Kids Allowed Macclesfield

Bennett House, West Park Drive, Macclesfield SK10 3GP

Kids Allowed Macclesfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire
Kids Allowed Macclesfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire
Kids Allowed Macclesfield, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Kids Allowed Macclesfield is part of a company with a philosophy based on providing nurturing environments for children, alongside a supportive approach to parents. The company was founded by chief executive Jennie Johnson, who is determined to 'do things better' for early years children.

Jennies says: 'I've been in your shoes; trying to find childcare that felt right for my girls and promised to care for them the way I wanted them to be cared for, but that also fitted with a busy family life.'

All nursery centres are purpose-built and have become award-winning facilities, including secure outdoor play areas, quality resources and a team of carers who are driven to excel at their provision. The approach is based on listening to and respecting all ideas, whether big or small.

Group: Kids Allowed

Person in charge: Harri Howkins (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cheshire East Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 140

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

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Reviews

8.2 Kids Allowed Macclesfield has a Review Score of 8.2 (8.221)

The Review Score of 8.2 (maximum of 10) for Kids Allowed Macclesfield 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 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Kids Allowed Macclesfield in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.3 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 4.9 for Kids Allowed Macclesfield is calculated as follows: ( (162 Excellents x 5) + (18 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 180 Ratings = 4.9

  • 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 3.321 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Kids Allowed Macclesfield 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 28 positive Reviews (140 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 28 Target = 0.071

  • 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 Kids Allowed Macclesfield?

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

Reviewer Connection to Kids Allowed Macclesfield

  • Mother of Child
    14
  • Father of Child
    1

Both of my children have been at Kids Allowed Macclesfield since a young age. It has been like a home away from home for them and they have loved their time there so far. It's great to hear about the different activities they do - something new every day. And their key workers have been amazing! I would 100% recommend Kids Allowed Macclesfield and so would the kids!

How likely would you be to recommend Kids Allowed Macclesfield? 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 can't recommend Kids Allowed Macclesfield enough. Both my daughters have been there and they have been brilliant throughout the 6 years we have been coming. My younger daughter has additional needs and they have handled this amazingly. She had 1:1 care (funded by the council) and they ensured all of her therapies were carried out and all of her needs met. I can honestly say that she would not be the happy, confident little girl that she is today without the brilliant people at Kids Allowed.

Whenever we have had a slight complaint they have dealt with it positively and quickly. They've always come back to me afterwards with what they have done and what will be changed going forwards to ensure it doesn't happen again. They always welcome feedback.
I don't know any other children who have been prepared for school as well as those from Kids Allowed. They have their lunch in the Studio, change themselves for PE and even have a full-time teacher for 'lessons'. This ensures they have the best possible start to school.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids Allowed Macclesfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

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

I have two children at Kids Allowed Macclesfield. My eldest is now in the preschool and has been at the nursery from six months old. My youngest is in the baby room. Comparing my experience of this nursery to the childminder and other local preschools I used for my eldest two children, I can highly recommend this nursery.
All the staff are amazing. The activities they do on a daily basis ensure the children are having fun and learning. The activities are varied and the trips are interesting (they don't cost extra). I can see how much attending this nursery has enabled my youngest two children to develop. I only wish this nursery was here when my eldest two were younger.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids Allowed Macclesfield? 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

KA Macclesfield is a brilliant nursery. Our son is confident, happy and ready to move onto school thanks to the care provided at the nursery. The staff and management are excellent. The trips and activities are varied and frequent. KA has been a very positive experience and we would recommend it to anyone looking for child care.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids Allowed Macclesfield? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Fantastic nursery, the staff do so much with my little boy & his key person really understands him. The facilities are brilliant & provide plenty of stimulation, particularly the on-site sensory room.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids Allowed Macclesfield? 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

Excellent. Safe. High quality environment. Caring and friendly staff. Good number of activities to help the kids learn. Sensible policies around illness medicine etc etc. Parking can be a pain but is a price worth paying for feeling happy about where my little one is. Pricing seems competitive with other quality nurseries. If we have another they will go there too.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids Allowed Macclesfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Macclesfield Kids Allowed is a fantastic nursery. Our daughter has been there from 6 months through to pre school. Each room has equally high standards, the staff are very switched on, hard working, caring and attentive to both the children and parents. I would not hesitate to recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids Allowed Macclesfield? 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

