Well Place Day Nursery

Well Place Farm, Penshurst, Tonbridge TN11 8BH

Well Place Day Nursery, Tonbridge, Kent
Well Place Day Nursery, Tonbridge, Kent
Well Place Day Nursery, Tonbridge, Kent

Located on the beautiful Penshurst Place Estate, Well Place Day Nursery provides children between the ages of three months and five years with a warm, friendly environment where they can learn and play in a safe and secure setting.

The small, privately-owned day nursery and pre-school can be easily reached by road and rail links, but remains in a peaceful, rural area. This gives children a countryside experience while still being within easy distance of a town. Children are regularly involved in the local village events thanks to close community links and links with primary schools in the surrounding villages.

The nursery is open weekdays between 7am and 7pm and offers flexible sessions throughout the day to meet the needs of individual families as part of the personal service it is able to offer as a small, village nursery. The nursery is closed on Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year to allow for maintenance work.

Children at the Well Place Day Nursery pre-school have a more structured day, following a more traditional school framework.

Owner: Well Place Day Nursery and Pre-school

Person in charge: Linda Pinnell (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council

Number of Staff: 9

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

Total Places for Children: 44

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: Please enquire

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Reviews

9.8 Well Place Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.774)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Well Place Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Well Place Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 7 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 4.979 for Well Place Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (94 Excellents x 5) + (2 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.979

  • 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 4.795 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Well Place Day Nursery 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 8.8 positive Reviews (44 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 8.8 Target = 0.795

  • 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
    8
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Well Place Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Well Place Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    7
  • Father of Child
    1

Well Place is a beautiful nursery in a stunning location. Care is of upmost importance and the child's needs are put first. They work around the child rather than forcing them into a strict routine which we love. The baby and toddlers are encouraged to socialise and because of it come on leaps and bounds. All the nursery staff are friendly and excellent at their jobs. I can't sing the praises of the nursery high enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Well Place Day Nursery? 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

Excellent nursery! Very happy, well cared for and content children.

How likely would you be to recommend Well Place Day Nursery? 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

Well Place Nursery is a lovely small friendly nursery. It has great access to the outdoors with a wooded grassy play area, back yard with guinea pigs and opportunities for countrywide walks. The staff are always very chatty, helpful and understanding.

How likely would you be to recommend Well Place Day Nursery? 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

My daughter has been at Well Place since she was 7 months old. She has thrived there. The staff are really wonderful and care for both my daughter and the rest of the family too. I can always call up to check she is ok. It is truly a home away from home and her development has been supported by excellent key workers. The messy play is fabulous too!!

How likely would you be to recommend Well Place Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

This nursery is spectacular both in its staff and its settings. The team have been excellent for my two children who currently attend, so much so that our third child is already on their books to attend.

The nursery staff are caring and affectionate and the pre-school team and structures are really teaching our eldest child so much. They have science days, a yoga/exercise day, cooking skills, messy play day, the list of stimulating activities is endless.

And to cap it all off, there's a fabulous grassy outside play area for exploring and running in, a playground area for quicker bursts of energy and access to fantastic rural country walks on proper farmland.

I talk to our parenting friends who are using other nurseries across Kent and Sussex (some of which are attached to very expensive private schools) and none of them come close to what Well Place offers our family.

Thank you Well Place. Keep up the great work.

How likely would you be to recommend Well Place Day Nursery? 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

My daughter has been attending Well Place for the past 10 months since she was 8 months old and we could not be happier with our choice of nursery.
The location is great - away from busy roads with an easy access to country walks which they take advantage of very often.
Healthy cooked meals.
Independent nursery with an individual approach to each child.
Very kind, caring, accommodating staff, they made the dreaded settling in process as comfortable for me and my daughter as possible.
My daughter loves going to nursery, which I can tell by the way she gets excited when we arrive. She has a very strong bond with her key worker and it makes it a lot easier for me to leave her, knowing that she will be just fine.
Her development is very well noted and encouraged. I always get a detailed description of the things she did during the day. I can highly recommend Well Place and I am really happy that we found it.

How likely would you be to recommend Well Place Day Nursery? 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 two children, 13 and 35 months. Both have attended since they were 11 months old and I've been delighted with the care and attention they receive. Both children really enjoy the time they spend there, our eldest always talking excitedly about preschool and all the staff genuinely care about the children.
They make excellent use of their rural setting with muddy explorers, regular outdoor walks often seeing cows and sheep on the way. The in-house cook prepares an excellent range of meals and snacks and knows the children by name.
All the children are polite and courteous showing respect to each other. After having my second child, nursery offered to adjust the hours my eldest attended so that I could recover and look after my newborn. The staff have also been a welcome source of advice and experience and work with us to ensure that my children have had a consistent approach.
I love reading the online learning journal entries. I have no hesitation in recommending Well Place.

How likely would you be to recommend Well Place Day Nursery? 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

My son, who is 2 yrs 3 months has been at the nursery since January of this year. He attends one and a half days a week. I went to view four other nurseries prior to deciding upon Well Place Nursery. In my dealings with the nursery, I have experienced nothing but the professional, kind and friendly staff, from the carers, management and the lovely Chef!
My son has allergies and had some health issues earlier this year and I have felt confident in the nurseries attention to these matters.
He adores attending the nursery and runs to the car in excitement at the mention of it. He often talks about the staff and other children at the nursery when he is not there. I feel happy that the carers take special care and attention with my son and there is a genuine feeling that they all truly love working with kids. I am really happy with his progress and there is a broad range of activities to occupy him. There is a really generous outdoor space at the nursery, which he benefits from, including some guinea pigs!
Highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Well Place Day Nursery? 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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