Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield

Hillside, Charfield Hill, Charfield, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 8LH

Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield, Wotton-under-Edge, South Gloucestershire
Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield, Wotton-under-Edge, South Gloucestershire
Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield, Wotton-under-Edge, South Gloucestershire

Natural Choice Nurseries-Charfield is situated in the village of Charfield, near Wotton-under-Edge.

It was established by a couple who struggled to find high quality care for their son.

In a converted farm house, the nursery has a baby unit upstairs accommodating children from three months to two years and space downstairs for children aged between two to five years.

The children can enjoy homemade, tasty organic food when they come to the nursery.

Upstairs, there are two separate play rooms for the babies and the toddlers and a sleeping room.

Downstairs are four rooms used by older children for free-play. There is a role play area, dressing up area, a quiet reading room, a dining room and a creative room where craft and art activities take place.

The nursery has a large garden with separate play areas for the age groups.

Group: Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Sara Dixon (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: South Gloucestershire Council

Number of Staff: 12

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

Total Places for Children: 47

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Parking:

On-Site enclosed car park

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Reviews

9.8 Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.789)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield 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 14 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 14 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 4.789 for Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield is calculated as follows: ( (132 Excellents x 5) + (33 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 166 Ratings = 4.789

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield is based on 14 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 9.4 positive Reviews (47 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 14 Reviews ÷ 9.4 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    13
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    14
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield

  • Mother of Child
    12
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

Natural Choices (Charfield) already came highly recommended from several of my mummy friends and on that alone, we felt we didn't need to look at any other nurseries. It just felt 'right' when we walked in, a 'home from home'. Our little boy was initially very tearful in the mornings (and sometimes still is now) but the staff were (and are) absolutely brilliant with him and I know he is in the second best place to be when we have to go to work (first, obviously, being at home - damn that mortgage). The girls who look after him are like his second mums and care and love him whilst we aren't there.
Could not recommend this nursery high enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield? 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: Don't Know

My son attended Natural Choices in December 2012, from the age of 5 months old. I was obviously very apprehensive about leaving him at this age, as any parent would be as my son was so young. However, I needn't have been as the staff were great from the moment I first left him in their care until his last day in August 2016.
I truly believe that attending Natural Choices built his confidence greatly and prepared him to attend school with ease.
The staff are excellent and listened to any concerns that I had. He built positive bonds not only with other peers but also the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I absolutely love Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield! My son has been attending for a year now and I can't believe how much he is thriving and this is all down to the staff and the resources that Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield provide. I am quite a fussy parent as I have worked in nursery settings before. My son rarely wants to come home and always comes home talking about all the fun things he has been doing and who he has played with. I feel that the staff genuinely care about my son and always make time to hand over to me or my partner in detail at the end of the day. We love reading the detailed observations in his development folder and seeing all the lovely pictures they take!
The food is fantastic and healthy and always varied.
I would and do highly recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd- Charfield to anyone looking for a fun, loving and educational nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield? 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

I only have good things to say about Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield. We've been happy from day 1 and will continue to use the nursery for our second child. The staff are always happy and genuinely caring towards the children and our son always comes home happy (and exhausted from all the fun he has had). The time and care that goes into the children's development is outstanding and the communication between the nursery and parents via email/online journal/face to face is excellent. The food is so varied and healthy, I never have to worry if he's been fed well and knows that he will not grow up to be a fussy eater as a result. We cannot recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have been using Natural Choice Nursery in Charfield since 2012. My children have very different characters and both have been very happy there - an indication of how well they look after individual children. The staff are friendly and caring and they all know the children well. The food is healthy and varied and I'm pleased that they are offered so many different tastes - with my eldest is now at school and having school dinners, I fully appreciate how good the nursery food is!

Speaking to friends using other nurseries, I learned that staff changes and staff turnover can be quite an issue in childcare settings. I had no idea because Natural Choice Nurseries don't seem to face any problems there and, in fact, any staff changes are very well managed which is a sign of how well the nursery is run by the manager and owner.

How likely would you be to recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has recently started attending the nursery. We had no hesitation in taking him to this nursery as our daughter attended for approximately 3 years before starting school. All of the staff are really friendly and do an amazing job in looking after all of the children. I would be happy to recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield? 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

Our son was at this nursery for 2 years after moving from an excellent nursery in Bristol. Although initially apprehensive about moving him, he soon settled in and is even happier than at his previous nursery. The outdoor spaces have been improved over the years and activities such as gardening club and French provide a good variety of activities and experiences. The food is organic and varied and all of the staff we know are excellent - fun and caring. Being set in an old cottage, the rooms are quite small but they make full use of it. Our daughter is there now and is just as happy and developing well. I'd definitely recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield? 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our daughter is now 4 and has been going to Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd in Charfield since she was 13 months old.
The nursery has been an amazing place for her to be looked after by the lovely staff and has been fantastic for her development.

How likely would you be to recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield? 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: Don't Know

I have never any problems with the staff or generally at Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd. Listening to other mums complaining about other nurseries, I can assure that this nursery is by far the best. My child always comes home without being dirty and always in the best mood! In fact, my child never wants to leave when I pick them up. I am very happy with its outcome and will certainly send my second child to this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Even from my first visit to look around the nursery last year I loved it. I had a warm and cosy feeling and knew my son would be happy and very well looked after and over a year on, I can honestly say I am so very happy with my choice! At the settling in process, I was nervous as any parent would be, all the staff were reassuring and didn't mind how many times I rang to check on him! They were fantastic at helping my son settle in. They do so many fun and exciting activities that most days I struggle to get him to leave. They are giving my son the perfect start to his educational life too. I really can't praise Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd. enough and thank them for all they do.

How likely would you be to recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield? 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

My daughter has been to Natural Choice Nursery - Charfield since she was 6 months old. She is now 3 and a half and still loves it there. She has recently started pre-school at our local school and the staff there have made comments on how bright she is, I'm sure it's Natural Choice Nursery staff I have to thank for this. I am still amazed by the knowledge she comes home with.

How likely would you be to recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield? 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

Natural Choice Nursery is a fabulous nursery, the staff are great and were really supportive in those first few days when I was having wobbles leaving my precious first born with them! My son really enjoys his time there and is definitely benefiting from interacting with the other children. It's a lovely setting with a very homely feel and the menu always looks amazing, much better than I get at work! I would thoroughly recommend it as a place to take your child.

How likely would you be to recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been attending Natural Choice Nursery since she was 4 months hold (now 4 years) and we have experienced no issues at all. The team are excellent, she has developed a great bond with a number of the girls. They have really contributed to my daughter's development over the years and believe it was the best decision we made. We have since moved away from the area but our daughter still attends Natural Choice Nursery despite being surrounded by other nurseries much closer to home. They have been a great support even during difficult times and have made balancing working and being a mum much easier. I would recommend them to anyone and I am sure my daughter is going is going to find it difficult to say goodbye next year.

How likely would you be to recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield? 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

My granddaughter has been with Natural Choice Nursery since she was 7 months old and is now in her final year (starting school next September). She is a very strong-willed child and sometimes very difficult to handle! That's where Natural Choice Nurseries come in. They truly have the patience of angels!! Nothing seems to phase them.
Their care and understanding is second to none. Always something interesting for the children to do each day (she always goes home with some lovely stories of the day) and the food she thinks is yummy (she will eat anything and everything now).
It's been such a success for her that her little brother has recently joined the baby unit (at 7 months) and has had no problems in settling in. My family can rest assured that on the two day's a week that the children go to NCN that they will be safe, looked after in all aspects and very well fed !!

How likely would you be to recommend Natural Choice Nurseries Ltd - Charfield? 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: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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