Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)

Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Kingston upon Thames KT1 3DW

Active Learning Kingston (Surrey), Kingston upon Thames, London
Active Learning Kingston (Surrey), Kingston upon Thames, London
Active Learning Kingston (Surrey), Kingston upon Thames, London

Active Learning Kingston (Surrey) is part of the Bright Horizons portfolio, which received the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) award in April 2016.

This purpose-built facility occupies a building where great emphasis is placed upon big windows to maximise the feeling of light and space within the building. There is a large garden at the front.

The nursery has a full complement of specialist studios, performing arts and music (for drama, general dance, ballet, music,), a fully equipped art studio, and science and IT (with interactive whiteboards, individual computer terminals, Preschool Science lab equipment and more). Younger babies have their own special haven in the form of active senses.

With a dedicated team of specialist teachers in the studios who are supernumerary to all the wonderful nursery mentors, children are nurtured and looked after as unique and individual children, ensuring that they bring out the best in each and every one and help them to discover and maximise the potential of their talents while also developing confidence in all areas.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Sue Banks (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Council

Number of Staff: 37

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

Total Places for Children: 98

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.4 Active Learning Kingston (Surrey) has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.357)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Active Learning Kingston (Surrey) 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 29 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Active Learning Kingston (Surrey) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 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 4.694 for Active Learning Kingston (Surrey) is calculated as follows: ( (244 Excellents x 5) + (98 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 346 Ratings = 4.694

  • 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 4.663 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Active Learning Kingston (Surrey) 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 19.6 positive Reviews (98 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 13 Reviews ÷ 19.6 Target = 0.663

  • 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
    23
  • Good
    6
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    26
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)

  • Mother of Child
    26
  • Father of Child
    3

All the staff have been wonderful and the help and support for my daughter's speech development have been exceptional.
I am delighted I picked Active Learning and my daughter loves it here. Highly recommended.
Not the cheapest you'll find, but I consider it money well spent.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? 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 pleased with the overall performance of this nursery school. Staff and resources are excellent, our child looks forward to going to nursery every day and shows marked improvement in his speech, social development and behaviour and overall learning during these important, formative early years. Highly recommend!

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The nursery has a lovely space to work with and their garden is fantastic for all kids to play outside without feeling cramped. Activities are engaging and involves all the children. This is a safe environment and we appreciate the security provided for children.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Don't Know

This nursery is a perfect size, not too small, not too big so they can provide a very stimulative yet nurturing environment. I like the fact that they have different rooms for different activities that the children can move to during the day and the daily program is clearly established (i.e. music lessons, sensory room, etc). They have a large patio that although does not have grass (that is one of my few regrets), has plenty of activities for the different ages and they do allow the kids to spend as much time outside as the weather permits.
So far all the nurses and the manager have been very nice and responsible. I can see how my child quickly established a connection with them so it tells me they look after her well.
Finally, I can see my child making big progress in her skills overall.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Our son started nursery two months ago and has settled in really well. The nursery has accommodated our dietary preferences and have been quick to address any issues raised. The staff are friendly and caring, and have bonded well with our little boy. As a full time working mother my transition back to work has been smooth thanks to knowing our son is safe and happy, and being well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My son started at Active Learning last September on his 1st birthday. The staff were brilliant at settling him in, and also reassuring me that it would all be fine. As they predicted, he settled in after around 3 weeks and soon loved going into nursery. He has bonded well with the staff and the other children. He recently moved up to "Jumblies" where he has continued to flourish. The room leader does a great job of encouraging him and giving great updates at the end of each day.
The staff have also given me great advice when it has come to kicking bad habits (throwing food on the floor for example) and how to entertain and encourage him in his play and development. The staff and management act in a professional manner when required but are all also fab with the children. I highly recommend this nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? 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 found all the staff are very good indeed. There is a very pleasant atmosphere and feel to the place. There is a wide range of different rooms and the outdoor areas are great for the kids. I know that my son enjoys his time there very much.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been at this nursery for a year and a half and my daughter for 5 months. All the staff have been extremely helpful and caring since they have started. They have really taken the time to get to know all the children and how best to help their development. I am extremely confident that my kids enjoy their time at nursery and the range of activities they partake in. They also love the food! I have seen both my children become more confident and social since starting and would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? 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 have two children at this nursery - aged 3years 10 months and 1year 11 months.

