Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd

36/38 Derwent Street, Blackhill, Consett DH8 8LY

Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd, Consett, Durham
Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd, Consett, Durham
Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd, Consett, Durham

Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd, in Durham, takes pride in having built up a strong reputation amongst local parents and families for exceptional childcare and an environment in which children are able to learn and develop in a healthy manner.

The nursery is registered with Ofsted to welcome children, while being fully-equipped to carry out a versatile and beneficial early years learning programme.

Owner: Anne Young & Laura Bowery

Person in charge: Anne Young & Laura Bowery (Owners)

Local Authority / Social Services: Durham County Council

Number of Staff: 18

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

Total Places for Children: 98

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 8 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Between Christmas & New Year and Good Friday & Easter Monday

Vacancies

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Reviews

10 Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd has a Review Score of 10 (9.958)

The Review Score of 10 (maximum of 10) for Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 22 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 21 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 4.958 for Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd is calculated as follows: ( (253 Excellents x 5) + (9 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 263 Ratings = 4.958

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd is based on 21 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 19.6 positive Reviews (98 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 21 Reviews ÷ 19.6 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
    22
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    22
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd

  • Mother of Child
    17
  • Father of Child
    2
  • Aunt of Child
    1
  • Grandfather of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1
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As a member of the nursery PTA, I have a strong connection with the nursery. My daughter also benefits from the exceptional teaching and classroom environment. She is currently beginning her second year at Shotley Bridge and her younger sister will attend in January.
All staff are friendly and have fantastic relationships with all the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd? 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

Very pleased with the progress my child is making at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd? 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 really enjoys coming to nursery now that he has settled in. Originally my son came on an afternoon but it wasn't working for him. The nursery allowed us to change to mornings and this has helped my son. The development my son has made since coming to the nursery is great. He is making friends and his confidence is growing. He loves coming to nursery and the staff are great.

How likely would you be to recommend Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd? 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 started nursery 1 year ago. She is having a lovely time. She made special friendship relations she has 2 best friends that she now meets outside nursey too. The nurses are very caring and supportive with children. I had amazing support with my daughter's potty training. My daughter loves the nursery also because all the activities that take place mighty monsters. She loves the nursery time because she has all different activities every day and week. Also the language training was outstanding. Her language has come on very well. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd? 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 niece attends this nursery and when collecting her she is always very happy and talks about all of the exciting things she has done during the day. All the staff are very welcoming and discuss what she has been doing. Very good nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd? 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 child really enjoys attending nursery, she talks about her teachers at home all the time. They are very friendly staff who give their love and support not only to my child but our family as well. Activities they provide are exciting to keep my child involved. She has come a long way since starting here. They offer so much more opportunities alongside their everyday curriculum, such as first aid, mighty monsters and dancing, all of which give my daughter confidence.

How likely would you be to recommend Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd? 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 word 'amazing' jumps to my mind about Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd. My granddaughter has developed so much and she loves attending nursery. Her key worker and the rest of the staff are fantastic and show a lot of care towards her. She attends nursery two days a week but attends extra sessions to take part in activities they provide. My daughter was so upset when I left her at first, but now they are all part of our family and we feel so comfortable.

How likely would you be to recommend Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd? 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 the best nursery I've ever seen. The team is very friendly, they take care of every single child. When my daughter cries they give her a hug. When she started at the nursery she couldn't speak English, now after 5 months my 2.5-year-old child can speak simple words, she knows numbers 1-10 and colours as well. Everybody is very nice, they are always smiling and every day they are teaching them something new. The nursery is always very tidy - kids change their shoes - this is great. The best nursery in our region. My daughter loves this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd? 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 would wholeheartedly endorse Shotley Bridge Nursery as an excellent choice for any parent considering a day nursery for their child.
I now have two sons attending three full days a week and I am delighted with the care they receive.
The opportunities to play, learn and to grow are second to none. The staff are friendly, caring and professional.
I would not hesitate to recommend Shotley Bridge Nursery School.

How likely would you be to recommend Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd? 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 attended this nursery and now his daughter does too. The nursery is a wonderful child-friendly building, and the staff are welcoming, and clearly enjoy caring for the children. Outings and events are frequent, which the parents are invited/involved in. I would recommend this nursery to any parents and over the years have known many who have sent their children there.

