The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language

Ingestre Road Community Centre, Ingestre Road, Camden, London NW5 1UX

The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language, London, London
The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language, London, London
The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language, London, London

The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language offers a quality environment for early years development, staffed by a team that promotes equal opportunities and a strong ethos of inclusion.

The focus is on helping children to learn in a confident manner, respecting each child's needs and abilities while supporting parents with an affordable service of high standard.

Professionals value the emotional well-being of each child, helping to develop strong character in an environment attended by many of the team's own children.

Owner: Carmen Rampersad

Person in charge: Marta Cebolla (Childcare Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Camden Council

Number of Staff: 6

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

Total Places for Children: 30

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 9 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays, Christmas, Good Friday & Easter Monday and 1 month of August

Languages Spoken (other than English): Spanish; Castilian

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Reviews

9.8 The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.750)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language 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 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language 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 4.75 for The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language is calculated as follows: ( (156 Excellents x 5) + (45 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 204 Ratings = 4.75

  • 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 The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language 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 6 positive Reviews (30 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 14 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
    17
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    17
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
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Reviewer Connection to The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language

  • Mother of Child
    13
  • Father of Child
    4

The Spanish Nursery is a loving and stimulating bilingual environment for children. The child to staff ratio is excellent and children are well cared for. The food is healthy and mealtimes are shared with everyone. There's always plenty going on and lots of focus on art, music and core learning. The nursery is good at involving and engaging with parents. My daughter loves going there!

How likely would you be to recommend The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

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

The staff and care provided at The Spanish Nursery are excellent. We have been very impressed with the activities the children are able to get involved in - tennis, zoo lab etc and are impressed with the level of exposure to the Spanish language and culture and how much Spanish our son is taking in.

How likely would you be to recommend The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Lovely nursery. They give my 2 year old son so much love, affection and patience. As an added bonus he is learning Spanish, even though we only speak English to him at home. They have also helped him enjoy new foods, including salad! Everything is home made in the nursery, which is great. They have been flexible with us around certain needs, like his nap. Highly recommended. I also appreciate their hours because they are open for the whole work day. This is essential to me as a working mother.

How likely would you be to recommend The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language? 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

The Spanish Nursery is a lovely, caring and nurturing place. We feel like we are dropping our children off with the family every day as the ladies that work there are so friendly and warm. Our children are constantly learning, playing and developing and the teachers speak Spanish to them most of the day. My husband is Spanish and he speaks Spanish to the children on the weekend and evenings and from this and attending the nursery a few days a week, they are already bilingual. The space is also lovely and there are so many corners for the children to play and learn. I would highly recommend this nursery to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language? 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 was one of the first to attend this very special place in 2013, so we have got to know all the staff very well and they have become like an extension of our family. This made the transition very easy when we sent my son there last year. The environment is nurturing in every way. The children are greeted with smiles and cuddles as soon as they enter in the morning and this affection is continued throughout the day. The focal point of the day being lunch where the staff sit with the children who are expected to sit at the table and enjoy a three-course meal all together using real cutlery. The teachers will often sing to the children at siesta time to help them get to sleep emphasising how well they are cared for. Whenever I pick my son up he is full of exciting stories from his day and I know that he has been looked after beautifully by the warm and kind hearted girls who are like young aunties to him.

How likely would you be to recommend The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our child feels safe, happy and stimulated in this environment. There is a tasty, varied menu and there are many events/activities that tie in both Spanish and other cultures as well as trips to various locations. They keep you updated about anything that is of importance to you such as how much they have eaten in our case.
There have been some core staff changes in the year, but they have maintained consistency and had good handover for new staff to whom my daughter responded well.
They keep you updated about your child's development.
There is less Spanish spoken by the children than I would have wished for as many children come from non-Spanish speaking families, but the teachers do their best to give them as much instruction in Spanish and to promote English when needed as this is, of course, part of the curriculum and ethos. I do however think it is a wonderful opportunity for those families and for education overall as promoting bilingualism is paramount these days.

How likely would you be to recommend The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

This is such a wonderful place. Its level of engagement with the parents and families is matched with its incredible commitment to the children in its care. This nursery has nurtured our child with skill, care and deep affection and the food is outstanding too.
We could not be more happy with every member of staff and our child looks forward to every new day. We do not have a Spanish background at home, but our child in a year has begun to communicate fully in Spanish which only adds to the reasons to chose this excellent nursery. The nurturing kindness of this environment makes it stand out from other creches we have looked at and attended.

How likely would you be to recommend The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language? 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

A really warm, caring environment for small people which encourages them to explore the world and grow in confidence. The staff are wonderful, the food is delicious and the place itself is lovely and light, with a little garden next to a wood, and filled with a huge range of activities for the children.
Most of all we like the family atmosphere, it really feels like the staff know each child well and their individual likes, needs and areas for growth.
We would thoroughly recommend it, whether a child speaks Spanish or not (ours didn't but now does a little bit).

How likely would you be to recommend The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Finding a nursery you feel comfortable leaving your most precious and dear children in can be hard.
I knew from the moment I spoke to the staff at The Spanish Nursery and saw all the smiley children's faces that this would work for my son and I. They always show love and comfort to the children whilst upholding extremely high standards or education and integration.
My son has flourished at The Spanish Nursery and I have never felt as though I am leaving him at nursery more like at family members house.
I would recommend The Spanish Nursery to any parents looking for a home from home comfort for their children.
Run by the amazing staff, within a safe and structured environment and with love.

