Kidsplay Childcare

12-15 Whitegate, Lenzie Road, Kirkintilloch, Glasgow G66 3BQ

Kidsplay Childcare, Glasgow, Dunbartonshire
Kidsplay Childcare, Glasgow, Dunbartonshire
Kidsplay Childcare, Glasgow, Dunbartonshire

Kidsplay Childcare was established in February 1997 and part of the Bertram Nursery Group since June 2007. Kidsplay is situated at Whitegates Business Park, Lenzie Road, Kirkintilloch, within walking distance of bus routes and Lenzie train station, allowing easy access to the motorway for Edinburgh, Stirling and Glasgow.

Kidsplay is a large spacious nursery, offering, many playrooms, for ages from 6 weeks to 5 years. Each age group has playrooms offering quiet time, story time and physical, messy and imaginative play. Kidsplay has a large outdoor area for each age group, used daily. Kidsplay offer Dance, Gym and Monkey Music classes.

Kidsplay Childcare is in partnership with East Dunbartonshire Council, regulated by the Care Inspectorate and is fully compliant with Cooksafe regulations. Kidsplay is proud to own an Eco-schools Green Flag, awarded twice, and be accredited with Smile Too and Investors in People.

The team take a holistic approach ensuring children learn to look after themselves, others and the world around them.

Kidsplay Ethos is simple: Healthy child, Happy child.

Kidsplay provide a range of session patterns to suit all childcare needs including extra sessions and full time discount. They also provide up to 10% discount for siblings and NHS workers. Funding discussed at application process, parents must book more than funding allocation. No funded only places offered.

Included in fees is quality early years care and education, freshly made, healthy meals and snacks and a celebration of festivals throughout the year.

Group: Bertram Nursery Group

Person in charge: Charmaine Ness (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: East Dunbartonshire Council

Number of Staff: 25

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

Total Places for Children: 80

Age Range: from 0 years 1 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Christmas & New Year

Fees Guide: 5-10% Sibling Discount, 5-10% NHS Staff Discount

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Reviews

9.7 Kidsplay Childcare has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.711)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Kidsplay Childcare 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 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Kidsplay Childcare in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.9 out of 5 from 15 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 4.773 for Kidsplay Childcare is calculated as follows: ( (165 Excellents x 5) + (30 Goods x 4) + (8 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 203 Ratings = 4.773

  • 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 4.938 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Kidsplay Childcare is based on 15 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 16 positive Reviews (80 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 15 Reviews ÷ 16 Target = 0.938

  • 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
    13
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Kidsplay Childcare?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    16
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Kidsplay Childcare

  • Mother of Child
    15
  • Grandfather of Child
    1
  • Nanny/Carer of Child
    1

Highly recommended nursery. Great area and outdoor area. Everyone welcoming and friendly. Lovely areas and loads of different and unusual rooms for the children to explore and learn new things.

How likely would you be to recommend Kidsplay Childcare? 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 two children aged 1 and 2 started the nursery in January and seem to enjoy it. They are always bringing home little pictures or cards that they have made and singing new songs.

How likely would you be to recommend Kidsplay Childcare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The nursery has a lovely, relaxed outdoor feel to it. The children are allowed to develop at their own pace. Learning is encouraged through activities and play. The staff are very warm and caring and really take an interest in their development. The meals are excellent with great variety always offered. Some attention could be given to the outside areas as they are a bit tired and run down.

How likely would you be to recommend Kidsplay Childcare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

I am very happy with my son's progress and development since joining the nursery in May 2016.

How likely would you be to recommend Kidsplay Childcare? 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 attended Kidsplay Childcare for about a year now and for the most part, we are very happy with the nursery, however, it's shining star is the amazing team of staff and the excellent facilities, especially the outdoors. This is what aided our decision for choosing this nursery. My son is very happy here and has come on leaps and bounds and made many friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Kidsplay Childcare? 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Great nursery with very caring staff. My granddaughter loves the nursery, staff and activities and never wants to come home.

