Kent College Preparatory School

Old Church Road, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells TN2 4AX

Owner: Kent College Prep School

Person in charge: Nik Pears (Head of the Prep School)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council

Number of Staff: 4

Service Offered: Nursery School (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open term time, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Registered Charity Number: 307920

Total Places for Children: 28

Age Range: from 2 years 9 months to 11 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0830-1530

When Closed: Holiday Care Provision is now in place for part of the School Holidays

Languages Spoken (other than English): French

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Reviews

6.8 Kent College Preparatory School has a Review Score of 6.8 (6.804)

The Review Score of 6.8 (maximum of 10) for Kent College Preparatory School is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 2 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Kent College Preparatory School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 1.8 out of 5 from 2 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 5 for Kent College Preparatory School is calculated as follows: ( (24 Excellents x 5) ) ÷ 24 Ratings = 5

  • 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 1.804 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Kent College Preparatory School is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25 then divided by 2 = 1.625

    2. Target of 5.6 positive Reviews (28 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 5.6 Target = 0.357 , then divided by 2 = 0.179

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

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Kent College Preparatory School?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    2
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Kent College Preparatory School

  • Mother of Child
    2

When I first visited Kent College, I was impressed with the friendliness of the staff and pupils. The quality and standard of their work, the amazing facilities and the ethos that ‘a happy, confident child is a successful child’, was what attracted me to the school.
I was made to feel welcome from the very first visit and have never doubted the decision to send my daughter to the school. She regularly tells me she loves the school, her lessons and after school care and is certainly a happy and confident child.

How likely would you be to recommend Kent College Preparatory School? 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 can highly recommend the Kent College Nursery. My youngest daughter joined in Sept 2014 and stayed for a year before moving up to Reception. My eldest is also at the school.

The staff are very caring, there are cuddles galore and plenty of laughter, it is almost a home from home which is perfect for 3-5 year olds. The day is structured with plenty of academic work so they are well prepared for the next step but also lots of fun. The girls have specialist teachers in French, dance and music. The girls are able to spend lots of time outside where there is a playground and plenty of toys. There are school trips, a visit from Father Christmas and the Easter Bunny. Mothers and Fathers Day stalls where they can go with their teachers to spend pocket money. It is these little extras that make Kent College so special.

The girls eat lunch in the school restaurant which made my girls try new foods which they wouldn't have tried so readily at home. They mix regularly with the older girls in the school who all love to play with them and get to know them.

The Nursery runs a breakfast club from 7.30 and will look after the girls when the school day finishes which is ideal for working parents. Whilst a lot of parents will continue to send their daughters to the school it is perfectly acceptable to join just for the Nursery.

All in all we are very happy parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Kent College Preparatory School? 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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