Fairytales Day Nursery

36 Chesterfield Road, Barlborough, Chesterfield S43 4TT

Owner: Brett Hinchcliffe & Dale Cupitt

Person in charge: Lucy Deane (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Derbyshire County Council

Number of Staff: 12

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

Total Places for Children: 40

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 8 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800, Early Bird 0745

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

4.9 Fairytales Day Nursery has a Review Score of 4.9 (4.889)

The Review Score of 4.9 (maximum of 10) for Fairytales Day 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 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Fairytales Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 0 out of 5 from 0 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 4.889 for Fairytales Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (161 Excellents x 5) + (18 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 180 Ratings = 4.889

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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.

    The 0 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Fairytales Day Nursery is based on 0 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 0 = 0

    2. Target of 8 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 0 Reviews ÷ 8 Target = 0

  • 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
    15
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Fairytales Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    15
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Fairytales Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    15

My son has attended Fairytales since I returned to work from Maternity Leave over 12 months ago.
The advances he has made since joining are outstanding. I am so pleased with his progress. The staff are absolutely fantastic, nothing for them is too much trouble and I appreciate everything they do for my boy.
I would absolutely recommend Fairytales to anyone who is looking for a secure, caring and friendly environment for their little one to thrive in.

How likely would you be to recommend Fairytales 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

Lucy Deane, Manager at Fairytales Day Nursery responded to this review on 14 Jun 2016:

So lovely - thank you :)

We have been very happy with the care both our children have received. When they are picked up they both seem to be very happy and are able to tell us what they have been up to. The nursery have been flexible in changing days when we have needed to.

How likely would you be to recommend Fairytales 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

Lucy Deane, Manager at Fairytales Day Nursery responded to this review on 18 May 2016:

Many thanks, so pleased the boys enjoy their time with us :)

My daughter has attended Fairytales since March 2014. As you can imagine as any parent leaving their baby with others, it's a bit daunting. However from when we went to look around we loved it, it feels warm and welcoming, the staff are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble.
My daughter has never had any issues whilst attending there, she is treated with just as much love as if she were their own. I have recommended this nursery to other friends with children whom all now attend too! It's a fantastic place for my daughter to attends whilst I'm at work. Couldn't have chosen better!

How likely would you be to recommend Fairytales 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

Lucy Deane, Manager at Fairytales Day Nursery responded to this review on 17 May 2016:

Thank you for passing our nursery name on to others, word of mouth is always a lovely way to be recommended :)

All my three children have attended Fairytales nursery with the youngest due to leave and start school this September, we will be extremely sad to leave behind the staff who have looked after all of them so well whilst in their care.
We chose Fairytales initially because of its homely feel and over a time span of 10 years we have not been disappointed, the children love it there and I have actually been asked to come back later in the day so they could carry on playing :-)
On a practical note, I work shifts and the nursery have always been very flexible allowing me to request different days for them each week, which was something other nurseries are not often willing to do.

How likely would you be to recommend Fairytales 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

Lucy Deane, Manager at Fairytales Day Nursery responded to this review on 16 May 2016:

Thank you so much, it is going to be a very sad time.

I have two children that attend Fairytales and as a family we think it's brilliant. The staff are wonderful. The manager is so caring and helpful.

I think a sign of a good day is for the children to come home messy! My two always have paint on them or sand on their feet or pen on their hands. We are often given armfuls of pictures the children have made and they clearly do lots of arts and craft. We get cards from the children which are really nicely made and wrapped, it's clear this nursery care about the children they have in their care!

I would 100% recommend this nursery I have no concerns at all about my children attending - nursery feels like an extended family. The communication system is fab, we get daily emails with what the children have been up to, what they have eaten, if they have slept ect. If you are a clingy mum like me you can ring up as many times in a day and the leader never tiers of speaking to you.

I'd give this nursery a 10/10 and a gold star. Its fab! !

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Lucy Deane, Manager at Fairytales Day Nursery responded to this review on 16 May 2016:

Aweeee im overwhelmed with all the lovely reviews today - many thanks

Lovely environment, my son loves attending Fairytales nursery. Very Friendly staff and lots of activities for the children to do.
Thank you very much, we will be sad to leave you in September.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Lucy Deane, Manager at Fairytales Day Nursery responded to this review on 16 May 2016:

We will be so sad to see him go to :( - Many Thanks for your review

Such a lovely, warm and friendly environment for children. After visiting many other private nurseries, as soon as we stepped through the door we knew Fairytales was the one. Our son has made friends and loves all the staff. A massive plus for us when choosing a nursery was the staff and knowing a number of staff have been there for more than 10 years says it all.

How likely would you be to recommend Fairytales Day 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

Lucy Eeane, Manager at Fairytales Day Nursery responded to this review on 16 May 2016:

Thank you so much - We do feel like part of the furniture now ha. But we love it

My now 19 month old daughter has been attending Fairytales since January this year.

After her first day she took her first steps and has continued to go from strength to strength with her learning since.

All the staff are lovely and the manager is excellent and takes her role very seriously. Nothing we ask is too much and they are really accommodating and understanding.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Fairytales to anyone. They were personally recommended to myself and I can see why! Thanks for being fab! :)

How likely would you be to recommend Fairytales 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

Lucy Deane, Manager at Fairytales Day Nursery responded to this review on 16 May 2016:

Overwhelmed by such lovely reviews - thank you.

