Ashley Cross Children's Nursery

10 Charmouth Grove, Lower Parkstone, Poole BH14 0LP

Ashley Cross Children's Nursery, Poole, Dorset
Ashley Cross Children's Nursery, Poole, Dorset
Ashley Cross Children's Nursery, Poole, Dorset

At Ashley Cross Children's Nursery professionals are committed to a safe and caring environment, where each child is able to learn and develop at their own pace and parents can feel confident and secure. Together with a versatile interior, the nursery has its own outdoor classroom and playground areas, making the most of this converted Victorian building.

Staff understand the need to focus on the key areas of the EYFS, such as maths and literacy, and every child is given a key person to safeguard their health and learning goals. All professionals are fully qualified and committed to a friendly atmosphere as part of this family-run nursery.

Owner: Angela Holliss

Person in charge: Angela Holliss (Owner/Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Borough of Poole Council

Number of Staff: 8

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

Total Places for Children: 28

Age Range: from 1 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week Christmas

Fees Guide: Please call for current fees

Languages Spoken (other than English): Italian

Vacancies

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Current Reviews

Review Score: 9.7 (9.741)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Ashley Cross Children's Nursery is based on 11 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 9.741 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.955 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.786 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

  • The maximum Review Score for a nursery is 10 and it is based on the published (including Restricted Publication) Reviews in the last 2 years. When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

    The Review Score of 9.741 for Ashley Cross Children's Nursery is based on 11 Reviews/Recommendations in the last 2 years.

  • The Review Score (maximum of 10) is made up of a Quality Score (maximum of 5) and Quantity Score (maximum of 5):

    • Quality Score: 5 Points are available for the average rating. For each review the nursery is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The 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. (Please note that the ratings of Very Poor and Poor have only been available since the change from Recommendations to Reviews on 7th July 2015.)

      The Quality Score (average rating) of 4.955 for Ashley Cross Children's Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (126 Excellents x 5) + (6 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 132 Ratings = 4.955

    • Quantity Score: 5 Points are available for the number of 'Positive Reviews' for a nursery. 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 care provider to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

      • Any Recommendation. Before the change from Recommendations to Reviews on 7th July 2015 all feedback was limited to Recommendations (ie positive comments only)

      The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

      1. 3 points for receiving the first Positive Review.

      2. 0.1 Point per Positive Review, up to a maximum score of 1 Point. (ie a nursery requires 10 Positive Reviews to receive the maximum score of 1 point.)

      3. (Number of Positive Reviews ÷ number of children) x 2, up to a maximum score of 1 Point. ie a nursery has to receive a number of Positive Reviews equal to half of the number of children to obtain the maximum score of 1 point. eg a nursery with 40 children has to receive 20 Positive Reviews to obtain the maximum score of 1 point.

      The Quantity Score of 4.786 for Ashley Cross Children's Nursery is calculated as follows:

      1. 11 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 11 Positive Reviews = 1.100 (maximum score = 1)

      3. (11 Positive Reviews ÷ 28 Children) x 2 = 0.786

  • The Review Score is based on user Recommendations/Reviews submitted in the last 2 years. The maximum Review Score is 10. There are 5 Points available for the average of all ratings on users Recommendations/Reviews (Excellent 5, Good 4, Satisfactory 3, Poor 2, Very Poor 1). There are 5 Points available for the total number of positive Recommendations/Reviews submitted in relation to the number of child places at the Day Nursery.

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My son went to this nursery. My daughter is now at this nursery. She started this October and is finding it a bit difficult to let go of mummy. The nursery manager and owner has made this transition as easy as possible. She was there three years ago to help settle my son in and now my daughter is getting the same special settle in to nursery life. This nursery is constantly good. We are very happy with the small friendly approach.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashley Cross Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

