St John's Nursery

Redstone Lodge, Philanthropic Road, Redhill RH1 4DG

St John's Nursery, Redhill, Surrey
St John's Nursery, Redhill, Surrey
St John's Nursery, Redhill, Surrey

St John’s Nursery, registered since 1981, is a Charity Committee-run provision, which is made up of parents who work with the staff to give care and education to children.

The nursery, situated in Redhill, has three playrooms, a 1000 sq foot garden.

The nursery understands that children are their own educators – natural learners with ability, curiosity and imagination.

The nursery provides the opportunity and tools to enable all the children to be secure, happy and become independent.

The nursery offers breakfast, lunch and tea clubs, flexible hours and accepts FEET funding for two-year-olds and three and four-year-old government funding. The nursery is a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance.

Owner: St John's Nursery Group Committee

Person in charge: Linda Innes (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Surrey County Council

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

Registered Charity Number: 1163181

Total Places for Children: 24

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1700

When Closed: School Holidays

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.9 St John's Nursery has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.919)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for St John's 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 26 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for St John's Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 25 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 4.919 for St John's Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (285 Excellents x 5) + (25 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 310 Ratings = 4.919

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for St John's Nursery is based on 25 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 4.8 positive Reviews (24 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 25 Reviews ÷ 4.8 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    26
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend St John's Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    26
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to St John's Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    23
  • Father of Child
    2
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

I would highly recommend St Johns Nursery. My daughter absolutely loves there and looks forward to going to play with her friends and with the staff!

The staff are fantastic in their approach and the progress my daughter has made in the time she has been at the nursery through their help and encouragement is amazing. They are all friendly and welcoming to the children, making sure they feel happy and enjoy their time at nursery.

The outside facilities are brilliant with so many activities and areas for the children to play in and explore.

I feel very fortunate that I chose St Johns Nursery for my daughter and will definitely be sending my second child there when she is old enough!

How likely would you be to recommend St John's 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

Linda Innes, Manager at St John's Nursery responded to this review on 07 Dec 2017:

Thank you for your review Katie.
We are glad to hear that your daughter loves coming here. She always comes in happy and joins in with the activities and will contribute with her own interests, which is important to us to hear the voice of the child and what their interests are. Thank you for choosing our nursery.

An amazing nursery!

Both my children have attended St John's Nursery, loved it and thrived there. The staff are friendly and so lovely and it was clear from day one that my child's welfare was their priority. They really go the extra mile! When my daughter started at the nursery, she was having trouble with her speech and making people understanding her but mixing with the other children and working with her key worker, she came on leap and bounds. By the end of her time at the nursery she had caught up with her peers.

The sessions worked really well for my family. The breakfast and tea clubs and the flexible drop off times worked well with my job and getting my elder child to school. The setting is great, with a massive outside space that my daughter loved, especially the mud kitchen and the sand pit!

I would have no problem recommending the nursery to anyone who asked. It is a truly great place for children to flourish!

How likely would you be to recommend St John's 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

Linda Innes, Manager at St John's Nursery responded to this review on 29 Nov 2017:

Hi Kate,

Thank you for taking the time to review our nursery. We are thrilled to hear you and your daughters had a great experience here at St John's. The breakfast and tea clubs are becoming more popular with our families and glad that our flexible sessions fitted well with your family. We are always looking for ways to improve services and our environment which supports the children's experiences and learning. We thank you for choosing our nursery for your children.

Kind regards

I absolutely loved this nursery. All staff helped with my daughter's needs. They did everything they could to ensure my daughter had everything she needed. They also listened to what I had to say when I gave suggestions, they listened and put everything in place.

I always felt that if I had any worries, I was able to speak and get my point across. This was the perfect nursery for my daughter as they understood my daughter's needs straight away and did everything they said they would. I also felt welcomed when I first set foot through the door and that is hard to come by. My daughter was there 2 years and I still say because of this nursery, my daughter thrived. My only wish and bad comment is I wish my daughter could stay there longer. My daughter had all the support she needed and I also had a shoulder to cry on and vent. I thank this nursery so for all the support and help they gave me. All the staff and manager were so great I can say if you wanna put your child here it's the best nursery by far.

