First Steps Montessori Prep School

5 Sebert Road, Forest Gate, London E7 0NG

First Steps Montessori Prep School, London, London
First Steps Montessori Prep School, London, London
First Steps Montessori Prep School, London, London

First Steps Montessori Prep School makes learning an enjoyable, exciting and challenging experience for children.

The nursery places the emphasis on listening and sensitively responding to babies and toddlers, promoting language through stories, rhymes and toys, encouraging curiosity for the world around them and helping them to respond to new sensations with items to feel, touch and hold.

Staff aims to make sure children are emotionally secure at all times, whilst able to enjoy the freedom to make decisions.

The nursery's staff are carefully chosen, not simply for their experience and qualifications but for their ability to work in a team and above all for their commitment and empathy towards the children. All staff are required to wear the First Step's uniform and photo identity lanyards which identifies them to parents and children.

The nursery staff encourage parents to participate in their child's progress. To further parent/teacher communications, the setting schedules 1-1 meetings with each parent twice a year and twice yearly reports inform you of your child's individual activities and events. The parent/teacher triangle is a key part of the healthy development of each child.

Owner: Maria Adesegha

Person in charge: Maria Adesegha (Owner)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Newham Council

Number of Staff: 13

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

Total Places for Children: 28

Age Range: from 0 years 1 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Last week in July

Languages Spoken (other than English): Arabic, French, Gujarati, Igbo, Urdu, Yoruba

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Reviews

9.3 First Steps Montessori Prep School has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.253)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for First Steps Montessori Prep 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 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for First Steps Montessori Prep School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 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 4.253 for First Steps Montessori Prep School is calculated as follows: ( (57 Excellents x 5) + (79 Goods x 4) + (18 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 154 Ratings = 4.253

  • 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 First Steps Montessori Prep School 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 5.6 positive Reviews (28 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 13 Reviews ÷ 5.6 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.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    4
  • Good
    8
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend First Steps Montessori Prep School?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    6
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to First Steps Montessori Prep School

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    2

A good school for children. Staff can be supportive at times.
I feel that money paid for admission should be lower if a single parent on a low income has just started going back to work.

There needs to also be a learning hour, 15mins learning every 2 hours with 2-3-year-olds, especially if the child is ready.

How likely would you be to recommend First Steps Montessori Prep School? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

This nursery is a very good one, in the sense that, teachers are patient, tolerant, compassionate and loving towards the children.
They are dedicated to understanding the needs of every child.
The children are taught with age appropriate materials and are well looked after. This helps the children to grow well emotionally, physically and socially.

How likely would you be to recommend First Steps Montessori Prep School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am very pleased with the support and dedication of the staff at First Steps. In my opinion, the most important aspect relating to a childcare provider is that the children feel safe. My boys do, and I am very grateful.

How likely would you be to recommend First Steps Montessori Prep School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The staff are lovely and the management as well.
They are doing well and teaching the children well.

How likely would you be to recommend First Steps Montessori Prep School? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Extremely friendly staff who work to my child's specific needs. Good communication to coordinate learning at home and at the nursery. Great value for money and the children enjoy their time at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend First Steps Montessori Prep 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 have been extremely satisfied with the education and care that my daughter has received in the time she has spent at First Steps. Also, I have used First Steps about 10 years ago when my twin daughters attended. I have also recommended them to my friends and they have also given positive feedback. The staff are friendly and always happy to listen to any concerns and provide reassurance that they will make any necessary adjustments needed to ensure parents feel confident that their children are happy there.

How likely would you be to recommend First Steps Montessori Prep School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Having recently joined, I still haven't had the full experience of what the nursery has to offer and the best features of the nursery. So far, I am satisfied and pleased with what I've seen and also my son is generally happy and seems to enjoy his time at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend First Steps Montessori Prep School? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

This is a good nursery, the staff are friendly and kind, they are always welcoming. My son is very happy there. He is learning new things every day. My only problem is that they didn't make it clear that they close the nursery for a whole week in the summer for staff holiday. This was a shock to me as it left me stranded for child care. Apart from that, they are a good nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend First Steps Montessori Prep School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Maria Adesegha, Director at First Steps Montessori Prep School responded to this review on 21 Jul 2017:

I spoke to this mother and pointed out the fact that the annual holiday (the last week in July) was highlighted in our prospectus and also on the registration form. She said she did not read the prospectus in depth. Staff have been advised to inform the parents about the holiday as well as show them the relevant section in the prospectus when they join us.

First Steps Montessori Prep School is a very excellent nursery. I would recommend any parents to this nursery, the way they teach the children is excellent. I don't have any problems as I have two children that attend and I find I have no regrets. Very good nursery. Thanks.

How likely would you be to recommend First Steps Montessori Prep School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We've found the nursery to be a nice place for our child. Varied topics and activities.

How likely would you be to recommend First Steps Montessori Prep School? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.4 out of 5

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I have found First Steps to be a very good school. The staff are quite friendly and very helpful in whatever area I may need help in, and I'm always reassured if I have any concerns. My child has developed into a very confident personality, whereas before, he was very shy and quiet. I am very pleased with the year my child has spent at First Steps and it will be my first choice in the future.

How likely would you be to recommend First Steps Montessori Prep 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

My son is attending First Steps Montessori Nursery. He feels very good and comfortable. Staff are very friendly and kind. They look after my son perfectly. He has started counting and speaking in English more clearly than before. I recommend this nursery. My experience is perfect. I'm happy and my child feels safe. Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend First Steps Montessori Prep School? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Exceptional nursery, need more trips for 2-year-olds. Staff are lovely, would like to get feedback without having to ask. Recent new staff are wonderful, keep you up to date with everything.

How likely would you be to recommend First Steps Montessori Prep School? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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