Animal Crackers

Sandy Hill Farm, Fradley Junction, Alrewas, Burton-on-Trent DE13 7DW

Owner: Maria Cooper

Person in charge: Maria Cooper (Owner/Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Staffordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 24

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

Total Places for Children: 86

Age Range: from 0 years 6 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

6.5 Animal Crackers has a Review Score of 6.5 (6.529)

The Review Score of 6.5 (maximum of 10) for Animal Crackers is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 2 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Animal Crackers in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 1.5 out of 5 from 1 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 5 for Animal Crackers is calculated as follows: ( (24 Excellents x 5) ) ÷ 24 Ratings = 5

  • 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 1.529 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Animal Crackers is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3 then divided by 2 = 1.500

    2. Target of 17.2 positive Reviews (86 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 17.2 Target = 0.058 , then divided by 2 = 0.029

  • 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
    2
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Animal Crackers?

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

Reviewer Connection to Animal Crackers

  • Mother of Child
    2

The staff are extremely hard working and caring, the children are always the priority and they do everything possible to make sure your child is safe and secure as well as being educated in line with the curriculum set.
The staff will go over and above what is required to ensure they give your child different experiences and encourage parents to share their child's time by hosting stay and play sessions. This not only allows working parents to have the opportunity to observe their child in their daycare environment but it also gives the parents a strong sense of security that their children are being cared for to the highest possible standard. It also demonstrates Animal Crackers staff are proud of their working environment and the service they provide and so they should be.

How likely would you be to recommend Animal Crackers? 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

Fabulous setting and amazing staff!!!!

Our boys have been attending for over 8 weeks now and have settled very well, the staff cannot do enough and genuinely care for all the children I am overwhelmed by just how thoughtful they all are. The fact the children call the staff by the pre fix of Miss or Mr is a lovely touch.

Our 3 year old just loves his "nursery girls" and chatters about them all the time at home telling us all about going out and about and of course the fact he has seconds or thirds at lunch/ tea time!

School club- lots of different activities including playing in the barn! Our eldest son does not want to come home before 6 pm he enjoys it that much!!

The Admin Officer and the Manager are great assets, keeping me right with update emails and newsletters....I am a big fan of Animal Crackers and can now go to work and not worry about our little monkeys! Thank you so much Animal Crackers for making a change of nursery/ school club so effortless. Keep up the great work!!!

How likely would you be to recommend Animal Crackers? 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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