How likely would you be to recommend St John's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Linda Innes, Manager at St John's Nursery responded to this review on 29 Nov 2017:

WOW Lisa, what a lovely review. We loved having your daughter here and were glad that we could access funds to get extra support in to help with her needs. We are delighted that you felt it was a safe and trusting environment to come and chat with us regarding your own concerns and our open door policy works.

I noticed you did not know about the value for money, and for those reading our feedback this is because we offer FEET (Free Early Education for two-year-olds) funding, (15 hour voucher funding for children the term after they turn 3 and now we accept the Plus 15 Hours, allowing families to access the 30 hour funding). I am glad to see that with the FEET funding and voucher funding, we were flexible enough to meet you and your daughter's needs. Thank you again, Lisa for taking the time to review our nursery and we wish your daughter every success in her next step in education. Kind regards

Wonderful nursery. My daughter has settled in brilliantly and clearly adores the staff who are so kind to her. They have made the process of leaving each other as easy a transition as can be. The staff are so friendly and very understanding of the usual motherly concerns. Facilities indoor and out also brilliant. Really like the daily updates of how she has been throughout the day.

How likely would you be to recommend St John's 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

Linda Innes, Manager at St John's Nursery responded to this review on 28 Nov 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our nursery. We are glad to hear that you are pleased with our setting and also pleased to hear that my staff have made the transition for you a smooth one (without too many tears I hope). Your daughter has settled well and it is those partnerships with you and our staff that we know what settles her quickly if she gets upset. As for our daily updates, we think this is a real asset to the setting as all the information about your daughters day is found in one place and the fact it is all electronic is good on the environment. Thank you once again for your lovely review.

My daughter attended this nursery. The staff were friendly and welcoming and put my daughter and I at ease, especially as she was so upset with me leaving her for the first few sessions.
A great nursery with excellent facilities.

How likely would you be to recommend St John's 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

Linda Innes, Manager at St John's Nursery responded to this review on 29 Nov 2017:

Thank you, Suzanne, for taking the time to review our nursery. We would like to thank you and your husband also for being involved in the nursery with garden days and parent helpers. It is important to us when parents engage with nursery life and we thank you.

We are pleased to hear that you and your daughter are happy with our nursery and look forward to continuing to work in partnership with you all.

Kind regards

The staff at St John’s cannot do enough to help the children settle in and treat them all as individuals. The nursery offers a flexible day which is great for me to fit in around my working hours. My son can be a little hard to handle as he has learning development delays, but the staff have been superb with him. The outdoor space is great for him as we do not have a garden at home and with his learning needs he enjoys outdoor play, especially water play. The children are outside most of the sessions, allowing children to choose indoor or outdoor play.
The SENCo was fabulous supporting his needs and during his time at St John’s we have seen him grow and meet milestones. Thank you, St John’s, for being so inclusive and supporting me with a child with special needs.

How likely would you be to recommend St John's 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

Linda Innes, Manager at St John's Nursery responded to this review on 29 Nov 2017:

Dear Paula,
Thank you for your review and thank you for choosing our nursery for your son. We are pleased to hear that you are happy with the support that we give to your son. We have a dedicated team who all have SEN experience as we like to pride ourselves on being an inclusive setting. We are currently fundraising to develop the outdoor area so we will work with you to ensure we adapt the setting to suit all needs of the children.

Thank you again for your kind review and we look forward to working with you and your son over the next year, getting him ready for school.

Kind regards

Caring, happy, friendly staff.

Playground lovely and spacious.

Fun activities to take and do at home, learning while playing.

How likely would you be to recommend St John's 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

Linda Innes, Manager at St John's Nursery responded to this review on 27 Nov 2017:

Thank you for your review, Emma. We are thrilled that you and your son are pleased with our nursery and thank you for choosing us. We are very lucky to have such a big garden where we free flow, giving lots of opportunities and experiences for the children to thrive.

I would highly recommend St. John’s Nursery. Their service is impeccable and they go over and beyond their duty. My son has flourished since he has attended. All the members of staff are hands-on with the children, guiding them to achieve new goals. The setting is spacious and in great grounds. Everyone that works there is friendly, welcoming and immensely supportive.

