Toad Hall Nursery Woking

Wishbone Way, Goldwater Lodge, Goldsworth Park, Woking GU21 3RT

Toad Hall (Goldsworth Park) is registered with regulator Ofsted to offer childcare and sound early years learning to up to 109 children, making an invaluable contribution to pre-school education in the surrounding community thanks to the hard work of qualified professionals.

A well-resourced and equipped nursery enables to children to enjoy a wide range of creative play, focused learning and group-led activities, with the nursery having proven successful in preparing each child each for full-time education.

Toad Hall Nursery Group deliver high quality childcare and they ensure the welfare of each and every child by providing a secure and safe enviornment 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: Charlotte Belk (Acting Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Surrey County Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 109

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Directions:

Toad Hall Nursery in Wishbone Way, Woking is in an attractive building situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty close to Goldsworth Park Lake to the west of the town centre. They are close to bus routes with easy access from local main roads.

Overview

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Toad Hall Nursery 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 21 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Toad Hall Nursery Woking in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.2 out of 5 from 5 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 4.841 for Toad Hall Nursery Woking is calculated as follows: ( (212 Excellents x 5) + (38 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 251 Ratings = 4.841

  • 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 4.229 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Toad Hall Nursery Woking is based on 5 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 21.8 positive Reviews (109 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 21.8 Target = 0.229

  • 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 Woking has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.070)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Toad Hall Nursery Woking?

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Reviewer Connection to Toad Hall Nursery Woking

  • Mother of Child
    18
  • Father of Child
    2
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

At Toad Hall Nursery, the children are nurtured in a safe and stimulating environment. The staff are very committed to the all-round development of the children in their care and provide a variety of activities which the children clearly enjoy and profit from. Imagine my surprise when my granddaughter aged 3 suddenly started counting to 10, in French! I am always impressed by the feedback given to us about your child on pick up. Well done, everyone! Granny and retired Deputy Head.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

We have a child with additional needs and we cannot fault the extraordinary staff at this nursery. We are extremely grateful to have them in our daughter's life.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The nursery is a happy and positive environment for my child's learning. The staff are diligent, hard working, always have a smile on their face and they are brilliant with the kids. We are lucky to attend the nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son attends Toad Hall in Woking and has settled in extremely well, his key person provides something every day that stimulates his mind and makes him happy to come into. There is a warm and friendly atmosphere in the nursery, all the team are welcoming and standards are high. All rooms have fantastic gardens with growing areas and lots of space to run which he needs! He loves the extra activities that they provide each week and comes away telling us all about what he has done.
The nursery puts on frequent parent or family events to join in with activities and also conduct Saturday trip so families can get to know each other which we have attended and enjoyed.
We are VERY happy with our nursery choice and proud that our son is thriving there!

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Lovely nursery with great staff.
I am happy with how my child is being looked after and the progress he has made since he started.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The nursery is simply excellent. My son joined when he was 10 months old. The staff are brilliant - great with the children and highly professional. The facilities are superb with plenty of indoor and outdoor room for each class. The food provided is varied and interesting - it's clear that the children love it. I had absolute confidence returning to work, knowing my son would be nurtured and cared for at the nursery. I couldn't have asked for more.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son moved from another Toadhall nursery in January 2016 (as we had moved homes). Initially I was apprehensive about the move as he had settled very well where he was. On my first meeting with the staff I was pleasantly surprised at how accommodating and professional they were in welcoming him. He settled into the new class easily and has really formed a good bond with both the staff he deals with daily, as well as other staff members. He has made some good friends already and I am so grateful to everyone at the nursery for giving him such a warm start to 2016.
The quality of activity, learning and outdoor space is excellent and I feel that he has learnt so much already. The extra activities that have been put on are also fantastic - firemen visits and trips to the farm (with parents).
Thank you for everything you do with the children!

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

All the staff at this nursery are fantastic catering to each child's needs uniquely. I was very nervous about putting my son into nursery, but they have completely reassured me. Their day is full off varied activities which documented through photos shows that my son is completely comfortable and enjoys every minute of being in the nursery. They always give a warm welcome when we arrive and a detailed pass over when we leave. We can't thank them enough for all they do!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We were delighted and very lucky to find so a great Nursery. The staff and facilities are great, my little one just loves it and settled in really well. The staff always have time to chat and the space the children have in each room and gardens is perfect and the rooms grow with the children. Location is good with plenty of parking, lovely surrounds, central from all sides of Woking and quiet. The staff do take time to have a chat and the children all seem to build a great bond with all the staff. I have used another Toad Hall Nursery in the past and returned to the well known brand. This week ALL the staff were tested when there was a flood and amazingly turned the nursery around in a day to ensure parents and children were disrupted as little as possible. To ALL the team - keep up the good work!

