Astbury Lane Nursery, Congleton, Cheshire
Astbury Lane Nursery, Congleton, Cheshire
Astbury Lane Nursery, Congleton, Cheshire

Astbury Lane Nursery is part of a group of six nurseries who all share the same vision, educational ethos and approach to working with children and families.

Their team of staff support children during their time at the nursery, right from the settling in period.

The nursery's team of staff are supported through regular staff forums, team building events, appraisals, awards and family events and Astbury Lane Nursery encourages a culture of open dialogue and discussion.

Staff have a strong understanding of what children need to thrive in their early years and and this understanding underpins all decisions about the running of the nursery.

Group: The Village Nursery Group

Person in charge: Emma Mainwaring (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cheshire East Council

Number of Staff: 12

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

Total Places for Children: 52

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.8 Astbury Lane Nursery has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.782)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Astbury Lane Nursery 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 16 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Astbury Lane Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.9 out of 5 from 9 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 4.917 for Astbury Lane Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (177 Excellents x 5) + (14 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 192 Ratings = 4.917

  • 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 4.865 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Astbury Lane Nursery is based on 9 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 10.4 positive Reviews (52 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 10.4 Target = 0.865

  • 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
    16
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Astbury Lane Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    16
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Astbury Lane Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    13
  • Father of Child
    3

We are very impressed with the care our 3-year-old receives at Astbury Lane Nursery. The staff are so attentive and motivating to the children and our child settled very quickly. Our little boy has multiple food allergies and these have been managed exceptionally well by the nursery. He has an excellent diet and can join in all food based activities because the staff always plan substitutes for him to feel included. This is a big relief for us and we are happy for our youngest to be starting there very soon too. Well done Astbury Lane!

How likely would you be to recommend Astbury Lane Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Finding the right nursery for my wife and I to send our son to was an important and initially a daunting, decision. We looked at most, if not all, of the local nurseries but Astbury Lane stood out due to the cleanliness of it's facilities, the friendliness of it's staff and the attention paid to each individual child and their personal development. Some of the nurseries we visited left us with the impression that you're simply leaving your child with them to be looked after whilst you can't be there. At Astbury Lane we feel that we're leaving our son with friends, that they will give him just as much time and attention that we would give him if he were at home with us. As new parents, we found the introductory days offered by Astbury Lane, along with the home visit, particularly helpful in making the transition from home to nursery an easy one for both parents and child. We would highly recommend Astbury Lane Nursery to all those considering this important decision.

How likely would you be to recommend Astbury Lane Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

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

Fabulous. My son has adjusted so well thanks to the wonderful staff despite only attending one day a week.

We love receiving the crafts he makes - not to mention the pizza and cookies!

The Facebook group, tapestry and diary mean we know exactly what he's been doing. Beautiful facilities too. My dietary wishes are adhered to and when required special items made. Nothing is too much trouble.

I firmly believe he now looks forward to his day with Astbury Lane - he has some little friends already which is wonderful.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Astbury, especially to any mamma struggling with attachment anxiety.

How likely would you be to recommend Astbury Lane 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 at Astbury Lane Nursery for over 5 months and he is loving it. We chose Astbury Lane Nursery for many reasons. We did visit other nursery's in Congleton to compare. The attitude of the staff is fantastic. My son has bonded extremely well with his key person and the baby room practitioners. I would definitely recommend Astbury Lane Nursery to any family. Go and visit and see for yourself, they are very friendly and welcoming without any pressure to join.

How likely would you be to recommend Astbury Lane 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

I'm so pleased I chose this nursery for our son. The staff are enthusiastic, caring and clearly very experienced. They take genuine interest in my child's needs, home-life and what he likes, e.g. toys, games, activities, food etc. I am really impressed with how they make learning so creative and fun, and the clever way in which it all links to the EYFS. The systems in place (daily diary, online learning journal, newsletters etc) for communicating with parents is also very impressive, and I really feel part of his nursery experience.

My son has specific care needs and dietary requirements, but I feel very comfortable and reassured leaving my child at this nursery. The food menus are healthy and nutritious, and this is very important to me as a parent.