Can not praise this nursery enough - I took my children out of another local nursery as I wasn't happy and it's the best decision I made.

All of the staff are so welcoming and happy and my children talk very highly of them. The staff literally bend over backwards to accommodate any needs I ever have.

The day set up is brilliant too - children have the opportunity to move between different rooms at different times in the day, this is not something that I have ever seen in another nursery.

Would highly recommend to parents with children of any age who are looking for somewhere that is trustworthy and child-centred.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The nursery has excellent teachers who invest time and passion in what they do. My child has settled really well and the staff has been really loving towards him. I love the outside space he has where he can run around and have fun!
He has easy access to mark making and painting as well as playing with the sand tray and toys too.
The thing that attracted me to this nursery in particular and helped me to make my decision is the music, art and nursery teachers lessons. The topic they teach and the cultural richness of the teaching is impressive and I am glad my child is exposed to this environment.
I am grateful that on top of the lessons, the staff are constantly on top of the children, teaching them good behaviour and day to day tasks that enhance their independence, such as emptying their plate into the bin or hanging their coats on their individual pegs.
The staff are really sweet and caring towards my child and I am grateful for it as it makes a huge difference to me.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? 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: Good

As a parent, I am very happy that my son has the opportunity to come to Active Learning Kingston (Surrey). He is always happy when I leave him in the morning and it's obvious at the end of the day that he has stayed that way. The girls in the baby room are so caring and loving, they always make my son feel welcome and keep me reassured as a parent.
My husband and I love the fact that there is a separate sensory room and a sleep room for the babies. We couldn't be happier with our choice and really look forward to experiencing all the other opportunities that the nursery provide.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? 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: Don't Know

I chose Active Learning as I was impressed by the facilities, the level of cleanliness, the interesting programme of learning and the large outdoor area. My daughter was just 10 months when she started and I felt comfortable knowing the was a separate sleep room for the tiny tots, with proper cots. I was also reassured by the webcam and in the early days often checked in to see my little one. With the education programme, I was confident that my child would be in a suitable environment until she goes to reception.
Literacy and numeracy are part of the nursery day, with a qualified early years teacher providing engaging lessons. There are separate classrooms for some activities such as music and art, with specialist teachers for both. The children get visiting teachers for French and ballet, so no need to traipse off to ballet lessons during our precious weekend together. There is also a sports coach and the children get to do a variety of sporting activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our daughter joined Active Learning Kingston about 4 months ago and we couldn't be happier. We had to move her from her first nursery after 6 weeks and were very nervous about the change as she had just started to settle in (at 10 months). The transition however, was seamless, if anything she seemed even happier at Active Learning. The key for us at the beginning was that management listened and acted on our feedback.
We have seen a huge shift in our daughter in the past 4 months. She was a difficult eater and now she eats pretty much anything and is feeding herself, she made lots of friends and she quite literally runs into the breakfast room in the mornings. Her key worker as well as the rest of the staff in the baby room, are all much loved by her. We have complete peace of mind during a working day!

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? 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

We first used this nursery for our eldest daughter two and a half years ago and now our youngest is here. They've both loved their time here. The staff are caring and genuinely interested in the children as individuals. There's a good balance between encouraging learning and nurturing. I always feel assured about leaving my child here and she is always happy at pick up. Sometimes so much that she doesn't want to leave!!

