Uplands Nursery

Albion Road, Sandhurst GU47 9BP

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Uplands Nursery

Owner: Uplands Primary School

Person in charge: Charlie Evans (Teacher)

Local Authority / Social Services: Bracknell Forest Borough Council

Number of Staff: 6

Service Offered: Nursery School (Local Authority Owned), Open term time, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 32

Age Range: from 3 years 0 months to 4 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0845-1530

When Closed: School Holidays

Overview of Review Score

The Review Score of 8.7 out of 10 for Uplands Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 3 Reviews in the last 24 months.

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.7 out of 5 from 3 positive Reviews in the last 24 months.

Detailed Breakdown of Review Score

The maximum Review Score for a Day Nursery is 10, which is made up of Average Rating of Reviews (maximum of 5 points) and Number of Reviews (maximum of 5 points) in the last 24 months:

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews in the last 24 months. 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 4.971 for Uplands Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (33 Excellents x 5) + (1 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 34 Ratings = 4.971

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 24 months. 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 nursery to friends and family?'

    The 3.719 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Uplands Nursery is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as per below:

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    • i) 4 points are available for the first 10 Positive Reviews in the last 24 months; 3 points for the first Positive Review, and then 0.125 Points for each of the next four Positive Reviews and then 0.1 Points for the next five Positive Reviews. (1st = 3.000, 2nd = 0.125, 3rd = 0.125, 4th = 0.125, 5th = 0.125, 6th = 0.100, 7th = 0.100, 8th = 0.100, 9th = 0.100, 10th = 0.100) 3 + 0.125 + 0.125 = 3.25

    • ii) 1 point is available for the number of Positive Reviews reaching 20% of the number of registered child places in the last 24 months. If this number is partially reached, then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery registered for a maximum of 50 child places has to reach 10 Positive Reviews to receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews it will receive 0.7 points. 20% of the 32 number of registered child places is 6.4. 3 Positive Reviews ÷ 6.4 = 0.469

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

  • If a Day Nursery does not have a review in the last 24 months. then it will not have a Review Score.

8.7 Uplands Nursery has a Review Score of 8.7 (8.690) out of 10 based on reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time Uplands Nursery has 27 reviews with an Average Rating of 5 out of 5.

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Uplands Nursery is a truly wonderful environment for children. Both of mine have loved every moment there and are always encouraged to thrive and have as much fun as possible. The staff are always available to tell you how your child is getting on and you are invited to regular parents sessions to watch
your child in action. They are taught so much through play and it is amazing to see how much they learn. The teachers and assistants are very loving towards the children and encourage them and help them all day long. The facilities are excellent and the outside area is a great size. I would never worry about my children there, they were excited to go in every day. I'm sad that my youngest finishes there in July.

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Average Rating:  Average rating  5 out of 5

All the staff at Uplands Nursery are amazing.
I have found not only are they there for my daughter but also me as a parent.
They have been wonderful at helping my daughter with a new stage she is going through and extending it to our home life too.
I feel as a parent I have had support in explaining
things I'm new to as she is my first child to attend nursery.

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Alison Livingstone, Admin Manager at Uplands Nursery responded to this review on 01 Feb 2018:

Thank you for your kinds words. It's always lovely to hear that we are supporting both child and family.

Average Rating:  Average rating  4.9 out of 5

Since my son started at Uplands Nursery Jan 2017 he has come on so well academically and socially. The nursery is brilliant at making learning fun and for setting up great learning activities. He has fun every day with the variety of different stations. Could not fault the nursery and its staff.

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Alison Livingstone, Admin Manager at Uplands Nursery responded to this review on 01 Feb 2018:

Thank you for such a positive review. We always appreciate parents taking the time to review us.

Average Rating:  Average rating  5 out of 5

My 3-year-old daughter goes to Uplands Nursery and absolutely loves it. The atmosphere is so relaxed and friendly - it feels very homely and I love the fact that the kids have free flow play. My daughter suffers from speech and language difficulties and the nursery have been so supportive with her about
this, they work really well with her speech and language therapist and I feel have been a great help in improving her development.
I love the fact that the nursery is part of the School and that the nursery gets to use their facilities to do things such as P.E twice a week.
Being a working mum I find it really helpful that I get updated on things via SMS, email and social media. The reports are also so detailed and I love that I can view them securely online.
All the staff are truly caring and very patient.

