Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted

Gossoms End, Victory Road, Berkhamsted HP4 1DL

Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted employs a qualified team who strive to help children achieve the best possible early years learning experience.

The nursery provides a safe and secure environment that is tailored to age-specific learning and EYFS objectives, helping children to develop through fun and a wide range of activities.

Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted sees itself as working in partnership with parents and makes sure each child has a key person to report on progress.

Group: Toad Hall Nursery Group

Person in charge: Alicia Ford (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 76

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

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Reviews

8.1 Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted has a Review Score of 8.1 (8.142)

The Review Score of 8.1 (maximum of 10) for Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted 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 Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.4 out of 5 from 2 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 4.76 for Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted is calculated as follows: ( (155 Excellents x 5) + (49 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 204 Ratings = 4.76

  • 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 3.382 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 15.2 positive Reviews (76 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 15.2 Target = 0.132

  • 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
    15
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted?

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

Reviewer Connection to Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted

  • Mother of Child
    15
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

My daughter has attended he nursery since she was 10 months old and the nursery staff are amazing. I am amazed with the amount she is learning everyday. She loves it and is happy and smiling when I pick her up. The parent zone app and website are lovely, giving photo and video updates on what she's been up to which are so welcome during long days at work when I am missing her terribly!!

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted? 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both of my children attend the nursery and are very happy. The staff work well as team and very friendly.
They plan lots of amazing activities for the children each day and have great outdoor space.
The cook provides very nutritional meals and snacks each day for the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Toad Hall is a fantastic nursery and my daughter has not only enjoyed her time there immensely, she has also thrived.

The main thing for me that set's it apart from another very good nursery that she attended is the staff. As soon as she walk into Toad Hall it is evident that the staff are very happy there and work well together as a team. As a parent, this feels mw with confidence and makes for a positive, happy and caring environment for my daughter to develop in. When the staff are as happy as they appear to be at Toad Hall, that can only be a good thing of the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted? 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 son attended Toad Hall for the last year before starting school. He came on leaps and bounds in little butterflies room and I do believe this has set him on his way in school life. The staff in the room planned for all his next steps and made the day exciting and full of learning opportunities no two days were the same. My son loved the garden and the food the most because he got to be so involved with growing vegetables in the garden and learning how to portion his own food. I will recommend everyone goes here purely for the friendliest team I've ever met and you know they truly care about each and every child there

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has attended Toad Hall since August 2015. She was only 9 months old at the time and very clingy so we were apprehensive about leaving her. The staff at Toad Hall are extremely friendly and welcoming and she settled after a few sessions. I now leave for work with a positive feeling knowing she will enjoy the day ahead of her. The most important thing for me is that Toad Hall always make me feel like my daughter is special, taking their time to tell me about her day and even giving me her art work. They will follow whatever routine you have in place and it is a huge bonus that nappies, wipes, milk and food are included as it means you don't have to spend the morning packing a bag. We are very happy with Toad Hall and would highly recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Lovely staff - they are happy to go the extra mile to understand and meet the individual needs of the kids they care for. My 18 month old comes home with all sorts of skills - he has started saying 'ta' when we give him things at home - without any prompting or training from us! And he came over and blew me a kiss the other day... Its great for him to be exposed to such a positive environment and build relationships other kids and adults.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted? 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

My daughter has been at the nursery for just over a year now and she loves going in and seeing her little friends and gets on great with the staff here. She has recently moved up to the next room and the staff have been good in integrating her over so she has settled in brilliantly. Her speech is coming on very well and she likes to interact with everyone giving her the social skills she needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted? 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

The care my children get from all the staff is like they are one of their own. They look forward to going in and I always get told what they have been doing that day. They have been so accommodating when I have needed the children to do different days and hours, always answering my requests straight away. If they can't help then they explain why. When I am at work I am reassured that they are in the best possible care, happy mum.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted? 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

Great nursery. Clean and well looked after. Fantastic meals. Most importantly the staff are wonderful, friendly and look after child so well with a variety of activities. Keep parents well informed and have lots of events on too.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our son has been very happy at Toad Hall. The staff always treat him with care and affection and he settled in very well straight from the start. They do a range of activities and my son comes back happy every day. We have a complicated rota and the nursery have been very accommodating the whole time. Any issues we have had have been resolved quickly and efficiently.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

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

My daughter has attended Toad Hall for 18 months and loves every minute she spends there.

