The Grange Nursery

The Grange, 18-21 Church Gate, Thatcham RG19 3PN

The Grange Nursery, Thatcham, Berkshire
The Grange Nursery, Thatcham, Berkshire
The Grange Nursery, Thatcham, Berkshire

The Grange Day Nursery in Thatcham is a Grade II listed property and an ideal setting for your child to discover the world around them.

Located near Newbury, The Grange Nursery is set in beautiful landscaped gardens and has a traditional homely feel. The nursery is currently undergoing a £100,000 investment to create a new pre-school room and learning rooms (2016).

The Grange provides a wonderful environment for the learning and development of children aged three months to five years.

Group: Asquith Day Nurseries & Pre-Schools Ltd

Person in charge: Abbey Towsey (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: West Berkshire Council

Number of Staff: 25

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

Total Places for Children: 78

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

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Reviews

9.1 The Grange Nursery has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.096)

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for The Grange Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Grange Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 8 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 4.583 for The Grange Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (67 Excellents x 5) + (37 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 108 Ratings = 4.583

  • 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 4.513 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Grange Nursery is based on 8 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 15.6 positive Reviews (78 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 15.6 Target = 0.513

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    6
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Grange Nursery?

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

Reviewer Connection to The Grange Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    9

We have only good things to say about The Grange and would not hesitate to recommend the manager and the management team. They are approachable, fun and have an excellent awareness of everything going on in their nursery and are quick to act to rectify anything that crops up. The room leads are all experienced and motivated to strive to excellent standards in their individual rooms. Parent involvement is high and I feel I have the opportunity to feedback and input into my son's time at pre-school.

How likely would you be to recommend The Grange Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The Grange is a brilliant educational setting. The staff are friendly and helpful - they create a family feel whilst also challenging children to meet and exceed their early year's goals. Any questions or support that is required is met with helpfulness and professionalism. An exemplary early years setting across the board.

How likely would you be to recommend The Grange 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 had a wonderful time at The Grange and we have been very satisfied and pleased with everything. The staff are fantastic and it's a lovely environment.
We have watched our daughter learn and develop and enjoy going to nursery.
The food and facilities are great, especially since the additional investment from Asquith.
Unfortunately, since Asquith took over the staff turnover seems to have increased. I sometimes get the impression that they are overworked which is a shame.

How likely would you be to recommend The Grange Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

The nursery is a lovely environment for my daughter and she loves attending.
The facilities and activities seem to be sufficient for the age of her and the main selling point is the garden with its size and facilities.
My daughter loves being outside so this is very important. The staff are very friendly and always happy to help or answer questions when needed.

How likely would you be to recommend The Grange Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

As a first time mum, I was nervous about not only going back to work, but also leaving my son where he would be cared for to a level he is used to. It was The Grange that stood out amongst all other nurseries with its friendly staff, clean and happy atmosphere. Since the first day of dropping off my son, he has been so well cared for. He always smiles on arrival and has developed in leaps and bounds.

How likely would you be to recommend The Grange 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've been through lots of changes at the nursery since being bought by Asquith. Some good communication, however, some inconsistencies i.e having to re-complete child profile information. Not sure why my child doesn't have a tote bag like the others.
I wasn't aware of the nursery providing generic waterproofs for the children and I have been buying our own. At collection, there is rarely a manager to discuss concerns I have. Emails are responded to.

How likely would you be to recommend The Grange Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 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: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Katherine O'Brien, Digital Marketing Coordinator at The Grange Nursery responded to this review on 18 Jul 2017:

Thank you very much for your review. Your feedback is very important in helping us to continue to provide high-quality care and education to you and your family. I have asked the Nursery Manager to speak to you and ensure you do receive the tote bag asap. Many Thanks

Family fun day. Staff are always so friendly and professional. There were great activities and was great to see other areas of the nursery. Also, good to catch up with staff and other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend The Grange 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 enjoy the monthly open days. It is nice to play with our daughter in the pre-school room.

How likely would you be to recommend The Grange Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter has attended The Grange for 3 years and i can honestly say that she has loved every minute of it. She always has lots of fun there and feels happy and content. The staff are very caring towards the children and as a parent i feel like i have a good relationship with the staff, i would definitely recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Grange Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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