Overall, this is an exceptional nursery; very well managed and professional. I would definitely recommend this nursery to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Astbury Lane Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

The nursery is fantastic! My first impressions were that the nursery offered a safe and warm atmosphere, and I have not been disappointed. All of the staff are extremely welcoming, which has helped my son to adjust and "settle in". I feel as though all staff, especially my son's key worker have gone out of their way to get to know my son and our family.
Meals are healthy and nutritious; they also offer a variety of meals.
Finally, I have found that the activities that take place are wonderful and, as a family, we have enjoyed many of the community events that the nursery has been involved in.
I could not recommend this place enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Astbury Lane Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Astbury Lane provides an excellent level of care. The home visits before your child starts is an excellent idea and really helped establish a bond between my daughter's key worker and herself, in her own environment. It provides great facilities. The staff are extremely caring, committed, professional and are passionate about developing the children in their care and frequently organise special activities and join in with the local events in the community. There is an outdoor play area and a good emphasis on physical activity. Also, split into 3 sections which give the piece of mind that my daughter is in a safe environment (8 months old when she started and not mobile at the time). The food is healthy, my daughter gets such a variety of different foods. There is a detailed daily feedback, with all aspects of my child's day. Overall, it is a fantastic nursery and has helped me every step of the way to ensure me that my child is safe, secure and extremely looked after in their care. Highly recommendable.

How likely would you be to recommend Astbury Lane Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Absolutely love the Nursery couldn't think of a better place to send my child she enjoys it so much and has come on leaps and bounds. She has made loads of new friends and bonded so well with all the staff and she looks forward to going each time. I would definitely recommend the Nursery to friends and family. I love the fact that I know that my child is been looked after safely and eating the right foods and she always comes home happy and talking about her day.

How likely would you be to recommend Astbury Lane 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

So far so good, our son is very happy and seems to be learning fast. His key worker is simply brilliant, as are the rest of the staff.
This nursery knows about baby and toddler learning and schema, something I have an interest in both as a parent and teacher, but above all that our son is happy and seems to enjoy his time at Astbury Lane Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Astbury Lane Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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 is a fantastic nursery. My daughter is extremely happy here, she started in the baby room. The surroundings are very calming and relaxed and homely. The staff are very friendly and really do care for your children. She has now progressed to the next room and is very settled and content, there is a huge change in her speech and learning and is this is a credit to the staff. There are plenty of activities planned each day keeping a great routine for the children. The food menus are fantastic giving the Children lots of variety flavours and textures with a great nutritional value I only wish I lunched with them. They have visits to local children's sensory play areas, they visit the library to have story time for the children, they go to feed the ducks, they have a great outdoor play area at the nursery. I highly recommend this nursery and the use of fingerprint entry that can be used by parents at any time I find this very reassuring and I love the use of the Tapestry app.

How likely would you be to recommend Astbury Lane 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 settled so well at Astbury lane nursery and it's all because of the lovely and kind environment at the nursery. Everyone there is fantastic and he loves every second he spends there. I would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Astbury Lane Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

This nursery couldn't make parents or children feel anymore welcome! All the staff are very friendly and management will assist with any questions or queries. My child always looks forward to going to this nursery and is clearly kept busy during the day as he is always ready for bed after. Safety and first aid is paramount here which as a parent makes you feel happy to leave your child in the care of everyone working here.

How likely would you be to recommend Astbury Lane Nursery? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I cannot recommend Astbury Lane Nursery enough, all the staff are amazing. I was very apprehensive about moving my little girl from her nursery at the age of 20 months as was worried it would unsettle her. How little did I know! She absolutely loves her new nursery and within a week she doesnt even want to say bye to me she is so excited to run and meet the girls.
They have ensured the transition whilst moving house and nursery went smoothly, and have offered us so much support through a recent difficult time.
Astbury Lane Nursery is truely a very special place where nothing is ever too much, just like a home from home.

How likely would you be to recommend Astbury Lane 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

Can't fault this nursery. Since taking over the premises in the summer they have done a great job in modernising it, and all the staff are very professional and take a pride in their work. We know that our daughter is in great care there, and her personality has really come on since she has been attending the nursery. Top marks all round.

How likely would you be to recommend Astbury Lane 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

Fantastic staff, very caring towards my son. Lots of fantastic and varied activities done each day. Food is fantastic and suited to dietary requirements. The feedback to parents is great and I feel included in my sons time at nursery. Management is very approachable and as a parent I feel my feedback and opinions are listened to. Also like that they have activities parents can get involved in such as stay and plays and community projects.

How likely would you be to recommend Astbury Lane 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

We moved our daughter to this nursery in September 2016 due to moving into the area. The change in her has been amazing. Our daughter would always cry and refuse to go to her old nursery it was always uncomfortable and emotional dropping her off. Since she has started here her confidence has really improved. She now wants to go into nursery she walks in on her own happily and tells us all about it when we pick her up. The staff work with my daughter when it comes to meal times and the stuff they manage to get her to eat compared with home is just amazing. The variety of diet they offer is also very good. The staff are all approachable and friendly. My daughter talks about her key person regularly at home and the relationship she has built up in the short time she has been attending the nursery is just amazing. I can't speak highly enough of this nursery and it's staff. The manager and her staff are all doing a great job. Thank you for everything you do.

How likely would you be to recommend Astbury Lane Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

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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