Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery

1a Largy Road, Crumlin BT29 4AH

Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery, Crumlin, County Antrim
Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery, Crumlin, County Antrim
Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery, Crumlin, County Antrim

Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery feels there are a lot of things which set the nursery apart in terms of childcare:

1. They believe they aren't just childcare providers. Their role is much more. They see themselves as early years educators and playwork specialists as well as being carers. They want to learn from the children in their care and take their interests and development to ensure that they are extending that as far as they possibly can. They provide a very rich and varied curriculum for the
children in their care.

2. Staff all get up to three hours out of rooms each week to work on recording milestones and planning the curriculum to expand the development of the children in their group.

3. NurseryPal is used, which offers parents real time feedback on what their children are doing each day in the day nursery setting.

4. They deliver NVQ in both Playwork and Childcare to Level 5 and they offer a unique training programme through People 1st. They firmly believe if they have highly trained, motivated staff they will deliver the best possible service to meet the needs of the children. They see CPD as very important in their settings and have gained Investors in People accreditation which recognises this.

5. They offer wrap around care in children's own schools. This not only drives down the cost for parents but it gives the nursery a wonderful and child purpose environment in which to play. They have access to assembly halls, libraries, computer suites and playgrounds, all of which can give them
so much more to develop play opportunities than in a smaller contained day nursery afterschool room. They only charge for the days parents use and if parents don't need them during school holidays, they don't pay - simple. Likewise some parents only use the nursery during holidays so parents can just book in when necessary.

6. It is an All Ireland Centre of Excellence accredited setting

Owner: Diane Koplewsky

Person in charge: Bronagh Creery (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services:

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 67

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 12 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: £34 full day; £24 morning only; £21 afternoon only; £16.50 afterschools drop off and pick up

Admission Information: None

Languages Spoken (other than English): French, Irish, Latvian, Russian

Visiting:

The nursery operates an open door policy outside of the following times 11.30-2.30 as this is the children’s lunch and sleep times and we do not disturb this routine.

Parking:

Ample parking - 5 MPH speed limit applies in car park

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

10 Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery has a Review Score of 10 (9.967)

The Review Score of 10 (maximum of 10) for Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 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 4.967 for Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (174 Excellents x 5) + (6 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 180 Ratings = 4.967

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery 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 13.4 positive Reviews (67 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 15 Reviews ÷ 13.4 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.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    15
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    15
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    10
  • Father of Child
    3
  • Nanny/Carer of Child
    1
  • Potential Service User
    1

I have been using Sleepy Hollow for over two years now and can't speak highly enough about it. We are always made to feel welcome by all the staff. They are extremely caring and approachable. Every day my child comes home chattering with excitement about her day and always with a creation in her hand. Every evening the staff tell me how her day has been. I would highly recommend Sleepy Hollow as I am very confident leaving my child in such a welcoming and stimulating setting. My only problem is getting her to leave at the end of the day.

How likely would you be to recommend Sleepy Hollow 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 son really loves Sleepy Hollow. The staff are all very attentive to his needs. He has progressed really well since starting over a year ago. Staff are always so welcoming. The curriculum is so good and the menus and meals superb, all to a very high standard.

How likely would you be to recommend Sleepy Hollow 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

Diane Koplewsky, Director at Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery responded to this review on 23 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your review - feedback is always very important to us. We really appreciate it!

Sleepy Hollow offers a high quality of care and education to children. The whole setting is a warm and welcoming atmosphere and the staff are of high professionalism and have good qualities of knowledge of child development and also have sound knowledge of how children develop through play.
They also understand the need for observation and how to link children's personal styles and outlooks into their daily planning and help encourage children to expand their own imagination and play opportunities.
I would highly recommend Sleepy Hollow as a nursery setting to anyone looking for quality care.

How likely would you be to recommend Sleepy Hollow 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

Diane Koplewsky, Director at Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery responded to this review on 23 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your review - feedback is always very important to us. We really appreciate it!

All round excellent service, I know the staff at Sleepy Hollow are doing their very best for my boys. It's a positive environment for children and has helped my little boy's development immensely.
Perhaps best described as a home from home.

How likely would you be to recommend Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery? 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

Diane Koplewsky, Director at Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery responded to this review on 23 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your review - feedback is always very important to us. We really appreciate it!

Sleepy Hollow provide both of my children with excellent care. They are well looked after and both love going. It is a great relief to know I have no worries whilst at work.

