Mace Montessori Nursery School (North Finchley)

Gloucester House, 150 Woodside Lane, North Finchley, London N12 8TP

Mace Montessori Nursery School (North Finchley) has play rooms that benefit from a bespoke design, with the provider looking to tailor the care and learning environment to suit quality pre-school development.

The commitment is to treating each child as an individual, as professionals understand this to be the most positive approach to helping them pick up new skills and interests.

Alongside skilled care and vibrant learning, the nursery supports sound nutrition and caters for specialist diets.

Group: Mace Montessori Schools Ltd

Person in charge: Sharon Lee (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Barnet Council

Number of Staff: 22

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

Total Places for Children: 94

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9 (maximum of 10) for Mace Montessori Nursery School (North Finchley) 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 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Mace Montessori Nursery School (North Finchley) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 out of 5 from 6 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.722 for Mace Montessori Nursery School (North Finchley) is calculated as follows: ( (53 Excellents x 5) + (18 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 72 Ratings = 4.722

  • 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 4.319 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Mace Montessori Nursery School (North Finchley) is based on 6 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 18.8 positive Reviews (94 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 18.8 Target = 0.319

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

9 Mace Montessori Nursery School (North Finchley) has a Review Score of 9 (9.041)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    5
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Mace Montessori Nursery School (North Finchley)?

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    6
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
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  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Mace Montessori Nursery School (North Finchley)

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  • Mother of Child
    3

Mace Montessori is a lovely nursery has given both of our children an environment to grow into individuals with lots of character and a fabulous environment to learn and take own interests further. Lots of activities and within the last 4/5 months management team have become very active in making so many improvements to provide opportunities for children and the staff too.

How likely would you be to recommend Mace Montessori Nursery School (North Finchley)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

I have been with Mace (North Finchley) for over 5 years as I have my first child going there since he was 1. My son loved it so much. He learned and developed confidence.

I have my second child in there too and almost ready to start school soon. She is very happy and has developed properly and she is ready for Foundation stage. Now regarding the management staff and learning activities, I have seen many changes within the nursery for the past years and I have to say that currently the management is making a strong effort to provide the best service and always caring about the child.

Lots of extra activities, and park trips. Great activities for the kids to learn about different cultures, such as the recent Chinese New year activity where they brought a dancing Dragon in! The kids loved it!

Recommendation I would like them to push more the Montessori learning techniques and its equipment more often.

How likely would you be to recommend Mace Montessori Nursery School (North Finchley)? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son attends this nursery since age of 18 months. He absolutely loves going to nursery. He is really happy there. He loves his teachers and his friends. I am very happy for choosing this nursery for him. All the teachers and staff are very kind, patient and professional. I really recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The majority of parents send their son or daughter to the nursery that is closest to their home. We didn't do that.
We looked at all the nurseries in the area and then chose the one that we liked the most.

Here are some of the practical reasons why we chose this nursery (in no particular order):
1) Different rooms for different ages
2) Dedicated reception area
3) Fantastic outside space/playground
4) Situated on a quiet road with a car park
5) Cloakroom outside the rooms for all the buggies and coats
6) All on the ground floor, no stairs
7) Lots of windows and natural light
8) Freshly cooked meals
9) Very close to a park
10) Good public transport links, bus and tube

... but the real reason we send our son here is because *ALL* the staff are awesome and our son is really HAPPY here.

If you live anywhere near Whetstone or North Finchley, I would definitely recommend it.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My 3-and-half-year-old daughter joined Mace over a year ago. I am very proud of her seeing how confident she is now. She is more developed and balanced in so many ways. She loves it there and looks forward to going to the nursery every day.
The staff are very professional and caring, very helpful and experienced. These days it is hard to find reasonable and trustworthy people to take care of your children.
As a child growing in a Chinese family, her communication with teachers and other children at the beginning did worry me. I was so impressed that the teacher made a lot of effort without hurting her feelings and my daughter started speaking English very quickly. So happy. Also by logging onto an online account, we get to see the pictures of her taking daily activities and teacher’s comments which gives me an idea how she’s doing. Love it.
Lastly, I want to say I’m definitely sending my son to Mace when my maternity leave ends. I would surely recommend Mace to any parents.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My second son is attending this nursery. My eldest went here too, from 1 year until he was three, and he loved it so we sent our second and now after some jitters at first, he really enjoys it. We are very lucky to have such a great place so close. The staff are really good and you get to know them as friends.

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

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