Twinkles Oxford Place - Leeds City Centre

5-6 Oxford Place, Leeds LS1 3AX

Opened in October 2016, Twinkles Oxford Place offers three light and airy rooms, a soft play room and a well-equipped outdoor play area. A state of the art fingerprint entry system and magnetic locking doors ensure the children's safety is paramount. Twinkles also has a high commitment to safeguarding.

The focus at Twinkles is on learning through play. Children are nurtured and encouraged as they discover their own unique personality and take part in a wide variety of activities to boost their imagination and social skills. Qualified and experienced practitioners help children to learn new skills and develop confidently towards school life.

Parents are kept up-to-date with their child's development and are invited in for regular parent partnership meetings. A monthly newsletter, themed stay and play sessions and fun family events mean parents and children will soon become part of the Twinkles family.

Group: Twinkles Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Clare Cotton (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Leeds City Council

Number of Staff: 10

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

Total Places for Children: 60

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Twinkles Oxford Place - Leeds City Centre 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 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Twinkles Oxford Place - Leeds City Centre in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 6 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 4.803 for Twinkles Oxford Place - Leeds City Centre is calculated as follows: ( (167 Excellents x 5) + (32 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 203 Ratings = 4.803

  • 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 4.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Twinkles Oxford Place - Leeds City Centre is based on 6 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 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 12 Target = 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.

9.3 Twinkles Oxford Place - Leeds City Centre has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.303)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Twinkles Oxford Place - Leeds City Centre

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
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My little boy was 11 months when he started at Twinkles Oxford Place. I was slightly apprehensive about leaving him, as he had literally been my little shadow since he was born. We don't have much family nearby, so he had not spent regular periods away from me. However, he settled in so well at Twinkles and the team in the Baby Stars room have been great with him. Developmentally, he has also progressive massively in the past few months: he is better socially with other people and children; started crawling and walking fairly quickly, and just generally enjoys seeing and hearing new things. He loves being active too, which is definitely encouraged.

I am so glad that I found Twinkles Oxford Place, and even more grateful that the staff have made what could have been a very difficult transition, seem fairly effortless and stress-free.

How likely would you be to recommend Twinkles Oxford Place - Leeds City Centre? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter started at Twinkles Oxford Place in October 2017 (2years 5months at the time), and she's been developing happily since then. I am a single mom and full-time student, so it is really important for me to have a second home with a second family for my child so that my mind is at ease knowing she's very happy while she's there. Her carers are extremely cooperative and have helped her reach development milestones both at nursery and at home. I'm beyond relieved that I have found a nursery with staff I can trust, especially since they are supportive during hardships I personally go through with my two little ones. I couldn't be happier with the cleanliness, meals and good habits my daughter has acquired and it's going to be bittersweet when it's time for her to start school.

How likely would you be to recommend Twinkles Oxford Place - Leeds City Centre? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I am very happy that I found this nursery for my child. From day one the staff was very friendly, enthusiastic and helpful. It was a very hard time for me to leave my baby first time alone for so many hours but I believe he got enough attention and warmth which made him assimilate smoothly. I like the events which the nursery organize which makes my baby have a wider knowledge of the world around us.
The most important for me is the feeling that I can trust them to take care of my precious baby.

How likely would you be to recommend Twinkles Oxford Place - Leeds City Centre? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Where do I start? I went back to work quite late really. My daughter was 26 months old before being sent to nursery and before that had only been with me or someone she knows well, so I thought it would be a potentially difficult transition.
She spent 6 weeks at a different nursery before we transferred to Twinkles Oxford Place and while she was well looked after she cried a lot and spent a lot of time looking out of the windows for us. After only a week at Twinkles the crying has stopped and she LOVES it! Every day she comes home and tells us what a great day she's had. She was put in the age 3+ room and despite being very young is thriving and taking part in the vast array of activities available. The soft play room is her favourite thing! The outdoor space is pretty limited but for a city centre venue that's hardly to be a surprise. They are still outside regularly and making the most of the space that's there! I've run out of review space but I could go on about this place all day.

How likely would you be to recommend Twinkles Oxford Place - Leeds City Centre? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son has been attending this nursery since January 2017. I changed to Twinkles Oxford Place nursery from another that I wasn't completely happy with and have no regrets since doing so. My son absolutely loves the nursery, the staff, other children, their daily routines, activities, the list is endless.

The amount of activities they do, messy play, going out into the garden or for a walk is just brilliant. There are 3 rooms split by age group, a shared soft play room and an outside play area. There is also an on-site chef who prepares all the meals, the meals provide excellent range and variety for the kids and it has got my son eating certain things that I wouldn't normally cook at home!

Couldn't recommend this nursery more and plan to send my second child here too.

