Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton

52 London Road, Newark-on-Trent NG24 3AH

Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire
Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire
Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire

Serendipitys Day Nursery situated in Balderton, Newark offers age-specific learning approaches, tailored to individual child development and taking account of Ofsted regulations as well as the Early Years Foundation Stage.

A calm, homely interior brings that home from home feel, helping children take that step from home to nursery. As a small nursery, the staff really know the children and families, making it more personal. The nursery values good working relationships with parents.

A converted Edwardian detached house, this day nursery offers an atmosphere that inspires the imagination, while a private car park is convenient for busy parents. Interested families are welcome to visit and see the nursery for themselves.

Group: Serendipitys Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Stacey Wright (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Nottinghamshire County Council

Number of Staff: 11

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

Total Places for Children: 37

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.9 Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.890)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton 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 19 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 10 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 4.89 for Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton is calculated as follows: ( (204 Excellents x 5) + (23 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 228 Ratings = 4.89

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton is based on 10 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 7.4 positive Reviews (37 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 10 Reviews ÷ 7.4 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    19
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    19
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
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Reviewer Connection to Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton

  • Mother of Child
    15
  • Father of Child
    4

My twin boys have been at Serendipitys since they were 6 months old. They have recently moved into the Pre-school area. Both boys are growing into happy, confident children and I could not have asked for a better group of professionals to help me raise my boys. We will be very sad to leave come September when they start school.

How likely would you be to recommend Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

My son has been at Serendipities for more than 2 years. He really enjoys his days at nursery. The staff are fantastic and very approachable, during his time in Pre-School he has been learning French!
The facilities at nursery are also really good, I could not recommend this nursery more, it and more importantly the staff looking after my son are amazing.

How likely would you be to recommend Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton? 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 daughter absolutely loves coming to nursery and she has really blossomed with her speech and learning. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for childcare in the area.

How likely would you be to recommend Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton? 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

Very polite and happy staff, always smiling and happy to do anything requested. Manager will help with anything you ask. I feel comfortable asking the manager questions and knowing that I won't feel silly for asking.

How likely would you be to recommend Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The nursery provides high-quality care and a nurturing environment for my daughter. All staff are passionate about what they do and my daughter is safe, well cared for and growing in confidence as a result.

How likely would you be to recommend Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton? 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

Serendipitys was a great choice of nursery for my daughter. Since starting last September at 9 months, I have noticed lots of improvements mainly being the way she is around new people and children. The staff at Serendipitys are always happy and smiling, making it a warm and friendly environment for me to drop off my little girl. My daughter's key worker is very helpful with any problems or concerns I have regarding her development and if needs be will book in an extra parents evening to talk more in depth about my concerns. Serendipitys, Balderton was the best choice I could have made for my daughter, we are both very happy and look forward to the rest of her time there.

How likely would you be to recommend Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton? 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 loves going to nursery, he settled in very quickly when he first started and all the staff took the time to know him and his routine. He always has a big smile on his face when I come to collect him. His days are filled with lots varied and exciting activities and they are always trying something new. I love that even in the baby room they eat meals at a little table just like family meals at home. All the staff are fantastic, they take the time to know each child individually even when they aren't in my son's room. Brilliant nursery, I would recommend it to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton? 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 had never been away from his dad or me before starting nursery. It was a very nerve-wracking time for us both but from visiting the nursery to settling in sessions, to my son actually starting his first session, we were assured every step of the way. He was even offered extra settling in sessions because he was struggling when we left him. Serendipitys, Balderton was by far the best nursery out of all the others we visited. There was no competition.

How likely would you be to recommend Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton? 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

My child has settled very well at Serendipity's Day Nursery and I can not praise the staff enough. The atmosphere is always welcoming and there's always a smile to greet us. The food provided is fresh and healthy. Serendipity's Balderton has supported my daughter and I through a difficult few months with her diet and heart murmur, they have totally understood my child's situation and have gone out of their way to help. I can't praise this nursery enough and they have made my transition back to work so much easier. Such lovely place for my daughter to make friends and play.

