Nursery at Barlborough Hall School

Park Street, Barlborough, Chesterfield S43 4ES

Nursery at Barlborough Hall School, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Nursery at Barlborough Hall School, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Nursery at Barlborough Hall School, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

The Nursery at Barlborough Hall offers outstanding provision in a glorious setting, all year round.

Children at the nursery have twice weekly swimming lessons in the indoor heated pool and weekly ICT, Music, PE and French lessons taught by subject specialists. Literacy and Maths are taught in small groups and individually to ensure each child has the attention, time and support to master the building blocks at their own pace.

Every chance is taken to pull on their boots for a ‘welly walk’, where the children explore the woodland and fields on their doorstep. As well as having fun and learning about the world around them, it’s a great way to enjoy some light, regular exercise.

The experienced team use the Early Years Foundation Stage framework as the basis for the nursery curriculum, and build on it. The early years coordinator is a teacher in the prep school. The result of their approach is that children tend to be markedly ahead of their peers when the leave nursery and start reception.

The nursery and prep school are tucked away on a private estate, in the small village of Barlborough. Breath-taking grounds of woodland and fields, home to ponies, sheep and pheasants, it is the perfect place to fire the imagination of little ones, for sport and games. Outside the nursery is a fantastic gated adventure playground, the result of significant investment in this setting.

Nursery parents are very much a part of this happy school community, enjoying performances by their children in the school theatre and events such as Easter bonnet parade, 'bake-off', bonfire night with fireworks and Barlborough Country Fair.

Barlborough Hall is the preparatory school to Mount St Mary's College, established in 1842. Collectively they deliver a leading independent education in the Jesuit tradition to boys and girls aged three to 18.

Owner: Mount St Mary's

Person in charge: Rachel Cockell (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Derbyshire County Council

Number of Staff: 4

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Registered Charity Number: 1117998

Total Places for Children: 32

Age Range: from 2 years 6 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Directions:

The nursery is located a matter of minutes from Junction 30 of the M1 in the village of Barlborough.

Visiting:

Parents are encouraged to visit to see the nursery in action and meet the team. Home visits are made by one of the nursery team after your child is registered.

Parking:

There is ample free car parking on site.

Vacancies

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Reviews

7.4 Nursery at Barlborough Hall School has a Review Score of 7.4 (7.375)

The Review Score of 7.4 (maximum of 10) for Nursery at Barlborough Hall 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 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Nursery at Barlborough Hall School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.5 out of 5 from 8 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 4.875 for Nursery at Barlborough Hall School is calculated as follows: ( (84 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.875

  • 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 2.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Nursery at Barlborough Hall School is based on 8 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4 then divided by 2 = 2.000

    2. Target of 6.4 positive Reviews (32 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 6.4 Target Reached = 1 , then divided by 2 = 0.500

  • 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 Nursery at Barlborough Hall School?

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

Reviewer Connection to Nursery at Barlborough Hall School

  • Mother of Child
    6
  • Father of Child
    2

Our Daughter has been extremely happy at Barlborough Hall School nursery. Due to the close care and attention that she has received from the Nursery staff, she has really grown in confidence both personally and educationally. We have found there to be slightly more structure in terms of learning here, compared with other nurseries. Lastly, I would say that the nursery really has prepared our daughter for a smooth transition into her first year at the school proper. We couldn't be happier!

How likely would you be to recommend Nursery at Barlborough Hall School? 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

My son was in the nursery and has now progressed to Pre-Prep, my daughter is currently in the nursery. Barlborough Hall Nursery is an exceptionally nurturing environment, I have seen both my children grow in confidence and have a real interest in learning. I moved both of my children to the nursery as soon as they were old enough as I did not want to leave it too long. They were both in a good nursery before and we were happy, but Barlborough offers more and the transition to school was seamless and my son is flourishing. My daughter really enjoys swimming and having lessons twice a week has really made a difference. One of the main plus points for me is the flexibility with timings, my wife and I work long hours and being able to drop the kids off early and pick them up to 6pm really makes a difference.

How likely would you be to recommend Nursery at Barlborough Hall School? 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: Excellent

Lyndsey Maddocks, Head of Marketing at Nursery at Barlborough Hall School responded to this review on 31 Oct 2016:

On behalf of the team, thank you very much for sharing this feedback, we are so glad to hear it!

