Albion House Day Nursery

9 Albion Street, Grantham NG31 8BG

Albion House Day Nursery located in Grantham, offers quality childcare for children aged from birth to eight years in a fun, happy and stimulating environment.

The nursery consists of three age specific rooms with a secure well equipped outdoor area.

The first floor houses the toddler and preschool rooms, which incorporates a range of child-height furniture, toys and play areas. Children have the option for free play and organised adult led activities throughout the day to encourage independency. The toilets are located nearby and staff are happy to help with toilet training.

The babies' room can be found on the ground floor. This room has been designed as a sitting room and offers a home-from-home environment where sleep and meal routines can be followed to ensure babies feel safe and comfortable. Babies are encouraged to enjoy activities with sand, water, painting and even jelly play alongside lots of quite time, cuddles and singing.

The garden provides a safe and fun play area and includes climbing equipment, a playhouse, a sandpit, mud kitchen, digging area, and a patch where children grow their own plants.

All staff are NVQ qualified and each child is assigned a key person. Breakfast and lunch are included in the fees. It offers funded places for 2, 3 and 4-year olds, (15 and 30 hours). More information available on request.

Owner: Mel Hart

Person in charge: Mel Hart (Owner/Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Lincolnshire County Council

Number of Staff: 7

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

Total Places for Children: 34

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: £42.75 - £44.55 per day, £213.75 - £222.75 per week (Price varies with age group). Funded sessions available for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

Parking:

Street Parking on Albion Road or Albion Terrace.

Overview

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Albion House 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 21 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Albion House Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 10 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.888 for Albion House Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (223 Excellents x 5) + (28 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 251 Ratings = 4.888

  • 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 Albion House 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 6.8 positive Reviews (34 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 10 Reviews ÷ 6.8 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.

9.9 Albion House Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.888)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Albion House Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
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A really lovely nursery with a homely feel. Staff are friendly, approachable and my daughter loves them all. I would highly recommend this Nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Albion nursery has been simply an amazing place for my daughter to grow and learn.

Not your usual inner town nursery, it is very progressive with their learning and playing. Activities such as forest school, French and regular outdoor walks and trips all based on learning are the norm at Albion and not one-offs.

My child has loved being there and feels like it's her responsibility to be there and play, a bit like her own little job! The staff have all been wonderful, with great communication throughout my child's 3 years there.

The surroundings for the children are very very good, the baby room and for the little ones has been refurbished to a very high standard and so has the kitchen facilities.

As a daddy to a daughter who has thrived and grown at Albion, I would recommend the nursery to anyone who asked.

Thanks to all the team at Albion.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son loves this nursery and all of the staff there. The staff are great with the children and I never have any concerns leaving him there.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Wonderful nursery. Both my boys have/are attending, loved every minute of it. Great preparation for school too. Lovely family feel, very welcoming, imaginative play. Was initially recommended to us, we have recommended onwards.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both of my girls either attend or have previously attended Albion House. The nursery is brilliant just like a home from home and all the staff are amazing.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Albion House is a great nursery, providing support and development to my child. The staff are friendly, approachable and professional. Albion House goes above and beyond what is expected - offering a haircutting service too. I have no hesitation in recommending this nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Between my two eldest children they have been going to Albion House for three and a half years. The staff are wonderful and my children always enjoy their time there. They have a good mixture of indoor and outdoor activities with lots of learning and play.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The ladies who look after my daughter are always friendly, definitely put her developmental needs in line with her social ones and always have plenty to tell me at the end of the day.
The tapestry app that is used is really helpful and gives a good insight as to what is being taught.
My daughter definitely has come on leaps and bounds since starting 2 years ago.
I would recommend them to anyone. A really friendly, homely place to take my girl. I’m having another child and won’t hesitate to send it to Albion.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My little boy loves going to Albion house 3 days a week. I know he is safe and having fun while he is there. He has come on leaps and bounds since starting and I am so happy with the care he is receiving.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have known the ladies at Albion House Nursery since I sent my first child to nursery, about 6 years ago.

The amazing care my son received made it an easy decision when it came to the time for choosing a nursery for my second child.

I have had to send both of my children to nursery at quite young ages, about 6 months, but I couldn't have asked for better love and care for them. The ladies at the nursery continue to adapt the ways in which they teach and interact with the children to make sure they feel safe, secure, and stimulated.

It's not an easy task leaving your children in the hands of others, but I've always felt confident with my decision for sending them to Albion House Nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Excellent nursery. Staff are all welcoming and friendly. My children both love it, never have any tears when dropping them off.
All the staff know the children by name so it's very personal. Have recommended to many people.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Both of my children have attended this nursery since being babies and I and my children are entirely satisfied with the care they receive/d. Will be very sad to say goodbye when my youngest leaves for school.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Excellent staff, who engage with the children. My son always talks about his days at nursery and is excited each day we go. So that in itself is a fab reference. I can very highly recommend the baby room, and the staff. They really took good care of him and can't speak more highly of them and the service they provide.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Wonderful Nursery! My daughter is extremely happy here. The Nursery staff are friendly and helpful. Very homely feel inside, the outside space is great and they even have a fairy living in the garden!

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We have never been disappointed with this nursery our little one has been going from 7 months and has enjoyed every minute of it.
The staff are brilliant on communication with parents which is very reassuring.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Albion nursery is wonderful for my little boy. He's thrived during his time there. He's so confident and helpful and really cares about the ladies there as well as the friends he's made.

Also, I find it extremely easy to approach the ladies with any concerns I have or to ask about my son's day and I'm regularly given the opportunities to go through his work and progress that they keep record of. It really helps me to keep up with all he's learning. I would recommend Albion day nursery to anyone.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The staff at Albion have provided a safe and caring environment for both of my children, who have loved attending nursery. They make learning fun and my children have massively benefited from their patience, skill and attentiveness. Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for safe and experienced childcare in a friendly setting.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Fantastic nursery friendly polite members of staff that work there easy to approach. My child has came on leaps and bounds since going here. Lovely indoor and out door facilities I would highly recommend this nursery to friends and family.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Staff are extremely friendly and caring.
The setting is a home from home and feels very wecolming.
Both of my daughters really enjoyed going to Albion house and I personally would highly recommend it.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our son has been attending the nursery for over 12 months and this was the best decision for his happiness, well-being and future development. He has never not wanted to go to nursery and every morning he happily kisses and waves me goodbye. He has come on leaps and bounds with both his learning and social skills. He has excellent and committed key workers who communicate well with us his parents.
there are also additional learning experience for his pre-school time much as French and Jo Jingles where he has the chance of developing different skills
Also a wonderful and much needed outside space for activity and energy relax.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter loves going to Albion House two days a week- the girls are like part of the family since having used them since 2011 for my oldest daughter too. Always interested in knowing what we have been up to. My daughters development has been clear to see.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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