Asquith Finsbury Park Day Nursery & Pre-School

Dulas Street, Finsbury Park, London N4 3AF

Asquith Finsbury Park Day Nursery & Pre-School, London, London
Asquith Finsbury Park Day Nursery & Pre-School, London, London
Asquith Finsbury Park Day Nursery & Pre-School, London, London

Asquith Finsbury Park Day Nursery & Pre-School is situated in the heart of Finsbury Park in close proximity to rail, tube and bus stations.

The nurseries stunning new adventure garden has everything from a road track for cycling, a fabulous stage area for role-play, a planting and growing area, a seating and reading area and all-weather surfacing – which is much safer for the children to play on. There’s even a water feature and a separate area for the younger children to explore and discover!

Two large and cheerfully decorated toddler rooms are a home from home with a cosy corner and access to run in and out the garden and enjoy playing with friends.

The pre-school room has excellent ICT equipment to help with educational development. The nursery has French lessons on a weekly basis in both nursery and pre school classes, which is extremely beneficial for increasing vocabulary skills.

Group: Asquith Day Nurseries & Pre-Schools Ltd

Person in charge: Elena Dumitru (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Islington Council

Number of Staff: 37

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

Total Places for Children: 103

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

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Reviews

9 Asquith Finsbury Park Day Nursery & Pre-School has a Review Score of 9 (8.973)

The Review Score of 9 (maximum of 10) for Asquith Finsbury Park Day Nursery & Pre-School is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.2 out of 5 from 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Asquith Finsbury Park Day Nursery & Pre-School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 15 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 4.245 for Asquith Finsbury Park Day Nursery & Pre-School is calculated as follows: ( (93 Excellents x 5) + (73 Goods x 4) + (34 Satisfactorys x 3) + (3 Poors x 2) + (1 Very Poors x 1) ) ÷ 204 Ratings = 4.245

  • 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 4.728 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Asquith Finsbury Park Day Nursery & Pre-School is based on 15 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 20.6 positive Reviews (103 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 15 Reviews ÷ 20.6 Target = 0.728

  • 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
    5
  • Good
    10
  • Satisfactory
    2
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    8
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    1
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Asquith Finsbury Park Day Nursery & Pre-School

  • Mother of Child
    12
  • Father of Child
    3
  • Aunt of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

Really nice nursery, all the staff are really friendly and takes great care of the children. Amazing outdoor space, lots of activities. My son is happy to go there.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Finsbury Park 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I always felt very happy to send my son to this nursery. I felt calm and certain he was safe and happy. I liked the staff, the lay-out and how they progressed through the rooms with age. I also appreciated how they crossed over before moving to allow my son to accommodate. They had very useful activities and learning schemes. They had lovely open-days and special events like Mother's Day tea. There was some quick changes of management, I think 4 changes, in the 2 years. I hope the current manager gets to stay and add stability, especially since she knows the staff and children very well.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Finsbury Park 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Overall good, however, the nursery is the most expensive in the area and in some areas the care could be better e.g. More regular changing of nappies. Staff turnover is also very high. More continuity in carers would be nicer for the children.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Good

Staff: Satisfactory

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Poor

Finsbury Park Day Nursery provides good and exciting care for my son. He has enjoyed coming into nursery because he gets to play and interact with other children and the staff.

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

Average Rating: 

 3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Satisfactory

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Great experience! My daughter loves to go to the nursery. Overall everything is smooth. The only thing that I don't like- the staff changes quite regularly. Everybody is very nice and competent but my daughter is quite attached to her key person who is leaving! Other staff left as well but overall great facilities, great food, great staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Finsbury Park 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: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Amy Quayle, Online Marketing Manager at Asquith Finsbury Park Day Nursery & Pre-School responded to this review on 12 Jan 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to review our nursery, we always appreciate parent feedback. We are glad that you are happy overall, however, also understand your concerns. We have recently put in place a strategy and consequent plan for staff retention as well as appointing a strong management team who are dedicated to building and maintaining strong communication and links with parents. We hope that you are already seeing the benefits of this new approach, however, if you still have any concerns please speak to us when you are next in nursery to see how we can improve your experience of our setting.

