Cotton Tails at Northfield

1110 Bristol Road, Northfield, Birmingham B31 2RE

Cotton Tails at Northfield, Birmingham, West Midlands
Cotton Tails at Northfield, Birmingham, West Midlands
Cotton Tails at Northfield, Birmingham, West Midlands

Cotton Tails Day Nursery provide private day care for children 0-5 years old. The nursery is open Mon – Fri 7.30 -6.00 52 weeks of the year excluding bank holidays.

Cotton Tails has been rated OUTSTANDING in its last two Ofsted reports, and staff pride themselves on providing a caring and safe environment that treats every child as an individual, balancing play and learning and helping them to develop to their full potential.

Cotton Tails Nursery has been open since August 1996, originally a much smaller premises, but with the demand of the care sector Cotton Tails has grown over the past years. In January 2013, it opened its doors to a whole new wing, now complete with extensive bright and vibrant rooms having everything available for both child and nursery practitioner.

Cotton Tails is renowned for its close parent partnership making care a complete circle, with the child in the centre.

Group: Cotton Tails Nursery Ltd

Person in charge: Michelle Young (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Birmingham City Council

Number of Staff: 19

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

Total Places for Children: 100

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.9 Cotton Tails at Northfield has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.930)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Cotton Tails at Northfield 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 47 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Cotton Tails at Northfield in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 33 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 4.93 for Cotton Tails at Northfield is calculated as follows: ( (522 Excellents x 5) + (39 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 561 Ratings = 4.93

  • 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 Cotton Tails at Northfield is based on 33 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 20 positive Reviews (100 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 33 Reviews ÷ 20 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
    47
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    47
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Cotton Tails at Northfield

  • Mother of Child
    41
  • Father of Child
    5
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

My grandson is always settled happy and smiling when I pick him up. He tells me about his day at Cotton Tails and his friends, what he has done and what he has eaten. The contact with his key worker is good.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Everyone is friendly and helpful. My son is building confidence every month. I am more than happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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

Amazing nursery! I could not say a bad word about it. The staff are really nice and polite too. The activities the staff do with the children are really good and my daughter gets so much out of them. She only started nursery in February and her speech and confidence have improved incredibly. I cannot thank everyone enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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

Cotton Tails is a wonderful nursery. The staff are fully engaged in the development and education of every child. The activities are varied and interesting and the outdoor time is great. My son absolutely loves his time at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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

Cotton Tails is an excellent nursery. At the end of each day when I pick my child up the staff inform me about every detail of her day. The staff are very caring and I feel very confident that they provide excellent care for my daughter. The variety of activities provided each day is excellent and the meals and snacks are also very good.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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 standards - nurturing, caring environment. Recognise each child as an individual with different needs. Focus on learning through lots of playtime and fun activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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 only just started and I can see a massive improvement already. I am happy with the staff at the nursery as they are welcoming and consider the children very well. It is very secure and feels very safe with the nursery. The activities are very fun and messy which is good for my child.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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 enjoyable. The staff were very welcoming and very well organised.

The children seemed very happy and relaxed in their environment.

The activities were very well laid out and varied, offering a wide range for all the children.

A very happy experience.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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

Cotton Tails is a fantastic nursery. My two children attended/attend this nursery and the experience has been great! The wellbeing of the children is the centre of everything here at Cotton Tails nursery. The members of staff are welcoming and always happy to help. I will always recommend this nursery to anyone looking for a great start for their child/children. Thank you Cotton Tails for everything!

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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 going to Cotton Tails since he was 9 months old, the girls there are amazing and my son has come on leaps and bounds. The staff are always helpful and friendly and you can really feel a family oriented atmosphere throughout the nursery. The nursery is very forward thinking and there is always something fun going on for the kids.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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 was at Cotton Tails from 10months old and left the summer he turned 4 to start Reception. He absolutely loved nursery - it was battle to get him out of there at pick up time.
I cannot fault the staff, their friendliness, enthusiasm and professionalism. I love the fact that all the staff know the names of all the children (regardless of whether they teach them) and they always greet the children with a smile and a hello.
Lovely big, bright rooms with colourful displays and a huge variety of activities for the children to get involved in. The handover at pick up time was helpful and personal and a chance to have a quick chat with the staff about my son's day.
It was a sad day saying goodbye to everyone but my son and I have great memories of his time there.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Value for Money: Good

