Woodend Country Childcare

Woodend Lodge, Lamplugh, Workington CA14 4RN

Woodend Country Childcare offers childcare on domestic premises in the Cumbrian village of Lamplugh, near Lake District National Park.

Founded in 2003, Woodend offers care for babies and children from birth up to the age of five-years-old. It also offers holiday care for children up to seven-years-old.

Staff at Woodend Country Childcare recognise the opportunities staff provide at the nursery have a direct impact on children’s futures.

The staff are dedicated to providing stimulating and exciting activities and challenges to give every child the best start in life.

Owner: Claire Sharpe

Person in charge: Claire Sharpe (Owner/Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cumbria County Council

Number of Staff: 14

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

Total Places for Children: 32

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 7 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Parking:

Private carparking

Overview

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Woodend Country Childcare 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 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Woodend Country Childcare in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 out of 5 from 4 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 4.861 for Woodend Country Childcare is calculated as follows: ( (156 Excellents x 5) + (23 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 180 Ratings = 4.861

  • 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 4.375 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Woodend Country Childcare 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 6.4 positive Reviews (32 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 6.4 Target = 0.625

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

9.2 Woodend Country Childcare has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.236)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    13
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
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  • Very Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Woodend Country Childcare?

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Reviewer Connection to Woodend Country Childcare

  • Mother of Child
    14
  • Father of Child
    1

Woodend Country Childcare offers the best childcare possible in a warm homely, friendly, caring environment. The staff are amazing and all of the children are very happy. Parents are kept informed of daily activities, they can view pictures and really feel informed about the day the child has had. All food is nutritious and homemade.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodend Country Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Woodend County Childcare is everything I wished for in childcare. It's child centred and is a loving and warm, friendly environment for my children. It's like a home from home. The manager and carers are very approachable and any concerns regarding your children are dealt with appropriately and with the deepest respect. A daily diary is kept and once weekly photo report of their achievements through the week. The food provided is for all and is properly home cooked food with variety. The activities are varied both inside and outside and they seem to cover lots of events through the year ie Chinese New Year, Easter, Christmas, Halloween etc. I have recommended this nursery to many of my friends!

How likely would you be to recommend Woodend Country Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I am extremely pleased with the quality of provision at Woodend Country Childcare. My son loves attending and all of the different activities they get up to. The staff are always friendly and professional and provide a caring enriching, fun and healthy environment for the children I recommend it without reservation.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodend Country Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Woodend Country Childcare has been the perfect nursery for my son from the moment I stepped through the door. Being just a year old, it was important to me that he settled well and enjoyed himself. He loves coming to nursery and loves spending time with his key person.
All of the staff are professional, warm and extremely friendly. I can go to work happy that my little boy is in safe hands, having fun.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodend Country Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Overall a very good nursery- and my daughter is very happy at Woodend Country Childcare. The staff are all friendly and my daughter has bonded well with the other children.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodend Country Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

Both my children have attended Woodend Nursery, my little boy from 11 months until school and my daughter from 11 months and she will stay there until school. Logistically it would have been easier to send my daughter to a closer nursery, however, there was never any doubt in my mind that she would go to Woodend.
They are fantastic, both my children loved/love it.
The staff are brilliant, they are friendly and welcoming, they communicate well and you get a book each day to let you know what your little one has been up to. Each child has a key worker, who gets to know your child well and my children adored/adore theirs.
The manager, is outstanding, including ensuring her staff are up to date with the latest training/courses which is reflected in the new ideas coming into nursery all the time.
The setting is idyllic, it really does feel homely. The children are often outside playing and exploring in a safe and stimulating environment.
I couldn't be happier with the care they provide.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodend Country Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Very friendly staff and due to its location very homely. Staff are pragmatic and are a good source of information and offer advice when asked for. Staff are genuinely interested in all the children and spend time getting to know the parents of the children they look after. As a parent I have always been made to feel very welcome. They do lots of interesting activities using the setting in which they're based, e.g. going to see a tractor and the older kids could sit in it. They also did paintings based on the tractor theme too. Have introduced a book loan scheme, which is great as it means we're reading new stories. Both girls love going to Woodend Country Childcare.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodend Country Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The staff at Woodend Country Childcare are fantastic! I was very apprehensive about leaving my child at a nursery as it was our first and she was only 10months old but the staff were so reassuring and approachable I knew I was leaving my daughter in safe hands! Now almost 6months on she looks forward to going and loves her key worker!!! Going to Woodend is like home from home and I love the fact that they are in the countryside and do activities outdoors! She always comes home with a piece of artwork that she has created and I enjoy reading her book saying what she has been doing that day! I would highly recommend this nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend Woodend Country Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

