Starlings Nursery

Scout Hut, York Road, Barnet EN5 1LL

Starlings Nursery in New Barnet is five minutes’ walk from New Barnet Train Station.

Staff at the nursery endeavour to work with parents to develop confident children who thrive and have every opportunity to reach their full potential.

Staff encourage, nurture and support children throughout their time at the nursery.

At Starlings Nursery, staff ask ourselves “would we want this for our own children or family members?” It’s a great question that guides practitioners and managers and ensures each child is at the centre of everything the nursery does.

Owner: Sami Ibrahim & Naomi James

Person in charge: Naomi James (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Barnet Council

Number of Staff: 7

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

Total Places for Children: 35

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1600

When Closed: School Holidays

Languages Spoken (other than English): Spanish; Castilian, Portuguese

Overview

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Starlings Nursery 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 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Starlings Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 12 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 4.931 for Starlings Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (190 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 203 Ratings = 4.931

  • 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 Starlings Nursery is based on 12 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). 12 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.

9.9 Starlings Nursery has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.931)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    17
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Starlings Nursery?

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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
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Reviewer Connection to Starlings Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    5
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

My little girl went to Starlings Nursery she was very happy while going there, there are amazing people working, very helpful, friendly, loving and taking care of everyone. Definitely recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend Starlings Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Staff are very kind and understanding. My daughter progressed a lot in all her areas of development since attending nursery. They use a lot of advanced methods in their teaching and interacting with children. They are always giving us feedback and cooperate. Management team are very professional, understanding and competent. Environment is safe, happy and welcoming. My daughter is always looking forward to going to nursery and has a loving relationship with her teachers and peers. Definitely recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The staff at Starlings Nursery are fantastic. They really take care of our son. He is delayed and has been getting better as he has one on one sessions with staff who are teaching him. Since he has been going, his speech has improved and he responds and is willing to learn more as they have a great approach to teaching him. He loves the staff and enjoys playing and leaving there. If you're looking for a nursery in New Barnet, look no further and try and get your child in Starlings.

How likely would you be to recommend Starlings Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Nice clean environment, high-quality education. My kid makes good progress and he loves this nursery. They provide very good service, lovely and friendly staff. Best nursery!!

How likely would you be to recommend Starlings Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I am really happy I found this nursery!! I truly appreciate their attitude and dedication! I know that a nursery teacher job will not be successful without imparting some love, care and support, and their staff are just amazing! Thank you that you make our kids happy.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

A lovely nursery! Very clean and organised, lots for the children to do. Great outdoor space. My daughter enjoyed her time there very much. The staff are absolutely fantastic and look after your children as if they were their own.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Could not recommend this nursery highly enough.
The amazing staff have been brilliant with my son.
He has loved every minute.
The most positive start a child can get, from the beginning of his nursery education to the very end. The team of teachers are nurturing and treat every child with respect and individuality, dependant on the child's personality. I urge any parent to just see the nursery and how the staff work, to agree that it is a great place for any child to learn through play.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has attended this nursery since it opened, however, she had been in the care of 4 of the staff for about 2 years at a previous nursery.
She is now only days away from going to "big school" and the thought is quite daunting.
The staff here are in a league of their own. When you see your child showing affection towards a teacher like they would a family member or friend it tells you a lot and instils trust that your child is in safe hands.
There is continuous interaction and updates on the progress made. There is always artwork that she brings home to show and different subjects to vary her learning experience.
My daughter has been assisted in all aspects of early learning like potty training, drawing etc, counting, reading and interacting with others.
I believe my daughter has been given the best opportunity to now move on to reception class.
It is a safe, clean and friendly place. My daughter loves going here to see her friends and teachers, as well as to learn.
Thank you all.

How likely would you be to recommend Starlings Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter attends this nursery and has done since January 2017
Her attitude, language and generally well being has been impeccable since attending the nursery and we couldn't be more pleased
My daughter enjoys waking up to go to nursery and can't wait to tell me about her day on collection
I can't thank this nursery and the staff enough fantastic team who I trust with my daughter so much so my 2nd is already signed up for next year
Highly recommend this nursery to anyone
One happy mummy and child

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

To say that I am extremely happy with this nursery is an understatement, there are no words to describe how wonderful this place is. The nursery setting is great but its the staff that make this place amazing. They are the most amazing team of individuals. The nursery manager has been my rock in a long process of getting my son diagnosed with autism, she has gone above and beyond her duties to help me and my son. My son is very challenging and the staff know exactly how to deal with him when he gets difficult. He absolutely loves going to nursery and there is no better feeling than leaving your child at nursery and knowing he is happy and genuinely loved by the staff. I highly recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter started to go to Starlings after she was not happy anymore at her previous nursery. Her friend's mum, who used to attend the same nursery, recommended Starlings, and I am so so happy I listened to her, that every time I meet her I thank her for this.
My daughter loves it so much, every Saturday morning (too) she wants to go there. Her development has improved enormously, she is a happy bunny now, doesn't mind she is the first child in every morning, as I have to rush to work, or the last one to be picked up.
She keeps improving at everything at high speed, she is a very confident girl, again, a happy girl with a smile on all the time, just what I want to see. :)
I am ever so grateful for this nursery, I can not recommend highly enough to everyone.
Thank you again Starlings Nursery!!!!

How likely would you be to recommend Starlings Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I am very happy with the nursery. All staff are very good, kind and very helpful. It is very clean and also a safe place too. I will recommend it. They are not expensive and also they are flexible with the payment.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son does attend Starlings Nursery he is very happy and the staff are very helpful
I like they way the children are taught through playing
Cleanliness - extremely good
Staff - extremely helpful
Equipment - excellent

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My children have been attending Starlings Nursery since it opened in January 2017.
The owner/manager runs a fantastic nursery, she is extremely well organised and the nursery staff are very happy to work there. This is reflected in their happy demeanor and the genuine care and encouragement that they show the children.
The nursery is always set up with interesting activities which are changed often to keep the children engaged in learning about new topics and they are always bringing home art work and topical items that they have made.
The staff look after the children's hygiene very well and have given me a lot of support and ideas to help with behavioural issues and potty training.
Most importantly, my children are very happy to attend nursery and hardly even have time to say goodbye to me when I drop them off and they are always taking about all their friends and teachers at home.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Since joining Starlings Nursery our son has developed in so many ways. His confidence has blossomed under encouraging environment set out by staff at the nursery. He remains highly balanced, free-minded and looks forward to going to nursery every day.

The nursery is led by experienced teachers who are warm, loving, supportive and nurturing in all areas of development. We also get regular feedback on our son’s progress and conduct. Activities such as singing and story time have been very helpful in helping our son with his reading. There is also a strong emphasis on safeguarding matters and health and safety concerns which leave parents pleasantly reassured of their children’s physical and psychological well-beings.

The staffs are engaging, funny, approachable and are always ready to involve parents in how best to care for their offspring. They also offer individual activity plans for children based on their strengths and weaknesses.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

All the staff at Starlings Nursery are very friendly and are always available to answer any questions I have. My Daughter looks forward to going to Nursey and even wants to go on her days off, she is so happy and content at Starlings. She's always learning something new.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My grandaughter has been attending this nursery since it opened in January. The nursery has a very warm feeling to it as the staff are very friendly and welcoming.
She has made lots of friends and I am totally confident in leaving her each morning.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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