Hardingstone Day Nursery

38-40 Hardingstone Lane, Hardingstone, Northampton NN4 6DE

Hardingstone Day Nursery, Northampton, Northamptonshire
Hardingstone Day Nursery, Northampton, Northamptonshire
Hardingstone Day Nursery, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Hardingstone Day Nursery looks to achieve the best early years experiences for children, helping them to make the most of this crucial time in their learning and development.

A range of sessions are available for parents to choose from, with a strong focus on building strong and positive relationships for long-term benefits.

The team are well-trained, both in caring for children and also for supporting learning, with an ongoing focus on quality assurance that has seen the nursery pick up a number of recognitions.

Owner: Michelle Byles

Person in charge: Michelle Byles (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Northamptonshire County Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 74

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

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Reviews

8 Hardingstone Day Nursery has a Review Score of 8 (7.957)

The Review Score of 8 (maximum of 10) for Hardingstone 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 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Hardingstone Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 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 4.889 for Hardingstone Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (96 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 108 Ratings = 4.889

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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.

    The 3.068 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Hardingstone Day Nursery is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 14.8 positive Reviews (74 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 14.8 Target = 0.068

  • 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
    8
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Hardingstone Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    9
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Hardingstone Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Father of Child
    1

My Son started at this nursery when he was 14 months old and it was something I found extremely difficult, it was very short notice and leaving him with complete strangers was terrifying to me. I will never be able to thank the staff enough, especially the ladies of the little Ladybirds who sent me emails with photos every day he was there to let me know how he was settling in. He has thrived during his time here so far and he absolutely loves it. I am having another baby shortly and when it is time for him to go to nursery there isn't another place I would consider sending him.

How likely would you be to recommend Hardingstone 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

Our son joined Hardingstone Nursery when he was 1 and recently left to start school.
They have given him the best start possible for primary school, he was prepared socially, emotionally & academically.
Our son loved every room that he moved to as he progressed through the nursery, at each stage were a lovely group of staff who formed great relationships with him and who he talked fondly of at home.
I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Hardingstone Nursery as a safe, caring & friendly setting for your child.

How likely would you be to recommend Hardingstone 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

This has been a wonderful place for our son to attend, from 11 months to 4 years. We have no hesitation in recommending the nursery.

We especially like the 4 rooms for 4 age groups, meaning there is only a small difference in age in each group. The younger children are upstairs in 'homely' rooms with good sleep-room arrangements, offering bespoke care for the young children's needs. The older children's rooms are downstairs, with direct access to the gardens. We especially loved the garden spaces at the nursery, being large varied spaces, the oldest group of children having their own area with climbing equipment, and the main garden having considered, fun elements such as a racing track, a mud kitchen and a vegetable garden.

The staff have been wonderful: friendly, capable, dedicated and responsive. Our son built strong bonds with his key workers, who have really nurtured his learning and his personal development. He always enjoyed his time there, even from 7.30am!

How likely would you be to recommend Hardingstone 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 am pleased with the service I have received from the staff and management at the nursery from since October 2013. My child has learnt a great deal and now she is in school it is evident to see the benefits of my child being in a nursery setting. The confidence, skills and ability my child has gained from being at Hardingstone Nursery is a testament of the hard work and dedication from the staff at the nursery. I would encourage any parent to send their children to Hardingstone Nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Hardingstone Day Nursery is a lovely setting with a caring, passionate team. The garden area and activities in each of the rooms give the children variety and enjoyment plus the ability to learn through play.

The home cooked meals are varied and there is a wide, balanced suite of menus.

Children are encouraged to grow and develop and the nursery strikes a healthy balance between independence and nurturing.

We cannot fault the care that the nursery has give our two children and would thoroughly recommend it. It is professionally run, strives for continuous improvement and provides a fantastic start for children. My eldest has just started school and the routine, discipline and learning that she gained at Hardingstone has given her confidence in going to school, making the transition really easy for us all.

I thank all of the team for their dedication and hard work.

How likely would you be to recommend Hardingstone 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 with amazing facilities and staff. I couldn't have asked for better care of my child. We were always fully aware of our child's development through daily communication and regular parents evenings. My child loved every minute, especially the garden, which is amazing, and the weekly French lessons.

How likely would you be to recommend Hardingstone 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 has attended Hardingstone Day Nursery since he was 7 months old and is now leaving to attend school. He has loved it there and has made great friends, in both the children and the staff. He is supported in everything he does. I was particularly impressed with the assistance the nursery staff provided with his speech, both in noticing that there was an issue, and then working with us to help with it.
When we were aware of the school he would attend, nursery contacted the new school teacher and arranged a full handover to include the support he had with his speech. In addition, the separate rooms for the differing age groups is brilliant and it was great to see my son progress through the rooms. There are always activities which parents are invited to. I would highly recommend Hardingstone Day Nursery to any parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Hardingstone 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

Both my daughters are at Hardingstone Day Nursery and are very happy there. I cannot recommend it highly enough. My children love going there and the staff are great, caring and friendly and encourage development of skills for the children.
Communications with parents are great and parents are kept up to date on activities and general info. The nursery listens to feedback and suggestions and takes them on board.
The nursery is a professionally run organisation but with a personal, friendly touch.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My child has enjoyed every day she has been to nursery, made friends and truly had a wonderful time at the nursery. Each day looking forward to what activity they will be doing different from the day before and generally loving every minute. Teaching manners, creativity, fun, loving, preparing my child for the next stage in their life. The staff are so friendly and knowing each child by name and their parents by name is incredible, putting you at ease and knowing you have confidence that your child will be well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Hardingstone 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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