St Margaret's Pre-School at Chapelfields

Lyndon Road, Olton, Solihull B92 7QF

St Margaret’s Pre-school is a friendly, not for profit charity pre-school dedicated to providing the best care, development and education for children between the ages of 2 and 5 in Lyndon and Olton, Solihull.

The Pre-school is open for breakfast club at 08-30 each day in term time, with both morning and afternoon sessions offered. St Margaret's accepts children with both 15 and 30 hours child funding.

The Pre-school has six staff all with NVQ level 3 or above qualifications in childcare. St Margaret's Pre-school is run from a purpose built fully accessible former children's centre.

The Pre-school is conveniently located on Lyndon Road between the A45 Coventry Rd and A41 Warwick Road.

The Pre-school is run by a committee of current and former parents and this provides opportunity to influence the development of the pre-school and the services it provides.

Why not come and check the Pre-school out at one of our stay and play sessions, or ring for an appointment to come and have a look.

They are currently accepting children for immediate start, or bookings for after Easter or September starts.

Owner: St Margaret's Pre-School (Olton) CIO

Person in charge: Kate Walker (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 6

Service Offered: Nursery School (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open term time, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Registered Charity Number: 1157816

Total Places for Children: 40

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0830-1530

When Closed: School Holidays

Fees Guide: £16.50 per session

Languages Spoken (other than English): Chinese - Cantonese, Malay, Panjabi, Punjabi, Chinese - Mandarin

Directions:

Accessed via Lyndon Road

Parking:

Free parking on site

Overview

The Review Score of 8.4 (maximum of 10) for St Margaret's Pre-School at Chapelfields 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 2 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for St Margaret's Pre-School at Chapelfields in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.5 out of 5 from 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

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  • 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 4.875 for St Margaret's Pre-School at Chapelfields is calculated as follows: ( (21 Excellents x 5) + (3 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 24 Ratings = 4.875

  • 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 3.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for St Margaret's Pre-School at Chapelfields 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 8 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 8 Target = 0.250

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

8.4 St Margaret's Pre-School at Chapelfields has a Review Score of 8.4 (8.375)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to St Margaret's Pre-School at Chapelfields

  • Mother of Child
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My daughter loves it here. The main thing is she's happy and enjoy being at this nursery. The staff are great. Always happy and helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend St Margaret's Pre-School at Chapelfields? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Kate Walker at St Margaret's Pre-School at Chapelfields responded to this review on 20 Apr 2018:

Thank you for your kind words.

This is a fantastic nursery, very helpful staff, lovely people.
My son attended this nursery last year and he loved it, he spoke very highly of the teachers (in fact he still does).
They helped him adapt to being left my his mommy, he felt at ease and quickly settled in.
My son loved the outside area as he is an outdoors child.
I highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend St Margaret's Pre-School at Chapelfields? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Katy Walker, Manager at St Margaret's Pre-School at Chapelfields responded to this review on 23 Mar 2018:

Thank you for the lovely review.

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Staff Profiles

Katy

Katy Walker

Job Title: Setting Manager

Description:

Katy, Mum of one, has been the manager of St Margaret’s Pre-School since April 2004.
Qualifications
•   NVQL5 in business management
•   NVQL3 Children’s Care and Education
•   NVQL3 Playwork A1 Assessor
•   ILM Level 3 in Leadership & Management
•   First aider.
Designated Safeguarding Lead,
Behaviour Management Officer.

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Debra Silver

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2017

Description:

Debra Silver has recently joined St Margaret’s Pre-School as Deputy Manager and is responsible for developing teaching and learning within the setting. Debra is a Mother of 3 children with a wealth of experience working with 2-4 year olds in children’s centres and helped with the pilot of 2 year funding.
Qualifications
•   NVQ L5 Foundation degree in Early Years
•   NVQ L3 in Children's Care, learning and development
Senco Officer

Sat

Sat Kaur

Job Title: Assistant Manager

Description:

Sat is a Mother of 3 who started as a volunteer doing her NVQL2 with us then became one of the staff.
Qualifications
•   NVQL3 Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare

Diane

Diane Hughes

Job Title: Assistant

Description:

Qualifications
•   Foundation Degree in Early Years,
•   NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Child Care & Education
•   First Aider and DSL
•   Whilst at university Diane gained valuable experience at different settings

Lynda

Lynda Liew

Job Title: Assistant

Description:

Lynda previously worked at a nursery while gaining her qualification and has also worked at an international kindergarten in Hong Kong. Lynda is one of our First Aiders.
Qualifications

•   NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare

Mandy

Mandy Pyne

Job Title: Assistant

Description:

Mandy’s two daughters both attended the pre-school. Mandy was previously a registered childminder and a volunteer at St Margaret’s Pre-School. Mandy is one of our First Aiders.
Qualifications

•   NVQL3 Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare