Abacus Nursery School

The Scout Hut, Hanmore Road, Chineham, Basingstoke RG24 8PJ

Abacus provides high-quality care and education for early years children and strives to be the childcare provider of choice in the locations it serves.

Staff knows children learn best when they are happy, relaxed and playing. They deliver the curriculum while children in their care are engaged in play, helping to foster a genuine curiosity and love of learning.

All play is conducted in a safe, child-centred environment under the guidance of qualified practitioners who are sympathetic to the care and educational needs of the children.

Group: First Friends Ltd

Person in charge: Sho Tiwari (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hampshire County Council

Number of Staff: 6

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

Total Places for Children: 40

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1500

When Closed: School Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Abacus Nursery School is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Abacus Nursery School in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.9 out of 5 from 7 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 4.69 for Abacus Nursery School is calculated as follows: ( (62 Excellents x 5) + (18 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 84 Ratings = 4.69

  • 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 4.875 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Abacus Nursery School is based on 7 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 8 positive Reviews (40 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 8 Target = 0.875

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

9.6 Abacus Nursery School has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.565)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    5
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
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    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Abacus Nursery School?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Abacus Nursery School

  • Mother of Child
    6
  • Nanny/Carer of Child
    1

A very small, friendly group. They care for the children, giving them opportunities to develop new skills, grow in confidence and prepare for school.

They do keep you waiting outside at times but they do like all children to arrive and leave at the same time if possible.

How likely would you be to recommend Abacus Nursery School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

Both of my daughters have attended Abacus and my youngest still attends until she starts school in September. I have found Abacus to be a warm, welcoming facility with caring staff and a wide range of activities to keep children of all interests engaged. Opportunities are available for additional learning with French and Polish language and Stretch and Grow weekly which I know are enjoyed. The staff are fantastic and always open to chat through any queries or issues offering support and guidance if required with regular reviews with the children's key workers.

How likely would you be to recommend Abacus Nursery School? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

We are very happy with the Abacus Nursery in Chineham and our son enjoys going there. It has a family feel, a home from home, a traditional playgroup vibe. The staff are caring and friendly and seem to genuinely enjoy being with the children. There are lots of opportunities to take part in various activities and events for the children, but also for parents and families too. It feels very inclusive and nurturing and our son has grown in independence and curiosity since starting there. He certainly looks forward to his nursery days.

How likely would you be to recommend Abacus Nursery School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

We have used Abacus Nursery School since 2014. They accepted and embraced my little girl who was born with Down Syndrome. They have done a marvellous job getting her ready for mainstream school (which she started in 2016). We now send our 2-year-old boy there and he equally loves it. I get a kiss and a wave goodbye as he's more than happy to stay and play with all the kind staff, who actually love their jobs and it's lovely to see and such a relief to walk away knowing he's in good hands. I only wish we moved to the area sooner so I could've put my oldest daughter there too!

How likely would you be to recommend Abacus Nursery School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son has been attending the nursery for nearly a year now, he is really happy at Abacus Nursery School. The staff are lovely and very child focused, it's do lovely to see what he has been up to on his online journal.
My son enjoys the wide variety of activities on offer to him both in and outdoors. He is becoming a sociable, confident individual and that's thanks to Abacus Nursery School.

How likely would you be to recommend Abacus Nursery School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Abacus is a very friendly, professional nursery school that offers the highest level of care for the children that attend. My children have and still enjoy every moment that they have attended Abacus and will miss it greatly. I have always found the staff to be friendly and approachable and always have every child's best interest at heart. Thank you Abacus for the care you have given my oldest girl.

How likely would you be to recommend Abacus Nursery School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son absolutely loves attending Abacus: he's excited to get there in the morning and can't wait to tell me (and in fact most people he meets!) what he has been up to when I collect him. Most mornings he wakes up asking, "Am I going to nursery today?". I've really seen him grow in confidence and I know this is a lot to do with the caring and nurturing staff who encourage and support him: he is being well prepared for school and will have a great grounding to build upon.

The environment (including the play area outside) itself is great, with a super selection of toys and resources that encourage imaginative play and informal learning, with different activities laid out each morning.

I can keep up to date with his development through tapestry which allows his keyworker to update me with what activities he has been doing, together with photos of him - both he and I love looking at/reading these.

I'm so glad we chose Abacus and would highly recommend it to others!

How likely would you be to recommend Abacus Nursery School? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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