Red Lion Childcare

Bulwell Hall Healthy Living Ctr, Lawton Drive, Nottingham NG6 8BL

With a qualified and caring team of nursery staff, children at Red Lion Childcare are supported in their early years to develop and thrive in a fun learning environment. It is a Pre-school Learning Alliance service, committed to providing children with high quality care and learning experiences.

It is registered to provide 20 places for children aged two to five years old and was rated Good by Ofsted in February 2016. Red Lion Childcare follows the Early Years Foundation Stage and places a strong emphasis on learning through play, to enable children to have a positive learning experience during their time at the nursery.

Group: Pre-school Learning Alliance

Person in charge: Donna Sandford (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Nottingham City Council

Number of Staff: 4

Service Offered: Nursery School (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open term time, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Registered Charity Number: 1096526

Total Places for Children: 20

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0900-1500

When Closed: School Holidays

Directions:

Situated within the Healthy Living Centre on Lawton Drive Bulwell Hall Estate

Visiting:

Please drop in anytime Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am and 3pm

Parking:

There is a small car park plus street parking

Vacancies

10 Child Vacancies

posted 04 Dec 2017

free places available for 2,3 and 4 year olds we are also offering the 30 hours

Reviews

8.5 Red Lion Childcare has a Review Score of 8.5 (8.500)

The Review Score of 8.5 (maximum of 10) for Red Lion 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 2 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Red Lion Childcare in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.8 out of 5 from 2 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 4.75 for Red Lion Childcare is calculated as follows: ( (18 Excellents x 5) + (6 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 24 Ratings = 4.75

  • 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 3.75 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Red Lion Childcare is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 4 positive Reviews (20 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 4 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.


Average Ratings

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

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Red Lion Childcare?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    2
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Red Lion Childcare

  • Mother of Child
    2

I played outside on sunny days and inside when it rained,
my little hands and feet were busy every day.
I kept you all on your toes,
you tied my shoes and even wiped my nose,
but now its time to say Good Bye.
So nursery is over, summer is here.
And I go to big school next term.

Thank you for everything you've done.

How likely would you be to recommend Red Lion 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 son has enjoyed attending the Red Lion childcare setting since January 2017.
He has developed a great deal, he particularly enjoys the garden area where he can see the trees, birds and often comes home with a worm lol

I would recommend this setting to others as the staff are all very approachable and always willing to help.

How likely would you be to recommend Red Lion Childcare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Donna Sandford, Manager at Red Lion Childcare responded to this review on 21 Jul 2017:

It was a pleasure having your son in our setting.
Thank you for your kind words.

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Staff Profiles

Donna

Donna Sandford

Job Title: Manager

Joined: 1999

Description:

I have been working in childcare for the last 18 years I started as a volunteer and have worked m way up to manager gaining a
NNEB Diploma in childcare
NVQ level 3 in childcare
paediatric first aid training
and I am the designated person for safeguarding

I pride myself on having the same staff for 13 years

Nicola

Nicola Farren

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2004

Description:

I have been working at red-lion childcare for the last 13 years I have recently gained the
early years foundation degree
I also hold an NVQ levels 2 and 3 in childcare
paediatric first aid

Sarah

Sarah Toseland

Job Title: Lead Practitioner

Joined: 2005

Description:

I have been working in childcare and at red-lion childcare for 12 years
I have NVQ levels 2 and 3
paediatric first aid training
I am also the settings SENCO
Behaviour management co-ordinator
and Fire Marshall

Laura

Laura Lovegrove

Job Title: Early Years Practitioner

Joined: 2004

Description:

I have been working at Red-Lion childcare for the last 13 years I started as a school leaver and gained a NVQ levels 2 and 3
paediatric first aid trained
I also help with risk assessments