Longwood School & Nursery, Bushey, Hertfordshire
Longwood School & Nursery, Bushey, Hertfordshire
Longwood School & Nursery, Bushey, Hertfordshire

Longwood School and Nursery, situated in Bushey, Hertfordshire, provides high-quality childcare and education for children aged three months to eleven years. The business was established in 1978 and comprises a family run independent school and day nursery.

The school and nursery benefit from qualified teachers and other graduates being directly involved in their day-to-day organisation. The valued team ensures that long standing, highly qualified, well-motivated and experienced staff care for the children.

Bright and spacious nursery groups, with modern equipment as well as outdoor gardens, covered outdoor play areas, planting areas, shady wooded areas, soft play area, secret garden and Log World climbing equipment ensure that all children are thoroughly stimulated.

The children are supported to meet their developmental milestones through a balanced curriculum and playful activities that encourage resilience, capability, confidence and self-assurance.

The setting provides home-cooked and nutritionally balanced meals for the children which are prepared on-site and cater for any dietary requirements.

Owner: Longwood School & Nursery

Person in charge: Claire May and Beverley Akpan (Head Teacher & Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 92

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

Total Places for Children: 246

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 11 years 9 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Fees Guide: See Fees on our website

Admission Information: See Admissions Policy on our website

Languages Spoken (other than English): German, French, Polish, Portuguese

Directions:

Close to Junction 5 of M1
On Bushey Hall Drive, an exit from the roundabout connecting Aldenham Road and The Avenue.

Visiting:

Nursery viewings at 11am or 2.15pm - please telephone for an appointment

Parking:

Please park in the nursery car park or on Bushey Hall Drive

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

8.9 Longwood School & Nursery has a Review Score of 8.9 (8.858)

The Review Score of 8.9 (maximum of 10) for Longwood School & Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Longwood School & Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.1 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 4.736 for Longwood School & Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (53 Excellents x 5) + (19 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 72 Ratings = 4.736

  • 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 4.122 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Longwood School & Nursery 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 49.2 positive Reviews (246 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 49.2 Target = 0.122

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

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Longwood School & Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Longwood School & Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    4
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

My daughter has been at the nursery since the age of 1 year and will turn four next week. Longwood nursery provides a very homely and caring environment where my daughter has thrived and grown into a confident and articulate little girl. The nursery staff are excellent and some exceptionally good. My daughter has just started preschool (Sept 17) and her teacher is excellent and the teaching assistants are very caring and helpful. The fact the nursery provides wrap around care (open 7am-7pm) is fantastic for working parents like me!

How likely would you be to recommend Longwood School & Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I am very happy with no complaints so far. He is very happy with his friends and staff are caring and polite.

How likely would you be to recommend Longwood School & Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

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 two children have been attending the school and nursery for over five years and really enjoy it. They never want to miss a single day and know everyone in the whole school!
Longwood has the best of both schools by being a small nurturing school, which I believe is the best for primary, as well as the extensive facilities of a leisure centre within walking distance.
An all-around excellent school with teachers that really know the children!

How likely would you be to recommend Longwood School & Nursery? 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

If a child is happy then you know their environment is right!

How likely would you be to recommend Longwood School & Nursery? 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 two boys have been at Longwood since they were babies. Sadly one left for school. The fantastic staff have enabled our boys to become confident, happy and well educated. It is such a wonderful place, like an extended family.
The nursery is beautiful, with great gardens and outdoor play areas. The staff are longstanding, professional and caring.
They go out of their way to support us - they know how to get the best out of our children.

How likely would you be to recommend Longwood School & Nursery? 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

Longwood is such a fantastic, welcoming nursery! It truly feels like one big family where all the staff know my daughter well. She is very happy to go to nursery every day and I always leave feeling confident that my daughter is in safe hands and will be having a fun packed day. The activities are varied and the key themes are shared with parents so that you feel involved in your child's learning. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Longwood to parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Longwood School & Nursery? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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