Little Learners Day Nursery

46 Hailing Park Road, South Croydon CR2 6NE

Little Learners Day Nursery, South Croydon, London
Little Learners Day Nursery, South Croydon, London
Little Learners Day Nursery, South Croydon, London

This branch was opened in July 2014 and replaces the original Little Learners.

The detached building has its own parking at the front for parents to drop off and collect their child.

The building is split over 2 floors;

On the ground floor they have two rooms for Under 2’s. In these rooms the children have a wide variety of resources for them to explore and a large area for creative play. Each room has direct access into the separate baby garden which has a variety of play equipment.

For the Over 2’s the children have use of a well stocked creative room where they have access to paint, playdough, drawing, sand/water tray and computers. The children have access to the nursery garden from this room.

Upstairs there are 3 areas for the children to explore. There is a maths/science area where children can experiment and investigate a wide variety of resources. Children also get to care for the nursery pets which are stick insects, fish and giant land snails.

There is a story area where children can select books to look and enjoy stories being read to them.

The other room is for role play and small world activities. Children have access to a large role play area which is changed to accommodate the children’s interests along with a large dolls house and other small world activities. This room also has a writing area where children can experiment with mark making.

Children’s bathrooms are also located on this floor.

There is an extensive garden for the children to use which includes a large climbing frame, trampoline, playhouse, planting area, sensory garden, large sand pit with pirate ship, story area and picnic area. They also have a large variety of smaller equipment such as balls, hoops, bikes etc. The garden is also home to nursery rabbits and chickens.

Group: Little Learners Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Sara Townsend (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Croydon Council

Number of Staff: 16

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 58

Age Range: from 0 years 1 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: £990.25 full time per month or £47.50 per day all inclusive

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Reviews

9.2 Little Learners Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.246)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Little Learners Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 21 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Learners Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 8 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 4.556 for Little Learners Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (166 Excellents x 5) + (63 Goods x 4) + (16 Satisfactorys x 3) + (4 Poors x 2) + (1 Very Poors x 1) ) ÷ 250 Ratings = 4.556

  • 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 4.69 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Little Learners Day Nursery is based on 8 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 11.6 positive Reviews (58 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 11.6 Target = 0.690

  • 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
    15
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    2
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Little Learners Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    15
  • Likely
    5
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    1
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Little Learners Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    16
  • Father of Child
    4
  • Aunt of Child
    1

Both of my kids are going to this nursery. All the teachers are very good, friendly and help full. They do lots of different activities throughout the day. My kids are really enjoying it. They plan the area for different ages perfectly. I will really recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

They are very friendly staff but unfortunately, some girls are leaving and it's a bit confusing for the little ones. Everyone is nice but it would be better to have the same people for the baby room all the time.

Thanks to everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Excellent

Good nursery. My son enjoys it, been going there for the last 9 months. He seems to always be having fun with all the activities and happy with the staff there. I like the fact they upload pictures of what my son is doing and write something so that I know of his progress.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My child attends the Little learners (South Croydon) from nearly 2 years and enjoying it so much. His teachers are amazing and doing their jobs very well. I've never seen children fighting or not sharing the toys which is very common for their age and they all seem happy. I would recommend it to everyone. *****

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

My son has attended this nursery since May 2016 and I couldn't have wished for a better nursery, I visited about 6 prior to this one and there is something very warm about this nursery, the staff are lovely and very informative about your child's day. Also, I love the fact that my son has a learning journal which I'm able to log into and see pictures of what he had been doing while I'm at work. Overall I would defiantly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Day Nursery? 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

Very well organised nursery, teachers always update parents at the end of the day and well communicated. My child is happy to get into the classroom and runs straight up to the teacher to cuddle. Very welcoming nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Satisfactory

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

We are very pleased with the learning and development of our kid at the nursery. He has learned a lot from the staff and has been getting along well with them. We were impressed that he picked up numbers and colours very quickly not long after he joined the toddler room.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My child has returned to Little Learners South Croydon using 3-year funding since spending almost a year in the teams care back in 2015 whilst I was working! I have to say I'm very impressed by the teams' supervision and care and the areas in which are available to my child! The outdoor space outweighs many other nurseries and along with a confident down to earth managing team and supervision team I was very confident and am still confident my child would have a fun, safe and nurturing environment!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My nephew goes here and my sister is very happy with the care they provide. When I have picked up my nephew all staff seem pleasant and friendly. They always give me feedback of how well he's been doing.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Day Nursery? 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

Fantastic nursery - great staff, facilities and meals. My daughter loved going there and still talks about the staff and the friends she made. They do lots of activities, which makes learning fun for the children. They have days out and parties. Love the garden and the animals.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Day Nursery? 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

