Growing Up Green

138 Beaconsfield Villas, Brighton BN1 6HE

Growing Up Green offers a professional and secure nursery setting, staffed by a team who taking their Ofsted obligations seriously, always looking to aspire to best practice and promoting healthy eating alongside a sound early years education.

A qualified team understands the importance of children feeling happy and confident as they progress towards full-time education. Play and interaction are allowed to thrive, with the aim being to set lifelong learning off to a good start.

Group: Growing Up Green Ltd

Person in charge: Sinead Mundoma (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Brighton & Hove City Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 60

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

Languages Spoken (other than English): German, Spanish; Castilian, Basque, French

Overview

The Review Score of 8.6 (maximum of 10) for Growing Up Green 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 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Growing Up Green in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.8 out of 5 from 3 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 4.844 for Growing Up Green is calculated as follows: ( (82 Excellents x 5) + (13 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.844

  • 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 3.75 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Growing Up Green is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 12 Target = 0.250

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

8.6 Growing Up Green has a Review Score of 8.6 (8.594)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Growing Up Green?

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Reviewer Connection to Growing Up Green

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
    1

My daughter has been attending Growing Up Green from the age of 16 months and we have been continually impressed by the standard of care.

Upon settling in my daughter, the nursery guided us perfectly in settling her and always give us detailed feedback on how her day has gone. The staff took great care getting to know our existing routine so they can implement them where possible. All the staff from the managers to the individual key workers get to know the children; our daughter feels so at home going to nursery.

The menu at Growing Up Green is exceptional with tasty meals and the variety in the menu has helped our daughter's picky eating very much.

This nursery setting has open space for the toddlers to free play but also there is a lovely garden area too. The nursery often has crafts and seasonal activities which are much enjoyed. They also go to the park as a group from time to time. Our daughter has grown in confidence from being a quiet and shy girl when she first joined the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Growing Up Green? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Fantastic nursery, wonderful staff and lovely setting! It took my daughter a few weeks to settle when she first started but all the aunties were absolutely brilliant with helping her feel comfortable and confident! It's a really loving, warm and nurturing environment and I'm so pleased I chose Growing Up Green for my daughter. Highly recommend!

How likely would you be to recommend Growing Up Green? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We decided our child would be best placed in a nursery which hold a certain standard of ethics!
All eco-friendly and organic food feels important for us as want to give our child the best start in life.
Our child is still in the baby room and just love the staff that run it, really easy to connect with and chat to and our child really enjoys his time there.
Also, the manager is super friendly, understanding and again really easy to connect with!
These are the things that were important to us so we love it here and are happy for our child to grow up around the children who attend.

How likely would you be to recommend Growing Up Green? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My son had 3 happy years at Growing Up Green. Their nurturing environment made the heartache of leaving him as a one-year-old a little easier. Through the 3 years, they nurtured him, encouraged him, cuddled him and helped him become independent. They are what you want and nursery - nurturing, with firm boundaries and an emphasis on respect - for the kids, for each other, for parents. I was especially pleased with the preschool. I think they did a fantastic job of preparing the kids for school in a fun way. My son blossomed at this nursery. They are lovely.
Many people are put off by the outside space. Don't be. The staff take the kids to one of the nearby parks most days rain or shine and they definitely let them
run (whilst teaching them to stop at kerbs!).

How likely would you be to recommend Growing Up Green? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Both myself and my wife have been delighted with the care provided by all staff at this nursery.

It is a vibrant, fun and welcoming place and although staff are busy they always give you time to tell you about your child's day.

Our first child enjoyed his time and developed so well at GUG that we started our 2nd boy there a lot earlier than planned.

Keep up the excellent work, it is much appreciated!

How likely would you be to recommend Growing Up Green? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son's been attending since he was 9 months (now 4 years) he absolutely loves it. He's grown into such a confident, sociable young man and I can honestly say it's from his experience of the nursery. Firstly the staff are a wonderful, friendly and experienced bunch who have really looked after him throughout the years. I particularly like the idea of documenting your child's day via the Tapestry website so we can see what they've been up to and how their learning is developing.

There's always a range of activities including indoor and outdoor play, Music Mike and trips to the local park. As well as having lots of fun I can see how far he's come in his learning as his counting and knowing what different numbers look like is very impressive. He often points out lots of things I never even knew he knew and I've thought 'where did you learn that?!' Finally, they have a great menu with a variety of healthy snacks. He still has 1 more year left and I know his time there has prepared him well for school.

How likely would you be to recommend Growing Up Green? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Thanks to the fantastic team at Growing Up Green my daughter has just started school as an excited, confident and capable little girl interested in all activities and supportive of her classmates as they all settle into big school. Growing Up Green has played a huge part of her development since age 1 and has equipped her excellently for the transition into school. We will all miss you!!!

How likely would you be to recommend Growing Up Green? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Both of our children went to Growing up Green and it is such a lovely, positive and nurturing environment and both of our children were really happy. You always know when you drop your child off in the morning that they are in safe, caring hands. They are provided with nutritional snacks and lunch. The staff are always so happy and welcoming. I have recommended Growing up Green to many friends and relatives, and they have children at one of their two nurseries.

How likely would you be to recommend Growing Up Green? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

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June 2015

Ofsted Outstanding

Recipient: Growing Up Green

Date: Wednesday 17 Jun 2015

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December 2014

Healthy Choice Award

Recipient: Growing Up Green

Date: Wednesday 03 Dec 2014

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