Tipton Explorers Day Nursery

Alexandra Road, Tipton DY4 7NR

Tipton Explorers Day Nursery has three purpose-built rooms each catering for a specific age group, providing care for children from birth to five-years-old.

The nursery has a large outdoor space, which can be accessed directly from each of the three rooms and offers a broad range of learning resources.

At Tipton Explorers Day Nursery, children are able to benefit from imaginative experiences using role play and dressing up; literacy and numeracy activities; construction and small world play and heuristic Play (investigating natural resources to stimulate learning).

The nursery also provides water and sand play and malleable play (textured materials, dirt,); stories and mark making (painting, drawing, story-telling, puppets) and outdoor fun and learning including gardening and creative crafts. Nursery staff work hard to ensure that when children leave they are confident, independent learners who are prepared for school.

The 0-2 years room is registered for 12 babies. The 0-2 resources cover all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage and children have the opportunity of accessing a variety of toys throughout the day such as creative crafts, sand and water play, and imaginative play equipment like dressing up and dolls. There is also a reading area stocked with fun picture books. Parents of babies can benefit from a FREE 6-week baby massage course which is proven to support parent and child bonding.

The 2-3 and our 3-5 rooms are designed to cover the key areas of learning of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Children have numerous opportunities throughout the day to enjoy the outdoor environment. The large outdoor play space is important as it gives children the opportunity to develop physically and emotionally as they experience new things and build confidence as they discover what they can achieve. 

The Family Nursery Company is a childcare provider with two nurseries in Sandwell.

Group: The Family Nursery Company

Person in charge: Dawn Cole (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 6

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

Total Places for Children: 56

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Fees Guide: Full Time £178, Full Day £41, Morning £26.50, Afternoon £24.50 (school day and term time only prices available on request).

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The nursery is located on Alexandra Road and shares a site with ACE Academy (next door to Tipton Fire Station) and offers a number of off-road drop off bays for parents.

Overview

The Review Score of 8.9 (maximum of 10) for Tipton Explorers Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.2 out of 5 from 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Tipton Explorers Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 7 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.24 for Tipton Explorers Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (35 Excellents x 5) + (50 Goods x 4) + (10 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.24

  • 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 4.625 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Tipton Explorers Day Nursery is based on 7 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 11.2 positive Reviews (56 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 11.2 Target = 0.625

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

8.9 Tipton Explorers Day Nursery has a Review Score of 8.9 (8.865)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Tipton Explorers Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
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I like the nursery is clean, safe and staff are very friendly. My daughter likes it there. One staff member especially I think is very friendly and my daughter really likes her.

How likely would you be to recommend Tipton Explorers Day Nursery? Likely

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Average Rating:   3.8 out of 5

We are extremely impressed with Tipton Explorers. My daughter has attended the nursery since she was 11 months old and we have always been happy with her care. The staff are friendly and attentive and they have taught my daughter so much.

How likely would you be to recommend Tipton Explorers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Dawn Cole, Manager at Tipton Explorers Day Nursery responded to this review on 19 Dec 2017:

As a nursery it is always so nice to hear that we are making children and their families happy. We gain a great deal of satisfaction from seeing the children in our are learning and developing and becoming school ready. We have such lovely families and we value their views

My daughter has been attending Tipton Explorers for over a year and a half and the relationships she has with the staff are lovely to see. She comes back to home happy and that is the most important thing to us. She is learning new things all the time and thanks to the nursery she has excellent communication skills, social awareness and massive confidence. Thank you for providing a safe, happy environment for my daughter to blossom.

How likely would you be to recommend Tipton Explorers Day Nursery? Likely

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Average Rating:   3.7 out of 5

Our twin girls started in nursery in July 17. Whilst one settled in really quickly, the other suffered separation anxiety. The staff were fantastic at distracting her and giving her the attention she required whilst she adapted.
They eat meals for the staff that they won't eat for me and have come on so much with their feeding, mobility and verbalization skills. I dreaded leaving my children at all but the staff have made it as easy as possible for me for which I'm eternally grateful.

How likely would you be to recommend Tipton Explorers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

My daughter attends this nursery three days a week and absolutely loves it. She has positive relationships with all of the staff and has made many friends and developed many social skills.
When I pick her up she is happy and smiling and is always excited to tell me about her day and the new things she has learned or experienced. I feel confident going to work knowing that my daughter is well cared for in a safe and nurturing environment and I always get detailed feedback from the friendly staff when I collect her at the end of the day.

How likely would you be to recommend Tipton Explorers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I am happy with the nursery. All nursery nurses are very polite and competent. My son loves attending his nursery, he attends it full time. He is always happy to go back. He has been attending the nursery from 8 months and is now 3.5 years old and has developed so much. All in all a great nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Tipton Explorers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

Absolutely amazing :) My little girl is so happy here, she gets excited every morning on the way to nursery and every time I pick her up she is full of smiles and giggles. She has come on so much already in the short time she has been there. The staff are just so lovely and welcoming, every person who greets us at the door makes an effort with her and she loves it! She points at her nursery nurse's photo every morning on the wall when I drop her off, smiles and claps her hands. The managers are always there too, very friendly and lovely ladies and are actively involved with the children which is just fab! Having moved to the area from Lancashire, worried to change nursery, I looked at 7 other nurseries before deciding. I felt comfortable and the facilities are great! With open access to a huge outdoor play area from every room, it was a sure win for my daughter, my little outdoor explorer! She will certainly be here until she is ready for school and I can't recommend it enough x

How likely would you be to recommend Tipton Explorers Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

It has been a good experience. Staff members are polite. My son loves it at this nursery. Although there is always a sell in the baby room, not sure why. I do receive good feedback, but please I do feel as though bank holidays should not be charged for mother, fathers or guardians.

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Average Rating:   3.7 out of 5

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