Active Learning Southgate (London)

311b Chase Road, London N14 6JS

Active Learning Southgate (London), London, London
Active Learning Southgate (London), London, London
Active Learning Southgate (London), London, London

Part of the Bright Horizons, Active Learning Southgate (London) opened in 2011 and is a stunning purpose designed facility. The nursery occupies a fabulous fully refurbished traditional building where great emphasis is placed upon big windows to maximise the feeling of light and space within the building, the aim to bring the outdoors in! Unusually for a London nursery, it has a large garden at the rear where children can play sports, and enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities.

The nursery has a full complement of specialist studios, Performing Arts and Music (for drama, general dance, ballet, street dance, music, yoga), a fabulous fully equipped Art Studio, and Science and IT (with interactive whiteboards, individual computer terminals, pre school Science lab equipment, and more). For younger babies, they have their own special haven in the form of Active Senses.

With a dedicated team of specialist teachers in the studios who are supernumerary to all the wonderful nursery mentors, children are nurtured and looked after as unique and individual children, ensuring that they bring out the best in each and every one, and help them to discover and maximise the potential of their talents while also developing confidence in all areas.

Group: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Person in charge: Alyson Slattery (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Enfield Council

Number of Staff: 37

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

Total Places for Children: 99

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

9.4 Active Learning Southgate (London) has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.441)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Active Learning Southgate (London) 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 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Active Learning Southgate (London) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 13 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 4.784 for Active Learning Southgate (London) is calculated as follows: ( (164 Excellents x 5) + (36 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 204 Ratings = 4.784

  • 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 4.657 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Active Learning Southgate (London) is based on 13 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 19.8 positive Reviews (99 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 13 Reviews ÷ 19.8 Target = 0.657

  • 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
    17
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Active Learning Southgate (London)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    17
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Active Learning Southgate (London)

  • Mother of Child
    17

All the staff at Bright Horizons have been very friendly and supportive since we have started our son at this nursery. We are very happy with the care he receives and would definitely recommend this nursery to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Southgate (London)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I would like to thank the manager and her team for being great LISTENERS to all the issues and concerns that I have regarding my children and their developments and interactions with the practitioners.
They UNDERSTAND the needs and worries from the point of view of a mother, and they have been very HELPFUL with problem-solving and suggest how to improve the situation.
And the best of all, they put everything to immediate ACTION and improve areas with visible successful results.
They make me and my children very HAPPY being here, and I am very thankful for all the support and help from them. Thank you very much for your excellent work.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Southgate (London)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We are extremely happy with Active Learning Southgate. Our daughter is so happy there and has grown and developed rapidly during her time there. Staff are attentive and friendly and have gone above and beyond for us during difficult circumstances. Kids learn about different cultures and celebrate festivals throughout the year and parents get involved as well. It feels like an extended family. We have and will continue to recommend this nursery to our friends and family. We know that our daughter is well looked after and can rest assured that she is being stimulated throughout the day.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Southgate (London)? 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 (4 years old) recently joined Active Learning Southgate and the experience has been excellent every step of the way, from registration to settling into today.
The settling in period was very organised, structured and smooth - she acclimatised very quickly and by the end of the first settling week was settled and happy. This is predominantly due to the bond she quickly formed with her key worker who is excellent, she really cares about the children in her room.
The nursery activities are amazing - ballet, Spanish lessons, zumbini; they also have specific art and sports teachers.
The learning the children do with their room staff and the qualified teachers are brilliant - she has learned so much since joining and you can really see the leap in her development - she quickly learned to write her own name. I've heard from parents whose children have started school that the nursery has set them up for a smooth transition.
I would definitely recommend Active Learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Southgate (London)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Lovely staff have made my son feel loved and helped him to settle in quickly. They have learnt his habits, likes and dislikes, which has meant that they can quickly identify if there is anything wrong or if my son is upset. I'm very pleased with my son's appetite at nursery too. He loves the food offered, variety is great.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Southgate (London)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has enjoyed both rooms she has been in so far. The staff team in both rooms are very comforting and reassuring to both of us. Management also make my daughter feel very welcome in the mornings as she enters the building, which also helps to make me feel at ease when I leave her.

I am very happy with my daughter's progress. She has come on leaps and bounds since starting at Active Learning Southgate, part of Bright Horizons.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Southgate (London)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Recently the nursery hosted a marvellous picnic in the park (sports day) for all children and parents. Staff were very engaging, encouraging children to participate in activities and cheering them on wonderfully. We could see a lot of smiles on many faces; it was a great day which was fabulously hosted. My children are super happy and content here. They run to hug members of staff when they see them in the morings. Seeing this is reassuring knowing they are safe and comfortable in happy surroundings. Well done to all staff especially management at Active Learning Southgate. You are commendable.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Southgate (London)? 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 review is a very long time coming. Last year the team did an amazing job with their summer fair. The team made the best possible use out of the space available. They had great fun ideas and all got involved with baking and handling the stalls.
My child loves the nursery and that is all because of the amazing friendly team they have. This is my second child and also the second nursery that I've had my child in so I have a lot to compare with.
Well done everyone!!

