Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor

St Lukes Road, Old Windsor, Windsor SL4 2QJ

Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor, Windsor, Berkshire
Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor, Windsor, Berkshire
Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor, Windsor, Berkshire

At Poppies Day Nursery, staff pride themselves on providing children with first class education and care.

Highly qualified and trained staff are very enthusiastic and dedicated in supporting each child to achieve their full potential. Staff provide a wide range of exciting and stimulating activities that are tailored to each child’s individual interests and needs and support them to develop into confident and independent learners.

The nursery promotes healthy lifestyles for children and places an emphasis on providing a balanced diet and encouraging frequent exercise.

Its onsite chef prepares a range of nutritious meals and snacks using fresh, organic produce and children benefit from regular opportunities to play in the fresh air and explore the outdoor environment.

Children’s safety and welfare is paramount and the nursery adheres to strict safer recruitment procedures with all staff. This enables it to ensure that staff are both professional and capable to fully support each child’s learning and well-being.

The parents and families that access the nursery's services are able to trust staff implicitly, knowing that their children are safe in the nursery's care.

Group: Poppies Day Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Kelly Panter (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 70

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & over Christmas & New Year

Fees Guide: Avaliable on request from each nursery

Admission Information: 70 Children

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.5 Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.511)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor 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 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 9 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 4.868 for Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor is calculated as follows: ( (178 Excellents x 5) + (25 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 204 Ratings = 4.868

  • 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 4.643 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor is based on 9 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 14 positive Reviews (70 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 14 Target = 0.643

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

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    17
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor

  • Mother of Child
    14
  • Father of Child
    3

My son went to Poppies when he was 2 years old. He cried when I left him but he was rather happy when I picked him up, so I am sure the team members were very nice to him and they have enough experience with children.

We are Chinese and we speak Cantonese at home. For this reason, my son knew little English at the beginning. But after 3 months, he could speak big sentences. After one year, his English is catching up with his friends at his age! He got more and more confidence and he made friends in the nursery. He began to be happier and happier and had no tears when I leave. Even because he is old enough to the second school, he still asking me when he can go back to this nursery! He misses his teachers and his friends maybe because he has an unforgettable memory.

We recommend this nursery for you because all the staff are so nice and the environment is tidy and clean.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor? 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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My son started at Poppies Old Windsor in the Baby Nest at the start of January and has now been there for 2 months. Unfortunately we are moving out of the area, however, I wanted to express how fantastic the staff and facilities have been for the duration. I felt completely comfortable and reassured that my son was safe and happy from day 1 and the team gave me regular updates on how he was getting on when I phoned each day. The range of activities keeps the babies entertained all day and the level of care is at an extremely high standard.
If we weren't moving out of the area I would be more than happy to leave my son at Poppies with the fantastic team they have. We will be very sad to leave!

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor? 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 have two children at Poppies nursery in Old Windsor. All of the staff are friendly and welcoming, and they go out of their way to ensure your children are happy at the nursery.
They take a real personal interest in each individual child and actively work with you as a parent on any issues or concerns you may have about any aspect of your child's development.
I would not hesitate to recommend Poppies to any parent looking into childcare options - they have a fantastic setup and are constantly looking to improve by taking on feedback from parents, children and staff alike.
Most importantly to me - our children are extremely happy at Poppies - they constantly talk about the staff, the children and love going in every day. This is a testament to the atmosphere the team have developed at the nursery - they should be extremely proud.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Everyone at Poppies are very accommodating, understanding and friendly.
Every room has good space and great facilities.
Baby's room has a separate garden which we found excellent.
Our daughter really enjoys going to Poppies which gives us confidence.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Fantastic nursery and would highly recommend.

My son has been at Poppies for nearly a year and loves it. All the staff are really friendly and welcoming and know all the children by name. They are really good at catering for the individual needs of a child- as my son is quite shy at first, he needs lots of patience and comfort to come out of his shell. I have noticed such a change in his confidence and its lovely to see.

The daily activities are great and varied. It allows the children to discover new skills and interests. The nursery is always a lovely, clean, bright environment and very inviting- we couldn't ask for more. I also really love the detailed feedback every day from the staff of what he has been up to. Returning to work isn't easy but it is made much better when you know your child is happy and in safe hands.

