Crafty Wizards World Pre-School

265 Eltham High Street, London SE9 1TY

Crafty Wizards World Pre-School, London, London
Crafty Wizards World Pre-School, London, London
Crafty Wizards World Pre-School, London, London

Craft Wizards World provide children with a magical learning experience, providing a range of activities and concepts that promote learning, safety and well-being.

Staff work to offer children structure and routine, while helping to aid their learning and development.

Children can benefit from an outdoor play area, soft play frame, interactive touch screen tilt table and light box, in addition to smaller visual aids and resources.

Group: Crafty Wizards

Person in charge: Matthew Byrne (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Greenwich Council

Number of Staff: 5

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open term time, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 15

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: School Holidays

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.9 Crafty Wizards World Pre-School has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.879)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Crafty Wizards World Pre-School 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 20 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Crafty Wizards World Pre-School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 15 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 4.879 for Crafty Wizards World Pre-School is calculated as follows: ( (213 Excellents x 5) + (25 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 240 Ratings = 4.879

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Crafty Wizards World Pre-School is based on 15 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 3 positive Reviews (15 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 15 Reviews ÷ 3 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    19
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Crafty Wizards World Pre-School?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    18
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Crafty Wizards World Pre-School

  • Mother of Child
    19
  • Father of Child
    1

My daughter started in September and she absolutely loves it here. The teachers are so welcoming and friendly and make us feel so comfortable here. Recently they had pirates day & it was amazing. The teachers got really involved & made such a good effort with their fancy dress and the decoration in the nursery. We couldn’t be happier with our choice to send our daughter here.

How likely would you be to recommend Crafty Wizards World Pre-School? 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

Matthew Byrne, Director at Crafty Wizards World Pre-School responded to this review on 22 Oct 2017:

Aye aye captain! Glad your daughter enjoy our Pirate Day. Staff always join in with dress up and role play, look out for our book week next year! Our Crafty Wizards enjoyed trying our gruel and taking part in lots of pirate themed activities tailored also around their interests and developmental needs. We will pass on your praise to staff once we have finished scrubbing the decks! Thank you for taking the time in writing this sparkling review.

I'm beyond happy with Crafty Wizards. My son looks so happy since he started there and the staff is so great, friendly and professional. They look really happy every time they see my son which makes me feel so safe and so good as a parent. I have tried other nurseries as well and I have to say that Crafty Wizards is absolutely the best. Crafty Wizards is one of the best choices that I have made for my boy and I will recommend the nursery to everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Crafty Wizards World Pre-School? 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

Matthew Byrne, Director at Crafty Wizards World Pre-School responded to this review on 22 Oct 2017:

This is a magical review! We are very happy to hear that you and your son have enjoyed Crafty Wizards World Pre-School. It makes us proud to hear reviews when parents have experienced other nurseries and said that we are 'absolutely the best'! We value our parent partnerships. If you have any ideas on how we can be even better please do speak with us. We have an exciting term ahead with our Autumn walk, celebrations, Winter Wonderland, parent Stay and Play session and lots of other crafty goings-on. Thank you for taking the time to write this review.

Before going to Crafty Wizards World, My Son went to a different pre school, we didn't feel he was settling or progressing. Since starting Crafty Wizards in October 2016, there has been a marked change in his behaviour and personality. He absolutely loves going each day and we have been told he has lots of friends and joins in.
The Facebook page is brilliant and I really enjoy being able to see what my son is doing each day.
The staff are always approachable, friendly and understanding and we would highly recommend Crafty Wizards World.

How likely would you be to recommend Crafty Wizards World Pre-School? 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

Matthew, Director at Crafty Wizards World Pre-School responded to this review on 06 Feb 2017:

Excellent in all areas! We do focus on promoting positive behaviour and management do consistent training on this. We use positive language, praise and use Makaton signs to support behaviour, along with personalised strategies.
Thank you for recommending our Pre-School to others and for your kind words, I will pass it on to the team.
Thanks for taking the time to write this review.

An excellent, well run nursery! My daughter has progressed massively due to varied activities and themes that change on a daily basis! Fantastic staff who are attentive and supportive and keen to update on my daughter's progress! I can't recommend enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Crafty Wizards World Pre-School? 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

Matthew, Director at Crafty Wizards World Pre-School responded to this review on 06 Feb 2017:

Excellent in all areas! We pride ourselves in offering inspiring activities to enthuse children's learning. We were praised in our prestigious Quality Mark Award and are glad to hear that you believe that staff are attentive and supportive. Please look out for our termly invite to parents to have a private update on your daughter's progress.
We also have our end of year reports coming up in July.
Thank you for taking the time to write this review.

This preschool is amazing. I viewed 6 local preschools and this one was the standout. 'My child has a caring team looking after her helping her grow and the facilities are great. The staff are imaginative and fun. They are great communicators through the Facebook group so we as parents know what our kids are doing each day.

