St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare

357 Great Western Road, Aberdeen AB10 6NU

St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

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 2016.

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: Nikki Black (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Aberdeen City Council

Number of Staff: 32

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

Total Places for Children: 85

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0745-1745

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.2 St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.221)

The Review Score of 9.2 (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 4.7 out of 5 from 8 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 4.5 out of 5 from 8 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 St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare is calculated as follows: ( (75 Excellents x 5) + (18 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 96 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 4.471 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare is based on 8 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 17 positive Reviews (85 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 17 Target = 0.471

  • 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
    6
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to St Swithin Early Learning and Childcare

  • Mother of Child
    7
  • Father of Child
    1

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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

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

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

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

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

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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 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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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Awards / Recognitions

March 2017

Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

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Nikki Black

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2005

Description:

I have been working in childcare since 2005, having worked my way up from a Support Worker to Room Leader and have recently been appointed to Nursery Manager at St Swithin.

I genuinely enjoy my job and I am so fortunate to work in a profession that is constantly evolving and changing and one that is challenging in all the right ways every day.

I have my SVQ level 3 qualification and am currently studying for my CCLD level 4 which I aim to complete early next year.