The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North)

Shrewsbury Road, Walcot, Swindon SN3 3AH

The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North), Swindon, Wiltshire
The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North), Swindon, Wiltshire
The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North), Swindon, Wiltshire

At the Co-operative Childcare Swindon North Nursery there are four home rooms split into the following age groups: nought to one-year-olds, one to two-year-olds, two to three-year-olds and three to five-year-olds.

The nursery has a large back garden which has a variety of play surfaces from grass to soft play tarmac.

The nursery is always buzzing with happy, busy children and the team are always friendly and approachable. There is a dedicated, loyal team of colleagues who care for children and together they have over 120 years’ experience in childcare.

Parents' evening are offered at regular intervals throughout the year, the child’s key person discusses the child’s development with their parents.

Group: The Co-operative Childcare

Person in charge: Bev Badminton (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Swindon Borough Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 61

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

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Reviews

9.8 The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North) has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.833)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North) 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 19 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 16 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 4.833 for The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North) is calculated as follows: ( (190 Excellents x 5) + (38 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 228 Ratings = 4.833

  • 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 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.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North) is based on 16 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 12.2 positive Reviews (61 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 16 Reviews ÷ 12.2 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
    17
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    19
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North)

  • Mother of Child
    15
  • Father of Child
    3
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

My little boy has been going to this nursery for 6 months now and is really happy there. The staff are friendly, the facilities are good, the rooms bright and airy. There is great outdoor space and they do lots of activities with the children. Meals are cooked on site and the menu is varied and sounds delicious! The nursery also has some pets - my son adores the Guinea Pigs! I get a daily summary of his day and the staff are caring and supportive.

I also like that they have some events to engage the whole family - we went to an Easter fun day last month which we all enjoyed.

We're really happy with this nursery and I can only think of positive things to say about it!

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North)? 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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Very good nursery both my children have enjoyed the nursery. Very caring and enjoyed the facilities.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North)? Extremely 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

The staff are fantastic, very caring and considerate. The atmosphere is lovely and very welcoming. There is such a varied range of activities for the children. My son loves going to nursery and has done so since his first day. There is also a very good and varied diet for the children. It's very important to feel your child is in good hands when they're not with you and I know that is the case when he is at the nursery. I have recommended this nursery several times when I have got talking to people.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North)? 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 loves her days at nursery and has learnt so much in the past 4 months already. The staff fill me with complete confidence in their abilities and always provide a full report at the end of the day. The nursery has been really accommodating with my request for my daughter to have a no sugar diet (baking specifically to her needs) and I do not hesitate in recommending them to family and friends.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North)? 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 child has been at the nursery for almost for years and our experience throughout this time has been excellent. Every morning when he comes in all of the staff from every department acknowledges and welcomes him. He comes home full of stories of what he had done and the diverse range of friends he has been playing with.

His development in all areas has unquestionably been influenced by the exceptional support he receives from all of the team and the interaction he has with all of the other children, this is evident in his relationships and interactions with adults and children inside and outside of the nursery.

The range of activities available to him is extensive and clearly engaging, he looks forward to going each day and is always proud and excited to show off his achievements.

I can't recommend this nursery highly enough and no words could truly do it and the team sufficient justice.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North)? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son is a very active child and they do excellent work with the children. A childminder is a lot cheaper but I refuse to leave this nursery due to how good they are. Very impressed with them :) my son loves it. When I pick him he looks at me smiles and carry on playing. These are signs my child is happy there.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North)? 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

Very caring and well-educated staff. All the staff seem to enjoy their job and genuinely care for my child.

The facilities are good.

They have pets which is great for all the children.

