The Old Station Nursery, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
The Old Station Nursery, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
The Old Station Nursery, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

The Old Station Nursery s set in a rural area on the edge of Henley.

Inspected in January 2017 by OFSTED, the nursery was awarded an 'Outstanding' rating.

The setting cares for children from babies up to the age of five-years-old, and also runs a holiday club for four-11-year-olds in a barn on site, with great opportunities for outdoor play for all ages.

There is a Forest School in the woodland behind the nursery which encourages children to be outside throughout the year. Forest School sessions are held weekly for two-year-olds and over and are included in nursery sessions at no extra cost.

The pre-school is registered to offer free early education sessions for three-and-four-year-olds, with some two-year-old places also available.

Contact the manager for more information.

Group: The Old Station Nursery Ltd

Person in charge: Julie Crake (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Oxfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 12

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

Total Places for Children: 64

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 11 years 12 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

7.6 The Old Station Nursery has a Review Score of 7.6 (7.571)

The Review Score of 7.6 (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 4.5 out of 5 from 6 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 3.1 out of 5 from 1 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 4.493 for The Old Station Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (36 Excellents x 5) + (34 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 71 Ratings = 4.493

  • 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 3.078 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Old Station Nursery is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 12.8 positive Reviews (64 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 12.8 Target = 0.078

  • 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
    4
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • 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
    6

My daughter has been attending the old station nursery since she was one year old (now 30months) and I would recommend it very highly. The staff have always managed to make me feel very relaxed about leaving her in their care. They are caring, competent and fun people who genuinely care for the children who attend. My daughter always seems to have a great time while she is there whether in the garden or giant sand pit or enjoying messy play, crafts or the mud kitchen. The extra yoga lessons also seemed to have helped her developing physical skills and coordination greatly.

A great nursery.

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: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The Old Station Nursery provides a fun, relaxed and caring environment for our 2 year old daughter. The staff are bright and operate on a common sense basis rather than by procedure and process only. The litmus test for me is that I never worry whether my daughter will have a good day - I know she will and that gives me great peace of mind.

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: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The main thing for me is they have a lot of variety, quite a few external people coming in (eg. Spanish, yoga, music) and Forest School. The fact they have a lot of outside space is great. The staff are great and there is not much staff turnover.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Our son loves being outside, this is the reason why we chose The Old Station Nursery. The kids play outside as much as possible and learn about nature in The Forrest School.
The staff are friendly, caring and patient.
Also, the flexibility has been extremely useful for us when we were going through a difficult family situation.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

So very pleased with the nursery. All the staff are so kind and seem to genuinely care about the children. We are kept well informed of all goings on and they have lots of activities for the children.

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: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter loves going to nursery, she will (aged 19 months now) want to walk from the car to meet her carers and I have never once doubted, that she is being fully cared for and attended to. Nursery staff are easy to talk with and listen well and keen to give you an update of the day at pick up time. Great outdoor space that the staff use well - children go outside whenever possible - this is important to me.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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