Ghyll Royd Pre-School and Nursery

Greystone Manor, Ilkley Road, Burley in Wharfedale, Ilkley LS29 7HW

Ghyll Royd Pre-School and Nursery, Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Ghyll Royd Pre-School and Nursery, Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Ghyll Royd Pre-School and Nursery, Ilkley, West Yorkshire

The Pre-School at Ghyll Royd School offers high quality education for children aged two to four years.

All children have access to two well resourced classrooms, two outdoor play areas, seven acres of land and a purpose built hall where they enjoy the excellent learning opportunities made available to them.

Each child has their own set of waterproofs to ensure they can take full advantage of the inspirational outdoor classroom where children’s natural curiosity and creativity is developed.

The Pre-School children are also made to feel very much part of the school as they are offered Music and PE sessions which are taught by specialist teachers on a weekly basis.

The highly qualified staff ensure that each child’s individual needs and interests are met through stimulating and challenging opportunities.

Owner: Ghyll Royd School and Pre-School

Person in charge: Helen Hudson (Head of Early Years Foundation Stage)

Local Authority / Social Services: City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Number of Staff: 7

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

Registered Charity Number: 1070235

Total Places for Children: 21

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 2 weeks at Christmas

Languages Spoken (other than English): Spanish; Castilian

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Reviews

9.9 Ghyll Royd Pre-School and Nursery has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.895)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Ghyll Royd Pre-School and Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 16 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Ghyll Royd Pre-School and Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 14 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 4.895 for Ghyll Royd Pre-School and Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (171 Excellents x 5) + (20 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 191 Ratings = 4.895

  • 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 Ghyll Royd Pre-School and Nursery is based on 14 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 4.2 positive Reviews (21 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 14 Reviews ÷ 4.2 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
    16
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Ghyll Royd Pre-School and Nursery?

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    16
  • Likely
    0
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  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
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Reviewer Connection to Ghyll Royd Pre-School and Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    15
  • Father of Child
    1

The school, despite our limited/early time with them, is that of a wonderful establishment that cannot do enough for you. Our son is still settling in but the staff are incredibly attentive with him. The facilities are second to none.

How likely would you be to recommend Ghyll Royd Pre-School and 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

5 star pre-school. My son (now 10) started this pre-school at 2 years old and followed through into the Key Stage 1 and 2 years. He is currently preparing for secondary school entrance examinations. My daughter (2 years old) only started in February 2017 but has settled immediately. The staff and provisions at Ghyll Royd Pre-school and School are unbelievable. Always going the extra mile for every child. Keep up the fantastic work and THANK YOU!

How likely would you be to recommend Ghyll Royd Pre-School and 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

A lovely caring and supportive environment that nurtures each child and creates a wonderful environment for learning. The preschool builds confidence in your minds and encourages a love of learning. Children are enthusiastic, questioning respectful and keen to do their best! All in all as a parent I couldn't ask for more.

How likely would you be to recommend Ghyll Royd Pre-School and 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

Both of my children attended Ghyll Royd Nursery and Pre-School and loved their time here. The personal care and attention that the children receive from the staff is to be commended. My eldest was often unsettled and unsure but grew in confidence as the staff helped to reassure him until he looked forward to going. They enjoyed their time at Ghyll Royd taking part in trips, forest walks, PE, Music and the Christmas nativity and particularly liked the Pre-School's approach to outdoor play - getting outside regardless of the weather! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ghyll Royd. It is a fabulous place with wonderful caring staff who nurture happy confident children.

How likely would you be to recommend Ghyll Royd Pre-School and 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My children spent 2 very happy years at this nursery, giving them a good grounding for Reception.

What a lovely, caring nursery. They learnt all the key phonics, how to write their name and numbers as well as having lots of fun.

They also went on some very exciting school trips which they adored.

I felt my children were very safe and cared for at this nursery, they never said anything negative about it and attended 3 times a week.

How likely would you be to recommend Ghyll Royd Pre-School and Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Staff is excellent lovely and very approachable. The environment is a very happy and friendly one, where the children and parents feel welcome. Always confident that my child will be cared for really well. There is a wide range of activities available, both inside and outside in the playground. I would absolutely recommend Ghyll Royd Pre-School.

How likely would you be to recommend Ghyll Royd Pre-School and Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My little boy started Ghyll Royd Pre-School in September 2016, following in his sister's footsteps (she's now in Form 1). My little boy is so happy here and has made substantial developments since September - his speech has improved, his knowledge of numbers and colours, and general awareness of what is going on around him and being able to comment on things. Ghyll Royd Pre-School offers a wonderful setting with extensive outdoor grounds for the children to explore and my son has been on various trips which he has thoroughly enjoyed. The staff are excellent and offer a unique family environment whereby each child is special and treated as such. All the children in the school seem to know each other and old or young they mix very well. I would not hesitate to recommend Ghyll Royd Pre-School to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Ghyll Royd Pre-School and 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 arranged to visit Ghyll Royd after deciding to move our son from his previous nursery. From the moment we made contact with Ghyll Royd Pre-School the communication and service was absolutely excellent. We were invited to visit the school, meet the staff and explore the facilities - there was no rush and no pressure. Our son went for a taster session and enjoyed it so much that we got him started straight away. In my opinion, Little Adventurers and Great Explorers combine an excellent balance of 'nursery' and 'school'. The children are learning through play yet also are given structure which allows them to explore their potential. Small class sizes mean children are given much more time and support than one would find in a large provider. We are so happy we made the decision to send our little boy to Ghyll Royd.

