PlayAway Day Nursery, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
PlayAway Day Nursery, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
PlayAway Day Nursery, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

PlayAway Day Nursery: Caring & Fun for your Children. All-inclusive daycare making life easier for busy parents Consistently highly rated by OFSTED and North Yorkshire Quality Assurance Scheme Loads of outdoor fun, with natural, stimulating and varied play areas Home cooked wholesome food. The loveliest, professional and experienced carers.

Conveniently located on the beautiful Harrogate Christchurch Stray, the nursery has a homely atmosphere and varied and challenging outdoor play areas. The staff team prides itself on a warm and happy nursery, which is staffed by the nicest people who love children and are highly motivated and qualified. The team are proud of their NYCC Gold Award for Quality and of their OFSTED reports. Unlike many other nurseries, they take care of everything your child will need whilst at nursery – you won’t have the hassle or expense of providing nappies, milk or food. Kirstie the manager would love to show the nursery off to you, so please do book an appointment to have a look around and meet the lovely people. If you prefer a location on the Wetherby Road, please consider Woodlands Day Nursery at 111 Wetherby Road near the school! There is also a convenient town centre location, Little Dragons Day Nursery on East Parade, opposite Rawcliffes.

Group: Funcare Ltd

Person in charge: Kirstie Thompson (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: North Yorkshire County Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 76

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: £45.00 per day (All inclusive)

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.1 PlayAway Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.115)

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for PlayAway 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 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for PlayAway Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 7 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 4.654 for PlayAway Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (106 Excellents x 5) + (46 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 156 Ratings = 4.654

  • 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 4.461 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for PlayAway Day Nursery is based on 7 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 15.2 positive Reviews (76 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 15.2 Target = 0.461

  • 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
    9
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend PlayAway Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    11
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to PlayAway Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    10
  • Father of Child
    3

No concerns at all. Really impressed. Good value for money. It is well run and our toddler has been at PlayAway Day Nursery for only 7 months. After her first few weeks, she settled really well with her key worker. We got lots of constructive feedback with her behaviour, skills etc. Regular parents evening and emails. They have been accommodating and flexible with changing sessions.

How likely would you be to recommend PlayAway Day Nursery? 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

A truly caring environment focused on child's interests and passions. Staff develop wonderful relationships with children and the affection between them is heartwarming. I can go to work confident that my children will be cared for with the love and professionalism.

How likely would you be to recommend PlayAway Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

It is comforting to leave my child in a caring and safe environment. It will be sad when he goes to school.

How likely would you be to recommend PlayAway Day Nursery? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have been so pleased by the care our 12-month-old daughter is receiving from PlayAway. They immediately made our family feel welcome and took the time to get to know us through a home visit and settling in sessions. Our daughter is very happy and has settled in well, thanks to the kind and competent staff - they truly put the care of the children in their charge at the top of their priorities.
The daily updates we get are lovely to hear and this has been further reinforced by a recent parents evening.
We are really pleased we chose PlayAway to look after our daughter.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Can't praise the nursery highly enough. Caring, fun environment staffed by lovely people. I feel happy that my child is in their care.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I'm really satisfied with this nursery.
My son is really happy to go; his relationship with the staff is wonderful. He feels confident and safe with them and loved.
He has made a lot of friends and his ability to socialise has increased. He has also learned and improved a variety of skills that really help me in his general education.
He experiences different activities every day, so he can learn while enjoying his time.
Thanks to the nursery and with their support, he became a confident and almost bilingual. (English is not his first language).

How likely would you be to recommend PlayAway Day Nursery? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter joined Playaway when she was 7 months old. The care she has received has been fantastic. Every member of staff knows her and greets her in a morning. She is looked after brilliantly and I have no hesitation recommending the nursery to others. Fantastic garden and they play out most days. They also do day trips/walks around and about (or to see the trains!) She eats better at nursery than at home. Her social skills have come on amazingly since being there and every day she seems to come home learning something knew. They do lots of arts, crafts and messy play and are taught manners (please and thank you's) straight away. All the staff are fab and genuinely seem to care.

How likely would you be to recommend PlayAway Day Nursery? 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

Fantastic nursery with dedicated friendly and caring staff. Our daughter calls it her key worker's house as she loves visiting to play with her.

How likely would you be to recommend PlayAway Day Nursery? 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

Always have a good attitude and smiles on their faces. My boy comes home saying how good his day was.

How likely would you be to recommend PlayAway Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Blown away with the enthusiasm of all the staff! They all seem to genuinely love their jobs, which makes it reassuring and we have full confidence that our girls are in good hands.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

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

Our little boy has been going to this nursery since 7 months old and he is now 2.5 yrs. We absolutely love this nursery and so does our little boy. Seeing his beaming face whilst he is there, everything he learns and how he is looked after is priceless. We only have fantastic comments when speaking about this nursery. Every member of staff work together to make it what it is and that is simply FANTASTIC. Thank you for all you do and well done.

How likely would you be to recommend PlayAway Day Nursery? 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

PlayAway Day Nursery is a home from home. Amazing staff, amazing atmosphere, couldn't fault the nursery at all.

How likely would you be to recommend PlayAway Day Nursery? 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

Really happy with Play Away and the care my son receives. I can see he is developing well and enjoys going to nursery. It's great to see he is able to form friendships and can tell me what he's been up to during his day. Pre-school has definitely had a positive effect on him and our family.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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