Red Balloon at Martyr's Green

Pound Farm, Old Lane, Cobham KT11 1NH

Red Balloon at Martyr's Green, Cobham, Surrey
Red Balloon at Martyr's Green, Cobham, Surrey
Red Balloon at Martyr's Green, Cobham, Surrey

Red Balloon at Martyr's Green offers a unique day care facility for children aged three months to five years.

Set in an idyllic barn and stable conversion situated in the heart of Ockham, near Cobham, Martyr's Green offers a rural yet highly accessible location.

Within the safe, secure and homely setting of Martyr's Green, highly qualified and experienced staff provide a fun, stimulating and rich learning environment coupled with a warm and caring approach.

It offers a large garden with plenty of room for exploring and expending energy where it tries to spend as much outdoor time as possible.

True to its original roots, the threads of the Montessori philosophy run strongly through the nursery. Each child here is treated as an individual and encouraged to achieve their full potential. This teamed with an outstanding location, premises and the warm nurturing approach creates an environment that every discerning parent looks for when seeking the highest quality childcare.

Group: Red Balloon

Person in charge: Lily Martin (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Surrey County Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 60

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

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Reviews

9.5 Red Balloon at Martyr's Green has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.463)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Red Balloon at Martyr's Green 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 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Red Balloon at Martyr's Green in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 7 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 4.88 for Red Balloon at Martyr's Green is calculated as follows: ( (73 Excellents x 5) + (10 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 83 Ratings = 4.88

  • 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 4.583 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Red Balloon at Martyr's Green is based on 7 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 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 12 Target = 0.583

  • 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
    7
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Red Balloon at Martyr's Green?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Red Balloon at Martyr's Green

  • Mother of Child
    6
  • Father of Child
    1

Red Balloon at Martyr's Green is a wonderful nursery, with exceptional staff who care greatly for the children under their supervision.

I have two children who attend the nursery in different classes, both who are extremely happy and content. The eldest child looks forward to going to nursery, loves the activities they do and is so fond of the friends he has made.

The staff are very friendly and approachable and you always feel confident and at ease when leaving the children each day (as hard as it can be for the parents!). They provide nourishing, hot meals which are good to know your children are never going hungry.

The online tapestry system is a great addition which keeps you up to date of the EYLF and how your child is progressing - as well as regular photos of them happy & content during the day.

Overall I am extremely pleased with the nursery and would definitely recommend. It's a wonderful setting, with great outdoor space, great staff and excellent provisions for the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Red Balloon at Martyr's Green? 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 has been attending the nursery since she was 5 months old and has blossomed under the care of the fantastic staff team. Currently, in the dairy, she is excited to go in each day and always comes home desperate to tell me what she has done during the day. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and nurturing, adapting to each child's needs. There is a lot of space, both indoors and out to let the children run off steam. Beautiful setting.

How likely would you be to recommend Red Balloon at Martyr's Green? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Abby Auty, Owner at Red Balloon at Martyr's Green responded to this review on 11 Dec 2017:

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are so proud of our dedicated staff team and the way in which they treat each child as an individual. It's wonderful to hear that your daughter has flourished at Martyrs Green and hopefully still has many happy times to come!

My twin girls go to Red Balloon at Martyr's Green and have been there for over a year. It is a wonderful setting, lots of outside space. Nurturing teachers, great teaching and activities. My girls are very happy and are thriving.

How likely would you be to recommend Red Balloon at Martyr's Green? 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

Abby Auty, Owner at Red Balloon at Martyr's Green responded to this review on 06 Dec 2017:

Thank you very much for your lovely review - I'm so pleased to hear that your two little girls are enjoying their time at Martyrs Green!

The nursery has always offered a calm, nurturing and loving environment for my children. The location is exceptional and facilities are well looked after.

The current managers are extremely hands-on and care about the children, whilst listening to the parents. They have some wonderful staff who are really nurturing and fantastic at developing the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Red Balloon at Martyr's Green? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Abby, Owner at Red Balloon at Martyr's Green responded to this review on 30 Nov 2017:

Thank you very much for your positive review, your feedback is appreciated. We are so lucky to have such a lovely location and I'm pleased to hear that you feel the facilities are well-maintained. We are very proud of our Management team who are indeed very hands-on in their approach and we are delighted to hear that you feel the wider staff team are nurturing and focused on child development. We sincerely hope that your children will continue to enjoy their time at Martyrs Green

Our daughter has settled really well into the nursery environment. She loves her days there. She has fun and learns lots through play and Montessori toys, learning manners. She has made friends and has improved emotionally and her numeracy and literacy skills have improved greatly. It's a fantastic nursery with loving, caring staff. I highly recommend it to everyone!

How likely would you be to recommend Red Balloon at Martyr's Green? 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

Abby Auty, Owner at Red Balloon at Martyr's Green responded to this review on 24 Nov 2017:

What a great positive endorsement of the nursery - thank you very much for your kind words. It's wonderful to hear that your daughter is having so much fun and is making the most of the varied learning opportunities in the Stables including our range of Montessori resources. I do hope she continues to enjoy the rest of her pre-school year at Red Balloon at Martyr's Green before Big School in September!

My daughter has been at Martyr's Green for 2 months now and she absolutely loves it. She has grown in confidence so much. The staff are very friendly, professional, warm and caring and they make The Nest Nursery a fun place to be whilst also creating a home from home environment

My daughter has grown so much confidence and has exceeded in so many ways during her day to day activities. The nursery has a great outdoor space. The catering service provides a variety of healthy food and snacks. I would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Red Balloon at Martyr's Green? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Abby Auty, Owner at Red Balloon at Martyr's Green responded to this review on 24 Nov 2017:

Thank you very much for your lovely feedback, I'm so pleased to hear that your daughter has settled in so well to life at Martyrs Green and that she has grown in confidence. Thank you also for your kind words regarding the team in the Nest who always put their all into creating a warm and nurturing environment. I hope your little girl will continue to have a wonderful experience at Martyrs Green.

Our daughter has been attending Martyr's Green for over two years and is very happy in the setting. There is rarely a day when she does not want to go.
We have been impressed with the care that is being provided and felt comfortable leaving her in the 'Nest' at a very young age (7 months). Staff are professional yet very caring and have helped her develop into a confident and open young child. At every stage, she has been given age-appropriate learning opportunities whilst having fun. The nursery has a lovely atmosphere and we feel that communication between staff and parents works well ensuring that the same values are followed at home and at nursery.
On-site facilities are good and there are ample opportunities for extra-curricular activities and trips which broaden the children's experience.

How likely would you be to recommend Red Balloon at Martyr's Green? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Abby Auty, Owner at Red Balloon at Martyr's Green responded to this review on 23 Nov 2017:

Thank you very much for your lovely feedback regarding Martyrs Green, I'm so pleased to hear that your daughter has had such a positive nursery experience. Thank you for praising the professional yet caring approach of the staff team, you are quite right in that they do very genuinely care for the children and are absolutely passionate about child development. I hope your daughter will continue to have many happy times with us!

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