Berkeley Gardens Day Nursery

72 Berkeley Avenue, Reading RG1 6HY

Berkeley Gardens Day Nursery, Reading, Berkshire
Berkeley Gardens Day Nursery, Reading, Berkshire
Berkeley Gardens Day Nursery, Reading, Berkshire

Berkeley Gardens Day Nursery provides professional care for children in the Reading area.

Berkeley Gardens Gardens Day Nursery provides care for children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years of age, Monday to Friday.

The nursery teaches children using the Early Years Foundation Stage and a key person is allocated to all new children starting at the nursery.

Meals are freshly prepared daily for children to enjoy by a onsite cook with individual children needs monitored. Meals are balanced and fresh produce is delivered daily.

Group: The Forbury Group of Nurseries

Person in charge: Claire Little (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Reading Borough Council

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

Total Places for Children: 98

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

Vacancies

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Reviews

8.5 Berkeley Gardens Day Nursery has a Review Score of 8.5 (8.542)

The Review Score of 8.5 (maximum of 10) for Berkeley Gardens Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Berkeley Gardens Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.7 out of 5 from 3 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 4.889 for Berkeley Gardens Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (32 Excellents x 5) + (4 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 36 Ratings = 4.889

  • 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 3.653 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Berkeley Gardens Day Nursery is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 19.6 positive Reviews (98 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 19.6 Target = 0.153

  • 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
    3
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    3
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Berkeley Gardens Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    3

I rarely write reviews except something is truly exceptional or when it is the opposite. Berkeley Gardens is a brilliant nursery and extremely well managed. The staff and in-house team go above and beyond in providing a great childcare experience (I tried two other nurseries before this). I only hope they maintain the very high standard we have now come to expect. Drop offs are guilt free. Door policy with camera before opening is brilliant. The food, healthy and fresh. The fussiest eater will try. Nappies wipes included. My child's key person is truly phenomenal. Not phoney or fake nice. Toys, outdoor space are a child's dream come true. My feedback and concerns feel valued. Without looking like a paid reviewer (I'm just very demanding like most parents), if you are looking for a nursery for a very loved little one and not just any will do, then look no further. You will not regret it. One thing, it is not cheap. It is very good value (think a really good Waitrose) which is miles better than cheap.

How likely would you be to recommend Berkeley 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

Claire Hermitage, Director of Childcare at Berkeley Gardens Day Nursery responded to this review on 06 Apr 2017:

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments Adenike, we really appreciate your feedback.

Excellent and flexible day nursery with super friendly staff. My 17 month old has been attending since January 2017 and really enjoys himself there.

I have been impressed with the range of activities he does and that he has been taught to feed himself by his key worker.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Claire Hermitage, Director of Childcare at Berkeley Gardens Day Nursery responded to this review on 06 Apr 2017:

Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to review the Nursery.

My son attended the nursery from 2016 - March 2017 and unfortunately, due to work and future plans we had to relocate to Farnborough.

I have to say, without doubt, this is the best nursery by far and trust me when I say this because I have tried other 3 places before they had space for my son.

I just really wish I could take them with me.

The staffs are exceptionally awesome in the way they take care of the children and all the activities they filled in all week.

The morning cuddles and evening updates. Amazing place and hardworking people.

My son has learned a lot and made lots of friends that he is already missing.

How likely would you be to recommend Berkeley 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

Claire Hermitage, Director of Childcare at Berkeley Gardens Day Nursery responded to this review on 06 Apr 2017:

Thank you for your kind comments, we really appreciate the time you have taken to write the review and we wish you and your family all the very best for the future.

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