Pebbles Day Nursery

The Sixth Form College, Prospect Avenue, Farnborough GU14 8JX

Pebbles Day Nursery, Farnborough, Hampshire
Pebbles Day Nursery, Farnborough, Hampshire
Pebbles Day Nursery, Farnborough, Hampshire

Pebbles Day Nursery is situated within a Sixth Form at Farnborough College and provides childcare for babies aged three months, toddlers and pre-school children up to the age of four.

Children are welcomed into the modern, homely and warm setting which includes two main playrooms; one for the babies and another for the toddlers and older children.

Fresh, hand-made food is prepared on-site and made palatable for the weaning stage a child is at.

A team of dedicated staff enjoy getting messy and creative with the children using a wide range of painting, sand, water and other art materials.

The ample space outdoors provides a multitude of activities for children to explore, including a home corner, climbing apparatus, a vegetable patch and a sandpit.

Group: Pear Tree Childcare

Person in charge: Emily Suttling (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hampshire County Council

Number of Staff: 10

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

Total Places for Children: 20

Age Range: from 0 years 1 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

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Reviews

7.4 Pebbles Day Nursery has a Review Score of 7.4 (7.385)

The Review Score of 7.4 (maximum of 10) for Pebbles Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Pebbles Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.5 out of 5 from 13 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 4.885 for Pebbles Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (138 Excellents x 5) + (18 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 156 Ratings = 4.885

  • 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 2.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Pebbles Day Nursery is based on 13 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4 then divided by 2 = 2.000

    2. Target of 4 positive Reviews (20 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 13 Reviews ÷ 4 Target Reached = 1 , then divided by 2 = 0.500

  • 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
    13
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Pebbles Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    13
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Pebbles Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    12
  • Father of Child
    1

Pebbles has been a welcoming lovely environment for our son to start nursery in!

He loves the staff, who are caring and think of great activities every day. Every day there is some sort of messy play and we've enjoyed reading the reports and seeing his little crafty creations.

He certainly enjoys the food too!

How likely would you be to recommend Pebbles 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

Emily Suttling, Nursery Manager at Pebbles Day Nursery responded to this review on 12 Dec 2016:

Thank you for your lovely review!

Very friendly staff who go above and beyond to assure me that my son is happy (eg. phoning to say he is okay if he is upset when I drop him off). My son always says he likes the 'ladies' and they help play with him. Lots of info is given about what my son does/eats while he is at the nursery.
All members of staff are friendly, good range of activities done with the children and a good menu offered. I am very happy with the nursery and love knowing my son is very happy while he is there.

How likely would you be to recommend Pebbles 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

Emily Suttling, Nursery Manager at Pebbles Day Nursery responded to this review on 06 Dec 2016:

Thank you for your lovely review Claire.

My son absolutely loves going to Pebbles Day Nursery, he currently goes 3 days a week and always has such a lovely time. He especially enjoys the outdoor play area.
The staff are brilliant, they were extremely supportive whilst he settled in and have massively helped with his confidence, healthy eating and the dreaded potty training!
Communication is great, with parents receiving regular updates on progress and also the online system allows us to see what fun activities they have been up to.
I would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Pebbles 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I sent my daughter here for the first time at 10 months old. The staff have been brilliant with her and it's reassuring knowing that when I leave her she is happy and well looked after. If there are any problems or changes the staff are always willing to try any changes I suggest.
She is given a big variety of things to do each time she is there, many of which I haven't braved doing at home with her yet! When I pick her up, she is always busy playing happily. She enjoys the food that's she's given and eats well. I'm very pleased that I made the decision to send her to this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Pebbles 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: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Emily Suttling, Nursery Manager at Pebbles Day Nursery responded to this review on 16 Nov 2016:

Thank you for your lovely review.

As a new mom, I was very anxious about my baby starting nursery when I went back to work, but the staff and management at Pebbles Day Nursery could not have done more to make the process not only an easy one, but a happy one. Since starting nursery, my baby's development has progressed an incredible amount, due to the hard work and attentiveness off the baby room staff. Hands down, the best thing about the nursery is the personal approach, and just how much the staff genuinely care for the children. A fabulous range of activities are facilitated, the menu is very impressive, communication between staff and parents is excellent, child development is a priority to the staff, and the management is wonderful. My baby is happy and cared for, which makes me one happy Mom.

How likely would you be to recommend Pebbles 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

The whole family are delighted with Pebbles Day Nursery. The staff are all friendly and welcoming and it is obvious that the children are very happy there. We love hearing about the fun things they did that day. We really feel as though the staff want to work with us as our child develops and are fully invested in their future. The staff are very inventive in their planned activities, and I'm excited to try some of their ideas at home. Our child loves the outdoor play and nature walks. The quality of the food is truly excellent, and we have many new recipes to try at home. In short, we can't think of anywhere better for our child.

How likely would you be to recommend Pebbles 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

Emily Suttling, Nursery Manager at Pebbles Day Nursery responded to this review on 15 Nov 2016:

Thank you so much for your lovely review Clare!

Very good nursery. My daughter has been going for about 19 months since she was 1 year old and absolutely loves it. The nursery has really forwarded her development.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Neil, Owner at Pebbles Day Nursery responded to this review on 14 Sep 2016:

Thank you Kerry - this means a lot! Neil

Pebbles is an excellent nursery that I am extremely happy to send my son to. Staff are fun and well loved by the children and parents alike. The communication is excellent and I am kept in very good regular updates regarding progress and concerns. Very good use is made of the space available both inside and out. An online platform is used effectively to give parents visual insights in what the children do and a dialogue with targets is also provided. The food is excellent and my child loves the menu that is changed on a regular basis. As I'm sure you can tell my husband and I rate Pebbles very highly.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Emily Suttling, Nursery Manager at Pebbles Day Nursery responded to this review on 24 Jun 2016:

Thank you for your lovely review Mim, we really appreciate it.

I cannot praise the nursery and it's staff highly enough. My son has been attending for two years and they have been incredibly supportive and instrumental in helping to develop his speech, behaviour and confidence to enable him to be ready to start school in September. The staff are open, friendly and a great team loved by children and parents alike. Nothing is too much trouble and updates on children's progress and achievement are shared on a daily basis keeping parents completely involved. The children are always engaged in activities whether indoors, on the covered decking, in the garden or exploring the fields and woods of the college campus and staff are always looking for new and improved activities to involve and inspire the children. I would not hesitate in recommending this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Pebbles 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

Emily Suttling, Nursery Manager at Pebbles Day Nursery responded to this review on 27 May 2016:

Thank you so much for our amazing review Jo! Its so lovely to get such positive feedback from parents

Consistency, compassion and communication are the values I appreciate from the team at Pebbles day nursery. Our son and daughter attend Pebbles 4 days a week whilst my partner and I work full time. I would urge parents to take advantage of all the settle in sessions, particularly as a dad. The staff show empathy and a genuine care and enjoyment every day which gives me confidence and I especially enjoy arriving and not pushing the bell, but rather watching my children, often playing outside, interacting with their peers and staff in a highly developmental environment in which the needs of the individual child are met whilst facilitating and mirroring the kind of behaviour, ethics and values which will carry us forward as a community. The team are led by a highly positive and forward moving individual. They work together to ensure the continuity of care and support for each child is provided and I would urge you to visit Pebbles to see for yourself.

How likely would you be to recommend Pebbles 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

Emily Suttling, Nursery Manager at Pebbles Day Nursery responded to this review on 05 May 2016:

Thank you so much for your lovely review James. We really appreciate all your support.
Emily

We have a child in the baby room and a child in the toddler room at Pebbles. I cannot speak highly enough of the nursery and the amazing team of carers. They absolutely love their time there and the staff who care for them. The team of staff work really well together. It is a warm, vibrant, safe and loving environment and the staff seem to really enjoy their jobs; they're always bright and welcoming, cheery and supportive and pleased to see and greet the children (and us!) It is always evident how much the children do and learn every day and there is always something new happening; outside activities and walks, mud kitchens, search for bugs, sports days, crafts, messy play, stretch and grow classes, reading, letters, numbers, cultural days and world holidays, and all kinds of creative ways to learn about the real world; even an incredible musical nativity play at Xmas. The menu is amazing and made from scratch on site. We're incredibly lucky to have such a warm and wonderful nursery - would highly recommend to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Pebbles 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

Emily Suttling, Nursery Manager at Pebbles Day Nursery responded to this review on 08 Apr 2016:

Thank you so much for our lovely review Saskia. We really appreciate it

My daughter is thriving within the outstanding nursery environment that Pebbles provides. The staff work extremely hard to offer a varied learning environment for the children whilst making it lots of fun. This all in turn is down to the fantastic leadership and management. They have a very 'hands on' approach and I feel this makes all the difference. I would also like to make reference to the wonderful chef they have, she provides the children with fantastic tasty varied menus.

How likely would you be to recommend Pebbles 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I cannot fault Pebbles in any way shape or form. My daughter has been going to Pebbles since summer 2014 and she loves it! The staff changes which took place approx 1 year ago have significantly improved the nursery and I think the Ofsted report reflects the hard work and dedication of the staff. All team members are fully engaged and you can genuinely tell they have real affection for the children that attend - my daughter certainly has a soft spot for her key worker. They provide a fun and secure setting for my daughter and provide healthy and nutritious meals, courtesy of their amazing cook with the odd treat when its someones birthday.
I also like that the staff consistently keep me up to date with my daughters progress whether that's when I go to collect her or through Tapestry. Nothing is too much trouble even if I'm asking the same questions. I feel involved in my daughters attendance and what is going on whether its an up and coming event such as Sports Day or a quick catch up. I love knowing that my child is happy for the time she is at Pebbles and genuinely feel that she will miss it terribly come September 2016 but I also feel that her readiness to start 'big school' is mostly down to the amazing staff. I genuinely cannot praise the girls there enough. When we were having a few toddler hiccups, my daughters key worker took the time to sit down and discuss some things we could try both at nursery and at home. The improvement although wasn't an overnight fix, the longer term outcome has been extremely positive. If anyone is looking for childcare, I would strongly and highly recommend you make an appointment with the team at Pebbles, you won't regret it and I cannot thank them enough for everything they have done for my child for the past 18 months or so.

How likely would you be to recommend Pebbles 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: Excellent

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