Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day Nursery

Inverary Road, Wroughton, Swindon SN4 9DL

Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day Nursery, Swindon, Wiltshire
Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day Nursery, Swindon, Wiltshire
Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day Nursery, Swindon, Wiltshire

Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day Nursery has been rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in April 2013 and has lovely rural views set in the grounds of Wroughton Junior School, making it an ideal location for children who go onto Reception class.

There are four age-specific rooms in the nursery with individual tasks and activities for children to engage in throughout the day.

The baby room has a cosy atmosphere giving babies a homely feel, with a separate kitchen, nappy changing unit and sleeping area.

The toddler room is split into two sections; one for quite time and the other for construction, arts, role play and messy play.

The pre-school room provides educational activity including interactive computers and smart boards, all which help with the skills needed for the smooth transition into school.

The garden has two age-appropriate gardens full of activities including: trikes, a wendy house, water play and a colourful picnic table.

Group: Asquith Day Nurseries & Pre-Schools Ltd

Person in charge: Claire Greer (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Swindon Borough Council

Number of Staff: 26

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

Total Places for Children: 68

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

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Reviews

9.8 Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.756)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day 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 20 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 16 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 4.756 for Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (193 Excellents x 5) + (32 Goods x 4) + (13 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 238 Ratings = 4.756

  • 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 Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day Nursery is based on 16 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 13.6 positive Reviews (68 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 16 Reviews ÷ 13.6 Target Reached = 1

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Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    18
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    16
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    1
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    16
  • Father of Child
    4

We are extremely happy with Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day Nursery. Being new to the area it has meant a lot when the staff have been friendly and supportive. My son loves going to the nursery making it so much easier for me to get on with my day. I don't worry about his wellbeing. I can see that the activities have encouraged him to learn and progress. I would highly recommend Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day Nursery? 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

My son has bloomed at Asquith Nursery. He is growing into a strong, independent, free-thinking child. We put much of this down to the care and attention he has received at the Nursery. He has grown socially and academically already. He can recognise letters and numbers in such a short space of time. All the teachers are brilliant! ” As a teacher, I wanted somewhere more school-like to fill in the year between three and four years. I have not been disappointed, the environment which has been created is very conducive to learning and development." The strong leadership within the nursery recognise the importance of fostering good relationships with parents. Through effective communication via newsletters and encouraging parents to be part of any fun activities that are calendared, we feel included in our son's journey at this crucial part of his life. I would highly recommend Asquith Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day 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

My daughter has been coming to this nursery since she was a year old. I have seen her progress through of all the rooms; from babies through to nursery rooms, and she will be joining the pre-school room in March 2018.

She has built so many positive relationships with all of the staff at Ridgeway she has encountered. She enjoys the daily activities, story time and group interactions especially as she is free to express her creativity through play.

The Ridgeway staff are very engaging and conscientious, they make each child and parent feel most welcome. They are very supportive and thoughtful to each child's needs from giving medicine to checking whether he/she needs an additional change of clothes or nappy before they leave, even when they have handed care back to us parents.

Upon collection I am given a complete breakdown of my daughters day this includes what she has eaten, what activities she has undertaken that day and what if any sleep she has had.

Great job keep it up!

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been at Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day Nursery for a year and a half now. She enjoys every day as there are different activities all the time. The staff are caring and helpful. My daughter especially loves being in the garden and playing on the slide and bikes.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Having had a very successful experience with our first daughter, the experience with our second daughter has been excellent. My daughter has built great relationships with both staff and students which is really pleasing. Every time my wife or I come to collect her she is always happy, engaged and fully interested in playing, learning and having fun. My daughter is very happy when she comes back from nursery and is always keen to let us know how she is doing and who she has played with. We are very happy with the nursery and what they have done with our children.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day 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

Every morning my little one is greeted with smiles from all staff. He loves going into nursery and will happily go to any staff member. My son enjoys his time at nursery and I'm always impressed by the array of activities there are for the children as well as the thought that goes into individual planning. When I pick my son up, I'm given all the information about his day. All in all, very happy with the care and education my son gets at Ridgeway Pre-School & Day Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day 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

I am very pleased with the level of care and support my child receives from the Ridgeway Pre-School & Day Nursery. He is always very happy to be there and it has helped with his development a lot. The staff are extremely friendly and approachable. I feel confident that I can leave him in a safe, fun and friendly environment every day.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Attended numeracy parents evening. Staff gave plenty of time to discuss concerns and give complimentary, informative feedback about my little one's development and character.
This is the attitude that we get every day when we collect (and drop off). My little girl loves coming to nursery. Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day 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: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My child loves attending nursery and has such a strong bond with her key workers. They help and encourage her in all aspects of learning and play. They communicate well with myself and I am very happy with their service.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day 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

