Early Steps Preschool

Waterlea Adventure Playground, Furnace Green, Crawley RH10 6SP

Early Steps preschool, situated within Waterlea Adventure playground in Furnace Green, offers childcare for children aged from two to five- years-old. Two and three-year-old funding is accepted, as well as childcare vouchers. Funding is accepted for children who are entitled to 30 hours.

The nursery is located in a modern building that has all the resources and activities needed to provide children with a fun and stimulating experience.

A large outdoor space gives children areas to explore and play in and encourages them to learn about the world around them.

All children are welcome and are treated as individuals who learn at their own pace, in their own way and based on their interests.

The preschool has a loving atmosphere to ensure all children feel safe and secure in their surroundings. Children learn through their environment as well as through play, and engaging activities are carried out by passionate nursery staff to help each individual reach their full potential.

Early Steps Preschool understand that choosing the right nursery is a big decision for all parents and keeps parents involved with every step of their child’s nursery experience as children grow and develop.

Staff welcome the chance to show you around the setting to see what there is to offer.

Owner: Judith Owen

Person in charge: Judith Owen (Owner)

Local Authority / Social Services: West Sussex County Council

Number of Staff: 6

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

Total Places for Children: 32

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1445

When Closed: School Holidays

Admission Information: Children aged 2-5 years old funded or non-funded, 30 hours funded for 3 & 4 year olds available

Overview

The Review Score of 8.2 (maximum of 10) for Early Steps Preschool is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Early Steps Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.2 out of 5 from 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 5 for Early Steps Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (82 Excellents x 5) ) ÷ 82 Ratings = 5

  • 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 3.156 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Early Steps Preschool is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 6.4 positive Reviews (32 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 6.4 Target = 0.156

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

8.2 Early Steps Preschool has a Review Score of 8.2 (8.156)

Average Ratings

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Early Steps Preschool?

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Reviewer Connection to Early Steps Preschool

  • Mother of Child
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  • Stepfather of Child
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Early Steps is a lovely preschool and my daughter is growing in confidence each day. The outdoor space they have is fantastic and its really nice to see that they take the children on small trips within the immediate area as well. I really like the way they communicate what my daughter has been doing via a website as this allows me to see pictures as well. I never worry when she is at preschool and feel that I leave her in good hands.

How likely would you be to recommend Early Steps Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son absolutely loved this nursery. He grew very attached to the staff and other children and was always eager to return! Staff are all great and very welcoming! The hours are great for parents with older children in full-time school! I can not fault Early Steps Preschool at all! Would definitely recommend!

How likely would you be to recommend Early Steps Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Had a bad experience with a nearby nursery so started searching for others in the area and found Early Steps Preschool. When I went to view the pre-school I was impressed with where it was situated and the facilities it had. When I took my stepson there, he fitted right in with the other children and had a great time. I personally would say that Early Steps Preschool has the most welcoming and friendliest staff working there and I highly recommend them as your first choice above all others in the area.

How likely would you be to recommend Early Steps Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Absolutely fab preschool. Every member of staff is committed to each and every child. My son has come on leaps and bounds since he has been there and I'm very much looking forward to my youngest starting there next September!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been attending Early Steps since the day after his 2nd birthday. He has come on amazingly in his time there and now attends every day. He is 3 years old now and looks forward to going every day. There's always a different range of activities going on, both inside and outside. He especially loves snack time, where the children are supervised in choosing and cutting their fruit. There's a lovely quiet area with sensory items and a computer for the children to watch stories on. The staff are fantastic and he is fond of all of them. He runs in as soon as we arrive and never wants to leave at home time. Genuinely an outstanding environment and he has learnt so much in his time there. I wouldn't send him anywhere else and would highly recommend Early Steps.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Best pre school in the area. The staff made me and my son feel very welcome as soon as we walked through the doors, which was very important to us as we had trouble with another pre school in the area.

How likely would you be to recommend Early Steps Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Amazing, amazing, amazing!!

A very family feeling and always made to feel comfortable. Regular reports on my little boy and have no worries when he is with them.

My boy loved everyone and loves their huge garden.

Would recommend!

How likely would you be to recommend Early Steps Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Judith Owen

Job Title: Preschool Supervisor

Joined: 2015

Description:

Judith is an Early Years Professional with 9 years' experience of working in pre-schools. She is passionate about the early education of children, and strongly believes that a good relationship between parents and early years educators is in the best interests of the children, and will give them the best possible start in life.

Kellie

Kellie Hilton

Job Title: Educator

Joined: 2015

Description:

Kellie has been working within early years education for 15 years. Taking on various roles within the industry. She will be our SENCO, working with children who have additional needs. This is a role she finds extremely rewarding, and is passionate about childrens' development.