Dinky Dragon's Nursery

St George's Lower School, East Street, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1EW

Dinky Dragon's Nursery, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Situated in St George's Lower School in Leighton Buzzard, Dinky Dragon's Nursery is a brand new childcare facility that offers flexible, quality childcare for up to 45 children aged from two to four years.

The nursery is fully equipped with a variety of new toys and furniture and provides the ideal setting for children to learn and develop through fun and play.

As part of the school, children at Dinky Dragon's can benefit from its wide range of facilities, which include a large outdoor play area, a soft play gym, a sports field, a wildlife garden and an on-site nature trail. Children can also enjoy delicious and healthy home cooked meals prepared by the school's excellent catering team.

The nursery prides itself on the highly qualified and experienced team of professional and caring staff who strive to create a fun, caring and homely environment to deliver the best in early years education and childcare.

Owner: St George's Lower School

Person in charge: Annette Martyn (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Central Bedfordshire Council

Number of Staff: 8

Service Offered: Nursery School (Local Authority Owned), Open term time, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 90

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 4 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1730

When Closed: School Holidays

Fees Guide: £12 per session

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Reviews

8 Dinky Dragon's Nursery has a Review Score of 8 (8.040)

The Review Score of 8 (maximum of 10) for Dinky Dragon's Nursery 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 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Dinky Dragon's Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.4 out of 5 from 2 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 4.679 for Dinky Dragon's Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (60 Excellents x 5) + (21 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 84 Ratings = 4.679

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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.

    The 3.361 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Dinky Dragon's Nursery is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 18 positive Reviews (90 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 18 Target = 0.111

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

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Dinky Dragon's Nursery?

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

Reviewer Connection to Dinky Dragon's Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    6
  • Godmother of Child
    1

I have been touched and impressed by the personalised care and attention the staff have given to both my daughter and myself easing concerns and making the transition less painful (especially for me!) The boys, equipment and facilities are highly varied, keeping my daughter interested every day which is no mean feat given her thirst for knowledge and new things. My daughter- even after only one month and two afternoons a week has clearly taken huge leaps in her language, motor skills and social confidence. The nursery uses mobile technology to send updates to me on difficult days, which is reassuring and there is always the opportunity to talk to the teachers during drop-off and pick-up. My daughter is happy and excited to go and that is all I hoped for!

How likely would you be to recommend Dinky Dragon's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

When my son first went to nursery all the staff were extremely supportive to both me and my son. He settled very quickly and the whole process was stress-free. Since joining nursery my son has developed in so many ways. His language and imaginary play have improved. The facilities are excellent with the outside area being amazing. They are extremely supportive when it comes to potty training and continue with the routine that you have been doing at home. They listen to you and always give lots of feedback on the progress of your child.

How likely would you be to recommend Dinky Dragon's 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

Really welcoming. My child loves going to Dinky Dragon's Nursery. A great space with great staff. Would highly recommend!

How likely would you be to recommend Dinky Dragon's 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Great nursery and great staff. My daughter looks forward to going there everyday.

How likely would you be to recommend Dinky Dragon's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter gladly attends the Dinky Dragon's Nursery. She enjoys the environment along with the other children and she likes to play too. My girl loves to learn always something new. Here she can learn to count, color and many more.

How likely would you be to recommend Dinky Dragon's 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 and I love Dinky Dragons! He is 2 and a half and I have never left him so was very nervous dropping him off on his first day, but I needn't have worried at all! He loves his nursery and the staff are fabulous. The setting is colourful, vibrant and engaging with plenty to entertain the children, whilst incorporating quiet areas for when the little ones need a rest.
The staff are so friendly, happy and positive, making learning fun and exciting. There are always different play areas set up when the children arrive, such as dinosaurs in sawdust, sensory 'goop' bags and my personal favourite was when they made a pirate sea scene together!
My son is a bit of a fussy eater but I am amazed at the amount he eats when he has his hot school lunch, the menu is well balanced and there is a good choice of food. Communication with his teachers is brilliant, I am kept up to date daily with his achievements via an app on my phone and I already feel part of the school's wider community as the other teachers are so happy and friendly.
I am so pleased we found Dinky Dragons and my son gets to experience such a happy and calm introduction to his school life, I can not recommend this nursery enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Dinky Dragon's 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

What a fabulous little nursery - fun, friendly, caring staff and a really cosy classroom. We're delighted she loves it, we thought she'd be a little anxious but she skips in every session as we smile and wave her off in the playground. We are so glad the school has opened its own nursery, our other children attend St George's and we wouldn't send them anywhere else. Once again the whole ethos is child focused and we already feel part of her nursery experience, which is very reassuring. Could not be a happier mum with happy children, cared for by wonderful staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Dinky Dragon's 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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