Toad Hall Nursery Ottershaw

The Old School House, Brox Road, Ottershaw, Chertsey KT16 0HH

Toad Hall Nursery Ottershaw is a comfortable and well-equipped childcare setting in Chertsey, registered for up to forty-one children who benefit from the direction of skilled staff with their learning goals and enjoy the many forms of creativity and physical activity.

The nursery service is focused upon supporting all key areas of pre-school education, such as numeracy and literacy, while maintaining a setting where children feel confident to express themselves and make friends.

Toad Hall Nursery Group deliver high quality childcare and they ensure the welfare of each and every child by providing a secure and safe environment where children are encouraged to be healthy and active learners. Fresh food is prepared daily and all meals are nutritionally balanced. A highly qualified staff will enable all children to form secure attachments which ensure healthy emotional development and children are able to extend their learning in a calm and relaxed manner therefore preparing them for the life ahead.

Group: Toad Hall Nursery Group

Person in charge: Vicki Byrne (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Surrey County Council

Number of Staff: 12

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

Total Places for Children: 41

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Toad Hall Nursery Ottershaw 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 Toad Hall Nursery Ottershaw in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.2 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 4.881 for Toad Hall Nursery Ottershaw is calculated as follows: ( (76 Excellents x 5) + (6 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 84 Ratings = 4.881

  • 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 4.238 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Toad Hall Nursery Ottershaw 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 8.2 positive Reviews (41 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 8.2 Target = 0.488

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

9.1 Toad Hall Nursery Ottershaw has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.119)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Toad Hall Nursery Ottershaw

  • Mother of Child
    6
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

My son started nursery life in January, he instantly took to the staff. He settled so quick and easily. I like following their Facebook page where I can see all the amazing activities he has joined in with as well as looking at his up to date learning journey. The staff are all to warm and welcoming. I would definitely recommend this nursery to any family and friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Ottershaw? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My grandson has been going to Toad Hall Ottershaw since January and he loves it!
I pick him up and he is always so happy, full of energy and I can tell he has had a great day.
The care and learning that he gets to experience is amazing. The staff all look after him so well and understand all of his needs and wants. The range of activities and celebrations that he gets to learn about is so wide, the nursery really does go all out.
We are so pleased with Toad Hall Ottershaw and couldn’t have picked a better nursery.
The nursery has a great family feel, we love it. We would highly recommend this amazing nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Ottershaw? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My children both go, and have settled extremely well. This is all down to the relaxed fun atmosphere and just amazing staff so attentive and caring. The activities are just brilliant and my daughter has changed significantly in the 5 weeks she's been going.
I cannot recommend this enough just everything we could ask for our children.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Ottershaw? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our son has been at Toad Hall Ottershaw since Sept 2017, he was 3 1/2 when he started there. He settled in very quickly and loves it! You should see how excited he is on a Friday morning in anticipation of their weekly dance party!

We are so impressed with the team there and the caring, fun environment they provide. Their enthusiasm is obvious and they really seem to enjoy their jobs, which of course impacts on the happiness of the children. They are also great at educating the kids but in a way that is fun and playful. Overall, highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Ottershaw? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have been a parent at Toadhall for a little while now and I really enjoy this nursery for my child, there was a staff turnover last year where we had a few staff changes but Toadhall managed this well and have had a big change in leadership and management in the more recent months and I feel this has had a massive change to the Nursery.
Key people are welcoming and warm and they have found someone who is leading the team in the right direction, They have taught my child to be confident and to try things. They have exciting activities and they do things I would never even thought of doing at home and there is so much messy and sensory play for babies. The Staff are hard working and the ladies have an amazing bond with my child. The manager and her team should be very proud!

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Ottershaw? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

When my daughter joined Toad Hall Nursery she had never been looked after by anyone else but instantly felt comfortable with the staff and has since become a confident child who adores every member of the team. Everyday she can't wait to go to nursery and has come on leaps and bounds emotionally and mentally since attending. My daughter is truly happy and gets so much from being there. Thank you guys!

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Ottershaw? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The nursery is friendly and sociable. My child has developed well during his time in the nursery in to a happy, outgoing and confident child. Since the Manager's arrival I feel that the nursery has a more professional feel and it certainly looks cleaner & better organised. When he is there I know he is safe and loved.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Ottershaw? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

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Awards / Recognitions

January 2015

Food Hygiene Rating

Recipient: Toad Hall Nursery Ottershaw

Date: Monday 19 Jan 2015

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December 2013

'Good Egg' Award

Recipient: Toad Hall Nursery Group

Date: Sunday 01 Dec 2013

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June 2013

Ofsted Grading GOOD

Recipient: Toad Hall Nursery Ottershaw

Date: Wednesday 26 Jun 2013

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Staff Profiles

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Victoria Byrne

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2014

Description:

I have worked at Toad Hall Ottershaw since October 2014, and I absolutely love my job. I have been fortunate to work my way up to Nursery Manager from starting as third in charge at Ottershaw.

I have over 9 years experience working with children and babies, and its the best job in the world.

I have a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood studies, as well as an Early Years Teacher Status. I believe creating a fun, loving place for children to learn and develop happily is one of the most important parts of your children’s early development. At Ottershaw we are a team of 11, who are well trained and are committed to delivering high quality care to your child. We would love to welcome you to Ottershaw soon and I look forward to being able to show you round our wonderful Ottershaw nursery.