Children's Place St James

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

Children's Place St James, Bradford, West Yorkshire
Children's Place St James, Bradford, West Yorkshire
Children's Place St James, Bradford, West Yorkshire

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.

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.8 Children's Place St James has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.817)

The Review Score of 9.8 (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 16 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 16 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 4.817 for Children's Place St James is calculated as follows: ( (159 Excellents x 5) + (21 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 186 Ratings = 4.817

  • 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 16 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). 16 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.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    13
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Children's Place St James?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    15
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Children's Place St James

  • Mother of Child
    15
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

I am very pleased with Children's Place St James. My daughter has settled very well here and she loves going. Her confidence is much better and she is learning so much already. The staff are lovely and very friendly.

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

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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

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

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 2.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Learning: Satisfactory

Care: Satisfactory

Staff: Poor

Management: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

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

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

The nursery my son attends is very well suited for him. Staff are very polite and very good with the kids. My son enjoys going to school and learning different things. I have seen improvements at home ie manners, his attention span has grown and he is managing his sentences a lot better ie he is telling me what he wants and where he likes to go - we can have a full conversation with him. I feel fully confident with all te staff at the nursery.

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

The nursery my daughter attends is the best nursery I've known. From the first day she started she has loved it being around lovely and polite staff and other kids her age. My daughter has come along very well since starting nursery and has learnt to tidy up after herself and share her toys at home. She is turning into a polite and well mannered little girl and that is down to the staff at nursery, and I thank them very much. Everything about my daughter has improved and I'm so proud of her.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place St James? 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 come on since starting at this nursery. The staff are all brilliant and I am glad I brought him here.

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

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

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

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

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Excellent staff, very patient and great with the kids.

How likely would you be to recommend Children's Place St James? 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 place for children to go to. Fun, caring, great learning, friendly, staff polite.

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

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

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.

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

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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April 2017

Investors in People

Recipient: Children's Place St James

Date: Thursday 13 Apr 2017

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January 2016

Good Ofsted

Recipient: Children's Place St James

Date: Monday 18 Jan 2016

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