Children's Place St James

St James Church Primary School, Chelwood Drive, Allerton, Bradford BD15 7YD

St James’ Children's Place opened in 2014, in the grounds of The Academy at St James’.

Working in partnership with the school, St James’ Children’s Place provides childcare and education to children aged from two.

In January 2016, St James’ Children’s Place was graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted and it was recognised that 'staff praise children for their efforts and achievements, and successfully support them to manage their own feelings and behaviour'.

St James’ has a secure and flexible facility that enables all key early years skills to develop positively.

Staff are up-to-date with Ofsted requirements and the EYFS framework, while adhering to a mission statement to focus on early years experiences that will benefit children throughout their lifetime.

Children benefit from a wide range of stimulating resources and a free-flow system which allows them to explore the fantastic outdoor garden with confidence.

Group: Children's Place Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Charlotte Nightingale (Nursery Co-ordinator)

Local Authority / Social Services: City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Number of Staff: 5

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open term time, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 40

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 3 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0845-1145 / 1230-1530

When Closed: School Holidays

Languages Spoken (other than English): Bengali; Bangla, Gujarati, Latvian, Russian

Directions:

Turn off Thornton Road on to Bell Dean Road and follow the road up. Once you get to the second roundabout, turn left on to Bracewell Avenue and then take the first left on to Chelwood Drive. Follow the road down to St James' School where once you walk through the main gates, you will see a porta cabin to your right, which is St James' Children's Place.

Visiting:

Children's Place welcomes all parents and children to come and visit them for a show around without making prior arrangements. They would love to see you, so please do not hesitate to give them a call or drop by.

Parking:

There is plenty of parking outside St James' Children's Place on the side streets.

Overview

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Children's Place St James is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 21 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Children's Place St James in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 14 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 4.854 for Children's Place St James is calculated as follows: ( (217 Excellents x 5) + (23 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 246 Ratings = 4.854

  • 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 Children's Place St James is based on 14 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). 14 Reviews ÷ 8 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.

9.9 Children's Place St James has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.854)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    18
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Children's Place St James?

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  • Likely
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Reviewer Connection to Children's Place St James

  • Mother of Child
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  • Grandmother of Child
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My daughter has settled into this nursery. She enjoys playing in the water and also painting and creating pieces of art to bring home. She gets along well with all the staff and children and definitely enjoys her time there. I am kept well informed about my daughter's development and progress.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place St James? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Everyone is very friendly, my son loves going to nursery every morning, he always has loads to tell me about what he's been doing when I pick him up. He always talks about the children and staff they are great with all the children. I have stayed a few times when it's been stay and play or when activities have been on and it was lovely and nice to watch my son at nursery and see how good he's doing there. I would definitely recommend St James nursery to family and friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place St James? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I found the nursery my child attends friendly and welcoming every morning I take her and pick her up. All the children are always happy and full of smiles every day. Seeing my child very happy to go to nursey every day melts my heart. The staff at St James Nursery are always great with the children and very helpful if I have any questions. I have stayed at nursery a few times on Stay and Play and had an amazing time with the children and parents doing the Wiggle and Jiggle on a Wednesday. I would definitely highly recommend this nursery to family and friends with no hesitation.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place St James? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I absolutely love the nursery. My son comes home full of stories about what different things he's been doing and learning. All the staff here are amazing and friendly. They've helped me along the way with encouraging my son with potty training/using the toilet! He's become more confident in himself since he started at St James Nursery. I cannot fault it at all. I would highly recommend the nursery, in fact, I already have.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place St James? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter loves coming to this nursery and has come on leaps and bounds since attending. Her confidence is much better and the staff are excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place St James? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter enjoys attending here.

She is eager to engage and play with staff. The staff are brilliant with her and children.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place St James? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both my children have come to Children's Place. Would recommend to anyone. Fantastic staff and help my daughter with her learning difficulties and my daughter has come on leaps and bounds.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place St James? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Children's Place St James is fantastic. My second child is currently attending and my third will also be attending. Both of my children that have attended/currently attended absolutely thrived. So many activities available for the children to participate in.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place St James? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Staff were great and caring, with lots of patience. They have given my daughter lots of confidence and she always looks forward to coming to the nursery. Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place St James? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

I am very pleased with Children's Place. My son is very happy there and is learning very well.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place St James? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

All staff are very friendly - made it easy for my daughter to settle in. She loves coming to nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place St James? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Lovely place but staff are not always friendly. Most times they won't greet when you drop off kids, they just greet the kids which isn't pleasant.

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Average Rating:   2.8 out of 5

Very educating, my son has come on a lot with colours, singing and overall communications.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has come on since starting at this nursery. The staff are all brilliant and I am glad I brought him here.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has the most amazing time. Experienced teachers (nurses) who are caring with a professional and big heart. We would definitely recommend to others. Our son sings songs and looks forward to going to nursery every day, even if it's the weekend :)

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place St James? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Staff are friendly, polite, good with the children. Always there to assist with any problems. My grandchildren love it here.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place St James? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Me and my little girl both like the nursery. It is very inviting and all staff are lovely.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place St James? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Excellent staff, very patient and great with the kids.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Excellent place for children to go to. Fun, caring, great learning, friendly, staff polite.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My dinosaur loves going to his nursery placement he hated it at first but now cries when he can't go. Being at the nursery has given him more confidence and independence. He loves playing with the other children and singing all the nursery rhymes. He has come out of the shyness and is now a real little dinosaur loving every minute of nursery, the staff are amazing they have really helped him settle in.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Fantastic nursery, my daughter has come on so much since starting here, lovely helpful staff. Both myself and my daughter think very highly of all of them. So much for her to do and learn.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Molly Searle, Acting Coordinator at Children's Place St James responded to this review on 23 Mar 2017:

We really appreciate our parents taking the time to review our setting and for giving us such a positive and encouraging feedback.

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