Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr

669-671 Kings Road, Great Barr, Birmingham B44 9HU

Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands
Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands
Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands

Building Blocks Nursery provides a happy and safe environment for all children to play and learn in and takes great care in providing high standards of childcare and education for children aged three months to five years.

The large detached building provides ample space for children to experience a variety of activities and explore the many facilities on offer.

The nursery has a range of qualified and experienced staff who are all either trained to NNEB/NVQ 3 or equivalent, or are working towards this qualification. They also pride themselves on the number of senior staff with Level 5 and 6 qualifications (degree level) who work well to lead the team.

Group: Building Blocks Nurseries

Person in charge: Vickey Hall (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Birmingham City Council

Number of Staff: 14

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

Total Places for Children: 41

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

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Reviews

9.9 Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.948)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr 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 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 13 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 4.948 for Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr is calculated as follows: ( (147 Excellents x 5) + (8 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 155 Ratings = 4.948

  • 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 Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr is based on 13 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 8.2 positive Reviews (41 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 13 Reviews ÷ 8.2 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.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    13
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    13
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr

  • Mother of Child
    10
  • Sister of Child
    2
  • Father of Child
    1

My son has attended Building Blocks for just over a year, the endless enthusiasm of the staff helps to fuel his desire to explore and learn at every opportunity. All areas of early years development are monitored and progress recorded, daily routines including bathroom and meals are also given on a daily basis. Each child's individual needs are recognised by the staff and activities are catered to help bring on their independence. My son has and will continue to thrive here.

How likely would you be to recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr? 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

Tina Hart, Managing director at Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr responded to this review on 04 May 2017:

Thank you for your feedback. We aim to work closely with parents and families to ensure the individual needs of all children are catered for and we take pride in ensuring childrens learning and development is shared on a regular basis.

The staff are excellent and know how to control the children. The way they get the children involved is amazing and the behavioural system is really excellent.
The amount of toys they have is amazing because there is enough to go around for them to share.

How likely would you be to recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr? 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

Tina Hart, Managing director at Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr responded to this review on 02 May 2017:

Thank you for your feedback. It is lovely to hear families comment about the good behaviour in our nursery.

My daughter attends this nursery and I am very pleased with it. The staff are always friendly and helpfull. I am always kept up to date with my child's development. There is always a range of activities for them to do and I always get my child's work at the end of the day.
My daughter is happy to attend and can't wait to go and play.

How likely would you be to recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr? 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

Tina Hart, Managing director at Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr responded to this review on 02 May 2017:

Thank you for your feedback.
It is very important to us that parents are kept fully up to date about their childrens learning and development and it is lovely to hear that your daughter enjoys coming to nursery.

Building Blocks is a lovely, caring and happy nursery which will only benefit the children who attend. Seeing my twin daughters excited and happy to see their key workers speaks volumes. The facilities available to the children are great and help develop their skills independently and as part of a working team. The staff are always happy to help and nothing is ever a problem for them.

I'm so happy I decided to send my girls to Building Blocks and would not hesitate to recommend the nursery to friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr? 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

Tina Hart, Managing director at Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr responded to this review on 28 Apr 2017:

Thank you for your feedback.
We take great pride in building positive relationships with children, parents and families and it is lovely to hear that your children are excited about coming to nursery.

Thanks to this nursery, my little brother had been able to go to the toilet by himself, which I am very proud of. He started at this nursery a year ago, and he has come such a long way in that time. He's been talking more and has been able to use kitchen utensils better which is great.

How likely would you be to recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr? 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

Tina Hart, Managing director at Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr responded to this review on 28 Apr 2017:

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that the support we give at nursery is having an impact at home.

My son has been at nursery from 6 months old and loves it. I feel he has gained a lot from attending nursery and participates in lovely activities. The girls are kind and caring and it is great to see the developmental milestones on 'tapestry'. I would recommend Building Blocks to any parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr? 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

Tina Hart, Managing director at Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr responded to this review on 28 Apr 2017:

Thank you for your feedback. We will ensure we share the lovely comments with our staff team.

