Meadows Nursery at Millerfield Place

5 Millerfield Place, Edinburgh EH9 1LW

Meadows Nursery at Millerfield Place, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Meadows Nursery at Millerfield Place, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Meadows Nursery at Millerfield Place, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Meadows Nursery at Millerfield Place is a small family-run nursery based in a converted three storey Victorian terraced house with versatile play areas.

The nursery has a strong focus on outdoor learning, with its own attractive garden area, as well as being immediately next to the open spaces of the Meadows park.

There are regular trips out to give children a richer learning experience and an open-door policy allows for excellent communication for all in the nursery.

Group: Meadows Nursery

Person in charge: Kathleen Royan (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Edinburgh City Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 44

Age Range: from 0 years 6 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Christmas & New Year

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Reviews

9.4 Meadows Nursery at Millerfield Place has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.353)

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

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Meadows Nursery at Millerfield Place in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 5 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 4.785 for Meadows Nursery at Millerfield Place is calculated as follows: ( (115 Excellents x 5) + (27 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 144 Ratings = 4.785

  • 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 4.568 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Meadows Nursery at Millerfield Place is based on 5 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 8.8 positive Reviews (44 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 8.8 Target = 0.568

  • 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
    11
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Meadows Nursery at Millerfield Place?

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

Reviewer Connection to Meadows Nursery at Millerfield Place

  • Mother of Child
    9
  • Father of Child
    3

My son attended Meadows Nursery for a year until he left for school. We were extremely happy with our choice of nursery - great location, friendly, welcoming and professional staff, good communications, well-planned trips and activities. The nursery is small and this was a good thing for us having also had previous experience of a much larger nursery. Our son was always treated as an individual, not just another kid making up the numbers. 'Forest Schools' was a particular favourite of his from his days at the Meadows: long trips to Blackford Pond exploring the wildlife, taking part in challenges like den building. He still talks about it now!

How likely would you be to recommend Meadows Nursery at Millerfield Place? 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

Our two kids both had a great time here from the age of one up until they left for school. They remember their time, with happy recollections of all the trips, animal visits and especially the Xmas and summer shows. We had a stress free time as parents, knowing the nursery was giving them care to such a great standard. The staff and management were always attentive (to the kids and us), and were professional in dealing with bumps, germs, and misdemeanours. They made the most of the limited outside space available and added local trips, and Forest School days sounded superb. The staff and management made a great job of preparing the kids for school and liaised with the school to ease the transition.

How likely would you be to recommend Meadows Nursery at Millerfield Place? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

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

My son attended the Meadows Nursery until July 2017 and thoroughly enjoyed every day he spent there. We were struck by the friendliness and professionalism of the staff from the moment we first visited. Without a doubt, the best option in the area - a truly fantastic nursery which kept our son stimulated, entertained and happy during his time there. If we hadn't have moved out of Edinburgh, then he'd still be there!

How likely would you be to recommend Meadows Nursery at Millerfield Place? 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

My daughter was at Meadows from 9 months old and loved it. The staff were caring and considerate. The nursery organised great activities, particularly the visits to old folks homes. Highly recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Meadows Nursery at Millerfield Place? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Meadows Nursery is a really good nursery. Children can learn lots of things such as music, painting, dancing and football here. The teachers and staff here are doing their best to build a nice environment for the kids. There are lots of activities and the food there is quite nice and good for the children too. I highly recommend this Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Meadows Nursery at Millerfield Place? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

We were so delighted with the care our son received at The Meadows nursery. Every member of the team knew my son really well, and there was an atmosphere of genuine affection. He was incredibly happy there and was provided with loads of fun activities every day. We were really well informed of his achievements and activities, and the online learning journal was a really nice touch. The nursery is small, but it never seemed crowded, and the staff made it seem much larger with the range of activities. There were occasional nice trips out of the nursery too.

