The Croft at Lyme Drive

The Parklands, Newcastle Road, Trent Vale, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 6NW

The Croft at Lyme Drive, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
The Croft at Lyme Drive, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
The Croft at Lyme Drive, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

The Croft at Lyme Drive is a purpose built building situated inside the McClub gym. The nursery is situated approximately fifteen minutes from Newcastle town centre and five minutes’ walk away from the Royal Stoke Hospital.

The nursery is accessible by bus or car. It caters for children aged between 6 weeks and school age. The nursery opened in September 2001 and is registered for 59 children.

There is also a sister nursery – The Croft Nursery School which is situated on Lancaster Road, approximately 1 mile from the original setting. This enables the nursery to utilise resources and extra staff if required.

As well as full day care there is a crèche facility for gym members on an hourly basis. Parents are able to leave their child – up to the age of eight years, for a maximum of two hours. Parents must stay in the gym for the duration. The crèche facility and gym are open between the hours of 7.00am – 6.00pm for 51 weeks of the year.

The nursery is situated on one level to allow ease of access. There are wide corridors, low-level light switches, and easy wheel chair access if required. A disabled toilet is also available. Three of the four playrooms have direct access to a large outdoor play area.

All meals at the nursery are prepared on site and all diets are catered for and are adapted accordingly. Fresh meat, fruit and vegetables are used daily in the preparation of meals and a five-week menu is on display for parents to view.

The nursery has a wide range of visual aids around the nursery to help parents, carers and children who speak English as an additional language. This ranges from a visual menu board, plus labels and words around the rooms in children’s key home language. There are visual timetables and books in various languages.

Group: The Croft Nurseries

Person in charge: Janine Humphries (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Stoke on Trent City Council

Number of Staff: 18

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

Total Places for Children: 59

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Directions:

Situated inside the MClub gym at Trent Vale, Parklands.

Visiting:

Please feel free to call in whenever its convenient - appointments are not required.

Parking:

Large car park.

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.8 The Croft at Lyme Drive has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.826)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for The Croft at Lyme Drive 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 14 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Croft at Lyme Drive in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 14 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 4.826 for The Croft at Lyme Drive is calculated as follows: ( (138 Excellents x 5) + (29 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 167 Ratings = 4.826

  • 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 The Croft at Lyme Drive is based on 14 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 11.8 positive Reviews (59 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 14 Reviews ÷ 11.8 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
    12
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Croft at Lyme Drive?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    14
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to The Croft at Lyme Drive

  • Mother of Child
    13
  • Father of Child
    1

After being unhappy with a different nursery, we swapped our son to The Croft and without doubt it is the best decision we have ever made. The nursery has such a warm, supportive atmosphere, and the staff really do care so much about the children. My son loves going in each morning, and after only one month I can already see a (positive) change in him - with his communication skills and confidence growing daily.
All staff are extremely friendly and are so approachable and easy to talk to. Meals are all home cooked and nutritious and the variety of food offered is excellent. Children can play outdoors every day, have bright colourful rooms filled with educational toys and can experience a wide range of activities within a safe and nurturing environment.
My little boy is my world and I am more than happy to leave him at this nursery without question, in the knowledge that he is happy, safe and cared for. I would happily recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend The Croft at Lyme Drive? 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 child has only been going to nursery for a month but he is enjoying it very much.
I am hoping to encourage his speech and language as he is a late developer, I am pleased to say I can already see small improvements.
Staff are friendly and helpful and it's great seeing my son happy and settled.

How likely would you be to recommend The Croft at Lyme Drive? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Absolutely lovely place. Staff give you a full update every time you pick your child up. My child loves going every morning and has come on so much these past few months. Staff and management doing a great job.

How likely would you be to recommend The Croft at Lyme Drive? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Don't Know

Our little boy has attended The Croft at Lyme Drive since he was one. He is now three and is confident, talkative, well mannered and considerate of others. This is reinforced from home by The Croft who have been supportive, flexible and enthusiastic with him from the start. The staff are passionate about what they do and know all the children, no matter what room they are in. Communication and updates are on a daily basis with additional regular parents evenings. The creativity in the delivery of the care clearly shows in the enjoyment he has from the moment he is dropped off, homemade food and external education that comes into the nursery. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending The Croft.

How likely would you be to recommend The Croft at Lyme Drive? 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

The Croft is an excellent nursery, my son was there for over a year and they were brilliant with him. Great staff helped both my son and me to come to terms with him being special needs, a lovely nursery with lovely staff would recommend them to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend The Croft at Lyme Drive? 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

The nursery is fantastic - I can't think of anywhere better to send my child. My older child (aged 8) also attended this nursery too. Staff are very friendly and approachable. The nursery is a very bright and happy place to be. I would have no hesitation in recommending this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Croft at Lyme Drive? 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

The Croft at Lyme Drive is an exceptional day nursery. The key workers, including all nursery staff and management team, are completely up to date with our daughter's progress and strive to ensure that she develops socially, physically, educationally and psychologically. The team work within the nursery is evident and the atmosphere and environment is always welcoming and surrounded by the children's creations.
The meals at The Croft at Lyme Drive are nutritious and always eaten by our daughter.
Our daughter's daily diary keeps us up to date and staff are always keen to engage in conversation.
A safe nursery with amazing staff. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend The Croft at Lyme Drive? 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

Very friendly and welcoming atmosphere every day for children. Never seen one single unhappy baby at the nursery. The staff are very hard working and put in their maximum effort to understand every child's need. Overall, very satisfied with the service and care provided. Highly recommended. Well done guys please keep up the good work.

How likely would you be to recommend The Croft at Lyme Drive? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

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

Brilliant nusery and staff. Facilities are great and cater for all development stages. My eldest son attended from 6 months to school age and had such a happy time. They cover all aspects of educational, outdoor and creative play and he left completely prepared for school. Our toddler has now also attended since he was 9 months old and is thoroughly content and stimulated by the wonderful environment provided by the team.

How likely would you be to recommend The Croft at Lyme Drive? 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

All staff are excellent and put mums, dads and most importantly children at ease. I have already recommended the nursery to family and friends. My son has developed so much thanks to the staff. Extremely satisfied with service. The food and the variety of food is superb. No fussy eater for me. Thank you very much.

How likely would you be to recommend The Croft at Lyme Drive? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

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

My daughter has currently spent 5 months at The Croft and her development and progress in all areas of learning has been excellent. The staff at the nursery are a delight and extremely friendly and cater for each child's personal needs, however, they remain professional and show good knowledge of each child's needs.

Having visited The Croft on a professional level by visiting a child that was starting in my class, in the first instance, when looking for a childcare for my daughter, it stuck in my mind and I am pleased with the ethos and instinct I felt from the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Croft at Lyme Drive? 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 great little nursery. Staff are very friendly and interact really well with the kids. Daily activities seem to be varied, and staff have been brilliant at developing the kids' social and creative skills, and have ably assisted with potty training and other important stages. Highly recommended!

How likely would you be to recommend The Croft at Lyme Drive? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Absolutely fabulous nursery. Well planned setting and wonderful staff, dedicated to childcare. Both my girls absolutely loved their time in the nursery and couldn't wait to go every day. Will recommend this nursery for children with any temperament or needs.

How likely would you be to recommend The Croft at Lyme Drive? 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Couldn't ask for a better, friendlier or more helpful nursery for my little girl. She's so excited about coming each week and has come on so much as a result! Thank you to everyone at The Croft.

How likely would you be to recommend The Croft at Lyme Drive? 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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August 2017

Ofsted Inspection

Recipient: The Croft at Lyme Drive

Date: Monday 14 Aug 2017

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