Abbeydale Cottage Nursery

Abbeydale Road South, Dore, Sheffield S17 3LJ

Abbeydale Cottage Nursery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Abbeydale Cottage Nursery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Abbeydale Cottage Nursery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Abbeydale Cottage Nursery is situated in the south west of Sheffield.

Located close to Dore railway station, it is a family-run nursery for children aged from six weeks to five years.

Open all week from 7am until 7pm,the nursery aims is to fit its services around the needs of the child and their parents.

Supported by friendly, professional and caring staff, children at the the nursery can also enjoy healthy and tasty meals at breakfast, lunch and teatime.

Each and every child at Abbeydale Cottage is allocated a key worker, who will take responsibility for your child and understanding their individual needs. At the end of each day, the key worker will inform you of the day’s activities, what progress your child has made as well as the fun your child has had at the nursery.

Owner: Amy Ricardo and Jodi Curphey

Person in charge: Amy Ricardo (Managing Director)

Local Authority / Social Services: Sheffield City Council

Number of Staff: 9

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

Total Places for Children: 78

Age Range: from 0 years 4 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.5 Abbeydale Cottage Nursery has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.452)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Abbeydale Cottage Nursery 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 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Abbeydale Cottage Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 8 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 4.939 for Abbeydale Cottage Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (169 Excellents x 5) + (11 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 180 Ratings = 4.939

  • 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 4.513 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Abbeydale Cottage Nursery is based on 8 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 15.6 positive Reviews (78 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 15.6 Target = 0.513

  • 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
    15
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Abbeydale Cottage Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    15
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Abbeydale Cottage Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Father of Child
    6
  • Nanny/Carer of Child
    1

I was nervous about sending my daughter to the nursery last year as she has a rare condition that results in swallowing difficulties making mealtimes hard. Abbeydale Cottage Nursery has been fantastic, taking the time to understand her condition and giving her support with eating. I thought I'd only ever trust my parents and husband to look after my daughter, but it is absolutely fantastic and a thorough relief to have Abbeydale Cottage Nursery looking after her too!

My little one is settled and enjoys Abbeydale Cottage Nursery. I always get a "yay!" when I say we're going. She loves the outdoor play area and the soft play is a massive bonus, which she loves! I'm always impressed with how clean and well kept the nursery looks. The online Tapestry system is great and I enjoy regularly seeing pictures and comments about how she's doing. Finally, although availability can be limited as it is a popular nursery, they always try and fit us in/change things around for us if they can.

How likely would you be to recommend Abbeydale Cottage Nursery? 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 2.5 year old son moved to this nursery in October and has loved it from his very first visit. It is a nurturing, caring, fun and happy place to be.
It is purpose built with great facilities including a great indoor soft play area on 2 levels that our son loves. There is access to the large playing fields attached to a sports club for extra outdoor fun and games.
All of the staff are welcoming, friendly and very caring. They familiarise themselves with each child and accommodate depending on needs.
I cannot recommend this nursery highly enough.
Thank you to your fabulous team.

How likely would you be to recommend Abbeydale Cottage Nursery? 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

This provision is extremely good for childcare. Our daughter has been attending for approx one year now, she enjoys her time spent there and looks forward to attending.
The provision is clean and well organised. The staff in the orange room, where my daughter is currently, are extremely experienced and very welcoming. Nothing is too much to ask and as a mother they make me feel at ease. They provided good age related learning activities for the children working alongside individual targets.
My daughter is transitioning up to the blue room and I am very confident she will gain all the experiences, socially, emotionally and academically.
I would recommend this nursery to friends and family, which I have already have done!

How likely would you be to recommend Abbeydale Cottage Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Abbeydale Cottage Nursery is a wonderful place. It's clean, modern, spacious and a very warm and welcoming environment for little ones with its rainbow staircase and wildlife murals in the soft play area. Every room is incredibly well thought out, bright and inviting with a wide range of engaging equipment. The staff are all friendly, professional and extremely helpful.

My daughter left her previous nursery for Abbeydale Cottage Nursery when she was just one and the transformation was amazing, she came on leaps-and-bounds developmentally and socially, and she continues to do so. She loves nursery, the staff, the excellent quality meals and the wide range of activities that keep her busy and entertained throughout the day.

How likely would you be to recommend Abbeydale Cottage Nursery? 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 allayed any concerns we had sending our first child into a new environment and the security at the nursery further added to our confidence he would be safe in their hands.
Initial verbal and written feedback requested by the nursery was very detailed and assured us that his individual needs and preferences would be considered and accommodated.
The nursery is always very clean and organised and has excellent facilities including a soft play area, which is our son’s current favourite space.
Activities are creative and engaging, encouraging the children to flourish both within the nursery and on short excursions when the weather allows.
Communication has been very good; each day feedback is given covering what the child has been doing, their toilet visits and what they have eaten benefitting good daily transitions.

