Deepdene School

195 New Church Road, Hove BN3 4ED

Deepdene Nursery is run and managed by Nicola Gane and as joint owner is committed to creating a friendly, warm and stimulating environment where children really want to be and their parents are happy to leave them.

One aspect that sets Deepdene Nursery apart is the high staff ratio and low staff turnover.

The Nursery is divided into three age groups.

Children start in the Sunflower Family Room (6 months - 2 years). Here they will learn to play, share and develop both their speech and physical skills. They will have the benefit of joining in the "Rum Tum Tum Music Group" held twice a week and weekly "Baby French Classes".

When each child is ready (at around 2 years old) they will move into the Lower Nursery. Great emphasis is placed on language development through lots of story sessions and circle times. The busy timetable includes both free and structured play, soft play sessions and lots of outside activities.

The final part of the child's nursery journey begins in the extremely popular Upper Nursery, the year before they go to school.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) underpins all planning at this stage as well as the interests of the children. After a year spent in Upper Nursery they will be independent, self confident and well prepared for entrance into Deepdene Prep School or a school of choice.

Owner: Nicola Gane and Elizabeth Brown

Person in charge: Nicola Gane (Head of Nursery)

Local Authority / Social Services: Brighton & Hove City Council

Number of Staff: 44

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

Total Places for Children: 130

Age Range: from 0 years 6 months to 11 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: 4 weeks per year

Overview

The Review Score of 7.8 (maximum of 10) for Deepdene School 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 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Deepdene School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.0 out of 5 from 1 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 4.783 for Deepdene School is calculated as follows: ( (83 Excellents x 5) + (23 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 106 Ratings = 4.783

  • 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 3.038 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Deepdene School is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 26 positive Reviews (130 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 26 Target = 0.038

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

7.8 Deepdene School has a Review Score of 7.8 (7.821)

Average Ratings

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Deepdene School?

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Reviewer Connection to Deepdene School

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  • Father of Child
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Fantastic nursery! Moved my child from another nursery where he was so unhappy. He settled straight away and has loved the small community feel of the nursery. He has learnt so much in the year he has been there. The staff are caring and supportive, I cannot ask anymore from a nursery. My only regret is that I didn’t send him there from day 1.

How likely would you be to recommend Deepdene School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have two children here at Deepdene, one in reception and the other in the nursery.
Both my children started here at the age of 10 months old.
I've been very pleased with the nursery and school. My children love it here and never want to leave. The staff are fantastic, and the school has a lovely friendly environment.
Both my children have learnt so much here, and I'm very impressed with all the work they come home with. I would 100% recommend sending your children here. You will never be disappointed.

How likely would you be to recommend Deepdene School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our son has been at nursery (Sun flower) since he was 19 months old and when he was 2 years old, he moved up to Lady Bird. He was doing very well with the transition and that's purely because the staff gave our son total support and encouragement to join in the bigger class. He is loving his nursery and it makes us happy to see that he has a great time there. He's always coming back with loads of stories and also telling us what he's learnt. We also like the environment of the school and nursery, it seems like we are all part of the big family.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter has been at the nursery at Deepdene since January 2016 and she and I couldn't be happier. The staff are wonderfully caring and have gotten to know my daughter really well. She is always happy when I collect her and usually exhausted from all the fun they've been having! She enjoys music classes, so much so we have to carry on singing at home...! Her progress has really come along and she's becoming a bright and confident girl and I know Deepdene have a lot to do with this, so thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Deepdene School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter has spent two years at lower and upper nursery at Deepdene. She has learnt and developed so much during this time and loves the place. There is such a variety of activities and learning - and the staff are second to none. Staff Turnover is very low - the environment is very caring. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Deepdene nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter started attended Deepdene nursery two weeks ago, and she has been really happy there. She runs into the building as we come in and comes out happy showing whatever crafts they have done or to tell me about her day.

How likely would you be to recommend Deepdene School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Both my children have gone through Deepdene's Lower and Upper Nursery from 2013-2016 and I have been thrilled with their experiences. What makes Deepdene different from other nurseries is the small family feel it has. Unlike many other nurseries I visited where staff seems to change quite frequently, there is a very low staff turnover. The teachers are very experienced, professional and nurturing and offer a wide range of activities to enrich little minds - the ballet, French and cooking were a few of my children's favourites. Because the nursery it is part of a school, they are second to none in preparing the 4 year olds for reception, focusing on learning their letter sounds and number and letter formation in a very low pressure environment. Because the nursery children wear uniforms and also have school dinners in the hall, children get a good exposure to school life. They also look up to the older children in the school and feel part of something special.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

After just 2 months in the nursery my two children have settled in very quickly and absolutely love it at Deepdene. My son is already learning more than he ever did at his previous nursery and has already got very attached to his teachers.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We have two girls in Deepdene Nursery. One in the lower Nursery and one who has now progress up to Deependes Upper Nursery. We were previously in another local nursery however after wanting to change decided on Deepdene after it was recommended to us by a friend.

In our experience the nursery has been excellent and our decision to change has been one of the best we have made. Both girls are extremely happy and have thrived under their care and both have grown significantly in confidence and ability. Deepdene has a lovely nurturing environment and I would characterize it as a nursery that gets to really know your child. The carers and teaches have been without exception lovely and the upper nursery in particular is excellent and has given our daughter fantastic preparation for her reception year starting this Sept (with its more structured day). We could not recommend this nursery highly enough.

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