Spring Nursery First Steps Allenton

60 Cockayne Street, Allenton, Derby DE24 8XB

Spring at First Steps is based within the Allenton area of the city of Derby. The nursery prides itself on top quality care and education for children aged 4 months to 4 years+ at affordable prices.

The nursery comprises of three rooms; Baby room (4 months - 2 years) Toddler room (2-3 years) and Pre-school (3-4 years). The staff are all highly qualified and dedicated to providing the very best for each and every individual child.

Spring at First Steps currently has spaces available for all age groups.

Group: Action for Children

Person in charge: Rachel Walters (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Derby City Council

Number of Staff: 14

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

Total Places for Children: 57

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 4 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Directions:

They are based just off Harvey Road in Allenton.

Visiting:

You can arrange to visit the nursery between the opening times.

Parking:

There is a car park at the rear of the Children's Centre where the nursery is based.

Overview

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Spring Nursery First Steps Allenton is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Spring Nursery First Steps Allenton in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 6 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

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  • 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 4.986 for Spring Nursery First Steps Allenton is calculated as follows: ( (70 Excellents x 5) + (1 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 71 Ratings = 4.986

  • 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 4.526 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Spring Nursery First Steps Allenton is based on 6 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 11.4 positive Reviews (57 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 11.4 Target = 0.526

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

9.5 Spring Nursery First Steps Allenton has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.512)

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Reviewer Connection to Spring Nursery First Steps Allenton

  • Mother of Child
    6

The nursery is a very welcoming place. The staff take the time to get to know you and your child and this soon shows through. My son is gaining extra confidence and wanting to go and play. Great range of activities both indoors and out. Opening hours are brilliant. Staff to children ratio is fantastic so you can rest assured your child is getting the attention they need. Would absolutely recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery First Steps Allenton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter absolutely loves this nursery, she would attend every day if she could. I myself am extremely happy with not just the nursery but the staff also. They greet the children every morning individually and are quick to tell you how their day has been at the end of the day. I feel very comfortable speaking to the staff about anything to do with my child and I couldn’t wish for better.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery First Steps Allenton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Rachel Walters, Manager at Spring Nursery First Steps Allenton responded to this review on 12 Feb 2018:

Thank you so much for spending the time to review us - we are extremely pleased that your child is happy with us.

It's a good nursery, my child always comes back happy. They treat every child with care, which is a good thing.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery First Steps Allenton? Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We are really pleased with the nursery. Our son was one that would just play and be on his own all the time and he couldn't speak very well and since he joined here they have helped him loads and we couldn't be any more grateful for all the help.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery First Steps Allenton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter absolutely loves this nursery, she is always very happy and loves going, there is loads of interaction for the children and the staff are brilliant with the children. I don't have anything bad to say about this nursery. I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone. Healthy food for the children too.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery First Steps Allenton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My two children attend the nursery. My son has additional needs which the nursery team never found an issue and have helped me and my son so he can attend school with his peers at the correct time. I would highly recommend the nursey as it's a fun, friendly and welcoming environment. The staff are fantastic and always willing to help and offer advice if needed. My children are both very happy here and I'll be sad for my son to leave.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery First Steps Allenton? Extremely Likely

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Staff Profiles

Rachel

Rachel Walters

Job Title: Manager

Joined: 2017

Description:

I have worked in the early year's sector for nearly 20 years and have experience in both schools and nurseries.

I have a BA Hons Degree in Early Years Education and strive to provide the very best for all children in my care.

Sylvia

Sylvia Sewell

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2012

Description:

Holds a level 3 qualification and works as a room leader in our pre-school.

Emma

Emma Chadwick

Job Title: Room Leader

Joined: 2012

Description:

Emma holds a level 3 qualification and works as w room leader in our 2-3 year room.

Natasha

Natasha Walters

Job Title: Early Years Assistant

Joined: 2012

Description:

Natasha holds a level 3 qualification and works in our 2-3 year room.

Patricia

Patricia Allen

Job Title: Early Years Assistant

Joined: 2004

Description:

Pat holds a level 3 qualification and works in our 2-3 room.

Amy

Amy Chadwick

Job Title: Early Years Assistant

Joined: 2017

Description:

Amy holds a level 2 qualification and works in our 2-3 year room

Jasmin

Jasmin Tamber

Job Title: Early Years Assistant

Joined: 2017

Description:

Jasmin is training in childcare and education and works in our 2-3 room

Angela

Angela Morgan

Job Title: Early Years Assistant

Joined: 2008

Description:

Angie is qualified to a level 3 and works in our 0-2 room.

Zoe

Zoe Forrester

Job Title: Early Years Assistant

Joined: 2017

Description:

Zoe is training in childcare and education and works in our 0-2 year room

Nicola

Nicola Finnegan

Job Title: Early Years Assistant

Joined: 2010

Description:

Nicki is level 3 qualified and works in our pre-school room

Chelsea

Chelsea Jack

Job Title: Early Years Assistant

Joined: 2013

Description:

Chelsea is level 3 qualified and works in our pre-school room

Emma

Emma Cumpstone

Job Title: Early Years Assistant

Joined: 2018

Description:

Emma is level 3 qualified and works in our pre-school room