Kids Allowed Christie Fields

Joshua House, Christie Way, Manchester M21 7QY

Kids Allowed Christie Fields, Manchester, Greater Manchester
Kids Allowed Christie Fields, Manchester, Greater Manchester
Kids Allowed Christie Fields, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Kids Allowed Christie Fields is part of a company with a philosophy based on providing nurturing environments for children, alongside a supportive approach to parents. The company was founded by chief executive Jennie Johnson, who is determined to 'do things better' for early years children.

Jennies says: 'I've been in your shoes; trying to find childcare that felt right for my girls and promised to care for them the way I wanted them to be cared for, but that also fitted with a busy family life.'

All nursery centres are purpose-built and have become award-winning facilities, including secure outdoor play areas, quality resources and a team of carers who are driven to excel at their provision. The approach is based on listening to and respecting all ideas, whether big or small.

Group: Kids Allowed

Person in charge: Katie Grindrod (Cenre Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Manchester City Council

Number of Staff: 60

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

Total Places for Children: 140

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

7.1 Kids Allowed Christie Fields has a Review Score of 7.1 (7.078)

The Review Score of 7.1 (maximum of 10) for Kids Allowed Christie Fields 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 10 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Kids Allowed Christie Fields in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.2 out of 5 from 9 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 4.917 for Kids Allowed Christie Fields is calculated as follows: ( (110 Excellents x 5) + (10 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 120 Ratings = 4.917

  • 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 2.161 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Kids Allowed Christie Fields is based on 9 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4 then divided by 2 = 2.000

    2. Target of 28 positive Reviews (140 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 28 Target = 0.321 , then divided by 2 = 0.161

  • 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
    10
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Kids Allowed Christie Fields?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    10
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Kids Allowed Christie Fields

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Father of Child
    2

My child is very well treated and enjoys the nursery so much. They do lots of activities and the kids have lots of attention from the teachers and other personal.

We are also very grateful about the flexibility to change the days booked every week and the option to have extra early and extra late if necessary. No other nursery does that in the area.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids Allowed Christie Fields? 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

The team at KA are great, always helpful and approachable. Any problems are discussed and resolved quickly. The facilities are also excellent and the children move to new rooms with new environments and activities as they get older to keep them engaged.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids Allowed Christie Fields? 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

Jennie Johnson, ceo at Kids Allowed Christie Fields responded to this review on 16 Jun 2016:

Thanks, it is so important parents feel free to speak up with niggles and concerns so we can quickly address them - we of course, want to get things right first time but we are human. This is all part work working together to give your child the very best experience and great feedback x

Excellent nursery with super care and attention for the children. They are very proactive with working parents to get the most out of the children. As a working mum I love the little extras like tea on the way out and dry cleaning drop off. The children are regularly going out even from being babies to teach them about their surroundings. My boy used to only go one day a week and you could see the difference straight away. Cannot fault, excellent nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids Allowed Christie Fields? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am thoroughly pleased with the care and attention that is given to my son at Kids Allowed. He has blossomed since he started in August 2015. The staff are very friendly and have a passion for child development through high quality play opportunities. I go to work knowing that my son is in a happy, caring environment where his needs will be seen to. Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Kids Allowed Christie Fields? 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

We love Kids Allowed. My little one went from crying at every morning at drop off, to crying every afternoon when we pick him up, in a couple of months.
Kids Allowed really takes care of us, both my little one and me! They really do make our life a little easier. The hair cut service, for example, is really helpful.
I would like to think that my little one is developing faster since he's been in Kids Allowed. He is more independent at home, good with people (he didn't like other kids before), and like to eats various foods.
Everybody really makes us feel safe and well taken care of. They really paid extra attention to every child.
Very satisfied with Kids Allowed!

How likely would you be to recommend Kids Allowed Christie Fields? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I can't recommend Kids Allowed highly enough. Both of my daughters go to KA at Christie Fields, and they love it. The staff are excellent - very tuned into the needs of different children, and create specific activities based on what children are interested in. When I pick them up, my kids are normally shattered and look like they've had a great day (covered in paint etc). There are lots of trips, and in pre-school the additional activities like forest school, ski school, and bike school are really welcome.
It's great for me to know that when I drop them off, they're going to have a brilliant day, and be really well looked after. I'm also really pleased to see their development in terms of confidence, language etc, which I know is in no small part due to what they do at Kids Allowed. I also really like the flexibility you get so that you can change days, book extra days if needed.
No downsides, just a brilliant nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids Allowed Christie Fields? 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 has attended KA since he was 11 months, so for 12 months now. He has absolutely thrived since being there, he absolutely loves it!
I was nervous about starting back at work but his transition to starting at nursery was made so easy by the girls as KA, they helped him settle so well. From day 1 he's loved going and it's only getting better and better for him.
The food is fantastic, most days he eats better than I do! The activities they do are fab and the free access to the garden all day means he gets to enjoy the fresh air for a vast majority if the day- every day.
He's even been on trips to Knowsley safari park, bliss for a toddler!!
Best of all is the staff. The girls (and blokes) that work there are awesome, no other word for it.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids Allowed Christie Fields? 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

Brilliant nursery. My son loves going. The staff are always so helpful and kind. I know I can drop my son off and he'll be well looked after and safe. My son has been attending kids allowed since he was 11 months old they have really help him come out of he's shell. The managers are very helpful and in the ball.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids Allowed Christie Fields? 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 his nursery since 6 months of age. She has come on leaps and bounds since she started. Her key worker and all her team are incredible with her. I would highly recommend this nursery to anybody.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids Allowed Christie Fields? 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: Excellent

My son has been attending KA since he was 12 months old, firstly at the another centre and then transferring to Christie Fields four months later (as this is closer to my workplace). I cannot be recommend the nursery enough, it has a fantastic learning environment, wonderful personable, hard working staff and clear operating procedures that provide not only a caring place for my son to thrive but also somewhere my son LOVES to go every day. 5*

How likely would you be to recommend Kids Allowed Christie Fields? 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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Awards / Recognitions

September 2012

Website of the Year

Recipient: Kids Allowed

Date: Friday 14 Sep 2012

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Inspiring Women Award

Recipient: Kids Allowed

Date: Tuesday 06 Sep 2011

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August 2010

Nursery Chain of the Year

Recipient: Kids Allowed

Date: Friday 13 Aug 2010

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September 2007

Business Parent of the Year

Recipient: Kids Allowed

Date: Friday 14 Sep 2007

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Service Business of the Year

Recipient: Kids Allowed

Date: Friday 08 Sep 2006

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Nursery Design

Recipient: Kids Allowed

Date: Friday 09 Sep 2005

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Heart Beat Award

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Date: Friday 02 Sep 2005

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