The Mere Nursery, Knutsford, Cheshire
The Mere Nursery, Knutsford, Cheshire
The Mere Nursery, Knutsford, Cheshire

The Mere Nursery Knutsford is set to become somewhere very special for young children.

The indoor space has been restored and refurbished to provide a well thought out early childhood environment that reflects how young children play and learn.

With the building set in beautiful leafy surroundings, the nursery will be making the most of outdoor play that is rich in experience for all ages.

The nursery sits on one of the busiest commuter routes in Cheshire. It is perfectly located for parents living locally or travelling to or from Manchester via the A556 or to Warrington via the A50.

Mere Day Nursery offers: a large, spacious and natural outdoor area, healthy and nutritious meals, a single storey building with large car park, rooms designed with access to the outdoors, high-quality equipment and resources to support all areas of child development, a new under-two's room, designed with every aspect of your child’s developmental stages in mind and a committed, professional, skilled and caring team who love what they do.

Group: The Village Nursery Group

Person in charge: Sarah Eyes (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cheshire East Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 65

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 4 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.9 The Mere Nursery has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.864)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for The Mere 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 32 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Mere Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 14 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 4.864 for The Mere Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (331 Excellents x 5) + (52 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 383 Ratings = 4.864

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Mere Nursery is based on 14 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 13 positive Reviews (65 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 14 Reviews ÷ 13 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    31
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Mere Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    31
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to The Mere Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    26
  • Father of Child
    6

This nursery is FANTASTIC. Our first child attended a few months ago, I'm told its usual for a child to wail at first, this happened for about 2 weeks but now he clearly loves going to nursery. We are lucky to get a wave bye now when we drop him off, there is not a tear in sight, well not from him anyway!
The staff clearly love children and their jobs, unusual as other nurseries I have been in this has not always been the case. The nursery offers older children a piece of fruit when on their way home, a lovely touch. There is a menu for parents to read when they drop their children off and the security which uses fingerprint entry for parents is welcome.
I am absolutely satisfied sending my child here and I would wholeheartedly recommend this nursery to anyone considering it.

A personal note of thanks to the manager and the baby room supervisor and her colleagues, extremely welcoming people and they make the worries of leaving our bundle of joy for the day disappear.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere 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

Mere Day Nursery is an excellent nursery.

I love the baby room and the care that the team show to my daughter. She does take a while to warm to new people and new environments. The team understood this and encouraged her and made her feel at home really quickly. To the point now, she runs in and makes herself at home.

The environment is fun and there are so many activities for her to do that encourages her development, while at the same time it is clean and well cared for. The outdoor space is great and I am glad they go outside and have fun doing lots of different activities.

I like the way the nursery does open days to encourage other parents to meet and also runs sessions like the teddy bears picnic, which gives parents the chance to see how well settled their children are.

The food always smells amazing and she makes a real effort to cater for my daughter’s vegetarian diet, with an exciting menu, not just plain food with the meat removed.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere 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

We have 2 children at the Mere and they both love it. The staff are caring and genuinely interested in developing and supporting their interests. I struggle to get them to leave when I collect them, which must be a good sign!

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere 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

Since joining Mere Day Nursery our son settled in immediately thanks to the warmth, and individual attention from the staff who made him feel safe and secure in this totally new environment.
Creative play plus activities within his group have been crucial to his early year's development.
The positive and progressive attitude of all the staff is exceptional, helping to make our little boy confident and assured.
His time at Mere Nursery is filled with fun, laughter and learning, he has made many new friends which in turn teaches the children how to share. He is always happy to go to nursery and join in the activities with his friends.
On a more practical note, the meals, which are prepared on site, are healthy and nutritious, while being seated around a table promotes his social skills and interaction with other children.
Outside nursery hours Mere hold creative events throughout the year where parents are encouraged to attend, this is something we greatly enjoy doing as a family.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere 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

The Mere nursery is an outstanding nursery with an excellent staff who are caring and supportive of my son's development. Every week I see him develop physically and intellectually as well as enjoy a growing number of games and activities. I am confident that his time at The Mere has a positive impact!