How likely would you be to recommend Ghyll Royd Pre-School and 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 currently attends Ghyll Royd Pre-School and loves it there. She is extremely happy. She previously attended another nursery and we have watched her flourish since starting at Ghyll Royd. Being part of a class from such a young age (in contrast to a room at a nursery which the children move out of at different times) has allowed her to develop strong friendships and her confidence has blossomed. All the staff throughout the school know the children by name, they are warm and friendly and make the children feel comfortable, secure and safe. The small class sizes mean that the pre-school staff know each child particularly well and can give them the individual attention that they deserve. I have looked around all the other nurseries in our location (twice) and can safely say that no other offers the same resources as Ghyll Royd. No other nursery offers three large playgrounds, playing fields, woods, sports hall, brilliant specialist music teacher and a minibus for trips.

How likely would you be to recommend Ghyll Royd Pre-School and Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter loves arriving at pre-school in the mornings, eager to find out what exciting activities are planned for the day. The staff use the outdoors wonderfully well, letting the children explore their own environment and building their independence. She loves the specialist Music, PE and Art sessions and loves being in the woods within the grounds.

How likely would you be to recommend Ghyll Royd Pre-School and 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: Don't Know

Excellent staff, welcoming and friendly environment with a varied timetable of events, activities and create work for the children. At this age it is an anxious time to leave your child and at Ghyll Royd you feel reassured and comforted that your child is in the best hands.

How likely would you be to recommend Ghyll Royd Pre-School and Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

My son has now been attending Ghyll Royd school for over a year, since his second birthday. He absolutely loves it and can't wait to go and doesn't ever want to come home!
I can't say how wonderful the nursery and staff are. My son is cared for as if he were the staffs own with lots of cuddles and kisses and it's a pleasure to go and see how much he's enjoyed his time there.
I would recommend without a doubt this nursery/ school to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Ghyll Royd Pre-School and 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 son was a very quiet and timid two-year-old when he started at Ghyll Royd. He was a late speaker so we had concerns about him. He is now a confident and chatty four-year-old. He settled very quickly into the nursery and made lots of friends. He loves being in the great outdoors so this nursery/pre-school is perfect as they have a lot of outdoor space. He especially enjoys going on welly walks and attending music and PE. He is looking forward to starting Reception in September.

How likely would you be to recommend Ghyll Royd Pre-School and 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 are delighted with the choice we made sending our children to Ghyll Royd Pre-School! It is such a happy, friendly environment where the children are nurtured, encouraged enormously allowing them to grow into confident, happy individuals. They each skip into school each day and can't wait to tell everyone about the fun things they have been learning about both in the classroom environment and within the fantastic outdoor facilities that the school offers.

How likely would you be to recommend Ghyll Royd Pre-School and 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Ghyll Royd Pre-School is a fantastic start for any child. All the staff are extremely welcoming and friendly. My son absolutely loves going and settled in immediately. I would highly recommend Ghyll Royd Pre-School and couldn't wish for a better place for my son to attend.

How likely would you be to recommend Ghyll Royd Pre-School and 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

'In Loco Parentis' is certainly one of the phrases I would use to describe the care my son has experienced at Ghyll Royd.
Having happily attended a different nursery for 18 months, it was not without careful consideration that we decided to move our 2 and a half year old to Ghyll Royd. I have no hesitation in saying that this was definitely the right move for our child. He has settled in incredibly well and attends two full days a week. If he had his way, I am sure he would attend more! It is a pleasure to witness the eagerness and excitement on his face in a morning as he proudly dons his uniform and chatters away about what he hopes to do at nursery that day. I believe the key to the Nursery's success is down to the fact that the children are allowed to be individuals. They are encouraged to engage in a variety of activities everyday from playing with different types of toys, constructing things from lego and play doh, having quiet time, reading stories, participating in role play, painting and crafts to name just a few. He was even given the opportunity to have a real PE lesson with specialised staff. He proudly came home to tell me how he had learned to catch and skip! The real bonus that my son benefits from is the unique outdoor space that Ghyll Royd offers and the fact that children are allowed to go out in their wellies and waterproofs. (Bad weather is no longer a barrier to fun and learning!) This allows independent supervised play in the nature garden outside and the use of bikes, scooters etc. It also allows staff to explore the 'great outdoors' with the children. In the last two weeks my son has participated in two separate nature walks around the school grounds with staff who took the time to collect leaves and stop and explain answers to any questions he had about things he saw. The staff are able to dedicate time to each child and get to know them which ultimately gives me peace of mind when I leave him in a morning, as I know he will be well cared for and listened to. My son can be quite reserved before getting to know people, yet this hasn't been a problem. Staff have encouraged him to join in with activities and he has been given responsibility by being allowed to 'help' with little jobs which he loves. His routine has been maintained, providing him with the opportunity to nap during the day. He has also really enjoyed the school menu which offers the opportunity to dine at a table in small groups - just like being at home! Communication between nursery and home has also been excellent and staff take the time to document in writing, verbally and via photos that are sent home what he has been doing that day. In summary, I could not speak more highly of Ghyll Royd's Nursery and would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Ghyll Royd Pre-School and 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

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