I can not fault this nursery. I will be sending my other son when the time comes!
I would truly be lost without them!
Thank you isn’t enough!

How likely would you be to recommend St John's 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

Linda Innes, Manager at St John's Nursery responded to this review on 27 Nov 2017:

Thank you for your lovely review, Alice. We are so delighted to hear that you are pleased with the services that we offer here at St John's Nursery. We pride ourselves on creating that homely environment and building on partnerships with our families that come here and as you know we try our best to create a rich learning environment where the children can explore and learn through play. Approximately 80% of nursery time is outside play where the children can experience the environment and climates around them (And it is ok to dig holes in our garden to save your garden). Thank you for choosing our nursery and we are pleased to hear that you plan to bring your youngest son here too. Kind regards.

We could not be happier that our son attends St John's Nursery. He receives such care and support from the wonderful staff who take pride in ensuring that the children are happy, interested and safe. It is a warm and welcoming setting, with a fantastic outdoor space. There is always a piece of art or craft to bring home after a busy day.

How likely would you be to recommend St John's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Excellent

Linda Innes, Manager at St John's Nursery responded to this review on 24 Nov 2017:

Thank you, Robyn, for taking time to leave a review for us. I will pass your lovely comments on to the staff and committee about our welcoming setting. Reviews are always important to us as it indicates areas where we are strong in and areas where we can make improvements. We thank you for choosing our nursery for your son.

It's great to have a welcome face on arrival/pick up and the children have a routine to change their shoes and go to their individual drawers.
My son really enjoyed the McMillan coffee morning and remembrance day as it gave him an opportunity to show his brother and us his 'Nursery School'
Brilliant experience so far.

How likely would you be to recommend St John's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Linda Innes, Manager at St John's Nursery responded to this review on 23 Nov 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to review our nursery. We are pleased to hear that your experience is a good one. We notice that you put good for a couple of things and would love to hear any ideas you may have that we could improve on to make it an excellent outcome.
We thank you for being involved with the nursery and look forward to seeing you next time you are in. Enjoy the rest of your evening.

St John's Nursery is a fantastic nursery. My son is 4 years old and attends 4 days per week, including the breakfast and tea clubs. He absolutely loves going to nursery and is keen to get in each day to see his friends. The staff at the nursery are very caring and make a real effort to build relationships with the parents/carers. I would be happy to ask any of the members of staff to discuss anything if I needed to, they are very approachable. The key worker system is especially helpful so that there is always a specific staff member taking a special interest in each child's development.

The nursery has a lovely happy atmosphere, I felt this right from the first time I was showed around. The nursery has theme weeks and different activities which help keep things fun for the children and greatly aids in their development. My son loved the farm visit last summer! I am really pleased we chose this nursery and I frequently recommend it to friends.

How likely would you be to recommend St John's 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

Linda Innes, Manager at St John's Nursery responded to this review on 17 Nov 2017:

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so pleased to hear that your son is keen to come into nursery. The farm trip is always a great day out and the children love it, so much so we have trouble getting them off the tractors at the end of the day to go home! It is always good to know from parents about how our partnerships with yourselves are developing or if they are working, so it pleases me to see that you feel happy to speak with all the staff and that you and your son have a good relationship with his key person too.

Thank you again for your review, it is important to us to receive feedback.

My son loved his time at St John’s Nursery. The staff are caring and really helped my son settle into nursery life.

He loved the garden especially the mud kitchen! His confidence grew hugely during his time at nursery and made him ready for school. He also learnt so much and did so many fun and messy playthings and learnt how to make friends. Our second son will be 2 in August next year and he will also be going to St John’s Nursery, we would highly recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend St John's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

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

Linda Innes, Manager at St John's Nursery responded to this review on 15 Nov 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to add a review about our nursery. We are so pleased that your son enjoyed his time here and also that you will be returning with his younger sibling later in the year.

We look forward to seeing you again after the summer.

Kind regards.

St. Johns Nursery has always gone the extra mile for both of my children who have had a place there and I have recommended it to many friends. The staff are always cheerful and full of inspiring ideas to get the children involved and the relationships that were built still remain for my children and me. A truly warm and wonderful nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend St John's 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Linda Innes, Manager at St John's Nursery responded to this review on 15 Nov 2017:

Thank you, Lucie, for your review. It was lovely to have both of your children come to us and we thank you for choosing us.

