Preschool Academy

3 School Street, Whifflet, Coatbridge ML5 4DZ

Preschool Academy, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire
Preschool Academy, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire
Preschool Academy, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire

Preschool Academy is a family-run nursery opened in 2015 to offer professional childcare and a sound early years learning environment, ideal for families in Coatbridge and surrounding communities.

As well as a homely interior, the Preschool Academy has a large secure garden that is ideal for physical play, while the facility itself is also fitted with a secure door entry system.

An age-specific approach to learning is adopted, with a Bright Stars area for babies from 6 weeks to 18 months, Little Learner for children aged 18 months to 2 and a half years, and Little Scholars for children up to 5 years of age.

Owner: Preschool Academy

Person in charge: Mary Anderson (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: North Lanarkshire Council

Number of Staff: 16

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

Total Places for Children: 59

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: 25th & 26th December plus 1st & 2nd January

Fees Guide: £50 per day, £29 per morning or afternoon session, £200 per week for full time.

Parking:

There is street parking available outside the nursery. There is also a car park adjacent.

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.6 Preschool Academy has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.645)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Preschool Academy 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 10 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Preschool Academy in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 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 4.882 for Preschool Academy is calculated as follows: ( (107 Excellents x 5) + (10 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 119 Ratings = 4.882

  • 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 4.763 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Preschool Academy 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 11.8 positive Reviews (59 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 11.8 Target = 0.763

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

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Preschool Academy?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    10
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Preschool Academy

  • Mother of Child
    7
  • Father of Child
    3

My daughter started attending in April 2017 - four days per week moving up to five and she absolutely loves it. She loves the environment, the different activities and all the staff. The nursery staff keep us very updated throughout the day with what our children are doing and what activities they have planned for the day.

How likely would you be to recommend Preschool Academy? 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

This is a warm and friendly nursery with a real family atmosphere. My daughter has been attending for over a year and has built up really strong relationships with both the staff and other children. A wide variety of activities and outings are undertaken and they have built up strong links with the local community.

I know when I go to work she is somewhere where she is not only happy, safe and well looked after, but where she is nurtured.

She can have breakfast, lunch and dinner (all freshly prepared) and morning and afternoon snacks. The menus are varied and well balanced.

I would recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Preschool Academy? 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 child has come on in leaps and bounds since starting this nursery, even his speaking is coming on. He really enjoys it and the staff are really friendly and good with the kids. The manager is lovely too, keep up the good work guys!

How likely would you be to recommend Preschool Academy? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My wee boy previously went to a childminder and didn’t settle. Another parent recommended this nursery to us and we’ve never looked back. The manager was really patient and kind and allowed my wee one a settling in time which met his needs. He absolutely loves going and I feel the staff really know him inside out. This is a great comfort knowing your child is in good hands when you drop them off. It’s like a home from home for my son.

How likely would you be to recommend Preschool Academy? 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

An excellent nursery, my daughter looks forward to going every day. I have never had any worries about leaving her with the staff, who are all brilliant

How likely would you be to recommend Preschool Academy? 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 sixteen-month-old has been attending for about five months now and loves it. The staff are so loving and attentive, patient and kind. It feels like they are an extension of our family, and the peace of mind you get knowing your baby is being cared for so well while you're at work is priceless.

How likely would you be to recommend Preschool Academy? 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

This nursery has been instrumental in making my son into a wee gentleman! They love him as if he is family. Nothing is too much trouble for them. They do an amazing job.

How likely would you be to recommend Preschool Academy? 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 is an amazing nursery with a real home from home feel. My wee guy is loved and nurtured and would sell his soul for the cook's cheesy bean pie!

How likely would you be to recommend Preschool Academy? 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

Fantastic nursery with lovely staff. My son sees his nursery as a home from home and cannot wait until his little sister joins him!
Very nurturing setting and my son's language and numeracy have gone from strength to strength.
I wouldn't have my children attend any other nursery and find the nursery provides me with strong individualised support as a parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Preschool Academy? 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

Children have just started in this nursery. We had them move to this one from another one and what a difference. Kids settled no problem and staff are amazing. Would definitely recommend this to family and friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Preschool Academy? 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: Don't Know

Mary Anderson, Manager at Preschool Academy responded to this review on 26 Sep 2016:

Thank you for your positive comments, they are very much appreciated.

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Staff Profiles

Gemma

Gemma Feeney

Job Title: Modern Apprentice

Joined: 2017

Description:

Gillian

Gillian Smith

Job Title: Early Years Practitioner

Joined: 2017

Description:

Jordyn

Jordyn Black

Job Title: Modern Apprentice

Joined: 2017

Description:

Mary

Mary Anderson

Job Title: Owner/Manager

Joined: 2015

Description:

Nicola

Nicola Johnstone

Job Title: Early Years Practitioner

Joined: 2017

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Rachael

Rachael Donnelly

Job Title: Early Years Practitioner

Joined: 2016

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Suzanne

Suzanne Paterson

Job Title: Cook

Joined: 2016

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Caitlin

Caitlin McLoone

Job Title: Depute

Joined: 2015

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Claire

Claire Anderson

Job Title: Practice Development Facilitator

Joined: 2017

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Amy

Amy McGhee

Job Title: Supervisor

Joined: 2015

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Stephanie

Stephanie Boyle

Job Title: Supervisor

Joined: 2015

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Stephanie

Stephanie Kearney

Job Title: Early Years Practitioner

Joined: 2015

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