Stepping Stones Day Nursery

224 Canterbury Road, Davyhulme, Urmston, Manchester M41 0QF

Owner: Shabina Mughal

Person in charge: Nicola Godard (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 9

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

Total Places for Children: 33

Age Range: from 0 years 6 months to 5 years

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

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Reviews

9.7 Stepping Stones Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.662)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Stepping Stones Day Nursery 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 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Stepping Stones Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 5 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 4.904 for Stepping Stones Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (75 Excellents x 5) + (8 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 83 Ratings = 4.904

  • 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 4.758 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Stepping Stones Day Nursery is based on 5 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 6.6 positive Reviews (33 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 6.6 Target = 0.758

  • 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
    7
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Stepping Stones Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Stepping Stones Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    6
  • Father of Child
    1

This place has the personal touch of a childminder, the stability of early years setting and the comfort of a safe, warm friendly home. The staff genuinely care for your children. It's not just about Ofsted tick boxes or fees like with other settings I viewed. The staff manage to make learning fun and the children seem to absorb it in abundance. They teach in a really gentle way that makes it fun for the children. In the summer you won’t be picking clean kids up. They will be filthy, that's because they spend so much time outside playing, creating, learning and having fun. I personally think its fantastic. Plus they're super tired by the end of the night! The meals are all healthy, homemade and hearty. Roast chicken, fish pie, wraps, chicken kebabs, curry. Fruit every day. Would I recommend this place? YES! I viewed loads of settings in the area and this one stood out for their friendliness, eagerness, gentleness and calmness.

How likely would you be to recommend Stepping Stones Day 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

My daughter attended Stepping Stones day nursery and I took my son back there last year. He's been there for just over a year.

The staff are so lovely and friendly and you can tell they are mums themselves! They genuinely care for my boy and smother him with lots of love and attention.

It's a very home from home nursery which I love. I feel like the staff really know my boy inside out. I know when I leave him he will have lots of fun and be cared for. They communicate daily about what he has done and what he has eaten either verbally or via the online system.

They have also been very flexible too.

As a teacher myself, I am aware of what should be provided within the eyes setting I am more than happy with what Stepping Stones provide.

Thank you Stepping Stones for caring for my son and giving him lots of opportunities to learn through play.

How likely would you be to recommend Stepping Stones Day 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: Excellent

My little boy (now 3) has been at Stepping Stones since he was 9 months old and absolutely loves it. There is such a happy welcoming feel to the nursery. My son can't wait to see his friends each morning and it makes it so much easier to go to work each day knowing he is being well cared for by staff, that obviously love their jobs and all the children in their care.
The nursery is always clean and warm, the food always smells AMAZING and each morning we are greeted by a happy smiley member of staff.
The staff are fantastic, I can't thank them enough for all their care and support over the years.
We are proud to part of the Stepping Stones family!

How likely would you be to recommend Stepping Stones Day 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

Absolutely amazing. Staff are down to earth, very friendly and keep me updated on everything regarding my child and the nursery itself.
My child loves it here and has learnt a lot in the short time he has been here. Couldn't be happier!

How likely would you be to recommend Stepping Stones Day 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

Very friendly and professional staff, with very creative activities every day. Very closely cooperate with parents to adopt child's daily routine. My 20-month-old daughter really enjoys her time at this nurse.

How likely would you be to recommend Stepping Stones Day Nursery? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

We love Stepping Stones.
It's a great feeling when your little one is settled and happy to go to nursery.
The staff are very friendly and my son loves them. They have got to know my child on a personal level and know his personality and needs.
The difference in my son since starting here is amazing his speech has come on in leaps and bounds and he's even eating alot better too.
Stepping Stones is a home from home for my son and I would be lost without them

How likely would you be to recommend Stepping Stones Day 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Shabina, Owner at Stepping Stones Day Nursery responded to this review on 25 Jul 2016:

Thank you for that fantastic positive feedback makes our jobs all worthwhile when I know the parents are happy we are doing a great jobs looking after their precious ones.

Your child is your number one priority and you need a team that will take huge care and attention of your precious child - the team at Stepping Stones nursery all look forward to taking care of your child. I used Stepping Stones nursery for a one week temporary contract of my five month old as I had an exhibition to attend at event city. I am so happy with the level of care and attention the team offered my son. In addition the team upload pictures and updates of my child development/activities/educational needs on a daily basis, so that I as the parent am not missing out, fantastic! Huge thanks to the team. I wish this nursery was in London. Brilliant.

How likely would you be to recommend Stepping Stones Day 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: Excellent

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