Denbigh Under Fives Pre-School

Etheline Holder Hall, 5B Denbigh Road, off Portobello & Westbourne Grove, London W11 2SJ

Denbigh Under Fives Pre-School, London, London
Denbigh Under Fives Pre-School, London, London
Denbigh Under Fives Pre-School, London, London

Denbigh Under Fives Group is dedicated to childcare that is quality and affordable, welcoming children from two to five years of age as a parent-run charity.

Diversity through language and culture and parent involvement. Teachers (and children) come from different cultures and speak several languages. This diversity is shared with the children through songs, rhymes and Spanish lessons.

Hygiene, nutrition and safety are important at Denbigh, which also has access to a fully enclosed secure garden giving ample time for outdoor play and learning.

Owner: Denbigh Under Fives Pre-School

Person in charge: Lilliana Carretero (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council

Number of Staff: 6

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

Registered Charity Number: 1174244

Total Places for Children: 30

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: School Holidays

Languages Spoken (other than English): Greek, Modern, Spanish; Castilian, Japanese, Korean

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Reviews

9.9 Denbigh Under Fives Pre-School has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.909)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Denbigh Under Fives Pre-School 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 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Denbigh Under Fives Pre-School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 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 4.909 for Denbigh Under Fives Pre-School is calculated as follows: ( (140 Excellents x 5) + (14 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 154 Ratings = 4.909

  • 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 Denbigh Under Fives Pre-School 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 6 positive Reviews (30 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 13 Reviews ÷ 6 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
    12
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Denbigh Under Fives Pre-School?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    13
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Denbigh Under Fives Pre-School

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    2

All of the staff at Denbigh are outstanding and it is a lovely, happy, nurturing nursery that my daughter attended for 3 years before going on to reception. My aim when looking for a nursery was to find one that was loving and would provide a range of stimulating activities - as well as being safe and cosy. Denbigh exceeded my expectations and I still walk by there regularly and feel so grateful that we found it. In my mind, this is the best early years provision in Notting Hill.

How likely would you be to recommend Denbigh Under Fives Pre-School? 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

This nursery is outstanding, warm and welcomes all!
There are lots of opportunities for the children here. They got to play with various toys and materials that would stimulate their learning in Maths, English language and other languages. This nursery has a garden too and the children love to play outside, explore the nature, plays ball games or just use their imagination to play.
The teachers are all very nice and responsible. All of them got lots of experience and have worked at Denbigh for many years. They really care about the children and see to every child's need. I like that they always work hard to improve the nursery and try new ideas.
They do lots of fun things too like egg hunting in the garden at Easter, visiting Santas grotto, sing and dance, parties.

My children enjoy coming here.

How likely would you be to recommend Denbigh Under Fives Pre-School? 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

A big thank you from my heart to all Denbigh staff for the amazing celebration of my son's birthday. They made an amazing cake out of fruit and held a little party in Denbigh's lovely garden. As always at Denbigh, everything was so well planned and organised. I'm really happy my son attends Denbigh and I would highly recommend it to anybody.

How likely would you be to recommend Denbigh Under Fives Pre-School? 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 two-year-old daughter loves Denbigh Under Fives! I really admire their flexible and loving approach to childcare and how they see each child as an individual.
The staff have all the qualities I wanted from someone caring for my child - fun, happy, caring, calm and attentive.
The activities they do vary so greatly from growing vegetables in their garden, painting, reading stories to singing and dancing. My daughter always comes home happily chatting about all the fun she had and especially likes playing outside in the garden and in the home corner.
She settled in straight away and couldn't be happier.

How likely would you be to recommend Denbigh Under Fives Pre-School? 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 very pleased with Denbigh Under Fives Nursery. My son has improved socially, physically and mentally. Now he can speak and build long sentences, he knows some letters and numbers and he is becoming very independent. All the teachers are brilliant and supportive and I can see the difference clearly in my child's behaviour.
Thank you so much for making the difference.

How likely would you be to recommend Denbigh Under Fives Pre-School? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The nursery was truly the finding of a treasure for my son and for me!

