The Orchard Day Nursery

29 Orchard Street, Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 0BH

The Orchard Day Nursery, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
The Orchard Day Nursery, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
The Orchard Day Nursery, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

The prime aim of Orchard Day Nursery is to esablish a happy, secure environment in which children may develop lively, inquisitive minds, enlarging their imagination and experience through play, art, craft, language, music and drama. Ultimately the nursery aims to prepare your child for a smooth entry into primary school so that self-confidence is protected and learning continues with the minimum of disruption and to the maximum advantage. The dedicated team of experienced and caring staff have been selected with the utmost care. They have a strong awareness of each child and the ability to create a friendly atmosphere. There is a wide range of equipment and a good spread of activities to stimulate the diverse skills required by children in their formative years. The staff believe in caring for and educating the whole child, rather than instilling one particular aspect of the learning process. Facilities of the nursery include a library, toys and puzzles, baking, nature study, and a large secure well equipped outside play area. Meals are freshly prepared and cater for special diets.

Owner: Linda Belfield

Person in charge: Susan Hancock (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Staffordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 14

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

Total Places for Children: 40

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: Per full week: 0-2 yrs £160.00, 3-5 yrs £155.00

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Reviews

7.2 The Orchard Day Nursery has a Review Score of 7.2 (7.160)

The Review Score of 7.2 (maximum of 10) for The Orchard 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 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Orchard Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.3 out of 5 from 5 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 4.847 for The Orchard Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (61 Excellents x 5) + (11 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 72 Ratings = 4.847

  • 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 2.313 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Orchard Day Nursery is based on 5 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4 then divided by 2 = 2.000

    2. Target of 8 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 8 Target = 0.625 , then divided by 2 = 0.313

  • 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
    6
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Orchard Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to The Orchard Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    5
  • Father of Child
    1

I would highly recommend The Orchard Day Nursery and all the staff working there.
My son was starting nursery at just 6 months old and I was very nervous. The nursery staff went out of their way to make us feel at home there and took the time to get my son used to his new surroundings. You can always contact the nursery easily and they are very responsive to any questions or queries you may have. They have a great relationship with the children they care for and are very open with the parents. The nursery also holds an evening meal every now and then at a different restaurant for parents and children to attend and get to know each other - this is great!
My son has learned so much whilst being at nursery here and his developmental milestones are being achieved. The nursery staff are great and will always listen and respond to parents comments and concerns.
Thank You Orchard!

How likely would you be to recommend The Orchard 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

I was a bit dubious about sending my son to nursery but after looking at several we found The Orchard Day Nursery, my son has been attending here since October 2015 and after a slow start of him being upset when left by myself or his dad, he's now grown in confidence, he doesn't get upset anymore. In fact, he loves going to nursery now and that's down to the staff and how good they are with him and he's got better playing with other children too.
They recently went to Sealife and he loved it he also loves other outings too like the park.

How likely would you be to recommend The Orchard Day Nursery? 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

I think your nursery is amazing. My son has become more confident on his speech and also in himself since starting the nursery. I love that he has days out too, which I think is really good. He is eager to come to nursery, and I can tell he thoroughly enjoys it. He has also improved a lot on his eating as he would only eat certain foods, but since starting nursery he is eating a more varied diet of food and will try anything now.
I also love the different activities he does at nursery, so planned out and really builds his motor skills, speech and confidence. His grandparents have said that since going nursery he has become more confident and more outgoing. So 100% I will be recommending you to all my family and friends.

How likely would you be to recommend The Orchard 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

Both my children have gone (little one still is) to this lovely nursery and both have been very happy there. You can tell the staff are not just doing their job, they genuinely care and love all the children. They teach manners and good behaviour from a very early age. My eldest started school already knowing phonics and how to recognise words which made her transition from nursery to school a lot easier all in all, lovely staff who would care for the children as if they were their own. Also I must add I'm Spanish and even though the staff doesn't speak Spanish they try their best to say words in this language to my son so that he feels more at home.

How likely would you be to recommend The Orchard 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

The nursery is very good, they have supported my sons development in every way.

How likely would you be to recommend The Orchard Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

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

Always brings home pictures of doing activities.
Has trips out (e.g. airport)
Had a nice trip to the local park.
Staff are always friendly and supportive.
Interesting little ideas e.g. grandparents teddy bear picnic

How likely would you be to recommend The Orchard 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

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