Wee Gems - Armadale

2 Southdale Avenue, Armadale, Bathgate EH48 3AA

Wee Gems - Armadale, Bathgate, West Lothian
Wee Gems - Armadale, Bathgate, West Lothian
Wee Gems - Armadale, Bathgate, West Lothian

Wee Gems - Armadale is a purpose-built facility, ideal for children from 0 to 5 years of age. The nursery incorporates hi-tech and modern technology designed to enhance pre-school learning capabilities, while there is also an extensive outdoor play area.

Private parking and a secure entry system allow parents to feel confident and satisfied in the service. There is also in-house catering, an independent baby room and a sleep room, as part of a nursery design the owners consider to be revolutionary.

Group: Wee Gems Holdings Ltd

Person in charge: Allanah Cook (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: West Lothian Council

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

Total Places for Children: 90

Age Range: from 0 years to 5 years

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1830

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Reviews

9.3 Wee Gems - Armadale has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.337)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Wee Gems - Armadale is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 16 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Wee Gems - Armadale in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 out of 5 from 7 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 4.948 for Wee Gems - Armadale is calculated as follows: ( (182 Excellents x 5) + (10 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 192 Ratings = 4.948

  • 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 4.389 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Wee Gems - Armadale 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 18 positive Reviews (90 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 18 Target = 0.389

  • 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
    16
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Wee Gems - Armadale?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    16
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
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Reviewer Connection to Wee Gems - Armadale

  • Mother of Child
    12
  • Father of Child
    4

My wee boy has just turned 1 and been at the nursery now for a few months and all the girls cannot do enough for him, they are all very welcoming as it can be daunting dropping your wee one off when it's your first baby but they are in good hands.
I feel he has come on leaps since attending and it's great socialising with other kids.
The activities are fantastic, and always pushing events and themes, which is fab to see their commitment and dedication to the kid's development.
I am so happy we managed to get a place at Wee Gems and would highly recommend it to all parents out there.

Thanks again girls and the manager for a fantastic nursery xx

How likely would you be to recommend Wee Gems - Armadale? 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 am a first-time mum and after viewing several local nurseries, the staff at Wee Gems stood out and make this nursery so appealing. The staff make a real effort to get to know each child's individual needs and personality. The nursery is extremely inviting and transparent with parents encouraging parents to get involved in sharing ideas and holding parent focus groups. The nursery is very well managed and the manager is very hands on with a genuine interest in the care of each and every child. The design of the nursery is very bright and friendly with an energetic and team working culture. I love the fact there's a large garden area that my daughter utilises ever single day.

How likely would you be to recommend Wee Gems - Armadale? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

What a fantastic nursery. I can honestly say all staff are amazing. Highly recommend this nursery. Overall brilliant. It's amazing to see how much the staff love their job and as a mother it makes me feel at ease. my daughter has come in so much since attending Wee Gems - Armadale. Her confidence has grown and her language skill amazes me every day. My daughter tells me about the staff and always smiles when talking about them.

How likely would you be to recommend Wee Gems - Armadale? 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 highly recommend this nursery to other parents and family members. The staff are absolutely brilliant with my child I definitely wouldn't put him anywhere else. They are extremely understanding of any situations you have. My son has come on leaps and bounds since he has attended the nursery back in June 2016.

How likely would you be to recommend Wee Gems - Armadale? 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

Love Wee Gems! My daughter has been attending the nursery for a year and a half and within that time her development has come on leaps. The staff spend the time with the children, developing them and focusing on the key areas to focus on. All the staff are friendly and approachable and know my child's name even if they are not in direct contact with her on a daily basis. The nursery itself is bright and colourful with a large outside garden to ensure the children get play time outside as well as in. Can't rate this nursery highly enough and I have no worries what so ever for my son who is due to start in July 2017.

How likely would you be to recommend Wee Gems - Armadale? 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

Wee Gems is a brilliant place. With close proximity to the train station, it is a great nursery to leave the child before daily commuting to Glasgow or Edinburgh and pick up when coming back. It is hugely convenient for me and I have no doubt, for other parents. Moreover, staff are very professional and friendly. The amenities better than good, activities are interesting and engaging - all that for a reasonable price.

How likely would you be to recommend Wee Gems - Armadale? 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

This nursery is fantastic and I see a huge difference in my daughter since attending.

The staff are amazing and I have no worries while my child is in their care.

I believe they offer a great range of activities each day my little girl is in and she is stimulated from the minute she gets in until she goes home.

How likely would you be to recommend Wee Gems - Armadale? 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 put our son into this nursery in the summer.
The staff have been excellent, very friendly and extremely competent in looking after our son.
There is a variety of activities provided to give a great foundation to our sons development. Our son loves going to this nursery and settled in straight away, he is now 1 year old and has a beaming smile when arriving at the nursery.
I love the fact that there are additional services available like 'caterpillar music' which our son adores, this really gives him a wide variety of activities to develop his skills and personality.
Also this nursery is extremely accommodating with any one off requests for childcare.
There is freshly cooked food made, if our son doesn't like the food, they provide an alternative.

