Greenacres Day Nursery

Puxley, Potterspury, Towcester NN12 7QS

Owner: Margaret Hales

Person in charge: Margaret Hales (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Northamptonshire County Council

Number of Staff: 7

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

Total Places for Children: 27

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Directions:

Just north of Old Stratford / Milton Keynes, just left off of the A5 opposite Patterspury.

Visiting:

Please contact the nursery to arrange a visit.

Parking:

Large private off road car park.

Vacancies

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Reviews

7.3 Greenacres Day Nursery has a Review Score of 7.3 (7.347)

The Review Score of 7.3 (maximum of 10) for Greenacres Day Nursery 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 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Greenacres Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.5 out of 5 from 6 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 4.847 for Greenacres Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (61 Excellents x 5) + (11 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 72 Ratings = 4.847

  • 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 2.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Greenacres Day Nursery is based on 6 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4 then divided by 2 = 2.000

    2. Target of 5.4 positive Reviews (27 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 5.4 Target Reached = 1 , then divided by 2 = 0.500

  • 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
    6
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Greenacres Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Greenacres Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    6

Our son attended Greenacres in the baby room from age 8 months to 19 months.

Greenacres stood out to us as a family orientated nursery - And the small baby room /rural setting and low staff turnover really appealed to us.

I was so nervous for our son to attend a nursery but the manager and her team put myself and my husband at ease.

Greenacres has a fantastic garden and is in a quiet rural setting which was really important to us.

Communication was excellent with a daily log meaning I felt informed about his day.

Our son was always happy to go to nursery in the mornings toddling to the door and ringing the bell - usually not even glancing back which speaks volumes.

We went through quite a tough time with our sons Eczema and the Greenacres team played an integral role in keeping this under control with applying creams throughout the day as required and feeding back any concern.

I would not hesitate to send my son or his new sister to Greenacres in the futures. :-)

How likely would you be to recommend Greenacres 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

I cannot rate this nursery highly enough, the setting and surroundings are set within beautiful views over a farm. Such a lovely place to bring your small ones. The nursery itself is spacious and a home from home environment, lots of things for your children to do and play with and plenty of outside space. Even the local farmer is well known by all of the children.

I was recommended this nursery and my son spent over 3 years there. I've seen him develop over the years through being at this wonderful nursery. The staff are attentive, supportive, polite and have been so loving towards my son.

It was sad for us parents when we had to say goodbye to the manager and the wonderful team at Greenacres. I am so thankful for all the support and care you have given my son over the years.

Would highly recommend to anyone I know looking for childcare.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Margaret Hales, Proprietor at Greenacres Day Nursery responded to this review on 27 Sep 2016:

Thank you for your lovely comments, it truly was a pleasure. It's always sad when children leave for big school but we have been happy to help in this process :-)

Greenacres Day Nursery is a beautifully located day nursery with a warm and welcoming team of staff offering inspiring play and learning. We have had two sons here and my eldest has just left to go to school. I feel that he is better prepared and equipped for 'big school' now, after 7 months with the team at Greenacres. My youngest continues to attend and is so happy here. All the staff go above and beyond to ensure that children are happy, safe and inspired. The location of the nursery is superb as it is surrounded by fields, the boys loved watching the tractors and horses going by. The garden is wonderful and has a range of fun toys as well as the beautiful weeping willow tree dens, for picnics and stories. Inside there is a range of different rooms kitted out for different purposes; the 'home' room, the book corner etc. The staff are just wonderful, so dedicated and professional and at the same time very warm. This is a hidden gem of a nursery and I'm so lucky to have found it!

How likely would you be to recommend Greenacres 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

Margaret Hales, Proprietor at Greenacres Day Nursery responded to this review on 15 Sep 2016:

Thank you, this review reflects everything we aim to achieve at Greenacres. We are so happy you enjoyed your time here.

My son just left Greenacres for school having attended since just before his 2nd birthday. My 1 yr old daughter has just started.
Greenacres is a small nursery in a beautiful rural location, surrounded by farms and riding stables, it is an idyllic setting for children to grow and learn.
The standard of care is outstanding and as it is a small nursery all the staff were involved with my children's care resulting in a family feel, unlike larger nurseries where a child is just one of many.
My son has recently begun school, an easy transition thanks to Greenacres preparing him brilliantly.
My daughter has settled quickly and easily into her new routine in the baby room. She regularly interacts with the older children which have helped with her development.
Staff are helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and caring.

How likely would you be to recommend Greenacres 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Margaret Hales, Proprietor at Greenacres Day Nursery responded to this review on 15 Sep 2016:

Thank you, it is lovely to read your review and so good to see you appreciate the family feel we aim to provide.

My daughter has had the most fantastic year at Greenacres nursery and I am very sad to have to move her on to preschool! The staff are caring and attentive and I had no worries leaving my child in their care.

Greenacres is a lovely nursery surrounded by green fields and fresh air. The outside space is absolutely fantastic, and very unusual compared to other nurseries, so if your little one loves the great outdoors this is the perfect setting for them. Having said that, there are lots of indoor activities as well to keep them entertained including arts and crafts.

I would have no second thoughts on recommending the nursery to other parents, and would strongly urge them to take a visit to see the fantastic setting.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Margaret Hales, Proprietor at Greenacres Day Nursery responded to this review on 08 Aug 2016:

Sad to see you go, so glad you enjoyed your time with us at Greenacres.

Fantastic nursery, lovely staff. My little boy enjoyed his time here alot and is sad to leave but excited to start school. Would highly recommend and will hopefully be bringing my newborn here next year.
Such a nice nursery with lots of outdoor fun!

How likely would you be to recommend Greenacres 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

Margaret Hales, Proprietor at Greenacres Day Nursery responded to this review on 02 Aug 2016:

So glad he enjoyed his time here, we had lots of fun, enjoy big school.

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