My child left Cotton tails in the summer after attending for nearly three years. As soon as my daughter started I felt reassured that she was happy and was with caring and enthusiastic staff. She loved going to Cotton tails and enjoyed telling me about games she'd payed in the garden and activities she'd been doing. It's also a great place for parent involvement, with the many workshops you can attend and Christmas parties. I would definitely recommend to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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

Lovely staff, nice environment for children to interact, play and learn. My daughter has been attending since baby room - in school room now - every room is unique and staff in every one of them is just wonderful. Can only recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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

Offer a good standard of care.
Excellent range of learning activities.
Good parent Feedback.
Low turnover of staff which really helps continued care and stability.
Always clean and tidy.
Good level of additional activities and themed days.
Excellent outdoor area which is used frequently.
Great staff who bond well and genuinely care about children.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

These girls were like a second mother to my child. Never a problem and my son learnt so much from 9 months through to the age of 4 years. If i have anymore children they will definitely go to Cotton Tails. Referred a few friends to and they were overjoyed with the service too and have sent all there children to this provider.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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

Wonderful set up with kind and caring staff, our little man loved his time at Cotton Tails. I would certainly recommend Cotton tails for both care, learning, standard of equipment and activities and if you want your children to be happy at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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

Excellent nursery, friendly and caring staff, my children love it. Always had positive feedback from carers too. Location great. Managers and owners very friendly and approachable. Inside very welcoming and lots of activities done with the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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

We have used this nursery for both of our children now and have been nothing but impressed. Fantastic building full of all the latest play and learn equipment/activities. Staff are great also and they really make your children feel welcome and create a very inviting atmosphere. Both my kids have become way more confident since being part of cotton tails and also learn new things daily. Our oldest has now left for school but the youngest absolutely loves her days at nursery and it's never a problem dropping her off as the staff do more than enough to welcome her each morning. Fantastic nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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 staff at this Nursery gave my son the best possible start in life. They helped to shape him into the polite, happy, and joyful little boy that he is. He went there from 6 months old and enjoyed every minute.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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

Fantastic nursery with a happy, safe and engaging learning environment. The staff are caring and communicative. My daughter particularly enjoys playing in the outside area, where there is lots of play equipment and a mud kitchen. She loves going to nursery and I would recommend this setting to any prospective parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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

Highly recommend Cotton Tails. Our son was shy and has come out of his shell. Each member of the staff truly cares about each child. Our son looks forward to going to the nursery to see his friends. The nursery is bright and airy, activities stimulate our son very well, and there are plenty of workshops you can take part in your child's learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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

A lovely nursery both my children are very happy here. Staff are helpful, friendly and sincere and I cannot praise them enough; a credit to the nursery.
Facilities are well maintained and up to date, it is always clean and tidy. Activities, trips and events are always well organised.
I wouldn't have any hesitation in recommending this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Cotton Tails is an excellent nursery with friendly and helpful staff who really care about the children in their care. My son loves his nursery and is now in his 3rd year there. Some days he will not come home because he loves it so much.
The nursery has excellent communication with parents on a daily basis about what my son has done and his personality. They have helped him to develop knowledge and skills and he always amazes us with his new language, skills or a song that he has just learnt.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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

Cotton Tails is a place where I feel comfortable leaving my children each day. I feel confident that they will be well cared for and stimulated. The staff are friendly, interested and keen for the children to develop. The facilities are excellent - both of my children adore the outdoor space. One of my favourite things about Cotton Tails is how you are able to get involved, through parent workshops, Christmas celebrations and progress evenings. I would thoroughly recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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 absolutely loves this nursery and so do I. She is incredibly comfortable there and learns so much. A nursery is only as good as it's staff, who in this case are hardworking, dedicated, fun and affectionate (important to me, so she feels at home). There are obvious signs of investment e.g. new toys, redecorating, garden refurbishment. Lots of opportunities for us to be involved - events like workshops, the Christmas open evening (which is absolutely amazing).

