Old School Close, off Markenfield Road, Guildford GU1 4QJ
Castle Nursery at Markenfield Road opened in October 2003, it is a purpose built setting and has recently become a Forest School.
At all of the Castle Nurseries, there is a highly trained team, working continuously to ensure that children's individual care and learning needs are met whilst having fun. Empowering children to have the confidence and communication skills to develop risk and challenge within their learning environment.
Whilst Castle Nursery settings share many important qualities they also ensure they retain their individuality.
What is very important to Castle Nursery and Pre-School is the support they aim to provide to parents. They remain dedicated to offering the most flexible provision of childcare possible without compromising on the quality of care or the child's well-being.
Group: Castle Nursery & Pre-School
Person in charge: Leanne Ellis (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: Surrey County Council
Number of Staff: 23
Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care
Total Places for Children: 80
Age Range: from 0 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months
Opening Days: Mon-Fri
Opening Hours: 0800-1800
When Closed: Christmas
Fees Guide: Please contact the nursery for a fee schedule
Castle Nursery - Markenfield has a Review Score of 6.4 (6.449)
The Review Score of 6.4 (maximum of 10) for Castle Nursery - Markenfield 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 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Castle Nursery - Markenfield in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 1.5 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 4.917 for Castle Nursery - Markenfield is calculated as follows: ( (11 Excellents x 5) + (1 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 12 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:
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 1.532 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Castle Nursery - Markenfield 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 16 positive Reviews (80 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 16 Target = 0.063 , then divided by 2 = 0.032
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 Postal Card by Katrina T (Mother of Child) on Tuesday 16 February 2016. Relates to February 2016.
Castle nursery have been brilliant. My daughter had a very strong attachment to myself and so struggled with being left. The staff were very caring with her and comforting for me to see she was well looked after. The nursery has an interactive learning portal which allows me to see pictures of what she has been doing which is lovely. In every room she has been she has bonded well with at least one of the staff members and talks about them at home lots. She only attends one day a week but I really feel that her confidence comes in part from the time she spends at Castle.
How likely would you be to recommend Castle Nursery - Markenfield? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent
Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent
Food / Nutrition: Excellent
Value for Money: Good
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