Clarence House Pre-school, Godmanchester

Church Hall, Chadley Lane, Godmanchester, Huntingdon PE29 2AL

Clarence House Pre-School, Godmanchester was rated Good by Ofsted in February 2015.

The converted nursery - previous called the Rocking Horse Day Nursery, offers a dedicated pre-school and childcare service to people living in Huntingdon.

Established in 1988, the nursery is ideally located for historic Godmanchester in St Mary’s Church Hall and provides care for children aged two-years and nine-months to five-years-old.

Clarence House Pre-School is able to provide term-time only childcare, as well as supporting children all year round.

Children aged three and over are eligible for 15-hours per week of frr funded childcare, while two-year-olds can enjoy free-funded care too.

The nursery's aim is to provide a safe and caring environment for children to explore, develop and grow in their own way, supporting individual needs and following the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum that promotes independence through play to aid overall development.

Group: Clarence House Day Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Tara Swannell (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cambridgeshire County Council

Number of Staff: 9

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

Total Places for Children: 47

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Clarence House Pre-school, Godmanchester is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Clarence House Pre-school, Godmanchester in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 7 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 4.67 for Clarence House Pre-school, Godmanchester is calculated as follows: ( (142 Excellents x 5) + (55 Goods x 4) + (6 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 203 Ratings = 4.67

  • 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 4.745 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Clarence House Pre-school, Godmanchester is based on 7 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 9.4 positive Reviews (47 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 9.4 Target = 0.745

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

9.4 Clarence House Pre-school, Godmanchester has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.415)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Clarence House Pre-school, Godmanchester

  • Mother of Child
    12
  • Father of Child
    4
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

My daughter has been going to Clarence House for over 2 years now starting at the nursery and now in the preschool. The staff are very friendly and will always comfort her if needed, it is always a struggle to get her to leave as she has made some brilliant friends and loves the activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Pre-school, Godmanchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

I will always praise and recommend this pre-school. My son has come leaps and bounds since going there. The staff are excellent and my son is very happy there - no complaints from me.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Pre-school, Godmanchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Clarence House (both nursery and pre-school) have looked after my daughter. She’s shown so much love and the effort to support her is amazing, even on days she’s not there she asks to go! Love the parents evenings to help ensure consistency within their care and at home. My little girl loves the themed days, the Christmas nativity etc. One thing, I really like is the what you’re doing this March? and inviting the mums in for a mother’s day session for cakes etc, brilliant. Really appreciate all that you do, the best place! :)

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Pre-school, Godmanchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter has been attending the pre-school for over a year and thoroughly enjoys it. All the staff have been very welcoming and have done an outstanding job; my daughter has come on leaps and bounds since going there. The children are encouraged to make use of the outside play areas, whilst indoors there is an excellent range of educational, creative and physical activities. The environment is positive, caring and secure. The hours the pre-school are open are also very good.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Pre-school, Godmanchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son has attended since he was two. He loves it. He has progressed so much. The staff are fantastic they update us daily on what my son has done. We have access to Tapestry an online journal (private regarding our own children). I can't recommend Clarence House enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Pre-school, Godmanchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

It's a very welcoming pre-school. Our 3-year-old loves it there and the staff and management are amazing. They keep the parents well informed about their children of what had gone on that day and details of what they had eaten. It's a warm and lovely place to be. I will highly recommend Clarence Pre-school.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Pre-school, Godmanchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our 3 year old started at Clarence House Nursery and has now progressed to the preschool. She absolutely loves it there and has made lots of little friends. The staff are amazing and keep you well informed of what has been going on that day. I would highly recommend Clarence House!

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Pre-school, Godmanchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

A very welcoming preschool which my son loves to attend. He has formed great relationships with the staff and children who he will miss very much when he goes to school. There are always fun activities out for the children to do and they are encouraged to take part. Overall a lovely place to leave my child.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Pre-school, Godmanchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

The staff are extremely friendly and constantly provide me with my child's development. They set goals and aims for the coming weeks, which I think is fantastic as it enables us to work with our child on the same focus areas when he is at home too. In addition, they note observations on the eyLog app which keeps us as parents up to date with our child's activities. In all, we are extremely happy that we chose Clarence House.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Pre-school, Godmanchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son has been attending Clarence House pre-school now for a few months and the staff here are awesome! , so reassuring, and he loves them.
It's extremely nice to be able to leave him with the nursery knowing he will be 100% happy and looked after.
So thank you all for this.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Pre-school, Godmanchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Very impressed with Clarence house, staff are always happy friendly and helpful. Staff have made an effort with my daughter and this is really showing in how independent she is becoming, example, her key worker showed and taught her the right way to put on her coat.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Pre-school, Godmanchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

Over the last 8 years all our children have passed through Clarence House and it will be a sad day when the the last ones leave. We would not hesitate to recommend this Nursery to anyone looking for a warm and friendly setting for their children.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Pre-school, Godmanchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My little girl has been going there for over a year now and loves going. It has made her so much more confident and she has learnt so many new things there. She loves the staff and often mentions their names at home. She has made lots of friends which she will miss when she goes to school. I think it's great that a cooked meal is included in the price as well as a snack tea and morning snack (and breakfast if needed). They are flexible on dropping off/picking up and always give feedback on their day so you know what your child has done. They always seem to have a mix of activities either inside or outside which covers all the curriculum.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Pre-school, Godmanchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Very good place to have our loved children. Safe and secure and well cared for. Food is well planed and within a variety. All the members off staff are very kind to the children and parents. I had 2 of my children at Clarence House ( one still there) and both of them always were (is) happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Pre-school, Godmanchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My eldest son has always enjoyed the pre-school, he is consistently made to feel safe, secure and happy. The staff are always professional, courteous and helpful. The large indoor area holds a wealth of activities on a daily basis and although the outside area is not huge, I really quite like it, as I feel that all the children are well monitored and safe when they are playing out. Any issues are well handled and communication from management at both sites is excellent. I would recommend without hesitation.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Pre-school, Godmanchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My son has attended Clarence House Pre-school since November 2014 and loves attending everyday. The children are always happy and playing intently whenever I drop him off or pick him up, which is always reassuring. The staff are positively engaged with the children and give helpful feedback about their day at home time. Staff turn over seems to be healthily low (always a good sign) with regular bank staff cover but critically there is a core team of regular faces which keeps a sold foundation for all the children and allows them to form healthy bonds with the staff. My son regularly tells me that his key worker gives the best hugs. The management team are consistently supportive and will always try and be flexible and supportive with any of my requests. If I had another child I would definitely want them to go to Clarence House Pre-school.

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Pre-school, Godmanchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Friendly and helpful staff who have supported us and our daughter through every step from nursery to pre-school. Very caring and nurturing atmosphere and my daughter loves attending which is a weight off my mind as a parent. I trust them completely with my daughters care and that's the best review i can give!

How likely would you be to recommend Clarence House Pre-school, Godmanchester? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

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