Plas Gogerddan Nursery is a safe and exciting environment for children to develop their individuality and discover how to interact with the world around them.
Open for 51 weeks a year, the nursery aims to help parents as much as possible by providing flexible childcare in the nursery, which is open from 8am to 6pm five days a week.
They are a bilingual nursery using both English and Welsh language to communicate with the children and families. They are proud of the wonderful setting surrounded by rural life for the children to explore. They have a team of long term, experienced and caring staff members who are dedicated to the nursery and children.
Owner: Gogerddan Childcare Ltd
Person in charge: Emma Healy (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Ceredigion County Council
Number of Staff: 22
Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care
Total Places for Children: 49
Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months
Opening Days: Mon-Fri
Opening Hours: 0800-1800
When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas
Languages Spoken (other than English): Welsh
The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Plas Gogerddan Nursery Gogerddan Childcare Ltd is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 32 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Plas Gogerddan Nursery Gogerddan Childcare Ltd in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 19 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 4.908 for Plas Gogerddan Nursery Gogerddan Childcare Ltd is calculated as follows: ( (346 Excellents x 5) + (33 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 380 Ratings = 4.908
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:
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.
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.
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 Plas Gogerddan Nursery Gogerddan Childcare Ltd is based on 19 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:
3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4
Target of 9.8 positive Reviews (49 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 19 Reviews ÷ 9.8 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.
Plas Gogerddan Nursery Gogerddan Childcare Ltd has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.908)
Review submitted from a Postal Card by L J (Mother of Child) on Thursday 5 April 2018. Relates to February 2018.
My daughter started at the nursery at the beginning of January 2018, aged 13 months. The nursery instigated a period of settling in days from late November 2017 so that we were both comfortable and happy with the nursery environment and staff prior to starting properly for three days a week.
The nursery quickly established a key worker for my daughter, which provides a source of regular feedback, monitoring and general updates, as well as a welcoming face whenever we arrive.
In addition, all of the baby staff have been excellent - friendly and welcoming, but also attentive to individual needs, interests and development.
The children do a wide variety of activities and have access to excellent outdoor spaces for warmer days.
The whole team at the nursery have helped my daughter to settle in very quickly and allowed me to start back at work in the knowledge she's safe and happy.
How likely would you be to recommend Plas Gogerddan Nursery Gogerddan Childcare Ltd? Extremely Likely
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Deborah N (Mother of Child) on Thursday 22 February 2018. Relates to February 2018.
Excellent I couldn't look after him any better and I'm completely reassured and happy to leave him while I work long days.
How likely would you be to recommend Plas Gogerddan Nursery Gogerddan Childcare Ltd? Extremely Likely
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Caryl R (Mother of Child) on Monday 19 February 2018. Relates to February 2018.
The level of care and attention the nursery gives to each child individually is exceptional. The daily sheets we receive with all the information about food, sleep, bottles, nappies and activities put my mind at rest and quietens the 'Mum guilt' thoughts.
They contact me immediately with any issues or potential issues and I much prefer it that way. I also absolutely love that they have recently implemented a Welsh language scheme for the staff.
How likely would you be to recommend Plas Gogerddan Nursery Gogerddan Childcare Ltd? Extremely Likely
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Louise S (Mother of Child) on Sunday 18 February 2018. Relates to February 2018.
My Son loves going to Plas Gogerddan Nursery! The activities that are offered and the level of care and support that staff give to the children is fantastic. Staff are always welcoming and I appreciate that they take the time to discuss his progress and share what he’s been doing in the day. A very friendly environment with a good assortment of toys and the food offered is varied and healthy. A great nursery!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by C H (Mother of Child) on Friday 16 February 2018. Relates to February 2018.
My daughters thoroughly enjoy their days at the nursery; I have total peace of mind knowing that each day they are happy and well cared for in my absence.
The staff are helpful, informative, caring and full of fun. I love knowing my girls get to go on mini adventures to the woods while I am at work! Their confidence has come a long way since starting and has built some lovely friendships.
