Ivy Cottage, Balcombe Road, Horley RH6 9SW
Ivy Cottage is a 72 place Nursery located between Crawley and Horley and is ideally situated for parents whose daily commute is to London, Reigate, Redhill and other surrounding areas.
The Nursery is split into three age groups, Babies 0-15 months, Toddlers 16-30 months and Pre-School Children.
The nursery benefits from a wonderful outdoor space (Forest School) allowing the children the freedom to explore their natural environment as well as exciting and challenging opportunities provided within the Nursery.
Extra curricular activities are provided for all children, they currently have weekly football and sing and sign classes and are soon to introduce cookery classes and movement and dance classes.
Person in charge: Linda Brennan (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: West Sussex County Council
Number of Staff: 18
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 0 months to 5 years 0 months
Opening Days: Mon-Fri
Opening Hours: 0700-1800
When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas
Fees Guide: For Fee Schedule please contact nursery
Cranbrook Independent Nursery & Pre-School - Ivy Cottage has a Review Score of 6.2 (6.202)
The Review Score of 6.2 (maximum of 10) for Cranbrook Independent Nursery & Pre-School - Ivy Cottage is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Cranbrook Independent Nursery & Pre-School - Ivy Cottage 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 4.667 for Cranbrook Independent Nursery & Pre-School - Ivy Cottage is calculated as follows: ( (8 Excellents x 5) + (4 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 4.667
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 1.535 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Cranbrook Independent Nursery & Pre-School - Ivy Cottage 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 14.4 positive Reviews (72 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 14.4 Target = 0.069 , then divided by 2 = 0.035
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 Jessica H (Mother of Child) on Sunday 4 September 2016. Relates to September 2016.
I have two children, both of whom have attended or are attending Ivy Cottage. Both of them are self-confident and well-mannered children who are inquisitive about the world around them, and this is supported and fostered by the childcare provided at Ivy Cottage. The staff are polite, professional, and work with parents to provide as flexible an approach to childcare as is possible in an environment with multiple children and needs. The manager communicates regularly with parents regarding news at the nursery and provides information about what topics are being covered within the setting and how parents at home can get involved. All in all, it's a lovely environment for the kids and I am happy to leave mine under the careful supervision of the staff.
How likely would you be to recommend Cranbrook Independent Nursery & Pre-School - Ivy Cottage? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent
Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good
Food / Nutrition: Excellent
Value for Money: Good
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