The Nursery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Nursery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Nursery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

The Nursery provides a happy, nurturing and secure environment where each child can develop and learn to their full potential.

Located in Aston, Sheffield, the nursery is ideally situated for both commuters and families within the local community. Set within a large converted house, the nursery creates a warm and friendly environment where children feel safe and secure.

The nursery is family-run and managed by a highly competent manager with many years of nursery experience acquired working within the local community.

An enthusiastic team of early years practitioners are committed to providing the highest quality care for each child, and regularly attend a wide range of training programs throughout the year, enabling them to continually build on their skills and knowledge.

The Nursery has provision for children aged between birth and five years. This includes a baby room (birth to two years), a toddler room (two to three years) and a pre-school room (three to five years). Each room is assigned by age range to ensure the provision is closely matched to each child’s interests and stage of development. The nursery offers a before and after school service safely escorting children up to the age of 11 to and from schools in the local community.

A large outdoor area has been fitted with artificial grass so that it can be accessed in all weathers, ensuring children are able to develop both physically and socially in an active and fun-filled safe area.

The nursery provides funded places for qualifying two-year-olds and all three-and four-year-olds and offers extended funding up to 30 hours per week to qualifying parents.

The nursery welcomes parents who work variable shift patterns and will strive to accommodate them with the provision of variable daycare sessions wherever possible. For commuting parents, the nursery offers extended hours from 7am to 7pm where required.

Person in charge: Mae Boldison (Owner/Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 16

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

Total Places for Children: 46

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1900

When Closed: All Bank Holidays plus 1 week over Christmas & New Year

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.6 The Nursery has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.627)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for The Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 11 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 4.627 for The Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (139 Excellents x 5) + (55 Goods x 4) + (9 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 204 Ratings = 4.627

  • 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 The Nursery is based on 11 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 9.2 positive Reviews (46 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 9.2 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.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    12
  • Good
    5
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    13
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    1

Reviewer Connection to The Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    16
  • Father of Child
    1

My little boy goes to this nursery and he seems really happy when I drop him off there and pick him up.

The staff are friendly and experienced at looking after young children, and I trust them implicitly with my child.

The meals are very nutritious, and the snacks offer plenty of fruit, which is good.

Overall, a really good nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We couldn’t be happier with The Nursery, the staff are fantastic with my daughter and they have made the effort to really get to know her. I can see how comfortable she is with them, I have no doubt when she gets dropped off in the morning that she will be well cared for and enjoy her day.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been going to the nursery for two years now and we are more than satisfied with the care he has received. My eldest son also attends the after school club provided at the nursery which is a godsend for full time working parents, as a full cooked tea is included in the price! Lovely staff and nice outdoor play area too, the children have a variety of toys to play with and activities to do!
For all ages, a mix of educational play and encouragement is given with help and support available if needed.

How likely would you be to recommend The Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

The single factor that separates The Nursery from other providers in the region is its staff. They are hardworking, knowledgeable and diligent. I leave my daughter there knowing she will be cared for until I collect her.

How likely would you be to recommend The Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I can recommend The Nursery to anyone that's looking for a homely, caring setting for their child. My daughter settled into The Nursery really quickly, and the staff are friendly and helpful, they took time to get to know what she likes. My daughter always leaves with a smile on her face having had a great day!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I could not Recommend the nursery enough, my son absolutely loves it there and there is never a problem dropping him off. If there ever has been a teary moment when dropping him off the girls there will always make sure they give me a ring to let me know that he is okay, and happy playing again. There is always a varied selection of food, and that has got my son eating food that I may never have tried him with. I never have any worries about dropping my son off there and they are all amazing with the children! The garden outside is also a little child’s dream, there are different things everywhere and he loves that too.

How likely would you be to recommend The 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 little boy has attended The Nursery since he was 5 months old and he will be 3 in January. From day 1, he has loved attending. All of the staff are friendly and welcoming. The staff work in partnership with parents, helping to keep the children's development on track.
Going back to work was difficult, but at least we know we leave our little boy happy and well cared for.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

In our opinion we wouldn't recommend this setting. A problem occurred and when we tried to get in touch with management and they were slow to respond, in what we deemed a reasonable timeframe. We have been advised that these issues have now been dealt with. Nevertheless, we decided to take our daughter out of the nursery, as we didn’t feel happy with the service that we personally received. However, we paid our invoice for the services we received when our daughter was in attendance, but are now being charged for a service we are not happy with and are not accessing.

