Ardingly College Nursery

Ardingly College, College Road, Ardingly, Haywards Heath RH17 6SQ

Ardingly College Nursery, Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Ardingly College Nursery, Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Ardingly College Nursery, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

The nursery is part of Ardingly College's Pre-Prep School, conveniently located between Haywards Heath and East Grinstead. In 2015 it was awarded ‘Outstanding’ in all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) ISI report.

Previously a working farm, the pre-prep has a lovingly converted ‘Pigsty’ (nursery), ‘Barn’ (multi-use hall) and ‘Farmhouse’ (reception and KS1 classrooms) within safe, enclosed grounds with plenty of outdoor space and play areas.

The nursery make use of the extensive grounds, indoor pool, halls and on-site catering of the college.

Days in the nursery are spent learning to play and playing to learn in a happy environment. Children are encouraged to be kind and helpful, while highly qualified teachers have ratios of four to one.

Various sessions are available, ranging from a couple per week to full-time with extended days. Parents are encouraged to visit the nursery at an open day or private visit.

Owner: Ardingly College Nursery

Person in charge: Hilary Nawrocka (Headmistress)

Local Authority / Social Services: West Sussex County Council

Number of Staff: 8

Service Offered: Nursery School (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open term time, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Registered Charity Number: 1076456

Total Places for Children: 60

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 18 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: School Holidays

Fees Guide: £48.95 per day, £2630 per term for 5 days, full day, £2015 for 5 days, half day. Please note Government Childcare Vouchers are not accepted.

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Reviews

7.2 Ardingly College Nursery has a Review Score of 7.2 (7.218)

The Review Score of 7.2 (maximum of 10) for Ardingly College Nursery 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 Ardingly College Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.4 out of 5 from 9 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 4.843 for Ardingly College Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (91 Excellents x 5) + (17 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 108 Ratings = 4.843

  • 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 2.375 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Ardingly College Nursery is based on 9 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4 then divided by 2 = 2.000

    2. Target of 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 12 Target = 0.750 , then divided by 2 = 0.375

  • 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
    9
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Ardingly College Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    9
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Ardingly College Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    7
  • Father of Child
    2

My daughter loves Ardingly College Nursery. She used to cry when I dropped her off at another nursery, but she really enjoys her time at Ardingly. There is something fun scheduled each day: sports club, forest school, dance, gardening club, and music, to name a few. The teachers are very caring and keep me informed about her day through her notebook as well as wonderful pictures and comments on the Tapestry Website.

How likely would you be to recommend Ardingly College Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The nursery at Ardingly College is absolutely superb. The staff are tremendous - caring, fun and knowledgeable. The activities that the children do are wonderful. They are all incredibly happy, stimulated and learning without realising it!

I cannot recommend it highly enough. We have been at other nurseries and none of them comes close to Ardingly. An absolute jewel.

How likely would you be to recommend Ardingly College 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

A caring, family environment that caters for the individual child's needs, set in an idyllic countryside location. Staff are incredibly supportive and nurturing. I could not be happier with my choice, and wholeheartedly recommend the nursery to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Ardingly College 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

Ardingly College Nursery is a wonderfully caring and nurturing setting. My two sons and daughter have attended and all have thrived in the care of the wonderful, highly experienced staff. The Nursery benefits from the excellent grounds and facilities of the Pre-Prep, and the children benefit from both the additional space, facilities, but also experiences this provides. I can not praise the setting highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Ardingly College 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son loved his sessions at Ardingly College Nursery. The warm, friendly and nurturing environment made me feel very comfortable to leave him, and for him to be happy to be left, on what were his first steps being away from me. The location and outside space is fantastic and the staff have the children enjoying the outdoors as much as they can - not to be deterred by the weather! Lots and lots of play with kindness always being important. I really liked being updated on all the daily activities via the Tapestry which is an online journal recording all those important milestones (and the less important ones too!). It's a very special place and a great foundation for when they're ready for big school.

How likely would you be to recommend Ardingly College 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We have our 2nd daughter at the nursery at Ardingly now - and I only wish our eldest had had longer there as we only moved to the area 1 term before our eldest started school at Ardingly College Nursery.

Ardingly's team are caring, fun and our daughters have both developed fantastically through their time at Ardingly College Nursery - they've also been very supportive and helpful to us as parents too! We couldn't recommend them highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Ardingly College 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

Plus
+ Excellent weekly newsletter saying what the children have been up to
+ Our sons seems to have settled in well
+ They have use of the college facilities (i.e. swimming pool / woods etc)
+ Pre and post school care if you need it
+ Nice setting
+ Looked after my son well when he became unwell

Minus
- Ardingly is a bit out of the way for us

How likely would you be to recommend Ardingly College Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

As a current parent to a second child going through Ardingly Nursery, I feel well qualified to review this as simply one of the best you will find. The staff are second to none. Your children will not fail to have a fun time learning in an environment that is as close to home-from-home as you can get in a nursery setting, with the pastoral care that is unrivalled. Five stars from us!

How likely would you be to recommend Ardingly College 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

Caring staff, amazing nursery and facilities with lots of outside space and other facilities including an indoor pool, forest school, and adventure playground. Linked to the Ardingly Pre-Prep school there is a fun structured educational undercurrent but most importantly the children are happy and enjoy their time away from mum and dad. Delicious food is provided by the College's catering team so no need to worry about packed lunches.

How likely would you be to recommend Ardingly College 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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