Gateway Preschool

1 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 9AA

Gateway School’s Preschool provides children and their parents with the best possible introduction to education. Located in Roald Dahl’s beautiful home village of Great Missenden, the Preschool's experienced and caring staff provide a stimulating and happy environment for children from the age of two.

Children at the Preschool benefit from the school’s IT facilities which are used to support their learning. Pilates and gym sessions are offered, and children can enjoy regular classes in French and music.

An engaging afternoon programme offers plenty of opportunities for practical learning and discovery, with activities ranging from music and cookery to Forest Fridays.

Group: Bellevue Education

Person in charge: Sue La Farge (Head Teacher)

Local Authority / Social Services: Buckinghamshire County Council

Number of Staff: 4

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

Total Places for Children: 35

Age Range: from 2 years 0 months to 4 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: School Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 8.5 (maximum of 10) for Gateway Preschool 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 2 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Gateway Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.5 out of 5 from 2 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 4.917 for Gateway Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (22 Excellents x 5) + (2 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 24 Ratings = 4.917

  • 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 3.536 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Gateway Preschool is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 7 positive Reviews (35 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 7 Target = 0.286

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

8.5 Gateway Preschool has a Review Score of 8.5 (8.453)

Average Ratings

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

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Gateway Preschool?

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

Reviewer Connection to Gateway Preschool

  • Father of Child
    1
  • Mother of Child
    1

My 3-year-old started Gateway Pre-School last September and I could not be more pleased with how he has settled there. It is a small school with warm and caring staff who pride themselves on how they look after your children.
As a stay-at-home parent who had never left my child with anyone before, I was understandably worried about how my son would cope in a school environment but the effort that the staff made to make him feel comfortable there was amazing. They sent and still send me pictures and video during the day to show what he's up to and certainly in the early days this was such a comfort!

I would not hesitate to recommend Gateway to any parent looking for a nurturing Pre-School for their child.

How likely would you be to recommend Gateway Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Really good place for a child to start learning and be prepared for the "big" school! The pre-school is really well structured with great management and staff, with varied and quality activities where children constantly learn through play! It is amazing to see how our son has developed since he has joined the pre-school. We definitely recommend!

How likely would you be to recommend Gateway Preschool? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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