Big Discoveries Nursery

Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, Fareham PO16 9AD

Big Discoveries Nursery, Fareham, Hampshire
Big Discoveries Nursery, Fareham, Hampshire

Big Discoveries Nursery provides a fun and stimulating place to learn for 2-5-year-olds within the Portchester Community Centre.

Children develop a passion for learning within a caring environment with a well resourced indoor area and a large outdoor garden. The nursery is open 48 weeks a year and is open from 8am-5pm Monday to Friday.

Owner: Beejal Mistry and Kirsty Bavister

Person in charge: Kirsty Bavister and Beejal Mistry (Owner/Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hampshire County Council

Number of Staff: 4

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

Total Places for Children: 36

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1700

When Closed: Bank Holidays, Easter & Christmas

Visiting:

As you enter the Community Centre, the nursery is through the doors on the right.

Parking:

There is a large car park outside the Community Centre

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.3 Big Discoveries Nursery has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.306)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Big Discoveries Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 4 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Big Discoveries Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 out of 5 from 4 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 5 for Big Discoveries Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (48 Excellents x 5) ) ÷ 48 Ratings = 5

  • 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 4.306 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Big Discoveries Nursery is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 7.2 positive Reviews (36 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 7.2 Target = 0.556

  • 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
    4
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Big Discoveries Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    4
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Big Discoveries Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    4

My son really enjoys coming here and sometimes he doesn't want to leave! The outdoor space is brilliant and they go out no matter what the weather which is great for my son as he is very active. What's even better is that if he can't go outside there is an indoor climbing area with a slide to keep him active.
He is spoilt for choice of activities indoors and outdoors. He has made some good friends through interactive play which is great.
The staff are brilliant and I feel like they know my son really well which makes a massive difference to how happy I am to leave him there. I will definitely be sending my daughter there in the future!

How likely would you be to recommend Big Discoveries Nursery? 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 daughter has recently started at Big Discoveries and I am amazed at how quickly she has settled here. They are a lovely setting, with approachable staff who provide a fantastic range of activities for the children. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and I'm so glad I chose to send my daughter here.

How likely would you be to recommend Big Discoveries Nursery? 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 goes to Big Discoveries and loves it! The owner and manager are fantastic with the children and carry out a large variety of activities every day. My son is thriving there and runs in every day as he is so excited. I couldn't wish for him to be in a better preschool.

How likely would you be to recommend Big Discoveries Nursery? 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 3.5 yr old boy loves Big Discoveries. The owner and manager have been very skilled in tapping into my son's imagination and developing his speech and language. The free flow to the huge outside space is fantastic, my son and his friends spend hours racing around on bikes or digging in the garden/ sand pit or creating their imaginary friends!

They have made us, as a family, feel very welcome and my son has a strong sense of belonging with B D. The nursery make it a priority to speak and listen to parents. At 'pick up' they take the time to explain what my son has been doing and learning that day and I am encouraged to share any thoughts I may have. This means so much to me as a parent and we will soon have Tapestry!

I thoroughly recommend Big Discoveries.

How likely would you be to recommend Big Discoveries Nursery? 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

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