Forest Friends Day Nursery

Canal House, Drapers Fields, Coventry CV1 4LG

Forest Friends Day Nursery, Coventry, West Midlands
Forest Friends Day Nursery, Coventry, West Midlands
Forest Friends Day Nursery, Coventry, West Midlands

Forest Friends Day Nursery is located at Canal Basin, Coventry, within easy walking distance of the city centre, Ring Road and bus routes.

They have a very large garden and do as much outdoor activity as they can, whatever the weather.

With a dedicated team of qualified Early Years Professionals, their mission is ‘bringing nature and nurture together’, providing a caring, friendly, secure and educational setting, where children’s happiness and well-being is paramount.

Core values are:

• Creating a stimulating indoor and outdoor environment inspiring the development of happy, healthy and educated children.
• Providing nourishing, wholesome and delicious home-cooked meals, with fresh ingredients to promote healthy eating.
• Working in partnership with you at every stage of your child’s progression.
• Promoting equality and the values of diversity.
• Empowering children to form secure and caring relationships and friendships.
• Encouraging independence at all ages, building confidence and self-reliance in preparation for school.

Owner: Forest Friends Day Nursery

Person in charge: Rebecca Stewart (Manager/Operations Director)

Local Authority / Social Services: Coventry City Council

Number of Staff: 14

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

Total Places for Children: 63

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: £40-£42 per day. £26/half-day.

Directions:

Forest Friends Day Nursery is located at Canal Basin, and is a short walk from Coventry City Centre over the Canal Basin bridge. The nursery building is a standalone red-brick Victorian building which is accessible either by walking over the canal bridge on Leicester Row, or via Drapers Fields.

The location is fully registered with online mapping services such as Google Maps, Bing Maps and Apple Maps. To access from the Coventry Ring-Road, follow the signs to Foleshill Road, then turn left onto Leicester Row. After a few hundred yards, the road will bend to the right at the entrance to Canal Basin. After the road bends to the right, take the first right hand turn into Drapers Fields. At the brow of the hill you will see the Forest Friends Day Nursery building on your right hand side with clearly marked signage. Park in the car-park and follow the signs to the front door.

Visiting:

If you would like to visit the nursery, please contact in advance to ensure a viewing appointment can be arranged.

Parking:

A private car park is available for the use of staff, parents and prospective customers for drop-off and visiting.

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

8.3 Forest Friends Day Nursery has a Review Score of 8.3 (8.279)

The Review Score of 8.3 (maximum of 10) for Forest Friends Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 2 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Forest Friends Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.4 out of 5 from 2 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 4.87 for Forest Friends Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (20 Excellents x 5) + (3 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 23 Ratings = 4.87

  • 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 3.409 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Forest Friends Day Nursery is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 12.6 positive Reviews (63 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 12.6 Target = 0.159

  • 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

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    2
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
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    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Forest Friends Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    2
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
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Reviewer Connection to Forest Friends Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    2

I am pleased with the way my daughter has settled into the nursery. She has come on leaps and bounds and has made many friends. Her development skills have improved due to the help of the amazing staff there. My daughter is growing into an intelligent little girl, building her character and personality. I am grateful to all of the staff at 'my forest friends' that have taken part in the development of my daughter's life so far.

How likely would you be to recommend Forest Friends Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Becks Stewart, Operation's Director at Forest Friends Day Nursery responded to this review on 12 Sep 2017:

We are so pleased that you both enjoy your time at Forest Friends, she is a pleasure to care for and we will share this brilliant feedback with the staff team.

Kind Regards Forest Friends Team.

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone at Forest Friends. We couldn't ask for better people to look after our daughter for us. She has so much fun with all the staff and other children, which sometimes makes it hard to take her home in the evening because she doesn't want to leave them all. Our daughters favourite time at nursery is dinner time, she's always looking forward to the treats that the Chef has on the menu and always having seconds.

Keep up the good work everyone!!

How likely would you be to recommend Forest Friends Day Nursery? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Becks Stewart, Operation's Director at Forest Friends Day Nursery responded to this review on 10 Jul 2017:

Thank you so much for the review. We are so pleased that she enjoys her time at Forest Friends Day Nursery, plus we love having her.
Our menu has taken a while to develop and we have the best the food critics, our children.

Warmest Regards from the Forest Friends Day Nursery staff team!

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Awards / Recognitions

January 2017

5 Star Food Rating

Recipient: Forest Friends Day Nursery

Date: Wednesday 18 Jan 2017

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Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

Becks

Becks Stewart

Job Title: Operations Director/ Nursery Manager

Joined: 2016

Description:

Becks is qualified to Level 7 and is our Early Years Professional.