Bluebells Childminders Ltd (Day Nursery & After School)

41 Wilbury Way, Hitchin SG4 0TW

Bluebells Childminders Ltd (Day Nursery & After School), Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Bluebells Childminders Ltd (Day Nursery & After School), Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Bluebells Childminders Ltd (Day Nursery & After School), Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Bluebells Childminders provides nursery care for babies and toddlers, as well as a pre-school and wraparound care for children up to the age of 11 years. The nursery and pre-school’s supportive and stimulating environment provides children with the best learning opportunities and experiences, underpinned by engaging play activities that are organised according to individual interests and needs. Children are not pushed but are encouraged to reach their full potential through play and enjoyable experiences through which they can learn and discover the world around them at their own pace.

The breakfast, after-school and holiday clubs cater for children between the ages of four and 11 years, in a purpose-built room, independent from the nursery and pre-school. A drop-off and pickup service is provided to local clubs.

Owner: Bluebells Childminders Ltd

Person in charge: Sarah Kingsley (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 173

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 11 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

8 Bluebells Childminders Ltd (Day Nursery & After School) has a Review Score of 8 (8.016)

The Review Score of 8 (maximum of 10) for Bluebells Childminders Ltd (Day Nursery & After School) is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 2 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bluebells Childminders Ltd (Day Nursery & After School) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.3 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 4.708 for Bluebells Childminders Ltd (Day Nursery & After School) is calculated as follows: ( (18 Excellents x 5) + (5 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 24 Ratings = 4.708

  • 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 3.308 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bluebells Childminders Ltd (Day Nursery & After School) 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 34.6 positive Reviews (173 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 34.6 Target = 0.058

  • 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 Bluebells Childminders Ltd (Day Nursery & After School)?

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

Reviewer Connection to Bluebells Childminders Ltd (Day Nursery & After School)

  • Mother of Child
    2

I give this nursery 5*. They deserve it. Staff are great, well trained and you can see them always happy for work and play with the children. I have seen other nurseries but it's not as good as Bluebells Childminders.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebells Childminders Ltd (Day Nursery & After School)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been with Bluebells Childminders the moment they opened their doors. Everything was brand new and based on the newest research. The most attractive difference compared to other nurseries was the fantastic crawl in and out bedding areas. I love the light and bright temperature controlled rooms great for those extreme weather days. I feel comfortable leaving my child there and I know she's going to get fresh air in the wonderful garden or local park, play in a happy clean environment, learn lots and eat such great fresh, yummy food. My only concern is the delay in installation of the security entrance system that was advertised. It's driving parents crazy waiting for someone to answer the door and staff must be frustrated answering it. I look forward to this and the carpet being completed. The staff were excited and enthusiastic from the start and still are months in.

How likely would you be to recommend Bluebells Childminders Ltd (Day Nursery & After School)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Excellent

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