Upton Court Road, Upton, Slough SL3 7LU
Long Close Nursery provides quality childcare in a warm and friendly environment, combining the art of learning with lots of fun. Staff work to provide children with the best start in life, building up their confidence and helping them to learn through playing and participating in solo and group activities.
Children are encouraged to develop and nurture their own personalities during their time spent at the nursery.
The nursery benefits from its location within a school in several ways. The children enjoy sessions with the music, art and dance teachers, and sometimes the science teacher. They also get to know other teachers and assistants working within the school, which helps as they move into the Prep School and beyond.
There is a significant focus on preparing every child for the transition to school in the run up to joining Reception. Long Close Nursery follows the Read, Write Inc programme for phonics, which means that almost all of the children leaving the nursery will be reading before they start in Reception.
Group: Cognita Schools
Person in charge: Brendan Pavey (Headmaster)
Local Authority / Social Services: Slough Borough Council
Number of Staff: 30
Service Offered: Nursery School (Privately Owned), Open term time, Full Day Care
Total Places for Children: 50
Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months
Opening Days: Mon-Fri
Opening Hours: 0800-1800
When Closed: Holiday Clubs available for pupils aged 3+
Long Close Nursery is situated within the grounds of Long Close School in the Upton area of Slough. Visitors can access the School via a pedestrian gate entrance on Upton Court Road (please press the buzzer for entry).
There is a free public car park (Upton Court Car Park) next to the School and Nursery, which can be used by parents and visitors. To access the visitor pedestrian entrance, please exit the car park and turn left, walking down Upton Court Road. The entrance gate is further down on the left hand side.
The Review Score of 4.7 (maximum of 10) for Long Close Nursery 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 2 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Long Close Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 0 out of 5 from 0 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 4.708 for Long Close Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (17 Excellents x 5) + (7 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 24 Ratings = 4.708
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:
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.
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.
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 0 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Long Close Nursery is based on 0 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:
0 = 0
Target of 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 0 Reviews ÷ 10 Target = 0
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
Long Close Nursery has a Review Score of 4.7 (4.708)
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Helene V (Mother of Child) on Wednesday 4 November 2015. Relates to November 2015.
My son has joined Long Close nursery since September 2015 (full time). The nursery was recommended by a friend who also has a child attending the school.
It has only been a term and I have already been very impressed with the genuine dedication shown by such a fabulous nursery team!
The communication has been excellent: every day, I always look forward to reading detailed comments written by staff in my son's diary; At Parents' evening, I was also delighted to hear about the host of fantastic activities and opportunities offered to children and the progress made by my son, within just two months. A personalised folder kept for each individual child (which includes various pictures, notes, comments, anecdotes) is just another exceptional example of how much the staff knows about children's likes, dislikes, interests and temperaments! Speaking another foreign language at home, I have been thrilled to rapidly note how much English vocabulary my son has picked up from nursery! Just incredible! Finally, I cannot thank the staff enough for their wonderful support and ongoing encouragement, which is very much needed at meal times, with my son!
I highly recommend Long Close nursery. Just a brilliant place!
How likely would you be to recommend Long Close Nursery? Extremely Likely
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Michael De Ataíde (Father of Child) on Friday 28 August 2015. Relates to August 2015.
My daughter who is now going to start in year 2 started her academic life at long close nursery! It is a decision that as parents we are sure that it was a good one! Having had her attending this nursery it only made sense having our son go there too. Again a decision well taken! The classrooms are great fun to be in, the staff are extremely competent and really kind and supportive of the children! I highly recommend the nursery and the follow on to the school at Long Close as we get the feeling that our children are treated by the Headmaster and teachers as if they were their own children! The ethos and family feel in the whole school is second to none and I have not seen this environment anywhere else! It is a great nursery and as a parent of 2 children I highly recommend it to other parents! I take the opportunity to thank each member of staff for all their dedication and professionalism in taking care of our children!
How likely would you be to recommend Long Close Nursery? Extremely Likely
Recipient: Long Close Nursery
Date: Thursday 26 Feb 2015