Hartford Old School House Day Nursery

73 School Lane, Hartford, Northwich CW8 1PF

Hartford Old School House Day Nursery operates from a beautiful, old building in Hartford, Cheshire and aims to offer local parents a professional approach to childcare and an environment that is ideal for early years learning.

The setting is run by an enthusiastic management team and a team of nursery nurses with a vast range of experience in childcare. Most of the staff have been with the setting since it opened in 2006.

All education is age-specific with a wide range of resources to suit progress through the early years. There is a strong focus on literacy and numeracy, as well as active play.

Hartford Old School House Day Nursery has a large outside play area, with a separate 'growing area' for the children to learn about the world and grow their own vegetables. The nursery has also adopted four chickens following a project to incubate and hatch eggs at a sister setting, Paintpots Manchester, in 2015.

The nursery has access to a minibus and car and regularly arrange outings to Delamere Forest (Gruffalo Trail) or the beach.

Breakfast/After School Club and Holiday Club are available for older children during the holidays.

Group: Paintpots (Manchester) Ltd

Person in charge: Kelly Johnson (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cheshire West and Chester Council

Number of Staff: 27

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

Total Places for Children: 100

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: £48.00 per day, £30.00 per half day

Directions:

Just off School Lane in Hartford, which links directly of the A556 into the village of Hartford. As you approach Hartford Church the setting is on the right hand side just before Vicarage Lane. Access is down Vicarage Lane with the entrance immediately on your right hand side.

Parking:

Nursery has parking facilities directly outside.

Overview of Review Score

The Review Score of 9.1 out of 10 for Hartford Old School House 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 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Hartford Old School House Day Nursery in Google's Search Results – more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 out of 5 from 6 positive Reviews in the last 24 months.

Detailed Breakdown of Review Score

  • 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 4.806 for Hartford Old School House Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (59 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 72 Ratings = 4.806

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 24 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 24 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 48 months. 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 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; 3.00 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 24 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 48 months. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 4.3 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Hartford Old School House Day Nursery is based on 6 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3.00 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 20 positive Reviews (100 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 20 Target = 0.3

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

9.1 Hartford Old School House Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.106) out of 10 and an Average Rating of 4.8 out of 5 from 6 Reviews over all time


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    5
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Hartford Old School House Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Hartford Old School House Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    4
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Grandfather of Child
    1

We sent all our children to Hartford Old School House Day Nursery, spanning over 10 years, and never considered an alternative nursery. I rave about this place to anyone and everyone! Wonderful people, wonderful kids, wonderful setting. We loved that it almost had a home-from-home feel to it, the food was great, the kids were allowed and encouraged to really get stuck in (and messy) and properly learn and explore. The staff are amazing - they clearly love their jobs and love the kids. The range of activities for the children every single day was really impressive, with some staff definitely going above and beyond with their ideas, creativity, planning and commitment. Our kids were super happy here - what more could a parent want?

How likely would you be to recommend Hartford Old School House Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My grandchild attended the Old School House Day Nursery for around 2 years and now having gone to school, we as a family couldn't be more happy with how he developed there. I particularly loved the broad age range of staff and it always felt so welcoming when me and my wife collected him, a real contrast to a Nursery my other grandchild attends in Cheltenham. Would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Hartford Old School House Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My twins have recently left for school and they have been at the Nursery since 2013 when they were 4 months old. The nursery is fantastic, I have nothing but praise for the staff and the managers. We sent our first daughter there in 2010 and I would recommend Hartford to anyone looking for a 'home from home' for their children.

There is a wonderful mix of ages of staff, lovely setting and always striving to put the children first. Very sad to be leaving, but will be using the holiday club moving forward.

How likely would you be to recommend Hartford Old School House Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Andrew Howarth, Director at Hartford Old School House Day Nursery responded to this review on 03 Oct 2017:

Thank you Rosie, we're so glad the twins are settled at school and look forward to seeing them in the holidays.

It's always difficult going back to work and leaving your child with someone but I have to say all the staff at Hartford Old School are fantastic and I know they provide the best care and development. My son says 'woohoo' when I tell him he's going to nursery and I think that says everything.

How likely would you be to recommend Hartford Old School House Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Both my daughters attend the nursery and I am always content that they will be safe and well cared for. My eldest daughter is just about to leave preschool and she is ready and confident to go to school, thanks to the excellent learning environment provided. The staff are very dedicated to making sure the children are happy and gaining positive experiences every time they attend. I highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Hartford Old School House Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

We have found this nursery to be very responsive to our daughter's needs and feel she has done very well in the caring and supportive environment. We also find the staff make the effort to go above and beyond on a regular basis making cards for birthdays and pictures for the family. Overall, we are very happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Hartford Old School House Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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