Griffin School is a nursery school that takes pride in being flexible for working parents, with superbly qualified staff. Offering swimming, music, drama and Spanish lessons, along with regular educational trips in two mini-buses. The classes are small, so the children have individual attention and good relationships between parents and teachers.

The experienced cook can cater for all diets, and all meals are made with fresh ingredients.

The school also runs a Breakfast club and After School club for local primary Schools, and a Holiday club for 2 - 12 year olds.

Owner: Griffin School

Person in charge: Christine Hind (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Wiltshire Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 65

Age Range: from 1 years 6 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0715-1830 (late care available on request)

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Languages Spoken (other than English): Spanish; Castilian

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Reviews

8.5 Griffin School has a Review Score of 8.5 (8.481)

The Review Score of 8.5 (maximum of 10) for Griffin 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 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Griffin School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.7 out of 5 from 3 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 4.75 for Griffin School is calculated as follows: ( (27 Excellents x 5) + (9 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 36 Ratings = 4.75

  • 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 3.731 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Griffin School 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 13 positive Reviews (65 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 13 Target = 0.231

  • 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
    2
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Griffin School?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    3
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Griffin School

  • Mother of Child
    2
  • Father of Child
    1

The Griffin School has prepared my daughter for big school with outstanding results. I can see her full learning journey on-line and the team look like they all enjoy providing the many diverse activities, have seen photos of the many trips they go on to museums, parks, gardens, mills, forests there are just so many. I've seen photos of lots of learning activities and cooking and crafts. I remember my first ever meeting with a member of staff and noticing that all she talked about was the children's development and what they are exposed to at Griffin, whereas other nurseries talked more about material things, we've got this and we've got that, the staff are superb and the home-made food eas a big part of my decision making her healthy wholesome food is brillaint.

How likely would you be to recommend Griffin 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

Christine Hind, Head Teacher at Griffin School responded to this review on 22 Mar 2017:

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We love to see the children enjoying their activities and making such good progress.

Probably the best nursery Salisbury has to offer. The children are the centre of the nursery and staff go out of their way to nurture each child's individual needs. Food offered is rated fantastic by my thee-year-old and he often talks about how much he has eaten, "Mum I had seconds today". The staff have an excellent rapport with the children and my son especially enjoys the Spanish lessons. I would highly recommend anyone who is wishing to place their child in the nursery to visit the Griffin School first. You will not get any better organisation to match what they have to offer. I wish I had signed my son up sooner.

How likely would you be to recommend Griffin School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Christine Hind, Head of nursery at Griffin School responded to this review on 01 Mar 2017:

Thank you for your kind comments. We have greatly enjoyed looking after your son.

The Griffin School management and staff have a very warming reception to us every time I have dropped off or collected our son from school. They have well-organised activities for our son daily, in the school. The learning environment is conducive for our son. I have seen great development and growth in our son and his learning and progress made in school. Our son is just 2 years and 2 months but he is able to make choices, speak clearly and understand when we speak to our son. In a nutshell, the Griffin School is a great school and we recommend it highly.

How likely would you be to recommend Griffin 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

Christine Hind, Head of Nursery at Griffin School responded to this review on 27 Feb 2017:

Thank you very much for your excellent review. We love doing our job and we are glad it shows through.

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