Barfield School Nursery

Barfield School, Guildford Road, Runfold, Farnham GU10 1PB

Barfield School Nursery, Farnham, Surrey
Barfield School Nursery, Farnham, Surrey
Barfield School Nursery, Farnham, Surrey

Barfield School Nursery is set in the stunning grounds of Barfield School. The Nursery has light, airy rooms conducive to learning and contains innovative learning tools. It offers every child top class early education giving them a head start in life.

Professionals make full use of school facilities including the library, regular swimming lessons in the warm indoor pool and use of the cookhouse. Children have access to many outdoor activities with an outdoor learning area and adventure play area. Forest schools are taught in the extensive grounds and woodland and the children play outside at break in the purpose built sandy play area with its very own pirate ship.

The children can feed the school chickens, collect the eggs and grow their own produce in the school garden. Nursery children enjoy cooked lunches using locally sourced ingredients.

Owner: Barfield School part of Cothill Educational Trust

Person in charge: Carolyn Hookes-Gosney (Head of Pre-Prep)

Local Authority / Social Services: Surrey County Council

Number of Staff: 12

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

Registered Charity Number: 309639

Total Places for Children: 50

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 4 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1815

When Closed: Christmas & Training Days

Fees Guide: AM (inc Lunch) £32.00; PM (inc Lunch) £32.00; Full day (8am-4pm) £55.55

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Reviews

7.4 Barfield School Nursery has a Review Score of 7.4 (7.404)

The Review Score of 7.4 (maximum of 10) for Barfield School Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Barfield School Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.5 out of 5 from 9 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 4.954 for Barfield School Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (103 Excellents x 5) + (5 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 108 Ratings = 4.954

  • 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 2.45 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Barfield School Nursery is based on 9 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4 then divided by 2 = 2.000

    2. Target of 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 10 Target = 0.900 , then divided by 2 = 0.450

  • 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
    9
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Barfield School Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    9
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Barfield School Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    9

Barfield School Nursery is an excellent all-round childcare provider. Our daughter is challenged, fulfilled, well cared for and thoroughly exhausted at the end of each day! In a very short period of time, her development has accelerated which is great to see. I would recommend Barfield School Nursery to anyone looking for a provider in Farnham.

How likely would you be to recommend Barfield 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

Barfield School Nursery is excellent. It is a very nurturing environment for the children and the teaching staff take special care to ensure that each child's needs are catered for. I particularly like the fact that the nursery is integrated into the main school meaning that they are able to mix with other children and learn from them. The range of activities available is fantastic, swimming, music, forest school, cooking etc.

How likely would you be to recommend Barfield 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has developed so much in the few weeks since she started at Barfield School Nursery. Her language has improved immeasurably, she says "Please" and "Thank you" a lot more and generally seems very happy and stimulated. The range of activities is extremely varied, the food is well prepared and the staff are lovely, professional and caring.

How likely would you be to recommend Barfield 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 nursery is truly outstanding. The facilities are exceptional and children have so many opportunities to play and experience a wealth of new things; forest school, PE, swimming, library, outings and much more!
The staff are professional but nurturing too! Your child is treated as an individual. I could not recommend Barfield more.

How likely would you be to recommend Barfield 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 daughter adores the nursery at Barfield School. She loves the staff and really enjoys the activities on offer (especially swimming and cooking). She has had a lot of fun this term with the topic of families including making a beautifully decorated frame for a photo of us all.

How likely would you be to recommend Barfield 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

During my daughter's last 12 months at Barfield she has developed into a polite little girl, her speech, writing and numbers as improved dramatically. The staff team are all amazing, the rooms are well equipped and along with the playing fields, forest and chickens and pool. They have a huge variety of activities at their disposal. The wrap around care provides flexibility for parents. All this for the same cost as a normal stand alone nursery. Barfield Nursery is superb.

How likely would you be to recommend Barfield 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 2 and a half-year-old daughter has recent started attending the nursery at Barfield School. Each day she returns home full of stories about her day! She receives a wonderful balance of learning and play and the nursery facilities are fantastic. I hope she continues with the same level of enthusiasm through the school years.

How likely would you be to recommend Barfield 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

-Every member of the nursery team knows me and my daughter well.
-The children take advantage of all of the school facilities, including the art and craft room, swimming pool, hall for games, woodland for forest schools and music room.
-They learn music and PE with qualified specialist teachers each week.
- I get individual, detailed feedback on my daughter's progress and development, as well as her social interactions with others.
-The staff listen to my comments and queries and are all approachable and utterly reliable. There is also regular weekly email communication.
-I would recommend this nursery to all. Brilliant!

How likely would you be to recommend Barfield 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

Our son really enjoys his time at nursery, the staff are very caring and encourage his development at every opportunity. The feedback from the staff about the day is very good and also the term and annual reports show just how much he has enjoyed his time at nursery. Our son's speech and vocabulary have really developed. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending Barfield School Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Barfield 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

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June 2013

Barfield EYFS

Recipient: Barfield School Nursery

Date: Friday 21 Jun 2013

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