The Cottage Day Nursery Derby

55/76/78 Bedford Street, Derby DE22 3PD

The Cottage Day Nursery Derby, Derby, Derbyshire
The Cottage Day Nursery Derby, Derby, Derbyshire
The Cottage Day Nursery Derby, Derby, Derbyshire

The Cottage Day Nursery in Bedford Street, Derby, was established in 1990. It is a family-run business with nurseries based in Derby, Mickleover and Heanor. Bedford Street nursery is the largest in the group, with extensive facilities and age-specific playgrounds.

The baby and toddler unit is in its own building and comprises of a play room, dinner/art room, sensory room, sleep room, physical room and playground.

Main Nursery and Preschool (ages 2+) are on the opposite side of the road and are also in their own buildings. They share a vast playground which also consists of a sensory garden, vegetable garden, story area, indoor soft play area and indoor gym.

Group: The Cottage Day Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Amy Woolliscroft (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Derby City Council

Number of Staff: 34

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

Total Places for Children: 93

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

9.3 The Cottage Day Nursery Derby has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.317)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for The Cottage Day Nursery Derby 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 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Cottage Day Nursery Derby in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 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 4.833 for The Cottage Day Nursery Derby is calculated as follows: ( (115 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 132 Ratings = 4.833

  • 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 4.484 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Cottage Day Nursery Derby 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 18.6 positive Reviews (93 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 18.6 Target = 0.484

  • 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
    9
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Cottage Day Nursery Derby?

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

Reviewer Connection to The Cottage Day Nursery Derby

  • Mother of Child
    9
  • Father of Child
    2

Unit staff have always been fantastic. My daughter has had a great experience at The Cottage and I am sure she will miss it. It is clean and has great space both indoor and out. I would recommend.

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

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

The Cottage is an excellent nursery. The facilities are exceptional and the staff are friendly and attentive. My daughter is always excited about going to nursery, she's made lots of friends and they've been great at supporting her learning and development.

The toys are in great condition, the outdoor play area is one of the best I've seen and they even have an indoor soft play area.

How likely would you be to recommend The Cottage Day Nursery Derby? 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 daughter is been coming to The Cottage since she was a baby. She settled in beautifully and created some wonderful bonds with all the staff. They are always caring, attentive and gave so much support when I needed help with toilet training.

My daughter has since progressed through to the main nursery and recently transitioned into the preschool room. It's has been amazing to watch how much she has learnt and progressed while having so much fun.

She thoroughly enjoys exploring the large garden, especially the sensory garden and taking care of the pet rabbit Sooty (so much she's convinced she's coming home with us).

I can't wait to watch her continue her journey with you. Thank you so much for everything you have done so far.

How likely would you be to recommend The Cottage Day Nursery Derby? 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 was there for about 3 years and is a child with special needs.
At this nursery he learned a lot of new things and he wasn't treated like a different child, for them he was a normal child and that was great.
My son received a lot of help, 1 to 1.
I am very grateful for all their work with my son. Thank you so much.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

A fantastic nursery. Wonderful staff and learning environment. My children have made wonderful progress throughout their time here and have been given outstanding levels of care.

How likely would you be to recommend The Cottage Day Nursery Derby? 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 little boy has been going to this nursery full-time since he was 10 months old. He's almost 3 years old now and thrives at the main nursery. He's made so many friends and absolutely enjoys story time, the outdoor playing and soft-play. The staff seem to be very friendly and caring and always give him a warm welcome in the morning when I drop him off.

As with any toddlers, accidents can happen and the nursery has a proper documentation process and always keep us notified. At the end of every day, my little boy seems to be happy and almost every time I go to see him, he seems to be confidently and happily playing with toys or his friends.

I would definitely recommend Cottage Day Nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend The Cottage Day Nursery Derby? 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 started at pre-school when he was going through a separation anxiety phase. The staff were incredibly patient and kind with him and helped him to settle in really well. My son has enjoyed his time at The Cottage and the staff have always worked with me and kept me involved with all of his developments. From his key worker to the other adults in his room, to the other staff, I have always had nothing but the kindest words and encouragement.

I would highly recommend The Cottage Day Nursery Derby to anyone. It is a fun environment with lots of learning opportunities. Thank you for all of your hard work. We are both very sad to be leaving you this summer!

How likely would you be to recommend The Cottage Day Nursery Derby? 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 three of my children have been to the Bedford Street site of The Cottage.
Throughout 10years we have had excellent care and support from all nursery nurses and management team.
We have recommended to several friends.

How likely would you be to recommend The Cottage Day Nursery Derby? 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

Out little boy loves nursery and is learning lots of new things. The feedback we get is great from the staff. Out little one has bonded well with his key person and this puts us as parents at ease/
Big thank you to the Cottage girls and management team - you are all amazing!

How likely would you be to recommend The Cottage Day Nursery Derby? 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 Cottage on Bedford Street is definitely one to recommend, my little boy has been attending for the past 3 months and has settled in amazingly. All the staff here are so friendly and nurturing towards all children and make them feel welcome and loved. My little ones development has come on in leaps and bounds also and I must thank The Cottage for this.

How likely would you be to recommend The Cottage Day Nursery Derby? 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 of our boys have attended The Cottage over the last nine years and we cannot speak highly enough of everything they have done and continue to do. From starting as babies to leaving ready for 'big school', the standard of care has been excellent. The staff work so hard to provide a stimulating environment and plan such varied activities to engage the children from the moment they arrive in the morning. The reaction of the children on a Monday morning after the staff have spent their evenings decorating the entire nursery ready for Christmas is truly magical. As parents, we have always been happy to entrust The Cottage with the care of our children and are confident that our boys are happy and well cared for by the staff. We have seen the nursery change and grow in the time we have been there and believe the outdoor space is second to none with areas such as a lovely sensory garden and trim trail.
Our boys loved every minute of their time at The Cottage and have such lovely memories of their time there - we only wish they could have stayed longer!

How likely would you be to recommend The Cottage Day Nursery Derby? 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

Lisa Slater, Nursery Manager at The Cottage Day Nursery Derby responded to this review on 18 Aug 2015:

Thank you so much for the kind words. We can't believe you have been with us for nine years! It has been an absolute pleasure to see your boys grow and develop into such lovely children. Friday was a very sad day for all of the staff here, as most of us have looked after your boys as they've progressed through the units. We only wish they could've stayed longer too! We wish you and the boys all the best and make sure you bring them back to visit!

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