Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)

11 Highbury Road, Hitchin SG4 9RW

Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin), Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin), Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin), Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Highbury Lodge Day Nursery is set in a beautiful converted Victorian building, with spacious interiors and adaptable play areas.

Activities are designed by highly trained practitioners in line with EYFS principles. They also offer a number of extra-curricular activities.

Strong parent partnerships are promoted within the nursery with parent partnership meetings and a fully inclusive package as part of the service.

Group: Childbase Partnership

Person in charge: Carol Kewley (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 74

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

12 Child Vacancies

posted 31 Oct 2017

Now registering for September across all age groups

Reviews

9.6 Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin) has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.634)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin) 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 36 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 12 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 4.823 for Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin) is calculated as follows: ( (355 Excellents x 5) + (74 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 430 Ratings = 4.823

  • 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 4.811 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin) is based on 12 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 14.8 positive Reviews (74 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 12 Reviews ÷ 14.8 Target = 0.811

  • 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
    32
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    32
  • Likely
    4
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)

  • Mother of Child
    22
  • Father of Child
    14

The baby room is not too busy, so gives staff time to focus on the children individually.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We only have the greatest praise for the team at Highbury Lodge Day Nursery. Every member of staff is friendly and so focussed on the development and well being of the children. We are very pleased with the stimulating and safe environment provided.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? 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

Great learning, nurturing and supportive environment. We have had two children attend Highbury and we couldn't have wished for more. We have highly recommended Highbury to friends and family. They also now know why we hold Highbury in such high esteem. Keep being outstanding!

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Highbury was recommended to me by a friend and it has not disappointed. My son settled in so well and all the staff have been so good with him. He is leaving today a more confident, independent little boy.

Thank you to everyone who has cared and supported him. It's much appreciated.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? 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

All staff are really friendly, make a massive effort to really get to know all the kids and provide a nurturing environment. The facilities are reasonably good although rooms can be hot in summer (I believe aircon is being installed for next year).

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Carol Kewley, Project Manager at Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin) responded to this review on 14 Sep 2017:

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback. Regarding rooms being warm during the extremely hot June we had, we have in place mobile air conditioning units throughout the nursery which we have found effective during the warmer months. We are involved in a role out program to receive commercial air conditioning units.

Our boy started at Highbury Lodge full time from 15 months old until he was almost 5 as he started school. It's a difficult thing as a mum leaving your baby with other people, but I really felt he was in a place that felt like 'home from home'. The effort that goes into making it a fun, inspiring and creative environment by the staff is just great. The extra mile the staff personally go to contribute to each day is also worth mentioning. Bringing in activities from home they have come up with. They really do have love and care for the children. And they will constantly take on any questions/concerns/challenges you might be having with your child. They did activities I would never have thought of if I was at home with him every day, and he has learnt and been inspired a lot. And there is a lot to say about the importance of building little buddies at a young age for social ability and confidence. A huge thank you to all the staff, and a few in particular that were his key workers.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I was so impressed that Bumblebees room followed my daughter's interest of the story about driving my tractor.
They built a tractor and had an excellent mini farm.
All the children helped paint the tractor. Also, the activities around it were brilliant. The staff have really listened to what the children love.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? 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

I cannot praise enough the dedication and friendly nature of all the staff. My son is in the Caterpillars room and I can see that he made amazing progress and has developed his social skills thanks to you. We appreciated the variety of activities and the personalised daily assessment! An excellent nursery that I will recommend without any hesitation!

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? 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: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Highbury is such a great nursery. We love it and so does our daughter. The staff are wonderful. I cannot recommend highly enough. Happy children and happy parents. Brilliant.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We have been very pleased with the nursery. Our son took a good few weeks to settle when he first started, and all the staff were very kind and patient. He now loves attending the nursery and rushes through the door.
The staff are also very good at feeding back when I collect him, about what he has been up to during the session.
Overall the atmosphere is very warm and welcoming and we are very pleased with our choice to send our son to this nursery

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My child has so much fun at Highbury Lodge. Her speech has improved, along with her social skills. There has been a few days where she doesn't want to leave, which clearly shows that she enjoys her time at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? 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

My son started at Highbury Lodge in August this year and he has settled in extremely well due to the help and guidance from the superb staff. He has a visual impairment and so initially, I was apprehensive about how he would cope, but he has been very well supported both internally by his key person and externally by his visual impairment teacher. They have worked together to ensure that my son achieves all he can.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? 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

Our son has attended this nursery since 7 months old; he's now 15 months of land a confident friendly child. He thoroughly enjoys the time he spends there and I can't rate the staff and the facilities highly enough for the great place this is. Sending your child to nursery can be a big decision and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Highbury lodge to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The staff are universally friendly and professional, our child's carers usually have a good understanding of what our daughter has been doing and how she has been behaving on a given day. In general, I feel that this understanding was stronger in Caterpillars than Ladybirds. However, this could be a matter of perception since we more frequently saw our child's primary carer in Caterpillars. We want the nursery to complete it's online child diary system as soon as it can.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has spent the last 10 months at Highbury Lodge. She went from Bumblebees to pre-school. I cannot thank the staff at Highbury Lodge enough, they are kind, caring, enthusiastic and positive. The facilities are beautiful too.
The transition from nursery to pre-school was seamless. The range of learning and activities is outstanding. The garden in simply amazing. This is the best nursery I have visited. A first class establishment. I couldn't be more pleased. Thank you to everyone who works at Highbury Lodge, you are all stars.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? 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

