Holme Park Day Nursery

Holme Park Farm Lane, Sonning, Reading RG4 6ST

Owner: Holme Park Day Nursery

Person in charge: Sarah Harrison (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Wokingham Borough Council

Number of Staff: 21

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

Total Places for Children: 56

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 Christmas

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Reviews

7.7 Holme Park Day Nursery has a Review Score of 7.7 (7.663)

The Review Score of 7.7 (maximum of 10) for Holme Park Day Nursery 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 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Holme Park Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 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 4.574 for Holme Park Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (68 Excellents x 5) + (34 Goods x 4) + (6 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 108 Ratings = 4.574

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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.

    The 3.089 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Holme Park Day Nursery is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 11.2 positive Reviews (56 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 11.2 Target = 0.089

  • 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
    6
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Holme Park Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    9
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Holme Park Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Father of Child
    1

Three of my four children have attended Holme Park at some point in their childhood and I am just about to register my fourth! That should say it all really, I shall elaborate a bit. There is a real feeling of family there, but with a conscientious and professional approach to child development. I have never in the seven years have had dealings with them felt under serviced or less important than any of their other families.
The facilities are great - my only suggestion for improvement would be for a separate dining room, but everything else is fabulous and the setting is gorgeous. A great garden where you can tell the children have hours of fun. The pre-school offering is great too and the children leave totally prepared for "big school".

I love Monkey Puzzle / Holme Park. It's great.

How likely would you be to recommend Holme Park Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

We have been using Holme Park Day Nursery (including as part of its previous franchise) for over 6.5 years now for both of our children. Throughout this time our children have been well looked after as each key worker and every member of staff has loved and cared for them. The environment is clean and well treated by staff and children and tons of open space for them to play in. Food is also really good quality.

The preschool has a dedicated teacher for the older group which has been a significant improvement over the last couple of years and allows the preschool to prepare the children thoroughly for going into school.

The location is superb for us and very easily accessible with lots of parking, and the nursery also offers long hours at a very competitive price. I would recommend Holme Park to any parents who are looking for somewhere for their child to grow up in a home away from home environment when they need it. We will be very sad to leave it next year.

How likely would you be to recommend Holme Park Day Nursery? 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: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Claire Irving, Director at Holme Park Day Nursery responded to this review on 11 Jul 2016:

Thank you so much for your kind words Rebecca.

Holme Park is a wonderfully caring nursery and preschool. All children are treated as individuals and as a small, independent nursery all children are made to feel at home. The nursery is surrounded by wide open space and plenty of outside play area. My toddler regularly tells me 'I've had a good day mummy' and I've seen how much he's thrived in a such a fun, caring environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Holme Park Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been attending the nursery for almost a year now.
The staff were absolutely fantastic during his settling in period.
He adjusted very well and settled into the nursery very quickly.
He has made some good friends - with his peers and with the staff.

The staff communication is very good.

I would highly recommend this nursery to family and friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Holme Park Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Great Nursery, the key staff are brilliant with my little boy. Sometimes he doesn't want to leave the nursery as he's having so much fun and runs through the gates in the morning. We are very happy with this nursery and feel he is happy and safe there.

How likely would you be to recommend Holme Park Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Excellent nursery with a huge, fun garden for the children. The staff are amazing and have gone out of their way to help our two little ones settle. The staff are so caring and always smile and very happy. I would highly recommend this nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend Holme Park Day Nursery? 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: Good

My son is attending the nursery for a month and the staff have made him feel very welcome. The nursery is in a very nice location and has pets such as chickens which my son loves.
The nursery provides nappies as well so that is a big plus.
The only thing for improvement would be the squirrels room which is a little bit small. Compared to that the pre-school room and play area are much better. Perhaps a roof window would make it nicer and lighter.
The biggest asset of the nursery are the staff - really friendly.

How likely would you be to recommend Holme Park Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Holme Park is a fantastic nursery. I've sent both my children to this nursery and have been incredibly pleased. They have a caring, welcoming and happy atmosphere. It is a place that my children love to go to as the staff know them so well. Both my children have grown in confidence by being at Holme Park; their interests, likes and dislikes are always taken into consideration by the consistent and wonderful staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Holme Park Day Nursery? 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 joined the nursery in June and I couldn't be more pleased with how he has settled and how well cared for he is. All of the staff take a genuine interest in him and he is extremely happy there. He loves the chickens and rabbits and always tells me about the fun things he has done in the day! I have been really impressed with the professionalism and the helpfulness of the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Holme Park Day Nursery? 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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Sarah, Nursery Manager at Holme Park Day Nursery responded to this review on 21 Jul 2015:

Thank you so much for your kind words. It means a lot to all of us at the nursery when we hear comments/reviews such as yours.

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