What a lovely structured and organised nursery. We could not be happier with how my eldest son has progressed in a short space of time. The nursery timetable given to parents following enrolment enables both parents and the toddlers to quickly get into the routine. There are a range of activities that they are involved in such as Wellie walks, baking and Ibox. They have swimming twice a week which helps parents to spend time with their kids over the weekends.
The ratio for pupils and teachers is reasonably good. This allows teachers to know their toddlers earlier on and promotes confidence to the toddlers to develop further attachment relationships.

The nursery team is actively involved in all the activities including swimming which helps new starters to build their confidence with familiar faces around them. The Nursery team is brilliant and use an open door policy with parents to allow effective communication if there are any concerns to be discussed.

How likely would you be to recommend Nursery at Barlborough Hall School? 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

Having our daughter join Barlborough a few years ago, we could see how great the school nursery was instantly. It was an easy choice for us to put our two boys through nursery. The team are fantastic and could not do enough for the children (and the parents!) on and ongoing basis. As parents, we have had so much support from the nursery team. The level of care and attention given to the children is superb as are the facilities and the surroundings. Our children love and have loved going to nursery every day. Their development in all aspects of little life is great to see and a reflection of their time at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Nursery at Barlborough Hall School? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Lyndsey Maddocks, Head of Marketing at Nursery at Barlborough Hall School responded to this review on 31 Oct 2016:

Thanks so much for your review. We are so pleased that the choice for the boys was an easy one for you.

Fantastic nursery provision. My little girl has only been there a matter of weeks and now has taking steps to learn to write, count and recognises her own name. My little girl also goes swimming there and has built us that much confidence she can swim alone with arm bands, she used to cling to my side before starting here. All staff are fantastic and provide excellent care and support. Highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Nursery at Barlborough Hall School? 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

Lyndsey Maddocks, Head of Marketing at Nursery at Barlborough Hall School responded to this review on 31 Oct 2016:

Really appreciate you taking the time to review us and delighted to hear your family's experience.

Staff are all wonderful. Both my boys have enjoyed it there. Would be great if they continued doing outdoor week as it's in a beautiful setting great for exploring. Other than that they do a wide variety of activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Nursery at Barlborough Hall School? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Lyndsey Maddocks, Head of Marketing at Nursery at Barlborough Hall School responded to this review on 28 Oct 2016:

Thank you for reviewing our nursery. Your comments are much appreciated and will be considered by the team at next week's meeting.

Since my little girl joined the nursery at Barlborough Hall in January 2016 I can honestly say she has really blossomed into the confident, happy and cheeky girl she is. She absolutely loves joining the breakfast club each morning with her older brother who is in the school. The twice-weekly swimming lessons as part of the nursery sessions have been a huge bonus and have saved me quite a lot of money as I'm not having to do private lessons now.
The grounds of the nursery are fantastic and I really love how much she is outside, even when the weather is poor. In fact, welly walks are often the highlight of her week. The team are wonderful and I know that I am leaving my little girl in very safe hands whilst I'm at work. I would recommend the nursery and in fact the school to any mums and dads who are looking for the best place for their child.

How likely would you be to recommend Nursery at Barlborough Hall School? 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: Good

Lyndsey Maddocks, Head of Marketing at Nursery at Barlborough Hall School responded to this review on 28 Oct 2016:

Hello Vicky
Thank you very much for sharing your experience of our nursery. Your comments are very kind and the team is pleased that you feel this way.

When my eldest started at the school we moved our youngest into the nursery. We couldn't be happier with how she has come on. Whether you decide to move onto the school or not I can't recommend it enough. Our daughter loved so many activities here from swimming, baking and the wellie walks!! Every day she came out full of stories. The team at the nursery are so caring and show such a genuine interest in each child. I found the nursery leads to be a great source of advice and support in the many twists and turns of parenting!

How likely would you be to recommend Nursery at Barlborough Hall School? 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

Lyndsey Maddocks, Head of Marketing at Nursery at Barlborough Hall School responded to this review on 28 Oct 2016:

Dear Vicky
We are delighted to hear this. Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience of our nursery.

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