Whalley Meadows Forest School & Private Day Nursery

Olympic House, The Sidings, Whalley, Clitheroe BB7 9SE

Whalley Meadows Forest School & Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe, Lancashire
Whalley Meadows Forest School & Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe, Lancashire
Whalley Meadows Forest School & Private Day Nursery, Clitheroe, Lancashire

Whalley Meadows Forest School and Private Day Nursery is an exciting nursery for children aged nought to five years of age.

A stimulating, natural environment is offered to the children thanks to the nursery's Forest School, helping them to build communication and problem-solving skills.

The nursery has an exciting outdoor play area where children are encouraged to play, whatever the weather, promoting emotional and physical development.

Holding paediatric first aid certificates and safeguarding training, the experienced Whalley Meadows team all hold childcare qualifications, many to Level 3 or above and have undergone enhanced DBS checks.

The team carefully plans learning activities around children’s individual interests to ensure that learning is always lots of fun.

The nursery provides a safe and secure environment, with CCTV and a secure key fob entry system.

The nursery serves healthy and delicious food which is freshly prepared on-site using quality ingredients. All meals and snacks are from the nursery's four week rotating seasonal menu, which was awarded a Bronze Catering Mark from the Soil Association in August 2016. The menu can be altered to suit any special dietary or religious requirements.

Parents and carers are welcome to visit the nursery without an appointment.

Group: Just Childcare Ltd

Person in charge: Sue Chappell (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Lancashire County Council

Number of Staff: 10

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

Total Places for Children: 58

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Visiting:

Parents and carers who would like to visit the nursery are very welcome to come by without an appointment.

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.4 Whalley Meadows Forest School & Private Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.350)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Whalley Meadows Forest School & Private 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 Whalley Meadows Forest School & Private Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 6 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 4.833 for Whalley Meadows Forest School & Private Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (61 Excellents x 5) + (10 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 72 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 4.517 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Whalley Meadows Forest School & Private Day Nursery is based on 6 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 11.6 positive Reviews (58 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 11.6 Target = 0.517

  • 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
    6
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Whalley Meadows Forest School & Private Day Nursery?

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

Reviewer Connection to Whalley Meadows Forest School & Private Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    6

Both our daughters have attended Whalley Meadows and have thrived. They have been very happy and have both loved going. They have been very well cared for by all the staff and both learnt lots of new skills. The changes to menus since Just Childcare took over have been very positive and my daughter eats a good variety of food. She is a great manager and always has time to talk if needed.

How likely would you be to recommend Whalley Meadows Forest School & Private Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Sending my daughter to Whalley Meadows for her pre-school education was one of the best decisions I have made as a parent.
The teachers there have created a special warm and nurturing environment which has been a great stepping stone for my daughter. Fun, french, forest schools. This nursery has it all.
She has come on leaps and bounds and we have been supported as parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Whalley Meadows Forest School & Private Day 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I could not be happier with Whalley Meadows. All the staff are kind, caring and professional. The food is varied and good quality. The activities are varied and my son gets excited about going to pre-school. The communication is excellent and I find all the staff approachable. The french lessons are excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend Whalley Meadows Forest School & Private 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 daughter has attended the nursery since approximately 9 months old. She has always been a little reserved but it has been amazing watching her grow into a very happy and confident little girl as she now prepares for school. Our son has just learnt how to use the potty and all the staff have been extremely helpful. When both children talk about how much they love the staff, you know they are in completely safe hands. One of the best decisions we ever made was choosing this nursery for our children. The staff simply can't do enough, they are very caring and helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Whalley Meadows Forest School & Private 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

We have three children who attend Whalley Meadows and thoroughly enjoy their time there. The nursery team are fantastic, they are enthusiastic and dedicated and this is visible in the way they care and nurture the children. My children have strong relationships with their keyworkers, as well as many of the other staff. The planned activities and events are brilliant at getting not only the children involved but the wider family as well.
My children love the themed activities, the messy play and I love receiving beautiful crafts they've been busy creating. My eldest enjoys taking part in the forest school and this, alongside the general support of the pre-school, has had a phenomenal impact on his social and emotional development. I have always felt happy leaving our children with the nursery. I know they are well fed by the onsite catering team and that I'll have happy and content children after a day here.

How likely would you be to recommend Whalley Meadows Forest School & Private Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The Ofsted rating says it all, Outstanding! My daughter has been attending since 6 months old and I have never had any concerns. My daughter has progressed leaps and bounds, from feeling new textures, experiencing outdoor bugs and developing her own cheeky personality. The freedom for creativity and imaginary play is amazing! If my daughter comes home with paint in her hair, I know she’s had an adventurous day! They have a fabulous new outside play area where the children can play with muddy kitchens and experience Santa’s Grotto in the winter, with snow too! I could go on forever about the amazing things this nursery provides for my daughter.
This is all down to the wonderful manager and her incredible team! I can’t thank you enough for the time, patience and love you have given and continue to give to my daughter. The Whalley Meadows Family are truly invaluable and should be massively proud!

How likely would you be to recommend Whalley Meadows Forest School & Private Day 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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Awards / Recognitions

March 2017

Top 10 Large Nursery Groups 2017

Recipient: Just Childcare Ltd

Date: Wednesday 01 Mar 2017

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