My son started here 12 months ago, he loves it. The staff have helped my son in every way possible, from helping toilet training to speech therapy. I really would recommend the nursery to everyone. My son has come so far!

How likely would you be to recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr? 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

Tina Hart, Managing director at Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr responded to this review on 28 Apr 2017:

Thank you for your feedback. We always aim to meet every child's individual needs and we are more than happy to support parents and families in any way we can.

Absolutely wonderful nursery, 3 out of 4 of my children have been here so far. I have never had any concerns. All of them have gone in with no tears, just big smiles of contentment. So reassuring for me as a parent to know that my children are safe, well cared for and having a brilliant start to their educational experience, which will set them up for many years to come. The staff are friendly, warm, enthusiastic and approachable. They interact with the children and make learning fun through their structured activities. Thank you Building Blocks.

How likely would you be to recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr? 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

Tina Hart, Managing director at Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr responded to this review on 28 Apr 2017:

Thank you for your feedback. We thoroughly enjoy the work we do and we are so pleased that you have chosen us as the nursery provider for all of your children.

My little boy attends this nursery and is currently in 'Tweenies'. He has really settled in and has built a lovely relationship with his key worker and the other staff in the nursery. The staff always have time to talk to me about his day and the things he likes doing at nursery. I also have regular updates through Tapestry, of where he is up to development wise. I feel the staff have really got to know my son and base his activities around his interests. I would definitely recommend this nursery to anyone looking.

How likely would you be to recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Tina Hart, Managing director at Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr responded to this review on 28 Apr 2017:

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you find the communication we share through tapestry useful.

I had an unsatisfactory service from a previous nursery, so I was anxious about childcare for my daughter who has a medical diagnosis. Building Blocks captured my trust and confidence. We had regular SEN meetings with professionals to monitor my daughter's progress and put in place actions to could help her develop her skills ready for mainstream school. They are prompt in raising any concerns/reporting any incidents. They update tapestry with comments and photographs so I can see what activities my daughter has taken part in.
Not only do they take part in internal activities but also take the children are external trips. My daughter has a good rapport the staff who are patient and attentive. The staff show a genuine interest in my daughter's needs.
My daughters favourite facilities are the sensory room and playground. The security policy makes sure all children are safeguarded appropriately. I am extremely pleased with the support that building blocks have provided my daughter and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Tina Hart, Tina Hart at Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr responded to this review on 27 Apr 2017:

Thank you for your feedback.
It's lovely to hear about all of the things you and your daughter like about nursery.

Before sending my daughter to a nursery I was very nervous to leave her with strangers. But all of the girls at building blocks have been so welcoming and have become her friends. She has been there for the last year and loves it. She's learnt so much and has so much fun, I am so happy to leave her there and completely trust every one of them.

How likely would you be to recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Tina Hart, Managing director at Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr responded to this review on 27 Apr 2017:

Thank you for your feedback. Our staff have lovely relationships with the children and parents and it is appreciated that this has been noted.

Excellent nursery, my child enjoys his time here and is developing very well. They have lots of great activities for my child to get involved in and keep me updated through the tapestry. The staff are all great and very helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr? 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

Tina Hart, Managing director at Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr responded to this review on 27 Apr 2017:

Thank you for your feedback and it's lovely to hear that children are enjoying their time with us.

This nursery is amazing and we couldn't thank them enough for what they have done for our son, he is autistic and if it wasn't for the staff at the nursery I don't think he would be where he is today they have helped him develop in so many ways.
All the staff are amazing and kind and are always happy to help.

How likely would you be to recommend Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr? 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

Tina Hart, Managing director at Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr responded to this review on 27 Apr 2017:

Thank you for your feedback. It's lovely to hear that all children and families are being supported and that children are making progress.

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