How likely would you be to recommend Meadows Nursery at Millerfield Place? 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

My son has been attending here for 8 months from the age of 11 months. The care he has received is excellent. He took around 6 weeks to settle however I was given lots of advice and reassurance and eventually he became pleased to be dropped off. He loves the staff and is affectionate towards them and seems very confident in himself while he plays here. There is lots of messy play, outdoor play, park visits, and music and stories.
He has learned lots of skills and good habits at Meadows - without encouragement from me he washes his hands before meals, puts his bib on and brushes his teeth without fuss. My impression is that this is due to the consistent routine at Meadows.
I would highly recommend Meadows to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Meadows Nursery at Millerfield Place? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

My son attended the Meadows nursery for a year from the age of 1 to 2 before we moved out of Edinburgh. We found the staff to be extremely caring and friendly with a real family feel to the nursery. My son particularly enjoyed the play outside on a daily basis, dance and music class and trips to the meadows. We were issued with a log in to a secure website allowing my husband and I to see photos of what he had been up to that day.

The staff were excellent at providing end of day reports and regular parents evenings and updates. There were a number of parties for parents and children throughout the year which the children in particular really enjoyed.

Overall, the Meadows nursery allowed me to go to work in the knowledge my son was being well looked after and was safe and happy. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the nursery to other parents and carers.

How likely would you be to recommend Meadows Nursery at Millerfield Place? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son and daughter spent, between them, a continuous total of over nine years at Meadows Nursery, overlapping for a week just before he started primary school. My son’s first recognisable word was the name of the same member of staff who went on to become one of my daughter’s favourite teachers at the time of her graduation from Meadows Nursery nearly a decade later. Both of our children thoroughly loved the nursery and were very happy there. We often found ourselves admiring the staff’s affection, resourcefulness and genuine care for all the children. Now in primary two, my daughter recently insisted, during half term, that I should take her on an outing to Blackford Hill, where she used to go to Forest Schools with Meadows Nursery. She was delighted to find that the swing on a tree she remembered so well was still there. After a long time on the swing, she said to me, “That’s one dream come true”, commenting on her return to a spot associated with nursery adventures. There is no other institution we are as grateful to as Meadows Nursery for the wonderful part it played in our children’s earliest years.

How likely would you be to recommend Meadows Nursery at Millerfield Place? 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 spent the last 2 years at Meadows during which time she has blossomed into a confident and independent girl ready for school. In addition to regular care, the nursery are also great at taking the children outdoors as much as possible (making ample use of both the limited outside space as well as the wide expanse of Meadows, forest schools) as well as other activities such as tennis, tatty bumpkins etc. The nursery staff have been fantastic and we felt that they take the time to get to know each child individually and cater to each accordingly. We would definitely recommend the nursery and in fact, are very likely to enroll our younger daughter at Meadows.

How likely would you be to recommend Meadows Nursery at Millerfield Place? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The Meadows Nursery is a fantastic nursery offering a very high standard of care by excellent staff. I have had three children attend the Meadows over the past 7 years and can honestly say that I have never had any concerns or issues at any time over that period. The Meadows has consistently managed to attract good staff who are passionate about their work. The Meadows treats each child as an individual and is always ready to try new ideas for activities and themes (usually generated by the children themselves!). All three of our children have loved the nursery. I really cannot recommend it highly enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Meadows Nursery at Millerfield Place? 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

Our child has only had the opportunity to be with Meadows nursery for 18 months due to relocating but in this short time we feel he has developed so many new skills and gained confidence.
The nursery offers fantastic opportunities such as forest schools and tatty bumpkins, learning languages and tennis as well as your typical arts crafts singing and play. The nursery has a fantastic learning ethos to health and for the environment with fantastic caring staff!
We absolutely recommend Meadows nursery in providing a nurturing caring environment for the beginning of a child's education. We feel our child is leaving confident and very well prepared for school with some lovely memories and friends!

How likely would you be to recommend Meadows Nursery at Millerfield Place? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

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