How likely would you be to recommend Wee Gems - Armadale? 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

Staff at Wee Gems made me and my little boy feel at ease from then very start. For a nervous first time mum and particularly clingy baby, they helped make the back to work transition much smoother for both of us. Staff are so friendly, knowledgeable and genuinely interested in getting to know the little ones. They really are a great bunch.

They are always singing, dancing, doing messy activities (which I wouldn't even attempt at home!) and out playing in the garden/out for walks. Can't fault the variety of activities they offer. Great for encouraging a child's confidence and development.

A healthy and tasty sounding menu is provided. My little boy regularly eats all and goes back for seconds so it must be good!

Parents are kept very well informed via the Parent Zone app and site which are really handy. Friends and colleagues are often impressed when I can see how my little boy's day is going from an app on my phone.

Overall, delighted with the service provided. My boy is well looked after and seems to thoroughly enjoy his days at nursery. Happy baby = happy mum. Thanks to the team at Wee Gems Armadale for doing such a great job.

How likely would you be to recommend Wee Gems - Armadale? 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

Finding someone to look after your child when you return to work can be a daunting thing.
I was torn between childminder and nursery, but from the moment I stepped inside this nursery on their open day, I felt at ease straight away and it was like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders as I knew this is where my daughter would go.

My daughter has been going to this nursery for around 9 months now.
She absolutely loves it.
I have never had tears when leaving her and I believe the staff have never had tears from her, which in itself shows she is happy.

All the staff are friendly and knowledgable and I'm very happy leaving her in their care, knowing that they will look after her. What I like is that all the staff know my daughter not just the staff working in her room and in return I also know all the staff not just the ones looking after it.

The staff keep you up to date with the progress of your child after each visit and can always tell you everything about what they have been upto.

The nursery brings in outside organisations to do different activities with the kids which is great for giving them a taster of other social groups available out with nursery.

I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone looking to put their child into a nursery.
A massive thumbs up from me.

How likely would you be to recommend Wee Gems - Armadale? 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 has been attending the nursery for a few months now and he loves it. There are always lots of different activities for the children to take part in. The rooms are fresh with lots of different areas to explore and plenty to keep the little ones entertained. The garden is a great bonus as my son loves playing outside.

My son is always given a warm and friendly welcome when he arrives. The staff are caring and take the time to get to know your child, and I always enjoy hearing what he has been getting up to when I go to pick him up. There is also an app where you can check in with their progress throughout the day.

I would highly recommend this nursery and I'm really happy with the service.

How likely would you be to recommend Wee Gems - Armadale? 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 absolutely loves it at Wee Gems. It has brought him out of his shell no end and his speaking has improved loads since starting. They always have plenty of activities for the kids to participate in which is great - the music class is my son's particular favourite. The staff are warm and friendly and my son feels really comfortable around them. In fact, when I ask him who his friends are at nursery he always includes the staff too! They encourage his learning and he is now rhyming off numbers, shapes, colours and letters without a problem. I was really reluctant to put my son into nursery as I felt that perhaps he wouldn't get the attention he needed but I couldn't have been more wrong. The staff at Wee Gems make leaving him that wee bit more bearable.

How likely would you be to recommend Wee Gems - Armadale? 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 has been attending Wee Gems Armadale since it opened in March 2015 & would highly recommend the nursery to all. The facilities are great, meal menus varied & nutritious, education & activity programs they offer are extensive but most of all the staff are fantastic. You are always greeted with a warm welcome & you can have complete peace of mind knowing that your child is good care & having fun. The staff are always approachable & happy to cater to the individual needs of your child. The ParentZone mobile app is another plus side which Wee Gems now offer, giving parents the opportunity to check in to see what their child has been doing throughout the day. The nursery has more than adequate parking & is in an easy location for commuters as its right next to the railway station. Well done to all who helped make this new nursery a great success! I am happy I decided to use Wee Gems Armadale for the care of my son, he has flourished from his time there.

How likely would you be to recommend Wee Gems - Armadale? 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 enjoys his time at this nursery. The staff have genuine affection for him and I know that they take good care of him while he's there. It feels like he gets the individual attention that he needs sometimes and not just a once size fits all approach. He has learned so much in the last year and feel that the nursery time has been an important part of his development. Will definitely put baby number 2 in there asap.

How likely would you be to recommend Wee Gems - Armadale? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Relatively new nursery. Fresh and engaging for the children and very well-equipped. Staff are friendly and engage in a range of activities with the children to support their development. Online application is updated each evening on the child's day, including regular pictures, which is brilliant!

How likely would you be to recommend Wee Gems - Armadale? 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 and caring staff ensure that our little boy is kept safe, happy, and engaged each day leaving my wife and I free to leave him without concern. Out little boy is thriving there and the staff have come to know his little personality traits as well as we do. Highly recommend this nursery and the great work it does.

How likely would you be to recommend Wee Gems - Armadale? 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

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March 2016

Top 10 Nurseries Scotland 2016

Recipient: Wee Gems - Armadale

Date: Tuesday 01 Mar 2016

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