Children’s House Nursery

The Old Mill House, Station Road, Southwell NG25 0ET

Children’s House Nursery, Southwell, Nottinghamshire
Children’s House Nursery, Southwell, Nottinghamshire
Children’s House Nursery, Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Children’s House is the only independent family run nursery in Southwell, delivering friendly, excellent, affordable and flexible childcare and education.

Children's House makes learning as fun as possible, whilst also making sure to nurture, challenge and encourage children to reach their full potential.

Its amazing team includes an early years teacher who oversees the planning and delivery of the Foundation Stage.

Children's House aims to become your extended family.

Owner: Karen O'Connell

Person in charge: Nicola Carter (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Nottinghamshire County Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 55

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 11 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

7.9 Children’s House Nursery has a Review Score of 7.9 (7.894)

The Review Score of 7.9 (maximum of 10) for Children’s House 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 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Children’s House 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 4.803 for Children’s House Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (144 Excellents x 5) + (33 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 178 Ratings = 4.803

  • 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 3.091 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Children’s House Nursery is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 11 positive Reviews (55 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 11 Target = 0.091

  • 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
    14
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Children’s House Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    15
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Children’s House Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    14
  • Aunt of Child
    1

My son went to summer camp and throughout Halloween half term and I can't fault it at all. The staff are so friendly. The food which the children have is really good. The staff do so much with the children, they have days out and do lots of learning things as well. My son was always coming home saying how much he loves it there. My son has tried other nurseries but he never really settled in until he came here. The staff make such a effect with every child. My son will keep coming here.
I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS NURSEY TO ANYONE - YOUR CHILD WILL HAVE SO MUCH FUN.

How likely would you be to recommend Children’s House 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

karen o'connell, Director at Children’s House Nursery responded to this review on 30 Oct 2017:

We love having him, Holiday Club had an amazing week and it's so good to hear how much he enjoys his time with us. looking forward to seeing him again soon.

I am really delighted we chose Children's House for our little girl. She has a wonderful time at nursery painting, reading, cooking, doing tiny talk or simply pottering with her friends. If not that, she is outside with her friends exploring the garden or visiting the library. The staff at all levels really go out their way to get to know every child. There are no stressful regimes, and always someone to go to with questions or concerns. It is obvious that every child is treated as an individual and encouraged to feel confident and secure. A big plus is the fantastic logbook kept for each child by staff as a record of their time at nursery. This is a wonderful collage of photos, pictures and anecdotes that we get to keep, and which has really given us a glimpse of what our little girl gets up to every day, and how she is learning. What we see is a happy, confident little person who always comes home with new words, new songs and lots of enthusiasm for the next day.

How likely would you be to recommend Children’s House 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 daughter loves her time at nursery. Each day has well planned activities and lots of outdoor time. I love how they have weekly topics that are structured around the children's current interests.
The staff are fantastic and make the nursery a home from home as they are so caring.
I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Children’s House Nursery? 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

What I most like about Children's House Nursery is the friendly "home from home feel". The staff are very friendly and warm. I always receive a lot of feedback from them about my son's day, which for me as a mum, is very important to know what he has been doing all day, what he has learnt, his ups and downs. My little boy quickly learnt to trust the staff and for me, this was very encouraging. I know he is in a safe, loving environment. The management put a lot of work in refurbishing the nursery. Baby and toddlers room look great. They provide very stimulating and fun environment for my son's development. My son is part of the nursery family and thrives in this loving and caring environment. I would have no hesitation in recommending Children's House Nursery to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Children’s House Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My little boy absolutely loved his time at Children’s House. He developed in leaps and bounds thanks to the care, support and enthusiasm of the nursery’s exceptional staff who showed boundless levels of energy and patience. The facilities are excellent, with brightly coloured rooms, giving the nursery the feeling of being a genuine home from home. Outdoor activity is encouraged whenever the weather permits, with a lovely garden for the little ones to run around in - the real-life pets also make a nice addition! He always came home exhausted, which was a good sign that he’d enjoyed a stimulating, jam-packed day of fun, stimulation and learning. I’d strongly recommend Children’s House to any parent looking for a nursery that offers a warm and inclusive environment where each child is considered for their own, particular needs. I’m confident that my son has made friends that will last him a lifetime and gained an invaluable boost in his development.

How likely would you be to recommend Children’s House Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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 started at Children's House in May 2016 and quickly settled in thanks to the lovely staff there. I am amazed by all the activities that my son gets up to each week from pumpkin picking to crafting with apples for the Bramley Apple festival. The nursery is part of the community and the children are frequent visitors to the library and Minster, which I think is wonderful. He comes home full of tales about his day and looks forward to going each morning.

How likely would you be to recommend Children’s House Nursery? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My 2 children have both been attending Children's House since they were about 9 months old. My daughter is now in their before and after school club and we regularly use the holiday club too. They have a close relationship with a local school and do daily pick-ups and drop offs at the school, which is invaluable to me as a working Mum. It means I can drop both children off in the morning at the same time and collect them together later, confident that they'll have fun and be well looked after. My youngest is doing well there too - he loves all things creative and gets lots of opportunities in this area that I would never have thought of. All in all I'm very happy with the provision and excellent staff at this nursery and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

How likely would you be to recommend Children’s House Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Amazing Nursery, the staff always go the extra mile to make sure my daughter has a good day at nursery. There has been a lot of changes recently and they're all for the better - Children's House is now a lovely, welcoming place to leave my daughter. I would highly recommend the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Children’s House Nursery? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Great nursery and pre school. My daughter loves it here. The learning that takes place is fantastic and I know she is cared for very well. The staff are dedicated and the managers are flexible and understand a working mothers needs. I would highly recommend this establishment.

How likely would you be to recommend Children’s House Nursery? 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

Children's House nursery is great! The staff are lovely and are all very friendly, welcoming and approachable. My daughter started in January and settled in very well from day one! She has quickly made friends and loves every day that she is there! I couldn't be happier with her development, progress and happiness she expresses since starting. I would recommend this nursery to anyone and everyone, it is brilliant!!

How likely would you be to recommend Children’s House Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

This is a lovely nursery and I am so pleased with the care my children get here, in both the new under 3's unit and the after school club. We've used this nursery for the past four years and have never doubted the care and enrichment our children get. Since the new managers took over last summer the nursery has only got better. The new under 3's unit is fabulous and we're very excited about the plans for the outdoor areas. A great nursery, which I'd highly recommend!

How likely would you be to recommend Children’s House Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

This is an excellent nursery. The staff are very attentive and caring and our children have been very happy over the few years we have used the nursery. They have recently upgraded the facilities and the environment is great too.

How likely would you be to recommend Children’s House Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son is in pre-school at Children's House Nursery and he really enjoys himself. The staff that work with him are amazing (2 extra special ladies) and have really brought him out of his shell. He is always very busy painting, sticking or baking and has a great time. He was a page boy at the pre-school Wedding dressed as a power ranger and loved it when the Fire brigade visited and the children were all very involved. I would highly recommend Children's House Nursery to any parent wanting the best for their little one's!

How likely would you be to recommend Children’s House 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 of my children have attended Children's House and really enjoyed it. The staff are brilliant, particularly two of them and the range of activities is very broad.

How likely would you be to recommend Children’s House Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Whenever I pick my niece up from nursery she can't wait to tell me about her day! She chats to me all the way home about the different things she does at Nursery and we have a very happy little girl when we get home! The staff are amazing and always going out of their way to help! I would recommend to anyone in the area...a really amazing nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Children’s House Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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