Boat House Day Nursery

Town Lane, Dukinfield SK16 4BX

Boat House Day Nursery has been purpose-built to offer a bright and stimulating environment in which children can develop towards the challenges of full-time education.

The facility includes a purpose-designed soft play area, an indoor adventure play area and a sensory theatre, while biometric and CCTV security offers parents additional peace of mind.

Outdoor play is an important part of the nursery's approach and extra-curricular activities include Spanish lessons, music, dance and movement.

Group: Kids Zone Nurseries

Person in charge: Claire Rawson (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 25

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

Total Places for Children: 150

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

Fees Guide: Basic day (0900-1600): £160.00 per week, £38.00 per day Extended day (0800-1800): £180.00 per week, £40.50 per day Early birds (0730-0800), £2.00 per day

Directions:

From the M60, At junction 23, exit onto Manchester Rd/A635. Use the right 2 lanes to turn slightly right onto Park Parade/A635. Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Cavendish St/A627. Turn left onto Wharf St. Turn right onto Crescent Rd/B6170. Turn right onto Town Ln

Visiting:

They operate an open door policy, potential customers can call without making an appointment

Parking:

Car Park available

Overview

The Review Score of 7.2 (maximum of 10) for Boat House Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.1 out of 5 from 4 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Boat House Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.0 out of 5 from 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.125 for Boat House Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (36 Excellents x 5) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) + (2 Poors x 2) + (8 Very Poors x 1) ) ÷ 48 Ratings = 4.125

  • 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 3.033 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Boat House Day Nursery is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 30 positive Reviews (150 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 30 Target = 0.033

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

7.2 Boat House Day Nursery has a Review Score of 7.2 (7.158)

Average Ratings

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    3
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    1
  • Very Poor
    0
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    0

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    3
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    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    1

Reviewer Connection to Boat House Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    4

My son attended this nursery for over year. Thought everything was fine until staff (including management) lied to me after my son was hurt on 3 different occasions. Their 'policies' were not followed.

How likely would you be to recommend Boat House Day Nursery? Extremely Unlikely

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Average Rating:   1.5 out of 5

Joanne Swindells, Area Manager at Boat House Day Nursery responded to this review on 28 Sep 2017:

Our setting is a brand new setting (Opening Jan 16) and this child attended from the start, our facilities and resources are of a high standard and we had a good Ofsted registration inspection which reflected on this

The parent has been very critical in her views as we accommodated her every wish so that her child was to be looked after to her standards, the child was bitten whilst in our care and she didn't like the response we gave or that we had to follow our biting policy, which is what we have to follow to show we support all children in our care.

During the time we cared for the child she was constantly praising the nursery staff for the progress the child had made and the level of care and attention they received, she never once said that she didn't like our menus or the standard of the nursery cleanliness.
We will hope that you will see this review as unfair and a malicious way to jeopardise the nursery setting. The staff and manager are upset with this review as they felt they worked alongside the parent in every way they could to make them feel secure.

Excellent nursery with excellent staff. My boy was very happy at this nursery from start to finish. Staff are excellent. I would highly recommend the Boat House, my little boys came on leaps and bounds learning and growing with other children and staff. The nursery was very clean and very secure with high security, excellent friendly staff. Thanks to the staff my boys are all ready for big boy nursery now, thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Boat House Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been helped to develop so many skills since joining this nursery in January '16. He has grown in confidence and independence. He has made so many friends but has missed one little boy who left to join school. The staff have helped myself and son in so many areas of our lives and we can not thank them enough. This is the place every child should be. Thanks to you all X

How likely would you be to recommend Boat House Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

This is an excellent nursery, so well planned and managed, the staff are very welcoming and friendly, the nursery itself has beautifully designed rooms and hall ways to keep the children entertained, the security is high and has cctv and finger print scan which gives you peace of mind whilst your child is there.

Love everything about this nursery and would recommend to any parent finding the right nursery for their child 100%. I am so happy my child goes here and she is going to learn so much being there.

How likely would you be to recommend Boat House Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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September 2017

Food Hygiene Rating 5

Recipient: Boat House Day Nursery

Date: Tuesday 19 Sep 2017

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Food Hygiene Rating 5

Recipient: Boat House Day Nursery

Date: Saturday 17 Sep 2016

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February 2016

Nutrition and Oral Health

Recipient: Boat House Day Nursery

Date: Wednesday 24 Feb 2016

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