Low House Farm, High Etherly, Bishop Auckland DL14 0LZ
Person in charge: Jenna Whitaker (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Durham County Council
Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care
Total Places for Children: 41
Opening Days: Mon-Fri
Opening Hours: 0700-1800
Explorers Daycare has a Review Score of 6.5 (6.478)
The Review Score of 6.5 (maximum of 10) for Explorers Daycare is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Explorers Daycare in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 1.6 out of 5 from 1 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 4.917 for Explorers Daycare is calculated as follows: ( (11 Excellents x 5) + (1 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 4.917
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:
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.
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.
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 1.561 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Explorers Daycare is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:
3 = 3 then divided by 2 = 1.500
Target of 8.2 positive Reviews (41 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 8.2 Target = 0.122 , then divided by 2 = 0.061
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Tamsin S (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 23 December 2015. Relates to December 2015.
My daughter has attended explorers since it opened in 2014 and there's no other place I'd send her after visiting many local nurseries it was hands down favourite. The staff are fabulous (explorers family) and my little girl is very happy there. I chose explorers as there was a massive focus on outdoor play and the outdoor area is second to none locally. The food served to children is also of a high standard and good variety. All round explorers is a fantastic place for your child to start their learning journey. Can't rate highly enough.
How likely would you be to recommend Explorers Daycare? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent
Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent
Food / Nutrition: Excellent
Value for Money: Good