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Southgate (London)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our child joined AL Southgate (ALS) December 2016 for Preschool after we withdrew him from a private nursery due to dissatisfaction and neglect. We had contemplated ALS earlier but was initially put off by the logistics – we deeply regret this and wish we had placed our child there from the start as we have found the quality of care by the practitioners there to be quite simply outstanding. Classes are not chaotic but are run by passionate, caring staff with a real focus on preparing the children for school. The Early Years Curriculum is given careful attention whilst the environment remains caring, fun and nurturing. The Staff seem happy, are professional and caring and led by superb, transparent management who are experienced with getting the best from their employees and also communicating well with parents. Our child has thrived since his admission to ALS and enjoys each day here. ALS is truly at the top of its game and stands out as being exceptional in London.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Southgate (London)? 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

My daughter has had issues with potty training due to withholding stools which is very common but nonetheless stressful for us all. She moved up in nursery last week and her new teacher decided to have a chat with her and also get one of the older children to join in about why it is not scary to use the loo. That afternoon she made more progress than we had in months, even though we have a long journey ahead, they made more progress with our daughter than any doctor we have visited. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Southgate (London)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My Son has been attending Active Learning Southgate for over a year now and I can truly say the nursery has had a positive impact on him. He loves nursery and is keen to learn.

The nursery offers a wide range of different activities and provides quality feedback on the child each day.

Food is cooked on site for the children and parents are able to see what's on offer on the notice board each day. The nursery also has a book library which the children can make use of. Management are friendly and approachable with the office door always open.

The nursery location is also ideal with Southgate tube station nearby. Needless to say, I've recommended the nursery to my friends and family with little ones!

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Southgate (London)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Bright Horizons Active Learning Nursery has a unique approach to learning and we are delighted that our child has a nursery teacher as well as dedicated art, sports, and music teachers. The staff are lovely and the range of activities they do with the children is very impressive. Best of all is that our son really enjoys it.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Southgate (London)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Active Learning is a friendly and professional nursery. My daughter loves going and has come on in leaps and bounds. I get informed every day of her progress and behaviour, and she actually asks to go to school. I would certainly recommend Active Learning Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Southgate (London)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My 4-year-old has attended this nursery for over 2 years. He is constantly guided and supported by two ladies in the nursery. The menu is good because it challenges to try new things. I've noticed an improvement within 2016 when the principle joined. Although the consistency came from the vice principle and whenever through many administration changes. I'm happy, very happy with the quality of care, cleanliness and support at the nursery. Particularly impressed by "sports day" and "graduation" which were very much better than previous years thanks to the team!

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Southgate (London)? 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 is almost 3 and has been at Active Learning since she was 5 months old so has experienced a variety of rooms and was taken care of by a considerable number of staff. We are very pleased with the care and education she has received and continues to do at Active Learning.
Whilst there have been quite a few changes in terms of administration over the last couple of years we are delighted with the current set-up and feel it's definitely the best the nursery has been run. The small team in charge are clearly competent, helpful and, importantly, open to suggestions from parents on how to improve any general aspects. Their staff also seem fairly happy whilst doing their job and show a real interest and care for the development of the children under them. All in all, we have a great relationship with all the staff and feel that the collaboration between parents and childcare provider is really working in developing our child, improving her social skills and her education.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Southgate (London)? 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

Brilliant nursery, my eldest went to the nursery full time from 3 years old, he was very happy at the nursery and it gave him a great grounding for school. All the activities are excellent from sports to science lessons. My youngest has been going to the nursery since she was 8 months and she also loves it. The staff in the baby rooms are so caring and really bond with all the children, the children seem to love the activities too, especially baby yoga! She has now moved upstairs to be with the older children and the transition to the new room was very good, my little one is now completely settled. The support given by all the staff and management is first class in all aspects, eg, potty training. The facilities are great, and both my kids loved the meals provided. It's not the cheapest of nurseries, but worth spending the money when I see how happy my kids are.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Southgate (London)? 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

My eldest child started at the nursery in 2012 and we have seen the nursery grow up from one under 2s room to 3 and to full capacity of over 2s rooms. This has brought challenges with it, but under the current management the nursery and children are flourishing. The standard of care and teaching is excellent and I'm confident that my child will start school in September with a wide range of skills from academic in numeracy and phonics and a love of science to social and emotional in having empathy to the feelings of his friends. The structured teaching sets the nursery apart and I feel my child has benefitted immensely from this learning environment and has an enjoyment of sports from the additional lessons the nursery provides. The staff provide a caring environment and respond well to feedback. I always feel my children's welfare and wellbeing is at the centre.

Thank you to the staff and management for all you do to ensure my children's happiness and wellbeing.

How likely would you be to recommend Active Learning Southgate (London)? 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

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Alyson Slattery

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 1995

Description:

I started working with Bright Horizons in 1995 in that time my career has developed from Senior Nursery Nurse to Third in Charge to Deputy Manager and then to Nursery Manager, I left Bright Horizons in September 2013 and joined Active Learning in April 2014 where I became a Senior Vice Principal at West Hampstead I then became Principle in that time Bright Horizons had acquired Active Learning in July 2015.

I then transferred to Active Learning Southgate as the Nursery Manger in January 2016. I am extremely passionate about early years and education, I am approachable and a confident communicator I enjoy making work a fun yet professional place to be for both my staff and families.

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Hasina Ruparelia

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Description:

I started with Active Learning Childcare in September 2008 as a nursery nurse at the North Finchley branch. I was promoted to senior mentor after 6 months and to a Third in Charge in 2012.

The summer of 2014 I was promoted to Deputy Manager at the Southgate branch.

I have been working in childcare since 2005 when I completed my Diploma in Childcare and Education Level 2 and 3.

I am very passionate about my job and proud to see all the children grow and develop into young adults