Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park

20 Cushings Drive, Oxley Park, Milton Keynes MK4 4TJ

Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Ashbourne Day Nurseries are dedicated to making the most of the learning potential of early years children between three months and five years of age, within a loving and friendly atmosphere and a team of professionals who parents can put their confidence in.

This purpose-built nursery makes an excellent contribution towards local childcare provision, being registered for up to one hundred and seven children and consisting of age-specific play areas that allow youngsters to progress confidently throughout all stages of their learning and development.

Group: Ashbourne Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Nicola Todd (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Milton Keynes Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 107

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

8.9 Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park has a Review Score of 8.9 (8.936)

The Review Score of 8.9 (maximum of 10) for Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 20 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 10 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 4.469 for Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park is calculated as follows: ( (136 Excellents x 5) + (80 Goods x 4) + (22 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 239 Ratings = 4.469

  • 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 4.467 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park is based on 10 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 21.4 positive Reviews (107 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 10 Reviews ÷ 21.4 Target = 0.467

  • 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
    12
  • Good
    7
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    17
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    1
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park

  • Mother of Child
    20

My son has been attending Ashbourne since he was nine months old. The staff have a friendly warm welcome attitude and I feel my child's development, health and well being is always priority. There are always lots of fun and exciting activities and its refreshing to get observations of whats been happening during the day/week.
I like that they celebrate lots of different holidays and cultural days and events and that my son is learning another language - Spanish.

Well done.
Keep up the good work.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park? 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

Nicola Taylor, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park responded to this review on 20 Nov 2017:

Many thanks Roxanne for your kind words

I'm really glad I placed my daughter in the nursery. She learns such a lot and has loads of fun. She eats lovely nutritious meals and has come on leaps and bounds with her potty training due to the excellent and very knowledgeable staff. I love reading about what she's been up to on the EY Log. Management has always been extremely helpful, kind and supportive. Nothing is too much trouble. Can't thank the staff enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

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

Nicola Taylor, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park responded to this review on 20 Nov 2017:

Thank you, Rebecca, for your kind words

My son has really enjoyed his time at Ashbourne (2.5 years). The staff always ensure there are plenty of activities and lots of different toys to play with.

The staff are very caring and show a genuine interest in children's development and have done a good job preparing my son for school and me! My son has loved learning Spanish.

Well done!

How likely would you be to recommend Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Nice friendly staff, great variety of things for my boy to learn in Ladybugs room. My little one has only been here about 4 months now and he is comfortable going and clearly learns a few things. They have a good selection of food which my little one loves and it's always clean.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Nicola Taylor, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park responded to this review on 04 Sep 2017:

Many thanks for your kind words Nicole.

Like most parents, I was a bit worried about going back to work and leaving my 8-month-old son in nursery but I didn't need to be! I have been really pleased with the level of care and attention my son has received while at Ashbourne. He is always delighted to attend and clearly loves the staff who have been wonderful in making him welcome and helping him to settle in.

They really engage with the children and it is obvious that the children's welfare and happiness is of paramount importance to them. There is also a range of activities on offer and there doesn't seem to be ever a dull moment! My son particularly enjoys the musical activities! Thank you for the wonderful care you have given my son so far :)

How likely would you be to recommend Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park? 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

Nicola Taylor, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park responded to this review on 04 Sep 2017:

Many thanks for your kind words Charlotte

Our son has been happy from day one, thanks to the staff who have bene welcoming. The room is big, lots of different activities and various learning activities. We like the outdoor activities and healthier eating (compared to other places). Improvements might be needed to protect children's clothes when painting as our son always has dirty clothes when picked up. Implementing key fob to get into the nursery, as sometimes unfriendly parents shut the door at you because they believe you should ring the bell by yourself and get recognised by the staff. Not happy about that.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Satisfactory

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Nicola Taylor, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park responded to this review on 26 Apr 2017:

Thankyou Betina. As you know we actively encourage messy play at our nursery, whilst every child is provided with appropriate protection this can sometimes prove difficult keeping this on a small child when they are getting involved in messy play activities. This is why we encourage parents to put their child in clothes that you don't mind getting dirty or providing us with a change of clothes.
Security at our nursery is paramount to protect our children. Whilst parents should not be rude they are correct about not letting parents in behind them. We have to check every single person that comes into the nursery and can not have parents letting in people they do not know. Thankyou for your review

I love Ashbourne Day Nursery, staff are really nice and they take care of my son with so much love.
My son really enjoys to go to the nursery and he has lots of different activities there. They play in the garden, listen to music, dance, eat different food every day and have different toys to entertain themselves.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park? 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: Excellent

Nicola Taylor, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park responded to this review on 20 Feb 2017:

Thank you, Lu for your kind words.

My daughter has been at the Ashbourne Day Nurseries for a couple of months. My daughter is much more confident about herself and is doing a lot of things now that she did not use to do such as painting, singing, counting, eating by herself, drinking, playing etc.
The nursery staff are amazing. They always take care of the children and do a lot of activities, some of which the parents can join in with their kids.
I just want to give my thanks to all the nursery staff for their amazing job, I recommend this nursery to everyone who wants to feel comfortable to leave your child in the nursery because you will be sure they are going to have a good time.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park? 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

Nicola Taylor, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park responded to this review on 07 Feb 2017:

Very kind words, thank you Andressa.

