Buoys and Gulls Nursery Ltd

Buchan Station, Station Road, Boddam, Peterhead AB42 3AR

Buoys and Gulls Nursery Ltd, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire
Buoys and Gulls Nursery Ltd, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire
Buoys and Gulls Nursery Ltd, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire

Buoys and Gulls Nursery is located at Buchan Braes, Aberdeenshire. Buoys and Gulls Nursery is part of the Award winning Bertram Nursery Group.

The nursery offers quality childcare and education for children from birth – 5 years of age. Open Monday –Friday, 7am-6pm their long opening hours help cater for the needs of parents.

Buoys and Gulls Nursery offer spacious playrooms with age appropriate toys for each room. Outdoor areas offer opportunities for children to get fresh air and explore nature in a safe and secure area.

Buoys and Gulls are in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council to offer 2 year old and pre-school funding. Contact them for more information.

They provide healthy and nutritious meals and snacks, included in fees, from an onsite nursery chef, using the freshest of ingredients and where possible organic.

Parents benefit from monthly newsletters, parents evenings and their own Children’s Interests Association Committee. Children benefit from their very own in house Speech & Language Therapist who supports the needs of children.

Offer flexible, part time and full time session plans. Sibling discount is available.

Group: Bertram Nursery Group

Person in charge: Linda Adamson (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Aberdeenshire Council

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

Total Places for Children: 58

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: Sibling Discount

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

7.2 Buoys and Gulls Nursery Ltd has a Review Score of 7.2 (7.201)

The Review Score of 7.2 (maximum of 10) for Buoys and Gulls Nursery Ltd 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 Buoys and Gulls Nursery Ltd in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.5 out of 5 from 13 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 4.701 for Buoys and Gulls Nursery Ltd is calculated as follows: ( (113 Excellents x 5) + (37 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 154 Ratings = 4.701

  • 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 2.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Buoys and Gulls Nursery Ltd is based on 13 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4 then divided by 2 = 2.000

    2. Target of 11.6 positive Reviews (58 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 13 Reviews ÷ 11.6 Target Reached = 1 , then divided by 2 = 0.500

  • 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
    9
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Buoys and Gulls Nursery Ltd?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Buoys and Gulls Nursery Ltd

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Grandfather of Child
    1

My children love coming to Buoys and Gulls. They have great fun, have good friends and are also learning at the same time. Their experiences are mostly all positive and they have positive relationships with most staff! My daughter is always talking about the fun activities she has been taking part in and her confidence has grown so much during her time at nursery. Feels great to see them so settled and going into nursery without any hesitation. So happy that there are now choices for lunches, my kids don't come home hungry anymore! Even better that it is really great home made food!

How likely would you be to recommend Buoys and Gulls Nursery Ltd? 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

Very pleasant atmosphere within the nursery. My little boy settled well with the help of fantastic staff. Always came Home buzzing with stories to tell from his day. Also made some great friends. Was always happy with the care my boy received and would happily recommend to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Buoys and Gulls Nursery Ltd? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter loves this nursery and speaks about her teachers all the time. The girls have a lot of time for the kids and explain everything to us mums when we pick them up. They are always up to exciting things. And she can't wait to go to her class and see everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Buoys and Gulls Nursery Ltd? 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 staff are always responsive to my daughters needs. They continue to provide her with a challenging and stimulating environment. I like the fact they are committed to outdoor play as well as indoor. I also like the way the inform us of changes they intend to make and I approve of the changes that are coming.

How likely would you be to recommend Buoys and Gulls Nursery Ltd? 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 son is happy to go into nursery, we love reading about his day. He gets varied forms of play and gets healthy meals which is important to us. Our son has been there since 2016; initially there wasn't much outdoor play which was disappointing. However as the weather improved he seems to be outside every day and at a parents evening the nursery advised it is going to be pushing outdoor play in the future which is reassuring. Communication is good; along with the paper journals we get emails and events are posted at the entrance. We used to get monthly newsletters but missed May - this may be to do with change of management.

