Arnhall Nursery

Gardens Cottages, Keir Estate, Dunblane FK15 9NU

Arnhall Nursery, Dunblane, Stirling
Arnhall Nursery, Dunblane, Stirling
Arnhall Nursery, Dunblane, Stirling

Arnhall Nursery is a private day nursery that delivers high-quality childcare which is created by working with parents to understand the individual needs of each child.

The nursery is set in beautiful surroundings on the Keir Estate, ideally located just off the M9, it has a safe and secure garden where children can play and learn about the outside world.

Children are encouraged to learn through play and nursery staff use fun and engaging activities to boost the children’s confidence.

The children take regular walks on the country estate, forest school sessions and extra curriculum activities such as Jo Jingles and Enjoy A Ball are on offer.

All meals are included and the nursery offers healthy and nutritional breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, home-cooked by an in-house chef.

The nursery was graded Excellent in all areas by the Care Inspectorate in January 2016.

Owner: Nicola Pryde

Person in charge: Norma McFarlane (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Stirling Council

Number of Staff: 36

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

Total Places for Children: 107

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Christmas

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.9 Arnhall Nursery has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.930)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Arnhall Nursery 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 56 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Arnhall Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 44 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 4.93 for Arnhall Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (625 Excellents x 5) + (47 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 672 Ratings = 4.93

  • 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 Arnhall Nursery is based on 44 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 21.4 positive Reviews (107 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 44 Reviews ÷ 21.4 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
    55
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Arnhall Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    55
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Arnhall Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    48
  • Father of Child
    8

My son has settled in very well into nursery thanks to the excellent service and care of staff. I feel confident in the care provided. His development has come on great since starting. The facilities are excellent and good value for money.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

Great nursery. I feel I can trust the staff members with the care of my children. They are approachable and supportive of needs.

The nursery enjoys a variety of activities with the children including a focus on the outdoors which is good to see.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

Our daughter has thrived at the nursery. She enjoys the Forrest School and outdoor activities. She has made lots of friends. She enjoys the structure of her day and Nursery will give her a good basis for the transition to school.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been attending Arnhall Nursery for almost a year and a half. In a nutshell, he loves his time there and we (his mum and dad) love how he is developing under the guidance of the nursery team. I would thoroughly recommend Arnhall as a great nursery for anyone's child to attend.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

Cannot recommend highly enough. Ticks all my boxes and both my children loved Arnhall, their progress was first class.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

Arnhall is a wonderful nursery, where my daughter is thriving. The environment of the nursery was what first attracted me as it is set in a country estate, and the children spend a huge amount of time outside enjoying their surroundings, learning about nature, seeing wildlife and breathing in clean, fresh air. The staff are great, and my daughter adores them. They are great fun and have a real rapport with the children. They know the children well, and tailor the learning to individuals, working on specific areas with each child. My daughter is a bright, confident, happy wee soul, and a lot of that is down to the care and support she gets at Arnhall.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall Nursery? 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My little boy has been attending Arnhall since July 2017 and seems very happy here :) The staff were great when he was settling in and really go out of their way to ensure they are happy and content there. They do all sorts of activities and have lots of play outdoors which I think is great. Highly recommend!

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

Our daughter attends the nursery twice a week and has a really positive experience. The online learning journal gives us a glimpse of what she gets up to, what she’s interested in and helps us to maintain activities we are doing at home already, or gives us good ideas! Staff are excellent and consistent with their quality of care. Location is ideal and the nursery rooms are of a high standard.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

Our son goes to this nursery and he always has a great time there. They have lots of activities to burn off his toddler energy and the staff are always friendly and welcoming.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

Arnhall Nursery provides a great environment for the learning and comfort of children. The children are stimulated with a variety of activities through which they are encouraged to develop their personal skills.
The staff genuinely care, not only about the child, but about the parent's preferences eg nap duration, and the staff work together with you.
The nursery location is fantastic and allows the opportunity to go for forest walks and explore outdoors.
There are also some pets which is great especially if you don’t have your own at home!
Arnhall Nursery enables me to go to work with confidence, and the knowledge that my child will be in fantastic care.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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 boy feels happy and safe in the care of the nursery staff. The staff go out their way to be friendly but also completely professional at all times. The nursery is in a great outdoor area and they allow the children to explore and learn in the outdoor environment as much as possible which is great. The variety of food that's offered is vast and all cooked fresh on the premises. The learning journals are also a great way to communicate learning and experiences with parents. Thanks for all the hard work and I would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

This is a great nursery and our daughter loves it. I always feel confident about her safety and wellbeing. It is in a great location and the staff really make the most of the close access to the surrounding woods, which was an important aspect when we choose it.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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 son absolutely loves attending Arnhall twice a week. The staff are fabulous - very caring and they create fun and varied activities all day. We couldn't ask for better for him.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

