Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School

36 Radbourne Road, Balham, London SW12 0EF

Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School, London, London
Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School, London, London
Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School, London, London

Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School has just undergone a stunning garden refurbishment and is based in a Victorian building, convenient for both Balham and Streatham Hill rail stations.

The nursery is part of the Asquith family, Balham Day Nursery offers a safe and enjoyable environment where children thrive as they learn.

All rooms contain highly crafted wooden furniture and equipment handcrafted by Community Playthings.

A cosy baby room has sensory and stimulating activities and there is a separate sleeping room.

The spacious nursery room explores all areas of the curriculum with a book corner and messy area.

In the pre-school room, there is a more structured approach to prepare children for school. There are weekly French lessons, touch screen computers and a SMART board for Science, Maths and literacy.

There is also a large outdoor space for physical development and a buzzer entry system with CCTV.

Group: Asquith Day Nurseries & Pre-Schools Ltd

Person in charge: Julia Baugh (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Lambeth Council

Number of Staff: 23

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

Total Places for Children: 65

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: 1 week at Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.8 Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.809)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School 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 45 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 33 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 4.809 for Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School is calculated as follows: ( (444 Excellents x 5) + (89 Goods x 4) + (7 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 540 Ratings = 4.809

  • 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 Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School is based on 33 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). 33 Reviews ÷ 13 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
    39
  • Good
    6
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    42
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School

  • Mother of Child
    31
  • Father of Child
    11
  • Grandmother of Child
    2
  • Aunt of Child
    1

I used Balham Day Nursery for backup care for my daughter over 9 days. She thoroughly enjoyed her time there and looked forward to going in the mornings, this has not been the case for another backup care I used in the past. The nursery room setting for her age group was great and there is plenty of outside space for the children to play in. She loved all the activities provided, including story time, singing and feeding the guinea-pig. Balham nursery provided me with all activities she participated in, her nutrition and her overall experience each day. I would like to thank the team for all their support, attention and care of my daughter.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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

My son attends the baby room at Asquith's. It took him a while to settle in and everyone at the nursery were so patient and lovely to him at this time. He loves it now.

We choose Asquith's as my daughter attended there from ten months until she left for school. She was so happy there, made lovely friends and had a really strong bond with the staff. They prepared her really well for school. She loves going back to visit and still gets included in the activities.
The garden is lovely and the children play and do activities outside a lot.
It's a little home from home for them.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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

Balham SW12 - Very good onboarding process. The staff are very friendly and really care about the children. We felt confident that they will look after our son (18 months) and he enjoys every day at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter had a great January and February month. She learnt a lot including new words and vocabulary. I'm very pleased with a variety of activities (drawing, painting, play dough, singing, Spanish) that they do all in a day.
I also notice my daughter made friends and all the nursery staff have been amazing, supporting her in this development.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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

Management is brilliant. All of my questions are answered promptly and well. My daughter enjoys coming to nursery and always looks forward to it. The care for my daughter is good.
Updates on her progress are regular.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am very happy with the standard of the nursery. Whenever I come to pick up my niece, she is very happy and I am always offered tea and biscuits when I come in.
It is a lovely environment. Overall, superb.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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 son has been attending the nursery in the baby room for 6 months now and I have seen a real development in his physical skills and confidence. The staff treat all the children as if they were their own which is clear when you see the interaction between the children and all the staff members.

They are very cooperative in monitoring and improving on any skills and observations which have been mentioned by us.

I would definitely recommend the nursery and would return with my next child.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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 son went to Asquith from the age of 6 months in the baby room to 2.5 (in the nursery room). The settling in process was well thought out with several sessions at different times of the day over a couple of weeks for him to get used to the new environment. Both baby and nursery rooms, offer a nice environment for kids, making them all feel welcomed. Regular feedback and updates are provided. Really pleased with potty training process too. My son showed signs that he was ready and nursery staff picked up on this and we discuss a plan of action together. The nursery manager goes above and beyond to accommodate changes/requests. Overall I couldn't recommend this nursery enough to parents. Very pleased with the care my son has received here. He has thrived in the nursery thanks to his key workers and other nursery staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have already found, as our son has moved through from the baby room, nursery to the pre-school room that he has been well cared for, nurtured and developed. The range of age appropriate activities are both stimulating and fun; we often try to re-create these at home. Our son's vocabulary and speech have been well developed and I do believe this is in part due to the stimulation and learning that he has been encouraged to do at the various stages of his time at Asquith. The outside space is second to none locally; the children are very lucky to be exposed to this size of garden, including the various activities that the garden offers. We would have no hesitation to recommend the Balham Day Nursery to local friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Fantastic nursery/pre-school. Our son has made his way through each of the rooms and the staff has always been brilliant. Class sizes are always appropriate versus the number of staff and bumps and bruises (these things happen) are always reported so we feel very safe that they are monitoring our son and the children effectively. The outdoor area is beyond great and very rare in the area. We really like how often this is used, just wish there was a bit more sunshine to use it even more. Would never hesitate in recommending.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

