Spring Nursery Blaydon

Parkhead Community Primary School, Park Lane, Winlaton, Blaydon-on-Tyne NE21 6LT

Formerly known as Blaydon Day Care, Spring Nursery Blaydon is situated within the grounds of Parkhead Primary School.

Open between 8:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday, the setting also provides wrap-around care for children attending Parkhead’s own nursery. For eligible parents, the setting offers 15 free hours per week through two-year funding, together with the extended up to 30 hours available for three and four-year-olds.

An established staff team works hard to build relationships with parents/carers so that their views are valued and they are included in their child’s learning and development. Keyworkers plan activities which are developmentally appropriate to each child’s individual needs and interests; providing reassurance in a warm, safe environment.

As a Spring nursery, the setting shares the aim to encourage every child to discover their own individuality and to learn about the modern world through play.

Group: Spring by Action for Children

Person in charge: Sara Taylor (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 9

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

Total Places for Children: 54

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 8.5 (maximum of 10) for Spring Nursery Blaydon 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 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Spring Nursery Blaydon in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.8 out of 5 from 3 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 4.686 for Spring Nursery Blaydon is calculated as follows: ( (25 Excellents x 5) + (9 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 35 Ratings = 4.686

  • 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 3.778 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Spring Nursery Blaydon is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 10.8 positive Reviews (54 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 10.8 Target = 0.278

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

8.5 Spring Nursery Blaydon has a Review Score of 8.5 (8.464)

Average Ratings

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    2
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Spring Nursery Blaydon?

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  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
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  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Spring Nursery Blaydon

  • Mother of Child
    2
  • Father of Child
    1

Lovely staff and atmosphere. My two-year-old daughter has developed and grown so well. She feels safe enough to leave me without hesitation. I get daily feedback on her and her activities. Very reassuring.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Blaydon? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

This is a great nursery. My little girl has been looked after so well here by the friendly, helpful staff and she’s really happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Blaydon? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I am generally very satisfied with this nursery. The staff are friendly and seem very attentive and assist in your child's development well. My daughter loves going here and enjoys spending time with the staff and other kids. My only criticism would be that the meals, they are given on an evening would be more suitable for a lunch; sandwiches and crackers etc. Other than this I am completely satisfied with this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Blaydon? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Sara Taylor, Nursery Manager at Spring Nursery Blaydon responded to this review on 09 Apr 2018:

Thank you for your review Max. Our nursery follows the national guidelines for nutrition and all meals are planned to meet the Eat Better, Start Better standards. We are in the process of reviewing our menus, which are reviewed seasonally, so I will pass your feedback on to the regional managers and the chefs involved in this process.

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