Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding

28 Rough Road, Kingstanding, Birmingham B44 0UY

Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding, Birmingham, West Midlands
Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding, Birmingham, West Midlands
Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding, Birmingham, West Midlands

Building Blocks at Kingstanding provides a happy and safe environment for all children to play and learn in and takes great care in providing high standards of childcare and education for those aged from three months to five years.

Set in a large detached building, the nursery provides ample space for children to experience a variety of activities and explore the many facilities.
At the rear of the nursery there is a secure garden area, as well as a separate baby garden, music zone and outdoor reading area. There is also climbing equipment, outdoor sand play and a large play house.

Building Blocks Nursery has a wide range of qualified and experienced staff who are all either trained to NNEB/NVQ Level 3 or equivalent or are working towards the qualification. The nursery prides itself on the number of senior staff who have Level 5 and 6 qualifications and work well to lead a happy team.

A varied four-week menu has been carefully planned to ensure a balanced, nutritious diet for all children and any special dietary requirements can be catered for. Nappies and formula milk for babies up to 12 months old are included in the nursery fees.

Group: Building Blocks Nurseries

Person in charge: Sam Fletcher (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Birmingham City Council

Number of Staff: 22

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: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: £39.00 per day / £170.00 per week

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Reviews

9.9 Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.850)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding 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 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 12 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 4.85 for Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding is calculated as follows: ( (130 Excellents x 5) + (23 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 153 Ratings = 4.85

  • 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 Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding is based on 12 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). 12 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
    12
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    13
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding

  • Mother of Child
    10
  • Father of Child
    3

My daughter has been attending the nursery for 3 months and has settled in brilliantly. All the staff are lovely, very friendly and professional. The communication between the staff and ourselves is excellent we are always given updates on her day.

How likely would you be to recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding? 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I was nervous at first to put my child into nursery, however, all of the staff at Building Blocks put me entirely at ease. My child has learnt so much and I owe most of that to all the staff and the setting the nursery has. They have made friends, developed skills and created strong relationships with some of those who look after them. I always recommend Building Blocks to friends and relatives looking for prospective nurseries.

Every member of staff shows a great element of care, not only with children but with parents too. The simple gestures they show asking whether you've had a good day or how you are getting along go a really long way.

How likely would you be to recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding? 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

Tina Hart, Managing Director at Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding responded to this review on 20 Jun 2017:

Thank you for your feedback.
It is really important to us that our staff have positive relationships with both children and their families.

My daughter has been coming here for the past four years. She has come on leaps and bounds thanks to the staff's support and guidance. My daughter's key worker has helped massively with my daughter's development over the past four years. The management team are great with any questions and queries we have.

How likely would you be to recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Tina Hart, Managing Director at Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding responded to this review on 11 May 2017:

Thank you for your feedback.
Our staff take their role of key person very seriously and we work with children very closely to ensure their needs are met and that their development is progressing well.

Two of my children have attended this nursery and one is still presently attending. Both of my children have gained so much from this nursery. The staff are friendly, polite and very good with the children. My children have learnt so much phonics, counting, all about animals, writing their names. The management is always around when needed and fitted my child's hours around me.

How likely would you be to recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding? 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

Tina Hart, Managing Director at Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding responded to this review on 11 May 2017:

Thank you for your feedback.
Its great to hear from families that come back to us with other siblings as this is a good indicator that parents are happy with our service.

Both my children attend the nursery and I have noticed they have both come on so much since being here. They both love the staff and have made a lot of friends. I find the staff extremely helpful on all levels including personal as I am a single mom and they are so accommodating to my needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding? 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

Tina Hart, Managing Director at Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding responded to this review on 11 May 2017:

Thank you for your feedback. It is lovely to hear that parents comment on how we meet the needs of the whole family.

Since my daughter attended in 2015, she has excelled in all areas of her progression. She loves her time at nursery and I have no worries when dropping her every day knowing she is going to have a fun-filled day and be well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding? 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

Tina Hart, Managing Director at Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding responded to this review on 11 May 2017:

Thank you for your feedback. We take great pride in knowing that parents feel confident in the nursery and the care we provide.

My daughter has been attending nursery for 2 years now. She loves the staff and loves attending nursery. I couldn't see her going anywhere else. She always tells us how much fun she has had at nursery, which is a compliment to the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding? 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: Don't Know

Tina Hart, Managing director at Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding responded to this review on 28 Apr 2017:

Thank you for your feedback. We are really pleased that your daughter enjoys her time at nursery.

I was referred to the nursery by my sister that attends another branch with my niece and I have to say it is one of the best nurseries that my daughter has attended. I would recommend this nursery to anyone as my daughter absolutely loves it there.

How likely would you be to recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Tina Hart, Managing director at Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding responded to this review on 28 Apr 2017:

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate recommendations and we are very happy that you have had a good experience with us.

My daughter started this nursery Oct 2016 and had enjoyed it very much, she's had her down days but the staff in the baby room are brilliant with her. My daughter has made lovely friends within the staff and other children, where she will ask for them by name. The staff have been supportive for me also.
I will be sad when my course finishes and my daughter will have to leave nursery. I'm considering keeping her on a few days a week :)

How likely would you be to recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding? 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: Don't Know

Tina Hart, Managing director at Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding responded to this review on 28 Apr 2017:

Thank you for your feedback. It would be lovely if you could continue to use the nursery once your course finishes.

I was recommended this nursery by a friend and I couldn't be happier. The staff are all lovely and my daughter is thriving. I wouldn't send her anywhere else, in fact, I have recommended it to a family who are now also using this nursery.
I am able to go to work without any worries knowing my daughter is well cared for.

How likely would you be to recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding? 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

Tina Hart, Managing director at Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding responded to this review on 27 Apr 2017:

Thank you for your feedback. It's lovely to hear that families are recommended to us by other parents.
We have been open 15 years in November 2017 and a lot of our children come to us through recommendations. Thank you

My daughter has been attending Building Blocks since May 2015 when she was 6 months old. She has developed so much and that's thanks to the staff spending time with her and helping her achieve her goals. My daughter loves Building Blocks and I don't want her to leave.
The staff are hard working, friendly, supportive, I couldn't ask for anything further from them.

How likely would you be to recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding? 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

Tina Hart, Managing director at Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding responded to this review on 27 Apr 2017:

Thank you for your feedback. We try really hard to ensure that we meet the needs of all children and families and it is lovely to hear that you want to stay with us.

My son has been attending this nursery since January 2017 it's also the first nursery he has attended, he absolutely loves being there and has settled in well, he also looks forward to coming to nursery.
I have noticed a change in his development since he has been here and is succeeding very well in toilet training.
A big thank you to all staff for the care of my son.

How likely would you be to recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding? 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: Don't Know

Tina Hart, Managing Director at Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding responded to this review on 26 Apr 2017:

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are really pleased that our setting is contributing to your sons progress and development.

My child has attended since January 2016 and the progress he has made in all of his prime areas of learning is excellent. He has strong bonds with the staff and children. He goes into nursery happy and comes home very happy. As a parent I have complete trust in all the staff and the care the staff give to all the children is a real indicator of how happy the children are.
The nursery is clean, inviting, bright and happy. My child participates in a wide variety of activities and experiences that have helped him meet milestones and areas he was lacking in before.
I would recommend this nursery time and time again.

How likely would you be to recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding? 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

Tina Hart, Managing director at Building Blocks Nursery - Kingstanding responded to this review on 01 Aug 2016:

Thank you Mr Grady for your lovely feedback. We endeavour to meet the needs of every child and their family. I'm very pleased that your son is happy and progressing well.

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