The Orchard Children's Nursery

Guillemont Junior School, Sandy Lane, Farnborough GU14 9ES

The Orchard Children's Nursery, Farnborough, Hampshire
The Orchard Children's Nursery, Farnborough, Hampshire
The Orchard Children's Nursery, Farnborough, Hampshire

The Orchard Children's Nursery say that if they could bottle one thing it would be "the sound of children laughing - it happens a lot at The Orchard Nursery". Having fun whilst nurturing well balanced, healthy and happy children is at the heart of what the professional team does. Fun inspires imagination, encourages development and builds confidence and carers achieve this through a range of indoor: messy play, painting, baking and outdoor activities: bug hunting, scooters, slides and growing the garden to name a few. The Orchard has its own secure garden and entrance in the grounds of Guillemont Junior School and gets to use their onsite facilities for more exploration like the big school gym. The team is highly qualified and in 2012 were finalists in the Manager of the Year awards for Hampshire day nurseries.

Group: The Orchard Nursery and Pre Schools

Person in charge: Lauren Warren (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hampshire County Council

Number of Staff: 4

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

Total Places for Children: 15

Age Range: from 0 years 6 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1730

When Closed: Bank Holidays & between Christmas & New Year

Fees Guide: from £25 per session

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Reviews

8.7 The Orchard Children's Nursery has a Review Score of 8.7 (8.700)

The Review Score of 8.7 (maximum of 10) for The Orchard Children's Nursery 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 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Orchard Children's Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.9 out of 5 from 2 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 4.783 for The Orchard Children's Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (47 Excellents x 5) + (13 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 60 Ratings = 4.783

  • 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 3.917 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Orchard Children's Nursery is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 3 positive Reviews (15 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 3 Target = 0.667

  • 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
    5
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Orchard Children's Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    5
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to The Orchard Children's Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    5

My daughter and I will miss the team and her friends very much. My husband and I have been very happy with the care that she has received and leaving Orchards will be sad for us all! The team are brilliant they always have a smile and time for each parent and child. Our daughter has truly blossomed and speaks fondly of all the team and loves all the different activities they do.
We could not have asked for a better nursery and would like to say a big thank you to all the team for being fantastic at their job. The nursery is like a home from home and we've got our youngest signed up to start too.

How likely would you be to recommend The Orchard Children's 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has attended Orchard for over a year now and I can honestly say, hand on heart, that it was the best decision I have ever made for him.

The staff are incredible, each and every member do a brilliant job of looking after the children and developing their learning.

My son hardly spoke a word when he first started, now he doesn't stop talking! He sings, counts and has learnt his alphabet.
He has developed a great relationship with the staff and made many friends.
It really is heart warming to see.

I can't praise this nursery enough.

Thank you Orchard:)

How likely would you be to recommend The Orchard Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Both our boys have been full time at the nursery since they were 9 months old, and I can't believe that the oldest is now "in charge" of the little ones! As full time working parents it was really important to us that the boys were able to be together during the day, and not be in separate age rooms as they would have been at some of the larger, more 'corporate' nurseries. The fact that at Orchard the children are together all day is perfect. Additional benefits of this set up (although not ones we had thought about when the oldest started) is that you don't have the upheaval of moving between rooms and changing key worker, which some of my friends at other nurseries have found a bit stressful, and it means you have lovely well rounded children that can play with different age groups. The staff are supportive of each other and bring out the best in every child, which they achieve by knowing the children inside out rather than having a one size fits all approach. Under the managers supervision the nursery has exceeded our expectations in every way and the boys are very fortunate to have had such a first class experience which will set them up for all their future adventures. We really can't recommend this nursery highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend The Orchard Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

I have used The Orchard Nursery for both my daughters since 2011. I can never thank them enough for the positive foundation that they have provided and continue to provide.
It really is the most nurturing, well rounded setting you could hope for! Nothing is too much trouble where your child's needs and welfare are considered.
I recommend this Nursery to anyone who's looking for experienced, professional staff. I'm actually going to be so sad come July 2016 when it's time to move on.

How likely would you be to recommend The Orchard Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Deciding where to send your 9 month old child when you return to work, is one of the most difficult decisions you have to make as a new Mum. Deciding to send my daughter to The Orchard Childrens Nursery was the best decision I have made. She has been going to this nursery full time for three years now and not once has she ever cried about being left there with Lauren and the team, in fact it is quite the opposite - she is often reluctant to come home!
I am continuously amazed at how much progress my daughter has made in the care of such dedicated staff. She has developed a thirst for learning and gaining knowledge as she is inspired by the staff who work there, their surroundings and resources. She frequently sings the songs complete with actions, talks to me about the numbers and letters she has been learning about, but more importantly talks constantly about her friends there; friends which include all of the staff. And all of this is captured in the beautiful learning logs that we receive each term which often bring tears to our eyes!
The staff at this nursery are wonderful and communication is excellent. They are all friendly and approachable and take utmost care to get to know our children, it is because of them that my daughter is as happy as she is. I wouldn't ever dream of taking my child anywhere else.

How likely would you be to recommend The Orchard Children's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

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