Rocking Horse Nursery, Newbury, Berkshire
Rocking Horse Nursery, Newbury, Berkshire
Rocking Horse Nursery, Newbury, Berkshire

Established in 1992 and based in the unique setting of Newbury Racecourse, the nursery has extensive experience in nurturing the early development of children and in August 2015, it moved to a brand new, purpose-built facility.

The vision is to provide the highest possible quality of care for the children who are entrusted to them. The building was planned meticulously with experts to create a bespoke nursery designed to meet the modern demands of childhood.

The setting is designed and equipped to encourage creative and imaginative play with easy access to beautiful traffic-free countryside and nature walks. There are five rooms for different age groups and well-equipped, secure outdoor areas.

It is registered with West Berkshire Social Services and is inspected annually.

The nursery is flexible and offers value for money.

Owner: Newbury Racecourse PLC

Person in charge: Melanie Godliman (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: West Berkshire Council

Number of Staff: 23

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

Total Places for Children: 120

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

Fees Guide: Flexible pricing, based on sessions

Directions:

Please follow signs for Newbury Racecourse. The Rocking Horse Nursery is close to the stables.

Visiting:

Please call the nursery before visiting to arrange a suitable time and date.

Parking:

There is dedicated free parking outside the Nursery's main entrance.

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

6.5 Rocking Horse Nursery has a Review Score of 6.5 (6.493)

The Review Score of 6.5 (maximum of 10) for Rocking Horse Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Rocking Horse Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 1.5 out of 5 from 1 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 4.972 for Rocking Horse Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (35 Excellents x 5) + (1 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 36 Ratings = 4.972

  • 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 1.521 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Rocking Horse Nursery is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3 then divided by 2 = 1.500

    2. Target of 24 positive Reviews (120 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 24 Target = 0.042 , then divided by 2 = 0.021

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

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Rocking Horse Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    3
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Rocking Horse Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    3

We cannot recommend Rocking Horse highly enough. Our daughter thoroughly enjoys her time and is always excited upon arrival and excited to chatter about her day upon collection. The nursery staff are friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating which when balancing a toddler, full time work and a new baby has been invaluable. The nursery are open to feedback and work to act upon it, making continuous improvements. The new setting is amazing, spacious, well equipped rooms filled with toys and allowing plenty of space for activity. The library, gardens and sensory room only add to it further!

How likely would you be to recommend Rocking Horse Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My little one started to go to this nursery since 9 months old. She absolutely loves her time there. All the staff seem to know her, greeting her, calling her name. Each day, her carer will write down in detail with what she had for breakfast, lunch, snack, teas.. What she enjoyed playing with, what time she slept etc.
They do lots of activities with the little ones and take them to see the horses when the races are on, dress up for charity donations. Halloween, art crafts etc. They encourage our little one to explore, develop and have fun. Each week, they will send us an email for activities they plan to take action for next week, also the reason behind these activities. Food is fab, even make us jealous. They do as much as they can to support parents The nursery is brand new, new toys, new facilities etc.. We highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Rocking Horse 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 started in nursery in September. I could not be happier with how things are going. All the staff care caring and thoughtful. My son is very content and happy when i leave him. He has some medical conditions and the staff are very helpful and accommodating with getting things right. I am very pleased I chose this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Rocking Horse 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

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