Twizzle Tops Day Nursery Lakeside

Unit 9 The Boardwalk, Lakeside Shopping Centre, Thurrock, Grays RM20 2ZP

Twizzle Tops Day Nursery Lakeside first opened in 2009 and, being the first of the day nurseries within Partyman World of Play, has grown and blossomed into the amazing Day Nursery that they have today.

Twizzle Tops day nursery will ensure a 'Magical day of learning through play'.

The baby room consists of a black and white area which helps young babies to gain focus from an early age. It also has low-level play equipment, perfect for when babies begin to gain control of their bodies and has a wide variety of space available. This means babies can move and explore freely without limitations. There is also a sensory room, which helps babies develop their fine motor skills as well as their sensory development.

Toddler and pre-schools rooms offer a ‘free flow’ concept. Free-flow play has been proven to be more beneficial for the children as it more closely reflects the 'at home' experience. When children have more choice and freedom to move between spaces they develop greater independence and remain happier.

Within the rooms there is a large indoor sand pit, cosy area, messy play zone and mark making area. Staff thrive on including 'at home' experiences as much as they can within nursery life and areas, role play and home corner reflect this.

There are daily adventures into the outside area to feed the ducks and talk about the shapes that carers see, as well as regular fun days within nursery and fun trips to the local cinema theatre and even the farm.

Group: Twizzle Tops Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Keeley Jones (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Thurrock Council

Number of Staff: 12

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

Total Places for Children: 52

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Directions:

The nursery is based inside Partyman World of play inside Lakeside. See website for details via a video

Parking:

When driving, please go to car park 4, level 3 when coming out of the car park the nursery is in eyesight.

Overview

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Twizzle Tops Day Nursery Lakeside 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 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Twizzle Tops Day Nursery Lakeside in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 5 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.869 for Twizzle Tops Day Nursery Lakeside is calculated as follows: ( (73 Excellents x 5) + (11 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 84 Ratings = 4.869

  • 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 4.481 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Twizzle Tops Day Nursery Lakeside is based on 5 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 10.4 positive Reviews (52 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 10.4 Target = 0.481

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

9.4 Twizzle Tops Day Nursery Lakeside has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.350)

Average Ratings

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Twizzle Tops Day Nursery Lakeside?

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Reviewer Connection to Twizzle Tops Day Nursery Lakeside

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  • Father of Child
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I choose Twizzle Tops Lakeside as it’s a fantastic nursery with easy access when working in the shopping centre. Their care is from 7-7 which is flexible around work patterns. The girls who work in there in my eyes are outstanding! Their care towards my child is as if it was their own! My child goes to nursery and looks forward to it every day! My child has learnt and grown in the time they have been there and is now 100% school ready! The new revamp to the nursery has made it fresh and eye appealing and I love it! I would highly recommend this nursery to all. Thank you for your care, education and overall memories you have made for me and my child.

How likely would you be to recommend Twizzle Tops Day Nursery Lakeside? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My eldest daughter first started nursery here in 2013. As a first time mother, I was anxious to leave her but was soon assured she was absolutely fine. I got daily updates on her progress, eating habits, daily activities etc. She blossomed so much from a shy 5-month-old to a very confident, smart and kind young girl. Upon leaving she was so sad as she had formed such great bonds with both her peers and the staff. My now 2-year-old is attending this nursery and I couldn't be happier! Knowing how much she has come on in such a short period of time I know how special this nursery is. Not only do they encourage the children to learn but they also give the children their own choices and confidence to make them too. The food choices are a wide variation to promote a balanced diet. Allergies are taken very seriously here too. I cannot fault this nursery at all and would not consider any other nursery for my children to attend.

How likely would you be to recommend Twizzle Tops Day Nursery Lakeside? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our daughter has joined the nursery when she was 9 months' old and she learnt so much since. The staff are great and provide an excellent service. They have various activities with children and would highly recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Twizzle Tops Day Nursery Lakeside? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been coming since he was 9 months old and absolutely loves it. He has developed and learnt so much during his time there. All of the staff are professional but also extremely friendly and create a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The children are always learning new things and being very creative and parents are kept well informed of everything the children are up too.

How likely would you be to recommend Twizzle Tops Day Nursery Lakeside? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My daughter has been at Twizzle Tops since she was 8 months old. She loves it and I am confident that she is very well looked after. The team are lovely, super friendly and approachable. They really make the effort to get to know my daughter and her personality which I really appreciate.

How likely would you be to recommend Twizzle Tops Day Nursery Lakeside? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My little girl started going to Lakeside Nursery when she was one. Now she is 2 years and 7 months and she has learnt so much in this nursery. She started walking, eating and talking with the help of everyone in Lakeside. I feel confident that my child is well taken care of when I go to work and also I receive a daily feedback of what she did during the day. The nursery has a garden and large play centre which benefit in many ways for children's development. I love the staff as they are friendly and responding towards any queries I may have. If any concerns arise I can always discuss it with the key worker who will help me to work towards the benefit of my child. My child is observed closely and is always encouraged to develop their own personality. I also love that they promote healthy eating. I am very happy with this nursery and I also love seeing my child becoming more confident and happier each day through the love, care and support she receives at Twizzle Tops.

How likely would you be to recommend Twizzle Tops Day Nursery Lakeside? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

We have recently started at Twizzletops Lakeside and have to say we are very pleased with the care we have received so far. Staff are friendly, child is happy and their talking has developed dramatically. Great place.

How likely would you be to recommend Twizzle Tops Day Nursery Lakeside? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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Jade Willson

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2016

Description:

I am a very creative person. I have a house dwarf rabbit. I love under the sea and would love to be a mermaid.

I love working in childcare because I love to feel rewarded at the end of every day, making a difference and feeling like I've made a strong impact in the children and parents lives is the one thing I love most about my job. I enjoy having a hands on job being able to show a crazy side sometimes and also being able to constantly be creative helping children and staff express themselves through singing, dancing or arts and crafts.

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Keeley Jones

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2017

Description:

I have been working in the childcare industry for nearly 14 years now and have enjoyed every moment.

I have managed and achieved Outstanding nurseries within my previous experience and am striving to achieve Twizzletops to get recognised for our Outstanding childcare that we all provide. Twizzletops aim is to ensure all children are safe and looked after to the highest possible level while providing children with a stimulating environment every day.