Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche

Jubilee Centre, Hildebrand Barracks, Penny Pot Lane, Harrogate HG3 2SD

Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Penny Pot Pre-school and Crèche provide early years children with a spacious and nurturing environment to learn through play. Located in close proximity to The Army Foundation College, Harrogate, the team welcome both army and civilian families.

A safe interior is ideal for development, both for babies and pre-schoolers, with continuity of care and respect central to the team's vision.   

Staff are trained to safeguard health and well-being, with rigorous vetting and induction programmes and parents welcome to ask any queries on policies and procedures.

Owner: Penny Pot Nursery & Creche

Person in charge: Margaret Heys (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: North Yorkshire County Council

Number of Staff: 13

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Registered Charity Number: 1072870

Total Places for Children: 50

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 10 weeks per year

Fees Guide: Under 2's £4.53, over 2's £3.70, funded 15 hours

Directions:

On Penny Pot Lane there is a small white picket fence, turn between two black gates, drive down to the very bottom, the Nursery is the last building on the left, walk down the side of the building and the entrance is at the bottom of the path.

Parking:

Park in the large car park on the right hand side of the road.

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.8 Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.806)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche 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 4.806 for Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche is calculated as follows: ( (116 Excellents x 5) + (28 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 144 Ratings = 4.806

  • 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 Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche 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 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 10 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
    10
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    1

My son settled in really easily and his confidence is growing daily. I love his new sense of independence and his inter-social skills have developed and helped him grow a strong personality. I love the Penny Pot team and feel more than comfortable leaving him in their hands.

How likely would you be to recommend Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche? 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 son transferred to Pennypot Nursery from another nursery during the course of the term. When he joined Pennypot Nursery I was overwhelmed with the care they gave my son. With the support of the staff, he was able to immediately fit in without any problems. The care provided is professional, excellent and brilliant. When I am at work I don't even worry about my son because I know he is in perfect, capable and professional hands. My son has benefited tremendously and he has also developed and come out of his shell. He enjoys going to nursery. He has developed so much in his social skills and his vocabulary is rich and amazing. The nursery provides a safe, friendly nurturing environment for the children. Each day of the week is filled with different activities which are educational and fun. One word to describe Pennypot Nursery would be "Amazing". It is also very good value for money. I would highly recommend Pennypot Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche? 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

When my little girl started at Penny Pot she was very shy having been at home with mum for 3 years. Within just a few weeks in the Superstars room, she had made fantastic relationships with the staff and lovely friendships with the other children. She is coming home after each session having learnt something new and so excited to go back the following day.
She also participates in the organised Mini Kicks session which she wouldn't have the opportunity to do without being at Penny Pot.
We are so grateful to the staff for helping my little girl grow and develop into a much more confident outgoing little girl

How likely would you be to recommend Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche? 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

Margaret Heys, Manager at Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche responded to this review on 05 Jun 2017:

Thank you for such a lovely review. The staff really appreciate your kind words.

So glad we chose Penny Pot for our child's first nursery. We were both anxious to put her in full time but the staff do a brilliant job and cannot be faulted. She absolutely adores them and has come on leaps and bounds since starting there at 1yo. Fab that you can go by the hours rather than a full time/part time block. We are moving area and taking her out of Penny Pot is by far the hardest thing of the lot as we now have a very high expectation of the next place!

How likely would you be to recommend Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche? 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

Margaret Heys, Manager at Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche responded to this review on 05 Jun 2017:

Thank you so much for a wonderful review. We are going to miss you and hope your next journey will be as good.

My son has been attending the nursery since he was 9 months old, he is just coming up to two now. The staff are fantastic with him and he absolutely loves it there. I literally cannot get him out of the place at the end of the day. The facilities are fantastic and the kids have so much space to run around. I would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche? 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

Margaret Heys, Manager at Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche responded to this review on 05 Jun 2017:

It means such a lot for the staff to know that they do a fantastic job, thank you.

Very friendly staff, my little boy loves it here. It's much bigger than other nursery's allowing more room to play and good outdoor space too. It’s a perfect ratio of staff to children allowing for a very dedicated environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

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

Margaret Heys, Manager at Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche responded to this review on 05 Jun 2017:

Thank you for your review, we enjoy hearing that we are doing great things.

Our daughter couldn't love Penny Pot nursery in Harrogate more.

We found the nursery from the council list and of the ones we when to visit it was far bigger, more activities, more friendly and they took her allergy very seriously even training more staff around this and setting up special instructions in every room and making her own medical bag.
I feel she is far safer due to the location and it also gives them more chance to go out to the local park.
The space in the nursery is fab, large rooms, a newly furnished outdoor and covered area so they can get out even when it's raining.
The food is good and the level of activities she does every day are fab. The staff are also great at instilling new things we are teaching her or encouraging her to play, share, be polite, learn and turn new things with confidence.
Our daughter really loves the staff and other children and always runs in and out happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Margaret Heys, Manager at Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche responded to this review on 27 Mar 2017:

Thank you for your lovely review, your daughter always makes us smile and laugh.

My daughter first started Penny Pot Pre-School at 18 months old and is currently in pre-school getting ready to go to school in September. She has always loved coming to nursery and her development has come on leaps since starting. She has turned into a fantastic bright confident child. She has excellent relationships with her carers and key worker, and the management are always very helpful. All around lovely setting.

How likely would you be to recommend Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche? 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

Margaret Heys, Manager at Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche responded to this review on 13 Mar 2017:

Thank you for reviewing, your daughter is a credit to you, and is always a pleasure to have at the setting.

Pennypot Pre-School is a lovely nursery. The staff are very friendly, approachable and they give the children the best care. My children always come home happy from nursery and look forward to going. The nursery and staff are very flexible and accommodating - highly recommended!

How likely would you be to recommend Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Margaret Heys, Manager at Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche responded to this review on 13 Mar 2017:

Thank you for your kind words.

Penny Pot is a lovely, friendly nursery and my daughter has been extremely happy there over the past 20 months including a transition to me returning to work full-time. The days are packed full of fun activities including plenty of outside time and the staff are always on hand to reassure and offer advice.

How likely would you be to recommend Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Margaret Heys, Manager at Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche responded to this review on 08 Mar 2017:

Thank you, Emily, for your kind words, it's lovely to have your daughter attending here.

My son has been attending since he was 7 months old, he is now 3.5 years and daughter just over a year, she is 18 months. They are both very happy here and look forward to their nursery days. The personal approach of the management and staff is excellent. The managers also try to be flexible and understand the needs of working parents as well as the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche? 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

Margaret Heys, Manager at Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche responded to this review on 08 Mar 2017:

Thank you, Helen, both your children are wonderful and it is a pleasure to look after them.

My son really enjoys nursery and the staff are superb . He has come on leaps and bounds since starting at the nursery and is well in front of others his age that we know outside of the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Penny Pot Pre-School and Under 5s Creche? 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

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