Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham

Marsh Farm Road, Chelmsford CM3 5WP

Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham is located at Marsh Farm South Woodham Ferrers.

Staff at Twizzle Tops Marsh Farm know that children learn best through play and support them on a daily basis as they explore, develop and grow, encouraging children to choose their own activities and be independent. Their aim is provide each child with a safe, stimulating and fun learning environment, while offering a nursery care plan that is designed around each individual child's needs.

Twizzle Tops Marsh Farm offers two fully-resourced rooms in addition to providing children with access to the Animal Adventure Park, a fun and natural environment that is full of outdoor activities and provides children with the chance to interact with animals. Children can enjoy physical play in the soft play area and learn about the care of animals at Marsh Farm, including: pony grooming, collecting chicken eggs and meeting lambs in the spring.

The nursery work with the local community authorities and other local agencies to ensure that children receive the best support to reach their full potential. Nursery staff work to ensure that resources and activities are carefully selected to meet the requirements of the the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and plan each child's day around their interests, abilities and requirements.

In addition, the Twizzle Tops team work with parents to ensure that they are kept up-to-date with their child's progress and as part of the nursery's caring service, each child and their parent is designated a Key Person who will inform parents how their child has been at the end of each session.

Group: Twizzle Tops Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Katie Davies (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Essex County Council

Number of Staff: 6

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

Total Places for Children: 55

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0645-1900

Overview

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham 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 19 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 16 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 4.851 for Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham is calculated as follows: ( (194 Excellents x 5) + (34 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 228 Ratings = 4.851

  • 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 Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham is based on 16 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 11 positive Reviews (55 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 16 Reviews ÷ 11 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.

9.9 Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.851)

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Reviewer Connection to Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
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There is nothing better than when you leave your son with his teachers feeling 100% confident he is in good hands. I was so nervous about my little one starting nursery but the staff at twizzle tops made it a breeze.
The staff, surroundings, food,cleanliness and day to day activities at twizzle tops are all 10/10 in my eyes.
They always go over and above what they need to do involving parents and make you have such a bond with the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son loves going to nursery. He enjoys going out for visits on the farm, playing in the large soft play and messy play. The food is great and he enjoys all that they serve up for him.

How likely would you be to recommend Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both my daughters attend this nursery and have done for over a year and I am very impressed with the feedback I get and activities that are carried out during the day and out of nursery for the parents to be included in.

How likely would you be to recommend Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

Lovely nursery definitely recommended to family and friends. The staff are amazing. My little girl has been going since it opened and she really loves the nursery and the girls.

How likely would you be to recommend Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our daughter has attended Twizzle Tops for over a year and has made fantastic progress. The nursery provides an excellent range of activities for the children and very informative information for parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My child loves his Nursery! He loves the assistants, the activities, the outdoor adventures & you can guarantee he’ll eat all the nutritious food they provide. It has a great family feel & the staff feel like old friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been attending Twizzle Tops at Marsh Farm since she was 6 months old - it was, in fact, the week the Nursery opened. We have always been delighted with the care and experiences she gains during her time there and now, at nearly 3 years old, she is a confident, kind and polite girl.

How likely would you be to recommend Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Fantastic, bubbly and caring staff. My son loves going to nursery and can't ever wait to go back. He also loves that they get to go out on the farm, on the tractor and get to see all the different animals. If your child loves animals this is definitely an amazing choice of nursery for them.
For a parent, the nursery always makes sure you know exactly what the child has done, eaten and been on that day. Also you get nice updates during the day on the facebook group that's only accessible by the parents and staff, along with the learning journal they update with all the different assessments they do all the time, not only written but with photos and videos too, that you can get a copy of once your child finishes there so you can keep a record of it for life .... love this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We cannot fault Twizzle Tops Marsh Farm! Our daughter has been there over 2 years (pretty much from opening) and still loves going and often doesn’t want to leave!
The activities and facilities on offer thanks to being on Marsh Farm property are amazing. Open spaces, the river, soft play, park areas, magic shows, tractor rides and of course the animals.
Singing, dancing, stories, craft and free play too all on a daily basis. The staff are all lovely.
Wish I went too... ;)

How likely would you be to recommend Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My partner and I feel very lucky to have our child at this nursery. She has opportunities here amongst a working farm that she would not have elsewhere. Often we're told of her trips to feed the animals, ride the tractor or teacups, visit the soft play area next door, and many other visits out into the local countryside.
The facilities are clean and well kept, the children are well fed and our girl is very excited each morning to get there.
The staff are brilliant, they make a huge effort to make each seasonal event different and interesting, as well as keep us updated throughout the day with pictures and videos on social media.
As a testament to the care and attention of the staff, popular roleplay games when at home often include the animals she visits or emulating the nursery staff themselves.
Since joining this nursery we have seen our little one's confidence grow a lot, with daily feedback of small achievements specific to her.
We are very thankful to all the people at the TT farm.

