Clever Clowns Day Nursery

283 Hollyhedge Road, Gatley, Cheadle, Manchester M22 4QR

Clever Clowns provides a safe environment for children to grow and learn in, which is fun and stimulating.

The nursery prides itself on its high standards, and meets all the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage by constantly working to provide quality childcare.

The Gatley Nursery is registered to care for children aged 0 to five in the setting which is a former doctors surgery and extended fmaily home.

Staff members work alongside parents to ensure each individual child receives the learning opportunities available to give them the best start in life.

Group: Clever Clowns Day Nursery

Person in charge: Danielle O'Neill (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 10

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

Total Places for Children: 30

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Clever Clowns 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 10 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Clever Clowns Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 8 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.84 for Clever Clowns Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (100 Excellents x 5) + (19 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 119 Ratings = 4.84

  • 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 Clever Clowns Day Nursery 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 6 positive Reviews (30 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 6 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.

9.8 Clever Clowns Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.840)

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Reviewer Connection to Clever Clowns Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    10

My daughter started Clever Clowns in September 2017, she was very shy and hardly talking. Since starting, she has come out of her shell so much. She is now happy to interact with other people and her talking is improving by the day. I couldn't be happier with how well she's doing the staff are all amazing. I would recommend Clever Clowns to anyone looking for a nursery to send their child.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son loves going to this nursery! He took to it very well and that’s down to the staff. All the staff are brilliant and I would definitely recommend.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Sharon Makin, Director at Clever Clowns Day Nursery responded to this review on 17 Jan 2018:

Thank you for your feedback Carina

My daughter loves coming to nursery and the staff are excellent with her. I would recommend Clever Clowns to other parents.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Sharon Makin, Director at Clever Clowns Day Nursery responded to this review on 17 Jan 2018:

Thank you for your lovely feedback Terri

My first child went to the nursery 9 years ago and stayed until School ready age 3.
She was given love, care and education during this time and I’m happy to say I then sent my second child to the newer nursery until he was also school ready.
I’m now on for my third child and she’s attending this nursery and has settled in great thanks to the staff here. 9 years later it’s as good as it always has been I would recommend this nursery always and look forward to the future for my baby here.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Sharon Makin, Director at Clever Clowns Day Nursery responded to this review on 17 Jan 2018:

Thank you for your feedback Kirsty - it was lovely to ready :-)

Couldn’t be happier with this nursery and would recommend to anyone who is looking for childcare.
All the staff are lovely and more than helpful.. they really do go that extra mile to make sure everything is perfect for your child starting.
Not only that my son has come on leaps and bounds and enjoys the days he spends here.
Honestly couldn’t be happier with the service they provide on every level they are amazing!

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Sharon Makin, Director at Clever Clowns Day Nursery responded to this review on 10 Jan 2018:

Thank you Michelle :-)

We have been so pleased with Clever Clowns since our little one started there about 1 1/2 years ago. The nursery is like a home from home and the staff are all lovely and welcoming and the children all love being there. The activities done with the children throughout the day are always varied and fun as well as being developmental and are things we would struggle to do at home on our own. The outdoor area is really lovely and the children get lots of time out there which is really good. The food is great and our little one eats more there than she does at home - this must be a good thing!! I love our Facebook group as we get a really good view of what the children have done during the day - there are always lots of pictures of happy kids. What more could you ask for!!!

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Sharon Makin, Director at Clever Clowns Day Nursery responded to this review on 14 Sep 2017:

Thank you so much for your feedback.

Clever Clowns is a home from home surrounded by caring staff. Each child is known by all staff and although special bonds are made quickly with their key person all members of staff take the time to know your child independently. Before Clever Clowns, my little boy was indeed shy and self-reserved around others but now he is leaving he has grown into a confident and popular young man. It's time for us to go to 'big school' now but we are prepared and ready for our new adventure all thanks to the amazing work that Clever Clowns have provided. Thank You! Keep up the good work you are all amazing.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

I'm really pleased with how my daughter has come on since starting this nursery, her speech has improved massively and she is so happy to go in every morning.
The staff are amazing and friendly and any problems that I've had they have quickly sorted and reassured me that my daughter is doing well.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I am on my second time round of having Clever Clowns as my nursery provider. That in itself speaks for itself; if I had any doubts about the standard of care provided for my first child I certainly wouldn't use it a for the second.

All the staff are very friendly and welcoming to both parent and child. My little girl gets very excited each morning when I ask her if she wants to go and be a Clever Clown. She happily toddles off with any of the staff without a second glance.

The range of play equipment is extensive and the outside play area is well utilised. Parents get to see pictures of what the children have been doing during the day. Very beneficial as you get to see what your child has been enjoying doing which you can then talk about with your child.

The nursery itself has a lovely homely feel to it and you can tell the staff enjoy looking after your little one. They always pass on information and are happy to listen and help.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

All staff are friendly and polite, always greeted with a smile. My daughter has built good relationships with the staff and is always happy to go to nursery. The staff will spend time telling me all about my daughters day, always happy to listen to any information I need to pass on.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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