Shooting Stars Nurseries at Gloucester

281 Stroud Road, Gloucester GL1 5LB

Shooting Stars Nurseries at Gloucester, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Shooting Stars Nurseries at Gloucester, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Shooting Stars Nurseries at Gloucester, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Shooting Stars offers high quality childcare in a convenient location close to the centre of Gloucester. At the nursery, children will receive a rich, stimulating nursery experience which will be a positive influence on their learning and development.

The nursery operates in a fantastic listed building which has been converted to a very high standard to provide a warm and caring environment.

Each room is purposely designed for a particular age group and is well equipped to a high standard with stimulating, educational toys and games and a range of small and large equipment to encourage relevant physical development.

Group: Shooting Stars Nurseries

Person in charge: Lindsay Wykes (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Gloucestershire County Council

Number of Staff: 14

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

Total Places for Children: 76

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

8 Shooting Stars Nurseries at Gloucester has a Review Score of 8 (8.028)

The Review Score of 8 (maximum of 10) for Shooting Stars Nurseries at Gloucester is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Shooting Stars Nurseries at Gloucester in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.4 out of 5 from 2 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 4.646 for Shooting Stars Nurseries at Gloucester is calculated as follows: ( (77 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) + (4 Poors x 2) + (2 Very Poors x 1) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.646

  • 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 3.382 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Shooting Stars Nurseries at Gloucester is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 15.2 positive Reviews (76 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 15.2 Target = 0.132

  • 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
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Shooting Stars Nurseries at Gloucester?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    1

Reviewer Connection to Shooting Stars Nurseries at Gloucester

  • Mother of Child
    8

Brilliant nursery, with fantastic staff and excellent management.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to friends and colleagues based on the lovely care for my son and how happy he has been at Shooting Stars.

How likely would you be to recommend Shooting Stars Nurseries at Gloucester? 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 has attended this nursery since September 2015 and I am extremely happy with the setting and I always have been. My son has flourished and is meeting and exceeding his milestones with great help from this nursery and has come on so well. The staff are friendly, helpful, and most importantly my son loves them. There is always the relevant paperwork to hand when requested and his folder has always been up to date every time I've seen it.

The setting itself is clean, tidy and safe. The garden is wonderful and great for the kids to explore, it's full of things for them to play on and they're always happy out there. When I had problems with my son outside of nursery, they were there with support and advice and encouraged him in nursery to do well at home etc. The food is always varied and healthy, my son normally has seconds! I would recommend this nursery to everyone, they make you feel so comfortable leaving your child with them. Management are brilliant and keep you up to date.

How likely would you be to recommend Shooting Stars Nurseries at Gloucester? 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 attending Shooting Stars for over a year now and has moved rooms in the last few months. The care that staff took settling him in initially and the high degree of one on one attention that all the children receive has impressed me enormously. Transitioning to another room was also handled in a really caring and child-led way and he had no trouble at all adjusting to a larger room with more children.
The outside space has been recently transformed and offers a great variety of activities for children of all ages. The monthly room plans work well and allow the children to focus on all areas of their development and I have loved watching the pleasure he has taken in learning through play.
The staff are caring and take a sensible attitude to the usual spills and knocks that happen to children. Their dedication is unquestioned. The freshly cooked food is fantastic too! I unhesitatingly recommend Shooting Stars - my son is so happy here.

How likely would you be to recommend Shooting Stars Nurseries at Gloucester? 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

The nursery did not provide my child with the support he was entitled to. As a result, my child regressed a lot, to the point where I decided to transfer him to a different setting as he was making great progress at home. There is a lot of pretending at this nursery when it comes to care for children and paperwork.

How likely would you be to recommend Shooting Stars Nurseries at Gloucester? Extremely Unlikely

Average Rating: 

 2.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Poor

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Poor

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Very Poor

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Poor

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Very Poor

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Poor

Natalie McNamara, Area Manager at Shooting Stars Nurseries at Gloucester responded to this review on 27 Sep 2016:

It would be inappropriate for us to publicly comment on the individual details of the circumstances, progress or requirements of any child in our care. We were very disheartened to read this review as it does not accurately reflect the well-documented efforts made and support given to the child during their time with us. We are extremely proud of our staff team and it is regrettable that a parent would choose a public forum to vent when issues have already been addressed. However, we wish the child every success in their new setting.

My oldest child started Shooting Stars in October 2014 and my younger child later on. My oldest child has complex additional needs and the reason I chose this nursery was their complete openness and willingness to support him. They have exceeded my expectations in every way. The staff are professional, friendly and caring. The food is cooked on site to a great standard. Both my children have worked their way through a variety of rooms and key staff members and all have been fantastic. My children both love their time at nursery. This is a truly fantastic nursery with brilliant staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Shooting Stars Nurseries at Gloucester? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter started at this nursery when she was around 10 months of age; she is now 2 1/2, so has been through 4 rooms. My son has been there since he was just under 6 months and is now 15 months. Throughout all that time we have been thoroughly impressed with the nursery. The staff are lovely and both my children have formed strong bonds, particularly with their key-workers. I have found the staff very enthusiastic and inventive in their play and learning. The nursery has been very adaptable to our children's needs.

We have been impressed that the nursery has never over-reacted to injuries or illness, but equally has kept us informed when things have happened so that we can make the decision. One of the reasons for choosing the nursery was that they bring in fresh produce with an on-site chef. The menu is brilliant and has introduced our children to a variety of flavours and dishes. The children love being in the garden - my daughter loves the mud kitchen and it's great that there is a specific area for babies. It's lovely in the Summer when everyone is outside playing when we come to pick up.

It is only through talking to other parents who have had problems with their nursery that we realise quite how lucky we have been to have found Shooting Stars. We are going to be very sorry to leave next month, due to us moving away from the area.

How likely would you be to recommend Shooting Stars Nurseries at Gloucester? 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 attending Shooting Stars now for 9 months and he loves it. He's just moved rooms and the transition for him has been so smooth and he's settled in amazingly well. The staff are all lovely and nothing is too much trouble. They attend to his needs and make sure we know how he has been all day. The variety of food is excellent and he eats really well from the home cooked meals provided.
The range of activities throughout the day is fantastic and my son has attended trips and nursery fun events at the weekend in his time there! We all love nursery days!

How likely would you be to recommend Shooting Stars Nurseries at Gloucester? 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

Shooting Stars is a lovely environment, and my daughter loves going nursery there. She has been attending Shooting Stars since she was 9 months old and she is now 2. The staff are friendly, and my daughter has always had a lovely relationship, as have I with her girls that look after her. I would highly recommend this nursery as I feel very confident in the care they provide for the children, the management are also very approachable and happy to help.

How likely would you be to recommend Shooting Stars Nurseries at Gloucester? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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