Kelvinside Kindergarten

17 Lancaster Crescent Lane, Glasgow G12 0RS

Kelvinside Kindergarten, Glasgow, Glasgow City
Kelvinside Kindergarten, Glasgow, Glasgow City
Kelvinside Kindergarten, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Kelvinside Kindergarten has an atmosphere that is ideal for each child's learning and development. A versatile approach is taken to the curriculum, with learning through play, living, example, interaction and teaching all on the itinerary.

Located in the heart of Glasgow's West End, the nursery is well-located for busy local parents, has secluded gardens and lots of character. Children can grow and flourish thanks to a wide range of learning resources, while child safety system - 'The Walkodile' allows them to make the most of the locality.

Fees include: quality early years care and education, snacks and a celebration of festivals throughout the year.

Children go on regular outings in the local area and a graduation ceremony takes place when children move on to primary school.

There is access to a wide ranging set of resources and equipment and e-learning journals and use of tablets is encouraged, while children can benefit from speech and language therapy available as well as a nursery teacher and music classes.

Group: Bertram Nursery Group

Person in charge: Michelle Rose (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Glasgow City Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 48

Age Range: from 0 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Christmas & New Year

Fees Guide: 5-10% Sibling Discount, 5-10% NHS Staff Discount, FREE funded sessions available

Languages Spoken (other than English): French

Vacancies

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Reviews

8.7 Kelvinside Kindergarten has a Review Score of 8.7 (8.720)

The Review Score of 8.7 (maximum of 10) for Kelvinside Kindergarten is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Kelvinside Kindergarten in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.2 out of 5 from 4 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 4.553 for Kelvinside Kindergarten is calculated as follows: ( (79 Excellents x 5) + (47 Goods x 4) + (6 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 132 Ratings = 4.553

  • 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 4.167 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Kelvinside Kindergarten is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 9.6 positive Reviews (48 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 9.6 Target = 0.417

  • 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
    8
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Kelvinside Kindergarten?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    10
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Kelvinside Kindergarten

  • Mother of Child
    9
  • Father of Child
    2

All of the staff and management were all very professional, friendly, and accommodating. The location and the times of nursery were perfect for us. We would recommend anyone to bring their kids to Kelvinside Kindergarten.

How likely would you be to recommend Kelvinside Kindergarten? 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

A cosy, personalised team that my daughter and son built strong relationships with. We know every nursery assistant by name and always received honest feedback, not just 'they had a great day'. The physical space is relatively small compared to new purpose build nurseries but hey make the most of it and vary the layout regularly. Bringing football/dance/music/language teachers to the preschool also built on the skills of the regular staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Kelvinside Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been at this nursery for two and a half years. At every stage, the nursery staff have shone showing such kindness and affection for my son that I've never doubted my choice to place him here.
For working parents, this is also just a great supportive nursery - it rarely closes - and the staff are always on hand to help with transitions in your child's life, like toilet training and preparing for school.
The nursery also organises extracurricular activities as standard - dance, music, visibility zoolab - and takes the children out for day trips when time and weather permit.
Excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend Kelvinside Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been at this nursery for over six months now and seems to enjoy it. All the staff are very welcoming and take the time to greet the children and parents. They seem to know my daughter very well, her likes and dislikes. She has taken her time with walking and moving on from the baby room but I have been impressed that the staff have made sure she spends time during the day in the tweenie room with babies her own age. The nursery seems very well run and the manager is always very helpful and professional. No concerns in recommending.

How likely would you be to recommend Kelvinside Kindergarten? 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

Both my son and daughter attend the nursery and I could not be happier with the care they receive. ALL the staff are warm and welcoming and have great relationships with children throughout the nursery not just within the age group they are responsible for. This makes transitions between age groups very easy and my son has attended since he was 8 months and will soon be leaving to start school. I've been really impressed with how the pre-school have made starting school a focus of various discussions and activities so the children are reassured and excited about this next step. Staff in the early age-groups always provide stimulating and engaging activities and take care to focus on each individual child's development taking special note of likes and dislikes.

How likely would you be to recommend Kelvinside Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am very pleased with the progress that our child has made since joining the nursery, thank you. My son is beginning to enjoy his time at Kelvinside Kindergarten nursery. The staff have kept me up to date with his progress. We had a meeting so that we could talk about how we can improve his learning. I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff for their help and support.

How likely would you be to recommend Kelvinside Kindergarten? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

We have been very happy with Kelvinside, from 6 months right up until primary school. Staff have been lovely and caring, our child has made good friends and never been clinging to us at the door. We appreciate that the staff try to get the children outdoors whenever possible - either into their garden or on trips to the botanic gardens park. My child enjoys the various play activities and learning indoors too.

How likely would you be to recommend Kelvinside Kindergarten? 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: Excellent

It is an excellent nursery that provides a high quality service in caring for my son. He has been there since he was 8 months and has always been settled there. The staff team show genuine warmth in the children they care for.

How likely would you be to recommend Kelvinside Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

From day 1, I've been very happy with this nursery. Before starting, they came to our home so they could see how our baby interacted in his own environment. Important for his key carer I think since our little one took a good few weeks to settle in. The staff in the baby room really focus on development and the interests of the individual baby and as a group with lots of creativity and learning, a lot of it baby led. I especially like it how they have a music teacher who visits every week. Our little boy loves going to nursery, it is a happy fun place to be and has a great bond with the carers and other babies.

How likely would you be to recommend Kelvinside Kindergarten? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been attending Kelvinside Kindergarten since she was a year old. We are all very sad that this is her last year in this great place. She has come along so well and the girl's that have looked after her over the year's have been amazing. The Nursery have always been extremely good at keeping me up to date with information and email's and when I pick her up they let me know how her day has been. I have a baby just now and can't wait for her to take over her big sister's place in this great establishment.

How likely would you be to recommend Kelvinside Kindergarten? 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

I think the nursery is excellent. The outdoor space is really good and I love the online diary for my child. It's really nice to see what they have done.
The only thing I would suggest is more staff support in the morning in the toddler room. Sometimes it can be very difficult to leave my child when he's upset and there is one staff member in the room and they have other children to comfort and look after. I think having two staff there would be much better in the morning.

How likely would you be to recommend Kelvinside Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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Awards / Recognitions

March 2017

July 2010

Eco School

Recipient: Kelvinside Kindergarten

Date: Friday 16 Jul 2010

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Staff Profiles

Michelle

Michelle Rose

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Description:

Kelvinside Kindergarten Nursery Manager, Michelle Rose has a professional qualification in childcare and over 15 years’ experience working with children of all ages. Being a mother herself, Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her nursery.