Henry's Kindergarten

Henry Beaufort School, Harestock, Winchester SO22 6JJ

Henry's Kindergarten is a purpose-built childcare environment, up-to-date with its early years education commitments and registered to welcome up to forty-seven children.

The nursery has three main playrooms and an additional room to allow for a versatile range of play and learning, these being The Baby Bears, The Little Bears, and The Big Bears. The outdoor areas consist of separate age-appropriate playgrounds, a large playground with climbing apparatus and a forest area for bug hunts and exploring nature. Henry's Kindergarten also has a growing area in which the children are encouraged to help look after the plants and have access to the large school playing field for big group games and running races.

A qualified team of professionals maintain a curriculum that suits age-specific learning goals, with the aim of preparing each child for the challenges of full-time education. Staff use an online learning journal programme to communicate each child's development and their achievements with parents who can also update their child's profile from home as Henry's Kindergarten believes parent partnership to be highly important in supporting children's development in all areas of learning.

Children enjoy freshly cooked nutritional food made on-site daily by the kitchen staff.

All staff have a friendly and welcoming approach and the nursery invites parents to share any feedback from which Henry's Kindergarten continues to develop and maintain the high level of childcare provided.

Group: Hampshire County Council

Person in charge: Lindsey Phillips-Jones (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hampshire County Council

Number of Staff: 26

Service Offered: Nursery School (Local Authority Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 47

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays, Christmas & Inset Days

Languages Spoken (other than English): French

Visiting:

The Nursery is situated within the grounds of The Henry Beaufort School. The entrance to the car park is from Priors Dean Road. The building for Henry's Kindergarten is within the Community Building and can be located using the signs.

Parking:

Parents/Carers and Visitors can park within the Henry Beaufort School grounds. Please use the car park located off of Priors Dean Road.

Overview of Review Score

The Review Score of 9.8 out of 10 for Henry's Kindergarten is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Henry's Kindergarten in Google's Search Results – more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 11 positive Reviews in the last 24 months.

Detailed Breakdown of Review Score

  • 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 4.761 for Henry's Kindergarten is calculated as follows: ( (141 Excellents x 5) + (36 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 180 Ratings = 4.761

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 24 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 24 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 48 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 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; 3.00 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 24 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 48 months. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Henry's Kindergarten is based on 11 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3.00 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 9.4 positive Reviews (47 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 9.4 Target Reached = 1

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

9.8 Henry's Kindergarten has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.761) out of 10 and an Average Rating of 4.8 out of 5 from 15 Reviews over all time


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    14
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
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  • Very Poor
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    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Henry's Kindergarten?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    15
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    0
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Reviewer Connection to Henry's Kindergarten

  • Mother of Child
    15

We just wanted to write to you and say a massive thank you to you and all your team for making our son feel so welcome and settled in his first week at nursery. All the team have been amazing but a special thank you to our son's key worker who has really cared for him and also made us feel really at ease too. We really appreciate everything everyone has done. He has really loved his days and so happy when we drop him off and collect him which is fantastic. On days when he has been upset when we leave him the team have been amazing at distracting him. The daily updates log is absolutely brilliant and we love looking at all the images at the end of the day as a family and seeing the things that our son has done throughout the day. Especially the zoo lab, he loved holding the animals. Thanks for all your hard work - so inspiring.

How likely would you be to recommend Henry's Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Vicky Leigh at Henry's Kindergarten responded to this review on 25 Jul 2018:

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that your son has settled in so well and will ensure that we pass on your kind words to our staff.

We have been delighted with the level of care given to our daughter. Staff are always positive, cheerful and work hard. My only concerns are that some meals do not seem very appealing (as commented on by nurse staff! E.g. Bean dip for tea). Children's cubby holes do need cleaning. There has been quite a lot of changes to staff resulting in our daughter's key worker changing quite a few times over the past 6 months.
These are all very minor things and the general day to day care at Henry's is brilliant - thank you to all staff!

How likely would you be to recommend Henry's Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Lindsey Phillips-Jones, Manager at Henry's Kindergarten responded to this review on 24 Jul 2018:

Thank you for your positive and constructive feedback about Henrys.
Our Nursery Cooks work very hard to ensure all the children have a balanced diet including our children with allergies, intolerances and food preferences. We pride ourselves in following the Government Public Health Guidance for Early Years Settings and one of the recommendations is to ensure children have a portion of protein at lunch and tea. Public Health have given the Early Years a range of recipes including the Beanie Dip which is a great source of protein. The management team are aware that some children do not like this dip and we have worked with the Cooks to serve it in a variety of ways but still ensuring the children get the balanced diet they need. This is also the first summer season in which the dip has been given to the children and with all new recipes, we give the recipe on a number of occasions before we can truly assess whether the dish is a success or not.
We have taken on board the comments about the children's individual trays and these have been cleaned out and tidied.
At Henrys over 60% of the staff have been part of the team for a range of 5-14 years service. We are aware there is a small percentage of children on our nursery who unfortunately this year have had a change of key person due to apprentice's completing their training and management moving from the rooms to the office. We are aware of this and have made sure this group of children have been placed with one of the long term members of staff along with the staff member the child has made a bond with.
We value your review and welcome any comments, so thank you for letting us know the positives and the things we can work on at Henrys to provide a better service.

Very pleased with the nursery, they do so many activities with the children in a short space of time. The Nursery also provide a healthy wide range of meals.

How likely would you be to recommend Henry's Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Lindsey Phillips-Jones at Henry's Kindergarten responded to this review on 17 Jul 2018:

Thank you for the lovely review, we're glad your child has a great time exploring the activities we provide at Henry's.

