Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)

Active Learning House, Moores Road, Dorking RH4 2BG

Active Learning Dorking (Surrey), Dorking, Surrey
Active Learning Dorking (Surrey), Dorking, Surrey
Active Learning Dorking (Surrey), Dorking, Surrey

Active Learning Dorking (Surrey) is part of the Bright Horizons portfolio, which was awarded the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) award in 2016.

This purpose-designed nursery occupies a traditional light and airy building with big windows, aiming to bring the feeling of the great outdoors in. The nursery has a large garden for children to play in and is a short walk from the local park which is ideally suited for other outdoor activities.

The nursery features a selection of specialist studios including a space for performing arts and music where children can engage in drama, dance, ballet, street dance, music and yoga. While fully equipped art, science and IT studios provide children with access to interactive whiteboards, individual computer terminals and pre-school science lab equipment. Babies at the nursery have their own Active Senses area.

Active learning Dorking (Surrey) has a dedicated and skilled team of professional teachers who work with nursery mentors to nurture children as individuals, offering help and support to develop their confidence and maximise their potential.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Becka Pinnels (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Surrey County Council

Number of Staff: 18

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

Total Places for Children: 91

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.7 Active Learning Dorking (Surrey) has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.689)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Active Learning Dorking (Surrey) 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 38 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Active Learning Dorking (Surrey) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 34 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 4.689 for Active Learning Dorking (Surrey) is calculated as follows: ( (324 Excellents x 5) + (120 Goods x 4) + (9 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 454 Ratings = 4.689

  • 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 Active Learning Dorking (Surrey) is based on 34 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 18.2 positive Reviews (91 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 34 Reviews ÷ 18.2 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
    32
  • Good
    6
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    37
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)

  • Mother of Child
    34
  • Father of Child
    3
  • Guardian of Child
    1

Our son has attended Active Learning Dorking (Surrey) for 3 years and is currently in preschool. I cannot recommend this nursery highly enough, for the way in which they have supported our son, who has some social and communication difficulties.

The team (particularly management and preschool) are kind, inventive and have a calm approach and sense of humour. We always know he is looked after in the best possible way and is treated so kindly. Very impressed. Communication with parents is great. Car parking is the only issue.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son started in the baby room at Active Learning Dorking (Surrey) in September. Everyone at the nursery was extremely accommodating and patient in helping to settle him in. The nursery is very well organised with lots to keep the children entertained. All of the management team and the staff working in the rooms seem lovely, very engaged with the children and very happy to help. Highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

When I looked at Active Learning Dorking (Surrey), the staff were happy and warm towards us. They cuddled my baby and the managers were welcoming and answered my never-ending questions. They organised extra settling in sessions for us.

My little boy settled in quickly which was a huge testimony to how lovely the nursery staff are. When he wouldn't sleep they went above and beyond.

Everyone always has a smile. The staff in the baby room give me great feedback at the end of the day so I know what he has done.

The Safeguarding at the nursery is excellent, they are very hot on who comes in and out and keeping the little ones safe at all times.

The nursery puts a real effort into getting families involved in activities e.g craft events for parents or little art bags you can take home. Communication is excellent with newsletters and regular reminders going out.

This nursery cannot do enough to ensure you and your little person are happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? 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 little one has been attending active learning since January 2017 when he was 3 months old. He is now part of the furniture! He loves the nursery and all the staff and activities. The nursery has played a key part in his development to where he is now, a very inquisitive, sociable, little character!

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? 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 started at this nursery 3 months ago in the baby room and has settled in really well. She has bonded with her key worker and smiles when she sees her - really lovely to see. The staff are all really friendly and caring.

My daughter was poorly last week and when I turned up to collect her, the staff were looking after her so well and I felt so grateful for that. Would definitely recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? 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 son has been at Active Learning Dorking (Surrey) since just turning 1 and he is now 3 yrs old.