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere 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

Lovely setting, lots of space. Staff are flexible and responsive and the management team equally so. Access is difficult presently if you are approaching the nursery from the south, but that is set to change with the new road opening later this month.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere Nursery? 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

Our son has been attending Mere Day Nursery for over 5 months now having moved from a different nursery which closed down. Our biggest regret is that we didn't send him to Mere Day Nursery from day one. He settled really quickly into the Nursery which was thanks in part to help from the very professional staff during the transition. His development has been progressing rapidly since attending as has his social skills. We are often amazed by the new skills he demonstrates when he comes home. He generally goes straight into the action when he is dropped off and occasionally continues to play when we come to pick him up (hopefully this isn't his review of our parenting). He enjoys nursery and as a family, we all enjoy the extra family activities that happen on a regular basis. Very highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere 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 nursery with lovely staff and very flexible. All the staff get to know your child well and are always updating parents on your child's progress. They are very keen to make sure your child settles in well and will arrange stay and play sessions as part of the settling in process. We looked at a few nurseries but we chose Mere Day Nursery as they were the only nursery that actually interacted with our child and the baby room is a nice friendly atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Since our son started at Mere Day Nursery his development has excelled. We are very happy with the care he receives and the new exciting things he gets to try. The staff genuinely care and take the time to learn about the children in order to adapt daily activities to suit their learning. We really enjoy being able to see what our son has been up to on the nursery app. The menu regularly has a good variety of new foods for the children to try. The management are very approachable, open and honest, answering queries as swiftly as possible. Having viewed several nurseries before choosing the Mere Day Nursery we are confident we made the best choice.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere Nursery? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The Mere Nursery is excellent. I viewed a number of local nurseries and the mere really stood out. From the moment I walked in, staff were very friendly. My daughter was assigned a key worker who has been excellent. All staff are friendly and show a genuine interest in the children. My daughter gets to participate in a wide variety of activities that are both educational and fun.

The food is excellent and the staff are always willing to accommodate requests. The rooms are one and spacious and the outdoor space is fantastic. The opening hours (7.30-6.00) mean I can get to work on time. The staff are always smiling and interested in my daughter and how she is every morning and after the weekend. The give a really good account of the day and she has developed so much in the past few months.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere 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

I have 2 children at the Mere and they both love it. My 1-year-old boy particularly loves the access to the outdoor space which the practitioners use brilliantly to help him develop. The nursery are great at tapping into my children's interests and helping them learn through play. They also do a much better job than me at getting them to eat a huge variety of new foods. When I drop my children off I know they are in safe hands, happy and cared for.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I would very much like to say a big thank you to The Mere Nursery team for the warmth and standard of care my child has received since he first joined. The whole team works collaboratively and keep the excitement alive for the children. My son has received so many inspirational learning techniques through various outsourced personal teams, of which many nurseries don't offer as an inclusive package.
All of the team are professional, warm, friendly and understanding of my needs as well as my son and it has made being a working mum so much easier. Knowing that my child is safe, cared for and really happy has been a weight off my mind. I cannot recommend this wonderful team enough - Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My husband and I are so happy that we have chosen The Mere Nursery. Our little girl (11months) loves going in every morning. She gets so excited when she recognises the drive in and is so desperate to get out and play that she really wriggles and shouts in her car seat. It makes it so much easier to leave her knowing she is so happy with the setting and the people who work there. The staff are fantastic with her and obviously have a genuine affection for the children.
I can't speak highly enough of the communication either. The use of online journals is a brilliant way to share what the children are doing, and knowing that the staff take the time to read and respond to the things I share makes my input feel valued. The regular parent involvement events that are held in Nursery are a fantastic idea, and always look so lovely.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere Nursery? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our son started Mere Nursery at the age of 12 weeks. As one of the youngest babies, the staff at the nursery were fantastic at easing our baby into the nursery environment. They provide us with a daily log of what he has been up to and they have uploaded some pictures showing us what he has been up to on the online tapestry system. Nappies and milk are provided and they offer continued support to ensure that our son is as happy as he can be.

As a working mum, I appreciate the fact that I can email the Nursery Manager at any time with any queries or questions and get a response, quickly and efficiently. The nursery is also very flexible, being able to accommodate our requirements for additional ad-hoc days whenever they can.

We are looking forward to our son being able to utilise the lovely grounds outside.

Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I'd like to say a huge thank you to The Mere Nursery team. We have recently relocated from Hong Kong and I was really nervous for my son and concerned with how he would adapt to the change. The team were fantastic, friendly and professional and ensured he had a great summer learning and playing. I can't recommend the nursery enough! Space is wonderful and a great place for children to explore and grow.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter thoroughly enjoys her days at nursery and the variety of activities that are put together. Staff are excellent, being positive, friendly and very responsive. I feel they know my daughter very well and are able to target appropriate activities at her that match her needs and her interests.The menus are varied and manage to get a good balance between the tried and tested and encouraging the children to try new things. The outside play areas are spacious and every opportunity is taken to enjoy them. I would recommend the nursery fully and am grateful to the very hardworking staff for all they do.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere Nursery? 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

I was extremely happy with the care that my son received whilst at this nursery. He enjoyed the activities that were available especially the outdoor space. They kept me informed of his progress at regular intervals.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere 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

Stacey, Manager at The Mere Nursery responded to this review on 10 Aug 2016:

Thanks Helen.