I wouldn't choose anywhere else for my children. I can't praise Plas Gorgerddan Nursery enough.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Jessica B (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 13 February 2018. Relates to February 2018.
My daughter has been attending the nursery for the past two years.
I have found the level of care outstanding. The staff are attentive and thoughtful and clearly care for each child. Staff are always available to talk over anything.
It makes me happy that she gets to spend lots of time outside and goes to the woodland classroom regularly.
I have found the quality of provision to be so good that I have chosen to continue sending her there rather than the preschool nursery within the local school that she will eventually be attending.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Joanna S (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 13 February 2018. Relates to January 2018.
My daughter has been with this nursery for over 2 years and every time she attends, she is really happy and settled and enjoys going on a daily basis.
Since my daughter started, every day she comes home singing songs and telling myself and her daddy different things she has done and always enjoys going the following day to learn more. My daughter has come along way since starting there, her speech has come on amazing and also her capabilities of doing things and that's down to the amazing team that is there.
All the staff are very lovely, always very pleasant and will go beyond to help with anything needed.
Excellent Nursery I couldn't recommend it enough to anyone.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Laura G (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 13 February 2018. Relates to February 2018.
This is a completely exceptional nursery. Not only because of the amazing facilities - forest school, lovely outside areas, guinea pigs (!) - but more importantly, because of the staff. The people who work at Plas Gogerddan Nursery Gogerddan Childcare Ltd are wonderful with the children because they take them seriously as people. They are never patronising, but always kind, playful, engaged and encouraging. My daughter loves it here, would recommend to anyone.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Emma D (Mother of Child) on Monday 12 February 2018. Relates to February 2018.
I can't fault the nursery we love it! I love getting daily updates and photos of what my little girl is getting up to including trips out to the forest to play with the leaves. Even though my daughter hates it when I leave, the girls that look after her know how to settle her which makes it much easier to leave if she's upset. Would recommend to anyone!!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Stacy J (Mother of Child) on Monday 12 February 2018. Relates to February 2018.
Excellent nursery, our little boy moved up and settled into the toddler's room with no trouble. As with the previous room, all the staff are excellent with our son and they take time to speak with us and tell us about his day when we go to pick him up. There is a lot of variety day to day for him to learn and explore and it’s clear from his smile that he enjoys his time in the nursery and likes the staff too.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Jess (Mother of Child) on Monday 12 February 2018. Relates to February 2018.
Plas Gogerddan Nursery Gogerddan Childcare Ltd has been an excellent nursery for all my children. The staff genuinely care about them and it means more than I can express for me to know that they are happy, safe and being cared for while I am at work.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Rebecca T (Mother of Child) on Monday 12 February 2018. Relates to February 2018.
Plas Gogerddan Nursery Gogerddan Childcare Ltd is a truly fabulous setting. My 9-month-old has settled there so well and that is all down to the wonderful staff. The care they provide is second to none and they create a stimulating environment for the children to learn, develop and grow. I am proud to say that my child attends Plas Gogerddan Nursery Gogerddan Childcare Ltd!
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Pip N (Mother of Child) on Monday 12 February 2018. Relates to February 2018.
My daughter has been in the nursery since she was 6 months old and will be there until she starts school full time this September. The staff are wonderful, caring and fun, I had no qualms leaving my little baby in their care. The facilities are great and the children get to spend a lot of time out and about, the camp in the woods is a highlight. On a practical side, the care offered is flexible and makes life for full time working parents so convenient. I could not recommend this nursery high enough, I get a lump in my throat thinking about my daughter leaving in September!
Review submitted from a Postal Card by K F (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 6 February 2018. Relates to December 2017.
My daughter's confidence has grown during her time (6 months) in the nursery. The staff are all lovely and the learning activities are fun and effective. The forest school is excellent. I love it that they spend so much time outdoors, engage with nature and develop skills with activities, fire, cooking, making things etc. They have given us a detailed folder of her time in nursery. My only niggle would be feeding sugary food to the children. I'm sure if I had specified not to they would not have done, but then my daughter would have been singled out.
