Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre

Wooldale Centre for Learning, Wooldale Road, Wootton, Northampton NN4 6TP

Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre, Northampton, Northamptonshire
Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre, Northampton, Northamptonshire
Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre, in Northampton, is well-equipped for early years learning within a safe and hygienic interior and secure outdoor play areas, thanks to the skills of professionals who are dedicated to pre-school care and education. A highly-trained team pursue key EYFS goals and respect both children and parents.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Cheryl Gill (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Northamptonshire County Council

Number of Staff: 18

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

Total Places for Children: 57

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

9.2 Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.211)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 14 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 8 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 4.509 for Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre is calculated as follows: ( (108 Excellents x 5) + (37 Goods x 4) + (21 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 167 Ratings = 4.509

  • 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 4.702 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre is based on 8 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 11.4 positive Reviews (57 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 11.4 Target = 0.702

  • 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
    9
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    1
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre

  • Mother of Child
    12
  • Father of Child
    2

I am very pleased with the level of care my son receives in preschool at Wooldale. The staff are always attentive when I walk in and drop him off. I always receive a good feedback when he is collected and he enjoys his time at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre? 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

Excellent, professional, attentive and thorough in all aspects of childcare.

How likely would you be to recommend Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My experience with the Wooldale Nursery is good. They have helped my daughter with all her difficulties in a very satisfactory way. The staff are kind and friendly to the kids and take care of every little detail concerning the child.

My daughter has developed leaps and bounds. Thanks to the staff working closely with children. Thanks to particular members of staff for taking good care of my daughter.

How likely would you be to recommend Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Good

Staff: Satisfactory

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Poor

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Katherine O'Brien, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre responded to this review on 10 Oct 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review and thank you for your kind comments about the nursery staff.
I can see you have marked the Management poor and a few others as satisfactory, if you have any other concerns you would like to discuss further please do talk to the new Manager who is now in place at the nursery and she will be more than happy to spend some time with you.

My child has learnt so much since being at Wooldale he loves coming to pre-school. The staff are all very lovely and his key workers are amazing.

How likely would you be to recommend Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre? 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 daughter has been at the nursery for 3 years. When she started it was excellent. Through the years with staff changing, I feel the nursery has gone down. Whilst I cannot fault the learning I feel the overall standard has decreased. The nursery no longer has high standards, for example, the children's play water looked dirty. There are individual staff members who are fantastic and really look after my child.

How likely would you be to recommend Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre? Unlikely

Average Rating: 

 3.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Satisfactory

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Katherine O'Brien, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre responded to this review on 13 Sep 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback as we do value all feedback. I have fed this information back to the Nursery Manager. If your child is still with the nursery the new manager would really like for you to come in and discuss this. We want to ensure you are 100% happy with your nursery and feel comfortable that you can openly discuss your concerns with her.

We couldn't fault Wooldale Nursery and would have no qualms recommending it to anyone. We were very impressed with the instant and ongoing development of our children. The staff are friendly and professional, seemingly very happy in their jobs. Impressed by the learning activities, which we learnt of via a weekly newsletter and also when collecting the children at the end of the day. I was often quite envious when told by staff what our daughter had eaten throughout the day, healthy and varied. A sports day. A graduation ceremony. We really feel our daughters have received a great start to their education and were very well prepared for school.

How likely would you be to recommend Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have been happy with the following:
- Baby room - Good level of care and attention. Good feedback. Good separate cot room.
- Toddler room - Good independent teachings. Good free flow in and out.

Excellent caring and comforting attitude.

Would prefer more of the following in the toddler room:
- Structure around teaching.
- Better cleanliness towards toddler. e.g I've picked up my son several times and he hasn't had his nose/face cleaned since lunch time - looks filthy. So poor hygiene for him. Sometimes his bum has been sore too.

How likely would you be to recommend Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Lovely people, well run nursery. Always friendly and know my child well.

As flexible as they can be for a large company.

Happy to recommend them to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter started in the toddler room in September 2016 and has an excellent relationship with other children and very excellent care and support from the staff. She is enjoying nursery, she enjoys new activities which are set different every day. The staff work with her individual tasks and I've found she is doing really well with the support and encouragement. My daughter has grown more in confidence, built on important social skills and has learnt at her own pace.

How likely would you be to recommend Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

My first child started at Wooldale when he was 10 months old back in January 2008. I was warmly welcomed by the staff & felt very comfortable leaving my child in their care. He remained at Wooldale until he started school in 2011 & the experience he had at nursery clearly showed when he started in reception year & was a confident little boy who was so ready to learn more. My second child started at the nursery when she was 9 months old in 2012 and has been cared for by the same members of staff my son had, which speaks volumes to me. I love the fact that the nursery has their own kitchen and their very capable chef/cook prepares fresh meals daily for all the children. My daughter starts school this year and I am not looking forward to the final goodbye to Wooldale. I couldn't have wished for a better nursery for my children, they have both loved their time there.

How likely would you be to recommend Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Don't Know

Both my daughters are cared for at Wooldale Nursery. The Nursery team seem to be part of our family and have always accommodated our requests and worked in partnership with us to make sure our daughters are happy. We have discussed their development and any challenges openly with their key workers and always agreed on a way forward that works for them at nursery and at home.
Their food is cooked fresh on site each day and the menu is so varied - they often eat better at nursery than at home!!
They cook each week, have a gardening club, and have been on some lovely little outings. I am delighted that they have open access to their garden and spend a good percentage of their day outside in the fresh air.
The curriculum and facilities at the nursery are brilliant. However, as a mum, my first concern is that my daughters are happy and safe while I am at work. At Wooldale they are both.

How likely would you be to recommend Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre? 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 little girl has been coming here since she was 8 months old and I have been very impressed wit the care she has received.

How likely would you be to recommend Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has attended Wooldale for the past 2 years and she is so happy there. All the staff are so caring and seem to have a lot of time and interest in all the children, as well as their families. My daughter started at 9 months and from day one I was made to feel comfortable when leaving my child at nursery. She has flourished whilst in their care and comes home telling me all about what she has learnt everyday. I could not imagine leaving her anywhere else, or with anyone else.

How likely would you be to recommend Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I love this nursery. My little boy has been attending Wooldale since he was 8 months old (he's now 3) and the nursery have looked after him so well. The nursery environment is home from home and their outstanding Ofsted result was an amazing achievement. The food provided by the nursery is nutritious and my son always enjoys what he is given. The staff are warm, friendly and professional.

How likely would you be to recommend Wooldale Early Care and Education Centre? 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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Staff Profiles

Cheryl

Cheryl Gill

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2014

Description:

I have been working in childcare since 2000 and have worked as a Nursery Manager since 2014. I am qualified NNEB, NVQ level 4 and also hold a Foundation Degree.
I chose childcare as a career path because I wanted to make a difference, I wanted a career I could be proud of and which would allow me to make a difference to children’s lives every day.

Manisha

Manisha Patel

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2012

Description:

I have been with Bright Horizons since 2012 and have been working in childcare for over 16 years. I started at Bright Horizons Little Gems before coming to Wooldale Nursery and Preschool for a new challenge.

I have a BA Learning & Teaching Degree level 6 and level 6 EYP. I have always enjoyed the company of children because of their inquisitive minds and their sense of humour. Seeing children meet their mile stones gives me satisfaction in my job.