When she joined she had a tough time settling as she was very clingy, but the staff made the transition so easy and she soon settled. The facilities are excellent, very clean and tidy. The staff are very well trained and very attentive with the children. Her development has come on leaps and bounds too and she is a very sociable little girl.

The chef is also very very good and caters to all needs. My child eats absolutely everything.

Overall this is a fabulous nursery setting and the team are amazing. I'm so glad I picked this nursery for my daughter as is delivers on every level and will send my next child there too.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted? 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

My daughter absolutely loves going to Toad Hall Nursery. I know she is in safe hands and is going to really enjoy herself while learning key skills through play. The staff are all very friendly and really know your child, even if they are not their key worker. Feedback regarding your child's activities is given daily, both verbally and also written, and also at parents evenings, where their progress is reviewed. I have personally recommended this nursery to lots of other people and wouldn't hesitate to do so again.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

An excellent Nursery. We have experienced the fantastic care in all rooms. The staff are extremely well trained, professional and caring. The facilities are clean and well looked after. The preschool teaching is great and the children are involved in an array of different activities - art, singing, sport, Spanish, baking. Our children love attending and have come on in leaps and bounds! We're all made to feel special, supported and cared for. I would absolutely recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted? 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 grandson attends Toad Hall Nursery, he is extremely happy and loves to tell us all about his day and how much he is learning. His social skills are excellent and he is very fond of all his careers and the help and support they give him shows in all aspects of his life.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our son has been at Toad Hall since September 2014 and absolutes loves it. The staff in the baby room were great at helping him settle in which made returning to work much less stressful. Every room has access to outdoor space and they go outside pretty much every day unless the weather is terrible. All of the staff say hello and know his name even if they aren't in his room which makes it feel really friendly. The younger rooms have Rosie's Rock and Rollers come in once a week plus they do lots of artwork and messy play. Our daughter starts in January so hoping she will be just as happy there.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted? 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 daughter started at Toad Hall 9 months ago when she turned one. She is clingy and the nursery did a superb job at taking the settling in sessions slowly and now she loves it! A great mix of indoor and outdoor play and she loves the meals! The staff are professional and fantastic with the children. My daughter goes twice a week and I feel it's really helped her confidence and development.
I'm expecting my second in April and its reassuring to know I have found a nursery my husband and I are extremely happy to send our second child to.
I would highly recommend this nursery, such a lovely family environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted? 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

Our daughter has been at Toad Hall in Berkhamsted for almost a year. She is fully settled and very happy there.
The staff are superb; they are both a professional and nurturing team.
Our daughter gets the stimulation she needs at nursery and is thriving developmentally; however more importantly to us, she is really happy there. The nursery feels like an extension of family and provides a safe, warm and loving environment in which we have no qualms about leaving her.
The inside space is clean and organised. The best is made of the outside space and there is lots of great equipment.
The children are involved in varied activities; regularly our daughter brings home artwork or food she has helped to make. There is lots of outside play and messy play.
We would recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Toad Hall Nursery Berkhamsted? 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: Good

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Awards / Recognitions

December 2013

'Good Egg' Award

Recipient: Toad Hall Nursery Group

Date: Sunday 01 Dec 2013

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Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

Alicia

Alicia Ford

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Description:

My name is Alicia Ford and I have been working in childcare for over 11 years and hold a BA Hons degree in Education. Alicia is very passionate about childcare and her role. Every day is different and brings new challenges and experiences for herself and the children.

I look forward to meeting you, if you have any questions, please give me a call at the nursery! Alicia