Birkenshaw Kindergarten

38A Old Lane, Birkenshaw, Bradford BD11 2JX

Birkenshaw Kindergarten, Bradford, West Yorkshire
Birkenshaw Kindergarten, Bradford, West Yorkshire
Birkenshaw Kindergarten, Bradford, West Yorkshire

Birkenshaw Kindergarten is a day childcare facility that caters for 47 children up to the age of 8 years. The nursery is set in a private and modern purpose-built extension to the owner's home in Birkenshaw and is conveniently situated just off the A58 Leeds to Halifax Road. It is therefore ideally located for commutes to Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield.

Birkenshaw Kindergarten is set within its own grounds with a private entrance, car parking facility and its own large outdoor play area. The nursery provides a light and airy environment supported by a friendly, experienced and highly qualified staff team. The location of the nursery is idyllic, with open views across farmland with a variety of animals for the children to observe.

The nursery has a 'Good' Ofsted rating (April 2014), a five-star food hygiene rating (June 2017) and the Kirklees Healthy Choice Gold Award (March 2017) for outstanding standards of food hygiene and healthy option menus.

Birkenshaw Kindergarten enjoys an excellent reputation and is grateful to receive numerous parent recommendations. Parents/carers are informed of any nursery events via parent information boards, letters, emails, a closed Facebook group and through daily feedback and communication.

The nursery also offers a drop-off and pick up service to the local school, Birkenshaw Primary School.

Free places are available for children aged 3 and 4 and for some children aged 2, subject to criteria. The nursery is also accepting children into the pre-school room using the 30 free hours for early learning and care.

Owner: Richard & June Bell

Person in charge: Sarah Killoran (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kirklees Council

Number of Staff: 14

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

Total Places for Children: 47

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 7 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

7.1 Birkenshaw Kindergarten has a Review Score of 7.1 (7.129)

The Review Score of 7.1 (maximum of 10) for Birkenshaw Kindergarten 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 24 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Birkenshaw Kindergarten in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.5 out of 5 from 23 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 4.629 for Birkenshaw Kindergarten is calculated as follows: ( (187 Excellents x 5) + (92 Goods x 4) + (7 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 286 Ratings = 4.629

  • 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 2.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Birkenshaw Kindergarten is based on 23 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4 then divided by 2 = 2.000

    2. Target of 9.4 positive Reviews (47 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 23 Reviews ÷ 9.4 Target Reached = 1 , then divided by 2 = 0.500

  • 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
    16
  • Good
    8
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    20
  • Likely
    4
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Birkenshaw Kindergarten

  • Mother of Child
    19
  • Father of Child
    5

We chose this nursery as we had heard positive reviews via word of mouth, and after visiting we knew it was a great nursery. The staff are extremely friendly, approachable and are always happy! The meals and variety of food are really good. Staff are easily contactable if you have any queries or concerns. The nursery is also really amenable for any extra days you require. The outdoor space is safe and there always seems to be some farm animals for the children to watch in the field next to the nursery. This is a great nursery and I would highly recommend to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The nursery provides the best care and entertainment for my daughter, she settled in so well and thrives from going to Birkenshaw Kindergarten.
She has excellent relationships with all the staff there. They do lots of fun activities and there are so many things for the children to play with. I wouldn't send my daughter anywhere else.

How likely would you be to recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten? 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

Friendly staff who have all developed good relationships with my daughter. Good food, many and varied activities, including regular outdoor play.

Clear working relationships with the local primary school used to best prepare the children for the transition. Well managed.

How likely would you be to recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Value for Money: Good

Since sending our daughter here, she has developed in leaps and bounds which we feel is due to the professionalism of the staff and the dedication they show in looking after children. We couldn't ask for a safer and more professional environment for our child.

How likely would you be to recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I have brought my children to this nursery since January 2011 and I have no worries. The high level of care they provide is excellent. My main priority is that my children are well cared for and happy and the nursery definitely meets my expectations. The acting nursery manager is so keen to make improvements and this is a very good thing as she has a lot of enthusiasm and is keeping the nursery what I love about it and that is the nursery is warm and homely.

How likely would you be to recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My son has really enjoyed his time at this nursery. The staff are fantastic and there are no complaints what so ever. I would recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten to anyone who is looking for good quality care for their child.

How likely would you be to recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Birkenshaw Kindergarten is a very welcoming, homely nursery. The staff are excellent. They are always very professional when addressing anything to do with my son. They are all so friendly. My son has learnt lots of new things since starting at this nursery. Although he gets upset when I drop him off, he is very giddy and excited to talk about nursery when I pick him up. I can't praise this nursery enough. I hope to also send my daughter to Birkenshaw Kindergarten.

How likely would you be to recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Both my children have attended here and we have never had any issues, staff always polite and pleasant and my children enjoy/enjoyed attending. My youngest still attends and always seems to enjoy herself, I enjoy receiving newsletters and think the facebook page is great.

