Newbury Gardens Day Nursery, Newbury, Berkshire
Newbury Gardens Day Nursery, Newbury, Berkshire
Newbury Gardens Day Nursery, Newbury, Berkshire

Newbury Gardens Day Nursery provides childcare for children aged 3 months to 5 years in the Newbury area, offering full and part time places.

The nursery is a short distance from the town centre and local train station in Greenham House, a building which dates back to 1845.

The nursery is surrounded by Greenham Gardens which the nursery staff and children can enjoy.

Each room in the nursery has its own planned list of activities for parents to view and there is also provision for children to sleep during the day if required.

Group: The Forbury Group of Nurseries

Person in charge: Emma McCartney (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: West Berkshire Council

Number of Staff: 14

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

Total Places for Children: 70

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Fees Guide: under 2 full time £250 per week, over 2's full time £225 per week. Part time 4 days or less under 2's £58 per day, over 2's part time 4 days or less £51.50 per day

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Reviews

7.9 Newbury Gardens Day Nursery has a Review Score of 7.9 (7.859)

The Review Score of 7.9 (maximum of 10) for Newbury Gardens Day Nursery 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 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Newbury Gardens Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 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 4.788 for Newbury Gardens Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (105 Excellents x 5) + (26 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 132 Ratings = 4.788

  • 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 3.071 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Newbury Gardens Day Nursery is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 14 positive Reviews (70 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 14 Target = 0.071

  • 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
    9
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Newbury Gardens Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    11
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Newbury Gardens Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    10
  • Father of Child
    1

Great and friendly staff! A lot of activities for children from 6 months old. Child development report is produced regularly to parents. Daily update on how the day was sent. Encourage Healthy eating habits with a variety of fruits and vegetables included in the menu. Lovely and well-arranged garden area for outdoor activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Newbury Gardens Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

A lovely nursery in central Newbury. The staff are fantastic with the kids and do some great activities. They even bring in external professionals in for particular activities (e.g. sports) which bring additional diversity to the day. The children sometimes go to the local park too. The nursery has a fantastic on-line system for posting pictures and videos of your child at nursery to show key milestone events. The food is good and I understand they also provide meals for their staff which I think reflects that the management care about their staff (not all nurseries do this). The staff turnover seems quite low which suggests the staff are happy. I do have experience of other nurseries and I would say that this one stands out compared to others I know. I'd like to say thank you to the staff for taking such good care of my little boy while he was at Newbury Gardens Day Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Newbury Gardens Day Nursery? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

A very good nursery and my son is very happy attending five days a week. Lots of activities and interaction with meals cooked on the premises. Only negative I can add is that it only opens from 8am - 6pm which can prove difficult at times, other competitors in the area open at 7:30 am - 6pm which would make things so much easier.

How likely would you be to recommend Newbury Gardens Day Nursery? 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 son has been at Newbury Gardens since he was 10 months old he is now 27 months, and we've been delighted with our choice. The care he gets there is excellent with lots of stimulating activities, outside and inside. The staff who really seem to care.

How likely would you be to recommend Newbury Gardens Day Nursery? 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

After viewing many of our local nurseries and preschools Newbury Gardens Day Nursery was by far my favourite, and my daughters. I instantly knew this was the place my daughter would thrive in and I was right. Not only is the nursery is itself lovely the gardens are just great for the little ones and come rain or shine or snow they get out and explore. If I ever have any questions or just want to check in all the staff are fabulous always there to help. Couldn't ask for anything more. I feel very involved in my daughters time spent there, Love the little parties and sessions where parents can come and be a part of what they get up to and seeing what the children are getting up too. Would highly recommend to anyone .

How likely would you be to recommend Newbury Gardens Day Nursery? 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

Very familiar and lovely environment, stimulating, organised, cleaned, Great team! My daughter loves it!
Learning is excellent. Children are really looked after well. Outside very good. Communications with parents always clear. Food is good and the nursery nurses are very professional but also lovely with children. The management is excellent. Overall I would definitely recommend this nursery

How likely would you be to recommend Newbury Gardens Day Nursery? 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

We are very happy with the standard of care our child receives. The staff are lovely and welcoming, and a wide range of activities are offered. The gardens are fantastic. The food is lovely too. Our daughter loves it so much she never wants to leave at pick up time! I would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Newbury Gardens Day Nursery? 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

A friendly, bright and colourful nursery with a great outdoor space. My little boy has been going to Newbury Gardens for two years and over that time the staff have helped his confidence to grow enormously. His speech was a little bit behind his peers and he had some wobbles socialising, but his key workers have worked very closely with us to help him blossom into a happy, chatty little boy. I can't thank them enough. Highly recommended! :)

How likely would you be to recommend Newbury Gardens Day Nursery? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My youngest son has been attending Newbury Gardens Day Nursery since June 2015. His induction into the nursery was excellent and the warm and friendly staff worked really hard to get to know him and his needs and he settled brilliantly. The daily feedback is always detailed and informative about what he has eaten, how long he has slept and the activities he has done.
The staff are ALL friendly and welcoming. I have experience of other nurseries and preschools and find the staff morale at Newbury Gardens to be exceptionally high by comparison which leads to a great bond between families and staff.
I love receiving the monthly update sheets with information on his development and the staff observations as well as their plan for the next month so we can see the progress he is making and how well the staff know him.
We really couldn't be happier with the nursery and care he receives which is a great tribute to the Manager and the rest of the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Newbury Gardens Day Nursery? 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

Brilliant nursery, the staff are amazing my daughter has developed and learnt so much. The variety of activities and food is of high standard. The location and setting is just right. I feel comfortable that my daughter is safe having fun and I trust the staff in everything they do.

How likely would you be to recommend Newbury Gardens Day Nursery? 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

Newbury Gardens did a great job of settling in my little boy which is always a anxious time for the parents. They inform me of what he has been up to everyday and has formed close bonds with the staff and children 8 months on.

How likely would you be to recommend Newbury Gardens Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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