Little Learners provides a safe and comfortable environment for my son to enjoy himself & learn new things. I'm really relaxed when he goes there because he never wants to leave which must mean he is well cared for.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Day Nursery? 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

No complaints.
Service excellent.
Staff professional.
Building lovely.
I can see a lot of improvement in my son.
Absolutely well spent money.
I really like the updates of my son's improvements by the online journal.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Day Nursery? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

This is an absolutely fantastic nursery. My son has been in attendance since he was 1 year old. He is now 4 and I can say he truly loves it. The staff and management work in complete unison and no question or query is ever to large or small.
Myself and my son are always greeted with a huge smile and always feel completely comfortable within the nursery. All members of staff know both my name and that of my daughter and we are always greeted by name. Wonderful place to grow and develop. I will put my second child in that nursery next year! You cant find any better than this!!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Day Nursery? 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

I am really delighted with this nursery, they are very cooperative and very extra cautious on the children. They always update the parents and a lot of fantastic renews in the premises. Thank you to all Little Learners Nursery staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

They make a very big difference between the children whose parents pay for the nursery and the ones who have come in the nursery with free hours from the government. In her very first role play on Christmas time the video recording had been given only to the parents who pay for nursery hours and my daughter's one they " lost it " and they lost her spare set of clothes.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Day Nursery? Unlikely

Average Rating: 

 2.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Poor

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Poor

Activities: Good

Staff: Poor

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Poor

Cleanliness: Very Poor

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Don't Know

Sara Townsend, Area Manager at Little Learners Day Nursery responded to this review on 24 May 2016:

There is no difference between the service that we offer children who receive funding. In fact at Little Learners every child receives a nursery bag at a cost of £2.65 regardless of whether the child attends just for their government funding. Some other nurseries ask the parents who are receiving funding to bring in their own packed lunch as the nursery will not supply food. Our funded children receive breakfast, lunch or a snack and afternoon tea throughout their session.

Unfortunately some of the video recordings were unavailable to show parents due to poor quality so it was not a case of the funded children not receiving the video. For Safeguarding issues we felt that we could not allow parents to record the plays. The child's bag was on their peg but did not have any clothes in. The nursery has sets of spare clothes and children all have their own change of clothes so I cannot comment on where the clothes went.

There have been a lot of staff changes in the past few months which was initially unsettling, however this has settled now and all staff are very welcoming, friendly and professional.

In the past, I felt that the communication between staff and parents was very poor and we were left relying on our children to tell us what they had done through the day and what they'd eaten etc. However this has been addressed and is much more fluid. In saying this, there is still room for improvement; I recently sent an email regarding fees and had to chase at least three times and wait two weeks for a response.

I find the girls all lovely and if I had a problem I would happily go to any of them! The care that they provide for my child is second to none; he comes home happy and full of stories of his day, which is all I can ask!

In my opinion, after an initial unsettling period with management changes, the nursery has blossomed under the new leadership team!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Day Nursery? 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very good nursery!! Friendly staff and enjoyable environment for children. I would 100% recommend the nursery to anyone. My son really enjoys it and looks forward to go to nursery everyday to play and learn with his little friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Day Nursery? 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

My daughter loves attending Little Learners Day Nursery, in fact she gets upset when I tell her she isn't going in. The staff are very friendly and you can tell they care very much all for the children.
I find it brilliant that there is a wide range of activities for the children to do. My daughters speaking has drastically improved since she first started this nursery. Such a wonderful nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Day Nursery? 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

Happy with my daughter attending the setting. She enjoys it and is happy when I collect her at the end of the day :-)
She is able to tell me and daddy all about her day at nursery, what activities she did and who she played with and what she learned etc.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

The staff at the nursery are fantastic. My daughter is particularly attached to me and she has settled and grown so much over the past 6 months with the nursery. I think their online observation system is fantastic and enjoy looking at what my little girl gets up to! Facilities are second to none. If I had a second child they would be attending too!

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Day Nursery? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I can't recommend this nursery enough. I love the little activities they run for parents to get involved with at the nursery. We feel totally informed about our daughters progress (she's been there for a about 4 months now) and feel part of the Little Learners extended family. We recently attended 'The big breakfast' event and got to have a fry up with our daughter. Such a lovely idea and we loved it. I wish more parents had taken it up!
I have spoken to other parents with children in other Croydon nurseries and LL is definitely the best out of the lot, in my opinion. Possibly the best in South London (really it is!) We get access to our daughter's progression on the online learning journal, which is fantastic. We literally coo over her pictures and progress each time we log in. We don't know of any other nurseries that have this. A real achievement for LL!
LL has really been the best decision we've made for our daughter.

How likely would you be to recommend Little Learners Day Nursery? 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

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