Holyrood Day Nursery Astley

Larkhill House, 320 Manchester Road, Astley, Manchester M29 7DY

Holyrood Day Nursery Astley, Manchester, Greater Manchester
Holyrood Day Nursery Astley, Manchester, Greater Manchester
Holyrood Day Nursery Astley, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Holyrood Day Nursery Astley is situated in the heart of Astley in a stunning villa with plenty of its original features and character.

Holyrood nursery is a well established, welcoming environment providing day care, before/after school care and a holiday club for children aged five to 11 years. Holyrood staff support all children to learn, develop and grow as confident individuals and support children with additional needs and children with English as a second language. A fully inclusive staff team work together to build relationships with parents ensuring smooth transitions from home to nursery. Holyrood staff team do this through their daily practices: drop in days, parents' evenings and play and stay sessions where parents can have an active role in nursery life.

At Holyrood, there are seven playrooms within the nursery which provide safe, stimulating and engaging activities such as sensory, educational, messy and physical play.

Holyrood has been awarded the Health Setting Award along with the Healthy Business Award where Holyrood menus were analysed by a nutritionist and proven to promote health and well-being. Holyrood has also has been awarded the Breast Feeding Friendly Award. This nursery is a member of NDNA and a recognised Investor In Young People.

Holyrood offer sibling discount, teacher discount, NHS staff discount, variable/part time/full time sessions and FREE funded places.

Holyrood Astley is an all-inclusive nursery meaning that all meals, snacks, nappies, wipes and formula are included in fees as well as quality early year’s care and education and a celebration of festivals throughout the year.

Staff are welcoming and informative and are always on hand to answer any questions you would like. Please contact us to arrange a visit of the nursery and to meet the staff team face to face.

Group: Bertram Nursery Group

Person in charge: Amy Devine (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 25

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

Total Places for Children: 84

Age Range: from 0 years 1 months to 11 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Fees Guide: FREE Funded sessions available, Sibling %Discount, Teacher Discount %

Languages Spoken (other than English): British Sign Language

Vacancies

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Reviews

8.4 Holyrood Day Nursery Astley has a Review Score of 8.4 (8.362)

The Review Score of 8.4 (maximum of 10) for Holyrood Day Nursery Astley is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 14 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Holyrood Day Nursery Astley in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.7 out of 5 from 3 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 4.683 for Holyrood Day Nursery Astley is calculated as follows: ( (119 Excellents x 5) + (43 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 167 Ratings = 4.683

  • 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 3.679 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Holyrood Day Nursery Astley is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 16.8 positive Reviews (84 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 16.8 Target = 0.179

  • 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
    5
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Holyrood Day Nursery Astley?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    13
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Holyrood Day Nursery Astley

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Aunt of Child
    1
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

My son has recently started at the holiday club and over the Easter holidays they have been doing forest schools activities which involved toasting marshmallows over the fire pit, he even brought home a bow and arrow that he had made from twigs. It's great to know that my son isn't cooped up inside during the holidays, he loves being outdoors. He can't wait to come back to Holyrood in the summer.

How likely would you be to recommend Holyrood Day Nursery Astley? 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: Don't Know

My 2 children have been attending Holyrood for the past 12 months. They both settled really well and the staff and management couldn't do enough to reassure and help ease myself and my children into nursery life. They have both come on so much and often talk about their friends and what they have been up to, knowing that my children are well cared for and enjoy going to nursery makes leaving them that much easier. I would definitely recommend Holyrood to all of my friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Holyrood Day Nursery Astley? 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

Before my daughter started Holyrood in 2016, I looked around 8 nurseries and none were comparable to both the nursery itself and also the staff at Holyrood. Of all of the nurseries I viewed, the staff at Holyrood were the only ones who actually spoke to my daughter and actively involved her in what was going on and this made my decision very easy.
From my daughter's first day at Holyrood, I have consistently been happy with the care which she has received. Her initial start was somewhat difficult as she did not settle to nursery life easily, however, the staff did everything they could to reassure both her and me that everything would be fine and it was! My daughter now loves going to nursery and her development since starting there has been amazing. She is a much more confident child than when she started at Holyrood and her personal learning development is immeasurable. I would not hesitate to recommend Holyrood as I cannot think of anything they could do to improve upon what they already do.

How likely would you be to recommend Holyrood Day Nursery Astley? 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 nephew has been at the nursery for 6 months, he has settled so well thanks to the care & professionalism of the staff. The outdoor area is fabulous & the rooms feel welcoming, he has come on leaps & bounds since starting.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the nursery to friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Holyrood Day Nursery Astley? 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 had her nursery graduation with a little sing song and presentation of an award. It was a lovely set up and the children did really well and listened and rehearsed so well for the day. Staff put together a lovely event with a compilation of nursery slides with past and present memories of play and learning and friendships formed. Lovely words spoken for each child as they proudly collected their certificates in the cap and gowns, a lovely memorable day for both children and parents. It also has to be said that the garden areas are spectacular.

How likely would you be to recommend Holyrood Day Nursery Astley? 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 girls love this nursery, especially the outdoor spaces so lots of room to play! The visit to Windmill Farm with the pre school was fab and the graduation ceremony for the children moving on was great. Lots of time and effort put in by the staff to orchestrate these events. Well done!

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

Average Rating: 

 3.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Really friendly and happy environment for children lots to do and learn from caring and supportive staff. Would definitely recommend this nursery. Large outdoor area for children to play in even when it's raining.

How likely would you be to recommend Holyrood Day Nursery Astley? 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 Granddaughter has been attending Holyrood for the past 2 years, she has absolutely loved her time there and will be sad to leave when she goes to big school. The nursery facilities are fantastic and the garden offers my Granddaughter a huge place to have fun with her friends. Staff and Management are wonderful and very accommodating and I would have no hesitation in recommending this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Holyrood Day Nursery Astley? 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

Welcoming and smart staff. Nursery has been recently refurbished providing lots of outdoor space for the children and lots of modern interesting toys in the rooms. Staff in the rooms are friendly and helpful and are keen on updating you on your child's progress.

How likely would you be to recommend Holyrood Day Nursery Astley? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Lovely, friendly nursery in a great location. Staff went above and beyond to settle my little boy into the nursery routine and now he happily waves me off every morning. Great facilities indoors with decor that seeks to bring a touch of the outdoors inside. Huge outdoor space for playing, learning and exploring. Overall, happy baby, happy mummy!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

We have been really pleased with the care received and our son's development. The only thing that we miss is the book which used to be filled in once a week with pictures and a summary of what they had done that week. Depending on which staff member is there when we collect him depends if we find out what he has been up to.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

On the odd occasion that I have had a problem, it has always been dealt with professionally. Staff are all lovely and have a good relationship with the children. All 3 of my children have attended over the years, very happy.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I am really impressed how my daughter has come on since going to Holyrood, she was very shy before starting nursery ... she is a confident little girl now and she loves it!!

The staff are all lovely and really helpful I would very highly recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Holyrood Day Nursery Astley? 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

The staff are always lovely and friendly, they can't do enough to help. The outdoor space is fantastic. My little boy loves going here. There is always lots going on and plenty of baking and art work brought home.

How likely would you be to recommend Holyrood Day Nursery Astley? 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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March 2017

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Staff Profiles

Amy

Amy Devine

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2007

Description:

Holyrood Astley Nursery Manager, Amy Devine has a professional qualification in childcare and over 15 years’ experience working with children of all ages.

Amy was crowned Manager of the Year at the annual Bertram Gala Awards in 2013.