Birch Grove Day Nursery

Hilden Road, Padgate, Warrington WA2 0JP

Owner: Chris Farnell

Person in charge: Becky Taylor (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Warrington Borough Council

Number of Staff: 24

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

Total Places for Children: 50

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 10 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.5 Birch Grove Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.542)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Birch Grove 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 16 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Birch Grove Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 7 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 4.842 for Birch Grove Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (162 Excellents x 5) + (26 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 190 Ratings = 4.842

  • 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 4.7 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Birch Grove Day Nursery is based on 7 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 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 10 Target = 0.700

  • 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
    15
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Birch Grove Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    16
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Birch Grove Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    13
  • Father of Child
    3

Wow! Such a welcoming environment for both the children and the parents. Both my boys settled quickly and enjoy going to the setting. All staff are friendly, helpful and supportive. Nothing is too much trouble for them. I am confident that my boys are in excellent care when I leave them. I would recommend this setting to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Birch Grove Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

My son has been at Birch Grove since he was a baby.
He has progressed marvellously. This all down to the staff who have been very supportive and professional.
My son has loved being at Birch Grove, it's played a big part in his development.
Soon he will be leaving to go to reception at his new school and he will miss all the wonderful staff greatly.
And so will I.
Thank you for all your great support and help over the years, we will miss each and every one of you!

How likely would you be to recommend Birch Grove 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

Great staff, friendly atmosphere. Our son started this nursery crying every day at drop off but by the end, he loved going and made a few friends. Staff worked with us to potty train. Homework was given to boost learning, great staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Birch Grove Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I would recommend Birch Grove Nursery as it is a very well run nursery. The staff are very committed to providing a caring environment for the children. I can sense that it's a friendly environment between the staff. Also very impressed with the mixture of activities that are organised there. The lasting feeling is my son has had a great start to learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Birch Grove 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

My son joined Birch Grove just under 2 years ago, aged 2.5 years. He was very shy, nervous and quiet outside of his comfort zone.

The staff at Birch Grove took on his needs with kindness, patience and compassion. He soon came out of his shell and was allowed to do so at his own pace whilst also receiving gentle encouragement.

Big plus points for us have been the large and well-maintained garden, outside areas and play equipment. Inside there are lots of little areas for different activities like role play, IT, reading etc. The age groups are taken to their own areas to do age-appropriate learning activities.

Staff are knowledgeable, friendly, polite and courteous. It is clear that everyone who works there is there because they love their job. As a parent I have never worried about leaving my son in their care, it is undoubtedly safe and well managed. I have felt supported and have had a lovely relationship with both my child's key workers.

I highly recommend Birch Grove.

How likely would you be to recommend Birch Grove 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 two children (3 and 1) have been going to Birch Grove since April and both absolutely love being there. I knew as soon as I walked into the nursery for a visit, this was the one that my children would be going to. They have both come on in leaps and bounds within the few months of being here. The nursery staff are very welcoming to parents/carers but the love and care they have for the children is amazing. Both of their key workers are great and are always full of information at the end of each day. I love speaking with them and hearing about what they have both been up to throughout the day. I feel very confident in leaving my children with the amazing staff and I know if they have any concerns they will call me straight away. Nothing is ever too much for the staff and they are always happy to help. I would definitely recommend the nursery to anybody looking.

How likely would you be to recommend Birch Grove 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

Birch Grove is a fantastic nursery with amazing staff. It has a lovely warm welcoming feeling when you walk in and the staff always greet you with a smile. The way in which they treat the children is amazing. They teach them to become independent, to try new things but most of all how to learn whilst having fun. My little boy has been going for 2 years and I can honestly say he is turning into such a clever confident little boy with the support of all the staff here. He always has a full tummy and a smile on his face when I pick him up. Nothing is ever too much trouble for the staff and they spend time at the end of each day to tell me what my little boy has been up to and has learnt that day. I have no hesitation in recommending this nursery to anyone and will miss all the girls and parents when we leave in September. Keep up the great work girls.

How likely would you be to recommend Birch Grove 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

My daughter has been attending 3 times a week since February she settled in really quickly. She loves the staff who are very attentive and they are constantly learning new skills. They give the children a variety of foods.

How likely would you be to recommend Birch Grove Day Nursery? 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: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I've had my little boy here since age 3 years and my little girl age 9 months (now 4 years 6 months and 1 year 4 months). They love the nursery and I can see they feel very comfortable here. The nursery are very good with requirements (lactose intolerant daughter and son has severe speech delay). The compulsory taught makaton sign language has filled my son with confidence and helped him communicate with his peers.

I would recommend to anybody to consider this nursery for their child.

How likely would you be to recommend Birch Grove 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

Our little one loves this nursery so much she is close to tears at weekend when she realises she isn't going. We have seen her develop so much from her first steps to first proper words and know that being at Birch Grove has significantly accelerated the development. Can't praise the staff enough for what they do.

Listening to stories from friends about their experiences at their own nurseries we know that we have made the right choice.

Thanks Team

How likely would you be to recommend Birch Grove Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been at this nursery since 2015 and I cannot praise the facilities and staff enough. It is very evident that they care very much about each child in their care and as a parent that's something of a priority. I have found that my child's self esteem, confidence and awareness of others has come on in leaps and bounds and that's due in no small part to the education she receives whilst at the nursery. I would be happy to recommend this nursery to anyone and everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Birch Grove Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

I can't fault birch grove! They are fabulous, my daughter has been going since she was 1 year old even though she has started school (15 hours). She still spends time at Birch Grove before school! Its not every day you get nursery's offering before and after school care, they help so much to fit into our work routine. My daughter really enjoys going and when she plays up the staff are always there to rely on! She's learning so much from counting, to sign language (her favourite) messy play, also when it was potty training time the staff were perfect I couldn't have done without them! Me and my partner spent a number of days visiting nurseries for our daughter and once we saw Birch Grove we didn't visit any more, I love how open this nursery is and how much space and garden space there is! Keep up the work!!!!

How likely would you be to recommend Birch Grove 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

This nursery offer friendly and professional care in a light and bright environment. All staff have been engaging and show real interest in my daughter. My child started at 11 months and really was clinging to me but now is showing independence and is happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Birch Grove 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: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has loved every minute at nursery. The experienced staff are polite and welcoming and work hard to make sure the children are a happy and reach their full potential. I couldn't be be happier with my daughters time here and can't praise the staff enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Birch Grove 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

Birch Grove is a brilliant Nursery with lovely and helpful staff. My Daughter learnt lots of things while there, Alphabet, counting and writing her name and more. The Staff always keep you updated with what your child has been doing. And they have lots of fun stay and play sessions where you can join in. Would recommend the Nursery to anyone

How likely would you be to recommend Birch Grove 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

It's the best nursery. I know my son has learnt so much since he's been there, the staff are amazing and so friendly I've bonded with them and my son has too. I'm sending my daughter there next year too.

How likely would you be to recommend Birch Grove 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

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