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Active Learning Kingston is a wonderful nursery for my daughter. She is loved, nurtured and cared for. Most importantly she enjoys herself so much, she refuses to leave!! I would thoroughly recommend the nursery. Particular thanks to the principal and all the lovely carers.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? 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 highly recommend this nursery, I am a mother of 2 boys, currently at this nursery and they are so happy over there. The staff is absolutely brilliant, so creative in their teaching methods and always kind and patient with children. They make a true difference in my boys' daily life, giving them special attention and confidence. Trust and dialogue are key in a relationship between parents and carers and this nursery truly overachieved their objective in this field. The best nursery you can find in the area, with staff excellence, spacious and very well maintained facilities, and real and proven teaching methods. Not all nurseries are meeting so many criteria, that are the end so fundamental in our children's life. Best nursery and pre-school!

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? 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 loves coming to Active Learning, Kingston. The structured days are a great idea and I feel that my son's progress is regularly monitored. They offer a wide range of activities lead by specific teachers such as art, sport, ballet and French along with all the other sessions you would expect to have in a nursery. There is even a library if you want to borrow a book to share with your child. The structured teaching programme with a dedicated and well-trained teacher is great and my son is progressing well.

All the staff, are friendly and helpful and go out of their way to make sure my son is happy and enjoying nursery. They have also been amazing in supporting us with an additional educational needs assessment and have ensured that all staff in the nursery are aware of my son's needs. This has helped a great deal in terms of his progress, development and overall happiness at the nursery. Parents are also given a full handover by their key worker at the end of a session which is great.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son is 13 months old and after his settling in period, he seems very happy when every morning we go to the nursery (he starts smiling from the gate). He loves the staff and the babies are offered a range of stimulating activities. There is also a quite big play area outside. The chef working there is very good and the menu is well-balanced. A very caring environment. There is also a system of webcams which helped me a lot at the beginning: a parent can just login and see what his/her little one is doing.
I would recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son has been going to Active Learning Kingston for a year and a half and I couldn't rate it highly enough. The staff are fantastic, the facilities are first rate and the range of activities the children get to do are varied and fun. My son has a medical condition that means he has very specialist dietary requirements and they have been incredibly supportive in ensuring this is adhered to. I feel confident leaving him in their care and feel like his development has come on hugely in the time he has spent there. I looked around a lot of local nurseries before choosing Active Learning Kingston and am very glad I did.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? 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 used this nursery for the past 4.5 years for both our girls and we have always been very impressed with the facilities and the staff employed there. The staff are genuinely interested in the kids as individuals and I have always been confident that my girls would be happy, safe and well looked after during their time there. The facilities are amazing and I love the different dedicated spaces that the nursery offers for different activities such as sport, dance, music, art, science, IT, sleep or sensory time. I also love the fact that there are specialist teachers in addition to the core nursery staff to deliver variation and structure to the kids’ day. Overall, my girls have loved their time at this nursery and it has prepared them well for school. I would recommend it to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Fantastic nursery - genuinely caring staff and wonderful learning environment. My little one loves the people and always comes home talking about all the things she's done (they keep the kids busy!) and also I can see her development from her confidence to learning letters of the week and the French lessons. I highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? 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

This is a great nursery. My son has been going since he was 10 months old and at every stage, I have felt he was safe, secure and well looked after. In particular, I've been impressed with how sensitively staff have supported my son and me as a parent in his transition into a new room, taking it slowly to get him used to the move. My son has had a great connection with all of his key workers who really care about doing their job well and about the children in their charge. He does arts, crafts, French, ballet... All amazing things that help him grow and develop and help me feel that but less guilty about going to work.

The nursery itself is spacious with a big, safe garden for kids to run around in.

Thoroughly recommended!

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? 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

Our daughter is incredibly happy at nursery and this is more important than anything else. She loves all the staff and they clearly love and care for her. She enjoys a range of activities and is thriving in the environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? 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 my two children going to this nursery and Active Learning has provided wonderful care for them. The staff are very attentive and make the children feel very loved and cared for. My children were in nappies when they first started but now they've almost finished potty training. During that whole time, I felt that the nursery was very meticulous about hygiene issues during nappy changing and then provided great support while they were trying to learn to use the toilet.
The various extra classes such as sports, ballet, French are taught by professional teachers so I feel my children are able to receive better education for each subject.
I've already recommended the nursery to two parents and they are quite satisfied too so I've no problem in recommending Active Learning Kingston here as well!

