Care 4 Kids, Blackburn, Lancashire
Care 4 Kids, Blackburn, Lancashire
Care 4 Kids, Blackburn, Lancashire

Care 4 Kids provide much more than childcare. They aim to support every child in their care to realise their full potential and achieve maximum progression through learning as part of an enjoyable play environment.

Each group is catered for in their own environment within the nursery.

Care 4 Kids offer 'little people' the chance to have 'big fun'.

Owner: Care 4 Kids Ltd

Person in charge: Donna Casey (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Number of Staff: 24

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

Total Places for Children: 85

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 14 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: Variable

Languages Spoken (other than English): Gujarati, Urdu

Vacancies

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Reviews

7.9 Care 4 Kids has a Review Score of 7.9 (7.888)

The Review Score of 7.9 (maximum of 10) for Care 4 Kids 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 Care 4 Kids in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 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 4.829 for Care 4 Kids is calculated as follows: ( (29 Excellents x 5) + (6 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 35 Ratings = 4.829

  • 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 3.059 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Care 4 Kids is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 17 positive Reviews (85 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 17 Target = 0.059

  • 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
    3
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Care 4 Kids?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    3
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Care 4 Kids

  • Mother of Child
    3

My son loves nursery. He gets on with the staff and children. He loves singing and talking away to the other kids.

How likely would you be to recommend Care 4 Kids? 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

My daughter is 2 and has an amazing experience at nursery. She has a very close bond with her key-worker as well as other staff in the room. Everyone is very welcoming when I bring my daughter in and are very approachable. Since being at the nursery she has come along leaps and bounds and I'm very proud of her progress.

How likely would you be to recommend Care 4 Kids? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My child has been come to Care 4 Kids since she was 11 months old. She is now in pre-school and enjoys coming to nursery. Each room has provided her with the encouragement and support her needs further her development. I like bringing my daughter to nursery, she has made so many friends and I know she is well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Care 4 Kids? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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Awards / Recognitions

March 2016

Food Hygiene Rating Award

Recipient: Care 4 Kids

Date: Tuesday 01 Mar 2016

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January 2016

Smile 4 Life

Recipient: Care 4 Kids

Date: Thursday 21 Jan 2016

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August 2014

Recipe 4 Life

Recipient: Care 4 Kids

Date: Thursday 07 Aug 2014

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July 2013

Smile 4 Life

Recipient: Care 4 Kids

Date: Tuesday 09 Jul 2013

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February 2013

Level 3 - NDNA E-Quality Counts

Recipient: Care 4 Kids

Date: Thursday 28 Feb 2013

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August 2011

Investors in People

Recipient: Care 4 Kids

Date: Wednesday 10 Aug 2011

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Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

Jonathan

Jonathan Newton

Job Title: Managing Director

Joined: 2001

Description:

Jonathan is a Commercial Airline Pilot with a large European Airline and he manages Care 4 Kids with his wife Michelle fitting it round a busy professional career.

Jonathan has 4 children, two grown up boys and 2 minor girls.

Michelle

Michelle Newton

Job Title: Director / Registered Provider

Joined: 2001

Description:

Michelle is a Child Protection Lawyer and was until mid 2014 a partner is a local law firm. She resigned from her position to expand Care 4 Kids in the USA. She is now residing in Florida and Care 4 Kids has just opened it's 2nd location there.

Michelle is married to the Managing Director Jonathan and their 2 daughters are in the USA with Michelle.

Michelle is also the Registered Provider

Patricia

Patricia Sutton

Job Title: Admin. Manager

Joined: 2002

Description:

Pat has been with Care 4 Kids since its onset and is responsible for all the financial systems from fees, accounts and payroll.

Pat also deals with outside agency for collection of state funded places

Graham

Graham Sutton

Job Title: Head of Maintenanece

Joined: 2002

Description:

Graham has been with Care 4 Kids since it opened in 2002. He is responsible for the maintenance of the building and their fleet of vehicles

Janet

Janet Casey

Job Title: Deputy Principal / Manager / Head of Babies

Joined: 2003

Description:

Janet has been with Care 4 Kids for almost 13 years and has been promoted during this time to Head of the Baby Unit and latterly Deputy Manager.

Janet is married with 2 children

Zara

Zara Fitzgerald

Job Title: Nursery Practitioner

Joined: 2008

Description:

Zara has been with Care 4 Kids for 8 years and is Level 3 qualified.

Zara is mother to two young boys

Umaira

Umaira Khan

Job Title: Nursery Practitioner

Joined: 2009

Description:

Umaira has been with Care 4 Kids for almost 6 years having a short break with us in 2014.

Umaira has BA (Hons) Degree in Early Education and also NVQ3 qualified in Playwork.

Leanne

Leanne Jones

Job Title: Nursery Practitioner

Joined: 2011

Description:

Leanne has been with Care 4 Kids for 4 years and is Level 3 qualified.

Leanne has one young daughter

Azeema

Azeema Rashid

Job Title: Nursery Practitioner

Joined: 2012

Description:

Azeema came to Care 4 Kids in 2013 when she moved north after getting married. Azeema previously worked for a large chain of nurseries.

Azeema is a Level 3 qualified staff member and is married

Aqeela

Aqeela Patel

Job Title: Nursery Practitioner

Joined: 2012

Description:

Aqeela joined Care 4 Kids in 2013 and is a level 3 qualified member of staff

Jamie

Jamie Bryne

Job Title: Nursery Practitioner

Joined: 2013

Description:

Jamie has worked for Care 4 Kids for over 2 years initially as a Modern Apprentice and latterly as a qualified member of staff.

Jamie completed her NVQ Level 2 and 3 whilst with us and intends to continue with her education

Saudah

Saudah Valimulla

Job Title: Nursery Practitioner

Joined: 2015

Description:

Saudah is one of our newest members of staff having joined Care 4 Kids early 2015.

She is a level 3 qualified member of staff

David

David Hartley

Job Title: Driver / Maintenance

Joined: 2005

Description:

David has been with Care 4 Kids for almost 10 years and is a designated driver of our fleet and assists with the collection of children from school and nursery trips.

David also assist Graham with the maintenance of the building

Catherine

Catherine Berry

Job Title: Housekeeper

Joined: 2012

Description:

Cat has been with Care 4 Kids for over 3 years and is a vital silent staff member who keeps our building meticulously clean.

Kimberley

Kimberley Simpson

Job Title: Nursery Cook

Joined: 2014

Description:

Kim joined Care 4 kids in early 2014 and provides all our home cooked meals for the children in our newly renovated commercial kitchen

Kim has NVQ Level 2 qualification in Catering and a Food Hygiene Certificate