Barkway Preschool

84 High Street, Barkway, Royston SG8 8EF

Owner: Barkway Playgroup

Person in charge: Karen Evans (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 5

Service Offered: Nursery School (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open term time, Full Day Care

Registered Charity Number: 1004083

Total Places for Children: 16

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0900-1515

When Closed: School Holidays

Fees Guide: Morning Session 9.00-12.00 £12.60 Lunch Time Session 12-1.00 £4.20 Afternoon Session 1.00-3.15 £8.00 Full Day £24.80

Admission Information: None

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Reviews

4.8 Barkway Preschool has a Review Score of 4.8 (4.792)

The Review Score of 4.8 (maximum of 10) for Barkway Preschool 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 2 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Barkway Preschool 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 4.792 for Barkway Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (19 Excellents x 5) + (5 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 24 Ratings = 4.792

  • 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 0 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Barkway Preschool is based on 0 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 0 = 0

    2. Target of 3.2 positive Reviews (16 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 0 Reviews ÷ 3.2 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
    2
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Barkway Preschool?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    2
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Barkway Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    2

This is a fantastic little village preschool. The team are amazing. My daughter had just turned 2 years old when she started and was painfully shy. Her first day at preschool was the first time she'd been away from me and I wasn't convinced that she'd settle. The staff were fantastic - not only did they know exactly how to help my daughter make the transition but they also knew just how to reassure me. I left her on day one after about half an hour (something I never thought I'd do) and we never looked back. My daughter has loved her time at Barkway Preschool and it has prepared her perfectly for her nursery year at Barley - she's gained an incredible amount of confidence and developed her social skills at a rate she could never have achieved with me at home. For us, the benefit of a small setting and good staff:child ratio was paramount and we had that at Barkway. I will be sending my youngest as soon as she's old enough to go!

How likely would you be to recommend Barkway Preschool? 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

A fantastic provision with hard working and dedicated staff who treat every child as an individual. My daughter loved her time there and still talks about the staff and other children. I would happily recommend Barkway Preschool to other parents and already have on many occasions!

How likely would you be to recommend Barkway Preschool? 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

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