Kent College Junior School, Harbledown, Canterbury CT2 9AQ
Garden Cottage Nursery is based in Harbledown near Canterbury. It provides the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up in a safe, secure and happy environment.
The staff believe that ‘every child is unique’ and deserves the best possible start in life. They carefully support children in order that they fulfil their full potential.
They understand that children learn in different ways and deliver the curriculum using a range of visual, auditory and kinaesthetic teaching styles and approaches within a thematic approach. They plan learning opportunities around the children’s level of interest.
Making the exciting, natural outdoor environment accessible to children at all times is a wonderful way for them to encounter creatures, plants and objects in real life situations and undertake practical experiments.
The extensive outdoor environment allow children to be active and improve their skills of co-ordination, control, manipulation and movement.
Owner: Kent College
Person in charge: Ruth McSweeney (Early Years Coordinator)
Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council
Number of Staff: 4
Service Offered: Nursery School (Voluntary / Not for Profit Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care
Registered Charity Number: 307844
Total Places for Children: 20
Age Range: from 3 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months
Opening Days: Mon Fri
Opening Hours: 0830-1530
When Closed: School Holidays
The nursery is contained within the idyllic grounds of Kent College Junior School in Harbledown with easy access from Canterbury.
Visiting is recommended.
Parking is available inside the secure school site which can be entered by a security barrier.
Garden Cottage Nursery has a Review Score of 8.3 (8.250)
The Review Score of 8.3 (maximum of 10) for Garden Cottage Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Garden Cottage Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.3 out of 5 from 1 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 5 for Garden Cottage Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (12 Excellents x 5) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 5
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:
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.
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.
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 3.25 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Garden Cottage Nursery is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:
3 = 3
Target of 4 positive Reviews (20 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 4 Target = 0.250
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
Review submitted from a Website Submission by Andrew G (Father of Child) on Thursday 16 February 2017. Relates to March 2016.
Kent College Nursery has been responsible for looking after my two sons from the age of three, they are now seven and nine and have continued their studies at the junior school. The staff are extremely caring, kind-natured and helpful - all the elements you need to feel as you hand over your child for an exciting day ahead. My particular situation was more challenging as my wife sadly passed away when the boys were aged only three and five. The Nursery staff provided an amazing amount of support, and in my opinion went beyond their duties to really help the boys adjust to their 'new life' without their Mother.
The facilities, grounds, opportunities and even trips outside of the school provide a wonderful environment for any child to grow and explore - learning here is fun.
I would not hesitate to recommend Kent College Nursery to any parent wishing to give their child the best start available.
How likely would you be to recommend Garden Cottage Nursery? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Excellent
Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent
Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent
Food / Nutrition: Excellent
Value for Money: Excellent
There are currently no awards/recognitions posted yet for Garden Cottage Nursery