Astley Village Nursery and Forest School

Astley Village Community Centre, Hallgate, Astley Village, Chorley PR7 1XA

Astley Village Nursery and Forest School, Chorley, Lancashire
Astley Village Nursery and Forest School, Chorley, Lancashire

Astley Village Nursery & Forest School is a family-run business offering a positive home-from-home environment for children to flourish and grow. They believe in allowing children to explore and discover and the focus is centred on learning 'through play' and outdoor learning.

Children access a wide range of stimulating and age-appropriate resources, supported by highly qualified, professional and caring staff. Parents are encouraged to participate in shaping their child's experiences whilst at nursery through a variety of interactions, such as their online learning journey, working closely with the child's key worker and contributing to themed activities projects which place throughout the year.

There are several 'additional' activities throughout the week including Forest School, Rhythm Time and A Star Sport which are all included within sessions prices.

Owner: Debbie Carling

Person in charge: Debbie Carling (Owner/Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Lancashire County Council

Number of Staff: 5

Service Offered: Nursery School (Privately Owned), Open term time, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 32

Age Range: from 0 years 9 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0830-1600

When Closed: School Holidays

Fees Guide: promotional offer - please see website for full details

Directions:

Located next to Astley Hall in Astley Village, Chorley.
Sat Nav enter PR7 1XA

Visiting:

Based in Astley Village Community Centre, please use the front entrance accessed through the playground.

Parking:

Lots of free parking available.

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.9 Astley Village Nursery and Forest School has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.855)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Astley Village Nursery and Forest School 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 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Astley Village Nursery and Forest School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.9 out of 5 from 6 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 4.917 for Astley Village Nursery and Forest School is calculated as follows: ( (66 Excellents x 5) + (6 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 72 Ratings = 4.917

  • 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 4.938 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Astley Village Nursery and Forest School is based on 6 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 6.4 positive Reviews (32 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 6.4 Target = 0.938

  • 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
    6
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Astley Village Nursery and Forest School?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Astley Village Nursery and Forest School

  • Mother of Child
    5
  • Father of Child
    1

Brilliant nursery, my child loves coming and especially likes the Forest School that is offered here. Very structured nursery and daily routines. Love how the children are treated as their own. Such a loving, caring and friendly environment, will be sad when my child leaves in September.

How likely would you be to recommend Astley Village Nursery and Forest 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

Debbie Carling, Owner / Manager at Astley Village Nursery and Forest School responded to this review on 10 May 2017:

Thank you so much for this lovely review. It has been an absolute please to look after your son and we feel extremely privileged to have been a part of his learning journey.

We could not recommend Astley Village Nursery highly enough. My child absolutely loves the staff, the nursery and all the activities. In particular, she has enjoyed Forest School and is always full of stories and new learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Astley Village Nursery and Forest 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

I think that Astley Village Nursery is a friendly environment. My son has made loads of friends and is thriving.

How likely would you be to recommend Astley Village Nursery and Forest 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Debbie Carling, Owner / Manager at Astley Village Nursery and Forest School responded to this review on 09 May 2017:

Thanks for this lovely review Misha, we have loved caring for both of your children!

Very good nursery, challenges my daughter intellectually and physically. Has given her the confidence to play and share with others. Good idea with the out door there.

How likely would you be to recommend Astley Village Nursery and Forest 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

astleyvillagenursery, Owner / Manager at Astley Village Nursery and Forest School responded to this review on 16 Apr 2017:

Thanks Dave, we love having her! She entertains us daily!

My son settled in the nursery very well, he enjoys his time spent at the nursery. I'm impressed with the friendliness and commitment of the staff who ensure my child feels safe and well looked after. I'm also very happy with the time my child spends outside playing, being curious and exploring.

How likely would you be to recommend Astley Village Nursery and Forest School? 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

Debbie Carling, Owner / Manager at Astley Village Nursery and Forest School responded to this review on 27 Mar 2017:

Thanks, Iwona, we love having him and are so pleased with how well he has settled in such a short space of time! Thank you for such a positive review we really appreciate it. Debbie x

Very welcoming nursery with warm and caring staff. My two daughters attend the nursery and they have been happy and settled since the start. There are lovely activities and my daughters are always learning something new. They enjoy the songs that are sung and we have all learnt them as they sing them all the time at home. The introduction of Forest School sessions has added an extra dimension giving the children a chance to be outside and explore the local environment. All the children love Forest School. I thoroughly recommend Astley Village Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Astley Village Nursery and Forest 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: Excellent

Debbie Carling, Owner / Manager at Astley Village Nursery and Forest School responded to this review on 23 Mar 2017:

Thank you so much for your kind words, we LOVE having your two girls xx

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