How likely would you be to recommend The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The Spanish Nursery has been a great place for our now 4-year-old boy to go. He feels at home there and has learnt huge amounts and not just curriculum material. Everything from table manners to bathroom etiquette has been learnt and/or reinforced by the teachers at TSN. Everyone there is uncommonly warm and tactile and they very clearly know and care about every child who they look after.
The hours which are close to year-round opening, are extremely helpful for working parents. Neither of us is Spanish or Spanish-speaking but learning a second language at such an early age can only be of benefit.
I don't hesitate to recommend TSN wholeheartedly.
Oh, and the food is fantastic and very healthy.

How likely would you be to recommend The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Excellent

Our daughter has been at The Spanish Nursery for a year. She is very happy, has made great friends and now speaks Spanish.
The staff are lovely, very affectionate and our daughter talks fondly of her teachers and time spent playing at the nursery.
This gives us great confidence that she is being well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language? 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

The team at The Spanish Nursery are brilliant and the children have a huge range of activities to keep them learning and occupied. Our little one has been going for 5 months now and I have no doubt about sending our second child there too.
It is a relaxed, nurturing and creative space and the children have a great time there it seems.
Lately, it has been getting harder to get our little one to leave when I arrive, I am often being showed around for a few minutes before we manage to leave. A great sign I think.

How likely would you be to recommend The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My husband and I do not speak Spanish, I am Australian and my husband is English but we wanted our children to learn a second language and chose Spanish not only because it is widely spoken around the world but also because we love its culture and traditions. Our now 5-year-old son went to the Spanish Nursery for 2 years and thanks to the Nursery now speaks Spanish just as fluently as he speaks English. I also have a 2-year-old son currently attending the nursery and he understands Spanish and says many sentences and words in Spanish (and sings songs in Spanish).
I am so impressed by the nursery's culture and values. It provides a warm, caring, family environment for my son, there is a real sense of community. At the Nursery, my son feels safe, secure and loved whilst having plenty of fun. For my 5-year-old son, his learning and education at the nursery provided him with an excellent foundation for starting Primary School.
I can't recommend The Spanish Nursery enough.

How likely would you be to recommend The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I couldn't be happier with The Spanish Nursery. I am confident my child is growing in a very caring, familiar environment and learning different skills every day. Not only that but also my child is now fluent in Spanish in only 8 months.
I love every aspect of the nursery but perhaps what I love the most is that it isn't a strict environment, but rather a very comforting and familiar environment which has made my child feel safe and comfortable in there.
He has developed strong bonds with pretty much all the carers and never wants to leave when we pick him up.

How likely would you be to recommend The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language? 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

I am delighted with the care and education my son is receiving at The Spanish Nursery. We are new to London and I feel so lucky to have found this community-minded nursery. My son was immediately welcomed and made to feel comfortable. The teachers and staff are lovely and knowledgeable about early childhood education. They very quickly got to know my son and communicated any observations about him immediately. The care they take with the children is reflected in everything they do, from the thoughtful activities, routines, incredible food and meal times, and the curriculum. The staff are responsive to my needs and questions and they are excellent communicators. They take great care to meet expectations are are meticulous about guidelines and regulations. The best thing about the school is its incredible warmth and good feeling. My son is all smiles every day when I come to pick him up. The teachers all work hard and their dedication is evident. I highly recommend this school to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has gone to the Spanish Nursery since October 2015, we chose it because our Spanish nanny had taught my daughter some Spanish and we wanted her to keep what she had learnt. The nursery has been great and has done far more than just help my daughter keep and develop her Spanish.

The nursery is in a large community hall with a connected Astro turf garden and access to a private wood where the children can do nature walks and exploring. Every day there is nice mix of free play, group activities (singing, stories and games) and planned activities to develop different skills (fine motor, problem solving etc). There is also lots of topic based learning, at the moment we are learning poems and songs about winter and the children are doing work about the season in nursery. The poems and songs helps parents get involved and are really useful for parents like us with very limited Spanish as we can learn the songs and poems that my daughter brings home and sing them as a family.

My daughter is very happy at the nursery, she really likes the adults and describes them all as her best friends and with their help and encouragement she is making friends the other children. The food is nice and healthy and often includes traditional Spanish food which deepens my daughters knowledge of Spain. The progress reports we have had are detailed and helpful, we and the staff are currently working on developing my daughter's gross motor skills.

The staff are lovely and are all bilingual English/Spanish which helps me and my husband as meetings about progress and updates can be given in either English or Spanish. There are quite a few children who had no Spanish before they started at the nursery and they are progressing too.

All in all (as you can tell from this review) I am really happy and recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The whole team works hard to ensure every child has the right activities, equipment, to make the daily learning so much fun that children love going to the nursery. The staff is really professional and friendly, the food is excellent and the kids eat really well. Key-workers are in constant contact with parents to update them and review, share goals. Managers and team leaders are very accessible and responsive. Our experience has been excellent and our child couldn't be happier.

How likely would you be to recommend The Spanish Nursery and Children's Centre for Culture and Language? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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