Emma Healy, Manager at Plas Gogerddan Nursery Gogerddan Childcare Ltd responded to this review on 09 Feb 2018:
Thank you for your feedback. As discussed following your review the meals and snacks that we serve to the children daily are healthy with sugar content always in mind. Occasional treats may be given to the older children during events and celebrations.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Gemma B (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 6 February 2018. Relates to October 2017.
Excellent nursery. The management, in particular, is very strong; not an incident passes without the manageress being aware of it. The nursery is very welcoming and approachable and it gives me great peace of mind to know that my son is so well looked after while I'm at work. He gets involved in a wide range of activities and there is a large outdoor play area where he can run about. He has not been at nursery for long but has already enjoyed playing in the forest school. At the end of each day, parents receive detailed information about their child's activities, eating and sleeping habits and nappy changes. My son is happy, so I am happy!
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Elaine J (Mother of Child) on Monday 5 February 2018. Relates to December 2017.
I can be quite a hard person to please (as my husband is happy to testify) but I cannot rate Gogerddan childcare highly enough. Our daughter spent three very blessed years there and I don't think I'll ever know how much we owe the staff who have given our daughter such a wholesome. Fun, active, educational and loving start in life. The owner and manager models loving and caring for the children in the most exceptional way and generate a sense of family, acceptance and care throughout her work, whilst somehow always maintaining the fun, she is amazing. The standards are extremely high but without making the place feel sterile and cold. I have loved the time I've spent at this facility and will greatly miss mine and my daughter's interactions with it.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Rachel V (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 12 September 2017. Relates to August 2017.
Can't recommend Plas Gogerddan Nursery Gogerddan Childcare Ltd enough. Wonderful, caring, professional staff who always go the extra mile. Nothing is too much trouble and it's such a lovely atmosphere. Small, nurturing environment with great facilities and outside space. The gold standard of nursery care.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by S G (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 23 August 2017. Relates to August 2017.
My son has been at Plas Gogerddan for two months by now and he settled so well initially, though as is normal with babies, he is a little bit more clingy by now. That said the staff do settle him quickly if he does become upset as we leave him. Nothing seems to be too much of a bother for the staff as they aim to stick to our routine as much as possible (sleep times etc) which is great for him and for us too. A little disappointed that we have to pay more for a meal, but on the whole, the standard of food given is very good, so it doesn't bother us that we have to pay the additional fee.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Laura H (Mother of Child) on Monday 10 July 2017. Relates to July 2017.
The staff at Plas Gogerddan go to enormous effort to develop ways and means of encouraging children's development alongside the current curriculum for doing so. They are creative and inventive, safety minded at all times, resourceful and positive always. I don't think the Managing Director stops for breath sometimes as she relentlessly wants to keep improving the ways we connect with children to develop them. The nursery challenges boundaries in a responsible manner bringing out the best in all.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Emily C (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 24 May 2017. Relates to April 2017.
My child has completed an excellent two years with Plas Gogerddan and every week she couldn't wait to go again.
The staff are extremely caring, dedicated and would go out of their way time and again.
The facilities are very good, the outdoor space is especially excellent, providing so many chances to get the children into the open air moving around. The recent development of the woods area for their 'Forest School' in particular is a great asset and my child's confidence has grown in leaps and bounds as result of these sessions.
Can't recommend this nursery and the manager and the team highly enough.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Charlotte E (Mother of Child) on Friday 31 March 2017. Relates to March 2017.
My daughter has just started at Gogerddan a month ago and I can't rate it more highly. They are a warm, friendly and professional team creating a lovely environment and atmosphere for the children to learn and play. Thank you for making my transition back to work so easy.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Sarah H (Mother of Child) on Thursday 16 March 2017. Relates to February 2017.
