YMCA Day Nursery

7 Northumberland Place, North Shields NE30 1QP

YMCA Day Nursery is part of YMCA North Tyneside, and offers childcare and learning for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

At this high-quality early years provision, children are valued and their happiness, enthusiasm and individuality are fostered by experienced staff in a creative and stimulating environment.

There's a variety of activities to choose from, including; sensory room activities, outdoor play, arts and crafts, messy play, games, reading, story time and small world schemas.

There is also an allotment and regular risk assessed activities.

Their varied menu makes meals both tasty and healthy and is prepared on site from fresh ingredients.

Owner: YMCA Day Nursery

Person in charge: Rachel Danielson (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 16

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care

Registered Charity Number: 1011495

Total Places for Children: 65

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank holidays and 1 week at Christmas

Overview

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

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for YMCA Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 6 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 4.817 for YMCA Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (60 Excellents x 5) + (9 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 71 Ratings = 4.817

  • 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 4.462 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for YMCA Day Nursery is based on 6 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 13 positive Reviews (65 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 13 Target = 0.462

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

9.3 YMCA Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.279)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    5
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend YMCA Day Nursery?

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    4
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to YMCA Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    5
  • Father of Child
    1

Our son has attended YMCA nursery since March 2018 and absolutely loves it. He’s settled in well, the staff are really friendly and keep us up to date with his progress. There’s plenty of activities to keep him entertained, including lots of outdoor play which he loves.
He’s come on leaps and bounds since joining. We would definitely recommend YMCA nursery

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Good standard of communication, staff still learning, but they put maximum effort and are very caring.
Cleanliness isn’t perfect, but hey! - it’s a nursery, staff would have to be running around with the cloth instead of looking after the kids. It’s not dirty at all though. Just messy at times, the messier the place, the happier the children are :-). Great sensory area and learning facilities for children. Keep it up!

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Day Nursery? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Rachel Danielson at YMCA Day Nursery responded to this review on 18 Apr 2018:

Thanks for your review, we are so pleased your child has settled well with us and that you are more than happy with the care we provide. I would like to assure you that we have a cleaner who cleans the nursery every night to ensure the nursery cleanliness is maintained to a very high standard at all times. The children at our nursery learn through play and at times the rooms can get messy. We do encourage the children to tidy up and put toys away at the end of each session, which helps them to develop their listening and understanding skills as well as learning that they play an active role in looking after our nursery and toys.

My 2-year-old daughter loves going to nursery and is always in a really good mood when I pick her up, she is always fully busy and the nursery always informs me of all activities that she does while there.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Day Nursery? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My 19-month-old daughter has been going here since 14th March and I couldn't be happier. Her speech has really begun to develop and her list of foods she will eat is expanding! The staff are lovely and friendly, always happy to help and clearly care for all the children there. I especially love reading the observations on tapestry. Highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Rachel Danielson, Nursery Manager at YMCA Day Nursery responded to this review on 03 Apr 2018:

Thanks for your lovely review, Zoe. It's lovely to hear you are happy with our care and your daughter has settled well into the nursery.

This is a fantastic nursery with great staff. My son started upon opening in January and settled straight in despite not being left with anyone before. He always thoroughly enjoys the ever imaginative activities on offer. They also use an online facility that allows them to communicate with you at home so you can see what your child has been up to with accompanying photos which are always lovely to see. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff and the nursery manager has been very supportive. I would highly recommend this nursery. I dread the day my son has to leave.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Rachel Danielson, Nursery Manager at YMCA Day Nursery responded to this review on 19 Mar 2018:

Thank you for such a lovely review, Sarah. It's a pleasure having your son with us.

My daughter has attended YMCA Day Nursery since it opened in January 2018. She settled immediately on her initial visit as the staff were amazing.

We are kept up to date with information each day and receive photos and observations from every session through the Tapestry App.

The rooms and outside area are fully equipped with toys and learning materials.

My daughter loves attending nursery and I feel happy knowing she’s well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Rachel Danielson, Nursery Manager at YMCA Day Nursery responded to this review on 16 Mar 2018:

Thanks you for the review Donna. We are so happy your daughter has settled well into nursery.

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Vacancies

6 Child Vacancies

posted 02 May 2018

We have spaces in out Baby Room (0-24 months).We have spaces in our Toddler Room (2 year olds). We offer 2 year funded spaces, 15 hours per week (for eligible parents).We have spaces in out Pre-school (3-5 year olds). We offer 3&4 year funded spaces, 15 hours and 30 hours (for eligible parents).

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Staff Profiles

Rachel

Rachel Danielson

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2017

Description:

Rachel has a BA Honours Degree in Childhood Studies. Before going to university she qualified with a Level 3 in Childcare and Education.

She has 4 years Early Years management experience and is very passionate about children's learning and development thorough play.

Rachel is a keen advocate for outdoor play and is passionate about creating an outdoor environment that children will want to be in what ever the weather.