Spring Nursery Homelands Derby

Browning Street, Austin Estate, Derby DE23 8DN

Spring Nursery Homelands Derby, Derby, Derbyshire
Spring Nursery Homelands Derby, Derby, Derbyshire
Spring Nursery Homelands Derby, Derby, Derbyshire

Staff at Spring nursery are proud of their achievements in delivering high quality care and early learning for children from three months to five years.

Ofsted rated the setting good [May 2014]; families think it is great and most importantly the children love being there.

What makes it successful is staff put each child at the centre of delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. They do this through:

•        Ensuring every aspect of your child’s safety is their top priority.

•        Caring for your child with their highly-qualified staff.

•        Fun happy activities, in and outdoors, supporting your child’s development by learning through play – they read and act out stories, they go on adventures in their role play area, they learn about words and numbers, they can get messy exploring paint and creative materials, they make music together, most of all they laugh together and have fun.

•        Eating together healthy tasty nutritious snacks and meals – some fruit and vegetables are organically grown on-site

Group: Action for Children

Person in charge: Kelly Thornton (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Derby City Council

Number of Staff: 13

Service Offered: Nursery School (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 64

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas Closure

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.8 Spring Nursery Homelands Derby has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.820)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Spring Nursery Homelands 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 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Spring Nursery Homelands Derby in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 13 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 4.82 for Spring Nursery Homelands Derby is calculated as follows: ( (147 Excellents x 5) + (30 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 178 Ratings = 4.82

  • 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 Spring Nursery Homelands Derby is based on 13 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 12.8 positive Reviews (64 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 13 Reviews ÷ 12.8 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
    14
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Spring Nursery Homelands Derby?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    13
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Spring Nursery Homelands Derby

  • Mother of Child
    14
  • Father of Child
    1

Have used this nursery for both of my children now, from 4 months upwards. Setting is great, a nursery all on one level, allowing different age groups to mix for special events and able adjust rooms to suit activities. The outdoor area is outstanding. Plenty of space and equipment to challenge and support children for all weather play. The outdoor area was one of our main reasons for joining this nursery! Care for children is fantastic. As a breastfeeding mother, to know the staff were happy to work with our feeding arrangements was very reassuring. Staff are caring and consider the needs of each child, tailoring activities to suit. The on-site, dedicated cook means good quality meals whilst in Spring Nursery care too. Overall, the staff are friendly, caring and approachable, from the manager to the cleaners. Setting is well maintained and always clean. Staff listen and adopt changing needs of families and are always happy to discuss the care of your child.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Homelands Derby? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

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 son had my care alone for 2 years of his life but he settled into nursery very quickly and is enjoying going, even asking to go. I like how friendly the staff are, how they are happy to discuss any concerns and advise on the child's behaviour. They are a well-equipped nursery with fantastic staff. My son enjoys every minute of his time there.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Homelands 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

After checking multiple options when selecting a nursery in our area in Derby, we are extremely happy that our first choice of Spring Nursery appeared to be the perfect match for the location, quality and value for money.
Very friendly staff, easy to communicate, always providing a detailed update on our child's progress.
We have recently relocated to the UK and thanks to Spring Nursery staff our child changed environment smoothly, we are observing the way he is developing, gaining the new skills and learning English thanks to creative activities provided by the Spring Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Homelands 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

I have two children at this nursery and both started when they were 6 months old, it was daunting for me leaving them when they were so small but the staff at the nursery were fantastic and still are, my girls absolutely adore the staff and at times I would go to pick them up and they wouldn't want to come home!

I know that my children are being well looked after, and I feel relaxed leaving them there, especially when I see how confident and happy my little girls are.
I have recommended this nursery to other parents in the past and I would still definitely recommend them now.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Homelands Derby? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter attends here and really enjoys it, she was unsettled at first but the staff are fantastic and she soon found her feet. The staff here are all really friendly and caring, they get to know the children as individuals and learn what works for each child in different situations.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Homelands 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

Kelly Thornton, Manager at Spring Nursery Homelands Derby responded to this review on 21 Nov 2017:

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that your daughter enjoys coming to our nursery.

My daughter was a very shy girl and wasn't used to me leaving her when she started. It took some time for her to settle but the staff were so helpful and patient with her. She has completely come out of her shell now and has many friends and staff that she talks about constantly. She loves it here now and looks forward to her days she attends.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Homelands Derby? 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: Don't Know

My daughter's father and I were so nervous when it came to picking a nursery for our daughter and the moment we met the staff at this nursery every worry subsided, my daughter loves coming here and the staff are extremely helpful in letting you know how your child has got on in the day.
They personalise their relationships with each child and it's a fantastic bond that they create, my daughter has learnt so much already in the short time she's been there and I couldn't be more grateful, I have no worries bringing my daughter here and would recommend it to anyone brilliant nursery, brilliant staff and a brilliant atmosphere 10/10.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Homelands Derby? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Really enjoyed bringing my daughter to this nursery.

It is a very friendly environment and the teaching staff have been very good.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Homelands Derby? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

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: Good

It's an excellent nursery for my child. Everything is good and fresh for him. The staffs here are very patient and nice. They play and teach my child well. My child very much enjoys the nursery time.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Homelands Derby? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

As a new mum going back to work and leaving my child was daunting enough as an experience. The staff at the nursery made it easy for me and my child from day one.
My son was inducted into the nursery and settled well due to the care and support he received. He is learning every day and I see his progression in all my interactions with him. The staff are caring and extremely attentive, they go the extra mile every day. I leave the most valuable part of my life with them every day and they cherish him for me when I can't be there.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Homelands 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

When my son started nursery he was very unsettled, crying and worried. Due to the friendly nature of the staff, he soon settled in well and started talking and communicating better. He also became completely toilet trained while at nursery.
The nursery helped him in all aspects and he now really looks forward to and enjoys going. He loves the weekly challenges.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Homelands 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

We love Spring Nurseries. The staff here are so lovely and helpful. My daughter always comes home and tells us about what she has learnt and how much she has had.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Homelands 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 child enjoys coming here and I think the staff are very friendly and helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Homelands 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

Kelly Thornton, Manager at Spring Nursery Homelands Derby responded to this review on 08 Nov 2017:

Thank you for your review of our nursery. We are so pleased your child is enjoying nursery and that you are happy with our service.

Currently my youngest son attends three times a week. He has additional needs and all the staff are fantastic with him. All are very friendly and you can tell they genuinely care for all the children. If you have any questions or queries they are always happy to help. More importantly you can see the children are happy and engaged in whatever activities they are doing.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Homelands 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 my children have been to Homelands from babies to pre-school. The nursery is light, airy and well equipped, with a great outdoor space. The staff always have been and continue to be friendly, caring, helpful and imaginative. I feel that both my girls have benefited a great deal through their experiences here.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Homelands Derby? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 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: Good

Value for Money: Good

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Staff Profiles

Kelly

Kelly Thornton

Job Title: Early Years and Childcare Cluster Manager

Joined: 2008

Description:

BA Honours in Early childhood studies
Early Years Professional Status
Safeguarding Champion

Philippa

Philippa Gibson

Job Title: Deputy Nursery Manager

Joined: 2015

Description:

Degree