How likely would you be to recommend Crafty Wizards World Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Matthew, Director at Crafty Wizards World Pre-School responded to this review on 02 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your review. We are all VERY happy to hear that you selected us from 6 other local nurseries. We are glad that you value our closed parent facebook group updates. Please do speak to a member of staff about our parent portal that offers individual observations for you to look at and for you to add. We hope that you also find our daily Wizards Quill informative which outlines how your child has been unique and ideas for continuing their learning at home. Our fortnightly newsletter is due out again shortly, look out for what opportunities for learning ad fun we have next term - we have a book week as well as the World Book Day coming up soon!

Amazing pre school my daughter loves it and cries if she's not there.
She talks about how much she loves all the other kids and staff.

As a parent myself I've had no complaints. Would definitely recommend to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Crafty Wizards World Pre-School? 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

Matthew, Director at Crafty Wizards World Pre-School responded to this review on 02 Feb 2017:

Excellent all round! Your feedback puts extra sparkle in our day! We are happy that you feel that we are outstanding to recommend us to others. We all work hard to offer the best opportunities for all our Crafty Wizards and work closely with the community and outside agencies. We had the police in today to talk about our area and British Values. Next term we have: Easter Eggstravaganza for our Crafty Wizards and their families on Saturday, a coffee morning on Saturday for parents, book week, magical mad hatters tea party.... Look out for more details in our fortnightly newsletter.

My child was in Crafty Wizards Preschool from September 2016 until January 2017. He had enjoyed his attendance at the nursery very much and it had given him a very good start for the future education. We were very pleased with his speech development and social skill which have really helped him settling in the new preschool.

How likely would you be to recommend Crafty Wizards World Pre-School? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Matthew, Director at Crafty Wizards World Pre-School responded to this review on 02 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your positive review. It is great to hear that you think the learning and staff are excellent. It is thanks to management that staff are so well trained in the early years. Recently management has delivered training on behaviour management and positive relationships.

Management have organised a training day tomorrow in London, a creative and inspiring day around safeguarding, stimulating learning, British Values and much more. Please do speak to us about how you feel we can get to excellent on your 'good' reviews. We value all feedback and pride ourselves at being reflective practitioners.

The school has really helped my daughter with her speech. They set up a series of speech and language therapy sessions and my daughter now has improved so well!
They were great at helping her settle in then she started as she's a very shy and nervous girl.
She really enjoys going to the school!

How likely would you be to recommend Crafty Wizards World Pre-School? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Matthew, Director at Crafty Wizards World Pre-School responded to this review on 02 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that excellent, management work hard to ensure that all staff have consistent training to ensure that our Crafty Wizards have the best possible opportunities to progress and have fun. Please do talk to management about your 'good' ratings so that we can help to continue to offer the best.

We are glad that you join our regular parent committee meetings and hope that you can give feedback on management and learning in particular. We plan meticulously everyday around our Crafty Wizards needs and interests and management have also given up a Sunday to start a parent coffee morning amongst other extra curricular activities. We appreciate your time with this.

Crafty Wizards is a fabulous nursery, my daughter loves going and quite often doesn't want to come home as its so much fun.

The staff are amazing and work so hard, I have used other nurseries in the area for my older child and would always recommend Crafty Wizards over any of the others.

I would definitely recommend to any family looking for childcare.

How likely would you be to recommend Crafty Wizards World Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Matthew, Director at Crafty Wizards World Pre-School responded to this review on 02 Feb 2017:

Thank you so much for your kind words. The late nights and hard work that goes on behind the scenes by management and the team are worth while when we see the progress of our children and parent feedback. Thank you for recommending us to others. We would love to hear how you think that we could get to an excellent rating from you in regards to ICT, activities and the facilities/ outside.
We offer opportunities on our interactive tilt table, light box, tablets and play toys such as mechanical toys, battery operated toys, role play ICT: phones, keyboards etc. Our activities are planned on a daily basis round the children's interests and needs. Activities offer opportunities for all the EYFS areas of learning. Please do get in contact with us if you can. Thank you once again for your positive comments.

My son joined Crafty Wizard World in September 2016. As a teacher myself, I had very high expectations and I am delighted to say that Crafty Wizard World has, and continues to, exceed all of my expectations! My son has made wonderful progress thanks to the caring and dedicated staff. Crafty Wizard World is a magical place with equally magical staff. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Crafty Wizard World.

How likely would you be to recommend Crafty Wizards World Pre-School? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Matthew, Director at Crafty Wizards World Pre-School responded to this review on 02 Feb 2017:

Excellent all round! Magic! Thank you for your lovely comments, we are very happy that we have exceeded your high expectations. We montior the progress of our children carefully and plan activities that can help support and challenge our Crafty Wizards in a fun and inspiring way. Tomorrow staff have training and are visiting the Nursery World Exposition in London. Management have planned for all staff to think about individual children and plan for their needs and interests, taking inspiration from the exposition and the seminars that they are going to attend. Thank you for recommending us to others and taking the time to write this.

