Stickleberries Day Nursery

Winterborne Stickland, Blandford Forum DT11 0NN

Stickleberries Day Nursery, Blandford Forum, Dorset
Stickleberries Day Nursery, Blandford Forum, Dorset
Stickleberries Day Nursery, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Stickleberries Day Nursery is a family run childcare facility situated in the old school building in the pretty village of Winterborne Stickland.

The nursery provides high quality childcare to children aged from three months to five years, and also offers a before and after school club. Children are inspired to learn and develop through a range of educational and fun activities led by qualified and experienced staff, in a secure and homely environment.

Group: Capers Day Nursery & Stickleberries Day Nursery

Person in charge: Portia Hannam (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Dorset County Council

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

Total Places for Children: 50

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 11 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0745-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.5 Stickleberries Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.500)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Stickleberries Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

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

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 5 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 5 for Stickleberries Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (60 Excellents x 5) ) ÷ 60 Ratings = 5

  • 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 4.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Stickleberries Day Nursery is based on 5 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 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 10 Target = 0.500

  • 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
    5
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Stickleberries Day Nursery?

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

Reviewer Connection to Stickleberries Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    5

A lovely countryside setting, that is spacious and educational in one. My children have been to breakfast club, nursery, after school club and holiday clubs since they opened, and it is going from strength to strength. The staff are amazing and my youngest thinks of the setting as a safe and enjoyable place to be. My children started at their sister-setting in Blandford, and then transferred to Stickleberries when it opened in preparation for joining school. My youngest started within this family run company at just 4 months old, and they may me feel happy to know that he would be very well looked after.
Communication with parents is great for both of my children, and the staff are always encouraging a really positive atmosphere for both parents and children. My children enjoy going there and I am extremely happy with the care that they receive, I would recommend Stickleberries and their lovely staff to any parent or carer.

How likely would you be to recommend Stickleberries Day 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 daughter has been attending Stickleberries since it first opened and we can't be happier with her care. She started at 10 months old and is now a thriving little girl. All the staff are friendly, professional and take a personal interest in the well-being and development of the children in their care.
Reports are regularly completed, the use of the tapestry online journal is great and lets us see what our little one has been up to with lots of photos and comments. We've just signed up our son to start in September and knowing he is somewhere where he will be taken care of so well makes returning to work much less stressful!

How likely would you be to recommend Stickleberries Day 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 couldn't recommend Stickleberries enough, the staff are brilliant and the facilities are great. The nursery is also very flexible around our working lifestyle.

It is a beautiful nursery, where my son thoroughly enjoys attending.

How likely would you be to recommend Stickleberries Day 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

Excellent family orientated nursery, lovely, kind, caring staff, always very helpful, always doing lots of fun activities, very focused on both the childrens and parents needs, it is exceptional in every way. My children love it here, and I am a very happy parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Stickleberries Day 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 once a week. He absolutely loves it!
I am a first time mum and dropping him off for the first time was hard, but the staff were brilliant. They went out of their way to reassure me.
I love the tapestry app that is regularly update and seeing how happy my boy is when I drop him off makes my day easier.
I couldn't recommend this nursery enough! 5 stars!

How likely would you be to recommend Stickleberries Day 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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