YMCA Nursery Woolston

Centenary Quay, Victoria Road, Woolston, Southampton SO19 9EF

YMCA Nursery Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire
YMCA Nursery Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire
YMCA Nursery Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire

YMCA Nursery Woolston opened its doors in September 2014, and provides friendly, community daycare for babies and children from 4 months to 5 years.

This brand new setting is situated within the Centenary Quay development on Victoria Road, close to the Itchen Bridge, and is an ideal childcare setting for parents who live, work or study in Southampton. The nursery has been purpose built for the YMCA, providing light and airy playrooms and a lovely outdoor area for children to play and learn.

YMCA staff are caring, nurturing, inspiring and creative, and will ensure that children will have the best nursery experience possible.

Full time daycare is offered, including free places for pre-schoolers and those entitled to 2-year-old funding.

Group: YMCA Fairthorne Group

Person in charge: Kirsty Baker (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Southampton City Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Registered Charity Number: 1090981

Total Places for Children: 108

Age Range: from 0 years 4 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays, 1 week between Christmas & New Year

Vacancies

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Reviews

9 YMCA Nursery Woolston has a Review Score of 9 (9.004)

The Review Score of 9 (maximum of 10) for YMCA Nursery Woolston 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 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for YMCA Nursery Woolston in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.2 out of 5 from 5 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 4.773 for YMCA Nursery Woolston is calculated as follows: ( (103 Excellents x 5) + (28 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 132 Ratings = 4.773

  • 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 4.231 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for YMCA Nursery Woolston is based on 5 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 21.6 positive Reviews (108 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 21.6 Target = 0.231

  • 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
    9
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend YMCA Nursery Woolston?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    11
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to YMCA Nursery Woolston

  • Mother of Child
    11

My son has attended the nursery for the last 18 months and has recently moved into the toddler room. He has developed leaps and bounds since starting at the nursery in every way. He has become a happy, confident and adventurous little boy. My son cannot wait to get to nursery in the morning and enjoys every moment of his day.
It's extremely reassuring to know that all the staff are on hand to help with anything that is asked of them, even the odd mummy requests! I could not have asked or wished for anything more since returning to work full-time.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Nursery Woolston? 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

Excellent nursery. Very flexible and friendly. It has helped my son in interacting and playing with others. The staff are great and I feel very happy with the care they provide.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Nursery Woolston? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We got "the feeling" as soon as we walked in on our initial visit to the YMCA Nursery Woolston and both my husband and I knew immediately that this was the right place for our daughter. She settled in really quickly and enjoys spending time with her key worker and other members of staff. There is a wide range of activities and they spend lots of time in the outside play area and trips to the park when the weather is nice. We are kept updated with a handover at the end of each day (what activities they have done, what she has eaten and how long she has slept etc) and gets lots of pictures on tapestry, so we can see what she has been up to. Highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Nursery Woolston? 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has attended YMCA Woolston for a year now and has recently progressed to the toddler room in this year. The staff have always been happy and helpful and respectful showing genuine care and concern for my daughter's well-being and progression and development. My daughter loves it here and gets excited when we arrive. There is always some fun activity going on and they often take the children out to local points of interest.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Nursery Woolston? 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've been very impressed with the nursery. The staff are attentive, caring and engaging. The facilities are very clean and light and bright. There's a range of activities for the children to do including time spent outside. The food seems of good quality especially the lunches. The management team are organised and efficient and communicate clearly. No concerns, highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Nursery Woolston? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

It's the best nursery in the area. My son and daughter always loved coming here. All the staff are very good and co-operative. I will give 10 out of 10 to this nursery, because its so good. If any mother is worried and looking for the best nursery in the area, the I would definitely recommend this one.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Nursery Woolston? 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

Since my daughter has been going to the YMCA Nursery Woolston her confidence has grown immensely. I can see when I drop her off and collect her she loves being there. The staff are always friendly and welcoming too.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Nursery Woolston? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

A lovely nursery with friendly and happy staff. I can tell my daughter is happy there as she tells me about her day and is always happy to go. If we do get tears when I drop her off the staff are very good at distracting her from me leaving. She has made some nice friends and often talks about the staff as if they are her friends too. She likes the food they have on their menu and most of the time eats very well a nice selection and variety of food each week. Overall a nursery i would recommend to my friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Nursery Woolston? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Returning to work leaving my child was something I dreaded for months but the staff at YMCA nursery instantly put my fears and worries to bed. My child is in a loving, friendly, warm environment and is so well cared for. Now I don't dread leaving her as I know she will have a fun filled day with her friends she has made and staff that she loves.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Nursery Woolston? 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

My daughter has very much enjoyed going to this nursery since September 2014. I can see her development in all areas has come along since attending nursery and I believe the activities and events that happen in nursery have something to do with this. I like how the nursery have a great connection with home by providing home learning bags to take home and share with my daughter. The staff have developed great relationships with my daughter and myself and my daughter has made many friends.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Nursery Woolston? 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

Brilliant new, clean building and lovely layout and garden. My daughter started in the baby room and has just gone up to toddlers. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. My daughter loves her time spent at this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Nursery Woolston? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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