My daughter has been attending Crafty Wizards PreSchool in Eltham since November 2016. Each member of staff has been very supportive to myself and my daughter while she has been settling in. The team create exciting and different daily activities for the children which keeps their interest and provides a great platform for learning. The closed Facebook group is a great way to see what my daughter has been up to while at nursery and details the weekly themes and activities that the children will be involved in - love this! Overall, I feel my daughter is safe and stimulated while she is at nursery and this brings great peace of mind.

How likely would you be to recommend Crafty Wizards World Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Matthew, Director at Crafty Wizards World Pre-School responded to this review on 02 Feb 2017:

Excellent all round - magic! Thank you for your spell-binding comments and review. We are very pleased that you are happy with the range of activities that we plan. This week we have been making rain gauges, decorating biscuits, our usual messy play and measuring towers with measuring tapes and non-standard measurement tools (along with the usual opportunities). We have recently introduced a talk and investigating tool kit for our Crafty Wizards to access independently. Thank you for your time writing this review.

As always, this nursery is fantastic. My son enjoys going tremendously. The staff are caring, attentive to the children and are always there to help. I visited lots of nurseries in choosing the right one for us and found this is an outstanding preschool. Since starting my son has developed in every aspect of growing and learning and it's all down to the staff at Crafty Wizards.

How likely would you be to recommend Crafty Wizards World Pre-School? 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

Matthew, Director at Crafty Wizards World Pre-School responded to this review on 02 Feb 2017:

Excellent all round! Thank you. Management and staff work tirelessly to provide creative opportunities for learning. With our affirmation a week, Makaton sign of the week, Magic Circle Times, intervention groups, take home teddies, chatterbox, phonics programmes we aim to offer rich and inspiring opportunities. Thank you for your feedback, do let us know if there is anything else that we can offer that would be of value to you as a parent.

I can't recommend Crafty Wizards enough. I was so worried sending my little girl to a nursery but all at Crafty wizards made me feel at ease. They are so welcoming and friendly and I find the closed Facebook group really good as I can see what my little one is up to when she's there. She took a while to settle at first but has now been going for a few weeks and can't wait to go each day. As soon as she wakes up and sees her uniform she wants to go so I know she now loves it there. She doesn't stop talking about nursery and particularly loves the soft play unit with ball pit.

How likely would you be to recommend Crafty Wizards World Pre-School? 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

Matthew, Director at Crafty Wizards World Pre-School responded to this review on 02 Feb 2017:

Excellent all round! Thank you for your positive comments, I will ensure the team know. We are glad that you have found the facebook closed group for parents useful with our photo and news updates. We are sending out a reminder about how to also make use of our online parent portal. It has been lovely to see that settling in has gone well and home that our social story for new starters helped. Look out for our Easter Extravaganza event coming up soon on a Saturday for our Crafty Wizards and their families along with a Saturday parent coffee morning.

Crafty Wizards is an outstanding pre school and nursery. Their teaching techniques are unique and they should take massive credit for what they do at the school and with the children. My children have developed further than I ever expected and continue to do so at home as well. The staff are truly amazing and take pride in what they do. I couldn't praise them any more. I can't express my gratefulness to them any more than I have. Thank you for everything you've done and do Crafty Wizards.

How likely would you be to recommend Crafty Wizards World Pre-School? 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

Matthew, Director at Crafty Wizards World Pre-School responded to this review on 02 Feb 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are heartened by your comments and are privileged to have seen your children progress so far since they started. We are glad that the learning opportunities and intervention groups are having such a great impact on progress. I will ensure that management are congratulated and that the team are informed. Our staff really do care about each and every unique child at Crafty Wizards. Please do let others know about the magic that happens at Crafty Wizards as we are a small pre-school and not everyone knows where we are! Thank you again.

This was the best place for my son to start is education. He had so much fun there and I am so happy with the progress he has made both educationally and socially. Wonderful learning space and the opportunity to be creative, have fun and learn with a lovely outside space too!

How likely would you be to recommend Crafty Wizards World Pre-School? 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

Matthew Byrne, Director at Crafty Wizards World Pre-School responded to this review on 23 Dec 2016:

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, it is always lovely to hear that parents are happy with the progress that their Crafty Wizards have made with us. We wish you and your family well for the future and hope that the magic lives on! Please do join us for our Easter Egg-stravaganza 2017 at Crafty Wizards World, Eltham so that we can hear how your son and your family have been getting on. Keep learning magical through creativity! All the best.

