Spring Nursery Howdon

11a Howdon Lane, Wallsend NE28 0AL

Spring Howdon Nursery is based within Howdon Children’s centre in a deprived area of Wallsend offering nursery places to working parents and families accessing free nursery education.

It is registered with Ofsted, currently graded as ‘good’ and working towards outstanding, striving to make a difference to the children and families.
There are 3 large play rooms for children aged from birth to 5 years, all with direct access to large outdoor play areas/gardens. In addition we have a small multi-sensory room and library.

A large staff team of 21 with motivated members work to provide high quality childcare and education to all children

They have strong partnerships with parents and professionals based both at the children’s centre: family partners, and those within the local community: speech therapists, health visitors, physiotherapists. We also work in partnership with the Local Authority including social workers.

Spring Howdon support all children with identified Special Educational Needs providing support in the means of specialist equipment and other settings during any transitions or shared care.

Staff are always looking for new ideas and initiatives that will improve the outcomes for children and families.

Group: Spring by Action for Children

Person in charge: Sharon Thompson (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 20

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 63

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Fees Guide: Please call or email for up to date prices

Languages Spoken (other than English): Polish

Directions:

Spring Howdon is within walking distance of Howdon Metro - with a direct route to and from Newcastle and the Coast

Parking:

Spring Howdon have onsite parking spaces for drop off and collection. On street and car parking spaces available for visitors

Overview

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Spring Nursery Howdon 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 14 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Spring Nursery Howdon 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.

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 4.946 for Spring Nursery Howdon is calculated as follows: ( (157 Excellents x 5) + (9 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 166 Ratings = 4.946

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Spring Nursery Howdon 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 12.6 positive Reviews (63 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 14 Reviews ÷ 12.6 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.

9.9 Spring Nursery Howdon has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.946)

Average Ratings

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    14
  • Good
    0
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  • Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Spring Nursery Howdon?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    14
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    0
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Reviewer Connection to Spring Nursery Howdon

  • Mother of Child
    14

We love this nursery, the staff are wonderful and there is a good variety of food on the menu, there's a great space for outdoor play as well as inside.
My child is always happy to go to nursery.
Wouldn't use any other nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Howdon? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My twins have been attending since September 2017.

This is a fantastic nursery and my girls get very excited when we walk towards it. Their development has come on leaps and bounds since attending. The activities are great and they get a variety of healthy food and snacks each day.

The staff, in my opinion, are outstanding they always welcome the girls and I very warmly and my girls always talk about them at home. On the very rare occasion I have collected the girls and they have been upset it is very reassuring to walk in and see them being comforted with a cuddle from a member of staff. The staff have always been great and took time to talk to me about any concerns I've had about difficult stages the twins have gone through and gave advice to me.

I genuinely wouldn’t want my girls to go anywhere else, I even declined a place offered to them for their preschool year from a local school I had their names down for.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Howdon? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My little boy has been going to this nursery for over a year now since just after he turned two. The staff, from his key workers to the management, have always been great with him and also very friendly and helpful to me. He loves going to this nursery and is settled and that's why I decided to keep him here for another year, instead of him going into a school nursery. I would recommend this nursery to anyone looking for a warm, caring and loving atmosphere for their child.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Great nursery, staff are really helpful and friendly. They are great with my son, he’s only been a few times so far and he’s already coming along great.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Howdon? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Spring Nursery is a good environment. My child enjoys being there and has bonded with the staff. The menus are good.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Howdon? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My children were always well looked after, extremely happy and thrived at Howdon, which set them up perfectly for school!

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Howdon? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have been nothing but grateful and happy with the care, support and happy surroundings my son receives.

We receive in-depth reports daily about what he's eaten, played with, how long he's slept, his nappy changes. The list is endless.

They've supported us when we've thought our son was slightly delayed in some areas of his development.

They've been brilliant with my son's care, including his reflux (sickness), asthma, allergies. I can't thank them all enough.
My little boy thrives from his routine here and is very happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Howdon? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Such a lovely nursery. All the staff are amazing and great with my son and all the children there. Great choice of food for them and lots of activities to keep them busy. I’m so glad I chose Spring Howdon Nursery and would definitely recommend the nursery to everyone!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Excellent nursery, my youngest started at six months old and I was really nervous about leaving him. But maternity leave was coming to an end so I needed to sort something. The staff are amazing and made myself and my little one feel at ease. He had his settling in sessions, then started full time now he has only been going for four weeks and he loves it. He is always happy to go in and always smiling at the end of the day. The staff keep detailed notes about his day and answer any questions I may have right away.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son goes to the nursery here and the staff are extremely excellent. I trust them 100%with him, he loves this nursery and so did my other son when he used to go. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for childcare.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son really enjoys coming to this nursery. He loves all of the staff, activities and meals. Great place.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The nursery is brilliant, staff are very friendly and welcoming. My daughter loves this nursery and the staff help her to learn new things and let me know how she is getting on and what she has eaten etc, she's learnt so much since joining this nursery last year.
I can't fault the nursery at all, it's clean and safe for children.
My daughter loves the staff and is loving making friends which makes me very happy to send her here as I know she is happy and well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery Howdon? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My Son has been with the nursery since he was about a year and he is nearly 2 and a half now. He was very shy and didn't want to go in when he first started... now he runs in and doesn't even look back for reassurance, he gets on great with the staff and does have his favourite ones where he gets cuddles all the time and he has developed very well, he has something new to say every time we pick him up. The Staff are fantastic.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Fantastic nursery! Our daughter has been there since 2014 and has been from the baby room all the way up! The staff are excellent and really are great with the children. Great activities and the facilities here are very good. They have a sensory room which is so fun. They have an excellent cook who prepares all meals on site with a wide variety of meals which the children just love - even using some of their freshly picked vegetables from their garden which the children help to plant year round. Great value for money. It will be a very sad day when our daughter leaves for primary school.

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Vacancies

Child Vacancies

posted 01 May 2018

We are currently registering children of all ages for September 2018. We can offer places for those children under 2 years and who are 2/3/4 years eligible for 15 hours and 30 hours funding and offer places all year round

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Staff Profiles

Sharon

Sharon Thompson

Job Title: Senior Nursery and Regional Manager

Joined: 2016

Description:

Sharon has worked in Early Years for over 20 years with a wealth of knowledge and experience. She has been in a management role for 18 years.
Her highest qualification is a Bachelor of Philosophy Degree in Early Childhood Studies, and also has Level 5 in Leadership and Management.

Sharon covers the North Area as a Senior and Regional Manager