This month was my son's first month at nursery and my first month back at work and I am extremely grateful to the staff at Gogerddan for making the transition as smooth as possible. My son is welcomed with open arms and cheerful faces each morning and the staff quickly realised what activities he enjoys, and indulges him in them. One of his favourite things is to look at animals. Gogerddan has a pet rabbit (Roger) and my son is regularly taken to see him. He has books and music around him all day and always comes home happy.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by E PD (Father of Child) on Thursday 5 January 2017. Relates to December 2016.
This is without a doubt the best nursery in the area. The staff are always friendly, enthusiastic and very professional. Our daughter has loved her three years in their setting. At no time have we worried about her. The experience and adventures they have provided have been amazing. Their commitment to caring, learning and outdoors can be highly commended.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Zoe O (Mother of Child) on Friday 30 December 2016. Relates to December 2016.
The staff are all very wonderful they make you feel very comfortable, I couldn't ask for better.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Simon T (Father of Child) on Friday 30 December 2016. Relates to December 2016.
Outstanding. My daughter loves it. Staff are amazing, kind, thoughtful, thorough, she has developed so well in the safe, structured environment offered.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Polly W (Mother of Child) on Friday 5 August 2016. Relates to July 2016.
I have been really happy with the service our family has had from the nursery. My children have been attending the nursery for the last six years! this review relates to my daughter who has been attending the nursery for the last 2-3 years. She has been very happy there. The manager has been very supportive with her special educational and care needs. The staff who support my daughter have been lovely, very caring and supportive of her needs. The nursery is clean, great toys, provides great educational learning activities, and a lovely outdoor space where they spend lots of time.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Caroline L (Mother of Child) on Thursday 4 August 2016. Relates to July 2016.
Excellent nursery, best in the area in my opinion. Great outside space and brilliant learning opportunities. Will miss the staff there, as my son has left for school.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Sue J (Mother of Child) on Thursday 4 August 2016. Relates to June 2016.
This childcare facility is brilliant. My daughter has loved her time there. There is a really good feeling between the staff, children and parents. It feels very much like home.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Christine E (Mother of Child) on Thursday 4 August 2016. Relates to June 2016.
I have had two daughters attend the nursery since the age of 8 months through to beginnings primary school. I have always had every reassurance that my children were being cared for 100% and more. They have both thrived in the positive and nurturing environment that is provided. The staff are amazing and very dedicated to giving children the best care and experience. I would recommend this nursery to any parent.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by M.M. (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 2 August 2016. Relates to July 2016.
The quality of care and the facilities in 'Plas Gogerddan Nursery Gogerddan Childcare Ltd' exceeded all our expectations. This is a truly wonderful nursery! Our child has been extremely fortunate to have been part of a varied program of activities in an caring and relaxed environment. We are grateful to all the staff for their constant care, support and attention.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Jess L (Mother of Child) on Monday 21 December 2015. Relates to December 2015.
My child has spent 3.5 extremely happy and settled years at Gogerddan nursery. The facilities are fantastic (particularly the outdoor space and setting) and the staff are incredibly thoughtful, innovative, caring and utterly professional. The experiences that they gave my son were incredibly varied and well devised and ranged from professional visitors bringing in sealife and animals, using computers, craft activities to looking after fish and rabbits to trips away to farms, soft play and taking the bus to the beach, right through to woodland craft and building dens and walks in the countryside. As a parent I don't feel that I could have provided my child with anywhere near the range of stimulating activities that this nursery has organised. What an amazing foundation they have provided for him as he now moves on to school. Thank you to all the amazing staff and the superb Management at Gogerddan Nursery.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Helen M (Mother of Child) on Thursday 10 September 2015. Relates to September 2015.
My son has been at this nursery since he was about 18 months old (he is now 3). He has thrived at this excellent nursery which has provided care that I could not be happier with. He has been stimulated with activities indoors and in a wonderful outdoor area, and he has had quiet time, free time, food time, all in just the right proportions. He has always been happy to go to nursery and if he wasn't tired he would not want to leave!