Chalkhouse Childcare Services

Kerak, Chalkhouse Green Road, Kidmore End, Reading RG4 9AS

Chalkhouse Childcare Services, Reading, Oxfordshire
Chalkhouse Childcare Services, Reading, Oxfordshire
Chalkhouse Childcare Services, Reading, Oxfordshire

Chalkhouse Childcare Services is a small, dedicated childcare provider based in Reading, South Oxfordshire.

Dedicated and experienced members of staff provide a fun and stimulating environment where the children feel safe and happy and can learn through age-appropriate play.

The nursery provides tasty home-cooked meals and snacks to support the healthy growth and development of each child. Any specific dietary requirements can be catered for.

All members of staff hold a paediatric first aid certificate and are CRB checked.

Owner: Chalkhouse Childcare Services

Person in charge: Lucy McAddden (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Oxfordshire County Council

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

Total Places for Children: 20

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

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Reviews

9.5 Chalkhouse Childcare Services has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.528)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Chalkhouse Childcare Services is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Chalkhouse Childcare Services in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 4 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 4.778 for Chalkhouse Childcare Services is calculated as follows: ( (86 Excellents x 5) + (20 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 108 Ratings = 4.778

  • 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 4.75 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Chalkhouse Childcare Services is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 4 positive Reviews (20 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 4 Target = 1.000

  • 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
    7
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Chalkhouse Childcare Services?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    9
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Chalkhouse Childcare Services

  • Mother of Child
    6
  • Aunt of Child
    2
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

The owner and the team are friendly, professional and very attentive to the individual children's needs. They make an effort to get to know the children by name and both my girls have gone there since 10 months old and I am very happy with how they have both developed. The meals are always varied and nutritious and homemade. There is a distinct separation of the young and older children to enable age-appropriate learning. The homely facilities are excellent, with lots of space to play and it's very secure.

How likely would you be to recommend Chalkhouse Childcare Services? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I looked at around 10 nurseries in the surrounding area and this one stood out for its beautiful surroundings and homely setting.
I knew the small and friendly environment would suit my children.
I like the personal approach and feel confident my children are being well looked after.
I was also pleasantly surprised to discover the nursery was significantly cheaper than many of the other nurseries I'd viewed.

How likely would you be to recommend Chalkhouse Childcare Services? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

This nursery is fantastic! The staff are friendly and clearly care for all the children that attend. They are always updating resources and activities are fun and full of learning.
I look forward to bringing any future children of my own.
Management work closely with all staff and parents and clearly are very experienced.

How likely would you be to recommend Chalkhouse Childcare Services? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The team and facilities at Chalkhouse are great.
Lovely, friendly and nurturing. The fees are reasonable and the manager assists and advises on funding.
My daughter has made some lovely friends and developed good numeracy and alphabet skills.
They go above and beyond in visual learning and they had chicks that hatched and caterpillars they could watch changing to butterflies. Highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend Chalkhouse Childcare Services? 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

This nursery is an utter gem. It is handily located in North Reading, which means you don't have to trudge into town to get decent childcare and get stuck in morning and afternoon traffic. The outdoor space is really lovely and the children have plenty of space to run around. I am impressed by the continued commitment to getting the children involved in different types of activities. The recent visit from a petting zoo was brilliant and I didn't stop hearing about it. The team are caring and attentive to the children and it feels homely.

How likely would you be to recommend Chalkhouse Childcare Services? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We are very happy with Chalkhouse Childcare Services. Our son enjoys going and his development has been helped by his attendance. All the staff are lovely and very caring. It is a wonderful setting.

How likely would you be to recommend Chalkhouse Childcare Services? 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 I like the most about this nursery is the caring atmosphere and nature of the staff. They have helped me settled my daughter in. She loves the hearty lunch time meals and the variety of interaction, playing and learning. Class size is good. I don't know how they manage it, but my daughter always comes home clean and super happy! The garden space is great and the arts and crafts she comes home with are fantastic. I feel it really appeals to her creative nature.

How likely would you be to recommend Chalkhouse Childcare Services? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has attended Chalkhouse Childcare since she was 6 months old. Now 5 she still attends after school as the environment is like a little family. The staff are well trained, friendly and bring out the best in the children. My daughter has grown in confidence and ability with strong social skills. Another great benefit is the flexibility the nursery provides as a working parent they have been very flexible with timings and provide me with complete peace of mind. My husband and I could not recommend them enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Chalkhouse Childcare Services? 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

Knowing our granddaughter is happy is critical to us. Management and staff make that a reality. They are warm, friendly, compassionate and friendly. Most important they know our granddaughter well, really well, all her needs, wants, preferences and little foibles. She is encouraged to be the best of herself. Chalkhouse Childcare is a beautiful place for any childs first move away from home towards school.

How likely would you be to recommend Chalkhouse Childcare Services? 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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