Also thank you for all the parent helper support you also gave the nursery, building partnerships with parents is important to us, we thank you for being involved.

We hope both your children are doing well at school.

Kind regards
Linda Innes.

Great nursery and teachers, they helped us a lot! I loved "Daily News" they emailed us every day :)

How likely would you be to recommend St John's 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

Linda Innes, Manager at St John's Nursery responded to this review on 15 Nov 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to review our nursery. It is great to have feedback from parents and we are pleased to hear that you loved receiving the daily emails each day to what your son was doing, eating etc. at the nursery.

Thank you.
Kind regards
Linda.

Moving from a central London Nursery during term time, we had a few reservations about our child fitting into the new surroundings, but no such problem. Within a short amount of time during her first visit, she was off drawing pictures and interacting with other children. The children and staff were always very friendly, and although our daughter has now started Reception, she is still talking about the nursery and how much fun she had there.

Daily reports via email were also extremely helpful, informing us of daily activities, food/healthy snacks eaten, and upcoming events. The outdoor area is also nice and big, with different types of areas for play and interaction. We were very fortunate and happy with the opportunity to send our child to St John's nursery. We wish them and the children every success for the future.

How likely would you be to recommend St John's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Linda Innes, Manager at St John's Nursery responded to this review on 15 Nov 2017:

Thank you for your kind words and review. It was a pleasure having your daughter at our nursery. She would often have us laughing at the things she would say and do and we loved the fact that she felt so relaxed with us and formed attachments that she gave us our own nicknames.

Kind regards
Linda

My son had never attended a nursery setting before and the first day or so was unsettled and the staff were more than happy for me to stay for a few moments until my son was okay.

Within a week he would run in very excited to play with his new friends and teachers and would excitedly tell me stories about the day when I collected him.

The staff are so friendly and helpful. I found this especially reassuring as my son has dietary allergies and had just started potty training at home. The staff are incredibly supportive and always check with me if they are unsure about certain foods due to trace amounts of the allergen.

My son often asks me when will he go back to school and see his friends and I have noticed a huge increase in his confidence and knowledge since starting back in September this year.

Such a fantastic group of ladies and a wonderful nursery group I can't wait to see what my youngest son makes of it when he is older!

How likely would you be to recommend St John's 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

Linda Innes, Manager at St John's Nursery responded to this review on 15 Nov 2017:

Thank you, Jackie, for your lovely review. We are pleased to hear you are pleased with the dietary needs we offer, we are lucky to have our chef who we work with to provide the meals to ensure that all dietary needs are met.

We look forward in continuing to provide the service you have already received.
Kind regards
Linda

My son previously attended St Johns Nursery after a bad experience elsewhere. He settled quickly and built a wonderful rapport with his key worker.

My daughter now attends the nursery and we have been so happy with the overall feel of the setting. Staff seem relaxed and happy which tells a huge amount about the level of care towards the children. My daughter was allocated the same key worker who has built an equally wonderful relationship with her. Keep up the good work St Johns Nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend St John's 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

Linda Innes, Manager at St John's Nursery responded to this review on 15 Nov 2017:

Hi Gemma,

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased to hear that you are happy with the service that we offer and that a good attachment to your children and their key person has been a successful partnership.
We look forward to continuing the service and partnerships with you during your time here at St John's.
Thank you
Linda

My son attends two afternoons a week. He loves it and I really look forward to hearing about his day and what he got up to. The staff are super friendly, approachable and really bond with the children.

They are full of compassion and really encourage my son to be his best.

I’m Currently expecting baby number two and she will definitely be attending when the time comes.

How likely would you be to recommend St John's 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

Linda Innes, Manager at St John's Nursery responded to this review on 15 Nov 2017:

Hello Beau,

We are so pleased to see your lovely review and that your son is enjoying his time here with us. Exciting news too that you're expecting again. We look forward to having baby number two join us in the future.

Thank you again for taking time out to complete a review for us.
Kind regards
Linda.

My son took a little while to settle in and the staff really made an effort with him and now goes in happy and confident!

The communication between parents and staff is fantastic and they really make an effort to get parents involved in the nursery.

I would recommend St. John’s Nursery as myself and my husband feel that there is so much passion and care for our son and the nursery is a great place for children to achieve and develop in all areas.

10 out or 10 for St. John’s nursery

How likely would you be to recommend St John's 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

Linda Innes, Manager at St John's Nursery responded to this review on 15 Nov 2017:

Dear Tracey,

Thank you for taking time to complete a review of our nursery. We are pleased to hear that your son is settling in well now and that the staff supported him during his transition into nursery life. It is always good for me as a manager to know that the team act in a professional manner and great to hear that they communicate effectively with you as parents as to your son's progress developments.

We thank you once again for taking time to complete the review.

Kind regards
Linda

All my children have attended this nursery spanning the past 10 years. I have never had any reason to complain. All my children have been well cared for and all members of staff show love and professionalism in all aspects of nursery life.

Well organised and all my children have been sorry to leave. Thanks guys for paving the way forward towards full-time education.

How likely would you be to recommend St John's 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

Linda Innes, Manager at St John's Nursery responded to this review on 13 Nov 2017:

Hello Michelle,
Thank you for your review. It has been a pleasure having all your children come to our nursery. You have seen lots of changes in that time and we thank you for your continued support.

We wish all your children the very best for their future education path.

Kind regards
Linda.

My grandchild thrived and loved it at this nursery. The staff were extremely compassionate and had my child’s best interests at heart.

All staff including the manager are very helpful and approachable.

How likely would you be to recommend St John's 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Linda Innes, Manager at St John's Nursery responded to this review on 13 Nov 2017:

Thank you, Jackie, we are so pleased to hear that your grandchild enjoyed nursery life. Thank you for your review.

I have been a mother of the nursery for many years now and all my children have attended St John's Nursery. I have seen the nursery grow their business and along with this their team have become stronger.

The staff are very friendly and they operate an open door policy so I feel I can talk with the staff at any time if I have anything I wish to discuss. They have created a homely feel where they offer lots of opportunities for the children to explore and develop. We get daily diaries emailed to us and each month all the children's observations are also emailed to us. This is much nicer than receiving a report as this keeps us up to date with my child's development plus I get to know what she enjoys doing at nursery!

One of my children does have special educational needs and this was supported very well at the nursery and always involved me in decisions.

How likely would you be to recommend St John's 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

Linda Innes, Manager at St John's Nursery responded to this review on 13 Nov 2017:

Thank you for your kind words about our nursery. We have invested financially in improving training and the environment and services that we offer to families. We are glad to see that you are happy with the new IT-generated reports and observations.

Thank you for choosing St John's Nursery for your children's early years education.

St John's Nursery is a fantastic nursery with staff who are hard working, experienced, kind and nurturing. The play, activities, and learning available to the children is wonderful. Each child is treated as an individual and gets attention related to their specific skills and interests! Amazing place!

How likely would you be to recommend St John's 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

I would like to give St John's 10 out of 10. From the moment I enquired into availability, the admission staff were helpful, informative and very responsive. On the lead up to my son joining, we were invited to a parents welcome evening and met all the staff. My son has now been going to St John's for some time now and every day he is offered a huge variety of play and learning including a wonderful large wooded adventure garden, with staff that genuinely care about him. I am so pleased we chose this setting and would wholeheartedly recommend it to others.

How likely would you be to recommend St John's 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

Staff are fantastic, extremely friendly and so supportive. I chose St John’s due to the outdoor space and from recommendations on the amount of time the children play outside. I would say their outside area is the main area of play. My son has Glue ear and the Nursery has been fantastic with recognising it and helping me get the help required with his speech and language.

How likely would you be to recommend St John's Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

All 3 of my kids have attended St John's Nursery and all have absolutely loved it! My youngest started at 2 and is now in her preschool year. She loves going to play with her friends and teachers and was disappointed at half-term that it was closed!
The nursery has been fantastic for their development and confidence, all the while being loads of fun. The staff are friendly and helpful and the outside space is AMAZING!

How likely would you be to recommend St John's 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

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