Northbourne Park Nursery & Pre-Prep School

The Old Rectory, Betteshanger, Deal CT14 0NJ

Northbourne Park Nursery & 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 School is 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 (up to 30 hours a week free) and accepts 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 6 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: Morning (0900-1200) £24.42 (incl. snack) / Extended morning (0900-1400) £36.42 / Full day (0900-1600) £50.28 (incl. snack & lunch) Extended Day (0830 – 1600) £54.35 Afternoon (1400-1600) £13.86 (Early Years free 30 hours available / childcare vouchers accepted)

Overview

The Review Score of 9.9 out of 10 for Northbourne Park Nursery & Pre-Prep School is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Northbourne Park Nursery & Pre-Prep School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 7 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.917 for Northbourne Park Nursery & Pre-Prep School is calculated as follows: ( (121 Excellents x 5) + (11 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 132 Ratings = 4.917

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Northbourne Park Nursery & Pre-Prep School is based on 7 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 4.8 positive Reviews (24 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 4.8 Target Reached = 1

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

9.9 Northbourne Park Nursery & Pre-Prep School has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.917) out of 10 and an Average Rating of 4.9 out of 5 from 11 Reviews over all time

Average Ratings

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  • Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Northbourne Park Nursery & Pre-Prep School?

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  • Unlikely
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Reviewer Connection to Northbourne Park Nursery & Pre-Prep School

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
    1

My daughter sadly lost her mother (my wife) only aged 3 years old. Since then she has needed extra support and pastoral care.
Northbourne Park nursery and all of the staff have been superb. I could not have asked for any more support from the nursery and my daughter has really flourished since attending this nursery.
She has had the best start in life at this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Northbourne Park Nursery & Pre-Prep School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

A lovely, cosy nursery with beautiful grounds. Just the right amount of structure versus free play. I like the way the children are integrated as part of the school and are involved in all events. A wonderful atmosphere for 3-4 year olds.

How likely would you be to recommend Northbourne Park Nursery & Pre-Prep School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My Son started the nursery, nervous and struggled to keep his attention on anything. With lots of love, care and attention from all the staff he has come on in leaps and bounds! He is a much happier and calmer little boy, ready for and excited to start school. I can't express enough how lovely the staff are, any problems we have are listened to and sorted out straight away. A huge thank you to them all!

How likely would you be to recommend Northbourne Park Nursery & Pre-Prep School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Incredible nursery. I cannot recommend enough. My Daughter has moved on so much developmentally thanks to the staff who treat the children as they would their own.

How likely would you be to recommend Northbourne Park Nursery & Pre-Prep School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

From day one Northbourne Park Pre-Prep School have been informative and helpful - over the phone, by correspondence and in person. Even when we turned up unexpectedly for a visit. The staff were happy to show us around and show all the facilities they have to offer. Our daughter has settled in well and become more independent. She has become more interested in nature since Forest School. We are very grateful for all the staff's efforts.

Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Northbourne Park Nursery & Pre-Prep School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Northbourne Park Nursery is an exceptional nursery within the pre-prep part of Northbourne Park School. The grounds are extensive with lots of woodland area and plenty of play equipment to explore. The staff are extremely kind and caring towards the children. The school organises many trips to all sorts of interesting places for the children as well as fun days and activities within the school. I could not recommend enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Northbourne Park Nursery & Pre-Prep School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We agonised about whether to move our daughter to Northbourne Park Pre-Prep School for her pre-school year from the (very good) nursery she had been in since she was 10 months old. We made the move and have not regretted our decision in any way. It is fabulous - the setting is beautiful and the nursery manages to be both warm, friendly and nurturing yet challenging, stimulating and fun. Our daughter has benefitted hugely from the varied learning environment they provide and she is happy and fulfilled. I cannot recommend the place more highly.

How likely would you be to recommend Northbourne Park Nursery & Pre-Prep School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Wonderful nurturing environment. Great development and learning opportunities. Outdoor facilities and environment are crucial to this nursery and are amazing. Teachers and staff are dedicated, experienced and very caring. Belief independent encouragement confidence and fun are paramount to the individual care and development.

How likely would you be to recommend Northbourne Park Nursery & Pre-Prep School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Outstanding nursery. Great facilities fantastic forest school and friendly staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Northbourne Park Nursery & Pre-Prep School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

All four of our daughters have been lucky to have started their educational life at Northbourne Park. They all have such fond memories of their time in the nursery, our youngest has only just moved up this year. The staff are very kind, very dedicated and there is so much in a child's day to enjoy at Northbourne. They educate the children in such a fun, caring way and the children never forget what a happy time they have had.

How likely would you be to recommend Northbourne Park Nursery & Pre-Prep School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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 Nursery & Pre-Prep School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

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