Childsplay Day Nursery

Claremont Nursery Co-operative, 17-18 Claremont Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4AA

Childsplay Day Nursery, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear
Childsplay Day Nursery, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear
Childsplay Day Nursery, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

Childsplay Nursery is a non-profit making Co-operative organisation, located close to the centre of Newcastle.

Childsplay has achieved Outstanding Ofsted status for the last 9 years in Early Years provision. They strive towards excellence in the care, play and learning experiences for each child, their environment and practices continually develop and they pride themselves on being a passionate team of Early Years Practitioners, always delivering the best outcomes for the children and their families.

Children are the most important members of Childsplay and they encourage the development of their confidence and independence alongside care and respect for others. Professionals welcome and value all children at Childsplay, irrespective of their ability, religion, race, gender or cultural heritage, and encourage them all to fulfil their potential physically, mentally, academically and socially.

Childsplay recognise that a professional and committed team of parents and staff are the essential contributors for happy children; therefore they value the skills and ideas that each person brings to us.

Owner: Childsplay Claremont Nursery Cooperative Ltd

Person in charge: Veronica Welsh (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

Number of Staff: 34

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

Total Places for Children: 90

Age Range: from 0 years to 5 years

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0830-1730

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Admission Information: None

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.4 Childsplay Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.397)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Childsplay Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 32 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Childsplay Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 out of 5 from 8 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 4.953 for Childsplay Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (366 Excellents x 5) + (18 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 384 Ratings = 4.953

  • 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 4.444 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Childsplay Day Nursery is based on 8 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 18 positive Reviews (90 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 18 Target = 0.444

  • 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
    32
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Childsplay Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    32
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Childsplay Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    20
  • Father of Child
    12

My son has been attending Childsplay since January and is thriving. He loves it there and is so happy to see his carers and his friends every morning. I am very happy that he goes to Childsplay and it makes it a bit easier to leave him and go to work when I know he is so happy and developing so well.
All of the staff are great, enthusiastic and committed to the children's development. The environment, activities and facilities are all perfect for him to learn and develop his skills and interests.
He has allergies and is fully catered for with full menus and ingredients lists provided to me.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay 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

Our daughter is very happy at Childsplay and gets excited about seeing her friends and carers every day that she is due to attend. We could not be happier, she is thriving in the environment provided by everyone at the nursery. We are due to be moving away in the next few months and are aware of how hard it will be to find somewhere that comes close to fulfilling our expectations due to our experiences here.
We will miss everyone when we leave.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay 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

All of my children have been to Childsplay on a part-time basis. I've been so happy with how they have been treated there and I know that they have both enjoyed it and benefited from it tremendously.
It is well run, clean, the staff are wonderful and there is a large number of enriching activities for the children to participate in.
I know my children have particularly enjoyed the Forest School activities and, more recently, the allotment. The staff are to be congratulated on working so hard to provide a wonderful service.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay Day Nursery? 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

Our daughter is extremely happy here, and so are we!
Lovely atmosphere, attentive staff and lots of time outside. She always comes home tired but happy. She is usually happy going in after a very gently managed settling in period (which is done over 2 weeks), but if she is a bit wobbly someone always notices and gives her a cuddle and distraction.

When we are concerned about our daughter it is so helpful as first-time parents to talk to our keyworker as she knows our daughter well and notices even small changes in her wellbeing, development or health.

Management staff have also been approachable and friendly throughout and they have been flexible in providing us with extra days when we have needed them.

We are leaving Newcastle and will all be very sorry to leave Childsplay as they feel more like family due to the relationship they have with our daughter.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our daughter has attended Childsplay from the age of 12 months and has thrived in a warm and supportive environment which cares about her as a person and her development. Childsplay's policies are clear and easy to find and its structure as a cooperative allows for very real engagement by parents in the care of their children. The nursery staff are uniformly supportive and friendly and their daily reports provide a really useful insight into how she is developing and what activities she enjoys. We cannot think of a better place for her to go to nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay 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

This is a fabulous nursery. I could not praise the staff highly enough. The care for the children, facilities and activities are first rate. My child loves going to nursery and I attributed a lot of this development and learning to Childsplay.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay 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

Our daughter has always enjoyed her time at Childsplay and as parents, we are impressed with the ethos, standards of care for the children, excellent meals and delivery of the early year's curriculum in a safe and inspiring environment. Children seem engaged, settled and immersed in their play. We feel very lucky that our daughter can benefit from the Childsplay experience.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay 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

