Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare

Bhailok Square, Fulwood, Preston PR2 8DY

Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare, Preston, Lancashire
Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare, Preston, Lancashire
Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare, Preston, Lancashire

Smart Kids childcare setting provides children with a safe environment to play and learn about the world around them in a holistic and child friendly way.

The purpose built building has been designed to ensure children are happy and comfortable throughout their day and has both a spacious indoor and large outdoor area for children to explore and develop their own individual identities in.

Helathy meals are freshly prepared onsite every day and children are encouraged to try a variety of food options.

Owner: Smart Kids Childcare

Person in charge: Lynda Hayes (Director/Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Lancashire County Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Registered Charity Number: 1131945

Total Places for Children: 106

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 11 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & week between Christmas & New Year

Languages Spoken (other than English): German, Gujarati, Urdu

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Reviews

8.4 Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare has a Review Score of 8.4 (8.386)

The Review Score of 8.4 (maximum of 10) for Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare 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 14 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.6 out of 5 from 3 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 4.744 for Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare is calculated as follows: ( (130 Excellents x 5) + (33 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 168 Ratings = 4.744

  • 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 3.642 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 21.2 positive Reviews (106 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 21.2 Target = 0.142

  • 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
    12
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare

  • Mother of Child
    13
  • Father of Child
    1

My child’s full time at Smart Kids since 15 months and is now over two. I’ve always been impressed by the daily structure, the quality of the purpose facilities and equipment, security, and cleanliness. My key concerns for a nursery were and still are safety, and the level of care available and quality of staff. The warmth and care from staff here is high.

I was worried about my child being full time at any nursery, but she has so much confidence being there for 10 months and her language has come on fantastically that I really have to praise the nursery for their part. She’s about to start toilet training and nursery have so far been very supportive.
Activities are so varied so my child is always stimulated, outdoor space at the nursery is enclosed and very good, swimming lessons start next year for my little one too.

How likely would you be to recommend Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Lynda Hayes, Manager at Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare responded to this review on 21 Nov 2017:

Thank you for the lovely review. We strive to provide the highest standard of care and it is great to receive such positive feedback.

Since being at Smart Kids, my child has developed socially to great heights.
She is confident around new faces, old and young, this is something she lacked before coming to Smart Kids.
Her confidence has grown, she has learnt good manners and good behaviour with her key worker.

How likely would you be to recommend Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Lynda Hayes, Managing Director at Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare responded to this review on 22 Jul 2017:

Thank you very much for your lovely comments. We're really happy that your child enjoys coming to nursery and it means a lot to us that you took the time to write this review. Kind regards, The Smart Kids Team.

My son has been coming to this nursery since he was 9 months old. He is now nearly 3 years old and he throughly enjoys coming to this nursery. The staff are fantastic! Very welcoming and always give me a good breakdown of his daily activities, how he has been and how well he has eaten. This helps me out a lot and also gives me the assurance that he is well looked after and is enjoying his time there. I often see improvements in his learning and development skills due to his nursery activities etc. There have been moments where I have come to pick him up from nursery and he doesn't want to leave because he's enjoying what he has done at the nursery. Great nursery, I highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare? 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

Lynda Hayes, Managing Director at Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare responded to this review on 22 Jul 2017:

Thank you so much for your positive feedback, it means so much to us. We're delighted that you feel that your child is making excellent progress with us. Kind regards, The Smart Kids Team.

Cannot recommend this nursery enough! My son has been attending this setting for 2 years and the staff go above and beyond to accommodate each child's individual needs. My son thoroughly enjoys attending and always come home full of stories to tell as to what activities he has participated in.
You are always welcomed with a smile and given a run down of your child day. Communication between key-worker and home is fab with updates being asked for on a regular basis. My child's progress is discussed often with the opportunity to work together to encourage other skills. All staff are very approachable and it says so when you have to talk your child into going home!!

How likely would you be to recommend Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare? 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

My son enjoys the nursery every day and always leaves with a smile on his face. There are lots of activities and he particularly enjoys the sports activities. He enjoys the meals that are provided, and he is well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare? 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

My son really enjoys going to nursery and I think this is because the staff are really friendly and always find new creative ways to keep the children interested. They have high standards which makes you feel comfortable leaving your child. The meals are great, which is good news as my little one loves his food. I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare? 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

My daughter has been coming to this nursery since 2 and a half years at first she would not settle and found it really hard to settle her but the staff her key worker was absolutely brilliant she really quickly settled in an started to enjoy herself.
Now she's in preschool and she's learning and describing things at home I know the staff in her class are really working hard to prepare her for school journey ahead after September.
The best thing I like is the involvement between staff and parents.
Her key worker really shows good understanding and good involvement.
They work very hard to ensure my daughter gets the best out of preschool life and I'm sure every parent feels the same way.
Another thing I'll be very grateful to them is when my daughter was in the 2 room she wasn't eating by herself and staff did wonders and encouraged her to eat by herself and now she does they teach children to be independent which is very important to.

How likely would you be to recommend Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare? 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

All my children have attended this nursery and it was very good when my first child attended and I have seen it improve even more and maintain that quality. The staff are friendly and very approachable. They genuinely care. There is continuous improvement which is reflected in the way my child learns and develops.

How likely would you be to recommend Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Smart Kids has been incredibly supportive with my both kids especially with my son who has a speech delay. They accommodated him very well and we can truly see the difference at home. Cannot recommend and thank them enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare? 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

My son has been coming to Smart Kids since he was 6 months and he is now nearly 3. My daughter also now comes. The nursery is very clean and professional. The security is excellent and the staff are amazing. My kids love coming here, my only down fall would be the policy in medications. As the child can't come into nursery for 24 hours if they have had medicine at home or that medication has to be re prescribed if a month stored at nursery. However saying this, this does not effect my feelings towards the nursery. My children have excelled in the achievements and are beyond there years. Which I believe is do to Smart Kids.

How likely would you be to recommend Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

I have been nothing but happy since day one when my daughter started nursery. The staff are lovely and the nursery seems to run very well. My daughter is always very happy and full of things to tell me when we pick her up :) I have never doubted she's in good hands :)

How likely would you be to recommend Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Nursery has a good room plan. All children are divided according to age and have all appropriate activities/facilities in the room. The staff are conscientious yet encourage the children to develop. I am pleased with the individual progress files, very helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Environment - Always warm clean and tidy. Good menu choices and variety.

Security - Staff not afraid to question unfamiliar faces.

Activities - Always lots going on, plenty of variety, some planned around interests, some ad-hoc if opportunity arises.

Staff - Always welcoming, informative and friendly.
Knowledgeable and interested in health, development and welfare of children.

How likely would you be to recommend Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We are very grateful for the amazing care our daughter has received at this nursery. Since moving there from a different nursery in Preston she has developed so much and the care provided is far superior in every area. The whole set up of the nursery is totally professional and the communication to us as parents has been fantastic. We look forward to seeing how she develops now she is in the 2's room and hearing how much fun she has had.

How likely would you be to recommend Smart Kids Nursery & Childcare? 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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