The Old Vicarage Day Nursery

Thorn House, Green Lane, Appleton Thorn, Warrington WA4 5NS

The Old Vicarage Day Nursery focus on developing a happy, healthy and stimulating environment for children.

Caring and motivated staff are dedicated to building strong relationships with each and every child.

The team at The Old Vicarage Day Nursery work with their families to offer excellent care and education. Relationships with the children and families are key and apart from daily conversations between staff and parent, there are regular activities for the children and their families to complete at home. Whether that be painting an egg at Easter or making a Christmas decoration for the tree which takes pride in the welcoming hallway.

The children are nurtured and cared for, enabling them to be confident, happy and grow in independence every day.

Group: Poppy & Jacks Ltd

Person in charge: Emma Willis (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Warrington Borough Council

Number of Staff: 21

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

Total Places for Children: 80

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0745-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Directions:

The Old Vicarage is situated opposite The Thorn Inn, Appleton Thorn and next door to St Cross Church. Visitors can easily access the Nursery via Warrington town or the Motorway.

Visiting:

The Old Vicarage loves meeting new and potential Parents and pride themselves on how beautiful the Nursery and the surroundings are. For those considering a Nursery please call the number provided on Day Nurseries and the staff at The Old Vicarage will arrange a show around at a time convenient for you. During the visit Parents will get to view the whole Nursery, meet staff members and discuss any questions and queries relating to the Nursery and a place for your child.

Parking:

The Old Vicarage has a car park located at the front of the Nursery and a carpark to the side of the building for busier periods such as drop off and pick ups.

Overview

The Review Score of 8.5 (maximum of 10) for The Old Vicarage 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 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Old Vicarage Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.7 out of 5 from 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.833 for The Old Vicarage Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (30 Excellents x 5) + (6 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 36 Ratings = 4.833

  • 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 3.688 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Old Vicarage Day Nursery is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 16 positive Reviews (80 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 16 Target = 0.188

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

8.5 The Old Vicarage Day Nursery has a Review Score of 8.5 (8.521)

Average Ratings

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    3
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  • Satisfactory
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  • Poor
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  • Very Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Old Vicarage Day Nursery?

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  • Likely
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  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
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Reviewer Connection to The Old Vicarage Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    2
  • Father of Child
    1

My daughter has been attending The Old Vicarage since January of 2016 and really loves her nursery. The staff are all very helpful and friendly and the facilities at the nursery are wonderful allowing each child to develop at their own pace and actively encourages their individual interests. The nursery setting is ideal with wonderful outside space and in a quiet village location where the children can go for walks/buggy rides and explore the world around them. Special events are always celebrated whilst also allowing the children to learn about different cultures and traditions. I would highly recommend this nursery to all parents as our own experience has been exceptional.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Vicarage Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both of my children have attended The Old Vicarage over the last 2 years and both really enjoyed their time there. The staff are always helpful and make the facility a safe environment for children to develop in.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Vicarage Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Sarah Bellamy, MD at The Old Vicarage Day Nursery responded to this review on 06 Mar 2018:

Thank you for your lovely feedback. The Old Vicarage.

My son moved to this nursery after having issues settling at his old one. The staff have been amazing and he has settled in brilliantly. Having the parent zone app helps me see what he has eaten, nappies etc. and it also has the finances on there so can see what I have paid and due to pay.
He is coming on leaps and bounds and loves learning with his friends and the staff. He is so proud of everything he does at nursery and the staff are genuinely proud of him too. They are so easy to get along with and made any worries I had about him settling after the issues at his last nursery disappear instantly. He loves telling me what he has done each day with staff and his friends. He has the opportunity to do many activities during the day either as part of a group or free play and gets the chance to spend a lot of time outside in the large outdoor area (weather permitting). So glad I chose to move him to this nursery. Couldn’t recommend them more!

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Vicarage Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Sarah Bellamy, MD at The Old Vicarage Day Nursery responded to this review on 06 Mar 2018:

Thank you for your lovely feedback.

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Staff Profiles

Emma

Emma Willis

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2001

Description:

Emma has worked at The Old Vicarage Day Nursery for 17 years and been Nursery Manager for 5 years.

Emma loves creating new and exciting activities for the Children and Parents. These varying from setting up Forest School for the Preschool Children, Sing-alongs for the younger children for the Parents to attend, arranging a packed Sports Day in the Summer or putting together the Nativity over Christmas.

With a growing Nursery one key factor is knowing the Children and their Families which Emma certainly does.

Families have had their children start in the Babies room and leave for Big School over the Summers and watching the families come and go really makes Emma value the relationships with the families.

Hannah

Hannah Kershaw

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2006

Description:

Hannah has worked at The Old Vicarage for 12 years and been Deputy Manager for the last 4.

Hannah is always coming up with exciting opportunities to teach the Children across the ages of the Nursery, whether that be teaching them on a known day such as St Patricks or helping them with their counting and reading.

Hannah regularly sets the Family Challenges and sends out monthly Newsletters to all Parents informing them of highlights of that month, upcoming events and announcements.