Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & Pre-School

Burntwood Lane, Caterham CR3 5UL

Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & Pre-School, Caterham, Surrey
Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & Pre-School, Caterham, Surrey
Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & Pre-School, Caterham, Surrey

Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & Pre-School is proud to be rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted following an inspection in May 2017. The nursery is a purpose built setting on one level for children to freely ‘flow’, choosing activities for the day.

The rooms are filled with exciting educational activities for each age group. Activities are stimulating and inspiring with the option to choose what the child wants to do.

The nursery has an amazing garden which even has its own LED lit Adventure Fort. There’s so much exploring to look forward to each day: an amazing climbing frame, reading dens, cycle area and a planting area which the children help care for to learn about the world around them.

Group: Asquith Day Nurseries & Pre-Schools Ltd

Person in charge: Lisa Woodley (Acting Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Surrey County Council

Number of Staff: 41

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

Total Places for Children: 72

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.6 Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & Pre-School has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.635)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & Pre-School is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 25 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & Pre-School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 23 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 4.635 for Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & Pre-School is calculated as follows: ( (214 Excellents x 5) + (63 Goods x 4) + (20 Satisfactorys x 3) + (2 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 299 Ratings = 4.635

  • 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 Caterham Day Nursery & Pre-School is based on 23 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 14.4 positive Reviews (72 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 23 Reviews ÷ 14.4 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
    17
  • Good
    7
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & Pre-School?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    21
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    1
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & Pre-School

  • Mother of Child
    17
  • Father of Child
    8

Our child is very happy to come to nursery, which is a testament to the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & Pre-School? 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: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

An excellent nursery.
Both my children have loved their time at the nursery.
The staff are amazing and great with the kids.
Highly recommend this place.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & 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

My child is so happy and confident, clearly enjoying nursery and developing well.
The team clearly care a great deal and are highly professional.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & 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

All seems to be well.
My son is happy to go to nursery.
No complaints.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & 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

Both our children have been incredibly happy and settled at nursery, through every move between rooms they have had plenty of experience in the new room which has made the transition easy.
They have learnt a lot and had experiences we wouldn't have been able to match at home.
Overall we are very happy with the care they have received.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Totally wonderful.
Caterham Day Nursery and my child's main carers have been a joy to know.
We know they have looked after him with awesome dedication, patience and kindness.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

A fantastic nursery.
All staff are great and really care for the children.
It's always hard leaving your kids.
But seeing how much they love going to nursery makes it so much easier.
They get on very well with all their key persons and you can see in their development that their time at Asquiths is a benefit to them.
Thanks to everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & 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

My daughter joined only a few months ago but she has settled in very well and enjoys her time in the nursery room.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

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: Excellent

We feel that our daughter was fully supported to make the transition between nursery and preschool and she seems to have settled in really well.
The staff are always very friendly and able to tell us all that our daughter has done on a particular day.
The managers, one especially is extremely efficient and responds to any of my email enquiries promptly and substantively.
I am very pleased with the care/education this preschool provides.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & 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

Engaging, supportive staff who work in partnership with parents to maximise our child's potential.
Always welcoming and have developed a great relationship with our daughter.
Fantastic facilities also.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & 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

I am so grateful to everyone at Caterham Day Nursery for giving both my daughters (3 and 7) the very best start in life; in their education, self-development, confidence and happiness.
I could not be happier with how my daughters are cared for.
My eldest daughter recalls her time at nursery very fondly and my youngest has such a fun time at preschool.
They're happy, confident and have great friendships and memories.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & 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

The facilities are second to none, the grounds and airiness of the rooms.
The way the nursery is run is very good, management are on the case.
There are good activities for the children and staff are nurturing and caring, which is important for the young children.
(As a side, the cost is very high, which is why I have put likely to recommend rather than extremely likely.)

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & Pre-School? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Really pleased with my child's progress.
She loves attending and has built up a strong relationship with staff.
She even asks excitedly, "Am I going to pre-school today?", and gets disappointed if not going!