When my daughter turned 18 months I got a fantastic job and should have been over the moon, but felt full of anxiety over who could I trust to look after my daughter. I looked around several nurseries and for whatever reason I did not feel comfortable and was not reassured that my daughter would be happy but most of all safe by the visit. Then I made an appointment to meet with the Nursery Manager and looked around the nursery. WOW!!! From the minute I walked through the door and was welcomed, to this day I cannot fault Ashley Cross Day Nursery. The staff are so caring and lovely and always show an interest into each child who are treated as individuals and not just a number, as it's such a homely friendly environment. The nursery is always clean, full of toys both inside and in the garden to ensure the children have fun and learn through play. My daughter has developed in several areas her social skills have improved such as sharing and her speech is that of a 4 year old at 2 and a half. She comes home each day full of excitement telling me about her day. A happy child, means a happy mummy :). I have this nursery to thank for being part of her development but most of all for being able to put my trust into the staff and know my daughter is having fun and being looked after to such a high standard.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashley Cross Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

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

Could not have asked for a better setting for my daughter, all of the staff are extremely friendly and nurturing. I now have a very confident little girl all set for big school. I would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashley Cross Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

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

I can't say enough about Angela and her staff, and the level of trust I have in them taking care of my daughter. From the first visit I made to this nursery in early 2014, I felt sure that this was the place for her. First of all, Angela is the perfect combination of kind and caring with the children and at the same time incredibly professional. She mad me feel comfortable instantly that she takes child care very seriously.
Ashley Cross Children's Nursery has a real sense of home when you walk in, and the children always seem to feel that way too. The facilities are great, the activities are varied, and the staff are amazing and really to take the time to learn about each child and his/ her needs individually. Even during the settling in period and the tears that come with it, I always knew that my daughter was happy there from day one, and felt that I was utterly supported as a parent the entire time too.
I truly feel like my daughter is thriving and this nursery and its lovely, caring, professional and imaginative staff has played no small role in that.
I would recommend it without hesitation.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashley Cross Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

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

After having had a bad experience with a previous child minder I was very careful with my choice on Nursery.
Angela made me feel so comfortable from the offset and I am am delighted with my choice. My daughter has been at the nursery since November 2013 and I could not be happier with my choice.
From the minute I drop her off I am confident she is going to have a great day and this is evident when I pick her up- always happy and tells me all about it on the way home.
The staff are so caring, professional and the way they nurture the children is so comforting. I am sure they feel like they are at home when they are there. Embracing all areas of life - from St George's day to Japanese children's day - my fridge is full of wonderful pieces of art!
Any issue is always dealt with sensitively and with compassion and I dread the day my daughter has to leave.
Highly recommended!

How likely would you be to recommend Ashley Cross Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

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

I could not be happier with this nursery. The staff are superb, always friendly, warm and caring. My son is so happy here and I'd highly recommend the nursery. When I drop my son off in the morning I know he will be looked after with the utmost care.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashley Cross Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

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

I have been using Ashley Cross Nursery for almost 7 years, taking 3 children there. In the whole time I have been there with my children I have never been let down. Not only do they achieve 100% in their job role but they have always been there for advice or even just someone to talk to. I have seen outstanding service to not only my 3 children but to others to. I will be distraught when my last child starts school and I won't be going there to see their lovely faces on a weekly basis.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashley Cross Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

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

Welcomiing and friendly little nursery

My daughter started part time when she turned 1. She has settled in well and enjoys going to nursery. All the staff know Jessica and she knows all of them, which is lovely to see, especially when she looks so happy when I pick her up. It is a lovely little nursery with very friendly staff. I would highly recommend and feel extremely happy and comfortable leaving my daughter there.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashley Cross Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our daughter has attended this nursery on a part time basis since October 2013. All of the staff without exception are friendly, well trained, professional and genuinely care about the children. The nursery setting is very homely and well equipped. Our daughter is very happy and thriving and we have had no issues or concerns. We would have no hesitation in recommending the nursery to others, we are very happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashley Cross Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

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

Ashley Cross is a fantastic nursery for my son. He only attends half a day a week, but the staff there know him so well. My son has learnt so much and developed through all the work staff have done with him. The environment is bright and stimulating whilst being homely at the same time, helping children to feel comfortable and settled. We have regular updates on our son's progress and feel we can contact anyone at the nursery whenever we need to. I would thoroughly recommend the nursery to any parent for their child.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashley Cross Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

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

When it was time to look for a nursery for our son we visited lots in our local area. As soon as we walked into Ashley Cross we knew this was the right one and we haven't been disappointed. Our son is so happy here and loves playing the games with his friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashley Cross Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

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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