1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse

The Cornerstone, 27 Gloucester Road, Stonehouse GL10 2NZ

1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire

1st Dibbs Nursery offers placements based on hourly rates rather than sessions, making childcare available for most varied working patterns.

The nursery provides excellent care and education for children aged two months to five years and is located in Gloucestershire. A key person and buddy system is in place enabling staff to focus on any of the specific development and challenges each child faces.

The nursery facilities and grounds are ideal areas, always offering stimulating activities encouraging them on their developmental journey. Staff work in partnership with parents, always willing to discuss and advise, sharing the expertise of their experience and qualifications.

1st Dibbs is dedicated to delivering a high-standard of care and constantly providing the best learning experiences and play opportunities where children can thrive. Placements are becoming limited and it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

There are a limited number of term-time only places available along with government funded places for all three-year-olds and eligible two-year-olds.

Holiday schemes are also in place during school holidays and discounts on siblings are offered by the nursery.

Owner: 1st Dibbs

Person in charge: Cerys Dibble (Owner/Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Gloucestershire County Council

Number of Staff: 5

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

Total Places for Children: 50

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 8 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Fees Guide: Flexible hours charged at an hourly rate

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.8 1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.843)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for 1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse 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 16 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for 1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 15 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 4.843 for 1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse is calculated as follows: ( (161 Excellents x 5) + (30 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 191 Ratings = 4.843

  • 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 1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse is based on 15 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 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 15 Reviews ÷ 10 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
    15
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend 1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    15
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to 1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse

  • Mother of Child
    13
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1
  • Nanny/Carer of Child
    1

I always find the staff to be very helpful and professional. They are always happy and cheerful and make a fuss of the children when they arrive. They always explain what my grandson has been up to and if he has enjoyed his day.

How likely would you be to recommend 1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

In my opinion, this is the best nursery in the area. Always friendly, smiling, happy and helpful staff. My son loves his time here, as did my eldest. Excellent value for money, they allow term time only hours and you only need to book and pay for the hours you need, not a whole day or half day.

How likely would you be to recommend 1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse? 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

My little boy has grown from strength to strength at 1st Dibbs. He used to be a boisterous little boy but has now become a helpful and content little boy, who loves to be around others. At the nursery they do so many exciting activities, he loves to go and explore. The girls at 1st Dibbs are really welcoming and chatty each morning and afternoon and will inform me of what he has been up too.

How likely would you be to recommend 1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse? 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 welcoming when coming in through the door. My daughter feels happy when I collect her and does many activities. She is a very outgoing little girl and we can only assume nursery has helped with this.

How likely would you be to recommend 1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has recently started attending 1st Dibbs Day Nursery. Both me and my daughter have felt welcome from day one. The staff here are incredible- friendly, understanding and brilliant with the children. The staff members have always communicated well with me and I'm more than happy that I chose this nursery for my little girl.

How likely would you be to recommend 1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse? 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 at 1st Dibbs Day Nursery since Aug 2016. Since being here she has bonded really well with the girls here and enjoys her days here, she is also developing really well and is now really confident with other people, her walking and also being able to communicate with waving, saying hello and goodbye and thank you, she also enjoys the different activities they do here, including the singing as she join in! :)

How likely would you be to recommend 1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse? 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

1st Dibbs Day Nursery is a wonderful, friendly nursery and my children have loved going to it. The staff are lovely, friendly and always ready to help you out. I would highly recommend it to any family in this routine.

How likely would you be to recommend 1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse? 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 all round nursery. My boy really enjoys going and always comes home telling me about what he has learnt. Staff are always on hand to answer any queries and keep us informed.

How likely would you be to recommend 1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Staff are friendly, child is always pleased to come to the setting. Staff informative of the child's day and always ask in the morning how this child is. A great setting and fantastic staff!

How likely would you be to recommend 1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse? 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

We cannot fault 1st Dibbs Day Nursery. Our daughter began when she was 9 months old and has been happy and settled from day one. The staff are brilliant and really take time to get to know individual children and their likes/dislikes. Our daughter has gone from strength since starting.

How likely would you be to recommend 1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I was really nervous to start back at work after 8 years off but the staff at 1st Dibbs made it so easy and made me feel comfortable leaving my 1-year-old.
It didn't take him long to settle and wave me off.
I haven't had great experiences with nurseries but myself and my little boy love 1st Dibbs and the staff are just amazing.

How likely would you be to recommend 1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse? 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

Zoe Hardy, Deputy Manager at 1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse responded to this review on 16 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your amazing review. We are all extremely happy that you are satisfied with the nursery at such a high level, and that the staff have had such a positive impact towards you and your son's experience here.

Very welcoming and friendly, very good atmosphere.

How likely would you be to recommend 1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse? 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

1st Dibbs is a fantastic nursery! My daughter loves all the girls and she enjoys her sessions immensely. After trailing her at an alternative nursery, we moved her back to 1st Dibbs as it is a much better environment. She thrives here not just playing but learning which she loves.

How likely would you be to recommend 1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse? 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

Zoe Hardy, Deputy Manager at 1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse responded to this review on 16 Feb 2017:

Thank you for the lovely comments, it means the world to us all. We are so happy you feel so positive about the nursery, staff, education and love your daughter is receiving.

We visited the nursery on the prior day before starting. The staff were lovely, chatty and inviting. The rooms were set out beautifully and staff were really helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend 1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Really friendly and made to feel welcome. Staff are lovely and the rooms are beautiful and spacious.

How likely would you be to recommend 1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse? 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

This is an exceptional nursery. The staff are great with the kids and how they teach my daughter, they also have great communication with us as parents on how well our kids are doing. My daughter has come on in leaps and bounds since she started. The transformation of the building is amazing compared to what it looked like. I think it's good that each age group have their own play spots for big kids, one for children.

How likely would you be to recommend 1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse? 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

Zoe Hardy, Deputy Manager at 1st Dibbs Day Nursery Stonehouse responded to this review on 19 Sep 2016:

Thank you for your amazing review. We are all extremely happy that you are satisfied with the nursery at such a high level, and that you are aware of all the fantastic changes and hard work we have made.

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Staff Profiles

Zoe

Zoe Hardy

Job Title: Deputy Manager and Preschool Room Leader

Joined: 2016

Description:

Zoe is a level 3 qualified practitioner, who has over 5 years experience and training. She has had experience in all age groups and joined us last year from a large nursery in Bristol. She is currently working towards her level 3 in management training.

Lucy

Lucy Halliday

Job Title: Assistant Deputy Manager and Baby Room Leader

Joined: 2011

Description:

Lucy is a level 3 practitioner with over 5 years experience, she is a dedicated and passionate worker.

Becky

Becky True

Job Title: Toddler Practioner

Joined: 2017

Description:

Becky is our newest member of the team, she joined us in January 2017. Becky is qualified in level 2 childcare and is currently working towards completing her GCSE's at night school to forward her onto completing her NVQ 3.

Chloe

Chloe Halliday

Job Title: Apprentice

Joined: 2016

Description:

Chloe is qualified in health and social care level 3. She is a very passionate and hard working practitioner and this shows strongly in her work every day. She is currently working towards her apprenticeship level 3 in childcare.