My son is very happy here. Opens at 0730 which is great. Fantastic outside space and access to local cricket pitch and woods. Food is always changing and good. Staff very friendly and approachable. Overall no complaints. My son has come on a lot since being here.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Our twins have attended The Mere Nursery for the past two years and we can genuinely say they love it here! The team have brought a fresh approach, some much needed investment and a fabulous balance between learning and play. We've been very impressed, our twins have flourished and we would strongly recommend to other parents of young children. Meals are healthy and nutritious, the staff are excellent and the environment feels safe and caring.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has started with Mere day nursery in the last couple of weeks.

My husband and I have been extremely impressed with his settling in process and are very happy with the care being provided by the centre.

The manager, my son's key worker and the rest of the team have been focused on finding out about my son and getting to know him as a little person. My husband and I have both had the opportunity to spend time at the nursery and get to know all of the lovely staff.

The level of knowledge of my son's key worker is a cut above our experience with nurseries in the past and we feel he is being given a lot of personal time and attention.

We are very chuffed with our experience so far and would recommend to people thinking of enrolling their kids.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Stacey Wendrenski, Nursery manager at The Mere Nursery responded to this review on 02 Aug 2016:

Thanks for the review.

As my little girl is about to leave nursery to embark on her school journey, I can safely say that Mere Day Nursery is a wonderful setting and my little girl has been extremely happy there. The staff is a wonderful and caring team, gelling together so well and genuinely working towards with the child's best interest and complementing each other in what they offer to the children. The meals offered are great and my little girl often mentions the yummy cooking!
I have enjoyed taking part in the many workshops and events organised by the nursery and I have felt valued and listened to as a parent . All in all, I recommend Mere Day Nursery wholeheartedly.
The facilities are wonderful, the outdoor space and equipment is fantastic, with plenty of resources catered for the children's abilities and interests. My little girl has loved making use of this great facility and has thrived at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere Nursery? 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

Stacey Wendrenski, Nursery manager at The Mere Nursery responded to this review on 02 Aug 2016:

Thanks for the review.

Our kids have been here for 2.5 years/1 year and are extremely happy there. Daughter was initially upset and cried every time she was left - but staff were very helpful and caring and just whisked her her up, gave her cuddles and helped me manage to get to work without feeling too guilty!

The staff are all lovely - and give great feedback about what the children have been doing all day, and how they slept and eaten etc. It is amazing the variety of food that they eat at nursery - they have the usual, but also feta salad, moussaka etc. there are loads of messy activities and the mud kitchen. Outdoor space is fab, mature garden area, playground area and cricket pitch for nature walks - they go out in all weather!

Our son is going to school in Sept and the nursery has bent over backwards to prepare him - both educationally and socially - and liaising with the school.

Cheapest in Knutsford , opens at 7.30am as standard (no extra fee). Loads of parking too for pick up/drop off.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere 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

Stacey Wendrenski, Nursery manager at The Mere Nursery responded to this review on 02 Aug 2016:

Thanks for the review.

Our 3 year old daughter loves going to nursery here. Since the change in ownership late last year there has been a lot of investment in the nursery with new toys, computer and a bright new spacious baby room. Staff are happy, friendly, always busy interacting with the children and the children love them all. When I go to collect my daughter the staff are very informative of what the children have been doing which allows us to talk more about it in the car on the way home.

They make the most of the large outdoor area whatever the weather. The addition of a mud kitchen outdoors has been greatly welcomed by my daughter who often comes home filthy from making ‘mint chocolate chip cakes.’

Around once a month they hold event such as Den building for father’s day, breakfast mornings, family fun days to name a few. These events are allows fun and a great way of finding out even more of what my daughter likes to do at nursery as she drags me around proudly showing me everything.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere 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

Stacey Wendrenski, Nursery manager at The Mere Nursery responded to this review on 02 Aug 2016:

Thanks for the review.

The Mere welcomed my daughter to their nursery in April this year, the welcome we received from all the staff was more than I expected and it didn't take her long to settle right in as a result of such a warm welcome. The facilities at the nursery are well equipped for children and I feel that my daughter's development since attending Mere has flourished. I am so pleased with the progress she is making in her development and would highly recommend the Mere to any parents looking for childcare. I am truly happy that I have found exactly what I would expect from a nursery for my child to attend but most importantly she loves it there too. Thankyou all for your hard work, care and continued commitment with the children's important stages of their child development, keep up the excellent work.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere 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

Stacey Wendrenski, nursery Manager at The Mere Nursery responded to this review on 14 Jul 2016:

Thank you for the lovely review Nicola.

