The Play Factory, Ilford, London
The Play Factory, Ilford, London
The Play Factory, Ilford, London

The Play Factory is Ilford's only Psychologist led day nursery. They've been working hard over the past year to refurbish the setting, achieving a 'Good' Ofsted award in August 2017, and are now ready to take on new students.

At the Play Factory the aim is to offer children the chance to develop skills and interests that will lead to a lifetime of positive choices and interactions.

The nursery setting is continuously evolving, and Montessori (child led), Experiential/Behavioural and EYFS methods are utilised to ensure that every one of their students is engaged and developing regularly.

There is an open door policy and all parents and carers are welcome to take a look at the nursery website, and call or visit the setting to learn more about this unique approach to child development, health and nutrition and getting ready for 'big' school.

Parents: Regular feedback and assessments will keep you informed of your child's progress and you also have access to the skilled leadership team for a range of issues from cognitive and social skills development to family counselling.

Owner: In Bloom Industries

Person in charge: Trina Shoat (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Redbridge Council

Number of Staff: 7

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

Total Places for Children: 74

Age Range: from 0 years 6 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: 1 week between Christmas & New Year

Languages Spoken (other than English): Arabic, Spanish; Castilian, Gujarati, Hindi, Panjabi, Punjabi, Urdu

Vacancies

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Reviews

8.9 The Play Factory has a Review Score of 8.9 (8.916)

The Review Score of 8.9 (maximum of 10) for The Play Factory is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 4 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Play Factory in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.0 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 4.896 for The Play Factory is calculated as follows: ( (43 Excellents x 5) + (5 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 48 Ratings = 4.896

  • 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 4.02 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Play Factory 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 14.8 positive Reviews (74 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 14.8 Target = 0.270

  • 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 The Play Factory?

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

Reviewer Connection to The Play Factory

  • Mother of Child
    4

Since joining The Play Factory my daughter developed in so many ways. She is more confident, social and balanced. The nursery has a fun and bright environment. We are very happy with the teaching she has received. She recognises lots of things, can count numbers and different colours in a very short space of time. Very good staff members are approachable to parents as well. Overall I am very pleased with the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Play Factory? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I’m extremely happy with this Nursery. My child is progressing in leaps and bounds due to the fantastic staff team giving excellent care and activities. The learning is fun and extremely creative. Fab communication and a solid management team who are friendly, knowledgeable and approachable.

How likely would you be to recommend The Play Factory? 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

What a fantastic Nursery! 5* treatment at a 5* Nursery. My son absolutely loves coming to nursery each morning and most of the time I don’t even get a goodbye- but I do not mind as it means that I can go to work knowing that my child is not only incredibly happy but is being given high-quality care and his development is being fully supported.
The playrooms are clean and the layout changes each month as per the theme. I get as excited as my son, to see what is coming next.. it is fascinating to see what is coming next.
As a parent, I am completely involved in my child’s developmental “next steps” which is fantastic- especially hitting the hard toilet training time.
The Director, Management team and Staff are extremely passionate in what they do and are dedicated and professional.
The Nursery food is OUT OF THIS WORLD! If only I could eat as well as my child does. All is fresh and homemade.
Overall, I feel The Play Factory is part of our family and thank you for what you do.

How likely would you be to recommend The Play Factory? 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

The best decision we made was to move our little girl to The Play Factory! She’s been there for just over a month and has not only settled in but is much more happy and confident. Staff and leadership are super creative, fun, warm and welcoming. She's learning and developing new skills every day and I know she is being looked after by a team that really cares.
Our daughter, at 19 months is involved with arts and crafts, tending her own plants, taking care of pets, learning about nature and baking.
Going by The Play Factory ethos, the kids not only eat a healthy varied diet they also get to learn about the foods they eat. I was taken aback when our little one asked for broccoli for dinner! :)
Personal touches like being able to access your own educational psychologist and willingness to help families is awesome.
They are new and unknown.....get a place now before everyone finds out about this little gem of a setting.

How likely would you be to recommend The Play Factory? 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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