Painters Cottage Day Nursery

2 Post Office Lane, Kempsey, Worcester WR5 3NS

Painters Cottage Day Nursery, Worcester, Worcestershire
Painters Cottage Day Nursery, Worcester, Worcestershire
Painters Cottage Day Nursery, Worcester, Worcestershire

Situated in the centre of the pretty village of Kempsey, Painters Cottage is an extensive seventeenth century property retaining many original period features, which has been sympathetically adapted to provide a homely and welcoming childcare setting. To the rear of the property is a walled cottage garden, which provides a pleasant landscaped area for safe and secure outdoor pursuits.

Painters Cottage recognise the importance of early education in a child’s development. The emphasis is on free play, structured activities and learning to lay the foundation for later school and to introduce the children to early numeracy, literacy and simple scientific investigation. The Nursery also has its own Pre-School Room. The children experience art, craft, music, dance, local visits and walks. Professionals encourage and develop the children’s love of books from the earliest age.

Open 08:00 -06:00 Mon – Fri, 52 weeks. They would invite you to visit the setting and sample the atmosphere.

Person in charge: Josie Berry (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Worcestershire County Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 42

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

8.8 Painters Cottage Day Nursery has a Review Score of 8.8 (8.829)

The Review Score of 8.8 (maximum of 10) for Painters Cottage Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 24 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Painters Cottage Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.2 out of 5 from 4 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 4.603 for Painters Cottage Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (179 Excellents x 5) + (102 Goods x 4) + (6 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 287 Ratings = 4.603

  • 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 4.226 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Painters Cottage Day Nursery is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 8.4 positive Reviews (42 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 8.4 Target = 0.476

  • 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
    7
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Painters Cottage Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    22
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Painters Cottage Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    16
  • Father of Child
    8

Excellent nursery, friendly and enthusiastic staff. Always greet my child each day with a warm welcome and informative handover at the end of each day. Very supportive in physical, social and educational development of my child, very happy with all aspects of the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Painters Cottage Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Painters have gone above and beyond to accommodate my little girl, unlimited settling in sessions before we were both ready to have a first full day. They understood what she liked to do and put on activities for her that she would enjoy.
Always get feedback when I pick her up, and her key worker is always there to collect her at the door.
I'm so pleased we found Painters, she's become so much more confident from attending one day a week.

How likely would you be to recommend Painters Cottage Day Nursery? 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

My daughter has now been at Painters for 3 months, attending just 1 day a week. But even with just 1 day a week, I can see how much my daughter has grown, developed and learnt in such a short space of time. Thank you for everything.

How likely would you be to recommend Painters Cottage Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been attending for a month on the whole a good nursery but I have seen her key worker once, I would appreciate an introduction to all staff. Upon collection in the cold weather, the baby room feels very cold as the door is constantly open, is there not an option for more heating? Regarding the books being completed when the food consumption says most or all, what size are the portions? Also, I have not seen any pictures of my little girl in the weekly newsletter, I'd like to see what she is up to? I'm worried about her sleep, on one day she had 45 mins sleep all day and wasn't put back down to make up the time missed? She was so tired which meant she fell asleep on the way home and it affected her sleep that night. The previous week the other lady put her back down, I would appreciate some consistency. The staff are very friendly as is the manager, the communication upon pick up is great and the most important thing is that my girl is happy which she is, thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Painters Cottage Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Don't Know

Josie Berry, Nursery Manager at Painters Cottage Day Nursery responded to this review on 03 Feb 2017:

I continue to look into rotas and staffing closely to ensure key persons are in during their key children's days, this can often prove difficult, especially when children do a limited number of days, the other staff within each room all know each child's routines and they are also all written up by key person for staff to follow. Being an old cottage we can at times become slightly cold in the winter months, the nursery is heated throughout with central heating, air con units and portable heaters where necessary, we also ensure all children have the appropriate layers on for the time of year. We rely on parents to share their child's preferred routine regarding sleep with the key person, this is then passed to all other staff in that room, apologies you feel this has been inconsistent. Unfortunately being an often noisy environment we notice that children's routines will sometimes differ from that of at home. We do pride ourselves on the friendliness and approachability of our very committed staff so I am pleased you have picked up on this. Please ensure any concerns are discussed with your child's key person or management so we can meet all requirements.

I made a great choice when faced with the daunting challenge of finding a nursery up to the standard I was expecting - it was Painters Cottage. Right down to the extra 'settle in sessions' when my child first started, to the plethora of activities she now takes part in during preschool, the progress of my child has felt like a priority. I never worry about the level of care my child will receive which, for a working Mum, is priceless. I would recommend Painters Cottage without thinking twice.

How likely would you be to recommend Painters Cottage Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The setting provides a clean and friendly atmosphere for babies through to Pre-schoolers of which all have been used by our family. The location has a great space for the different age groups and the persons whom have looked after our children become almost a part of the family. The nursery look to work with you and your child to get the best from the experience, with parent evenings and open discussions at the end of the day to raise any points. During our time we have found our children to gain friends and support throughout the key development milestones and the nursery staff are always keen to listen to new ideas. All the food is prepared onsite and by a lovely cook who takes great pride in ensuring the kids get the best from their meals.

How likely would you be to recommend Painters Cottage Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Painters Cottage is a great little nursery which we have been really happy with and most importantly, so has our son. All the staff are friendly and informative and have lots of exciting activities for the children day to day. No complaints at all.

