Asquith Crofton Day Nursery & Pre-School

Rear of 86 Crofton Lane, Petts Wood, Orpington BR5 1HD

Asquith Crofton Day Nursery & Pre-School is an inspiring and homely place for children to learn, investigate and discover.

With four beautifully coloured rooms divided into specific age groups, children are encouraged to freely make use of the facilities, toys and interactive whiteboards to draw and learn.

The nursery has a wonderful learning environment in which children ‘learn through play’ and are given freedom to make individual choices on activities set up daily

The nursery has recently benefited from a brand new all-weather proof garden, including climbing ropes and planting area, as well as bikes and scooters. The children especially enjoy going to the roof garden twice-daily regardless of the weather and the high walls ensure the safety of children.

The on-site catering team provide freshly cooked, nutritious food for breakfast, snacks, lunch and tea, meeting any dietary requirements the children may have.

Group: Asquith Day Nurseries & Pre-Schools Ltd

Person in charge: Hayley Gomm (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Bromley Council

Number of Staff: 37

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

Total Places for Children: 68

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Languages Spoken (other than English): French, Panjabi, Punjabi, Polish, Russian, Tamil, Urdu

Overview

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Asquith Crofton Day Nursery & Pre-School is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 20 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Asquith Crofton 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 15 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.582 for Asquith Crofton Day Nursery & Pre-School is calculated as follows: ( (160 Excellents x 5) + (58 Goods x 4) + (21 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 239 Ratings = 4.582

  • 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 Crofton 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 13.6 positive Reviews (68 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 15 Reviews ÷ 13.6 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.

9.6 Asquith Crofton Day Nursery & Pre-School has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.582)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
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Reviewer Connection to Asquith Crofton Day Nursery & Pre-School

  • Mother of Child
    15
  • Father of Child
    5

My eldest daughter attended the nursery up until she went to school last year. I was, therefore, very comfortable to let my youngest daughter attend the same nursery. I know the staff well and it is a very friendly environment, so I feel my child will be well looked after and safe there. They have a good routine in place.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Our 2nd child is now halfway through the nursery years. Our 1st and 2nd child both attended Crofton nursery and they both improved in many ways, thanks to the lovely staff at Crofton.
Their social skills, speech, learning, growing up skills and friendly manner have gone a long way and developed well, without the wonderful staff, they may not have been as advanced.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We have had a great time at the nursery. The girls have done a superb job settling in our 10-month-old. They picked up on his habits very quickly and have done everything to make him feel comfortable - from food, eating habits, naps, through to toys and comfort items. We deal with the same staff every day, which makes us feel that we know the caregivers very well and that they know our child very well in return. The staff keeps us informed about daily activities, new skills and any mishaps and we feel very involved in our child's development.

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

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

My daughter is currently in her 4th year of attending Crofton Day Nursery and pre-school. She looks forward to going each day and quite often does not want to leave. As she attends full time 5 days a week it is important to know that she is well looked after as well as learning and developing. I can see now she has blossomed in the recent few months that she is getting the care and support that she needs. She has recently very much enjoyed learning about healthy eating, maths and science. Given that she is one of the eldest of her peers it is important to know she is being prepared for 'big school'

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

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Average Rating:   3.6 out of 5

My son started at Crofton when he was 11 months old and has gone from strength to strength. This is thanks to all the fantastic staff in the baby room, toddler room and throughout the nursery. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly and takes the time to talk to me about my son's development and what he has been up to that day. He loves going to nursery so much that he gets really excited when we arrive and doesn't want to leave at pick up.

The team in the office have also been a great support and I've really enjoyed getting to know them as well as the carers in my son's rooms. I am very happy dropping my son off in the morning knowing that he is loved, well cared for and will be having a lovely day with all his friends and learning new skills. I highly recommend Crofton nursery!

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our three year old has been attending the nursery since he was 13 months old and our newborn will also attend when he reaches a year old. We have always found the nursery staff to be interested, involved and caring for our child. He has additional needs and the staff work well with his specialist support worker to accommodate his needs and understand how to best communicate with him. We would have no hesitation in recommending the nursery to others.

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

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

We have two boys at Crofton, one in preschool and one in the toddler room. Each started in the baby room. The care that both of the boys receive is exceptional. The staff are kind, caring and genuinely want to be involved in their development. Many of the staff have been at Crofton since before we started there and so we have received continuous care which has been great. Both boys had the same key person in the baby room and we were able to choose a key worker when our little one moved up to toddler room based on our previous experience. In addition, having 2 boys in the same place has been great - they often get to spend time together. The manager has been the manager there for around the last year and she “gets it”. The priority is making sure the children are happy and cared for correctly and we often see her getting involved in the rooms and taking the time to get to know both children and parents. This attitude is reflected fully throughout the wider team. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Crofton.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Both of our girls attend this nursery and we couldn’t be happier. The staff are fantastic, from those in the girls’ rooms to those in the office, kitchen and other rooms. Everyone is incredibly welcoming and take the time to properly engage with us, we both want to do pick up to speak with the staff and see how happy our girls are with them and not wanting to come home!