I cannot praise and thank the team at Fairytales enough for their support and care over the last 2 years whilst my daughter has been with them and as my child has additional needs, the extra love and care they provide has truly helped her development.
Every aspect of their care and routine is carefully planned and you can see the children really enjoy their time here, all rooms cater just right for the age range and the children are always safe and put first. Thank you all.

How likely would you be to recommend Fairytales 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

Lucy Deane, Manager at Fairytales Day Nursery responded to this review on 16 May 2016:

Thank you Abby, Both girls will be missed

My daughter has attended this nursery for 18 months. The staff are always pleasant and professional, they work collaboratively with parents in the best interest of the child. I love that they allow the children to be children, and as they get older do preparation with the children to prepare them for school to help their transition.
My daughter has flourished at this nursery. The staff work with age groups they enjoy and this comes through in interactions. They take the children out on day trips (weather permitting), and offer the opportunity for your child to do Spanish should you want them to.
The nursery also encourages the use of technology for the children and to offer parents updates with photos on a secure site so you get to see how much fun they have whilst there! The nursery is clean and tidy, food offered is a balanced varied diet. Best decision I ever made sending her to Fairytales Day Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Fairytales 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

Our 14 month old twins have attended Fairytales from 7 months old, we are super pleased with how the staff are with them and us, how much the twins have progressed, the interaction of the staff with them and how much the twins love the staff, the continuous session feedback with photos! We would recommend Fairytales to everyone, just as Fairytales was recommended to us in the first place!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter goes to Fairytales one day a week and absolutely loves it. The staff are always friendly and caring and I can tell they make sure my daughter is well looked after. Every time I pick her up she is always telling me how much fun she has had. The staff are always happy to help and to accommodate if things need to be changed or seen to. There is always a friendly atmosphere and my little one is always welcomed by everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Fairytales 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

Lucy Deane, Manager at Fairytales Day Nursery responded to this review on 16 May 2016:

Thank you for your lovely review.

The staff are lovely and friendly, they are very reasonably priced and flexible. My baby girl hasn't been there long but has settled really well and felt at ease from the moment I left her. The Daily Diary is really good so you can see photos of what they're doing through the day. It also acts like a diary so you know when they've eaten, when they've slept and any other comments made by the staff. I would definitely recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Fairytales Day 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

lucy deane, manager at Fairytales Day Nursery responded to this review on 16 May 2016:

Many many thanks, we are so pleased she has settled well.

I did view several nurseries when looking for my daughter and was very nervous about leaving her until I went to Fairytales. It felt so warm and homely.
My daughter has now been attending since November and I must say they are even better than I thought!
I feel like my daughter, and myself are treated as an individual's, and although I am fully aware this is a business it really doesn't feel that way.
The staff are friendly, approachable and so helpful, the management bend over backwards to meet your needs and wants without a second thought, fulfilling requests wherever they can, that aren't contractually obligated and (speaking of myself lol) can be a pain in the backside like it's nothing at all.
My daughter is so happy there I have just increased her hours for only the reason that she enjoys it so much and I feel (and others comment) that attending has brought her so far forward. She is growing and learning so quickly and I feel this is a good portion due to Fairytales.

How likely would you be to recommend Fairytales 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

Lucy Deane, Manager at Fairytales Day Nursery responded to this review on 13 May 2016:

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Always lovely to gain parent feed back :)

We recently moved our child from a different nursery to Fairy tales, we were worried our little one might not get used to the new environment, but later on we found out worrying was unnecessary. Our little one has settled quickly, staff have been very helpful, and we have been given lots of feedback on our little ones progress after every session.The most important thing is the little one really enjoys going to the nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Lucy Deane, Manager at Fairytales Day Nursery responded to this review on 04 Nov 2015:

Many thanks for your lovely review, we are so please she has settled well. What a pleasure to look after. :)

Submit a Review for Fairytales Day Nursery

    • We welcome parents/individuals responsible for a child to submit reviews to daynurseries.co.uk

    • This is not a formal complaint procedure or to be used for allegations of negligence, abuse or criminal activity. If you wish to make a complaint or have a serious allegation of negligence, please refer to the procedures on our complaints page.

Your Personal Details

Your personal details below may be used by us or passed on to the organisation you are reviewing in order to contact you for the purpose of verifying/responding to your review. They will not be passed on to any other third parties and will not be published on our website. Please enter your own personal email address (the email of the care provider will not be accepted). Reviews cannot be submitted anonymously.

Your Review & Rating

This information will be published on the website.


(Please edit if you wish, but it is now our policy not to publish the surname of the reviewer)

(Please note we only accept reviews from the connections displayed in the drop down. We do NOT accept reviews from staff or people with a professional connection with the nursery)

Extremely UNLIKELY

Unlikely

Neither Unlikely or Likely

Likely

Extremely LIKELY

Don't know

Please avoid using names and enter a minimum of 100 and maximum of 1,000 characters - Currently 0 characters.
Reviews must comply with our Review Policy Content Standards (eg are relevant, informative, civil and do not contain allegations of abuse, negligence or criminal activity).

Please complete each of the following options

I certify this is my genuine opinion and in submitting it I agree to the terms and conditions on daynurseries.co.uk/terms.
Please note we have zero tolerance for fraudulent reviews, for more info please refer to the Fraudulent Reviews section in our Review Policy

Awards / Recognitions

There are currently no awards/recognitions posted yet for Fairytales Day Nursery

Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

There are no staff profiles posted yet