The Howard Nursery School

c/o Howard of Effingham School, Lower Road, Effingham, Leatherhead KT24 5JR

The Howard Nursery School is based within the grounds of Howard of Effingham School and has been refurbished to provide the best possible learning environment for children aged 18 months to five-years-old.

Base rooms are bright, warm and welcoming and have been designed to provide an environment ensuring the principal areas of learning are accessible to all children. The nursery also benefits from having a secure, enclosed, outdoor learning area.

Staff are dedicated and caring with a wealth of experience and qualifications. They aim to provide quality childcare, where parents can leave their children in a safe, warm and happy environment.

Owner: THPT Services Ltd

Person in charge: Lesley-Ann Hyde (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Surrey County Council

Number of Staff: 4

Service Offered: Nursery School (Privately Owned), Open term time, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 28

Age Range: from 1 years 6 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1700

When Closed: Bank Holidays & part of School Holidays

Directions:

Set in the grounds of the 'Outstanding Howard of Effingham School', Lower Road, Effingham, KT24 5JR

Visiting:

Please telephone to book a tour.

Parking:

Limited on-site parking available for drop off and collection.

Overview

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for The Howard Nursery 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 14 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Howard Nursery School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 12 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.629 for The Howard Nursery School is calculated as follows: ( (107 Excellents x 5) + (58 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 167 Ratings = 4.629

  • 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 The Howard Nursery School is based on 12 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 5.6 positive Reviews (28 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 12 Reviews ÷ 5.6 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.

9.6 The Howard Nursery School has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.629)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Howard Nursery School?

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  • Likely
    1
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    0

Reviewer Connection to The Howard Nursery School

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    8
  • Father of Child
    6

I am very happy with the standard of care and learning for my son. The availability of outside space and the encouragement of the children to use this facility as much as possible was one of the main reasons why I chose this nursery. The management and the safeguarding was also another reason.

How likely would you be to recommend The Howard Nursery School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback. The Team are always helpful and friendly and supportive.

How likely would you be to recommend The Howard Nursery School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

Very good nursery, friendly staff who appear to enjoy their work and be concerned about children's well being and their learning.

How likely would you be to recommend The Howard Nursery School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My children enjoy going to The Howard Nursery and are always pleased to go and see the teachers and their friends.

How likely would you be to recommend The Howard Nursery School? Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

The nursery was so accommodating during 2017. There were quite a few situations for us where we needed to increase our child's hours and add extra days sometimes at the last minute and nothing was ever any trouble for the team they bent over backwards to help us.

I really like the development reviews that are sent home as I work and can't be around 24/7 it's nice to have that snapshot into what he gets up to and how he is developing in that environment.

The emails with the menu and any nursery updates is great and makes me feel at least a little bit involved and connected.

The management team are always quick to respond to any queries and are very helpful.

Keep up the good work in 2018!!

How likely would you be to recommend The Howard Nursery School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The nursery focus is on the children, not on the business. The facilities might not impress at first sight but create an environment which is very safe and welcoming for the children. Caregivers are experienced, very professional and maintain a good interaction with the parents.

How likely would you be to recommend The Howard Nursery School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Our children started at The Howard Nursery School when it first opened. They have had nothing but outstanding care since starting and continue to do so day in, day out. The staff there are fantastic and really do know the children well. Not only that, but they genuinely care for them and want them to do well. Having used differing childcare providers over the past 10 years for our children, this is really the best collective experience to date that we have had. I would highly recommend this provision to anyone. We will genuinely be sad when the time comes for our children to move on to school but will do so in the knowledge that they have had the best care, attention, experience and preparation they need in order to make that next step.

How likely would you be to recommend The Howard Nursery School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The nursery has a great outdoor patio, it is a perfect size of children, nice enviroment and very cozy. The staff is great and very friendly and professional. I am very satisfied with the nursery and my son is very happy there.

How likely would you be to recommend The Howard Nursery School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

The Howard Nursery School is a well-run nursery with excellent staff who look after the children very well and communicate well about their progress.

How likely would you be to recommend The Howard Nursery School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My 2-year-old has developed amazingly well in the short term he's been here. Speech improvement through the teaching of sign language has to be the best personal achievement for him and a massive thanks to the staff and lovely team at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Howard Nursery School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our son started at The Howard Nursery just over a year ago & our daughter 6 months ago. I do not believe we could have found a more wonderful place!
The staff are friendly & helpful with the children's best interests at heart.
Activities are well organised & learning & development is justified & structured, as well as lots of fun!
Plenty of communication from the Nursery regarding upcoming activities, outings, meals, development & they also ensure activities at home are discussed as part of learning.
I think it is great that they provide a day diary so I can see what my children have been up to. They also give great food menus each week, so my children get a varied diet there.

Our children absolutely enjoy attending & have a good relationship with the other children there. They are fond of their teachers & have both made a significant improvement in speech, social skills & many other areas.

I will be sad when my son leaves this year as I know he will miss The Howard Nursery greatly.

How likely would you be to recommend The Howard Nursery School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The nursery is amazing. My son is always happy to go and he has met his friends. All the children are so happy and polite.

How likely would you be to recommend The Howard Nursery School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Lovely, friendly nursery teachers. Lots to keep children entertained and parents are well informed on their child's day given a written report. The cleanliness is outstanding always and the children get fantastic meals. Teachers care about the children's feelings as well as the parents. I have 6 children and this is far better then any of the other nurseries my other children have attended! My son always comes home cheerful and happy to talk about his day. I would recommend this nursery over any other.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The Howard Nursery provides a safe and stimulating environment for my son. The staff are professional yet friendly and communicate well with parents. My son loves to attend and he enjoys sharing what he has done each day (it can sometimes take half an hour to drag him away from what he is doing)! My son is growing into a confident, well-rounded boy as he gets to participate in many different activities on a daily basis and I have the nursery to thank for this. The nursery are very supportive with potty training and works with me to ensure consistency for my son. My son enjoys the food and will often eat seconds! Keep up the good work.

How likely would you be to recommend The Howard Nursery School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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