North Bridge House Nursery School

33 Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead, London NW3 5JY

Rated 'Outstanding' in all areas (February 2016), North Bridge House Nursery School provides children with a rich and rounded start to school life from the age of two years and nine months. With individual support from early years experts, children make excellent progress in their learning and are very well prepared for the next stage of their education.

The school’s warm and nurturing environment, inspirational teaching and broad curriculum altogether inspire children to become confident learners, and establish a firm foundation for future success. A wide range of extra-curricular activities including trips and visits and after school clubs also contribute to pupils’ social and emotional development.

"The children’s social and emotional development is a major strength of the school, as is their emotional security." (School Inspection Services, 2016)

North Bridge House Nursery School occupies a large and charming Victorian villa in leafy Hampstead, North London, complete with library and music facilities as well as an indoor gym and two large playgrounds. Additional childcare facilities include the popular Breakfast Club, T-Club and Holiday Club.

Group: Cognita Schools

Person in charge: Christine McLelland (Head Teacher)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Camden Council

Number of Staff: 50

Service Offered: Nursery School (Privately Owned), Open term time, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 200

Age Range: from 2 years 9 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0830-1520

When Closed: School Holidays (Holiday Club available)

Overview

The Review Score of 8 (maximum of 10) for North Bridge House Nursery School is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.4 out of 5 from 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for North Bridge House Nursery School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.6 out of 5 from 3 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 4.389 for North Bridge House Nursery School is calculated as follows: ( (16 Excellents x 5) + (18 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 36 Ratings = 4.389

  • 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 3.575 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for North Bridge House Nursery School is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 40 positive Reviews (200 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 40 Target = 0.075

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

8 North Bridge House Nursery School has a Review Score of 8 (7.964)

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend North Bridge House Nursery School?

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Reviewer Connection to North Bridge House Nursery School

  • Mother of Child
    3

My daughter commenced at North Bridge House Nursery in early 2018 as we moved to the UK from overseas in January. We were worried about how she would adjust as this was her first experience of 'school' and as she was starting mid year she would start behind those students who started in September. However these concerns were very short lived.
Her teachers are amazing and she settled in so well and so fast - she adores going to school and has caught up to the other children's level of learning. There is a real sense of community at the Nursery - the teachers make a real effort to connect with parents and keep us well informed about the progress of not just our child but the whole class.
The reception staff are outstanding and go far over and above to help with every step of the enrolment process and with any questions that come up once we were at the school. I cannot fault the school in any way and are just so pleased we enrolled our daughter at North Bridge House.

How likely would you be to recommend North Bridge House Nursery School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son has been at North Bridge House Nursery since September 2017. The nursery staff have been amazing and he has enjoyed his time there a great deal. There have been many fun activities provided. The staff have taken a keen interest in his progress and have provided a nurturing environment to facilitate his development. I am delighted with the nursery and recommend it without reservation.

How likely would you be to recommend North Bridge House Nursery School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My daughter has been at North Bridge Nursey for 2 years and previously my son also attended North Bridge Nursery. They both enjoyed their time at the school and always went to school with a smile on their faces! The transition from the otters class to pre-reception couldn't have been smoother. The staff are professional, friendly and very caring with the children, who are not just a number, each of them is treated as a unique individual and his/her potentials are enhanced. We liked the fact that the nursery school has a dedicated building with its own playground and kids of similar age group are all together. We had an excellent experience at North Bridge Nursery and would highly recommend to others.

How likely would you be to recommend North Bridge House Nursery School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

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