Asquith Harpenden Day Nursery

Peel House, 15 Vaughan Road, Harpenden AL5 4EL

Asquith Harpenden Day Nursery is based in a beautiful listed building formally a police station which children enjoy discovering

The nursery has recently had a beautiful refit to create an inspiring space for children to investigate, discover and explore. The rooms are now colourful and airy with a wonderful fully-enclosed garden.

There are two wonderful baby rooms with a ratio of 2:1 to fully meet the needs of each child, a fun filled toddler room with access to various creative activities to develop and inspire the children and a nursery room with low-level access to toys encouraging independence.

The Pre-School room is abundant with the latest technology such as smart boards and interactive computers to help with learning and preparing the children for school.

The children also get the opportunity to participate in 'Tiny Mites' sessions every other Wednesday, joining in with songs, actions/dancing with puppets and props.

Group: Asquith Day Nurseries & Pre-Schools Ltd

Person in charge: Sara Broadbridge (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 27

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

Total Places for Children: 57

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Languages Spoken (other than English): Bengali; Bangla, German, Spanish; Castilian, French, Hindi, Italian, Tagalog, Urdu

Overview

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Asquith Harpenden Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 27 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Asquith Harpenden Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 19 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.571 for Asquith Harpenden Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (203 Excellents x 5) + (95 Goods x 4) + (21 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 319 Ratings = 4.571

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Asquith Harpenden Day Nursery is based on 19 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 11.4 positive Reviews (57 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 19 Reviews ÷ 11.4 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.

9.6 Asquith Harpenden Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.571)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Asquith Harpenden Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
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My son really enjoys nursery. He is improving his social skills. He is very well looked after and we feel comfortable leaving him.

The only criticism would be the very high cost.

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

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Wonderful staff who get to know your child and care. I can drop our beautiful daughter off with every confidence that she will have a great day.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Harpenden Day Nursery? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

I have found the nursery to be great, loads of feedback every day about my daughter and what activities she's been up to. The menu is very varied and healthy sounding! Very friendly atmosphere.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The nursery has been excellent for my daughter. She has loved her time with her new friends. I have been very impressed by the staff and their warmth towards the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Harpenden Day Nursery? Likely

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Average Rating:   3.6 out of 5

My child is always very happy at the nursery and is learning lots. I love that they are learning French and the sound of the week. It has been pretty hectic since the new people came from Bright Stars which makes it hard to get many updates and also there's a lot of new staff but I see the old staff trying to ensure we all meet, so I appreciate that.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

We continue to be delighted with the care our daughter receives at nursery. She is thriving, learning lots and loves the time she spends here with the staff and her friends.

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Harpenden Day Nursery is a very friendly nursery, our 2 children (aged 19 months and 3 years) are very happy here. Asquith provides a great learning environment for them and they have lots of excellent resources. The outdoor play area is great fun too. They offer a very varied food menu which the children enjoy. Staff are always smiley! We are very happy with our choice.

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

I am satisfied with the environment because it is very spacious and there's enough staff compared to the number of kids.

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

My 3-year-old is very happy at the nursery. She has been helped to settle in quickly and has made lots of friends. Every day she comes home with new words and new concepts. I am pleased that she is being taught letters and counting and she knows all the months of the year! The team are stable and therefore know my daughter well. They can give me an update on the day she has had and what she has eaten. I would like more email communication and a summary of their daily schedule so I know what to ask her about her day.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We absolutely love the nursery and received some outstanding care from all the staff. Who are always caring and attentive. I would like to highlight the hard work of a particular carer in ensuring our son settled quickly and integrated after disruption at another nursery in the area. The only downside of the nursery is the cost and mobility to use our council provided free hours on days that would allow my wife to return to work.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son loves coming to nursery 3 days a week. He has always completed a range of activities, some of them so messy that we would never attempt at home, which is great. He gets a wide variety of food to eat which always seems healthy. All of his activities, foods and nappies are explained at the end of the day and written on a sheet which is helpful. The staff are all really friendly. No complaints at all.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The nursery offers a variety of different rooms by age and ability. Lots of mixing occurs which makes room transitions very easy. There is a wonderful outside space and it gets used in all weathers which the children love. There are also lots of large indoor activities and ongoing themes. The food is great and meal times are very calm with good learning about sharing and table manners. Fee structures are somewhat opaque but feedback seems welcome and communication with parents improving.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My daughter has been attending Asquith since she turned 2. Throughout her time at the nursery, I have been impressed with the care shown to her by the staff. It's a small, friendly nursery where everyone knows each other by name. She has flourished! The facilities are great - especially the playground. The chef prepares delicious foods - she eats better food at nursery than at home. The only downside is the fees, which keep increasing.

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My daughter has been at Harpenden Day Nursery for 2 years now since she was 11 months old and she has loved every minute of it. The staff are all amazing with her and her progression is incredible. We are so proud of her and that's a testament to the staff. Thank you so much.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

A really lovely nursery with staff who really care.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

We have been impressed with our daughter's progress at this nursery and she is really happy here. The staff are lovely and really caring.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

The nursery has been incredibly supportive. They helped identify that our son had a hearing problem which required medical treatment. They were supportive in plans to encourage speech and development of hearing after the operation. The care and attention they demonstrated is great and I'd recommend the nursery to others.

Keep up the good work.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We love our nursery! Our daughter is growing into a wonderful, clever, caring little girl thanks to the fantastic staff and environment that she is in.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Amazing care and attention from the nursery staff. Very creative and wonderful food.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been at the nursery since he was 10 months old. The staff were brilliant at settling him in and they really took an interest in what he liked and enjoyed doing, even at such an early age. This has consistently been the case and I'm confident he's getting the best care while my husband and I work full time. The focus on development is excellent and my son is so happy here, he has formed strong bonds with all his key workers and his social skill are brilliant.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

I would recommend this nursery to anyone. It is very much a nurturing environment and the children are extremely happy, well entertained and have such fun.
The staff are all so friendly and make the children feel very special.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Harpenden Day Nursery is so much more than childcare. It is a warm, caring and nurturing environment for the children to thrive. Our daughter loves coming in and has such varied days each week.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We have used this nursery since 2012 for both our children and they have both been keen and very happy here. All of the staff are excellent with well planned learning activities in every room, as well as opportunities for home learning. We have been very pleased with our choice of this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Excellent nursery with very friendly and knowledgeable staff. My son loves going to nursery, so much that he normally doesn't want to go home. Excellent facilities and definitely eats better than I do at work.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our little boy is really happy and very settled at nursery. We are always comfortable dropping him off and it's clear he is happy to be there and he looks forward to seeing his key workers and friends. He has always eaten well and I have always been pleased with the different foods he eats there. He definitely gets good use of the garden and loves being outside. This is great because he is such an active boy and needs regular exercise! The staff are very approachable and the new management have fully made a difference- it all seems very settled. All in all I am extremely happy with Asquith!!

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My daughter has attended Asquith Harpenden Day Nursery since Jan 15. Her progress has been amazing and she has developed into a confident toddler. Her key workers have always been keen to communicate her developments and skills. Both my husband and I are looking forward to settling our second child into Asquith Harpenden Day Nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our son loves he school and is very happy there. He is very sociable and interacts well with the other children. The activities are varied and he enjoys them all. A well provided education.

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

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