The Square School, London, London
The Square School, London, London
The Square School, London, London

The Square School is a Montessori-based nursery that believes in allowing each child to develop at their own pace, growing to love learning and develop their confidence and self-esteem.

Staff are fully-trained and make the most of extensive play resources for each age group, as well as secure outdoor play areas.

Days are filled with fun and stimulating activities, supporting the development of key early years goals and working towards school readiness. Children are encouraged to discover their unique learning style.

The Square School was rated Outstanding in every area by Ofsted in April 2016.

Owner: Jane Alsop Ronzoni

Person in charge: Zoey Gordon (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council

Number of Staff: 5

Service Offered: Nursery School (Privately Owned), Open term time, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 18

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0900-1600

When Closed: School Holidays

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Reviews

9.1 The Square School has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.073)

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for The Square School is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Square School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 out of 5 from 3 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 4.74 for The Square School is calculated as follows: ( (71 Excellents x 5) + (25 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.74

  • 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 4.333 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Square School is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 3.6 positive Reviews (18 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 3.6 Target = 0.833

  • 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
    7
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Square School?

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

Reviewer Connection to The Square School

  • Mother of Child
    8

From the moment I met the manager and stepped into the nursery, I knew my daughter would have been in good hands. The warmth that fills this place is unparalleled and I cannot recommend The Square School enough. My daughter has been attending since Sept 2016 and it is truly a home away from home. It's a calm, nurturing environment and it is more than apparent that the children are happy, feel comfortable and are all well regarded. Not to mention the staff are genuinely content and enthusiastic about what they do. My daughter speaks fondly of her teachers, friends and is full of excitement when talking about her day (and show and tell!) - for a parent, this is extremely reassuring! Thank you, Square School! :)

How likely would you be to recommend The Square 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 Square School is a warm, nurturing community that my two children have truly enjoyed. They are welcoming and encouraging and both my children have emerged as confident learners and book lovers. A great start to their education.

How likely would you be to recommend The Square School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

All 3 of my children have adored The Square School. My eldest son started in 2010 and the teaching and quality of experience has been consistently high. My youngest child is about to leave The Square School to start primary school and we will all be very sad to say goodbye after 7 years.
The manager leads a loving and nurturing environment where learning is fun. It's a wonderful nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Square 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: Good

The Square School is a hidden little gem of a nursery because they value each child and treat each family with the utmost attention.

The staff are very enthusiastic, affectionate and skilled. They combine the Early Foundation Learning to the Montessori approach and utilise every corner of the school effectively to create teachable moments and push through emotional, physical and mental confidence.

The teachers there care for each child and monitor their progress and wellbeing very closely and their communication and openness to the parents and families are immense. They also have a lovely little garden, which is the children's pride and joy. We highly recommend this local nursery for helping children feel at home as they learn and grow.

It is just lovely.

How likely would you be to recommend The Square School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

A brilliant nursery with the perfect mix of care, education and fun. It is a bit of a 'secret star', without the 'be seen at the gates' nature of some of the other nurseries in the area. Indeed, some of the parents went to the nursery themselves. It has a smaller class size and that worked really well for our daughter. She has built some great friendships and the teachers have enabled her to thrive in a group and build lasting relationships. If you are lucky enough to hear about it and to get in, go for it.

How likely would you be to recommend The Square School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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 so happy that we chose The Square School. It is such a warm and happy place and the staff are amazing. They are so enthusiastic and take such joy in the achievements of the children, for example: my son's key worker called me during her break because she was so excited at how well he was progressing with his potty training! It is a small nursery and is very nurturing. The children have such fun. The learning is excellent and I love that they spend time each day in the beautiful garden. Excellent feedback is given at the end of every day and the children are well safeguarded.

How likely would you be to recommend The Square 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The Square School is a really wonderful little school. Exactly what you could wish for as the first school experience. There are kind and loving teachers who genuinely care about their charges welfare, social and educational development. It's a small school, so we felt lucky to get a place and they work well in the space - there is a lovely garden for the children to play in too. There is emphasis on children caring for each other and behaving properly. I will always remember when we visited for the first time. It was lunch time and the table of children were answering the teachers questions, sitting nicely, munching on their packed lunches and chatting merrily with their friends. It seemed like a lovely place to be - not intimidating or shouty! We were very impressed with how well behaved everyone was. The bigger children help the littler ones and they all muck in together learning to care for and value each other. Christmas plays and sports days are a huge treat for everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend The Square 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

We have been at this nursery for 3 years with 2 children and I can honestly say I will be so sad when my child moves on to big school. The staff are incredibly caring, cheerful and well trained. They give you excellent feedback on your child every day. The children learn so much and are really well prepared for reception. Safeguarding is excellent, they follow procedures to the book. If you want a nurturing environment for your child, you can't do better than this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Square School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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