Toad Hall Nursery Watford

100 Hempstead Road, Watford WD17 4LA

Toad Hall Nursery Watford, Watford, Hertfordshire
Toad Hall Nursery Watford, Watford, Hertfordshire
Toad Hall Nursery Watford, Watford, Hertfordshire

Toad Hall Nursery Watford is registered to offer sound early years learning and childcare to children from Watford and the surrounding areas. The nursery is well-equipped to aid skilled professionals in helping children take those important steps before full-time education.

The nursery has a comfortable interior and a secure outdoor play area, with staff qualified to consider all areas of child well-being, hygiene and nutrition, working with parents and taking on board any concerns with the long-term satisfaction of service users in mind.

Toad Hall Nursery Group deliver high quality childcare and they ensure the welfare of each and every child by providing a secure and safe environment where children are encouraged to be healthy and active learners. Fresh food is prepared daily and all meals are nutritionally balanced.

Highly qualified staff will enable all children to form secure attachments which ensure healthy emotional development and children are able to extend their learning in a calm and relaxed manner therefore preparing them for the life ahead.

Group: Toad Hall Nursery Group

Person in charge: Katie Watkin (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 25

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

Total Places for Children: 90

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

8 Toad Hall Nursery Watford has a Review Score of 8 (7.965)

The Review Score of 8 (maximum of 10) for Toad Hall Nursery Watford 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 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Toad Hall Nursery Watford in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.4 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 4.604 for Toad Hall Nursery Watford is calculated as follows: ( (97 Excellents x 5) + (37 Goods x 4) + (10 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 144 Ratings = 4.604

  • 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 3.361 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Toad Hall Nursery Watford 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 18 positive Reviews (90 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 18 Target = 0.111

  • 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
    11
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Toad Hall Nursery Watford?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    11
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Toad Hall Nursery Watford

  • Mother of Child
    12

The staff at Toad Hall are so genuinely caring. They take such a lovely interest in your child.
The children do great activities each day such as singing and dancing. They serve a great range of recipes so you know your little one will be getting lots of fruit and veg and they definitely won't end up being fussy eaters! They've really helped develop my daughter's skills such as eating with a knife and fork.
My daughter comes back from nursery absolutely shattered from all the fun she's been having all day and loves going back each time.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Watford? 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

I've been to different nurseries looking for a great outdoor space and reasonably clean classroom. Toad Hall ticks the boxes, and more so after the renovation of the main building. My daughter started there when she was about 2 and a half years old. She didn't talk that time, only mumbled, but after a month her speech developed quickly. After 3 months she's a chatterbox. The staff are nice and really dedicated in looking after the kids. They always have exciting activities every week. My daughter until now looks forward to going to her so called "school" every day. No tears ever since. Makes me comfortable and worry-free going to work.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Watford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

It is extremely daunting searching for a nursery for your child where they need to feel safe and secure. I looked around a few nursery and as soon as I walked into toad hall I got a feeling that it was the right one. My son has now been going for a month and he absolutely loves it, in fact, he sometimes doesn't want to leave. ALL the staff are fantastic and extremely helpful. Being away from my child now feels a whole lot easier and less worrying.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Watford? 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

Both my children have attended Toad Hall, my son is now at school, but my daughter is still there. She loves it, as do I. The staff are all wonderful, they love the children & are very caring, which is what I want when I cannot be there myself.
The food is good & very healthy. Lovely outside space & always lots going on for the children to get involved in. I cannot recommend highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Watford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

A friendly, supportive and nurturing environment for children. A balanced range of activities is offered and changes frequently. Food is great, such a healthy mix of meals and snacks. I would certainly recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Watford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

As a working mum, I often struggle with juggling a lot of things, and today was one of those days. It was World Book Day, and you could send your child in dressed up as a character - I forgot. At drop off - the staff were all dressed up (one had an amazing Cat in the Hat costume), and said to me not to worry. They said they would find my daughter an outfit to wear, and indeed they did! I have no hesitation in leaving my daughter at nursery - all the staff are friendly, and enthusiastic in what they do. They also provide wide ranging activities for children to do. My 2 year old is very excited about a train trip tomorrow.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Watford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have a daughter with special needs and before she started this nursery she wasn't feeding herself or walking with her walker. Within a month of being within this setting she is not only walking but a professional runner with her walker and feeding herself at every meal time! (A very messy situation) she has become more independent and babbles a lot more (she is also pretty much non verbal). The staff have been amazing with supporting me and my daughter with meetings about her development and what I would expect from them, also bringing outside intervention such as speech and physio in to the setting.
With out there help I feel that I would still be at the stand still point that we was in for months.
The staff and management always have a smile on their faces and make you feel welcome.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Watford? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We are happy with the way the kids are taken care of in the nursery. The key workers are good and instrumental in the upbringing of each kid. They cultivate the good habits and discipline to kids in their daily routines while eating, teaching through EYFS. My daughter is happy to go to the nursery every day and she enjoys her time there. So we are satisfied.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Watford? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Satisfactory

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter absolutely loves her time at Toad Hall, Hempstead Road and as her parent I know she is well looked after while I work.
My daughter really enjoys all the activities her class does and has a lovely relationship with the staff.
The staff are first class, kind and professional. They also really show an interest in each family member, not just the nursery pupils.
A nursery I highly recommend!

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Watford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Toad Hall, Watford is a brilliant nursery, I would highly recommend it to anyone. All the members of staff are professional, caring and patient to all children and adults from what I have experienced. My daughter has been at Toad Hall for over 2 years and she really enjoys it there, thriving in that environment.

Keep up the good work, Toad Hall! Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Watford? 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 has been going to Toad Hall since she was 10 months old. She's now 3 and a half, from day one the staff have been fantastic with her. I've always felt comfortable leaving her there as I know the staff give her and the other children lots of attention. The activities they provide for the children are brilliant, from music lessons, football practice to Spanish lessons.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Watford? 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

My son has been at the nursery for almost 2 years and he absolutely loves it. They have a wide variety of activities available to learn through play which includes Spanish lessons; lots of time outside in the garden as well as an external football coach once a week in the term time. They have pets at the nursery which really has encouraged him to be even more caring. The group work they do together is lovely and i always attend the sessions where parents are invited for the afternoon, its wonderful to see them all together enjoying themselves.
The food available is all made on site, the variety is fantastic and my son always enjoys telling me what hes enjoyed each day. It really supports our healthy eating outside of the nursery.

All the staff are very friendly and helpful, they know every child's name including the manager who is also very hands on in the day to day running. I would highly recommend this nursery to my friends and family and should my own family expand in the future, I will be in contact straight away to secure a plan.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Watford? 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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Awards / Recognitions

December 2013

'Good Egg' Award

Recipient: Toad Hall Nursery Group

Date: Sunday 01 Dec 2013

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