A B C Day Nursery, Smethwick, West Midlands
A B C Day Nursery, Smethwick, West Midlands
A B C Day Nursery, Smethwick, West Midlands

A B C Day Nursery opened in 1987 and is a 50 place family-run nursery.

The nursery has three large playrooms over two floors and follows the guidelines of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

A B C offers parents a flexible and friendly childcare service, from a professional team who combine the benefits of an organised and secure setting, with fun and stimulating play in a learning environment which children can develop in a positive manner.

Staff are pleased to discuss parents' concerns with them and look to provide an open service based around developing each child's potential, health and well-being.

Owner: ABC Day Nursery & Pre School Ltd

Person in charge: Elizabeth Smith (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 18

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

Total Places for Children: 50

Age Range: from 0 years 1 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Fees Guide: £180 per week, we offer 15/30 hour sessions for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

Admission Information: No advance registration fees

Vacancies

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Reviews

8.6 A B C Day Nursery has a Review Score of 8.6 (8.597)

The Review Score of 8.6 (maximum of 10) for A B C Day Nursery 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 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for A B C Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.8 out of 5 from 3 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 4.797 for A B C Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (114 Excellents x 5) + (29 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 143 Ratings = 4.797

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 3.8 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for A B C Day Nursery is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 10 Target = 0.300

  • 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
    11
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend A B C Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to A B C Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    12

I have nothing but praise for the A B C Nursery. The staff are not only friendly and polite but very welcoming to new parents. It can be daunting leaving your child at such a young age (mine was nine months old) but they made us feel very comfortable and secure. The activities that the children do are lovely, there are music lessons on a Monday that my son loves, along with lots of painting and creative activities. The outside garden area has recently been done out and the kids go out in it every day. I would definitely recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend A B C Day Nursery? 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

Elizabeth Smith, Manager at A B C Day Nursery responded to this review on 18 Sep 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We aim to put parents at ease as it's a bigger deal for you than it is for the little ones really. Glad to hear you are happy with everything.

I definitely recommend A B C Day Nursery, I've had an older child and 8-month-old who is now 2, attend and both thrived in the setting.

I find the staff caring and approachable, I love the venue and think they've got it right with the different rooms and age groups.

The garden has just had a refresh and is now an all year round space which is perfect.

Their daddy also attended the nursery 30 years ago and it's still run by the same family, proof that they're doing something very right.

How likely would you be to recommend A B C Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Elizabeth Smith, Manager at A B C Day Nursery responded to this review on 15 Sep 2017:

Thank you for your lovely comments, it's lovely having the second generation of the family attending.

My son has been in the nursery for a year, starting as a 2-year old. He had difficulty settling in but the ladies helped him considerably to feel welcome and safe. Eventually, he started loving it there and during the summer break holidays, he was asking several times when he could come back. Now as a 3-year-old he enjoys it even more, although management could be more flexible with the hours offered. I do not like the system of 2.5 days a week. When I asked if this can be maintained, I was given an answer that yes but only if I want my 3-year-old to be staying with 2-year-olds :( not really a lot of choice. My second concern is TV and iPads. Are they really necessary for such small children? They have enough TV at home, I believe.

In spite of those two concerns, the staff is caring, kind and really dedicated. I always felt well-informed and most of all my son loves it. I would definitely recommend it to my friends.

How likely would you be to recommend A B C Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Don't Know

Elizabeth Smith, Manager at A B C Day Nursery responded to this review on 15 Sep 2017:

Thank you for your review, due to the high demand for the three-year-old spaces for the 2017/18 and the new 30-hour funding coming into place, we had no choice but to offer the sessions over 2.5 days. We like to offer flexible places but this wasn't possible for the schoolroom intake this year as we had so many existing parents wanting places for the new term. This was the only way I could accommodate everyone. Concerning the iPads/tv, these are monitored and educational apps are purchased for the children to extend their learning.

The day nursery has a very warm and welcoming environment. Staff are all very approachable and clearly shows passion at what they do as you can see immediately how they are with the children.
Highly recommend this day care!

How likely would you be to recommend A B C Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Two of my children attended this nursery when we moved to Bearwood. All of the staff were very knowledgeable and friendly and made great connections with the children and their older sibling. They really took the time to treat each child as an individual. Having used other nurseries previously I can definitely say A B C are the best by a mile.

How likely would you be to recommend A B C Day Nursery? 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

Elizabeth smith, Manager at A B C Day Nursery responded to this review on 07 Nov 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, glad you was pleased with our service. You know where we are when you need us next ??

I love this nursery and my son loves this nursery even though we have moved away from the area he still attends and won't be moving anytime soon! He is only 2 1/2 and his speech is amazing and has made so many good friends with the other children and staff I highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend A B C Day Nursery? 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

Elizabeth smith, Manager at A B C Day Nursery responded to this review on 07 Nov 2016:

Glad to hear you are pleased with everything, thanks for taking the time to write us a review. Much appreciated

Amazing nursery my son has been going since September this year and he's getting on so well there. Staff are very good especially at comforting him when he first started because he kept getting upset after me. I was worried about his speaking and communication when he started, however, feel he has come on leaps and bounds since starting there. Lovely nursery and staff!

How likely would you be to recommend A B C Day Nursery? 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

Elizabeth smith, Manager at A B C Day Nursery responded to this review on 03 Nov 2016:

The tears soon stop with a bit of fun and distraction. It's lovely to see him growing in confidence and chatting more.

I would recommend A B C Day Nursery to anyone, the staff are lovely. As a new mom I knew my daughter would be looked after and has developed so much since starting nursery. The nursery has a nice family feel to it and I wouldn't send my daughter anywhere else.

