Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School

Oldborough Manor Community Centre, Boughton Lane, Loose, Maidstone ME15 9QF

Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School offers children the unusual and innovative benefit of having an on-site farm where they are able to enjoy regular walks and visits to see the animals.

The nursery has benefitted from an adventure garden with its own 'Ark' climbing frame, hobbit house, wobbly road and sensory area. The garden has a natural feel with grass, mud, bugs and the children even grow their own vegetables.

The baby room is spacious and has a cosy feel with neutral colours and wooden hand-crafted toys. The nursery and toddler rooms are bursting with colours, fun activities and a free-flow system for children to be more independent.

In the pre-school room situated in a separate building, children benefit from a dance teacher and computer lessons. Throughout the day, children free-flow between the indoor and outdoor garden and the cosy nook is always available for children to rest.

Group: Asquith Day Nurseries & Pre-Schools Ltd

Person in charge: Jenny King (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council

Number of Staff: 28

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

Total Places for Children: 95

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 4 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Languages Spoken (other than English): Polish

Overview

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-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 25 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 19 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 4.768 for Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School is calculated as follows: ( (235 Excellents x 5) + (55 Goods x 4) + (7 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 297 Ratings = 4.768

  • 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 Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School is based on 19 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 19 positive Reviews (95 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 19 Reviews ÷ 19 Target = 1.000

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

9.8 Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.768)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
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  • Grandmother of Child
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My son took a while to settle in nursery. During those days the support and care shown by staff (baby room) were very reassuring.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Brilliant nursery - granddaughter has really got on well here and enjoys coming very much. Staff are very welcoming and friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Very happy with the care my daughter receives. She is always happy and eats well.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

A super nursery, our son has been in this nursery since he was 10 months old and is now in preschool. Staff in all rooms are kind and caring and we are happy and confident to leave our son in your care. Outside spaces are perfect for the needs of our son and accessible throughout the day.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter is very sociable, but the nursery brings out even more in her. The nursery is very educational, safe, friendly and fun. Would recommend to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

The nursery is a fantastic setting, the staff and management team are very welcoming and accommodating. My child has only been attending the nursery since January but found the settling during December very helpful and she is already more than happy and settled.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Everyone is very friendly and welcoming. My son never wants to leave when I pick him up. Fantastic nursery, fantastic staff, couldn't ask for better!

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has recently started in the pre-school class. He settled very quickly and is very excited to come to pre-school now. He asks to come to pre-school most mornings and is disappointed when he is not coming. Thank you to everyone who helps him enjoy his days.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Staff are always really friendly and informative. My child loves his nursery days and is really thriving. Staff engage really well with him and help to overcome any issues.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My child was diagnosed with Autism and he has a communication delay. The preschool staff have been amazing!.
My son would not eat any food with sauce, so the staff made sure that he was given individually cooked food and if he didn't want anything else, they always give him bread/breadsticks to ensure he doesn't go hungry.
He was given one to one attention, even before the funding was provided. Thank you all at Asquith Maidstone Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

When my little boy initially started to attend he was having a very difficult time managing his behavior. The preschool staff were fantastic at working with me on strategies which we used at home to reward positive behavior. His behavior has gradually improved over the months to a point where he rarely has outbursts of challenging behavior. I have nothing but praise and gratitude for the staff at Maidstone Pre-School.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My child is very happy when I pick him up from nursery. The staff always give a good review of his day and know him well. They constantly review him and stretch his capabilities. All in all, he is extremely happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

We have a daughter who attends one day a week and has done so since she was 10 months old.

She has always been very happy to stay at the nursery which makes us feel comfortable to leave her.

She is becoming more social with other children and is experiencing different foods which is great.

Her vocabulary is growing and the staff are very friendly.

We would have no hesitation in recommending this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Everyone at the nursery is very friendly, very approachable and so great with all the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Fantastic! Our daughter loves it here. The staff are all so amazing. Feel so comfortable leaving her here. She enjoys her days here so much it's brilliant!

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son struggled to settle into his last nursery and when it shut down I was very concerned how we would go about it again. The nursery was fantastic and took all my sons needs into consideration (and mine!!) We were both in good hands and the settle times proved invaluable. Excellent team!

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Very pleased with the staff and facilities. Also, my daughter eats such a varied diet due to the variation of food she gets at nursery. She eats better than I do.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Excellent care. Very pleased. Wouldn't put my son anywhere else.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter is always cared for in a warm and excellent environment. She is always learning and developing as a result of the activities they provide. Staff are always caring and understanding of my daughter's character which makes dropping her off very easy and she is so happy to go in.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our daughter has been happy at this nursery. We were sold by the outside space and the nurturing attitude of the baby room staff. As she has progressed through the rooms, the staff have continued to be dedicated and kind. The equipment is good and we like that the children learn through play and spend a lot of time outdoors.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

Maidstone day nursery staff are very helpful and the settling in sessions made all the difference when choosing our child's nursery. The facilities are very good with lots id different activities. Overall an excellent experience from the very beginning. Our daughter has come on leaps and bounds in the short time she has been there 5 stars. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Our two children attend the nursery, one in the baby room, the other in the nursery room. We recently attended the family fun day we were invited to. The staff and nursery were exceptional on the day. We were able to experience and explore the nursery and pre-school at it's best. There is so much wonderful space for the children, excellent resources, activities and opportunities for the children to play and thrive. We definitely made the right decision sending our children here, we feel part of it and always so welcomed. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Friendly and helpful staff, good variety of equipment, good choice of food (lunches and snacks), good outdoor space.

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

The staff are really happy and easy to talk to. My son is excited about the activities he takes part in, although I feel the farm could be used more. The outdoor space is great and my son loves all the food. Communication to parents is really good, but I would like to see more individual reviews with parents to discuss my child's progress.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My Son has been attending this nursery for nearly a year and a half and I can't praise the nursery and staff enough for everything they do. Our son has transitioned through baby, toddler and is now in the nursery room and couldn't be happier. It's a worrying time returning to work after maternity leave however Maidstone day nursery make it that bit easier and I know my child is in the best possible hands.

Their caring and flexible approach makes everything seamless and they always go the extra mile to help especially with things like additional sessions last minute- they always manage to find a way to help a busy working Mum and Dad.

All of the staff are kind, friendly and most importantly great with the kids. All children have a key worker and my Son has been very fond of all three of his as have I.

I would thoroughly recommend this nursery to anyone and cant thank them enough for the last year and a half.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Maidstone Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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Jenny King

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2017

Description:

Jenny is an experienced manager who has worked in early years education for 12 years. Starting as an assistant nursery nurse worked her way up through the ranks completing courses in childcare to take her to nursery nurse, room supervisor, assistant manager and then for the past 5 years as a manager. Jenny strives to provide the best quality childcare for both children and their parents, as well as the staff within the setting.