Abbey Nursery Houston

South Street, Houston, Johnstone PA6 7ET

Abbey Nursery Houston, Johnstone, Renfrewshire
Abbey Nursery Houston, Johnstone, Renfrewshire
Abbey Nursery Houston, Johnstone, Renfrewshire

Abbey Nursery Houston is a long established private children’s nursery situated within the rural village of Houston, Renfrewshire, offering flexible childcare sessions to suit each family's personal requirements, including term time only.

The nursery is purpose-built with bright, spacious playrooms, creating a warm, homely feel for the children within a safe and secure environment. Nature trails and woodland walks are on their doorstep for the children to enjoy on a regular basis.

The majority of staff have been with the nursery for many years and are all experienced, qualified practitioners who enjoy looking after and helping support and develop the children in their care. They are in partnership with Renfrewshire Council to provide preschool education and have a strong programme of additional activities such as Forest Schools, multi-sports coaching, Colourstrings drama, Spanish and French.

Owner: Trudy Johnson

Person in charge: Beth Morris (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Renfrewshire Council

Number of Staff: 28

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

Total Places for Children: 92

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: 1 week over Christmas & Easter Monday

Fees Guide: Flexible with mini days available

Directions:

Located off South Street up a private road; opposite the bowling green and adjacent to the Scout Hall.

Parking:

Free parking adjacent to the Scout Hall.

Vacancies

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Reviews

8.2 Abbey Nursery Houston has a Review Score of 8.2 (8.234)

The Review Score of 8.2 (maximum of 10) for Abbey Nursery Houston 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 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Abbey Nursery Houston in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.4 out of 5 from 2 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 4.875 for Abbey Nursery Houston is calculated as follows: ( (64 Excellents x 5) + (7 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 72 Ratings = 4.875

  • 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 3.359 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Abbey Nursery Houston is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 18.4 positive Reviews (92 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 18.4 Target = 0.109

  • 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
    6
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Abbey Nursery Houston?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Abbey Nursery Houston

  • Mother of Child
    4
  • Father of Child
    2

Our child started nursery six months ago as a 9-month-old. The staff at Abbey Nursery are incredible and from the outset eased our nerves of leaving our baby. The breadth of activities that our child does really helps her develop quickly in an environment that fosters love and encouragement. Parents are actively kept informed and as a father, I am so pleased the traditional parenting stereotypes never crops up at Abbey. The nursery is a truly exceptional place that my daughter loves and we have complete faith in with amazing staff, especially our key worker!

How likely would you be to recommend Abbey Nursery Houston? 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

I have two children that attend Abbey. My eldest always enjoys the activities they do, especially the sports coaching. All his key workers throughout his 4 years have been great and very supportive of his needs and development. Although my youngest has only been going for 7 months, he runs in every day and always enjoys himself. His keyworker is always happy to welcome him every morning and gives us a full report of his activities every day.

How likely would you be to recommend Abbey Nursery Houston? 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: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have been using 'Abbey Houston Children's Nursery' since April 2012 and they are such a brilliant nursery; it feels like an extension to our family. I have two children that they look after and they both love their nursery which is the best testament to the great staff and loving environment. There are lots of fun and educational activities and 'Abbey Houston Children's Nursery' always tries to have outdoor activities whenever the weather allows, which I think is really important. The staff are so loving and kind to the children and the manager is helpful, friendly and takes such an interest in all the children and their families. Can't recommend them highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Abbey Nursery Houston? 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

Really happy with the individualised care and attention my son (and daughter before) have received from this nursery. My son is big for his age and I was concerned he would be ready for school before he was due to go. I raised these concerns with the nursery and they were extremely understanding and worked with me to make plans to keep him busy and appropriately challenged over the next year. His behaviour had been slipping but now he is more stimulated, it is much improved!

How likely would you be to recommend Abbey Nursery Houston? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Excellent nursery.
Well managed.
Child very happy here.
Good educational components.
Varied trips.
Great nursery staff.
Recognition of illness.
Good room transition.
Always available to answer queries.
My only criticism would be the car park - busy at times but that is impossible to deal with.
Thanks.

How likely would you be to recommend Abbey Nursery Houston? 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: Excellent

My daughter started at Abbey six months ago and took a while to settle. Throughout this period, the staff were patient, kind and reassuring. Now I struggle to get my little one to leave at the end of her session. We always receive a detailed written(and verbal) handover so that we know exactly what she has played with, eaten etc. My daughter is very happy at Abbey and flourishing, I am so pleased we sent her there.

How likely would you be to recommend Abbey Nursery Houston? 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

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