lots of new toys and resources, I couldn't ask for more for my childcare.

How likely would you be to recommend Evolution Childcare @ The Lodge Nursery and Pre-school? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Sandy Averiss, Deputy Manager at Evolution Childcare @ The Lodge Nursery and Pre-school responded to this review on 22 Jul 2015:

Thank you, what a lovely review of our Nursery

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Staff Profiles

Zara

Zara Williams

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2008

Description:

Zara has worked in childcare for 14 years and at The Lodge site for 7 years. She worked her way up from Childcare Practitioner to Deputy Nursery manager in 7 years. She is very proud to have taken the post of Nursery Manager in 2014.

Zara has gained many qualifications, including NVQ level 4 in Early Years, NVQ Level 5 in Management, as well as certificates in safeguarding, SENCO, Paediatric First aid and Level 2 Food Hygiene.

Sandie

Sandie Averiss

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2008

Description:

Sandie has worked in Childcare for over 16 years and The Lodge site since 2008. She initially volunteered in her local playgroup and feel in love with the work involved. Throughout her career she has achieved her NVQ level 3 in Childcare, NVQ Level 2 Team Leader, Child Protection, Paediatric First Aid and level 2 Food Hygiene.