14 South Hill, Guildford GU1 3SY
Castle South Hill Nursery opened in 1995, its setting can be found nestled in the heart of Guildford town, its location is perfect for parents living and working in Guildford town centre.
The South Hill Nursery is a Victorian building which dates back to 1858, formally the first Primary School in Guildford. This historic locally listed building has been carefully and beautifully converted to meet the needs of the children, whilst retaining its character features.
South Hill has three fully equipped rooms: 0-2’s room, 2-3’s room and a Preschool for the 3-5’s. There is also a separate cot room and two gardens one for the under two’s and a larger garden for the over two’s which has an outdoor classroom in.
Group: Castle Nursery & Pre-School
Person in charge: Jess Smith (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Surrey County Council
Number of Staff: 13
Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care
Total Places for Children: 43
Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months
Opening Days: Mon-Fri
Opening Hours: 0800-1800
When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas
Fees Guide: Please contact nursery for a current fee schedule
Castle Nursery - South Hill has a Review Score of 6.6 (6.558)
The Review Score of 6.6 (maximum of 10) for Castle Nursery - South Hill is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Castle Nursery - South Hill in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 1.6 out of 5 from 1 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 5 for Castle Nursery - South Hill is calculated as follows: ( (12 Excellents x 5) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 5
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:
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.
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.
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 1.558 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Castle Nursery - South Hill is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:
3 = 3 then divided by 2 = 1.500
Target of 8.6 positive Reviews (43 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 8.6 Target = 0.116 , then divided by 2 = 0.058
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Carolyn R (Mother of Child) on Thursday 25 August 2016. Relates to August 2016.
Our son and daughter both went through all three rooms at Castle Nursery- South Hill and we will all miss it hugely. We experienced a couple of other childcare settings but neither compared to Castle Nursery. Castle Nursery were great at meeting our part-time requirements and being flexible when possible. The staff are all brilliant, lovely, warm and welcoming people (to both children and adults) and we were very happy leaving our children with them. The location is perfect for town and a short downhill walk to the station in the morning but has plenty of stimulating outdoor space and near enough to lovely open spaces for the kids to visit. It is lovely seeing the baby bus around town! The atmosphere is relaxed but efficient.
How likely would you be to recommend Castle Nursery - South Hill? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent
Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent
Food / Nutrition: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent