Poppies Daycare Nursery Ltd

Perham Down Road, Perham Down, Andover SP11 9FQ

Poppies Daycare Nursery Ltd, Andover, Wiltshire
Poppies Daycare Nursery Ltd, Andover, Wiltshire
Poppies Daycare Nursery Ltd, Andover, Wiltshire

Poppies Daycare Nursery Ltd is a homely and stimulating childcare environment located in Perham Down, in Wiltshire, that is registered for up to fifty children and looks to offer a versatile service to parents in the community.

A professional team looks to live up to its sound reputation amongst local families, pursuing key early years learning goals and maintaining an environment that is healthy and secure.

Group: Poppies Daycare Nursery Ltd

Person in charge: Elaine Harrison (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Wiltshire Council

Number of Staff: 10

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

Total Places for Children: 50

Age Range: from 0 years to 5 years

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

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Reviews

7.7 Poppies Daycare Nursery Ltd has a Review Score of 7.7 (7.706)

The Review Score of 7.7 (maximum of 10) for Poppies Daycare Nursery Ltd is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Poppies Daycare Nursery Ltd in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 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 4.606 for Poppies Daycare Nursery Ltd is calculated as follows: ( (44 Excellents x 5) + (26 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 71 Ratings = 4.606

  • 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 3.1 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Poppies Daycare Nursery Ltd is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 10 Target = 0.100

  • 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
    5
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Poppies Daycare Nursery Ltd?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    4
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Poppies Daycare Nursery Ltd

  • Mother of Child
    6

I have been very happy with Poppies nursery over the last few months. Being a first-time parent it was hard to put him into a nursery. But, he loved it! He seemed to be happier there than at home! The staff have all, always been very friendly and helpful. I loved attending the parents evening and the feedback and notes on development were very good. I loved the hot lunches they supplied. I am devastated that we cannot afford to keep him in Poppies now that I am going on maternity leave but they are worth every penny.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Daycare Nursery Ltd? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has started the nursery since March 2015. The staff was very helpful to make her feel settled. She goes to the nursery with a smile on her face and learns very quickly. The activities vary starting with: cooking, dancing, painting, singing and finishing with playing outside. The staff are very dedicated and always happy to help whenever possible with an attitude "can do". Previously my older son attended the same nursery in another town and I had the same feeling for them. I am happy to recommend this nursery to anybody. Thank you Poppies.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Daycare Nursery Ltd? 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: Excellent

I am very happy with the care that the nursery provides. The staff are all friendly and competent - they are enthusiastic and organise lots of different activities for the children. The routine for each day means that my daughter is very settled and comfortable, but she learns something new through all the different organised learning activities whilst also being given free time to explore, be independent and make her own fun. The food is excellent and she always eats seconds of her main or pudding! The outside area is used a lot which is good to see. Overall I would rate the nursery as good and would definitely recommend it to friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Daycare Nursery Ltd? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Great nursery, reliable and surprisingly flexible (for a nursery!). My son settled really well initially although there were some hiccups when staff changed around in September. However, he is now very well settled again, gets great stimulation and care in a well equipped and loving environment. Food is fantastic! Feels very personal, even when the nursery is busy. I would recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Daycare Nursery Ltd? 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: Good

Value for Money: Good

I recently moved to the area and was nervous sending my daughter to somewhere I didn't know anyone. Straight away I was greeted with a warm welcome and a lovely tour. My daughter was taken in with a kind, loving atmosphere in the room. She connected straight away with her key worker who made me feel at ease about leaving her. All the staff here are brilliant and really care for your child like their own. I am glad I chose Poppies for her nursery. The only improvement I would like is better security on the door, but that is doable. Very happy with Poppies.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Daycare Nursery Ltd? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Vicky Wheelband, Childcare Manager at Poppies Daycare Nursery Ltd responded to this review on 29 Sep 2015:

Thank you for your wonderful comments. We would be more than happy to chat with you with regard to the security at front door. We have and entry system so people are unable to enter the building unless they are buzzed in, or unless a staff member allows someone entry to the building, and the entrance car park is monitored by CCTV surveillance so we are able to see who is approaching the building. Please do come and see us to discuss your thoughts.

We have two children attending Poppies, both 3 and under. Neither my hubby nor I trust very easily when it comes to anyone in regards to the care of our children but I can honestly say Poppies negates any need to worry at all.

Our daughter started as a 9 month old baby; they were extremely kind and supportive and addressed any concerns immediately; it is not an easy thing for a parent to leave their most loved little people with anyone, but there is no need for concern at Poppies.

The staff are wonderful. They all bring different things to the table but are all caring, kind, enthusiastic and nuturing. One staff member is especially wonderful; she comes from a large family and it shows; the children gravitate towards her and she is gentle, and granny like. Both of my children adore her. She to our family is the unsung hero of Poppies.

The routine at Poppies works wonderfully, though flexible it is school like which the children thrive on. There is always a new theme and its tailored to the children's interests which makes it very interactive and fun place. They have a pet snail who the children adore and they are encouraged to care and take ownership of him.

Poppies has free flow into the outside space which is large and fairly well equipped. My children love the mud kitchen and the slide. There is also a Wendy House and various areas which they adapt to play and interests. That said the children often go for walks and explore locally. Just yesterday Poppies class went walking to gather blackberries. Needless to say she adored it.

Our son is in Lady Birds which is pre-school. He thrives there, its run in more of a school like fashion and he adores it. He is learning French and loves to share his new words and songs at home with us.

Both children have amazing vocabularies for their ages and are well rounded and happy children. They adjust to new situations well, are able to problem solve and are keen to learn; they really thrive at Poppies.

The care, education, support and security for childrens at Poppies is amazing. We are a forces family and our son is on his 5th nursery through moves. He has never been more settled or happy and we as parents have never had more trust or satisfaction in any nursery setting. Its super and though its a pretty penny its worth every one.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Daycare Nursery Ltd? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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