We are very happy to have chosen Childsplay to become our childcare provider on my return to work. He is cared for very well, has built up excellent relationships with the lovely staff very quickly, and they have kept us well informed about his daily activities, routines and developments. I know he is safe hands in the baby room and is happy to be there having lots of varied fun.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay 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

My daughter has been attending Childsplay Day Nursery from her 6 months and she is now 3 years and loves it. Their settings is great, I loved the size of the rooms when we first visited as well as the hardwood floors. All the staff are extremely nice and always have a nice word about her day or her behaviour. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. They are always trying to improve the nursery, their garden area has recently been redesigned and is so lovely. I am very happy with their work and I believe that they have helped my daughter become the confident child she now is.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay 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

My son absolutely loves going to Childsplay Day Nursery. Their settling in process was well structured and supportive so both me and my son have been very happy from the start. The staff are fantastic; friendly, approachable and nurturing, and they have taken a lot of time and care to help my son to develop. After a day at nursery, he regularly comes home with a new 'trick'! Staff always report back on how his day has been, verbally and in his book, and the regular development meetings with his keyworker are interesting and valuable. The nursery is spacious, and the toys/equipment are changed a few times a day. The nursery clearly puts a lot of thought and research into the best equipment for the children and it's refreshing to see there aren't any noisy plastic toys! (He has enough of those at home!) Finally, communication with Childsplay's management team is excellent.
E-mails are concise and useful and we're always kept well informed.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay 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

My daughter has been attending Childsplay 2 days a week for 5 months and absolutely loves it. It's a safe, loving and nurturing environment which we think has really helped her confidence to blossom. Staff are so attentive to her development and interests and make sure she has what she needs to help them grow. Every day the play areas look different, there are different types of objects to arrange, a magical sensory area, tents and dens, sandpits, shredded paper, painting, soft play and more. A lot of thought is put into having different textures, colours, weights, shapes of objects which the babies can explore. It never looks or feels tired or run down. Different to most nurseries we looked round, the baby unit at Childsplay has so much space, 4 different rooms! The outdoor space is beautiful with lots of natural feeling play areas. We love reading her diary from the day on the way home which is always so detailed. As a non profit co operative, as a parent you can really play a part.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay 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

Childsplay is a well organised nursery and I would highly recommend to all parents. My son always enjoys his time at the nursery and sometimes even refused to go home! Staff are friendly and approachable. Each day my son will learn something new through different activities and toys available.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Child's play is a wonderful nursery that I can't recommend enough. The staff and management are very engaged, caring and consistent. The environment is good with lots of learning opportunities and free learning toys. They have fantastic outdoor space and encourage creativity and exploration. They communicate well about how the children have been doing and always have time for parents. Our children enjoy going and we've never doubted for one minute the choice to place them there. It's a cooperative so has sound ethical values and an engaged management with lots of parental involvement in the day to day running.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay 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

The children are standing right in the centre of every day's attention. You can feel that every time and everywhere in the nursery. Staff members really care about the children and can give excellent feedback when picking them up.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay Day Nursery? 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

Our son has been in the Baby Unit at Child's Play for the last five months. We have been very impressed with the care he receives there. The staff are kind and caring and our son obviously enjoys going as he greats his care worker with a big smile. His motor and language skills have come on enormously during his time there, no doubt in part due to the varied activities he is involved in every day. The extended (and free) settling-in period was invaluable for helping him get used to his new surroundings and to reassure us that he was in the best possible hands. The daily updates we receive in his diary show that the staff really do know our son and the information helps us ensure continuity of care, as well as dealing with the many practical issues that looking after a small child involves. It is difficult combining working life with parenthood but I have no doubt that our son is thriving in this supportive atmosphere and I have no hesitation in recommending the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay 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

My son has been with Childs Play since the age of 9 months (he is now 3 years old). He has progressed well with the assistance of his keys workers and the staff generally, furthermore he is happy and looks forward to his time within the nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am very happy with my son's care at Childsplay. He is always happy to go there and loves to go outside and explore the garden, especially since the new features were added. It is great that the children go outside whatever the weather - suitably dressed in puddle suits and wellies. Key workers are always very engaged with the children. The daily diary is a wonderful of keeping up with his activities, as well as knowing how much he has eaten and slept. Childsplay really encourages the children's independence, and this is demonstrated in the happy, confident children there.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay 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