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Alison, Admin manager at Uplands Nursery responded to this review on 21 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your review. We are always happy to hear such positive comments.

Average Rating:  Average rating  4.9 out of 5

Uplands Nursery is an excellent nursery with very friendly, helpful, enthusiastic teachers. It has a fantastic indoor and outdoor environment for young children. I would highly recommend this nursery, my son is very happy here.

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Alison, Admin Manager at Uplands Nursery responded to this review on 22 Feb 2017:

Many thanks for your review. It is lovely to hear that your son enjoys his time with us.

Average Rating:  Average rating  5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic nursery setting all the children look so happy and mine certainly has no problems with going into his sessions. I would whole heartedly recommend this nursery to anyone of my friends and already have done. The teachers are so friendly too.

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Alison, Admin Manager at Uplands Nursery responded to this review on 21 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your review. It is always nice to hear from happy parents.

Average Rating:  Average rating  5 out of 5

When we first visited the nursery, I was struck by how friendly and welcoming it felt. I also loved the free flow movement of children around the place. Since starting here, my son has absolutely loved coming. I feel he was welcomed as an individual from the start and his individuality has been nurtured.
It is very important to me that some of his more challenging traits (such as aggression, spiritedness, wilfulness) are retained and appropriately channelled (rather than squashed) and I really feel that this is happening. The staff speak so positively of him and genuinely seem to care about his little self, his feelings and thoughts. The report they have already sent to me is a wonderful reassurance to me that he is happy and learning with love and joy - very detailed and providing numerous photos of him hard at play. The garden is lovely and he enjoys the free flow of movement inside and outside. A lovely space for a child to start a love of learning and for socialisation.
I highly recommend Uplands.

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Alison Livingstone, Administration Manager at Uplands Nursery responded to this review on 09 Feb 2017:

Thank you so much for your review. It is lovely to hear such positive feedback and to know that your son is enjoying his time at nursery with us.

Average Rating:  Average rating  5 out of 5

My son is enjoying nursery. One of the best nursery around Sandhurst. The staff are very friendly and understanding. Very creative outer space and they do PE also, which is my son's favourite, not many nurseries do. Highly recommend it.

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Alison, Admin Manager at Uplands Nursery responded to this review on 09 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad he is enjoying his time at nursery.

Average Rating:  Average rating  5 out of 5

My 2 daughters absolutely love their time at Uplands Nursery. They always come home talking about their day and they seem to do a lot of different things too. I have also been impressed by the extra activities and the fact that the nursery children don't get left out of activities that the rest of the
school do too. I would highly recommend Uplands Nursery.

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Alison, Admin at Uplands Nursery responded to this review on 09 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your review.
Its lovely to hear that the girls tell you all about how they spent their day.

Average Rating:  Average rating  5 out of 5

Uplands Nursery is a fantastic place and I couldn't have asked for a better start for my children to begin their education. The staff are warm and friendly and really care about the children. They are consistent and always put their heart and soul into what they do. The facilities are great and my children
always come home full of beans from their day. The interaction with the main school has worked really well and opens up even more opportunities for the children such as PE sessions, special assemblies, and workshops. Highly recommend!

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Average Rating:  Average rating  5 out of 5

My son joined Uplands Nursery in September 2015. I had never left him in childcare and was concerned how he would settle in, I had nothing to worry about, he settled immediately. This was thanks to the amazing staff. He even wanted to spend his birthday at nursery rather than Legoland!
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amazing, caring and give each child the attention they need. He has learnt so much and comes home every day chatting about what he has done that day. It has been a perfect foundation on which to start his schooling.
The facilities are great, the rooms are set up perfectly for the children, play areas changed frequently and physical education incorporated into their week too.
I canot recommended Uplands Nursery highly enough. We will be very sad to leave at the end of term but would like to thank the whole nursery team for making his time there so enjoyable.

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Average Rating:  Average rating  5 out of 5

My Daughter has attended this Nursery for approximately 2 years and I have been delighted with her development and her behaviour since starting. They are just wonderful staff and super patient and good fun, promoting learning whilst playing. They often organise workshops for the children depending on
the season and subject they are learning that week. They playground has all the facilities you'd hope for and more for them to play and enjoy being outdoors. The nursery itself inside has an easy flow feel to it and activities placed out for the little ones to look at.
I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone with little ones and my daughter would run to start class in the morning which shows you how important this nursery is to my daughter.

