Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit

12-14 Dundela Avenue, Belfast BT4 3BQ

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 the children will be resting.

Parking:

Parking available on site

Overview

The Review Score of 9.9 (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 22 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 5 out of 5 from 14 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.885 for Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit is calculated as follows: ( (232 Excellents x 5) + (28 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 261 Ratings = 4.885

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit is based on 14 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). 14 Reviews ÷ 12.8 Target Reached = 1

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

9.9 Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.885)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Childsplay Day Nursery & DENI Nursery School Unit

  • Mother of Child
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  • Aunt of Child
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  • Father of Child
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I really like it, I feel the staff really know my kid and I trust them. My child goes in happily and enjoys it.

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My daughter looks so happy and is having the best time of her life. We regularly hear about stories at nursery and she is always singing nursery rhymes, My daughter loves the teachers very much and the staff are amazing. I would definitely recommend this nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We recently moved to Nursery and DENI Nursery School Unit from a foreign country and the nursery was the first experience for our daughter.
Teachers have been very helpful in order to assist our daughter and make her feel like home, It's a great school!

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son has been at this nursery since he was a baby. He has formed some strong friendships in this time and enjoys telling me all about his day. The staff are always friendly and helpful and demonstrate a good level of care. There is a good mix of indoor and outdoor play and plenty of activities to keep him occupied.

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Our son has thrived during his time spent at Childsplay. The 2 teachers are simply wonderful, warm, encouraging and devoted to the children in their care. We have an extremely excited boy who skips into class every morning and becomes more independent and resilient as each day passes.

We can't recommend Childsplay enough and would love for our younger children to go there when their time comes also!

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has attended Childsplay for almost 2 years. The care and attention from all staff is exceptional. My son suffered serious breathing problems during his first 6 months in Childsplay and the floor supervisor was absolutely brilliant, she made regular contact with me on various occasions if staff were concerned about my son.
I was extremely nervous leaving my son, as a first-time mother Childsplay have made me feel at ease. I know staff will look after my son like he was their own family, I can see this when I leave my son and when I return. Every staff member is valuable.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I would highly recommend this nursery. The staff are so attentive and caring to my children. Both my children are really happy there and my youngest gets so excited when we arrive in the car park. I wouldn't leave my children anywhere other than here. Makes going to work so much easier knowing they are happy.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Childsplay provides my daughter with an excellent standard of care. My daughter attends pre-school and after school and is very happy at Childsplay. The staff are very well trained and there is a lovely relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Childsplay is a fantastic day nursery - both my children are very happy there and love going. My son has been looked after at Childsplay for four years now and my daughter 10 months; the staff have changed very little in that time which gives the nursery a very personal feel. All staff are very professional, friendly and approachable, as are management staff. Management try to work with you as much as possible and are flexible e.g. If occasional day swaps or extra days are required. This is not necessarily the case with some other day nurseries but is essential for my type of work. My son also attends the DENI school unit and has benefitted hugely from going every morning learning lots of new things and making new friends. Thank you to everyone at Childsplay Day!

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Childsplay is a wonderful, caring and nurturing facility. My 4-year-old and 1-year-old both attend and absolutely love all of the staff.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Great childcare facility. The staff are fantastic, when I pick my child up I know exactly what she has done, eaten, if there were any accidents etc... I am very comfortable with the environment and my child loves being there. The staff also take the time to do homework which I find to be a great help to me as I work full time.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I have a niece and nephew who go to Childsplay, they love it here and we know that because they say so everytime they come from their day at the nursery. I have experienced how robust their protection for the children actually is, I was clearly asked for identification when picking up the children. As a social worker for children I was delighted to experience this, great child protection.
All in all my family, myself and moreover the children are pleased that they are cared for by Childsplay - thankyou.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My 2 children have been attending Childsplay since they were 11 months old. The staff always ensured that the children and us, as parents, were comfortable and confident leaving them in their very capable care from our first visit.

The children adore each staff member and the staff are warm, affectionate and dedicated, each treating the other as family!

The nursery has a family atmosphere with an excellent homecooked menu. The themes for each room are educational and fun, ensuring the children continue to learn in a way they love.

My children love the staff, activities, food, other children and environment of the nursery so much that they talk about it continuously at home and to friends and family.

The nursery also works hard every year to have a fantastic Christmas party with brilliant presents from Santa and all the staff joining in on the fun, delighting in the childrens' joy.

I could not recommend Childsplay nursery enough as a fantastic place for children to grow up in!

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The nursery is amazing, the kids look forward to going and are always happy after attending. The staff are extremely friendly and the kids love them.
The staff are attentive and caring and the day is planned to provide learning and fun.
It is a safe environment for children to learn, play and make great friends.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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 :-)

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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