Handkerchief Day Nursery

High Street, Kegworth, Derby DE74 2DA

Handkerchief Day Nursery, Derby, Leicestershire
Handkerchief Day Nursery, Derby, Leicestershire
Handkerchief Day Nursery, Derby, Leicestershire

Handkerchief Day Nursery provides childcare for families living in Derby and the surrounding areas.

The nursery strives to develop and train a professional team of staff, ensuring that parents and children feel confident sharing any problems or concerns they may have, and recognise the important role that nursery life has on a child's development.

Children benefit from a stimulating and engaging learning environment. Each room provides a range of different experiences for children and supports different care practices and a range of needs. Staff at the nursery recognise the importance of routines for younger children for both their physical and emotional development. While older children are supported to take risks and gain independence.

During their time at the nursery, children progress naturally throughout the nursery, moving-on when ready both physically and emotionally. Each child is supported by a key person who they can become familiar with as they explore new surroundings and become more independent.

Owner: Child's Time Ltd

Person in charge: Aimi Drechsler (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Leicestershire County Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 110

Age Range: from 0 years 1 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: F/D £52 AM/PM £27

Parking:

There is parking onsite

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.4 Handkerchief Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.363)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Handkerchief 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 10 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Handkerchief Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 10 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 4.908 for Handkerchief Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (109 Excellents x 5) + (11 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 120 Ratings = 4.908

  • 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 4.455 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Handkerchief Day Nursery is based on 10 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 22 positive Reviews (110 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 10 Reviews ÷ 22 Target = 0.455

  • 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

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    10
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    0
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    0
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Handkerchief Day Nursery?

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    10
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    0
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Reviewer Connection to Handkerchief Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    9
  • Father of Child
    1

Our journey with Handkerchief first started 2.5 years ago when my daughter was 10 months old, she is now nearly 3 years old and still absolutely loves going to nursery. Our son started around 6 months ago and he too loves going to nursery. My daughter has made some strong relationships with the staff and with fellow children. From the moment she started I was impressed with not only the variety of activities on offer, but also the amount they did with the children.

One of the biggest things for me when choosing a nursery was how much outdoor space was on offer and at Handkerchief, it's a lot! My daughter particularly loves forest school and the children are outside most days which to me is so important. The staff at Handkerchief are a credit to the business, they are always so loving and caring and when you are trusting these individuals to look after your children it's extremely important that they genuinely care and at Handkerchief they do.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Both my children have thoroughly enjoyed their time at Handkerchief. They have learnt so much during their time there and grown into little independent thinkers and movers! Both my kids felt happy and at home at Handkerchief and made great friends with the other children.

The staff are absolutely brilliant. They are dedicated, positive and supportive and have created a happy and thriving environment for the children to play, learn and develop. There is independent play and also structured activity time and there’s great outside space including forest school as well. There was also additional activities my kids participated in such as little wickets, jo jingles and French.

I was very happy leaving my kids at Handkerchief, knowing they were in very good hands. I would definitely recommend handkerchief nursery to any prospective parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Handkerchief 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

Fantastic nursery.

My little one has attended for the past 18 months and absolutely loves it. He has wonderful relationships with the staff, particularly his key worker in each room

He is encouraged to progress and is given ample activities and opportunities throughout the day to keep him interested. He regularly comes home shattered from all the fun he has had!
The outdoor space drew me to the nursery as it is far better than any other nursery I looked around which is important to us as he loves being outside. They also have a forest school where they learn different life skills and he adores this experience.

How likely would you be to recommend Handkerchief 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

We have noticed such a change in our daughter's development since starting at nursery in October. She is content to play by herself or with the other children and the variety of new experiences she has had so far has been great. The staff are all so friendly and seem to genuinely care about the children and ensuring they are happy and well. We are very grateful that we have put our daughter into this nursery and that the girls at the nursery are in her life.

How likely would you be to recommend Handkerchief 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: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son loves going to nursery and the girls who look after him. He does different activities each day and spends time playing outside which he enjoys. The girls are very caring and they give him the individual attention he needs, playing and teaching him new things.

How likely would you be to recommend Handkerchief 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

My son started in babies at 12 months and is now in pre-school aged nearly 4. My daughter started the same and is now in toddlers aged 2.5. Both children LOVE nursery. They are well loved and cared for and have built strong bonds in every room they’ve joined. My children have very different personalities and have been nurtured and developed according to their personal strengths and needs. They have been given so many opportunities for carol concerts, off-site trips, craft, baking and above all they love Forest School.

If you want your children to enjoy being outdoors the chickens, fireplace and open learning are the routes forward! The food is varied and freshly prepared and the children are encouraged to try lots of different things.
Handkerchiefs have played a major part in the formative years of my happy, healthy, inquisitive, smart, independent, confident children and I highly recommend them.

How likely would you be to recommend Handkerchief 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

Handkerchief have given the best start to my son's learning journey I could have possibly wished for. From when he was a 1-year-old baby to pre-schooling, Handerkerchief has guided him well, giving lots of opportunities to experience life skills. From French lessons and forestry school to learning about the world he lives in, his vocabulary and expressions have come on leaps and bounds.

How likely would you be to recommend Handkerchief Day Nursery? 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: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My little girl (who is 2 years and 4 months) has been at Handkercheif since she was 12 months old.
She has massively developed in this time and loves all of the opportunities the nursery offers. The staff are friendly and attentive and make her feel valued.
I will definitely send my next baby there.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Handkerchief Day Nursery is exactly what we were looking for in a nursery. Since our daughter has been there she has progressed in many aspects and continues to impress us with her language, numeracy and creative abilities - all which Handkerchief staff have nurtured. The nursery is clean and well presented; displays are regularly updated, parent contact is very good and you receive a detailed review on your child's day on pick up. The nursery offers enrichment sessions during the day which include Jo Jingles, French, Tennis, Cricket and they even have a hair-dresser and photographer come in! (Of which you will be notified). They regularly put on events to include the parents as much as possible; these include Christmas markets, sports days, coffee mornings, to name a few! Over all, we are very pleased with Handkerchief and know our children are being entertained and well looked after. The staff are lovely and our children are happy there.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

We recently moved our daughter to Pre-School at Handkerchief and my only regret is not sending her from a baby. This is a truly wonderful nursery set in beautiful gardens, with a huge number of additional activities on offer (yoga, music, cricket, French). In particular, Forest School is fantastic and the children spend a lot of time outdoors either in the garden (with the hens and the guinea pigs) or on the bikes in the tennis court - our 3 year old daughter comes home buzzing with excitement (and rosy cheeks) every day.

Activities are planned all day long and the 'grown ups' are constantly interacting with the children. Arriving for pick up after 5pm, often they are just starting a new activity - we were really taken aback that the energy levels of the staff are still so high that late in the day.

I was really struck by the confidence all of the children show and this is testament to the care and nurturing they receive from the staff.

A fantastic nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Handkerchief 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

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