Major Minors at Dorking Chichester Road

Chichester Road, Dorking RH4 1LR

Major Minors at Dorking Chichester Road, Dorking, Surrey
Major Minors at Dorking Chichester Road, Dorking, Surrey
Major Minors at Dorking Chichester Road, Dorking, Surrey

Major Minors nursery has been purposely-designed to function as a safe and secure nursery environment, where children can practice and enjoy a number of play and learning activities known to be beneficial to their development. The facility has pleasant grounds that include a climbing frame and play house, with further additions, such as an obstacle course being planned. Staff are trained to the highest standards of care, appreciating and taking onboard any parental concerns and maintaining a hygienic and healthy facility. Major Minors is regulated by Ofsted and adheres to a number of other quality standards.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Tracey Harding (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Surrey County Council

Number of Staff: 17

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

Total Places for Children: 44

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas Day

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Reviews

9.8 Major Minors at Dorking Chichester Road has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.840)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Major Minors at Dorking Chichester Road 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 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Major Minors at Dorking Chichester Road in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 13 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • 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 4.84 for Major Minors at Dorking Chichester Road is calculated as follows: ( (131 Excellents x 5) + (25 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 156 Ratings = 4.84

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Major Minors at Dorking Chichester Road is based on 13 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 8.8 positive Reviews (44 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 13 Reviews ÷ 8.8 Target Reached = 1

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


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    12
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Major Minors at Dorking Chichester Road?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    13
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Major Minors at Dorking Chichester Road

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    2

We recently transferred my daughter from another nursery and couldn't be happier with how well she is doing. The garden here is amazing with so much to do, it always looks very busy and exciting. The staff are always friendly and let me know all about her day. I have recommended this nursery to a friend already and will continue to do so as it is fantastic.

How likely would you be to recommend Major Minors at Dorking Chichester Road? 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 has been at Major Minors for 2 yrs and 8 months and he absolutely loves it. He attends 3 days a week and is always talking about his friends there, the staff and all the activities he does. The large garden space is excellent as he loves the outdoors.

How likely would you be to recommend Major Minors at Dorking Chichester Road? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both of my sons attend Major Minors. My eldest has been going there for over 2.5 years now.
The staff are super friendly, caring, attentive and helpful. I feel both boys feel happy at Nursery and know they are comfortable with the staff. The staff always ensure every child’s needs are being met.
Major Minors is well organised. They have lots of activities, equipment and materials they access to ensure the children experience and learn lots.
The garden is fantastic, such a huge play area for the children. The children get plenty of fresh air and time to burn off excess energy!
We have nothing bad to say about Major Minors, it’s fab!

How likely would you be to recommend Major Minors at Dorking Chichester Road? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We've been particularly impressed with my son's key worker who continuously strives to always meet his needs. His key worker has been especially attentive to his language skills and he has excelled in this area.

How likely would you be to recommend Major Minors at Dorking Chichester Road? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

This is a wonderful nursery with friendly and caring staff. The outdoor area is a huge attraction and both my children have enjoyed their time at Major Minors.

How likely would you be to recommend Major Minors at Dorking Chichester Road? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Absolutely outstanding nursery, amazing staff and facilities. Before finding a nursery for my son, I visited lots of nurseries to try and find one that I was happy with. The minute I met the manager and had a tour of the nursery, I knew there and then that this was the best nursery and I wouldn't find another like it!

My son is now at school and my daughter attends. The manager and staff take security and health and safety extremely seriously, they organise and undertake fun and educational activities and games daily. The nursery has a large garden with outdoor equipment and toys for the children. They also keep you up to date on all developments and organise regular parents information evenings and fun seasonal events - what more could you want from a nursery?

You would be hard to find a nursery better than Major Minors Dorking!!

How likely would you be to recommend Major Minors at Dorking Chichester Road? 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

We would have no hesitation in recommending Major Minors. Our daughter has been going for nearly 2 years and has loved every moment. It was nerve wracking to leave my 6-month-old and go back to full-time work but the nursery made it so easy. The range of activities on offer and the fantastic outside space make for very exciting days. Whilst the structure and high expectations enable the children to make excellent progress against their early developmental goals. Thanks to the lovely staff, We have a very happy and confident toddler!

How likely would you be to recommend Major Minors at Dorking Chichester Road? 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

Love this nursery! Staff are all so friendly and seem to genuinely adore the children in their care. It has a lovely outdoors area that the older children can free-flow in and out of and my son is very happy there.
I've no qualms about returning to work this time round and leaving my second child there.
Would highly recommend to anybody looking for childcare.

How likely would you be to recommend Major Minors at Dorking Chichester Road? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Beautiful nursery with lovely outside area. Staff and management are very friendly and helpful. Activities offer a good range for the age of children.

How likely would you be to recommend Major Minors at Dorking Chichester Road? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

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

My wife and I viewed a number of nurseries before selecting Major Minors for our 9-month-old daughter in 2014. We picked Major Minors because of its purpose-built nature, the warm feeling from staff and the fantastic garden facility. We have not been disappointed and have found the smaller size of the nursery and inclusive nature across all age groups to benefit our daughter and her development.
We have found the nursery to have great flexibility towards our needs and those of our daughter. The size of the nursery has allowed ourselves and our daughter to know all members of the team and as such makes the transition through age groups and occasional staff movement and change easy for all. We have recommended the nursery to friends and would happily do so again in the future. The additional family events such as the sports day and Christmas bizarre are a great way to meet with other parents and have fun with the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Major Minors at Dorking Chichester Road? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Our child has been at Major Minors since he turned one in the summer. We are delighted with how well he has settled in and how happy he seems when we drop and pick him up and put this down to the great staff and management team. The entire team is very friendly and I like that every single member of staff knows my son by name. There is a fantastic, large and safe garden/outdoor space and I think its great how much time the children get to spend outside and all the outdoor activities that are available to them.

It is also great to see how all the varied activities (indoor and outdoor) are aiding my son's development when he does new things at home that he has learned at nursery. The level of communication and updates on your child's development is also really good. We know we made the right choice selecting this nursery and go to work knowing that our son is safe, very well cared for, learning new things and also having a brilliant time.

How likely would you be to recommend Major Minors at Dorking Chichester Road? 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

My daughter has attended Major Minor's for a year and she absolutely loves going to nursery. We chose it because of the good reviews we'd heard from friends, the relaxed happy atmosphere and the outdoor space. Our daughter started sleeping better, settled into a better routine and ate more varied food after attending the nursey. They even taught her to cover her mouth when she coughs! Most of all I know she is safe and happy at the nursery.

The staff are friendly, engaged and always answer my questions and deal with any of my concerns. We feel very fortunate to have secured a place for our daughter at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Major Minors at Dorking Chichester Road? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son started at Major Minors in the baby room and is now in the pre-school room. A significant appeal for us was the size and layout of the nursery which means the staff and children can see across/through all three rooms, which all open out onto a covered outdoor activity area and then on to a very large lawned garden. This makes the space feel safe and secure, while also open and light.
We have been impressed with the management who set the right tone and high standards across the nursery.
My son enjoys the activities available at Major Minors and the free flow approach. We are pleased with the communication we have with the nursery team. The smaller size of the nursery means everyone knows my son, which we really appreciate.
I recommend looking at this nursery, particularly for children who enjoy being outside.

How likely would you be to recommend Major Minors at Dorking Chichester Road? 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

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