Little Rainbows Nursery

Herongate, Charnham Park, Hungerford RG17 0YU

Little Rainbows Nursery provides care and learning experiences for children from the age of three months, in a stimulating and supportive environment, where children can feel safe and happy playing and learning, supported by experienced staff.

Each child has a Learning Journey to record their activities and development throughout their time at the nursery. Parents are encouraged to attend parents’ evenings to meet with their child’s key worker and discuss their progress and development.

The nursery is situated in a purpose-built setting consisting of three bright and spacious rooms, specially designed to meet the needs of different ages and stages of development. All children have access to a secure outdoor play area.

Group: Rainbows Childcare Ltd

Person in charge: Michele Murphy (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: West Berkshire Council

Number of Staff: 25

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

Total Places for Children: 47

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0745-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Little Rainbows 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 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Little Rainbows Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 6 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 4.94 for Little Rainbows Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (79 Excellents x 5) + (5 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 84 Ratings = 4.94

  • 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 4.638 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Little Rainbows Nursery is based on 6 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 9.4 positive Reviews (47 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 9.4 Target = 0.638

  • 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 Little Rainbows Nursery has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.578)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Little Rainbows Nursery?

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    0
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    0
  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Little Rainbows Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    6
  • Father of Child
    1

Amazing childcare provider. Both of my boys have attended little rainbows since 2014. All of the staff are kind, loving, caring, nurturing and go above and beyond to help children learn about the world and reach their full potential. They have helped to shape my two boys into the wonderful young lads they are today.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I was very worried about returning to work after my year on maternity leave and very anxious about leaving our daughter at nursery. I need not have worried, the staff at Little Rainbows took the time to get to know her personally and also to listen to us and understand what we wanted for her in terms of her day to day routine and experience at the nursery. They understand that no two children are the same and treat them as individuals. As a result, she absolutely thrived there and we believe she has had a better start in life as a result of attending Little Rainbows.
Our son is currently at Little Rainbows and has special needs. The staff there could not have been more helpful, attentive or understanding and he is included in all activities, the same as any other child. There are no labels, there is just love, guidance and help and we feel very lucky that he too is able to experience Little Rainbows and have the chance to develop and grow like his big sister.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

All three of our children have attended Little Rainbows Nursery, with our youngest still in attendance. We have therefore been familiar with the nursery since around 2010. Over this time the nursery has provided fantastic care - a fun, nurturing environment where children feel secure and happy.
The wonderful staff create a fun, exciting and diverse environment that also challenges the children and helps support their development really effectively. One of our children has some additional needs, and the nursery were amazing at getting to grips with him as a child and with the surrounding Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) policies and services available - a significant challenge that the nursery took on and excelled at. Little Rainbows is a fantastic nursery setting.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has attended Little Rainbows Nursery since she was a year old. From the very first session, we were made to feel at ease and welcome and the staff were fantastic with her. I can truly say that each member of staff cares about the well being of the children and makes them feel loved and at home. My daughter has developed in so many ways growing in confidence and becoming a more balanced individual. As she moved through the different classes her learning progressed quickly and she has loved every minute of being at nursery. I highly recommend this nursery as a fantastic place to see your little one grow.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I will soon to have had three children attend Little Rainbows Nursery and Rainbows Pre-School over the past three years and have been hugely impressed by the way they have cared for my children. The staff are incredible and the personal nature with which they deal with every child is brilliant. The food is cooked freshly on site by their brilliant chef who provides yummy lunches that even I want to stay and eat! The staff are predominantly all parents and so go that extra mile to ensure that each child is happy and stimulated. On a personal note, I was very touched when the manager sent my daughter, whose first day of school was today, a good luck card. My daughters face said it all. They are flexible and accommodating with hours and competitively priced and I certainly wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son has been attending Little Rainbows for over a year and a half and has thoroughly enjoyed his time there, so much so he often doesn't want to come home!

The nursery facilities are great and he loves the nursery garden. He also really enjoys joining in with the singing and often sings songs at home, remembering the words really well.

In the toddler room he has been taught so much, I am constantly amazed at what he has learnt, the staff are so patient and attentive, and genuinely seem to enjoy the challenge of teaching the children, my son has learnt things well in advance of when he usually would - and he loves it.

The staff are very good, always going out of their way to help. All the staff and managers (including the owner) all know both my son and me, which makes you feel really welcome and it is really nice and reassuring to see the owner actually working in the nursery with the children too.

I would recommend this nursery without hesitation.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My child thoroughly enjoys his time at Little Rainbows. He is full time but each day he does a different variety of activities. The staff are always very welcoming and he is really loved by them and he especially enjoys playing outside in the purpose built garden.
He is fed homemade healthy food and enjoys playing with his friends.
I am always updated in the evening as to what he has done that day and how he has been.

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

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