Amazing nursery with amazing staff - would not send my kids anywhere else. Totally satisfied with all aspects of care and support provided towards children and parents alike. Fantastic support for additional and medical needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids Allowed Macclesfield? 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

Kids Allowed has excelled every expectation I've had of a nursery. I have never felt happier that both my 1 year old and (just turned) 4 are entertained and stimulated daily. If the staff are unhappy you would never know it. It must be so hard to keep that energy up but they do and I absolutely can't thank them enough for helping mould my babies into happy confident kids. I feel like my children are loved and cared for at kids allowed and as a mum that's all you want. The days are structured and they respond to things that happen in the moment also. The staff are insightful. I previously had my son at another place which I was "happy" with, but KA actually highlighted what a nursery can be. I suspect you'll think I'm on the payroll - I'm not! The mums I speak with feel the same. It is expensive, but nurseries are and i would sooner pay that bit more to be honest.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids Allowed Macclesfield? 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

This nursery is more expensive than most other nurseries but you certainly pay for what you get. The only place I would ever feel safe leaving my child. The staff seem happy to be there and so do the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids Allowed Macclesfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

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

Jennie Johnson, CEO at Kids Allowed Macclesfield responded to this review on 16 Jun 2016:

Thanks for the lovely feedback -and don't forget our "best rates" offer, if you book 3 days or more with one a Monday or Friday you get 15% discount which usually means we come out at a similar price to others in the area x

I was hesitant about sending my shy two year old daughter to nursery but was instantly reassured as we had a look around - she walked straight in and was wowed by the fresh, bright environment and friendly team. As soon as she started she settled well as she was so tempted by the activities and trips! Toddler team are brilliant and have gradually seen our daughter turn into a chatterbox!

How likely would you be to recommend Kids Allowed Macclesfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

KA is an amazing nursery, it has given my son the best start in life! The staff are so friendly. Whenever you pass a member of staff in the corridor or in the child's room they have always got a smile on their faces! I would 100% recommend KA to any parent. I will be sad when its time for my son to leave here and i will definitely be putting my newborn son in when its time??

How likely would you be to recommend Kids Allowed Macclesfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been here for the past nearly 2 years. He always has fun, goes out on day trips, makes things, and he has learnt so much and come on so well being here, he loves going to kids allowed and we have both made some life long friends. He is leaving to go to school this year in September which is going to be a very sad goodbye. I cannot recommend this nursery enough.??

How likely would you be to recommend Kids Allowed Macclesfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I viewed 10 nurseries, and nothing compared to Kids Allowed. My daughter is very active, and I was concerned by nurseries where children are held in one room. At Kids Allowed, the children are taken out on trips weekly, they have free access to outdoor space any time of the day, and the rooms are a great size. There are also other rooms within the building that they visit - the studio, sensory and soft play rooms. My one hesitation had been the number of kids, which at times can sound high, but actually it is rarely crowded due to children out at various locations, and in fact the size of the nursery is a great asset as it means there are a much higher standard of facilities available.
There are lots of group activities, and the staff really know the kids. The interaction is extensive, but all play led. My daughter has learnt a great deal during her time at nursery, and I really couldn't recommend Kids Allowed highly enough.
I have an irregular work pattern, yet Kids Allowed can make it work, where several other nurseries wanted to charge me full time to get the flexibility, Kids Allowed are happy to swap sessions and work around my timetable. The person on reception is a legend.

The literature all suggests we are schooling children too early and limiting their play which in turn limits their learning. Kids Allowed philosophy is to learn through play, and where some nurseries pay lip service to that phrase, Kids Allowed have struck it perfectly.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids Allowed Macclesfield? 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

Fantastic childcare setting, my kids have been members of a few and the care and education here surpasses every other setting. Staff are extremely friendly and professional, educational trips are included so the kids are always out and about doing the kind of stuff parents would do with them.

How likely would you be to recommend Kids Allowed Macclesfield? 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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Website of the Year

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Date: Friday 14 Sep 2012

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Date: Tuesday 06 Sep 2011

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August 2010

Nursery Chain of the Year

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Date: Friday 13 Aug 2010

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Date: Friday 14 Sep 2007

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