Rating calculations

Here's an explanation of how our rating system works.

The rating scale goes from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest).

ChildCare rating questionnaire

Communication with Parents: Describe how well are parents informed and updated.
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Parents are very well informed and updated everyday
  • [ 4 ]  Parents are very well informed and updated
  • [ 3 ]  Parents are well informed and updated
  • [ 2 ]  Parents are rarely informed and updated
  • [ 1 ]  No communication with parents
Food & Nutrition: How would you best describe the food served to the kids?
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Homemade daily from fresh produce
  • [ 4 ]  Mostly homemade daily from fresh/frozen produce
  • [ 3 ]  Made daily from fresh/frozen/canned produce
  • [ 2 ]  Often heated pre-made food (such as pizza) and junk food
  • [ 1 ]  Mostly heated pre-made food (such as pizza) and junk food
Programming & Curriculum: How would you describe program and curriculum that this childcare provider follows?
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Broad range of enriching, diverse and individualized activities
  • [ 4 ]  Various enriching, diverse and individualized activities
  • [ 3 ]  Activities are appropriate and diverse
  • [ 2 ]  Rarely activities are enriching and individualized
  • [ 1 ]  Lack of enriching and individualized activities
Facilities & Equipment: How would you describe the environment in the facility?
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Enriching, highest quality and delightful environment
  • [ 4 ]  Enriching, high quality and comfortable environment
  • [ 3 ]  Appropriate and comfortable environment for the kids
  • [ 2 ]  Sometimes damaged and poor quality
  • [ 1 ]  Damaged and very poor quality
Safety: How safe do you think the facility is?
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Always feels very secure, comfortable and safe
  • [ 4 ]  Feels comfortable, secure and safe
  • [ 3 ]  Secure and safe
  • [ 2 ]  Sometimes feels unsafe
  • [ 1 ]  Unsafe and dangerous
Cleanliness & Hygiene: How clean is the facility?
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Spotless and very high hygiene
  • [ 4 ]  Very clean and hygienic
  • [ 3 ]  Clean and hygienic
  • [ 2 ]  Needs a clean up and better hygiene
  • [ 1 ]  Very dirty and lacks hygiene
Staff: Personnel working for this provider
* Included in the calculation of the overall rating
  • [ 5 ]  Always very caring, respectful and professional
  • [ 4 ]  Caring, respectful and professional
  • [ 3 ]  Mostly caring, respectful and professional
  • [ 2 ]  Frequently impolite and unprofessional
  • [ 1 ]  Always very impolite, disrespectful and unprofessional

Rating scheme

We use the following scheme to convert the number scale into descriptive ratings:

4.75 – 5.00

Superior

4.25 – 4.75

Excellent

3.75 – 4.25

Very good

3.25 – 3.75

Good

2.75 – 3.25

Not bad

2.25 – 2.75

Questionable

1.75 – 2.25

Very bad

1.25 – 1.75

Extremely bad

0.00

Not rated yet

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