The staff in the toddler room have been amazing and have settled my son extremely well. He loves all the activities they do and loves the outdoor environment.
Toddler room staff have worked well with me to try and get rid of the dummy. They have worked so hard to make my son happy. They always do detailed handovers.
Thank you Toddler staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day 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

I would like to recognise a member of staff for her outstanding efforts as a key carer for my daughter in pre-school (and my son 2 years ago). She always greets us with a friendly face and talks to my daughter to put her at ease immediately on arrival. I have been especially impressed with the attention and care she applies to updating learning records, including lots of photos - she is a role-model and many of the other key carers could certainly learn from the effort she makes with regards to children's development and progress, and also her active engagement with the children to make their day fun, safe and secure.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I can highly recommend the nursery: our son has been going to the Babies room for a couple of months and loves to explore the differently themed sections of the room as well as the different activities organised by staff with a different theme every week. He has a strong bond with all staff, not just his key person and enjoys interacting with the other babies. We love the level of detail, staff are familiar with what our son has done in the day and couldn't be happier with his care.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My 2-year-old daughter has settled in very quickly here and is very happy. It is lovely to get the daily feedback about what they have been doing that day. The environment is really warm and loving and each room/garden is full of activities/toys/books and stimulation for every sense. We are really happy with everything.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day 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

I have found all the staff at the nursery to be really committed to making my daughter's experience first rate both from a pastoral and an educational perspective. My daughter really enjoys her time at nursery and has made really strong bonds with the staff. An excellent nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day 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: Don't Know

My daughter has loved her 4 years at Asquith - from baby room to pre-school. She thrived and was loved and cared for by the staff there. She made great progress while in pre-school and this gave her a fantastic start for when she started at primary school.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day Nursery? 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: Excellent

Ridgeway Day Nursery has done wonders for both of my children.
My younger child really struggled at first but the staff were great and helped him settle really well, he is now in pre-school and off to school in September. With my eldest who now is 12, he loved it and made so many friends and are still in touch.
The staff are great in all rooms and the office staff are always on hand to help with any questions.

Really happy at Ridgeway Day Nursery, well done all.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day 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

I think generally I'm happy with the nursery but my son actually gets a better level of care generally from his local pre-school setting. Generally, I feel the standard, morale and professionalism dropped dramatically when one person left. Two others in particular are great though.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day Nursery? Neither Unlikely or Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Satisfactory

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Amy Quayle, Online Marketing Manager at Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day Nursery responded to this review on 13 Dec 2016:

Thank you for giving your time to leave us a review. We take all feedback seriously and we are working to improve our pre-school provision.

We have hired a new Assistant Manager who has a wealth of childcare and education experience from running her own nursery. She is very excited to be a part of the team and to work alongside the Pre-School children and parents. She will continue to develop stimulating environments and will be focusing on educational activities in the Pre-School room. After the success of our recent Literacy evening, we will be continuing to showcase “ready for school“ activities with our next evening focusing on numeracy.

We are sure that you will see the changes around the nursery. Our door is always open if you would like to discuss anything further with us.

My daughter has been at Ridgeway for 18 months. Starting in Toddlers and moving up to Nursery at the beginning of this year. I don't even know where to start as I can't rate Ridgeway enough.
The support the staff have offered my little one is just incredible and I will never be able to thank them enough for all that they do. They have all gone the extra mile for us. My little one absolutely adores the staff, especially her keyworker and the Manager. She has the best time at nursery and is constantly learning and developing for the better. I always look forward to hearing about her day when I collect her and the staff will always take the time to go through her day with you. Even when they are super busy.
The nursery itself is in such a delightful setting and everything is always clean & tidy. The menu that is offered is great and offers a wide variety of food & meals.
I know that my daughter couldn't be in safer hands when she is at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day 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

I would highly recommend this nursery. My daughter really enjoys her days there. Since moving from toddlers to nursery she has gained even more confidence and I'm so proud of her development. The staff are excellent, encouraging her development and are so friendly. I can really see a difference between my daughter and the other kids her age who do not attend the nursery. Thank you to everyone at Swindon you do such a great job.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My little one has been with Ridgeway for the last 2.5 yrs and has loved every minute, she has build strong relationships with her carers throughout her time at the nursery and made key friendships which I am sure will continue when she goes to school.

The rooms are light and inviting, you are greeted with a smile and hello from any one you meet on arrival even if they don't know you or your child. The Manager is always available to chat if you need any help and the administrator is very knowledgeable if she is busy, as are the rest of the staff. No one is too busy to talk, I get lovely feedback about the children's day when I pick up and my daughter can wait to tell me who she has been playing with and what she has been doing with her carers, particularly when she has done PE in the 'big school'.

I have been in several Nurseries as part of my work and this is by far the warmest most welcoming, caring environment. It feels like family and I wish I could stay and play.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day 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

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