How likely would you be to recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

- Friendly and attentive staff members - welcoming and always smiling.
- Developing our child's key skills (eg. communication, application and numbers).
- The portfolio is a large part of the children's development.
- Safe and clean environment.
- Use social media in a secure and safe way to update parents on upcoming events, deadlines etc (Facebook).
- Overall, very professional workplace/staff.
- My son regularly talks about all his activities at nursery and what he has learnt (talks a lot about all his friends)!

How likely would you be to recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten? 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

Lovely little nursery, love the staff and the girls who look after my daughter. Always happy when I pick her up and smiling at both of them. Situated behind a farm and enjoys learning and looking at the animals.

How likely would you be to recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been here for 5 months, throughout that time she has developed so much. Thank you to the staff here for their care, they provide a fantastic, safe, loving place for babies/children. I have until now, never considered putting my child into a nursery and I am so thankful I did and chose Birkenshaw Kindergarten. Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten? 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 child enjoys a wide range of activities and staff always do a good job at settling him as he can find that difficult on some days. I was really impressed when he came home with a knights helmet made to link to his interests. All the staff are very friendly and approachable and I feel my child is safe and secure when he is there.

How likely would you be to recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten? 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

Birkenshaw Kindergarten offers many positives but for us, the main asset are the kind, caring staff, who know the children and nurture them well. Our little girl enjoys attending this nursery which is key to her social & academic development.

How likely would you be to recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Fab nursery. Staff always attentive and have time for parents and children. My child loves to attend nursery which just goes to prove this. Meals are always varied and fresh. Parent forms for children's progress readily available. Help to develop child social behaviour.

How likely would you be to recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten? 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 son recently left Birkenshaw Kindergarten to begin school having started there as a 1yr old and my daughter is currently attending.

My daughter adores the staff and thoroughly enjoys her days which are packed full of activities from baking and crafts to singing and playing with the wide variety of toys. Outdoor play is also encouraged all year round so she gets plenty of fresh air and the chance to run around!

My son had a similar experience, with the time he spent in the Pre-School room setting him up brilliantly for school. Not only did Birkenshaw help to prepare him educationally (his early interest in phonics and maths was supported really well) but the way the children are encouraged to become more independent in relation to personal care, eating habits etc and the attention paid to listening skills, 'carpet behaviour' and general social conduct have meant the transition to school has been a breeze!

How likely would you be to recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has attended nursery for over a year now and she loves it. She started in the toddler room as a shy 2-year-old, the team offered a caring and nurturing environment and she grew in confidence. Transition from the toddler room to the over 3's room was managed very well by the team and she seems very settled. The range of activities is great from indoor to outdoor play (whatever the weather). She comes home every week telling me what she's learnt and who she's been playing with. The nursery nurses and the management are great, I would 100% recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten to anyone looking for a fabulous local nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten? 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

Very happy with services at nursery..feel comfortable that my little boy is being well cared for and that he is developing and learning well...
Staff are all very friendly and seem to enjoy their jobs. Management are very committed.

How likely would you be to recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten? 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 overall review of the nursery is excellent. The staff are all friendly, helpful and nothing is too much trouble. The one on one time with the kids at different times of the day is really good. We get endless stories at the end of the day, of the fun our son has had throughout the day.

How likely would you be to recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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 daughter has always enjoyed nursery and we find all the staff very kind and helpful. She especially enjoys the toddler room currently and gets on well with the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

My son has loved going to Birkenshaw Kindergarten since he was 8 months old. All staff and facilities are excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

All staff are friendly and our daughter loves it here. Each day she comes home with new skills and attributes. We can't speak any more highly of the place.

How likely would you be to recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Since the very first day that my daughter began at Birkenshaw, I have been extremely impressed with the provision provided. I have seen my child develop socially and mentally over the past two years, she has become a much more confident child who can interact with children and adults. As a child who struggled to eat a variety of foods, Birkenshaw Kindergarten always encouraged and ensured that they persevered. She now eats really well during the day. A massive thank you to all of the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Fab! Our little one has been going there about 16 months now. She only goes usually for one day a week, but when we need extra care, they are very accommodating. She's just gone 2 and has been in the baby room all that time, the staff in there are fantastic, really friendly and brilliant with her. Although I am sure (and others have told me!) the next step up staff are just as great, it will still be a shame when she soon moves up. She's really happy going and is totally fine being left there in the morning, as we are leaving her. There's loads outside to do and they do get outside a lot. She comes home with songs and dances and we are really pleased that we sent her to Birkenshaw Kindergarten.

How likely would you be to recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son has been at this nursery now for 8 months, He has settled well and we never have tears when dropping him off. He has took a total shine to Laura one of the cares and he sends the evening shouting her name at us.

He gets a little form each day on the things he has done and its always fully ticked for eating all his food. The nursery have a board up with what is being served that day so you know you little ones have had fruit and veg in the day.

Lots of toys both in and outside of the nursery and all in great condition.

All the staff are friendly and I would recommend to a friend.

How likely would you be to recommend Birkenshaw Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

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