Arnhall is fantastic, our little girl settled really well and loves her time there. We just moved from the bumblebee room to the ladybirds and the care taken with the transition has been really impressive.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

Best nursery with qualified, friendly, and kind staff.
I would recommend this to all parents who are looking for a nursery for their children.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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 son is extremely happy at Arnhall. He attends once a week and is 19 months old. The staff know him well, his personality and his needs. It is also obvious that the staff love their job and enjoy working together. I have every confidence in them. I receive great feedback at the end of the day and also have access to photos each week. I highly recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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 son has settled in extremely well at nursery and loves his time there. He is always very happy/excited to attend and comes home talking about all the things he has done throughout the day. He spends lots of time outside and his interests are taken into account. He has a brilliant relationship with the staff. I have always been impressed with activities/learning opportunities he has. He eats very well at nursery and enjoys the food on offer. We have never doubted our decision for our son to attend Arnhall Nursery and would recommend the nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

What a wonderful nursery. Our daughter has just started here and has settled in well thanks to the wonderful staff. Already she is becoming more confident and developing her social skills and speech.
The children have a lovely home cooked meal every day with fantastic snacks available too. The outdoor area and resources are wonderful and it is great to see the children playing outside.
The staff are professional and a friendly atmosphere at all times and so welcoming. Great nursery, would recommend to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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 loves attending Arnhall and is happy and confident there. She participates in a wide range of activities and particularly enjoys the forest walks and craft activities. They offer a great selection of home cooked food which she enjoys. I cannot rate the staff in her room highly enough she has formed good relationships with them all and also has a lovely group of friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall Nursery? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has only just started in the Bumblebees room but each and every member of staff has gone out of their way to get to know her and make her settling in easier.
Everything at this nursery is geared towards making things easy for parents as well, which is a huge bonus. Having used other nurseries for my 2 older children I have discovered over the years that it is the little things like having healthy meals prepared for them and providing cups and wipes etc... that helps make this nursery stand out.

I also think the grounds they have are pretty special, the safe outdoor space the children have to explore is just wonderful.
All in all, I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone. We live in Perth and chose to bring our daughter to nursery here near where I work as we felt it offered much better care and value for money than those closer to home.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

Great nursery in a great outdoor setting which the nursery makes most of. Both our children have gone from about 9 months until school. The nursery has been helpful, approachable and supportive at every stage and both our children thrived there.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

Arnhall is a great nursery that I have used for around 6.5 years with two children attending. The staff are all very approachable and the outside space is fantastic. The access to woodland is a great feature of this nursery. The fact that there is a cook that provides all the snacks and lunch for children is also great.
Not only does this make life easier for the parent/carer but it means all the children are encouraged to eat food they maybe haven't tried because their peers are eating it.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

Arnhall has been fantastic for my little girl. She's been going for 5 months and all the staff were great throughout the settling in period. They have made a real effort in getting to know my daughter. She has a great relationship with her key worker as well as other staff in the room.
The resources and playroom inside are excellent as well as an amazing garden and outside forest space. She loves the nursery and she's come on leaps and bounds with her development since starting.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

Lovely friendly, attentive staff who provide lots of varying activities for the children. Excellent outdoor facilities and the children go outside daily. All meals are freshly cooked. Brilliant online e-journals which keep parents updated on how their children are progressing.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

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

Arnhall Day Nursery (Dunblane) is beautiful set within forestry and fields where the children have access to a variety of outdoor learning experiences through forest walks and adventures, as well as a very spacious garden where they have access to a variety of large equipment and toys to use. This is an aspect of learning I feel very strongly about as my child loves the outdoors and even at a young age they encourage sensory play and physical exercise which is very important.
The level of care and the safe environment provided by the staff within the nursery is fantastic, I feel confident in leaving my child here every day as I know she enjoyed her experiences and opportunities, I love that I can see this through the use of the online journals, which are updated weekly by the staff which care for her.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

Our child is very happy there. He enjoys all of the activities and the routines. We are pleased with how much time the children spend outdoors. He is pleased with the food menus. It's nice to drop him off and know he'll be having a good day.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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 nursery created a lovely atmosphere in December and the children did lots of activities based around Christmas. Each child got a bag to take home before the holidays containing all of the Christmas crafts they had done, my daughter was very proud of her efforts.
Parents and grandparents were invited to a carol concert where the children performed a number of Christmas songs confidently to the large audience present. We were then invited to stay on for tea, coffee and mince pies and the children enjoyed having their families in the nursery during the day. These are just some examples of the activities the children did, alongside this, they had their usual forest school, time in the outdoor classroom, walks, games and puzzles.
The atmosphere is always welcoming and we are given a comprehensive update at the end of each day on all aspects of our child's day.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