We are very happy with the preschool room. Our daughter took a while to settle in, being totally new to a nursery setting, but the kind and attentive approach that is shown by the whole team has worked wonders. She is now comfortable and confident in a large group and I'm sure her transition to school will be much easier with the foundations laid here. The staff and management really care and go above and beyond. Our family love this nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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 experience with Asquith Balham so far has been very positive. They offer a safe, welcoming environment, with a great array of activities - both educational and fun! We have seen a great response from our boy, who clearly enjoys his time there and has become more outgoing and adventurous. The staff are warm and welcoming and clearly love their jobs and, most importantly, the children. Looking forward to more fun times in 2017!

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our son has been with the nursery for almost two years. We feel at ease with the staff and love the outdoor area as our boy is quite energetic!
He is happy and sociable and has made lots of great friends there.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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

I'm so happy that my 1,5 y.o. Son goes to this nursery. They do everything your child will feel comfortable and homely there. I remember just in the beginning I came to get my son and saw him sleeping on one of the nurses because he refused to stay in a cot bed. For a while, he did not want to stay on the floor and then all of them were carrying him in turns. It means so much to me, and after seeing their care I'm not worried at all now. They work together with you, always pointing what he likes to do or the things he has learned, then they ask you what you can teach him at home and they will keep doing the same, or they tell you what they have taught him so that you can keep doing the same at home this will help him. Soon it will be almost a year since we've started going to the nursery and at the moment I have no any bad comments or disappointments. Every day my son is happy to go there now and I'm happy too.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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 son attended Asquith Balham since he was 6 months old, until 4 years of age when we moved from the area. We have been so pleased with the love, nurturing and fun that he has had whilst there, it made choosing a new nursery very hard as we loved Balham so much and it set a very high standard. A special mention goes to our son's key worker, always so happy to see him and available to discuss what activities they'd been doing. The room leader is also excellent we miss them both. We have found all the staff and support staff very attentive and friendly. Another mention is the manager, the nursery has got even better under her guidance, organising special events that parents and children have enjoyed and helping to build a great sense of community. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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

I am a grandmother of a child within the nursery and I feel that the nursery is adequately staffed and well run. The nursery has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. I feel my grandchild is very happy, well looked after and engages in a variety of activities that are set out by staff which help her progress.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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

The nursery staff have made a good effort to help my son settle into the baby room, they are always friendly and helpful and greet him by name. I am given a good summary of his day when I collect him and any issues are noted. The staff are willing to work with us to try to improve things too, for example giving him extra milk in the afternoons. The facilities are clean and well maintained, there are a wide variety of activities and the children are taken outside daily. My son has been singing songs from nursery at home, which is lovely to see. My suggestion for an improvement would be to change the bread and cheese/ham dinners as I find on these days my son is a lot hungrier/tired on collection. The other slight frustration for us has been staff changes, particularly as one individual who left was often the first point of contact for my son in the morning. Overall I am pleased with the standard of care and glad that my boy is so well looked after. Thank you for all your hard work!

