Greendale Private Day Nursery

633 Antrim Road, Glengormley, Newtownabbey BT36 4RF

Greendale Private Day Nursery, Newtownabbey, County Antrim
Greendale Private Day Nursery, Newtownabbey, County Antrim
Greendale Private Day Nursery, Newtownabbey, County Antrim

Greendale Private Day Nursery offers a loving homely environment for your child. The day nursery has been established for 13years joining the Clearday nursery group in 2007. The nursery consists of 3 buildings offering care for 0-2yrs, 2-3yrs, nursery school and Afterschool. Everyday in Greendale is fun filled and exciting with many different activities organised for each age group. The baby unit enjoys a weekly visit from Jo Jingles and Pre-school are extremely busy with Monkeynastics and Spanish Lessons. The large garden offers adventure for all ages with a separate soft play area for younger children who are just beginning to venture outdoors. After school care, summer scheme and Breakfast club is available for children attending the local schools. Two cooks prepare fresh nutritionally balanced meals to meet every child's dietary requirements. Learning through play and offering a stimulating homely environment ensures every child's needs are meet.

Group: Clear Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Leah Smith (Manager)

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

Number of Staff: 42

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

Total Places for Children: 136

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 4 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Public Holidays

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Reviews

9.2 Greendale Private Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.222)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Greendale Private Day Nursery 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 16 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Greendale Private Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 out of 5 from 11 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 4.818 for Greendale Private Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (159 Excellents x 5) + (31 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 192 Ratings = 4.818

  • 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 4.404 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Greendale Private Day Nursery is based on 11 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 27.2 positive Reviews (136 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 27.2 Target = 0.404

  • 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
    14
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Greendale Private Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    13
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Greendale Private Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    14
  • Father of Child
    2

I would recommend this nursery based on the excellent staff we have had the pleasure of meeting and dealing with. The staff are very professional and have such a caring nature. The only negative view I would have is the cost. The nursery is very expensive and the fact that we have to pay for bank holidays even when the nursery is closed is very unfair. On occasions, we have had to look for alternative childcare (paid). With required notice, we cannot even change to a different day that the bank holiday falls to allow us to go to work.

How likely would you be to recommend Greendale Private Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Excellent. My daughter loved every minute from she was eight months old until she left for school. She was very well looked after and well entertained along the way. Staff were caring and attentive.

How likely would you be to recommend Greendale Private Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

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

I viewed several nurseries and none compared to Greendale. The staff were welcoming from the first day and not only helped my daughter settle but also helped me settle and reassure me.

My daughter has been in Greendale in the baby room from the end of August and is loving it. The staff are excellent and I have no reservations about leaving my only daughter. When she’s dropped off in the morning, she waves her daddy bye and is happy to go to the girls. I can’t thank the staff enough for looking after my daughter so well. I have already noticed my daughter's speech and development has come on since being in Greendale and it’s great to see her interacting with other kids.

They have an excellent healthy menu which varies every week and the facilities are great and very clean.

I couldn’t recommend Greendale enough. Excellent facilities and amazing staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Greendale Private Day Nursery? 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 in a league of its own, nothing compares!
The best recommendation for it comes from my daughter herself! She absolutely loves her time at Greendale, is always full of beans at the end of her days and most importantly likes to talk about her carers even at home to us.

The staff are absolutely amazing. Irrespective of what room the child is in, all the staff know every child's name - it's such a personal place. Whatever your child’s requirements, the staff ensure they are met.

We are due to leave Greendale soon and it is a ‘home from home’ for my daughter which I know she will truly miss. The staff aren’t just staff - they are all ‘caring friends’. It makes such a difference.

In my opinion and having had exposure to other nurseries previously, Greendale is truly a one-off nursery!
Thank-you to all at Greendale for enabling my daughter to grow and to learn by being so kind and taking her hand through each step of her nursery journey.

How likely would you be to recommend Greendale Private Day Nursery? 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 was wary of sending my daughter to a nursery setting as so young, but when I couldn't find a suitable childminder decided to go down this route. I viewed a lot and Greendale came out on top for me. The facilities are great and the baby room was like a home from home setting. The staff were fantastic and after day 1 I had no reservations about leaving my daughter for the day, what's more, she loved it!

She has now progressed to the wobbler room and again facilities and staff great. They have a great healthy menu for the kids and great activities as well as outside space.

The social interaction my daughter has with the other kids is invaluable and will stand by her in the future.

All in all an excellent environment for little ones.

How likely would you be to recommend Greendale Private Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Value for Money: Good

Lovely, friendly and dedicated staff that are very welcoming and attentive to each and every child. Only two areas for suggestion of improvement, more varied and healthier meal menu and no t.v time, otherwise a great overall experience.

