Nelly's Nursery - Lancaster Avenue

43 Lancaster Avenue, London SE27 9EL

Nelly's Nursery - Lancaster Avenue, London, London
Nelly's Nursery - Lancaster Avenue, London, London
Nelly's Nursery - Lancaster Avenue, London, London

Nelly's Nursery in Lancaster Avenue offers childcare in the Dulwich area.

The nursery offers outstanding care to children aged three months to five years-old.

Located on Lancaster Avenue, a short distance from Tulse Hill and Dulwich railway stations, the nursery enjoys the benefits of a large period property with airy rooms and a outdoor garden and play area which the children love.

There are separate rooms for the under twos and over twos. The nursery is furnished with age appropriate toys and resources, ensuring that the best possible standard of care, development and education is provided.

The nursery operates a key person policy, ensuring that each child is cared for by a member of staff who gets to know you and your child really well.

Great emphasis is placed on creating a loving, nurturing and warm environment for your child.

Nutritious lunches and teas are served every day.

All childcare vouchers are accepted and there are free settling in sessions

For more details including vacancies and costs, contact the provider direct.

Person in charge: Heather Stallard (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Lambeth Council

Number of Staff: 16

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

Total Places for Children: 53

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 2 weeks at Christmas

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.7 Nelly's Nursery - Lancaster Avenue has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.737)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Nelly's Nursery - Lancaster Avenue is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Nelly's Nursery - Lancaster Avenue in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 13 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 4.737 for Nelly's Nursery - Lancaster Avenue is calculated as follows: ( (119 Excellents x 5) + (33 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 156 Ratings = 4.737

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Nelly's Nursery - Lancaster Avenue is based on 13 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 10.6 positive Reviews (53 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 13 Reviews ÷ 10.6 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    10
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Nelly's Nursery - Lancaster Avenue?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    13
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Nelly's Nursery - Lancaster Avenue

  • Mother of Child
    13

Our son, aged 22 months, has been going to Nelly's Lancaster's Avenue for 7 months.

The staff who look after him and the manager are all very warm and caring and he clearly really likes them.

We have seen big leaps in his social, physical and language development since he started attending too.

Most importantly for us, he seems very happy there!

How likely would you be to recommend Nelly's Nursery - Lancaster Avenue? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Nelly's is a wonderful, nurturing nursery. The staff are professional and have great relationships with the children. They get to know your child and encourage them to explore and get involved with all activities. There are daily themes with games and activities including PE, cooking, art, craft, nature, yoga, books, dress up amongst many, many others.

My daughter has been there since she was 11 months old and adores nursery days. Every evening she tells me about her day - she is always so enthusiastic. The nursery has excellent facilities including a huge garden which is used to its full potential.

There's a varied menu of home cooked food and snacks and children are encourage to try as many different foods as possible. There's plenty of free play during the day but also structured key worker sessions where children are in small groups to complete an activity.

I can't recommend Nelly's and their staff highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Nelly's Nursery - Lancaster Avenue? 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

Our daughter has been attending Nelly’s since we moved into the area in the spring. We were nervous about the upheaval of moving nurseries but the management team were brilliant, friendly, endlessly helpful and really accommodating whilst we were sorting out our (ever-changing!) moving dates. We have all been made to feel very welcome and our daughter has settled in quickly, developing great relationships with her key worker and other nursery staff, all of whom are warm, caring and provide a safe, fun and nurturing environment day after day. Our daughter enjoys all the activities and particularly loves the huge outdoor space with sand-pit and mud-kitchen - she never fails to come home with a smile on her face (and sand in her shoes!).

How likely would you be to recommend Nelly's Nursery - Lancaster Avenue? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Staff are excellent, really friendly and easy to talk to. They are firm yet gentle and never seem to raise their voices yet still get listened to. The play rooms are tidied regularly and the outdoor garden is huge and great fun. My toddler loves it there. The staff are excellent writing down progress and as a parent, I love to review the record books. I am sending my baby there in a few months to join her sister and am confident that she will love it too.

How likely would you be to recommend Nelly's Nursery - Lancaster Avenue? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Both my children attended Nelly's Nursery - Lancaster Avenue over several years. I can whole heartedly recommend. Nelly's provides a fun, interesting and caring environment. The outside space is wonderful and my children thoroughly enjoyed their time here.

