Munchkins Nursery, Pre School and Forest School

The Pavillion, King George V Playing field, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO7 9AB

Munchkins Nursery, Pre School and Forest School, Colchester, Essex
Munchkins Nursery, Pre School and Forest School, Colchester, Essex
Munchkins Nursery, Pre School and Forest School, Colchester, Essex

Set in the grounds of King George V Playing Field, a stones throw from the park, woods and village, Munchkins Nursery boasts a semi-rural location and also runs a forest school pre-school from the nursery, with children having the use of an 18ft beautiful yurt as part of the forest experience.

The nursery now runs year round care for children aged from three months to five-years-old, with full days, sessions and term-time only places available, ensuring that all parents needs are met.

Children based within the nursery also enjoy a full forest school experience as part of the day, as well as the nursery offering a separate forest school pre-school as well.

Along with a wonderful, warm and inviting interior, the nursery boasts an incredible outside space, with a covered astroturf area for babies, trees, rope swings, a boat and a fantastic nature garden, along with a yurt, enabling the children to learn as much outdoors as inside.

The nursery also takes full advantage of the surroundings with regular trips to the park, woods, library and trains, enabling the children to enjoy a full and rounded nursery experience.

Owner: Jo Callaghan & Liz Makins

Person in charge: Natalie Fletcher (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Essex County Council

Number of Staff: 10

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

Total Places for Children: 26

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

Directions:

The nursery is based in a park so the sat nav is non too efficient! Please call for directions

Visiting:

Munchkins welcomes all visitors but it is best to pre book a visit to ensure that there is someone available to show you around

Parking:

Easy parking available

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

7.4 Munchkins Nursery, Pre School and Forest School has a Review Score of 7.4 (7.442)

The Review Score of 7.4 (maximum of 10) for Munchkins Nursery, Pre School and Forest School is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.3 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Munchkins Nursery, Pre School and Forest School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.2 out of 5 from 1 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 4.25 for Munchkins Nursery, Pre School and Forest School is calculated as follows: ( (3 Excellents x 5) + (9 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 4.25

  • 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 3.192 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Munchkins Nursery, Pre School and Forest School is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 5.2 positive Reviews (26 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 5.2 Target = 0.192

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


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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Munchkins Nursery, Pre School and Forest School?

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Reviewer Connection to Munchkins Nursery, Pre School and Forest School

  • Mother of Child
    1

Munchkins nursery is a wonderful setting and the people running it know the children well. It is community focused and the nursery staff use the local resources well to engage the kids in their surroundings. Our son loved it there and we always had a good relationship with the staff. The manager is proactive and approachable, as are the owners.

How likely would you be to recommend Munchkins Nursery, Pre School and Forest School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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