Children's Place Halifax

The Poplars, Free School Lane, Halifax HX1 2YE

Halifax Children's Place opened in 1997 and works in partnership with Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, to provide high quality childcare and education for children aged 0-5 years, for both NHS staff and children and families in the local area.

In December 2015 Daisy Hill Children’s Place was graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted and it was recognised that “there are stimulating rooms for children to explore and cosy corners where they can relax with access to a good range of resources”.

Children's Place Halifax offers an exciting environment, where children can learn and develop in a secure and happy atmosphere, enjoying a wide range of activities and interests.

Highly qualified staff fully support children’s individual needs and the nursery’s free-flow system encourages children to make personal choices about their play experiences. Children are also fully supported through their learning journey’s, including their move on to school.

Group: Children's Place Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Jane Sewell (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 12

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

Total Places for Children: 59

Age Range: from 0 years 0 months to 8 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays, Christmas & 2 Training Days March & September

Languages Spoken (other than English): Kannada, Panjabi, Punjabi, Pashto, Pushto, Urdu

Directions:

Halifax Children’s Place is located on Free School Lane on the opposite side of the road to St Jude’s Church, the chemist and the news agents.

Visiting:

Children’s Place welcomes all parents and children to come and visit them for a show around without making prior arrangements. They would love to see you, so please do not hesitate to give them a call or drop by.

Parking:

Halifax Children's Place have 5 parking spaces directly outside the entrance of nursery, which parents can use.

Overview

The Review Score of 8.4 (maximum of 10) for Children's Place Halifax 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 Children's Place Halifax in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.8 out of 5 from 3 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 4.606 for Children's Place Halifax is calculated as follows: ( (129 Excellents x 5) + (68 Goods x 4) + (6 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 203 Ratings = 4.606

  • 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 3.754 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Children's Place Halifax is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 11.8 positive Reviews (59 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 11.8 Target = 0.254

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

8.4 Children's Place Halifax has a Review Score of 8.4 (8.360)

Average Ratings

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    6
  • Satisfactory
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Reviewer Connection to Children's Place Halifax

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  • Father of Child
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My son has recently started this nursery and he loves it. The staff are caring providing supervision in this nursery is excellent. All staff are friendly, professional and caring which provides a lovely a lovely atmosphere/ environment for the children. There's lots of space for the children and lots of activities and experiences in a friendly, caring fun environment for the education of our children. I am very happy with this nursery and I am confident my child's every need is taken care of to a high standard.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place Halifax? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Staff are friendly and caring. The staff provide a range of activities for the children in the pre-school room, including a variety of creative pursuits in the messy room. Water play, sparkly dough, painting, sand, bubbles, shaving foam and junk model making are all encouraged.

My child is very settled there despite having only been attending for four months so far.

Furthermore, I've found the nursery to be very flexible and accommodating to changing days, sometimes at quite short notice which is extremely helpful if/when your personal and work commitments change.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place Halifax? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

This nursery is fantastic my daughter loves going, she has come out of her shell so much loves learning, playing with other children, etc the nursery has helped her so much with playing with other children it’s not something she was used to at all. They have helped with her potty training kept up with what we were doing at home which has helped a lot and she is now fully potty trained in no time at all, the staff are all really helpful, friendly and go out of their way to help. I would highly recommend this nursery to a friend.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place Halifax? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I am pleased so far with my child's progress. Clearly the staff have worked on him well as he is telling me to leave now as apposed to the early day's when he used to cry for Dad.

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

My son has attended the Halifax Children's Place for nearly a year now and he has settled in really nicely. It fills me with confidence to know that he is happy and content and so well cared for. I love to look through his key worker book, which is full of lovely photos and detailed observations! I am also impressed with the nutritious yummy meals that are provided, which I know my boy really enjoys! A big thank you to all the lovely staff!

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place Halifax? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My son has been going to this nursery since being in the baby room. He has just started preschool and I have no problems with this nursery at all. The staff are very friendly and my son has grown since he has started. He looks forward to going which speaks for itself.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place Halifax? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

My daughter has attended the nursery for just over one year.
The staff have been fantastic and give me lots of feedback about what she has been doing and how she is progressing.
My daughter is more confident and is happy to go to nursery.
I would definitely recommend the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place Halifax? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Children's Place Halifax is an excellent nursery and I would highly recommend it to anyone with young children.
The staff are always very welcoming and interested in your child's time at home.
They support the individual child to develop their own interests and skills through supportive play and will support your ethos as a parent in how you choose to raise your child.
My daughter loves her time there and skips up the steps and in the door.
I am truly confident the staff cherish her learning and development through adventure and explorative play without compromising on safety.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place Halifax? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our child joined the nursery in January, he has settled very well, being his 1st setting in 3 years, we were all a little anxious but the support the staff have shown him and us has been wonderful. They have helped us all ease into nursery life with no tears (well a few from me). They have been consistent in their approach, guidelines and friendliness. They have a fantastic team and feel lucky we picked the right nursery for us.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place Halifax? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Great nursery, friendly and helpful.
Happy to my daughter here, she enjoys going.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place Halifax? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My son has been attending the nursery once a week since September and I would definitely recommend it. All the staff are friendly and my son seems happy to go, he always seems to have had a good day when I pick him up. He is learning a lot through play and socialising.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place Halifax? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Fantastic members of staff who are very knowledgeable and detailed with the development of my baby. Feedback given every day and daily activities recorded. Pictures taken and baby book produced with pictures and detailed observations. Couldn't recommend it more!

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place Halifax? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The nursery provides a developmental book for each child. This is an excellent way for parents to see progress and development of a child. The staff are helpful. They encourage each child to develop confidence by having activities like baking.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place Halifax? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

My daughter started nursery in October last year. It was a worrying time for us as we didn't know how she would adapt and what it would be like for her. All of our worries and concerns were soon put to rest by the warm, caring pleasant staff in the baby room. With lots of love and reassurance my daughter soon settled in and thoroughly enjoys going to nursery. The environment is happy and friendly, these vibes are apparent as soon as you enter the building. There is a very positive and caring atmosphere which you can feel in every room. Also the food is excellent. Nearly every day my daughter comes home with big ticks against all her meals, she sometimes has seconds. Before she came to nursery she was quite fussy.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place Halifax? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

It is a very good, excellent nursery, my other 3 kids have gone to a different nursery. They went to same nursery but my youngest one is going to this nursery, she is so much cleverer at that age its just unbelievable. Recommend my family and friends to take the kids to this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place Halifax? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter settled in very well in the nursery within the first few weeks though we expected it to take longer. She is bonding very well with her key person and learning new things everyday that she comes to nursery. The staff have really been warm and supportive. It has been a nice experience overall and we hope it will be all good in the future also.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place Halifax? Likely

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Average Rating:   3.6 out of 5

My daughter has been attending Children's Place Halifax since she was 10 months old. She has always been happy here, well cared for, well fed and gently encouraged to develop all the skills she'll need when she starts school next year. I will be sad when she leaves but happy in the knowledge I could not have chosen a more lovely place to send her while I went to work

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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April 2017

Investors in People

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Date: Thursday 13 Apr 2017

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February 2017

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