Creative Explorers Day Nursery

18 Gisburn Road, London N8 7BS

Creative Explorers aim to encourage and support children to use their creative thoughts and put them into practice through everyday play experiences. They want children to explore and discuss ideas and feelings in an environment that is safe and loving.

Children should be given the time and appropriate help to fulfill their natural abilities and Creative Explorers believe that with guidance every child can achieve this.

The nursery is spread across 2 sites: Baby & Toddler and a separate Preschool for over 3’s, both equal distance from Hornsey Overground station and within a 5-minute walking distance from one another.

They are bright spaces, promote free-flowing play and have specialist learning areas run by qualified and experienced staff. Creative explorers work in accordance to the Early Years Foundation Stage of the National Curriculum (EYFS) in order to ensure all the children are reaching the required milestones and have a solid, confident foundation upon which they can build upon, with a strong sense of self, understanding of the world and an enthusiasm to learn.

Owner: Reena Takhar

Person in charge: Reena Takhar (Owner/Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Haringey Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 40

Age Range: from 0 years 1 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Creative Explorers Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Creative Explorers Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 6 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 4.615 for Creative Explorers Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (102 Excellents x 5) + (48 Goods x 4) + (6 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 156 Ratings = 4.615

  • 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 4.75 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Creative Explorers 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 8 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 8 Target = 0.750

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

9.4 Creative Explorers Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.365)

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Creative Explorers Day Nursery?

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Reviewer Connection to Creative Explorers Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    2

My son started the pre-school a month ago and in this time, my son is now out of nappies, which I found really hard to do myself. My son’s key worker, worked really hard providing support and advice in to how we could work together to accomplish this at home and at school.
He is socialising with people and children so much more, which not only I have noticed. Already you can see how much my son has grown and it is all down to the staff of Creative Explorers, I am so grateful.

All the staff are so welcoming and have created such a warm and loving environment. Even when I go to pick him up, I have a chat with all staff and they can all tell me how my son has been, what they have been doing and have made my son’s first schooling experience so special.

The staff have a special talent of making my son feel so special every time he goes to school and has made me feel so at ease I can talk to the staff about anything. I feel this should be recognised.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our son went here from the age of 1 and loved it. He initially found the transition from home quite challenging but the staff did everything they could to help him settle and he did get there eventually and he has grown into a confident little man who loves going to nursery. He has especially enjoyed all the songs and dancing. They put on lots of special events including the hatching of ducklings this year! The baby journal allowed us the keep track of his sleep, eating and nappy changes. He was very fond of the food too and nearly always "ate all"! We found dealing with the management very straightforward - from booking a place, to paying via childcare vouchers to terminating the contract; this was always an efficient, easy experience and the nursery is quite obviously managed to a very high standard while retaining the personal touch of a family business. I can wholeheartedly recommend Creative Explorers. We cannot thank the whole team enough for all the love and care they have shown our son.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My child has really developed at Creative Explorers. My wife and I are in the creative industries so wanted a nursery that values creativity. Although he goes just 3 days a week, he can't wait to go in in the mornings and seems to really enjoy his days. The staff are really nice and well trained. The facilities are really good too. They seem to do lots of interesting things, many creative. The big mystery is how they manage to get him to eat things we can't get him to eat like fish fingers? We have loads of nurseries in the Crouch End, Hornsey area so was spoilt for choice. We are really happy we picked Creative Explorers. As for cost, probably the best value for money in N8.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Our toddler had a great time as of the moment he walked in. Creative Explorers provided a welcoming and nurturing environment in which he could discover and learn lots about himself and others.
Although his time there ended recently, he remembers the place well with much happiness as we go past. Wishing the team all the very best - and look forward to seeing you again from time to time!

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

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

My son has been with Creative Explorers from two years, up to school admission four years. The transition in him and confidence he has gained whilst being with Creative Explorers has been amazing to watch! He has grown, become more social and confident, and loved all of the workers there who all looked after and played with him so well.
I would definitely recommend this nursery and the fact they have separate venues for babies and preschool really helps the transition to school, which has been a very easy and calm transition, even though he has not been used to fulltime (as I was only doing part-time nursery).
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone at Creative Explorers.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We are very happy to have our daughter at Creative Explorers Nursery. The manager was extremely supportive and understanding throughout the process of enrolment and our daughter now loves her friends and her days there. The staff are attentive and professional and it feels as though they truly care about the children. Highly recommended!

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

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My son went to Creative Explorers from 11 months (when I went back to work) until 20 months (when we left London), and we were really happy with our experience, and he was very happy and settled there too (first experience with childcare so we were a bit anxious!). He was in the baby room, where the 2 main staff/his key worker were the same the whole time he was there. We felt that as well as being looked after, doing activities, etc, all the things that you'd expect at a nursery, that he was actually cared for, and that they understood him and knew him. Every day they would take the time to explain how he'd been, what he'd done etc. The nursery is really well run and well managed, you can see there are systems in place, it's very clean, food cooked on site with lots of fruit and veg... Again, really great experience, there is a very caring, cosy and friendly atmosphere there.

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My daughter loves it there, she's been going since she was 9 months old and is now two. All the staff are friendly and welcoming, on collection we get a daily update of everything that's been going on. It's amazing all the new things she learns on a daily basis. I couldn't recommend this nursery enough!

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Thanks to all the team for providing such a fun and safe environment for our daughters to play and learn! Full of different and exciting events! Positive impression all round. Would definitely recommend.

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

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

My son has been attending Creative Explorers Day Nursery since April this year. The staff are very friendly and helpful and always give feedback on how he has been during the day.
He eats very well and has a wide variety of healthy food for his snacks and meals.
There are lots of things for him to do and play with and lots of activities always taking place.
He has made lots of new friends and really enjoys attending.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We entrusted our six-month-old son to Creative Explorers several months ago. As first-time parents, we were very nervous about leaving him but to our amazement he settled in almost instantly, and since then his development has come on in leaps and bounds.
The manager and her team have created such a warm and happy atmosphere in their nursery that the smiles seem infectious. We are moving out of the area, and are very sad that our lad will have to say goodbye to all his friends and the wonderful staff, but it has given us real peace of mind to know that our boy was in such loving and capable hands. We highly recommend Creative Explorers.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

I cannot recommend Creative Explorers more, our child started at 11 months old and they did everything to reassure him and us of his well being. He was taken care of so well and developed so well, he definitely learned a lot. We felt like he really be benefited from his time there. The communication between the staff and us was excellent and we knew he was in safe hands. The only reason our time with the nursery ended was our decision to leave the UK. We would be lucky to find another nursery as good.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our little girl has been attending creative explorers for 7 months now. We are first time parents and this is our first experience with a nursery. From the start the team have been excellent. Communication has been clear and the care for our daughter has been excellent. This is evident in the fact that she is always happy when we collect her and drop her off, she has rarely been ill since starting (we were expecting her to pick up every bug going but have been lucky so far) and her development has come on in leaps and bounds. Her settling in was structured and it really didn't take long before she was waving me goodbye! The staff show a real love for the children and it has certainly made my experience as a first time mum so much easier. The location is also excellent for commuting to the city! We are sad that we are moving out of the area and have had to find a new nursery closer to our new home! But would recommend Creative Explorers highly.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

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