Gaggle Nursery & Pre-school

The Cottage, Lower Station Road, Crayford, Dartford DA1 3PY

Gaggle Nursery & Pre-school, Dartford, London
Gaggle Nursery & Pre-school, Dartford, London
Gaggle Nursery & Pre-school, Dartford, London

Gaggle Nursery & Pre-school is located in Crayford in Kent. The nursery is a converted large Victorian house, situated in an acre of open space with its own garden.

Gaggle Nursery & Pre-school uses a web-based system to communicate a detailed daily account of each child's day to their parents, enabling them to track and learn about their child's development. The nursery also has full CCTV monitoring installed throughout.

Providing care for children aged from birth to four-years-old. Children have access to seperate rooms with age appropriate toys and activities, including: reading, building blocks, arts and crafts, role play. In addition, children are able to participate in a range of activities, specially planned by a team of skilled staff.

Gaggle has a purpose-built baby room with pantry, sleep area and baby garden.

Staff at the nursery pride themselves on providing high quality learning and development opportunities for children.

Owner: Super Start Ltd

Person in charge: Georgie Sparkes (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Bexley Council

Number of Staff: 16

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

Total Places for Children: 25

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week between Christmas & New Year

Directions:

We are 2 minutes walk from the Crayford Station.

Parking:

We have plenty of parking at the nursery.

Vacancies

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Reviews

4.5 Gaggle Nursery & Pre-school has a Review Score of 4.5 (4.538)

The Review Score of 4.5 (maximum of 10) for Gaggle Nursery & Pre-school is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Gaggle Nursery & Pre-school in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 0 out of 5 from 0 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 4.538 for Gaggle Nursery & Pre-school is calculated as follows: ( (78 Excellents x 5) + (64 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 143 Ratings = 4.538

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 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 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.

    The 0 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Gaggle Nursery & Pre-school is based on 0 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 0 = 0

    2. Target of 5 positive Reviews (25 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 0 Reviews ÷ 5 Target = 0

  • 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
    7
  • Good
    5
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Gaggle Nursery & Pre-school?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    9
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Gaggle Nursery & Pre-school

  • Mother of Child
    12

Our family have had a good experience with Gaggle - friendly and helpful staff, they always make helpful suggestions if my child is fussy or if times for milk or sleep should be adjusted. The fact that the location is 5 minutes from Crayford Station is great for me as a commuter. Updates and communications are clear via email and on the nursery notice board. The foods are varied and I am happy with that.

How likely would you be to recommend Gaggle Nursery & Pre-school? 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

Our daughter is speech delayed and we were getting very worried about her comprehension. Gaggle were fully aware of this and are working with her to bring her speech on. We have seen a massive difference in her over the past two months.

How likely would you be to recommend Gaggle Nursery & Pre-school? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

All the staff are friendly and helpful and we really feel that our child's needs are put first. They work very closely with us to help with our child's progression. They do a wide range of activities that my son enjoys. My son runs in every morning with a smile that makes leaving him much easier.

How likely would you be to recommend Gaggle Nursery & Pre-school? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

The nursery offers great childcare. My daughter started this nursery when she was six months old. She was very well loved and looked after. She is now 17 months old and loving her time at the nursery. She is very forward for her age and this is down to great staff. I would definitely recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Gaggle Nursery & Pre-school? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Nursery is very good and my child is happy and progressing well.

How likely would you be to recommend Gaggle Nursery & Pre-school? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The staff are approachable and friendly. My son comes in happily every morning and when I pick him up he appears to have had a good day. He has been singing songs which suggest that he is learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Gaggle Nursery & Pre-school? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son really enjoys his time at the nursery, has lots of fun playing, learning new things as the nursery provides different activities each month. Food is of a high standard and made with fresh ingredients which is great. The staff are brilliant and very good with my child.

How likely would you be to recommend Gaggle Nursery & Pre-school? 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

My two year old twins are very happy at Gaggle and continuously learn and improve on what they already know. I am very happy with their progress here.

How likely would you be to recommend Gaggle Nursery & Pre-school? 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

Very competent staff, very friendly and trustworthy staff. Very happy with their ability. they have look after my son for over 5 months now and he is developing from grace to grace. couldn't be happier.

How likely would you be to recommend Gaggle Nursery & Pre-school? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

Value for Money: Good

We are happy with this nursery. Our son started in April and it's been fantastic. The staff in particular are really nice and friendly and very professional. My son's key worker got him to sit on the big chair and no more highchair. We now have meal times with him sitting at table with us. Fantastic job. She is so great with him. Also helps him with his speech. The nursery manager has helped so much with keeping up with ways to help with my son's speech and language. Overall, I think they are doing a fab job.

How likely would you be to recommend Gaggle Nursery & Pre-school? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Since our son started at Gaggle Nursery, we have been extremely impressed by the level of care he receives. The staff are fantastic: engaged, expert and caring. The Director is progressive in her approach and is concerned with every aspect of a child's development. In this regard, we were particularly pleased to see the planned introduction of Jolly Phonics. I feel safe and confident leaving him in the capable hands of the nursery staff, and as a new and anxious mum, that's the highest commendation I can give.

How likely would you be to recommend Gaggle Nursery & Pre-school? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Absolutely fantastic nursery, the staff are genuinely interested in the children's development, bringing out the best in the child.
My daughter has flourished beautifully, thank you Gaggles.
Always a pleasure to take my daughter to nursery and she seems to enjoy going too.

How likely would you be to recommend Gaggle Nursery & Pre-school? 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

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