Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)

The Old School, Filkins, Lechlade GL7 3JJ

Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd), Lechlade, Oxfordshire
Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd), Lechlade, Oxfordshire
Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd), Lechlade, Oxfordshire

Filkins Nursery is situated in the old school building in Filkins, near Lechlade and holds an 'Outstanding' grade from OFSTED.

The nursery provides a secure, comfortable and stimulating learning environment and offers places for two- to five-year-olds, as well as out of school care for four-to-11-year-olds.

It has a large outside play area and paddock and offers part-day sessions or whole days.

As they do not have the facilities to offer hot meals at present, parents are asked to provide a packed lunch and nursery provide a snack and tea. All snacks are healthy and nutritionally balanced and follow a varied menu cycle.

Group: The Old Station Nursery Ltd

Person in charge: Louise Jenkins (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Oxfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 7

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

Total Places for Children: 28

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 8 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.9 Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd) has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.879)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd) is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 42 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 29 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 4.879 for Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd) is calculated as follows: ( (450 Excellents x 5) + (48 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 504 Ratings = 4.879

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd) is based on 29 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 5.6 positive Reviews (28 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 29 Reviews ÷ 5.6 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    40
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    41
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)

  • Mother of Child
    36
  • Father of Child
    6

My son has been at the nursery for a few months now and has settled in really well. I feel this is due to the staff who I think are great. The outdoor space could do with a little developing but I know my child has lots of fun inside. Overall a really good nursery to attend.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

A wonderful nursery with competent and caring staff. I highly recommend this nursery as they really helped my child in his learning and behavioural skills. They were patient and understanding and brought out the best in my child.
We shall miss all of the staff at Filkins and will be grateful for all of their care and support.
They are all highly trained and clearly care about all of the children in their care.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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: Excellent

Our daughter attended the Old Station Nursery pre school full time this year. Not once did our little girl never want to go to nursery, if anything she wanted to be there even longer! The staff work tirelessly to develop the children and created such a strong bond with them, it was amazing to see. By the end of her preschool year all our concerns about our daughter being ready for school had disappeared, all thanks to the Old Station Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have no hesitation in recommending Filkins Nursery to anyone.
We put both our children through Filkins prior to starting school and feel they have been given the perfect start. The right mix between play and "education" and a great mix between indoor and outdoor work. Our children loved the space outside with lots of space to run around. Lots of extras like French and singing etc...

We were genuinely sorry when it was time for our children to leave nursery - some of the staff had become like friends.
The OFSTED report doesn't lie - the only way to describe the nursery is OUTSTANDING.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

My children have collectively attended Filkins nursery for nearly 5 years. The care and thought that goes into the nursery every day are outstanding. My children have enjoyed going to nursery and have built fantastic relationships with their key carers. My children's learning needs are amazingly catered for and communication with parents is excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

Lovely, friendly nursery with amazing staff and great setting. The staff are absolutely wonderful and give each individual child the support, attention and care that they need. Activities vary from yoga, music to French lessons and classroom themes and topics change weekly. My daughter has always been very happy at Filkins which in turn has meant peace of mind for me!

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

Filkins Nursery is outstanding. I always feel happy dropping my children off in the mornings and the boys are always eager to get in and start playing. I am confident that all the staff care and look after the boys helping them learn and develop individually. I love picking my boys up and seeing the wonderful things they have proudly created, which always follows an interesting topic or theme they are learning about each week. The communication between the nursery and myself is excellent with regular photos and updates on the private network and the staff are very efficient at getting back to me with any queries relating to hours or payments. My boys are happy, confident and well cared for and get to spend lots of time outside exploring and they love forest school. I have no hesitation in recommending Filkins Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

We love this nursery. Ever since he started, our son has loved it. All the staff are friendly, thoughtful and incredibly caring. There is a huge amount of thought and preparation that goes into the day to day activities which are fun, educational and varied. The outdoor space is fantastic and I love that they spend as much time as possible out there.
The feedback on the day's activities is brilliant as are the regular updates and photos
We feel very lucky to have had 15 happy months at Filkins to date and will be sad to leave for school!