Our daughter has come on so much since joining, we love hearing her reviews of each day's adventures. Always amazed at the patience of the nursery teachers and the individual attention they manage to give each child. We consider ourselves to be so lucky that we managed to find our daughter a place at Arnhall.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

Staff relationships with the children are excellent, my child is delighted to go to any one of them when I drop them off in the morning.
The activities they take part in are contributing significantly to their personal development.
The meals provided give a great variety of flavours for them to try.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

Everything at Arnhall is perfect and I wouldn't send my daughter anywhere else. It was the first choice for us and have never been disappointed with any aspect of the service or care we have received.
The facilities, staff and education is of the highest standards, along with meals as well.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

We love the nursery. My little one has been there from 9 months old.
We were both helped with settling in and the ladies are very helpful and friendly. The outdoor space they have is well designed and the food they provide the children is varied and also very good.
Would recommend to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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 son loves attending Arnhall nursery. I feel that the standards are set high. The staff are very friendly and helpful. My son is always participating in fun and creative activities and playing outdoors while attending nursery.
I would recommend Arnhall to any one of my friends who have young children.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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 been and continue to be very pleased and encouraged by Arnhall Day Nursery's care of both my children. We have experienced the full scope of care on offer at Arnhall, having "gone through the system" in the baby/tweenie/toddler and 3-5 rooms. Overall the standard really has been excellent, and both children continue to gain confidence and flourish under the supervision of the staff. The facilities and support in the 3-5 year room for children preparing to go to school deserve a particular mention - my eldest will go to primary school this August, and both he (and I!) feel very relaxed and supported by the Arnhall staff for this next transition period.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Arnhall is a fantastic nursery. The staff are so friendly and welcoming. My son loves going to nursery and loves all the cuddles he gets! I'm so pleased he gets to go outside so much, every day they are out for forest walks or playing in the garden. The staff work so hard to provide a variety of activities for the children, just last week the firemen came for a visit and the children got to sit in the fire engine.
The food provided is also fantastic and varied, all home cooked too.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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 two and a half-year-old daughter has been at Arnhall since she was ten months old and she is so happy there. The staff are friendly and caring, they provide a wide variety of activities that are stimulating and fun, they get out in the fresh air and do plenty of exercise.
They provide a healthy and tasty meal and snacks. Children are moved through the rooms at their own pace meaning that each individual is provided with an experience appropriate to their stage of development and personality. I feel that Arnhall has been key in driving my daughter's development and social skills. I love knowing that this is happening in a safe environment in which her emotional needs are also met.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

We have two children at Arnhall. They have been looked after very well from day one. Our boys have several food allergies and the staff have been extremely helpful in preparing and suggesting food for them to eat. The range of activities and learning that goes on is amazing. We are always surprised at how many new things they come home telling us about and the things they have been studying.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Have always found Arnhall Nursery to be a great fun learning environment for our son. The people at the nursery are always very helpful and friendly at all times. The main thing for me is that he always enjoys his days there and comes back having done something we wouldn't generally do at home, such as playing with sand or arts and crafts.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son has been attending Arnhall for 4 months. He settled in very quickly and has a great time at nursery.
His huge smiles at both the start and end of the day show what a good time he is having.
The staff have been so helpful and really get to know the children.
They do a fantastic variety of imaginative activities. It's a lively setting and I love that they are out for walks enjoying the outdoors regularly.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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 nursery is just fab, this is my second child attending. The girls are all extremely caring and give plenty of cuddles to the children when needed. They have a wide range of activities and loads of time is spent outdoors in the lovely surroundings. My son loves it here.
The food is all lovely and cooked on site too which is a big bonus.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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 attending Arnhall for 3 years now and I have only experienced quality care and superb facilities.
The outdoor facilities are great and the children are taken outdoors daily for playing/walks and forest school trips.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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 is thriving at this nursery and the staff have gone out of their way to do everything they can to help her to settle and develop. There is excellent communication daily between staff and parents.
The facilities and outdoor space are brilliant, my daughter loves playing in the woods on the doorstep of the nursery and we feel that she is very well looked after by staff, who really care about all of the children at the nursery. I would recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

Brilliant nursery! My child loves the staff, activities and environment. He looks forward to attending. Lovely mix of indoor and outdoor play and due to careful day management he's never exhausted, even if he has a long day. Beautiful food as well!!!

