The Willows Nursery Winnersh

Wharfedale Road, Winnersh, Wokingham RG41 5RB

The Willows Nursery Winnersh, Wokingham, Berkshire
The Willows Nursery Winnersh, Wokingham, Berkshire
The Willows Nursery Winnersh, Wokingham, Berkshire

The Willows Nursery Winnersh, a Toad Hall Day Nursery, is a purpose-built nursery on the IQ Winnersh business park and close to Winnersh train station. It is registered to provide care for children from three months to school age.

As part of the Toad Hall Nursery Group, Winnersh is well supported by a reputable group that has been operating for over 15 years. They pride themselves on offering excellent care and education, with thorough standard health and safety policies to make sure children are kept safe.

Staff aim for all children to leave the nursery and progress to school as happy, confident and capable children.

The team would be delighted to show you the nursery facilities.

Group: Toad Hall Nursery Group

Person in charge: Laura Cadmore (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Wokingham Borough Council

Number of Staff: 6

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

Total Places for Children: 72

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & between Christmas & New Year

Vacancies

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Reviews

8.1 The Willows Nursery Winnersh has a Review Score of 8.1 (8.059)

The Review Score of 8.1 (maximum of 10) for The Willows Nursery Winnersh 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 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Willows Nursery Winnersh 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 4.67 for The Willows Nursery Winnersh is calculated as follows: ( (142 Excellents x 5) + (56 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 203 Ratings = 4.67

  • 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 3.389 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Willows Nursery Winnersh 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 14.4 positive Reviews (72 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 14.4 Target = 0.139

  • 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
    13
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Willows Nursery Winnersh?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    16
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to The Willows Nursery Winnersh

  • Mother of Child
    13
  • Father of Child
    3
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

My Son started at the Willows in July 2017, although he had trouble settling in to start, which was only due to him not being used to being away from family. He completely adores going to nursery now and goes in with the biggest smile on his face. His key worker is just wonderful and cannot do enough to help us. They do so many fun activities, and he brings home some lovely artwork. They do a great monthly newsletter showing what they did the previous month and what they are planning on doing the next month and have some great family days where parents can come and join in with activities. They have a fab online tool as well, which they update with observations and photos of your child’s activity. The meals there are great as well, I am always amazed at the great things they have to eat. Would recommend very highly to everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend The Willows Nursery Winnersh? 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

We joined when my baby boy was about 5 months old and since then he has developed in so many ways. It was the first time I left him with anyone but family and I felt a bit scared about it. However after the introduction and meeting the carers I became very confident that this is the right place for him.
The carers are very friendly and approachable and they know exactly what they are doing. Warm and loving care. Would recommend it to everyone. I am absolutely heartbroken to leave the nursery behind because we have to move to the other side of the country, my son did have a very good time here.

How likely would you be to recommend The Willows Nursery Winnersh? 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 daughters development has come on lots since moving up to the little toads room. The staff are great with her they are so kind and friendly. My daughter seems to really enjoy being at Willows and is very happy. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend The Willows Nursery Winnersh? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter moved up a room in January. She is 21 months. Since then I have noticed huge progress in her development. She is very happy and confident, her understanding and speech has come on massively. her eating and sleeping has also improved. Overall I am very happy with Willows.

How likely would you be to recommend The Willows Nursery Winnersh? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I think most staff at the nursery are very well meaning and try hard to care for my son. There seems to be a variety of activities and they play inside and outside which I like. Overall I would recommend the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Willows Nursery Winnersh? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Absolutely amazing nursery. All staff are so friendly and really helpful. They help you understand your childs' learning journey and reassure you every step of the way. The staff make you feel that you child is part of their family and in turn make you feel like you are their family.

How likely would you be to recommend The Willows Nursery Winnersh? 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

I rate The Willows a good nursery. The staff in the Blossoms room where my little girl goes to are all very friendly and professional. They are always attentive to the children and generally show real care to their needs. The staff are outstanding. They are experienced and immediately give me confidence that my girl will be looked after. Overall my little girl has settled in well since she started in January. My only concern about the nursery is the limited outside space. It would be great if it can be extended somehow for more outside play area.

How likely would you be to recommend The Willows Nursery Winnersh? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Poor

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My grandson has enjoyed going to The Willows nursery. The staff are always helpful, there is plenty of things for the children to do. At the end of a session they inform us to say how and what the child has done.

