Barley Wood Nursery, Bristol, North Somerset
Barley Wood Nursery, Bristol, North Somerset
Barley Wood Nursery, Bristol, North Somerset

Barley Wood Nursery in Wrington, Somerset, offers places for children aged from three months to five-years-old.

Rabbits - from 3 months to 2 years
Badgers – from 2-3 years
Foxes – from 3 years to school age

The nursery is set within 11 acres of parkland and woodland, offering a play-based curriculum both within the nursery and the grounds of Barley Wood.

The nursery has a forest school approach, offering children opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland environment.

Children enjoy their freedom to explore the open space, have fun and learn through play.

Outdoor activities include pond dipping, dam building, forest walks, fire building, obstacle courses, sound walks and picnics.

Owner: YMCA Somerset Coast

Person in charge: Laura Shields (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: North Somerset District Council

Number of Staff: 14

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Registered Charity Number: 1076434

Total Places for Children: 60

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

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Reviews

9.5 Barley Wood Nursery has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.459)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Barley Wood Nursery 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 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Barley Wood Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 8 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 4.792 for Barley Wood Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (76 Excellents x 5) + (20 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.792

  • 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 4.667 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Barley Wood Nursery is based on 8 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 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 12 Target = 0.667

  • 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
    7
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Barley Wood Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Barley Wood Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    7
  • Father of Child
    1

Barley Wood Nursery is a fantastic nursery. My son loves going there, and asks to go even on his days off! The staff are brilliant and create a family feel in the nursery, always coming up with great things for the children to explore and engage in. The effort the staff put in is above and beyond. Highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Barley Wood Nursery? 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: Excellent

Kevin Lilwall, NS Director at Barley Wood Nursery responded to this review on 30 Nov 2017:

We really value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide the review.

This is a fantastic nursery, with great friendly staff. An amazing outdoor space, with Forest School. Our daughter really enjoys nursery and soon our son will be there too. We feel they are cared for to a very high standard with some great activities and challenges.

How likely would you be to recommend Barley Wood Nursery? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Kevin Lilwall, NS Director at Barley Wood Nursery responded to this review on 29 Nov 2017:

Thank you for your review. We really value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to review

I have two children attending Barley Wood and am confident that they are well looked after and enjoying their time. Facilities and space available are excellent and the staff make really good use of it all. I am especially pleased with the Forest School aspect. Staff are kind and caring and really take the time to help children settle in, getting to know them as individuals. Although my children's personalities are very different I am happy that they are both in the best place available, making friends whilst learning and exploring.

How likely would you be to recommend Barley Wood Nursery? 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

Such a fantastic nursery the setting and forest school type activities are endless. Outdoor space in abundance and even indoors, the light space and views across the Mendip Hills give the facility an outdoor feel. The staff are wonderful and caring, the children have structure, routine and lots of fun. My children have been very well cared for here and my school children go to breakfast club. Ideal wraparound care with two at school and one nursery age.

How likely would you be to recommend Barley Wood Nursery? 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

Nothing but positive friendly and nurturing. Great indoor and outdoor space for children to explore, enjoy and thrive. Most importantly both our children run in with big smiles and are always engaged and happy when we collect them. They love it and the staff. We particularly like the outdoor play and education offered. An amazing environment for children.

How likely would you be to recommend Barley Wood Nursery? 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

Fabulous preschool in a beautiful setting. There is so much outdoor space for the children to explore - from woodlands to more formal gardens and a fish pond. The carers are great - engaging and fun and are always happy to have a chat about what my son's been up to that day. My son loves going to preschool at Barley Wood and is always full of exciting news when he gets home.

How likely would you be to recommend Barley Wood Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We have 2 children who attend Barley Wood Nursery and they both absolutely love it. All the staff are friendly and approachable and know the children really well. They plan interesting and inspiring activities and even take the children on days out in the minibus. They make great use of the surroundings including the woods, pond and extensive gardens.

We are given individual daily feedback and challenges to support their learning at home. We feel very lucky that our children are looked after in such a caring, supportive and stimulating environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Barley Wood Nursery? 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

Since first attending nursery 18 months ago, our son has developed noticeably in many ways which is a testament to the team at Barley Wood Nursery. We know he enjoys his time at nursery and actively participates in many of the numerous activities that are laid on. We have found the level of childcare to be first class and feel confident in the ability and commitment of the staff at Barley Wood Nursery. The amount and nature of the feedback we receive on a daily basis is just right for us and assists greatly as our son continues to mature and develop as an individual.

How likely would you be to recommend Barley Wood Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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