Queens Pre-School Day Nursery

170-174 Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill IG9 5BD

Queens Pre-School Day Nursery, Buckhurst Hill, Essex
Queens Pre-School Day Nursery, Buckhurst Hill, Essex
Queens Pre-School Day Nursery, Buckhurst Hill, Essex

Queens Pre-School Day Nursery is a small friendly setting located on the very popular Queens Road in Buckhurst Hill, just a five minute walk away from the Central Line Tube Station.

There are three age appropriate rooms in the nursery and a garden oasis for the children to play and explore in. Each room is resourced with natural age-specific equipment to meet the children's developmental needs.

The long serving, highly qualified, dedicated team provides a happy and secure atmosphere and aims to develop self-confident, happy, social, school ready children.

There are daily extra-curricular activities for children to enjoy:

Monday - Theatre Bugs

Tuesday - Yoga

Wednesday - Theatre Bugs

Thursday - French

Friday - Baby ballet

The children also benefit from weekly library and forest trips in the local environment.

Parents are involved at all stages with open stay and play every Friday morning for parents to go in and play with their children in the nursery.

The nursery has an onsite cook who freshly prepares nutritious and organic foods for the children.

Group: Children First

Person in charge: Kayleigh McAllister (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Essex County Council

Number of Staff: 16

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

Total Places for Children: 52

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Fees Guide: £60.00

Vacancies

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Reviews

4.7 Queens Pre-School Day Nursery has a Review Score of 4.7 (4.700)

The Review Score of 4.7 (maximum of 10) for Queens Pre-School Day 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 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Queens Pre-School Day 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 4.7 for Queens Pre-School Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (43 Excellents x 5) + (16 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 60 Ratings = 4.7

  • 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 child places. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered child places 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 0 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Queens Pre-School Day Nursery is based on 0 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 0 = -0.25

    2. Target of 10.4 positive Reviews (52 registered child places ÷ 5). 0 Reviews ÷ 10.4 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.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    3
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Queens Pre-School Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    4
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Queens Pre-School Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    5

Our son has multiple food allergies and was hospitalised a lot when he was little. Queens have been brilliant at catering for his diet, allowing him to feel individual and part of the group at meal times. He is the youngest in the school year and very shy. The nursery at Queens has built his confidence, encouraged learning and his development is amazing. I would like to thank all the staff for being so caring and taking such good care of our son. I also feel it is under excellent management and it is very easy to communicate with them.

How likely would you be to recommend Queens Pre-School Day Nursery? 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 attended this pre-school since he was 2 years old, it was the best thing I could have done for him. All the staff are excellent and friendly. My son has learnt so much and made friends, and everyday spoke nothing but good grace about the staff. The lunches everyday were always enjoyed and nutritious. I would not hesitate to recommend this pre-school to my friends, which I have done so already. My only regret: it how fast 2 years go by. Queens pre-school is greatly missed and will forever be in our hearts.

How likely would you be to recommend Queens Pre-School 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

We've had two children at Queens Pre-School Day Nursery and both have been extremely happy and well looked after. The standard of care is excellent as is the cooking according to the kids! The children perform a variety of activities everyday as well as regular classes such as theatre bugs, French and yoga every week. The only minor criticism would be lack of outside space. There is a small garden which they use and has been decorated and designed well but it doesn't provide much space to run around. However I know the children visit the playground and library as well as having school trips to make up for this. All in all I recommend this pre school to anyone wanting safe, flexible care.

How likely would you be to recommend Queens Pre-School Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Both of my daughters have attended Queens Pre-School Day Nursery. We have had an outstanding experience and my eldest daughter has just started school, well prepared and confident in the next stage in her life. Queens Pre-School Day Nursery has a good blend of inclusive play and learning activities. My kids always have fun with exciting elements such as "theatre bugs" and yoga. The food is healthy and tasty. The leadership and staff are experienced, caring and know how to support children at an individual level. They clearly enjoy their jobs and many have been with the nursery for a while providing stability. The senior staff are responsive, skilled and very approachable. I have nothing but good things to say about Queens Pre-School Day Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Queens Pre-School Day Nursery? 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

The nursery is very good at helping the children deal with separation issues, getting them used to doing the important starting out things like pouring, dressing, drawing, using a computer. It is a fun nursery and they make sure your child is well cared for and looked after. The older part of the nursery 'The Grasshopper' was particularly good.

How likely would you be to recommend Queens Pre-School Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

Kayleigh

Kayleigh McAllister

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2016

Description:

I have been working with the Children-First company for the past year and have enjoyed my time at both Queens Pre School and Queens Baby Nursery.
Please feel free to book in a show round with me.

Caroline

Caroline Mahon

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2016

Description:

Caroline is the deputy manager and room leader of our butterflies room.
Caroline has a passion for working with children and is doing a fantastic job.
Please feel free to book in a time to come and see Caroline anytime.

Katie

Katie Graveling

Job Title: Room Leader

Joined: 2012

Description:

Katie is the room leader of our grasshoppers room and helps all of our children get ready for their transition to 'big school'. Katie supports all of our children in meeting their new teachers and visiting local schools.

Lisa

Lisa Delamere

Job Title: Room Leader

Joined: 2016

Description:

Lisa is the room leader of our Ladybirds room. Lisa supports all of our 2 year old children build secure relationships and attachments.
Lisa's favourite activity is messy play!