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

Arnhall Nursery provides excellent quality of care for my child. Always provide fun and stimulating learning experiences to suit the needs of my child. As my child is an outdoors baby, he is always provided with great learning experiences in the outdoor environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall Nursery? 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 at this nursery are exceptional. Since day one, they have taken the time to get to know my son and to incorporate things he likes into the day. When he has been less confident, they have been really creative to make him feel more comfortable and relaxed (like tucking his comfort teddy into his jacket for walks outside). My son gets to go outside no matter the weather and always seems to do different activities each time. But in comparison to his previous nursery, this is so much better as I can see he is getting a better quality of care. I'm so pleased this nursery was recommended to me.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall Nursery? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Fantastic nursery in a great location with brilliant staff. I have a girl (now at school) who attended Arnhall Nursery since she was 9 months and my wee boy currently attends and really enjoys it. It is in a great location and the kids get outdoors most days. There is a specific room for the age 4-5 group which is great for focusing on their preparation for school. They retain their staff who are friendly, caring and very approachable. Overall a great place for your kids to go.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

Excellent nursery. Staff are caring, approachable and respond to the individual needs of my children. The online learning journals are updated regularly, keeping me informed of my children's progress and show a wide range of learning opportunities. The nursery provides a very high standard of outdoor learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

When I came to view the nursery last year with my baby, my gut instinct told me to go for this place immediately. The staff are all so welcoming and friendly. Since starting the nursery in March my little one has continued to thrive here. He loves the company of people and all the activities. In the morning he reaches out for the staff and waves bye to me immediately. Feedback at the end of the day is great and the online journal is good to see some pics of what has been going on that day.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

Arnhall is a well run nursery in a convenient location. Staff are friendly and professional at all times and their interest and enthusiasm in the children under their care is evident in the reports provided at the end of the day. The setting allows our child regular opportunities to be outdoors and play in a healthy, safe learning environment. We feel fortunate to have found this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Award winning nursery in an inspiring location offering indoor and outdoor learning with Forest Kindergarten. Genuine parental and child engagement with developing the nursery activities to develop young minds. Nursery staff and children have big hearts with regular citizenship projects in the community.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

Arnhall is a fantastic nursery. My son has been at the nursery since he was five month old. The staff are lovely and are very supportive. The staff will make sure that the children get as much fresh air as possible and my son is always talking about what he finds and sees on his walks. He of course has his favourites but you would find it very difficult to find someone you didn't like in this nursery. The food menu is varied and so yummy that second helpings are never refused as evidenced from my sons report card! I would really recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

Arnhall is a great place, my son loves going there and enjoys all activities on offer, especially the outdoor area, he also likes to help look after the rabbits and make sure they have had their carrot. Staff are always welcoming to him and provide him with lots of cuddles when needed. He enjoys the food that is provided. Any time we go into the nursery it is always clean and there is a wide variety of toys for the children to play with.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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 little boy has been attending Arnhall one day a week for almost 18 months. He has now experienced two rooms and I can't wait for him to reach the 3-5 room. The staff have been fab - they are all very attentive and really appear to care. The communication is excellent & the management team are also very responsive. The nursery is conveniently located just off the motorway on the Keir estate and the kids are outside whenever possible. I only wish I could send him more often.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall Nursery? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Fantastic nursery. Our son has attended from 9 months old (to 18 months now) in the baby room. He has developed really well since day one and I honestly feel he really benefits from everything he does there both educationally and socially. The staff are always cheerful and are brilliant with him, they get outdoors a lot and do lots of play and crafts, the food provided is varied and vegetarian kids really well catered for. I feel he is safe and well cared for - I would recommend Arnhall without hesitation.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

Fantastic nursery. My daughter is extremely happy there. The staff make such a huge effort, and it is obvious it is more than just a job to them. They genuinely care about each child. It is set in the Keir Estate and has a lovely outside space filled with imaginative things for the children to play with. I couldn't recommend it highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall 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

Excellent facilities, spacious and full of activities the kids love, including outside learning space for 3-5 years. Staff very friendly and take excellent care of kids. Both our 2 have a great time at Arnhall.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall Nursery? 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: Good

Value for Money: Good

My little one started at Arnhall a few months ago. I was really anxious about how he would settle in as although we do a lot of social activities he is always with me and very rarely left with anyone else so I was uncertain how he'd adapt to nursery. Arnhall couldn't have done a better job at getting him settled, the staff are lovely and I could see quite quickly he was building a connection with them and I could tell from comments they made that they were quickly getting to know his wee personality which was really reassuring. They were also so supportive towards me as the mum struggling to get used to leaving my boy. I really don't think the whole experience could have been any better and it continues to be great. I love the online learning journals and being able to a we what he did during the day and I love the wee activities they plan for the little ones, recently T in the park! I would not hesitate to recommend Arnhall to friends or family.

How likely would you be to recommend Arnhall Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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