Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit

12-14 Dundela Avenue, Belfast BT4 3BQ

Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit, Belfast, County Antrim
Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit, Belfast, County Antrim
Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit, Belfast, County Antrim

At Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit, every child has the opportunity to achieve their full potential and develop the fundamental skills for a lifelong/interest in learning within a secure and caring environment.

The nursery provides healthy eating and encourages outdoor play on a daily basis.

Children will have a structured day with a variety of activities available to suit individual age groups.


Childsplay is monitored and inspected by the Belfast Trust. Childsplay Nursery School Unit is inspected by the Department of Education NI and places are allocated in line with criteria.

Owner: Childsplay Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Heather Hewitt (Registered Person)

Local Authority / Social Services: Northern Health and Social Care Trust

Number of Staff: 17

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

Total Places for Children: 64

Age Range: from 0 years 6 months to 11 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Statutory Holidays

Visiting:

The nursery welcomes you to visit as there is always a manager on duty who can help you. Appointments are not necessary however please avoid the time between 12 and 2pm as our children are resting.

Parking:

Parking available on site

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.4 Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.365)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit 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 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 6 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 4.896 for Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit is calculated as follows: ( (139 Excellents x 5) + (14 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 154 Ratings = 4.896

  • 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 4.469 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit is based on 6 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 12.8 positive Reviews (64 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 12.8 Target = 0.469

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

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    13
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit

  • Mother of Child
    12
  • Father of Child
    1

I couldn't be any more delighted with the care and preschool education my son is receiving. I can leave my son in the care of Childsplay every day with ease and assurance that he will be safe, happy and cared for. Childsplay has managed to find the perfect balance of caring for my son as a mother would, whilst maintaining a structure to his day and making him ready for entry to P1. The girls in the nursery unit have given my son a steady and stable platform to allow him to move into school next year. Their hard work has taken away any worries I would have about him starting P1. He loves his 'teachers' in the unit and can't wait to go in every day.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit? 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

My two boys have been attending Childsplay since they were 10 months old. They are now 5 and 4. I have always been very happy with the care both my boys have been given. They have also been supportive, helpful and flexible at times when I needed it. Both the management and staff are friendly and personal and provide a real homely down to earth and happy environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter loves going to nursery, she is 2 years old and has attended since she was 9 months old. She speaks so fondly of all the girls who look after her and about all her friends in the nursery. She is learning so much and growing up so fast and has become an independent little girl. She is learning to share, take turns, be social, adventurous to dress herself roleplay and loves art, drawing, painting and making things. It is lovely to know my daughter is so happy in Childsplay. I would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit? 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

All the staff at Childsplay Day Nursery have been amazing with my 2 boys. My youngest started at 13 weeks and the care for him was fantastic. They have helped potty train both boys with the youngest still learning. I know when I leave my boys with the staff they will have a great day with lots of attention and care.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit? 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

Absolutely fantastic nursery. My daughter has been there for approximately 2.5 years and has received the most excellent care we could have ever hoped for. Staff are kind, courteous, caring and my daughter always talks about them all on a daily basis.
Food is excellent, care is second to none and communication with parents is excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit? 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

Childsplay Day Nursery is a wonderful nursery. My son of 7 years old has been going to this nursery since he was 2 years old. He has made lots of little friends and really enjoys playing football out in the garden with them all and staff members too. The staff at Childsplay Day Nursery are all lovely girls. Thay all go above and beyond for my needs and my son's needs. Whether it be pick ups from shool of after school activity pickups, they always seem to be able to accommodate. They all work extremely hard to provide the best for the children in the nursery and ease any concerns I may have. It is a super little nursery and I would recommend it to anyone who is thinking of using a day nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit? 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

I have two children in Childsplay Day Nursery. Both children love going here and sometimes don't want to come home!
After visiting Childsplay Day Nursery unannounced, my wife was shown around the playgroup and she knew that our child would love it.
The staff are brilliant with the kids and show a genuine care for all the kids. I would highly recommend Childsplay Day Nursery to any prospective parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit? 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 at this nursery for two years. The staff have always been kind and helpful and there's always plenty of activities for the children. He has made lots of good friends and always lots of stories to tell.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

From the moment I visited Childsplay, I found the staff, children and environment to be open, warm, happy and friendly. It very much has a multi-cultural, inclusive, family atmosphere with the staff going out of their way to ensure this. I have two children aged 5 and 2 attending. They love it so much they ask to go on days they don't attend! They both know all the staff like their own family and they know all staff and children by name. The staff have always ensured when first leaving our children as babies that both parents and children were comfortable, well informed and happy. The nursery always has exciting indoor and outdoor activities for the children with good daily educational programmes, particularly in the summer scheme. I was delighted to have found this fantastic nursery 5 years ago. It was such a relief to feel we could leave our children with people that they love to be with as well as providing them home cooked nutritious meals, education, fun and family community.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit? 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 here since he was 9 months old and I would recommend. The nursery and staff have been amazing in helping my son. He attended the nursery unit there and really enjoyed it. My son said, "it's one of my favourite places to be and the people that look after me are great".

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit? 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

Childsplay provides after schools for my 5 year old and day care for my 2 year old who has complex medical and developmental needs. The staff are warm, caring, polite and professional at all times. Nothing appears to be a bother and the staff have a willingness to learn and go that extra mile (daily). They provide home cooked food and healthy snacks. There are loads of outdoor activities and fun, whatever the weather. They treat both my children as individuals and tailor a programme to suit them! I couldn't recommend this nursery more highly.

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit? 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

I would absolutely 100% highly recommend Childsplay nursery to anyone with children no matter what age. The staff are always welcoming, friendly, courteous and brilliant with the kids. It is such a happy environment at all times whilst being relaxed it is run with an extremely professional and fantastically well organised feel. It is clearly very obvious that the time planning the events is immense as their scheduling is fantastic and they are incredibly reliable and understanding to both parents and the children. This is much
appreciated. Thank you :-)

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit? 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

On my first visit to Childsplay I was hugely impressed by the friendliness and professionalism of the staff I met and by the warm and welcoming atmosphere in every room. It is the only nursery I contacted that encouraged me to call anytime (outside of the post lunchtime sleep hour) to see the facilities, rather that setting up a formal appointment.

I have been using the nursery for the past two years for my (now) three and one years olds and am happy to report that my first impressions have never been disappointed.

As a parent you feel that the entire staff team are interested in the welfare of your children. I have always been struck by the fact that staff who aren't directly involved in the day-to-day care of my children still know them by name and are knowledgeable about their likes/dislikes etc. This was aptly demonstrated when my eldest child went through a period of not eating well, both at home and at Childsplay. The leader of his room persisted faithfully in trying him with different foods, despite little success. This was a worrying time for me but I felt that the staff at Childsplay shared this concern and did all they could to help. Equally when his eating habits improved, everyone at nursery was as pleased as I was and he received 'high fives' from lots of the staff on the day he ate his entire lunch for the first time in months. It is this family feel which, for me, sets the care that Childsplay provides apart from that of other providers I have visited in the local area.

The facilities are very good, in particular the recently enhanced garden space at the rear of the building. Soft play and the ball room seem popular with all the children.

It is always lovely to receive paintings and, especially, cards the children have made. The creativity the staff display is excellent - I never knew hand and footprints could be turned into so many different pictures!

How likely would you be to recommend Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit? 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

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