I couldn't recommend Poppies enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor? 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

Absolutely perfect in every way and as a father, I couldn't be happier with it.
- Staff are friendly and know every child by name.
- Staff are young, energetic and clearly love being with the kids.
- Activities exceed expectations with, playing in puddles, playing with a guest puppy, cooking, 'melody music' and more.
- A bright, colourful warm building that makes me reluctant to brave the cold to go home
- Excellent healthy food, drinks and refreshments
- Sincere updates from the staff each day about what my daughter's been doing
Rather than feel guilty that I'm abandoning my daughter every morning, instead I feel glad that she's going to have an incredible day.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor? 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 twins have been at this nursery for over a year and we are delighted with our choice. The staff are so caring and know my children extremely well even though they are not attending full time. They have supported me whenever I've asked for advice and take any concerns I have about my child's development or behaviour very seriously.
There's a lovely atmosphere in the nursery and staff from all the different rooms know my children by name and take a great interest in their well being.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

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: Excellent

We have twins, so finding a nursery that enables them to grow as individuals was always going to be a challenge. Poppies Old Windsor has risen to the challenge. Our children love going to the nursery, they are energetic, inquisitive and come home full of each day's learnings.
The team at Poppies are brilliant, and my son and daughter know everyone's names, they are not afraid to be themselves and truly love the team that looks after them.
We couldn't have wished for a better nursery and start to their education. Brilliant.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Amazing nursery with amazing and very caring staff and management team. My son loves going to nursery and loves the carers and has made so many friends at a very young age.
The outdoor spaces are very very generous and the variety of activities provided to children is great.
Would highly recommend it to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor? 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!
My daughter has been going to Poppies for nearly 2 years and absolutely loves it! The staff are caring and kind and she has such a special bond with them! I could not recommend them more!

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor? 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 daughter started here in June. She has thrived in the baby nest reaching numerous milestones in quick succession. She loves the staff which makes it easier to leave her there each day. We are so pleased that Poppies is our local nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

From day one we felt extremely comfortable leaving our son at Poppies. The team provide a great update each day on our son's progress and activities. Our son's social skills have come on really well since joining the nursery. The staff are all amazing. Hands on team. Fantastic support, guidance, advice. Thank you Team Poppies Old Windsor.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor? 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 going to Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor for 1.5 years, he started in The Baby Room and now in The Little Explorers. The staff are kind, friendly and have a real connection with my son.
He has developed really well with speech, feeding, mastering relationships with both staff and children.
The staff go the extra mile at the nursery and give daily feedback on key aspects of the child.
He enjoys the days with fun, education and play, and his confidence around people is very strong. Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor provide excellent care for my child, giving me the feeling I can go to work without feeling nervous.
They have a good structure and my son responds well to the routine they provide, which supports his home life routine.
I would highly recommend this nursery as the activities, outdoor space, education and learning are very strong and my son is growing into a secure confident and loved child due to his daily experiences at Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor? 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

We are extremely pleased with Poppies Day Nursery. Our daughter has been going there for 2 years. The quality of care from the staff in all rooms has been excellent. Our daughter has had some health ‘challenges’ and all staff have worked with us overcome them and provided further support to the parents. The food is freshly prepared and organic and our daughter probably eats a healthier and more varied diet than her parents! Our daughter really enjoys the garden area. It has an abundance of activities from slides, bikes, and a sand pit etc. The management at the nursery are helpful and friendly and take the time to get to know the parents. All staff are excellent and we have been very happy with each of the key carers. The true measure of a nursery is how happy the children are. On many, many occasions our daughter does not want to leave to come home (which is slightly embarrassing!) but just goes to show how much she enjoys the nursery. I would not hesitate to recommend the Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor? 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

With twins, there is always a risk of care and attention being grouped together. The staff go to great lengths to monitor and encourage each child and provide detailed daily reports of how each child's day went - highlighting similarities and differences that even I did not know about!

The twins are always happy going to the nursery each morning, bonding strongly with their carer and the rest of the room team and enjoy varied activities. Their behaviour is developing, their eating has improved massively - it is clear they enjoy being here.

The communication with staff and management is always responsive and clear.

As a first time parent, I worried about leaving my children in the care of others, but we are so glad to have decided on Poppies, I drop the twins off each morning and my mind is at ease that they are in a safe, clean, well-managed environment with their happiness and development the nursery's top priority.
Would I recommend Poppies Old Windsor? From my experience Yes.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor? 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

Poppies Old Windsor is an absolutely fantastic day nursery!
The staff are excellent, as well as friendly, approachable and understanding.

My little boy has attended the baby room since Jan 2016 and loves it! He has built up brilliant relationships with his key carer and many of the other staff!! He loves going and at 13 months you can see how excited he is each morning. The garden is gorgeous now it's summer too.

He is well fed, completes a variety of activities each day and has progressed beyond recognition. He also started crawling forwards there at 12 months old.

Poppies Old Windsor is home-from-home, we can depend on the staff for anything.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor? 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 was nervous about having my girls go into a daycare environment (they started when they were 20 & 9 months). I had no need to worry. Both my daughters have blossomed at Poppies and, they look forward to going each day.
Each of their primary carer's could not have been more fabulous.
My youngest was very attached (and still is) to her primary carer which made the task of leaving her each morning a lot easier.
I am very grateful for the staff's special attachment to my children. They are always able to give me an in-depth view of what they see as each of my daughter's abilities and milestones and are always quick to give them cuddles throughout the day.
Having two very young girls can be tricky when walking them back to the car but all the staff have always been there to offer an extra hand, even walking outside to the parking lot with no shoes just to help me put the girls in!
I sincerely recommend Poppies!

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Old Windsor? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

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