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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 attended Cotton Tails at Northfield since he was 7 months old He's now about to turn two and loves it more than ever!! As a first time mother leaving my baby for the first time, the girls went above and beyond to make me and my son feel safe and welcome.
At the end of each day, I was given a full account of what he'd done throughout his day, how much he'd eaten and his nappies and sleep times - a standard thing in all nurseries - but the way the girls inform you of your child's day is so heart warming. You can tell from all the faces of children attending that they all love being there.
In the 18 months my little boy has attended, I've never had any issues. I'd highly recommend this nursery to anyone who wants their child to attend a setting that feels so much like a home from home. Wonderful staff and a beautifully presented setting!

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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

A lovely nursery, exceptional care, clean, friendly and lovely general place. So many parent workshops take place, especially the Christmas open evening which is gorgeous and magical for the children.

My two boys have both attended this nursery and I wouldn't take them anywhere else I would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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 attending Cotton Tails since 2014 and she absolutely loves it here.
The staff are amazing especially the long standing staff who make you feel very welcome and comfortable.
The learning side of the nursery is exceptional ranging from different activities daily to excellent ICT equipment.

I would definitely recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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 boys love coming to nursery. There is always a wide variety of activities available for the boys including outside services such as rhythm time. The staff are always friendly, informative and inviting. My boys both have strong bonds with the staff. The nursery itself is colourful and imaginative, it draws the children's attention and creates a happy environment to play and learn. I only have positive things to say about the nursery and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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

Cotton Tails Nursery is a consistently fantastic place to be. I can rely on the professionalism of the staff to take care of my children yet make their days full of fun and laughter. My sons have loved coming here right from the very first day and we have many fond memories of wonderful open evenings and fayres through the years. The staff put more than 100% into everything at the nursery and I will continue to sing their praises. Keep up the fantastic work everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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

Amazing nursery, really love all the activities and experiences they get at the nursery. Couldn't be any happier with the staff, very caring and knowledgeable.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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 attended Cotton Tails - he loved it. Such a fantastic nursery. I would highly recommend Cotton Tails to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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

Absolutely amazing place. The staff are amazing.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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

Since my son started this nursery a few months ago, his confidence has grown. This is owing to the fantastic support of the staff. He was also a fussy eater so mealtimes were often a struggle. However, due to the perseverance and help from the staff, he is now readily trying food he wouldn't have eaten before. The facilities at the nursery are brilliant and I have confidence that my son will leave for school with the skills he needs to achieve his full potential.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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

My daughter has been attending Cotton Tails for just over a year and is very happy there. The staff are friendly and the nursery environment is stimulating for our little learners.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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

Cotton Tails are a brilliant nursery. The staff are so friendly and there is plenty of space for the children to play. The staff always keep the children busy with lots of different fun activities. I wouldn't choose any other nursery to send my son to.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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 attended Cotton Tails for 3 years. He started when he was 6 months old and I wouldn't have left him anywhere else. The staff are amazing and made me feel so comfortable and happy leaving him in their care. I highly recommend Cotton Tails, definitely the best nursery!!

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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

Lovely nursery with a great parent partnership. The facilities are bright and modern and the nursery also offers themed workshops which parents can attend too. The Christmas one is fabulous!
I love finding out what my son has been up to during his day at nursery and the staff are always happy to talk about his day and development and offer advice too if needed. It's also reassuring that he gets on well with the nursery ladies.
A happy child = happy mummy! :)

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

All staff are friendly and helpful and so supportive during room moves / transitions. My daughter loves going to nursery and enjoys spending time with the staff and children. The activities they do are varied and enjoyable for her. Since joining Cotton Tails at Northfield she has grown in confidence and is eager to learn new things.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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 only been attending Cotton Tails at Northfield for a month but so far I have been extremely impressed. After attending a childminder for 2 years, I was really anxious about the change to nursery but the staff put both my daughter and I at great ease. She has settled in fantastically and the staff have been very supportive. I love all of the work she has been bringing home and how many different activities they do each day. She comes home happy every day and tells me about all the fun things she has done. The food menu varies from week to week and it's all home cooked and nutritious. The daily rate is also very reasonable.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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

