YMCA Sovereign Preschool, Reigate, Surrey
YMCA Sovereign Preschool, Reigate, Surrey
YMCA Sovereign Preschool, Reigate, Surrey

Located in the YMCA Sovereign Centre, YMCA Sovereign Preschool in Reigate provides childcare and education for children between the ages of two and five years. The high quality care is affordable and includes free early years entitlement places.

Children have access to a bright activity room where they can take part in arts and crafts. There are also sensory and soft play rooms. The preschool’s secure outdoor area provides children with ample space for play and discovery, with opportunities for water play and gardening. Physical development is promoted through the use of slides, swings and ride-on toys.

Activities at YMCA Sovereign Preschool follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. The nursery is open term-time Monday to Thursday between 8.45am and 2.45pm, and Friday 8.45am to 11.45am.

Owner: YMCA East Surrey

Person in charge: Katie Dudley (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Surrey County Council

Number of Staff: 5

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

Registered Charity Number: 1075028

Total Places for Children: 35

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 0845-1445, Fri 0845-1145

When Closed: School Holidays

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Reviews

9.8 YMCA Sovereign Preschool has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.779)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for YMCA Sovereign 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 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for YMCA Sovereign Preschool in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 11 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 4.779 for YMCA Sovereign Preschool is calculated as follows: ( (107 Excellents x 5) + (28 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 136 Ratings = 4.779

  • 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 YMCA Sovereign Preschool is based on 11 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 7 positive Reviews (35 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 7 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
    11
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend YMCA Sovereign Preschool?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    11
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to YMCA Sovereign Preschool

  • Mother of Child
    12

It's a good preschool, it's just a shame it's quite a walk from our flat.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Sovereign Preschool? 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

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

All staff are lovely and very welcoming and my child has settled very well here. Great outdoor space, and other resources.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Sovereign Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Fantastic staff. The staff really get to know all the kids very well and are able to communicate with each child in a way that resonates with them. Kids enjoy their time there.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Sovereign Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both our daughters settled very quickly into their fifteen hours at the Sovereign. All the staff are pleasant, polite and great with the children. Our girls enjoy going there and interacting with the staff, bringing home tales of their adventures.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Sovereign Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

When my daughter first started, she would cry and scream and just wanted out. Within a week or two the whole team had settled her into the preschool so well, and now she can't wait to go.
Every time she goes, she comes home telling us about her day and how much fun she has had.
We can see a massive improvement in her speech and her confidence, and truly believe it's down to her being in preschool.
All the staff are very friendly and have no concerns when leaving my daughter with them.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Sovereign 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

We love the YMCA preschool. My son currently attends Monday-Friday and my daughter left in September to start infant school. There are plenty of activities on each day from junk modelling and painting to water play and building dens. The care given by the play workers is great and both of my children built lovely relationships with them as well as friends. My daughter thrived here and I'm hoping my son will do the same too!

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Sovereign Preschool? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

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 has attended this nursery since it was newly established. The staff are very friendly, trustworthy and approachable. Unlike other nurseries we attended, YMCA offers 6-hour sessions which worked well for my child and also my working hours. My son loves going to this preschool and has developed so many skills here. We will miss this happy environment when he moves on to school in Sept this year.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Sovereign Preschool? 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

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

I have been very impressed with YMCA nursery, from the very beginning the staff have been extremely helpful and approachable. They have made my daughter feel safe and happy, she thoroughly enjoys going to nursery. The activities the staff plan are fantastic, making pancakes/pizza and cakes. My daughter enjoys telling me all about it. I would recommend this nursery to friends and family. The staff are lovely and the facilities are good too.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Sovereign Preschool? 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 little boy can be shy and nervous, but the staff at the pre-school helped him settle so well. He gets excited when he knows it is a pre-school day and at home, talks eagerly about pre-school and the staff.
We were very pleased with his progress report meeting and his key worker knows him so well.
There is an assortment of activities for the children to do and the range of toys is great. Our son has progressed so well at pre-school. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Sovereign 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

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

I couldn't recommend this Pre school enough. My daughter was just 3 when she started and had never had a day away from me. It's now her favourite place to be and asks every morning if she is going. The staff are great, there's always a different variety of activities set up when I drop her off from crafts and baking to working on their names and motor skill tasks. The outside space is fantastic and my daughter has formed close bonds with children and staff. She comes home every day having learnt something new and cannot wait to tell you all about it!

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Sovereign Preschool? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has settled really well at pre school and talks about it at home all the time. She is very happy there and has made lots of friends. I am very impressed with her development since attending pre school, and I am very pleased with the focus on learning through play. She comes out with something new every day and amazes us at home! The staff are lovely and very caring and seem to have good relationships with the children and parents.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Sovereign Preschool? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter settled in straight away at the pre-school and loves going! We are always welcomed with a friendly face and all staff are very approachable.
There is always a large variety of toys and activities and my daughter especially enjoys the baking! There is an added bonus of a large outdoor area and use of a soft play room.
My daughters confidence and independence has grown greatly since starting at the pre-school and she has formed close friendships.
The staff keep you informed of your child's day and communicate any issues efficiently. We are extremely happy with the pre-school.

How likely would you be to recommend YMCA Sovereign Preschool? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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