Childsplay Nursery offers first rate childcare at a competitive price. Since my daughter started last year in the baby room she has grown in confidence and is now a very sociable toddler. Everyone comments on how much both her physical and social skills have developed and I feel this is due to the very dedicated and professional staff that Childsplay employ. We get lots of feedback on how our daughter is progressing and the staff listen to us and cater to the individual needs of all the children. I feel that the nursery go above and beyond compared to other nurseries, and I could not recommend Childsplay and their wonderful staff (admin, kitchen, nursery, domestic etc...) enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay 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

Childsplay was recommended to us by friends whose son had enjoyed 4 years there. After viewing other nurseries we could see the difference at Childsplay. The activities are focused on the children's interests, the staff are extremely caring and engaged, and the atmosphere they create is one of safety and fun. Our son has been there since he was 12 months old and has developed strong bonds with each of his key workers, as well as a lovely social group of friends. It has been wonderful to watch him develop, and the attitude of the staff towards developmental milestones is unique to each child. A daily diary lets us know what activities have taken place, and regular development meetings discuss progress with the EYFS curriculum goals. Staff have boundless patience and are always happy to discuss any aspect of the child's development. The nursery rooms are stimulating and activities change each day. Outdoor play is always available and is a real adventure playground; our son loves to be outside digging and splashing. The food is cooked onsite daily with fresh organic produce and is devoured! A wonderful nursery with a truly caring ethos that puts the child at the centre of all they do. Cannot praise it highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay 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

Our two daughters are attending this nursery, one in the pre-school and the other in the toddler group. We have the opportunity to experience all age groups from 1 to 5 years except the baby unit (0-1). In all cases, we find the staff very caring and professional. Overall, the nursery is very well managed. We don't have difficulty of getting kids to nursery in the morning as they are always happy going. They also like the foods in the nursery, which are freshly prepared every day by the kitchen staff. We highly recommend this nursery. It's managed at the highest standard.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay 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

We couldn't be happier about the choice of this nursery for our child. The staff are extremely competent, the management is perfect, the facilities are impressive, and the cost is comparatively low. Our child is very happy and developing well, we never had a single problem. I highly recommend it to any new parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay 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

Child's Play nursery is outstanding in every respect. The facilities are excellent; the rooms are very well equipped and maintained and the gardens are amazing. The children get to spend a lot of time outdoors doing all sorts of creative and interesting activities. Recently, the nursery used the results of its fundraising efforts to develop activity areas in the garden for different age groups and interests. It's fabulous and our little one loves spending time there. The staff are superb. They all seem to really enjoy their jobs and take a pride in their work. They are very experienced and work closely with parents to ensure that there is a strong connection between what happens at the nursery and what happens at home. So, they share information by writing up what the child has done that day in a diary and also offer regular review meetings. Most importantly, they are friendly, kind, caring and patient with the children and treat them as individuals. This same approach is reflected in the overall management and ethos of the nursery. Every aspect of your child's experience and development is carefully and creatively thought about. Food, for example, is cooked fresh on the premises every day according to a nutritionally balanced and varied menu. Each day the staff plan out different kinds of imaginative activities for the children making the most of the weather and changing seasons. There are also lots of lovely extra touches - for example, the staff organise a visit from Santa, 'forest school' activities, a summer fete, and family photographs. When my Dad was unexpectedly taken ill this year, the staff helped our son make him a get-well card. It meant a huge amount to me that they went out of their way, unprompted, to do this just for us. As I've probably made clear, we can't praise Child's Play highly enough. It's a fantastic nursery and I definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for excellent childcare.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay 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

My son is very happy to go to preschool in this nursery. He enjoyed the Forest School and daily life in the nursery. He is learning to be independent there. This is a very good preparation for his reception class next year. I am also very happy with the nursery's ethos.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay 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

It's great. There are lots of reasons to recommend Child's Play, including the amazing outdoor spaces and the creative, exploratory philosophy. But the reason I'm so pleased we chose it for our son (now joined there by his little sister) is the staff. They're universally positive and engaged with the children and seem to enjoy their jobs, which isn't the case in some other nurseries I've seen. We always feel our two are in safe hands and they've gained so much by being in such a warm and stimulating environment. There are regular reviews where we hear about all aspects of their development, and parents have the opportunity to get involved in the nursery through various co-operative activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay 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

I am very satisfied of Childsplay nursery in every aspect. Our daughter joined it at the age of 16 months after having attended another nursery since the waiting list for Childsplay (which has always been our first choice) was very long. The difference between the two nurseries is huge and we are extremely happy of having her at Childsplay. She feels comfortable and spends very happy time there. Her manual and verbal skills are developing very well thanks to the staff expertise and nursery facilities.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay 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

Our daughter has been with Childsplay for about 18 months and we have found it to be very good. There is a great variety of activities inside and out. The food is thoughtful and healthy. The staff are considerate and helpful.

