The Dovecote - Home from Home

High Street, Kislingbury, Northampton NN7 4AG

The Dovecote - Home from Home, Northampton, Northamptonshire
The Dovecote - Home from Home, Northampton, Northamptonshire
The Dovecote - Home from Home, Northampton, Northamptonshire

The Dovecote - The Nannery Ltd concentrates on life-skills as opposed to classroom schooling.

The nursery as other nurseries in the group, offers children a range of learning opportunities inside and outside of the nursery building.

The indoor space offers comfortable spacious rooms where each child's days are relaxed and activities are planned to encourage each child's overall development.

The aim of the nursery is to provide a 'home-from-home' welcoming environment where children thrive on fun and laughter. As well providing a happy and inviting place to have fun with others - in environments that are homely, comfortable, stimulating and exciting.

The nursery has traditional values, offering children fun opportunities, as well as home-cooked food, regular outings and small, friendly play groups.

The Dovecote - The Nannery Ltd provides a nursery that is designed for each child and parent's needs, where education and care is provided through strong communication and effective relationships.

Group: The Nannery Ltd

Person in charge: Maria Botterill-Barnes (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Northamptonshire County Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 48

Age Range: from 0 years 9 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays, 1 week at Christmas & 1 week in August

Vacancies

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Reviews

7.8 The Dovecote - Home from Home has a Review Score of 7.8 (7.817)

The Review Score of 7.8 (maximum of 10) for The Dovecote - Home from Home 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 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Dovecote - Home from Home in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 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 4.713 for The Dovecote - Home from Home is calculated as follows: ( (69 Excellents x 5) + (23 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 94 Ratings = 4.713

  • 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 3.104 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Dovecote - Home from Home is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 9.6 positive Reviews (48 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 9.6 Target = 0.104

  • 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
    6
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Dovecote - Home from Home?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    5
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to The Dovecote - Home from Home

  • Mother of Child
    6
  • Father of Child
    2

Brilliant, very happy with all aspects. Development of language and general things i.e behaviour and eating is brilliant. Would recommend to anybody who asked. All carers wonderful from learners to pre-school.

How likely would you be to recommend The Dovecote - Home from Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

The Nannery has provided excellent care for my son and prepared him well for starting primary school. The facilities and range of activities they provide are very good, ranging from arts and crafts, cooking, storytelling, writing and spending time in the local area understanding their surroundings.

The range of animals the nursery has is varied and enables the children to learn to care for them and learn how to be compassionate to others.

I would not hesitate to recommend this nursery to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend The Dovecote - Home from Home? 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

Excellent staff. Very good with the children. My daughter loved this nursery and the animals! Great communication serves good food. Highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend The Dovecote - Home from Home? 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 environment, lots of animals to interact with, lovely staff, a country feel just like home.

How likely would you be to recommend The Dovecote - Home from Home? 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

I could not have wished for a better nursery for both of my children (aged: 4 and 20 months). They are always happy to go to their nursery, never refused to go - perhaps because they are well looked after, doing lots of different activities every day. As a Mom, I am very pleased to see the "work" they have done (when they bring home lovely cards and artwork which is nice to keep).
They received healthy and tasty meals (included in price) which is also a big bonus.

How likely would you be to recommend The Dovecote - Home from Home? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Excellent surroundings, outdoor garden is amazing. Care brilliant. Lovely girls.

How likely would you be to recommend The Dovecote - Home from Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My little boy joined nursery 2 months ago. The caring attitude towards my son among the workers of nursery helped him a lot to adapt quickly to a new situation for both of us. But a few days after I am certain that my son is in the best hands. I am more than happy that my little boy is provided with the company of responsible and devoted people.

How likely would you be to recommend The Dovecote - Home from Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

The Dovecote provides a well managed, safe and stimulating environment for our little one. The rural nature, alongside the numerous animals, provides a pleasant setting and caring ethos. The development in our little one has been rapid since starting nursery, the staff at Dovecote have played a big role in this. As parents, we feel our little one is treated very well and the staff do a very good job in building strong relationships quickly. Perhaps the greatest indicator of success is our little one loves attending nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend The Dovecote - Home from Home? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Excellent

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