How likely would you be to recommend Sleepy Hollow 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

Diane Koplewsky, Director at Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery responded to this review on 23 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your review - feedback is always very important to us. We really appreciate it!

My daughter has attended Sleepy Hollow since Jan 2016. I really can't recommend this nursery highly enough. The staff are excellent, facilities are outstanding and the Reggio approach is brilliant. My daughter loves coming to nursery and as I said Sleepy Hollow is the best nursery in the area.

How likely would you be to recommend Sleepy Hollow 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

Diane Koplewsky, Director at Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery responded to this review on 21 Feb 2017:

Thanks so much for you kind feedback. Our clients opinions and feedback is invaluable to us.

Sleepy Hollow is a great nursery. My child loves every minute of her time there. All girls are great, care for her great. Management fantastic, great help.

How likely would you be to recommend Sleepy Hollow 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

Diane Koplewsky, Director at Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery responded to this review on 21 Feb 2017:

Thanks so much for you kind feedback. Our client's opinions and feedback is invaluable to us.

Sleepy Hollow is a great nursery. They keep parents informed through nursery PAL, Facebook, you Tube and web page. Management and staff are fantastic, always a welcoming smile, even at the end of a hard day's work. I am very impressed by the multicultural ethos.

How likely would you be to recommend Sleepy Hollow 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

Diane Koplewsky, Director at Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery responded to this review on 21 Feb 2017:

Thanks so much for you kind feedback. Our client's opinions and feedback is invaluable to us.

Inspirational, inviting, a warm homely environment which my son loves going to. He does new activities and enjoys new experiences every day. Very caring staff who are friendly and welcoming.

How likely would you be to recommend Sleepy Hollow 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

Diane Koplewsky, Director at Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery responded to this review on 21 Feb 2017:

Thanks so much for you kind feedback. Our client's opinions and feedback is invaluable to us.

This is an excellent nursery. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. Staff are all brilliant. They are also all Ireland Centre of Excellence winners.

How likely would you be to recommend Sleepy Hollow 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 am so happy here, my daughter loves it here. The staff are the best and I tell everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Sleepy Hollow 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

Diane Koplewsky, Director at Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery responded to this review on 21 Feb 2017:

Thanks so much for you kind feedback. Our client's opinions and feedback is invaluable to us.

I have 2 children. They both started this nursery when they were babies. It was very hard as we are from another country but now they are very good. We love this nursery because they have lots of friends and we love the staff because they always help when needed.

How likely would you be to recommend Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Diane Koplewsky, Director at Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery responded to this review on 21 Feb 2017:

Thanks so much for you kind feedback. Our client's opinions and feedback is invaluable to us.

My children have been attending Sleepy Hollow for over 9 years. I have always found the staff to be warm and friendly. They love the children in their care and provide excellent routines and activities for all the different year groups. Management have always been very accommodating and worked with us to provide the very best care for my children. One of my children has special needs and requires a lot of help. The management and staff have gone out of their way to help him. Excellent place. Happy to leave my children in their care.

How likely would you be to recommend Sleepy Hollow 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

Diane Koplewsky, Director at Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery responded to this review on 21 Feb 2017:

Thanks so much for you kind feedback. Our client's opinions and feedback is invaluable to us.

In my experience, I have found the nursery to be homely, stimulating and well-equipped to deal with all spectrums of children. The staff are friendly, caring and considerate and very knowledgeable about children's needs. They are always polite and easy to speak to when leaving our child and collecting him. Our child loves attending nursery and loves the staff, he really enjoys the Reggio approach which the nursery adopts in its daily running. All of this made returning to work so much easier for me.

How likely would you be to recommend Sleepy Hollow 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

As a Reggio inspired nursery setting my daughter loves to attend each morning. The equipment within the room is natural and inviting for children to explore and learn. I've found since my daughter started in Feb 2016 that she has grown and developed more with the guidance and encouragement of the staff and other children's company within her setting. As she is my first child I've been able to see her enjoy the magic of Christmas at Sleepy Hollow as I've enjoyed years before, will look forward to when my children would enjoy this.

How likely would you be to recommend Sleepy Hollow 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

Diane Koplewsky, Director at Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery responded to this review on 21 Feb 2017:

Thanks so much for you kind feedback. Our client's opinions and feedback is invaluable to us.

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February 2017

Families First Awards

Recipient: Sleepy Hollow Day Nursery

Date: Friday 17 Feb 2017

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