How likely would you be to recommend Nelly's Nursery - Lancaster Avenue? 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: Good

We have been delighted with how our son has flourished at Nelly's since joining at 12 months old and have always felt that he is in excellent childcare. He is now nearly 3 years old. The staff are warm and caring and have developed excellent relationships with him. He regularly brings home paintings and photos so we feel involved with his day. He's also made lots of lovely friends. As parents, we're pleased that he has a range of structured activities each week - and have been particularly pleased that he now speaks French at home! We also love borrowing books from the library.

How likely would you be to recommend Nelly's Nursery - Lancaster Avenue? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Our daughter has attended Nelly's for over two years and our son has just joined and we couldn't be happier with the care they receive. We know they are in an environment where they feel safe and cared for and because of this, they flourish under the attention of the great staff. It has a fantastic atmosphere and our children have learned so much during their time there.

How likely would you be to recommend Nelly's Nursery - Lancaster Avenue? 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

We have one child at Nelly's and our other will be starting in January when they are one. Our daughter has been at Nelly's since she turned one and settled in very quickly which we found surprising as she was quite a clingy baby. However, she loves all the staff at the nursery and is happy going there each day. She has grown hugely in confidence and has developed well in her language and communication skills. We moved house a bit further away recently but didn't even consider changing nurseries as she is so settled and happy there and therefore we are happy too!

How likely would you be to recommend Nelly's Nursery - Lancaster Avenue? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Nelly's on Lancaster Avenue has provided incredibly good, consistent, gentle and loving care to my kids. The staff are awesome and I shall be sad when my son leaves next month to go to school. The management team are brilliant and the nursery is run very efficiently as well as being enormously loving and welcoming.

How likely would you be to recommend Nelly's Nursery - Lancaster Avenue? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Our son has been attending Nelly's for the past eight months and we are extremely happy with the care provided there. We have experience of two other nurseries previously and Nelly's is by far the best - with regards to the quality of the staff, the communication with parents, the facilities and just generally the positive and nurturing atmosphere.
Our son has a very close bond with his key worker and loves the wide range of activities and particularly the big garden which can be accessed the whole day.
It's very easy to communicate with the nursery via phone or email and staff always have sufficient time during pick up for a chat and to pass on information about how the day went.

How likely would you be to recommend Nelly's Nursery - Lancaster Avenue? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have been using Nelly's Nursery, Lancaster Avenue since June 2014, both my daughters attend, my youngest joined just 6 weeks ago and I remain happy with the level of care, attention and facilities.
The team at Nelly's Lancaster Avenue are fantastic and many have been there for years. Another big plus is the amazing outdoor space - a really lovely huge garden.

How likely would you be to recommend Nelly's Nursery - Lancaster Avenue? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I cannot recommend Nelly's more highly. Both my daughters have attended and I have watched their confidence and self-esteem grow. Staff are caring, creative and fun and encourage all kinds of positive behaviours. I have no doubt about the contribution Nelly's has made to the happy, funny little people my kids are today. The facilities are excellent and the range of activities is great. The food is healthy, diverse and delicious and promotes all kinds of positive eating. From my own point of view, Nelly's has helped me to achieve a better work/life balance. I feel very lucky to have childcare I have full confidence in.

How likely would you be to recommend Nelly's Nursery - Lancaster Avenue? 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

We have been extremely happy with this nursery. Our daughter has attended 4 days per week since she was 1 year old and leaves to attend school. Our second child will be attending Nelly's Lancaster Avenue when maternity leave ends.
We are impressed by the level of care and attention all children receive, and the key person system works very well. Children are supported to explore, develop and learn in a safe and responsive environment.
The outside space is especially excellent (particularly for a London nursery!). They're outside in all weather (entirely appropriately!). The mud kitchen is well loved.
Our daughter has really enjoyed the outings - from woods, parks, and the supermarket and library, to the Natural History and Science Museums.
We have noted the positively low rate of staff turnover.

How likely would you be to recommend Nelly's Nursery - Lancaster Avenue? 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

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