Brabyns Preparatory School

34-36 Arkwright Road, Marple, Stockport SK6 7DB

Rated 'Outstanding' in its latest ISI Inspection in June 2017, Brabyns Nursery provides all year round care and welcomes children from the age of two.

Nestled in the heart of picturesque Cheshire countryside, Brabyns Nursery offers specialist teaching in Spanish, Music, P.E. and Drama, and is open each day from 7:30am until 6:00pm.

Based at Brabyns Preparatory School, nursery children enjoy regular interaction with older children, joining them for various activities during the normal school week. This enables them to build positive relationships with others, and gently introduces them to school life.

At Brabyns, they enable all children to flourish. They are committed to providing each and every child with a stimulating and supportive learning environment, celebrating their unique character and capabilities, and allowing them to be themselves in order to achieve to the best of their ability.

They are proud to hold Millie's Mark accreditation, meaning 100 per cent of staff are paediatric first aid trained, so you can rest assured that your children’s safety is at the forefront of their minds.

To find out more, visit http://www.brabynsprepschool.co.uk

Group: Bellevue Education

Person in charge: Lee Sanders (Head Teacher)

Local Authority / Social Services: Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 29

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

Total Places for Children: 31

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Brabyns Preparatory School 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 16 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Brabyns Preparatory School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 10 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 4.895 for Brabyns Preparatory School is calculated as follows: ( (172 Excellents x 5) + (18 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 191 Ratings = 4.895

  • 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 Brabyns Preparatory School is based on 10 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 6.2 positive Reviews (31 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 10 Reviews ÷ 6.2 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.

9.9 Brabyns Preparatory School has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.895)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Brabyns Preparatory School?

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Reviewer Connection to Brabyns Preparatory School

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  • Father of Child
    3
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

I am very impressed by Brabyns. The care, kindness and friendliness of the staff towards the children is exemplary and they always have time and patience. The range of play and activities, especially the music and outdoor opportunities the children have has given my grandson so much confidence and enjoyment - his development in every way has been delightful and he is obviously very happy here and talks constantly about the staff. Altogether an outstanding environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Brabyns Preparatory School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I can't speak highly enough of Brabyns. It was a huge decision to send my 2-year-old daughter to nursery and I was anxious about it and I looked at many options. But the first time I went to Brabyns mother and tots group and I met the head teacher, I just knew this was where I wanted to send her. I haven't been disappointed. It is a lovely school in a lovely place with lovely people and I know my daughter gets the best of everything here. She has come on so much since being at the nursery and I feel absolutely secure in the knowledge I have made the best decision for my daughter. The staff are fantastic - helpful and communicative and very down to earth. They are brilliant with my daughter. This is the only place I wanted and want to send my daughter.

How likely would you be to recommend Brabyns Preparatory School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The school and staff offer an excellent environment. The staff are caring towards the children and assess children's educational standards from a young age. This helps to ensure children's needs are met.

The school offers a wide range of activities and fosters a family type environment which our child has flourished in (she wants to go to school every day!).

The school structure and standard of teaching is very high. The after school and holiday activity club arrangements are less structured but the staff work hard to provide an enjoyable time.

Little Gems and Kindergarten staff are excellent. As my daughter is nearly 4, she hasn't made her way into the main school yet, so hard to comment.

Overall, very pleased and many thanks to the hard work of the staff who seem to have a genuine interest in caring for, and helping children develop!

How likely would you be to recommend Brabyns Preparatory School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Great nursery, with excellent staff and a lovely environment. My little girl has developed considerably since joining Little Gems. All the support staff and management know the children by first name, we couldn’t ask for more.

How likely would you be to recommend Brabyns Preparatory School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son loves the nursery. He’s being pushed and challenged just enough and he misses it when he’s not there!

How likely would you be to recommend Brabyns Preparatory School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son is happy to arrive every day and sad to leave at the end school day. He has improved in confidence, speaking and even in his social relationships.

How likely would you be to recommend Brabyns Preparatory School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Brabyns is a fantastic school with a great environment. It really is like a family and the teachers and headmaster know all the children names. It is very grounded and the children understand good manners and behaviour. It is very apparent with the way my 3-year-old son has improved since he started in April last year.

They have interesting trips and activities which allows variety.

My son has also improved massively with his speech and this is due to the way the school are so attentive and talk to the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Brabyns Preparatory School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We spent a long time debating whether to change nursery for my then 2-year-old as her previous setting was really good. It was the best thing we ever did.

The teachers are passionate, the environment is structured but fun and enriching. There is a really amazing culture across the whole school which brings the “Brabyns Family” together. The little ones have lots of opportunities to mix with the older pupils - which is really lovely to see.
Brabyns is much more structured and educationally focused than the average nursery but puts lots of emphasis on having fun in a warm and loving environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Brabyns Preparatory School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Our son absolutely adores going to nursery. He is pushed enough to keep him engaged and interested but his teachers understand when he has had enough or is tired. We can tell how much he is developing but most importantly, he is really, really happy there.

How likely would you be to recommend Brabyns Preparatory School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The nursery and the school are fantastic. The staff and children are friendly and helpful. They have great facilities and create a great atmosphere to learn, develop and have fun.

How likely would you be to recommend Brabyns Preparatory School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I would thoroughly recommend this early years nursery to anybody who would like their child to be extremely welcomed into their inclusive and caring family environment. The structure of the school day keeps my child interested and tested with enthusiasm and enjoyment as an added bonus. The manners of the children at this school are impeccable and I can see these being transferred to my 3-year old through role modelling from others. The teaching staff are wonderful and knowledgeable and I feel confident in their abilities to be able to sensitively teach and nurture the young ones in the class. My only concern is that I did not start her here earlier!

How likely would you be to recommend Brabyns Preparatory School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our son started with Brabyns almost 2 years ago. The difference they made immediately was massive, and now he is unrecognisable.
The school made such an impact on us as a family our second son is going to start in September.

How likely would you be to recommend Brabyns Preparatory School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Absolutely fabulous, caring environment, with a strong staffing team and very good levels of communication with parents.
Brabyns, given it's setting, does not benefit from a great deal of on-site facilities, but they make up for this with connections with local clubs and centres and they are very active in taking the children to benefit from these.
My son has gone from strength to strength whilst in this setting.

How likely would you be to recommend Brabyns Preparatory School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My daughter is the youngest of three, the other two being much older, so I wanted a real family feel to her environment where she would make lasting relationships with other children her age. Brabyns offers small class sizes and lots of different activities. The children are so polite and everyone knows everyone's name; just the environment I wanted.

How likely would you be to recommend Brabyns Preparatory School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Brabyns is a wonderful place for children to flourish and to learn in a friendly and happy environment. My daughter is always so excited to go to nursery and loves how she is challenged in a way that is fun but that allows her to learn and grow. The Brabyns ethos is fabulous and we really do feel part of a very special family.

How likely would you be to recommend Brabyns Preparatory School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

A wonderful school and an amazing nursery environment. The teaching is fantastic and the children get fully involved with school life with dedicated music, drama, Spanish, dance and PE lessons. I can't recommend it highly enough and wish I'd found it sooner.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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