Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & Nursery

53 Luton Road, Harpenden AL5 2UE

Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & Nursery, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & Nursery, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & Nursery, Harpenden, Hertfordshire

Asquith Harpenden Pre-School and Day Nursery is an 'Outstanding' Ofsted rated (June 2013) nursery set in a beautifully converted Victorian house with rooms spread over three floors and a log cabin nursery room.

The nursery has benefitted from a transformation to its garden which is now a large outdoor play area enabling the children to learn about their environment and have an awareness of space through the physical challenges. The tepee is good for role play and becomes an additional cosy reading area.

The pre-school room is full of the latest technology to develop literacy, numeracy and computer skills. In the toddler room, everything is kept on low level shelving to promote independence, and the children are responsible for feeding Apple and Pear – the guinea pigs.

The children also benefit from extra curricular activities including: French lessons, Little Kickers football session on Friday’s and 'Monkey music' - an interactive music and dance session.

Group: Asquith Day Nurseries & Pre-Schools Ltd

Person in charge: Sandra Harvey (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 51

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

Total Places for Children: 101

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Languages Spoken (other than English): Greek, Modern

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Reviews

9.2 Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & Nursery has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.222)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 22 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 10 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 4.727 for Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (200 Excellents x 5) + (56 Goods x 4) + (8 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 264 Ratings = 4.727

  • 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 4.495 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & Nursery is based on 10 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 20.2 positive Reviews (101 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 10 Reviews ÷ 20.2 Target = 0.495

  • 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
    18
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    21
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    16
  • Father of Child
    6

The nursery is excellent. Both my children are very happy here. The staff are engaging and the children full of life and inquisitiveness. It is a safe and caring environment where the children learn a lot through play and creativity. I thoroughly recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & 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

The only nursery to be used in my opinion! My third child is now starting her educational journey here echoed by the health visitor.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My child loves going to nursery. The staff take very good care of him and there are no issues when I drop him off in a morning. He gets on very well with his key worker. She has a very good relationship with him and I can tell that she cares for him. My child is involved in lots of different and fun daily activities. The staff take photos which they give to us to take home. It is always nice to see what they have been up to. The menu has lots of variety and includes a good range of vegetables, fruit and healthier desserts. My child eats all of his meals every day. The only downside of the nursery is how expensive it is.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

The staff are Harpenden Pre-School and Nursery are fantastic. They take such good care of the children. I always trust that my son is in excellent hands.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Real care and a nurturing environment provided for our 16month old son. Clear relationships with lovely keyworkers, have helped him enormously grow into this nursery. We have seen great development in all areas. He has matured and developed his happy and social personality. Much care and attention to dietary requirements. A safe and secure environment. A small matter was dealt with very professionally, with great communication from management through to keyworkers.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has now been at the nursery for two years and I have been hugely impressed throughout that period. For me, what makes the nursery stand out is the people. Everyone who works there is full of enthusiasm and energy and I have always felt that they have genuinely cared for my child and made an effort to connect with her. The facilities and range of activities on offer are fantastic, my daughter always leaps out of our front door on nursery days, which just shows how much she loves it!

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

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 been attending Harpenden Pre-school & Day Nursey for a year and half. He learns a lot at nursery and at two and a half, he continues to surprise us with his knowledge of things such as nursery rhymes, colours and numbers, most of which he picks up from nursery. He seems to enjoy the food a lot and has built good relationships with the staff whom he is very excited to see every time he goes to nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I find the care provided is excellent. The staff really care about the children. My little boy enjoys it very much.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My son is only 7 months old but knows what nursery means and looks forward to going. He has already been able to take part in lots of fun activities and I don't have to worry as his standard of care is brilliant.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & 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

As indicated below, the experience that our 2 children have at the nursery, and mine and my wife's experience, is extremely positive in all respects. The staff are extremely competent and helpful and are always positive and professional. Suffice it to say, the children genuinely love to go to the nursery every day and are extremely attached to the carers and are benefitting in all respects from the facilities provided but above all, from the atmosphere that the staff all create and maintain at the nursery. The attention to detail in order to achieve in all respects the experience of our children is first class. The staff go the extra mile for a real attachment to the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & 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

We have been impressed by the general organisation of the nursery, the attitudes and helpfulness of staff and the education provided in the pre-school room - thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

It's a great experience for change, to stay with all kids here. We're happy to see her changing from tears to smiles after months struggling. We're all satisfied. Thanks.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & 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

A very good nursery with lovely staff, my child has always been happy attending.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My two sons have spent three years at Harpenden Pre-school & Day Nursery and have been extremely happy and have developed really well. The staff are caring and I really feel they have looked after them. They have always looked forward to going to nursery and will miss it now they are off to big boys school!

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

We have had a wonderful experience at the nursery. My daughter has skipped in so happily for the last 2 years. The staff are so warm and friendly and I have felt completely relaxed leaving her in your care. Thank you so much.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & 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: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Fantastic nursery, I would highly recommend. The staff throughout the nursery are very friendly and welcoming, they all know my sons name and greet him with a smile. The nursery rooms and garden are well equipped and there's so much for the children to explore throughout the day. My son particularly enjoys singing and I'm always surprised at how many nursery rhymes he can sing along to, with actions too! His language development has come on in leaps and bounds since he's started at Harpenden Pre-School & Nursery 8 months ago and that's all down to the brilliant team in babies 1. My son wasn't interested in walking and was still not walking at 18 months old, but the team have done a fantastic job building his confidence and developing his physical skills ... at 20 months he's now walking! (I'm going to wish he'd just sit still now aren't I?!) The menus are delicious and healthy and I often cook them at home for the family. I'm extremely happy with the care and education my son receives.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & 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 pre-schooler and my baby have been attending for 6 months now and we are very happy with their care. Our baby has been attending since he was 9 months old and he was very happy from the start. He is well looked after and his routine catered for. They do lots of messy play and things you might not want to do at home. They are warm and genuinely caring.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter enjoys the nursery. We feel very comfortable talking with any member at the nursery. I like the activities and menu.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & 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

Excellent staff and management. Friendly and approachable. Supportive and fostering of development.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & 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 and carers at this nursery are exceptional. Our son who is now 25 months has been going over one year now and he has received excellent care. We have a wonderful relationship with his key workers, our carers and we feel our son has truly enjoyed coming everyday. The outdoor space is fantastic and the staff always organise great activities for the children. They also really listen to your wishes as parents and follow them. We have been really happy with the experience so far.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I am really happy with the nursery. Our daughter has settled really quickly following a poor experience at a previous nursery. The staff are very friendly and welcoming to children and parents. The nursery is a nice, calm environment whilst providing lots of fun and learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & 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 experience with Harpenden pre school has one that I have felt most rewarding and very much at peace with. Harpenden pre school offers a place where my son felt very comfortable and being shy, they made him feel at ease until he came out of his shell. As a very happy boy they maintained his energy but also worked really hard to keep him active and stimulated.

The school is very accommodating of allergies and makes sure your child's needs are met with a healthy diet but was extremely impressed by their attention to detail in making sure my son was not exposed to milk.
I would highly recommend it to any parent.

Thank you to all the staff at Harpenden pre school.

How likely would you be to recommend Asquith Harpenden Pre-school & 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

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