The Old School House

114 Halftown Road, Culcavy, Hillsborough, Lisburn BT27 5RF

The Old School House, Lisburn, County Down
The Old School House, Lisburn, County Down
The Old School House, Lisburn, County Down

The Old School House offers an ideal interior for play and learning throughout the early years, employing a skilled and qualified team who are able to help children make the most of their early years potential. A secure and friendly atmosphere allows children to become confident learners, in line with recognised curriculum.

Owner: Crawford & Pearl Rankin

Person in charge: Tanya McKimstry (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

Number of Staff: 18

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

Total Places for Children: 89

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 11 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

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Reviews

7.8 The Old School House has a Review Score of 7.8 (7.778)

The Review Score of 7.8 (maximum of 10) for The Old School House is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Old School House in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 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 4.722 for The Old School House is calculated as follows: ( (54 Excellents x 5) + (16 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 72 Ratings = 4.722

  • 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 3.056 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Old School House is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 17.8 positive Reviews (89 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 17.8 Target = 0.056

  • 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
    4
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Old School House?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    5
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to The Old School House

  • Mother of Child
    5
  • Father of Child
    1

The Old School House is a great nursery. My children all love it and always look forward to going. The key to its success is the staff. They are caring, nurturing, friendly, personable and approachable. They are always very flexible when I need anything or would like something specific for my child. They are always seeking to improve by asking for feedback from parents which is reassuring. I would highly recommend the nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old School House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

we have used this nursery for eight years and have always been very happy to leave our children in the staffs care. All the staff provide a caring home from home experience and are warm, friendly and attentive. Our children have thrived in their care. The staff are always readily available and accommodating and readily accepted the challenge of managing our sons multiple food allergies, our older children love the holiday trips and activities available. Sheena always makes sure they are prepared for Friday's school spellings and maths test and the lady in the baby room is an excellent 'day mummy' overall fantastic.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old School House? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My child began The Old School House in September and settled quickly very much due to the welcoming, warm and attentive staff. I love receiving the daily reports as I feel I know more about what they've been doing all day and what fun there's been

How likely would you be to recommend The Old School House? 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 joined The Old School House in November 2015 and so far we as a family are very happy. Staff are very friendly, kind and caring. Information sheets we are given each evening are very handy about our sons fun, food and visitors.
Visitors to the nursery and visits out are amazing. Bus to nursery school is fantastic instead of peoples cars. Only downfall are all the gates which are not kept shut, no signs so parents mostly and staff to keep them shut.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old School House? 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: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

My son started the Old School House at the end of September and has settled in brilliantly. I have noticed a big change in his development and put that down to the staff. Regardless of whether a member of staff is based in the baby unit (my son has just turned 1) or elsewhere, everyone says hello to him in the morning by name. The children are content and happy throughout the nursery and the staff are always prepared to go that extra mile. I could not recommend this nursery enough.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old School House? 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 little boy has been attending The Old School House since he was 9 months old and now turning 2. He loves going to nursery everyday and it is a battle everyday to get him home! His development has went from strength to strength and loves singing all the nursery rhymes and songs he has learned in nursery. He has so many friends and is a very happy child. I can go to work and now have peace of mind that he settled and happy and having a fulfilled day. There is a great variety of food on the nurseries menu and is not a fussy eater as he has plenty of choice and likes to try new foods. The staff are brilliant and always go above and beyond in their care for my son and for that I am very grateful. The girls are so friendly and always gives a snapshot of his day and the mischief he has got up to!

How likely would you be to recommend The Old School House? 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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