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been attending Filkins nursery for 5 months and I have been delighted. She has been thriving! The one to one attention she gets from her carers has hugely helped her development and the social interaction has continued to help her grow in confidence. She LOVES all of the creative time and especially the singing! She runs in excitedly every morning and is a happy little girl when I pick her up. I highly recommend the nursery to any parents,

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

An excellent preschool. All staff have shown high levels of care, professionalism and understanding. They have helped us immensely with our son. Our daughter has recently started and has settled in quickly.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

The level of care this nursery has shown our son goes way beyond our expectations. If it wasn't for Filkins Nursery, I honestly believe our son would not have achieved his potential. They are fantastic.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd) is a wonderful nursery. The children are so well cared for and entertained daily with a wide range of activities that are imaginative and encourage learning. Management is very organised and everything runs smoothly. I feel very happy and confident to leave my son here knowing he is having fun and learning while being well cared for.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Poor

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Filkins was the nursery I chose after visiting four local nurseries and on my first glance I knew it was the right choice for my little girl.
She loves nursery so much and talks about her key carer and other staff daily, she even asks to go when it's not her day.
I have noticed a huge improvement in her development since she started nursery.
She often walks around the house singing songs from nursery especially 'wind the bobbin up' and the goodbye song but adds her own words. This has helped my daughter understand the routine of the nursery and for her to know when I will be back.
The activities are amazing and the staff work really hard to make sure the children have fun but also to develop their learning and make every day different.
She especially likes the Tatty Bumpkin and forest school sessions.
I am always kept up to date with important information via emails and parent newsletters. I am looking forward to participating in my first parent partnership meeting in February.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

After we moved to the area from London, the nursery did an amazing job of welcoming my son and settling him in. We never had a single tear. The staff are fantastic, all activities well thought through, engaging, educational and fun. My son especially loves the additional lessons (yoga, music and french) that are offered.
The nursery has lovely premises with plenty of outside space. The garden and messy play area are fantastic and the children love having animals to take care of. Frequent trips to the woods for 'Forest School' are much enjoyed and the special Christmas party in the village hall was a lovely treat for the kids.
Thoughtful details like this really make the nursery stand out. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to send my son to such an idyllic, loving and fun nursery.
He will be very sad to leave for school.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

Our daughter has been attending Filkins Nursery for 18 months and in that time she has developed in so many ways, thanks to the nursery. The staff are helpful, friendly and well organised. We really feel that our daughter is in safe hands. Her key workers have really taken a keen interest in everything she does, encouraging her to try all the activities that the nursery carries out. We are very fortunate to have this nursery on our doorstep.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I cannot fault this nursery. It's a wonderful place for my daughter. She absolutely loves it. All the staff are very approachable and so much thought goes into the activities my daughter does every day to help with her development. I highly recommend this nursery lovely place.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

I was very apprehensive about my son starting nursery but could not be happier with Falkins nursery. The staff are happy, friendly and go out of their way to make sure each child is happy. The activities the children do are fantastic and everything is very well organised. Potty training was made very easy with the help of the nursery staff. They remained positive and helped make the transition into pants so much easier than I anticipated. A huge thanks to a 5-star nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

Quite honestly we can not fault Filkins. This is our second child with them and both have been made to feel so welcome and settled.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

My son has thrived at Filkins. I love how the staff base activities and learning on children's interests. The extra-curricular activities such as French, forest school and Tatty Bumpkin (yoga) are fantastic and I'm constantly amazed by how much French my son knows already. His days are always fun-filled and his key-worker works hard on certain areas of his development. I would definitely recommend this nursery to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been coming to this nursery for just over 1 year and I absolutely love the place. All staff are so caring and educational needs are clearly met. The privacy setting in the village is beautiful and so secure. Parents are invited to so many activities on at the nursery and the Tapestry is an amazing way for myself and family to get an insight as to my daughters daily/weekly activities and achievements. I absolutely love the place.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son is now in his second and final year at Filkins and although he is looking forward to 'big school', he is already concerned about leaving his teachers behind. There is only one aspect of nursery that he doesn't look forward to and that is 'rest time' which is something that I have asked that the teachers enforce.

He loves that variety of activities and has even learned to sit still! The staff are excellent and take great care of all of the children in their charge. We have been most fortunate to find such a wonderful nursery and will be sad this summer to leave.

Well done Filkins!

