Ashley Cross Montessori

Chapel Road, Ashley Cross, Poole BH14 0JU

Ashley Cross Montessori, Poole, Dorset
Ashley Cross Montessori, Poole, Dorset
Ashley Cross Montessori, Poole, Dorset

Ashley Cross Montessori is a day nursery which offers a calm, welcoming and enriching home from home environment for children to take their first brave steps outside of the family home.

The team of Montessori Early Years trained childcare experts offer kindness, reassurance and guidance for both child and parent, ensuring that this transition is smooth and stress free. They ensure that children quickly feels like they belong, and becomes an integral part of the small community there, making their own friends and having the confidence to explore and learn about the world using all of the wonderful things that this Montessori style setting has to offer.

Children can join us from the age of 2 years old, and can stay right up to 4/5 years old when they start school. By this time full preparation for this exciting next step will have been given plus a solid foundation of social, practical and academic skills that will place the child if the very best position for their future.

Please see the Ashley Cross Montessori website for more information that can hopefully assist in what is an extremely important decision for you and your family. This includes details of how to book a tour and availability.

Group: Shepherd Montessori Schools

Person in charge: Vanessa Lott (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Borough of Poole Council

Number of Staff: 8

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

Total Places for Children: 26

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 8 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1700

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

7.3 Ashley Cross Montessori has a Review Score of 7.3 (7.325)

The Review Score of 7.3 (maximum of 10) for Ashley Cross Montessori is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 14 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Ashley Cross Montessori in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.5 out of 5 from 10 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 4.825 for Ashley Cross Montessori is calculated as follows: ( (138 Excellents x 5) + (27 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 166 Ratings = 4.825

  • 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 2.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Ashley Cross Montessori is based on 10 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 5.2 positive Reviews (26 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 10 Reviews ÷ 5.2 Target Reached = 1 , then divided by 2 = 0.500

  • 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
    12
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Ashley Cross Montessori?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    10
  • Likely
    4
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Ashley Cross Montessori

  • Mother of Child
    13
  • Father of Child
    1

I am so thankful to have found such an amazing nursery for my 2 year old son after moving to the area in September 2016. As soon as I visited I immediately knew it was the perfect nursery and my son started within two weeks. They have exceeded my expectation since he started at the end of September 2016.
Since then my son has developed so much, he settled in immediately thanks to all of the staff who are so attentive and care so much about all the children and their parents. he gets so excited about going to "his school" and I am relaxed and confident that he is in great hands.
In a short time (2 months) they have worked to build his confidence, independence and knowledge. Before he started we suspected he was "red/green" colour blind & they have worked with him in a way that suits his learning style so he can now recognise red and green. this is just one example of the many things they have taught my son.
I cannot thank the nursery and all the staff enough. I highly recommend them to all.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashley Cross Montessori? 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 feel very lucky to have found this nursery - it is a very special place because of its wonderful staff. My 8-year-old nephew went there and my sister thoroughly recommended it. (We were new to the area and viewed 2 other nurseries). We like that it has one big room downstairs with an outdoor space too and that it is about 25 children per session with a high ratio of staff to children. We are now even more impressed with the staff because of how well they dealt with our daughter when she had a febrile convulsion on 31st Oct whilst at nursery. We were immediately called along with an ambulance. When we arrived shortly afterwards the 3 staff (including the manager and deputy manager) were very caring, calm and professional in their treatment of our daughter and of us. Thankfully our daughter made a quick and full recovery and did not need to stay in hospital.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashley Cross Montessori? 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 absolutely love Ashley Cross Montessori! My youngest daughter currently attends and my eldest (who is now 8) attended from age 2 to nearly 5. I have always been impressed with the staff and pleased that there is not a big turnover, in fact, most of the staff there now were there 6 years ago. The facilities are excellent and safety of the children a priority. Both my children have loved attending, with my eldest always asking to visit in the school holidays. The atmosphere is very welcoming, calm and homely for the children. The use of everyday items is a brilliant learning tool for the children. Both my children have flourished in their care, I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone!

