Hemsley House Day Nursery

137 Tonbridge Road, Maidstone ME16 8JS

Hemsley House Day Nursery, Maidstone, Kent
Hemsley House Day Nursery, Maidstone, Kent
Hemsley House Day Nursery, Maidstone, Kent

Hemsley House Day Nursery, in Maidstone, makes the most of two converted Victorian houses in order to provide safe and professional childcare, within an environment where children can feel inspired to pick up new skills and interests.

The nursery has an excellent standing in the community, established over 25 years ago as the first independent service in the area. The approach has always been to respect the views and opinions of parents and children and to continually assess the provision for its contribution.

The interior has sections that are resourced towards each age group, while the commitment is to a happy and stimulating environment at all times. The nursery only employs qualified staff and has a dedicated full-time chef.

Owner: Hemsley House Childcare Ltd

Person in charge: Sue Thompson (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council

Number of Staff: 14

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

Total Places for Children: 72

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

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.7 Hemsley House Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.687)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Hemsley House Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Hemsley House Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 10 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 4.993 for Hemsley House Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (143 Excellents x 5) + (1 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 144 Ratings = 4.993

  • 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 4.694 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Hemsley House Day Nursery is based on 10 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 14.4 positive Reviews (72 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 10 Reviews ÷ 14.4 Target = 0.694

  • 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
    12
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Hemsley House Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Hemsley House Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    1

Fantastic nursery, amazing staff. My two love it here. Thank you for always helping wherever you need to. Potty training, kids behaviour - nothing is too much trouble for the staff here. Highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend Hemsley House Day 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

My daughter has been attending Hemsley House for just under 2 years. In that time her development has been nothing short of sensational. The staff are very caring, especially on the odd occasion my daughter is upset and in need of a cuddle to reassure her.

Overall, my wife and I are very happy with Hemsley House. I would certainly recommend then to anyone in the Maidstone area who are in need of a nursery for their young children and I'm sure they'd be as impressed as we are.

How likely would you be to recommend Hemsley House Day 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

My daughter has attended Hemsley House nursery for nearly three years now and I cannot fault the staff. From my initial enquiry to now, they have been prompt and professional. They always offer a friendly welcome at the door and nothing is ever too much trouble. They have been flexible with me and completed my paperwork needed for my course without delay. My daughter is due to start school in September and I know she will miss everyone when she leaves. I'll also be sad to not see everyone's smiling face each week. My daughter has developed tenfold since attending the nursery and I know she has made friends for life. Thank you to all the staff at Hemsley.

How likely would you be to recommend Hemsley House Day 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

I have nothing but the highest praise for this nursery and its staff.
Set in a cozy, home-from-home feel, old Victorian house, it has a beautiful, big, secure garden in which the children are encouraged to play in all weathers.
The staff are of the highest caliber. My son had never been left in anyone else's care before he started at Hemsley just after his third birthday and he (and I) were very nervous about it but the nursery staff were so gentle, caring and kind, my son warmed to them immediately.
Since then, his confidence has soared.
He leaves there exhausted and exhilarated after every session and talks with such enthusiasm about his "artwork", computer sessions, his brilliant key-worker (with whom he has developed such a strong bond) and the new friends he has made.
He has learned so much about the world around him, enjoyed participating in the Christmas Nativity and delighted in their chick-breeding project.
I would highly recommend their services to one and all.

How likely would you be to recommend Hemsley House Day 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

My son has been at the baby unit from 3 months and the nursery has been wonderful. The staff are so friendly and supportive to me, and loving and fun with my baby. I came to Hemsley as a result of a recommendation from a very good friend and my midwife. I am so happy I have found a nursery where the staff take such good care of my baby and who I can trust completely.

How likely would you be to recommend Hemsley House Day 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

I believe our children's reactions about somewhere tells us a lot about a place and my children absolutely love going to this playschool! They look forward to going in! The staff are fantastic with my children and I feel 100% comfortable leaving them in their care as I know they are in extremely good hands. My children have come on so much since being there. Never had one complaint to be made. Highly recommended if you want excellent care for your child/children.

How likely would you be to recommend Hemsley House Day 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

I love the nursery. My son has been going there since he was 1 and now he is 4. We've never had any issue.
Everyone is very friendly, professional and always trying to help. Couldn't ask for a better place or people to look after my little boy.

I love the communications between the nursery and us, they always keep us informed.

They truly care about each child.

Almost forgot to mention their amazing chef that make amazing meals for the kids.

How likely would you be to recommend Hemsley House Day 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

Hemsley House is a wonderful 'home from home' for us and truly feels like extended family. After my eldest attended, I had absolutely no desire to look anywhere else for my younger children. All of the staff are kind, caring and fully invested in providing the best care available.
My children have thrived here, they love the large garden and wonderful food. The staff, in my opinion, are outstanding, they not only attend to the learning needs of a child but are also incredibly nurturing of a child's emotional wellbeing. Communication between parents and staff is excellent. There is also a large number of long-standing staff, so we have built a great relationship with the same people over the last 4 years.
My children adore Hemsley House and we will be sad to move on to school, but I believe they have made that transition easy for us. my son will be leaving a well rounded and confident little boy. I have recommended Hemsley numerous times. it's a wonderful setting with amazing people.

How likely would you be to recommend Hemsley House Day 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

I find this nursery incredibly helpful and very caring towards my little boy. They teach him everything he needs to know and I am very confident that he is ready for primary school and this is down to all the staff in the nursery. I will be sad to see my little boy leave for school as me and my little boy have a great bond with the staff. Would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Hemsley House Day Nursery? 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

My son transferred here after we found he was miserable at a different setting when he was 2, and he immediately settled in. He loves it, we never have any tears at drop off and sometimes he doesn't want to leave!
We looked at lots of nurseries, none had a garden quite like this one, and the building is well kept, clean and tidy all the time.
They put on a nativity at Christmas which was so well organised and adorable, the kids really enjoyed it, and it's things like that which show how truly child-centred they are.
The level of care is outstanding and the staff are lovely - approachable and honest. I'm going to be sad when my son leaves for school this summer.
The environment is just perfect and we've never had any problems, I am confident though that if we did, we could confidently discuss anything with them.
The food is excellent as well! Thank you for everything.

How likely would you be to recommend Hemsley House Day 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

I have been very pleased with Hemsley House from baby unit through to the main unit. My daughter absolutely loves it! The atmosphere is great, with the right mix of fun and routine. Sometimes I want to stay myself: the smell of home cooked lunch as you walk in and the great atmosphere with lots of fun activities both indoors and in the lovely big garden (I especially like it when the guitar is out and they are having a sing song!). I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Hemsley and would urge anyone looking for a nursery to visit.

How likely would you be to recommend Hemsley House Day 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

My little boy has been attending the nursery for a few years now although it seems like a few months, he still gets very exited to see all the staff and his friends. Both my son and myself have always been made to feel very welcome and fully updated with Max's progress at the nursery. I love the fact there are many different activities for my son to take part in and the staff go to great lengths to make sure the children are engaged and are having fun. This was the first and last nursery I looked at for my son, I didn't need to go elsewhere; the homely feel made me fall in love instantly. I couldn't rate the staff there any higher. I'm dreading the end of this year when my little one will be moving on but I've very thankful for how confident my little boy is now. This nursery has set him up for big school in many ways. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Hemsley House Day 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

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