Dormer House School

High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0AD

Owner: Dormer House School Trust

Person in charge: Jane McPherson (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Gloucestershire County Council

Number of Staff: 6

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Registered Charity Number: 311724

Total Places for Children: 50

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Christmas week

Fees Guide: Fledglings (age 2-3) £5 per hour. Skylarks (age 3-4) £6 per hour. Free Nursery Education Grant available for the first 15 hours per week for all children.

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Reviews

8.3 Dormer House School has a Review Score of 8.3 (8.283)

The Review Score of 8.3 (maximum of 10) for Dormer House 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 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Dormer House School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.5 out of 5 from 2 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 4.833 for Dormer House School is calculated as follows: ( (84 Excellents x 5) + (8 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.833

  • 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 3.45 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Dormer House School is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 10 Target = 0.200

  • 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
    7
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Dormer House School?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Dormer House School

  • Mother of Child
    8

My daughter has been at the nursery for the last year after we relocated from overseas to the Cotswolds. What an amazing place, the staff are truly fabulous and my daughter couldn't be happier. I've never known such a caring and nurturing environment where they prepare the children for the transition into the wonderful school. They provide full year cover and after school care, so you have coverage outside of the school day and term time, they do wonderful activities and my kids beg to go in they have so much fun! You cannot go wrong with this place, a hidden gem.

How likely would you be to recommend Dormer House School? 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

Jane McPherson, Nursery Manager at Dormer House School responded to this review on 11 Aug 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. It's great to hear that you are all so happy and settled in our nursery and school. Holiday club is currently in full swing and the whole team are looking forward to returning to classes in September.

My daughter is thriving at this nursery and we couldn't be happier with it. She can't wait to start in the main school thanks to all the care and individual attention she has been given by the Dormer staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Dormer House School? 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

Jane McPherson, Nursery Manager at Dormer House School responded to this review on 16 Jun 2017:

Thank you for your review. It's wonderful to hear that you and your daughter are both so happy. The transition into main school is an exciting time!

Really friendly, kind and caring staff whom always make the children feel welcome and confident. The children are given structured play times and are guided towards life at school. Good preparation for the future and a good foundation for learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Dormer House School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Jane McPherson, Nursery Manager at Dormer House School responded to this review on 13 Oct 2016:

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such wonderful feedback, it's very much appreciated. Preparation for the future is so important for our little ones, it's lovely that you have acknowledged this.

Lovely staff with good senses of humour. Both our boys have great fun at nursery and holiday club.

How likely would you be to recommend Dormer House School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Jane McPherson, Nursery Manager at Dormer House School responded to this review on 27 Nov 2015:

Thank you for finding the time to leave feedback. It's good to hear that your boys are enjoying both the nursery and holiday club.

My overall review of the nursery is my daughter has just started her second year there. The nursery and the staff are very welcoming and know all the children so well. She goes three full days a week and I have never had a problem with anything there. I am enjoying hearing all about her day and the things she has learnt.

How likely would you be to recommend Dormer House School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Jane McPherson, Nursery Manager at Dormer House School responded to this review on 17 Nov 2015:

Thank you for taking the time to give feedback. It's very much appreciated.

A very kind and caring nursery. Dormer House's nursery staff are friendly and welcoming, but somehow able to teach my child to behave very well in a classroom situation, preparing her for starting reception. Dormer House offers an excellent learning environment in the class room and frequent trips to the park make up for the lack of green space. Our daughter enjoys healthy school meal times and eating lunch with friends. There's plenty of stimulation and extras provided too - field fun, drama tots, dance and music. The nursery is very well integrated within the main school. It is wonderful to see how caring the older children are to the little ones, who are even included in some school productions.

How likely would you be to recommend Dormer House School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Jane McPherson, Nursery Manager at Dormer House School responded to this review on 13 Nov 2015:

Thank you for writing such a thorough review, covering all areas. Your comment regarding our older 'caring' children makes us very proud.

Dormer House is such a friendly nursery, with kind and inspiring staff. My daughter is always making exciting craft items. They spend a great deal of time outside, observing nature and the community and having fun. Learning numbers and letters is made super fun. I cannot recommend Dormer House highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Dormer House School? 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

Jane McPherson, Nursery Manager at Dormer House School responded to this review on 10 Nov 2015:

Such lovely comments, thank you so much. We love spending time outdoors too!

Dormer House School Nursery is a fabulous nursery. Both of my children have attended - my eldest is now 6 & my youngest is 3 & currently in the nursery's pre-school class, Skylarks - both have thrived under the care all of the staff. I would absolutely not hesitate to recommend this nursery. The nursery ensure the children have lots of activities to ensure they are kept busy - visiting the park is one of the fun things my children love. The children also enjoy field fun! The nursery ensure that the children have lots of time outdoors. Lunch is always a winner too! Dormer offers are really great environment for children to learn through play & circle time. I really can't stress enough how much both of my children have enjoyed & are enjoying their time in Dormer Nursery - I really do believe that they couldn't have had a better start to their education.

How likely would you be to recommend Dormer House School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Jane Mcpherson, Nursery Manager at Dormer House School responded to this review on 10 Nov 2015:

Thank you so much for your kind words, it is very much appreciated. We are delighted to hear how happy you and your children are at Dormer House. We love our adventures in the fields too!

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