Unicorn Nursery

Old School Court (off Leeds Road), Castleford WF10 5HA

Owner: Ladybird Daycare Ltd

Person in charge: Maria Motley (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: City of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council

Number of Staff: 12

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

Total Places for Children: 60

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Fees Guide: £160 per full week, £35 per full day, £25 per session am/pm

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Reviews

4.8 Unicorn Nursery has a Review Score of 4.8 (4.792)

The Review Score of 4.8 (maximum of 10) for Unicorn Nursery 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 4 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Unicorn 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 4.792 for Unicorn Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (38 Excellents x 5) + (10 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 48 Ratings = 4.792

  • 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 0 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Unicorn Nursery is based on 0 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 0 = 0

    2. Target of 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 0 Reviews ÷ 12 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.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    4
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Unicorn Nursery?

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

Reviewer Connection to Unicorn Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    3
  • Father of Child
    1

This is such a great nursery. I feel like my little boy is already known well by the staff and that helps a lot when leaving him. He enjoys it there with the friendly staff, good food and the many different activities. He has learnt so much already in the short amount of time he has been there. The development program is great and doubles as an online picture diary of what he has been up to at nursery. Would definitely recommend this place and send anymore children I have in the future there.

How likely would you be to recommend Unicorn Nursery? 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My two girls 4 and 2 have visited this nursery for the past 12 months and they absolutely love it!
Quite often when I come to pick them up, they would rather stay for a little longer to play with their friends. For me, this is very reassuring and I know that nursery can offer them far more activities that are not just fun but also important for their development than I could not do at home. Every day they have done some art work or learnt something at "circle time".
What I like in particular about this nursery is that it is quite small and that all children know each other and spent time together throughout the day. For my younger daughter it is good to be surrounded by older children and to learn from them. My older one, is very good with young children and babies and feels that she needs to "look after them". I believe that she has learnt this sense of responsibility from the nursery setting. Since they are siblings, it is nice that they are in the same group together and can spend as much time together or apart as they wish.
The staff seem very happy, friendly and helpful at all times.
I would recommend for anyone who lives in that area and is looking for a nursery to visit this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Unicorn Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am very happy with the nursery across the board, my daughter has been going here since she was 15 month old and will soon leave for school and we will be so sad to say goodbye.
I can not fault the staff, activities, food, cleanliness etc. My daughter is always happy to be there and staff are always happy to help and chat.
My daughter has learnt so much and it has given her such a good start ready for school.
I feel so lucky to have found a nursery that I felt so comfortable and relaxed with to leave my daughter in their care.

How likely would you be to recommend Unicorn Nursery? 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

Absolutely fantastic nursery with excellent facilities following the curriculum to help to push the children to achieve their best. Amazing and caring staff who care about all the children and their development through both playtime, songs and stories as well as structured learning of colours, shapes, letters and numbers. The catering is brilliant and the food is healthy and nutritious. My daughter has thrived since being here and loves attending.

How likely would you be to recommend Unicorn Nursery? 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

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