Magic Nursery Finchley

4 Shakespeare Road, Finchley, London N3 1XE

Magic Nursery Finchley, London, London
Magic Nursery Finchley, London, London
Magic Nursery Finchley, London, London

Magic Daycare Nursery Finchley employs an experienced team of professionals who work closely with parents to provide a rich and stimulating experience of pre-school learning. Both children and parents are supported in getting to know through stay & play sessions.

A wonderful interior includes a wide range of play resources, fully secure and with access to multiple roof garden areas. The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is followed, with a wide range of extra activities available at no extra cost to customers.

Group: Magic Nursery Group

Person in charge: Geraldine Francis (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Barnet Council

Number of Staff: 38

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

Total Places for Children: 84

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays and 1 week over Christmas

Fees Guide: From £46.50 to £72 per day. From £27 to £40 per half day

Vacancies

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Reviews

8.1 Magic Nursery Finchley has a Review Score of 8.1 (8.143)

The Review Score of 8.1 (maximum of 10) for Magic Nursery Finchley 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 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Magic Nursery Finchley in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.4 out of 5 from 2 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 4.774 for Magic Nursery Finchley is calculated as follows: ( (65 Excellents x 5) + (19 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 84 Ratings = 4.774

  • 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 3.369 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Magic Nursery Finchley is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 16.8 positive Reviews (84 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 16.8 Target = 0.119

  • 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
    7
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Magic Nursery Finchley?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Magic Nursery Finchley

  • Mother of Child
    4
  • Father of Child
    3

My daughter has attended Magic Nursery from the age of 9 months. She has been very happy there. The staff are very attentive, caring and friendly. The management are professional and security is excellent. My daughter has developed a great relationship with her key workers, she is happy going into Nursery in the morning. She is in a safe and secure environment. The transition between the different rooms was very well organised and my daughter moved happily into the next room. The menu is varied and my daughter has eaten food I may not necessarily cook and has developed very good eating habits, loves her fruit. I like that the Nursery is bright, airy and there is a separate garden area for little and big kids. As well the kids are brought on different outings like the park, supermarket. On a daily basis, there are loads of activities and my daughter has really developed in speech and confidence. We are so happy with Magic, very sad to be leaving, only leaving because of job relocation.

How likely would you be to recommend Magic Nursery Finchley? 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

Geraldine Francis, Nursery Manager at Magic Nursery Finchley responded to this review on 06 Nov 2017:

Thank you for your review.
We will miss your daughter and your family very much.
We wish you every success with your move and the future.
The Magic Team

Great nursery, the staff do great work and there was constant attention towards our son throughout these past 2 and a half years. We are delighted to have chosen Magic for these key years in our son's development. The dedication of the staff is greatly appreciated.

How likely would you be to recommend Magic Nursery Finchley? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

Geraldine Francis, Nursery Manager at Magic Nursery Finchley responded to this review on 05 Jul 2017:

Good luck at big school, we will miss you.

Our son started at Magic nursery when he was 24 months and he has been at Magic nursery for more than 2 years. The overall experience has been highly satisfactory. The staff were friendly and professional, while the facilities and management were also good. Our son was delighted to attend the nursery every morning, willing to play with his friends and enjoy activities. I would say he felt happy, safe and confident there. The learning level acquired in different topics was remarkable, including a good English level starting from scratch. It is definitely a recommendable nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Magic Nursery Finchley? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our daughter's time at Magic Finchley has been ideal; the staff are professional and caring, the management is courteous and accommodating, and our little girl really came out of her shell, progressed in many ways, and made some fantastic friends. Thanks for everything.

How likely would you be to recommend Magic Nursery Finchley? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter started at Magic when she was 18 months old and will be leaving this September for school. She has had the most amazing time at Magic Finchley and had made some wonderful friend during her time there as have I! The staff at Magic Finchley are very professional, friendly and dedicated. The managers are excellent and if any issues or concerns arise, they respond quickly and appropriately. There is a good mixture of activities as well as classes by external providers which my daughter has enjoyed. She has even picked up a few Mandarin words that she uses at home as the nursery recently started doing Mandarin classes.

No nursery is perfect but Magic is a lovely nursery with great leadership and has been a safe and fun place for my child over the last few years.

How likely would you be to recommend Magic Nursery Finchley? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter started at Magic in Dec 2013 and in her 2 years there, she had a great experience. She had smooth transitions through each stage and her confidence grew as she learnt more and made new friends. The staff are very helpful and accommodating and played a big role in potty training (something I found difficult). The staff are very vigilant and are always aware of who is coming and going. The meals at the nursery encouraged my daughter to try things she may not eat at home thereby exposing her taste buds to new things. Most important of all she was happy, had fun and felt safe. If I could move Magic near our new house (reason for leaving) I definitely would! Thank you Magic!!!!

How likely would you be to recommend Magic Nursery Finchley? 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

In the 2.5 years since my daughter has been at Magic she has been extremely happy and I cannot recall any days when she has not willingly gone into nursery to see her friends and enjoy the activities. We have been delighted with the nursery in every aspect and cannot recommend it highly enough. The management are very experienced, knowledgeable, helpful and efficient and the staff are truly welcoming and work extremely hard to make sure that my daughter is happy, settled and stimulated. The staff make a big effort to get to know the children and she will miss them and her friends very much. If she is half as happy in her school environment as she has been at Magic then we will be very happy. We will miss you all and hope that the nursery goes from strength to strength as it deserves to. Thank you very, very much.

How likely would you be to recommend Magic Nursery Finchley? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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Staff Profiles

Geraldine

Geraldine Francis

Job Title: Manager

Joined: 2011

Description:

Geri took over as Manager in early 2012 and has over 15 years of experience working in the childcare industry.

Siobhan

Siobhan Kerr

Job Title: Third in Charge

Joined: 2011

Description:

As well as being 3rd in charge at Finchley, Siobhan is also the Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator for the nursery and originally worked for the Whetstone branch before Finchley opened in 2011

Siobhan

Siobhan Boland

Job Title: Floor Leader (First Floor)

Joined: 2012

Description:

Joining Finchley in 2012 and with several years of dedicated childcare experience behind her, Siobhan has quickly made her mark on the dynamic and energetic 1st floor.