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Lovely nursery, the Managers display of confidence and professionalism is very reassuring. The rooms and outdoor space are on the slightly smaller size, but better than a lot of other nurseries I visited, and worth the sacrifice for the kind and caring staff.
Healthy food given to children is an absolute bonus, and one less thing to worry about!
Would recommend this nursery 100%.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My daughter has loved going to this nursery and really has blossomed. The staff are lovely and kind people who nurture the children when needed and offer a lot of support. My son has had a hard time here because he transitioned from another nursery. While he has been a difficult child the staff have still treated him with respect and supported him with lots of encouragement. They have also helped me to get some guidance on this behavioural problems and he is headed in the right direction now. The kids love the staff, food, equipment and entertainment.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We were a little apprehensive with using a brand new nursery - would they have enough staff, resource, equipment etc. We have been however more than pleased with all aspects of care at Toad Hall. The staff are excellent, the manager is brilliant, knows all the children's names and sorts any issues even those you don't even see as an issue in no time. The facilities being brand new are lovely and it is great that thy have their own kitchen on site - I have seen the food and it is lovely. I would highly recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Fantastic setting!! My son settled really well at Toad Hall. The staff are lovely and the manager makes sure that all children are happy and well cared for. The setting is great, with spacious rooms and a beautiful garden with a large grass area and equipment. The range of activities and toys is fabulous. The food is cooked on site and is amazing.
Well recommended!!!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I cannot recommend Toad Hall nursery enough! I came to the doors of Toad Hall after a terrible experience at another local nursery, the manager showed us around the place even though they were getting ready to go home. The entire facility is immaculate, every member of staff welcomes you with a smile and most importantly my 3 year old son loves it! The nursery is fabulous and every morning I can relax that he is having a blast! In the few weeks he has been with Toad Hall he has learnt different Maths and Literacy skills. His all time favourite is when music teacher and sports teacher come in for the day once a week!
Routines at Toad Hall are fantastic, drop offs are stress free - even when little one is a little sensitive that day and doesn't want me to leave he instantly has the staffs attention with cuddles and fun things to distract him. He eats very well, all freshly prepared meals which 9/10 he will eat most of! There really is nothing I can fault Toad Hall for, if you are thinking of nursery for your little one be sure to take a look around Toad Hall, you won't look any further!

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Fantastic nursery, I can leave my son without a flicker in my mind, and I know his emotional, physical, developing and progressing needs are met by the staff and facilities at Toad Hall exceptionally. Since beginning last year my sons has developed in leaps and bounds and I couldn't ask for him to feel any happier going into his childcare each day. Thank you to all the managers and staff!

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Our son is 26 month old and has been in Toad Hall for almost a year now and we are very satisfied. The team is very nice and enthusiastic, always looking for new activities for the children.
The facilities are great and brand new, very well equipped with loads of toys.
Food is prepared onsite and seems healthy.
Kids are involved in all sort of activities. Recently they went to the food market and bought a fish and a few days ago they prepared their own meal. They do different messy plays, creative or pretend activities (recently they had a hairdresser corner, now it's a post office...). Each room has access to a garden with numerous toys, grass and soft ground.
The management team is always available to discuss or listen to any concerns or answer questions.
We visited several nurseries before choosing this one and we have never regretted our choice, as, even though it's fairly big, it doesn't feel impersonal as some nurseries can do.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son loves attending the Toad Hall day nursery at Goldsworth Park and even though he only comes once a week the staff are great and put him at ease. He especially loves the outdoor play area and participating in the sporting activities.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Toad Hall is like our extended family. The team are fantastic and my son loves it here. I know when I drop him off he is safe and very well cared for and couldn't ask for any more, if he's happy I'm happy.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I used this nursery for my daughter before the fire, and for my son for preschool from Jan - July 2015. I have been really impressed at how the nursery has flourished since it's reopening. The facilities and equipment are of course lovely and new, with the dedicated outdoor space for each class a key attraction for us. The food is of high quality, and great to get little ones used to more unusual tastes.
What I did not expect was the imagination and resourcefulness of the management, constantly coming up with new fun ideas for activities and events over the past months, and being very receptive to parent feedback. Particular highlights for my son were the weekly visiting music teacher, visit from the reptile man, and cooking activities. He had a great time at preschool, and now is very ready for starting 'big school'.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My little boy started in March and has settled in really well. The staff are amazing and so is the nursery. They are very helpful if you have any concerns about your child's progression. Also if your child has an accident and it's really bad they ring you straight away and advise you at what they think is best to do which was perfect when my little boy fell and cut just above his eye. Thanks Toad Hall I will be sending my youngest to the nursery when he turns two :)

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

All the staff are very friendly and attentive our son's needs. They discuss his time spent there with you and never try to rush you out the door. My son enjoys his time at the nursery (once he's there!), he's going through a clingy stage so most sessions start and end with tears but I know he has fun once I'm gone and the staff handle the situation well. He enjoys all the activities, especially playing in the sand and going into the nice garden they have.

The nursery is fully equipped with everything they could need and everything is provided so you don't have to worry about a thing.

Location can be a big part too, we are lucky to have the nursery just 2 minutes walk away. It's based in a lovely location and allows the staff to organise outings round the lake, to the shop and on the bus etc.!

I would definitely recommend the nursery to others.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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December 2013

'Good Egg' Award

Recipient: Toad Hall Nursery Group

Date: Sunday 01 Dec 2013

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Charlotte Belk

Job Title: Acting Nursery Manager

Joined: 2017

Description:

Hello, my name is Charlotte Belk, and I am your Acting Nursery Manager and I would like to welcome you to Woking, Wishbone Way Nursery.

I have years of experience working in nurseries.

I lead a team of 30 staff, who are all fully trained and are also committed to the quality care and education of your child. We are registered to care for up to 109 children.

I consider it to be essential that we work in partnership with you, as the parent or carer of your child, and hope that we can demonstrate our approach to childcare by welcoming you to our nursery soon.