The Old Station Nursery, Faringdon, Oxfordshire
The Old Station Nursery, Faringdon, Oxfordshire
The Old Station Nursery, Faringdon, Oxfordshire

The Old Station Nursery in Faringdon was the provider's very first nursery, which started in a converted railway station in 2002. It is registered for 60 children and spans across two buildings: one caring for under twos and one for three-to-five-year-olds.

The nursery is situated near the centre of Faringdon and also offers school collections for children between the ages of four and eight years, with breakfast and after-school clubs.

Freshly cooked meals and formula milk are provided. The nursery was rated Outstanding by Ofsted in November 2014.

Group: The Old Station Nursery Ltd

Person in charge: Steph Dorling (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Oxfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 14

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

Total Places for Children: 60

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 10 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

8.7 The Old Station Nursery has a Review Score of 8.7 (8.667)

The Review Score of 8.7 (maximum of 10) for The Old Station Nursery 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 19 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Old Station Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.8 out of 5 from 3 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 4.917 for The Old Station Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (210 Excellents x 5) + (17 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 228 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 3.75 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Old Station Nursery is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 12 Target = 0.250

  • 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
    18
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Old Station Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    18
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to The Old Station Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    16
  • Father of Child
    2
  • Guardian of Child
    1

As a first time mum, I was nervous sending my baby to nursery because I didn't think anyone could do a better job than me, but Old Station Nursery has been incredible and quickly quashed any of my fears.
My baby is thriving and really enjoys every day at nursery. I know he is very safe there and always doing new things, going to the library, body painting, trips to the park and den making, to name but a few.
He is always well fed on a variety of different foods and the staff are amazing, pro active and caring. I couldn't rate the nursery any higher.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Station 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 been taking my children to Old Station (OSN) for 6 years, starting at 14 months old with my eldest who is now in the afterschool and holiday club. The care he receives is second to none, he loves going to the clubs and they always have activities for him during the holidays and after school. My youngest has food allergy's and minor medical issues, he has been with OSN since 8 months old, starting in the babies room. The care and support from the staff has always been outstanding, going out of their way to ensure he was treated the same as the other children even with his minor ailments and allergies. He has recently moved to the toddler room where has is progressing 'leaps and bounds'.
Old Station Nursery support the whole family in the care they give to my children, they enable me to work full time and know that my children are in good hands, I cannot recommend them enough. They truly are outstanding.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Station Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I cannot express my overall thanks to the team at Old Station! My daughter has been there for 2 years and is just leaving to go up to 'big' school and I wish they had the facilities to do schools too as I would most definitely apply for my daughter to continue!

As she has a disability, the staff have gone above and beyond to accommodate her, and she has made leaps and bounds in her progress. I would recommend this nursery with 100% of my heart! The staff, facilities, teaching and overall care is outstanding and I am so sad that we've had to move on, my daughter loves it and I knew when she was there she was in the best of hands.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Station 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

Where do I start really? My eldest son has been in this nursery for just over a year and is just finishing his time in the baby room.
Staff: absolutely fantastic! They treat your children like family and the parents like good friends. The activities are fun, imaginative but also educational. The children are introduced to fantastic varied food and encouraged to practise using their manners.
We love this nursery and can't recommend it enough!

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Station Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

The Old Station Nursery in Faringdon is an amazing nursery that takes good care of my children, which gives me peace of mind whilst I attend college/work. This nursery gives a home from home environment. My children have been there for nearly two years now and I hope they can stay until the maximum age possible! The staff always like to have a friendly chat at drop off/collection time and when my son was ill the staff were very concerned and looked after him so well that I had to send an email full of praise! It is not your average nursery where the staff are just staff. The staff here build a positive relationship with the parents as well as the child. I have had to change my days of my children's attendance due to going from work to college and this nursery bent over backwards to accommodate this at such short notice! My son has done so many activities in one day that I can never believe how the staff manage this and they never look fed up or tired at the end of a long day.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Station Nursery? 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

The Old Station Nursery has now looked after my child (started a 9 months old) for over 2 months. They are very friendly and provide an excellent service. Their rules are clear and they provide exactly the service that they say they will. My son's development seems to have accelerated in his time there and they appear to allocate a good staff to child ratio to ensure this. Overall I am very happy with the service they have provided.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Station Nursery? 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

The team here are all super friendly and it really feels like there is a personal touch with our son's care. The tapestry ap they use is fantastic and it's just so nice that they get the children involved in the community.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Station 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 under three years at the nursery. The first impression is that the site is very small and little outside space. However, there is continuous emphasis placed on taking full advantage of the space available and supplemented activities with trips away from the nursery. On my 'look see' visit to the nursery in Jan 2015, the absolute reason for placing my child at this nursery was because of the overwhelming response of the children to the manager, a picture paints a thousand words. The children greeted her with the same response as they would a parent. I was sold! she continues to play an important part of the childrens nursery journey.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Station Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our son (15 months old) joined the baby room in Jan '16 and he has flourished in confidence and ability since attending the nursery. He only attends two afternoons a week but the staff who look after him still know him very well, show great affection to him and interest in his development. My husband and I feel very confident in the care the nursery offers and enjoy pick-up/drop-offs as the staff who look after our son are very welcoming, good-humoured and kind. The staff who don't work directly with my son still know his name and are very friendly and welcoming as are the admin staff and the manager, who is very approachable and warm. Old Station has a very happy, upbeat vibe and is a real gem, thank you very much.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Station 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