Our daughter has been very happy since joining the nursery when she was 14 months old. She is now 28 months and talks fondly about nursery and looks forward to going.

How likely would you be to recommend Henry's Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Lindsey Phillips-Jones, Nursery Manager at Henry's Kindergarten responded to this review on 21 Feb 2018:

Thank you very much for the kind comments and review.

The plentiful outdoor space and seeing how comfortable our son was during our visit made choosing Henry's easy. It's been a great choice of nursery, with an excellent staff, and our son is very happy there.

How likely would you be to recommend Henry's Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

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Lindsey Phillips-Jones, Nursery Manager at Henry's Kindergarten responded to this review on 21 Feb 2018:

Thank you very much for the kind comments.

Henry's is absolutely fab! My daughter absolutely loves it and as parents, we are big fans too. One massive plus for us is the amount of time they spend outside from running on the field, looking for bugs in the hedges, sledging down the frosty slope or climbing trees and having picnics in the wonderful nature garden. The room staff are very caring and they have some creative ideas that keep the children entertained and the management staff are so welcoming and professional. We always get a daily handover from key workers that really do know what your child has been up to in the day. We have been involved with 4 nurseries in last 3 years and Henry's top the list in every way.

How likely would you be to recommend Henry's Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Lindsey Phillips-Jones, Nursery Manager at Henry's Kindergarten responded to this review on 21 Feb 2018:

Thank you very much for this excellent review of Henry's.

Henry's is a very friendly nursery, where staff are very competent and really care about the wellbeing, learning and evolution of children. My 18 months daughter started at 6 months and she has always been very happy with staff's attention and activities and has formed strong bonds both with staff and children. She loves going to nursery and is constantly nurtured and stimulated to learn and enjoy with a wide range of activities.

They also put a lot of emphasis on contact with nature and parents are well informed about children's daily activities through an online app and handover forms. They also make efforts to cater for parents' and children's' needs (e.g. dietary requirements). I would happily recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Lindsey Phillips-Jones, Nursery Manager at Henry's Kindergarten responded to this review on 21 Feb 2018:

Thank you very much for the great review.

Our child has been at Henry's for more than 2 and half years now and we've been delighted with the care she has received throughout. The staff are warm and welcoming and come up with loads of fun activities that really encourage the children's curiosity and imaginative play. Our daughter has grown in confidence and developed lots of friendships. Her experience at Henry's means she'll be more than ready for school when the time comes, but we'll be very sad to leave Henry's!

How likely would you be to recommend Henry's Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Lindsey Phillips-Jones, Nursery Manager at Henry's Kindergarten responded to this review on 20 Feb 2018:

Thank you for your lovely comments.

My son loves coming to nursery. Even though my son has extra needs they have gone above and beyond to cater for him!

How likely would you be to recommend Henry's Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Lindsey Phillips-Jones, Nursery Manager at Henry's Kindergarten responded to this review on 20 Feb 2018:

Thank you for your lovely comments.

I have two children at Henry's Kindergarten aged 7 months and 28 months. The standard of care is exceptional and both children absolutely love being there. The facilities are great and the staff are all friendly, professional and competent. I cannot recommend them highly enough and if you are thinking about going back to work and leaving your child for the first time, I can assure you that the staff at Henry's will make this as easy as possible for you and your little one.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Lindsey Phillips-Jones, Nursery Manager at Henry's Kindergarten responded to this review on 18 Nov 2016:

We are so happy that both your children have a great time at Henry's. Thank you very much for the amazing review.

Both of my children attend Henry's and we couldn't be happier with it. There is a very caring atmosphere and the staff seem to really enjoy their jobs and always make time for you even when they are really busy. The facilities are excellent - particularly the nature garden and the rooms are light and airy. The children are outside playing as much as possible which I think is great.
My daughter is very sensitive and likes being at home so I was worried about her starting at nursery but she settled in very quickly and gets very excited about going - something I never thought would happen and is testament to the lovely environment there. I am always impressed by the activities they take part in - even my one year old brings paintings home that he's done!

How likely would you be to recommend Henry's Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Lindsey Phillips-Jones, Manager at Henry's Kindergarten responded to this review on 02 Nov 2016:

Thank you for the lovely review. We are glad both of your children enjoy coming to Henrys and have settled in so well.

As a new mom with a 9-month-old, it was a huge relief to find a nursery which such attentive, responsible and caring staff. The management was especially understanding of my requests and accommodated my vegetarian options in their winter menu creation. My son is kept very busy with activities all day and his development has been drastically impacted within a short time period. I really like the eyLog app as I can see photos and am given updates on learning my son achieves on a weekly basis, along with what he eats and drinks.

Areas of improvement would be the limited outdoor space and the nutritional content of the food (although it has improved since my son started). Overall, it is a great nursery and I have complete peace of mind leaving my child in their capable hands.

How likely would you be to recommend Henry's Kindergarten? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Lindsey Phillips-Jones, Nursery Manager at Henry's Kindergarten responded to this review on 01 Nov 2016:

Thank you so much for the great review and feedback.

Within the grounds of the Nursery each of the three rooms has access to their own outside area along with our playground, nature garden and the use of the school field.

My daughter has loved her time at Henry's as did her big sister before her. The staff are very friendly and the facilities are excellent.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter has gone to this nursery since she was 11 months old, she has always loved her time there. I have never worried about leaving her. She always does so many activities, spends lots of time outside and always has lots of fun. She's made lots of friends and I will be very sad when she leaves there. Would and have always recommended this nursery to anyone.

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I have 2 children at Henry's who love going there. The outside space is fantastic and they get to go out in all weather. They are well looked after and get to do lots of activities, and the staff are great.

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