The Old Barn Day Nursery Pre-School

140 High Street, Banstead, SM7 2NZ

The Old Barn Day Nursery is a private day care setting located in Banstead, caring for children from three months to five years.

The Old Barn Day Nursery operates from two sites – the main nursery is situated in a beautiful listed building on Woodmansterne Lane, and the pre-school is situated on the High Street. Both nursery sites are conveniently located for access to local towns and cities via the M25 and there is easy access by train for travel into London.

Both nursery sites have large and secure gardens, offering children many opportunities for outdoor learning including physical activity, gardening, sand and water play.

The nursery staff team are committed to delivering the highest quality of care and education for each and every child whilst adhering to the EYFS framework. The aim is to provide a warm and happy environment where children can learn through play.

Extra-curricular activities are offered to all children which include forest school sessions, French, Italian, music, cookery, gardening, sporty tots, yoga and a new gardening activity – Studio Cultivate.

The nursery sites provide nutritionally balanced, home-cooked meals, designed and reviewed by a nutritionist to meet the needs of each age range. Allergies, intolerances, preferences, cultural and dietary needs are catered for.

Group: ICP Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Kelly Walton (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Surrey County Council

Number of Staff: 3

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

Total Places for Children: 24

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 8.8 (maximum of 10) for The Old Barn Day Nursery Pre-School is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.2 out of 5 from 4 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Old Barn Day Nursery Pre-School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 4 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 4.25 for The Old Barn Day Nursery Pre-School is calculated as follows: ( (14 Excellents x 5) + (32 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 48 Ratings = 4.25

  • 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 The Old Barn Day Nursery Pre-School is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 4.8 positive Reviews (24 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 4.8 Target = 0.833

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

8.8 The Old Barn Day Nursery Pre-School has a Review Score of 8.8 (8.833)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to The Old Barn Day Nursery Pre-School

  • Mother of Child
    3
  • Father of Child
    1

Overall very happy with the standard at the nursery, both children have done very well and we believe this has given them a great foundation for progression into school life.
Fees have increased yearly however which we felt was a little rich.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Barn Day Nursery Pre-School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

Kelly Walton, Manager at The Old Barn Day Nursery Pre-School responded to this review on 03 Apr 2018:

Thank you for your kind review. We’re really pleased you are happy with the Nursery and that your children have progressed well and we’ve helped to prepare them for their next steps in education. Ensuring children learn and develop well with us in a caring environment is at the center of everything we do. We have kept fee increases to a minimum but an annual review of fees is standard in Nurseries to ensure that children are provided with the highest quality care, education and environment, and that staff are well rewarded and offered opportunities for training and development.

My daughter has been at the Old Barn Day Nursery since she was 2 and is currently in the pre-school. Both the nursery and pre-school are excellent settings with great outdoor space. They take real care over learning, activities and nutrition and the management are very engaged with parents. The real highlight is the staff which are all great and are obviously very dedicated and passionate about caring for little ones.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Barn Day Nursery Pre-School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My son loves going to pre-school at The Old Barn. The staff are always very welcoming and he is at ease as soon as he walks in. The room is light and airy and he always has access to the outside garden.
I would definitely recommend this pre-school.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Barn Day Nursery Pre-School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My child really enjoys going to the preschool and really likes all the staff and the friends he has made. He has learnt lots over the last couple of years, and is always excited about the subject matter, and the way he is taught. The food is home cooked and the menu is varied which I like and so does my child.
My only negative comments is where there has been a lot of change over the last few months with the change of ownership which resulted in the staff being moved around a lot, this was definitely unsettling. Hopefully, this will settle over time. Occasionally the emails from The Old Barn to parents cause confusion so could be clearer.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Barn Day Nursery Pre-School? Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

Kelly Walton, Manager at The Old Barn Day Nursery Pre-School responded to this review on 17 Jan 2018:

Thank you so much for your review. We’re very pleased that your child enjoys coming to The Old Barn Pre-School and has made strong friendships and great progress in his learning and development with us! We work hard to retain staff by offering a fantastic salary and benefits package along with funded training and development opportunities. We believe we have a strong team who are all committed to providing the best childcare possible for the children and families at The Old Barn Pre-School and with continued investment into the Nurseries we hope that all children who attend will continue to thrive. Parental feedback is invaluable to us and we will continue to make improvements in our communications to parents.

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March 2018

Top 20 Large Nursery Groups 2018

Recipient: ICP Nurseries Ltd

Date: Thursday 01 Mar 2018

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