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Average Rating:  Average rating  4.9 out of 5

A really nursery with friendly, helpful staff. Everyone works so hard to make the children feel welcome and continue by being so enthusiastic everyday. My son settled in very quickly and has developed so many useful skills due to the nursery and it's staff.

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Average Rating:  Average rating  5 out of 5

My daughter has been going to Uplands Nursery for a year, since she turned 3, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. The staff are experienced, friendly and very informative. They take the time to get to know the children and this is clearly evident in the termly reports they send out. There is a
great variety of activities the children can choose from playing in a mud kitchen, on the slide, with sand and water, to indoor games, crafts and reading. My daughter loves the "set-ups" which change frequently from a vets, a kitchen, a hairdressers to a hospital. The staff spend time working with the children on phonics and writing their name. My daughter is always happy to go and is showing a real interest in learning; she is very proud when she receives a sticker for the "great tidying up they all did". She even got to hold a small owl and see the reindeers, which have been real highlights this year. I have no doubt that she will start reception in September more prepared and confident.

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Average Rating:  Average rating  5 out of 5

Our son's experience at Uplands Nursery was above and beyond what we expected.
Each day was full and varied affording him a very well balanced education and social experience.

The teachers were all exceptional, patient and caring. Our son spoke highly of each one. He established very special friendships

thanks to the nurturing and social environment. He was always happy to go and came back happy each day with many stories of his exciting day. His learning journey was exceptional and it was remarkable to see him recognising letters, sounds, numbers, shapes and knowing so many facts about the world around him.

Our son was very positive about school and learning making his transition and adjustment to mainstream school easier.

We highly recommend Uplands as an exceptional choice for anyone who wants to ensure their child is prepared for school.

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Average Rating:  Average rating  5 out of 5

My twin girls went to Uplands Nursery from Sept 14 to July 15. Both my husband and I were immensely impressed by the service provided. Each day was structured whilst maintaining the 'fun' element for the children. The teachers genuinely care for the children and provide a wonderful environment for their
introduction to learning. Both my girls, young for their school year, have started reception leaps ahead by knowing their phonics, alphabet and a good grasp of how to hold their pencils to form letters and words. They were both on reading books within a month of starting school. We have nothing but positive praise for all that worked at the nursery and thank them for the fantastic start they gave our girls.

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Average Rating:  Average rating  4.9 out of 5

This is a lovely nursery, with great staff, fantastic facilities inside and out.
My daughter has settled in very quickly and comes home every day with a smile on her face and stories of what fun she's had.

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Average Rating:  Average rating  4.2 out of 5

I have been hugely impressed with both the set up and staffing at Uplands Nursery. My boy joined them in September, very nervous and had real issues with separation. His key worker helped patiently to get him settled, going beyond, I'm sure, her expected duties. Drop off went from being hugely stressful
for us all to happy & content within a few weeks. My son is very happy there and knows all the staff well and feels confident and comfortable going in. Some days he gets cross that it's the weekend!

The flow of the rooms works well for individual choice play and I think there are great opportunities for shared experiences also. Additionally I love the reporting system giving you a real birds eye view to what our cherubs get up to.

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Average Rating:  Average rating  5 out of 5

We are extremely happy with Uplands Nursery. We are really pleased with how the nursery is run / the structure and the development we have seen in our twins since they have been attending, plus they love it there.

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Uplands is an outstanding nursery that goes above and beyond when it comes to the care of my daughter. My daughter has been at Uplands since she turned 3 over a year ago. She can sometimes be very insecure, but all the staff here are excellent, and make me as a parent feel confident in the occasions
I leave her crying!
She has developed emotionally, physically and academically since starting at Uplands. She is a very independent little girl. I have no doubt that a lot of this is down to the nursery.
The nursery itself is only 18 months old, and is therefore very bright and modern. It has 2 lovely big rooms and a huge outside play area which is used all year round. The nursery is attached to an outstanding school, and the nursery children are lucky enough to be able to use the school's facilities for Cooking and PE. They are able to watch the school plays and take part in their activities.
I would 100% recommend Upands to anyone looking for a nursery in Sandhurst.

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