Darling Buds Nursery

Seaway House, 55 Bute Street, Cardiff CF10 5AH

Darling Buds Nursery, Cardiff, Cardiff
Darling Buds Nursery, Cardiff, Cardiff
Darling Buds Nursery, Cardiff, Cardiff

Darling Buds Nursery is located in the heart of Cardiff Bay and supports children to become strong, healthy and confident learners.

The nursery offers flexible wrap-around day care as well as breakfast and afterschool clubs - ideal for busy working parents.

The five age-specific rooms within the nursery cater for children from six weeks to five years of age. Within each room, close, warm relationships develop between the carers and children to form the basis for much learning.

Staff demonstrate a depth of childcare experience and enable children to pursue a curriculum that develops a wide range of skills, which includes a variety of multi-sensory activities.

As a fully bilingual nursery, Darling Buds is also proud to provide fun activities for each child in both English and Welsh.

Parents are welcome to visit the nursery and meet the team, with new admissions invited to spend some time in a group environment.

Owner: Cherie Salley

Person in charge: Claire Potter and Michelle Rayment (Managers)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cardiff Council

Number of Staff: 28

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

Total Places for Children: 105

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 12 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0745-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Languages Spoken (other than English): Welsh

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.4 Darling Buds Nursery has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.414)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Darling Buds Nursery 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 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Darling Buds Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 10 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 4.938 for Darling Buds Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (135 Excellents x 5) + (9 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 144 Ratings = 4.938

  • 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 4.476 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Darling Buds Nursery is based on 10 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 21 positive Reviews (105 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 10 Reviews ÷ 21 Target = 0.476

  • 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
    12
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Darling Buds Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Darling Buds Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    9
  • Father of Child
    3

My son loves going to the nursery. The staff are always very friendly, and he knows everybody by name! Now he is nearly 2 and a half, he has been going there for over a year.
What I like the most is that they keep a diary for them, so every day you can see what they have eaten, how much they have slept, and what activities they have done.
It is a very dynamic nursery, and multicultural too. They speak to them in English and Welsh and we love that too.
They take them to the park on sunny days too.
Overall we are very happy with it

How likely would you be to recommend Darling Buds Nursery? 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: Excellent

My 14-month-old son has been going to Darling Buds since June and he really loves it. The staff there are so lovely and write feedback in the communication book about what he’s been up to that day. There was a settling in period to ensure he was at ease with being in a new place. He is picked up at the end of the day having been well fed, clean and generally seems very happy (and tired).

How likely would you be to recommend Darling Buds 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 attending the nursery since he was 8 months old. The staff have been fantastic with him as he had various food allergies and have accommodated his needs and they are also fully trained to deal with him having an allergic reaction. Since he has attended the nursery to date, he has learnt so much from the staff and mixing with the other children.

I would highly recommend this nursery to parents who were nervous about leaving their child as they made me feel so comfortable and keep me updated with my son's progress every day. The nursery also provides nutritious home cooked food which my son loves. The nursery is also very secure and will not let anyone in who they do not know.

How likely would you be to recommend Darling Buds 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 2-year-old son has been going to this nursery since before his first birthday. He love's it and the staff and equipment are first class. I couldn't praise the place enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Darling Buds 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

Darling Buds is a truly fantastic nursery, my children love attending and have come on leaps and bounds, they are confident and chatty little boys. The staff at the nursery genuinely care about my boys as the boys do them. We would recommend the nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Darling Buds 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

Both my children have attended Darling Buds and both love/have loved it there! The girls are all friendly and welcoming and show so much care towards the children I absolutely cannot fault the nursery at all! The building is always clean, tidy and well presented and they have a lovely garden area for outdoor fun.

How likely would you be to recommend Darling Buds 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 child loves attending Darling Buds since she started at age 1 and is always happy and eager to go in the morning. The staff are so lovely and take time out to tell you about her day and how she is developing. The service they provide is beyond our expectations and I am glad we chose the best nursery for our little girl. She has grown and developed so well with the help of the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Darling Buds 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

The best nursery by far!
Both of my children attend there and they absolutely love it! Professional, caring and polite staff, big and well equipped rooms! Just superb! Can’t recommend enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Darling Buds 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 caretakers are very friendly and courteous. My daughter has been going to the nursery for last 1 year and 4 months and she feels very comfortable there. She is growing to be independent, which is essential for me as I am a working mother. She keeps mentioning new activities they do there every day. I feel they provide the children with a healthy and proactive environment according to their age groups and their individual capabilities.

How likely would you be to recommend Darling Buds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Both my children have attended Darling Buds Nursery and both have thoroughly enjoyed it. They learnt so many new things and gained so much confidence. The staff are amazing and you can see that they genuinely care for the children.
Highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend Darling Buds 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 sent our son to Darling Buds at 18 months, initially for two afternoons a week, and kept him there until the age of 3, with most of his last six months being full-time. We cannot thank staff enough for their care and attentiveness. They contributed tremendously to his social development (he is an only child) and in other aspects of his early years such as potty training, getting rid of the dummy, developing a taste for a wide range of food and in his speech, which really began to flourish. As parents, we felt very secure in leaving our only child with Darling Buds.

How likely would you be to recommend Darling Buds 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

Both our children have attended Darling Buds since 9 months old (now 3/12 and 4 1/2). The children love to go there and have a wide range of activities from drawing, painting and crafts, trips out to parks, the bay, museum, circle time with reading and singing and many other fun activities. The nursery staff are very friendly and the management and admin team very helpful and flexible. We would thoroughly recommend the nursery who have not only cared wonderfully for our children, but also assisted in teaching them letter, numbers, colours, shades etc in both English and Welsh.

How likely would you be to recommend Darling Buds Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

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