How likely would you be to recommend Painters Cottage Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been at Painters Cottage since she was about 9 months old. The setting is fabulous, the staff are great and the food is really excellent, that's very important for us. Can't complain about anything. We'll be so sad to say goodbye next September.

How likely would you be to recommend Painters Cottage Day Nursery? 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

All of my 3 children have been to Painters Cottage and we have been very pleased with it - really feel that they are safe and cared for. Good activities in each of the rooms. Good home cooked food.

How likely would you be to recommend Painters Cottage Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Lovely small friendly nursery. Made me and my little boy feel very welcome from the start and helped settle him in very quickly. He really enjoys going to nursery now. The staff are very friendly and attentive, and I love the fact that my little boy gets 2 good meals a day which are freshly prepared. His confidence has come in so much since he has started there.

How likely would you be to recommend Painters Cottage Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

3 children have been at Painters Cottage Day Nursery and it's a lovely place to have your children grow up. Friendly environment and does everything to build your kids development. Staff are great and always help when they can.

How likely would you be to recommend Painters Cottage Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Fantastic team, very personal and great facilities. After a short spell settling in (our son is 10-month-old) loves going and we look forward to hearing about his day each night (obviously through the Painters team - he hasn't quite worked out talking just yet!)

How likely would you be to recommend Painters Cottage 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has attended this nursery from 9 months - 2years and has received a good standard of care in her time there. She is happy to go and her social development has improved a great deal over her time there. Home/nursery links are good and as a parent, I really feel like staff respond to my wishes and concerns promptly.

How likely would you be to recommend Painters Cottage Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have been coming to Painters Cottage Day Nursery since September 2009 and our 3rd child is currently here. All 3 boys have been very happy here.
The staff are so kind and friendly and the boys are so fond of them. The staff are always so knowledgeable about the boys and their learning journeys show how well they know the idiosyncrasies of the boys. Each day the kids have a wide variety of stories, circle time, craft, outside play, toys etc. The meals are amazing and my (fussy) boys always eat everything at nursery. The outside space is lovely and the outdoor kitchen is very popular. They really encourage links between home and nursery and always have time to chat.

How likely would you be to recommend Painters Cottage Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Extremely happy with the standard of support and care the nursery gives to my son. On dropping him off in the morning, the staff always take the time to listen to any points of interest and give a great overview of the day when picking him up. There were a few weeks where he was a bit anxious of going but things were discussed and he now LOVES going.
Every move up into different groups has been handled really nicely with no pressure and feedback given along the way. Couldn't be happier with this nursery for him.

How likely would you be to recommend Painters Cottage 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am happy my children are here, the staff are genuinely very caring and loving which is very important to me. They love playing on the slide outside and the activities seems very varied and well thought out

How likely would you be to recommend Painters Cottage Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

The team have been amazing with both of our children. The key workers have built a real bond with the child and parents, we know our children are cared for each day. My wife and I were impressed with the induction days and the flexibility offered when both children started. They needed time to settle and it provided us with great comfort the nursery focused on our child's needs. I would openly recommend our friends and family to send their children to Painters Cottage Day Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Painters Cottage 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our daughter loves going to Painters Cottage, so much so, that when I pick her up she will prolong the leaving process. The team are lovely and always give a great handover of what's been happening throughout the day - don't know where they get their energy from!!

How likely would you be to recommend Painters Cottage Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Painters have been very welcoming to my little girl who started attending in August 2016. They have listened to our wishes on how we would like her to be looked after at nursery concerning behaviour and eating and we feel confident that this is all being reinforced whilst she is at the nursery. The staff are always welcoming and friendly and my little girl talks about the staff who are in her room fondly. Whether it is drop off or pick up times the staff always have time to talk to me and will give me a full run down of how her day has been and fully discuss any issues with me. This is lovely as it shows me they look after my daughter well and know her very well in the short time she has been attending. The lovely nursery that I would recommend to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Painters Cottage Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Extremely friendly staff. Both of my children have always enjoyed going. Fresh homemade food cooked on site. Regularly playing in the garden. A special recommendation for pre-school, my eldest son was definitely ready for primary school after being at Painters cottage. I can't comment highly enough about the facilities and mainly the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Painters Cottage 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We are now, and have always been, extremely happy with our daughter's care. The nursery has helped her to develop wonderfully and has given her a terrific knowledge and confidence. The staff are all enthusiastic and caring, the catering staff are wonderful and the management is always very approachable. We could not be happier, and neither could our daughter!

How likely would you be to recommend Painters Cottage 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

I cannot recommend Painters Cottage highly enough! Having viewed a number of other nurseries and having had my daughter in a nursery previous to this one, Painters Cottage is miles ahead in every aspect.
The activities are stimulating, engaging and varied and the environment clean, friendly and welcoming. The food is freshly prepared on site and is wonderful. Every member of staff is friendly and welcoming. The food is freshly prepared on on site is wonderful. Every member of staff is friendly, helpful and professional. They are a credit to their profession. My daughter loves her time there and is blossoming as a result. In short, we love it!

How likely would you be to recommend Painters Cottage 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

Our daughter thoroughly enjoys her days at Painters Cottage. The staff are very welcoming and happy to discuss everything with us.

How likely would you be to recommend Painters Cottage Day Nursery? 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

The staff and key workers that care for my son always are very pleased and engaged to see him and he is always so happy to see them. The activities and games he plays are both educational and fun and certainly appear to be developing him positively. Please keep doing what is being done as he enjoys himself and is excited to be there- this is the true testament.

How likely would you be to recommend Painters Cottage Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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