Kingswood Day Nursery & Preschool

Furniss Avenue, Dore, Sheffield S17 3QP

Kingswood Day Nursery, located in the grounds of Dore Primary School, has been purposely designed for the benefit of children growing up in the local community able to receive a high standard of early years education in a friendly, yet professional and versatile atmosphere, under the care of well qualified staff.

A wide range of equipment and resources are available to support each child's learning throughout developing age ranges, with Kingswood having proven successful, in preparing children well for the challenges of full-time education.

Group: Early Years Care & Education Ltd

Person in charge: Nicola Hall (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Sheffield City Council

Number of Staff: 18

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

Total Places for Children: 60

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1900

When Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day

Overview

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Kingswood Day Nursery & Preschool 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 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Kingswood Day Nursery & Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 13 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 4.774 for Kingswood Day Nursery & Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (121 Excellents x 5) + (33 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 155 Ratings = 4.774

  • 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 Kingswood Day Nursery & Preschool is based on 13 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 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 13 Reviews ÷ 12 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.

9.8 Kingswood Day Nursery & Preschool has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.774)

Average Ratings

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    11
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Kingswood Day Nursery & Preschool?

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  • Likely
    1
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Reviewer Connection to Kingswood Day Nursery & Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    10
  • Grandmother of Child
    2
  • Father of Child
    1

My daughters attend the nursery and have done since they were both really little. The staff that work here are excellent at meeting all the children's needs and I can tell that my children have built lovely relationships with them especially their key people. They always get lot's of cuddles and are made to feel both safe and secure within their environment. The nursery is always very flexible in swapping and changing their days of attendance, even at short notice, excellent for working parents. You will not find another nursery as welcoming and accommodating as Kingswood. Thank you for all you do! Keep up the amazing work!

How likely would you be to recommend Kingswood Day Nursery & Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I really couldn’t be happier with Kingswood. The continuity is always spot on, ie dropping/picking up to same people who know exactly what she’s been doing. Staff are all very warm and caring with the kids and you just feel so confident leaving them. This is the third nursery I have used but you just get a far better feel for the structure to the day/place/care and education. I wish we had used Kingswood for both kids from the start.
I also feel, which is a strong point that they empathise with working parents manifested by their huge flexibility on swaps/hours not least if your child is a little under the weather they keep in touch without pressurising you to come immediately (not catching illnesses obviously!)- even then in that scenario they would move your child away from others til you can get!
I mentioned their brushing teeth initiative to my dentist who thought it was a brilliant idea!

How likely would you be to recommend Kingswood Day Nursery & Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My granddaughter loves going to nursery. She is always really happy when I collect in the afternoon. The staff are all very helpful and make sure they do a very thorough handover when I am collecting.

The management are also very helpful and very flexible always trying their best to accommodate any extra sessions we may need.

How likely would you be to recommend Kingswood Day Nursery & Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My child has been attending Kingswood Day Nursery & Preschool for 3 months now. She settled in really quickly and cannot wait to go to nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Kingswood Day Nursery & Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My child has been attending nursery for the past 2 and a half years and he has loved Kingswood Day Nursery & Preschool. The staff are very caring and know my child and know what his needs are. They provide me with a brilliant handover every day and inform me of his interests throughout the day. I am very happy with the level of care my son is provided with.

How likely would you be to recommend Kingswood Day Nursery & Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Staff are great with babies and children. They are knowledgeable about child development and plan activities to suit each child. The food is fresh and all meals and snacks are healthy.

How likely would you be to recommend Kingswood Day Nursery & Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son has settled into nursery really well.
The staff went above and beyond to make sure I was listened to and my home routines were followed when my son was in the nursery. The process in settling us all in was excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend Kingswood Day Nursery & Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

This is an excellent nursery with a fantastic management team and staff that are highly professional and great with the children. The building is always very clean and toys/resources well maintained.

The variety of tasks/games etc are very good and have helped my daughter develop her skills immensely, there is a lot of support to identify key areas of weakness and to target attention to these. Lunches and snacks are healthy and have helped to improve her eating habits. I am very happy with the trips, visitors and special activities that are also held at various times of the year, they further enrich the nursery experience and equip children for moving on to primary school.

How likely would you be to recommend Kingswood Day Nursery & Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We have been using Kingswood Day Nursery for 4 years now and we continue to be happy with the nursery. They have been very flexible and always take on board feedback. The staff are very friendly and caring and my children have been very happy there.

How likely would you be to recommend Kingswood Day Nursery & Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

We have used Kingswood for 9 years with 3 children - the staff have always been very good and kind with all our girls from 6 months in the baby room up to leaving for school. We have been very happy with the care they have provided.

How likely would you be to recommend Kingswood Day Nursery & Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Kingswood is superb, my son was there from 6 months old to 2.5yrs, (then we moved to Lincoln for a year) and he has now returned to Kingswood as we moved home to Sheffield. He settled in straight away, loves being there, his vocabulary and social-emotional skills are developing quickly and the staff are superb. I would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Kingswood Day Nursery & Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My granddaughters attend the nursery and I am very happy with the care provided. The girls are always informing me of what they have been doing and it always sounds fun. The staff are welcoming and polite. I have seen them with the children and they have a lovely way with them. The staff do a grand job - well done!

How likely would you be to recommend Kingswood Day Nursery & Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Our eldest son will shortly be moving on to primary school having attended from the age of 13 months. He'll really miss his key members of staff when he leaves. It's been great to see his personailty grow and be nurtured by staff who genuinely care about his welfare and well-being.

It's a well managed nursery setting too. It'll only be too soon before our 2yr old joins his brother in school and the nursery journey will be complete for our boys!

How likely would you be to recommend Kingswood Day Nursery & Preschool? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

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