Oak Valley Day Nursery

Halfway, Station Road, Halfway, Sheffield S20 3GS

Oak Valley Day Nursery offers children a spacious and versatile play and learning environment where their early years skills can develop, under the watchful eye of caring and well-qualified staff. They have the benefits of 2 all-weather play surfaces in our purpose designed setting.

They offer flexible childcare for parents and have excellent ties with local schools and are registered with Ofsted.

Oak Valley provides an excellent start for your child on their exciting learning journey, through a committed and qualified team, as part of the Early Years Care & Education group of nurseries.

Group: Early Years Care & Education Ltd

Person in charge: Emma Wheelhouse (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Sheffield City Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 100

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

Directions:

Opposite the petrol station on Station Road, within Century Park

Parking:

Car park

Overview

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Oak Valley Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 18 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Oak Valley Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 14 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 4.727 for Oak Valley Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (166 Excellents x 5) + (41 Goods x 4) + (9 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 216 Ratings = 4.727

  • 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 4.7 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Oak Valley Day Nursery is based on 14 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 20 positive Reviews (100 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 14 Reviews ÷ 20 Target = 0.700

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

9.4 Oak Valley Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.427)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    16
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
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  • Very Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Oak Valley Day Nursery?

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    18
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Reviewer Connection to Oak Valley Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    13
  • Father of Child
    2
  • Grandmother of Child
    2
  • Brother of Child
    1

Brilliant nursery!
Always doing something different, fun and educational with the children at all ages.
Lovely, friendly, thorough and trustworthy staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Oak Valley Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The staff at Oak Valley Nursery are absolutely wonderful, so helpful and friendly. I have absolutely no worries about leaving my daughter there knowing she is very well looked after and having a fantastic time playing, learning and developing. I couldn't wish for a better nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Oak Valley Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Both my children go here. They have been going since they were one-year-old and I was recommended Oak Valley Day Nursery by a family member. I am so glad I picked this nursery. The staff are fantastic and they have developed my children's learning skills so much. My children love going to nursery and they do loads for the children that go there. They go on different outings, they bring people in to do different arts and craft activities for special occasions. They have had zoo lab people go in with animals and other specialists.

They do loads of learning as well. My daughter moved up to preschool, she was only in there for 2 weeks and came home and told me the alphabet all the way through.

They both come home every day and having learnt something new e.g. colours, numbers, shapes, animals and much more. When I ask them if they have had a good day at nursery they say yes and are very talkative about it.

I always recommend to anyone this nursery so that they can experience what my children have.

How likely would you be to recommend Oak Valley Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I absolutely love this nursery. My son has come on so much since attending Oak Valley. The staff are really helpful and will always try to help me with any queries however daft I think they might seem. I will really miss taking him there when he starts school.

How likely would you be to recommend Oak Valley Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My child has been going to Oak Valley Day Nursery since just before his 2nd birthday, he is now in the preschool room and turning 4 in August. He was a very shy, clingy little boy when he first started, but after lots of patience, encouragement and persuasion from the staff, he has grown into quite the opposite. He loves going to nursery now and comes home happy and full of energy.

The staff are all really friendly and approachable and do such a fab job.

How likely would you be to recommend Oak Valley Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Could not be happier with this nursery! They provide so many exciting and varied activities which my son loves. The staff and manager are really welcoming and talk to me about my son's progression and needs. Parents are able to get involved with activities which is lovely. The children always seem happy and I don't often see upset children. All the staff talk to my son which is lovely, and he is always happy to go in a morning. I would recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Oak Valley Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son has attended this nursery from approximately 10 months of age (now almost 2). I cannot fault any of the staff at the nursery, they are all completely dedicated to their work and the care of the children. My son loves going to nursery and gets very excited on nursery days which as a parent is a massive weight off of your shoulders knowing that your child is happy and looks forward to their days in the nursery! The children get to do a lot of exciting and different things, trips to the library, animals/insects brought in to study etc.

How likely would you be to recommend Oak Valley Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I'm very pleased with the staff and the care my child is receiving at Oak Valley. The feedback I have from staff is always pleasant which makes me feel my child enjoys their time at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Oak Valley Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My child has been attending the nursery for approximately one year. I would recommend this nursery to anyone, it is very accommodating to my shift pattern and is very flexible. My child enjoys going to the nursery, the staff are very friendly and there is always fun activities for the children to do.

How likely would you be to recommend Oak Valley Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My younger brother goes here, he has some minor learning and social interaction difficulties but he has improved significantly since going to the nursery. All the staff are great with him and the manager has been very good accommodating his needs and ensuring he enjoys his visits.

How likely would you be to recommend Oak Valley Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Both my grandsons have attended this nursery and all their needs have always been carefully and kindly attended to. Any problems or worries are always listened to and sorted as soon as possible. Always try to accommodate any changes whilst always being organised. The children loved the staff and were always happy and relaxed to be left. Whenever I entered the nursery I was always confident they were being looked after nearly as well as I would.

How likely would you be to recommend Oak Valley Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We have been with this nursery for 2 yrs. I cannot praise the staff enough. They are so kind, caring and hardworking. My daughter really enjoys attending 3 days a week. We feel that she is developing really well.
Nothing is too much trouble for any of the staff especially the manager. We really appreciate how accommodating the nursery is when we have to change at short notice due to our jobs. I would and do recommend this nursery to friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Oak Valley Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter has been going to Oak Valley Nursery since she was 9 months old. She thoroughly enjoys going. All the staff are lovely. Couldn't ask for a better type of care for my child.

How likely would you be to recommend Oak Valley Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My grandaughter went to a previous nursery but never seemed to settle. She loves Oak Valley and cannot wait to go each day. Staff were really friendly and welcoming. Also flexible with hours and days.

How likely would you be to recommend Oak Valley Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Both of my children have attended Oak Valley over the years and I have always been very happy with the nursery and staff. Both of them loved attending.

How likely would you be to recommend Oak Valley Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Just want to say bringing my child to this nursery was the best thing I did. He wouldn't settle at the nursery before. I explained he needs that warming environment. He stopped being clingy and really settled down. The staff are all very good and it will be really sad to see him go.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both my two children have attended Oak Valley Day Nursery and I have always been happy with the care my children have received. Staff are warm, friendly and easily approachable. The on-site manager is always helpful and flexible with any requests in reading swapping childcare hours/days.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Friendly welcoming staff. Find them very flexible and accommodating. My daughter has attended for four years and now my son has just started there too. I like the fact that it is easily accessible, can park right outside. Also like that it is all on ground level. Safe entry system. I would like to see more outings/trips and different activities such as crafts/baking etc. Could be better organised with paperwork e.g more advanced notice of events and need a direct email to nursery manager rather than to generic group email address.

How likely would you be to recommend Oak Valley Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   3.6 out of 5

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