Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth

4 Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 9AN

Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire
Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire

Barley Barn Nursery Sawbridgeworth provides quality childcare for children aged three months to eleven years. The day nursery, pre-school and after school club are based in a beautiful, Grade 2 listed country house in the sleepy market town of Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire.

The setting is centrally placed in the local catchment area of numerous outstanding primary and secondary schools.

Morning, afternoon or all day sessions are offered at times that are as flexible as possible regarding early drop offs and later pick-ups, should they be required.

The dedicated after school club for primary aged children is available every day alongside a 'walking bus' service to and from schools in the local area.

The pre-schoolers benefit from having their own annex to enable them to thrive and reach their full potential in preparation and readiness for school.

Food is provided by the fully trained and dedicated chef in the on-site kitchen, who prepares healthy, nutritionally balanced meals and snacks using fresh, locally sourced ingredients on a daily basis.

There are two gardens at Sawbridgeworth, enabling a wide range of outdoor activity to take place each day, offering a broad, age specific outdoor curriculum.

Ample parking is available in Bell Street Car Park, adjacent to the nursery which ensures easy access. There is also a designated buggy storage park to enable parents to drop off and collect their children from the nursery as smoothly as possible.

Group: Asquith Day Nurseries & Pre-Schools Ltd

Person in charge: Katy Dorward (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 35

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

Total Places for Children: 75

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 11 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

9.4 Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.435)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 7 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 4.968 for Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth is calculated as follows: ( (92 Excellents x 5) + (3 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 95 Ratings = 4.968

  • 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 4.467 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth is based on 7 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 15 positive Reviews (75 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 15 Target = 0.467

  • 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
    8
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth

  • Mother of Child
    6
  • Father of Child
    2

A very happy father with this nursery, right next to the doctors which is brilliant because in the event that there is ever an incident.

The manager really knows her stuff. She is thorough with all information pertaining to my child. They also got my child to make a father's day card which was really touching along with a picture of him painting it!! I was very impressed with their security as they do not allow you to take your phone into the rooms to prevent breaching any data protection which I think is brilliant.

Overall, I would rate this nursery 100 out of 100! I honestly cannot fault them on anything

They even have a special bag with my child's name on with all his medication and creams etc. which is accessible to all staff in his room. Just little touches like his name key on his little cup and the baby room with different variations of sleeping areas.

It is very clean as well!

I would definitely recommend to any parent!

How likely would you be to recommend Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth? 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

This nursery is simply fantastic! I am a mother for the first time and all nursery staff have been extremely diligent with my son, fully informed of his requirements and are brilliant in stimulating him. His progress has been phenomenal since he has begun settling in. The staff are friendly and tailor their care in line with the parent's wishes. The food is great - all organic, and they have managed to get our son in a rhythm of accepting and appreciating new food (introducing weening).

The safeguarding measures in place are very high and confidentiality and data protection is also exceptional.

All staff are trained professionals and all development on your child is available at any time to view.

This is by far the BEST nursery and I am so so so pleased that we have enrolled our son here.

We have no concerns and the settling in period has not only supported our son but our family.

How likely would you be to recommend Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth? 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

Both of my Daughters have been at this nursery over the last 5 years with my youngest currently in pre-school. The nursery has always been a good setting, however, in the last 6 months, there has been a sizeable increase in the standard of service offered. All of the staff are friendly, welcoming and also knowledgeable. The pre-school rooms are set up so that the children can decide the activities they want to be involved in which my Daughter loves.
Even though there are a number of children in the pre-school, my Daughter is treated (as are all of the other children) as though they are the most important person in the world. The staff take a keen interest in what the children do both when at the pre-school and also in their home life. Alongside all of the excellent service we receive, security is also important at Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth. Staff ensure that they know exactly who is picking up the children and will not allow anyone into the room unless they are known.

How likely would you be to recommend Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth? 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: Don't Know

My daughter is currently in the pre-school and she has a fantastic time there. She runs into pre-school in the mornings without even a goodbye! The staff are incredibly friendly and so interested in the children. Each child is treated as an individual and the staff work on their own specific development needs. Any queries are dealt with promptly, either by the staff in the relevant room or by the office. I highly recommend Barley Barn in Sawbridgeworth.

How likely would you be to recommend Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth? 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 was so worried to take my little one to the nursery for the first time but the staff and the people looking after my baby were wonderful! They gave daily updates which included fun activities and were really supportive when it came to my nerves! They were also extremely professional and any emails were responded to almost immediately. I can't emphasise what a friendly bunch of people they are and it makes this nursery truly special!

How likely would you be to recommend Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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 daughter loves Barley Barn, as do I. The staff genuinely care about her and her development, she is thriving and I feel that she is in safe hands and her best interests are always considered. I would highly recommend Barley Barn to any parent who wants stress childcare with trusting carers at an exceptional price for the service and standards.

How likely would you be to recommend Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth? 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 son (13m) has been attending this nursery since December and I have been so pleased and impressed with the facilities and more importantly the team. Everyone (not just his key person) is very friendly and really makes the effort to get to know both my son and me. My son loves it there and has already made good friends with the other children that is something that they clearly try to foster. They have a great variety of toys and actively play and engage with the children. I feel very confident leaving my son with them, knowing that they will care for him and help him in his development. He is a very happy boy and I think in part that is down to the experiences that he is having in this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth? 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 child is so settled and happy when she is at the nursery each day and the staff are wonderful with her. You can tell they really care for her and want the best for her. The children always seem happy and content when I go to collect her each day which is really reassuring.

How likely would you be to recommend Barley Barn Sawbridgeworth? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

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