How likely would you be to recommend Ashley Cross Montessori? 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

It's the best decision we've made moving our 2 year old son to the Ashley Cross Montessori. He settled immediately and asks to go there every morning! In a short time we are already noticing how much it is accelerating his overall development. We have one very happy boy!

How likely would you be to recommend Ashley Cross Montessori? 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

I would highly recommend this nursery, the staff are not only caring, friendly and approachable but they always give an in-depth report on my daughters day, especially with development skills etc.
Most importantly, she adapted very quickly to her new environment which is open and spacious. In fact, I rarely receive a wave goodbye now as she just runs in!

How likely would you be to recommend Ashley Cross Montessori? 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

Excellent school where our daughter has enjoyed attending since joining in May this year. They made our family feel welcome and our daughter always looks forward to attending. The Montessori equipment is good quality and well managed.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashley Cross Montessori? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

The environment is truly beautiful, tidy and clean.
Each member of staff is very caring and kind. From the first moment my twins were loved and cared for. When they needed a hug or a long cuddle there were always a free pair of arms for them as long as they needed it.
The children are learning through play. There are no little cars, dollies and any of the classic toys but didactic equipment.
The children have the opportunity to do the washing up, they can cook and bake, they can cut up their own snacks.
For the parents there is always a listening ear who wouldn't just listen but help with advice any time you ask. The teachers are very patient with potty training they work together with the parents. My children and I are love this nursery. The only downside it is pricey, especially when you are not eligible for the 2-year-old funding and you have to pay a service charge on top of the hourly rate. Other nurseries offer sibling discount but it is not an option here.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashley Cross Montessori? 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 has a great time at Montessori Ashley Cross, his curiosity and his inclinations are supported and foster in this friendly and joyful environment. The staff are very careful and I really appreciate the Montessori ethos of the nursery, with its tidiness that supports creativity. My daughter is turning two in a few months, and I cannot wait for her to join the cheerful crew!

How likely would you be to recommend Ashley Cross Montessori? 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

Excellent service, I am very pleased. Thanks to all the staff. I will definitely recommend the nursery to friends and family. My son is happy and very excited about going every time. I have no issues at all.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashley Cross Montessori? 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 my second child to attend Montessori. They both love it. The staff are very caring and approachable and have always made me feel welcome. The manager has and still is a great listener. I was very happy to have her morning conversations back in my life again after a two year gap!! The facilities are lovely, light and spacious and above all there always seem to be a calmness about the place.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashley Cross Montessori? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 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: Good

As soon as we walked in to Ashley Cross Montessori, I knew I wanted my daughter to spend her most important years of her life there. So welcoming, calm and nurturing, the staff, the other children and the space combine to give an experience that I have not seen anywhere else. My daughter learned to much about how to integrate into a community, how to set boundaries, how to make confident and correct choices and she learnt about the world we live in using the unsurpassed Montessori principles. Attending Ashley Cross Montessori has given my daughter the best start in life. Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Ashley Cross Montessori? 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 am so happy with my sons progress since beginning at A.C.M. The staff were incredibly knowledgeable and supportive to both my son and myself. They always make the time for a chat if we need one. My son is always happy and relaxed after each session and he gets excited when we tell him it's nursery day. I think that speaks volumes!

How likely would you be to recommend Ashley Cross Montessori? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Ashley Cross Montessori have been amazing an all aspects of my sons nursery experience. They have helped in every transition from toilet training to dealing with tantrums. They offer help and support wherever needed to both parent and child. My son has been at Ashley Cross Montessori from 2 years old and he and myself are very sad to be leaving for school now at the age of 5. I really could not recommend them more to others. The things my son has learnt throughout the years always impresses my friends with children that attend other nurseries, these skills have more than prepared him for his next journey to primary school. Just fantastic staff and an outstanding nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend Ashley Cross Montessori? 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 has attended this nursery for two years now and he has been very happy there. It was the perfect place to support the ideals, values and independence we have been teaching him at home. The staff are very friendly and have guided our son in a lovely way to be himself and to be independent. They have been fantastic in helping him to acquire new skills in a fun and non-pressured way. Altogether a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere where the needs of the child come first. Great place.

How likely would you be to recommend Ashley Cross Montessori? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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