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

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son started at Childsplay at 18 months after we relocated. His previous nursery experience was difficult so I was anxious as to how he would settle. During his two weeks settling in period, my fears were quickly allayed as the staff were so caring to him and considerate to my fears. In addition, my little one has a number of food allergies which have always been handled seamlessly and highly professionally. I would recommend Childsplay to any parent looking for a loving, fun and enriching nursery environment for their child.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay 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

Our 3 year old son has been attending Childsplay for almost 2 years now and our youngest is due to start in the baby room shortly. Throughout his time at Childsplay we have been exceptionally happy with the care that he has received and the support that we, as first time parents, have been given. The staff are caring and always extremely attentive to his needs. He also adores the food which is freshly prepared by great cooks and he has absolutely thrived on it! When on maternity leave with him I was extremely anxious about him starting nursery. This time round, knowing the caring and loving environment that my youngest son will be entering, I have no such fears. I cannot recommend Childsplay highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay 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

I knew immediately on my first visit that this was the right place for my son. The staff are so friendly and and tuned into the children's needs and development. He has come on in leaps and bounds since starting Childsplay. His vocabulary is great and it is lovely to watch him develop his social skills-he loves company and playing with others. He has a great little imagination and loves inventing stories and acting them out. They are served organic fresh food and have the opportunity to play outdoors in the fabulous garden. I had no hesitation in reserving a place for our second child and thoroughly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay 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

My son has attended this nursery full time for nearly 4 years so has been in each room. Having had experience of another private nursery with my eldest son which was a good nursery, I can hand on heart say I think Childsplay is exceptional. The facilities and range of activities and food provided are excellent but its the staff that really make it what it is. They seem to genuinely enjoy working at Childsplay so it creates a happy caring environment. It also means the staff turnover is very low (I don't think a single one of my sons key carers has left in the 4 years) so its a very stable environment too. They go above and beyond what is required and recognise and accommodate your child's individual interests and needs. I would not hesitate in recommending the nursery to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay 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

My husband and I could not be happier with or ask for more from a nursery. Our 4 year old son has been there since he was 10 months old and our second child is due to start there next June. From the moment we were shown around we were extremely impressed with every aspect of the nursery and nursery life and we felt that they could offer our son the very best possible start in life. He has enjoyed nursery immensely from the outset, he looks forward to the days he is going and is often reluctant to leave when we pick him up! He has been given some great opportunities whilst at the nursery including day trips, interesting visitors, French lessons and his personal favourite activity - forest school! The exceptional staff provide a caring and nurturing environment and provide stimulating and enjoyable activities for the children with a real focus on child-led learning. During his time at Childsplay he has become a confident and sociable little boy and has such a wide and varied knowledge of so many things that he has learnt there. The facilities are excellent including an amazing outdoor space which the children love to spend time in. The nursery has a lovely feel about it and a wonderful warm and friendly environment. I feel very sad that my son will be leaving soon and I know he will really miss all of the staff and the special friends he has made too. I am looking forward to starting all over again with number 2 next year and continuing to be part of this wonderful nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay 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

Our son moved here after a bad experience at a local nursery and the contrast in him is amazing!

Since being at Childsplay he has developed so much and loves coming in to see everyone. His reaction to being in the nursery speaks volumes and he is always smiling and happy. Each member of staff is focused on the children 100% and are consistently willing to help with any issues and give advice whenever we chat with them. The nursery truly deserves it's OFSTED rating whether it be for the interaction with the children, the facilities on offer and the general management of the nursery. I work in education too and admire the way this nursery engages the children with each other and with age appropriate developmental play. Wonderful work!

Food wise, our son eats very well. We watched food being delivered to our first nursery and it was all value this or that. Not here. The food provided appears top notch and our son does not complain!

I've already recommended the nursery and will continue to do so.

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

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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