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My grandchild currently attends this nursery and it is lovely to be invited to so many of her events and parties. The children are always happy and I am always made to feel very welcome. The manager is very friendly and the teachers are always happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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 1.5-year-old son has attended the Asquith Balham Day Nursery for one year now. He has been very happy in the baby room and I am entirely satisfied with the care he receives there. He has flourished in the environment and is a well socialised and happy little boy who enjoys his time at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter attended Balham Day Nursery for 3 years before starting school. My 2.5-year-old son is currently attending the nursery.
Both of my children have been very happy at the nursery.
Over the years I have found the staff to be very caring and supportive.
The nursery staff strive to provide stimulating activities and play for the children.
Overall I am very happy with the service provided by the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My 2-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter attend this nursery. My 3-year-old loves preschool and is really prepared for school life. My oldest daughter went through this nursery as well and was super confident when she went to school. I work full time so I need to be confident in my childcare arrangement and I have complete confidence in the staff. If I am unhappy with anything, I can talk to staff and they accommodate my children's needs and the staff genuinely care about my children's well-being. My children are blossoming in this nursery and are safe and happy which is all you can ask for.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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 son has been at Asquith Day Nursery for a year and a half and he loves it there, the care providers are all lovely and informative at the end of each day. The managers are also great, very helpful and know and engage with every child. It has great outdoor space and a lovely homely feel about it.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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

I love Asquith Balham Nursery. I feel completely at ease when I drop my son off in the mornings, knowing he is with people who care about him and go out of their way to keep him safe and comfortable. He genuinely loves the nursery staff and sometimes cries when it's time to go home! If I could rate the staff any higher than 'Excellent', I would. Without hesitation, I would recommend this nursery to anyone and will be sad when the day finally comes for us to leave.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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

Asquith Balham is a brilliant nursery. My son has been going there since he was 1 year old. The staff are caring and great at both stimulating the kids and focusing on their development. My son loves going there and my daughter will soon join him.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

After spending one month at a rival nursery we quickly moved our son over to Asquith who moved heaven and earth to accommodate us at short notice. The manager and her team are attentive, friendly, caring and dedicated professionals. We are so impressed with our son's continued development and happiness at the nursery, so much so that he often does not want to come home. We would not hesitate in recommending Asquith to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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 have been at Asquith Balham Day Nursery since September 2016, following our relocation from Australia. The settling in period, allowed us all to get to know the staff in the baby room and our son's key worker. Building this relationship gave us confidence that he would be safe and happy in a caring environment where staff provide a wide range of activities designed to stimulate and stretch him. The welcoming greetings and daily feedback from the lovely staff also reinforce our confidence that our child is well cared for.

The facilities are always clean and activities well laid out and our energetic boy absolutely loves the baby garden.

In addition, the manager's passion is evident in the way she always goes the extra mile to assist us with any queries and the organisation of wonderful events, such as the Christmas party. These have allowed us to get to spend quality time with the staff and other parents.

We would definitely recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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 two children attend Balham nursery (4 year old girl and 7 months baby). They are both very happy there. The staff are extremely caring with the children and very welcoming. The nursery being in a big house and the team being so warm, it feels like leaving your children in a home, which is great.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

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: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Childcare is generally extremely expensive but here at Asquith Balham I feel that it's worth it. My child is nurtured, socialised, loved and educated here. I feel happy and reassured every day I drop him off and whenever I collect him I'm totally convinced he's had a great day in all aspects. The staff seem to be all happy here too, and this translates to the children. Facilities are fantastic, it's always clean and tidy as much as a space constantly under attack from an army of little ones could possibly be and the staff make a huge effort to update you always on your child's progress. Criticisms? None spring to mind.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

My son has attended the nursery since he was 1 and it has been such a wonderful experience for both he and I. The fun, education, friendship, care & love he (and us as parents) has received has been wonderful and I would not have him anywhere else. This has been invaluable especially as I work 5 days a week knowing that he in his home away from home with people who love him like their own.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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 is very happy at the nursery. The manager plans so many events that we attend. The Christmas party and concert were amazing. We brought the grandparents to the summer party. Lovely spending time with the teachers.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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

It is an extremely supportive and fun environment and we have been very happy. Settling in worked really well at the beginning of the year and it has been great to see the team get to know and nurture my son since then. The office is also very supportive and helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Excellent friendly nursery and always going the extra mile.

Smiles and good customer service when arriving and picking up our daughter.

Key worker friendly always well staffed. Never feel like there are too few supervisors vs babies.

Food seems to be of good quality and that is very important and reassuring.

Very well designed and interesting garden that our daughter likes to play in.

