Asquith Woodlands Pre-School

Church Road, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells TN4 0RU

Asquith Woodlands Pre-School, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Asquith Woodlands Pre-School, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Asquith Woodlands Pre-School, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Asquith Woodlands Day Nursery & Pre-School is based in a converted school in the beautiful woods of Southborough Common and rated Outstanding by Ofsted (April 2013). The outside space is delightfully designed to blend into the wood surroundings and children enjoy unique activities to keep them occupied for hours.

There is a beautiful tepee for reading, planting, digging and exploring mini beasts which helps children with sensory development. There are continuous learning opportunities outside with the advantage of the woods.

Inside, the rooms are filled with activities to help develop skills necessary for children to learn and understand things around them.

There are four main rooms for each age group each encompassing different activities, and children are given a choice of what they would like to do. Children ‘learn through play’ throughout the day and staff work a great deal on literacy, numeracy and phonics with the pre-school children.

Group: Asquith Day Nurseries & Pre-Schools Ltd

Person in charge: Pam Webber (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council

Number of Staff: 25

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

Total Places for Children: 64

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 4 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Languages Spoken (other than English): Spanish; Castilian, French, Romanian

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Reviews

9.7 Asquith Woodlands Pre-School has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.722)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Asquith Woodlands Pre-School 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 21 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Asquith Woodlands Pre-School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 21 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 4.722 for Asquith Woodlands Pre-School is calculated as follows: ( (192 Excellents x 5) + (50 Goods x 4) + (10 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 252 Ratings = 4.722

  • 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 Woodlands Pre-School is based on 21 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 12.8 positive Reviews (64 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 21 Reviews ÷ 12.8 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.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    16
  • Good
    5
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Asquith Woodlands Pre-School?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    19
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Asquith Woodlands Pre-School

  • Mother of Child
    17
  • Father of Child
    4

I have nothing but praise for the nursery. My son always wants to go back every time I pick him up. Even though he only attends twice a week, I know he is going to have great experiences every time.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Woodlands Pre-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

A warm, welcoming nursery with plenty of options for settling your child. Staff make a huge effort to vary the activities and bring in interesting objects from home.
The handover is amazing and so continuity of care and learning between home and nursery is great.
All children are given an opportunity to express themselves and a chance to speak in a supportive environment.
Admin can be tedious and occasionally disorganised but is necessary and I would rather this so that the focus is actually on the children!
Children have a ball with friendly staff and the meals are fantastic. Varied and balanced.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Woodlands Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

We've been totally thrilled with our Woodlands experience for our two sons, one of whom is preparing to leave preschool tomorrow! Both of them love the warm, friendly staff, the wide variety of learning opportunities and especially the magical outdoor area set next to the wonderful woodland setting! Thank you for all your help and support. We couldn't be happier! We feel very lucky to have Woodlands Pre-School so near to us.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Woodlands Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter started here in April 2017, she settled in very well thanks to the lovely girls working in her room. They made her feel so welcome which puts me at ease and she was always happy when collecting her from nursery. My daughter has become so confident and has learnt so much already, I'm amazed! She loves playing outside in their fantastic garden.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Woodlands Pre-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

Fantastic nursery! The staff are very friendly and competent. My daughter has been going to Woodlands for 2 years now and after the several settling in sessions, she loves it. Woodlands manage my daughter's allergies extremely well and cater to her every need. My daughter thrives exploring in the garden especially the mud kitchen. I would thoroughly recommend Woodlands, staff make it a stress-free experience.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Woodlands Pre-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

Woodlands has given my children a warm, caring and educational environment to develop in whilst I work. All the staff are professional and hands on. They really get to know your child individually and what works for them. My 2nd child took a while to settle into the preschool room but the staff were patient and made his transition as smooth as possible over the time he needed. I cannot recommend Woodlands highly enough. I don't feel like I need to worry (a parents favourite past time!). When my children are in their care, they are safe, looked after and loved. After 7 1/2 years in our lives, I'll be sad to say goodbye when we leave for school next year.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Woodlands Pre-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

My daughter has been at Woodlands since Jan 2016 and she absolutely loves the staff and the environment. From a nutritious meal plan to well-structured activities throughout the day, focusing on developing her skills and enjoyment of learning - I know that she is being incredibly well taken care of and is truly happy. The staff at Woodlands really care and develop wonderful bonds with the children - we are so lucky to have found this place, and would, and do, heartily recommend it to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Woodlands Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

