Kiddiwinks Day Nursery (Blackburn) Ltd

Roman Road, Blackburn BB1 2LB

Group: Kiddiwinks Day Nursery Ltd

Person in charge: Claire Fox-Tristram (Owner/Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 54

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: Easter & Christmas


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6.8 Kiddiwinks Day Nursery (Blackburn) Ltd has a Review Score of 6.8 (6.768)

The Review Score of 6.8 (maximum of 10) for Kiddiwinks Day Nursery (Blackburn) Ltd is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 3.3 out of 5 from 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Kiddiwinks Day Nursery (Blackburn) Ltd in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.4 out of 5 from 2 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 3.333 for Kiddiwinks Day Nursery (Blackburn) Ltd is calculated as follows: ( (11 Excellents x 5) + (6 Goods x 4) + (7 Satisfactorys x 3) + (8 Poors x 2) + (4 Very Poors x 1) ) ÷ 36 Ratings = 3.333

  • 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 3.435 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Kiddiwinks Day Nursery (Blackburn) Ltd is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 10.8 positive Reviews (54 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 10.8 Target = 0.185

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

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Kiddiwinks Day Nursery (Blackburn) Ltd?

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Reviewer Connection to Kiddiwinks Day Nursery (Blackburn) Ltd

  • Mother of Child
  • Father of Child

On first sight, the Nursery is extremely well equipped. You will only be shown the main building where very young children or children 5 years plus are placed. Ask to see the yellow room where your child will be moved to on turning 2 and a half. It's not very nice at all, the 1st time you see this room will be when you pick your child up early (before 4.30 ish). You will not be shown it unless you ask!

The outside play area is very nice. The toys for the younger children are not in a very clean state, neither are the play mats.

Meal portions are very small and our daughter was always hungry when she came home, the staff initially agreed to give our daughter fruit and yoghurt which we provided for her but later refused as they were too busy!

All in all our experience of this nursery was very poor and we moved our daughter after we found her forced to play alone in the dark while other children slept.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddiwinks Day Nursery (Blackburn) Ltd? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 2.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Very Poor

Activities: Good

Staff: Very Poor

Food / Nutrition: Poor

Management: Very Poor

Cleanliness: Poor

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter now the age of 4 has been attending Kiddiwinks Day Nursery (Blackburn) Ltd since she was 9month old. This is a fantastic nursery, staff are excellent and I trust them as a 2nd mother to my child while I earn pennies. My daughter is now reading, writing, drawing, swimming 10 meters and has become a confident little girl, she has really excelled at Kiddiwinks Day Nursery (Blackburn) Ltd.

The only downfall I had was once they get into the preschool room the communication wasn’t as good but I suppose I had better get used to it as when she goes to school, that will be the same. Forest school is really good, ballet classes and drama are a bonus too. Well done girls

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddiwinks Day Nursery (Blackburn) Ltd? 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

Child was coming home very upset / unsettled. Poor communication with parents.
Child under stimulated.
Had to move child to new nursery - child is already much happier.
Would recommend employing a cook for more nutritious meals.
More money motivated than child focused.

How likely would you be to recommend Kiddiwinks Day Nursery (Blackburn) Ltd? Extremely Unlikely

Average Rating: 

 2.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Very Poor

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Poor

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Poor

Activities: Poor

Staff: Satisfactory

Food / Nutrition: Poor

Management: Poor

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Poor

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