Barnwell Daycare

Whitefield Estate, Penshaw, Houghton le Spring DH4 7RT

Barnwell Daycare, Houghton le Spring, Tyne & Wear
Barnwell Daycare, Houghton le Spring, Tyne & Wear
Barnwell Daycare, Houghton le Spring, Tyne & Wear

Barnwell Daycare is situated in the Monument Centre at Barnwell Academy and was rated Outstanding by Ofsted in July 2016.

The daycare provision is part of the Academy which is run by the school Governors.

Barnwell Daycare offers high-quality childcare in purpose-built surroundings. They can provide care for babies and children aged two to five years old.

Owner: Ashley Emmerson

Person in charge: Kirsty Harding (Daycare Leader)

Local Authority / Social Services: Sunderland City Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 36

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.9 Barnwell Daycare has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.942)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Barnwell Daycare is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 14 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Barnwell Daycare in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5.0 out of 5 from 7 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 4.97 for Barnwell Daycare is calculated as follows: ( (164 Excellents x 5) + (3 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 168 Ratings = 4.97

  • 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 4.972 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Barnwell Daycare is based on 7 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 7.2 positive Reviews (36 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 7.2 Target = 0.972

  • 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
    14
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Barnwell Daycare?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    14
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Barnwell Daycare

  • Mother of Child
    13
  • Father of Child
    1

Both of my girls went to this nursery and they both loved it. They have done so much for my girls and they have come on so much. 100 % to the nursery and all the staff for the job they do, best nursey around. All staff are great and so helpful with the children. I would recommend this nursery to everyone I know... it's that good. Thank you so much for everything they have done for my 2 girls, can't thank them enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnwell Daycare? 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 little girl loves going to nursery. The staff are always friendly and it is such a happy place, she is always smiling when I pick her up and really enjoys the activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnwell Daycare? 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 attending Barnwell Daycare for 7 months now. At first, he was very teary when he was going in but the staff were amazing and put my mind at ease and were very patient with my son. In the 7 months, he has come on great, learning new songs, numbers, colours and shapes. My son loves going to nursery and I couldn't recommend it enough. The staff are very friendly and keep me up to date with things he has done even things like potty training they follow what you do at home making this process much better.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnwell Daycare? 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 using this daycare since they were a couple of months old, they have come on leaps etc. The staff are very friendly, meets all expectations, very safe and secure environment and in loving hands.
I love all the activities they do.
My twins always say they are learning new things and I have a journal from when they started which is a great keepsake and not many daycares do this.
I always get feedback each time I pick my twins up and they are always excited for their next nursery session.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnwell Daycare? 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

It is a great place for kids to grow and be themselves. The staff are great, friendly, helpful and open to talk too. They take an interest in your child's development. The kids have lots to do inside and outside, from reading and singing songs to playing in the sandpit and on the slide. I would recommend the day care to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnwell Daycare? 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 little boy has been attending daycare for just under 1 year now. He absolutely loves it and looks forward to going. He has made huge progress with his speech and has learnt so much since starting at Barnwell Daycare. All the staff are very friendly and keep parents updated with any progress the children make. We are also kept informed of any changes etc. I would highly recommend Barnwell Daycare to anyone with young children.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnwell Daycare? 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

From day one of my daughter attending the nursery the staff has gone beyond my expectations to make sure both my daughter and myself are happy and comfortable with all aspects of the nursery. They have put my mind at ease with each day she has attended that I made the right decision on sending her to nursery. My daughter has come on so much in confidence and ability in the short time that she has been attending and I look forward to her progressing more in the months to come. The staff at the nursery are really nurturing and have such a friendly and personal approach to all the children, it's lovely to see. I couldn't recommend the nursery enough! Thank you to you all!

How likely would you be to recommend Barnwell Daycare? 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

Barnwell Daycare is an outstanding nursery for all children. As a parent of children with special needs, the staff go up and beyond their call of duty to make sure needs are met, whether its academic, emotional or mobility support, children at this daycare get that support and more, but not just children, parents get support too! Nursery to home dairies really helped as I as a parent read what my child was doing daily. The staff are an absolute credit to all our children. So I'd recommend this nursery to any parent if asked. Well done girls absolute stars and needs recognition xx

How likely would you be to recommend Barnwell Daycare? 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

Barnwell Daycare has recently been awarded Outstanding by Ofsted, which is well deserved for all area's. The staff are friendly, caring and professional. They work in a clean environment which is set up with development and learning taken into consideration. Facilities within the building and local area are utilised with safeguarding and care as a priority. Meals are well balanced and routines are established very well. I feel very happy and reassured that my daughter enjoys attending Barnwell Daycare and highly recommend them to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnwell Daycare? 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

Wonderful nursery, my daughter really enjoys coming here and the staff are excellent with the children and create good bonds with children and parents also. Wouldn't send my daughter anywhere else as she has came on so much from attending here.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnwell Daycare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been attending Barnwell Daycare for the last 2 years and we've always been extremely happy with them. She loves the activities they do and also the staff. The staff are all very friendly but professional and take pleasure in celebrating her achievements with us. We get regular updates and discussions with them about what she does well and also if they have any concerns. We have never had any problems with her going as she enjoys it so much, in fact, she barely waves bye-bye as she runs in for a day of fun!

