Woodend Country Childcare

Woodend Lodge, Lamplugh, Workington CA14 4RN

Woodend Country Childcare, Workington, Cumbria
Woodend Country Childcare, Workington, Cumbria
Woodend Country Childcare, Workington, Cumbria

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: 24

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

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Reviews

7.3 Woodend Country Childcare has a Review Score of 7.3 (7.347)

The Review Score of 7.3 (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 4.8 out of 5 from 12 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 2.5 out of 5 from 12 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 4.847 for Woodend Country Childcare is calculated as follows: ( (123 Excellents x 5) + (20 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 144 Ratings = 4.847

  • 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 2.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Woodend Country Childcare is based on 12 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4 then divided by 2 = 2.000

    2. Target of 4.8 positive Reviews (24 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 12 Reviews ÷ 4.8 Target Reached = 1 , then divided by 2 = 0.500

  • 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
    10
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Woodend Country Childcare?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Woodend Country Childcare

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    1

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

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

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

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

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

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

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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

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 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

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

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.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodend Country Childcare? 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

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

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

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

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 daughter has attended nursery since January 2016, I was anxious leaving her at first but the team allowed us to "settle in" slowly which was fantastic, meaning no one was stressed or upset at any stage. The relationship she has since built with her key worker is very special, and I feel she knows her as well as I do.
They are always busy with various activities like baking, singing, painting, reading and enjoying time in the sensory room and walking down the lane looking at the animals. As a result of the attention she receives at nursery she is a very happy content confident little girl. The fact that the food is all homemade at the nursery is fantastic, especially for busy working parents it is one less thing you have to consider.
My daughter has enjoyed a varied diet whilst she has been there. I enjoy reading the daily diary and looking on the website to see what she has been up to that day. I have nothing but praise for the team, especially her key worker.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodend Country Childcare? 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 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.

How likely would you be to recommend Woodend Country Childcare? 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

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

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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