The Old Barn Day Nursery

6 Woodmansterne Lane, Banstead, SM7 3ES

The Old Barn Day Nursery, Banstead, Surrey
The Old Barn Day Nursery, Banstead, Surrey
The Old Barn Day Nursery, Banstead, Surrey

The Old Barn Day Nursery offers is a private day care nursery located in Banstead.

The main nursery site is located in a listed building and the pre-school is situated on the high street.

Staff believe every child deserves a calm, caring, safe and stimulating environment in which to learn.

The setting offers extra–curricular activities for all children which include forest school sessions, French, Italian, music, cookery, gardening, sporty tots and yoga.

The menus are all approved by a nutritionist and are prepared by the nursery cook using fresh ingredients.

Group: ICP Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Kelly Walton (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Surrey County Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 56

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

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.6 The Old Barn Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.560)

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

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.9 out of 5 from 10 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 The Old Barn Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (81 Excellents x 5) + (38 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 120 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:

    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 4.893 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Old Barn Day Nursery 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 11.2 positive Reviews (56 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 10 Reviews ÷ 11.2 Target = 0.893

  • 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
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Old Barn Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to The Old Barn Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Member of Staff
    1

We joined The Old Barn back in 2013 when our first son joined after a recommendation. Its warm and friendly atmosphere won us over. Our second son now attends, with our third due to join soon! What has kept us coming back to the Barn time and time again? The staff. They build strong bonds with the children and genuinely care for their every need. The key worker system means that I receive detailed verbal feedback about how they have spent and enjoyed their day. At the morning handover, the staff take on board any queries to ensure a smooth day ahead. The Barn accommodates for additional needs and the SEN Coordinator is proactive in adapting activities and resources to ensure all children can access them. Having its own in-house chef is a treat - a big hit with our boys! Our eldest son moved on to Primary School with confidence after also gaining many key skills needed through the pre-school.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We have been very happy with The Old Barn our son joined in May 2017 and we have had no problems at all.
The staff are kind, friendly and very good with the children.
Our son is very happy here and we are very pleased with the progress he has made.
Would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Barn Day Nursery? 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

Both my children attend The Old Barn Nursery and Old Barn preschool. My wife and I are very happy with how our children are developing and we are very grateful to the staff for all their hard work. Thank you.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been at The Old Barn since October 2017. After returning to work earlier than expected and my daughter being so young, I was extremely anxious about leaving her at nursery and I found myself doubting whether I had made the right decision or not.
The staff members in my daughters room have been amazing and she has settled in so well and loves coming to nursery, with nothing but smiles at drop off in the mornings.

The nursery has a very homely feel and the staff are very friendly and welcoming throughout the setting and show great love and care for the children.

My daughter goes on regular outings to the local park or library and takes part in event days to support charities such as ‘Children In Need’ as well as daily activities to support her learning and development.

We would highly recommend The Old Barn to friends/family and we are very happy and believe we made the right choice.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

A lovely nursery with a family feel, completely happy and confident leaving my child in their care.

Friendly, professional, caring and understanding staff who go the extra mile. I have been treated with respect and kindness by all the staff who truly care about my personal circumstances and needs. My one year old absolutely loves being there.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Barn Day Nursery? 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

A very warm and friendly environment. The lovely staff all ensured our daughter settled in quickly which was a relief. The amount of activities they do is brilliant, including cooking, visits out, making things and learning with play. The food choices are good and it is excellent to be able to see in our child’s diary each day what she has done. Would recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Barn Day Nursery? 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

I love The Old Barn! My older daughter grew up there before school and now my son is doing the same.

I do have a slight worry/sadness about the large turn over of staff seeing some of the amazing ladies leave which is a real shame. Sometimes it feels like the place has lost its village/friendly/relaxed feeling.

I can see having a manager in place works and communication has improved but there still seems to be an element of being disorganised. Communication going out is great and I know what's going on, communication in response to a query is still quite bad.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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

Thank you so much for your review and we’re so pleased that you love our Nursery! We too are always sad when staff leave us, and by offering a fantastic salary and benefits package along with funded training and development opportunities, we try and retain the best staff team members. We strive to maintain the friendly ‘village’ feel which is so much a part of what makes The Old Barn Day Nursery special but we are also making improvements to the infrastructure with continued investment for the benefit of the children. Parental feedback is invaluable to us and we will continue to improve our communications systems, both outgoing and in response to queries.

My daughter loves attending this nursery. It is set up as a 'home from home' with friendly staff, helpful management and excellent facilities.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The Old Barn Day Nursery is a warm and caring environment for children to play and learn. The staff are caring and positive and help the children to reach their full potential. My son loves coming to nursery and often has a smile on his face when I collect him.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I chose the nursery after a recommendation from a parent who said how well her son had developed since joining. I took up this recommendation also because of the friendly family feel and approach experienced on my visit. The layout, room sizes, transition programme and getting the children ready for school really impressed me. It was also good to see children from different rooms mixing and playing together. I was impressed to see that the structure The Old Barn Day Nursery takes to educating pre-school children is in line with mainstream school lead facilities. Knowing the team are always happy to chat to parents about any questions they may have about any area of their child’s development or nursery issues. My son has also really enjoyed the latest Chatterbox project and loves to bring in things he has found while we have been out. As a parent, it is lovely to hear that these items have been used with all the children and everyone benefits from what each other has to share.

How likely would you be to recommend The Old Barn Day Nursery? 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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