How likely would you be to recommend Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Katie Davies, Manager at Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham responded to this review on 10 Jan 2018:

Thank you, we love having lots of adventures at Twizzle Tops with your little one.

It is a very good nursery, staff are friendly and they do a lot of nice activities with the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Twizzle Tops Marsh Farm is amazing. My son has always loved it there and leans out of my arms when he sees the wonderful ladies he spends his day with. They go out to see the animals on the farm which was a real attraction for me and do all sorts of wonderful things.... especially messy things that I wouldn't want to do at home! My son is just over a year old and is learning so much. I'd highly recommend this nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My little boy has been at this nursery since he was 11 months old. The staff are all brilliant and so caring. My little boy loves going to nursery and can't get out of the car quickly enough when we arrive. The staff do so much with the children and they are always out on the farm. I can't recommend this nursery enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

I am a big fan of Twizzle Tops Nursery. I have two children that attend and they both run into Nursery most days and are so excited to go in. They have their friends and they also love all the girls working there. They do lots of creative play and make lots of different things to bring home. They are also always out on the farm getting fresh air and seeing the animals.

How likely would you be to recommend Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

The team at this nursery are fantastic - nothing is ever too much trouble, and my 10-month-old son was settled in superbly. I was anxious about leaving him at first, as most parents are - but they were wholly unnecessary. I absolutely love getting his little report card detailing what he's done that day - and most days he's out and about meeting animals on the farm or having messy - play - just fantastic, he does more at nursery than I do with him on most of my day's off. It's a secure, clean environment and they put great emphasis on child development no matter what the child's age. Already recommended to all my mummy friends. My son has been going here since late last year (2017).

How likely would you be to recommend Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My two children who are 18 months and 3.5 years old both attend the nursery. They enjoy the outside and seeing the animals interacting with nature. The elder child loves the staff and has grown in confidence.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Fantastic staff who are brilliant with our son.
Always friendly and willing to help.
We feel that they really care about our child's welfare and development.
Great facilities and loving how outdoors the children are able to be!
Thank you ladies xx

How likely would you be to recommend Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter has attended Twizzle Tops full time since August 2016 and we have nothing but positive things to say about the nursery.
The staff are wonderful, they are friendly, polite, helpful and they go out of their way to make the children feel safe and ensure that they have fun at all times. There has been many an early morning drop off where I have arrived at the nursery frazzled and stressed and left with a smile on my face because you can't help but be cheered up by their positive attitudes.
My daughter has flourished there and has gone from being fairly shy and reserved to being full of beans. I have an older son and as a result, have a lot of experience with childcare providers and I just wish Twizzle Tops had been around when he was younger because it is such an amazing facility.
My daughter regularly asks to go at the weekends and is disappointed when she finds out she can't, which is definitely a good sign.
It's an amazing place, I feel lucky to have found it.

How likely would you be to recommend Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have two little ones that attend this nursery and they couldn't be happier here. From going to the farm each day to having exclusive access to the bouncy pillows and indoor play area, each day brings its own excitement.
The staff at the nursery are really great with the children, creating a fun, exciting environment for them to enjoy, I love seeing my two literally run into the nursery each morning waiting for the fun to begin.

The online learning journal that has just been introduced is a great addition to their journey and means that if you don't always get to speak to the staff in full at collection times, you can keep up with what your child(ren) have been doing during their day.
We have used childminders in the past and I had my reservations about a nursery as thought it would be less personal but how wrong I was.
Well done Twizzle Tops - keep up the fantastic work.
Makes leaving them a whole lot easier for us parents to know they are so settled, safe and happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Twizzle Tops Day Nursery South Woodham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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