Every time he has moved up a class I have always been told how well he has settled in and this is mostly thanks to the staff being so welcoming. Every morning staff say hello to him in passing and some of these I know were not in certain rooms when he was there, it is such a lovely welcoming place. Often he asks if members of staff can come and play at our house. He comes home every day full of stories of what he has been up to and often with sculptures and drawings he has made in art. There is always so much going on at the nursery to get involved with and weekly newsletters keeping everyone informed.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I have always liked the way the nursery is run and have had two children over the last two years - this week my son was quite unwell and it took me over an hour to get back from work - I phoned twice on the way and was reassured by the staff that they were looking after him and if things worsened they had a procedure in place. The head of his room was calm and made me calm down as I was so worried. When I finally arrived they were looking after him so well - I could not be more grateful for the way they looked after him - I really feel like he was in safe hands and I will be forever appreciative of their calm and professional manner and also their genuine personal concern for him.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? 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 Active Learning Dorking since she was eleven months old (now three). She adores her time here, she talks about the things she does and the staff fondly. The most important aspect for us when selecting a suitable nursery for my daughter was the initial "feel" as you entered the space. Each member of staff always greets you with a wonderful smile and a "hello, how are you". To know that your child is being looked after by people who genuinely care about her wellbeing does wonders! The range of activities the children do is fantastic and I feel that my daughter enjoys her time here almost as much as being at home with her parents!

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? 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: Don't Know

Our son started in the baby room and has moved through Jumblies and is now in Firebirds. The girls in Jumblies are really fantastic and he really enjoyed his time in that room. He hasn't made quite the same connection yet with the team in Firebirds but it's early days. The staff, for the most part, are great.
Personally, I think the nursery has come on leaps and bounds under the new management team and I certainly appreciate their flexibility and the new ideas being launched. For me, the one area that needs to improve is the food, though I understand it's hard to please everyone's tastes. Thank you all for your hard work.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Poor

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Katherine O'Brien, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Active Learning Dorking (Surrey) responded to this review on 03 Nov 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review and thank you for your kind comments.
We are sorry to hear you have concerns over the menus at the nursery. I have brought this to the Managers attention and she will work with you to go through our Winter menus and discuss your concerns in more depth.
Our menus are carefully planned and freshly prepared by our chefs, in consultation with nutritionists, and a daily menu will be displayed at the nursery.
If you would like to provide any further information please contact us on - ukfeedback@brighthorizons.com

We are extremely happy with Active Learning childcare. My son loves coming here and every day is packed full of fun activities and play to encourage learning, keep him active, gain confidence, make friendships and learn new things. He loves the sports lessons and the teacher. Enjoys exploring different materials and techniques in art. He especially loves going in the garden to play on the scooters and bikes. My son always comes home and tells us about all the things he has done that day, and especially enjoys telling us about his swimming lesson. All the staff are friendly and my son knows them all by name and is always happy to see them. If any issues arise, staff and management are approachable and keen to resolve as quickly as possible. I would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I'm extremely happy with Bright Horizons, Dorking. My Daughter is very happy there, she is always full of smiles when I pick her up and keen to tell me about her fun day. This validates that the staff and care are excellent, they are extremely accommodating and I would recommend to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have very recently ‘graduated’ from this amazing nursery, where my twins were going full time for four years. They have had the most amazing time there and still talk about their ‘little school’ so fondly. The staff and management are what makes this nursery, which is such a nurturing, loving, caring and creative fun place. The fun the kids had there was second to none. Their art teacher is an amazing teacher, passionate about creativity and individuality and has made my kids and everyone in their class absolutely love art and use their imagination to create anything from anything. The management are excellent too, really quick to respond to any of your needs, making this place such a friendly, family feel to the place. Would wholeheartedly recommend this place.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

My son loves going to nursery and he often doesn't want to come home in the evening when I pick him up! The staff are genuinely interested in him and his development. My daughter who also attended this nursery has recently started school, she is excited about learning and has settled in well. I feel that the nursery prepared her well for this transition and helped to engender an interest in learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? 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: Good

Amazing staff, amazing management, helpful, caring and clean. My children love coming to nursery, they wake up with a bright smile every morning ready to start their day of fun learning at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? 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 really makes this nursery are the staff - the management have a wonderful team working with them. They offer a very nurturing and caring environment. My daughter is in the baby room and seems to be having great fun - she's stimulated by the different activities on offer and has settled really quickly.