How likely would you be to recommend Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton? 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

Serendipity's Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton provides a caring, home from home environment that I am more than happy to recommend to other parents.
Nothing is too much trouble for the staff, who go out of their way to ensure children feel secure and loved.
Choosing daycare for your child is one of the most important decisions a parent has to make. My daughter loves playing and learning at Serendipity's so I know that I made the right choice.

How likely would you be to recommend Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton? 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

Absolutely brilliant.

How likely would you be to recommend Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has settled well into nursery with help from all the friendly and caring staff. The communication is brilliant and the variety of food is great. I would highly recommend this nursery and do to my friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton? 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

Really good nursery, makes you welcome when you enter and really good with children. Always give detailed handovers and know children really well.

How likely would you be to recommend Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

A wonderful place which is professional, whilst homely.

How likely would you be to recommend Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton? 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

Serendipity's in Balderton is overall an excellent nursery. My son always enjoys the day's he spends there. All the staff are very friendly and really know the children they look after. They always take the time to tell you what your child has been doing and there are a wide range of activities. I felt very at ease when I left my son for the first time.
I highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton? 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 daughter has been attending Serendipitys for two years and absolutely loves both the nursery and the staff. I would have no hesitation in recommending the nursery to other parents, it has a real family feel to it. The staff there are attentive and take time to understand an individual child's needs on a daily, ever changing basis. I have no doubt the nursery has aided my daughters development, she is stimulated, social and comes home at the end of every day shattered due to the amount of learning and play she participates in. I would recommend any parent looking for a nursery in the area takes the time to look around and meet the staff at Sarendipitys.

How likely would you be to recommend Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton? 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

A friendly nursery with caring staff. My 17 month old daughter has settled very quickly and loves her day here. In only a few weeks she is more confident, is feeding herself and trying more food and is picking up new words. We are very happy with the setting and with the feedback we get from the staff about her day.

How likely would you be to recommend Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton? 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 was quite worried about my daughter starting nursery as she is very clingy to me, as most of the time it's just me and her as her dad works away.
When I first went to look round the nursery it was like stepping into a family home, every single member of staff were so welcoming and friendly, this made me feel more comfortable straight away, they showed me all round the nursery and went into more detail about what goes on in the baby room, what activitys they do and the daily routine.
I didn't even bother going to look round other nurseries as I just knew this one was 'the one'
My daughter had 3 trial days before she went for the first full day and again the staff were fantastic!! My daughter was very clingy and stayed with me most of the time, the staff tried to involve her with everything which was going on.
The day finally arrived where she was going to nursery for her first day I, as well as this, was also starting my first day at college so as you can imagine I was very nervous, but straight away all the staff made me feel at ease, they don't mind about how many times in the day you ring, they also wished me good luck for my first day at college.

Now 2 months down the line my daughter loves it, she goes to the staff straight away no more tears and I know I don't have to worry about her. Nursery has brought her on so much, she's now able to eat on her own, say more words, since starting nursery she's learnt to walk and she's now not bothered about leaving me.
They have so many different activities which they do with the children such as playing, drawing, walks to see the ducks, playing in the sand, reading books- the list goes on.
The nursery is fantastic and the staff make it even better, and I know my daughter loves it. 10/10 for serendipity

How likely would you be to recommend Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton? 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 currently have two children at the nursery. One is about to leave to start her journey into full time school, she has been through the baby, toddler and pre school rooms. Throughout all the rooms the support provided to my daughter has been outstanding. She has engaged well with all the staff members and she has constantly been occupied whilst at nursery from what she tells me. The staff have a professional approach but maintain a very friendly atmosphere.

My daughter enjoyed it so much that I decided to send my younger daughter as well. I have recommended the nursery to others and those have sent their children. I would highly recommend Serendipity at Balderton.

How likely would you be to recommend Serendipitys Day Nursery & Pre-School Balderton? 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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