I never thought I would find a nursery where I can TRUST to leave my son with someone I didn't know. The staff are so wonderful, it is like a second home for my son. He (and myself) absolutely adore the staff and every morning he says "Mummy - let's go!" and we go running there!
I have absolute confidence in the staff, they do such an amazing job and I can see a big improvement in my child's development.
Staff have regular meetings - one to ones with parents regarding child development and always give advice to follow. There are different various activities taking place in the nursery every day in order to prepare them for school and grow them in all needed ways.
Excellent nursery - recommend it 100%!

How likely would you be to recommend Denbigh Under Fives Pre-School? 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 wife and I, are extremely happy with Denbigh Under Fives. Our elder daughter attended here, they were extremely helpful with the settling process. Now our second daughter is here too. She loves it, their care towards children is not questionable.
We have been part of some outdoor activities which are well prepared and planned, personnel always give their best so all children have an amazing time.

We have no objection recommending Denbigh Under Fives to any parent looking for a nursery for their little ones.

How likely would you be to recommend Denbigh Under Fives Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

What a brilliant nursery.

The staff are amazing and have always done a brilliant job at ensuring that our daughter experiences lots of activities and enjoys a variety of outdoor games and learning opportunities. There is a great family atmosphere which is very welcoming and always delightful to all who visit. I would recommend Denbigh and I feel proud to be a part of the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Denbigh Under Fives Pre-School? 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 can't praise this nursery enough. Denbigh under five has been excellent for the development of my daughter. Everyone there takes the time to get to know every child and are friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming. They really focus on the child's needs and encourage development in relevant areas. Nothing is too big or too small for them. The activities are well planned and tailored to the learning style of all the children.

This is a wonderful place for my daughter to go every day, and I want to say a big thank you to the staff for making her feel so loved and happy while I'm working. She goes running in every morning to see her teachers and friends!

How likely would you be to recommend Denbigh Under Fives Pre-School? 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

We are so grateful to Denbigh and all the teachers, they taught, cared for and loved my two boys as if they were family. This level of attention and care is so rare. This small nursery and all the staff are exceptional and we are so lucky to have found them. I will always have great love and respect and highly recommend to all. You could not find a better place or people to entrust your children to for their early year's education. We love Denbigh and we are sure you will as well.

How likely would you be to recommend Denbigh Under Fives Pre-School? 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

Denbigh couldn't have been a better start for my son. I was anxious about leaving him on the 1st day, fearing tears but the only tears he shed were when I picked him up to take him home! The manageress who runs the nursery has a special gift for looking after children - the love she feels for them is clear to see on her face, and she is infinitely kind and calm. My son adored his time there and even now, years later still remembers it vividly. I was impressed with the learning that my young son received as well, which stood him in good stead when he started Primary school - he was able to write his name and some numbers and had learnt some Spanish from songs they sang. The report I was handed when he left was extremely comprehensive and far more than I expected. Couldn't praise it more highly.

How likely would you be to recommend Denbigh Under Fives Pre-School? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We found Denbigh through a recommendation from friends and sent our daughter there. She loved everyone and we still pop in for a cup of tea and a hug. My son who was older when we moved here loves the manageress and has adopted Denbigh into his heart. The staff are welcoming, loving, funny, kind and so caring. At a time when we were having various problems, Denbigh became a second home for both the children.
My daughter still sings the songs she learnt in many languages, and three years later is still best friends with her classmate.
Denbigh is a safe haven for children of all backgrounds, full of love and joy.
They taught my daughter to write her letters beautifully, have impeccable table manners, share her toys, always to put stuff away and take off shoes and coats, and installed in her a passion for trying new foods from around the world. She still talks about the noodles.

How likely would you be to recommend Denbigh Under Fives Pre-School? 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

Leaving Denbigh was an extremely difficult thing to do because it was like a home from home for my daughter and myself and her father. It is a warm, cosy place that has a family feel. The children are taught key values, good manners and feel safe. Everything you could want for your child is here and we will always miss the staff and the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Denbigh Under Fives Pre-School? 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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