The staff take the time to get to know the children and build rapport with them. You can see this growing day by day.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has attended the nursery since we moved to Dorking 2 years ago and my daughter recently joined in the baby room. My son had been at a much smaller nursery before and I had some initial concerns about him settling in. There was no need! It has been wonderful to see the impact of the focused age groups on his development and we are constantly impressed by the how much he is learning in pre-school.

The nursery has a real family feel - all the staff know every child and say hi to them as they move around the building. My daughter has taken to the baby room very quickly and it's great to have the peace of mind that she is in such safe, caring and nurturing hands.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? 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

My son is in the baby room. The staff (at all levels) have gone out of their way to help him settle in and keep him happy. I was initially worried about leaving him in a nursery but my fears were completely unfounded! I can't say how happy I am with the environment and staff at Active Learning Dorking and wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? 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

Amazing nursery. My daughter has attended since 6 months old. The staff provide a safe and nurturing environment.

As I work full time, I was worried that my daughter would not get extra activities as most clubs do not run at weekends for under 4s. At Active Learning, she has regular ballet lessons, sports, languages, nursery lessons and art, she's even been able to join in with the swimming lessons. I can't stress enough how each of the staff have developed her imagination. They also get a child who could have been a fussy eater, eating food that she normally refuses at home!

Good to point out that they have webcams which mean that you can log in and see how your child is doing.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The nursery is a brilliant place, my daughter is so happy there.
Her days are filled with lots of activities and fun, she really does enjoy going.
The staff are great, so kind and friendly.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

An outstanding nursery, lots of activities (art/sport/music/French/ballet and swimming)
Children are well looked after and happy. I have had different siblings at this nursery for over 3 years now and have seen it grow and it keeps getting better.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

We have really enjoyed our experience with Active Learning, Dorking. We have sent our two boys to the nursery and both have loved the activities, movement to different rooms for various activities (art, ballet and sports) and especially the carers and their great mentors.
We found that our son was well prepared and above standard when it came to starting school. (Socialising, writing, letter and name recognition)

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The new manager has made this nursery extra special. She is reassuring and kind and has clearly made a difference. I love how happy my daughter is with everyone. She does things that she wouldn't be able to at home and has learned to share with other children because of nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I am very pleased with how my daughter is progressing with her learning at the nursery.
The staff are very friendly and always very positive about how her day has been.
She is very happy going to nursery and we never have a day where she doesn't want to go.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? 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 child attends this nursery three days a week. He is excited about going and comes home happy. The staff are happy, caring and fun. The range of activities is fantastic, particularly sport, art and swimming as well as pre-school learning. The management is excellent and quick to deal with any queries. I would thoroughly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have been very impressed with Bright Horizons Active Learning Dorking.
My son has been attending since he turned one year old and he is due to graduate in August this year, and he has very much enjoyed his time here. He has consistently learnt so much and his development has been well supported by the caring staff and management team. His key workers have come to know him so well and this is always reflected in the daily handover. I would absolutely recommend the nursery to anyone looking for childcare.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am delighted by the progression my daughter has made in the last 3 months of starting at Active Learning. She has enjoyed learning the months of the year, planet names, counting, letters, as well as the art work, sports, ballet and swimming. The staff are very friendly and caring towards my daughter. As a mother, I feel very uncomfortable leaving her in nursery 4 days per week. It is a nursery that I would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? 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

