Dappledown House Nursery

The Old School, Main Street, Honington, Grantham NG32 2PG

AWARDED Millie's Mark - First nursery in Grantham/Sleaford/Newark area.

Dappledown House Nursery is a beautiful rural nursery situated in Honington at the Sleaford/Lincoln fork (A607/A153) just 10 mins from Grantham centre and the next village on from Barkston.

The nursery offers FREE funded places for two-year-olds (subject to eligibility), FREE funded places available for three- to four-year-olds and all childcare vouchers accepted.

The nursery embraces contact with the surrounding communities, in a location complimented by stunning scenery in which children feel relaxed and confident in developing key early years learning.

Outdoor play areas have been designed to achieve exploratory and sensory play, supporting the nursery's goal to blend the best qualities of traditional and modern education.

Professionals take pride in supplying a nutritious menu of food, cooked daily in a 5 star awarded kitchen, parents have often commented on the quality of the food provided (see recommendations page.)

If parents feel Dappledown could be for them, pop by for a coffee, meet the friendly team and have a look around to see what a gem Dappledown actually is.

Ofsted Quote: "Children make good progress with their learning and development because staff know how each child learns best and plans effectively around every child's individual needs."

Group: Dappledown House Nurseries

Person in charge: Debi Smith (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Lincolnshire County Council

Number of Staff: 10

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

Total Places for Children: 26

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 4 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: various sessions available

Overview

The Review Score of 8.3 (maximum of 10) for Dappledown House Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Dappledown House Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.6 out of 5 from 2 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 4.667 for Dappledown House Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (56 Excellents x 5) + (28 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 84 Ratings = 4.667

  • 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 3.635 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Dappledown House Nursery is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 5.2 positive Reviews (26 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 5.2 Target = 0.385

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

8.3 Dappledown House Nursery has a Review Score of 8.3 (8.302)

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Reviewer Connection to Dappledown House Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    7

My daughter settled into Dappledown House Nursery extremely quickly even with being the youngest in her room and every morning she goes in happily and comes out happy.
The staff have got to know her well and provide us support with developmental milestones, such as potty training. the staff speak about the children with such fondness you would think they were their own they really care. As a parent, I can leave my daughter knowing she is happy, well cared for, well fed and well entertained. I couldn't ask for more.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have had 2 children at the nursery over the last 5 years. My daughter currently attends daily prior to starting school in September. The nursery is taking time to ensure she is fully prepared for the transition to school, she enjoys her time at nursery and talks very fondly of all the staff at the nursery. I know that when she starts school she will be confident and fully prepared for the next chapter of her life.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Dappledown is a lovely nursery and suits our family perfectly. We love the old school setting and the location. The nursery really makes the most of this - the children get lots of fresh air and space to explore and have fun. We often get reports of visits to see the farm animals. Our toddler runs straight in in the morning and is very happy, chattering non-stop about his day.

His baby brother also recently started nursery and has settled immediately - which shows how relaxed he is there and with the wonderful staff. The food is excellent and home-cooked, which was one of our reasons to choose the nursery. We also needed a nursery that opened early to enable us to drop the boys off and get to work - Dappledown recognises this by opening at 7.30am and offering a great breakfast.

Overall, we couldn't be happier with Dappledown - the boys are well cared for, take part in great activities, sing, play and interact well with other children and the staff.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our daughter loves the nursery and the staff members. As a parent, it is really reassuring to see the real and genuine interest all of the staff members show in your child and in relation to their development. There always seems to be a new activity to get involved in and it is great to see how these are informed and developed on the interest shown by the children.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We are really happy with the nursery, more importantly though, the boys are happy. The staff always seem caring and kind, often thinking of new activities to keep young minds interested. It's excellent value for money and the team seem to work really well together.

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My son has been at Dappledown since last October when he was 10 months old. The care and attention he has received has been second to none and I have no reservations in recommending the nursery to any prospective parents. He couldn't be happier to run in each morning and has formed some lovely relationships and friendships with the other children. The care and dedication shown by his key workers and other nursery staff have certainly made returning to work much easier for me, knowing he was in safe hands and enjoying his time spent there.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Dappledown is a great nursery in a lovely surrounding. My son has been going since he was 8 months old (now 2 1/2years) and we have never had any concerns with the care he receives. All the staff are great, very friendly and easy to speak to. The nursery is always doing new projects for the children to get involved with to help their development.

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

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January 2018

Millies Mark

Recipient: Dappledown House Nursery

Date: Friday 12 Jan 2018

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