St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare

357 Great Western Road, Aberdeen AB10 6NU

St. Swithin Early Learning and Childcare is part of Bright Horizons portfolio, which received the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) award in April 2018.

The team of passionate childcare experts provide care and education for children aged three months to five years.

It offers a warm, welcoming environment supporting the transition from home to nursery and it provides excellent nutritionally-balanced menus using fresh ingredients prepared by the chef. The nursery features an outdoor play area for each child to extend their learning outdoors.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Caroline Fenton (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Aberdeen City Council

Number of Staff: 12

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

Total Places for Children: 41

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0745-1745

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for St Swithin Early Learning and 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 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 10 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 4.833 for St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare is calculated as follows: ( (153 Excellents x 5) + (24 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 180 Ratings = 4.833

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare is based on 10 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 8.2 positive Reviews (41 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 10 Reviews ÷ 8.2 Target Reached = 1

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

9.8 St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.833)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
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Reviewer Connection to St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare

  • Mother of Child
    12
  • Father of Child
    3

The staff have been great with my boy, helping him develop as a young child. Everyone is helpful, informative and clear. My little boy is really developing quickly with his speech, numbers and letters.
His social skills have come leaps and bounds since starting and that is due to the excellent staff.

How likely would you be to recommend St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Really happy with the overall experience, staff fabulous, a very positive and upbeat environment. My son always is so happy coming into school, really impressed with the facilities in the nursery, like the split room set up - works well for keeping interest.

How likely would you be to recommend St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

From day one, I have been delighted with the level of care and the quality of the staff at the nursery. The activities are educational and fun, while the meals and snacks are healthy and varied. I was particularly impressed with the learning journey maintained by the nursery staff, which helps understand the children's developments.

How likely would you be to recommend St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

All staff are amazing and really make this place special. My daughter loves coming here. It's a safe, happy and warm environment. Cannot fault anything about it.

How likely would you be to recommend St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our little boy is 2.5 years and has been at this nursery since he was 1. Since joining nursery he has developed so much with his speech and abilities. He likes to join in with all activities and the staff really encourage this well.

How likely would you be to recommend St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son has settled in very well with Bright Horizons, St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare, Great Western. He's made plenty of friends and the staff all have a fantastic relationship with him. Everyone knows his name and he is very much at ease in everyone's company. The facility is very modern and clean.

How likely would you be to recommend St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter has only been attending the St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare for a short while and is absolutely loving it.

The staff are fantastic so friendly and hard honest working girls.

How likely would you be to recommend St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been going to the nursery since she was 16 months and is now 19 months.
She has developed so much in terms of confidence and social skills.
The nursery staff in particular play a big part in this and now when I ask her in the morning if she is ready to go to nursery she gets very excited.

How likely would you be to recommend St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

I am very pleased with the care my son has received since starting at St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare last year. He has come on so much and all the staff are amazing! I can't thank them enough for how supportive they have been towards my son and myself. They always take a good interest in things my son talks about and are always doing topics on these things and it's all he talks about when he gets home!

How likely would you be to recommend St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our daughter is now 5years old and has been at the nursery since she was 11months old. She is due to start school in August and she couldn't be more ready thanks to the nursery and the staff there.
We have had a great experience with the nursery and our daughter has enjoyed going.
We are due our next child later this year and have already registered them for the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

I could not be happier with the quality of care at St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare. The caregivers are so attentive and the level of imagination that goes into the activities is fantastic. My daughter loves going to nursery and I feel confident that she is being well looked after. She has developed so much more quickly since starting nursery, both her speech and social skills have come on leaps and bounds! The nursery is extremely clean and well organised, the toys are in great condition and the facilities are superb.

How likely would you be to recommend St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The review was supportive and informative with a thorough discussion on the development of our daughter. We were happy with the process and feel it definitely benefits the care by keeping communication channels often between the staff and parents.

How likely would you be to recommend St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Very pleased with the nursery. All staff are very kind, friendly and ensure our daughter is kept entertained with lots of different activities throughout the day. We get a thorough update on the day at every pick up which is great. We have been very impressed with how the staff have encouraged our daughter at meal times, in particular using all the cutlery. Overall a fantastic nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My child has been attending the nursery since the age of 12 months. The nursery has been a great experience for him and he has developed well and benefitted from the exposure to other children whilst being ably supported by the staff. No problems whatsoever have been experienced by our child or ourselves at the nursery, and I would have no reservations about recommending it to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

After being apprehensive about placing my child in a nursery, I am now very pleased that I did. I was worried about him picking up bad habits from other children but instead, I was pleasantly surprised at how much his confidence has grown and at how much he has learned in just a few months.
I would definitely recommend our nursery to other parents.
The staff are always very friendly and professional. I have confidence in them.

How likely would you be to recommend St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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Caroline Fenton

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Description:

Caroline is the Manager at our St Swithin nursery,
She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and childcare experience.

Kim

Kim Scanlan

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2009

Description:

Kim has been working at St Swithin Nursery since 2009. She has achieved the HNC Early Education and Childcare qualification while studying at college and last year completed the Children's Care Learning and Development level 4.

She has experience in various roles within the nursery from Practitioner, Room Leader and then onto Deputy Manager in July 2016.