How likely would you be to recommend Kidsplay Childcare? 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 is very settled in the nursery due to a kind, caring staff. I like the weekly observations sent to us by phone and it's nice to see my child engaged in a range of activities, especially outdoor learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Kidsplay Childcare? 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: Don't Know

Cannot fault the nursery and staff. My son started 18 months ago, and he was made welcome from day 1. Not once does he object to go to nursery. He is just so happy to be there. I feel free to discuss any issues with staff, and he absolutely adores them. I love the fact that they play/learn outside nearly every day. He learns so much and is ever so eager to relay every bit of knowledge. He is also pleased with having choices concerning meals. Very happy with the different activity rooms in each class (visual, construction etc.) and I would recommend this nursery 100%.

How likely would you be to recommend Kidsplay Childcare? 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

Friendly staff and plenty of space for the children to move about. Opening times suited my work pattern. Not so keen that the upstairs don't have windows so the children can't look outside. Would prefer specific information on how my child has been rather than relying on generalized information on a notice board. Do ask staff who are helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Kidsplay Childcare? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

We are exceptionally pleased with Kidsplay Childcare. Our daughter is now in the Twain room which she absolutely loves. The staff all appear to work very hard to provide a safe and positive environment for the children.

We are particularly pleased with the outdoor time that the nursery encourages and the focus on play and social skills whilst also helping to develop each child's individual skills.

Our daughter is a very happy and confident 2 year old and we feel that Kidsplay has played a key role in her development.

Overall we are very happy with our daughter's care and would highly recommend the nursery to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Kidsplay Childcare? 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 joined Kidsplay nursery two years ago and she every time she dropped off she didn't want to stay there herself but it wasn't long before she loved the nursery and staff within the nursery. I find this nursery excellent and I definitely wouldn't go to another nursery as my daughter loves it so much.

How likely would you be to recommend Kidsplay Childcare? 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

Fabulous nursery, great staff. An amazing range of activities provided for children along with a great menu of home cooked meals. My daughter has been at Kidsplay for 2 years now and has came on wonderfully. My friend takes her little boy there too now after recommendation from myself.

How likely would you be to recommend Kidsplay Childcare? 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

A fantastic nursery with dedicated staff and genuine care given to the children. My two children have been here since there were 9 months old and have both progressed very well and love going to nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Kidsplay Childcare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Our little girl has been attending Kidsplay for 2 years. She didn't like to go anywhere without mum and made her feelings known at drop off. Loudly! However, the staff were incredible and really have the patience of saints. They always made time for her and even lifted her to the window to wave to us, by which time she was always settled and happy! She now bounces into nursery and high fives us as we leave! Our little girl has become independent and confident. I love how the children choose what they will have for lunch in the mornings and have such autonomy at Kidsplay. There are also lots of extra opportunities for the children like dance, drama and monkey music. Our little boy has recently joined his sister at Kidsplay and he has a blast! We were originally worried because he had been a biter but we should have known better. The structure and expectations set at Kidsplay means that we have never had an issue and the biting has now gone completely! Thank you so much Kidsplay.

How likely would you be to recommend Kidsplay Childcare? 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 confident in the nursery and its services. The staff are excellent, dedicated and supportive of all children. Down to earth, supported through online learning journals, I am confident the staff engage meaningfully with each individual child and their unique development.

How likely would you be to recommend Kidsplay Childcare? 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 would thoroughly recommend this nursery to anyone. Our daughter has been there since she was 9 months old and now she is almost 5. They have really helped our daughter progress over the years and become a very confident little girl. I cannot thank the staff enough for what they have done for both my little girl and us as a family. We had a difficult time last year and if it wasn't for the staff, we would have struggled to keep our daughter in a routine so things didn't affect her like they affected us.

How likely would you be to recommend Kidsplay Childcare? 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 seems to really enjoy nursery, he comes home really chatty and full of stories. He bumped his face one day and his favourite play leader gave him a hug. There is lots to do, and he really enjoyed painting his firework picture the other day. Last month wee also got the nursery teddy home for a few days, which was great. It got the whole family involved and we took lots of pictures. I feel I can leave him and go to work and not have to worry, very important for any mother.

How likely would you be to recommend Kidsplay Childcare? 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

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Awards / Recognitions

March 2017

July 2010

Eco School

Recipient: Kidsplay Childcare

Date: Saturday 17 Jul 2010

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Staff Profiles

Charmaine

Charmaine Ness

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2007

Description:

Kidsplay Childcare Nursery Manager, Charmaine Ness has a professional qualification in childcare and over 27 years’ experience working with children of all ages. Being a mother herself, Charmaine brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her nursery.