Clever Clowns Day Nursery

Former Eagle Hotel, Greenbrow Road, Newall Green, Manchester M23 2UH

Clever Clowns Day Nursery, Manchester, Greater Manchester
Clever Clowns Day Nursery, Manchester, Greater Manchester
Clever Clowns Day Nursery, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Clever Clowns Day Nursery provides a safe environment for children to grow and learn in, which is fun and stimulating.

The nursery prides itself on its high standards, and meets all the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage by constantly working to provide quality childcare.

Staff members work alongside parents to ensure each individual child receives the learning opportunities available to give them the best start in life.

Group: Clever Clowns Day Nursery

Person in charge: Sharon Makin (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Manchester City Council

Number of Staff: 14

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

Total Places for Children: 50

Age Range: from 0 years 0 months to 12 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Languages Spoken (other than English): Bengali; Bangla, Hungarian

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.4 Clever Clowns Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.390)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Clever Clowns Day Nursery 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 14 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Clever Clowns 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 6 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 4.79 for Clever Clowns Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (135 Excellents x 5) + (29 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 167 Ratings = 4.79

  • 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 4.6 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Clever Clowns Day Nursery 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 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 10 Target = 0.600

  • 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
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Clever Clowns Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    13
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Clever Clowns Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    12
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Nanny/Carer of Child
    1

Amazing nursery! My daughter has come in in leaps and bounds. All the members of staff are fantastic and my daughter often talks about them at home. The staff constantly keep me informed of my daughter's daily activities whilst there and how they feel she is developing and what I could do to encourage this further.

I honestly couldn't begin to thank Clever Clowns enough for all their support and encouragement.

How likely would you be to recommend Clever Clowns Day Nursery? 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

Sharon Makin, Director at Clever Clowns Day Nursery responded to this review on 24 Aug 2017:

Thank you for your kind comments.

Our child has an acquired brain injury (is in recovery). Staff engaged in his disability on his entry, not knowing as ourselves the challenges ahead or outcomes of a child in recovery of ABI. However in a significantly short time with the assistance of support OT, physio, speech, and language there has been significant progress in his condition, he can now walk without aids, his speech is improving as is his learning to sign.

Staff have engaged in learning about ABI and attended signing course and resources, they have been involved in his pathway planning with the disability outreach team.
Management have submitted an education healthcare plan in conjunction with the department of education and acquired additional support funding for education and training. His development continues to improve though his outcomes are uncertain.

How likely would you be to recommend Clever Clowns Day Nursery? 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

Sharon Makin, Director at Clever Clowns Day Nursery responded to this review on 21 Aug 2017:

Thank you so much for your feedback.

My son loves going to nursery, he always comes home talking about everything that they have done with him that day. He has settled in really well and it has done him the world of good. Staff are amazing and were great about my son's allergies.

How likely would you be to recommend Clever Clowns Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Sharon Makin, Director at Clever Clowns Day Nursery responded to this review on 21 Aug 2017:

Thank you so much for your feedback.

Friendly named workers who give you a full report of the day. Always approachable and helpful staff who work with parent and child. An example I can give is one child was afraid of monsters and wasn't sleeping well at night. A member of staff arranged circle time where the children spoke about being afraid and what was real and not real, the member of staff informed me when this had taken place and resulted in a good nights sleep.

How likely would you be to recommend Clever Clowns Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

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

Sharon Makin, Director at Clever Clowns Day Nursery responded to this review on 17 Aug 2017:

Thank you for your lovely feedback Gill :-)

A lovely nursery, with great staff. Both of my children have attended this nursery from a young age and have enjoyed it. We are very comfortable and confident in the care given and we would recommend to other parents. One male staff member especially is always happy to help with any enquires and the girls/women in the baby and toddler room are enthusiastic, accommodating and approachable.
My children are happy here and that is the main thing. I am pleased we chose this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Clever Clowns Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Sharon Makin, Director at Clever Clowns Day Nursery responded to this review on 17 Aug 2017:

Thank you for your honest feedback Chantelle :-) We aim to take on board any views concerning both our indoor and outdoor environment and would appreciate speaking to you about this going forward.

Staff are really friendly and helpful. My son has really come on so much since he started here and now he is leaving as a confident little boy who used to be shy.
Thank you for everything.

How likely would you be to recommend Clever Clowns Day Nursery? 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

Sharon Makin, Director at Clever Clowns Day Nursery responded to this review on 17 Aug 2017:

Thank you for your lovely feedback Danielle. Your son has been a pleasure to look after.

I have always felt relaxed and comfortable leaving my children at Clever Clowns. My children continue to grow and learn with the enthusiasm and attention shown to them by very competent, dedicated and caring staff. The manager and staff have always supported me in juggling a very busy schedule, ensuring my children are always safe and looked after. I would recommend this nursery to anyone looking for a more personal approach to facilitating your childcare needs. I will be very sad when my son leaves for national school. Thank you for everything you do for us.

How likely would you be to recommend Clever Clowns Day Nursery? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Brilliant nursery both my children settled very well and their development and confidence increased ten fold, very friendly and laid back nursery highly recommend! My children made friends very easily and staff were great at encouraging the children's independence but also having the balance of that the staff were there to help.

How likely would you be to recommend Clever Clowns Day Nursery? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Amazing nursery. Amazing staff wouldn't have my daughter any where else always happy and smiley also very welcoming couldn't fault the nursery staff, make the children very welcome 5? rating from me I recommend to a lot of my friends with children... Amazing

How likely would you be to recommend Clever Clowns Day Nursery? 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

Polite......kind......compassionate......informed......helper......patient......teamwork......lively.....responsible.......creative.......talented.......happy space........physical activity......best...

How likely would you be to recommend Clever Clowns Day Nursery? 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: Don't Know

Friendly and warm environment, all the staff are approachable and understanding. Management helped us hugely with the special needs process and were there for us every step of the way. My boy loves going every day and we will all miss everyone when he leaves.

How likely would you be to recommend Clever Clowns Day Nursery? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Very flexible with days and times. My son runs into nursery and is always smiling when I collect him so I know he is happy. The 2 girls in baby room are very knowledgeable, kind and patient with all children. Food always smells good and my son eats well. There are a variety of toys which allow for children to have fun and learn.

How likely would you be to recommend Clever Clowns Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My little boy absolutely loves this nursery. It is a really good nursery. He has been to others before he came to this one and he never really liked them, neither did I. He likes all the members of staff. He loved a staff member there when he worked at a different location. I feel he really helped my son which is what I like as he is really trying to talk and stuff. It is a really good nursery. I like the way he has a folder so you can see where they are up to and stuff. My niece and nephew love it there too.

How likely would you be to recommend Clever Clowns Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Sharon Makin, Nursery Proprietor at Clever Clowns Day Nursery responded to this review on 24 Jun 2016:

Thank you for your lovely comments Sophia - we value your feedback ??

Absolutely fantastic nursery. My son always comes home telling me all the things he has learned and his speaking has come on so much since starting. I feel great relief leaving my son in their care as all the staff are so friendly and helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Clever Clowns Day Nursery? 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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Food Standards Agency

Recipient: Clever Clowns Day Nursery

Date: Wednesday 28 May 2014

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