Both my children attended Woodlands and loved the setting. They showed great excitement when we pulled up outside and couldn't wait to get through the doors. The food always sounds delicious and the staff show so much love towards the children. I am a hairdresser in the area and always recommended the setting to others. I think having an under two's setting is such a good idea.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Woodlands Pre-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

My son has been in Woodlands since he was 9 months old. He really enjoyed his time here and I'm sure he will miss it. Thank you for all your hard work and for making the move of rooms smooth and encouraging for children.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Woodlands Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has attended Woodlands since he was 1. 3.5 years later and I can't fault the nursery. Excellent facilities, lovely staff. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending to other families.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Woodlands Pre-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

Since I registered my little girl here I have seen great improvements from her behaviour, she now says please, thank you and is sharing toys nicely with her siblings. She loves coming to nursery and even claps upon arrival.
The food is amazing and I know my daughter likes it as she always has seconds of each meal. The staff are brilliant and always has seconds of each meal. The staff are brilliant and always in happy cheerful moods. The management team are also really helpful and always there when needed.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Woodlands Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Our child has been at Woodlands since he was 5 months and I've never seen him anything but happy to be carried or to walk in each morning. In fact, he sometimes seems disappointed to have to spend the day at home with me.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Woodlands Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Due to a job change, I needed to arrange my childcare very quickly and with limited availability for any settling in sessions, the Woodlands team were able to accommodate our needs quickly and efficiently. My daughters (aged 1 and 3) have settled in well and both are developing and eating well, thanks to all at Woodlands.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Woodlands Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Aspects we like the best.
1) Very happy with our child's current key worker (unfortunately just learnt she is leaving).
2) Garden facility is good (although could be utilised more fully).
3) Friendly staff who are helpful.
Aspects that could be better.
1) Staff turnover appears on high side.
2) More indoor activities such as language classes, cooking and plays.
3) Outdoor trips/excursions e.g to Parks, Farms etc.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Woodlands Pre-School? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I am very happy with the way my son has progressed from baby room to now pre-school. He is ready for school thanks partly to the staff and his key workers. I have recommended to friends and family. My son has always been happy to go into Woodlands.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Woodlands Pre-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 am so pleased I chose Woodlands Day Nursery after looking at so many different nurseries. The staff are all so hard working. My daughter adores her new key person and participating in all the different stimulating activities they provide. The cook does an amazing job providing food for my daughter that I could never get her to eat whilst with me at home. It's a real weight off my shoulders knowing how much fun and love she gets while I'm at work. Thank you all at Woodlands.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Woodlands Pre-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

We loved this nursery and have just signed up our second child to attend! We have also recommended to numerous friends and colleagues.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Woodlands Pre-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

My daughters cuddly toy monkey went on an "adventure" at the nursery. The monkey was very important to her as she has had it since she was born and always sleeps with it. Woodlands Pre-School staff did all they could to search for the missing monkey. A letter went home to parents, a notice was put up with a picture of monkey and less than a week later monkey was found. The staff searched for monkey and when it was found it was brought to our house. Woodlands Pre-School did a great job.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Woodlands Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The review process and delivery of information was exactly as needed. The update on my son's developments were explained very well and were good to hear. I really like the next stage suggestions on how I can help my son along at home as well. The staff spent just the right amount of time with me and made me feel at ease. All the staff that look after my son are fantastic, helpful and genuine. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Woodlands Pre-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 think Woodlands Day Nursery is fantastic. My son loves going and has settled in so well, which is all down to the wonderful staff. It is so comforting knowing he is in such good hands, and hearing and seeing his development from being there is brilliant. The facilities are wonderful with plenty to keep the little ones busy, the outside space is fantastic as well.
It is so lovely hearing about all different activities he had gotten up to through the day. I love the variety of meals on offer, and it is good to know he is getting a balanced diet when he is there. I really couldn't be happier with this nursery, the staff are always friendly and so helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Woodlands Pre-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

My child thoroughly enjoys every day at nursery and had great relationships across the team. Over the last few weeks in particular, my son has been encouraged to learn new actions and expand his vocabulary.
My child is encouraged to learn and interacts with staff and children alike. My child eats well at nursery and the food is varied and fresh. The nursery staff have adapted to my child's development and changing needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Woodlands Pre-School? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

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