Snowflakes Day Nursery

Ashford Road, Chartham, Canterbury CT4 7HN

Snowflakes Day Nursery, Canterbury, Kent
Snowflakes Day Nursery, Canterbury, Kent
Snowflakes Day Nursery, Canterbury, Kent

Snowflakes Day Nursery is located on the A28 in Chartham, outside Canterbury.

It offers childcare for children aged from six months to five-years-old.

With well resourced, bright rooms and excellent outdoor space, the nursery has facilities such as a mud kitchen and vegetable patches where children can grow vegetables which they can eat at mealtimes.

Qualified caring and competent staff work in partnership with parents to aid the development of confidence and curiosity for children to explore and discover all the nursery has to offer and to gain new experiences in play.   

There is an inclusive philosophy and a view that every child should feel valued and have a sense of belonging in the nursery. The genuine caring relationships between practitioners and children promote independence in a caring and safe environment.

Children have access to the soft play centre 'Big Fun House' before it opens where they can explore the play kitchen, workshop, train room and disco areas.

Delicious home-cooked food is served every day from a nutritionally balanced menu.

In addition, during term-times classes take place in by both baby and pre-school room and are delivered by talented providers such as 'Musical Bumps' and 'Baby Sensory', for which there is no extra cost as they are included in the fees.

Owner: Simon Bridgland

Person in charge: Lisa Pechey (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council

Number of Staff: 7

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

Total Places for Children: 46

Age Range: from 0 years 6 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: 1 week at Christmas

Directions:

Conveniently located on the A28 just outside of Canterbury, so excellent location for travelling into Canterbury and for surrounding villages.

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Reviews

9.2 Snowflakes Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.160)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Snowflakes Day Nursery 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 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Snowflakes Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 5 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 4.617 for Snowflakes Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (38 Excellents x 5) + (21 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 60 Ratings = 4.617

  • 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 4.543 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Snowflakes Day Nursery is based on 5 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 9.2 positive Reviews (46 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 9.2 Target = 0.543

  • 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
    3
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Snowflakes Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    4
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Snowflakes Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    5

My twin girls attended this nursery and I have been very happy with the service we received. The manager and the staff provided a highly personalised service from day one, which helped my girls settle in quickly at the nursery.

I really appreciated the fact that the management at this nursery were so accessible, and always got back to me very quickly. This nursery has such a homey feel in that the babies often get to hang out with the bigger kids, who clearly enjoy getting to play with them, and that always brought a smile to my face.

In all, it's a great little nursery in a superb setting, and I highly recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Snowflakes Day 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 has been attending Snowflakes since he was 2 and is now leaving to start school. He has absolutely loved his time at Snowflakes and leaves absolutely ready for school, full of confidence, with great communication skills and has made some great friends.

The staff have been brilliant, totally 'get' him and he has loved them. The facilities and all the activities he has done during his time have been fantastic. I (and he!) particularly like that they play outside whatever the weather. He loves the garden, especially the mud kitchen and all the planting and growing of fruit and veg that they have done. He has also loved playing at Big Fun House before it opens in the morning. This has definitely meant that his physical development has been advanced.

How likely would you be to recommend Snowflakes Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

My child has been at Snowflakes since it opened. She loves attending, especially playing in the Big Fun House every day. All staff and friendly and caring and genuinely enjoy their jobs.
Food is nice and varied.
There are lots of activities and my child enjoys 'nature walks' to the wild garden.
Perfectly located for working in Canterbury. The owner is great and very easy to contact, always happy to discuss anything. Highly recommend.
The nursery practitioners are a great asset to the nursery - my child adores them. They both have very bright futures.

How likely would you be to recommend Snowflakes Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

An excellent nursery with caring and attentive staff. I very much like that my little boy can play outside as much as possible, come rain or shine.
The feedback I receive after each day there is fantastic.

How likely would you be to recommend Snowflakes Day Nursery? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been going to this nursery since February 2017.
He really likes it and I am happy he is having fun. There are lots of things to do and explore, staff are friendly and approachable.
However, his daily sheet for his activities, food, sleep etc... Sometimes is missing small details (sleep time and date for example)
Overall, a very good establishment.

How likely would you be to recommend Snowflakes Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

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