Holly House Day Nursery

54 Belfast Road, Lurgan, Craigavon BT66 7JP

Holly House Day Nursery, Craigavon, County Armagh
Holly House Day Nursery, Craigavon, County Armagh
Holly House Day Nursery, Craigavon, County Armagh

Holly House Day Nursery offers a loving homely environment for your child. Holly House has been established for 13 years offering care for children aged 3 months – 11 years old. Management and many staff have been part of the nursery for over 10 years. The large house and purpose built pre-school unit offers age appropriate activities and resources ensuring a fun filled stimulating day. The fenced garden with climbing frame gives an opportunity to explore the great outdoors. The children love to draw on the chalk boards and sowing the vegetable patch. Every day at Holly House is stimulating and exciting. Visits from Jo Jingles and the Spanish teacher compliment the daily activities and pre-school curriculum. School collection, breakfast club and summer scheme are available for children attending the local schools. The cook ensures that every child receives a nutritionally balanced meal to suit all dietary requirements. Carers are dedicated to ensuring every child’s developmental needs are met.

Group: Clear Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Pamela Purdy (Nursery Manager)

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

Number of Staff: 28

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

Total Places for Children: 72

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: Public Holidays

Vacancies

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Reviews

10 Holly House Day Nursery has a Review Score of 10 (9.962)

The Review Score of 10 (maximum of 10) for Holly House 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 20 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Holly House Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 19 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 4.962 for Holly House Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (230 Excellents x 5) + (9 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 239 Ratings = 4.962

  • 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 Holly House Day Nursery is based on 19 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 14.4 positive Reviews (72 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 19 Reviews ÷ 14.4 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
    20
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Holly House Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    20
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Holly House Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    15
  • Father of Child
    3
  • Grandfather of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

Staff have been very friendly and were excellent during the settling in period. The day is well organised with good variety of activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Holly House 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 grandson attends Holly House 2 days a week. He really enjoys it and has come on leaps and bounds since he started. All the staff are fab, the food is also delicious with a great menu choice.

How likely would you be to recommend Holly House 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

As a working mother, it is so important for me to know that my son is happy and being well looked after. I truly believe Holly House to be a positive and loving environment for my son to attend while I am working, and I couldn't be happier with the level of care he is receiving.

How likely would you be to recommend Holly House 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

Holly House, staff and facilities excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend Holly House 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 very pleased with the runnings of Holly House and its staff. The girls are warm, friendly, approachable and exactly what I look for in selecting care for my child.
I am informed in person and in writing each day of my son's menu, sleeping pattern and activities.
Hugo has only been there a little over a month and already settled and excited to go to crèche.

How likely would you be to recommend Holly House 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 have used Holly House for over 5 years now and I wouldn't want my kids to go anywhere else. The standard of care at Holly House is just phenomenal. There is such a lovely, homely, family atmosphere in the place. To be honest, it's quite difficult to describe in words, it just feels like a home. Both my kids have been looked after so well during their whole time there. The nursery are more than flexible and helpful with any needs that you have, from extra sessions to dietary requirements to potty training, nothing is ever too much trouble.

I can't recommend here highly enough for parents that live in the area. You and your children will love this place. As said earlier in the review, I'm not sure if I can find the words to do this place justice.

How likely would you be to recommend Holly House 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: Don't Know

A brilliant day care centre for all ages. The staff are very attentive and know each child's individual needs. Very satisfied.

How likely would you be to recommend Holly House 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 attends Holly House 2 days a week to prepare him for nursery school. Since joining, I have found an increase in the vocabulary he uses and his willingness to try new foods. The meals he receives at Holly House are varied and he appears to enjoy them. I am also happy that the lovely staff will soon be assisting me when I start potty training.

How likely would you be to recommend Holly House Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My little girl loves Holly House, the staff are brilliant, she is happy, settled and most importantly thriving. She has severe allergies and staff have been amazing in working with me regarding meals, the manager has gone out of her way to ensure she is always included.

How likely would you be to recommend Holly House 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 love the nursery that I picked for my baby. I thought I would be unsettled and not trust anybody with my baby. The staff at Holly House are great. They follow my babies routine and she loves going. She is there full time and I have never had any concerns.

How likely would you be to recommend Holly House 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

Both my children attend and love Holly House. The staff are amazing and I know I can go to work and my children will be happy and safe. The activities are great fun and educational. I definitely recommend Holly House.

How likely would you be to recommend Holly House 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

My son has recently joined Holly House nursery and really really loves it. The sensory play they do in baby room is fantastic as is all of the arts and crafts. We continually felt at ease during settling in and all girls are warm and welcoming a definite home from home.

How likely would you be to recommend Holly House 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 attends Holly House Toddler room. Since going to Holly House I can see how much he has developed. He is always happy and keen to learn. My son loves all the girls there which helps put my mind at ease that he is being so well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Holly House 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 goes to Holly House and loves it. Helps take the stress of when going to work, knowing he is happy there. Definitely recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Holly House 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 have sent all 3 of my children to Hollyhouse from 2009 - currently. They have all thoroughly enjoyed their time there and the staff have become like family to them. I couldn't be happier with the care.

How likely would you be to recommend Holly House Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

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

A fantastic home from home for my son. Always help with learning new things every day. The staff are all loving and caring to all the children. The girls all take an interest in the kid's likes and dislikes and cater activities to suit. My son loves going to Holly House every day and loves coming home to tell me what he has done and learned that day. Puts my mind at ease that my child is so well looked after and cared for while I am at work.

How likely would you be to recommend Holly House 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 attends the Wobbler Room in Holly House Nursery, he has settled so well moving from the baby room. I am over the moon with how well the girls care for my child and I would highly recommend this nursery. Great care and great staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Holly House 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 attends this nursery 3 days a week. He loves it and the care provided is second to none. I highly recommend to all.

How likely would you be to recommend Holly House 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

Holly House Day Nursery provides a most caring, interactive and personalised environment. Our daughter currently is cared for in the baby room. I cannot fault the care she receives here! All staff are welcoming and friendly and ultimately are child centred. I have been so impressed by the range of stimulating activities afforded to our daughter as well as the exacting observations held by Holly House Day Nursery staff re. development of personality and abilities. As parents, we are kept well-informed about daily activities, menus (great variety) and upcoming events. I would not hesitate to recommend this excellent nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Holly House 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

All round great nursery for my grandson, pleasant staff and very caring. My grandson is very happy attending and has come on leaps and bounds since he started.

How likely would you be to recommend Holly House 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

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