Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley)

ONE YMCA, Woodlands Centre, off College Road, Abbots Langley WD5 0GN

Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley), Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire
Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley), Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire
Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley), Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire

Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley) is committed to providing children with a secure and stimulating learning environment, where they can develop emotionally, morally, intellectually, physically and socially.

They recognise that early childhood is the foundation on which children build the rest of their lives.

Charters Nursery covers all areas of learning and activities vary depending on the level of each childs development and their age, while all children are supported and encouraged to reach their full potential.

Owner: One YMCA

Person in charge: Jo Tindale (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 30

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care

Registered Charity Number: 1102301

Total Places for Children: 94

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays, 1 week at Christmas & for 2 staff training days a year

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Reviews

9.1 Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley) has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.120)

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley) 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 16 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 out of 5 from 6 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 4.801 for Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley) is calculated as follows: ( (154 Excellents x 5) + (36 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 191 Ratings = 4.801

  • 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 4.319 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley) is based on 6 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 18.8 positive Reviews (94 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 18.8 Target = 0.319

  • 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
    14
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    16
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley)

  • Mother of Child
    15
  • Father of Child
    1

My son has been at Charters for the past eight months (now 19 months old) and he really enjoys his time at Charters Nursery.
There are lots of daily activities, a great outside area for the children to explore, and I feel he is very well looked after - we have had no issues with any aspect of his care.
The staff are all very friendly and approachable and really seem to get to know the individual children. They have really helped with the difficult transition for a parent, of having their first child start at a "strange place".

How likely would you be to recommend Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both my two children joined Charters at around 10 months old and left when going into Reception and both had the most wonderful time there. The staff and facilities are amazing, and they make the most of being in the middle of a country park - going for regular walks/playtime outside.

Each stage has it's own room, staff and outside space and the children are supported to develop against the EYFS framework, but never to the detriment of fun. The fact they both regularly came home filthy is testament to this!

With my youngest now moving on to school, I am sad to say goodbye to the wonderful staff there!

How likely would you be to recommend Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley)? 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 nursery, lovely friendly helpful staff, home from home feel. Delicious home cooked nutritious meals and my son's allergies were well catered for.
Fabulous outside space, plenty of walks, active play and fresh air.
Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley)? 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: Don't Know

After interviewing several childminders we decided that the nursery environment would be better for our daughter, it was the best decision we have made.

She started going at 10 months, 4 days a week and she absolutely loves it. She adores the girls, as do we. The rooms are big and spacious and the patio leads right out into a newly refurbished garden where the children spend the majority of their time playing. On the sunny mornings, they sit on the patio and have breakfast alfresco. We feel like she is learning so much and is excelling in all aspects of her early years development.

I would recommend the nursery to everyone and anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley)? 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 wonderful nursery. The staff are great, friendly and helpful. The setting is spacious and has lots of different rooms depending on age.

I have noticed a great improvement in my daughter's speech since starting and they work with her speech therapist which is a great help.

My daughter has become more confident and is learning a lot more since she started here. I would truly recommend to everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley)? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

This nursery is very good in my opinion. The staff are of varying ages which I think is a plus, and they are all polite and interested in my child. The nursery is clean and tidy and has plenty of space inside and out. I like the fact that they split the preschool into little ones and bigger ones. And preschool has one side of the building as their garden and the babies and toddlers have the other side.
It is situated in the country park so they get out a lot. They have helped my son learn all sorts of things including socialising skills and educational things too. They help him to recognise his emotions and how he is feeling which is important for boys especially. I always get a breakdown of his day when I pick him up, without them having to look it up which tells me they know them very well. You can see they care for them. I highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley)? 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

Such a warm and friendly environment with kind, caring, happy staff who I trust 100% with my son in his everyday care, learning and development.

The outdoor play areas are great and I like that the children still get the fresh air they need in all seasons.

Potty trained within a week at 2 years of age, I can't take the praise but the nursery can!

Highly recommend to other parents in the area.

How likely would you be to recommend Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley)? 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 Daughter came to Nursery from 9 months old.
She has always enjoyed coming: once settled in and would wave me off in each room she has been in. The staff are caring and interested in what she has been up to each weekend and always take the time to talk to you in the mornings. Individual feedback is given in the evenings which is lovely to hear.

Good activities are planned for the children and toys of interest provided, although there doesn't seem to be a very wide range of toys.

Outside areas are great and spacious.
I would highly recommend this nursery and I know my daughter will miss coming here now she's gone to school.

How likely would you be to recommend Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Extremely happy with Charters Nursery and the care that my child gets.
Very happy and approachable staff members.
Flexible and always happy to help.
Love the amount of equipment they have for the children to explore and play with.

How likely would you be to recommend Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Both of our children had a seamless transition when they started their journey at Charters Nursery and continued to develop well as they progressed through the various rooms. The staff are genuinely committed to the care and supporting the development of the children and the efficacy of their hard work and dedication is paramount to the confident, happy and content children that look forward to each day at Charters. We cannot thank Charters enough for everything they do for our children and the non-judgemental support and advice they have often provided to us when we encountered challenging times.

How likely would you be to recommend Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley)? 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

My daughter has been with Charters Nursery for 6 months. It is such a huge decision for any parent to put their child into the care of other people. The care given to my daughter on a daily basis is amazing. The staff are lovely and take a genuine interest in your child. It was very difficult in the beginning dropping her off at nursery every day but now she looks forward to going. I believe she is well cared for everyday and would recommend this nursery to anyone that is thinking of putting their child into nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

This is the best Nursery!!! My daughter has been there from 2 years old till the end of term before she started school and absolutely loved it!!! Staff are amazing, always welcome us with a smile and my daughter didn't have any issues moving from one room to another as she grew, as the staff insure she knows everyone and made this move very smooth and fun.
I'm going to miss these lovely girls.
Beautiful, clean and friendly place. Thank you so much for everything.

How likely would you be to recommend Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley)? 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

Our little boy started at Charters in January this year and it has been the best decision we could have made. He has settled in really well and is really happy at nursery. His speech has also greatly improved. The nursery itself is lovely with lots of outside space for the kids to play. The staff and management are all very caring and treat the kids like their own. I cannot recommend Charters highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley)? 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 were really happy how quickly our child settled into the nursery. We have seen a great level of care for our child and she is so happy to be with all the members of staff. Our child has shown a huge level of progress since being at the nursery, testament to the staff who care for her.

How likely would you be to recommend Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley)? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both my children attended Charters Nursery from the age of 5 months until starting school with my youngest leaving at the end of August 2015. Having used this nursery for 6 1/2 years, I cannot recommend it highly enough. Both my boys genuinely enjoyed going to this fantastic nursery, where the staff and supervisors both are very caring, approachable and loving - this combined with the excellent outdoor space (with vegetable/flower patches for the children to use, playgrounds and animals to look after) and extra activities on offer (French, Singing, Football, Computer Lessons etc) it ensured that they were learning and growing beautifully and are prepared for school.
The nursery emphasises on social skills and independence which is very important to me and I am pleased to say that both my boys know how to take turns, 'pleases and thank you's' and look out for each other and other children.
Thank you so much Charters, you are fantastic!

How likely would you be to recommend Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley)? 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Fantastic nursery with wonderful caring staff. Both my children have attended since 2007 with my daughter just finishing this month as she is due to start school. From their time at Charters both of my children have become considerate and confident individuals with the ability to adapt to different situations and people they meet. Well prepared for school, both my children understand the rules of mixing in social environments and accepting people for who they are. Cannot recommend highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Charters Nursery (Abbots Langley)? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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