Hallfieldfirst and Pre-Prep

Church Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3SJ

Situated in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston, Birmingham, within Hallfield School, Hallfieldfirst and Pre-Prep offers outstanding quality childcare and education in a fun and vibrant setting.

Staff work closely with parents to ensure that each child is happy and confident and learns at an individual pace within a safe and caring environment.

Hallfieldfirst caters for children aged from 3 months – 2 ½ years.

The facility features brightly coloured themed rooms featuring the characters from Winnie the Pooh.

There is a large secure outdoor area where children are encouraged to learn and develop through a variety of activities.

CCTV is in operation throughout the nursery as well as electronically controlled doors, ensuring that the children are safe and secure at all times.

During the recent Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) Intermediate inspection in February 2016, the EYFS setting was rated as ‘outstanding’. In all four areas assessed during the inspection, Hallfield was deemed to be outstanding and the judgement for overall effectiveness of the EYFS setting was also outstanding. The school is rated as one of the best in the West Midlands.

The Pre-Prep caters for children aged between two and seven years and follows the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 curriculum.

The Pre-Prep comprises of Transition, Foundation, Reception (in EYFS) and Year 1 and Year 2 (in KS1).

This department consists of well-equipped classrooms and outdoor areas each providing a safe and stimulating setting. Sport days prove to be a popular family event as well as annual Pre-Prep choir and staff choir performances.

The school also offers an After Care service (before and after school) as well as a Fun Club during the school holidays where children can benefit from extra curricular activities. Meals and snacks are cooked on site.

Owner: Hallfield School Trust

Person in charge: Richard Batchelor (Headmaster)

Local Authority / Social Services: Birmingham City Council

Number of Staff: 34

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

Registered Charity Number: 528956

Total Places for Children: 180

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 7 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: Min £9,588 - max £13,260 (min 3 days a week)

Languages Spoken (other than English): French

Overview

The Review Score of 7.9 (maximum of 10) for Hallfieldfirst and Pre-Prep 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 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Hallfieldfirst and Pre-Prep in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.0 out of 5 from 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

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  • 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 4.889 for Hallfieldfirst and Pre-Prep is calculated as follows: ( (32 Excellents x 5) + (4 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 36 Ratings = 4.889

  • 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 3.028 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Hallfieldfirst and Pre-Prep is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 36 positive Reviews (180 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 36 Target = 0.028

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

7.9 Hallfieldfirst and Pre-Prep has a Review Score of 7.9 (7.917)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Hallfieldfirst and Pre-Prep

  • Mother of Child
    3

My daughter started in the Owls room at 14 months and left at 25 months. During that year I couldn't be happier with her development. She is a shy child and her key worker who was also the room leader was excellent in making sure she was comfortable and learning new things. I never felt uncomfortable leaving her and knew she was well looked after and like the way she rarely came back dirty like some nurseries where children come back with food everywhere. All the staff are friendly and good at their job. I would definitely recommend Hallfield First, the facilities, staff, activities, structure and attention is brilliant. Rooms are not too busy and they really focus on developing little ones' character and teaching them to be independent whether in eating, dressing or walking up the stairs etc.

How likely would you be to recommend Hallfieldfirst and Pre-Prep? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I have twin boys at the nursery and I always wanted to ensure they would be treated as individuals and this has happened to the highest level. Each of my sons have weekly planned activities that take into account what their interests are and each day excellent feedback is given by staff. My sons love to bring items from home to share with the staff and the staff use them during the day. The level of care and nurture at the nursery is excellent. My sons are always eager to come to nursery to see what the day holds for them.

How likely would you be to recommend Hallfieldfirst and Pre-Prep? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Excellent nursery overall. We feel like our daughter is well taken care of, she learns a lot and the nursery staff are very loving and caring. They encourage them to progress throughout. Excellent communication from staff; I get an excellent amount of feedback from the nursery every day. My daughter loves it there and can't wait to go every morning.

How likely would you be to recommend Hallfieldfirst and Pre-Prep? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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