Spring Nursery RAF Benson

(Bldg 249) RAF Benson, Wallingford OX10 6AA

Spring RAF Benson is a large purpose built nursery and new out of school club (Winter 2017) that supports the children and families of RAF Benson and the surrounding areas.

It enables the children to access high-quality provision and with the support from dedicated qualified practitioners the children are able to explore, experiment, play, learn and achieve during their time at the setting.

Group: Spring by Action for Children

Person in charge: Michelle Williams (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Oxfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 17

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 104

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1730

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: 2, 3 & 4 year funding 15 and 30hrs. Wrap around care Breakfast, after school and holiday club

Directions:

The nursery is behind the wire at RAF Benson. Access to the nursery is via the guard room where a pass will be issued allowing access to the camp where the nursery is situated

Visiting:

Please contact the nursery via telephone or email and visits can be arranged within the opening hours

Parking:

A car park is situated adjacent to the nursery building

Overview

The Review Score of 8.9 (maximum of 10) for Spring Nursery RAF Benson is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Spring Nursery RAF Benson in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 out of 5 from 8 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 4.552 for Spring Nursery RAF Benson is calculated as follows: ( (54 Excellents x 5) + (41 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.552

  • 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 4.385 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Spring Nursery RAF Benson 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 20.8 positive Reviews (104 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 20.8 Target = 0.385

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

8.9 Spring Nursery RAF Benson has a Review Score of 8.9 (8.937)

Average Ratings

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    5
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
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    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Spring Nursery RAF Benson?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Spring Nursery RAF Benson

  • Mother of Child
    8

Both my boys have attending Spring Nursery since they were 1 year old. They both still love attending and have built lovely relationships with the staff. I know they are well cared for and have a fantastic time which makes leaving for work less stressful.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery RAF Benson? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

What really makes this nursery is the lovely staff. Everyone is really friendly, welcoming and they genuinely care for the welfare and happiness of all the children who attend.

There is a real drive to do fun, exciting activities to engage the children. My children have attended all 3 rooms in our time and each has been excellent. At the moment my little boy is in toddlers and is really thriving.

The nursery uses the Famly app and this has been very beneficial in sharing news, following my child’s progress and generally how he is getting on through the day. It is very reassuring and the staff use it well and keep it updated.

I would definitely recommend spring nursery Spring Nursery RAF Benson to other families.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery RAF Benson? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Since moving my son from another local provider to Spring Nursery at RAF Benson he has grown in confidence, not only in himself but with other children. They have supported and worked hard on his speech development (which he was behind on for his age) which has improved dramatically.
I work full time as a single parent and their support has been appreciated and my son leaves every day happy and content. The staff are all friendly and I'm more than happy with the care they provide.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery RAF Benson? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

We have two children in the pre-school and have been very impressed. Lovely staff and a thoughtful curriculum for each day, with a good balance of learning and play.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery RAF Benson? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter has attended this nursery for the last 2 years and thoroughly enjoys it. I have seen a marked leap in her confidence and development since starting. The staff are brilliant with the children and very friendly.
Would recommend the nursery to everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery RAF Benson? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Lovely nursery! My son is very happy when attending there. Very lovely staff and always willing to help.
Great activities throughout the day, always meet the needs of my son's development.
Excellent menus and overall happy with the quality of the care my son receives.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery RAF Benson? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My son first started in babyroom at the age of 18 months and is now in the preschool room. He absolutely adores his keyworker and often asks if she can come for tea!
I am happy with the standard of care he receives daily and I am confident that he will leave to go to big school with key skills that will be needed to extend his life long learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery RAF Benson? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

Our son has been in fulltime care for over 2.5 years here since he was one. We have always found the staff to be caring, considerate and loving towards him. They have listened to our requirements and I have no concerns at all about his care here. All staff work hard and are dedicated to making rooms fun, lively and educational where requirements dictate. We credit the nursery with helping our son potty train and we also know many of his capabilities are due largely to the attention and drive the staff have to nurture him. He loves attending and we are always supportive of the nursery. The new app is great. We already have our next children down on the list and are delighted with the setting, staff and facilities.

I would just like to see some investment in the garden area but I know the staff make excellent use of what they have and the children adore what they do in that space. The Nursery serves a unique population and we are very happy here. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Spring Nursery RAF Benson? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Michelle Williams, Manager at Spring Nursery RAF Benson responded to this review on 22 Mar 2018:

Thank you for your kind comments, I will make sure these are passed onto the staff.

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