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

This is our daughters second year at Filkins Nursery and it continues to delight us. Our daughter loves going to 'school' on her nursery days and she values the friendships she has made with the adults and other children. She is constantly coming out with new facts and thoughts and has such a sense of pride in everything that the Filkins Nursery staff help her achieve. She even refers to her nursery as 'Filkins Team' and loves that she has somewhere that is all her own :)

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

Filkins Nursery is easily the best nursery within a 10-mile radius of my home, and I couldn't wait to send my daughter there as soon as I could. I had a brilliant experience when my son was there, and I think it has got EVEN better now if that's possible! (My son still wishes he was there 2 yrs on as the memories he made were unforgettable.)
Staff are extremely friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The warm, caring relationship they ALL build with your children (not just the key carer, which is the case with so many nurseries) is unique and goes above and beyond expectations. The variety of activities is endless - how they think of so many creative, exciting ways to learn I don't know. The resources are brilliant and really capture the children's imaginations.
I am always recommending it to new mums in the area and only wish they would all do taster days as then there would be no decision for them to make - Filkins Nursery would win hands down.
I can't speak highly enough of Filkins Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

My daughter has been attending The Old Station Nursery at Filkins now for just over a year and absolutely loves it! Wonderful staff, imaginative activities for the children & great outdoor space within a beautiful village setting!

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

An exceptionally good nursery, with a strong bond between children and a nurturing caring atmosphere between staff and children. Feels like an extension to family. Continual feedback from staff and a child centric approach to their development.

Our son is still excited arriving at nursery after two years, and runs down the footpath to the nursery gate. We're looking forward to our younger child starting later this year.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

I am very happy with how well my son has adapted into Filkins Nursery. This is due to the outstanding work and effort the staff have put into him to allow him the time to settle in. He has grown and developed so many new skills in the short time he has been attending nursery. The staff are friendly and keep us well informed of any progress or areas they see improvement could be made with the children's development. I would highly recommend the nursery to friends and family, and when my daughter is old enough, I would like her to start her learning journey at Filkins Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

As an early years teacher myself, I cannot find a single reason to be anything but 'over the moon' with everything that Filkins Nursery is and does. My daughter loves every minute there!
Thank you to all who make it such a wonderful place to play and learn.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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: Good

An absolutely excellent nursery. My son can't wait to go week after week. He has already learnt so much in the 4 months he has been there. The activities are so varied and plentiful. My son has a great key worker who really focuses on consistency and continuity

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

A warm, welcoming nursery that pays attention to the individual needs of each child and encourages learning through fun and wide-ranging activities. Forest school walks to nearby woods, themed activities and story time are my son's favourites! Parents receive a friendly welcome when dropping off or collecting, and all staff take interest in the children. The only small downside is a lack of a kitchen to provide hot food.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

Our daughter started at Filkins nursery just after her 2nd birthday and started school this September. I have posted reviews before praising the exceptional care, nurturing and teaching, tailored to each individual child, which gradually brought her out of her shell and gave her such a brilliant start. We were concerned that her lack of social confidence would make starting school a painful process, but the staff work so carefully with the children to prepare them that this hasn't been an issue. Social preparation for school seems gently stepped up in the summer term, and teachers from the local schools visit to see both parents and children. I have just had our "first month in" meeting with her class teacher, and was astounded to hear she now regularly leads playtime! The teacher was full of praise for how well Filkins had prepared her for school, and the quality of its handover. She can't wait to go back as a 'big girl' for half term holiday club.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Excellent nursery would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

My son joined Filkins nursery 18 months ago and has had the happiest time there. He has had great mentors encouraging and leading him to learn to make his own choices, be confident and aware and inclusive of others. We have been delighted with the care given.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

It is coming up to my daughters first full year at nursery, and it has been amazing. She spends 3 full days a week and nursery from 8 to 6, and she is always happy going in and waves me goodbye. The nursery have also been caring and keep me fully up to date via Tapestry as to her progress and what she has been up to. Filkin's Nursery has provided activities which have encouraged my daughters development in a variety of aspects, including her physical and educational development.
Within this framework however, they have also provided a loving and caring environment for my little girl so she is confident in her relationship with her key worker, but also with other members of staff. The Nursery also provide exciting opportunities outside the nursery for the children, including trips to a local farm, and doing a sponsored walk around the village for charity. The recent sports day was excellent and organised brilliantly.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

This is an outstanding nursery. We used Filkins holiday care for a week in July 2016. We were in the UK holidaying and visiting family and hoped to find some suitable daycare for our 4 year old daughter so we could explore the area. We couldn't have had a warmer welcome. The staff are exceptional...all of them. Our daughter had an amazing week, playing with kids, exploring the garden, playing with chickens, quail, guinea pigs, decorating pebbles, making picture frames and having a ball. She didn't want to leave a the end of the day. Filkins doesn't fully cater for the kids meals, they provide snacks and afternoon tea (currently), so I provided a packed lunch. They were very cautious about her allergy to peanuts and had all the right safeguards in place. I cant recommend this nursery enough and if we come back next year would seriously entertain spending time in the area again just so we could make use of the holiday care provided by the Manager and her team.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both my children have attended Filkins Nursery, my youngest will be leaving this month(July). Over the last 4 years the care and attention my children have received has been outstanding. Every time they enter the nursery they are greeted with a lovely warm smile. They have consistently received excellent care and love from every single staff member. The setting is lovely with fantastic learning equipment, from the Smga table to Forest school outside. They enjoy a wide range of learning equipment and variety of play. I would recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