How likely would you be to recommend The Nursery? Extremely Unlikely

Average Rating: 

 3.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Poor

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Lee Boldison, Owner / Director at The Nursery responded to this review on 20 Oct 2017:

These parents are clearly unhappy with our services. We respect their views and their decision to seek alternative childcare. There is a clearly defined process for leaving the nursery which our staff are happy to assist parents with. However, in this instance, the parent collected her child from nursery and announced on the very same day that the child would be leaving the nursery and that they would not pay the notice fees due on termination as per the terms of our contract. Furthermore, the parents informed us that if they were pursued for the fees due, that they would make their views clear to all through social media channels.

I could not be happier with The Nursery! Before my son started here I never imagined myself being able to walk out on my sobbing 3-year-old! He is still settling in and we are still having lots of tears on "drop off," but the staff here are wonderful and I can assuringly go home or go to work, knowing that he WILL settle and won't be left to cry. I am 100% comfortable with my child being left here. The communication between all the staff seems to be excellent. Everyone at the setting always has a smile and they all seem to know exactly who your child is when you walk through the door, even though we don't really know everyone yet as we are new and this is such a nice, welcoming feeling.
There are plenty of activities and toys to keep the children happy and the garden is great. I have already noticed changes in the way my little boy speaks, and his counting seems to have improved a lot in such a short space of time.
Big shout out to the girls in the preschool room. You do an amazing job!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have been really happy with the nursery since we have been going. I always feel assured that my child is cared for, especially when having a bad day. Every day on pick up my child is having fun and is happy. Other than that I love the amount of time my child spends outside playing and the different activities they have to do outside and one of the carers is always playing chase or hid and seek with them.

How likely would you be to recommend The Nursery? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very impressed. The staff are lovely and friendly. My son really enjoys going once he is there. They show affection when he is upset at first when leaving me which I like.
My son's speech has come on so much since he has been going. The food they provide is always healthy and my son always eats all of his dinner.
Really glad I picked this nursey.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The care both my children have received from 'The Nursery' has been outstanding. My children absolutely love going to nursery. They experience a range of exciting activities every day and enjoy playing in the garden. Staff are always friendly and supportive of our children's needs. We have daily feedback and detailed reports termly relating to progress. I can't thank my children's key workers enough. They are superstars!

How likely would you be to recommend The 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

My daughter has been attending for a year now. I was dreading going back to work and leaving her there but she settled instantly thanks to the lovely staff and the fantastic facilities! We chose The Nursery as the garden was so appealing, it's great that they can get out in any weather. My daughter has made friends with the children and the staff, it's such a friendly environment and there is no worry about when they have to move up a room as they all know each other from playing outside. The food always sounds fantastic, and a great variety of home cooked meals. Would happily recommend The Nursery to anyone looking for childcare.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My son has been going here now for over a year and after looking at many childcare providers we chose The Nursery as it was very welcoming, the staff seemed nice, knowledgeable, and ALL first aid trained and my son really enjoyed the taster session. I can honestly say I've never had any problems, I'm always informed of the day he's had, the girls are so lovely that work there never short on cuddles if my sons having an off day.
As he gets older and moves up the nursery, and his nursery teacher changes and he's a little unsure about going in his new room his old nursery assistants will come and reassure him. Most importantly I have no tears in the morning as he loves going. I cannot speak highly enough of them and will be sad when the time comes for him to leave pre-school.

How likely would you be to recommend The 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

He is well cared for and well provided for and he has a wide range of activities for him to do. The girls are very friendly and informative as to what he has been doing etc. very good communication between career and parent.

How likely would you be to recommend The Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My little girl loves going to 'The Nursery' as it is a very friendly and welcoming place. She gets on well with all the staff and always comes home happy. She enjoys the big outdoor space and interacting with older and younger children. I know she is well looked after at nursery and she enjoys the wide range of food. We are all happy that we picked 'The Nursery' for our little girl.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Brilliant staff who have provided excellent care for my son, planning appropriate activities and experiences that relate to his current interests. I have received lovely pictures and observations showing my son enjoying his time which is great to see. My son loves the food and eats foods that he wouldn't normally eat at home, giving me the satisfaction that he has had two home cooked meals. Thank you.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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