Both of my sons have had an amazing time at his nursery. The friendliness of the staff immediately puts the children and parents at ease. Substantial effort has been made to provide a range of development activities, with dedicated staff members leading sport, art and pre-school lessons. Special theme days are also well supported enthusiastically including world book day, mothers day, and charity events such as red nose day. The menu is well balanced and currently well received by my youngest. I would have no problems recommending this nursery to family and friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My child has been at Active Learning Dorking for two years and absolutely loves it. I am very pleased with the range of activities and specialist teachers on offer and my child has regular opportunities to participate in sports, ballet, art, and other activities. The nursery has really improved after a change in management, providing excellent communication and personal knowledge of families. It is lovely to hear so many staff using my child's name. The staff in my child's room (age 2-3) are knowledgeable and professional and show interest in my child's experiences and interests.
I would thoroughly recommend this nursery to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? 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 staff are always happy and friendly, even in the mornings when it seems so busy the girls are looking calm and mutli tasking so many other things but still make time to welcome every child and make the day start smoothly. The rooms are lovely laid out and the work of the children is displayed everywhere. The team here are lovely and it shows when my daughter comes home happy and with drawings and evidence on her clothes to the day she's had.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has developed beautifully over the course of the last year and a half. He loves nursery, his peers and teachers.

It would be nice to have parents sit in more, for example, to watch ballet or sports or even art and French. The staff are amazing and really look after the children.

It would've great to see more discipline being allowed by the teachers. Timeout is a great tool for unruly children. Children have to learn respect and crave guidance which comes through constructive criticism. Perhaps get suggestions from the type of discipline parents use at home, and use techniques to keep consistency in the discipline at nursery and home.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Excellent nursery with great staff who make sure they really know your child. The management team is always coming up with new and exciting events and activities. Always communicative and a nice open environment.

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Average Rating: 

 4.5 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: Good

Value for Money: Good

Great nursery with great staff who are brilliant with the children in all aspects. It's always clean and has a good range of activities for the children throughout the year. My son has been there for nearly 3 years and is so happy there. I would highly recommend it.

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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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son's both attended Active Learning from about 18 months of age. The warmth and friendliness they were greeted with by every person they came across put me at total ease that this nursery cared for the individual. I have loved seeing the boys grow and develop in this environment. Great teachers, awesome projects, a fantastic outdoor play area, lovingly prepared food. I couldn't have asked for more!! A highly recommended nursery.

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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 extremely impressed with the level of care William has received since starting at Active Learning. Physically he has developed at a rate of knots, when he started 2 weeks ago he couldn't crawl. Now he is crawling and pulling himself up to standing position. He loves the activities and interacting with the other babies. He is continuing to develop into a confident, social little boy.

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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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Active Learning Dorking provides a safe, fun environment for my daughter. She comes home full of stories about all the day's activities. She loves art and sport and is really enjoying her lessons with the new nursery teacher. She randomly comes out with various French words at home and often shows us her ballet and yoga!

Last week (Children in Need fundraiser) was fantastic and I have never seen her so keen to get to nursery in her different outfits!

Thank you all for your continuing hard work - I often dash in and out and don't have time to stop and chat but do appreciate everything you are all doing.

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Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

The team at Active Learning have made my son very welcome and the whole process has been smooth and efficient. The reasons I chose Active Learning in Dorking was the cleanliness of the rooms, the friendly and welcoming team and most of all the security. One of the other highlights for me is I am able to watch my son on a webcam. At the beginning, this enabled me to check in on him after I dropped him off upset, only to see 5 minutes later he was happy and being comforted by the team.
The activities are varied for him each day which includes messy play (with sand, paint, water etc), colouring in, singing, dancing and time in a sensory room. The meal plan is healthy and nutritious which is a big plus for me.
The most important above all else is my son is really happy when he is at the nursery and after being there just 4 months, he has made friends.
I have already recommended this nursery to my friends who had concerns about the route to take when going back to work.

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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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Would recommend Active Learning Dorking to anyone. Our son loves going and continues to surprise us with what he has learnt there. Everyone we have dealt with has been friendly, helpful and flexible to our needs. This last point was not something we found at one of the other nurseries in Dorking when we were looking.

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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

From day one, the team at Active Learning Dorking have been a pillar of support in helping the difficult transition for both us as parents and for our son in beginning nursery. Despite the tears on some occasions, I have never been in any doubt that the staff were on hand to not just 'take care' of him but give him a cuddle or sing him a song in order to make him feel better. From the great selection of food, to the variation in activities to the great communication about how my child is developing-the team have been superb!

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Dorking (Surrey)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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