Orchard House Nursery, Tamworth, Staffordshire
Orchard House Nursery, Tamworth, Staffordshire

Orchard House Nursery is proud of the service that it offers parents who entrust their children to its care. It believes that every child is an individual and considers it a privilege to be part of their development and growth in life’s exciting journey.

Its family lead a team of dedicated and friendly professionals who are fully qualified, with four holding degrees.

All food is freshly prepared each day by a qualified cook who has a degree in nutrition. The nursery is able to provide separate meals for children with allergies and special dietary requirements. The nursery children regularly help to prepare, cook and grow ingredients and have fun doing the washing up afterwards.

Regular risk reviews ensure a commitment to safeguarding the children in the nursery's care. In addition to CCTV throughout the nursery, a constantly staffed reception with a coded entrance door and a fully enclosed garden keep children safe.

The rooms are split into four age groups to ensure that toys and resources are focused to simulate children's imagination and development.

A high value is placed on physical development and children enjoy dance, regular yoga sessions and walks to the park.

Owner: Susan Carr

Person in charge: Sammy Clarke (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Staffordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 14

Service Offered: Nursery School (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

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Reviews

9.9 Orchard House Nursery has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.939)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Orchard House Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Orchard House Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 9 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 4.939 for Orchard House Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (124 Excellents x 5) + (8 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 132 Ratings = 4.939

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Orchard House Nursery is based on 9 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 8 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 8 Target Reached = 1

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

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Orchard House Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    11
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Orchard House Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    10
  • Father of Child
    1

Both of my children have attended here. My oldest is now eight years old and my youngest, who still attends is thriving here. My oldest child was well cared for and was ready and prepared to attend school. My youngest child looks forward to attending and ask continually if she is going. We would recommend this nursery to everyone looking for a warm, friendly and nurturing environment for their child. All the staff are friendly and helpful, and you can see the passion they have for their job and care for the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard House 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

My son has just finished a 2-year attendance at Orchard House Nursery where he has been since his first birthday. Not only is the environment warm and safe but this is matched by the kindness and professionalism of the team. The days are structured, the meals are varied and balanced and the outside space is private and enclosed. For me, the most important thing was the communication between the nursery and myself so I knew exactly how his day had been, especially in the early days which I can not fault. I look forward to my daughter starting in the new year.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard House 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

After looking at nurseries for my 18-month-old son, Orchard House stood out the most for me. The welcoming, caring and attentive staff were all wonderful and made me feel instantly at ease with leaving my son with them. My little boy attended two mornings a week and loved every minute. It was always great to hear (from staff) and see for myself how happy he was there. It was great to see the process he made in the 4 months he was there. Overall it is a wonderful nursery with a real eye for detail and in my opinion, has definitely earned its outstanding rating.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard House 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

I find Orchard House Nursery a very gentle environment. My daughter loves it here and has so much fun. She has come on so far in the months she has been here and she loves the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard House 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

Fantastic nursery, my daughter has been here since 7 months old, currently 2 years old. All the staff are very warm and welcoming my daughter loves each and every one of the ladies. Brilliant setting, lots of activities daily. Our daughter has come on so much thanks to help of this nursery setting, excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard House 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

Orchard House is a fantastic nursery with caring, nurturing staff. From the moment my daughter started they have been amazing in nurturing her development and she has formed a fantastic bond with her key worker and other staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard House 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

Sue Carr, Owner at Orchard House Nursery responded to this review on 24 May 2017:

Thank you for your wonderful review, it’s great to hear that your daughter has bonded with the girls in our team. Our key worker system promotes a strong bond with the child that helps ensure that the child develops to their full potential.

Both my husband and I are extremely happy with Orchard House Nursery. The staff are very friendly and caring and we have absolute trust in them to look after our daughter and care for her needs.
Our daughter's making excellent progress and we are pleased. She loves going to nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard House 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

Sammy, Nursery Manager at Orchard House Nursery responded to this review on 30 May 2017:

Thank you for your lovely review, it's so wonderful to hear that your daughter loves coming to our nursery. At Orchard House, our highly skilled team ensures that children continually make progress by tailoring their learning journey to the child's individual needs. We strive to make every step of that journey fun!

My eldest 3 children have been to this nursery and my youngest will hopefully be going here too. It's a lovely place that I have been using for 5 years now. Staff are friendly and approachable and my children have always enjoyed going. They do a huge range of activities for children, things like messy play and walks to feed the ducks. There is a great outdoor area and good healthy main meal served at lunch time.
They take part in fundraising events and help teach the kids skills like cleaning up their plates and brushing their teeth, at age appropriate times.
They start right from the baby room where they follow your routine right up to the pre-school room which gets them ready for reception.
It really is like a home from home for the children and they love seeing their friends. I think the prices are very competitive as well for the hours available (7.30am - 6pm)

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard House 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 has been at Orchard House Nursery in the baby room for 4 months and is extremely happy there. It is such a friendly nursery - all the staff know her name and seem to take a genuine interest in how she is doing. Very professional and lots of feedback on how our daughter is doing in terms of eating, sleeping, playing etc.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard House 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

A good nursery overall, would use them again.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter went to this nursery at a young age and she has just graduated, she absolutely loved it there. If she could she would go every day including weekends but unfortunately, she has to go primary school now. I was very impressed with everything the staff were fantastic, my daughter wouldn't stop talking about them, she was always looking forward to going to nursery.
It was like a little family for her. I would 100% recommend this fantastic wonderful nursery to everyone. My daughter learnt so much she loved everything, we will truly miss Orchard House Nursery and the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Orchard House 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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September 2014

Ofsted Outstanding

Recipient: Orchard House Nursery

Date: Saturday 27 Sep 2014

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