From the initial tour of the nursery, it felt warm and welcoming, taking the time to get to know us as a family, whilst also explaining all that the nursery has to offer. Since his first day my son has been thoroughly looked after by the caring and attentive staff and he undoubtedly enjoyed his time. Every day the nursery provides the children with different creative activities and learning opportunities, such as sensory activities, musical sessions, arts and crafts, story time, outdoor activities and these are coupled with mementoes for parents to keep and see how their child progresses. The staff also take the time to get to know the parents, a warm welcome is always there upon collection of your child with a summary of their day by their key worker, all of which is captured in a daily diary. One final point to make is the nursery's use of tapestry, an online, personal journal for you of your child, which the nursery uploads pictures, reviews etc recording their educational progress.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodend Country Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We are very pleased with the care provided for our son at Woodend Country Childcare. All of the staff are very friendly and have made a special effort to accommodate our son's second language.
They have a wide variety of learning activities, our son has progressed wonderfully in their care.
All of the staff are very friendly. They also allowed time to see which staff members our son grew particularly fond of and assigned them as his 'keep carer'.
The communication between staff and parents is very good. Along with updates when we collect our son, there is also a tapestry app which we can follow our son's developmental progress on a weekly basis and a monthly newsletter.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodend Country Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Knowledgeable, caring, trustworthy and approachable staff. A lovely friendly atmosphere with a wide variety of groups and activities. The Manager is very approachable and helpful with answering any queries. My daughter has become very settled and attends 4 full days a week. She has a great relationship with her key worker and other staff. Receive feedback each day so we can read all about her developments. We are very pleased and happy leaving our daughter knowing she is going to be well cared for.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Woodend is a fantastic nursery in a beautiful setting in the countryside. My children started in April when my daughter joined pre-school. She was very shy and quiet but since joining Woodend in only a few weeks she was so much more confident in herself, talking all the way home about what she had been doing all day until she would fall asleep tired out from her busy day. My son just walks in and doesn't give me a second look. He had a milk allergy which the girls dealt with no problem. The food is all homemade. They love telling me stories of their adventures. Den building, Olympics, yoga, dancing, stories, dressing up, painting, cooking, computer work, hairdressing, country walks to see all the animals. My son is excited about the big red tractor visit. The Manager and her staff do a fantastic job. The key workers are fab and make sure you know exactly what they have been doing, eating, funny stories and I love looking at the Tapestry logs each day which show photos of activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodend Country Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Woodend Country Childcare is the most wonderful nursery. The owner of the nursery throws herself wholeheartedly into the nursery. She shows each and every child real care and affection and is constantly striving to find new ways to enhance the experiences of the children within her care. Obviously, she can't do this single-handedly and she has a fantastic team around her. Each child has a designated a key worker and this really helps with the settling-in process (for both child and parent). My son has an exceptional relationship with his and she always takes the time to tell me about his day. Located in beautiful countryside, the children get to take part in many outdoor activities, which allows them to learn through play. Bottle feeding the lambs was one of the highlights of the year!
I consider myself blessed that my children have been able to attend this nursery and although it's not the nearest nursery to my home or work, I would never consider sending them anywhere else.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodend Country Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I am so fortunate to have such a wonderful nursery on my doorstep. The team at Woodend is professional and caring. I have been a customer for nearly six years and both my children have thrived in the setting. The experiences the children get on a daily basis are exceptional - egg collecting, woodland walks, yoga to name but a few. My child is now under the pre-school umbrella and today alone she cooked, painted, played outside and did letter writing and shape recognition. Woodend is like an extension of the family. They take the time to get to know each child individually, their likes, dislikes and little quirks! Both my children have had food allergies and intolerances and these were both catered for with no fuss. We are so lucky to have found somewhere so special. I looked at several other nurseries when my baby was little and Woodend won hands down.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

4yrs at the nursery and never had an unhappy time. She is quiet and shy, but nursery has always brought out the best in her. The team are friendly and they knew things about her which made her always feel like nursery was her home. This is an awesome centre giving children a substantial start to their education and personal development through play and education resources. This is shown through the way the nursery invest in staff training. Trips and parties are run brilliantly. Far better than any other nursery. Home made cooking is varied and healthy. Keyworkers have been a constant support by continually pushing her to reach her best and guiding us. We loved our daily diary. Each day was different, no matter what the weather, outdoor play was encouraged. The range of creative ideas helped us with home tasks. However, she was never too happy about sharing the cakes she made, but the crafts she made for Mother, Father and Christmas are in a keepsake box along with her reports, photos and diaries. Outstanding in all accounts. The only regret is that you don’t run a primary school.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodend Country Childcare? Extremely Likely

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