How likely would you be to recommend The Willows Nursery Winnersh? 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 has been going to this nursery for quite a while now and has progressed very well since joining. He loves getting in the car to come to nursery. He struggled with his speech and the nursery has helped him with this. The staff are very friendly and take your needs into consideration. Very happy with this nursery and would recommend to any parent.

How likely would you be to recommend The Willows Nursery Winnersh? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Brilliant nursery, my daughter is learning every day and the staff is preparing her superb for the school. Sometimes would wish that more parents come on special days to celebrate with their children.

How likely would you be to recommend The Willows Nursery Winnersh? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The Willows Nursery is fantastic! My 18 month old son started at the Willows 3 months ago and had a bad experience with a childminder which had made him shy and unconfident around other people which was so sad to see. Now, you wouldn't even recognise him! He's outgoing, confident and so happy. He loves the nursery, the lovely people that look after him and has little friends which is so lovely to see. I swear he comes home everyday and can do something new, he is developing so quickly thanks to The Willows. He's also eating so much more variety. I would recommend this nursery to anyone and everyone. Thank you to everyone for getting my happy boy back :) x

How likely would you be to recommend The Willows Nursery Winnersh? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My little girl started in the Dragonflies room when she was 3 and the staff and other children were very welcoming and kind. She has settled in really well and loves going to nursery to play with her new friends and key workers. She also really enjoys Katie Sparkle and playing football. We have just returned from a holiday and she couldn't wait to get back to 'my nursery' and see everyone. The food menu is excellent and varied. There is a lot of the children to do and the rooms are very spacious.

How likely would you be to recommend The Willows Nursery Winnersh? 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 daughter has attended the Willows in the Dragonflies room for over a year and is currently nearly four years old. She absolutely loves her time at nursery and had made lots of friends.

All the staff in her room are friendly and seem to genuinely care and enjoy being with the children.

My daughter is really stimulated in the Dragonfly room - she has learnt lots of new things / sings many new songs and always has lots of exciting things to tell me about her day. The staff work on simple and fun pre-school activities with the children such as letters and numbers, a great grounding for school!

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the nursery to others.

How likely would you be to recommend The Willows Nursery Winnersh? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

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 goes to the little blossoms baby room.
He absolutely loves the place. I find all the staff very pleasant on my arrival and haven't seen one person without a smile on their face, including fellow parents I see.
Couldn't recommend this place highly enough.
Keep up the good work.

How likely would you be to recommend The Willows Nursery Winnersh? 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

Friendly staff, safe atmosphere. Everyone really genuinely cares for my child's welfare. He has dietary requirements and the management do take it very seriously - more than I do :) I will definitely be sending subsequent children there.

How likely would you be to recommend The Willows Nursery Winnersh? 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 really struggled to settle in to nursery but the staff were so helpful in easing him in. They were very patient and encouraging, and I feel that my son has learned a lot since starting nursery last year. He has just moved up to Dragonflies and is really enjoying the more challenging activities and environment. All of the staff are lovely and they are very good at comforting him when he is upset that I am leaving. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this nursery to others - I know that my son is safe and in good hands when he is there, and he tells me all about what a good time he has had when he gets home. The menu is healthy and varied too, which I am very pleased about. Lovely large rooms and outdoor space with plenty of stimulating toys. Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend The Willows Nursery Winnersh? 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

My son is in Blossoms (3 months to 2 years) full time and has settled in so well, the staff are very caring and he is so happy each day he comes in. He loves his time in the room as well as Katie Sparkle sessions on Wednesdays and their little visits to Kids in action on the site. His key person is brilliant and knows him so well I can trust them all fully to understand his routine.

How likely would you be to recommend The Willows Nursery Winnersh? 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

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Awards / Recognitions

December 2013

'Good Egg' Award

Recipient: Toad Hall Nursery Group

Date: Sunday 01 Dec 2013

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Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

Laura

Laura Cadmore

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2014

Description:

I am at the nursery full time and my son attends with me. I am passionate about early years and childcare and I have over 10 years experience working in the childcare sector and most recently supporting the opening and managing of a nursery in Slough.

I have my BA(Hons) in Children’s Development and Learning and Early Years Professional Status.

I believe that each child is precious and we must care for them and take pride in watching them grow.

I like the nursery to be a home from home experience where all parents and children build bonds with all of us to ensure we have a shared aim for our children. Children should have a holistic experience of the world and access as many different stimuli as possible, giving them a depth to their learning. Most important to me is that the child is at the centre of everything we do.

I look forward to meeting you soon!

Laura Cadmore