How likely would you be to recommend Barnwell Daycare? 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

Cannot recommend enough! My little girl has attended from a baby and she loves it! Staff are so approachable and go out of their way to ensure my little girl has a fantastic nursery experience! I feel as a parent I am kept up to date with her progress across the year with regular parents evenings. The staff are helpful in suggesting activities we can do at home to progress her further. I have also felt comfortable being able to catch staff during pick up and drop off times should I need to speak to someone.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnwell Daycare? 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I think the staff at this nursery are fantastic and do a brilliant job. My child loves to be there. All the staff are lovely and so welcoming as you enter and leave. You wouldn't wish for a better daycare nursery for my child to be at.

How likely would you be to recommend Barnwell Daycare? 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

In my opinion, Barnwell Daycare is a brilliant nursery with fantastic staff! My little boy started when he was 6/7 months and is now nearly 3. He absolutely loves it and the staff and has come on so much. He learns new things every day. Can't thank you's enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Barnwell Daycare? 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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Awards / Recognitions

March 2017

July 2016

Outstanding Early Years provider

Recipient: Barnwell Daycare

Date: Wednesday 27 Jul 2016

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Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

Kirsty

Kirsty Harding

Job Title: Daycare Leader

Joined: 2009

Description:

Kirsty holds an Early Years Professional Status and a Degree (BA Hons) in Education & Curriculum Studies.
Kirsty is also the Designated Lead for Safeguarding and the SENCo (Special Needs Co-ordinator) here at Barnwell. She also holds a range of mandatory qualifications such as Paediatric First Aid and Food Safety.
Further areas of training include Leadership and Management; Managing Medication; Autism Spectrum Disorder training; Managing Behaviour and iCan (Communication training)

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Monica Clarke

Job Title: Admin Officer

Joined: 2010

Description:

If you have any queries about Barnwell Daycare or would like to arrange a visit please contact our friendly administrator Monica who is always happy to help.

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Julie Temple

Job Title: Senior Daycare Officer

Joined: 2015

Description:

Julie holds an NVQ level 4 in Children's Care, Learning and Development. She also holds other associated qualifications such as Autism Spectrum Disorder training; Paediatric First Aid; iCan (Communication training) Safeguarding and Food Hygiene.
Julie is also a friendly keyworker and room leader within the 2-5 room.

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Kelly Savory

Job Title: Senior Daycare Officer

Joined: 2009

Description:

Kelly holds an NVQ level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development. She also holds other associated qualifications such as Autism Spectrum Disorder training; Nutrition Awareness- Food Safety; Sensory integration; iCan (communication training) alongside mandatory Paediatric First Aid and Safeguarding training.
Kelly is also a friendly keyworker and a room leader within our 2-5 room.

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Christine Montaser

Job Title: Daycare Officer

Joined: 2010

Description:

Christine holds an NNEB in Nursery Nursing and a variety of other associated qualifications linked to her role as baby room leader.

These include Early Language and Development; Managing Medication; An intro to Autism Spectrum; Moving and Handling; Paediatric First Aid; Makaton and Safeguarding training.

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Anna Brown

Job Title: Daycare Officer

Joined: 2015

Description:

Anna holds a BTEC National Diploma in Children's Care (level 3)
She also holds mandatory Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene, alongside other associated qualifications such as Autism Spectrum Disorder training.

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Amy Clasper

Job Title: Daycare Assistant

Joined: 2014

Description:

Amy also holds a (Hons) Degree in Childhood Studies. She holds mandatory Food Safety training; Paediatric First Aid and Safeguarding training.

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Rachael Mackey

Job Title: Daycare Officer

Joined: 2015

Description:

Rachael holds a BTEC National Diploma in Children's Care, Learning and Development (level 3)
She also holds mandatory Paediatric First Aid; Safeguarding training and Food Safety.

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Katie Salkeld

Job Title: Daycare Assistant

Joined: 2015

Description:

Katie holds a BTEC National Diploma in Children's Care, learning and development (level 3)

She also holds mandatory Paediatric First Aid; Safeguarding and Food Safety qualifications.

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Vanessa Horn

Job Title: Daycare Assistant

Joined: 2016

Description:

Vanessa holds a level 3 Nursery Nurse Diploma and has successfully completed her level 2 Food Safety Award

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Lucy Orchard

Job Title: Daycare Support (Apprentice)

Joined: 2015

Description:

Lucy has developed experience directly here at Barnwell Daycare and Barnwell Academy