Always a fun and caring atmosphere.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very helpful, well trained and caring staff with a genuine interest in children, their wellbeing and education. My son started nursery 2.5 years old. He had speech and language delay and communication problems associated with ASD. They supported us with his needs extremely well, working on his speech therapy targets, ABA targets and making sure he has a smooth transition to school last September. I would definitely recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North)? 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 an excellent time there and looks forward to sessions. They have been flexible allowing me to adjust hours reasonably around my changed work hours. My daughter is a fussy eater and they have been very supportive in our attempts to ensure that she eats well every day, and they keep us informed of how she has been every day.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Staff are always helpful and sympathetic to a child's needs. Our first daughter went to nursery here and we had no hesitation that our second daughter would also be happy there. There is always so much for them to do and get involved in. As a working parent, it is so important to feel happy in the knowledge that your child is learning and having fun at the same time with staff who genuinely care about the children.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Great staff, very professional. My son enjoyed his time at nursery and even now being at school, he still remembers the nursery and talks about it. The carers are very helpful, calm and provide extra attention depending on the situation. I would strongly recommend this nursery as your child will be in very good hands!

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North)? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My little girl started at the nursery in December 16. She was very shy and wouldn't interact with other children her age before. Since being at the nursery she has made so much progress. Her interaction with others is unbelievable now compared to 2 months ago. She has learnt many new things and she loves going. The nursery staff are amazing. I feel confident leaving her there for a full day session knowing she is fed and cared for well.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North)? 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 at the nursery since he was 9 months old and will be due to leave the nursery in September for school. He is now well developed enough to cope with school. He has lots of friends here at the nursery and a good relationship with all his key people and whenever I pick him up he is having a lot of fun in his room. He will eat a good variety of food here that he doesn't eat at home and getting a lot of nutritious food. When he comes home we notice that he is doing new things which I haven't taught him and tells us things that he has been doing. The outside space is very good for him as a boy, he has a lot of energy and I like the fact he goes out all weathers. I am overall very happy with the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North)? 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 are extremely happy with the way our daughter has been cared for at the nursery. The carers are all very helpful understanding of the child's needs and very diligent. The various activities that my daughter participates in at the nursery have helped her develop immensely. Would definitely recommend this nursery

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North)? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The CO-OP has provided my son with the most comfortable learning experience in a safe and loving environment. The staff are exceptional and very well equipped with handling children. As a mother, what has touched me most is the interest that the staff has shown my son, every time he has shown progress. I was given photographs and daily reports to communicate even the smallest progress to me. I am grateful to the CO-OP for providing us with this very positive experience.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North)? 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 the nursery for 6 months, he seems happy to go into the setting, giving lots of smiles to practitioners, who greet him warmly. The feedback is detailed, my son seems busy and happy when I arrive to collect him.

Recently my mother-in-law had to collect my son, due to myself being at work and my husband being involved in an accident on his way to nursery. The team impressed me with the help and support they offered to my mother-in-law, she was obviously shaken after the news of my husband being in an accident and they helped her with the car seat, gave her spare nappies and a bottle to take away with her, so she was able to care for my son until I was able to collect him.

With their guidance and thoughtfulness my son was able to be changed and have his bedtime milk, keeping him in his evening routine, resulting in a calm mother-in-law and a content son. Thank you to the team for going that extra mile and beyond every day, especially in our time of need.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North)? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very pleased with the security process when I have had to ask different family members to pick my daughter up. I was told the nursery was thorough when asking questions about who they were and when they asked for my password.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North)? 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

Walcot Co-operative Childcare is a first-rate nursery providing quality care and excellent nutrition. The staff are caring and compassionate towards the children, celebrating their milestones and achievements and encouraging each child to be an individual.
Well work the cost. Peace of mind that my little one is safe, secure and being nurtured on a daily basis.
Thank you Walcot Nursery - you are the best!

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North)? 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

After my 3 year old son was diagnosed with cancer in November last year, this nursery have been fantastic with my son. They could not be more supportive and understanding if they tried. I feel that both me and my son have almost gained another family due to his treatment but when he does they always include him in everything and he is never isolated from anything even with his condition.

How likely would you be to recommend The Co-operative Childcare (Swindon North)? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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