Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham

Ellsbridge House, 185 Bath Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1TL

Opened in 2012, Snapdragons Nursery-Keynsham is a spectacular building set on the A4 between Bath & Bristol, that has been completely refurbished to offer the highest possible care for children 0-5 years. Your child's playrooms are beautifully lit, spacious and full of exciting and engaging equipment for the children to make use of whilst they learn. Outdoor areas seem to extend on and on with amazing opportunities for the children to enjoy during their time at the nursery.

Group: Snapdragons Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Gemma Smith (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Bath and North East Somerset Council

Number of Staff: 16

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

Total Places for Children: 121

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham 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 25 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 out of 5 from 8 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 4.819 for Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham is calculated as follows: ( (246 Excellents x 5) + (52 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 299 Ratings = 4.819

  • 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 4.331 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham is based on 8 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 24.2 positive Reviews (121 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 24.2 Target = 0.331

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

9.2 Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.150)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham?

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Reviewer Connection to Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
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After moving to the area we needed to move our daughter to a new nursery. I visited Snapdragons and fell in love with everything, the staff, the environment and the feel of the place. My daughter settled in immediately, she's actually calmed down and I can visibly see her developing based on all the wonderful and structured activities on offer. The food is fantastic and I was impressed with the quality and variety of the menu.
My daughter has made lots of friends and looks forward to her days at nursery. I worried about changing nursery 6 months ago but Snapdragons was the best choice we could have made!

How likely would you be to recommend Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Our daughter absolutely loves Snapdragons and so do we! The staff are all so friendly, caring, attentive and accommodating.
They have a genuine interest in our daughter's development and she has flourished in their care. The days are well structured and full of so many different activities including lots of fresh air in the huge gardens. Our daughter has so much fun whilst learning at the same time. The food is fantastic and very healthy. When our daughter started at 12 months we were nervous leaving her, but the staff were amazing, so reassuring and so caring both with our daughter and us! We are so happy we found Snapdragons.

How likely would you be to recommend Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been attending this nursery for half a day per week for 4 months. The staff are excellent with her and all know her name. She is always completing different activities which develop her learning and are engaging. The only criticism is the choice of food options - my daughter is not overly fussy at home but often doesn’t eat at nursery and the staff have mentioned that not a lot of children have been eating.

How likely would you be to recommend Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

Gemma Smith, nursery Manager at Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham responded to this review on 28 Feb 2018:

We're sorry that your daughter is not eating well at nursery. Sometimes it can take a little while for children to become used to new flavours, especially if they only attend nursery for one session a week. Our menus are designed in line with the government's healthy eating guidelines for Early Years and have also been awarded the Food For Life Served Here Gold Award from the Soil Association. This award guarantees that our food is cooked from scratch using locally and ethically sourced seasonal ingredients and no harmful additives. We do not use salt and take measures to cut down on sugar. We take children's nutrition and lessons about healthy eating extremely seriously and are doing our utmost to ensure that all of our children will leave nursery with a love of real food and an ability to make healthy choices when they move on to school.

Our daughter has been in this nursery for three years. The level of attention is next to none. She has a really varied diet, lots of outdoor and indoor activities.
The keyworkers update us daily on her day.
At our meetings, they give us an informative overview of her progress and educational ability and developmental areas.
They genuinely care, welcome children every morning. The additional activities such as days out are great.
They also keep you updated via email and online on the website.
Would recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The staff at Snapdragons are always warm and welcoming. They build a bond with your children which makes it feel as though you're leaving them in the care of family. The activities the children do are diverse and I feel confident that the time they are there is spent developing them in a positive way.

How likely would you be to recommend Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I love Snapdragons at Keynsham, it's a very friendly and warming place. All my children have attended and my youngest is still there. The staff are lovely and kind. All my children loved it. They are always doing new and creative things. The outside space is amazing and they always try to get them out for fresh air. My children always come home happy and full of all the exciting things they have done. I cannot fault Snapdragons in any way. They have played a huge part of our lives and for that, I am truly blessed.

How likely would you be to recommend Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has received excellent care throughout her time in the toddler and pre-school room. She has made excellent progress in her development and comes home so happy. She raves about all the staff in her room and I know she will be very sad to leave and start school. Thank you Snapdragons Keynsham for her great start in education and making going to work that bit easier!!

How likely would you be to recommend Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Snapdragons is a fantastic environment. My daughter has flourished since she started attending and considering she happily runs off from me and waves goodbye as soon as we arrive - I'd happily say she loves it there. The staff are always so friendly, they recognise you, chat to you and really make you feel valued. I love how much time my daughter gets to spend outside exploring and playing in their large gardens getting fresh air! I really wouldn't hesitate to recommend this nursery. The communication with parents is fantastic and it really is a great place for your little one.

