Children's Place Dewsbury

Dewsbury and District Hospital, Halifax Road, Dewsbury WF13 4HS

Dewsbury Children’s Place opened in 1991 in the grounds of Dewsbury and District Hospital, meeting the childcare needs of children aged from birth to five years, for working NHS employees and parents and families within the local community.

In February 2016 Dewsbury Children’s Place was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and it was recognised that "staff develop highly successful partnerships with parents and other professionals, which forms an effective joint approach to children’s learning and well-being."

Children have access to age-appropriate, versatile play rooms, with the aim of seeing children develop positively in safe and secure environments. Staff understand the value of learning through play, and through a free-flow system, children are also able to be adventurous in the challenging and fun outdoor areas. Dewsbury Children's Place is committed to meeting the needs of NHS employees and other families with flexible childcare through the hospital’s on-site provision.

Group: Children's Place Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Wendy Bell (Nursery 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: 51

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0645-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays, Christmas & 2 training days March & September

Languages Spoken (other than English): Gujarati, Panjabi, Punjabi, Urdu


Visitors using public transport to get to Dewsbury Children’s Place, need to catch the Arriva 268 bus and exit at the Dewsbury Hospital bus stop next to the Priestley Unit. Follow the pavement walking past the Priestley Unit which will be on the left and continue to follow the pavement until you reach the last building on the left before exiting the hospital grounds, which is the nursery.

Drivers should enter Dewsbury Hospital grounds through the main entrance off Halifax Road. Turn left just after the bus stop go past accident and emergency, turn left again and follow the road to the last building on the left which is the nursery. Parents can park directly outside the nursery for short periods of time.


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.


Dewsbury Children’s Place have spaces directly outside nursery, which parents can use for short periods of time.


The Review Score of 6.2 (maximum of 10) for Children's Place Dewsbury 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 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Children's Place Dewsbury in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 1.5 out of 5 from 1 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)

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 4.667 for Children's Place Dewsbury is calculated as follows: ( (8 Excellents x 5) + (4 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 4.667

  • 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 1.549 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Children's Place Dewsbury is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3 then divided by 2 = 1.500

    2. Target of 10.2 positive Reviews (51 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 10.2 Target = 0.098 , then divided by 2 = 0.049

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

6.2 Children's Place Dewsbury has a Review Score of 6.2 (6.216)

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  • Mother of Child

With two children, my relationship as a customer has lasted five years. In this time, The Children's Place staff have taken excellent practical and emotional care of my children and been on hand for practical advice throughout. Always ready to assist, their ability to be proactive and think outside the box provides an individual and unique experience for every child. This has provided support for issues faced outside of nursery and within the home.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

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Awards / Recognitions

March 2018

May 2017

GOLD Healthy Eating Award

Recipient: Children's Place Dewsbury

Date: Saturday 06 May 2017

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April 2017

Investors in People

Recipient: Children's Place Dewsbury

Date: Thursday 13 Apr 2017

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March 2017

5* Food Hygiene Award

Recipient: Children's Place Dewsbury

Date: Friday 31 Mar 2017

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February 2016

Good Ofsted

Recipient: Children's Place Dewsbury

Date: Friday 19 Feb 2016

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