Overall very happy just a bit unsettled with lots of staff changes and management changes.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Finsbury Park 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: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Amy Quayle, Online Marketing Manager at Asquith Finsbury Park Day Nursery & Pre-School responded to this review on 12 Jan 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to review our nursery, we always appreciate parent feedback. We are glad that you are happy overall but understand your concerns. We have recently put in place a strategy and consequent plan for staff retention as well as appointing a strong management team who are dedicated to building and maintaining strong communication and links with parents. We hope that you are already seeing the benefits of this new approach, however, if you still have any concerns please speak to us when you are next in nursery to see how we can improve your experience of our setting.

My child has been happy coming to pre-school here. They have some very good staff in the rooms. The food is good and they do a great job. Asquith Finsbury Park has had some good managers over the last few years. However, their problem is with retention of this good management. Since summer 2016 we have been very unhappy with management- new managers have not introduced themselves and are not around much. We would hesitate to recommend this nursery based on this feedback.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Finsbury Park Day Nursery & Pre-School? Neither Unlikely or Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Satisfactory

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Very Poor

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Poor

Amy Quayle, Online Marketing Manager at Asquith Finsbury Park Day Nursery & Pre-School responded to this review on 12 Jan 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to review our nursery, we always appreciate parent feedback. We are glad that you are happy in the main but understand your concerns. Since the period mentioned the management team have made extensive effort to be more visible and now sit on the front desk to greet parents as they arrive. A strategy and consequent plan has been developed to nurture staff retention as well as appointing a strong management team who are committed to building and maintaining strong communication and links with parents. We hope that you are already seeing the benefits of this new approach, however, if you still have any concerns please speak to us when you are next in nursery to see how we can improve your experience of our setting.

I highly appreciate the care provided to my son who is 13 months at this nursery. They helped my son settle and he is a happy toddler. He does not cry when we drop him in the morning and is a happy chap when we collect him in the afternoon.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Nursery Christmas Party- lots of fun and singing.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Great play, friendly staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Finsbury Park 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

Very good nursery. They look after the children very well. Very impressed.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Finsbury Park 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

Staff are all very kind and sweet. Our son really enjoys being at the nursery.

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

Very happy with nursery. My daughter learns a lot here.

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

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our son is happy and developing well at his nursery. We are satisfied with the care overall.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My little one absolutely loves coming to nursery. All the staff are very friendly and caring. My daughter always talks about the staff and children in her room and always asking when she is next in.
You get a very welcoming feeling which is the thing you want when you walk into the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Finsbury Park 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: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son is really well looked after, He loves going to nursery and is developing really well. He has a great bond with his carers

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My little boy started at Asquith as a 10-month-old and remained until he started primary school. It is a beautifully equipped nursery site and the garden renovations made a real difference. The best thing about the nursery was that I always felt my little one was given affection, supervision and care. There were particular "stars" over the years, all of whom went out of their way to challenge and teach as well as to care. Areas that I felt could be improved included quality of written communication, the degree of education and structure as children got older and above all, staff retention and contact as to when they moved on. But overall it was a good experience albeit poor in the first six months and I was grateful to many there.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Poor

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Amy Quayle, Online Marketing Manager at Asquith Finsbury Park Day Nursery & Pre-School responded to this review on 17 Nov 2016:

Thank you for your feedback, it is most welcome. We have been working on many of the issues that you have raised over the past few months to improve our service.

Following a change in management, staff have been working more closely as a team which has resulted in improved staff retention. We have promoted a few staff within the nursery to room leader. We will continue to invest in our staff to ensure this continues.

Our new room leader in our Pre-school room, who has instilled a solid routine and introduced more focus on learning and development through play and interest in preparation for school.

Our resources are now replenished each month to maintain interest.

We have created lots more areas to explore and learn on the way in every room.

We have taken on board parents feedback and communication and as a result is a lot stronger. Alongside our regular newsletters, we have created a booklet detailing each member of staff and who each child's key person is for parents.

We do operate an open door policy and greatly appreciate parents feedback to contrinue to improve our services for children and their parents.

Many thanks and warm regards,
Nic

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