Asquith Tonbridge Day Nursery

c/o West Kent College, Brook Street, Tonbridge TN9 2PW

Asquith Tonbridge Day Nursery is situated on the West Kent College site and has been recently refurbished. The nursery is purpose-built on one level with large windows off a central corridor where parents can see their child at play. They have recently been rewarded 'Good' by Ofsted, Sept 17.

The nursery has a large garden with a separate baby area. Regular walks are also taken with the children to Tonbridge Park, Brindles Field and the library. There is a separate activity room with a soft play area for the more energetic toddlers and nursery children.

The rooms all have educational activities to stimulate and help build skills in numeracy and literacy, these activities are more common with the pre-schoolers as they prepare to move onto ‘big school’.

Once a week the children take part in Musical Bumps sessions in the toddler and nursery rooms, where the children are able to learn new songs and dances.

Group: Asquith Day Nurseries & Pre-Schools Ltd

Person in charge: Janet Bellamy (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council

Number of Staff: 29

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

Total Places for Children: 100

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Languages Spoken (other than English): Spanish; Castilian

Overview

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Asquith Tonbridge Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 14 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Asquith Tonbridge Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 11 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 4.726 for Asquith Tonbridge Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (123 Excellents x 5) + (44 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 168 Ratings = 4.726

  • 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 4.55 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Asquith Tonbridge Day Nursery is based on 11 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 20 positive Reviews (100 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 20 Target = 0.550

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

9.3 Asquith Tonbridge Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.276)

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Reviewer Connection to Asquith Tonbridge Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    9
  • Father of Child
    5

Our daughter started a couple of months ago aged 9 months and is now thriving. As parents we wanted our child to develop amongst other children and we have already noticed an enormous difference in her behaviour with others. She is much more confident and outgoing. Trust, respect and autonomy were what we valued most as parents and Asquith Day Nurseries is perfect for that!!

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Tonbridge Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter has started to come to Asquith Tonbridge Day Nursey since last November and I can see how much she has developed, learned and how happy she is. I have found this nursery to be friendly, educational, well set up, organised, clean, good nutrition, activities, good management with lovely hard working staff. One the most important thing is the opening hours as I have found it convenient for working parents ( 7.30am to 18.30pm) and I highly recommend this place to new starters :)

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Tonbridge Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

My daughter has been here since 15 months old, she’s now 28 months and absolutely loves going. She’s learning something new every day and it’s very obvious to see, the staff also let me know what she’s learnt and the adventures she’s had that day. A couple of times a week she has a change of clothes during the day, due to the messy play, which makes me very happy, as I’m not into allowing that at home. The food is varied and she gets 3 meals a day plus 2 snacks, so always something available. The outdoor space is also great, very large with mud kitchen and lots of activities available. I’d highly recommend.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Our son has been attending the nursery for the past three weeks and so far we have had very positive experiences with the nursery personnel. They are very communicative and willing to accommodate us when we need additional help. As we are both working parents, this is very important to us knowing that our son is safe and cared as he should.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Our daughter has been attending since she was 11 months (now nearly 3), she loves going and we have been consistently impressed by the nursery. The facilities are very good as is the food (a real variety on offer) but we have been most impressed by the staff and management who really seem to enjoy being with the kids and are also very friendly with the parents. Would certainly recommend.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Our twins have been through every room at the nursery and have been looked after with great care at every stage. The staff are always professional and ensure that welfare is a priority, whilst being very personable and attentive to the children's needs. They are committed to a wide range of activities both inside and outside, and occasional trips further afield. There is a great variety of healthy food on offer across the day, and our children have enjoyed the opportunity to make and bake. The staff in rooms are always approachable, and we welcome the move to regular monthly newsletters to hear more about matters that affect parents and the nursery. There were a number of parent and child events during Autumn and Winter, and it would be great to have more of these throughout the year. Overall our children have thoroughly enjoyed their experience at Tonbridge Day Nursery and we would not hesitate in recommending this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Brilliant nursery. We have used several, none compare to this. All the staff are friendly, caring and professional. They are really enthusiastic about the development and progress of my son, who is in the preschool. The facilities are brilliant. Purpose built with a wide open floor plan, brilliant garden and good parking. This is a bit of a hidden gem as it is at the back of the college car park, but it is a good secure location out of sight of the general public and very easy access. No trying to get your child out of the car on a busy main road.
The staff take time out to interact and chat to my daughter who is at school. The fact that the genuinely care comes clearly through. A kitchen on site with nice wholesome food made on site. Good use of technology in teaching the children.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been at the nursery almost year now. It didn't take him long to settle in because of the lovely staff who are so engaging and welcoming. He only goes twice a week but every day is packed with activities and a lot of fun, laughter and learning. Very professional and helpful staff but at the same time so much fun and always try to keep all the children happy and entertained. I would definitely recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter has attended Tonbridge Day Nursery for almost ten months and I can honestly say she has loved every second! Her learning has been nurtured and catered for step by step as she has developed. Staff have celebrated her meeting milestones and supported her in aiming for her next steps.
I cannot compliment the staff enough. From the moment you walk in the door, you feel welcomed and part of the nursery family. This, in particular, has made returning to work so much easier as I have felt they all care for my little girl as much as I do. I would 100% recommend this nursery to anyone without hesitation.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter is always well cared for at this nursery, she engages in lots of different activities and I’ve really seen her develop in the few months she’s attended. Staff are absolutely lovely, very professional and welcoming. I would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a nursery to try this one!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our little boy has been at Tonbridge Day nursery for over two years now. We have seen him really thrive surrounded by a team who are truly invested in the care and development of the children.

The nursery itself is a lovely, bright and open space, with great facilities and a good garden.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

We are very pleased with the nursery. All of the team make every effort to help the children to settle in and transition from room to room. There is plenty of activity during the day and staff are genuinely interested in making the day fun for children. The food is lovely too. Much more variety than I'd cook at home!

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My oldest daughter attended this nursery when she was two years old who left in 2016 and my younger daughter attends this nursery. Every morning when we come the staff are so friendly and happy, they always make you feel welcome. Myself has had to make quite a few changes as to when the girls could attend and staff have always tried to fill my needs. As for my girls learning needs, I cannot find any faults, my oldest daughter who has just started big school has settled in well, she is reading books and doing spelling and as for my youngest, her understanding in tasks is so advanced.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The nursery is a perfect place for my little boy. He is really happy when I drop him off and has always had a lovely time. The care provided by all staff but in particular, his key worker, has been amazing. I always get a detailed description of everything that has occurred during the day.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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