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? 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

I've chosen this nursery out of many others!
My daughter started without knowing any words in English. Within the first 6 months she was able to communicate very well and every day she comes home knowing more and more.
The reason I decided to bring her to this nursery, is because they have a different approach in learning.
I love the fact that they are having art classes where they focus on actual artists and their work. So drawing isn't just making a smudge on a paper.
They learn how to play different sports games where someone explains the rules and instructions. Not just kicking a ball.
They learn about different music instruments, apart from just 'making noise' with them.
It feels that with the specific programme, the point isn't to just 'keep the kids busy until mummy comes to pick them up', but they're actually interested in introducing them in different fields of knowledge, through activities and while playing.
Also, family environment and very friendly stuff.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son really enjoys Active Learning Kingston. The team do a great job keeping the kids entertained and have a wealth of activities that not only keep them active but also stimulate their minds meaning they are always learning new skills. His key worker is also great at keeping us up to speed, with both his ongoing development and day to day activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son is very happy & has lots of fun at this nursery and I feel extremely supported as a working parent.

When a childminder pulled out of his care 4 days before I returned to work, this nursery was able to find us a place at very short notice & were extremely helpful about arranging settling-in sessions around my work patterns. This nursery has also been extremely helpful in finding additional one-off spaces when I have required additional care outside of my regular days.

Before my son started at this nursery, I was worried about leaving him with strangers & his not having the one-to-one care he had been used to (wanting a family-feel environment). However, the nursery's mentoring programme has worked well for my son, who formed a very close attachment to him, reassuring me that he has one-to-one care when it is required, that he is loved, & feels loved. The money feels well spent, providing not only care but a focused educational programme that is an investment for his future.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? 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

My son has been at the nursery for the past two years and loves going to there so much that some days he doesn't want to leave when I pick him up! We have been really impressed with how he has developed through the variety of activities the nursery has to offer. He has grown from a shy little boy to being a confident preschooler - the friendly staff are fantastic and always keep me up to date on how my son is doing. What I really like is that there are specialist teachers for art, music, sport, nursery etc. who have a passion for their subjects to make learning fun. We are very glad to have chosen this nursery for our son who is very happy there and he has made so many good friends there even at such a young age.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Since joining Active Learning Kingston my daughter has learned so much. Starting off with not knowing a word of English to now fully being able to speak and understand the language within 6 months is truly amazing to watch. She has developed so much socially and academically. Staff here are always approachable and very friendly. The teachers have brilliant lessons which my daughter always talks about starting from Art, nursery teacher, sports, and music.
I picked this nursery out of 15! And I am glad I made the right decision and can see its effects! Thank you to all the brilliant staff!

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Kingston (Surrey)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

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Staff Profiles

Sue

Sue Banks

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2014

Description:

I have worked in the Early Years Sector for 15 years and started working for Active Learning Kingston in 2014 as a Deputy Manager, being promoted to a Manager' role in March 2016

I hold a BA Hons degree in Early Years and Child Education and an Early Years Professional Status. I am passionate about providing a high quality of care and education
As Manager one of my objectives is to offer each child a safe, warm, caring and friendly environment in which they can feel happy and secure to enable them to thrive.

Hema

Hema Mawdia

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2005

Description:

I have been with Bright Horizons since 2005. I started my journey at Pimlico Nursery and Preschool in 2005 and have worked myself through the nursery up to Deputy Nursery Manager in 2013. I then joined Active Learning Kingston in September 2016 and been working as Deputy Manager since. I am passionate about the work I do and it gives me great satisfaction to encourage children’s development. I work with the Nursery Manager to provide an inviting, safe and warm environment for all the families that come to the Nursery.