Willows Farm Village, Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans AL4 0PF
Owners of Willows Farm Day Nursery and Pre-School, have selected an accessible location near St Albans for the nursery, offering children and parents a unique countryside setting at an award-winning farm attraction, stimulating learning opportunities and an extremely caring nursery and pre-school team.
The nursery provides care for children aged from six-weeks to five-years-old with staff working in partnership with parents and guardians to ensure that children are happy, healthy and ready for mainstream school.
Children can enjoy healthy, nutritious meals during their time at the nursery and benefit from well-equipped education and childcare rooms and a specially designed garden, alongside facilities where children are encouraged to enjoy structured educational play that follows the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
All activities at the nursery are carefully planned to continually help each child develop, with farmyard animals to see and feed, smaller animals to hold and the Willows own growing patch, children at the day nursery and pre-school experience the changes on a farm through the seasons.
With all that the Willows Farm Village offers, Willows Farm Day Nursery and Pre-School is an exceptional childcare opportunity.
Group: Kids Play Childcare Ltd
Person in charge: Naoise Whittle (Nursery Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council
Number of Staff: 40
Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care
Total Places for Children: 161
Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 5 years 0 months
Opening Days: Mon-Fri
Opening Hours: 0700-1900
When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas
Willows Farm Day Nursery has a Review Score of 4.7 (4.667)
The Review Score of 4.7 (maximum of 10) for Willows Farm Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Willows Farm Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 0 out of 5 from 0 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 4.667 for Willows Farm Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (8 Excellents x 5) + (4 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 4.667
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:
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.
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.
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 0 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Willows Farm Day Nursery is based on 0 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:
0 = 0
Target of 32.2 positive Reviews (161 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 0 Reviews ÷ 32.2 Target = 0
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Patricia H (Mother of Child) on Thursday 19 November 2015. Relates to November 2015.
Both my daughters attended the nursery for over a year and have experienced all of the rooms between them. They love going to nursery and are very happy. They especially enjoy the regular trips to the farm and the activities like French and football in the pre-school. There are some excellent, consistent members of staff who they are very fond of.
How likely would you be to recommend Willows Farm Day Nursery? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent
Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good
Food / Nutrition: Good
Value for Money: Good