How likely would you be to recommend Abbeydale Cottage Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Our 20-month-old has been attending Abbeydale Cottage Nursery since he was 12 months and he has a great time! The staff are friendly and inviting towards the parents and clearly forge good relationships with the kids. Our son walks into nursery at 7:30 without looking back and it's sometimes a challenge to get him away from some of the toys and activities when we leave, a great relief to see him so happy there.
There are always different activities, useful daily reports on what kind of day your child has had as well as a fantastic app where notifications are posted on your child's progress, milestones they are hitting and generally quite funny goings on of a 20-month-old!
Great nursery, would recommend it highly.

How likely would you be to recommend Abbeydale Cottage Nursery? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our 17-month-old has been going to Abbeydale Cottage Nursery since 10 months old, he goes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We had a sense of dread at leaving him there to start off with, but with the help of tester hours and days, all our concerns were quashed. He now goes for long days 7-5 and the nursery are really accommodating of these longer days, giving him breakfast and tea.

Our son really loves it there now and both me and my wife actually look forward to the little time we spend there, dropping him off or picking him up because it's such a lovely atmosphere. There’s always lots of friendly, smiley faces there to greet us and my son always enjoys himself.

We particularly love the Tapestry App the nursery use to give updates on how he's getting on and measure his progress against EYFS standards. The app is really secure so there’s nothing to worry about. They have a great soft play room in which my son is in his element. In general, the nursey looks lovely, the staff are fantastic and we feel more than confident leaving our boy there.

How likely would you be to recommend Abbeydale Cottage Nursery? 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

My children have been attending Abbeydale Cottage Nursery since January. The staff are brilliant and each child has a designated member of staff who monitors your child's development.
I have twins and being a working Mother it is incredibly difficult to remember where my children are excelling and what they need help with, given the online portal I am able to manage my children's development and always remind myself of what they need to spend more time on.

Both of the managing directors are brilliant. One has kids of her own which is always reassuring being a Mum and the other is brilliant with the children - she's so enthusiastic with everything that happens, whether it be Christmas, Easter Hanukkah, or Eid - decorating and team spirit is her forte.

Absolutely love the improvements in my children and highly recommend Abbeydale Cottage Nursery to everyone.

Mum of two.

How likely would you be to recommend Abbeydale Cottage Nursery? 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

My daughter has attended this nursery since September 2015 and we couldn't be happier. The staff are very friendly and my daughter looks forward to attending. They have even accommodated us when we were let down for childcare on a day when she was not due in. On top of this the facilities are fantastic and we get online updates on some days which is very reassuring. A fantastic nursery that we highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Abbeydale Cottage Nursery? 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

Impressed with standard of nursery, you can tell when a nursery has been purpose built as everything has been built with small children in mind rather then adapted after. Staff were knowledgeable and good range of experience.
Father Christmas coming to their Christmas party was a nice touch which the kids loved.

How likely would you be to recommend Abbeydale Cottage Nursery? 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 highly recommend Abbeydale Cottage Nursery. My daughter has been going there since it first opened and in that short time she has made lots of friends and has become much more ready for her transition to school. The facilities are amazing and way above any nurseries I have seen before. She has become much better at socialising (she was quite shy before) and eats all of her food such as salad, soup which we struggled with at home. It is good that we get a daily reports and also receive emails of her progress and see what she has been learning and activities she has enjoyed. She is always coming home with paintings and has sometimes even baked and been on trips out. All of the staff are lovely and very friendly she feels totally at home there and she will be devastated when she leaves for school!

How likely would you be to recommend Abbeydale Cottage Nursery? 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

My children love coming to ACN and know I they are loved and cared for there. I appreciate the verbal and written feedback I get for them both. They do a range of craft and physical activities and I feel they are reaching their potential for their respective developmental goals.

How likely would you be to recommend Abbeydale Cottage Nursery? 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

My daughter attends this Nursery and I have nothing but good comments to say about. It's purpose built and every aspect of the building has clearly been thought out with children in mind. They have highly qualified, mature and friendly staff and long opening hours (7am-7pm) which is great for us as we have to commute and need the early start.
No other Nurseries compared, and to top it off the prices are similar to all others in the area, with food and nappies included.
The indoor and outdoor play areas are also fantastic my daughter doesn't ever want to come home!

How likely would you be to recommend Abbeydale Cottage Nursery? 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 child loves this nursery and so do we. The play facilities are amazing and the staff are great, paying real attention to development in the pre-school room. We just wish this nursery had been open when we first moved to the area.

How likely would you be to recommend Abbeydale Cottage Nursery? 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

My son attends this nursery and I'm so glad we chose Abbeydale Cottage, it is one of the few nurseries in Sheffield to open 7am-7pm. He has settled in well, thanks to the friendly, caring and well-qualified staff. He always comes home happy and his day is filled with fun activities. The nursery has fantastic facilities and is exceptionally kitted out and clean.

How likely would you be to recommend Abbeydale Cottage Nursery? 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

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