My son has been attending Mere Day Nursery since he just turned one and in that time we have seen it change hands twice. I can honestly say that since the manager and the team took over the nursery it has improved no end. My son has always been happy in the setting otherwise I wouldn't have kept him there, but the changes that the Village Group have put in place have been fantastic. The children are very well looked after and have a great structure for the day. Parents are well informed of what their children have been up to each day and the food is great, quite often its better than what I give him at home! All the toys are clean and well laid out, and I particularly like that they seem to spend so much time outside. My son always comes home tired, happy and with filthy clothes; the sign of a great day for a three year old! I would definitely recommend Mere Day Nursery, the facilities are great, the staff are fantastic and most importantly my son is very happy there.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere Nursery? 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

Stacey Wendrenski, Nursery manager at The Mere Nursery responded to this review on 13 Jul 2016:

Thanks Vicky for this lovely review.

On the journey to nursery the other day my 2 year old daughter excitedly called out the names of all the children and staff that she was going to say hello to that morning - just one of the indications that she loves going to Mere nursery and treats it like an extended family. The staff are kind and very professional, the outdoor play area is far bigger and greener than many nurseries, and the cook's food is delicious (tried it myself!)

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Stacey Wendrenski, Nursery manager at The Mere Nursery responded to this review on 13 Jul 2016:

Thanks Rebecca for this lovely review.

This is a fantastic nursery. Both my daughters are very happy there. The staff are warm, enthusiastic and organised! They have a great relationship with the children and I was amazed at how much my daughter's key worker knew about her when I met her to discuss progress. The nursery is one large space divided into smaller areas according to age group, which means that if you have more than one child your children do see each other during the day, which was a real comfort to me when my younger daughter started. At Mere there is lots of space for the children to have fun without feeling like they're lost in a sea of other children. Last week my elder daughter came home bursting with pride, carrying a box of scones she'd made with Mere's cook. It was lovely that she'd been able to do an activity all on her own and that the cook had taken the time to do that with her. I know this is such an awful cliche but it really does seem like they treat each child as an individual. Highly recommended!

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My little boy loves Mere nursery. He chats about what he's done every day on our way home and is very settled. He has formed strong relationships with the staff who are all very caring. Lots of the activities are based around the interests of the children. The building developments are looking great, the outdoor space is lovely and used regularly. The staff know the children and their interests so well and show an interest in what they enjoying doing at home too.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I think Mere nursery has improved after being taken over last year. My son has grown up so much and is learning so much more.

They have a good size outdoor area which is used often. The staff look after the children as if they are their own. They are so caring. My son gives them all lots of cuddles. You can tell he likes them all.

There are lots of activities for the children. They will never be bored. The food is always very healthy and they eat a lot of fruit and veg too.

I would recommend Mere Nursery. I am looking forward to seeing the new baby room. The designs look great.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We moved house and our little boy had to move nursery. We chose Mere was the best one and easiest to get to. We heard it had been taken over and most times that's a good thing. In this case it was. The new owner is lovely. She showed us around and said I'm doing this and I'm doing that and all fantastic things she was doing to improve on the nursery. When our little boy started he settled straight in. At his old nursery he used to cry when we dropped him off and ran at us when we picked him up. At Mere he loves it and waves goodbye to us and keeps playing when we collect him. The food is all homemade and looks fabulous. The staff are so friendly and he always makes lovely things to take home. One great thing is they spend time outside. We are so happy he is there and wouldn't think of moving him.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere 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

Staff very well trained, efficient and focused on children improvements and development. Very good care of equipments and modern facilities, continuous improvements to reach the best satisfaction in child care.

I recommend this nursery as children are happy, well look after and safe.
All staff is brilliant. Excellent communication parent/key worker and all staff in general.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Stacey Wendrenski, Nursery Manager at The Mere Nursery responded to this review on 29 Mar 2016:

Thanks Paola for your review.

Lovely nursery in a great setting with lots of outside space and plenty of parking. Staff are really lovely with the children, my two boys love it and have attended from 9 months old. Would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend The Mere 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: Don't Know

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Stacey Wendrenski

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2008

Description:

I started with The Village Nursery Group in 2008 and haven't looked back. Starting as a practitioner I was very passionate about learning more about Early Years and furthering my knowledge on the theory behind some of the practices that are carried out in a nursery setting. In 2011 I started my degree and qualified as an Early Years Teacher in 2014. Since qualifying I have moved through the company and now I am proud to be manager here at The Mere Nursery.
My aim is to provide the very best outcomes for all of our children, as well as making sure all families feel welcome and children leave the setting feeling happy and secure. I am enthusiastic about supporting my practitioners and believe that my role as manager is key in providing high quality learning experiences for all the children that attend the nursery