We look forward to receiving the newsletters and would like the online journals to be set up for the baby room; appreciate they are looking into this. We prefer that photos are posted via online journals as opposed to Facebook. We welcome the fact that the baby garden space is to be renovated. A separate sleeping room for the baby room would be an asset to the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Buoys and Gulls Nursery Ltd? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Our daughter has attended This nursery for the last 3 years and we are delighted with the service. The management and staff make it an excellent environment for the children and the early years learning is excellent. My only concern is the outdoor garden space, which I feel needs a lot of improvement although my daughter would disagree! That said they do cover a lot of activities in the garden - planting and growing, mud kitchen etc. but the entire area is tired and personally I would like to see an improvement and the range of outdoor toys updated. Also they are lacking a safe and secure outdoor play space for the under 2's which I am aware of as I have a 11month old just started there. Apart from this it is an excellent nursery and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Buoys and Gulls Nursery Ltd? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Poor

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 daughter loves going to this nursery and participating in all the fun activities they do. It's also great that it has outside space as a lot of the nurseries in the area don't.
Any queries that I have are always answered pretty quickly by the staff and anything that needs looked at is resolved quickly.

How likely would you be to recommend Buoys and Gulls Nursery Ltd? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Buoys and Gulls is a great nursery, its got a real family feel to it. The staff are all very friendly and helpful with any questions you may have whether its related to your child or the paperwork side of things. All of the activities are good fun and the children seem to learn from them. My child always has positive things to say about her day.

How likely would you be to recommend Buoys and Gulls Nursery Ltd? 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

Since the nursery has been taken over I won't lie, there have been some teething problems but these have been dealt with effectively by the new manager. Overall, attending buoys and gulls has been a very positive experience for my daughter.

How likely would you be to recommend Buoys and Gulls Nursery Ltd? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Excellent

Our Daughter is 3yrs old and has attended Buoys and Gulls since she was 15 months old. She has gone through the baby Room to the 2's room and is now in the 3-5 room.

Like all parents who use a facility like this we fell into a bit of a rut of just seeing it as a babysitting service so we could get stuff done, but it isn't.... it really isn't. Whenever our Daughter has transitioned from one room to another we have been given very detailed reports to look back through and it was a surprise to us to see just how much education was going on too. We thought it was us parents doing a great job but the staff at Buoys and Gulls really pay close attention to their development and help them along.

Our Daughter has really blossomed since she went there, as an only child and with no other kids in our street we really wanted her to spend time with other kids and she is now one of the most sociable kids I have ever seen.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend B&G's to anyone looking for first class care.

How likely would you be to recommend Buoys and Gulls Nursery Ltd? 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: Don't Know

My son loves coming to the nursery, he gets excited driving through to boddam and gets excited seeing his friends and teachers! This puts me as a mum at ease knowing that he's enjoying it, I love the fact that he's outdoors nearly every session and he loves coming to nursery and being with his friends and teachers. We love seeing his progress on the online journals and his dad loves the fact that he can look at this whilst he's offshore. Would highly reccomend this nursery to friends and family

How likely would you be to recommend Buoys and Gulls Nursery Ltd? 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

My daughter always comes home happy from nursery, full of news about the fun she's had and what she's been doing. I would highly recommend Buoys and Gulls Nursery, especially now it has changed managers.

How likely would you be to recommend Buoys and Gulls Nursery Ltd? 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

Friendly staff and loving the fact the children are outdoors everyday. Good freshly cooked food and a wide range of activities on offer.
My granddaughter is always eager to go into nursery and when I collect her she always has loads to tell me.

How likely would you be to recommend Buoys and Gulls Nursery Ltd? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

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March 2017

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Staff Profiles

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Linda Adamson

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2016

Description:

With a professional qualification in childcare ample experience working with children of all ages Linda manages her nursery and staff team to ensure we provide a secure family environment where you can feel relaxed and confident in the knowledge that your child is being cared for by dedicated staff in a safe environment.