Spring Nursery RAF Cosford

RAF Cosford, Albrighton, Wolverhampton WV7 3EX

Spring at Acorn Childcare Centre was awarded as ‘Good’ with outstanding features by Ofsted in January 2017.

Regggio Emilia and Montessori styles are incorporated to enhance children’s learning and self-confidence.

Collaboration with parents is enhanced through an on-line communication App. Parents are kept up to date with what their children are doing and receive instant updates throughout the day.

To support and develop literacy skills at home, including knowledge of phonetic sounds, children participate in a reading scheme.

Facilities there include Sensory Room, garden and Forest School. Woodworking is hugely popular with pre-school children and provides a profound learning experience; children show extraordinary levels of concentration and engagement for sustained periods of time. Extra-curricular activities are also offered including football, dance and interactive storytelling and puppet workshops.

Their dedicated SENCO team ensures all children encompass nursery life whilst the individual needs of the child are met.

Group: Spring by Action for Children

Person in charge: Anita Mellor (Senior Cluster Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Shropshire Council

Number of Staff: 26

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 100

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri (Excluding Bank Holidays)

Opening Hours: 0730-1730

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Spring Nursery RAF Cosford is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Spring Nursery RAF Cosford in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 out of 5 from 8 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.667 for Spring Nursery RAF Cosford is calculated as follows: ( (66 Excellents x 5) + (28 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.667

  • 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 4.4 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Spring Nursery RAF Cosford is based on 8 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). 8 Reviews ÷ 20 Target = 0.400

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

9.1 Spring Nursery RAF Cosford has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.067)

Average Ratings

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    6
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
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    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Spring Nursery RAF Cosford?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
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    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Spring Nursery RAF Cosford

  • Mother of Child
    8

Both my boys attend the nursery and love it. All staff and management are lovely and approachable. I’ve never had any issues with how my boys are looked after and cared for.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery RAF Cosford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Spring Nursery and all its staff are a credit to the childcare industry. My son looks forward to coming to nursery each day and the care and attention he is given is amazing.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery RAF Cosford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Well organised nursery with plenty of spacious and bright rooms for children at each age level. Outside spaces are really large and creative too with forest/woodland areas, mud kitchen, playgrounds and trikes, sandpits, climbing walls and sensory gardens.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery RAF Cosford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

I’ve had nothing but positive experiences with Spring. My daughter loves the time she spends at nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery RAF Cosford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The care my daughter receives is exceptional. I’m extremely happy with the room leaders and the care package provided.
The administration can be a little frustrating, we have had last minute notification of events and confusion over billing. That said the nursery have moved to a new system to contact parents which is great. I believe this will also improve the invoice system.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery RAF Cosford? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My little one has settled in so well. We only moved into the area a few months ago and things were still up in the air, but nursery made it easy for little one. Now she runs in the door and cannot wait to go.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery RAF Cosford? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

All three of our children have been in the care of Spring. Our daughter arrived at the age of 3 and settled in very well. Our boys 1 & 2 are in full time and love it, we have no issues regarding drop off or pick up and the hours of the nursery are excellent for the working parent(s). All facilities, communications, preparations for classrooms are all thought of well in advance and notification/communication which is paramount to a parent leaving their family in care is second to none. Naturally when the weather is better there is a lot more activities but the staff ensure the children are given fresh air and time to exercise in the day. Facilities for those children that nap during the day are excellent and crafts and messy play is encouraged and our cupboards full of fantastic artwork.
We cannot thank the nursery nurses and manager enough for their hard work, diligence and caring natures, thank you Spring.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery RAF Cosford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

No problems, very happy with the care for our daughter although she has only been attending for a few months.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery RAF Cosford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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Staff Profiles

Anita

Anita Mellor

Job Title: Nursery (Cluster) Manager

Description:

NVQ Level 4 Children’s Care, Learning and Development; Level 5 Leadership and Management; Montessori Teaching Diploma; Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People’s Workforce Early Years (Management / Advanced Practice); Paediatric First Aid, Level 3