YMCA Nursery Shanklin

YMCA Winchester House, Sandown Road, Shanklin PO37 6HU

YMCA Nursery Shanklin, Shanklin, Isle of Wight
YMCA Nursery Shanklin, Shanklin, Isle of Wight
YMCA Nursery Shanklin, Shanklin, Isle of Wight

YMCA Winchester House Nursery, located in the Isle of Wight town of Shanklin, is registered to offer childcare for up to fifty-six children, with provision specifically designed to incorporate the learning needs of different age groups and numerous resources to combine with the expertise of carers.

Children experience a fun and friendly environment, with an emphasis on play-based learning and having the added benefit of scenic natural surroundings, with all security and safety measures treated in a thorough and professional manner.

Group: YMCA Fairthorne Group

Person in charge: Simon Davis (IOW YMCA Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Isle of Wight Council

Number of Staff: 15

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Registered Charity Number: 1090981

Total Places for Children: 56

Age Range: from 0 years 4 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

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Reviews

6.5 YMCA Nursery Shanklin has a Review Score of 6.5 (6.548)

The Review Score of 6.5 (maximum of 10) for YMCA Nursery Shanklin 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 4 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for YMCA Nursery Shanklin in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 1.7 out of 5 from 2 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 4.833 for YMCA Nursery Shanklin is calculated as follows: ( (41 Excellents x 5) + (6 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 48 Ratings = 4.833

  • 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 1.715 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for YMCA Nursery Shanklin is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25 then divided by 2 = 1.625

    2. Target of 11.2 positive Reviews (56 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 11.2 Target = 0.179 , then divided by 2 = 0.090

  • 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
    3
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend YMCA Nursery Shanklin?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    3
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to YMCA Nursery Shanklin

  • Mother of Child
    4

My son has attended this nursery for over two years and I cannot recommend it enough. No two days at this nursery have ever been the same, the staff go over and above to make sure the children have a varied day, from walks on the beach, animals coming to visit the nursery, toasting marshmallows, mud kitchen, balance bike for the children, this really is a special place.

The staff work to an extremely high standard and are very professional and approachable at all times. They keep in contact with you on a daily basis and also do reviews on your child.

The food is excellent and my son has even had up to 3 portions at times!

I would have no hesitation in recommending this nursery. Go and see it :-)

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Nursery Shanklin? 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

Lynne Somerville, Nursery Administrator at YMCA Nursery Shanklin responded to this review on 08 Sep 2016:

Thank you for your review. It has been a pleasure being part of your son's development. We look forward to hearing of his progress. Keep in touch!

It's a lovely place to take your toddlers/babies, you are really welcomed when you are there. Atmosphere is lovely, relaxed and so friendly.
They provide really good toys to play with inside and outside for the children.

Staff there are really good, they talk to every child and parent which is nice to see.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Nursery Shanklin? 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

Lynne Somerville, Nursery Administrator at YMCA Nursery Shanklin responded to this review on 10 Jun 2016:

Thank you for your review.
Our Baby & Toddler group is held every Thursday 10am - 11:30am for 0 to 3 years. Come along and meet other children and parents for indoor and outdoor fun in an OFSTED registered setting.

A really lovely nursery & pre school. The activities available are great, my son particularly loves the big garden where he has enjoyed the mud kitchen, growing tomatoes and toasting marshmallows in the fire pit. Special activities are organised on celebratory events throughout the year and we have particularly enjoyed taking part in Shanklin carnival with the nursery.

I have been very pleased with the relationship the staff, in particular the key worker, have developed with my son. They go above and beyond what I would expect in order to support his development for which I am thankful. I would, and do, recommend this nursery overall due to the excellent care they provide my son. We will both be very sad to move on to the next chapter!

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Nursery Shanklin? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The YMCA was an easy choice, after looking at others locally & now 2 years later we have not been disappointed. Our daughter has learnt so much educationally, socially and artistically. They are always doing new things. They are not bound to the nursery, they often go to the beach and the playground. The garden is extensive and they have camp fires. The nursery inside is big, with a baby room and larger kids room. The food is good, the staff are excellent. I have nothing negative to say! We would highly recommend it. They also organise events like taking part in the carnival, visits from local animal organisations, photography sessions. It's more than we could have hoped for. The staff and management are always on hand if you have questions.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Nursery Shanklin? 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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