The Nest Nursery Lime Tree

300 Gillott Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 0RR

The Nest Nursery Lime Tree, Birmingham, West Midlands
The Nest Nursery Lime Tree, Birmingham, West Midlands
The Nest Nursery Lime Tree, Birmingham, West Midlands

The Nest Nursery Lime Tree is a nature nursery where children up to the age of five years are encouraged to learn through discovery and exploration, with a strong emphasis on outdoor play. Children can explore the outdoor environment in the nursery garden and they can also take part in Forest School thanks to the nursery’s ideal location close to Edgbaston Reservoir, a natural area of beauty.

Children at The Nest Nursery can learn and play in a comfortable and supportive environment, with natural materials, soft colours and quiet background music featured throughout the setting. They are supported to develop and learn at their own pace.

The nursery cook prepares delicious, healthy meals for the children every day.

Group: The Nest Nursery Ltd

Person in charge: Donna Wallace (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: 48

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1815

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

9.9 The Nest Nursery Lime Tree has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.870)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for The Nest Nursery Lime Tree 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 18 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Nest Nursery Lime Tree 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 4.87 for The Nest Nursery Lime Tree is calculated as follows: ( (192 Excellents x 5) + (18 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 215 Ratings = 4.87

  • 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 The Nest Nursery Lime Tree 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 9.6 positive Reviews (48 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 15 Reviews ÷ 9.6 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
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Nest Nursery Lime Tree?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    17
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    1
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to The Nest Nursery Lime Tree

  • Mother of Child
    15
  • Father of Child
    2
  • Aunt of Child
    1

My nephew attends this fantastic nursery and I couldn't be more impressed! His development has come on in leaps and bounds since starting. The staff are amazing and so helpful. Always available and happy to assist with any queries or issues. I would definitely recommend to others.

How likely would you be to recommend The Nest Nursery Lime Tree? 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

Well, where do I begin. What a truly fantastic place! From the moment my daughter entered on her first day, she looked so happy and content and I just knew this was the place for her.
She always comes home with tales to tell and speaks non stop about the staff. It’s truly lovely to see the relationships she has. Watching how she has developed and progressed from the day she started.

The Nest is truly is the best!

Highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend The Nest Nursery Lime Tree? 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 Nest Nursery Lime Tree since March 2016. He settled very quickly into his new nursery routine. The staff are very welcoming and meet his every need.

The nursery has a very homely feel and the ethos they follow is amazing. My son loves to bring his nursery life home with him.

The staff make you feel at ease on every drop off in the morning and when I go to pick him up. I receive full feedback about his day and what he has eaten. The management team are always available to speak to and answer all queries promptly.
I highly recommend the nursery to all.

How likely would you be to recommend The Nest Nursery Lime Tree? 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 two-year-old son currently attends The Nest Nursery Lime Tree and I couldn't be happier with how he is coming along with all aspects of his development and the excellent standard of the staff there.

I have never had any need to worry leaving my son there while I go work as he runs into the nursery each day with a smile on his face ready to play and learn with his friends and the staff.

Highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend The Nest Nursery Lime Tree? 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 is graduating from nursery after 3 1/2 wonderful years. She has thoroughly enjoyed nursery from day one. The staff are brilliant - warm and encouraging. I would absolutely recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Nest Nursery Lime Tree? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

What can I say - It's been an amazing experience. My child has blossomed and I am grateful to you all.

How likely would you be to recommend The Nest Nursery Lime Tree? 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 Nest Nursery Lime Tree is very good and has progressed my daughter's learning a lot. I am very glad she attends such a great nursery :)

How likely would you be to recommend The Nest Nursery Lime Tree? 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 cannot recommend this nursery enough! All the staff have been fantastic since my daughter started. They show genuine care and compassion towards the children in their care.

My daughter has come on so much since her time here. She is a much more confident little girl who loves to talk to me about the learning that they have done there. Staff are very informative at feedback and we love looking at the Tapestry app to see what our daughter has been doing in nursery.

Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend The Nest Nursery Lime Tree? 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

This is the first nursery that my son has attended. From the moment I stepped inside to view the nursery to the present day, I have been really pleased. Every member of staff are so friendly and welcoming regardless of whether they look after my son or not and it was this that led me to know I wanted my son to go to this nursery. The nursery provides a variety of both indoor and outdoor activities. My son took a couple of months to settle in and for those months I rang to check he was alright, the staff were very informative and reassuring which put my mind at ease. I felt my son was in good hands and that I needn't worry. I have seen a real change in my son's development and behaviour for the better and I put that down to the nursery staff. He's eating and drinking well on his own, he was always adventurous but is now more inquisitive, and his language skills are coming along nicely. The staff are very encouraging which is great to see and I would happily recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Nest Nursery Lime Tree? 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 can not praise the nursery and staff enough. They really make the children and parents welcome everyday. They are very good with feedback on your child's progress during the day and they always listen to your needs as a parent and accommodate the practices you set at home in the nursery. The staff always try and involve the child in the days activities.

How likely would you be to recommend The Nest Nursery Lime Tree? 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'm extremely likely to recommend The Nest to anyone.
When my son started there I was more worried than he was, being a first-time mum, my son never left my side so I thought was is he going to be OK. But the first day he visited he felt right at home, the staff were loving and caring, he loves nursery and my son is so happy. Even when he's sick he wants to go to nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Nest Nursery Lime Tree? 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 is 1 years old and has attended this nursery for approximately two months.
It has been lovely to see a nursery with an ethos like this, natural and like a home from home.
The staff were fantastic at reassuring me during the settling in sessions as I was very nervous about returning to work and leaving him at such a young age.
I also really appreciate that they take him outside too, as he loves being outside and at his age, the climbing and running is just taking off.
I couldn't fault this nursery, caring loving staff and a cosy, calm environment, my son is so happy, that's all I can ask for.

How likely would you be to recommend The Nest Nursery Lime Tree? 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 place for everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend The Nest Nursery Lime Tree? 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 started when she was only 10months. She settled in very quickly thanks to the amazing staff and calming environment. The staff were very welcoming, accommodating to all her personal needs and reassuring. She is now 14months and loves the nursery and treats it like her second home thanks to the home from home environment at the nursery. She is happy to go to any of the staff members and they all know all the children by name and welcome them with open arms. All the staff are so caring towards the children and I am always comfortable to leave my first and only child in their care.

How likely would you be to recommend The Nest Nursery Lime Tree? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The Nest Nursery has had many changes in the last 4 months + it has has a new owner who has made some nice changes physically to the nursery. However, there has been many undesired changes. It has been sad to see that so many of the long-serving and wonderful staff have now left the nursery since the change in ownership. The Nest still has some brilliant staff who are still there. I am glad my child will not be at the nursery too long as I do not wish to see any more of the lovely staff my child adores leave.

How likely would you be to recommend The Nest Nursery Lime Tree? Neither Unlikely or Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Lyndsey Hellyn, Director at The Nest Nursery Lime Tree responded to this review on 03 Mar 2017:

At the time of the review the new owners had been in place for 15 months so it has been over that period of time that changes have happened. Staff changes are inevitable, however in each change there has been progress towards a better qualified, educated and professional employee base who meet our vision of quality, professionalism and perfection.

My daughter started going to The Nest about 6 months ago. We looked at many nurseries at the time and this one stood out way above the rest! The staff are excellent and you can tell they care and love their job. This nursery is different to other nurseries, they encourage kids to use their imagination through lots of interesting activities. My daughter absolutely loves it and I couldn't recommend it more.

How likely would you be to recommend The Nest Nursery Lime Tree? 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

Lime Tree Nursery is a fantastic place for any parent to place their child. My daughter started in the Ladybird room at the start of 2015, four days a week. From day one the staff there could not have been more helpful and caring. My daughter felt happy and settled straight away. Everyone that works there is friendly and they all know my daughter by name. The staff in the Ladybird room make her day there fun and interesting, whilst making her feel safe and confident. I cannot recommend this nursery enough, especially to parents who are nervous about leaving their child for the first time. Lime Tree staff will try their hardest to make your child feel at home and are always happy to discuss every aspect of your child's care.

How likely would you be to recommend The Nest Nursery Lime Tree? 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

Very good nursery, both my children have enjoyed the nursery. Excellent team, lovely staff.

How likely would you be to recommend The Nest Nursery Lime Tree? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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