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & 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

Very happy with the standard of care.
My child feels very comfortable at the Asquith and we are very pleased with her progress.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & 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

A fantastic nursery.
The staff are wonderful and my daughter is very happy there.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & 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

The staff in the nursery room are so friendly. My son loves the staff, I have had no tears at drop off, he goes running into their arms.
I am very pleased with the nursery and the staff and know my son is in safe hands when I leave him in the mornings.
I know he is happy, he loves the activities and all the space he has both indoors and outdoors.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Overall we like the facility. My son loved it here and had a great friendship group. This wasn't our experience with our other son. He took longer to settle down and make friends. We felt sometimes he struggled here. Although, saying this, he has settled down now. The staff are good and informative and very willing to help and listen. The only concern we have is the cost. It does somewhat tarnish the value for money aspect.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & Pre-School? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Very pleased with the overall level of care. Very afraid that standards will slip with the merger. We speak from experience. The food is ok but I am disappointed to see the same version of fish stew repeated each month, which none of the kids like. Also, pastries for tea? She comes home hungry these days. Otherwise, fine. I would like to see more cooking with the children going on. Outside space is fabulous.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our son started at Caterham Day Nursery in December and we have had a wholly positive experience. The staff are wonderful and look after the children as if they were their own. Our son loves going to nursery. The food provided for the little ones is excellent - made on site, and plenty of variety. The children get plenty of opportunities to play outside and do lots of different activities throughout the day. I was mainly concerned about how our son would nap there as he has not been the best sleeper - but the staff have been willing to accommodate his needs and he naps really well there.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & 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

We moved here from another nursery and have been very happy since. Our daughter looks forward to nursery every morning and talks about it frequently. The staff are friendly and generally very welcoming with the children which is what you want for a 2-year-old. Our daughter has built a good rapport with some of the 'teachers' and enjoys her time at nursery. The nursery has great outside facilities for play and a good open space inside.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Staff are great. Very welcoming and great with the children. Very happy to have chosen this nursery and will be sending my other children here very soon! Staff go above and beyond for special events such as Christmas plays or fun days.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & 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

An excellent team led by fantastic room leaders at all levels. My daughter has been here for a year. She has a great group of friends and is happy with all the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I am so happy with my choice of nursery for my son. He is very happy to go and always seems to enjoy his time there. Staff are attentive, energetic and enthusiastic. I always get accurate updates as to his activities and am confident that he is well cared for when there.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Unfortunately, in the last 12 months, we have seen a decrease in the level of care and service at the nursery. The new management do not come across as caring and seem unresponsive to parents requests. There has been a large level of turnover which seems to be associated with the new management. When moving to preschool at 3 years old we were told that children are expected to go to the toilet by themselves and they are not accommodating of a transition period. They also expect children to drop their naps during the day altogether. Level of hygiene seems to have gone down as when I pick up my boy he is really dirty even around his mouth which can be dangerous. Having said this his key worker is great and when she is around she definitely cares and looks after him.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & Pre-School? Unlikely

Average Rating: 

 3.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Satisfactory

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Poor

Cleanliness: Poor

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter has been at the nursery since 18 months when we moved to the area, and has now turned 3 and in the pre-school room. After looking at quite a few local nurseries we found Asquith Caterham to be the best in the area as it was clean, child-centric, has excellent outdoor facilities, with friendly and approachable staff and an excellent healthy and diverse menu.
My daughter loves going to the nursery in the mornings and has made some excellent bonds with her key-workers and the other children. Since the nursery manager has started in 2014 we have also enjoyed getting books out at the 'nursery library', watching the fish in the garden, cooking in the mud kitchen and watching all of the sunflowers (planted by the children) grow throughout the summer. They are always thinking of new activities for the children to do.

My daughter also requires a specialist menu, and the staff have been excellent in ensuring that she has a healthy meal, that she doesn't miss out but that her food is safe for her to eat.

I would highly recommend this nursery and pre-school.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Caterham Day Nursery & 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

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