My son has attended 'Highbury Lodge Day Nursery, Hitchin' for two tears. He is developing well in all areas and enjoys the time he spends at nursery. He is very comfortable with staff. Staff always give detailed feedback at the end of the day. I have always had the greatest of confidence in the nursery and all the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? 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 have been using this nursery for 4 years and the standard has always been excellent. The food is very good and my children have progressed extremely well with their learning and confidence.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? 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

My child has such fun at nursery. He makes lots of strong friendships and often talks about his nursery nurses with affection. I am very impressed with the high levels of professionalism and customer care shown by the staff. The staff are always smiling and are exceptionally creative, the nursery is regularly restocked with unusual creative games.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have two children at Highbury Lodge and cant speak highly enough of it. My youngest is in the baby room - they provide a caring and nurturing environment. She cant wait to leave the house and go to nursery. My oldest is more reserved about nursery. He has always had a tendency to get upset at going. However, Highbury are supportive and help him make the transition each morning. When I pick him up he is having a great time.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? 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

My son attended Highbury Lodge since he was 2 years old and we moved to the area. It was recommended to us by friends. I have been impressed with the professionalism of all the staff and the quality of the care my son has received for almost 1 1/2 years. He is happy there and looks forward to going to preschool which to me is clear indication of a good nursery. He is always well fed and seems to enjoy the food provided. I would not hesitate to recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? 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 have two children at Highbury Lodge, one in preschool and one in the baby room. Throughout our time using Highbury Lodge, the staff have been wonderful, both in how caring they are and in the breadth of activities our children take part in. Our children have developed really well as a result of the attention they receive as groups of children develop their social skills, as well as quality 1-2-1 time with key staff. The nursery, rightly prides itself on the partnership it has with parents and I couldn't recommend Highbury Lodge highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Staff are always happy and friendly. My daughter is always happy and content. She's come on in leaps and bounds. Would happily recommend the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? 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 is due to start school this year and is a summer baby which has made me nervous as he will be one of the youngest in his year. The staff in his pre-school room and the management at Highbury are doing a fantastic job at getting him ready for school. There are many activities going on, from role play to being given pencil cases, all to familiarise the children with what will be their new environment come September. All very subtle but powerful. I am very impressed and reassured that he will be ready for the change when the time comes.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? 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 have always been very happy with the provision at Highbury Lodge Day Nursery. Our eldest daughter flourished here and our son is thriving under their care. Our main reasons for choosing and recommending Highbury are listed below.
a) Care and support - pastoral care for the children.
b) Communication and partnership - staff are excellent at working with parents and named key workers for each child.
c) Learning - the activities are engaging and develop the children.
d) Management and staff - approachable and friendly, prepared to listen and act on the views of parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son's speech and vocabulary has improved significantly, thanks to the fantastic team in the bumblebee room. They are very welcoming and my son has settled in quickly. He is always happy to be dropped off and often doesn't want to leave at the end of the day.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? 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

Fantastic, caring team at Highbury Lodge. My son absolutely loves his days at nursery and it is helping his development enormously.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? 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

A lovely nursery with friendly staff. My son seems to really enjoy his afternoons here! Staff seem very organised and on top of things! Nice variety of food. I particularly like how regularly the garden is used.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has attended this nursery for a year and a half now. She continues to develop socially, intellectually and emotionally. This is optimised by her time spent at Highbury Lodge. I continue to be wowed by her development, since she spends the rest of her time with myself. I am clear as to the nurseries contribution to her growth. This nursery mixes, firm, fairness, compassion, humour, ingenuity, imagination, attention to individual needs and love to create an environment in which children flourish.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? 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

I am really happy with Highbury Lodge and more importantly my little boy loves going to nursery. He has come on so much and has a really varied day. The staff are all very friendly. The surroundings of the nursery are like a home from home.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I feel that my child is happy at Highbury Lodge, she always talks about nursery at home, and that she is going to see her friends. She has settled well into the rooms she has been in and the staff provide a wide range of activities based on my childs interests. She has bonded well with the staff, who are very caring and ensure she is happy in her room.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? 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

My son has settled into Caterpillars really quickly and is very happy left with all members of staff. The activities are reviewed and I really appreciate the full debrief at the end of every day as it helps us mirror his nursery activities at home!

Thank you so much.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? 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 staff in Caterpillar room have been excellent on all levels. I really feel that they have been instrumental in helping with my son's developmental progress both emotionally, socially and educationally. Two members of staff in particular provide a secure and nurturing environment and have both been key in ensuring that my son is happy and settled. I am confident and relaxed in leaving him in the caterpillar room and know the care he is receiving is of excellent quality. Top marks for a top team. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? 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: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Excellent friendly staff who really care about the children. My daughter is always happy and smiling when I pick her up after work. I'm really happy with the nursery and they seem to know my daughter very well.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? 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

Fantastic experience! Great staff who show fantastic expertise in child care. My child loves coming to Highbury Lodge.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? 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

Very approachable staff who didn't mind me approaching them with concerns. They made me feel listened to and dealt with the issue quickly. My son is always happy when I've seen him here and eats very well. I am impressed with the variety of food on offer and the messy activities they do. They treat each child as an individual.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? 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

An excellent nursery where the care for my child is exceptional. We can see how much she develops after just one day and her interaction with other children and has improved.

How likely would you be to recommend Highbury Lodge Day Nursery (Hitchin)? 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

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