Noah's Ark at Woking

Blackhorse Road, Worplesdon, Woking GU22 0RE

Noah's Ark Nursery, in Woking, is an innovative daycare facility for children which offers a wide range of play and creative activities, largely based around enabling children to appreciate and learn about nature and wildlife. Once a traditional farm, the nursery's grounds still keep a number of animals, while woodland walks are always very popular. The service has been helping parents for almost two decades now, with a professional team that take onboard any issues or personal concerns that service users might have over the health and safety of their children, and look to collaborate as much as possible over the solutions available.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Amy Morriss (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Surrey County Council

Number of Staff: 28

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

Total Places for Children: 65

Age Range: from 0 years to 5 years

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Noah's Ark at Woking is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 16 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Noah's Ark at Woking in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 10 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 4.789 for Noah's Ark at Woking is calculated as follows: ( (151 Excellents x 5) + (38 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 190 Ratings = 4.789

  • 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 4.769 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Noah's Ark at Woking is based on 10 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 13 positive Reviews (65 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 10 Reviews ÷ 13 Target = 0.769

  • 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 Noah's Ark at Woking has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.558)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    14
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
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  • Don't Know
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Noah's Ark at Woking?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    14
  • Likely
    2
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
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Reviewer Connection to Noah's Ark at Woking

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    10
  • Father of Child
    5
  • Aunt of Child
    1

Our son has been at Noah's Ark for over 18 months now. So happy we chose this nursery for him, he is really happy there. The staff are lovely, really caring and friendly and the gardens, animals and woodland walks are a real highlight. Sometimes he doesn’t want to leave!
Plus the new app for parents is great, I feel a lot more in touch with his day now with the updates throughout the day.
I have already recommended to a friend!

How likely would you be to recommend Noah's Ark at Woking? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Very pleased. My son only attends 1.5 days per week however he still gets great attention from staff who have gotten to know him well. Have found Noah's Ark to be very caring environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Noah's Ark at Woking? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Brilliant nursery. Staff are superb, facilities are fantastic. Our boys settled in really quickly. Staff very good at handing over how they did that day and really seem to know the children. Very easy to get hold of someone if needed. Difficult to fault!

How likely would you be to recommend Noah's Ark at Woking? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My little boy started Noah’s Ark in Jan 2017! The staff made me feel very reassured about him starting and continued to do so over the past year. We love the outside space and how often the children get to use it. Love the animals on site and the woodlands. The communication between the nursery and parents is great and the activities the nursery offer are brilliant. Also, the new ParentZone app is great as I can keep up to date throughout the day on my little boys day. I would defiantly recommend Noah’s Ark.

How likely would you be to recommend Noah's Ark at Woking? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son and daughter both attend Noah’s Ark and have done so from early ages. My son has gained so much from the amazing environment offered. The staff are so supportive and he has needed extra encouragement, something they are committed to helping us with. My daughter has just moved up to the next class and she is flourishing. The things they get to do each day is fantastic (ie going to the woods, seeing the animals on site) and I am confident they are memories both of them will keep forever. I can’t recommend enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Noah's Ark at Woking? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We started at Noah's Ark when it was the flagship nursery of the Caring Daycare group; the manager who was previously the deputy, has maintained the ethos and attitude to make Noah's Ark stand out within the Busy Bees Group. Her vision and determination have ensured that the nursery has moved forwards and she and her management team are constantly abreast of innovation within the industry and if necessary or appropriate make changes that make the nursery better. The setting with the animals, the Forest School and the amazing play area stand out but it is the manager and staff that make the nursery a vibrant and exciting place for the children. The delivery of quality care and teaching is clearly reflected in the eyes of the children and their excitement in the activities that are put on every day with the rooms enthused and buzzing. All these factors along with the Outstanding Ofsted report Noah's Ark has achieved are what makes this nursery stand out and for us make it most attractive to prospective parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Noah's Ark at Woking? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Noah's Ark offer fantastic child care. Our daughter thoroughly enjoys her 2 days a week there. They offer a range of activities, including wild walks, visits to the next door farm and visits from external entertainment.

The staff put in a lot of effort to offer stay and play sessions for parents with most recently breakfast with Santa.

The staff are friendly are always willing to help and form excellent relationships with the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Noah's Ark at Woking? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Amazing nursery, my daughter has really struggled adjusting to nursery from a childminder but the staff have been amazing. They genuinely care for the children and have taken the time and effort to adjust things if and when they are needed to help our daughter.
We love that the teachers are not shy in taking the kids outside and the forest school and farm are definitely an amazing feature.
Highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Noah's Ark at Woking? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have found Noah’s Ark to be an enlightening and encouraging atmosphere for my children. They have ample resources/equipment to aid in the children’s learning and experiences. The staff have always been attentive in guiding the children to explore and learn as a group and individuals, as they reach preschool age. The facilities available to the children is vast with an excellent forest school on site and a secure outside area for the children of all ages.
I am very pleased that I have sent both my children to Noah’s Ark Nursery as they have prospered so much during their time there.

How likely would you be to recommend Noah's Ark at Woking? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our son has been at Noah's Ark since he was six months old and we think very highly of it. Facilities are a real plus - especially the forest walk, outside areas and animals. Staff are dedicated and form strong connections with the children and clearly put a lot of time into all aspects of their development. The on-site kitchen and chef provide a great range of nutritionally balanced meals (far more so than he gets at home!)

On the rare occasions that there's been a problem (e.g. accident, illness), they've been professional and excellent at informing us/keeping us updated.

I can imagine that it's always a wrench for any parent to put their child into nursery, so am delighted that my son is somewhere that I don't have to worry about.

How likely would you be to recommend Noah's Ark at Woking? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Noah's Ark put on a 'Stay and Play' session for mother's day, combined with a charity event. What a completely wonderful experience. It was well organised, the staff were clearly enjoying the event along with the children. All the mums I spoke to had a wonderful time. Well done Noah's for being so inventive.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

I am delighted with the care and education my niece receives at Noah's Ark. The staff are attentive and create stimulating opportunities for her to flourish in. She particularly enjoys the unique outside learning facilities! Seeing her performance in the nativity this week has highlighted to us all just how well she is doing thanks to all at Noah's Ark.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has attended Noah's Ark since she was 3months old (she is now 3) This was the nursery I attended when I was a child and had such fond memories of the animals and welcoming environment. Leaving such a young baby at the nursery was always going to be hard but the welcoming staff reassured us as a family and made the settling process so much easier. The nursery has a real 'family atmosphere' where the staff are happy to help and form such loving relationships with the children! Highly recommend!

How likely would you be to recommend Noah's Ark at Woking? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have two children who have attended Noah's Ark nursery, one now in school and one currently in the toddler room. The nursery is unique and offers a range of opportunities for the children such as forest school and Montessori sessions with qualified teachers. The nursery itself is clean and tidy but has a homely, family feel to it. The staff are fantastic and will always support in whatever way they can. I would always recommend this nursery to parents looking for quality care for their children.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been attending Noah's Ark since April 2016 and has flourished since being at the setting. She is a naturally clingy child but has formed good, healthy attachments to the staff in her room. She is now ready to move onto the next room and I have every confidence that her transition will be smooth and she will settle into her new room well. She is also enjoys being outdoors so Noah's Ark is perfect for her to get out and run off some of her extra energy.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Both my children have attended Noah's Ark and I cannot commend them highly enough. The staff are very supportive and the wellbeing of the children is paramount. They plan fantastic activities and events and encourage parents to join in with these. The outdoor space is brilliant, with a lovely garden and large forest space for forest school sessions which my children particularly enjoyed.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

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