Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours

Pear Tree Farm, Back Lane, Smallwood, Sandbach CW11 2UN

Owner: Sue Evans

Person in charge: Sue Evans (Owner/Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cheshire East Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 78

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 11 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: Under 2's £210 full week, £46.25 per day, £28.75 half day. Over 2's £199.40 full week, £45.20 per day, £26.60 half day

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Reviews

9.6 Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.638)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours 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 21 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 11 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 4.933 for Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours is calculated as follows: ( (235 Excellents x 5) + (17 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 252 Ratings = 4.933

  • 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 4.705 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours is based on 11 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 15.6 positive Reviews (78 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 15.6 Target = 0.705

  • 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
    21
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    21
  • 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 Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours

  • Mother of Child
    19
  • Father of Child
    2

Apples and Pears have been a part of our lives for 5 years and we couldn't have asked for a more caring, friendly and fun environment for both our children to learn and grow. All the staff have been great and the management does an excellent job and we're always well informed of events.

How likely would you be to recommend Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours? 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

Apples and Pears is a fabulous nursery, my little boy loves it. The staff are friendly and very good at their jobs and the environment (on a farm) is peaceful and homely. There is a lot of outside space and the rooms are well equipped.

How likely would you be to recommend Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours? 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

Excellent nursery with brilliant, attentive and caring staff. Lots of tapestry app updates have made it much easier for me as a new parent at the nursery, ensuring we know that our little one is settling in well.

How likely would you be to recommend Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Apples & Pears is an excellent nursery. Both of my daughters attend and they thoroughly enjoy their time there. Set in beautiful countryside with access to lots of outdoor play. The staff are so lovely and caring, my daughters have developed a strong bond with many from
Sandy Strawberries room right the way through to Banana Club where my eldest attends. The nursery helps to teach the children to be polite, well-mannered individuals giving them lots of confidence ready to start school. I can't recommend them enough. I am so happy with the care that my daughters receive from the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours? 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 would recommend Apples & Pears to anyone. Our child went to a different nursery before coming here so can compare and the atmosphere is a 100 times better. From the start, our child was happy to be left and has bonded really well with staff members in every room she has been in. She's now in the peaches pre-school and is thriving and the nursery have played a massive part in that. I feel happy that my child is safe and happy when I leave her there and she loves going to nursery. They keep you up to date with everything your child is doing and I like you get a daily report. We will be sad when it's time to leave and start school.

How likely would you be to recommend Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours? 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

Apples & Pears are an excellent nursery that I cannot recommend highly enough. As a full time working mother it gives such peace of mind knowing the care, attention and educational start my children are getting on a daily basis. The range of activities is exceptional and I cannot speak highly enough about all the staff and management alike.
One of my daughters has a food allergy and this has been catered for from day 1 without any issues and lovely alternatives cooked freshly alongside all the other lovely freshly cooked food so she has never felt left out.

How likely would you be to recommend Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours? 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 couldn't be happier with Apples and Pears for our little boy. In each different room, we have seen the dedication of the staff to make an excellent environment for all the children, but also ensuring that as a parent we feel happy and have opportunities to participate in the nursery with parents forums. I love receiving the notifications of the activities he's participated in using the Tapestry app and feel that the outdoor and indoor environments are really exciting and engaging. We will very much be looking forward to letting our second child join in the fun at Apples and Pears in the future.

How likely would you be to recommend Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours? 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

Apples and Pears is a fantastic nursery, the staff and location are perfect. We looked at many nurseries in our area and this was top of the list, my child loves to come here and play, interact and learn new things. I would recommend this very highly.

How likely would you be to recommend Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours? 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 would highly recommend the nursery to friends and family as they have tailored their approach to my baby and accommodated our individual needs. I feel able to ring as many times as I need to for reassurance and the team use Tapestry a lot for further reassurance which I love.

How likely would you be to recommend Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

All of the staff are fantastic at Apples and Pears, My daughter was unsure to be left at first but after a few times she is now happy to be left and really enjoys her day. The staff pay attention to detail and find out what suits your child best. The care is also excellent if they think anything is amiss or your child is quieter than normal they check with you and let you know, they are really in tune with how your child should be.

How likely would you be to recommend Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours? 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

Amazing setting, amazing staff, just an amazing nursery.

