Church Lane, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 4QD
Hanford Day Nursery first registered in 2005 and is situated on the outskirts of Stoke-on-Trent in Hanford, close to local schools, shops and parks.
The childcare provider operates from three rooms within a renovated old school and has an additional new purpose built annexe for babies.
All children have access to a secure, enclosed main outdoor area which offers stimulating sensory resources and many learning opportunities.
The nursery focusses on meeting the individual needs of each child and support a key worker system. Trained, caring and dedicated practitioners encourage each child to meet their developmental milestones through interactive activities alongside a challenging, balanced curriculum.
Owner: Matthew Shone & Liz Heaton
Person in charge: Matthew Shone (Owner/Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Stoke on Trent City Council
Number of Staff: 40
Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care
Total Places for Children: 112
Age Range: from 0 years 6 months to 5 years 0 months
Opening Days: Mon-Fri
Opening Hours: 0730-1730
When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas
Hanford Day Nursery has a Review Score of 6.3 (6.273)
The Review Score of 6.3 (maximum of 10) for Hanford 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 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Hanford Day Nursery 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 4.75 for Hanford Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (9 Excellents x 5) + (3 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 4.75
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:
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.
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.
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 1.523 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Hanford Day Nursery is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:
3 = 3 then divided by 2 = 1.500
Target of 22.4 positive Reviews (112 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 22.4 Target = 0.045 , then divided by 2 = 0.023
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Fiona R (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 12 October 2016. Relates to October 2016.
My little boy is of a sensitive nature and can be misunderstood; I know that Hanford Day nursery always ensured his needs were cared for whilst ensuring that any incorrect behaviour was highlighted to him and similarly other little characters.
He loved attending so much and built up a circle of friends with both his carers and peers. He even asked to come in when he was clearly poorly which, only demonstrates just how cared for he felt and still likes to visit his teachers when we drop-off and pick-up his sibling now he's at school.
She equally enjoys nursery and is a completely different character to her brother however, I know that she is cared for and is also corrected whenever an occasion arises taking into account her uniqueness.
Leaving a child or children with an organisation can be very upsetting and I remember the care and consideration that went into reassuring me!
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Hanford Day Nursery as a caring and nurturing environment!
How likely would you be to recommend Hanford Day Nursery? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent
Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good
Food / Nutrition: Good
Value for Money: Good