An intimate and safe setting with caring staff. Excellent resources and activities on offer which can be seen daily through the Facebook page. The staff are always happy to help and feedback regarding the progress and well being of my child. My child loves to go and sometimes it is hard to pull him away at the end of the session. Very reasonable prices! Would definitely recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Crafty Wizards World Pre-School? 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

Matthew Byrne, Director at Crafty Wizards World Pre-School responded to this review on 01 Feb 2016:

Thank you for your review. We hope the our Wizarding Quills, key person communication, newsetters, facebook closed group and parent online portal are keeping up to date with all our going's on. Look out for African snails, a wild creature workshop and our Easter Egg-stravaganza next term!

P.S Hopefully our take home Wise Cat and Chatterbox will help with the goodbye at the end of the session!

Crafty Wizards World is an amazing pre-school. My son started attending just after he completed 2 years and now he's almost 2 and a half. During this time we have seen amazing progress in his social, emotional and speech development. English is not his first language, but thanks to the staff who are extremely attentive and always try innovative ideas for speech and communication development (makaton signs, magic circle story time, number counting with toys and arts) his English has progressed in a really fast pace. Also, organising short trips, forest school, Christmas parties and special theme days, makes the pre-school a very fun place to be! Finally I am very happy that I am able to observe online daily pictures of their activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Crafty Wizards World Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Matthew Byrne, Director at Crafty Wizards World Pre-School responded to this review on 13 Jan 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It is lovely to hear your positive comments. We are now using some BSL choice cards also to aid communication. We are starting work on extending our sheltered area outside so that children will have more opportunities to learn outside. We have lots more planned for the academic year ahead!

My son has attended Crafty Wizards World since September 2015, shortly after it opened as a pre-school, and we've been extremely impressed so far. First and foremost, all of the staff are very caring and competent. My son has recently turned two, and in the time he's been going to Crafty Wizards I've noticed a real development in his language and social skills. The pre-school management team seem to have a real passion for early years education. Despite having a relatively small space to work with, they've managed to pack in a really good variety of equipment and they have made excellent use of their outdoor space - most days I pick up a very messy but very happy little boy who has been playing in the sandpit or mud kitchen! Another thing I have been particularly impressed with it the level of communication they maintain with parents. I love being able to go to their online parents group and see the pictures they've posted of what the children are up to, and that this is updated a number of times throughout the day. Overall, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this pre-school.

How likely would you be to recommend Crafty Wizards World Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

MatthewByrne, Director at Crafty Wizards World Pre-School responded to this review on 20 Nov 2015:

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate the time you have spent. We are glad to hear that you like our parent partnership opportunities. We are trying to encourage parents to come in and share their skills/ talents/ hobbies with the children during a session too so let us know if you are interested. We have our Winter Wonderland event coming up on 19.12.15 which you maybe interested in. Ask us for more information. Thanks again.

The staff have been very welcoming, supportive and caring. My son has become so much more confident. I was potty training just before he started and he is now dry through the day with the help on the school. His speech is much clearer and he is using longer sentences. I love the uniform as it identifies them at all times.
They staff are never to busy to speak to me when I pick up my child, they tell me a little bit about his day, etc.
My son asks me everyday if he can go in to school (even on weekends)

How likely would you be to recommend Crafty Wizards World Pre-School? 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

Matthew Byrne, Director at Crafty Wizards World Pre-School responded to this review on 17 Nov 2015:

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It makes us so happy to hear positive praise. We have been focusing on Makaton signs to help with speech. Please speak to us if you would like any further speech and language ideas. As we are a TIC (Together in Communication) setting and have a range of activities for parents to try at home. We also have an I-Can DVD that you could take home and watch which is really informative about early communication. Thanks again for your review.

My son who is 2yrs old has really come along since starting at Crafty Wizards World. He settled in extremely well and the whole registration experience was relaxed and informative.
The staff provide nutrition information with regards to lunches parent provide.
My son enjoys attending and I find all staff members welcoming and approachable.
The methods of communication are varied and you feel in touch and up to date with everything that is happening at the nursery and about your child's daily routine/activities and learning.
The nursery have now started doing day trips to the local park and themed days which the children seem to thoroughly enjoy.
I also like the fact that it's small rather than a very large nursery.
I will definitely be hoping to get a place for my youngest child when they reach two.
I would recommend this nursery to friend or family.

How likely would you be to recommend Crafty Wizards World Pre-School? 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

Matthew Byrne, Director at Crafty Wizards World Pre-School responded to this review on 17 Nov 2015:

It is lovely to hear your comments. We work hard to develop parent partnerships and hope that our new parent portal will be up and running soon which will give you up to date observations of your child. You will also be able to share observations (photographic and written) on the online portal too. We look forward to many more magic days with your child. Thank you for taking the time to write this.

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Top 10 Small Nursery Groups 2017

Recipient: Crafty Wizards

Date: Wednesday 01 Mar 2017

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