Our daughter has had a brilliant experience at The Old Station, Filkins. The setting and facilities are excellent but the real selling point has to be the staff. So kind, caring and creative, our daughter has really flourished and become a very happy, confident little girl who seems prepared to start school.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

Our son began thriving at this wonderful nursery from his very first session when he was 2. He is now off to school and Filkins has provided him with more opportunities and enrichment than we ever could have imagined: attentive and enthusiastic staff, a broad range of activities, a home-from-home feel, weekly French, music and Forest School sessions....I could go on! Our son has been wonderfully prepared for school and we are genuinely sorry he has to move on. Highly recommended:-)

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

Our Daughter knew from her first visit that Filkins was the nursery for her. She then let her parents know accordingly
The main word to describe her time there is "Magical". She has enjoyed every session and is full of news every time we pick her up. We have asked her what her favourite things have been. She said, The egg/chick, gardening, French lessons and obviously the big school trip to a forest school. She came home from the trip, smiling, happy, tired and very muddy. Who could ask for more.
From a parents point of view we cannot express our gratitude for all that Filkins have done. We have felt confident that she has been in a loving, safe, secure and nurturing environment. An environment in which she has flourished and grown. We have been extremely happy with her educational and emotional development. The Nursery staff have embraced her as an individual with all her varying interests.
We cannot recommend this nursery enough, it is a truly wonderful place.

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

Filkins nursery is the best place ever, the staff are all friendly and they are polite and they got a smile on there face when they meet you at the door in the mornings. My son is always happy goes in smiling and comes home smiling. I recommend the nursery to my friends. My son has been there since he was 2 years old and he is 4 years old now. and they helped him so much I see the difference in him he so much happy, he gets on well with all the teachers. It is a lovely place, and all the activities they do at the school all enjoyable, and I have already booked my youngest son to go there when he is two. The manger of the nursery is the best manger. She keeps update on emails what activities that are coming up eg sports day,

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

My son has been at the nursery since 2012 when he turned 2yrs old. The experienced established team are incredible, the activities imaginative and varied. There is a wonderful outdoor playground, a Forrest school area, chickens, snug, and indoors two rooms with a variety of toys, books, IT and role play activities. The use of the electronic learning journal catalogues my sons development and I love reading the updates and seeing the photos/videos. There are extra activities such as tattybumpkin yoga and music. My son has flourished in the nursery, particularly in terms of social development and language, preparing him for school. I would recommend this nursery, it is wonderful, well managed and nurturing. My only constructive point - as the nursery is popular, if you need 'flexible childcare' you may need somewhere else. They always try to accommodate me for extra sessions or holiday clubs when required, but it's not always possible - but I'm still so glad he's at the nursery!

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Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter started at the nursery in September 2015. She has already come on leaps and bounds in terms of speech. The nursery offer a lot of activities. They are a little limited regarding indoor space but use the areas very inventively and also do a lot outside play which is great. They have a forest school area which I think is an excellent idea. We are very happy with the standard of care at Filkins Nursery. I would happily highly recommend the nursery.

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Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I was really impressed when I went for a visit with my daughters, the Manager was very informative and showed me around the nursery. I always look for children's work on the walls and the input from the children was so impressive ie: writing from the pre school children and art work up, there is an area for them to explore materials and get creative which for me is very important. I am also very happy with the staff, they are always smiling and chatty when we arrive in the morning and when we pick up which is comforting as a parent as sometimes as a mother you can feel anxious doing the drop off. My daughter loves going to Filkins she is smiling from ear to ear and her confidence has really grown. the pre-school supervisor in particular is wonderful she knows what she likes to do and what she's interested in. The tapestry app is brilliant, there's no wondering how your child is doing because it's there to see. I think is really great I know how well she's doing every week. The communication to parents is amazing we have a very happy daughter and that is just fantastic for my husband and I - thank you to everybody!

How likely would you be to recommend Filkins Nursery (The Old Station Nursery Ltd)? 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

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