How likely would you be to recommend Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd? 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

Excellent nursery. My children have been attending for a year now and they have come on leaps and bounds thanks to the wonderful staff at Shotley Bridge Nursery. I cannot recommend this nursery enough. The staff are very friendly and nothing is too much for them. They go above and beyond for each and every child. A truly fantastic nursery for your child to attend.

How likely would you be to recommend Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd? 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 would 100% recommend this nursery, both my little ones have gone to Shotley Bridge Nursery and have enjoyed it. My little boy is 4 he has been going since he was 8 months. I will be sad when he leaves, it is a great nursery and the staff are lovely.

How likely would you be to recommend Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd? 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: Good

My son has attended the nursery since the age of 2. I have always been impressed with the team's dedication to individual children and their development. They operate a fun and friendly facility with a wide range of activities and outings. I have full confidence and the peace of mind that my child is being looked after and is encouraged daily to meet his full potential.
I cannot give enough praise to the staff who are upbeat and patient and it is evident that they genuinely care for the children in their care.

How likely would you be to recommend Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd? 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 little boy is 3 years old and loves attending nursery. He is making great progress in all areas of development. I have attended lots of event's planned by the nursery, including "we're going on a ghost" was a fabulous walk in fancy dress to the local park. It was a great way to meet other parents and watch him play with his friends. The staff are amazing and always go the extra mile to help. I know my son is in good hands when I drop his off at nursery. He always comes home singing and loves talking about what he has done on the day.

How likely would you be to recommend Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

I am very happy with the overall experience and that all of the staff are very helpful and kind.
Keep up the good work.

How likely would you be to recommend Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd? 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

Shotley Bridge Nursery is fantastic!
My little boy has settled in brilliantly and has come along amazingly since starting!

How likely would you be to recommend Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd? 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

Have been really happy with the care provided from day one. All staff have been great and take the time to talk to you and let you know how your child is doing. Would highly recommend to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd? 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

My daughter has now attended this nursery for a year and I'm extremely pleased with her progress so far. She has grown in confidence and developed very well. All the staff I have encountered have been friendly and welcoming, especially those within the streams. I'm thankful to all of the staff within the streams for looking after my daughter so well. She goes in with confidence every time and is never upset when I leave, which is clearly a good sign that she is happy at nursery. I originally chose the nursery due to the open airy feeling as opposed to other local nurseries. It's always clean and has great facilities and it's not full of the toys you would expect at home. They use natural products and allow the children to go outside which is great. I would highly recommend Shotley Bridge Nursery School.

How likely would you be to recommend Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd? 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: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I used Shotley Bridge Nursery School for holiday cover over the 6 weeks holiday and my daughter could not have been happier. All the staff welcomed her in with open arms and despite her never attending the nursery as preschooler Grace loved being there. I know the new wrap around service is new to this nursery but I can not recommend them enough. Will definitely be looking to this nursery for future holiday care.

How likely would you be to recommend Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd? 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 could not recommend this nursery enough, having two children passed through this nursery. All staff are approachable concerning aspects of our children's care and are fully equipped to give sound advice and support.
My children have enjoyed snack times after experiencing a full range of different foods. The nursery boasts an advanced security system, ensuring the protection of children while in the building. The grounds nursery are clean and beautiful, with everything children could need. My children have been very happy in their early stages here and developed good skills in all areas of their development, ready to go into their school life. Extra activities and social events encourage parents to communicate and socialise, making friends for both children and parents.
If anyone is looking for a nursery, without a doubt I would point them in the direction of Shotley Bridge Nursery School, I thank them for their efforts in making our children's first experiences a fantastic one.

How likely would you be to recommend Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd? 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

Shotley Bridge Nursery is, in my opinion, a fantastic, nurturing, educational and safe environment for any child.

The staff are always extremely amiable, professional and very caring and I would recommend the nursery to any parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd? 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 little girl loves going to nursery. Staff are very friendly and always get feedback each day she goes.

How likely would you be to recommend Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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