Chestnut Nursery School @ Norwich Research Park

Colney Lane, Norwich NR4 7UT

Chestnut Nursery School on the Norwich Research Park (NRP) has a dedicated inspirational team of highly skilled and trained nursery practitioners who deliver the highest quality childcare. Chestnut Nursery school believe that the first 5 years in a child's life are the most vital as they will learn and develop their own skills and attitudes that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

A highly skilled team consists of 80% Level 4 and above Early Years Childcare Educators who deliver the highest quality childcare in a safe and secure environment.

Chestnut Nursery School NRP encourages children to engage in exciting activities that challenge, support and extend their learning and development through the Core Curriculum:

Little Scientists - Exploring a variety of science activities that encourages children to see science all around them.
Little Explorers - Enabling children to explore and experience the natural world through hands on activities outdoors.

'Cooking together' involves groups of children working together to create recipes and encourages them to explore other fun activities which are linked with their cooking themes. Mini Artists - Exploring beautiful, found objects and materials that children can move, manipulate, control and change while they play.

Chestnut Nursery School has a stimulating environment to encourage a range of play, exploration and talk. Children are able to create, investigate, and explore, encouraging their curiosity, imagination, resilience and creativity. There is an abundance of high quality toys and equipment to enable children to have fun and learn at the same time.

Externally, the nursery boasts a generously sized and well-equipped out door classroom and garden, where Forest School activities are offered.

Your child’s future begins at Chestnut Nursery School NRP: “The best classroom and the richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky” Margaret McMillan.

Group: Chestnut Nursery Schools Ltd

Person in charge: Yvonne Hamilton (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Norfolk County Council

Number of Staff: 22

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

Total Places for Children: 114

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 8 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Directions:

Head for the Norwich Research Park and the Nursery is in Zone 1

Parking:

There are designated drop off spaces at the front of the nursery and also some long stay spaces at the back of the nursery for parents and visitors.

Overview

The Review Score of 8.5 (maximum of 10) for Chestnut Nursery School @ Norwich Research Park 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 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Chestnut Nursery School @ Norwich Research Park in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.3 out of 5 from 2 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 Chestnut Nursery School @ Norwich Research Park is calculated as follows: ( (21 Excellents x 5) + (2 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 24 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 3.338 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Chestnut Nursery School @ Norwich Research Park 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 22.8 positive Reviews (114 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 22.8 Target = 0.088

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

8.5 Chestnut Nursery School @ Norwich Research Park has a Review Score of 8.5 (8.493)

Average Ratings

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    3
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  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Chestnut Nursery School @ Norwich Research Park?

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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
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Reviewer Connection to Chestnut Nursery School @ Norwich Research Park

  • Mother of Child
    3

An amazing new nursery that is well equipped with the latest technology which provides me with regular reports on my daughter's daily activities.
All the staff, deputy manager and manager are fantastic and have settled my anxious daughter extremely well and very quickly. They encourage her to try lots of different and varied activities each day which she absolutely loves.
They are helping me with potty/toilet training and are amazing at working with me with regards to her individual dietary requirements.
I can honestly say, I have never seen her so happy in a nursery. Happy daughter = happy mum.

How likely would you be to recommend Chestnut Nursery School @ Norwich Research Park? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Yvonne Hamilton at Chestnut Nursery School @ Norwich Research Park responded to this review on 23 Apr 2018:

Many thanks for your wonderful comments. We are happy that you are pleased with our nursery.

This is truly a wonderful nursery. It was everything we were looking for and more.

My son has been there from opening day and all the staff now feel like part of our extended family!

How likely would you be to recommend Chestnut Nursery School @ Norwich Research Park? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Yvonne Hamilton at Chestnut Nursery School @ Norwich Research Park responded to this review on 18 Apr 2018:

Many thanks for your lovely comments

Wonderful nursery, with lots of stimulating play and resources. My daughter started recently and was a little nervous (as was I). Nursery staff have been wonderful and reassuring to both myself, my husband and our daughter.

The nursery uses a great parent app which allows me to see what my daughter has been up to all day. The facilities are always clean, tidy and age appropriate.

All the staff are welcoming as soon as you come through the door.

Could not recommend enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Chestnut Nursery School @ Norwich Research Park? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Yvonne Hamilton at Chestnut Nursery School @ Norwich Research Park responded to this review on 23 Apr 2018:

Thank you very much for your positive feedback.

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