I was impressed with Cotton Tails at Northfield when I came to look around. Cotton Tails at Northfield was my 5th nursery to visit and my last. My friend recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield, as her 2 daughters had gone there. I felt it had a great atmosphere and it was very welcoming. Now my 16-month-old son has been there for 10 months now and it is clear to me that he is happy there, he happily goes to staff when I drop him off in the morning and even waves me goodbye as soon as they have him. At parents evening and stay and play sessions, it is clear that they know my son's charter as well as I do, which tells me they give him the time and attention he needs. The staff ask what I am working on at home, so walking, speech development and so on, so that they can work on the same things. I just love the nursery and staff and I would recommend them to everyone, not just my friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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

Cotton Tails is an excellent nursery. The staff are great and will always go out of their way to help. I have one child at the nursery who has been there for 2 years and a previous child who was there for three years. Both boys really enjoy (Enjoyed) it. The facilities are clean, tidy and spacious and the garden area is really nice and well planned. Both of my boys have thrived at Cotton Tails and their learning and development have come on leaps and bounds. The main reason I like the nursery so much is that you know when you leave that your child is going to be happy and loved while they are there. There is also the added bonus of being able to park somewhere secure when going to and from the nursery, which is essential when you have two small children to manage. I would highly recommend this nursery to any parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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

My daughter has been going to Cotton Tails at Northfield since February 2014. She loves it there. She has made lots of friends and the staff are really friendly. I know that leaving my daughter at Cotton Tails she will be well looked after. Their food menu is varied and changes depending on the time of year. They have their own private garden facilities and the children are taken out to a local park. If you have any queries the staff are very approachable. I would definitely recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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 staff are all very friendly and approachable and are genuinely interested in the children's development. My children both love going to nursery which as a parent, is all you really want. I especially love the workshops allowing me to feel part of the nursery and a chance to see my children in the only environment they are without me.
The activities they do with the children are fantastic and very imaginative and I love that they spend money on rhythm time, dance lessons, and the animal man to name a few.
The amount of resources available for the children is exceptional and the quality and choice of the toys is great. The staff are full of fantastic fun ideas that really inspire the imagination and helps the children to learn in a fun way.
They encourage parent involvement and support parents in what they are trying to achieve outside of the nursery. As you can see I am very pleased with the nursery and how my children have grown whilst being there.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Lynda Noon, Area Manager at Cotton Tails at Northfield responded to this review on 18 Nov 2016:

Thank you for kind words regarding the nursery. Your feedback means a lot and helps us to continue to improve.

This is a brilliant nursery, my daughter has come on so much since attending and they have such a variety of activities on that she is constantly challenged and entertained. The staff throughout are incredible and do such an amazing job every day. Have never once had any issues leaving my child in their care, she loves attending.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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 going to Cotton Tails for about 3 years now. I have watched him make new friends and learn some great skills. While being at Cotton Tails my son's confidence has grown which helps him not only within the nursery but with other things outside in our day to day life. I was very proud of him today as he wrote his name and the staff always encourage him.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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

We are absolutely delighted with our decision to send our son to Cotton Tails Day Nursery. There's a real buzz about the place. The facilities are bright, colourful and clean. All the staff have a friendly, caring, enthusiastic and positive attitude. They have made a notable positive contribution to all areas of his development in the 15 months he's been attending. He loves his time at Cotton Tails and is developing into a confident, outgoing, bubbly child. We highly recommend them.

How likely would you be to recommend Cotton Tails at Northfield? 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

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Michelle

Michelle Young

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2000

Description:

My name is Michelle Young, I am the manager at Cotton Tails Nursery. I have worked at Cotton Tails since June 2000 where I worked in the Pre-School room and then later worked in the Tinie Room which I thoroughly enjoyed.

I became the manager in 2009 which was a completely new role for me but I really enjoyed the challenge. During this time, I went on to complete my NVQ3 in Leadership and Management which has helped me in the role.

Over the years, I have grown to love my role as a manager, especially seeing all of the children grow and develop, then move on to big school.

One of my biggest aims as the manager was to maintain our OUTSTANDING Ofsted grade as it was my first Ofsted as a manager. This goal was achieved in March 2014 when we were rated OUTSTANDING for a second time. I am enjoying the challenge and enjoy working with a great team.

Michelle x