How likely would you be to recommend Twinkles Oxford Place - Leeds City Centre? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My baby started nursery in November 2017 which was quite a daunting prospect for myself and no doubt her. However, from the very first day all of the staff, without exception, have been amazing. They take their time to know you, know your child and they are observant ie know what your child is wearing, what they eat, any changes in your child. They are encouraging, supportive and clearly, enjoy the kids. They immediately come to say hello when you arrive and in the best way possible take your child off you so that you can go to work, they call when needed and are always polite and courteous. They are consistent in their behaviour and I would most definitely recommend this place to anyone.

You can call in whenever you want and you still get the same reception!

They are brilliant! Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Twinkles Oxford Place - Leeds City Centre? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

We transferred from another Twinkles site when Oxford Place opened, due to its excellent location. Having been very happy at our previous setting, I was nervous-but from the first day he was very happy!

The staff are very kind and caring with wonderfully creative minds for activities for both learning and play.

Any concerns are dealt with swiftly and professionally and with my child's development and happiness as a priority.

I receive regular updates on progress and activities through social media, email and also verbally from both managerial and room staff.

Facilities are bright, clean and new and larger than you would expect from a city centre nursery.

My child's day is filled with reading stories, dancing, phonics, art, sand, water, kite making, role play, baking, trips to the local library/shops and playing outside or in the soft play. He is challenged, encouraged, entertained! Very happy!

How likely would you be to recommend Twinkles Oxford Place - Leeds City Centre? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has done really well settling into Twinkles. She started last month and I've been so impressed at how child-led and responsive staff have been in addressing her needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Twinkles Oxford Place - Leeds City Centre? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I was anxious about my son starting nursery at 7.5 months but the staff at Twinkles have been absolutely fantastic and have helped him to settle in and love nursery! The quality of care is outstanding and the nursery nurses clearly genuinely care about the happiness and development of each child. Since starting at Twinkles, my son has learnt so many new skills and I notice a change in him every week. He is growing into a clever and independent young child and this is definitely thanks to the excellent nursery provision!

How likely would you be to recommend Twinkles Oxford Place - Leeds City Centre? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My 2 boys love going to the nursery, they are always happy. I have seen a big difference in the way my older son is with his little brother. The staff are really friendly and make you feel welcome when entering and leaving the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Twinkles Oxford Place - Leeds City Centre? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Twinkles Nursery is a brilliant setting. My daughter goes in with a big smile and leaves with a big smile on her face. This shows me that she loves being in the nursery. All the staff are very friendly and professional.
The environment is extremely clean and stimulating. The classroom is bright and spacious and it provides a wide range of excellent activities and toys. The set up of the classroom encourages my daughter to become an independent and inquisitive child.

How likely would you be to recommend Twinkles Oxford Place - Leeds City Centre? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Twinkles Nursery at Oxford Place is an absolutely amazing nursery.
I had a full year off of work when my daughter was born and by my return to work she was very attached to me and still breastfeeding, so I was understandably nervous about her starting nursery.
Twinkles arranged settling in sessions, helped me plan supplying pumped milk for a while, asked loads of questions about how to help my daughter settle in and even emailed me an update on her progress on her first day.
For a while I was just so pleased she genuinely seemed to love going to Twinkles, but now I've noticed a real change in her. She's developing new social skills, as she now gets to socialise with lots of other children. She's getting regular opportunities to participate in creative activities that it would be very difficult to recreate at home. I still feel very much a part of her care. With Twinkles everything is a collaborative effort and it's bringing a wonderful new dimension to my daughter's development.

How likely would you be to recommend Twinkles Oxford Place - Leeds City Centre? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter has been attending this nursery since January and has so far been thriving in the positive environment provided by the staff.
I feel her continued presence here will help her learn and adapt as she gets older.

How likely would you be to recommend Twinkles Oxford Place - Leeds City Centre? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Brilliant care, and very accommodating of special requirements, with no problems. Our daughter's been coming since the nursery opened and always comes home having had a good time.
Definitely recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend Twinkles Oxford Place - Leeds City Centre? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The facilities at the nursery are excellent with a wide range of activities and toys, including a well stocked outdoor area and soft play area in the basement.
The staff take a genuine interest in my daughter and work hard to ensure she develops well and meets/exceeds all milestones.
As a result, she is happy at the nursery and is progressing well.
The nursery also provides healthy food options and a wide range of different recipes.

How likely would you be to recommend Twinkles Oxford Place - Leeds City Centre? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We moved from another Twinkles as the facilities at Oxford Place are great and the d├ęcor and the equipment are all new - so it's a really nice environment. The staff there are great - really friendly and enthusiastic. My son settled in quickly and clearly enjoys his time there.

How likely would you be to recommend Twinkles Oxford Place - Leeds City Centre? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

I am so happy with Twinkles Oxford Place. My son loves it there.
You are always greeted with a warm smile by the staff when dropping off and picking up your child. The staff are so happy and caring, which is what you want when you are leaving your child for the day.
The nursery itself is spotlessly clean. They have a wide variety of toys and activities for the children to play with and go outside every day if the weather allows. It's like leaving my little boy with family!

How likely would you be to recommend Twinkles Oxford Place - Leeds City Centre? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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