Kinder at Ashford Godinton

Lockholt Close, Ashford TN23 3JR

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Kim Ziolkowski (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 132

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week over Christmas & New Year

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Current Reviews

8.2 Kinder at Ashford Godinton has a Review Score of 8.2 (8.188)

The Review Score of 8.2 (maximum of 10) for Kinder at Ashford Godinton is based on 2 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 8.188 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.958 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 3.23 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 8.188 for Kinder at Ashford Godinton is based on 2 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 4.958 for Kinder at Ashford Godinton is calculated as follows: ( (23 Excellents x 5) + (1 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 24 Ratings = 4.958

    • 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 3.23 for Kinder at Ashford Godinton is calculated as follows:

      1. 2 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 2 Positive Reviews = 0.200

      3. (2 Positive Reviews ÷ 132 Children) x 2 = 0.030

  • 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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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Kinder at Ashford Godinton?

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    2
  • Likely
    0
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    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
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    0

Reviewer Connection to Kinder at Ashford Godinton

  • Father of Child
    1
  • Mother of Child
    1

The Overall Average of all the Ratings in the following 

2 Reviews is 5 out of 5

Our son started here at 11 months after removing him from another nursery which we felt we weren't happy with. He went off on his first day with no issue considering he did not have a settling in session (our fault due to illness). He was so happy when we left him on his first day we knew straight away we had made the right decision. All the staff are so friendly. It's so lovely to leave our son knowing he is happy and cared for while we go to work.
He has always been busy doing activities during the day painting, singing, playing, etc.
They have a brilliant outside space for all the different ages of children.
The only thing that isn't as good for us is the nursery is open only till 6 which sometimes is a struggle with our working hours and I imagine with other people as well however this is a small compromise to make for such a fantastic nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Kinder at Ashford Godinton? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

Our son attended the nursery from the age of 9 months. He's been very well taken care of. He is 2 years 4 months old now and likes it a lot. Busy Bees has great facilities, it's clean, has very friendly and professional staff, who are flexible and adapt according to the children's needs. We're very happy with the nursery. The only criticism is the almost constantly overflowing bin outside the nursery building. Often there's rubbish flying around after the bags have been torn by animals. Not a great environment near children.

How likely would you be to recommend Kinder at Ashford Godinton? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

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: Good

Kim Ziolkowski, Nursery Manager at Kinder at Ashford Godinton responded to this review on 30 Sep 2015:

As a part of our Zero Waste to Landfill initiative we are trying our best to deal with all rubbish in an environmentally friendly manner. We are aware that there is an issue with the bin and we are doing our very best to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. In the meantime, our staff continuously tidy up outside to contain the rubbish, to avoid it affecting the nursery and public. These bins are at the front of the building, somewhere that children do not have access to, so the children are not affected by this. We look forward to getting this small issue resolved soon, to strengthen our nursery’s commitment on sending zero waste to landfill.

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