Southfleet Avenue, New Barn, Longfield DA3 7JG
New Barn is part of the Abacus Childrens Nurseries Group, based in the South East of England.
There are three rooms in which little minds can explore, learn and also have fun. There is a babies room, a toddler room and a room for pre-school children.
Weather permitting, there is a safe enclosed garden in which the children can play every day.
A balanced and nutritional meal is provided for the children at lunchtime on a daily basis.
Person in charge: Louise Hickman (Nursery Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council
Number of Staff: 8
Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care
Total Places for Children: 33
Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months
Opening Days: Mon-Fri
Opening Hours: 0730-1800
When Closed: Bank Holidays
Abacus Childrens Nurseries Ltd - New Barn has a Review Score of 8 (7.985)
The Review Score of 8 (maximum of 10) for Abacus Childrens Nurseries Ltd - New Barn 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 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Abacus Childrens Nurseries Ltd - New Barn in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.2 out of 5 from 1 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 4.833 for Abacus Childrens Nurseries Ltd - New Barn is calculated as follows: ( (10 Excellents x 5) + (2 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 4.833
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:
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.
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.
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 3.152 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Abacus Childrens Nurseries Ltd - New Barn is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:
3 = 3
Target of 6.6 positive Reviews (33 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 6.6 Target = 0.152
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by Sharon C (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 19 September 2017. Relates to August 2017.
This is a fabulous nursery, the facilities are great, the staff amazing and so hard working. My son has benefited so much from moving to Abacus. He had a very difficult time with potty training but the staff have been amazing and he is not fully trained.
His language and interaction skills have improved exponentially. He loves school and gets genuinely excited when we pull through the gate every morning.
The only small issue is that I'm not sure how much fresh fruit and vegetables are served. My son is no longer interested in vegetables at meal times, but this may be just his age.
How likely would you be to recommend Abacus Childrens Nurseries Ltd - New Barn? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent
Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good
Food / Nutrition: Good
Value for Money: Excellent
Louise, Nursery Manager at Abacus Childrens Nurseries Ltd - New Barn responded to this review on 19 Sep 2017:
Just to let you know, fresh fruit is served twice a day, and our main meals that are cooked fresh every day contain vegetables. We are working on our menu display board and will start displaying weekly menus very soon. Many thanks
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