How likely would you be to recommend Greendale Private Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I would highly recommend this nursery. The staff are amazing, they are so helpful, attentive and nothing is ever too much when you them for something.

My little one loves attending this nursery and especially loves all the arts and crafts.

How likely would you be to recommend Greendale Private Day Nursery? 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

Greendale Nursery is fantastic!!
The girls in the baby room are absolutely brilliant and a credit to the team! My son was 9 months when he started and as most mummies would, I felt very anxious leaving him but he settled so quickly.
Greendale provides a very welcoming and friendly environment.
The nursery is filled with different toys and the activities change daily to help the children's development. Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided. Always a cooked healthy meal for lunch. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone!!

How likely would you be to recommend Greendale Private Day Nursery? 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 3 daughters have all attended Greendale from when they were babies right through to Primary school. I would highly recommend this nursery. The staff are fantastic and really get to know the children in their care. Food is cooked fresh on site too, which was important for me when choosing a nursery. The nursery itself is modern and spacious with lots of activities for the children.
Keep up the good work Greendale!

How likely would you be to recommend Greendale Private Day Nursery? 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

This is the best nursery around. My eldest son attended for several years before starting primary school and when our daughter was born we didn't even have a second thought about where we would send her.

The staff and facilities are second to none and my daughter loves going every day to see her friends. The staff are so friendly and happy to do anything to help.
I would highly recommend Greendale Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Greendale Private Day Nursery? 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

Our daughter has been attending Greendale for about a year and a half now, since she was 10 months old. She has experienced the baby room, wobblers, tweenies and now Orange Blossoms. She absolutely loves her time there. They do so many great activities with the kids that really help their development and the workers are all so caring and attentive. They are always happy to chat about your child so you can really check how they are getting on.
They do Jo Jingles with the kids and she also now gets to do Monkeynastix in her new room, both of which she loves. They also manage to get her to eat the food she would never eat for us at home so that's an achievement.
We're so happy we chose Greendale.

How likely would you be to recommend Greendale Private Day Nursery? 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 has been attending Greendale since June, initially one day a week, but now 4 due to a change in circumstances at home.

I couldn't fault the care she receives. She loves it. She's nearly 18m and she's a clingy baby, but she goes to any of the staff in her room easily, and waves me off!

The staff are amazing and the manager has been so helpful and accommodating while I have struggled with leaving my daughter and an upset within the family which meant I had no childcare at short notice.

My daughter eats and sleeps better at nursery than at home. I'd love to be a fly on the wall to see how they do it!!

How likely would you be to recommend Greendale Private Day Nursery? 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 youngest son has recently started in Greendale and he has settled very well. The staff and management could not have done enough to help him settle in and reassure me which is very important when returning to work. My oldest son went to Greendale 7 years ago and loved it. Greendale was the only nursery that I considered for my youngest son as we had an excellent experience when my oldest son was at Greendale.

How likely would you be to recommend Greendale Private Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

We looked at several different nurseries for our baby boy and this was by far the cleanest and best staff to child ratio that we saw. All staff are welcoming and helpful. The manager, in particular, could not have done more to explain the routine and facilities available. We love that there are three separate rooms for different age groups and we like the fact that there is dedicated staff to each section of the age group and also like the fact that once old enough they move each child with another so that they move up the age groups together instead of individually. All meals are provided by their own cook and are sourced locally. They also inform the parents on a monthly basis of their payments due and any events or information they feel relative for the month ahead. The information that they take down for each child is good too. Overall we are extremely pleased with the level of care and service provided for our child and would recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Greendale Private Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Have 2 children attending Greendale, I wouldn't send them anywhere else. The building has recently been renovated to a very high standard and both kids love going there. Definitely the best nursery in the area.

How likely would you be to recommend Greendale Private Day Nursery? 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 baby son started Greendale at the beginning of October. He settled immediately in the first settling in week that is provided to make starting nursery a smooth transition for you and your child. I found this to be very beneficial as I work full time so my baby is in there 5 days a week, it was good for him to see the surroundings and staff for a few hours a day leading up to his full time start. He has never fretted going in, and loves to get down to play as soon as we walk through the door. He was a very fussy eater before starting and I can now see huge changes in what he eats and the foods he is keen to try. He gets the same naps he would at home and sleeps very content in the cot they provide. The staff are absolutely fantastic. Very friendly girls who welcome you morning and evening. They are very caring with the children and will give honest feedback on the baby's day and how they did. I am really happy that we chose Greendale.

How likely would you be to recommend Greendale Private Day Nursery? 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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