Northbourne Park Pre-Prep School

The Old Rectory, Betteshanger, Deal CT14 0NJ

Northbourne Park Pre-Prep School, Deal, Kent
Northbourne Park Pre-Prep School, Deal, Kent
Northbourne Park Pre-Prep School, Deal, Kent

Northbourne Park Pre-Prep School: Your child deserves an outstanding start to their education.

The nursery class provides a happy, safe and stimulating environment, where children thrive and learn, supported by adults who understand and care for them. Northbourne Park Pre-Prep School are proud to offer children: highly qualified and experienced staff, a loving and caring family atmosphere, progress towards early learning goals through an enriched curriculum.

In addition, the nursery offers a stimulating and vibrant outdoor setting, early years funding (15 hours a week free) and accepting childcare vouchers.

Northbourne Park School is a day and boarding school for nursery to 13 year olds. The nursery class is an integral part of the school’s pre-prep, working alongside the reception, year one and year two classes.

Owner: Northbourne Park School

Person in charge: Gillian Rees (Head of Pre-Prep)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council

Number of Staff: 10

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

Registered Charity Number: 280048

Total Places for Children: 24

Age Range: from 3 years 0 months to 7 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: School Holidays

Fees Guide: Morning (to 12.30) £25.43 (incl. snack) / Morning+lunch £37.94 / Full day £52.38 (incl. snack & lunch) EY free hours available / childcare vouchers accepted)


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8.5 Northbourne Park Pre-Prep School has a Review Score of 8.5 (8.500)

The Review Score of 8.5 (maximum of 10) for Northbourne Park Pre-Prep School 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 2 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Northbourne Park Pre-Prep School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 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 4.833 for Northbourne Park Pre-Prep School is calculated as follows: ( (20 Excellents x 5) + (4 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 24 Ratings = 4.833

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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 child places. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered child places 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.

    The 3.667 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Northbourne Park Pre-Prep School 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 4.8 positive Reviews (24 registered child places ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 4.8 Target = 0.417

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

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Reviewer Connection to Northbourne Park Pre-Prep School

  • Mother of Child

My child loves going to school! Which I feel is the most important thing. He enjoys all activities, trips and lessons on offer. He loves playing outside and the grounds are wonderful.

How likely would you be to recommend Northbourne Park Pre-Prep 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 have nothing but praise for the way in which this pre-prep nursery department have cared for and nurtured my two girls over the past few years. Not only are the staff understanding, caring and approachable; they clearly approach my child's development needs with a passion for teaching and supporting children into the school environment. I have been amazed on a daily basis what my children have been able to learn, academically and socially at such a young age. The grounds and setting of the school is beautiful, of which the children are encouraged to explore and learn about. The nursery children are included in school trips and receive a hot meal at lunch time and are included as children of the overall school, which is hugely beneficial in making their transition to school easier. My girls have left the nursery, confident, interested and passionate about life and learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Northbourne Park Pre-Prep School? 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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