My daughter is quite a sensitive little girl and is usually quite anxious about going to nursery, but once she is there she thoroughly enjoys.

How likely would you be to recommend Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

A wonderful setting with professional staff beautifully presented.
Brilliant activities and routines with an emphasis on the children learning to do things themselves gradually which have really built my daughter's confidence.

How likely would you be to recommend Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours? 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 started at Apples and Pears in September. I was very anxious and upset, however, the staff were brilliant! They made me feel so much better as they kept posting photos on the app. My daughter loves the staff in sandy strawberries, they are fantastic. My daughter does different activities throughout the week.
Could not recommend this nursery enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Apples & Pears Day Nursery, all the members of the team are superb and the level of care and attention that each child receives is exceptional.

My little boy loves his time at nursery and I can go to work with confidence that he is happy and is being well cared for.

The updates that are provided through the Tapestry system enables parents to gain a greater understanding of the personal development of their child and also provides the opportunity to comment and update with activities/progress made at home.

How likely would you be to recommend Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours? 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

Our son has attended now for 14 months. The development of him has been helped by the nursery staff. They really understand his individual needs and he now doesn't want to leave at the end of the day, which says it all. Following previous feedback, the nursery acted upon my comments which prove they not only listen but act immediately as they strive to be first class in all aspects. Our other two children attended another nursery before moving to Smallwood so I can make a first-hand comparison and have to say Apples & Pears is first class.

How likely would you be to recommend Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours? 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 am so pleased that my daughter is at Apples and Pears Nursery. Every interaction I have with the nursery is excellent. I feel confident that my daughters needs are met to the utmost standards. I have only good things to say about every aspect of my daughter's care and would recommend the nursery to friends, colleagues and family in the utmost confidence that they would find the same standard of care for their children.

How likely would you be to recommend Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours? 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 have had our little one with the nursery since 6 months. Right from the word go they were amazing handling his poor health and various medication and special diet needs. The communication and links with parents are second to none with newsletter, play bags, home boards, parents forum and stay and play sessions where we can play and watch them in situ which many nurseries would be too uncomfortable to do. With regular updates via Tapestry and parents evenings and reports I feel fully informed and updated as well as informal drop ins whenever I feel the need and daily room reports. They have not only helped develop my child with the usual speech and learning etc but also nurtured and fostered his enthusiasm and character which is a joy to see. All the staff are fully professional at all times yet approachable. As a mum I feel 100% confident and happy knowing my child is receiving such an outstanding level of care.

How likely would you be to recommend Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours? 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

Fab nursery with excellent staff who all have a great rapport with both the children and each other. My daughter (2.5) has been going for almost 2 years and absolutely loves it! The staff are quick to address any concerns you have as a parent and are happy to accommodate any requests too. They were the only nursery in the area that seemed happy to accommodate a breastfed baby (without expecting them to formula feed when attending!)
Can't recommend highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Professionalism and caring personalities across all staff.
Safe and educational environment - both indoors and outdoors.
Wonderful sensory garden and farm based setting.
Love the close to nature/sub- rural location.
Lots of encouragement and activities for parents participation.
Child is nurtured positively and appropriately in early years foundation stages and in important life events/milestones.
Some indoor areas may need updating.
Maybe a shelter in the outdoor space would benefit and allow more outdoor play even when it's raining.

How likely would you be to recommend Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

SUZANNE EVANS, Owner/ Manager at Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours responded to this review on 15 Jun 2016:

An outdoor waterproof shelter in our immediate nursery play area is an excellent suggestion. We do, of course, have the outdoor classroom in the sensory garden, which has always been an invaluable space. We know how much our children love the outdoors here and are always happy to hear ways to further enhance our play and areas. Watch this space. Thank you!

A truly excellent nursery with strong management and talented staff. Our little girl was 4 months old when she started and she's now 4 - she has loved every stage in the various rooms. She has always been very happy, with a good mix of outside and inside play.

How likely would you be to recommend Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours? 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

Wonderful nursery with lovely staff. Always very friendly and accommodating. Our child absolutely loves his time at Apples and Pears. Staff have encouraged him to be confident and he has learned lots of new skills. Always doing something different and the food sounds brilliant.

How likely would you be to recommend Apples & Pears Day Nursery / Banana Club Out of Hours? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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