My child has her ups and downs with this nursery, some days she likes it, other days she doesn't - I never had this problem with my oldest who went to a different nursery. The nursery itself appears to be clean and most of the time the children look happy and well cared for. Considering there are 20- 30 children in my daughters class I'm amazed that the staff can reel off that my daughter has "eaten everything" and slept for an hour and a half without looking at their logs. Clearly, their memories are better than mine. All that being said, I've seen worse and my little one is doing ok there. The garden is small but they've done a nice job of it, the parking is a nightmare (not the nurseries fault) and getting into the building can be frustrating, especially when you eventually get in and discover the staff just "couldn't be bothered" to get the door. Average nursery for the price. Some of the staff are amazing, others need more training on how to talk to adults.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park? Unlikely

Average Rating: 

 2.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Poor

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Nicola Taylor, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park responded to this review on 21 Feb 2017:

Thank you, Kerry, for your review. Our Nursery Manager is now working with you with regards to your concerns. This is helping to change your experience of our nursery to a more positive one.

A warm and welcoming staff who are all very helpful in assisting me with my newborn and my 1-year-old! My child seems very happy to be at this nursery and willingly goes to the ladies in the baby room. The staff in there are always happy, polite and positive and give me time and attention. They are very personable. I am regularly sent photos of my child along with an observation and which EYFS objective he is demonstrating. Staff are quick to reply to emails and are very accommodating with requests.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park? 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

Nicola Taylor, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park responded to this review on 07 Feb 2017:

Thank you Gemma.

Our 2.5 year old loves Ashbourne Day Nursery. She started at 3 months old in the baby room and has progressed through to the toddler room. The staff are so lovely and so flexible we have changed her days quite a lot over the last 6 months and they are so accommodating. She really enjoys going and I love that I don't have to do messy play at home! We all love it there so much that when we moved house we looked at other nurseries but decided to stay here, despite it being the other side of town.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Nicola Taylor, Head Office Manager at Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park responded to this review on 16 Jan 2017:

Thank you, for your lovely words Melanie.

My experience so far has been great. The care provided by the nursery is top quality. My son has really flourished being at Ashbourne and any criticism I've had, they have taken on board and made changes. I'd recommend them to everyone I know.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park? 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: Excellent

Nicola Taylor, Marketing & Communications Manager at Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park responded to this review on 19 Jan 2017:

Thank you for your kind words.

My 3 year old enjoys coming to the nursery. She is now in the pre-school room which she enjoys even more. The food is cooked fresh in the nursery and is well balanced for the kids. The menu is always on display as well as a chart showing how much my child has eaten. The staff are energetic, fun and have a positive relationship with the kids. I have seen a massive development in her writing/mark making. The staff always make sure the kids have fresh air and get involved with their outdoor play. The outdoor facilities are improving and exciting new things being added each term. Great communication with parents and excellent management. An added bonus are the organised trips out and "Theatre bugs" visits which my child loves. The nursery has a lovely library and book department. I also love the multi-cultural days.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We are very happy with the staff. They are very kind and very friendly. For one of my children this new routine wasn't OK and the staff helped us a lot to make that moment easier. The food is OK and my children like it but they have sometimes same desserts with a lots of sugar like chocolate pudding. The sugar is not healthy and someday they have more than it's recommended. The brunch nappy is not really good.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Nursery recently took the children on a trip to the farm which my daughter loved. The nursery also held a tea party for Mother's Day and made some very special cards. It was delightful to visit the nursery for longer than just drop off and pick up. The children were all enjoying a story when I arrived, all sitting very engaged, and then enjoyed some songs and dancing. Well done on making such a pleasant visit for mums.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

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

I am very happy with the nursery. All the staff are fantastic and the activities are very good!

How likely would you be to recommend Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We are very satisfied with the Ashbourne Day Nursery. Very caring and friendly staff at nursery makes us feel secured while at work leaving our little one in their hands. Our son absolutely adores them all. They do several activities throughout the week which helps my son's overall growth.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has attended nursery since she was 6 months old. She has grown to love nursery and all the staff over the years. I have always found the staff friendly and welcoming and have always dealt with my daughter very well. She has now graduated from nursery and is heading to school full time.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son has attended this nursery since he was 8 months old and right from the start I felt comfortable and at ease leaving him at the nursery. The environment is clean, the staff are warm and professional and he looks like he is well cared for. He enjoys coming to Ashbourne and even asks to be taken to preschool on a weekend. He also enjoys the food and has formed a nice relationships with both friends and his teachers. Ashbourne is a fantastic nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I was so nervous to leave my son at nursery, but the staff made me feel at ease and my boy feels happy there. He's being looked after and I cannot recommend the place enough! Plenty of space for little ones to play around and carers are so nice!

How likely would you be to recommend Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Oxley Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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