Would recommend to friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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

Balham Day Nursery provides a nurturing and supportive environment and both my daughters had an amazing time. The staff are caring and the nursery manager is passionate about what she does and it's evident in the care the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

An all round excellent choice!

A really lovely and cohesive team who care for children by providing a safe and happy environment for learning and building independence.

Asquith Balham day nursery has my full recommendation.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have two children at Balham Day Nursery and have great confidence in their safety, development and happiness. The staff are always communicative and make me feel like they know exactly how our children's day has been. The nursery is run professionally and securely.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has attended Balham Day Nursery for over three years and my son started a couple of months ago. Both children love going - my daughter views her pre-school nursery teachers as part of her family. She loves the activities that are arranged and has many friends there. My son has allergies and the staff are doing excellent work to help manage this.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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

We have been at Asquith Balham Day Nursery since 2013 when our first son started. His younger brother is there now. They both have loved their experience and we feel very happy with the service they provide.

They focus on the child's individual development in a caring, friendly and safe environment. From music and fun activities doing art and messy play, cooking and lots of outdoor adventures in the garden, social skills and sharing, to Phonics and writing, they cover it all.

Our first son was there for three and a half years and found the transition to school very good. Evidence that Asquith did a great job in preparing him for his next big step!

We would absolutely recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been coming to the nursery full time since he was 9 months, he's now 2.5years and every morning he's asking when he can leave to go to nursery. He loves it! The range of activities is very extensive and diverse and he does things I would have never thought about. The garden is simply amazing, perfect for our very sporty and active boy. The Sporty Minis programme that the nursery offers is also excellent and a weekly highlight. He is learning so much and becoming a very confident little boy.
The staff are fantastic, all so nurturing and caring and management are superb and constantly looking to make improvements. My daughter is now settling in the baby room and we are delighted she'll soon be joining in the fun.

My mother came with us for the recent Christmas concert and commented that the nursery is like our extended family with so many people caring deeply for our children but also great friendships amongst the children and parents - she is right.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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

Great staff, very caring and know my child well. They also offer lots of extra curricular activities like Sporty Minis which is great.

They have a lovely outside space and the opening hours are very useful for working parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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

Balham Day nursery is a very welcoming and caring nursery it has an amazing team that has made my child feel very welcomed within the baby room I feel as a parent my child is engaged in a variety of stimulating activities that allow her to develop in the best possible way I also feel that staff interaction Is outstanding as the staff within the baby room engage with my child very well I am pleased with my child key worker as she has helped settle my child. The Manager and Room Leader are very welcoming and are both approachable with any concerns that anyone may have. They are very staff orientated as they both go above and beyond for their staff. They listen well to their staff when and If the staff members have any concerns or problems they need to discuss they also try to make the best solutions for staff and the office door is always open for staff to be able to express themselves and support staff with either their training or furthering themselves.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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 son attends the baby room at Balham Day Nursery and I cannot be more happier with his progress and development since he started. He is now a confident walker. The staff always make sure there are lots of toys and activities available. He has the best keyworker a parent could ask for, she knows and understands him really well and goes out of her way to help him achieve his own individual goals and milestones. He always has artwork and crafts to bring home which makes me a proud parent and assures me that he is learning. The baby room staff team are great, they are always friendly, approachable and working to the best of their ability to make sure every individual child is safe, happy and cared for in a warm, caring environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Pre-school is very nice and happy with the work they are doing to help support my child with her speech. The Christmas concert went very well and the children singing along, my child is very happy and thats all that matter to me.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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 daughter really loves coming here (she started at ten months and is now 1.5 years old). She loves socialising and enjoys running around in the fun outdoor areas. The staff are really excellent- very caring; they put a lot of thought into the children's development. The kitchen staff are great too- the meals are tasty and varied. My daughter loves her food and is getting really good at eating with a fork! Her speech is developing nicely and I'm so pleased that she has such a great time at nursery. She is there long hours- around 11 hours a day for five days a week- but never seems bored. I love to see her artwork too, which she takes home to show off!

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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

It's a great place to send your children. Both ours have been there for 2 and 3 years and they love it.
The outside space is great but the best thing is the staff who care for our kids with so much love.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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

Always happy to send my daughter there she's well looked after. The food is great and the recipe card they send is a bonus. The garden is brilliant with lots of different areas I'm very happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Balham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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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