How likely would you be to recommend A B C Day Nursery? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Elizabeth smith, Manager at A B C Day Nursery responded to this review on 03 Nov 2016:

Glad you feel so confident with the team, she is a pleasure to have.

My daughter has only attended the nursery for a short while, but the whole family has been made to feel so welcome. The staff are all really professional and have really helped and guided us with her settling in sessions. So happy with our choice to send her there.

How likely would you be to recommend A B C Day Nursery? 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

Elizabeth Smith, Manager at A B C Day Nursery responded to this review on 03 Nov 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to give us a lovely review, we look forward to making more memories for your family as your little one grows.

A B C Day Nursery is a nursery I have and will continue to recommend. My first daughter went from 9 months and is now 6 years old and my second daughter has just started and I wouldn't have sent her anywhere else. The staff are all warm and friendly, they go out of their way to understand your child as an individual and support them throughout their time at nursery. The nursery is always introducing innovative play and educational sessions with babies and children. My daughter was confident, sociable and also learnt a lot at nursery and talks positively of her time there now. My baby daughter has settled in well and already seems to be enjoying her time there too.

How likely would you be to recommend A B C Day Nursery? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Elizabeth Smith, Manager at A B C Day Nursery responded to this review on 03 Nov 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, we look forward to making more memories over the years with your little one.

Three of my children went to this nursery and were really well looked after, they had so much fun and took part in lovely activities. A brilliant environment. They were given healthy nutritious food and drink. The staff were always helpful and understanding and worked around my families and works needs, so very often.

How likely would you be to recommend A B C Day Nursery? 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

Elizabeth Smith, Manager at A B C Day Nursery responded to this review on 03 Nov 2016:

It was a pleasure to look after your three lovely children. Thanks for taking the time to give us a review.

ABC is a great nursery. My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed her time here. She's learnt numerous things; making friends and growing in confidence are the two factors ABC has provided our daughter with.

It has given her the perfect start to her upcoming Pre School in Hampshire. I wish we weren't moving, otherwise she would have happily stayed at ABC :-)

How likely would you be to recommend A B C Day Nursery? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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Staff Profiles

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Smith

Job Title: Owner/Manager

Joined: 2000

Description:

I have a Foundation degree in Early Years and a level 4 Qualification in management.
I'm married with a son and daughter. I enjoy working in a busy thriving nursery. I'm a hands on manager who enjoys working with the children as much as possible. I have an excellent team, who work well together, creating a relaxed atmosphere.

Brian

Brian Hill

Job Title: Owner/Manager

Joined: 1987

Description:

I started ABC DAY NURSERY alongside my wife in 1987. We have four children. Joan passed away in August 2014 so I now work alongside my daughter Liz. I have a level three in childcare

Claire

Claire Kenwrick

Job Title: Deputy Nursery Nurse

Joined: 2007

Description:

I have a level 4 in childcare, I started at ABC in sept 2007. My current role is in the Toddler room

Leanne

Leanne Humphries

Job Title: Deputy Nursery Nurse

Joined: 1995

Description:

I have a level 3 in childcare, I started working for ABC when I was 16 in 1995. I'm married with two children.

Lucy

Lucy Jones

Job Title: Deputy Nursery Nurse

Joined: 2011

Description:

I have a level 3 in childcare and I started with ABC in May 2011. My present role is in the baby room

Zoe

Zoe Freeman

Job Title: Deputy Nursery Nurse

Joined: 2009

Description:

I have a level 3 in childcare and I'm currently studying a team leader role. I started working at ABC in 2009 after working here as a student. My current role is in the pre school room

Janine

Janine Carey

Job Title: Nursery Nurse

Joined: 2013

Description:

I have a level 3 in childcare, I started working at ABC in. Jan 2014 and my currently role is in the toddler room

Jess

Jess Durnall

Job Title: Nursery Nurse

Joined: 2015

Description:

I started at ABC in September 2015. I have a level 3 in childcare

Lucy

Lucy Hancox

Job Title: Nursery Nurse

Joined: 2015

Description:

I started at ABC in September 2015. I have a level 3 in childcare

Mandy

Mandy Taylor

Job Title: Nursery Assistant

Joined: 2010

Description:

I have 20 years experience in the childcare world as I was a local childminder in the Bearwood area before I started working at ABC in august 2010. My current role is a one to one support worker for a child with additional needs.

Terri

Terri Pritchard

Job Title: Nursery Nurse

Joined: 2013

Description:

I have a level 3 in childcare and I'm currently studying a team leader role. I started working for ABC in January 2013, I'm married with two children of my own, my current role is in the toddler room

Hollie

Hollie Soden

Job Title: Nursery Nurse

Joined: 2011

Description:

I started work at ABC in 2011, I have a level three in childcare

Rebeka

Rebeka Thompson

Job Title: Nursery Nurse

Joined: 2014

Description:

Started at ABC in September 2014. I have a level 3 in childcare

Charlie

Charlie Banner

Job Title: Nursery Assistant

Joined: 2015

Description:

I have obtained my level two in childcare through a modern apprenticeship at the nursery. I'm now working on obtaining my level three in childcare

Dawn

Dawn Flynn

Job Title: Nursery Nurse

Joined: 2016

Description:

Level four in childcare and 8 years of experience. Married with two teenager boys

Emma

Emma Davies-Hill

Job Title: Cook

Joined: 1996

Description:

I started working at ABC in 1996. I married into the Hill family in March 2010

Zoe

Zoe Woodward

Job Title: Cook/Cleaner

Joined: 2015

Description:

Started at ABC in August 2015