This nursery is just brilliant. We moved to the area 6 months ago which my son found difficult being very comfortable in his previous nursery. The staff at The Old Station Nursery couldn't have been kinder and now my son loves going in but not coming home. They do baking, cooking, French, Cheeky Monkeys, trips etc. They also allow the learning to be child lead which identifies some amazing skills. Parents are encouraged to contribute at every stage which is brilliant as you feel very involved. I wanted to share something that happened recently - my husband became poorly and every single member of staff in my sons room were just amazing - they worked with my son with books on going to hospital and a number of them offered so much of their time in the evenings and weekends I was just over-whelmed by their kindness and offers of help. These guys are really special. Would I recommend this nursery? Totally, in a heart beat! Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Station 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 has been attending the nursery since he was 9 months old and he is now 4 and will be leaving for big school in September. The staff are world class and go out of their way to make sure my sons interests are followed and he is very happy. I get to see what he has been up to regularly with using tapestry were I see all the activities he has been involved in. He has particularly grown in the last year and some of the things he tells me he has learnt is amazing. He will be very sad to leave the pre school at summer time but will be joining the breakfast and after school club which my son is really looking forward to. I would 100% recommend this nursery to everyone. It's not just a nursery which is open 8-6 it's like a family. The manager is wonderful and really knows my son well. Thank you for everything you have all done for my son.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Station 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

Mr daughter started here in early November after we moved in to the area late October. This is the second nursery she's been to and I can honestly say it is also the best. I couldn't speak highly enough of the nursery and all the staff that make it such a wonderful place for your child to learn and grow up. They offer a real home to home environment and also take the children out on days out which they all seem to love, even if it is just a trip to a coffee shop for a babyccino! Please book in a visit if you're thinking about bringing your child here, you wont be disappointed!

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Station Nursery? 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

I couldn't of wished for a better nursery for my daughter, she has had a few behaviour problems which nursery has helped me deal with, the staff are amazing and happy to work with you to achieve your goals for your child. It's quite small but my daughter finds that comforting and what they fit in the space they have is amazing!! A truly fantastic nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Station 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

The Old Station Nursery has proved to be an excellent pre school for our three year old as well as providing first class wrap around care for our 4 year old who has started in school. The staff are extremely caring, friendly and supportive to the children which has really helped to make the transition to nursery a very smooth one.
The range of activities, events and trips that have been offered to the children in the last six months has been amazing. The Nursery also provide regular updates on how the children are doing with photos to accompany the comments, these are then emailed to parents and can be viewed on-line. This has proved to be really popular both for us as parents and also for our children to look at and tell us about their day.
I cannot speak highly enough of our experience with the Old Station Nursery and am delighted that we opted to use them as our child care provider. I would highly recommend the nursery to others and would urge you to visit to see for yourselves.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Station 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

The staff are exceptional, they all know my sons name and say hello and goodbye which my son loves. They all really care and are friendly. Always setting up activities that are fun and developmental. They use the tapestry app to update me with photos and videos of my sons day - I love it.
My son always has so much fun. They have helped with his eating and social play. Lovely outside area and they take them out on trips, good food too. They listen to specific requests for my son and try hard to personalise his play to all his likes and dislikes. Simply AMAZING!

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 year ago my little boy left Old Station Nursery. He had been there since he was a baby and left to start school after many happy years at Nursery. The care he received at Nursery was outstanding - and the bond he formed with his key worker was lovely, although he was close to all the staff who looked after him. The nurturing he received throughout his time at Nursery meant that when he started school he was totally prepared. As well as his learning skills being advanced by the teaching at Nursery, his social skills also became apparent when he started school. The varied activities he participated in gave him a fantastic grounding for school, eg nursery outings, sports days, play time, learning to dress/undress, meal time 'manners', etc.
I can never thank the staff at the Old Station Nursery enough for looking after my baby/toddler/pre-schooler - they genuinely care for the children - which when leaving your child in the care of someone else is the most important thing of all.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Station 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 wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Old Station Nursery to be your childcare provider.
The girls there do an amazing job and it has such a lovely family atmosphere.
The manager is very helpful and approachable, as are the team who look after my daughter, fantastic.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Station 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 would recommend for your child to come to The Old Station Nursery. My son has learnt so much being here at the school and is improving in loads of stuff, including sharing, playing and making friends.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Station 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

Mother of 4 year old. Myself and my daughter have really enjoyed attending this Nursery over the past 3 and a half years.
The staff have been excellent and really supportive.
We will miss everyone there when my daughter attends school this September.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Station 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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