How likely would you be to recommend Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I found choosing a nursery quite hard, as it is a big decision entrusting your child into someone else's care. The nursery manager was very reassuring and encouraged me to look at other nurseries so I could make an informed decision. I was encouraged to 'stay and play' with my daughter, who started at 6 months. This enabled me to get a feel for the environment and how the other children interacted with the staff and each other. The staff are all really enthusiastic and clearly take a genuine interest in the children which is what you want as a parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

We have had a fantastic experience at the nursery. Both our children have been well cared for. In addition the staff truly make the experience individual to a particular child. The staff endeavour to accept session changes, which is crucial to our family due to the nature of both parents jobs.

How likely would you be to recommend Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We love Snapdraggons and our daughter is very happy here. Lovely surroundings, brilliant staff and a great atmosphere. Our daughter started here when she was six months old and Snapdragons has helped her to grow into a confident, clever and friendly child. Thank you Snapdragons.

How likely would you be to recommend Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Amazing facilities, great staff. Always very helpful. I'm always very happy to leave them in Snaps care.

How likely would you be to recommend Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our experience over the past three and a half years have been great! I am really impressed with the professional approach to the care, learning and transparency. The development in both our young girls is testament to the continued efforts of all the staff and methodology approach of Snapdraggons. It's encouraging to see more and more innovation with activities, and media social communication, like the new online parenting portal and videos.

How likely would you be to recommend Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The most fabulous nursery and the only placer we would leave our boy. Fun, safe and a caring setting filled with laughter and the best food ever! Wish I could come every day.

How likely would you be to recommend Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I find the nursery friendly, colourful, organised and a safe environment for my daughter. I was extremely nervous about leaving my daughter with someone she hardly knew but after just four sessions she has settled in incredibly well, and now cries when I collect her!

How likely would you be to recommend Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My child has gained confidence since starting at Snapdragons. His skills have developed with lots of encouragement from staff. Snapdragons provide a safe and happy environment for children and make learning fun! The food is lavished up by my little boy, giving him a healthy and varied diet. He enjoys coming to nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Really friendly staff, lots of fun activities for the babies. Been on trips which is great. Lovely facilities, very prompt responses to any queries relating to payment etc.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Fantastic nursery. I have found all the staff to be very caring, friendly and our children are very happy and excited to attend at the beginning of the day (after the initial ten minutes) Overall very happy.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

This nursery is better than I ever imagined. As a nervous mum settling her first baby in nursery. Snapdragons have been so helpful and supportive and they have been totally child orientated. The food is perfect. The staff are so caring. The perfect place to entrust your child to.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

So far nursery has been excellent. The food is fantastic and the care taken over the little one seems very good. Outside facilities are good and everybody is so helpful nothing is too much trouble.

How likely would you be to recommend Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The staff are always very personable and extremely caring with the children. There is nothing that fazes them and they go out of their way to be all including and welcoming. A very happy and social environment for the children. We are very happy with this nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

When my son started Snapdraggons he was a little ill so not very patients and a little niggly, but the nursery manager and all the staff in the "Baby Room" were so compassionate and patient with both him and my worries. They have always been so helpful and accommodating. I cannot fault their service.

How likely would you be to recommend Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

A very welcoming nursery, our son has come on so much spending time at Snapdragons. He is always very happy when picking him up at the end of the day. The care staff show is excellent and we have recommended the nursery to family and friends. The chef and the food is out of this world. Facilities are good, only thing is the baby room seems over crowded on a Wednesday. Outside space is just wow!

How likely would you be to recommend Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Jennifer Biddel, Director at Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham responded to this review on 21 Oct 2015:

Thank you so much for your feedback. Wednesday is indeed our busiest day in the baby room and we've now starting splitting into two groups so hopefully you've seen that things are less crowded!

The nursery has excellent facilities and is very well set up with good procedures.

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

My son has been attending Snapdragons Keynsham for the last year and he really enjoys it and is always excited about going. The staff look after all his needs brilliantly and the activities are varied and all great. The food is fantastic and he eats foods that I would never imagine he would or think to offer him at home. To know he's come home from nursery after eating a good nutritious meal is a real reassurance for me. The garden at the nursery is brilliant and he goes out there every day which is something I really wanted from a nursery. The nursery staff are always so friendly and welcoming and you feel like part of a Snapdragons "family". I've already recommended it to several friends and will continue to do so.

How likely would you be to recommend Snapdragons Nursery Keynsham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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