Both our girls have allergies and we felt completely comfortable from the moment we were shown around and this feeling has continued. The staff also make the effort to make adjustments to activities where food is involved so that our girls can take part and feel included which is great.

As a same-sex family, we have really appreciated how we have been treated like any other family except with the added bonus of extra cards on Mothers/Fathers Day!

Overall, we couldn’t speak more highly, the staff really make the place with their genuinely warm and caring natures and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending it!

Thank you!

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son loves being at the nursery and it is really helping him to develop all his skills. I am also happy with the staff who keep me informed and updated.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Every morning my little lady wakes and asks if its a nursery day. She is more than eager to go to nursery see her friends and will often talk about not only other children but members of staff. Her knowledge of numbers, colours and shapes have come on leaps and bounds.

She enjoys the garden developing a sense of risk-taking but with support from the carers. We have recently been invited to Crofton's children Christmas party which is on a Saturday which is great as this means both myself and my partner can attend without having to take time off work.

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

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

My daughter joined the nursery in the baby room at twelve months. She went through to preschool and during this time her development here has been outstanding. The key worker always met us with a smile and gave very useful information regarding her days' activities. She developed a bond with a particular member of staff and my daughter could not wait to see her every day, this combined with everyone always meeting her with a smile and cuddle, made me more than happy to go on to work knowing she was happy and being well cared for. The nursery has a great and varied menu and so my daughter tried many different foods here and as such has an excellent attitude to food. The nursery has helped to develop a confident happy little girl and for that, I will always be thankful.
I would also like to say how much we enjoyed graduation! My daughter loved it so much and still talks about it now.
We shall miss you all.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son started in the baby room aged 7 months and I was met with friendly and professional staff from the outset. My first dealings were with a particular member of staff who became his key worker and she has been a wonderful person to get to know. She has always been extremely warm and loving towards my son and greeted me and my husband with useful information, key updates and a genuine enthusiasm for what my son has been doing.

All the staff in the baby room have been superb and have gone the extra mile to integrate our boy into the nursery.

I'd definitely recommend the nursery for young babies. It is great for their social confidence and development as well as flexibility for parents.

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

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

Staff are friendly, my child is happy and their development is fantastic. I love Crofton Day Nursery and Pre-School and will happily recommend to friends. It is obvious that the staff really care about the kids. We'll walk in the corridor and teachers from other classes will great my child by name. My little one belongs and is happy to be dropped off each morning.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son started at Crofton at 2 yrs old and to say this nursery made a difference to our lives is an understatement.
From his early years when we were concerned about his settling in, they were reassuring and patient with us. Over the two years, he was diagnosed with autism and the nursery were a massive support to us. They adapted to our child's needs and nothing seemed too much trouble. They celebrated his successes with us and helped him every step of the way, all the while becoming what I would consider friends to me.
Other parents with special needs children used to tell me of the difficulties they had had with some care providers but Crofton managed to support our son's special needs whilst making him "just one of the gang".
It made a huge difference to us and we are really grateful

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We have been highly impressed with Asquith Crofton Day Nursery and Pre-School. As a same sex family, we were pleasantly surprised with how sensitively the staff at the nursery have worked with us to ensure that our son has settled in well and that his every need has been met.
In particular, we were very touched by how the staff handled occasions like mothers day and fathers day. They were even proactive to procure books on different families to sensitise the other children.
Our son has thrived here and we believe that a big credit goes to all the staff, teaching and non-teaching who have shown so much care and interest in his well being.
We have no hesitation in recommending this nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Very happy with Crofton over the last 3 years. My son's development has blossomed during his time here within the different rooms. Currently, our son is in pre school and enjoys coming in every day and loves time spent with the teachers and learning new skills.

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My daughter attends Crofton Day Nursery and has gone through every room during her time there. The carers in every room have looked after her so well and she loves going to nursery every day. My eldest daughter also attended the pre-school room previously and also loved her time at Crofton. It's a great nursery and the carers really get involved with the children and provide good feedback to the parents.

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

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My daughter has fitted in with this nursery really well and it has made a noticeable improvement to her levels of confidence and socialisation. She enjoys her time here and comes home singing new songs and talking about new games that she has played. I have complete confidence in the nursery as her father, as they have always been really good in looking after her welfare and making sure that she is healthy and happy. This is a really lovely nursery and my daughter seems to be very happy here.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been attending Crofton Asquith for just over a year. I have watched him grow into a happy, confident little man. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable and are there to offer help and advice at every opportunity. The management team are friendly and approachable and will always find time to say hello and they have a strong presence in the nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our daughter has attended the nursery for almost two years since she was six months old. My daughter really enjoys her time at nursery and her attendance there has clearly added to her development and ability to interact with other children. I have always been impressed by the quality of staff who have looked after my daughter all of whom genuinely seem to care about her. I would not hesitate to recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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